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We have all lost an incredible friend, family member, leader, educator, mentor. Ali lived his life sharing his laughter, showing us how to be better in all aspects of our lives, and perhaps most importantly being a father figure for so many, including a `second Dad`to Jasmine and Tristan.

He was Rosa`s twin, or at least born on the same date - and many a happy memory was founded around those birthday celebrations. As well as any holiday, or just an excuse to get together as a larger family

To Paul, he was a colleague, a co-researcher, a mentor and friend.

We are all enriched by having known Ali for over twenty years. His presence will remain with us and we are grateful.

At this time of grief, our thoughts are with Ann, Nikisa and Kia . Our second family and lifetime friends to Tristan, Jasmine, Rosa and Paul.