Dalston Kingsland mourns popular overground worker Suki Jehangir
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Grieving Dalston Kingsland station staff this week paid tribute to a popular colleague following her sudden death.
Customer host Suki Jehangir died on April 15. She had worked at the station for 16 years and became a well liked figure among colleagues and commuters.
Gary, a customer support supervisor at the station who asked the Gazette not to print his surname, had worked with Ms Jehangir since she started.
He said the news had left many upset. “We all loved her,” he told the Gazette. “She was popular with all the staff and the customers. We’re all still in shock about it.”
Colleagues put up a poster and left a book of condolence at the busy station for people to pay tribute to their friend.
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“You leave behind a great legacy, and no one will ever replace you in the hearts of your team,” said one message.
Another simply read: “You will be missed by all.”
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An Overground spokeswoman described her as “the matriarch of the Dalston family”.
“Suki was always putting others first and doing favours for people,” she said.
Ms Jehangir was someone commuters knew by name and she formed friendships with many customers who passed through the station each week.
“For many of them, Suki has seen their children grow up and become customers themselves,” added the London Overground spokeswoman.
Another former colleague said: “Every time I hear the door slam at the moment I think it will be her, as she was always here when I was.
“Standing on the gateline, every time I looked over to the window she was there and she was smiling.
“I never saw her sad and she never brought her problems to work.
“She was my best friend and I will miss her so much.”
The book of condolence is still available to sign at Dalston Kingsland station.