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Book of Remembrance

The Council of the Association is saddened to hear of the passing of the following 41ers. Appreciations from their fellow club members appear below and can be quickly reached by clicking on the relevant name in "The loss of the following members ..." sections.

Please note that contributions published on the website will appear in précis form in the relevant next edition of the 'Links' magazine. The contribution will then remain on the website for the currency of two magazine issues.

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41 Club National Memorial ArboretumOpened on 24th April 2003

The 41 Club Memorial Garden
at the
National Memorial Arboretum,
Alrewas, near Lichfield


The dedication of the upgraded garden was held on Sunday 17th July 2011 at 11 a.m.



Each year, at 11am on Remembrance Sunday, the Immediate Past Presidents of the Four Clubs attend a wreath laying in the 41 Club Memorial Garden, any and all members of the Four Clubs are invited to attend.
Obituaries from 2012
Obituaries from 2011
Obituaries from 2010
Obituaries from 2009

The loss of the following members will be reported in the next 'Links' magazine

 

GATCUM, John
GIBBON, Henry
WILSON, Paul
BEAMENT, Paul
DE LITTLE, Jim
TAYLOR Stanley
DUCKSBURY Alan
EIO John
ELLIS, Joe
FINCHAM Allan
FISHER Alan
KINNINGS Terry
FLINTHAM Wayne
GOATCHER, Colin
CLEGG, David
HOOK, Richard
KEMP, Micheal
MacLACHLAN, Alastair
MAWSON, Peter
ROUND, Stephen
RUSE, Barry
SALMON, Roger
BURNS Rodney
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RICHARDSON, John,
TYLER, John,

Welling 41 Club
Leven and District 41 Club
Whitchurch 41 Club
Billericay 41 Club
Ebor 41 Club
Lichfield 41 Club
Newham and District 41 Club
Isle of Man 41 Club
Rhyl & District 41 Club
CAMBERLEY 41 CLUB
Wrekin 41 Club
Wrekin 41 Club
Edgware 41 Club
Tamworth 41 Club
Norton- Radstock 41 club
Blackpool Progress 41 Club
Seisdon 41 Club
Windsor & Eton 41 and 61 Clubs
Wimbledon 41 Club
Seisdon 41 Club
Salford & Whitefield 41 Club
Derby Derwent 41 Club
Workington 41 Club
Bicester 41 Club
Loughborough 41Club

Reported in issue 175

OWEN Harry Thornton Cleveleys 41 Club.
OEHLRICH, Ken Frinton and Walton 41 Club
MAYNARD, Geoff
Cwmbran 41 Club
LITTLE Peter Llandeilo & Llandovery 41 Club
LAMBERT, Mike, (1938-2013) Maldon 41 Club
HUNTER, John
Stanley 41 Club
HERBERT, Trefor, John Lichfield 41 Club
ELLIOTT, John, Trowbridge Club 41
EBERY, Mike Lichfield 41 Club
BROUGHTON, Len Mallorca 41 Club
DELL, Peter Bushey & Oxhey 41 Club
DIETZ, Ken Leyland 41 Club
ANDREW, Michael Lichfield 41 Club
BILYARD, Patrick Taunton 41 Club
ARMES, David Owen Shepshed 41 Club
EBERY Mike Lichfield 41 Club

Reported in issue 174

DEFEU, David
Wrekin 41 Club
ANDERSON, Wayne Sutton 41 Club
BEAZER, Frank Bridport 41 Club
EGAN, Tony Blackburn Greys 41 Club
LAST, Don Edgware 41 Club
MIDWOOD, Richard Widnes 41 Club
MINIFIE, Richard Shepshed and District 41 Club
MORLEY, Rod Gordano Valley 41 Club
MORREY, Tony Wolverhampton 41 Club
POINTON, Alan Stoke Sutherland 41 Club
ROBBINS, Roland
Wombwell 41 Club
STUBBS, Derek Sandbach 41 Club
TAYLOR, Bryan Ringwood Ex Tablers’ Club
WALLACE, Stan Whickham 41 Club
RAWLINGS, Jim Whickham 41 Club
WHEATCROFT, Geoff Harlow Ex-Tablers & 41 Club
CLARKE, John
Harlow Ex-Tablers & 41 Club
WILLIAMS, Tudor Holyhead and District 41
BOND, Geoff Past National Councillor
LEEDS, Lewis Lichfield 41 Club

 

GATCUM, John. Welling 41 Club

John passed away on the 26th October 2013. He was in Welling RT 503, becoming National Councillor, Area Chairman, Chairman and President before joining Welling 41 Club where he was a member for many years.

John, whose stage name was John Derrick, performed with many Music Hall stars, his godfather was George Formby and at 5 years old appeared with George doing a clog dance. An accomplished violinist and comedian he appeared on television numerous times. For the past few years he suffered with Dementia and was cared for by his wife Ena until his passing in hospital aged 83.



GIBBON, Henry 01/09/53 – 21/11/13 - Leven and District 41 Club

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Henry Gibbon, ex-chairman of Leven and District Round Table & 41 Club, on the 21st of November 2013.

Henry had a long and happy membership of Round Table and 41 Club, travelling extensively, and enjoying many social functions with his wife Karine and daughter Sheryll. As Chairman of Leven & District Round Table, he initiated business sponsorship for the annual Levenmouth fireworks display organized by Round Table. This was previously sponsored directly from Round Table Funds, but with business sponsorship, many more thousands of pounds were raised for local Levenmouth charities over the years.

Henry had many special phrases and after dinner toasts, but one of his favourite mantras was, “commercial awareness boys, commercial awareness”.

In answer to the question, “What do you enjoy most in life”, thinking about it for only a few seconds, Henry responded, “I enjoy helping people”. Many who knew Henry, no matter how briefly, can surely testify to this.

Henry will be very sadly missed by his many friends and colleagues, but particularly by his family, his wife Karine, daughter Sheryll, son-in-law Andy, and his two granddaughters Olivia and Jessica.



WILSON, Paul Frederick (Dr) 1948 - 2013 - Whitchurch 41 Club

Whitchurch 41 Club lost ‘The Doc’ on the 29th December 2013. Paul had been a member of Round Table 732 since the early eighties and 41 Club from 1988. He moved to Whitchurch in Shropshire in 1975 to begin his work as a General Practitioner, a role that would preclude him from taking on the role of Chairman in either organisation because of the unsocial hours his vocation demanded of him. A Rotarian and Free Mason, Paul completed his year as worshipful master in 2013.

Always brilliant with computers and electronics Paul contributed to the activities of all Clubs in any way he could.
He and wife Glen tragically lost their only daughter, Janet, in 2005 and in 2008 with retirement he and Glen took to travelling the world; however some time in 2010 he was diagnosed with a heart condition and prostate cancer and given six months to live. Paul confounded all the experts by continuing to travel right up to a few months before he died and enjoyed a quality of life right to the end when his heart eventually gave out.

A private family cremation was followed by a packed memorial service with donations of over £1,200 being contributed for local causes.

Paul used his illness to raise awareness of men’s health and fundraise for the Lingen Davies cancer treatment centre at the Royal Shrewsbury hospital. His is survived by his wife Glen and son Christopher with whom our thoughts lie.

Rest in peace old friend.

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BEAMENT, Paul, - Billericay 41 Club

We are sad to announce that Paul passed away on 16th January 2014.
He was born in Wanstead and joined Billericay Round Table 594 in 1976 and was a fully committed member, he became Chairman in 1983-84 and went on to be Area 33 Chairman in 1987-88 and 41 Club Chairman 2007-08.
He was very well known throughout the area having been a member of RT and 41Club for almost 40 years.
He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, after a yearlong illness during which time he always kept his confident, sociable, amusing, and outgoing personality.
Like many of us Paul made and retained lifelong friendships formed in Table and Area and will be sadly missed by us all. In his tabling days he was always a very keen sportsman and many can remember his days on the football pitch.
Paul was also a very keen tennis player, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman.
He leaves behind his wife Val, 2 sons, a daughter and 6 grandchildren to whom we extend our sympathies.


DE LITTLE, Jim - Ebor 41 Club

Jim De Little who was a founder member of Ebor Round Table as well as a past President of the Rotary Club of York, has died of Alzheimer’s at his home in Broadway West, Fulford.
He joined the family business, after leaving school and completing National Service, which produced wooden block type used to print posters.
He became Chairman of the Ebor 41 Club and was also on the fundraising committee of the Cheshire Home at Alne, near Easingwold.
Jim leaves a a widow, Rosemary, two sons, James and John, and two grandchildren, Alice and Maya.

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TAYLOR Stanley Douglas - Lichfield 41 Club

Stanley Douglas Taylor 4th September 1929 – 22nd September 2013
Stanley, a gentleman of this parish, died after an accident. His “four score years and four” had served him well but he had many more left and was taken somewhat early.
A lawyer by profession Stanley joined Lichfield RT 250 those many years ago and remained a member and occasional attendee at Lichfield 41 Club. He was Club President 1989/90.
He is described as a private man. That he may have been but he was suitably Gregarian and had a wicked sense of humour.
A very organized man Stanley had given strict instructions for his funeral. No personal tributes...just some pertinent hymns and meaningful readings.
In keeping with his wish for minimalist tributes we have not included a photograph. Stanley would approve.
He leaves his wife Rachel, a Tangent member, and an extended family to whom we offer our sincere condolences.

RIP Stanley.


DUCKSBURY Alan - Nowhere near Newham and District 41 Club

Our most popular member Alan was sent on his way by a packed crowd at Chelmsford Crematorium over spilling onto the grounds outside whilst his son Adam gave a moving and often humorous tribute to his father.

His many years in 41 club and Round Table until his passing at the age of 70 on 2nd October will always be remembered by his humour and his storytelling that he performed so well.

Our entire club’s thoughts are with his wife Valerie and children Adam and Clare.

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EIO John (1937-2013) - Isle of Man 41 Club

Isle of Man 41 Club is sad to announce the passing of their President, John Eio who will be missed by all members. He was our long-term Secretary for over twenty years.
Originally from Staines, Middlesex he was an enthusiastic Round Tabler and 41er in that area. He saw RAF service for six years including witnessing the H bomb tests on Christmas Island in 1958. He
was then a garage owner in Staines for eighteen years and was known as ‘The mad Dane of Staines’.
He moved to the IOM in 1986 and settled in Glen Maye with wife Annette and sons Christopher and Jonathan and set up a Model Shop in Peel. John kept the IOM 41 Club together through the hard times of the 80’s/90’s by introducing some of his Lodge friends, many of whom are still members today. National Council will remember his ‘enthusiastic’ driving style when he was a volunteer driver for our visitors to the Council meeting held on the Island in 2004.

In recent years he had slowed down a little, spending more time collecting and trading his models, particularly Dinky cars and model aircraft, but not missing a 41 meeting when he felt well enough to attend. For the past few years John did not feel up to coming out for our annual visit by the National President, so several have been to visit him at home! We have sat in his private bar, which is bedecked above by R/T and 41 banners old and new.

The final service had a packed house to a most beautiful unaccompanied vocal rendition of Ellan Vannin, John’s favourite tune, by son Jonathan, hardly a dry eye in the house.

Condolences to Annette and the family


ELLIS, Joe - Rhyl & District 41 Club

Joe died peacefully in December, surrounded by his family, at the age of 88. He became a member in 2005, making him certainly our oldest ever new recruit and very probably the oldest ever for 41, both nationally and internationally. He was a most sociable man, charismatic, and a great conversationalist who was eager to experience the new challenges membership presented and to enjoy 41’s own particular brand of fellowship – he took to it like a duck to water. Although he suffered badly from rheumatoid arthritis in recent years he continued to be an ever-present committed member, never complaining and very appreciative of the club’s efforts to keep him coming (especially those of young Alan Mival, 7 years his junior.) His one regret about joining 41 was that he hadn’t done so years ago and his only concern was when he was 82 and as he put it, a ‘double 41-er’ we’d charge him double subs.

We said goodbye at a memorable service at St Ann’s Church, packed with relatives and friends, when his son Mark said that two things had kept his Dad going in his last years – the Golf Club (where he was a life honorary member) and his membership of 41. Our heartfelt sympathy to his wife Jean who cared for him and children Lesley, Guy and Mark.

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FINCHAM Allan - CAMBERLEY 41 CLUB

We are sorry to advise of the passing of Allan Fincham in May this year.
Allan was a longstanding and highly respected member of Camberley 41 Club who joined the club after moving from North West London where he had been in Round Table. He became our Chairman in 1977/8 and was a regular and active member of the club until early 2013.
Allan was a golf enthusiast and member of Chobbam Golf Club.
In 1989 he started TAFOGS – The Almost Forty One Club Golf Society – for members of 41 Club and other friends/acquaintances.
Allan was very keen on acronyms, but they did cause us a few problems, including the bank sending out a cheque book with Mr T.A. Fogs as the signatory!
Allan loved quizzes: whilst there would always be a sigh of “not another Fincham quiz” they always drew fun and enjoyment, if only from the arguments that ensued from the answers, or the debate that followed with respect to the complicated scoring methods Allan devised.
Because of such events Allan’s enthusiasm will not be forgotten – he strived always to make sure that the “underdog” got a prize. Allan’s generosity was unrivalled and recently numerous people have told us how he had gone out of his way to assist them when they needed help.
He was always cheerful and although not well for the last year, he maintained his sense of humour and fun – his slightly eccentric ways were a source of humour and enjoyment to all who met him.
We know that anyone who knew Allan will be saddened by his passing but we can be proud to have had him as a mentor, friend, and also as a member of the 41 Club Family.
Just as we are for having had him as our friend and colleague in the 41 Club family.


KINNINGS Terry and FISHER Alan - Wrekin 41 Club Two Photos

We have lost during 2013/14 two long-standing members of Wrekin 41 Club both of whom were previously in Wrekin Round Table. They were also members of Wellington Rotary Club.

Terry Kinnings (left) died on 19th June 2013 and ex members of various Round Tables in the Midlands might well remember Terry as the M.C. at Wrekin Table Nights at the Forest Glen, Wellington. When in Table he and his wife Joy were keen on caravanning and at rallies met members from many other clubs.

Alan Fisher (right) died on 15th December 2013. He had been until retirement, Senior Partner in Barbers Estates Agents, was Captain of the Bell Ringers at All Saints Parish Church, Wellington, a keen bridge player, golfer, walker and a railway buff making many journeys with likeminded pals.

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FLINTHAM Wayne (1943 – 2013) Edgware 41 Club

Edgware 41 Club is sad to announce the passing of Wayne on the 8th October 2013. He had been poorly for a number of months but was able to celebrate his 70th birthday at home with his family and friends. His courage , during the last few months , has been an example to us all.
Wayne joined Edgware Round Table in 1965 and was Chairman 1977 / 78. He retired from Table in 1983 becoming the longest serving member of Edgware. After leaving Table he became a member of Edgware 41 Club and remained so to the end. On moving house in 2007 he also joined Ware 41 Club, of which he was Chairman in 2008
Wayne was a one off, and became a legend in his own lifetime, at least in Area 27. In the 1970’s he ran Area Shop, the first time in its history that it made a loss: notwithstanding, such was his contribution to Table and enthusiasm that he was re-elected for a second term ! He joined in everything and what he lacked in organisational ability he made up for with fellowship. Up until he became poorly he was a regular member of the Edgware 41 Golf Society and a keen supporter of the Eastern Region Charity Golf day at Channels. Wayne had a remarkable repertoire of very funny stories, told in any number of accents and his very fast wit was rarely unkindly directed.
Every now and then one has the privilege of knowing someone special. For the members of Edgware, and indeed Ware, that person was Wayne.
Wayne leaves his wife Jane, daughters Hannah and Charlotte and grandchild Jacob. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.



CLEGG, David, Tamworth 41 Club

Tamworth 41 Club regret to announce the death of one of its most respected and revered Honorary members. Doctor David Clegg (aged 85) a long serving general practitioner in Tamworth was made an Honorary Member of the club a few years after he retired from practice. He was a tal! genial friend who always had time and loved to talk to his fellow members, he often said 11 I just
enjoy meeting and talking to people"! David was a Past President of the Tamworth Probus Club, he was also the founder Chairman of the local National Trust (SESGAM), he was a keen walker and an accomplished skier, unfortunately latterly he had not enjoyed good health but managed to attend most 41 Club meetings right up to the time of his death. To his wife Alison, his son Simon and family and his late son Richard '5 family in Australia we send our most sincere condolences.

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GOATCHER, Colin, Norton- Radstock 41 club

It is with great sadness that Norton-Radstock 41 club announce the death of Colin Goatcher on 13th November 2013, aged 71 years. He joined 41 club, following many years in Round table, and served as secretary for 41 club for some ten years, with great distinction, and his usual good humour.

His varied interests ranged from photography, railways, skittles, and above all his great love and expertise of real ale. He was a lifelong member of Camera, and his holidays took him to all parts of the UK, enjoying walking, photography, and sampling numerous ales.

He will be sorely missed by his many friends in 41 club, a large number of whom attended his funeral. He leaves a wife Ivy, a very active member of Tangent, a daughter, and three grandchildren


HOOK, Richard Talbot, Blackpool Progress 41 Club

Richard died in Trinity the Hospice in the Fylde on Sunday 24 November 2013 aged 69 after a three-year fight with pancreatic cancer. After school Richard worked for Sir James Goldsmith's Cavenham Foods and for the next fifty years had a number of careers, mainly in Blackpool, as subpostmaster, newsagent and, for the past twenty years, professional will writer. It was a lady that took him to Blackpool for he met Jane on a school trip to Scandinavia. They married, fostered three girls and were in business together until Jane sadly died in 2007.

Richard was an active member of the Conservative Party and served as a Lancashire County Councillor for one term, famously, at his own expense, suing the County Council in the High Court before Lord Denning because it would not give him sight of a certain report. He lived a life of principal and service, working tirelessly for charities as a member of Blackpool Progress Round Table and 41 Club and The Rotary Club of Blackpool South.

He was a prolific writer of letters to newspapers and could often be read in The Telegraph.

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KEMP, Micheal, Seisdon 41 Club

Seisdon 41 Club Is sad to announce the death of mike, a committed Tabler and 41er over 50 years. Mike was a founder member of Seisdon Round Table in 1962 and was Chairman in 1966/67. He was also a founder member of of Seisdon 41 Club in 1973/74 and was Chairman in 2008/09 & 2010/11. We will all miss his great sense of humour and ready wit. Mike is survived by his widow Jean, their 3 children and their 6 grandchildren to whom we offer our most sincere condolences.


MacLACHLAN, Alastair John. Windsor & Eton 41 and 61 Clubs

It is with much regret that the 41 and 61 Clubs of Windsor and Eton announce the death on Boxing Day 2013, of Alastair MacLachlan four months short of his ninetieth birthday. Alastair was a long standing and active member and a Chairman of Slough Round Table. He served for many years on the Area 25 (Thames Valley) Area Council, becoming Chairman in 1963/64. He also served for some years on the 41 Club National Council. A large congregation attended his funeral on 8 January 2014 at Holy Trinity Church in "Vinlisor. Alastair was a surveyor by profession and greatly respected. He leaves his wife, Shirley, four step children and several step grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by his
family and many friends.


MAWSON, Peter R. V, Wimbledon 41 Club

With great sadness we have to report the death of Peter Mawson on 18th November 2013 aged 88 years after a long illness. He was born in East Stockwith, Lincolnshire. He attended the local primary school where his father was headmaster. He then went to Gainsborough Grammar School doing well academically and excelling at Tennis and the Long jump.

In 1943 he joined the Royal Navy serving as a meteorologist in the Fleet Air Arm seeing service in the Far East. After the War he studied at Nottingham School of Architecture qualifying some five years later. His professional life, which included the design of the London Planetarium, took him with his wife Miriam, who he had married in September 1947, from Nottingham to Richmond and later to Merton Park where he joined Wimbledon Round Table. Always an enthusiastic member he found himself at the inception of what was to become the very successful International 62 Association. When the 41 Club was chartered Peter was a founder member even though at that time he had his own practice in Chichester and was living in Aldwick Bay, West Sussex where he could indulge in his love of sailing.

Peter is survived by his wife Miriam and his two sons Christopher and Michael to whom we offer our deepest condolences.

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ROUND, Stephen David (22.10.55 to 12.07.13). Seisdon 41 Club

SEISDON 41 Club is sad to announce the death of Steve Round who died following a stroke
at the age of 58 at Princess Royal Hospital Telford.
Steve joined Seisdon and District Round Table in 1986 and immediately became an active
member becoming Chairman in 1993 and became a member of Seisdon 41 Club in 2000.
Steve loved his cars, extreme sports and Mid Wales where he spent many days walking and
sailing at his beloved "Dovey" frequenting the Yacht CLub and always made happy hour at
the local pub wherever he was.
Steve is survived by his widow Suzanne, and children Chris 8: Jonathan, to whom we offer
our sincere condolences.


RUSE, Barry, Prestwich, Salford & Whitefield 41 Club

It is with great sadness that The Prestwich, Salford & Whitefield 41 Club must announce the death of their member and friend Barry Ruse, who passed away suddenly on the 22nd December 2013 at the age of just 51.
Barry had served as Chairman of The Prestwich, Salford & Whitefield Round Table from 2007 – 2008 and had been a member of the 41 Club since it’s foundation in 2009.
Barry’s larger than life personality and his willingness to put others before himself had made him an unforgettable character and he will be fondly remembered for his fellowship and charity work.
Our condolences go to Barry’s family at this sad time.

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SALMON, Roger, Derby Derwent 41 Club

Roger died peacefully at home siting in his arm chair on Oct 13th. He always had a glass of whisky before retiring to bed and we were pleased that his glass was empty. Roger was Doncaster born and a very proud Yorkshire man. He was a lover of Brass Bands. He joined Round Table in Doncaster and when he was transferred with his job, to Derby in 1980, he joined Derby Derwent Round Table 1206. When the years caught up with him he joined Derby Derwent 41 Club who he served very well. He was Chairman on two occasions and was our current Treasurer and Sectretary,
roles he held for many years.


BURNS, Rodney, Workington 41 Club

It is with great sadness we report the death of our friend Rodney Burns on 4th October 2013, aged 59, after a long illness. Rodney was a member of Workington Table and 41 club for many years, was a past Table chairman and served on the Area 21 executive. A capable organiser and an enthusiastic supporter of many of our activities until his illness, Rodney contributed hugely to the fun, friendship and fellowship of our club. He had a fabulous sense of humour and just loved telling jokes, in that he was unstoppable to the end! Rodney had a successful career as a psychiatric nurse and later as a senior manager in the health service. He was an understanding and compassionate person who had great practical skills in helping people, which he put to good use in his job and for our club. He was a popular man whom a great many will miss, not least his friends in 41 club. We extend our deep sympathy to his family.

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RICHARDSON, John, Bicester 41 Club

Bicester 41 Club and our Feeder Table, Bicester 684 are very sad to announce the death, last month, of John Richardson. John has been much more than a lifelong friend to those of us privileged enough to have known him. The Richardsons arrived in Bicester from London when John was a young man and set up a Dairy business in the town.

John ran this business for many years with his usual energy and devotion to service for all his customers. At this time he also became a member of Bicester Round Table and brought the same drive and energy to all his work and innovations within the Club. His humour was legendary and all his life he had a colossal repertoire of jokes to brighten the day of those around him.

John himself would not mind my saying that all of his jokes were not of the highest calibre but you had to laugh with him because his face was always contorted in the humour of the telling and it was infectious.

Then in his early forties John was struck down by that most awful of illnesses, multiple sclerosis. His disease was rapidly progressive and within a few months he was in a wheel-chair and had needed to give up the business.

He remained as active as possible and became involved with the Bicester Chamber of Commerce and continued for a long time with this work and private accounting commissions at home. His multiple sclerosis then went into a long remission and this began the aspect of John’s life for which we will always remember him most, his supreme courage and determination. Firstly he got himself out of his wheel-chair onto crutches. Months later these became shorter elbow crutches. Another year or so saw John getting about with two walking sticks, --- then one stick and finally, over short distances, no sticks at all !! There were falls and setbacks along the way but he “got there” as he used to say.

As his remission continued, he joined Bicester Golf Club because he had been a single figure handicap golfer in his youth. Incredibly, with a motorised buggy, he took up the game again and became a very useful player once more, again laughing at the occasional fall and injury.

Time passed and John, despite his handicaps, became firstly Club Captain and a couple of years later, the Seniors Captain. Along the way, John suffered a heart attack but bounced back and continued playing his beloved golf.

Then, last December, 2012, he was struck down by Leukaemia! How desperately cruel can fate be for some. By now the reader will know that John met the new challenge head on and though desperately ill for the first three months, he put himself through the whole course of chemotherapy with all its attendant miseries, determined not to surrender.

By Spring this year, he had achieved a remission in his disease until one tragic night in early May when he died suddenly from a blood clot in the lung.

Throughout all this harrowing story, John was lovingly supported by his magnificent family, his devoted wife Gerry and their two wonderful children, Vanessa and Alex. God bless them. For John’s friends, we have the memory of a warm and kindly man who always had a smile on his face and who was never heard to complain about his ill-fortune in life. None of us, who were lucky enough to know John Richardson, ever heard him feeling sorry for himself and he will always be an example for us to try to emulate whenever we face misfortune in our own lives.

The affection and respect for John was again evident at his funeral which was one of the best attended in Bicester for years.Thank you John for showing us the way to face life’s challenges. God bless you and now rest in peace.

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TYLER, John, Loughborough 41Club

is sad to announce the passing of our Chairman John Tyler, who died in February after a long battle with cancer borne with courage and good humour. He had almost completed a two-year stint as Chairman with his accustomed keenness, charm and enthusiasm. He was also Chairman in 2003 and had held all the offices during his long membership of 41 Club and Round Table. A member of a well-known local business family, he belonged to several other local organisations. He served his national service in the Royal Signals and rose to the rank of Major in the Territorial Army. He was a life-long fund raiser for good causes especially the armed services charities. John is survived by his second wife, Brenda, a daughter and two sons. His first wife, Diana, predeceased him.


OWEN Harry. Thornton Cleveleys 41 Club.

WE regret to announce the death of Harry. He was involved as a pedestrian in a traffic accident on the 14"‘. September 2013. Harry was a founding member of our 41 Club and was Chairman in 1984/5. He was also a member of Poulton le Fylde Rotary Club being President in 1989/90 and 1997/8. He was also President of Thornton Cleveleys Round Table in 1962/3. Harry was one of life's comedians always ready with a joke and was also a keen follower of the horse racing. He will be missed by those of us who had the pleasure of his company. Our condolences go to his family.


OEHLRICH, Ken, Frinton and Walton 41 Club

Are sad to announce that Ken passed away peacefully on 24th August 2013 aged 69 after a long illness bravely borne. He was a very active member of Clacton on Sea Round Table and subsequently Frinton and Walton 41 Club. We will miss his great sense of humour and ready wit.He had a wide spread of knowledge and enjoyed compiling interesting quizzes which were always a firm favourite in our yearly calendar. Our love and sympathy go to his partner Barbara and the rest of his family.

 

 

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MAYNARD, Geoff, Cwmbran 41 Club

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Geoff Maynard, a committed Tabler and 41er for over 40 years. Joining Harrogate Table in 1970, he transferred to Yarborough in 1972 where he became Area Treasurer and National Councillor in 1977. The following year he joined Witham Table in Essex and then Witham 41 where he served as Chairman in 1984/5. Moving back north in 1997 he joined Retford 41 where he became Chairman in 2002/3 before his final move to Cwmbran 41 club in 2012. He died in September after a typically courageous battle with cancer. Geoff, a committed Christian, family man, chorister, skier, DIYer brought commitment to whatever he did. He is survived by Brenda ,their two daughters and three grandchildren and will be sorely missed by them and his many friends up and down the country.


LITTLE Peter. Llandeilo & Llandovery 41 Club.

Peter Little, our founding Chairman died suddenly on 5”‘ Feb and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him, he was a “Tabler’s Tabler “. Peter originally hailed from Cricklade, Wilts and moved to Llandeilo to take over as General Manager of the local CWS Creamery in 1968. Peter was previously based in Northem Ireland where he joined Armagh Table 302 and was their Chairman in 1966-1967. Peter on leaving Table apart fi'om founding 41 Club became an active Rotarian rising to be Rotary President in 1984/85.... Peter was also active in many other community activities. Peter married his childhood sweetheart Paula in 1955, and we extend our sympathies to her and their 4 children & 7 grandsons.

 


LAMBERT, Mike, (1938-2013) Maldon 41 Club

Are sad to announce the death of Mike Lambert in August this year. Mike was a charismatic figure with a larger than life personality, who was very well known in the Essex area for both his business and recreational activities. He was an extremely active member of Maldon Round Table from 1968, being Chairman in 1973. In 1978 he graduated to 41 Club where he became Chairman in 1986 and was a keen and active member for many years. He was also a keen participant of Kelvedon Rotary Club, becoming President in 2005. Mike was a well-known businessman, founding his Accountancy practice of Lambert Chapman in 1970 in Chelmsford, and later expanding with offices in Maldon and Braintree. One of his great part-time hobbies was being a Toastmaster, and he graced many local functions and weddings in his splendid outfit and booming voice! Many people in the area will have known him and remember his enthusiastic personality, and he will be sadly missed.
Our condolences to Brenda and his extended family.

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HUNTER, John, Stanley 41 Club

It is with great sadness that we announce the death John Hunter. He was only 54 and was Club Chairman this year. His illness was very brief but so bravely borne. He died peacefully at home. John was a past Chairman of Round Table, a successful businessman, a Durham County Councillor but still found time for his weekly game of golf with fellow 41ers. John was highly respected in the community and would willingly help anyone with a problem irrespective of rank, status or political leaning. Our most sincere condolences go to his wife Anne, son Peter, daughter Laura, mother Betty and sisters Margaret and Joyce.

 



HERBERT, Trefor, John B.Chir., MB Camb., MA Lichfield 41 Club

3rd May 1947 – 15th August 2013

Lichfield said goodbye to Trefor today in a wonderful service at the Methodist Church in Lichfield with not a hint of black on show!
Trefor, a much loved G.P. died at his home surrounded by family and supported in his final days by his lifelong friends. His wife Lynda died just last year and he leaves a daughter and three sons and an almost endless list of those who remember him as friend, neighbour, patient or RT and 41 Club member. He was an intelligent, charming, humorous man with a twinkle in his eye, patient but direct, handsome and fit in his youth. Indeed a eulogy from a Table colleague who sat on the membership committee and whose wife worked with Trefor , recalled his jealously of these qualities which had been regularly related to him by his young wife. This had decided him to “black-ball” Trefor at the Membership Committee meeting even though he had never met him. !!
Happily also charmed by the man our Tabler never played the “black ball”. They became great friends as he joined Lichfield 1200 Table and in later life Lichfield 41 Club where he was a regular attendee.
There are many who miss you Trefor..................

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ELLIOTT, John, Trowbridge 41 Club

John Moncrieff Elliott died at Trowbridge on Friday 26th July 2013, aged 81 years, after a long illness, and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. Although he professed to be a Scot, he was in fact born within the sound of Bow Bells, thus was actually a Cockney
John pursued a career mainly in criminal law and thus became well acquainted with what he called “the ungodly of Wiltshire and Somerset”. Shortly after arriving in Trowbridge, John met and in a whirlwind 3 week romance, married, Catherine Whitaker, a maths graduate and school teacher, who survives him. John believed very strongly that society has a duty to care and support those are less fortunate in life, which led to his lifelong support of the work of service clubs. He became the second chairman in 1962-63 of the newly formed Trowbridge Round Table 591, going on to serve in every office, and then repeated the process in Trowbridge 41 Club. Over a period of forty years he was to be found helping at virtually all the fund raising events with a persistent and infectious enthusiasm. Not content with just Round Table, he became the Founder President of the Lions Club of Trowbridge and the Rotary club of Bradford on Avon, and was heavily involved in the creation of Devizes Round Table. It can be truly said that no other person in the Trowbridge area did more to support the civic well being of the town. A man of great ability and with a real sense of humour, whether Scot or Cockney, John Elliot came to Trowbridge and made it his own and his home. We will all miss him.



EBERY, Mike, Lichfield 41 Club

Lichfield 41 Club are sad to record the loss of former Chairman Mike Ebery at the age of 81
Mike was a founder member of Tamworth Round table in 1955 and then was a member at Nuneaton after he and his wife Peggy were married in 1957. They moved to Lichfield in 1963. According to Peggy he particularly enjoyed the fellowship of Table when in the early days the lads would go on to a Birmingham night club after the meeting. He was always a keen and involved fund raiser. MIke was also a keen golfer, although ill health stopped him playing, but it didn't stop him popping up to Whittington Golf Club, home of Lichfield 41 Club, regularly for a pint and a chat. Like many of us Mike made and retained lifelong friendships formed in Table. Peggy herself is an ever-present at Lichfield Tangent meetings.
Condolences to Peggy and family.


BROUGHTON, Len, Mallorca 41 Club

With great sadness we have to report the passing of a true English gentleman. After Table years in London he moved to Mallorca in 1992 and joined our club where he became a well respected member and held most offices, affectionately known as Captain Birdseye. Ill health of his wife Maggie enforced a return to live with their son in Kingston upon Thames a couple of years ago. He leaves his wife Maggie and a son and a daughter in Australia. He will be sadly missed by his many friends in Mallorca.

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DELL, Peter, Bushey & Oxhey 41 Club

Our ever-present and long-standing friend sadly died on 2 June 2013, aged 78, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He spent 49 very active and enjoyable years in our Table and 41 Club, the latter of which he was Chairman in 1982/3 and then Secretary for the last 26 years. His wife, Sue, who died in 2011, had also been Secretary of our Tangent Club for some 20 years, a remarkable husband and wife team who together are sadly missed. We are indebted to Peter for his unstinting work on our behalves, and send our condolences to his sons, Philip and Stuart, and their families.

As well as his love for his family and being an active 41er, Peter enjoyed many other pursuits - photography with always a camera to hand, singing with the Watford Philharmonic Choir and previously barbershop, gardening, bridge, U3A, watching Watford FC, Probus, and the list goes on - not least years and years of Sue's and his favourite Swanage holidays.


DIETZ, Ken, Leyland 41 Club

Is sad to announce the death of Ken Deitz on the 28th Aug, 2013 (aged 77) Having lost his wife Christine in 2006, his sparkle diminished. A series of small strokes left him frail, but still fully enjoying his 41 Club fellowship. Three months ago a larger stroke left him speechless and physically disabled, and he never recovered. He ran a successful Management Consultancy for many years. An ex. chairman of both Leyland Round Table and Leyland 41 club, Ken's confident, sociable, amusing, outgoing personality will be sorely missed. Our condolences to Paul and Caroline, to whom we extend our sympathies.

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ANDREW, Michael, Lichfield 41 Club

Mike died suddenly and unexpectedly on 2nd May, aged 59, whilst cycling on Cannock Chase preparing an exercise for 7th Lichfield Scouts with whom he had been a Leader for over 20 years. A true gentleman and stalwart member of Lichfield RT 250 and Lichfield 41 Club, Chairman 2004/5 and had been a great Secretary for many years. Only now do we know how much he did. A quiet and unassuming man with an impish sense of humour Mike had a vast knowledge, expertise and experience of the outdoors...perhaps his favourite place to be. He qualified as a physicist and worked in the field of laboratory and analytical services with a specialism in the use of computers but his knowledge went far further than that. Mike was truly a man to turn to when the answer was needed. Very few meetings and events were ever missed, including National AGM, which makes his absence more difficult than most to accept. Mike is survived by his two children Theo and Griff. What better epithet than these words penned for our website by one of our members the day after Mike's death. "A candle blew out this week, the room darkened and sadness arrived. From the sadness grew memories; fond memories that will never dim. Our trips to France, walks in Snowdonia, beers in Conwy and nights around the fire at Cymryd-Uchaf, too few years of evenings out together with 41 Club. Talks of our children; how proud you were of Theo and Griff. Your compassion and community spirit will live on in our hearts. I have lost a true friend this week, but thank you for the memories you have left me. God bless you Mike, good bye".


BILYARD, Patrick, Taunton 41 Club

Macintosh HD:Users:davidbrown:Desktop:Patrick.pdfWith great sadness Taunton 41 Club announce the sad parting of Patrick Bilyard.
Patrick was a staunch member of originally Taunton 140 Table where he was Chairman in 1980 and after hitting 41 becoming a member a member of Taunton 41 Club and making Chairman in 1987. Patrick eventually moved away from Taunton and settled with Chris his wife in Exton near Exmouth in Devon. Being a keen 41’er he also joined Exeter 41 Club, but continued to attend the Taunton meetings whenever he could. Patrick was a leading light in the early days of International Twinning of Taunton Table 140 with Clubs on Europe as well as South Africa. Never missing an opportunity to travel and make new friends. Patrick was a staunch supporter of Exteter Chiefs Rugby Club and took great delight seeing rise and maintain their position among the Rugby elite. Matchdays were always a social occasion with Patrick meeting up with a group of fellow 41ers enjoying fun and fellowship forged in his Table days. Patrick was also a founder member of Somerset Tablers Lodge meeting in Ilminster, and the closing words of a Masonic ceremony are so apt in Patricks case.

Happy have we met, Happy have we been, happy may we part, and Happy meet again.

Patrick is, and will be sorely missed.

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Colin in 1977
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Colin, centre, with other past National Presidents at the 41 Club 60th anniversary celebrations.
We are sad to announce the loss of past
National President Colin Painton

Colin was National President from 1977 to 1978 .

ARMES, David Owen (06.08.40 – 27.05.13) Shepshed 41 Club

Founder Chairman Shepshed & District Round Table 1160
Shepshed 41 Club is sad to announce the death of David Armes who died following a brave fight against cancer at the age of 72.
David, a local builder and developer, was the founder Chairman of Shepshed & District Round Table 1160 in Area 14 in 1975 and was renowned for his energy and enthusiasm throughout Area for many years and was the driving force behind the creation of, and subsequent success of Shepshed RT.
An active and honorary member of Shepshed 41 Club, David’s cheerful banter will be sorely missed at our meetings which he attended right up to his passing. He was also the current Master of a local Masonic Lodge which he attended only the day before his death.
David is survived by his wife Margaret, his son Michael (also a Shepshed 41 Club member) and his daughter Rachel and three grandchildren to whom we offer our heartfelt condolences.


EBERY Mike

Lichfield 41 Club are sad to record the loss of former Chairman Mike Ebery at the age of 81
Mike was a founder member of Tamworth Round table in 1955 and then was a member at Nuneaton after he and his wife Peggy were married in 1957. They moved to Lichfield in 1963.
According to Peggy he particularly enjoyed the fellowship of Table when in the early days the lads would go on to a Birmingham night club after the meeting. He was always a keen and involved fund raiser.
MIke was also a keen golfer, although ill health stopped him playing, but it didn't stop him popping up to Whittington Golf Club, home of Lichfield 41 Club, regularly for a pint and a chat.
Like many of us Mike made and retained lifelong friendships formed in Table. Peggy herself is an ever-present at Lichfield Tangent meetings.
Condolences to Peggy and family.

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DEFEU, David

Wrekin 41 Club sadly announces the death of former Chairman David after illness borne with his typical positive cheerful nature, and courage.

Joining Wrekin 41 Club from Lytham St.Annes in the 80s, his talent and clear considered guidance was also swiftly embraced by Wrekin Round Table and he became Honorary Member and President on numerous occasions.

Always fully involved, David was a keen sailor, and arranged a much enjoyed training day for Tablers’ families.

Returning to Lancashire he became a member, and Chairman, of Carnforth 41 Club.

He is survived by Pam and his daughter Sam to whom we extend our deepest sympathies.


ANDERSON, Wayne

Sutton 41 Club sadly announce the death of our great friend on 13th February (aged 62) after a dignified battle with MND. Wayne was a stalwart of our Clubs, having Chaired Table and 41 Club.

He was a warm, generous and modest friend with a dry but brilliant sense of humour.

A surveyor by profession, Wayne was proud of the considerable success he enjoyed in a varied career.

He was primarily, however, a loving family man who is survived by Judith and his 3 children to whom our deepest sympathies are extended.

He is greatly missed.

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BEAZER, Frank

Bridport 41 Club is sad to announce the death of Frank Beazer who passed away on 30th November 2012 after a short illness.

Frank was one of life's characters and was well-known to all in the Bridport area.

Having started his working life as a farmer he soon moved into his real love building, he even used his building expertise to convert a redundant farm and establish a successful caravan park outside Bridport.

He was Chairman in 1998 and played a full part in club activities.

Our sympathies go to Sue, Christopher, Nicholas and the rest of his family.


EGAN, Tony

Blackburn Greys 41 Club are saddened to announce the death of Tony, on 24th March 2013 age 71 after a short illness.
A very active member of Round Table with numerous positions, example Area Chairman 1977, National Treasurer and 41 Chairman.

Chartered Accountant, practiced in Blackburn qualifying 1966 retired 2001.

Tony brought friendship, humour, above all a sympathetic human touch to his work, family and Round Table. Illustrated through his charity work, including support for the “Friends of Chernobyl,” his and wife Joan’s efforts assisting friends in Thailand after the Tsunami in 2004.

The Club extends sympathy to Joan, Chris, Tim and Debbie.

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LAST, Don, (1941 – 2013)

Edgware 41 Club is sad to announce the passing of Don on the 18th February 2013. Don had been poorly for a number of years and had been receiving dialysis for over 8 years. His courage and stoicism, during a long period of bad health, has been an example to us all. His many trials and tribulations did not stop him from participating in club activities right to the end.

Don joined Edgware Round Table in 1974 and was Chairman 1978/79. He retired from Table in 1982 and became a member of 41 Club and held the office of Secretary and Treasurer for a number of years only retiring as Treasurer in January of this year. Don was also Treasurer of the Lister Kidney Foundation

When he was able to Don fully supported all of the Club’s activities, Walking Club, Curry Club, 820’s, and 41 Club weekends away. He was always one to be outspoken at meetings and not follow the crowd and he would always speak his mind, however, his contributions and fellowship will be missed by one and all.

During his working life Don was a Lloyds Manager at Edgware, Garston, Romford, Harlesden, The City and Willesden.

Don leaves his wife Jo, two children, Steve and Tracy and 5 grandchildren. Don will be sadly missed by his family and friends.


MIDWOOD, Richard (1936-2013)

It is with regret that Widnes 41 Club announce the passing away of Richard Midwood on Wednesday 20th March 2013.

Born in 1936, Richard was married to Liisa for 52 years , they had one daughter Sara and a granddaughter Hannah. Richard very much enjoyed outdoor pursuits such as hunting and fishing, he was also a member of MENSA.

A member of Widnes Round Table for 10 years, Richard joined 41 Club in 1977, taking on the role of Chairman twice during his time as a member. Richard was also a member of Rainhil Rotary Club and will be sadly missed by the members of both organisations.

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MINIFIE, Richard Clive (1946-2013) Past Round Table and Area 14 Chairman

It is with great sadness that Shepshed and District 41 Club announce the death of Richard Minifie from Motor Neurone disease.

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1970 and spent his career both in industry and in private practise moving to the East Midlands in 1978 from Bristol.

He joined Round Table in 1971 and transferred from Clevedon in 1978 to enjoy many years in Shepshed Table making numerous friends in the process. Always proactive he took on many roles including Chairman in 1981/2 and was Area 14 Chairman in 1985/6 the “Golden Jubilee” Year. He took these responsibilities seriously and was as meticulous in his approach to them as at work, arguably he was the most organised Chairman we ever had! With Richard in charge you could be totally certain that everything had been well prepared and that whatever the task it would be done to the highest standard.

Richard was a Trustee of two large local charities, a member and former President of the Shepshed Rotary Club, secretary of the Loughborough Association for the Prosecution of Felons and a keen Leicester Tigers fan.

A smile was never far from Richard’s lips, even during his illness which he bore with remarkable fortitude until he passed away on April 25. He is survived by his wife Yvonne, son Simon, daughter Samantha and four grand children whom he doted on.


MORLEY, Rod

Gordano Valley 41 Club is sad to announce the death of Rod Morley who passed away peacefully at home on 24th February 2013 a few days after his 80th birthday. Rod joined Gordano Valley 41 Club over 30 years ago from Totnes 41 Club. He was the GV41 Club Chairman in 1984/85 and ran The Lucky Club in 41 for 18 years trying to make his fellow 41ers lottery millionaires. He was a lifelong supporter of his home town club Watford FC.

Rod is survived by his widow Ann and children Ian, Lesley and Samantha to whom we offer our condolences. Rod and Ann were the “Fred and Ginger” of every 41 Club Ladies Night and he will be sadly missed by all his friends in Gordano Valley .

Jim Shaw
Secretary/Editor
Gordano Valley 41 Club

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MORREY, Tony

Wolverhampton No 17 is sad to announce the death of Tony Morrey, Past Chairman of 41 Club. Tony passed away following a two-year fight against cancer. Tony had two sons, one of whom, Paul, a director in the lighting company Actulite which he and Tony founded, sadly died last year.

Tony joined Wolverhampton No 17 in 1966; he then joined Wolverhampton 41 Club and latterly served as Chairman for two consecutive years. He was also an active member of Wolverhampton Rotary Club. In his early years he was a great entertainer and a wonderful pianist. A clever and witty man, his company will be missed.


POINTON, Alan - Stoke Sutherland 41 Club

Our friend and colleague Alan Pointon died last November, aged 73, following surgery. Alan took early retirement from the teaching profession and involved himself fully in the organising of evening classes at Leek College.

A past Chairman of Sutherland Round Table and twice Chairman of Sutherland 41 Club he was never happier than when, together with his wife Jean, he was towing his caravan around Europe.

Alan was at his best when conducting the Annual Whisky Tasting contest between Sutherland & Wedgwood 41 clubs.

Our love & sympathy go to Jean , Kevin & Charlotte and his family.

Submitted by Richard Mayer Hon Sec & Club Contact Stoke Sutherland 41 club

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ROBBINS, Roland,

Wombwell 41 Club is sad to announce the death of Roland Robbins at the age of 72 on the 26th of March 2013.

Roland was an active member of Wombwell R.T. becoming Chairman in 79/80 and subsequently the President.

Roland then joined Wombwell 41 Club and after occupying various offices became the Chairman in 2000/2001.

Our sincere condolences go to Sandra and the rest of the family at this sad time.


STUBBS, Derek (1938 - 2013)

Sandbach 41 Club is sad to announce the passing of Derek who died following a long fight against illness on 17th February 2013 on Anglesey where he had lived for the past 10 years.

Derek joined Runcorn Table in 1959 and was credited for some years as the ‘youngest Tabler’. His time there included climbing (officially) the Runcorn Bridge; he moved to Sandbach Round Table in 1968 and was Chairman in 1973/74. He was part of the National Conference Committee for Blackpool 1976. Derek enjoyed Table to the full including many a social occasion and international visits. In 1973 he was honorary President at Sandbach. He joined Sandbach 41 Club in 1979. He was the club Secretary for more than 20 years and in 2001/02 became the Club Chairman. His memory will live long and strong within Table, 41 Club and the wider family as a man who had time for everyone and the wit and repartee for every occasion. A sad loss.

Derek is survived by his widow Ann and children Sally, Simon and Anthony to whom we offer our condolences.

Paul Molley (son-in-law) Sandbach 41 Club and National Councillor, Region 11

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TAYLOR, Bryan - 1st June 1933 - 2nd March 2013

Ringwood Ex Tablers’ Club. Our friend Bryan passed away on the2nd March 2013. He was diagnosed with cancer in September 2012. He died peacefully at home.

Bryan had been a very active member of Ringwood Round Table and had been Chairman, as well as holding a number of other Council jobs in the Club. He was also a past Chairman of Ringwood Ex Tablers’ Club in 1985/86.

Bryan had lived in the area for most of his life and had been a keen sportsman, playing cricket and hockey for Hampshire in his younger days.

Bryan had many friends and will be sadly missed by us all. Our sincere sympathy goes to his wife Sue and to all his family,



Whickham 41 Club has unfortunately lost two of its most active and prominent members during 2012, Stan Wallace and Jim Rawlings

WALLACE, Stan

Age 89 died in August after being ill for some time. Stan was a founder member of Whickham Round Table Nr 708 and past Chairman, and also a founder member and past Chairman in 1978 and Honorary President of Whickham 41 Club

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RAWLINGS, Jim

Age 81 died in December after a short illness. Jim started his Round Table career with Sutton Coldfield Round Table Nr 183 where he was Chairman in 1969-70, and he was active on the National Conference Committee in 1972. Jim moved north and joined Whickham 41 Club in 1976 and became Chairman in 1977

Our sincere condolences go to Stan’s wife Rene and two daughters Kay and Heather and also Jim’s wife Dot and two daughters Louise and Jacqueline

Both Stan and Jim brought their own distinctive brand of humour to our meetings and they are both sadly missed by all.


WHEATCROFT, Geoff

Harlow Ex-Tablers & 41 Club. A retired company Director of Costain Homes, died on 23rd April 2013 aged 81.

Geoff joined Harlow Round Table in 1962, was secretary in 1963/64, Area Councilor 1964/65 and Chairman 1966/67. He was a founder member of Harlow 41 Club and its Chairman in 1982/83, he was always an active member of RT and 41 Club and lead many debates.

Both he and his wife attended many 41 National Caravan Rallies.

He leaves his wife Barbara, sons John and Mark, daughter Vanessa and three grandsons.

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CLARKE, John

Harlow Ex-Tablers & 41 Club. A retired sports retailer, died on 27th April 2013 aged 80.

John joined Harlow Round Table in 1962 and was chairman in 1969/70.

He took an active part in R T and with his sporting background helped to run numerous charity events.

John was the founder chairman of Harlow 41 club in 1975 and attended many National Caravan Rallies.

He moved to Spain but kept up his membership of 41 club. He leaves his wife Hilary, daughter Carol and sons Paul and Garry.

Mike Ruocco Contact Harlow Ex-Tablers & 41 Club


WILLIAMS, Tudor. 13.10.1935 - 27.03.2013

Holyhead and District 41 are sad to announce the passing of Tudor Williams who died peacefully on March 27th following a long fight against cancer aged 77.

Tudor joined Holyhead 41 as a founder member in 1980 having previously been a member of Llandudno Round Table. He served as Club Chairman on three occasions, 1983. 1997 and 2006 he was a very keen and popular member.

Tudor is survived by his wife Judy and sons Huw, Dafydd and Ieuan, to whom we offer our condolences.

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BOND, Geoff

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Geoff Bond on May 7th in Harrogate Hospice.

He had been bravely fighting myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, for the last nine years.

Geoff was National Councillor for Yorkshire, then Region 14, between 1996 and 2002. He and his wife Terrie were regular Conference attenders and were well known internationally, having established many links in the 41 world, particularly in Switzerland and India.

They have a daughter, Brigitte, son-in-law Simon, and grandchildren Matthew and Alice.

Our thoughts are with Terrie and her family at this difficult time.


LEEDS, Lewis

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lewis Leeds our Honorary Life Member.
Lewis died peacefully on December 20th 2012 at his home in Cheshire and this was followed by a small family service and cremation on January 4th 2013.

A Service of Thanksgiving was held on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 at 1.30 pm at Lichfield Cathedral a place to which Lewis devoted much time and energy.

Lewis had been frail for some time but his Daughter, Sue, advises that he still enjoyed the contact with Lichfield 41 Club via the on-line bulletin which he received each month.

Our condolences to Family.
R.I.P. Lewis

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