Please see below three tributes to two long standing members we have lost recently.
It is with deep sadness that we report that Roy Evans passed peacefully away on 8th May 2020 at George Elliott Hospital, with his devoted wife Julie by his side.
Our Bowls Chairman, Hamish Crawford said:
“Roy joined the Club when he moved to Whitnash, and was a keen bowler and groundsman for many years. He was president of the club and the bowls section, and was the perfect gentleman who will be sadly missed.”
Roy was a dedicated and loyal member of the Whitnash Sports and Social Club, having been a member of the Bowls Section for many years, and held the positions of President and Chairman of both the Bowls Section and the main club for well over a decade as well as an experienced Club Coach. He was greenkeeper for many years, tending the green on a daily basis and was very active and supportive in the life of the Club. The Club is indebted to him for his tremendous contribution.
Roy was a kind, generous and caring man, who was also much involved in other aspects of the community over several decades, including Chair of the Governors at St Margaret’s School, and he was President of Tachbrook Horticultural Society.
As a keen gardener, Roy had allotments for nearly 30 years at the Golf Lane Allotment site, where his large polytunnel was the focus of his plots, and he was famous for his production of beans and asparagus which he generously distributed to friends and neighbours. His expert knowledge was sought by many of the allotment holders over the years, and he was always eager to help.
Roy was a man of faith, and a regular member of St Margaret’s Church. His work for the Church included acting as PCC Secretary for a time, and he was much loved and will be missed by many.
We send our love and condolences to his wonderful wife Julie and all the family at this sad time.
We are saddened to report the passing of Eddie Tims, who was a prominent member of the Bowls Section of the Club for many years.
Eddie passed away peacefully on 22nd April 2020 and his funeral is due to take place on Thursday, 14th May.
Eddie was a lovely, quiet, unassuming and popular man who worked at AP from the age of 15 until his retirement at 60 years of age, and he was always a true gentleman.
Our Bowls Chairman, Hamish Crawford, shares these memories of Eddie:
“Eddie has been a member of our club for over 60 years. He was a terrific bowler and bowls coach and the perfect gentleman.
He was greenkeeper for many years, and was the one who taught me to bowl.
Eddie, Maureen, Chris and Darren were personal friends of mine for 47 years. He is sadly missed.”
We are sure that everyone who knew Eddie will join us in sending condolences to his wife, Maureen, also a first-class bowler, and his sons Chris and Darren and their families.
From Keith and Brenda
Another sad time for the social club and bowls section as two long standing members Roy Evans and Eddie Tims having sadly past away. For the majority of the time that we ran the bar at the club Roy was president and was always very supportive and helpful,he was a lovely man, a real gentleman,very traditional.
At Bowls he was quite competitive and although a good loser i don’t think he really liked losing.
As for Eddie, i first met at AP where he worked in the works engineers department and if you couldn’t find him everybody knew he had popped up Whitnash Club to check or do something on the bowls green. He was a well known character on the Warwickshire Bowls circuit where many a tale was told. Sadly for both Eddie and Roy we had lost them both to the dreadful disease of dementia.
Our sympathy goes to Julie and Maureen and their families of these two well liked gentlemen.
Keith,Brenda and family
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