Association of Anglers with disabilities
Ted (George) Ward R.I.P
It is with great sadness that Gerry informed me this morning that Ted passed away at home in the early hours of this morning.
It hardly seems possible as Ted fished the Pairs match at Barford which him and Gerry sponsored. Ted was his normal chirpy self.
Ted has been a great supporter of the club for many years. He raised in excess of £1,000 in trophy sponsorship from local business. Beyond that he has been a much thought of friend, sharing a cuppa and a chat at mine on numerous occasions.
Ted will be greatly missed by us all but in particular is best mate Gerry.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.
Ted's funeral will take place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 10.30am at Fakenham Parish Church, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9BX.
There is no parking at the church, parking is in Tesco car park across the road.
Mario Burlace Rip
It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Mario Burlace has sadly passed away.
Mario has been a member of Reel People for many years and showed great commitment to the club. On match days he had often travelled several hundred miles round trip from his home in Kent.
Mario was a very good angler and framed many times. He particularly liked fishing our matches at Decoy.
Mario had been fighting illness for the past 6 years.
Our sincerest thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to his wife and family at this most difficult of times.
Phil Jackson RIP
It is with a great deal of sadness that I have to announce the passing of Phil Jackson on the 22nd January 2019,
Phil had suffered ill health for quite a while but still managed to retain his wicked sense of humour along with a cheerful attitude on the few occasions that he got to matches last season.
Phil joined Reel People in 2000 and has been a long serving committee member who held the club and it's values close to his heart. He was one of the club's most successful match anglers, winning the Celebration of Angling on 3 occasions. On top of this he was a most wonderful, kind hearted man who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Funeral arrangements will be posted as they are known
It goes without saying that all our sincerest condolences go out to Chrissie and all of Phil's family at this difficult time.
Phil's Funeral was held on 19th February
at West Suffolk Crematorium,
There was a large turnout of Phil's family and friends. There was also a large number of Reel People members paying their respects.
Molly Donald RIP
It is with sadness that I have been informed by Ian of the sad passing of Molly in late 2018.I understand Molly had been in hospital and complications sadly took her.
Molly was a bubbly lady who was always happy to help anyone. This shone out when herself along with Ian and a group of friends used to give their time weekly to run a junior angling club in Peterborough.
Ian has kindly sponsored a gnome in Molly's honour which will be presented, hopefully by Ian at our Spring Challenge match at Decoy on 3rd April.
Due to their ill health in recent years Ian and Molly have not been so active at Reel People matches but have always joined every year.
Molly was a lovely lady who will be sadly missed.
I will add a photo of Molly in due course.