Bexhill Bowling Club Member – Sussex County Bowls Hon.Treasurer – John Abbott 30th November 2020
Michael Young: Sad News John Abbott passed away 4.30 this morning. Rest in peace John you will be missed by County and Club and friends.
John Bishop: Following on from Michael’s earlier post, I would like to add my deep sorrow at John’s passing and send my condolences to John’s family.
I would also like to share this note received from Sussex County Bowls Administrator Rod McBeth earlier today:
It is with great personal sadness that I have to inform you that John Abbott – who was our County Treasurer from 2011 until he resigned due to ill health on 1st October – passed away last night.
John was a lovely, quiet man who was so easy to work with and he was extremely pleased, that after his resignation, the GPC acknowledged his service to the County and elected him as an Honorary Member of the Association.
Thank you. Stay safe. Yours in Sport Rod McBeth Hon. Secretary – Sussex County Bowls – Men’s Section County Administrator for 2020
John Elwell: Fitting memorial RIP
Carol Sutton: Very sad R I P John x
Lorraine Kemp: So sad. What a year it has been!
Pearl Mason: Another one gone, how sad. RIP John.
Penny Spillane: How sad…RIP John..
Garrick Oliver: Sorry to hear about the passing of John Abbot
Roberta Stewart: We are sorry to hear about John
Antony Norman: Rest in pease John, you will be sadly missed
Bexhill Bowling Club – Past Ladies Captain – Sandra Willis – 5th October 2020
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Sandra Willis.
We send our warmest condolences to Dave and wish him peace and comfort during this difficult time.
We ask you to kindly respect the families privacy just now.
Please keep Dave and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
The funeral of past Ladies Captain, Sandra Willis will take place on Thursday 15th October 2020.
There will be an opportunity for us all to pay our last respects to Sandra as the cortège will pause at 09.30am at the entrance to the Bowls Club in Richmond Road, before slowly making its way to a private funeral service.
I am devastated to hear this news. Such a lovely lady full of fun with a zest for life. Another stalwart of the club gone all too soon. Bexhill has lost some good people lately, what a year this has been – be glad to see the back of it. Sincere condolences to David and the family.
Very sad news. I know mum and dad both thought a lot of Sandra. Sending love to Dave and the family at this difficult time.
I’m sure Sandra and Dad will have their own bowls club up and running in the sky in no time
A really lovely lady. God bless Sandra. You’re right Pearl, it has been a terrible year especially for you who have lost loved ones. Let us hope next year will be better.
Our sincere condolences go to David and family on the loss of Sandra. A truly special lady who will be missed greatly. Sandra and Allan
A sad day to hear that Sandra Willis has passed away. She was very special lady. My heart goes out to David and his family. God bless
So sorry to hear that we’ve lost Sandra Willis. Love and condolences to Dave and family x
So sorry to hear of the passing of Sandra, she will be missed at the club. Regards to Dave and the family.
Bobby and Drew.
So very sad to here of the passing of Sandra Willis a lovely lady and good friend who will be greatly missed. God bless
So sorry to hear that and my sincere condolences to David and family. RIP
It is with great regret that I have to inform club members that Sandra Willis passed away yesterday. Our thoughts and condolences are with David and his family at this extremely sad time.
Bexhill Bowling Club – Long standing member – Di. Stone – 1st September 2020
It is with great sadness I have to report the passing of Di Stone yesterday. A lovely friend ,a loyal member of our club, she will be hugely missed by everyone. Our sincere sympathies go to her family.
Such a lovely lady,thoughts go to her family
So sorry to hear this. She will be sorely missed. RIP
Bexhill Bowling Club – Chairman – Bob Mason – 20th May 2020
Friends and Fellow Bowlers turned out in force to pay an emotional tribute to Bexhill Bowling Club Chairman Bob Mason as his funeral cortege visited the club’s ground in Richmond Road, Bexhill today. Representatives in Club Colours from throughout the area lined the street and spontaneously applauded as the hearse inched past.
Pearl Mason: The bench is from the family. I hope you will all sit a while with Bob & remember the fun times
Sandra Fleming: Looks beautiful. A special bench for a special man
Sandra Willis: We will all spend time with our Bob. We will remember the fun and laughter he brought to our club xx God bless Bob x
Daughter Nikki has written on our Facebook page:
On behalf of mum (Pearl), Michelle, Paul, Liz, Lee and I we would like to thank everyone for the kind wishes, cards, phone calls, beautiful flowers and support we have received at this difficult time. We have been overwhelmed with the kindness and are so proud of dad and the massive impact he has had on so many people. It brings us great comfort to know he was loved by so many.
Sandra and Dave Willis: wrote: Bob will be greatly missed he was one of the very large characters of Bexhill Bowls Club and worked very hard always with the interest of the club and its members at the forefront of his mind , always there to help when needed and a great friend. Our love and deep condolences go out to Pearl and the family at this difficult time. God Bless from Dave and Sandra
Margaret Adcock: Chairman Polegrove BC President, Simon Dunkley sends our club’s condolences on the sad death of Bob Mason
Ernie Harris: Hon. Sec. Spartan & Lakeside BC Members of Spartan & Lakeside BC were very sorry to hear of Bob’s death, they all join in sending deepest sympathy to Pearl and family. Would you kindly pass on our sincere condolences at an appropriate time. Bob enjoyed his bowling, his humour and enthusiasm will be sadly missed both indoors and outdoors.
Colin Hall: Gutted to here of the sad passing of friend Bob our club chairman and larger than life stalwart of our club over many years. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Pearl and her family at this very sad time. God bless
Michael Knights: He will really be missed, always there with a quip when needed and advice when required, a truly great person
John Bishop: wote: I will never forget my first club afternoon.During the tea interval, Bob announced to the Club:We have a new member here with us this afternoon“Welcome John Bishop He tells me that he is not from Liverpool and that he is not a comedian,Well let me tell you something, I have watched him this afternoon and his bowling’s a bleeding joke. It’s certainly had me laughing.”That was some introduction, but Bob said it with a twinkle in his eye and you just could never take offence at anything he said. It was always good humoured and without malice.He went on to help and encourage me to get involved with club matches and internal competitions and because of that support my enjoyment of bowls has been the richer.Let me also say this:I would not be doing what I do now for the club had it not been for Bob’s enthusiasm and love of Bexhill Bowling Club. I was really looking forward to Bob’s involvement as Chairman and the club will now be an empty, sombre, quiet place. His mere presence would lift the atmosphere and spirits of those around him He made life feel a whole lot better.
John Elwell: Very sad news Skinny bloke coming through’ was a classic Bob Mason quip, Bexhill Bowls Club will never see his like again. RIP Bob.
Michael Young: Bob will be greatly missed our hearts go out to Pearl,Bob was a shining light at Bexhill Bowlng Club.God blessGarrick Oliver Bob was the life and soul of the club and I, along with the rest of the club, will miss him very much.
Lou Irvine: The club will not be the same without him.He will be greatly missed by all of us.
Carol Sutton: He will be missed so much by us all.
Jean Ball: May he rest in peace. He was the heart and soul to Bexhill bowling club
Nina Allbut: Take care up there Bob x
Maureen Jones: The club won’t be the same without the cheeky chappy – he always made you smile. God Bless.
Antony Norman: You’ll be greatly missed.It just wont be the same,who else will take the micky out of me now.rest in peace Bob
Mark Bilsby: Division 1 Vice Patron’s Controller Sussex County Bowls When I heard I had to sit down and stop what I was doing for a bit.
Bob Mason has helped the Division greatly over the last couple of years and was a friend to myself. RIP Bob, You will be missed and I do hope you continue to play upstairs.