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Offline PercyR

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Raise a glass to Tim
« on: May 06, 2020, 09:02:23 PM »
Pocklington rugby lost the biggest character its 140-year history with the passing of Tim Slater last week aged 72 after a long illness. In his six decades at the club Tim was a one off - an outstanding player from the mid-1960s to early 1980s, who also held numerous committee positions up to being club chairman in the later 1980s and 1990s, then a great President, 2005-13.

As a player he steamrollered opponents down the wing, then stunned them with his talented jazz and blues piano playing in the clubhouse afterwards. He organised several memorable club tours to the Continent, and was the voice of the Pock 7s, as the witty commentator and announcer for over 30 years. He was also a friend to many other rugby clubs as he made an impact and a connection wherever he went.

Tim Slater was a devoted family man, his funeral is next Monday 11 May but has to be restricted to immediate family. A memorial service will follow in due course, however Pocklington rugby club is devastated that we cannot show our support to the family and we want his friends to be with them in spirit on the day.

The club is inviting anyone that knew him to 'raise a glass to Tim' at 6.00pm on 11 May, preferably in a club tour shirt or tie, and take a photograph of themselves then email it to raiseaglass2tim@icloud.com so that they can be collated into a montage to his memory.

« Last Edit: May 06, 2020, 09:04:14 PM by PercyR »

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Re: Raise a glass to Tim
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 11:21:43 AM »
Very, very sad news indeed. I remember fondly when Pock used to come to Ribb on bus trips and Tim always led a sing song that was instrumental (pardon the pun) in developing strong relations between our clubs.
From ALL at North Ribb sincere condolences at the passing of a "True" rugby gent. I will be raising a glass in his memory on behalf of all from Ribb.

Stay Safe and equally as important be helpful to the less fortunate and vulnerable in our society.