Mr Roy Richardson,
This is my sad duty to inform them membership of the death of Roy Richardson his wife Alison informs me of the following
I have some sad news to share about Roy Richardson, which I would appreciate your passing on to the other chess club members.
Roy, my husband, passed away on Friday, having had another stroke. Roy had many happy times at the club playing chess, which he loved.
Roy’s cremation is planned for 9am on Tuesday 14th July, without attendance in accordance with his wish to keep people safe. I am asking instead that on that day and at that time, people light a candle should they wish, and have a period of silence in which we can all join together in remembering Roy safely in our own homes.
When in time it becomes safe to be together in groups again, the family will meet to scatter Roy’s ashes on the sea at Pett Level as he wanted. Everyone who would like to will then be welcome to meet with us later on that day to share in a remembering and celebration of Roy’s life.
I will be contacting the club in due course about rehoming Roy’s collection of chess books through the chess club library and chess club members, which I know he wanted on his death.
Might I take this opportunity to just reflect a little I am sure that Roy will not mind Roy was not the strongest player in the club however what Roy lacked ability he more than made up in dedication and enthusiasm something stronger players could learn from including myself
Roy will be miss by the members of the club and myself
And I would like to take this opportunity of offering my condolences to Roy family on behalf of the club and myself
Marc a Bryant
Hastings and St Leonard’s chess club