It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our Past Captain and President Chris, taken whilst on holiday in Barbados. He was so very ill that, despite being on a ventilator, he died peacefully after nearly three weeks following a cardiac arrest.
A memorial service will be held on Friday 12 November 2021 at St Peter & St Paul's Church, Rustington at 1.30pm and afterwards in the Church Hall.
Chris was a unique character, great clubman and a proud stalwart of the Kingston RFC, Old Surbitonian, Surrey & Surrey Clubs XV, Combined London Old Boys and City Police front rows – deceptively strong, his speciality was the turnover at the maul, ripping the pill out of opposition’s grip and shouting ‘Karsey's Ball.’
A successful and proud career with the City of London Constable, Old Bailey Court Bailiff and latterly as an advisor to the NHS. He lived life to the full, was a member of many charitable organisations and will be remembered as a man that enjoyed life in his own special way.
Chris is survived by wife Diane and his three children, David, Alexandra and Philip.