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EAST BIRMINGHAM OVER-60's BOWLING ASSOCIATION
Established 1988
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EAST BHAM OVER-60's B A


With Deepest Sympathy

Graham HASSALL (RSCBL) & John STIMPSON (Greville Arms)

It is with regret I report the passing of Graham and John. Both were longstanding members of their respective clubs and will be sorely missed. Deepest sympathy to the close families, friends and club members.
JUNE 2018


CHARLIE MARSON (Foden BC)

Sadly, one of our great bowling ambassadors has passed away. Charlie Marson was always involved in bowls serving on numerous committee at club and county level. In recognition of his service he was made a Life Member of parent county, W&W CBA. He will be greatly missed by his close family, friends and the bowls world in general.
JANUARY 2018


HAROLD 'BATTY' COLE & BERNARD BINNS (Lea Hall BC)

It is with regret that I have been informed of the passing of Harold and Bernard. Both were stalwarts of Lea Hall BC and will be sorely missed by everyone. Deepest sympathy to their close family, friends and Bowling colleagues.
JANUARY 2018


ALAN BOWDEN (Walmley BC)

It is with regret that I report the passing of Alan Bowden, a longstanding member of Walmley BC. Funeral Service at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, Monday 22nd January 2018 at 12.00 midday. Deepest sympathy to his family, friends and fellow bowlers.
JANUARY 2018


BILLY BOULTON (Deers Leap BC)

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Billy Boulton on 10th January 2018. Billy was a longstanding member of the Deers Leap and will be sorely missed by all at the Club. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and club colleagues.
JANUARY 2018


COLIN BATES (Forget Me Not BC)

It is with regret that I inform you of the passing of Colin. He was a much respected member of the Forget Me Not BC and will be sorely missed by all his bowling colleagues. Deepest sympathy to his close family and friends.
JULY 2017


ROBERT CARTWRIGHT (Queslett BC) & ALAN STRANGE (Brookvale BC)

It is with deep regret that I inform member clubs of the passing of Bob and Alan. Both respected members of their clubs who will be sadly missed. Deepest sympathy to their close family, friends and bowling colleagues.
JUNE 2017


ROY KESSLER (Walmley BC)

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the passing of Roy, aged 91. He will be fondly remembered by his team mates at Walmley BC, where he was a longstanding and valued member. Sincere condolences to his close family and friends.
APRIL 2017


FRED BALLER (Hollyfields BC)

It is with deep regret that we have heard of the passing of Fred Baller following a short illness. He was a longstanding and valued member of Hollyfields BC. Our sympathy goes to his immediate family, club members and friends. Funeral service at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium, 12 April 2017 at 2.30pm.
APRIL 2017


DEREK SMITH (Sutton Park BC), TOM JOHNS (Raven BC), BRIAN TURNER (Goldieslie BC)

It is with regret that we have been informed of the passing of three of our bowling colleagues during the close season. We offer our deepest sympathy to their immediate families, friend and bowling associates.
NOVEMBER 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017


ALAN LLOYD (Crown Forget Me Not)

It is with deep regret that I report the passing of Alan after a long illness. He had been a longstanding and valued member of the Forget Me Not with more than twenty years membership. Sincere condolences to his close family, club members and friends.
SEPTEMBER 2016


DAVID HIGGINS (Beeches BC)

It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Dave Higgins after a prolonged illness. Dave was President of the Beeches BC and will be greatly missed by all of his fellow team members. Dave was well known around the bowling scene for many years and this news will come as a shock to his contemporaries. Deepest sympathy to his close family, team mates and friends.
AUGUST 2016


RAY NEWALL (Drakes Drum BC)

It is with deep regret that I have been informed of the passing of Ray Newall following a short illness. He will be remembered with much affection by the Drakes Drum, and his former club Lea Hall and the general bowling community. Sincere condolences to his immediate family, friends and fellow club members.
JULY 2016


DOREEN HOLMES (Co-op BC)

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Doreen at the grand age of 88 years. She has been involved with bowls for many many years at the highest level and she will be missed by all members of the C-op BC and Crown Green Bowls in general. Deepest sympathy to her close family, friends and bowling colleagues.
JULY 2016


LESLIE BROOMHALL (Deers Leap BC)

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the passing of Les 'Butch' Broomhall following a short illness. Les will be fondly remembered by his team mates at the Deers Leap as well as the bowling community in general. Sincere condolences to his close family and friends.
JUNE 2016


PETER SULLIVAN (Moor Lane & Lea Hall BC)

It is with sadness that I have to report the passing of Peter on 15 May 2016 aged 77 years. Peter will be fondly missed by both Moor Lane and Lea hall BC for his services to their respective clubs. Amongst many things, Peter was instrumental in the reconstruction of the Moor Lane Pavilion and will be remembered with much gratitude by their members. The funeral service will be at Perry Barr Crematorium on 2nd June 2016 at 2.00pm and afterwards at Moor Lane in celebration of his life.
MAY 2016


AUDREY PERRY (Sutton Park BC)

It is with deep regret that I have been informed of the passing of Audrey on Saturday, 7th May. She will be remembered with much affection at Sutton Park BC and throughout the bowling community. Deepest condolences to her immediate family, fellow club members and friends. Funeral Service at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 25th May at 2.30pm.
MAY 2016


MICK JELFS (Co-op BC)

It is with regret that I inform you that Mick Jelfs passed away on the 10th May 2016. He will be sadly missed by all of the Co-Op BC Members.
His Funeral will take place on Thursday the 26th May 2016 at 1.45 pm at Yardley crematorium. The cortege will pass the Co-Op Bowling Green at 1.30pm and a celebration of Mick's life will be held afterwards at the Land Rover Social Club. Yvonne Jelfs is arranging a mini bus from the Crematorium, for anyone with no transport wishing to go to Land Rover Social Club.
Please contact Gill Ingram on 07568 080947 if anyone would like to attend
Our sincere condolences go to his close family, friends and bowling colleagues. MAY 2016


ROBERT CLARKE (Ward End Social BC)

It is with deep regret that I have been informed of the passing of Rob on Thursday, 14th April. He will be remembered with much affection throughout the bowling community. Deepest condolences to his immediate family and fellow club members. APRIL 2016


LES BUTLER (Streetly Methodist BC)

I regret to inform you of the passing of Les Butler, who was a much respected member of Streetly Methodist BC for many years. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends at this sad time.
MARCH 2016


BRIAN GLEDHILL (Ward End Cons), ROBERT STEVENSON (Lea Hall) & BRIAN CHARLTON (Minworth Social)

The AGM on 9th February was informed of the passing of three of our most respected bowlers. Deepest sympathy to their close families, friends and fellow club members at this sad time.
FEBRUARY 2016


WILLIAM BUCK (Raven BC). Former Secretary/Treasurer EBOS 1994-2008

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Bill Buck, our former Secretary/Treasurer. Bill passed away on Thursday, aged 85 years on 17th December after suffering a heart attack. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Janet, his close family and bowling colleagues. His funeral will take place at Sutton Crematorium on Friday, 15th January 2016.
DECEMBER 2015


LEN RHODES (NIFO BC)

I regret to inform you of the passing of Len who was a longstanding member of NIFO and bowled in the Over 60's for many years. I am led to believe that Len was well into his eighties. The funeral service will be at Sutton Crematorium on Thursday, 10th December at 2.30pm. Deepest sympathy to his wife Sally, immediate family and friends. DECEMBER 2015.


ROY COOKE (Hollyfields BC) & GRAHAM BLACKMORE (Lea Hall BC)

It is with regret that I report the passing of Roy (19/11/15) and Graham. They were both well respected members of their clubs and will be greatly missed by the bowling fraternity. Sincere condolences to their close family, friends and bowling colleagues. NOVEMBER 2015


CHARLIE GREENWAY (Foden BC)

Charlie Greenway passed away after suffering ill health for some considerable time on Monday 5th October 2015. His funeral is to be held on Monday 19th October 2015 at 3.15pm, at Yardley Crematorium. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends. OCTOBER 2015


BRIAN MILLIN (Marston Green BC), MIKE SMITH (Mere Green BC) & JOE RUSTON (Brookhill BC)

It is with deep regret that we have been informed of the passing of Brian, Mike and Joe. They will all be remembered with much affection throughout the bowling world. Deepest condolences to their families and fellow club members. SEPTEMBER 2015.


CHARLIE NEWMAN (Marston Green BC)

I regret to inform you of the passing of Charlie Newman. He was a much respected character in the bowling fraternity for many years and will be sadly missed by his family, friends and fellow bowlers. Funeral Service at St Leonards Church, Elmdon Road, Marston Green on Thursday, 30th July at 12.30pm. JULY 2015


ALAN GRIFFITHS (Raven BC), RON PERRY (Raven BC), MIKE MITCHELL (Wylde Green BC)

It is with deep regret that we have been informed of the passing of three bowling colleagues. They will all be remembered with much affection by their clubs and the general bowling scene. Deepest condolences to their families and fellow club members. JUNE 2015


ROY BIDDELL (Raven BC)

Raven BC have informed us of the passing of Roy Biddell. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and bowling colleagues. APRIL 2015


CLIVE JONES (Water Orton BC)

Water Orton BC have informed us of the passing Les Green. A longstanding member who will be sadly missed by family, friends and bowling members. MARCH 2015


BRIAN PERKS (RSCBL), MICHAEL BLACKMORE (Lea Hall), DUNCAN WHITE (Great Barr), TREVOR KEMP (Anchor Meadow) and TONY SMALE (Goldieslie).

It is with deep regret that we have been informed of the passing of the afore- mentioned. They will all be remembered with much affection throughout the bowling world. Deepest condolences to their families and fellow club members. FEBRUARY 2015


BOB BIBBS (Sutton Park BC), RAY PYLE (Solihull Marsh Lane BC), BILL STURCH (Streetly Sports BC) and ALF BILSTON (Drakes Drum BC)

It is with much sadness that I have to report the passing of Bob, Ray, Bill and Alf. They were all great servants to their club and they will all be remembered with much affection throughout the bowling world. Deepest condolences to their fanilies, friends and fellow club members. NOVEMBER 2014.


MAURICE SADLER (Sutton Park BC), TERRY CALLAGHAN (Beaufort Sports) and ROGER WHITE (Walmley BC).

It is with deep regret that we have been informed of the passing of Maurice, Terry and Roger. They will all be remembered with much affection throughout the bowling world. Deepest condolences to their fanilies and fellow club members. SEPTEMBER 2014.


GEORGE PATERSON, Boldmere St Michaels BC

George suffered a suspected stroke whilst having his practice on Moor Lane, before the over 60's match last Wednesday. He was taken by ambulance to Good Hope hospital. He had another stroke on Friday lunchtime which proved fatal. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. AUGUST 2014


JOE SMITH, Boldmere St Michaels BC

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you, that Joe Smith passed away on Friday 4th April, aged 94. Joe was one of the game's true gentlemen and will be missed by all his bowling colleagues at Boldmere St Michaels and his previous club, the Barn Social. APRIL 2014


LIZ PEAKMAN, Boldmere St Michaels BC

Sorry to have to report the passing of Liz Peakman. Liz had fought a long and hard battle against cancer. Liz will be remembered for all her hard work around the green and caring nature, as well as her bowling ability. MARCH 2014


LES GREEN, Towers BC

Towers BC have informed us of the passing, following a short illness, of their former President, Les Green,aged 76 years. A longstanding member of the the Towers BC who will be sadly missed by family, friends and bowling members. FEBRUARY 2014


CHARLES CHAPMAN, Drakes Drum BC.

Drakes Drum have advised us of the passing of Charlie Chapman after a short illness. Charlie Captained the Over 60's B Team in 2013. Sincere condolences to his family, and bowling colleagues. FEBRUARY 2014


GEORGE HEWITT, Lea Hall BC

Lea Hall have advised us of the unexpected death of George Hewitt, aged 83 years. George was a long standing member of Lea Hall. Deepest sympathy to hos family and bowling colleagues. FEBRUARY 2014


HARRY SMITH, Royal Sutton BL

Royal Sutton BL have advised us of the passing of long serving member Harry Smith. Many condolences to Harry's family, friends and bowling colleagues. OCTOBER 2013


GEOFF HAMMER, Solihull ML

Solihull ML have advised us of the passing of Geoff Hammer. Many condolences to his family, friends and bowling colleagues. OCTOBER 2013


KEVIN COSTIGAN, Beeches BC

Beeches Bc have advised us of the passing of Kevin Costigan. Kevin captained many teams and was a consistent performer for the club in a wide variety of roles. OCTOBER 2013


TOM CHAMBERLAIN, Boldmere Sports BC

Boldmere Sports have advised us of the passing of Tom Chamberlain, aged 85 years. Tom was a well respected club member who had captained many of the teams over a long period stretching back to the Boldmere Hotel days. Many condolences to his family, friends and bowling colleagues. JULY 2013


RON BARTHOLOMEW, Erdington Conservatives BC

I have been informed of the death of Ron Bartholomew, aged 84 years. Ron was both Delegate and Captain of the Over 60's side for a number of years. Deepest sympathy to Ron's family, friends and bowling colleagues. JULY 2013


GEORGE FRAZER, Raven BC

I have been informed of the death of George Frazer following a long illness. He was a well respected bowler and Captain of the Raven 'C' team for many years. Deepest condolences to his immediate family, friends and bowling colleagues. JULY 2013


GORDON ALLISON, WALMLEY BC

Walmley Bowls Club have advised us of the passing of long serving member Gordon Allison. Many condolences to Gordon's family, friends and bowling colleagues. MAY 2013


BERNARD SEALE, DEREK SMELT, JOHN TUCKLEY, WARD END SOCIAL BC

We were informed by the Ward End Social representative at the Delegates Meeting of the passing of three of their valued members. Our deepest sympathy to their families, friends and bowling colleagues. MAY 2013