Ed (Eddie) McVicar
It is with great sadness that news of the death of our charismatic and loyal club bowler, Ed McVicar, has been received.
Ed died on 12th May 2020 following a lengthy illness. Throughout the period of his long treatments at the Basingstoke and West Suffolk hospitals, Ed was determined to live his life as fully as possible.
He continued to welcome visits by relatives and friends, ensuring his Scottish hospitality was ever generous and open-hearted. There was always an ample supply of his renowned Scottish Shortbread!
His loyal support of our club - whether bowling at roll-ups, taking part in league games and knock-out competitions as well as delighting in the festive socials - endeared him to everyone.
Ed was admired for his bowling talents and also for his attitude to the sport - he was very fair-minded and never took victory or defeat too seriously. For Ed, bowling was a sport to be played with like-minded people who enjoyed the game and each other's company.
In the weeks before Ed became too ill to visit the club, he would often be asked "How are you?" He will surely be remembered for the sparkle in his eyes as he invariably replied with a smile, "Not too terrible thank you!"
Our sincere condolences to all Ed's family.
Ed (centre) surrounded by some of his fellow bowlers from the Tuesday afternoon BIBC (U3A) group.
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