2021 Obituaries


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It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of the following (latest obituaries are to be found near the bottom of the screen):



BARBARA HANDCOCK of Guildford/Stoke Park who was a county player passed away on New Years Day 2021 and will be sadly missed.


VAL DAVIES member of Carshalton Beeches for more than 30 years who transferred to Cheam Fields last year on the demise of Beeches suddenly passed away on 12th January. Val was a regular and enthusiastic competitor in the Surrey competitions.


JOAN HENNESSY who had been a member of British Aerospace Byfleet and Guildford clubs before moving out of the county. She had been a Johns Player in Surrey and Hampshire


PAM WEAVER of Mytchett a badged player who was a finalist in the county fours in 1995


ELIZABETH HURLEY, known to all as Betty passed away on 13th March 2021 aged 90 years. Betty bowled for Epsom Park, Croydon and Sutton bowls clubs. She was at Sutton for many years and was their President between 1999 and 2001.


JEAN MILLER, a member of the Burpham Bowling Club for many years, passed away in the early spring of 2021 and will be sadly missed by her friends at the club


MARGARET DOCKLEY who had been a member of the Knaphill Bowling Club for many years, passed away peacefully on May 14th 2021.  Margaret who had been the ladies Captain in 2005/2006, had not played for a few years, but had always remained an enthusiastic supporter of the club and she will be sadly missed by the members.


BARBARA WEBB who had joined Knaphill Bowling Club in 1988 with her husband Ron, died peacefully on May 8th 2021 in the Princess Christian Homes in Knaphill, where she had lived for some years.  Barbara was known well for her happy and friendly disposition and her love of for the game of Bowls and her friends at the club will hold fond memories of her in their thoughts.


JEAN HARVEY passed away 5th July 2021, beloved wife of Derek Harvey. Jean had been unwell for some time, a lovely lady who supported Derek & the County in everything he was involved in. Donations in aid of St Raphael's Hospice in memory of Jean to Rowland Brothers The Broadway Plough Lane CR0 4QR


JOYCE PARKER at her care home in Devon.  Joyce was a well known figure on the bowling circuit.  She was a founder member of Brixton Indoor BC, former member of Streatham Park BC, Mitcham and finally of Croydon BC. Joyce also organised the Patrons games.


FREDA KELLER who previously played at Woking Park in Surrey before moving to Lincolnshre. 


Mrs Keller was President of the EWBA in 1995 and is a BE Honorary Member. Freda was President of Surrey County Women’s Bowling Assocation in 1991. (For more info see https://www.bowlsengland.com/freda-keller-obituary/


ANNE BOLTON (Mid Surrey) sadly died on Sunday (24th October). She was a Past President of SCWBA in 2012 and previously played at Priory Park before the club folded. Her funeral took place on Thursday 25th November .


DAVID LOKKERBOL on 17th November at Leatherhead Bowls Club (which is currently closed until further notice). He was a respected bowler and coach.  Out of respect to David’s family please do not contact them at this very difficult time.