The Club has been deeply affected to hear of the passing of Dick on 10th April, 2015, on the eve of this year’s Boat Race.

He was passionate about the Club. As the first Executive Secretary for the Club, he developed and made the role his own for more than 11 years until his retirement in 2013.

Over his tenure, there were so many of us whom he helped and encouraged. Above all he was a reassuring presence at the heart of the Club. We will remember his smile and his sense of humour and many of us were on the receiving end of his mischievous fun.

He was a good friend and pillar of strength for the CUBC who engendered a great deal of affection from all who knew him.

He was above all a family man, with his wife, Reine, and his children and grandchildren never far from his thoughts. Everyone at the Club carries Reine and all of the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Further information about his funeral will be passed to all CUBC members by email.