Bob joined Ember Sports Club, Croquet Section, in 2003. This coincided with his retirement from Kidsons Impey (now Baker Tilly) – Chartered Accountants, where he was a partner.
Bob immediately became a very active member of the club, firstly as an effective low-teen handicap croquet player, lifting internal competition trophies for handicap singles and doubles on many occasions, and being part of the Ember Croquet team, winning the South East Croquet Federation ‘B’ League in 2009 and 2019.
In true team-player fashion, as well as being handy with a paint brush for croquet sheds, benches, and stop boards maintenance, Bob volunteered his professional accounting, business and administrative skills, and experience to Ember Sports Club. He was elected Honorary Treasurer in 2004 and served on the Management and Croquet committees right up to his death. Through his dedication and scrupulous attention to detail Bob kept the Club’s finances in excellent health.
Bob was a very affable gentleman, warm, friendly, always a spirited presence, bringing energy and enthusiasm to any occasion. Our condolences go to Bob’s wife Sue, their daughters Katharine and Julie, and family.
He will be greatly missed by all.