I thought you should know that Bill passed away recently. Bill succumbed to cancer early Christmas morning. He had been a member of the club since its very inception in January 2006 and will be sadly missed. He didn't let double vision, knee, neck, shoulder and elbow problems keep him from playing and enjoying badminton, even though he knew those problems often interfered with his playing well. Any hesitation in filling a court would have Bill anxious to go on and play even if he'd just come off. Yet he was considerate and pleasantly gave up his turn in deference to others. Gutsy, determined, happy and mild mannered, he remains an inspiration to me as I get on in years and cope with physical aging. Bill was 84+ years old.
His wife, Mary, says there will be an April 5th memorial service at Trinity United in Madoc. Donations in his name, if anyone wants to do that, can be made to the Heart of Hastings Hospice,17 McKenzie Street, Madoc, ON K0K 2K0.
Terry Mandzy, Pres.,
Centre Hastings Badminton Club