A tribute to Shirley Wilson

by | 14 September 2020 | Gainsborough, Notice, Retford

Beckingham Bowls Club members and Beckingham villagers were very sad to learn of the death of Shirley Wilson, who passed away peacefully on 29th June. Shirley was a playing member of the club for many years and was Social Secretary until she retired from this position in 2013. Shirley happily took care of organising the catering for the club’s Gala Days, and was always on hand at their home matches to prepare and serve refreshments. She was presented with a climbing rose on her ‘retirement’ and treasured this as it developed handsomely in her garden.
She continued to enjoy attending the club’s Annual Lunches, Open Gala Days and Presentation Evenings, and was thrilled to be invited in 2018 to present the club trophies. She was even more thrilled when the lift at the venue stopped short of the ground level and she had to be lifted out on a chair by two men. Shirley gave so much to the club, and indeed to the village, and touched the lives of many. She will be greatly missed and thoughts remain with her family.