It is with sadness that I report that the oldest surviving member of the Club Megan Rabbetts, seen here at the 2018 Annual Dinner and Prizegiving, passed away earlier this month. She had been suffering from a degree of ill-health over the last year to 18 months and had moved from her previous Home in Market Harborough to Care Home in Surrey where she would be nearer her family. She had just turned 90 and passed away peacefully.
The ‘Funeral’ was on 30th March, but in accordance with current restrictions it was only attended by immediate family. However, she left wishes with her Family that she wanted a ‘Party’ where everyone could get together and sing those Hymns and listen to Poetry she wanted and isn’t currently allowed at the Funeral.
Megan was my Aunt and Daughter of the ‘Club Father’, Idris (Idder) David before he passed away a number of years ago. The Club was able to use her knowledge when we celebrated our 125 years of existence and her Voice can still be heard on the Oral History section of the Club’s Website which is lovely and fitting Tribute to her.
I had the pleasure of taking her to watch the Tour de France when it came to England and we thoroughly enjoyed the sight of her acting like an excited Schoolgirl rather than a lady in her late 70’s.
She will be sorely missed by me and other Members of her Family, and those in the Club who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Jonathan David 29/3/21