Tuesday 8 March 2011

Bill McCarthy

Bill McCarthy lost his fight against cancer passing away peacefully on Sunday 27th February. Bill was very much a family man and his main hobby was Bridge.

Bill was an active member of Thame, Aylesbury and Wallingford clubs.

He served for several years on the Oxfordshire Bridge Association and was Competition Secretary for several years.

Bill was a County Director and was always ready to help run charity events.

He was a member of Thame Club for over 17 years and was secretary for many of these. His knowledge of bridge movements was legendary and he developed many of these for local clubs.

In 2010 he was awarded the Dimmie Fleming award by the EBU for services to Bridge, an achievement of which he was very proud.
Bill was one of that rare breed of unsung heroes and will be missed by all of his friends.

Bill was first and foremost a family man and was extremely proud of his 5 children and numerous grand-children. He regularly went on bridge holidays with his wife, Freda.

I was proud to have known Bill as a friend and bridge partner. Thank you Bill. You will always be in our memories.

Bob Kingshott