15 August 2016 FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
Ann’s funeral will be held at 2.30pm at Warriston Crematorium on Monday 22nd of August followed by a gathering at the Braid Hills Hotel
Ann’s daughter Louise says any Swanston members are most welcome to attend
12 August 2016
It saddens me to have to advise the Club members that Ann died early on Thursday morning.
The Ladies Secretary, Fiona Shepherd informed me that Ann’s daughter, Louise, phoned her to tell her that Ann had passed away.
Fiona spoke to Ann on Tuesday evening and she had been quite optimistic that she might manage up to Swanston to meet up with the Wednesday “roll up” girls. Sadly, she did not manage and then clearly she went downhill quite rapidly, despite oxygen being given to her at home.
Ann joined Swanston when Lothianburn folded.
Even then she was already struggling physically but she battled on and was grateful for the use of a buggy to get round the course. A fighter to the end! She did enjoy the social aspect of the “roll up” and often said that was what kept her going.
I spoke often to Ann in the Shop and all the Shop staff were always kept on their toes when Ann was about!
She told me she was the only Lady member that joined from Lothianburn
Stephen, our assistant professional in particular built up a good relationship with Ann, helping her with her Clubs from her car to the buggy every time she played
In a nice way she always reminded us of a bossy school teacher!
As Fiona says, despite her poor health she played as often as possible and will be missed by everyone at the Club who knew her.
Ann leaves a husband, David, and three children plus grandchildren.
Ann’s daughter will let Fiona know when a date for her funeral had been arranged, in the meantime the Club and Ladies Section will send cards of condolence.
Mike Robson Club Manager/Secretary
12 August 2016