Reg Turner - Club President

By Dave Picken - February 25 2012
Reg Turner - Club President It is with great sadness that the club has to report the death of Reg Turner our much loved and highly respected president ....

Reg, who was 81,  had watched the closely fought game with Chester from his usual seat in the stand and was returning to the clubhouse when he collapsed alongside the Chester coach.

The club would like to record its apprecation of the immediate medical help given to Reg by the Chester players and, in particular,  Chester's  Director of Rugby Tim Doig and player Nathan Sandland-Jones, our own coach Tim Sawyer and player Jon Cole,  nurse Helen Laycock  and the physios from both clubs.

Our thanks also to the paramedics and ambulance for their very speedy response.

All of our thoughts are with Joyce, son and daughter  Stephen and Susan, and the  granchildrern.

Full tributes and funeral details will follow.

 

 
Reg Turner - Club President
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chris.harrison (IP Logged)
25/02/2012 22:18
Condolences to Joyce and family.
A true gentleman, a great loss to the club.

Chris & Andrea Harrison and family

 
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Carlo03 (IP Logged)
25/02/2012 22:19
Would like to echo the efforts of those people mentioned and express my sincere condolences to Reg's family. What an absolutely wonderful man; true gent, family and rugby always close to his heart and I for one am better for meeting him. Carlo. x

 
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Robok (IP Logged)
25/02/2012 22:37
Condolences to Reg's family and all at West, very sad news indeed.

Tony

 
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Stuart bennett (IP Logged)
25/02/2012 22:41
Terrible news ! A true gentleman and real stalwart. My condolences to all the family.

Stuart Bennett in Azerbaijan

RIP Reg from Bulls

 
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Andy Quinn (IP Logged)
25/02/2012 22:43
Sad day for West. Thoughts are with Reg's family. He was a true gent
Andy Quinn & Family

 
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Denny Dixon (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 03:58
An always thoughtful and real true GENTLEman. Condolences to first his family and also to the club. Where do you find another???

 
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Alby Pattison (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 04:57
Very sad news indeed - Reg was a great guy and a real rugby man. Condolences from myself, my wife's family, who knew the Turners well, and from all at Hartlepool Rovers.

 
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sooty (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 06:25
condolences to Mr Turners family and everyone connected to west Hartlepool rugby club.
From the committee and players from Hartlepool BBOB

 
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old shepherd (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 07:37
OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE TURNER FAMILY. A LOVELY FELLA. WILL BE SADLY MISSED. IAN AND CAROLYN PEART AND FAMILY.

 
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smurray (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 08:21
A truly sad day. Reg was a good friend and we will all miss him terribly. Our sincere condolences to Joyce and all the family.Stuart and Christine.



smurray

 
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Myers Family (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 08:43
What a sad day for everyone. Reg was a true gentleman and had time for everyone. He will be sadly missed by all.
Our heartfelt condolences to Joyce, Stephen and the Turner family.

Julie, Andy, Aaron, Nathan & Eldon

 
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West Spartans (U11's) (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 09:09
Deepest condolences to the Turner family from all the players & coach's of West Hartlepool Spartans (U11's)

 
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Tones family (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 09:44
Very sad news reg was a west legend and will be very much missed may we send our condolences to joyce and family

The Tones family

 
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Auntie Angie (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 09:51
Love to the Turner family, if we can do anything just ask.
Angie Craig Ashley Scott and Luke Chapman x

 
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West Ladies (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 09:53
We will be holding a minutes silence before the game, our best wishes to all the family. West Ladies

 
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Garse (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 10:50
Very very sad news, pure gent, cracking bloke I for one feel privileged to have known a man like reg.

Condolences to all his family and friends

RIP Reg Turner

 
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Alan Smith (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 11:21
Very sad news that Reg has passed away so suddenly. On behalf of players and supporters at Hartlepool Cricket Club may I send my sympathies to Reg's family and friends at West.
A very talented cricketer in his day and a very loyal supporter at Park Drive. A true gentleman and a great company whether it be discussing cricket or rugby.
Our thoughts are with Reg's family and friends.

 
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Tyers (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 12:54
Such sad news, all our thoughts are with Joyce and her family at this time.
Julie, Jim, James & Matthew x

 
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Stan the Camel (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 13:26
A very sad day and thoughts with Reg's family.

Wasn't so long ago when Reg and Joyce were telling me about when they decorated the West clubhouse - in 1949! - and then how they threw themselves into rugby when they moved to Texas.

I thought it was a very fitting minute's silence today from all the Junior teams.

Sadly missed,

Geoff, Corinne, Andrew, Jane and Michael Hainsworth

 
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Nathan S-Jones (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 13:36
Our deepest condolences from all at Chester RUFC. Would also like to mention Tom Blackwell from Chester who was one of the players to help Mr Turner. Our thoughts are with the Turner Family and friends at this time.
Nathan S-Jones

 
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Brian McMurdo (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 14:08
It was a privilege to have known Reg.
A true gent who will be sorely missed by all.

My condolences to Joyce, Susan, Stephen and family.

 
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The Wallis Family (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 14:11
Our thoughts and condolences to Joyce and the Family. Reg was respected by all who knew him and will be remembered with great affection.

The Wallis Family

 
Re: Reg Turner - Club President
26/02/2012 15:13
We have lost a great man. Thoughts are with Joyce and family.

God bless.

 
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Gary Mitchell (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 17:35
Sad news - Reg was a true gentleman and friend - as well as being a former West player I had the honor to play for his team in Texas (Bay Area RFC) for 2 years. I will let folks in Texas know. Deepest sympathies to Joyce and their family.
Mitch

 
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Roz and Carole Prichard (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 18:44
Our condolences to Reg's family and all those at West. We shall miss him sitting in his usual seat at our home matches.
Roz and Carole Prichard

 
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Mick Henderson (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 19:07
Very sad news indeed, our condolences to Mr Turners family and everyone at West Hartlepool Rugby Club.

Deepest sympathies from the committee,players and members of Hartlepool Rovers Football Club.

Mick Henderson.

 
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Broken Army (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 19:15
What can be said that hasn't already? True gent.

Sympathy to his family and his many friends.

Ben and family. X

 
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Ruprett (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 19:29
terrible news. sincere condolences to his family and friends. huge blow for the local rugby scene. no doubt these sentiments will be echoed through out every club in the town.

from all at hartlepool oldboys.

 
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Keith and Loraine Parkinson (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 19:46
Reg was a true friend and gentleman, respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Joyce, Stephen, Susan and family.

 
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Mick and Linda Dutton (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 20:01
Had the pleaseure of knowing Reg for many years. A true "West" man a true gentleman. Condolences to Joyce.
Mick and Linda Duttoh

 
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hyperion (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 20:08
Condolences to Joyce and family on the sad loss of Reg. He was a very nice man and will be a great loss to West.

 
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Boatmans (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 20:46
Condolences to all the Turner family from all the Boatmans. Reg welcomed us all into the club and will be fondly remembered. We will sadly miss him being around the club.

 
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west girl (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 21:47
Still struggling to comprehend the events of yesterday....Reg was a Great man who will be missed by everyone who knew him - a great loss to us all.

Heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Joyce,Steven, Sue and families from the Waites's

 
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Chocks chick (IP Logged)
26/02/2012 23:11
Very upsetting day yesterday. We thought Chester players where fantastic in there efforts.
Our condolences go to Regs family. A try legend..
RIP Reg from the Davies

 
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dennis.elam@btinternet.com (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 00:23
So sorry to hear of the sad news about Reg.

A true rugby man and "West" to the core.

From all associated with Morley Rugby Club, we offer our heartfelt condolences to Reg's family.


Regards

Dennis Elam
Hon Sec
Morley RFC

 
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Pip Francis (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 01:37
My family and I send our condolences to Joyce and the family.
Reg was the salt of the earth and a true gentleman. He bridged a generation gap in my family, opening the batting for West Cricket Club with my Dad, and a mentor on the rugby field for me. I understand West won the last game, a wonderful send-off for an irreplaceable friend.

 
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Tony Schmanske (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 03:07
On behalf of the Bay Area Rugby Club of Texas we are all saddened at the news of Reg Turner’s passing and our deepest sympathy goes out to Joyce, her family and West Hartlepool RFC. Reg WAS Bay Area Rugby during his time in Texas and he made a lasting impression on everyone he met. He led our club to many great achievements, but more importantly he helped form the ground work for what our club is today. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Bay Area and Texas.

 
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Foot Up (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 06:58
We are still shocked and saddened by the news of Reg Turners sudden death.

Reg was an absolute Gent and great ambassador for W.H.R.F.C. A nicer man you couldn’t wish to meet. He had time for everybody, and gave everybody his time. He will be greatly missed by everyone at West Hartlepool RFC.

Our sincere condolences go out to Joyce, Stephen and Susan at this very sad and difficult time.

Dave, Margaret, Andrew, Mark and Helen Laycock.

 
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Captaincrash (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 08:56
Saddening news.Deepest sympathy.

 
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Dave Picken (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 09:24
From Brian Hayes the Chester President:

Gentlemen,
Many thanks for the great hospitality shown to Lynda and myself and Chester members on our visit to you yesterday. The match was entertaining
and the teams evenly matched--and at least we salvaged a point.
More importantly I wish to express our condolences to the family of Reg Turner your President both on behalf of Chester R.U. F.C. and Lynda and myself.
It was a tragic event, so unexpected at the end of the match, and the two Chester members who were on hand to render Reg what assistance they could
were severely shaken by events. It clearly is a great loss to your Club to lose such a long standing stalwart, and we share that sense of loss, as part of the Rugby Community, that your Club now is facing.

Yours Sincerely Brian & Lynda Hayes--Chester RUFC.

 
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Peter O (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 09:31
My deepest sympathy to Joyce , Stephen and Sue and families. I was deeply shocked to be given the sad news while I was away. Reg took me under his wing when I was new away game follower and treasurer in the mid 1970's, he was always a wise and generous support for the club and his fellow committee and board members. He will be a great loss to me personally and us all.I have received formal condolences from the President of Chester and have thanked him for the help his members gave last Saturday.

Peter Olsen

 
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Phil Wallis (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 10:15
Reg was one of the nicest men around, a true West Hartlepool legend and will be sorely missed.

Never one to miss any home game, it gave the lads such a lift to see him on the sideline at the Stags and bucks games, he loved the club and the club loved him.

Condolences to Reg's family. RIP Reg.

Phil

 
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kolly (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 11:45
Awful news, such a lovely man, our sympathy to Joyce and her family.

The Oliphants

 
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Ron Greig (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 11:46
The tributes that have been paid to Reg speak volumes about our much loved President.Following a distinguished playing career for West and Durham County he has always been a most loyal and devoted member serving as Club Chairman for many years especially at the time of our move to Brierton and playing a huge part in making West what it became and still is today-a great Club.
Our love and sincere condolences to Joyce,Stephen.Susan and all of Reg's family.
Ron and Shirley Greig.

 
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davepicken (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 11:55
Message received from Terry Owen-Smith the league secretary for National Three North.

"Deeply regret to hear that Reg has died. He was a man with whom you could instantly have rapport with. I would be most grateful if you would convey to his wife condolences from myself and all the members of Alnwick Rugby Club.
warmest regards

Terry



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Supercodhead (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 12:03
There was real sadness at the New Friarage on Saturday when the news came through>>>>a great loss to rugby in Hartlepool and thoughts with his family and friends>>>

 
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exiled west 1 (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 12:14
Reg always made a point of welcoming us at the club. my thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

 
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Eddie Dougherty (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 12:15
A true gent, will be sadly missed.
God bless.
Dougherty family.

 
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geofftheref (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 12:29
Terrible news about Reg,we met him a few seasons ago when he sat in his special chair and him and his wife made all of us welcome
He was just a genuine ,really nice bloke and all of us here at Penrith RUFc wish to pass on our condolences to his family and friends and just as importantly to all the members of your Club who I know were his extended family
Regards
Geoff Matthews
President
on behalf of players and Committee
Penrith RUFC

 
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minimoneyman (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 14:05
On behalf of the mini,s and juniors i send my condolences to joyce and family

will be greatly missed

 
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Secretary HCC (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 14:45
Our thoughts are with Joyce and family at this very sad time,we will all miss Reg so much he was a true gentleman.

From Chairman, Committee, Staff and all members of Hartlepool Cricket Club Park Drive.

 
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Jimmy Greensmith (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 16:02
Very very sad news.

I got to know the Turner family very well through coaching at West. There wasn't a Sunday that would pass were Reg wouldn't make the effort to support the juniors and the future rugby players of the town.

My thoughts and deepest condolences are with Joyce and Family.

RIP Reg. You'll be missed.

Dave, I trust you will post funeral details when you receieve them?

 
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Dave Picken (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 16:04
We are hoping to find out the details tomorrow.

 
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Helen Turner (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 16:45
My family and I are all extremely touched by all of the heartfelt messages from friends of my Granda and our family. I know my Nan, father Steve and aunt Susan will both want to thank you all themselves in time, but I wanted to convey my own appreciation for your kind words at this difficult time.

I have such fond memories of my Granda, many of which involve either the rugby or cricket club. I am glad he was amongst friends in an environment he loved in his last moments.

I can’t quite find the right way to express my thanks to those who gave my Granda the immediate first aid at West on Saturday, your efforts are appreciated beyond words.

Thank you once again to everyone of you,

Helen Turner

 
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Tim S (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 16:55
A simply wonderful man, much loved and held in such high esteem.

Sincere condolences to Joyce and all of the family; everyone at West shares in your grief.

As has already been mentioned, thanks to everyone who tried so hard to help Reg.

Tim Sawyer & family.

 
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Bigbill (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 18:05
My sincere condolances go out to Joyce and Family. I first met Reg back in the 1960,s and later when he returned from abroad. He allways treat me as a friend and I will allways remember with affection our many conversations in the West Clubhouse.

RIP



Bill Featonby

 
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Arty and Margaret Siddle (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 18:32
Shocked and saddened by the news of Reg's death.

Arty was privileged to play on a team captained by Reg whose conduct on and off the field was always of the highest order. A gentleman.

Deepest sympathy to Joyce and family.

Margaret and Arty Siddle

 
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BeverleyBeaver (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 22:22
So sorry to hear the sad news, My sincere condolances go out to all the Family.
It was a privilege and honour to have met him, a great loss to Rugby Union.
Rob Jenner
BEVERLEY RUFC

 
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Gordon Orritt (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 23:31
I often read the website to see how West get on and was very sad to hear about Reg Turner. He was one of the first people I can remember meeting from my time at West. Reg, together with rest of the club made me very welcome when I first started there. A Stalwart, character and generally good bloke, he will not be forgotten. As with everyone else I pass on my condolences to his family.

Dr Gordon Orritt & Family

 
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Hartleypooly (IP Logged)
27/02/2012 23:33
Saddened by the tragic news. Reg was a pillar of the rugby community and a gentleman in every sense of the word. Hartlepool has lost one of its best! I'm proud to have had the pleasure of his company and I offer my deepest condolences to reg'sfamily and everyone at West.


Stuart Drummond.
Mayor of Hartlepool

 
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Jim Huxley (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 09:16
A sad loss for West Hartlepool and condolences to Joyce and the family
From all at Blaydon RFC

 
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Chris Madden (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 14:20
RIP Reg. Your big heart and wry smile will always be remembered. Our condolences to Joyce and the rest of family.
- Chris Madden and family
(BARC-Houston)

 
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Nigel Cook (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 16:09
It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Reg Turner. Reg had been my coach at Bay Area, where he unendingly gave his time and effort to that club, no matter how good or lets say nots so good the team was.Four hundred mile road trips,three or four times a season asks a lot of you even when you have a great team. Reg had a great influence on many who played on his teams and we are all the poorer that he is no longer with us. I will miss him.

 
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Michael Slagle (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 18:03
Reg was a true gentlman that will be missed.

Michael Slagle
Houston, Texas

 
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kevin bannon (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 21:22
A sad loss for West Hartlepool and condolences to his family
From all at Westoe Rugby Club

 
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Billy & Julia Taylor (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 22:46
Joyce, Stephen & Susan

Such sad, sad news, condolences from all in the Taylor family.

Julia's dad played in Reg's cup winning team and I had the privilege to play rugby with both Reg & Stephen.

billy and julia

 
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Michael Driver (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 22:49
A terrible loss to Hartlepool's rugby family.

My condolences and everyone else's from Seaton Carew to Reg's family and everyone at West.

 
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Kenneth Helmer (IP Logged)
28/02/2012 23:18
My condolences to Reg's family. I remember him well as a young lad learning to play rugby in Texas. Although, he was an oppossing teams coach, he always showed us much respect and welcomed us as a friend, as did his lovely wife.
You will be in my prayers Reg.

 
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Mike Feather (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 10:26
It is only since returning to the town a few years ago, that I have come to know Reg well.

During that time, I have continued to admire and respect his wisdom, kindness and wonderful concern for others. A true gentleman in every sense of the word.

My condolences to Joyce and family.

Mike Feather

 
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Keith Blenkinsopp (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 11:50
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Regards Keith

Billingham Rugby Club

 
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Mike Panama Mazerolle (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 12:03
My prayers and condolences go out to Reg Turner's family. It's a sad day for the rugby community in Houston. I've known Reg for close to 20 years and was proud to call him friend. He was a truly a wonderful gentleman.

 
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wfcrawf (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 15:44
My condolences to Reg's family. He will be sorely missed.

I had the pleasure of coaching with and against Reg for years in Texas. I am the better for it. He was a true gentleman and epitomized the Rugby spirit.

Bill Crawford
Houston Old Boys RFC and HARC

 
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Chuck Cahoon (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 17:14
I had the pleasure of playing with Bay Area Rugby in Texas and being coached by Reg. He showed a lot of patience with those of us who grew up playing American football and taught me so much about the game. And with Joyce on the sidelines, we always had the loudest fan at the matches. What a pleasure it was to know them. Great folks. My thoughts are with the family.

Chuck Cahoon

BARFC--1978-1990

 
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Andrew Cartes (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 21:13
Condolences to the Turner family from their friends in Texas. We all feel touched to know him and saddened to lose him.

Andrew and Kathy Cartes

 
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Steven Rollo (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 22:37
RIP Reg. Condolences to Joyce and family. It was an honor to know you and to have played on a team that you coached/managed while you lived in Texas.

Steve Rollo
Richardson, TX

 
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Paul Mabry (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 22:46
I always looked forward to attending any Bay Area game in Texas -- even as a referee -- as I knew Reg and Joyce would be there. Joyce would critique my game during play, while Reg, ever the gentleman, was always constructive in his post match comments. The Texas XXXs RFC also greatly enjoyed the company of their daughter, Sue, on our Oldies tours along with Mark. A great loss, but a wonderful legacy in many ways.

 
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Jonty Groves (IP Logged)
29/02/2012 23:26
Reg was definately a true gentleman who will long remain in peoples hearts and memories. Condolences to all family and friends RIP Reg.
John Groves and all at Horden RFC

 
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Dave Byrnes (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 00:13
It was always a pleasure to see Reg and Joyce on Saturdays at the Rugby match. Reg was great for Texas Rugby for All of the Teams that were developing during his time here.
I still remember Joyce chasing a Galveston player off the field with an umbrella who made an unkind comment during a game.

Dave Byrnes
Galveston RFC

 
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David Brzezinski (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 00:40
I will always remember the good times with Reg!

David Brzezinski
Bay Area Rugby Club of Texas (1985-present)

 
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Charlie Gray (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 02:04
Joyce, Susan, my thoughts are with you. Let me know if there is anything that I can do.

Charlie Gray, Head Coach
Galveston Youth Rugby
Galveston, Texas
cgtherc@yahoo.com

 
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Joe Luna Galveston RFC (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 04:06
We will miss you here in the Galveston area Reg. My sincere condolences to Joyce and her family. He will be sadly missed in Texas. My prayers are with you.

 
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Dave Picken (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 09:11
Message received from Burnage:

On behalf of everybody here at Burnage RFC. Please accept our condolences following the sad news of the loss of your President, Reg Turner. We know that Reg loved his Rugby and that he will be remembered by your club and celebrated in true Rugby style.

We lost our fixtures secretary a few weeks ago after his 37 years at the club, so we know the impact that this kind of loss has on the club and its members.

Please pass on our best wishes to Reg's family and friends at West.

Kind Regards

Steve Willock
President

Burnage RFC

 
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Dave Picken (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 09:56
I am sure many of Reg's friends from Texas and elsewhere will be interested to read this tribute from Roy Kelly, Sports Editor of the Hartlepool Mail newspaper:

[www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk]

 
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Fred Corbett (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 11:35
The number of messages of condolence for Reg, are a measure of his calibre as Gentleman, a Family man & a Rugby man.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Condolences to Joyce,Steven & Susan & Families

Fred & Elaine

 
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Karlos (IP Logged)
01/03/2012 20:38
Thoughts with Joyce and family.

R.I.P Reg

Karlos.

 
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Peter & Kath Lancaster (IP Logged)
03/03/2012 22:08
Deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Joice, Stephen, Susan and family at this sad time.

He was a true gentleman who always had time for everyone, well respected by several generations of players and will be always remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him

 
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GreenDay (IP Logged)
03/03/2012 22:11
I have known the Turner family all of my life and was shocked when I heard the tragic news. My thoughts go out to Joyce, Stephen Sue and their families.

One everlasting memory of Reg sums him up to me. On tour in 1990, Reg met us at Houston airport when we were changing planes en route to New Orleans. He and Joyce then joined us in New Orleans for a few days before returning to their home in Texas. The number of posts from Texas is testimony to the impact Reg made whilst over there.

THe picture of the opening of the Brierton Lane clubhouse in 1970 brought back fond memories as I was there at the time and I remember Sue also being present.

A fitting tribute today with victory over Birkenhead Park.

 
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Frank Pink (IP Logged)
11/03/2012 02:44
My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to Joyce and the Turner family.

I first met Reg and Joyce in 1986 when I moved to Houston and joined Bay Area RFC. Reg was a great coach and a great man who gave selflessly back to his community and the game of rugby.

He touched the lives and made a positive influence on so many people both in and outside the game of rugby. With fond memories we will all dearly miss him.

Frank Pink
UWA RUFC - Australia

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