Loyal Fan RIP. Bill.

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Loyal Fan RIP. Bill.

Post by chestertorkyman » 18 Oct 2017, 00:48

Last journey from Teignmouth to Torquay yesterday, for my Dad, William (Bill) Rowe, (no relation to directors) of Teignmouth/Shaldon, as relations accompanied him to the crem, and reminisced about all those journeys over many years by motorbike and car to Plainmoor.
He passed away one day short of 94th birthday, and supported TUFC from being taken by his dad at the age of 10, so 84 years. He took me, Steve Rowe, at age 10, and grandsons Adam & Ross Green similarly. We are all big Gulls fans and thankful for that ongoing connection. Even when he could no longer move, his first comment when we visited him in the care home was always "our team had a good win" or "our team not doing so well". Not many of these loyal fans still around, but we will carry the flame for Bill.


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Post by lucy6lucy » 18 Oct 2017, 01:49

Sorry to hear mate.
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Post by hector » 18 Oct 2017, 06:50

Sorry to hear about your loss.


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Post by Uberwozza-san » 18 Oct 2017, 07:30

Sorry to hear about your dad. I bet he saw some great teams and matches and great that he got you all involved together to share the experience.

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Post by Lloyder5 » 18 Oct 2017, 07:31

Thanks for sharing your story. Show why out club is important to so many families.
Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Post by brucie » 18 Oct 2017, 10:44

Condolences but good to hear of your family tradition of going to watch Torquay. My father started taking me when I was five.

Goodness me that's when we had a team.

Even though I have never lived in Torbay as an adult I started taking my two sons as soon as they were old enough to walk.


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Post by SuperNickyWroe » 18 Oct 2017, 10:54

chestertorkyman wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 00:48
Last journey from Teignmouth to Torquay yesterday, for my Dad, William (Bill) Rowe, (no relation to directors) of Teignmouth/Shaldon, as relations accompanied him to the crem, and reminisced about all those journeys over many years by motorbike and car to Plainmoor.
He passed away one day short of 94th birthday, and supported TUFC from being taken by his dad at the age of 10, so 84 years. He took me, Steve Rowe, at age 10, and grandsons Adam & Ross Green similarly. We are all big Gulls fans and thankful for that ongoing connection. Even when he could no longer move, his first comment when we visited him in the care home was always "our team had a good win" or "our team not doing so well". Not many of these loyal fans still around, but we will carry the flame for Bill.
May I pass on my condolences to you, your family and Bill's friends.
I will be attending Halifax on Saturday - Would you feel that a minutes' applause would be appropriate to remember Bill?
If so, in which minute of the match?
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Post by gateman49 » 18 Oct 2017, 12:56

Rest in peace Bill.


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Post by nwyellow » 18 Oct 2017, 15:55

RIP Bill, sorry to hear about your loss Chestertorkyman

We will be at Halifax too and myself am happy to show our respect in applause, obviously not my call but feel that an applause on the 84th minute to mark Bill's 84 years of support, or at 10 minutes to celebrate his first attendance?


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Post by chestertorkyman » 18 Oct 2017, 15:56

Would you feel that a minutes' applause would be appropriate to remember Bill?
If so, in which minute of the match?

Thanks but no. Keep watching the game. Hopefully a win. May be there myself!


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Post by SuperNickyWroe » 18 Oct 2017, 17:05

chestertorkyman wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 15:56
Would you feel that a minutes' applause would be appropriate to remember Bill?
If so, in which minute of the match?

Thanks but no. Keep watching the game. Hopefully a win. May be there myself!
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Post by westyorkshiregull » 18 Oct 2017, 20:16

Sorry to hear this...rip to your dad and condolences to your family


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Post by tufcyellowarmy » 19 Oct 2017, 23:09

My dad also a fan died in feb this year aged 94 too !!
What a fantastic life your dad must have had ,and good times at Plainmoor .
Remember that famous poem that contains thr prose ... play on , play on , play up and play the game !
So sorry for your loss but glad for the times you had with him im sure ......


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Post by Dave_Pougher » 22 Oct 2017, 14:00

Hard to imagine somone going for some thirtfive years before I started.
Bet he could tell some interesting tales.

RIP Sir
You certainly did your job supporter wise.
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Post by LeonardMac » 25 Oct 2017, 19:39

Sorry to hear about your loss. Looks like he's leaving a great legacy though. That's to be celebrated.

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