Jonty Douglas

It is with great sadness that the club has just heard of the passing of John (Jonty) Douglas, an ex player of the club. John was a lovely man with a big smile and a man who was never very far from laughing. He was a close relative of my family and brother to my Uncle Ike, he recently suffered the loss of his beloved wife Margaret. Can we extend our condolences to his nearest and dearest at this sad time. When this current crisis is over we will have a fitting tribute to him. He was the last of the Douglas brothers and I have known him all my life. My cousin Joe said he use to joke that "he was the last man standing" sadly no more John, rest in peace with your brothers. Tom Todd Chairman W.R.L.F.C.  

P.S. For those of you who have a copy of the book "Chocolate Blue and Gold" there is a great picture of Jonty on page 85 (and 84) playing for Whitehaven at St. Helens - just look at the size of the crowd he was playing in front of.