John A Stevenson - Gone Home

posted by Roy Sinclair - 29 Sep 2008

It is with sadness that I bring you the news that our Honorary President John Stevenson passed away on Thursday 25th September in Highview Nursing Home, Inverness.

John was a long standing and loyal supporter of the club since it was formed 20 years ago and was the donator of a single scull and the very impressive Southwell Stevenson Single Sculling Trophy which is competed for annually for club members.

John was an impressive oarsman in his early years and was a member of the Clare College Boat Club and rowed in the No 4 seat of the Eight which won the Ladies Challenge Plate at Henley Royal Regatta in 1939. His oar was proudly displayed on the wall of his house in Old Edinburgh Road in Inverness.

John had not enjoyed the best of health over the past few years and I last visited him at home some 3 weeks ago and spent a most pleasant half hour in his company.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

The club's condolences and thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

His funeral service will take place on Monday, 6th October at 11.30am in Inverness Crematorium to which all friends are respectfully invited.

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