Pendle & Craven are sad to announce that Abdul passed away suddenly but peacefully in Royal Blackburn Hospital on 31st August 2021.
Abdul has been a long-time member of the club and achieved some success as a player, winning the All England AC Handicap Title in 1999 and the same crown for Golf Croquet in 2002. He also won & defended the CA’s Men’s Silver Challenge Bowl in 2009 & 2010.
Abdul managed and refereed many events for the club, for the NW Federation and even the World Croquet Federation! Lately he was instrumental in the success of the club’s U3A group visits with his gentle coaching style – “Will be sadly missed”
UPDATE – 21 SEPTEMBER 2021:
A service was held at St Thomas’ Church, Wheatley Lane Road, Barrowford on Monday 20th September 2021 at 2pm followed by committal at Barrowford Cemetery Colne Road, Barrowford.
A well attended service was held for this retired Maths Teacher at St Thomas’ Church, Barrowford on Monday 20th September where eulogies covered his passion for Gardening, Croquet, Poetry, Contract Bridge, Chess & Bowls, his love of Spanish Guitar Music and his tolerance of Live Jazz (due to his love of his wife’s company and taste).
Now reunited with his wife (Judith) in Barrowford Cemetery, who preceded him in 2019.