Obituary – Malcolm Elliott
I am very sorry to have tell you that Malcolm Elliott, a former club member, passed away peacefully, but suddenly at home on Tuesday, 30th January 2018.
Initial research showed that Malcolm had been a member of the New Milton Table Tennis Club since 1974 until the conclusion of the 2010/2011 Season when he retired from table tennis. Bob Fagan then discovered some old league handbooks in his loft and he confirmed that in fact the first time that Malcolm played league table tennis was in the 1955/1956 season. This meant he had played in the Bournemouth league for over 55 years. Malcolm was always a highly competitive, sporting and pleasant opponent who always gave of his best.
I understand that in 1990 Malcolm was a member of the Division 1 side which won promotion to the Premier Division, and also included Terry Jenvey, Brian Vibert & Mike Toole, although Malcolm remained in the lower division. More recently for several years Malcolm played in Division 3 for a team which included Bill Page, Sylvia Smith, Clive Pitts and myself.
Malcolm Elliott’s funeral service will take place at the Bournemouth Crematorium on Monday, 26th February at 3.45 pm. If desired donations may be made to the Oakhaven Hospice Trust and sent c/o Colin Hayley & Tapper Funeral Service, 51-53 Old Milton Road, New Milton BH252 6DJ (online at www.tapperfuneralservice.co.uk).
The New Milton Table Tennis Club will be making a donation, in memory of Malcolm, to the Oakhaven Hospice Trust