Obituary – Malcolm Elliott by BM Scott-Johns
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
Obituary – Roy Hobbs
It is with deep sadness that we learnt of the death of Roy Hobbs on the 11th October. Roy had been a member of the New Milton Table Tennis Club since 2007, shortly after he and his wife Angela moved to the New Forest to reside near Lymington upon his retirement.
In September 2007 Roy played his first season in the 4th Division of the Bournemouth Table Tennis League in a team which included Bill Page and John Parkhouse. Roy then moved up through the divisions to the 2nd Division where he played for several years in the same team with Terry Jenvey, Chris Pusey and Robert Fagan. Roy always played a fast attacking game. Following a hip operation Roy played table tennis less frequently.
Roy also enjoyed horse riding and it was while he was riding in the New Forest on the 11th October that he suffered a heart attack. Roy was taken by air ambulance to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital but the medical staff were unable to resuscitate him.
Roy loved wildlife and enjoyed feeding the birds in their garden. They also had a wildlife pond to attract the dragonflies. Roy and Angela regularly attended the R.S.P.B monthly meetings in Lyndhurst. Roy was a keen plane spotter and often visited local and distant airfields.
Roy was quiet, friendly and very well liked. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Roy Hobbs’ funeral will take place on Monday, 6th November 2017 at 11.30am at the Test Valley Crematorium, Ridge Lane, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AB.