27 August, 2013

Jim Gates

Sadly, our Chairman, Jim Gates, has died after a short illness. We have lost a great servant of the Club and a very good friend.

From his family,

Dear members of SSC, We want to thank all of you who came to dad’s funeral on 19th August. We were so touched to see so many representatives from SSC, and we are sorry we didn’t get the chance to speak to you all to hear your memories of dad. We thank Philip for the lovely tribute he gave dad; it was wonderful to hear how valued he has been at SSC. Above all, we want to thank everyone at the club for the companionship and enjoyment of sailing that you have shared with dad over his many years of membership.

With warm regards,

Rachel, Jeremy and Mary Gates.