George Collins on the left.

VALE George Collins and Patricia ( Pat) Grisold.

More sad news. This week both George Collins and Pat Grisold passed away.

George was 98 and  Pat was 96.

Pat was the great legend Bob Grisold’s wife. She did not play bowls nor was she a member of the Club,  but Pat was by Bob’s side at many of the activities surrounding the Club both social and throughout Bob’s distinguished bowling career. She was popular within the Club and well respected by all.


George Collins on the left.

Ian Golding has written this about George Collins.

”We are saddened to have to advise members particularly the longer serving members, that George Collins who had been a very well respected member of the Club has passed away at 98 years of age.

George who joined in 1978 was liked by all. He had a great sense of humour and an ear to any problem. His wife Dot ( deceased) was also a prominent member.

Dot and George

Dot is in the middle

He served on the Greens Committee between 1989 and 2006, worked on the Tournament Committee and assisted with Thursday Night Meals until 2010 when deteriorating health saw him leave the Club. He received a Certificate of Appreciation in 2002.”

Darryl Bishop says George had a fantastic memory and could tell a good story.

The first Pennant game Peter Goodman ever played George was his skip. At the end of the game the rink score was tied. George said to Peter “ You know all those good bowls you bowled, well they’re not worth a pinch of  s**t!”  Yes, George certainly had a sense of humour.

George back row 2nd from the right.

George back row 2nd from the right.

George is in the back row far left and wearing his hat.

Vale Pat and George.

Thanks Ian and Darryl for the words and pictures.