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Obituary - David Parker

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It is with much regret we announce the passing of David Parker on Friday 1st December 2023.


David joined the Island in 1997 as a novice bowler. He soon got the bowling bug and was a great supporter of both the friendly Friday night Points competition, the weekend Club friendly games and the midweek LVB team.


The Island became a great passion for him and he went on to serve as Men's Bowls Section Secretary for many years. He was also a member of the General Management Committee for a similar number of years, culminating in serving as General Secretary of the Club. In 2007 David instigated and helped build the Club's first website, maintaining it and keeping information up to date for well over a decade.


As well as being Membership Secretary and Locker Manager, David, alongside his wife Margaret
organised numerous Spring Tours at the start of the bowling season. These were always meticulously planned and thoroughly enjoyed by all those that experienced them.


In March 2020 David was voted in as IBC Club President. This two year term of office was
immediately hit by the Covid pandemic and sadly David couldn't enjoy the full experience most
Presidents enjoy.


When he wasn`t bowling or sitting in front of a computer, he was attending a working party, taking his turn cutting the green or chasing the geese.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Margaret, Sally, Anthony, family and friends at this sad time.

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