Mrs Verna Wilkinson

I have just received the sad news that Verna Wilkinson, a long-serving member of the Association, died on June 10th.

Verna was a member of Hartlepool Golf Club where she served many years as Ladies' Secretary. Her late husband, Norman, was President of Hartlepool Golf Club as well as being very much involved in the West Rugby Club. Both were greatly missed by the members of Hartlepool.

On May 24th, Verna suffered a stroke from which she did not recover. She had moved into a "Granny flat" next to her daughter, Claire, in Exmouth which is where she passed away peacefully on Monday. Her second daughter, Victoria, lives in Sheffield.

Verna's funeral will take place at 11am on Tuesday, July 2nd, at Harlepool Crematorium, followed by a reception at the golf club. The family have requested that everyone attending should wear bright colours. Donations, in lieu of flowers, will be  in aid of The Stroke Association.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Verna's family, especially to Claire and Vicky.