We at the rowing club commend the commitment and the legacy of Pat, who gave his time selflessly to the club. Pats persuasiveness allowed the rowers of the club to benefit from a new clubhouse with gym facilities, "ergs" and dressing rooms with hot showers. As well as these tangible achievements, Pat was an incredibly patient and organised member of our club. He made sure that travelling to a regatta happened easily, with his keen sense of the logistics and his excellent mediation and problem solving skills.
But aside from all these skills and attributes, Pat will be missed for his sincere care for all the young men and women of our club. The light that Pat has brought to so many young people during his time with the Jes rowing club will remain even after he has gone.
See our archived news pages for more on Pat's long association with this Rowing Club.