Steve Clark RIPSome very sad news.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:45 PM
(From Keith Nutter – Barrow RFC Media and Communications Director)
It was with great sadness that I learned that Steve Clark had died on Monday of this week after a long and brave battle against a brain tumour.
Steve was just 42 years old and leaves a wife (Jennifer) and two young children (Olivia and Max). The deepest sympathies of everybody connected with the club – directors, players, coaches and supporters – go to Jennifer, Olivia and Max and also to Steve’s parents Roger and Sandra and the rest of Steve’s family and close friends.
I still feel numb as I write this for I had got to know Steve well in recent years through our mutual love of Barrow RFC.
Steve and I first met back in 2009 when I launched the club’s Development Fund and he contacted me offering to help. From then on there wasn’t a week passed without Steve sending me an idea to help promote the fund or to help improve the club. He was a very quiet lad but had some great ideas and he always presented them well indicating he obviously put a lot of thought into them. Steve was also a regular contributor the (Total RL) Barrow forum and his posts were always well worth a read.
Back in November 2011 Steve put his name forward for a place on the Board of Directors but pulled out shortly before the elections when he learned he was poorly. He would have been a shoe in to get elected, I have no doubts about that, and I also know that he would have been a major asset to the club with his skills and great ideas.
Steve worked as a Senior Publications Engineer in the shipyard, mainly involved in database management for electronic publications. His expertise in the field of publications was there for all to see in the hundreds of posters he produced to promote Raiders’ matches and the Development Fund. His posters were stunning that is for sure and did much to help promote the club and many are on display in the corridor leading up to the Lewthwaite Suite where we nowadays hold our board meetings.
My enduring memory of Steve will be from last November, when his second operation was imminent. My wife was also due to undergo a big operation around the same time and, despite his own worries, he took the time to text me to wish Tricia well with her operation. Sadly that was the last contact I had with Steve.
I’m going to miss our chats.
RIP mate and God Bless.
A minute’s applause will be held in Steve’s memory immediately prior to kick off for the match against Dewsbury at Craven Park on Sunday.
Steve’s funeral is on Monday 11th March at Barrow Crematorium at 1.45pm.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:50 PM
This My Friend Is A Broom-Handled Mouser
Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:54 PM
RIP Steve. I'm sorry I cannot make the match on Sunday and being away for the week will miss the funeral.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:18 PM
My deepest thoughts to Steve's family and friends.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:18 PM
Raiders have risen from the ashes
Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:35 PM
I remember when .............................
"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:01 PM
Great of the Club to offer the minutes applause
Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:28 PM
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:44 PM
Mike and family...
Edited by soss, 06 March 2013 - 07:28 PM.
The fox running with the hounds
When you are in deep trouble, say nothing, and try to look as though you know what you're doing.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:45 PM
My condolences to his wife and family.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:16 PM
Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:56 PM
Some of the ones he did before his illness hang proudly on the stairway to the Lewthwaite Suite, I have saved the ones he produced for last season and hope to hang these in the Hospitality Boxes as a lasting memory to a tireless worker, a true Raiders rugby supporter and family man.
Sound like a great idea Keith a fitting memorial for Steve
My name is Phil . . . . I am a Rugby League Supporter ! http://www.barrowrlfc.com
Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:08 PM
All our thoughts I'm sure are with Steves family.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:28 AM