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A Treasured Volunteer
By Conquest Art on 8th September 2020

It is with great sadness that the Conquest Formby group must announce the loss our wonderful Treasurer, Brendan on 29th March 2020.

Brendan was involved with the Formby group for over 20 years in many ways from catering, transport, fundraising and latterly as our Treasurer. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him, and he always ensured our group had enough funds to enjoy trips out and a Christmas party.

He was also an active member of The Rotary International for over 20 years and last year was awarded the “Paul Harris Fellowship” for his dedication to the Formby Rotary club and his fundraising and support of the Formby group.

Brendan attended our group every two weeks and spent time chatting to individual members and volunteers, always making sure everyone was okay. He would enjoy a cuppa & plenty of biscuits (but not to tell his wife Carol 😊 ).

Whenever we needed another pair of hands Brendan would be there, outings, parties, tea maker he was happy to join in whatever was asked of him. He was also part of the volunteers that ran the Rotary Father Christmas Sleigh bringing joy and good cheer to the children and adults of Formby throughout December.

Brendan was also incredibly supportive of the volunteers and members that attended Conquest over the years. He has given guidance and support to many of them including writing references for them when they left Formby to pursue future opportunities.

Brendan enjoyed various past times and was particularly good at fly fishing.

Brendan showing his amazing fishing skills when he made the front cover of a fishing magazine.

He loved to return to Ireland to see his family and enjoyed talking about his winter holidays to the sun.

Even when he became ill his thoughts were always about others and not about himself. He was a warm, loving, and selfless man who will be dearly missed by all but especially his friends at Formby Conquest. His jokes laugh and friendly smile will be remembered by us all.

Brendan’s devoted wife Carol will be arranging a memorial service that group members and volunteers can attend when Covid restrictions allow.

Brendan and Carol celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary last September.

Jeff Scott – Formby Group Leader

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