Gerry Ralph

It is with great sadness that the club shares the news of the passing of Gerry Ralph. 

Gerry, a founding member of the club in 1969, has played a key role over a sustained period of time in many areas of the club which have contributed to the success of the recent past. A strong believer in youth he was the driving force behind the Saturday morning ?jockey? hockey which is still thriving to this day. The true value of his contribution will never be measured but his legacy will live on within the club.   

Gerry was a family man, and he took great pride in the achievements of his children as they celebrated success at Kelburne. It is with Maria, Claire, Mark and Nicola and the extended Ralph family that we now offer our condolences and support.   

With his passing the world is a much poorer place this evening. One of the really good guys. He truly was an inspiration to generations of young (and not so young) Kelburne athletes, committees and volunteers and for many of us the very reason we play the sport he loved so dearly. While now we are left with sorrow we can also reflect on our great pleasure in having known such a truly genuine man.

The club, Scottish Hockey and the EHF prepared a joint tribute to Gerry: