Sad News at EYMS

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  1. eymsbrassband

    eymsbrassband Member

    It is with great sadness that the East Yorkshire Motor Services Band announces the death of long serving Band Secretary Maurice Metcalfe.

    Maurice had been involved in the administration of the Band since its formation in 1989 and has been an integral part of the Band's development and success. Band Chairman Tony Newiss said, "Maurice has been a very special part of what has become the EYMS family, and has been the cornerstone of the organisation. He will be missed for his organisational skills, his unstinting support, his ability to return mangled instruments to usability, and his irrepressible sense of humour. All our thoughts are with his family at this sad time".

    Maurice was admitted to hospital last week during the Band's preparations for the Finals, and passed away on Sunday morning.

    Amongst the many tributes received by the Band is one from former players Wendy & Russ Orr, that sums up Maurice's character, "Just to say how sorry we were to hear the sad news that Maurice Metcalfe had passed away. Such a lovely man, a real gent - he will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to his family".

    The Band learned of Maurice's passing on their return from London.

    Details of the funeral will be placed on the Band website as soon as they become available.
  2. bassinthebathroom

    bassinthebathroom Active Member

    Really sad to hear of Maurice's passing, such a lovely man and a true servant to the band. Even my mother commented on what a gentleman he was after speaking with him just once on the phone regarding a secretarial issue when she was secretary at St. Austell. Our thoughts are with all of the band and Maurice's friends and family at this time. I know he would have been proud of the band's performance and result on Saturday, as he always was of all the band's performances.
    Iain (& Ann) McKnight and everyone at St. Austell and Leyland Bands
  3. sudcornet

    sudcornet Member

    So sad to hear of Maurice's death. He was a lovely man, always quick to smile. Our condolences to both his families, his real one and EYMS Band.

    Nigel and Tanya.

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