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Celebrating the life of Maria Thompson
Blackheath Welsh (IP Logged)
04 October, 2017 21:20
Very sad news, RIP

London Welsh

Celebrating the life of Maria Thompson who passed away on 27th Sept 17

A true leader on and off the pitch

All at London Welsh Rugby Club are saddened to announce the passing of our great friend, Maria 'Mazza' Thompson, captain from 2000-2008. Mazza suffered a brain aneurysm cycling home from work and passed away on Wednesday 27th September.

Mazza was a huge part of London Welsh life, and a true leader on and off the pitch. She wore the number 10 shirt and led the team to Cup wins and league promotion. She also chaired the Amateur section, revived the 400 club, and could be found on the sidelines supporting the first XV and Occies.

She will be remembered for being a great sportswoman - she excelled at cycling which she and her husband Dai took up after they both retired from rugby - but mostly for her wicked sense of humour and fun. Anything Mazza put her mind to was always full of laughter and great memories, whether it was an overseas Tour, an Old Girls reunion, a birthday weekend, or just a "simple" night in (usually with a banquet and champagne cocktails!).

Dai has requested that in lieu of flowers or cards, donations be made to the London Air Ambulance service, who attended the scene and transported Maria to East London to see the best specialists. [www.justgiving.com]

A memorial will be held at a later date.

Updated 21:28 - 4 Oct 2017 by The Offical London Welsh



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/10/2017 21:39 by Blackheath Welsh.

 
Re: Celebrating the life of Maria Thompson
05 October, 2017 09:53
Quote:
Blackheath Welsh
Very sad news, RIP
London Welsh

Celebrating the life of Maria Thompson who passed away on 27th Sept 17

A true leader on and off the pitch

All at London Welsh Rugby Club are saddened to announce the passing of our great friend, Maria 'Mazza' Thompson, captain from 2000-2008. Mazza suffered a brain aneurysm cycling home from work and passed away on Wednesday 27th September.

Mazza was a huge part of London Welsh life, and a true leader on and off the pitch. She wore the number 10 shirt and led the team to Cup wins and league promotion. She also chaired the Amateur section, revived the 400 club, and could be found on the sidelines supporting the first XV and Occies.

She will be remembered for being a great sportswoman - she excelled at cycling which she and her husband Dai took up after they both retired from rugby - but mostly for her wicked sense of humour and fun. Anything Mazza put her mind to was always full of laughter and great memories, whether it was an overseas Tour, an Old Girls reunion, a birthday weekend, or just a "simple" night in (usually with a banquet and champagne cocktails!).

Dai has requested that in lieu of flowers or cards, donations be made to the London Air Ambulance service, who attended the scene and transported Maria to East London to see the best specialists. [www.justgiving.com]

A memorial will be held at a later date.

Updated 21:28 - 4 Oct 2017 by The Offical London Welsh

There will be a minutes remembrance for Maria Thompson before the home game this Saturday. If everyone could get over to the stand in time for the kick off to show our respects, that would be appreciated.

RIP Maria. Maria was a vital part of the women's team for many years and will greatly missed by those who knew her at London Welsh and the wider rugby community.

 
Re: Celebrating the life of Maria Thompson
Marco Bogsham (IP Logged)
06 October, 2017 20:29
This is so sad, as someone who had an aneurysm operation themselves my heart goes out to Maria's family and many friends. I'm sure the minutes silence will be given the respect she deserved.

 
Re: Celebrating the life of Maria Thompson
09 October, 2017 10:06
Quote:
Blackheath Welsh
Very sad news, RIP
London Welsh

Celebrating the life of Maria Thompson who passed away on 27th Sept 17

A true leader on and off the pitch

All at London Welsh Rugby Club are saddened to announce the passing of our great friend, Maria 'Mazza' Thompson, captain from 2000-2008. Mazza suffered a brain aneurysm cycling home from work and passed away on Wednesday 27th September.

Mazza was a huge part of London Welsh life, and a true leader on and off the pitch. She wore the number 10 shirt and led the team to Cup wins and league promotion. She also chaired the Amateur section, revived the 400 club, and could be found on the sidelines supporting the first XV and Occies.

She will be remembered for being a great sportswoman - she excelled at cycling which she and her husband Dai took up after they both retired from rugby - but mostly for her wicked sense of humour and fun. Anything Mazza put her mind to was always full of laughter and great memories, whether it was an overseas Tour, an Old Girls reunion, a birthday weekend, or just a "simple" night in (usually with a banquet and champagne cocktails!).

Dai has requested that in lieu of flowers or cards, donations be made to the London Air Ambulance service, who attended the scene and transported Maria to East London to see the best specialists. [www.justgiving.com]

A memorial will be held at a later date.

Updated 21:28 - 4 Oct 2017 by The Offical London Welsh

Details of the funeral are now on the website under the same link.


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