Obituary – John Turner
We are sad to announce that John Turner passed away on 16th August 2019.
John was presented with a Dimmie Fleming Award in 2002 for his contributions to bridge in Worcestershire. He was a member of the County Committee from 1970 until 2017, being Chairman on four occasions and also, at various times, holding other positions including selector, events secretary and County TD. In respect of the wider Midlands bridge community, he was made a Life Member of the Midlands Counties Congress in 2011, having been Chairman of the congress on a number of occasions, and having served on the congress committee for over forty years.
John was widely respected as a true gentleman and excellent bridge player, winning most of the County competitions a number of times, including the County Championship Teams five times, first in 1967 and most recently in 2013, and the County Championship Pairs four times.
Outside of bridge, in 1995 John retired from his post at King’s School in Worcester, where he was Senior Master, having progressed from teaching maths, and a feared cruciverbalist. John loved cricket - the County Cricket Ground at New Road in Worcester being a favourite haunt.
Our condolences go to Ann, John’s wife, and the rest of his family.