Obituary.†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† Norman Cregor, Invicta Table Tennis Club.

It is with sadness that I report that our good friend Norman Cregor of the Invicta Table Tennis Club has passed away.

Having been in the same class at junior school, as Normanís brother Tony; I have known his family for many years. Most knew Norman as a manufacturer of high quality spectacle frames, but to the members of the Southend Table Tennis League, we knew him as a friendly Table Tennis opponent; a man with wit and charm. As far as I know, Norman always played for the Invicta club.

Whilst the Invicta Club, havenít won a lot over the years in trophies, they have been a valuable part of our League for many years. Norman himself has been a key part of the Invicta Table Tennis Club.

Norman said that one of the highlights of his Table Tennis years, arrived 2 years ago, when his team, Invicta B, reached the finals of our Rose Bowl competition: the first time their club had achieved this in some 30 years. In the final they played the very strong Premier side, Legra A.

Invictaís team was Norman, John Golding and Derek North and Legraís was Jamie Willson, John Poysden and John Monk. Invicta had a 11 start up to 15 and all games went to the wire, before Legra took the trophy. Norman thoroughly enjoyed himself and was so proud of winning a runners up medal

John Golding, Norman Cregor & Derek North

More recently, a close friend of mine, Collette, was one of the nurses looking after Norman during his final days; although weakened, Norman sent a message to me saying that he could still take me apart at Table Tennis any day.

Norman, with his subtle sense of humour and his love for Table Tennis and Invicta will be much missed by his many friends at the Invicta Table Tennis Club and the Southend & District Table Tennis League.

Our thoughts at this difficult time, are with Normanís family and friends.

 

Ken Field

Chairman

Southend & District Table Tennis League