Clive Banbury

Grays loses a Rotarian, sportsman and a friend.
It is with great sadness that we must report the death of Clive Banbury.  Clive had been a Rotarian for over 30 years.  He was the Club's president in 1992-3, a Paul Harris Fellow and an active member.
Clive was a great sportsman.  He played football for Grays Athletic, cricket for Orsett and rugby for Thurrock.  The rugby club made him a life member in recognition of his services to the club where he was affectionately known as Dad.  I remember Clive's 80th birthday celebrations and his daughter calling him Dad.  The thought that immediately went through my mind was "Even his family call him Dad."  Then I suppose they would, wouldn't they!
Clive was always active and always took part in trips away or a meal out.  He was also a bit of a rogue.  Only on Monday evening he was regaling the story of how he spent three months in France because he wanted to meet Bridget Bardot.  Those of you that know the story will know why he spent so long there.  Then on Tuesday he was out with a group of ex-Round Tablers for dinner.  Clive always used to organise these dinners and this is one of the many jobs he did for his friends.  He was always taking numbers for a dinner or a night out.
Our thoughts go out to his two daughters, Debbie and Fran.  Clive you will be missed by us all.
Below are some memories of happier times. (Click for full size)