Former WEARA Chairman Colin Myrone dies aged 72

It is with great sadness that we have been advised of the passing of Colin Myrone at the age of 72, after a period of illness.

Colin became Chairman of the West of England Amateur Rowing Association in 1975, and was elected President of the organisation in 1984 – forging close links with the Amateur Rowing Association (now British Rowing) during his time as Chairman.

He became a life member of WEARA in 1998, and was also a life member of Plymouth Amateur Rowing Club and Exeter Rowing Club.

“Many in the rowing world will be aware of Colin’s great contribution to our sport over his lifetime,” said current WEARA Chairman Ray Mallet, “including the years of service to the Southwest Foundation for Sport and the Arts, and many other organisations in which Colin represented rowing interests for such a long time.

“Chris Moyse of Plymouth ARC has advised that Colin passed away on the 14th August, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family as well as the membership of Plymouth ARC at this sad time.”

The funeral will take place at Weston Mill Crematorium, Ferndale Road, Plymouth, on Friday 26th August at 11.30am.