Always in our memory, Sue East

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Sue East this weekend, Sunday 12th May in the morning.

Sue has been a stalwart of Belsize for many years. She has always been loved for her wit and care by the players and all club members alike. She was often half of our entire away game support, alongside her ever-adoring husband Brian. She has been the rock behind all that Brian has achieved in his 40 years of dedication for both Belsize and Middlesex rugby. 
Brian and Sue have a very special place in the Belsize Family. It is small consolation that, this season we were able to reward her dedication off the pitch with much success on it, due in no small part to her unwavering support.

Sue passed away on Sunday morning the 12th May 2019 having suffered a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot from the bruising of her left arm, after breaking her humerous bone the previous weekend falling on a flight of shallow steps.

She died peacefully and painlessly, albeit unexpectedly while at home with Brian.  
Details of the funeral will be sent out soon.

From all of us at Belsize Park and the Rugby community , we send our condolences to the East family.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 11:00 at St Johns Church, 5 St Johns Road, Harpenden, AL5 1DJ. The church is about 10 minutes walk from Harpenden Station. After the service refreshments etc will be provided at Fowden Hall, Rothamstead (or Rothamstead Conference Centre) which is about 10 minutes walk from the church across the common. If anyone is planning to drive then it would be sensible to park at Rothamstead and walk to the church where there is limited on-street parking.

No black ties!

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12 thoughts on “Always in our memory, Sue East”

  1. Brian, I’ve stood on the touch lines with you and Sue a number of times over the years. I remember sitting with you both at the lunch before the end of season game against Hackney in my first season (circa 2014), and hearing Sue’s knowledge about Belsize, which was worlds ahead of most of the club. So sorry for your loss, she’ll be sorely missed!

  2. Shari and I are thinking of you Brian. Sue and you are highly respected by close family and an extended rugby fraternity. Hoping the support you find brings some confort.
    Chris & Shari Palmer

  3. I was very sorry to hear this tragic news. My sincere condolences to Brian and the entire East family. May her soul rest in peace.

    Much love,
    Newton “HalifaX” Konie

  4. Our deepest & sincerest condolences on the untimely passing of Sue, Brian – she was a wonderful lady, club stalwart and we’re extremely grateful for all her support from the sidelines through thick & thin. RIP Sue

  5. Brian, we would like to pass on our condolences to you and your family – we were very sad to hear about Sue’s passing. She was clearly a stalwart of Belsize and Bedford Rugby Clubs and will be missed by all.

    Martin & Dawn Dyke

  6. Brian, we would like to pass on our condolences to you and your family; we were very sad to hear about Sue’s passing. She was clearly a stalwart of Belsize and Bedford Rugby Clubs and will be missed by all.

  7. A wonderful member of The Belsize family. She will be sorely missed from the touchline from now on. My condolences to Brian.

  8. Sue, thank you for the many years of your warm hugs and sharp wit on the sideline. We will all miss you so much.

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