Our deepest condolences3rd October 2017
Biggleswade Rugby Club would like to offer their deepest condolences to the Albone family on the passing of Dick Albone.
Club member Steve White had this to say about Dick:
I first met Dick playing BRUFC when I left Stratton School in the sixties, he was playing for 2nds and as a bystander then but although he loved his rugby, family and work commitments stopped him playing for a while. Then in the early seventies, he started playing again and this was when I really got to know him and we became great friends. He loved his rugby and was able to play in any position if pressed.
At this time there were a really loved band of people and the camaraderie was terrific, later when Minis rugby started Dick helped with the coaching since his son, Glen, was there but continued his coaching for many years which made him known and popular with all the youngsters, especially with his mischievous sense of humour. When I retired from senior rugby and joined the fifth team social rugby, Dick was always there and this continued as long as we were able to turn out. As was our attendance on the club tours, which were always interesting to say the least, sometimes a test of endurance, but always terrific fun.
Dick was also a keen golfer and we enjoyed many outings together home and abroad, which he always wanted to extend as long as he could. While he was fit enough, Dick would always attend club functions and would be great fun and in the heart of the action, sadly though he developed a heart problem which restricted his attendance bu when he did arrive he was still great fun. He was a really good sportsman and always put in 100%. He was a good and generous friend and we had many a riotous weekends with friends and family at home, abroad, or at his caravan on the Norfolk Coast at Sherringham.
He will be sorely missed by everyone who crossed his path…. A Legend
The funeral will be held at Bedford Crematorium at 12:30pm on Tuesday 10th October, with everyone then heading to the Biggleswade Conservative Club to raise a glass to Dick. Everyone is welcome to pay their respects.