John Shakespeare Obituary, Death – It is with great regret that we share the news that John Shakespeare passed away on April 6th at the age of 78. His passing occurred on Thursday. This information came completely out of the blue. In 1994, John became a member of the Walmley Golf Club, and he was promoted to the position of Captain in 2006. Until the annual general meeting in February 2023, he served as Administration Director and Club Secretary, in addition to serving on a number of other committees. He had a kind and generous spirit, and he made it his life’s work to assist those in need.
His dedication to the Walmley Golf Club was unparalleled, and we shall miss his boundless enthusiasm, upbeat demeanor, and willingness to help out in any way possible. At the annual general meeting in February, tributes were given by the Chairman, and it was discussed how important a role John played in forming the Club. Not only have we lost access to his extensive expertise and wisdom, but we have also parted ways with a true friend who was devoted to us. We will have many wonderful moments to look back on.
He was looking forward to spending more time with his wife Sue and his family, moving house, and getting back to playing golf after his injured ankle had healed from its condition. He was looking forward to retiring from his position on the Board. His many friends at Walmley are heartbroken that he won’t be able to follow through with his goals, and our thoughts are with Sue and the rest of his family during this challenging time. Despite the challenges she faces, she has our continued support. We will provide more information regarding the funeral arrangements at the appropriate time, and the flag for Walmley will remain at half-staff until after the service.
Executive Committee of Directors
Officers and Members of Staff of the Club, Mr. and Mrs. Captain of the Club