Everyone at Jersey Rugby Club was saddened to learn that Barrie Stead died on Saturday morning, having been unwell for several weeks.
Barrie was a stalwart of the club over many decades since moving to the Island from his native Yorkshire; he made a significant contribution to the club's rise up the leagues over the past 10 years. Our thoughts are with Barrie's family at this sad time.
The following notice was published in the Jersey Evening Post on Tuesday October 25th:
STEAD, Barrie. - - Died peacefully at home after a short illness courageously borne, with his family at his side on Saturday, 22 October, 2016, aged 78 years, beloved husband of June and much-loved Dad of Richard and Michelle, Grandad to Danielle, Aaron and Elizabeth, a big brother to Roy, devoted servant to Jersey Rugby Club. He will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral Service - Relatives and friends wishing to celebrate Barrie's life are invited to meet at the Crematorium Chapel, Westmount Road on Tuesday 1 November at 2.30pm. Please wear rugby tops or casual clothes.
Family flowers only but donations in Barrie's memory, if desired, may be sent to Jersey Hospice Care, Clarkson House, Mont Cochon, St Helier, JE2 3JB or Family Nursing & Home Care, c/o The Honorary Treasurer, Le Bas Centre, St Saviour's Road, St Helier, JE2 4RP. All inquiries to De Gruchy's Funeral Care, telephone 499444.
Barrie is shown below (centre) with John Poynton (left) and Bill Dempsey. Pictures by Dave Ferguson, reproduced by kind permission of the Jersey Evening Post
Why not come a chillout in the supporters marquee before the game, A fully stocked bar and food is available, seated and standing tables, on a first come first served basis and a great place to meet the Reds supporters.