Tribute to Tom Clark

11 Oct

Hugh Thomas Clark.
Born 10th March 1923.
Married Iris 10th July 1954
Children: Son Nigel. Daughter Jane.
Grandchildren: Jordan, Luke, Samantha and Sophia.

Bristol & West AC were sad to announce that Life Member Tom Clark, also an Avon AA Life Member, passed away at 3am on Sunday 4 October. Tom will be remembered as a Timekeeper at both Track and Endurance events over many years. His Daughter Jane won the very first race at the then new Whitchurch Track and Tom went on from there to devote much time to Athletics. We will miss you Tom. These are the thoughts of his close friend Tony Hurley:

‘I had known Tom for the past 35 years, having joined Bristol Athletic Club at about the same time. Tom had a tremendous sense of humour and his very pleasant manner endeared him to so many. He was devoted to his family and supported his daughter Jane in her athletic pursuits with the club.  It was not long after joining that Tom became involved in timekeeping, he was a man who maintained very high standards in all he did and this certainly showed in his timekeeping, a task he took very seriously.  He served his Club, County, Bristol Schools and County Schools in all disciplines requiring a timekeeper. Tom was also a great supporter of Disabled Athletics in the area; Tom was ever present whenever required. He was awarded Life membership of Bristol Athletic Club and Honorary Life Membership of Avon Athletic Association in recognition of his many years’ of sterling work.

He will be sadly missed in athletics locally and by all who knew him.  Our sincere and heartfelt thanks and condolences are extended to Iris and all of Tom’s family.’

Funeral arrangements on Friday 16th October
The Hearse will leave the house in St George at 3.15pm, a Service will be held at the Co-operative Funeralcare, 91-101 Church Road, Redfield from 3.30pm and a Cremation will take place at 4.30pm at Bristol South Crematorium Bridgwater Road (the A38), Bristol, Avon BS13 7AS, T: 0117 903 8330.

After this the family would welcome people to the ‘Town & Country Lodge’, formerly the ‘Town’s Talk Hotel’, Bedminster Down, just down the A38 toward Bristol Airport.
Family flowers only please.
Donations can be made if desired in memory of Tom to the Alzheimer Society, c/o Co-operative Funeralcare, 91-101 Church Road, Redfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS5 9JS
T: 0117 955 6455 E: