Obituary: Ray Myers

Date published: 16 January 2018

It is with great sadness that Rochdale Hornets report the death of Ray Myers.

Ray supported Hornets for more than 65 years and has been involved with the club in many different capacities, including a 30-year stint as timekeeper which came to an end in Hornets promotion winning season of 2013.

Ray joined an elite club where he was made a Hero of Hornet, a honour bestowed on only a few who have gone beyond the call of duty for Rochdale Hornets throughout history.

Hornets Chairman Mark Wynn said: “There are no words to describe the sadness all Hornets fans and the rugby league community will be feeling on hearing about the passing of a true Hero of Hornets.

“Ray was a real gentleman, a legendary figure at Hornets. Someone whose love of this club and Ena, his wife, shone through in everything he said and did.

“My words cannot begin to do justice to the positive legacy Ray left with anyone who met him.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Ena and the family at this time.”

The funeral will take place on Friday, 2 February

The funeral of Ray Myers will take place at 10am on Friday, February 2, 2018 at St Patrick’s RC Church, Watts Street, Rochdale, OL12 0HE.

There will then be a graveside service at 11.00am at Rochdale Cemetery, Bury Road, Rochdale, OL11 4DG.

Dress code: Rochdale Hornets and other rugby shirts may be worn.

Ena, Ian, David and their family would then like you to join them in the Radcliffe Bar and Function Suite (Crown Oil Arena) to celebrate Ray’s life and share memories of a great man.

Due to the cancellation of the North Wales Crusaders friendly, our Championship Round One fixture against Batley Bulldogs will now be dedicated to 'Mr Hornets' with a book of condolence open at the stadium and a moment of silence before the game.

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