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Farewell Bernard Weatherill

Update Jul 22, 2021
Published Jul 15, 2021

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Bernard Weatherill QC passed away on 15th July peacefully, at home, aged 70.

Bernard initially played Rackets at Malvern, representing the school in the 1969 Foster Cup; before discovering Real Tennis in which he excelled. At the University of Kent, his next door neighbour was Chris Ronaldson, which undoubtedly encouraged him to great heights. Bernard was a keen sportsman in all respects: a stalwart of the Royal Tennis Club, Royal Wimbledon Golf Club, Hurlingham and the All England.

Bernard used his considerable legal experience as a QC to represent Queen's Club as part of the membership acquisition, finally concluded with great success in 2007. He served on the T&RA Council from 2010 and then the Board until November 2016, often arriving at strategic meetings in style, straight from the golf course. His counsel and wisdom were a great asset to the Association which will be sorely missed.

A regular competitor at national and international level, Bernard represented the GB Cockram (Over 50) Team in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010, proudly the GB captain in 2010; and more recently represented GB in the Bostwick (Over 60) Cup in 2013 and 2015.

Bernard continued to support the T&RA as an active Benefactor.

The T&RA's thoughts and condolences are with Clare and the family.

Notice of funeral service of Bernard Weatherill at 3pm on Friday 30th July at St Mary's Church, Wimbledon SW19 7BP

In order to attend the service, we request that you take a lateral flow test within 72 hours before the ceremony and that you wear a mask in the church. We also ask that no children are present at the service.

If you wish to join the family after the service at the AELTC, please send your name to: brweatherill@gmail.com, as the AELTC requires names to be provided in advance. All attendees at the AELTC must have proof of 2 jabs on the NHS app, or proof of a negative lateral flow test in the preceding 72 hours on the NHS Covid app. There will be no parking at the AELTC for guests, so we will be walking from the church to the AELTC, where we will be admitted at gate 5. Masks must be used when walking anywhere around the grounds of the AELTC, both indoors and outdoors.