A large group of friends met in October for a finger food lunch at the Tuross Head Country Club, to farewell long term residents of Tuross Head, Stan and Margaret Peck. Stan and Margaret are moving to the Sunshine Coast, when the border closure issues are resolved, to be closer to son Craig and family.
Margaret and Stan have lived in Tuross Head since 1998, having arrived from Ingleburn, and have made a great contribution to the bowling club and beyond.
Margaret played in club championships and pennant for the club for many years and was a very talented bowler, and also a very informed bowler who gave advice willingly on protocol and etiquette to many newer bowlers. Due to ill health and less mobility in later years, she discontinued her bowling, but was always happy to come to social bowls for a “good chat” and friendship. Margaret was renowned for her
extensive wardrobe and “telemarketing acquisition skills” and we often admired her new purchases.
Stan continued his very successful bowling career until 2020 when ill health made it difficult to for him to continue at the skilled level for which he was so well known.
Stan was a joy to play with. He was a mentor to many “on the green”. He is a humble and dedicated man, a true gentleman with lovely conversational skills making him loved by many. Stan’s contribution to the Tuross Head Country Club extends well beyond bowls as he was also a valued member of the management of the club. He had been a Director on the Club Board at one stage and was always keen to see the club surrounds looking their best. His great carpentry skills were an absolute asset to the club and he spent many hours at the club, pottering around fixing, mending and ensuring all was in readiness for fixtures. He also enjoyed enhancing the gardens. He liked pruning !! President Col Fletcher presented Stan with a beautiful handmade wooden plaque made by Dave Schmidt, with the words, “Life member, Mentor, Champion bowler, Good mate”, a succinct and true summary of Stan. He was also given a big bottle of Stan’s beloved Sauvignon Blanc.
Long- time players, Glad McPherson and Phyll Endall, gave eloquent speeches outlining memories of Margaret, followed by President of the Women’s Bowling Club, Doreen Monks presenting Margaret with a lovely gift to remember us all as she enjoys a cup of tea in her new surrounds.
They were both delighted with the beautiful card, made by Sue Fahey, which all friends signed.
We wish them well on the next part of their journey and will remember fondly the contribution that the Pecks made to Tuross Head particularly to the Country Club and the Bowling club.
Margaret Downey (Publicity THCCWBC)