Friday, April 20, 2012

Good Bye, Al

Today our club lost a good friend. Alan Edwards passed away Friday April 20 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Liverpool, England and came to Welland via St Catharines.  He was a die-hard Everton Supporter, but supported Canadian soccer with a passion.

Al served the Welland Soccer Club as a coach, board member, convenor, and through various committees for many years.  He preached the simple message of fair-play, enjoyment for all and the free and unobstructed sharing of information.

He had a positive effect on many of my friends and me.  He was always very encouraging towards anybody's efforts when it came to soccer.  His family, friends, former players and students will miss him.

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