A FITTING FAREWELL FOR SHANE

05 Feb 2021 in News

A FITTING FAREWELL FOR SHANE A FITTING FAREWELL FOR SHANE

Hundreds of people paid their final respects to Rangers Chairman, Shane ‘Jocky’ Wilson, as they lined the streets to clap his funeral cortege and gather for his last visit to the club.

In a touching ceremony in front of the club he loved, Treasurer Karen Thompson, his fellow U16s coach Darrel Rogers and some of the team spoke about Shane before a funny and emotional poem summing up his role as a coach and mentor to the boys was read out. Family and friends then went on to a private ceremony at Hollinwood crematorium.

Afterwards, Karen Thompson said; “It was a fitting tribute to bring Jocky back to his beloved Rangers for one last time and it was very moving to see so many people, socially distancing, to pay their respects. It was a true testament to what he meant to our Rangers family and how very much we will all miss him.”

A short film about the service at the club on our Facebook page has been watched nearly ten thousand times – see it HERE.

There was further sad news with last month with the death, in Australia, of former Rangers player Stephen Kearns. A larger than life character, Kearnsey was a popular member of the club before he moved to start a new life on the other side of the world.

 

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