Ross Anderson

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It is with great sadness that YHUA has learnt of the untimely death of Ross Anderson following a short illness. He had been a larger than life character in Yorkshire Hockey for more years than most of us can remember.

Ross played all of his hockey in York firstly for what was York Civil Service, later to become York Trojans and subsequently City of York HC and was always to be seen at the ground watching once his playing and umpiring days were over.

Ross graduated from the ranks of players to become a neutral umpire for over 30 years where his style was always laid back and ready to diffuse any potential conflict or flare up with a quiet, usually humorous word. His quiet, very dry sense of humour was his trademark and enabled him to make friends throughout the hockey world even travelling to the US to umpire on occasion!

He was a key member of the YHUA committee, being treasurer for 25 years and also auditor for the North HUA. His down to earth good sense made him the perfect committee member to be able to cut through any waffle to the real point and gather agreement where none might have seemed possible before.

As an umpire coach he also was able to provide excellent practical advice to new and developing umpires to help them on their journey.

However, it is as a friend that we will all miss Ross, his infectious laugh, winning smile and his excellent company both on the hockey pitch and in the bar!

He will live long in the memories of all who knew him and our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.

Dear All

Ross’s funeral is 12.20 pm  Wednesday  26th January 2022 at York Crematorium followed by reminisces at the Marcia

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      Remembering : John Ross Anderson  
            Service date Wednesday 26th January  
            Time 12:20
              Venue York White Rose

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