Sad news: Simon Kay

It is with great sadness that we learned that Simon Kay has died after a short illness.

His funeral will be held at Romsey Crematorium at 1pm, Wednesday 11th September.

Simon Kay at Chess Curry December 2017
Simon Kay at Chess Curry December 2017

Simon was an enthusiastic stalwart of the Chandler’s Ford Chess Club, playing for our B and D teams, and was a keen participant at our various social gatherings.

Sam Murphy, Simon Kay, Kev Lamb, Malcolm Clarke at Steve Dunleavy's 60th birthday party
Sam Murphy, Simon Kay, Kev Lamb, Malcolm Clarke at Steve Dunleavy’s 60th birthday party

He was a kind and thoughtful friend to us at the chess club. During my stay in Hospital late last year Simon came to visit me, and kindly lent me some chess books to occupy me, and excitedly told me about his visit to London to see the chess championship between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana.

Kev Lamb.

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  1. Unfortunately I will be away for his funeral, please pass on my best regards to his family, hope its a good send off. Sam

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