Barry Evans  - Once a Wasp, Always a Wasp

Barry Evans - Once a Wasp, Always a Wasp

By Dom Benson
10th November 2018
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It is with great sadness that the Club has to inform you of the passing of another great Wasp, Barry Evans.

Barry passed away after a very short illness in late October, just short of his
70th birthday.

The following tribute was received from one of our Vice Presidents:

Barry, a proud Welshman, was a member of Wasps senior playing squad in
the 1970s as a powerful centre/wing three quarter. He subsequently
played his social rugby lower down the Club where his playing days were
curtailed by a serious knee injury "sustained on the field of battle".

Barry then became involved in the coaching of youth rugby, initially at
Ruislip RFC and then with Wasps Under 18s and Under 21s back at Sudbury
up until the inception of professional rugby.

In recent years, he and Yvonne have been loyal followers of Wasps abroad on
their search for success in the European Championships. Barry was a member
of the Wasps Golfing Society and was due to be its Captain next season. Barry
was a great bloke, friend and a Wasp through and through. He will be sorely
missed by us all.

Funeral : Monday 12th November at 14:00.

Location : West Herts, Crematorium, High Elms Lane, Garston,
Watford,WD25 0JS.

Afterwards : West Herts Golf Club, Rousebarn Lane, Croxley Green,
Watford, WD3 3GG.

NB : If using Sat Nav : Links Way, Croxley Green, WD3 3RL.

For catering purposes, if you propose attending please notify the family
via email : yvonne.evans47 AT

Family flowers only please. Details of any donations will be made known
on the day.

Barry worked at Amoco for many years, along with Trish Brimblecome. Below
you will find a photo of Barry and Les B. at the Amoco 7s from that era.

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