Collyn was a great supporter of Five Star and was President in 2019. He won the Pineo Shield three times in the nineties at North Oxford Golf Club and was a member of Frilford Heath GC. He was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends, particularly those at Five Star Events. Collyn’s funeral took place at Cumnor Church on Weds 18th October 2023. It was attended by many of Collyn’s friends and supporters at Five Star.
Donations in memory of Collyn for Alzheimer’s research UK and Dementia UK maybe made via Collyn’s tribute page.
Some sad news this week with the loss of George Hedges. George was Chairman of Rosy and a former Chief Constable of Durham. He was a great supporter and Vice President of Five Star. He did a fantastic job in leading Rosy for 17 years after his retirement, and they are our 2022 Charity. He was a fine man and will be sadly missed. All Five Star members send their condolences to George’s family.
We are sad to announce that Pam died Thursday 30th December 2021. Pam was the wife of Richard for over 50 years. She had been unwell for a while with Dementia. She was a great supporter of Five Star Events, presenting prizes on many occasions while keeping Richard in order. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
Everyone at 5 Star Events are deeply saddened by the death of David Jackson. David was regular at 5 Star, forever cheerful even during his illness over the past couple of years. He was a lovely man who enjoyed company but was always interested in you as a person and your views. He will be sorely missed at 5 Star Events. The Richard Pineo Shield will be held in Jacko’s memory in 2021.
It is with great sadness that the Committee of 5 Star Events report the death of Tim Brooke-Taylor who was their Celebrity in 2018.He was the patron for Child Dementia, the charity supported by 5 Star in 2018.
5 Star events are sad to report the death of Willie Thorne who was the Celebrity in 2011. He was a great supporter during his year. All at 5 Star send their condolences to his family.
A tribute to Willie Thorne our Celebrity in 2011 by President Jim Elkins.
I first met Willie Thorne at the B&H Masters in 1988 in my first year as Tournament Director. My immediate impression was that he was the same genuine good guy both on and off the TV. Whilst his record on the table could have been much better, having only won one ranking tournament in 1985, his popularity amongst the players and public is beyond doubt. Perhaps his frailty off the table was a key factor in his performance on the table…we will never know. Willie was one of life’s genuine good guys, a great character and always good company. He had the knack of charming people wherever he went and always managed to get prime parking space at the Wembley Hilton for his large black limo registration A147PRO irrespective of when he arrived. God bless you Willie and thank you for your company over the 16 years I had the pleasure of being a small part of your life.