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Ampthill Rugby Club Mourns the Passing of Beloved Member, Bob Campbell

Mar 2, 2024
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It is with heavy hearts that Ampthill Rugby Club announces the passing of one of its most cherished members, Bob Campbell, on Friday, February 23rd. Bob’s unwavering dedication and contributions to the club have left an indelible mark on its history, and his absence is deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him. Bob was not just a member of the Ampthill Rugby Club; he was a pillar of its community, epitomizing camaraderie, sportsmanship, and a profound love for the game.

Beyond his presence on the field, Bob selflessly devoted his time, energy, and boundless support to ensure the club’s success and vitality. As news of Bob’s passing resonates throughout the club and beyond, the Ampthill Rugby community unites to honor his memory and celebrate his life. Prior to the 1st XV game against London Scottish Rugby, there will be a poignant One Minute’s Applause to remember Bob, Pam Owen, and Derek Shepherd – a fitting tribute to their enduring contributions and lasting legacy.

Bob’s influence on Ampthill Rugby Club was profound and far-reaching. His dedication to the sport and its values served as an inspiration to players, coaches, and supporters alike. Whether cheering on the team from the sidelines or organizing events behind the scenes, Bob’s enthusiasm and commitment were unparalleled. Beyond his contributions to the club, Bob was a friend, mentor, and confidant to many within the Ampthill community.

His warmth, kindness, and infectious smile illuminated every room he entered, and his genuine interest in others endeared him to all who crossed his path. As we gather to honor Bob Campbell, we are reminded of the immense impact one individual can have on the lives of others. His legacy will endure through cherished memories, enduring friendships, and the invaluable lessons learned both on and off the rugby pitch.

To Bob’s family, friends, and loved ones, we offer our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences during this challenging time. May you find solace in the cherished moments shared with Bob and in the knowledge that his spirit will forever reside in the hearts of all who knew him. As we take to the field today, we do so with Bob Campbell in our thoughts and hearts.

His passion for the game, unwavering support for Ampthill Rugby Club, and enduring legacy will continue to inspire us as we strive for excellence, both on and off the field. In honoring Bob’s memory, let us reaffirm our commitment to the values he held dear – teamwork, respect, and camaraderie. May we honor his legacy by upholding the spirit of rugby and embracing the sense of community and belonging that Bob embodied.

Rest in peace, Bob Campbell. Your presence will be profoundly missed, but your legacy will live on in the proud traditions and enduring spirit of Ampthill Rugby Club.

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