It was with great sorrow that we learned of the death of Bob Tuckwood on Saturday. He died with his family by his side – of motor neurone disease which had been diagnosed during the first lockdown, two years ago. He and Debbie and their two daughters, Holly and Sophie, had fought the dreadful disease as much as any could – openly and with outstanding bravery.
Bob and Debbie joined Notts County in 1995. They raced regularly in the Enterprise fleet and more recently in a Fireball. In recent years they spent more time completely rebuilding a keel boat which had been severely damaged by fire before sailing it extensively on the South Coast. But they remained members of NCSC and always did their stint running the racing on a Sunday.
Bob was modest and self-effacing, and he always had a smile on his face. He will be much missed by all who knew him.
Arrangements – a message from Debbie
We’ll be holding a service for Bob at Hollygate Memorial Woodlands on Friday 16th September at 12.00. Afterwards we’ll head to the Manvers Arms, Cotgrave.
If you’re able to come to the woodland, we’ve chosen a tree for Bob that is a little walk from the car park over grass and there will be little cover if it rains, so bring your umbrella and walking shoes 😊 Also, feel free to bring a seat if you’d like to sit.
If you have any memories of Bob, please send them to me, we’d love to hear them. Instead of flowers, our funeral director is collecting donations for two local charities:
Mapperley and Arnold Rotary Club’s fund for the garden at Hayward House Hospice, which was a beautiful place for Bob’s last days: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpLfPDEZ67g
The local MND Branch where Bob and I found invaluable friendship and support: http://www.mnd-notts.org.uk/
If you’d like to donate, please email email@example.com
Chris Holt is in contact – Debbie would like numbers if you can let firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris know I will pass it on.