Tribute: Arthur LEWIS (1933-2020)

Arthur Lewis, Queen’s rowing ‘Blue’ died on 14 May 2020 at home in the Napa Valley, California at the age of 86. Arthur was the younger brother of John Lewis, captain of the boat club in 1953. The two brothers were born in Swansea and Arthur spent the first 15 years of his life there [...]

Tony HART: Tribute by Alistair FEE

Tony Hart was an outstanding gentleman. Keen on the law, especially the laws of the Medes and Persians. His greatest love, after his wife Mary and family, was the sport of rowing, which he enjoyed throughout his life. My first encounter with Tony was in 1974, when I had to appear in court, hoping to [...]

Obituary: Ian WILSON

Ian Wilson who coached Queen’s in the 1950s has died – he was 84.  Ian was an Old Campbellian and a past captain of Trinity Hall BC at Cambridge. His funeral will take place at Drumbeg Parish Church at 2.30pm on Thursday 26th January.  He is survived by his wife Joan, Somme Nursing Home, Circular [...]

Dr Donald Burgess McNeill (1911-2010)

‘DB’ It is with deep regret that we record the death of DB McNeill on August 8 peacefully, in his 100th year. DB came up to Queen’s from Portora in the 1930s and was one of a small group of enthusiastic students who founded the Queen’s University Boat Club. He studied physics, and after graduating [...]

Donal Murphy RIP

[Mike Green wrote the following eulogy for Mr Domnall (Donal) Murphy, who has sadly passed away. Condolences to his wife, Pauline, and family can be sent to 120 Harberton Park, Belfast, BT9 6TU.] Donal was the one person we could totally rely on. He inspired our 1970 era shells and exposed young crews to the [...]