It is with great regret that one of our most-liked and long-standing members of more than 48 years, Peter Stretton has passed away at the age of 80 years on Tuesday 14 September. Peter had battled poor health for the past few years.
In spite of a busy family and working life as a school principle, Peter contributed much time to North Ryde. He served on the Board as a Director and Vice Captain and he was also the editor of the 19th News for 13 years. If there was anything which needed to be done at the Club, Peter was always the first to volunteer. This spirit of community and giving made Peter a well-respected member by all. He played most of his golf with long-time mate, David Sellars. Two of Peter's sons, David & Matthew followed their father's love of golf playing at North Ryde.
Inspired by Peter's devotion, his son David became a Professional and moved to Cowra Golf Club where he instigated reciprocity between the clubs and the Stretton Shield was born. This is a competition which still runs between the juniors of both clubs and has been going for 24 years. When Cowra came to North Ryde Peter and Nerada would put the whole team up in their home.
Our condolences to Nerada and his three sons, may he rest in peace.
On behalf of the
Membership by Michael & Joan Flaherty