It is with great sadness that we learned that Sue Hourd has passed away. Sue had been ill for the last twelve months, bravely battling cancer.

Sadly, Sue lost her battle and passed away on Sunday 4th of January.

Sue and Dave, like many of us, met through hockey. They were great stalwarts of the club in the 1980s and ’90s.

Those of us who were privileged to have played with Sue will remember a stylish and brilliant reader of the game, who successfully captained the first and then the second team.

But not only did she contribute on the pitch, she also held a number of roles on the Ladies committee, including being secretary, and also on the Sports Club Executive Committee.

Sue continued to be an important part of our club and many of us, and visiting teams, will have great memories of the fabulous refreshments that Sue ‘magiced’ up from the kitchen.

Sue will be greatly missed by the many friends she made through hockey and we will treasure the many good memories of very happy days.

Sue Hourd


Details for Sue’s Celebration Service are as follows:
Thursday 22nd January 2015
12:30 at St Pauls Church, Little Eaton
13:20 Committal Service at Markeaton Crematorium, Derby
Thereafter to the Horsley Lodge Hotel and Golf Club for ‘The Sue Hourd Celebration Afternoon Tea’
Family flowers only please.
Messages for Sue and donations may be given to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance / Macmillan Cancer Care via the following website: (type in Hourd and then search)
Travel details:
 Church Address:
St Paul’s Church
Vicarage Lane
Little Eaton
DE21 5EA
 (Follow the signs for Village Hall and parking available at the Village Hall)
Markeaton Crematorium
Markeaton Lane
DE22 4NH
(Just Off the A52 Ashbourne Road west of Derby)
Horsley Lodge Hotel and Golf Course
Smalley Mill Road
DE21 5BL
(For those who only wish to attend the church the bar is always open at the golf club).
Please share the above details with any friends and colleagues who may missed the email(s) previously sent out.
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