It is with great sadness that Cygnet RC reports the death of Ian Stephenson (a.k.a. Geordie), who died on 30th August following a long and hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 53.
Although he finished his rowing career at Quintin and also rowed at Curlew, Geordie put in a long shift with Cygnet both on the water and at the bar. There'll be very few people indeed that didn't like or get on with Geordie. Row hard, play hard appeared to be his philosophy and he was a man who tried not to take life or himself too seriously, as comfortable taking the rise out of the older members as he was the new novices, his closest friends or himself.
Itís very sad and our thoughts are with his wife, Tracey and young son, George.
A longer obituary and funeral arrangements will be posted in due course.