Arnold 'Arnie' Mather

 

I am sorry to say that we have received the sad news that “our kid” Arnie passed away on Tuesday morning  (27th Aug).  We offer condolences to his family on behalf of Windsor & Eton members.

 

Pam Andrew - Secretary

 

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A Memory by Pauline Hayward

 

We we’re very saddened to hear that Arnie has passed away, as we considered ourselves his friends.

 

We usually spoke around Christmas time. He and Harold were our team going to Potters. We spent many a night trying to keep up with them in the bar. Arnie would say “make it doubles, save going to the bar twice”.  He loved a whiskey nightcap. 


If you asked how he was he would say “well I woke up this morning, so I’m good ta”.


He was a gentle old soldier who was at Dunkirk. He didn’t talk about it much but did joke about it. We did a social for VE Day and finished with a tribute to Arnie. I believe Rob Gordon put it together for us. 


His daughter once rang and asked if she could pay for a party at the club for his birthday. Whereas everyone had the usual buffet meal, he had bacon, egg and chips, which he told me was his favourite meal. He didn’t half laugh when I put the plate in front of him.

 

As I said he was a lovely Old Soldier who loved his bowling. 

 

PH

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I understand that Arnie was just a few weeks shy of his 99th birthday.

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29th August (updated 21st Sept)