Rotarian Trevor Wood – Called to Higher Service – 1 June 2014

It is with great regret that long standing Carnforth Rotarian, Trevor Wood died aged 73 years on Sunday 1 June following a prolonged battle with Leukaemia.

Trevor joined the Rotary club of Carnforth in 1994 after being introduced by PP Glyn Thomas, and initially became involved with Community Service projects.

He was especially keen on the Sports evening that we used to organise every other week during the summer for The Leeds Children’s Home at Silverdale.

During his time as Chair of the Community and Vocational committee, Trevor led the annual Tin Collection which involved the whole Club. In simple terms we collected food tins from households throughout the Carnforth area and then spent a morning sorting and packing to produce about 250 “Goodie Bags” which we distributed to the over 75s. More recently he served on the Youth Services Committee

Trevor never wanted to be President but he always gave full support to who ever was in that Office. As a keen sportsman he was always involved in Snooker, Bowls and Grey games. This continued until his death.

He was a keen and very knowledgeable Fell walker and together with Jim Atkinson, Ken McGrath and Frank Rycroft was part of the Premier Walking Group of Carnforth Rotary Club. After Jim’s death the name changed to “Last of the Summer Wine”!

Trevor had a partnership in a Graphic Designing Business and was happily married to Mary. They have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. His love affair with Morecambe FC (The Shrimps) started when his grandfather took him to Christie Park and to continue the tradition he has recently been taking his grandson, Cameron, to their matches at the Globe Arena.

He was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2004 and this developed into Non Hodgkin Lymphoma. He had many treatments including Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy and was always positive but realistic about the inevitable end game, which came when he developed acute pneumonia.

Truly a Top Man in every sense of the definition.