What a weekend!!!... Celebrating the life of a legend.
The family were overwhelmed by those that turned out to remember a man who touched so many lives. Tony Evans, Our Club President gave 52 years services and was remembered with a fitting tribute by all at Vogue Park on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2019. Tony passed away on Sunday 20th at Treliske hospital and was, and now is for evermore free of his pains.
The club put on an excellent display in his memory, including his club blazer presented to him in 2016 for 50 years service. Photographs of him and team pictures were put out on display and sparked many discussions and laughter's about the main man. At 2:30pm before our reserves played Illogan all those present fell silent and on the referees whistle 52 yellow and black balloons were released from players and those on the balcony. After the game flowers were present to Carol from Illogan FC which was a wonderful touch. Our reserve team players had combined their fines money this week to present Carol with another bouquet and also to Kayleigh, Tony's Daughter. At 5pm, a time the president was always seen in the clubhouse each week, all those present raised a glass of his famous grouse whiskey in his memory, by god why did he not drink something a little nicer. The family asked for a group photo and songs were sung to his almighty legacy that he has left behind. The Combination League Cup, one his was so proud to carry into the clubhouse in 2013 for the first time was filled and passed around, not with whiskey may I add. On Sunday our U16s fell silent prior to their game and we have also been contacted to say Helston U18s, where many of our St Day Invincibles play Sunday football, too fell silent and remembered their President. Thank you to Helston AFC for the wonderful mark of respect, football truly is a remarkable game at times.
Tony's funeral has been confirmed as taking place on Monday 4th February at 1:30pm. The services will be held at St Day Church, followed by a burial across the way and a wake will follow at St Day Enterprise centre. The family and our club wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone at the present time and are overwhelmed by the thoughts, generosity and comments sent to them directly or over social media. Everyone that knew Tony is warmly invited to attend his funeral and any photographs they may have of him would be made most use of at the Enterprise centre afterwards.
Tony what you have given, dedicated and worked so hard for to make this, your club what it is today, will never ever be forgotten. Rest easy and free from everything, for heaven as gained a gentleman.
"Once A Saint Always A Saint"