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More Sad News

Barbara Moss

Following the shocking news of Garry Merrell’s death we have more sad news at the Phoenix.

Tommy Andrews passed away on Friday morning 1st May, after a short stay in hospital. He was 87.

Tommy was a big character in the club, training here for many years until his heart attack, five years ago. He was

awarded his 1st Dan black belt in 2005.

Tommy began Aikido when he was in his 70’s but refused to use his advancing years as an excuse for anything.

He was a dedicated student who loved Aikido, loved the club and the people in it.

He was a kind and caring man and a good friend. I / we will miss him.

Our thoughts are with

Maggie and the family.

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