Book Of Remembrances

Ron Pruce - Pinner 41 Club

Ronald Desmond Pruce 1925-2016

Ron Pruce died quite peacefully at The Central Middlesex Hospital on 7th March, 2016. He would have been 92 in June this year.

He was a Marine Engineer Officer in The Merchant Navy, and experienced the "War at Sea" first hand, with a few yarns to tell.

By the time he joined Round Table in 1958, having retired from "the sea", he had started up a Dry Cleaning Business in Rickmansworth, with shops in Pinner and Sudbury Town.

He married Betty on 31st January 1948, and they had 4 Children, Trevor an Accountant; Graham continuing with the Dry Cleaning business in Rickmansworth; Beverley a Legal PA and Nigel, an Electrical Engineer in his own business. He also had 6 Grandchildren (all boys), 2 Great Grandsons and a Great-granddaughter, the only girl and born quite recently.

He was Chairman of Pinner Round Table at the famous 10th Anniversary Dinner in 1962. He was a founder Member of Pinner 41 Club in 1964, and became Chairman in 1968 and returned to Round Table in 1970 as their President.Very shortly after joining 41 Club he set up a Grand Parents Club which still meets to this day for occasional Sunday Lunches. He was also an Honorary Member of Pinner Rotary Club.

He was a Member of the celebrated "Andrews Sisters" trio, performing at the annual Round Table ‘Old Folks Parties’, which he continued with, by wearing differentguisesentertaining at 41 Club Ladies Nights.

He was instrumental in acquiring an old caravan which was parked outside the Victory Public house in Pinner and used to raise money to pay for a caravan to be sent to Skopje in Yugoslavia for the earthquake appeal.This was finally used in a number of different forms as a Christmas float, touring the roads in the Village for many years afterwards.

Ron, as all who knew him, was a wonderful character with a fund of good humour. A terrific Member of Pinner 41 Club, and already missed greatly.

Ken Crisp
Life President Pinner 41 Club