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RIP Steve Locke – ‘unsung hero’

Steve Locke - RIP

Steve Locke pictured with fellow coaches and club members at a display in typical playful mood.

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Steve Locke from Apex Trampoline Club, after a short illness.

Steve has been part of the trampolining region for many years now (Jack Kelly recalling his presence on his courses back in the 1970’s when he was instrumental in re-establishing Apex after Jack & John Beer had moved on).

Performers will remember him as the ‘nice’ judge who would wish everyone luck, always smile and be friendly, and sympathise with them if their routine didn’t go to plan.  Coaches will remember him as a friendly, supportive coach, happy to help others at all times.  Judges will remember him as the chair who would always bring bags of sweets to his panel, always smiling, cheerful, helping to make the day fun.

He will be sadly missed by all. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and his club at this difficult time.

Trampoline-East Committee

Funeral details

Steve’s funeral will take place at the Three Counties Crematorium, Halstead Road, Braintree, CM7 5PB at 11am on Tuesday 20th May, followed by a wake at the White Hart, Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9AB.

Mrs Locke has requested family flowers only please although would welcome donations made to MacMillan Cancer Support in Steve’s name, unfortunately Steve didn’t make it home to make use of them but Mrs Locke says they had been very supportive.

All are welcome to both the funeral and wake, but if you wish to attend the wake could you please indicate numbers via Jane MacRae by email – macraejane1978@gmail.com.

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