Editor: I wish to acknowledge the way my husband David Stewart’s former rugby team honoured him.
The celebration of life for David was held at the theatre at Brookswood Secondary School, where David formerly coached the rugby players.
David’s grandfather had been an All Black and David’s father had been a trial-ist, however family commitments had precluded his full participation.
David would discuss with me the Brookswood players’ energy and focus in those days and was thrilled by how quickly they absorbed his suggestions. He so enjoyed coaching these young men and was proud of their teamwork.
After the celebration I was told that members of the team, in full uniform, went on to the field and played a short game in his honour.
When he coached you, you were winners, playing for Brookswood. In my eyes you are winners still.
I was unable to thank you then. I thank you now.
Ruth E. Stewart,