I am sorry to have to announce the death of Paul Colmer, following a long illness.
Paul is long standing member of OGRI MCC and will be sadly missed by all the club and his family and friends.
The members of OGRI MCC would like offer our condolences to the members of Paul’s family.
Paul’s funeral will be held on the 30 December at St Luke’s Church, Burton.
Paul is well known not only as a member of OGRI MCC but for his involvement with other clubs in the area, too numerous to mention here. Its is Paul’s wish to have as many motorcycles as possible accompany him on his last ride, and bring Poole and Bournemouth to a standstill.
Paul was first diagnosed with prostate cancer in June 2000 and told he had 2 years to live. On 4 December 2003, some 3 1/2 years later, he organised and went on a trip to Bruges with 34 friends. He died on 19 December 2003 having lived every day of the 3 1/2 years to its full.
Apart from the determination and strength of character that kept him going, the staff and treatment on Ward 10 of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital played an enormous part, as he had courses of chemotherapy and frequent (often weekly) blood transfusions there.
Much of the last 2 weeks including the final hours of his life were spent on Ward 11, where he was treated with the kindness and dignity he deserved.
There are currently only 12 beds or chairs available to people to receive treatment, yet the demand for treatment is high. The Tenovus Diamond Appeal is to fund a much-needed extension to Oncology Wards 10 and 11 at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital for patients from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.
The Tenovus Cancer Charity also supports research into breast and prostate cancer, lymphoma and leukaemia.
Please send a donation to this appeal to the address above in Paul’s memory so that others may benefit as he did.
Thank you for your support