Tributes paid to Gloucestershire rugby legend Bob Savory, known as ‘Mr Chosen Hill’, who has died


Tributes have been paid to a Gloucestershire grandfather dubbed “Mr Chosen Hill” who has died.

Chosen Hill RFC introduced the dying of Bob Savory on Easter Sunday, describing the membership stalwart as “a legend”.

And since, then rugby golf equipment from throughout the south west have paid tribute to Mr Savory who went from being a revered participant to chairman of the membership.

On Easter Sunday at 6pm they had been resulting from increase a glass to the Mr Savory who was a fixture on the Churchdown membership.

He leaves spouse Jo and daughter Niki who’re avid supporters, sons Ian, Marc and Luke who play for the membership and his grandchildren. Grandson Ewan performs for the juniors.

On Easter Sunday morning, the membership posted an announcement which learn: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we’ve got to announce that this morning an excellent man was taken from us all in Bob Savory.

“Bob was the epitome of Chosen Hill RFC and never solely represented the membership as a participant however as chairman, treasurer, supporter, mixture Consultant and Committee Member.

“He was Chosen Hill RFC via and thru and we are going to all the time miss him. Our ideas exit to Jo, Ian, Marc, Niki, Luke and the remainder of Bob’s household on this troublesome time.

“RIP Bob – Mr Chosen Hill RFC”

One other submit reads: “A particularly unhappy day for the membership right this moment. We’ve sadly misplaced a legend in Bob who was a real clubman to Chosen Hill RFC.

“As a mark of respect, I’d such as you to affix collectively and lift a beer to the large fella this night at 6pm if you happen to can please.”

It’s understood Mr Savory had coronavirus and died in hospital.

Daughter Niki posted on social media: “It’s straightforward to say what a merciless, vicious and painful world we reside in, however Dad by no means noticed it that method. He was so genuinely joyful, hilariously humorous, considerate and full of affection & mild. By no means a foul phrase spoken of him. My coronary heart is in tatters. I really like you Dad.”

Chosen Hill chairman Don Yeates says he has recognized the household since Mr Savory performed rugby together with his father and the youngsters performed collectively on the taking part in fields after matches.

He stated he adopted the membership house and away, even travelling so far as Cornwall when the membership was within the south west league.

“His household and mates are heartbroken and all people on the membership sends their condolences,” he stated.

“The truth that we’ve got been inundated with textual content messages and emails from different rugby golf equipment reveals how well-known, properly appreciated and properly revered he was within the recreation. Everyone is saying he was such a pleasant bloke.

“Individuals regarded as much as him and the membership has misplaced one in every of its largest characters.”

GRFU tweeted: “Unhappy information certainly, Bob was immense in membership and native rugby; a real stalwart of our recreation. Our heartfelt condolences go to all of the Savory household and all @CHFPRFC at this very troublesome time. RIP Bob.”

Gloucester rugby referees have additionally tweeted their condolences and referee Bob McCrudden tweeted: “Very unhappy information certainly. A really respectful man and a real rugby gent. Condolences to all his household and mates and should he relaxation in peace.”



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