Joan Backhouse



I regret to have to let you all know that Joan Backhouse passed away on 31May at the age of 93. She was living in a home and had the onset of dementia. Joan was Watford & District Secretary for 19 years up to 1999. Audrey Watts took over from her in the year 2000. When she left office she wrote a book which is the definitive history of the WDLBA. 

She was instrumental with 4 others in founding Watford Indoor Bowls Club and gave a lot to the sport of bowls. Her late husband Michael was also a keen bowler and a member of Garston Bowls and Watford Indoor BC

The funeral will be at the West Herts Crematorium on Monday 11 June at 3 pm and afterwards at the Noke. If anyone wishes to send a card to her daughter the details are Mrs Judy Curry, 5 Lawrence Grove, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Bucks  HP16 0SN.

Our thoughts are with her family, friends and fellow bowlers.