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Memorial service for club member

Monday, 11 April 2016
It was with regret that the club learnt of the death of one of its oldest members, Russell Kernahan, who passed away peacefully on 30 March 2016 after struggling with Parkinson's Disease for many years.

In his younger days he was a man who rowed in some of the best crews the club has ever produced, later becoming a vice president and a very generous supporter of the Club. 
He was one of the first members of Tyne to hold an umpires licence.

Russell saw the new boathouse a few weeks before his death and was greatly impressed with the works and the organisation behind it. 

As with John Dalkin, Tyne was a major part of his life and one of our eights was named after him. He was a regular attender at events and at AGMs until quite recently and was never afraid of asking an awkward question or two! 

There was a very well attended memorial service on 11 April 2016 at Trinity Church in Gosforth, where his son Andrew spoke movingly of his life in rowing and outside it.

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Russell (second from right) at the club AGM in November 2011
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