In memory of Members, Boaters & Supporters who have sadly passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trust has set up this page to remember and salute those who have sadly passed away during this conflict. These were people who supported ANT and enjoyed our idyllic river and we feel it is right to pay tribute to their memories and salute their contribution.
I am sure you all join us at ANT in sending the families of those fallen our deepest condolences.
These navigators and supporters join the ANT roll of honour of a long list of distinguished people who have been the custodians of our lovely river ensuring that it is here for future generations to enjoy.
‘In memory of friends sadly passed away still volunteering and navigating on the mighty river in the sky, rest in peace.’
Carl Everson (28th June 1939 – 2nd April 2020)
Sadly we report the passing of Carl Everson. Carl was a long standing
member of LANT and then ANT. Carl was a regular supporter of the Trust attending and contributing to many AGMs over the years. Carl and his wife Cathy, were also long standing members of Wyre Mill Club and Carl had served the Club for many decades on its management Committee. Carl had numerous boats on the river, Nimbus IX, Poppy, Sir Percy and more recently a Freeman 23 ‘Charlie Girl’. Sadly Carl contracted COVID 19 in March and passed away on 2nd April. His funeral was held at 10.15am on 28th April.
In his memory as a mark of respect and in celebration of his life, at 10.15am on 28th April, ANT tug City pushed Carl’s boat ‘Charlie Girl’ past Wyre Mill Club followed by his old boat Nimbus IX, now owned by Roger Gardner. The boats stood station opposite the Club Flag Pole with flags at half-mast and there was a sounding of horns while the crews lowered their boat hooks and saluted to say a final farewell from the river and in remembrance of a fallen navigator. In attendance was Terry Grainger, Deputy Chairman of Wyre Mill Club, Adrian Main, Company Secretary of ANT together with a small representation of Carl’s many good friends including Martyn and Dee Dring Wyre Mill Club Managers.
Below is a video of this sad farewell.
I am sure you all join us at ANT in sending Cathy and the family our deepest condolences at this very sad time.
Carl joins the ANT roll of honour of a long list of distinguished people who have been the custodians of our lovely river ensuring that it is here for future generations to enjoy.
‘Carl Everson, still volunteering and navigating on the mighty river in the sky, rest in peace.’