It is with great sadness that I must inform you of the death of long standing member of the NYC, Mr. Jack Owens.
The National Yacht Club has lost a great friend.
In the 70’s when the Mermaid class was the biggest racing class in the Bay, Jack crewed with Johnnie Walker accumulating many trophies for the mantle piece. On the introductin of the new flying fifteen class Jack acquired himself a wooden fifteen later changing to a GRP boat. With over 25 years in the flying fifteen class Jack was also much involved with the running of the junior section. After hanging up his racing boots Jack involved himself with every sailing event at the National Yacht Club, was a regular DBSC volunteer and later becoming a Race Officer. His favourite event was to officiate at the annual Mermaid and flying fifteen forstbite series, the former classes he enjoyed so much.
Jack was an affiable, friendly and volunteer contrbutor and will be greatly missed by his club and wide circle of friends.
OWENS (late of Mount Merrion Avenue) July 31, 2018, (peacefully) in Glengara Park Nursing Home, Jack husband of the late Peg, loving father of Karen, John, Peter and Jeremy (Joe); Sadly missed by his children and their partners, grandchildren, his sisters Eileen and Betty, extended family and wide circle of friends. Remembering also his late sister Marie.
Reposing Monday in Quinn’s of Glasthule from 5pm to 7pm. Removal Tuesday to the Church of the Assumption, Booterstown arriving for 10am Mass followed by burial in St. Fintan’s Cemetery, Sutton. Donations, if desired, to a charity of your choice.
May he Rest in Peace.