In memory of
William (Bill) Anthony Wright
Bill sadly passed away on Saturday, 15th July 2023, aged 83 years. He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Maggie.
He will be deeply missed by both family and friends.
Bill was one of the founding members of the Rotary Club of Hertford Shires and was an active member for 25 years.
If you would like to make a donation in the memory of Bill, a Just Giving website has been established by Bill’s daughter, Alison, with all proceeds going to support local good causes and Rotary charities.
Bill started his working life as an apprentice electrician with de Haviland at Hatfield. I am not sure if he finished his training but the next thing I recollect were his experiences as a trainee door-to-door (industrial branch) life insurance salesman which as you can imagine were hilarious.
Passion for food and healthy snacks
Opening the wine, contemplating the future and blowing out the candles on Bill’s 70th at a Chez Frost BBQ
Bill was engaging and could often be found at centre stage, he was also an enthusiastic salesman and on one occasion, managed to persuade the Sandringham groundsman to plant thousands of Crocus bulbs for Polio.
Shaking down at Tesco
Bill was never short of a smile and an encouraging word for passers by as he gave up his time to raise the profile of Rotary and collect cash for charitable causes.
“I have found it hard trying to remember what Bill said or did, but my memory of him was of a kind, humorous but nevertheless astute businessman.”
The Hertford Shires Santa
Bill was a popular Father Christmas although he told the children that he only wore red because he supported Arsenal!