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From BWFC Lottery Office

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of the Bolton Wanderers Development Assoc.(Chorley)Ltd committee, Lifeline and Goldline Agent and former Travel Club Steward no 1 Derek Cooper. Derek has been a part of the history of Bolton Wanderers Football Club for many years as both a fan and a staunch supporter since the age of 6 when he accompanied his dad to his first game. Derek was also a keen gardener and spent many hours tending to and relaxing in his garden. Derek died on Saturday the 11th January 2020. We would like to pass on our sincere sympathies to his wife Joyce, daughter Gillian, Son in Law Andrew and his two grandchildren Tiffani and Liam. He will also be a great loss to Bolton Wanderers and will be remembered fondly by everyone who knew him at the Club. RIP Derek
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1 minute ago, Casino said:

Is that derek who did the other coach, when dave higson was doing them?

Yes it was, he stewarded many a coach I did back in the day. Seemed a decent bloke whenever I spoke to him. RIP Derek

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Yeah, i liked him

Just thinking, wasnt there a third bloke too

I guess hes long gone, but bald head

All 3 of them knew how to control us rowdy teenagers with some give and take

Ie wed give a can and theyd take it

Good blokes

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1 minute ago, Casino said:

Yeah, i liked him

Just thinking, wasnt there a third bloke too

I guess hes long gone, but bald head

All 3 of them knew how to control us rowdy teenagers with some give and take

Ie wed give a can and theyd take it

Good blokes

Yes, Dave from Fleetwood. He still goes, see him most weeks - sits in East Lower over the North Corner end

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16 minutes ago, Biggish Dave said:

Yes, Dave from Fleetwood. He still goes, see him most weeks - sits in East Lower over the North Corner end

Good for him

Apologies for writing him off, hope hes healthy for a good while to come

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Remember Derek (didnt know his name until saw pic) from Travel Club back in 80's was always a steward on one of coaches. Seemed a decent bloke. Had a lot to put up with us cheeky young pups but handled it well, good natured bloke as i remember. Condolences to all his family and friends. 

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34 minutes ago, MancWanderer said:

Did he also do the kids n flids coaches during the Prem years? If he’s who I think he is he was a smashing bloke

Yes mate, same as above. Did travel club stewarding for maybe 20 years

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34 minutes ago, MancWanderer said:

Did he also do the kids n flids coaches during the Prem years? If he’s who I think he is he was a smashing bloke

If it’s who I think then yes, top bloke.

Gave me and Yoof 1 a lift home after we got back from a midweek at Chelski over Christmas. Heard me struggling to get a taxi at daft o’clock in the morning and offered a lift. 
RIP Fella 

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Says he was involved with the Developement Assoc. (Chorley) but unless he had relatives in Harwood I always thought he lived off Tottington Road on Hulme Road or Seaford Road.

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1 minute ago, MickyD said:

Says he was involved with the Developement Assoc. (Chorley) but unless he had relatives in Harwood I always thought he lived off Tottington Road on Hulme Road or Seaford Road.

That’s correct Micky,  lived round that area. I knew him very loosely through a previous job of mine. 

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50 minutes ago, MickyD said:

Says he was involved with the Developement Assoc. (Chorley) but unless he had relatives in Harwood I always thought he lived off Tottington Road on Hulme Road or Seaford Road.

It’s the official name for BWFC Lotteries, no idea why it has the Chorley bit.

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2 hours ago, Biggish Dave said:

Derek always used to take a lass, Jane. Not sure whether family friend, neighbour etc but she used to love Wanderers too. Not seen her in years

I remember her. Used to sell programmes at Burnden. Not seen her in years.

RIP Derek

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