28/01/1926 - 26/06/2013
26th June 2013
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of our friend and Village Hall stalwart Ron Hubbard who died in his sleep at Chesterfield Royal Hospital this morning after being admitted a few days ago having suffered a stroke.
Serving on the Village Hall Committee under the Chairmanship of Ron through the years from 1992 to 2009 was an unforgettable experience, his leadership and "get the job done" style was an inspiration to all of us. Following the untimely death of David Eccles in 1999 Ron willingly took on the added responsibility as Acting Treasurer.
We and our local community will be forever grateful for his perseverance and dedication along with Derek Andrews in achieving the Millennium Lottery Award thus enabling the re-building of our Village Hall. His foresight and tenacity were key driving forces that helped us overcome so many obstacles in that process, there is no doubt that without him we would still be suffering the ongoing decline of the original building.
In 2007, Ron's work was acknowledged by Derbyshire County Council through an Excellence in the Community Award. He also received the Dronfield Rotary Club Community Service Award in recognition of his able leadership, guidance, unselfish devotion to duty and his valued service to the Community.
Latterly, faced with a deterioration in his general health, he had withdrawn from day to day involvement in running the Hall but until very recently had maintained his valued position on the Management Committee, attending our monthly meetings and making a very fulsome and valuable contribution to the proceedings.
On his retirement as Chairman the Management Committee unanimously voted that he should become Honorary President, a role which rightly made Ron the figure head of our organisation.
On behalf of The Management Committee I would like to formally express our sincere and deepest gratitude for his efforts, but more importantly to say how much we will miss his always cheerful presence at our meetings and functions.
Our thoughts and condolences go out at this time to Helen and her family.