Sad news about Peter Wright, an ex-Captain of Cantabs

Cantabs is sad to hear of the death of Peter Wright in the early hours of Wednesday 2nd November, after a short illness.

Peter joined the rowing club from school (Cambridgeshire High School) in 1956, rowing for the club until he moved away from Cambridge in the early 1960’s. On returning to Cambridge in early 1970 he again rowed with the club and was appointed Captain at the end of the 1970 season. He resigned as Captain at the end of 1972 as work commitments again took him away from Cambridge.

Peter never relinquished a joy for rowing and for many years was one of the regular coaches in the schools’ programme under ‘Project Oarsome’. He will be missed by many.

The funeral will be on Monday November 21;

11.00 – service at Impington church

12.15 – short service at Cambridge crematorium (all welcome)

Wake to be at The Belle Free house, North End, Bassingbourn.

Family flowers only please and donations to Cancer Research via Weymans Funeral Directors (a collection box will be available at the church).

There will be a memorial book at The Belle for those who wish to share their fond memories.

Peter’s daughter, Becky, asks that we pass the word around and requests a few words to go into the memorial book. It will be treasured both by her and her brother, Simon, as it will give us a chance to share all the good times he had with so many people.

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