Mike Cole R.I.P.

Notice of Death

I have just heard the sad news of the death of Mike Cole at the age of 81. He was a former secretary of Fareham Chess Club, and was secretary of the Portsmouth League from 1977 to 1981.

The funeral will be held at St Mary’s Church, Warsash on Friday 30th August at 1pm.

John Wheeler


  1. It was heart-warming for Mum and I to see that you had mentioned Dad (Mike Cole) on this web page.

    As you know Dad was a very keen chess player playing for both Fareham and Hampshire. As John Wheeler mentioned he was also secretary of Fareham Chess Club, setting up a twinning with Vannes, and secretary of the Portsmouth League. He loved teaching his skills to children running a yearly tournament, after which the prize ceremony was held at the Guildhall.

    We were able to catch up with one of Dad’s old chess colleagues at the funeral. It is very touching to think that he is still remembered.

    Please pass on our regards to other members of the chess club that remember Dad.

    Nancy Cole and Helen

  2. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment at such a difficult time. We will remember Mike with great affection, I will ensure your comments are passed to the Association.

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