Gary Wakeham RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Gary Wakeham passed away at his home on Wednesday 14th April at the age of 64.

Gary was a long standing member of Cardiff Chess Club and over the years served as Club Secretary and Team Captain and was also a very popular Junior Coach.

Away from the board, Gary ran his own building maintenance business and was also a very talented artist, selling many of his paintings to customers both in the UK and worldwide.

Above all, Gary was a devoted family man and liked nothing better than relaxing with his wife Gail and his children and grandchildren.

We will miss his hard work, integrity and great sense of humour, as well as the times spent at the end of a chess evening, putting the world to rights over one or two shandies.