Laura Staveley RIP

On Sunday, 31st July, Kevin’s mother, Laura (Staveley), suffered a severe catastrophic stroke. At this present time Laura is lovingly been cared for by the doctors and nurses of the Royal Glamorgan Hospital where she is visited by close family only.
Kevin and the whole family express their grateful thanks to the staff of the Royal Glamorgan Hospital for this care and devotion.
Understandably this means that Kevin needs to devote his time to this, but would like to reassure players that events at the end of August and early September will take place as planned.
Sadly, Laura Staveley passed away peacefully in her sleep on 9th August. She will be very sorely missed as she often attended weekend chess tournaments helping out with refreshments.
The Welsh Chess Union wishes to send our deep sorrow at Kevin’s loss and assure him that our thoughts are with him at this very sad time.

Laura’s funeral will take place at Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend, on Tuesday 30th August at 1.15 pm.

It will be preceded by a short service at the home (57, Treharne St)

Following the Cremation service there will be a reception at St George’s Hall, Cwmparc, upon return.