Queensland Bridge Association - Obituary

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Saul Isaacs 1929 - Jan 2015

Saul was a popular long-time member of the Gold Coast Bridge Club, joining our friendly group in 1995. He was a Silver Life Master.

Saul passed away after a long battle with cancer. Everyone who knew Saul admired him for his gentleness, kindness, sincerity and a mischievous sense of humour. It was always a pleasure to play with Saul and his lovely wife Connie knowing that you would be treated with the greatest respect.

Saul was born in Rangoon, Burma in 1929 where he lived until the Japanese advanced into Asia in the 2nd World War caused his family to move to India. After several years Saul settled in the England where he married Connie in 1957. In 1962, the family with two sons moved to Sydney where Saul (who had a science degree) got a position as a nuclear scientist with the Atomic Research Centre at Lucas Heights in Sydney where he remained until he retired in the 1980s. In retirement Saul and Connie moved to the Gold Coast in 1992 and joined our bridge club in 1995.

Saul was a very talented guitarist and composer and enjoyed the company of many musicians from the Coast at their regular jam sessions. Connie is also a very accomplished singer who loved to join in with them. Saul greatly enjoyed cryptic crosswords, backgammon and other card games.

Saul was one of nature's gentlemen and will be sorely missed by all that knew him.

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