Queensland Bridge Association - Obituaries

QBA Obituaries

Rita O'Sullivan & Verna Kessler, April 2019

 

April has been a sad month at the Dalby Bridge Club with the death of two much loved past members within two weeks of each other.

A gentle soul, Rita O'Sullivan together with her husband Justin was a member of the club for many years until relocating to Brisbane for health and family reasons. Rita passed away on the 5th April this year.

Life Members of Dalby Bridge Club, Herb and Verna Kessler, both played at the Dalby Bridge Club until well into their nineties. They were sadly missed when they reluctantly left Dalby to be near family at the Gold Coast due to failing health in 2017. Such was their popularity that members playing in the Gold Coast Congress last year took time out to pay them a visit at the nursing home where they were living.

Both Herb and Verna played an active role within the Dalby Bridge Club. Herb was a member of the management committee for many years including a period of time as vice president. Verna will always be remembered for her beautiful floral arrangements she made each year for the Dalby Congress. Sadly Verna passed away on the 13th April.

Our love and sympathy goes out to Herb and to both families.

Rest in peace Rita and Verna