|The service began at Chilterns Crematorium in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, where all in attendance were touched by moving stories and tributes to the great coach, husband, dad, granddad and great granddad.
Following the service, High Wycombe Judo Centre hosted a lovely after-gathering, where Roy’s friends and family, with pride and respect, continued celebrating his incredible personal and professional life’s achievements.
Roy was a dear friend of Pinewood as he coached many a Pinewood player as they reached the national squad. Nicola Fairbrother, World, European and Commonwealth Champion summarizes the relationship that Roy and Don developed as fellow coaches; “Roy spoke then of the mutual respect the two sensei had for each other. Don had once told him, “Roy, I do the grafting and you do the polishing.” And that was true, because Roy Inman added the shine that took our judo to the highest level.”
You can read Nicola’s full comments in the Kano Society’s latest bulletin, dedicated to Roy Inman by visiting: www.kanosociety.org
Pinewood Judo Club has lost a great friend and our thoughts are with Roy’s wife Carol, his children and adoring grandchildren.
If you have not already read Roy Inman’s obituary, you can read it here: