It was with great sadness that earlier this week I learnt that Ron Bannister had died suddenly at the weekend. Ron suffered a heart attack on Saturday, 14th July.
Ron had been an ardent supporter of QPR for over 45 years and was Chairman of QPR Official Supporters Club Committee.
All the OSC Committee members join me in sending their heartfelt sympathy to Ron’s wife Teresa and all his family in their great loss.
It was at the age of ten when Ron and his good friend Alan Pepper decided to go to Stamford Bridge, but in Ron’s words, “We never really liked the place. We then tried QPR and that was it – hooked for life”.
Despite a very busy work schedule, Ron has served on the Official Supporters Club Committee for about ten years. He was delighted when he was elected as Chairman, a role that he filled with great enthusiasm, kindness and always good humour. Ron of course, was the brains behind the fundraising QPR Quiz Nights which never failed to be a success and were enjoyed by many supporters.
Rest in Peace Ron ……You are already and always will be, hugely missed by all your fellow Committee members, both past and present and all QPR supporters who came to know you over the years.