I received a phone call whilst in the Choir Hall from our President Richard Evans telling me that Roy Shuck had passed away on Thursday 26 May, in complete shock and lack of words it dawned on me the impact this would have on the Choir. Roy gave his life and complete dedication to his role as secretary, nothing too difficult to undertake and always willing to give advice and help, none more so than to myself, he was my right hand man. Our sincere condolences go to Ann and family.Leon & Denise. Chairman, Caldicot Male Voice Choir
From ‘The Libretto’ – June 2011
It was a great shock to us all when we heard of Roy’s passing away, more so because he was looking so fit and well. It has left a big hole in the fabric of the choir and he will be a big act to follow. Myself, Leon Jones, Steve Davies, Peter Heslop and Richard Evans went to pay our respects to Ann and her family on the Sunday following Roy’s death. Ann was glad to see us and it was not long before we all sat and talked about Roy and the choir.
We all know how much the choir meant to Roy and the time he dedicated to the choir, Ann said that she always felt the choir came first and she understood this as it was Roy’s passion. Whenever Roy took on a concert or made a decision regarding the choir, he did with the best intention of the choir. His heart and soul was the choir. We will in time realise just how much Roy did for the choir.
Since his death Ann informed us of the calls she has had from people outside the choir but connected with the choir. Holly Holyoake phoned to pass on her sympathy. Holly has sung many times with the choir and had great respect for Roy. Many calls from other choirs have been received and this shows the respect Roy had from other choirs. Roy will be deeply missed and our thoughts and prayers go to Ann and the family.Mark Stocker Vice-Chairman
Wednesday 8th June 2011, St. Mary’s Church, Caldicot
Service at 11:45 hrs, Choir to meet in church 11:15 hrs
Crematorium, Croesyceiliog at 13:00 hrs, then back to Choir Hall after the service.