It is with a profound heart-breaking sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Flockart on April 19, 2023. Jim Flockart, a former president and the longest-serving member of the Merredin Club, passed away at the age of 81. He was a life member of the club, which he joined when he was just 21 years old. The entire Merredin community, Merredin Club members, Burracoppin Football Club members, and the EDFL is saddened by the loss of a legendary figure, a man who dedicated his life to the club and served it in various capacities. In this blog post, we will delve into the life of Jim Flockart, his contributions to the Merredin Club, and what made him so special to the people around him. Keep reading more.
Who was Jim Flockart?
Jim Flockart was born on December 3, 1942, in the small town of Merredin, Western Australia. He attended the local Merredin Primary School, where he developed an interest in sports. He was a gifted athlete, excelling in tennis, football, and cricket. Jim began his association with the Merredin Club in 1963, when he first joined the tennis section of the club. He was a talented player, and soon, he became an integral part of the club’s tennis team.
Jim’s passion for sports did not end with tennis. He was also a talented football player and played for the Burracoppin Football Club for many years. His dedication to the club resulted in him being honored with the EDFL Life Membership award. Jim was a respected figure in the Burracoppin Football Club, and his absence from the team will always be felt.
Jim’s contributions to the Merredin Club played a significant role in shaping the club’s history. He served on the club’s committee for many years and was elected president twice. Jim also volunteered and spent countless hours helping to maintain the club’s facilities, ensuring that the club was in top condition for all members to enjoy. His vision and commitment to the club were instrumental in the club’s growth and its success.
What was the cause of Jim Flockart death?
The news of Jim Flockart’s passing has shocked and saddened the Merredin Club community. While the exact cause of death is yet to be revealed, it is widely believed that his age was a contributing factor. The possible cause of his passing has left bitter memories in the minds of his family and fellow members, and left a void in the heart of every member.
Jim Flockart Obituary
Jim Flockart was more than just a former president and a long-serving member of the Merredin Club. He was a legend, an icon, and a gentleman who dedicated his life to sports and the community he served. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations, and the fall of a great man will not be forgotten. The condolences of the Merredin Club, Burracoppin Football Club, EDFL, and the entire community are extended to the family and friends of Jim Flockart, whose passing has left a hole in the heart of the Merredin community. Rest in Peace, Jim Flockart.
Tributes Pour to Jim Flockart death
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Rest in Peace, Jim.
Today we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible life of James Hamilton Flockart; and send love to his family. Jim gave so much to the Merredin Community in his time here, a man of great sportsmanship, humour, and generosity. We are so grateful to have had a chance to share time with him– It was a honour to capture him as part of our 2022 Seasons of Change community project; and hear a snippet of his 91 year story. To his family near and far, we hold you in our thoughts.
Brown Shearing’s Anywhere Anytime
RIP….The offices of Brown Shearing’s Anywhere Anytime were saddened to hear today of the passing of Mr Jim Flockart. Mr Flockart was a stalwart not only of his beloved Burracoppin Footy Club but of the Eastern Districts Football League as a whole. Schooling a young player advocate at a tribunal hearing a long time ago with consummate ease. He held many positions at both club and league level and was hugely respected. It is through the tireless work of men and women like Mr Flockart that we have such a wonderful football competition to enjoy today. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to all family and friends at this sad time.