It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Terry Spearman, passed away Monday afternoon.

Monday 16th May 2022

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that one of the Blaydon Rugby Football Club family: Terry Spearman, passed away Monday afternoon with his family at his side, following a period of illness.


Terry’s represented Blaydon Rugby Club superbly in many way:

  • Terry played for Blaydon after leaving Blaydon Grammar School and after going to university and qualifying as a chemist, he took up employment in Kent in the late 50’s eventually moving back to the North East to work in Peterlee and eventually he returned to his roots when he became part of the Dixon & Spearman company and operated their business outlet in Whickham until his retirement.

  • He did re-commence playing for Blaydon having in the past already represented Durham County at Championship level.

  • As his family developed, he had the pleasure of captaining the 3rd team for a number of years and his two sons, Graeme and Kevin appeared in this side with him but were told not to call him Dad on the field!!

  • His career as a player stretched from the 1950’s to the 1970’s albeit with gaps due to his employment. Upon giving up playing Terry served on the General Committee of the rugby club and was a Club Trustee, all of the time watching his sons play at 1st Team level.


Our thoughts at this time are with his wife Rosemary and family including:  Kevin, Graeme, Pamela and Julie at this time, RIP Terry, you will be greatly missed and long remembered by all who knew you!


Funeral arrangements details for Tuesday 31st May;

  • 11am at St Mary RC Church Whickham

  • 11:45 at Mountsett Crematorium

  • 12:30 friends invited back to Blaydon RFC


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