Packed sta­dium for Chris Ed­wards’ fi­nal ‘home fix­ture’

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO SPORT - Lau­rie Smith

THE Mick Kelly Park grand­stand - named after the man they were hon­our­ing - was over­flow­ing on

Fri­day as the Zu­l­u­land com­mu­nity and pro­vin­cial rugby fra­ter­nity said a fi­nal farewell to Chris ‘CJ’ Ed­wards.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the KZN Rugby Union trav­elled from Dur­ban, and well­wishes were read out from around the world, be­fore an ar­ray of close friends each took the time to pay trib­ute to the man they unan­i­mously agreed was a ‘leg­end’.

Chris, who leaves his daugh­ters Mar­got, Jan­ice and Rozy, passed away peace­fully at his Em­pan­geni home last Sun­day morn­ing, fol­low­ing a long ill­ness.

Mick Kelly Park grounds­man­Thomas Sibiya with Chris’ daugh­ters Mar­got, Jan­ice and Rosanne, who were handed spe­cial trib­ute rugby balls dur­ing the ser­vice on Fri­day

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