John (Johnty) Pearce

It is with much sadness that we share that John (Johnty) Pearce of Bakewell, Nottingham, NLD, Midlands and England A has sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer.

John was a gentleman, a prop who played 366 times for Nottingham and who played for England A side against Australia.

John’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 24th June at St Anne’s Church, Over Haddon, DE45 1JE.  There will be a Family internment at 11am followed by a Service of Thanksgiving at 12 noon.

People who wish to attend are encouraged to wear rugby shirts rather than black.

A traditional rugby style wake and celebration of John’s life will be held at the Lathkill Hotel in Over Haddon after the service.

Parking will be signposted in the village as space is limited near the church.