A Tribute to a true Mighty Quin

It is with the most profound sadness that the club remembers who can only be termed as a True Mighty Quin. John Lewis also known as Joe to close family members but as Caio to the Quins family has sadly passed away.

John affectionately nicknamed Caio is a true character and has followed the club since the late 1960s having played for the youth in the 1967/1968 season where he unfortunately suffered a broken leg. In later years John was an avid follower of the Quins Second XV (also called United and F Troop).

Many will remember John as being a rather maverick driver so much so he would get to away games in a time that was shouldn’t really have been possible and some players at the time who shared a lift with John only did it once!

John as well undertaking first aid duties for the second XV would on occasions run the line  and in one game in Abergwili he was running so fast to keep up with play he ended up head first in a trench dug by Welsh Water at the side of the pitch. Speaking of his first aid duties in the melee of treating an injured player in Newcastle Emlyn  John in advertently sprayed deep heat at his own face instead of on the injured player. Two stories that John often laughs at.

Regardless of his debilitating illness later in life he continued to drive his car with the kit to games for the seconds and take the kit home for the laundrette to wash ready for the following week. John was so strict on the kit nobody left the changing rooms until every piece was returned! In the absence of the seconds John would often be found sat in his car at the Vicarage corner of the park shouting along with rest of the crowd with a smile on his face. John is a proud supporter of the Quins and has been a passionate follower over the years and you can always rely on John to tell you what he thought as he always spoke his mind.

John being his true Quins self has decided on one last wish and that is to have the funeral service in  the Club. The family would like to let all John’s friends know that his funeral will be held on 16th February at 2pm followed by a service in Narberth at 4pm.

We are sure that there will be many current and former Quins family who will have John and the family in their thoughts at this time. The Club has lost a true Mighty Quin who will be missed. Rest in Peace John.