TRIBUTES have been paid to a coastal bowls stalwart who has died after a battle with cancer.
Family, friends and members of the North Wales bowls community will attend the funeral of Jim Nixon, of Dyserth, during on Thursday.
Mr Nixon, who was chairman of the Clwydian Senior Citizens League for 11 years, died of cancer aged 85 on Friday, May 25 at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.
Peter Hayes, chairman of the league, said: “He was the personification of a person who gave our sport much more than he took from it.
"He will be sadly missed, and our condolences go to his family and friends.”
Mr Nixon, who was born in Ireland, spent much of his working life as an accountant in the North of England and in North Wales.
He had an active interest in rugby and football as well as crown green bowling, and had strong links with Dyserth, Rhuddlan and Old Colwyn Bowling clubs.
Marlene Humphreys, secretary of the league said: “Bowls was his life. He was an exceptional chairman, and was due to take over as President in 1992, but a change in the rules kept him as chairman, as he was doing such a good job.”
The funeral service will take place at the Colwyn Bay Crematorium in Mochdre at 11.30 am tomorrow June 14.