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102-YEAR-OLD CITY FAN PASSES AWAY

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08:00 28th April 2014

by Norwich City Football Club

Jack Boast saw Canaries play at the Nest

NORWICH City Football Club is sad to hear of the passing of supporter Jack Boast at the age of 102.

Mr Boast passed away at the Old Rectory Care Home in Acle on April 12.

Gary Stride, chef at the Old Rectory, recalls how Mr Boast had told him that he used to watch the Canaries play at The Nest prior to the Club's move to Carrow Road in 1935.

"Despite his age, poor sight and being hard of hearing he asked me every week who Norwich were playing, whether home or away and he could remember how many points they had," said Stride to the Eastern Daily Press.

"The games were played on his radio in his room and he always got excited when they won."

Mr Boast lived in New Road, Reedham before he moved to the care home. His wife of 31 years, Gladys had died in 1999, so he lived alone. He had been a clerk for about 30 years for the East Anglian Real Property Company in Cantley.

His cremation will be held on what would have been his 103rd birthday, at 10.15am on May 2 at St Faith’s.

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