Dear Canning River parkrunners,
It is with great sadness that we make this announcement.
Graham Upton’s family has contacted us with the sad news that Graham has passed away, suddenly on Christmas Day.
Along with his wife Wendy, Graham has been a regular part of our parkrun family for more than three years. Anyone who has met him would say that Graham always had a smile for friends and strangers alike and was a humble, selfless person; someone who never made a fuss. In April of this year, we were pleased to welcome Graham as a Run Director and he became an integral member of the Canning River Event Team. He loved serving the community and always put others first. We will miss Graham dearly.
Our thoughts are with Wendy and the family at this difficult time.
Graham was very passionate about his favourite soccer club, Chelsea, who play in royal blue and often joked about how his wearing the red 50 milestone parkrun shirt was the only time he would wear the colours of arch rival Manchester United.
Therefore, as a tribute to Graham, we would like to encourage everyone attending our parkrun on Saturday 5th January 2019 to either wear a shirt or something coloured Blue or, alternatively, wear the jersey for their favourite sports team.
Graham will be sorely missed, but not forgotten.
Canning River parkrun Event Team