10 Aug Ian Armour
The captain of the Queanbeyan Whites’ first premiership team, Ian Stanley Armour, has died. Born on the 29th of May 1934 he passed away on the 7th of August. A graveside service was held at Woden Cemetery on Friday the 11th.He was the husband of Pam and loved father, step-father and grandfather to 13.
Ian led the Whites in 1959 to the flag defeating Royals 21-14.Team mate John Woodfield was in attendance at the funeral as was the referee of the grand final Doug Blake. Doug claimed Queanbeyan had told him they could not win if he was the referee.
Ian also played for the ACT representative team. He was an all-round sportsman and very competitive in whatever he took on. He is probably the only person to have captained the Whites and the Queanbeyan Cricket first grade. Squash, tennis, horse riding and even ten pin bowls were part of his life story. Lawn bowls however became a focus at the Canberra City Bowling Club.Ian won every title possible at the club.