Christchurch club Nomads United have lost former president and Life Member Pat Topp who has died in Rangiora, aged 77.
Topp contributed in many ways to United, as a player, coach, team manager, club captain and as a committee member, including a stint as club president.
In a tribute to him, the club acknowledged the contribution of Topp, his wife Gloria and their three sons, all involved in Nomads and football.
“Pat was part of the team who fundraised and built the clubrooms we are so proud and fortunate to have,” the club said.
Patrick Archibald Topp (1945 — 2023)
The following notice appeared in The Press, Christchurch:
TOPP, Patrick Archibald: On January 3, 2023, peacefully at Bainlea House, aged 77 years, after a short illness. Treasured soulmate of Gloria, adored father and best mate of Nicholas, Shane and Andrew, loved father-in-law of Jemma and Colette, and Grandad of Luna, Ashely, Max, Jackson, Regan, Kaiza and Jahmal. Much loved brother, brother in-law, and friend of many. Special thanks to the staff at Bainlea House for their wonderful care and support. Messages may be addressed to: The Family of the late Patrick Topp, c/- PO Box 35, Rangiora 7440. A toast to Pat’s life will be held at The Woodend Tavern, 51 Main North Road, Woodend, on Sunday, January 8, 2023, between 2.00 – 4.00pm.
Through the publication of obituaries, Friends of Football tries to recognise the loss of those who have significantly contributed to our game.