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Gone but not forgotten - Christine Szmyt


Christine Szmyt - Christine, like David Marsh of the Junction, was one of what we in the Five Towns Quiz League like to call our day one'ers.  She was Captain of the Golden Lion/Cartners Arms/Hope & Anchor team who along with the Station Hotel were so dominant in the league in the early and mid-period days.  Christine was a very strong-willed and independent person, who didn't take kindly to being told that, as I recall from one incident recited to me by Keith "the Cardigan Man" King, "Szmyty's wife has won the quiz", and she was apparently heard to counter with "I'm a person in my own right you know!".

When Christine passed on, another victim to cancer, not too long after Peter McVeigh, in 2002, several of us went to her funeral and attended a very moving service at All-Saints' Church and also at Pontefract Cemetery.  Another one of nature's nice-guys (girls), Christine Szmyt is keenly remembered and sorely missed by the Five Towns Quiz League.

Christine Szmyt - died 2002.

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