Passing of a legend – farewell to Christopher Marler

We are sad to report that Patron and past President (twice), Christopher Marler passed away last week. This comes as a huge shock to his many friends in the waterfowl world, who will wish to express immense sadness that one of the great figures in aviculture has left us.

During Christopher’s time with the Association he distinguished himself amongst members with his kind and enthusiastic manner. Ever ready to regale a tale and share his passion for breeding the very best stock, he set many on the path to do the same. Some may not realise that our fine organisation may not even exist today had he not put his faith and backing into keeping the BWA afloat when times were hard. Our members will remember him with respect and admiration and he will be missed by all.

Christopher’s good humour could lighten a room. As well as making everyone feel valued, his advice and sensible perspectives kept us connected, by our mutual love of waterfowl.

We will all mourn the loss of one of life’s true gentlemen. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family who may draw some comfort from knowing the special place he had in many of our hearts.

Christopher Marler; stockman, judge, gentleman and friend.