False Bay RFC bids a sad farewell to one of its true characters.
Micky Behr passed away suddenly on Sunday shortly after returning from a Church service. He was 72 years old.
Like so many stalwarts, Micky’s arrival at False Bay RFC cannot be accurately ascertained, but the impact of his presence at the Club is fondly remembered by those who encountered him during their playing days and beyond.
Micky served the club in many roles, leaving an indelible mark as Club Secretary and Scribe. His wonderful sense of humour and character analyses kept members entertained through his regular editions of the False Bay Newsletter, especially his character, Skoppieou.
A natural storyteller, Micky was gregarious and entertaining others came naturally to him. He went on in his later years to become a published author.
False Bay RFC has a strong history of successful rugby tours and Micky was integral to many team tours across our land. He loved singing rugby songs and would lead, and indeed thereby teach, the touring teams in song. Taryn, his daughter, fondly remembers Micky teaching her and her brother Rod these sometimes risqué songs. ““Too-ra-loo, too-ra-lay, the rolling stone gathers no moss so they say, sing along, learn the words, it’s a wonderful song but it’s all for the birds…”, she says fondly.
Micky was married to Mary for the last five years of his life, the happiest Taryn had ever seen him. Micky has two sons, Rod and Iain and two daughters, Taryn and Nina and four grandchildren, Sean, John, Connor and Liam, who was born in the week of his passing. He was on his way to meet Liam but sadly never got to meet the lad.
False Bay RFC salutes Michael “Micky” Behr, a rugbyman, clubman, storyteller, writer, funny man and gentle soul.
Micky’s Memorial Service will take place at:
Full Gospel Church
(Just past the Fish Hoek Police Station)
This Friday 8 August
FAREWELL MICKY BEHR