Jan TudorObituary, Death Cause – The news of the demise of one of our distinguished life members, Jan Tudor, has left the entire SLJFC family in a state of profound grief. Her tremendous influence on the football community in Northern Tasmania has been felt through generations; as a result, she has left an enduring legacy that will be long treasured. The length of time that Jan has been involved in football in Northern Tasmania is beyond the scope of my memory. Back in the 1970s, her late husband, Ian Tudor, was instrumental in the formation of the Northern Tasmania Junior Football League. He was a former player in the league.
Their unrelenting commitment to the game as well as to the people in their neighborhood served as an example to others. The South Launceston Junior Football Club decided to honor the significant contributions made by the Tudor and Thurlow families by naming their club’s annual trophy after them in 2004. The Tudor Thurlow Cup has been awarded ever since. Not only did we honour their memory through this friendly competition, but it also became a symbol of solidarity for our football community as a whole. It was an event that Jan attended with grace, and she had the distinction of handing the cup to our under-16 squad on a momentous occasion.
It was an occasion that will not soon be forgotten. Jan was a well-known face in the cafeteria, where she tirelessly served both the junior and senior teams despite the fact that she was not directly involved in the Tudor Thurlow Cup. She was a very involved member of the women’ social club and the Barbaroos held a very special place in her heart. Her unflinching loyalty and unrelenting commitment to our organization have left an unforgettable impression. During this trying time, Graham and the rest of the Tudor family are in our prayers and we offer our condolences to each member of the family. The legacy of Jan Tudor will live on in the hearts of all those people who had the honor of getting to know her. Her light will never go out.