Elva Flintoff Obituary, Death – It is with profound sorrow and a profound sense of loss that the Huia Rugby Club bids farewell to one of its most cherished supporters, Elva Flintoff. Alongside her husband, Dave, Elva was a familiar presence on the sidelines and a dedicated traveler, accompanying the Senior teams to away games for many years. The news of her passing at the age of 99 has left a void within the Huia community, and the club’s Committee, administrators, and players extend their deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the grieving family. Dave and Elva Flintoff epitomized unwavering dedication and loyalty to the Huia Rugby Club. Their enduring commitment to the team and the sport was a source of inspiration for players and fans alike. The couple’s consistent presence on the sidelines, rain or shine, demonstrated a level of passion that left an indelible mark on the club’s history.
In recognition of their exceptional contributions, Dave and Elva were jointly honored with the title of ‘Life Members’ in the 1990s. This prestigious designation is a testament to the lasting impact they have had on the Huia Rugby Club and its community. Their legacy will continue to resonate through the memories of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and the enduring spirit of rugby that they helped foster. Elva’s passing marks the end of an era for the Huia Rugby Club, but her memory will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. As a supporter, friend, and honorary life member, Elva’s influence transcended the boundaries of the rugby field, leaving an enduring legacy that will be cherished by generations to come.
As the Huia Rugby Club comes together to mourn the loss of one of its pillars, we reflect on the immeasurable impact Elva Flintoff had on the club’s culture and sense of community. In this moment of grief, we also extend our thoughts and prayers to Dave and the entire Flintoff family, who have lost a beloved matriarch. “Travel safe, Elva, and rest in peace.” Your unwavering spirit and dedication will be missed, but your legacy will continue to inspire the future of the Huia Rugby Club. May you find eternal rest in the warm embrace of the rugby heavens, where the cheers of victory and the camaraderie of the game never fade.