Conwill Mathias Obituary, Death – Conwill Mathias, or “Con” as he was affectionately referred to by those around him, passed away recently. It is with profound regret that we inform you of this news, which is offset by a tremendous feeling of pride. Con died away on Tuesday, November 22nd, at the age of 92, and we would like to extend our sincerest thoughts and sympathy to his family during this difficult time. Con was a member of his cherished Clwb Rygbi Tycroes RFC for his whole life. He played and captained on the field, served on the Committee, and ran the line for many years. In fact, Con was never too far from the Club while he was in the area and even fractured his leg while running the line.

Although his four daughters Angela, Helen, Christine, and Janet never played for Tycroes (or anywhere else for that matter as ladies rugby was not around when they were growing up), they have all been active in the Club in some form or another. His love and involvement with the Club has been passed down through the family. Con’s grandsons John and David Ogden, along with Matthew and Dean Bromham, have graced the Cae Gelli field. The latter, having only recently hung up his boots, is now involved with the organization of the playing squad and is developing into a valuable Committee member. Helen is currently feeding the teams on Saturdays, and Con’s grandsons John and David Ogden have also played for Cae Gelli. The legend continues to live on!

Con was known to always have that contagious smile on his face and a good remark for everyone he encountered. He enjoyed a good chuckle, and what was even more impressive was that he was able to laugh at himself as well as others. Someone who, despite their little stature, has a personality and viewpoint that are larger than life, as well as a great heart, and who it has been a pleasure to know.

His funeral is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 9th. The funeral procession will leave his home in Pantyboblen, which is located on Penygarn Road, at three o’clock in the afternoon. They will then go to his cherished Clwb Rygbi for one last goodbye before continuing on to the Llanelli Crematorium for the funeral at four. After we have said our final goodbyes, you are all welcome to return to Clwb Rygbi Tycroes to reflect on a magnificent life and, without a doubt, listen to some wonderful reminiscences of a long and fruitful life. Instead of sending flowers, the family has asked for contributions to be made toward the purchase of a memorial bench that will be installed on the sideline of the pitch at Tycroes RFC.