We were saddened by the news that Anne Asquith, a prominent member of Everton Shareholder's Association and a leading light at the Ruleteros Society, passed away last week.

Long-time readers of ToffeeWeb who didn't know Anne personally may remember her as a one-time member of the website and for her efforts in bringing awareness to supporters of the implications for the club of the Destination Kirkby project a few years ago.

She also contributed significant energy along with the rest of the Ruleteros in making the friendly against CD Everton of Chile at Goodison Park happen in 2010.

Per the Liverpool Echo, Anne’s funeral will take place on Friday at Springwood Crematorium in Garston followed by a reception at Sefton Park Hotel. There will be family flowers only.

Donations can be made in memory of Anne to the Linda McCartney Centre or the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, via Craven Funeral Services, 50 Lark Lane, L17 8UU.

Our condolences to her family and friends.


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Dr David France
1 Posted 13/09/2016 at 18:06:36
Anne was a very special friend and a truly great Evertonian. Like everyone fortunate to have known her, David and I enjoyed her charming company, unswerving kindness, radiant smile and side-splitting recollections of travelling to South America with a stalwart group of royal blue ambassadors.

Our Everton family has lost a wonderful sister. We send our sincere condolences to James and family at this time of sorrow.

Elizabeth France.

Colin Fitzpatrick
2 Posted 13/09/2016 at 19:17:50
Deepest condolences to James and the family, always had time to chat with Anne, will be sadly missed.
Ian Smitham
3 Posted 13/09/2016 at 23:58:17
Sorry to learn of this sad news. I have had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Anne over a few years and would like to pass on my condolences to James, the family and friends.
Simon Bradley
4 Posted 14/09/2016 at 20:17:01
Anne was my aunt, and I was very fond of her. When I still lived in the UK and went to Sheffield City Polytechnic, Anne lived in Doncaster. We would travel to and from Merseyside to the games together - all of them. Full Members Cup games, Simod Cup games, you name it we were dedicated (always will be) Evertonians. We had a lot of laughs. Her children, My 3 amazing cousins, James and Debbie - both Blues, Trina - is a Red, but I still love her. We used to go to Cornwall together every year for family holidays.

Condolences and heartfelt thoughts from me over in Alaska to the whole Asquith family. Anne was an inspiration, and great mother, and a super Aunt. RIP Anne.

Tom Hughes
5 Posted 15/09/2016 at 00:24:57
Very sad news. A lovely lady and passionate blue. Condolences to James and family.
Dave Abrahams
6 Posted 15/09/2016 at 08:30:16
Didn't know Anne, did she contribute to Radio Merseyside after a lot of Everton away games, while she was travelling back from the game. If she was that lady she had a great grasp of the game and always gave a good appraisal of the match in a courteous manner, she also highlighted why the Kirkby ground plan would fail months before the Inquiry decided that the plan was a no go.

Whether she is that lady or not looks like Everton have lost another great supporter and fan.

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