Peter sadly passed away on 27th March aged 67, after a long illness.
The funeral service was held on Friday 23rd April at GreenAcres Chiltern. Due to Covid-19 attendance was restricted. A video of the Funeral Service can be found HERE.
Peter joined Ealing Rugby Club in the late 1970s playing No 8 for the senior sides for many years. He was a keen tourist and went on several tours including Lourdes and the USA. He then joined the Evergreens for a few more years and was Evergreens Captain for a season. As a non-playing member, he persuaded his company Redhat to sponsor the professional club and then privately sponsored the amateur Club on his retirement.
I, and the family, will be holding a wake for Peter at the Club later this year.
Peter was the same age as me and our paths crossed many times during our time at Ealing, playing alongside each other in probably all the teams that Ealing put out at one time or another. I ended up Captaining the Evergreens for whom Pete made many appearances often alongside his brother Dave. They made a right pair and used to egg each other on throughout the games we played and being Evergreens a bit of harmless skullduggery was often employed to gain an advantage! Post-match he was always up for a beer and a sing-song (as was Dave). He went on to Captain the Evergreens, (I retired at a very young age!), and I’m sure he brought his enthusiasm and love of the game to that role. A sad loss and far too young, he’ll be missed. Condolences to Dave and all the Green family.
I read with great sadness the news of Pete Green’s passing.
I played alongside Pete for many years. He was a constant in my 2nd XV, a great tourist, average poker player and genuinely nice guy.
He will be missed and my thoughts are with his family as they grieve his loss but hopefully celebrate the memories.
Please pass on my sincere condolences to David and rest of Peter’s family - very sad to hear about Peter’s passing. He was a regular as a trusty No.8 in my time at Ealing in the early 80’s - very sad news.
Peter and I were about the same age and played together many times for various Ealing sides. He was a much better player than me but always helped me out with encouragement and advice and, together with his brother Dave, we became firm friends. It is always sad when a good person is taken early but Peter had such energy and love for life that news of his passing hit me hard. Hopefully, many of us old boys will be able to make his wake and celebrate a life well lived.
So sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. Such great memories of the guy. His massive enthusiasm wore off on everyone he met. You actually felt better after spending time with him. He was a very good rugby player but he was an even better person.
God bless you Pete.
That is awful news. I am sure I played in the same side as Peter a good few times. He was the same age as me. Cancer is terrible.
I was shocked to hear the sad news of Peter’s death. I believe we were just a month apart in age, and when I went along to Berkeley Avenue with a view to joining the club in October 1977, who was on the touchline to chat to me but Peter, who I gather had played the odd game for the club previously but was now joining to play regularly.
We went on to play literally hundreds of games together, usually with Peter at No 8 and me at 2nd Row. I also had the pleasure of being on the splendid tour to Lourdes with him. Like myself, Peter played on through several decades of Ealing rugby, and if anyone merits the description ‘club stalwart’, he is the one. In the 1980-81 season we were the two clear choices for the 3rd XV cap, and while it was very much a toss-up between two ever-presents in what was a successful season, I got the nod. Sadly, Peter never did win the cap that he thoroughly deserved, and he did mention it a few times in the bar after a couple of pints on a Saturday night, all, or mostly, in jest.
When circumstances permit, I look forward to sharing memories of Peter over a pint or three with some of our former team-mates.
Thanks for all the good times, Pete.
I checked out the Ealing Trailfinders web site and was very saddened to learn of the passing of Pete Green and Steve Lee, both of whom I remember fondly.
I have many happy memories of playing for the lower teams at Horsenden Hill, so often under your (Paul Clarke) leadership with Paul Morgan.
Easter rugby tours, organised by Steve, were always fantastic times (well, the bits that aren’t hazy because of all the alcohol consumed!)
George Duckworth and I exchange Xmas cards every year, and I did keep in touch with Pete Quinn until he split from wife Linda many years ago. I still exchange Xmas cards with Linda, who informed me a couple of years ago that Pete had sadly died suddenly of a heart attack.
Please pass on my condolences to Pete and Steve’s families.
I do hope that you and yours are well, and I must visit Ealing when the pandemic permits.
Stay safe, stay well, and stay sane!
I was very sorry to hear the sad news about Peter. He was always dependable as a player; a great tourist; and one of the really good guys. He will be greatly missed.
Peter Green a memory.
It is sad news to hear that Peter has lost his brave fight over the last year or more, the loss will be felt by his friends and family, his wife Amanda and his brother and fellow Ealing stalwart David.
It came to me as I cast my mind back the one thing that sprang to mind immediately was that whenever you would see Peter he always seemed to be smiling, and that is how I will remember him, a huge grin and his Tour Beret at a jaunty angle on the Lourdes Tour.
Peter was playing at a time when the ‘old’ Ealing, not unlike the present Club, enjoyed a reputation of being a force to be reckoned with from First XV to Evergreens. Peter was part of a club with tremendous spirit and camaraderie in those Horsenden Hill days and consequently a prominent part of the success on and off the field, at home or away or on Tour and I know his absence will be felt when we [hopefully] foregather for the 150th celebratory weekend.
I’ve happy memories of playing alongside Pete and his brother Dave, always a pleasure, and great fun and such a key part of what made the Club such a great thing to be a part of with all sides from 1st XV to Wanderers mixing after a match and sharing beers and songs. Pete was such a loyal Ealing man, both as a player and in recent years as a supporter and sponsor. Every Club needs people like Pete and we were truly blessed to have him at Ealing.
Pete loved his rugby right from school, through college, at Ealing and after his playing career. He first played for Ealing in 1973 as a guest for Tom Fishers’ 3rd XV in an away match at Biggleswade while still at Hatfield Poly doing his BA Business Studies. I was pack leader and Pete played a blinder at No 8 scoring an early try for us.
After his Ealing playing & touring years Pete and I went to various matches together including England matches at Twickenham & in Dublin. We also went on the Lions tour to South Africa in ’97; to France for the RWC in 2007 going to all four group matches in Lens, Paris - Parc des Princes, Nantes & Paris - Stade Francais; and finally, to the Hong Kong 7s in 2018. Not only have a lost a dear brother I’ve also lost my rugby touring partner. Had his health been better I’m sure we would have been in France for the RWC 2023. Sadly, he was taken much too soon at 67. I’d also like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone who has posted an obituary for Pete. I hope to see as many of you as possible at Pete’s wake at the club later this year.
Peter and his brother David helped create a special atmosphere in the old rugby club which is sadly missing these days. I was so lucky to be around to experience so much fun.
Very sadly missed.
With much thanks and love.