IT is with immense sadness that Torquay United has learned of the passing of Cedric Munslow, a fantastic servant and stalwart of our football club.

From his time as a young apprentice at Plainmoor through to holding many different roles at the club Cedric was Torquay United to the core and kept on attending games right up to the very end.

“Everyone of us at Torquay United would like to extend our condolences and prayers to Cedric’s children, Dean and Donna, and all of his family and friends,” said General Manager Geoff Harrop.

“I have spoken with Dean and Donna today, and they have asked for a minute’s silence before the game tomorrow, giving the Yellow Army an opportunity to pay their respects to a very special man in the history of our football club.

“I first met Cedric when joining the Torquay United Academy eight years ago and he almost immediately gave me every detail on the football club, the town and the supporters. We all had some great times in the Academy, there were some ding dongs along the way, but my memory of Cedric will be full of respect for a club legend.

“His history with Torquay United goes back a very long way and Cedric was always here, through the good times and the bad. He has so many friends within the club and there will be sadness throughout the Torquay United family today.

“People like Cedric Munslow come along very seldom and we have to cherish their charisma, love of life and the manner in which they conduct their lives. Thanks for everything you have done for this football club Cedric, you will be very sorely missed.”

From all of us at Plainmoor, our love goes to Cedric’s family and we know he will be watching his beloved Gulls from the heavens.

Goodnight Ced, and God bless.