A disco in honour of Ernie

When Ernie Pace died of bowel cancer, his family couldn’t let his memory slip away.

So one year on, his widow Carol is holding a disco in his honour at New Earswick & District Bowls Club in Huntington Road, Huntington, York on October 12.

Starting at 7pm, there will also be a buffet, raffle, tombola and bear-naming competition. Money raised will be split between Bowel & Cancer Research and CLIC Sargent.

Ernie Pace died in October 2018, aged 79, just five days after being told he had small bowel cancer.

He was a fanatical collector who left Carol with more than 500 watches, a cupboard full of clocks, five barometers, a 1967 motor home and a 1965 Sunbeam car, not to mention hundreds of books, cigarette cards and other items to dispose of. Many have been sold to raise money for charity.

Carol’s daughter Sarah Wear has also been fundraising in Ernie’s memory: a cake sale and a charity day at her work for York City Council helped raise more than £200.

Disco tickets are £5 per adult, free entry for children. For tickets to the event, please contact Carol on 07873 500 550 or Sarah on 07933 938 245 or Michelle in the Bowls club on 01904 750 230.

Carol, from Stockton-on-the-Forest near York, has set up a fundraising page at:


Chief Executive of Bowel & Cancer Research Deborah Gilbert thanked Carol and her family for their support.

Bowel cancer is a terrible disease. It’s our mission to ensure that no one should die from it in future and we are grateful to our fundraisers who make it possible for us to fund vital research in that direction.