Louis mourns death of brother

IPSWICH Witches speedway promoter John Louis was today mourning the death of his brother Tony.A former Suffolk cycle-speedway champion, Tony died after suffering a heart attack yesterday aged 60.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Witches speedway promoter John Louis was today mourning the death of his brother Tony.

A former Suffolk cycle-speedway champion, Tony died after suffering a heart attack yesterday aged 60. He had recently undergone a major operation on his lungs.

Tony moved to Derby a number of years ago and died in Derby hospital. He is survived by widow Gill and daughters Suzanne and Jayne.

"Tony was a genuine sports person," said John, who visited his brother in hospital on Monday. "He rode cycle-speedway for Kesgrave Panthers and played football for Ipswich Schools and also for Waterside Works.

"Although he had no influence on my speedway career he came to watch big events in this country when either I or my son Chris were riding.

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"He will be badly missed by my mother Vera, sister Pat and her husband David and by Magda and myself. He looked to be on the mend and was laughing and joking with us on Monday."

Funeral arrangements will be known later.

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