George Brydon passes away

Sunday, September 5, 2010, 20:31
George Brydon (right) with the Freedom Day Regatta Sheild at the Marsamxett Club along with Joseph Borda (left) ex Committee member

George Brydon (right) with the Freedom Day Regatta Sheild at the Marsamxett Club along with Joseph Borda (left) ex Committee member

Marsamxett Valletta’s Honorary President George Brydon passed away at the age of 78 in the early hours of Sunday.

Mr. Brydon has served for long years as General Secretary of Marsamxett Valletta Regatta Club. He was instrumental in acquiring a permanent Club House for the Club after many years at the Valletta Harbour to be used by the rowers and helpers of this Club.

George Brydon an ex Policemen, was one of the front men in the difficult moments when the Marsamxett Regatta Club was facing severe administration problems. He worked hard to keep the Club active even during the years were the Club faced financial difficulties. He served also as President of the Ghaqda Regatta Nazzjonali preceding the current President Sammy Busuttil. Mr. Brydon has served for a number of years also on the Regatta Government Commission where with his expertise he used to advice the Organizational committee of that time.

Although he never participated actively as a rower in the traditional Regatta, Mr. Brydon encouraged his two sons David and William to take up the Sports. David Brydon has also been involved in the administration of the Valletta Regatta Club.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday at the St. Domenic Church in Valletta at 8.30am.


  1. Michelle Friday says:

    Fondest memories of a wonderful man, brother, uncle and great uncle. Memories will be treasured by all his family in England. Visits to Malta will never be the same again. George and our nephews/cousins David and William and their families are in our thoughts and prayers today and always. xx


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  3. james mclellan says:

    George Brydon was a lovely man and I am proud to say I was his nephew. I first met him in 1963 as a 10 year old on my first visit to Malta with my grandmother. He was very proud of his British roots from his English father and his Scottish ancestry. He was very keen on sports and would always cheer on the British particularly if playing against Italy when he would hang his union jack from his balcony. George and his late wife Auntie Carrie have left me with a lot of fond memories and we all wish we could be there to give William and David and their families our love and support. God bless


  4. belti kburi says:

    r.i.p bryton..we missed a great gentlemen from valletta he was loyal to all activities that consist in all valletta 


  5. Oswald Spiteri says:

    George was a righteous man. It was a great pleasure to see around during Triathlon events, where his son William took part. I always enjoyed having a chat with him, lately when he used to walk along Republic Street
    (before he was hospitalised). George had a passion for sports and he was all out for ‘fair play’.
    We will miss you George. Our sincere condolences to his family.


  6. Joseph A.Borda says:

    Dear Friend…….We lost you but for sure you will pry for us from heaven were I am sure you are ready there………………RIP……….


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