The T&T Football Referees Association (TTRFA) was thrown into mourning following the untimely death of former top official Glorick Maynard on Thursday, ironically his 76th birthday.
A former Tunapuna resident, Maynard who leaves to mourn his wife Jennifer and three daughters Rachel, Ginelle and Genevieve suffered a stroke earlier this year, on February 13 which was quickly followed by a heart attack on Carnival Tuesday (February 25).
However, according to a family member he was doing well in recent times and enjoyed some quiet birthday celebrations earlier on Thursday, before passing away later the same evening to the surprise of family members.
Maynard came into the refereeing fraternity in the early 1970s and served on the local referee's panel for a few years (pre-FIFA panel) in the 1980s as well as serving in several administrative roles at the zonal and national level.
At the time of his passing, he was serving as the third vice president of the TTFRA and the advisor to the East Zone of the TTFA Training Examination and Assessment Committee.
He was also one of the most experienced referees instructors, assessors, and match commissioner.
The funeral service for Maynard will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at Church of Nazarene on Lashley Street, Tunapuna from 11.45 am thence to Belgroves Funeral Home, Tacarigua for cremation at 2 pm
The funeral, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, health and safety restrictions, a live stream will take place to accommodate persons who will not be able to attend.
On Tuesday, there will be a viewing of the body for 20 persons from 4 pm - 5 pm at Belgroves Funeral Home in Tacarigua.