New Edinburgh Cricket Club Ottawa

New Edinburgh Cricket Club Ottawa News story


24 Jun 2021


We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Oakley Brereton on Sunday June 20 at the age of 75. Oakley was a much beloved member of New Edinburgh CC and friend to many in the OVCC. He is survived by his wife Marcia Jordan, who served as scorer for Burghs over many years. The players and cricket community offer our deepest condolences to his family.


Message from Charlie Brady [Dated June 23 2021]

"I am very sorry to report the death last Sunday of our Old Boy, Oakley
Brereton, whose beaming smile graced Rideau Hall from the sixties until
our last gatherings in 2019.

The earliest record I found of him was opening the batting for Bel Air in
1969, and the most recent facing Zain in a T20 game in 2010. More recently
he played in Ottawa Old Boys games. For many years, I believe, he was a
member of New Edinburgh Cricket Club.

I found him always cheerful, friendly and helpful. He will be missed.

Visitation is tomorrow, and the funeral service on Friday morning."