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Ben Conway

PostedApril 23, 2023

It is our very sad duty today to report the passing last night of one of Cowdenbeath FC’s most stalwart and respected supporters - Ben Conway.

Ben was brought up in Blamey Crescent and worked in Burntisland Shipyard. Then he was a ‘woodentop’ at Rosyth Dockyard and became a gaffer on the Type 42 Destroyers. He followed Cowden from the 1940s and for so many years he and his late wife Isabel went to all our matches both home and away. Isabel and Ben in more recent years took charge of the club shop at Central Park. They enjoyed meeting and blethering to all the fans who dropped in. Isabel passed away a few years back but Ben carried on in the shop. His health deteriorated more recently but he did not wish to let the club down and insisted on completing last season in the shop - despite now being required to use a mask and a portable oxygen supply due to his health issues. At last year’s Player of the Year event, a tribute was paid to Ben and he received a gift as he stepped down at the season’s close.

Ben of course lived up in Kelty for many years. Everyone in Kelty knew Ben Conway. He was involved in so many community initiatives in the village.

Central Park will not be quite the same without Ben. He was a friend to us all and his dedication to Cowdenbeath FC was a shining example of a true supporter. Sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to all of Ben’s family and friends from all at Central Park and all his fellow fans – he will be much missed by everyone.

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