It is with great sadness we have to advise the softball community of the passing of Ms Leigh Varis-Beswick.

Leigh passed away over the weekend in the presence of her family.

She loved softball and even when she wasn’t playing she ensured she was helping in other ways or, just turned up at games to support the sport of softball.

Leigh had a larger than life personality and was a genuinely nice person who would do anything for anyone.

When I saw Leigh earlier this year we spoke at length about her health. Leigh knew then she didn’t have a long time to live but maintained her passion for life and told me she would go down fighting. That was Leigh through and through.

Good bye my friend. See you on the other side.

From every member of the softball family, thank you.

Nicole Winstone
Chairperson – Softball WA