The sad passing of John Hewitt an Instonians Legend

It is with great sadness that we advise of the death earlier this week of John Hewitt.


A Service of Thanksgiving will be held:

McCracken Memorial Church, Belfast


Friday 17th May.


The word legend is often used in these occasions; in this case it barely describes what John Hewitt was.

A magnificent outhalf, who’s playing days, coincided with his arch rival Jack Kyle.

John played for Instonians, Ulster and Ireland. He was involved in probably one of the most successful rugby eras for Instonians, Ulster and Ireland.

After his playing days were over, he continued to help rugby in the administration roles: Selector for Instonians, Ulster and Ireland, Tour manager of Instonians tour to Australia, Club Treasurer, President of Instonians and President of the Ulster Branch.


While his health allowed he was a constant presence at Instonians, he will be greatly missed.


Instonians send their heartfelt condolences to John’s family, daughter Gillian, son Michael, son-in-law Trevor, daughter-in-law Ruth and grandchildren Andrew, Joanne, Patrick, Michael and Andrew.