Obituaries

Obituaries

Joseph Barker Wilson

Joe Wilson, who has died at 71, was a beat bobby whose 41 years service as a Bradford constable earned him on his retirement in 2006 the Queen’s Police Medal.

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Gordon Firth and son Tim, with one of their characters

Gordon Firth, artist and headteacher

Gordon Firth, who has died at 82, was an artist and educator who, with his son, created the Bafta-winning children’s TV series, Roger And The Rottentrolls, voted last month by readers of Radio Times one of the 50 best of all time.

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Rosemary Murphy OBE

Rosemary Murphy, early years innovator

Rosemary Murphy, who has died at 68, was a pioneer in early years learning, the founder of Huddersfield’s Portland Nurseries and the National Day Nurseries Association charity.

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Harold Poynton

Harold Poynton, rugby league player

Harold Poynton, who has died at 82, was the only Wakefield Trinity captain to lead the club to the league championship.

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James Thirsk

Jimmy Thirsk

James “Jimmy” Thirsk, who has died three days after his 104th birthday, was an intelligence analyst during the Second World War at Bletchley Park, where he helped to decipher the German Enigma code.

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Tim Pryor

Tim Pryor, banker

Tim Pryor, who has died at 60, was a career banker who, having learned that he had prostate cancer, took a role as chairman of the Sheffield charity Cavendish Cancer Care, significantly increasing its ambitions of helping others in a similar position.

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Heather Clark

Heather Clark, TV journalist

There are few people in life who we can call real heroes, but my colleague, the ITV Calendar journalist and producer Heather Clark, who has died at 57, was someone who very much deserved that title.

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The Yorkshire Post says: Lady Wilson’s love. Our debt to former PM’s widow

LADY MARY Wilson, who has died at the age of 102, was an enormous source of strength to her husband Harold, the last Yorkshireman to become Prime Minister, during his premiership – and also throughout his latter years when he succumbed to the cruel ravages of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Lady Wilson of Rievaulx  by a bronze bust of her late husband Lord Wilson of Rievaulx unveiled by Tony Blair in the House of Commons

Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx, who has died at 102, was the wife of the former Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, and a successful, published poet.

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Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

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Peter Stringfellow, nightclub owner

Peter Stringfellow, the nightclub owner, who has died at 77, will be remembered not only for his successful business empire, but for the charismatic Yorkshire personality that made him a household name.

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Abbot Timothy Wright

Timothy Wright, former Abbot of Ampleforth

Timothy Wright, who has died at 76, was the former Abbot of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire, noted for his pioneering dialogue with Islamic religious leaders.

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Dr Jennifer Shay

Dr Jennifer Shay, biologist

Dr Jennifer Shay, who has died at 87, was a renowned field biologist who taught at the University of Manitoba for 34 years and who, as a 17-year-old company patrol leader in Hull, represented the Girl Guides of England at the wedding of Princess Elizabeth in the autumn of 1947.

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Barry Dodd was the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Post says: Barry Dodd, an inspirational man who made a difference

THE WARMTH of the many tributes to Barry Dodd, the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, following his tragic death in the Aldbrough helicopter crash show the high esteem in which the businessman was held.

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Barry Dodd

Barry Dodd, businessman and Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire

Barry Dodd, who has died in a helicopter crash, aged 70, was an entrepreneur with a deep commitment to public service, who was also the Queen’s personal representative in North Yorkshire.

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Biography: Lord-Lieutenant for North Yorkshire Barry Dodd CBE

A respected businessman and the Queen's personal representative in North Yorkshire, Barry Dodd CBE was an entrepreneur with a deep commitment to unpaid public service.

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Reg and Mabel Peacock

Mabel Peacock, Dales farmer

Mabel Peacock, who has died at 103, was a true woman of the Dales who was believed to be the oldest supporter of the Pateley Show and never to have missed the annual event for at least the last seven decades.

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Ray and Barbara Wragg at Buckingham Palace

Barbara Wragg, lottery winner and philanthropist

Barbara Wragg, who has died at 77, was a hospital worker from Sheffield who won £7.6m on the lottery and immediately set about giving away £5.5m of it.

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Paul Mountain

Paul Mountain, musician and teacher

Paul Mountain, who has died at 68, was a violinist and conductor who played with the London Philharmonia and who became an inspirational music teacher in Leeds.

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Jeanette Fish

Jeanette Fish, fundraiser

Jeanette Fish, who has died at home in Doncaster, set up a cancer charity which raised around £10m for the town.

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