Obituaries

Obituaries

Donald Rigg, estate agent

Donald Rigg, who has died at 86, was a former Mayor of Todmorden who had, as an independent candidate in the 1960s, achieved local fame by campaigning across the town in a car with a loudspeaker on top.

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Albert Eadon

Albert Eadon, football referee

Albert Eadon, who has died at 88, refereed in the Scarborough and District football leagues for nearly half a century and was still officiating at grassroots matches well into his 80s.

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Tony Lofthouse, of the Lofthouse of Fleetwood Ltd company

Tony Lofthouse, businessman

Tony Lofthouse, who has died at 74, was a key figure in the marketing of the Fisherman’s Friend, the cough lozenge that made Fleetwood famous.

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Danish Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik arrive at Aarhus Harbour aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.

Prince Henrik of Denmark

Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe, who has died at 83, was something of a royal rebel in a court not noted for scandal.

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Fr Tom Ryan

Father Tom Ryan, priest

Father Tom Ryan, who has died at 86, served for 40 years in parishes in the north and south of the Middlesbrough diocese.

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Sir Lawrence Byford at Headingley

Sir Lawrence Byford, former HM Inspector of Constabulary

Sir Lawrence “Lawry” Byford, who has died at 92, at home in Pannal, Harrogate, was a miner’s son from Normanton who rose to the top ranks of the police service and who left an indelible mark on his home county by signing Yorkshire’s first-ever overseas cricketer.

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Denis Ripley

Denis Ripley, politician and arts advocate

Denis Ripley, who has died at 85, was a former councillor in the West Yorkshire district of Kirklees, who helped support the arts across the county and succeeded in bringing at least one major film star back to the region.

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Stuart McArthur co-founded Calderdale Talking Newspaper in 1979

Stuart McArthur, campaigner for the blind

Stuart McArthur, who has died at 76, was a Freeman of the West Riding district of Calderdale, and one of the founders of its Talking Newspaper.

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Derek Kinne

Derek Kinne, Korean War hero

Derek Kinne, who has died at 86, was a joiner’s son, raised in Leeds, who volunteered to fight in the Korean War to avenge the death of his brother, and whose bravery under torture by Chinese Communist forces earned him the George Cross.

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Prof Alan Maynard

Professor Alan Maynard, health economist

Professor Alan Maynard, who has died at 73, was founding director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, and a passionate advocate for healthcare reform.

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Bernard Umpleby

Bernard Umpleby, clergyman

Rev Bernard Umpleby, who has died at 83, was a long serving preacher and subsequently pastor of Thorpe Edge Evangelical Church in Bradford.

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Roy (right) and Jackie Toaduff with Ginger Rogers

Roland Roy, entertainer

Roland Roy, who has died at 92, was an popular club singer from Sheffield who could count Ginger Rogers and Margot Fonteyn among his admirers.

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Frank Yates with a with World War Two fire engine at an exhibition to the Sheffield Blitz

Frank Yates, Normandy veteran

Frank Yates, who has died at 96, was a veteran of the Normandy landings, whose gallantry earned him France’s highest military honour.

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Toby Boyes

Toby Boyes, retailer

Toby Boyes, who has died at 47, was part of the family of retailers whose name is emblazoned across many a Yorkshire high street.

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Christopher Wilkinson

Christopher Wilkinson, actor and playwright

Christopher Wilkinson, who has died aged 76, had once seemed set for fame as a radical playwright. Instead he led a Sheffield education project from which such 1980s musicians as Heaven 17 and Human League emerged.

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The Dowager Marchioness of Normanby

Grania Maeve Rosaura, Dowager Marchioness of Normanby

The Hon Grania Maeve Rosaura, Dowager Marchioness of Normanby, who has died at 97, was the daughter of Lord Moyne, who as Minister in the Middle East had been murdered by the paramilitary Stern Gang in Cairo in 1944.

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Hannah Hauxwell

Obituary: Hannah Hauxwell, Yorkshire Dales farmer

Hannah Hauxwell, the lonely figure of Baldersdale, whose death at 91 was announced this week, had lived two opposite lives: the first in spectacular isolation, the other in the gaze of the world.

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The Yorkshire Post says: First lady of the Dales, the legacy of Hannah Hauxwell

HANNAH Hauxwell was, in many respects, a pioneer of reality television. This reluctant celebrity was the iconic Dales farmer whose daily struggles in one of North Yorkshire’s most desolate outposts earned international fame, and respect, following the broadcast of Too Long a Winter, the acclaimed 1973 documentary inspired by an article in this newspaper.

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John Barry Nowell

John Barry Nowell, pharmacist

John Barry Nowell, who has died at 83, was a pharmacist with experience long enough to remember making tablets, lotions and medicines by hand.

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Gurchait Singh Chima

Gurchait Singh Chima, retail entrepreneur

The entrepreneur Gurchait Singh Chima, who has died at 67, was the driving force behind the Bon Marche chain of ladies’ wear shops that had been founded originally in Doncaster by his father.

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