Category Archives: Obituary

FUNERAL..DENNIS ANDERSON

I can confirm that the funeral arrangements for Dennis are Wednesday January 22nd at 3 p.m. at Stonefall Crematorium and afterwards at the Pavillions.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY

SAD START TO 2020

I am sorry to have to advise you that member Dennis Anderson passed away yesterday evening at the age of ninety after a short period of ill health.

Dennis had been a member since 2012 and spent his career in teaching, latterly as a headmaster retiring from Coppice School. He was my next door neighbour for over twenty years and a friend who will be missed. Condolences have been extended to his family, wife June and son John.

NEIL RAM,SHAW SECRETARY

FUNERAL…BILL McNICOL

Bill McNicol’s funeral will be at Stonefall Crematorium at 12 20 p.m. on Thursday December 12th with refreshments afterwards at the Yorkshire Hotel near the Cenotaph.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

PASSING OF BILL McNICOL

It is with some sadness that I have to advise that member Bill McNicol has died peacefully at the nursing home he was in. There is no news currently regarding funeral arrangements.

Bill was the last of the Forum’s World War II veterans and was always a genial friendly presence when attending Forum and when mobile a valuable part of the kitchen team.

Bill would have been 96 in January, a good age, but will still be sorely missed by those who knew him.

Thanks to Mrs Clarkson who advised John Taylor of Bill’s death.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

PASSING OF MRS P.COGGAN

I have been advised of the death of  Phyllisl Coggan , the widow of long standing former Forum member and mainstay Ray Coggan.

Her funeral will be in Stokesley next Thursday and I am indebted to this information provided by Frank and Mary Ellis.

NEIL RAMSHAW   SECRETARY

 

 

Passing of Mike Hawkins

It is with regret that I have to advise you of the death of Member Mike Hawkins on June 5th.

Mike had been a member since 2014 and was heavily involved in activities at Harrogate Hockey Club where he had been a member for many years as a player, Club Treasurer , Vice President, Coach of part of the Junior Section and an Umpire.

His funeral will be held on Friday June 28th 2019 at Christ Church in Church Square Harrogate starting at 12.00 p.m.

Our condolences are extended to his family.

 

NEIL RAMSHAW   SECRERTARY

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS…KEN ROBERTS

I have now been advised of the funeral arrangements for Ken Roberts which are as follows.

The service will be at Rawdon Crematorium, Leeds Road, Rawdon situated beyond the airport. It will take place on Thursday May 30th at 1140 a.m. Ken’s daughter ,Julie Scott, can be contacted on 0780 8846023 (Mob.) or 01142 453635.

PASSING OF FORMER MEMBER

It is with sadness that I have to report the death of former member Ken Roberts yesterday morning at the care home on Duchy Road where he was residing. Ken passed at the age of 95 from a heart condition he had developed in recent months although still able to take part in a trip to York Railway Museum in February.

He became a member in 2000, became Chairman  and spoke passionately about his days as a Bevin Boy. Members may remember with amusement his vehement defence of Harrogate’s Green Space and his suggestion that the Beckwith/Harlow Area be knocked down and redeveloped as higher level (height!!) housing to protect green areas!!

Funeral arrangements are not known at this stage but will be in Rawdon where he grew up.

Our condolences are sent to his daughter and family members.

 

NEIL RAMSHAW   SECRETARY

 

Sad News…deaths of George Thomas and Dennis Smith

It is with regret that I have to advise you of the passing of Member George Thomas who has not been seen at Forum meetings for some time due to a long period of ill health.

The death has also been reported of Dennis Smith , a former member and Registrar of the Forum this week.

Our condolences are sent to the families of both men and I am assuming funeral details can be found in the Harrogate Advertiser.

DR. BRIAN BLAKEY

It is with regret that the death of Dr. Brian Blakey has been advised.

A retired metallurgist in the steel industry in Scunthorpe Brian moved to Harrogate on retirement, joined the Forum and was Treasurer for 10 years and helped in the kitchen each week until ill-health prevented him from attending.

The Funeral and Memorial Service for Brian will be at the Wesley Chapel on Monday 11th February at 12 noon.