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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
My name is Gordon Middleton and I am Derek Simpson’s nephew. First
of all I’d like to thank your members for their kind words
regarding Derek’s life.
friends and colleagues who wish to attend his funeral are informed
that on Monday 21st, 2.10pm It will be held at Skipton Crematorium
then onto Carleton Social club about a mile away in Carleton village.
Everybody is welcome.
It is with regret that I have to advise you of the passing of former member Mike McKevitt after a prolonged period of ill health.
Mike was a professional actor and some members will remember a Tuesday morning meeting in the form of a question and answer session where he reflected on his career.
Derek ‘s Funeral Will take place at Skipton Crematorium on Monday 21st January at 2.10pm.
Skipton Crematorium Carleton Rd, Skipton, United Kingdom
Derek Simpson 1937- 2019
The Treasurer Roy Smith informed the membership that our Registrar Derek Simpson had died on Monday 7th January 2019. Derek was a railway man through and through. He had a vast knowledge of the British rail network and the European railways.
His hobbies included walking, skiing and model railways. His layout of train models all complied with British Rail standards. When he retired Derek set himself the task of walking the towpaths of the English Canal system. He had no intention of becoming a ‘couch potato’!
In his library he had all the Ordinance Survey maps of England. Derek was a good skier and taught many folk to ski when there was a dry ski slope in Harrogate.
When out walking he always had the company of Fran or Meg his well behaved dogs.
He will be missed by many friends and colleagues.
6 days ago
Derek Simpson 1937- 2019
Hi. My name is Gordon Middleton and I am Derek Simpson’s nephew. First of all I’d like to thank your members for their kind words regarding Derek’s life.
Any friends and colleagues who wish to attend his funeral are informed that on Monday 21st, 2.10pm It will be held at Skipton Crematorium then onto Carleton Social club about a mile away in Carleton village. Everybody is welcome.