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A 1960s pop star is among those being remembered in the Huddersfield Examiner this week.

Con Cluskey, lead singer of the Irish band The Bachelors, passed away at Calderdale Royal Hospital earlier this month, following complications from Covid. He leaves behind four children and his brother, Declan, with whom he spent more than 60 years making music.

Each week the Huddersfield Examiner compiles all the death notices and funeral arrangements here in a list.

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Making announcements of a loved one's death is a time-honoured tradition as life must be celebrated and not forgotten. Deaths have been announced in various ways throughout the years but regional papers have been the main choice for a long time.

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Here are all the notices that appeared in the Examiner this week.

Elsie Boldy

All we have are memories & your picture in a frame, your resting place we visit and put flowers by your name, but no one knows the heartache as we turn & leave you there. Love always your loving family at home & Canada xxx

Robbie Coyle

Died on 7th April 2022 Suddenly but peacefully at Calderdale Royal Hospital aged 68 years.

A much loved partner and soulmate to Pat, loving dad to Gareth, Karen and Mark, a proud grandad to Anthony, Ryan, Paige, Riley and Zachery and a good friend to many.

A service will be held at Huddersfield Crematorium on Thursday 19th May at 12.15pm. Would friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium.

Family flowers only please, but donations may be given to Motor Neurone Disease. A plate will be provided after the service. Any enquiries to Highfield Funeral Service Tel: 01484 428243

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Kathleen Howarth

Kathleen's family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and generous donations received for St. David's Church, Holmbridge.

Special thanks to Rev Nick Heaton for his visit and uplifting service. Thank you to Helen for the wonderful flowers and to Ian Waterhouse and colleagues at Radcliffe Funeral Service for their excellent funeral arrangements.

The attendance of so many at the church was a great tribute to a lovely lady.

Jean Jowitt (nee Wragg)

Jean passed away peacefully on the 8th April. Mum will be missed by all her family and friends. The funeral will take place at Huddersfield Crematorium on Thursday 5th of May at 10.00 am.

Eric Meldrum

Died on 10th April 2022 Peacefully at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary aged 83 years.

Much loved husband of Patricia, a loving dad to Mandy, Andrew and the late Debbie, a proud grandad to Laura, a cherished great-grandad and friend to many.

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Family flowers only please, but donations may be given to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A plate will be provided after the service. Any enquiries to Highfield Funeral Service Tel: 01484 428243

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved sister, Verna, on Friday 25th March at 3.15 am, who will be sorely missed by all.

Aged 70 years, Verna was a devoted mum to Dean and Theo, loving granny to Iman, Lena, Riley and Aiko, sister to Natalie (Lee), Movva, Vercel, Volney, Doreen, Delroy Eugene, Ava, Nigel, auntie and a dear cousin and friend to many.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday 21st April, 10:15am at the New Testament Church of God, Great Northern Street, HD1 6AY followed by committal at Dewsbury Moor Crematorium.

Because of limited numbers at Dewsbury Moor Crematorium, only family and close friends are invited to this section of the proceedings. The Wake will be held at the Hudawi Centre, Great Northern Street, HD1 6BG.

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The service will be live-streamed. YouTube link youtu.be/ZsUfZd3pkkM All floral tributes to the D.J. Screen & Sons Funeral Home, Fartown before 9:00am on the funeral day please or donations would be greatly received for the Macmillan Nurses for which a donation box will be available at the Church.

John Wightman

Passed away peacefully at the Calderdale Royal Infirmary on the 18th March, aged 91 years, John, of Bradley, the much loved husband of Louise, loving dad of Sheena, John & Michael, the respected father in law of Paul, Cathy and Katherine and also a proud grandad, great grandad and a good friend to many.

A celebration of John's life will be held at the Huddersfield Crematorium on Monday 25th April at 11:30am.

Family flowers only please but donations in lieu would be gratefully received if so desired to Cancer Research UK for which a donation box will be available at the Crematorium. Any enquiries to the D.J. Screen & Sons Funeral Home, Fartown. Tel 01484 452220.

Con Cluskey

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing on the 8th April 2022 of Con Cluskey, lead singer of The Bachelors, from complications related to COVID at Calderdale Royal Hospital, West Yorkshire, UK.

The Bachelors enjoyed numerous chart topping songs in the 1960's including I Believe, Charmaine, Ramona, Diane and I Wouldn't Trade You For The World. They also had two BBC TV series and appeared in a number of TV series', films and theatrical productions globally across the 60's, 70's and beyond.

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They continued to tour throughout the intervening years until the first lockdown in 2020, playing to packed houses of fans who stayed loyal over the decades. Con leaves four children, Carole, Greg, Michael & Phillip and three grandchildren Freddie, Lydia and Miles.

Our thoughts are also with his devoted brother and Co-star Dec with whom he enjoyed over 60 years of music success. Con is now reunited with his beloved wife of 56 years Kay, who passed away in October 2017.

Reception in to St Patrick's Church, New North Rd, Huddersfield, HD1 5JY on Monday 2 May at 7pm, Requiem Mass on Tuesday 3rd May at 2.15pm. Family flowers only please but donations would be much appreciated to Overgate Hospice c/o B.J. Melia & Sons, 64 Gibbet St, Halifax, HX1 5BP or www.overgatehospice.org.uk R.I.P.

Susan Lancaster

Died on 10th April 2022, peacefully, at her home in Netherton, Susan aged 82 years. Dearly loved wife of William (Bill), much loved mum of James and Jonathan, mother in law of Tracey, proud grandma of Lydia, Chloe and Kyle, loved sister in law of Audrey and a good friend to many.

Funeral service at St John's Church, Upperthong on Thursday 12th May at 2.00pm followed by committal at Park Wood Crematorium, Elland at 3.45pm.

Family flowers only please. Donations if wished may be given for Kirkwood Hospice c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA, online at radcliffefuneralservice.co.uk - obituaries or a donation box will be available at the service. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet at the Church.

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Mary Louise Rowe

We the family of the late Mary Louise (aka Dolly) would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and thank all of you who visited us, sent gifts, called us and spent time with us during this sad time.

We would like to extend our thanks to all of you who contributed to the celebrations, arrangements and beyond and to all of you who supported us on the day by attending. We would like to thank the Mash-It-Up-Gang who kindly offered themselves to participate during this sad time and on the day.

Also the singers who offered themselves to participate on the day. We would like to thank McNulty Funeral Service for their care and for the attention shown to detail when preparing Dolly to go on her journey.

Final thanks to Father Leslie of St Thomas Church for his prayers and kind and comforting words at mum's service. God bless you all, one love.

David Scholefield

Julie would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy, Mass cards, cards of condolence and very generous donations to St Vincent de Paul Society received in her recent sad bereavement.

Thanks to all who attended and took part in the funeral, thanks to all the clergy and Father Simon Lodge for his kind words and comforting, respectful and dignified service and the whole St Patrick's Community for their love and support.

Thanks also to the staff at HRI for the care and love given to David and to McNulty Funeral Service for the best funeral in the world and keeping me sane.

Josie Shackleton

Died on 8th April 2022 Passed away peacefully at home in Marsden, surrounded by her family, aged 85 years.

Dearly loved wife for 66 years of Neville. Much loved and fantastic Mum of Stephen and Helen. Treasured Nanna of Corey, dear sister of Tony, Pat and the late Frank. Special Auntie of Amy and Adam and adored by everyone who knew her.

Would friends please meet for Prayers in the Chapel of Rest, Manchester Road, Marsden at 9.30 on Tuesday 10th May, followed by service at Parkwood Crematorium, Elland at 10.30.

Family flowers only please but donations would be appreciated in memory of Josie for Dementia UK. All enquiries to Pearson Funeral Service, Marsden tel: 01484 844289

Pauline Ann Stopford

Geoffrey and family would sincerely like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards, flowers and donations received in their resent sad loss.

Special thanks to all staff at HRI, the District Nurses, Macmillan Nurses and Almondbury Surgery for all the care, Pauline received.

To Bill Wilde for his comforting service, Woodland Glade for their hospitality and all who attended the service, your support was greatly appreciated.

Andrew Tibbott

(Andy) 14th April 2017. Left us so suddenly. No longer in our lives to share but in our hearts you are always there. Loved and missed always. Your loving Mum, Dad and family xxx

Enid Whitehead

Died on the 6th April 2022, Enid aged 82 years of Birchencliffe.

The beloved wife of Roy and a much loved mum, nana and great nana. Funeral service at Huddersfield Crematorium on Wednesday 11th May at 10.00 am.

Family flowers only please. Donations if wished may be given for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA or online at radcliffefuneralservice.co.uk - obituaries.

A donation box will be available at the service. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet at the crematorium.

John Richard Larkins

Died on 11th April 2022 peacefully at home, Jack aged 93 years of East Bierley.

Loving husband to the late Vivienne, much loved and respected dad of Janet, David and Joanne, also father in law of Ray, Heather and Mark. Beloved Grandpa to Vikki, Sam, Holly, Damien, Sarah, Liam and Joseph and a very dear Great Grandpa Jack and a good friend to many.

The service to celebrate Jack's life will be held on Friday 13th May, at St Paul's Church, Birkenshaw at 1pm followed by private family burial.

Family flowers only but if desired donations in memory of Jack may be given to the lovely ladies from Roche Healthcare who cared for Dad with compassion, respect and love.

A collection box will be at the service for this purpose. Everyone is invited back to East Bierley Cricket Club to share memories of Jack. All enquiries to Gateway Funeral Services. Tel 01274 653115.

Fred Dixon

Died on 7th April 2022 peacefully at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after a short illness, Fred aged 89 years of Helme.

The dearly loved husband of the late Barbara, much loved dad of Martin, Max and David, father in law of Catherine, Karen and Alison and a proud and devoted grandad and great grandad.

Funeral service at Huddersfield Crematorium on Thursday 12th May at 10.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations if wished may be given for Asthma and Lung UK c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA or online at radcliffefuneralservice.co.uk - obituaries.

A donation box will be available at the service. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet at the Crematorium.

Colin Gledhill

Dad, we can't believe a year has passed since you joined mum. You really were the best dad anyone could of asked for. Lots of love always, Mandy, Martin, Bob, Jack and Sally.

Bernard Joseph Heath

(B.E.M) Died peacefully at Pentland View Care Home, Thurso on Thursday 31st March 2022.

Bernard, aged 93 years, formerly of Jim Lane, Huddersfield. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty Heath and a dear uncle to all the family. Sadly missed.

Funeral service to take place at St. Nicholas Parish Church, Prestwick on Tuesday 26th April at 12.30pm, thereafter to Troon Cemetery arriving at 1.30pm.

Family flowers only donations if desired to The Mountain Bothies Association or PDSA.

Betty Perkin

Died on 24th March 2022 peacefully at Barnsley District General Hospital, of Penistone and formerly of Dewsbury.

Betty Perkin aged 92 years, the former Headteacher of Denby Dale Nursery School, Driving for The Disabled at Flockton, fondly known as Betty the Donkey Lady, the dearly loved daughter of the late John Charles and Margaret Jane Perkin and twin to her late brother Brian.

Will friends please meet for service at St. John's Parish Church, Penistone at 1.30pm on Thursday 28th April followed by cremation at Grenoside Crematorium North Chapel at 3pm. Please wear something red.

No flowers by request donations in lieu of flowers if so desired would be appreciated and will be divided between The Donkey Sanctuary Swan Lane, Eccup, LS16 8AZ and The British Lung Foundation, 18 Mansell Street, London, E1 8AA, also a donation plate will be provided at the service.

All enquiries to Morley Rhodes and Wainwright Funeral Directors, Skelmanthorpe. Tel: 01484 862095.

Antonio Vicente Prats

(Tony) Died on 7th April 2022, suddenly at Calderdale Royal Infirmary, Tony aged 79 years of Wooldale, former chef and owner of Anaton's restaurant, Huddersfield for 25 years.

The devoted and much loved husband of Anne, very dear dad of Simon and Mark, step dad of Robert and Marie and a proud and loving grandpa to all his grandchildren and dearly loved by all his family in Spain.

Funeral service at Grenoside Crematorium, North Chapel on Friday 6th May at 2pm.

Donations if wished may be given for the British Heart Foundation c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA or online at radcliffefuneralservice.co.uk - obituaries. A donation box will be available at the service. Will friends please accept this intimation and meet at the crematorium.

Brian Rock

Died on April 6th 2022 peacefully at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Brian aged 89 years of Waterloo, the dearly loved husband of Joan, the much loved dad of Julie and the late Michael, dear father in law of Paul and Catherine, a dear and devoted grandad of Ben, a dear brother of Terry and a loved uncle to David, Jeanette, Paul, Chris and Martyn.

Will friends please meet for service at Wakefield Crematorium at 12.40pm on Friday 29th April.

No flowers by request, donations in lieu of flowers if so desired would be appreciated for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance for which a donation plate will be provided at the service. All enquiries to Morley Rhodes and Wainwright Funeral Directors, Skelmanthorpe. Tel; 01484 862095

Edna Wood (nee Lomax)

Passed away peacefully on 7th April 2022 at Oulton Manor Care Home in Leeds aged 101 years.

Formerly of Marsden and Meltham, she was the beloved wife of the late Eric, mother of Nigel and the late Sandra. Mother in law to Gwyn, Joan and Lulu. Devoted grandma to Chris, Jonathan, Andrew, Paul and Lisa and great grandma to nine wonderful great grandchildren.

She will be sadly missed and very fondly remembered by all.

Roy Carter

Passed away peacefully on the 7th April 2022, aged 83 years.

Dear Husband of Christine, loved Dad of Wendy and Duncan, Father-in-Law of Ian and Sharon, much loved Grandad of Joel and Millie and great grumpy Grandad to Reggie and Nancy.

Funeral service and committal will take place at Huddersfield Crematorium on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 10am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu are for the benefit of Dementia UK and Cancer Research UK.

Margaret Chadwick

Died peacefully on 2nd April 2022 at Aden House Nursing Home, formerly of Newsome.

Margaret Chadwick aged 89 years the dearly loved wife of the late Bob. Adored adopted Auntie of Julie, Jayne, Nicola and the late Sue. A dear friend to many.

Friends are warmly invited to the Committal at Grenoside Crematorium, South Chapel on Friday 29th April at 2.30pm, followed by a Service of Celebration at Lane Bottom Chapel also known as Wooldale Free Church at 3.30pm.

If you would prefer you are welcome to go straight to the service at the Chapel. No flowers by request, donations in lieu of flowers would be welcome for Kirkwood Hospice. A box will be provided at the service or c/o T. W Birks and Son, Holme Valley Funeral Home, Woodhead Rd, Holmfirth HD9 2PR.

Michael O'Connor

Sue and family of the late Mick would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy, Mass cards, cards of condolence and donations to Greenlea Oncology Wing, received in their recent sad bereavement.

Special thank to the staff on Ward 20 HRI and Speedwell Surgery, Paddock for all their care, Fr Simon Lodge for his kind words and comforting Requiem Mass and to all who attended.

To Cheryl, Clarrie and team at Paddock Conservative Club for their hospitality afterwards and to Paul and staff at McNulty Funeral Service for their fantastic arrangements.

Granville Ryan

Kate and family of the late Granville would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for kind expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and very generous donations to Marie Curie received in their recent sad bereavement.

Special thanks to Rev Abbie at St Stephen's Church, Lindley for her kind words and personal service and to all who attended, and to McNulty Funeral Service for their efficient arrangements.

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