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The NFFF are extremely sad to announce the passing of Wilf Rhodes at the age of 86

Article Date: 2016-02-24

The National Federation of Fish Friers are extremely sad to announce the passing of former member, NFFF Trainer and South Yorkshire President Wilf Rhodes at the age of 86.

Upon the news former NFFF President Arthur Parrington had this to say on Wilf,

"I am writing this to pay myrespects on the passing of W A Rhodes. Whatever I write it will be difficult to do justice to a man who may not be readily identified by many fish friers in the country, but who inhis time made a significant and very valuable contribution to the Federation, not only in his much loved Yorkshire but the UK in general. A true Yorkshire man, a former miner, hardworking,trustworthy and as a true Lancastrian I am allowed to say this, he was generous to a fault. I am proud to be able to claim him to have been a very good friend and colleague. He served South Yorkshire as its President also distinguishing himself as a member of the Federations National Executive Council, and was one of our first trainers when we opened the training school in Greenwood Mount in 1992. He was awarded a Meritorious Service Certificate for his servicesin 1990. In his private life dancing was his first love, for a big man he was very light on his feet and he spent countless hours running weekly dances locally. It would be fair to say Wilf was, like myself, one of the old school and although we have always been proud of our regional differences I could not have had a better friend.

My sincere condolences go to his family and his wife Margaret.”  

Funeral Details


Tuesday 1st March at 1.30pm


Rotherham Crematorium


East Herringthorpe


S65 3NN


No flowers please, donations only.

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