Gary and Elaine Whiting

It is with great sadness that we have recently heard of the loss this month of two of the founder members of NEFRA.

Both Gary Whiting and his wife Elaine (Spenbeck) worked very hard on the committee and treasurer for many years.  The funeral will be held in their home town of Mirfield on a date that has not yet been confirmed.  NEFRA pass on their condolences to their relatives at this sad time.


Taken from the local newspaper:

WHITING Gary Maxwell 1953 – 2018 Elaine Margaret 1955 – 2018 Gary passed away on Friday 8th June 2018, aged 64 years, sadly followed by his dear wife Elaine on Thursday 28th June 2018, aged 62 years, at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield and of Kitson Hill Road, Mirfield. “Gary and Elaine will be greatly missed by all family and friends.” A service of celebration for Gary and Elaine’s life will take place on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at Christ the King Parish Church, Stocksbank Lane, Mirfield at 1:45 pm, followed by committal and cremation at Huddersfield Crematorium, Fixby, at 2.45 pm, followed by refreshments at Old Bank W.M.C., Old Bank Road, Mirfield. Will friends please accept this intimation. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if so desired, for the benefit of the R.N.L.I. may be left in the collection box provided at the funeral service or sent to Richard Fearnley Independent Funeral Directors; 745, Huddersfield Road, Dewsbury. Tel: 01924 494435 for all enquiries