Tributes to a well loved Daventry father

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THE family of a much loved Daventry man have paid tribute to him after he passed away earlier this month.

Frank Bullough, who moved to Daventry in 1970 died on Sunday September 16. Originall from Ashton in Makerfield, Frank used to work for Green Shield Stamps and then Argos in a career spanning 35 years as a long distance heavy goods driver.

During this time Frank also took on the role as branch secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union representing the drivers based at the Daventry site.

Frank and his wife Theresa settled in Daventry and enjoyed a large family of six children and 15 grandchildren.

Frank’s son Liam said: “Mum and Dad moved to Daventry and due to their unique and generous nature soon made a lot of close friends, these friends have become part of the family and his passing will be felt by them all”

As a popular member of the congregation at St Augustines Catholic Church, Frank joined the church’s social committee and helped raise thousands of pounds from 1970 to 2003 with regular dances in the church hall.

Over the last seven years Frank fought a brave, prolonged and inspirational battle with cancer and remained positive throughout the treatment still enjoying time in Ireland, his favourite pastime gardening and spending time with all of his grandchildren.

Theresa praised the way in which Frank faced his illness saying: “Frank never lost his brilliant and warm sense of humour and his optimistic nature never faltered, he was a real gentleman”

Frank’s youngest daughter Fiona added: “Dad really enjoyed music, dancing and socialising, both him and mum travelled all over the UK and to Spain and Portugal to partake in Irish festivals”

The funeral is to take place at 11am on Monday at the St Augustines Catholic Church with a burial at Welton Road Cemetery and afterwards at the Daventry Working Mens Club.

One of Frank’s final wishes was for family flowers only with any donations going to Macmillan Cancer Support and Friends Of Danetre Hospital both of whom worked extremely hard and supported the family through a very difficult period.