Kind words in memory of Dave Weatherburn

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George Tierney, DRUFC president:

“Without David’s contributions in various forms it is highly likely that Dinnington RUFC would have been no more than a dream for the school oldboys and certainly not the club of which we are so proud.”

“He will be remembered for his captaincy, financial expertise, raffles and marathon runs for the club funds, but probably will be remembered best for the pastoral role he assumed with the young players.”

Janet and Jill Weatherburn, wife and daughter:

“He was a loving father and a devoted grandad to Dan, Jack and Ben.”

“His grandsons are sport mad - just like he was.”

“He would have them running races along the beach when we went on holiday.”

Nigel Brookes, Rotherham Harriers:

“Dave got me into running when I was a youngster and always encouraged everyone to enjoy their sport. Dave was one in a million and will be greatly missed.”

• Dave’s Funeral will be at St Leonard’s Church at 12.30pm on Thursday 6th June. A private cremation followed by wake at the rugby club where everyone is welcome. The family have asked for no flowers, donations to Parkinson’s UK or Rotherham Hospice instead.