Todwick: Tribute to Coun Clive Pantry

Clive Pantry
Clive Pantry

Tributes have been paid to Todwick parish councillor and community stalwart Clive Pantry who died just before Christmas, aged 82.

Tributes have been paid to Todwick parish councillor and community stalwart Clive Pantry who died just before Christmas, aged 82.

His wife Sheila spoke this week of a ‘wise and witty’ gentleman whose dedication, and love of Todwick for almost half a century was immeasurable.

The couple came to Todwick in 1970 and built their bungalow on The Meadows.

Clive was a loyal member of Todwick Parish Council, being chairman from 1995 - 2007 and serving as councillor from 1987 until he died on 16th December 2013.

Said Sheila: “Clive worked tirelessly over the years on the whole spectrum of Parish Council activities, representing Todwick at meetings of the borough council, various forums and committees.”

He was instrumental in fundraising for renovations to Todwick Village Hall which cost nearly £330,000.

And he has always supported Sheila in the many village activities she runs - from the annual fun day and scarecrow trail, to regular jazz nights.

Said Sheila: “Clive was well known for his very amusing one liners of wit which would be uttered at the most unexpected moment. His love of classical music, jazz, theatre and art galleries held a special place in his heart and he was an avid reader.”

Clive and Sheila travelled the world. They lived in Africa for three years where he was a chemist/metallurgist trainer at the Rhodesian Iron and Steel Company.

His career with well known engineering and steel companies continued, holding management positions in personnel, human resources, health and safety and training.

He was also a Worksop Golf Club member for over 45 years, in the Round Table movement, a choir singer, school governor and careers adviser.

Said Sheila: “Our extensive family both in the UK and overseas were a constant delight to him. He would always been relied upon to give wise advice and guidance whatever the subject. His wise counsel was respected by all who knew him and he will be sadly missed, but not forgotten.”

A series of special events will be held early in 2014 in Clive’s memory.

Clive has donated his body to medical science so there will be no formal funeral service.

Said Sheila: “It is what Clive wanted to do - something which would benefit the medical community by helping them better understand the human body and its condition.”

“Clive did not want a funeral so we have decided to hold a series of events to celebrate Clive and his achievements in various areas of his life.”

Details are still being drawn up and will be announced in the new year.

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