Stephen Thewliss (23 Mar 1959 - 16 Aug 2020)

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Location
Dewsbury Moor Crematorium Heckmondwike Road Dewsbury WF13 3PL
Date
4th Sep 2020
Time
TBC
Funeral Director
George Brooke Ltd

STEPHEN THEWLISS

It is with the deepest of regret that on 16 August 2020 our dad, Stephen Thewliss, passed away unexpectedly at Pinderfields Hospital surrounded by his close family: his two daughters, Sharon and Stephanie and his beloved and devoted wife, (our mum) Carol Thewliss.

Dad was born in Dewsbury on 23rd March 1959 to his parents, James and Elsie (nee Jennings). He is survived by his siblings: David, Christopher and Sandra,

After falling madly in love, our dad married our mum on 8 October 1983 at the Dewsbury Register Office and they both went on to have a happy and loving marriage until the day he passed. Mum, Dad and Sharon became an instant family and their much wanted and loved daughter, Stephanie, arrived on 30 September 1986 to complete it.

Dad studied at Whitwood College, passed all his exams with flying colours and then went onto become a fitter at Park Hill Colliery, Wakefield. Soon after, he decided to become a miner and worked for many years at the same colliery. Although, he often complained about the shifts, the travelling, etc., it was a job he enjoyed and probably may have even still been there if it wasn’t for Margaret Thatcher! In 1987 he decided to leave the dwindling mining industry behind and became a brilliant joiner instead, which he carried on doing until he retired in 2008, a decision he made so that he could spend more quality time with Mum. Little did he know that soon after retiring, he would take on a new role as Grandpa to Connah and Alex and Papa to Mia and Moses.

Dad loved to paint and play golf. He loved to watch his favourite TV shows and films, such as: Only Fools and Horses, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and the Rocky movies. Mum and Dad also loved to get into their car and drive to lots of different places, especially the east coast. They loved it there so much that they bought a static caravan in Skirlington and enjoyed many weekends for many years and made many friends whilst they were there.

Dad was taken from us very quickly - like a 'bolt out of the blue', but he will always be remembered as a kind, loving, charming and very funny man and we will always have lots of stories and memories to keep with us forever. As they always say, “the best ones are taken first.”

Sleep tight, Dad.
Sharon & Stephanie.
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DUE TO THE CURRENT GUIDELINES, A FUNERAL SERVICE BY INVITATION ONLY WILL TAKE PLACE AT DEWSBURY MOOR CREMATORIUM ON FRIDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER 2020.

DONATIONS IN LIEU OF FLOWERS IN MEMORY OF STEPHEN MAY BE MADE ONLINE TO THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION.

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Ian Ward wrote

Rest In peace Stephen, sending condolence,s to your family

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  • Thank you

    Posted by Carol Anne on 1/09/2020 Report abuse
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Anita Wain wrote

So sorry to here this news our Keith auty sends love to all Stephen family Keith would like to attend his funeral if possible we all grew up together on Dewsbury moor sending hugs to you all xxx

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  • Thank you for your lovely message. You can attend the funeral service.

    Posted by Carol Anne on 30/08/2020 Report abuse
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Stephen Brunt wrote

I hoped it would be a few years before i had to pen a post like this, in fact never, but my best friend has passed away and this is just a few words of a lifetime of memories with Steve.
Steve was born in 1959 me one year earlier, we both lived on the old Eightlands Estate in Dewsbury in fact 50yds from each other. My first recollection of me and Steve we were doing "Penny for the Guy" about 1964. Steve was the Guy sat in a barrow with paper coming out of his arms legs and neck. In 1965 both our families were re-located to Dewsbury Moor Estate. The old Eightlands was demoilshed with its outside toilets etc, yes it was hard down there but we were all in the same boat. In Dewsbury Moor we lived 100yds from each other, from that year we spent everyday seeing each other, we did everything together.
Steve was BEST MAN at both my weddings and i was his when he married Carol. Those two words sum Steve up through all his life.
He was a BEST MAN a friend could have.
He was a BEST MAN a wife could have.
He was a BEST MAN a child could have.
He was a BEST MAN a grandchild could have.
So rest in peace MY BEST MAN.
I miss you, I will always miss you.

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  • Thanks Steve for your lovely message.

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