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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.
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.