Colin Dufton (2 Apr 1933 - 6 Feb 2021)Share obituary on Facebook
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In loving memory of Colin Dufton who sadly passed away on 6th February 2021, aged 87 years. He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
On the 2nd April 1933 Colin was born, the second son to Jane and Cyril Dufton in Pudsey.
He married the only girl in the world on the 4th April 1953 in Farsley.
Colin and Doreen were married for nearly 68 years when he died on 6th February 2021.
He loved Cricket and Rugby League, Football, Snooker and Beer.
He loved his wife, his children and grandchildren and by now has 2 great grandchildren.
His life started in Lumby Lane with Brian, Marlene and Mary and he attended Greenside and Pudsey Grammar School.
He trained to be a Metallurgist, and became a skilled Foundryman. He served his time in the RAF in the North East and Wiltshire.
He spent many hours watching Cricket, especially Yorkshire and most especially Pudsey St Lawrence Cricket Club. It was said that he moved house to be near the Ground.
He was respectful of others and well respected by everyone, a charismatic gentleman, at home, at work and at play. He always had a joke to finish with. Even strangers were treated to his latest story. He never left anyone in any doubt about his opinion.
He lived with Doreen, Lindsay and Adrian in Pudsey until his career drew him to Lichfield and later to Alrewas. Although he left Yorkshire, Yorkshire never left him, and he was always proud of his heritage. He affectionately named his house “Fourth Riding”.
He stayed in the Iron and Steel Industry all his working life, until cancer took a grip in his early 50s.
He was nursed back to health, but with a limited life expectancy, and he repeatedly defied the medical odds and nearly made it to 88 years old.
Doreen developed dementia and after a stroke, moved into care in Burton. Colin, doggedly determined to maintain independence, stayed at home, visiting Doreen every day
Lockdown brought isolation and as his mobility worsened, so did his general health.
His only ambition was to be with his wife and on the 19thJanuary he moved into the same Care Home. They shared time together before he died.
In Loving Memory
Adrian, Lindsay and Vicky
Nathan, Ben and Sarah, Sam and Polly
Archie and Erin
We’ll take it from here, Dad
Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, mourners at this Crematorium are limited to 27. Those mourners will be contacted directly by the immediate family.