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Death of Dave Smith

The death has been reported of Dave Smith, a popular stalwart member of the Chapletown Band.

Chapletown Silver Band

 

4BR has been informed of the death of Dave Smith, a stalwart member and solo trombone player of the Chapletown Band in Yorkshire.

It is understood that Dave died unexpectedly just before Christmas, with the band informed of his death during a local concert performance.

Committed bandsman

A spokesperson told 4BR: "Dave was such a committed bandsman that he was never late to a job let alone absent. However, in the first interval the band was informed that he had passed away suddenly at home just prior to coming to the concert."

Courage

They added: "The band did Dave proud and showed great courage carrying on in such difficult circumstances. The programme was changed to include, ‘Eventide’ in his memory. It was understandably very emotional for everyone concerned as most had known him throughout his long tenure with the band.

Dave will be greatly missed by the band and throughout the movement, as he was much respected for his professionalism, advice, help and friendship, which was always readily available.

The band wishes to express their deepest sympathy to all Dave’s family, especially his mother and father."

Dave will be greatly missed by the band and throughout the movement, as he was much respected for his professionalism, advice, help and friendship, which was always readily availableChapletown Band

Funeral arrangements

The funeral will be held at 10.30am on Monday 6th January at Rotherham Crematorium, S65 3NN.

The family have requested that there be no floral tributes, donations in lieu of flowers will be donated by the family to Dave's favoured charities/worthy causes.

Following the funeral the family request the company of all Dave's friends and acquaintances at the Carlton Park Hotel, Rotherham.



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