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Richard Darke Notice
B.A. MLitt. ARCO.
Passed away peacefully on October 15th 2018 at St. Michael's Hospice, surrounded by his loved ones, aged 72.
Dearly beloved by his late wife Amanda,
much loved father of Elizabeth
and father-in-law of Hat and beloved brother of Malcolm.
Richard attended Bristol University where he studied Music and Theology.
He was Director of Music Emeritus of
St John The Baptist, Knaresborough, having also served as choir master to Bradford Choristers, and as Master of music at
St Edmund's, Roundhay,
before his retirement from
St Johns, he was awarded the associateship of the RSCM for his outstanding contribution to church music.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 12noon, Saturday 3rd November 2018 at
St John The Baptist Church,Knaresborough,
followed by a private burial.
In lieu of flowers please make charitable donations to Cancer Research UK or
Blue Cross, Thirsk. All may be sent c/o
John P Tempest Funeral Service,
46 Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS7 4LA
Tel 0113 239 2700
Published in The Yorkshire Post on Oct. 25, 2018
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