The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

A Life of Parish Service: Brian Cunningham RIP

Tributes have been paid to Brian Kevin Cunningham (31/12/1935 – 20/03/2021) whose Requiem Mass was recently celebrated by Fr Anthony Rosso in the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph.

Awarded the Benemerenti Medal in 2019 when celebrating 72 years as an altar server, Brian was greatly committed to his Catholic faith and to the Parish, where he had attended Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Haworth for most of his life.

Brian had a great love of Art, Literature and Music – but first and foremost he was a family man: devoted to Jean his wife of almost 61 years and to his sons Graeme and the late Kevin. He and Jean were founder members of Keighley Faith and Light Community and active in St Anne’s Catholic Club as well as in local sports and fundraising.

In summing up Brian’s life of service to family, parish and community, one of his former parish priests said: ‘A real gentleman and a really gentle man; we shall certainly remember Brian for his love, compassion, gentleness, fidelity and dedication – an absolute gem of a man.’

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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