Christopher Dufton funeral arrangements

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Chris Dufton at the age of 86, on Friday the 4th of March, after suffering from Dementia for several years. Chris started sailing in the late 1960s, joining the club around the same time. He was an avid Heron sailor throughout that time, becoming Northern champion in 1973 and winner of the ‘Yachting World’ Bowl in 1980. In that time he owned two Herons, one of which he restored back to new after rescuing it from the dingy park. Heron 108 ‘Summer wine’ (formally ‘Fidget’), and still sailing today. He also became a proficient yacht sailor exploring the coast of South England and Western Scotland with his friends and family. Not to mention his national service in the merchant navy. Chris was a member right up until his death serving on the committee as club boson.

Anyone is welcome to attend his funeral.
Rawdon Crematorium at 2.30 pm Wednesday 23rd March.
Followed by a reception at the White Swan Yeadon.