Community stalwart Terry loses battle against cancer

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a dedicated Sheffield man who spent 40 years volunteering in his neighbourhood.

Terry Wright, aged 77, was chairman of Gleadless Valley Tenants’ and Residents’ Association for more than seven years and had been a member of the group since 1971, when he moved to the estate.

Mr Wright was a father of three, grandfather of four and great-granddad of one.

Frances, his wife of 53 years, said: “Terry had been diagnosed with cancer in the summer and had been in and out of hospital for the last two months but whenever he could, he carried on work for the TARA.

“He died last Wednesday. We had been expecting him home for the weekend but his condition worsened.”

Daughter Beverley added: “It was a shock. His death is going to leave a huge hole. As well as community work, he was devoted to his family.”

Before retiring Mr Wright had been a foreman at Miba Tyzak engineering works in Kelham Island and had previously worked in the cutlery industry. He was also a member of the GMB trade union.

More than 100 people are expected at a funeral at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium, at 1.30pm on Monday, October 29. It will be followed by a wake at Gleadless Valley Tenants’ Hall.