It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the death of Shirley Simmonds at 1:30am on Tuesday 29th May 2018 at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Shirley was a Founder and Patron of Friend to Friend and dedicated her retirement to preventing loneliness in the elderly throughout the Holme and Colne Valleys; her passion was to give people meaningful and interesting social interaction.
Her funeral will be held at Huddersfield Crematorium on Monday 11th June at 3:15pm, followed by refreshments and reminiscences at the Olive Tree Bistro Cafe at Totties, Scholes, HD9 1AU. Any members wishing to attend are asked to contact Louise or Gillian of the Holmfirth group. Donations in lieu of flowers are appreciated for the Huddersfield Samaritans, of whom Shirley was Director for a time.