It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Richard C Gudgeon. Richard passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday 21st March in Kirkwood Hospice following a prolonged illness.
He was President of Huddersfield RUFC 2014-15, a serving member of the club’s management and general committees and a trustee of the Leonard Cowburn Trust. His company J and J W Longbottom was one of the club’s most loyal and generous sponsors. Richard was a much respected and admired gentleman of HRUFC who served the club faithfully and unstintingly. He was also President of Runswick Bay Rescue Boat and a life-long supporter and fund raiser for the Royal British Legion.
Our thoughts and sympathies go to his widow Anne and children Sally, Simon and Robert.
Personal condolences can be sent to Anne at 2 Woodsome Road, Fenay Bridge, Huddersfield HD8 0LQ.
Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course when known.
A minutes silence in Richard’s memory will precede the First XV game on Saturday V Leicester Lions.