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Tribute to Haworth trader Donald Cadman
9:07am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Keighley
Well-known Haworth trader Donald Cadman has died of a heart attack.
Mr Cadman, who lived in Main Street, died at home aged 84.
His partner, Mike Hutchinson, said: “Right to the end, when he was in a wheelchair, he was always very aware. He’d always want to know what was going on, and he’d watch the news 48 hours a day if he could.”
Mr Cadman has a daughter, Julie, and also leaves two grandsons. He and Mr Hutchinson cemented their relationship in a civil partnership last year.
Mr Cadman was born in Liverpool and worked at sea as a purser on mail ships for 20 years and then on-shore as a cargo manager. Later, he and Mr Hutchinson ran Ye Shoppe gift store, in Haworth Main Street, for about 25 years.
Mr Hutchinson said: “All the cards we’ve had say the same thing – that he was one of life’s gentlemen. He was a lovely man. He didn’t have a bad word for anybody or any said against him.”
A funeral service takes place today at 1pm at Oakworth Crematorium.