Date of Death: Thursday 05 March 2020
Date of Funeral: Friday 27 March 2020
Sadly passed away suddenly on 5th March 2020, aged 74 years, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Glenys, loving Dad to Andrew, Philip, Danny and David. Also a much loved Father in Law, Grandad, Brother, Uncle, Doctor and friend to many.
The funeral will take place on Friday, 27th March with service at St Chad's Church, Uppermill at 10.30am prior to committal at Dukinfield Crematorium at 12noon.
Announcement regarding the Funeral of David ‘The Doc’ Atherton
Due to the current / ongoing situation with the coronavirus, we have unfortunately had to cancel the church service at St. Chad’s church, Uppermill and the Celebration at the Civic Hall, Uppermill.
The Committal at Dukinfield will still take place at 12:00pm, Friday 27th March. For those who still wish to attend, we would welcome your support, however, completely understand if you wish to refrain from doing so.
The funeral party will leave our family home around 11;30am, travel through Greenfield and Mossley before arriving at Dukinfield.
Given these unforeseen circumstances, it is our intention to hold a Celebration in memory of “The Doc” at a later date, once restrictions are more relaxed.
We would like to welcome you to join us in such celebration in the near future, for which we will share details in due course.
We hope that you all understand that this decision has not come easy, nor has it been taken lightly, but hope and trust that you understand.
We look forward to sharing more great memories of David at a date, hopefully not too far in the future. Please raise a glass or two on Friday for him.
We would like to take this opportunity to pass on our heartfelt thanks to the many people who have taken the time to pass on their best wishes, support, as well as sharing their wonderful memories of such a great man.
It really has been a great comfort to all the family
The Atherton Family
No flowers by request please, donations in lieu if desired to Friends of Bright Futures School c/o Pogson & Armitage Ltd., 53 Huddersfield Road, Diggle, Saddleworth OL3 5NT to whom all enquiries should be made Tel: 01457 872149