Passing of Ken Rushworth

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  1. SuperCat

    SuperCat Member

    Just to let Dad's many friends know, that he passed away this morning in hospital in France, following an operation.

    As yet, no arrangements for the funeral have been made, I'll update as soon as I know.

    William (Billy) Rushworth.
    Tel 07984 652852
  2. barrytone

    barrytone Member

    Please accept my deepest sympathies Billy, my thoughts and prayers are with yourself, Michelle and your family at this very sad time.

  3. Anonymous_user

    Anonymous_user New Member

    My thoughts are with you at this sad time. A legend!

    Simon Gresswell
  4. KASEY

    KASEY New Member


    I'm so sorry to hear this, a special man.
    Always told it as it was, you always knew where you were with Ken.
    Biggest memory,: when he gave me a lesson on playing Nocturne, he was special, Nobody understood a slow melody like Ken.
    Condolences to you pal and of course to your Mum

    Sincerest regards

    Kev Crockford
  5. VenusTromster

    VenusTromster Member

    You shall be missed Ken.

    He always made we feel welcome and I loved spending many a happy time with him in France. If there was anything he didn't know about trombones, then it wasn't worth knowing!

    He certainly touched a lot of people and I shall have some very fond memories of him.

    My sympathy to Marjorie, William, Sam and family at this very sad time.
  6. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    Very sad news.
    I knew Ken in the 1960's when he played for Lofthouse Colliery Band and, if my memory serves me right, he was also associated with Spenborough Victoria Band.
    I often met up with him at Slow Melody Contests.
    He used to play "The Swan", and your Uncle Charlie used to play "Softly Awakes My Heart". (Is he still with us ?)
    I recall your Dad playing "Le Preludes" with Lofthouse under Trevor Walmsley at a contest at Ossett Town Hall when he lost hold of his slide and it slid across the floor towards the cornets.
    Great times.
    A fabulous banding character who will be sadly missed.
    Sincere condolences to you and your family.
    - Wilkie
    (Ian Wilkinson)
  7. SuperCat

    SuperCat Member

    Just a quick update, the funeral will be held in France this coming Tuesday.

    Any cards to be sent to-
    Mme Rushworth
    La Cassine
    Les Blanquets
    Rte de Periguex

    On our return from France, we will hold a memorial service with a band to play Mephistopheles and Les Preludes.

    Thanks for all the kind words and support,

    ps: can someone please give me contact details for Lyndon Baglin?
  8. "Many happy memories and good times with Ken
    With Love from Helen & Wilf Oldfield"

    With all our condolences to you and your family,

    Paul & Clare.
  9. Leisa + John

    Leisa + John Guest

    Sorry to hear about this billy, hope your all ok and your mum is ok!

    Lots of Love

    Leisa and John xxxxxxx
  10. brass journo

    brass journo Member

    All our love and support goes out to you Billy, your Mum, Sam and Shell and all Ken's friends and family.

    lots of Love
    Tabbs, Ja, Oliver and everyone at your band Yorkshire Co-op.
  11. JR

    JR Member

    Ken Rushworth

    Very sorry to hear about your sad news


    John Roberts
  12. Pondasher

    Pondasher Member


    My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.


    Keith Quinn
  13. Frosty

    Frosty Member


    Sorry to hear about you Dad. My thoughts are with you.


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