Simon Holland (9 Aug 1962 - 16 Aug 2018)

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Take Heart Charity, Leeds

Funeral Service

Location
Skipton Crematorium Carleton Road Skipton BD23 3BT
Date
30th Aug 2018
Time
1.20pm
Funeral Director
Jacksons Funeral Services - Silsden

Funeral Reception

Location
Sunny Bank Social ClubBridge StreetSilsdenBD20 9NX
Date
30th Aug 2018
Time
2.15pm

On 16th August at L.G.I. Simon aged 56 years of Silsden formerly Bolton. Beloved husband of Julie, a much loved brother, uncle and great uncle.

Simon grew up in Bolton behind his father's chemist shop on Bury Road with two younger brothers. He had many friends there. After leaving school he studied Chemistry at Bradford University, where he met his future wife Julie. He then left to do a PhD at Aston University and shortly after completing that, they got married and went to live in Worthing, Goring by Sea and Hove where Simon worked at Beecham Pharmaceuticals.

Simon worked for the company, which became SmithKline Beecham then GSK, for 27 years moving to sites in Welwyn Garden City, Harlow, Stevenage and Ware. He lived in Hertford for 18 years with Julie. He was able to take a redundancy package in 2013 and they took the decision to move to Yorkshire to be closer to family and their football teams.

Over the years, Simon has been a loyal supporter of Bolton Wanderers, travelling to watch them despite the hours it took from down South. Once settled in Silsden from 2014, Simon enjoyed making new friends, drinking real ale and exploring the local countryside. He still carried out some consultancy work which enabled him to go on exotic holidays such as Mauritius and recently a tour in China. He was happy and popular with everyone that knew him. He will be missed.

Paul Hammond wrote

Dear Julie, sending our love on this very difficult day, thinking of you and remembering our good times with you and Simon. Paul, Mandy, Kate & Samuel; David; Marj and Ken Hammond.

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Jill Cook wrote

Janet and I would like to offer our condolences to Simon's family. He was such a lovely person and he helped us greatly with The Hive, for which we will always be thankful for.

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Jason Crooks wrote

Donkey of the week supremo; Simon made life at Mundells and Harlow a lot of fun. He will be sadly missed. My best wishes to his family, Jason Crooks.

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Charles McGovern wrote

Sad for your loss. Go.deanfaidh Dia trocaire ar bhur anam.

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Jennifer Taylor wrote

Julie may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Simon was a lovely guy, always smiling. Will be sadly missed.

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Gordon Muirhead wrote

Even early in the morning, Simon would bounce into work with a smile on his face, and a sparkle in his eyes... even if Bolton had lost!
Sad loss.

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John Warrack wrote

Simon was a good friend from early days at Beecham right through to the last days at GSK, we always had a great laugh together. I am am very saddened by his early parting, but comforted by his full life, bringing good into so many people’s lives, and knowing that he did have several years of retirement in Yorkshire where he achieved so much in his new community. No one who knew him will forget the twinkle in his eye. Rest in peace after a life well lived.

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Colin and Denise a.k.a Crazy Golfers wrote

Still shocked and lost for words. A really nice bloke and a good adversary on Sunday nights. We ae unable to make the funeral but our thoughts will be with Julie, family and friends on such a sad day. R.I.P Simon.

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Lisa Morse wrote

Sending my sincere condolences to Julie and Martin and their families xx

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