HE was a man who lived life to the full.
And former councillor Cyril Clegg, who died at the age of 84, was a man fully involved in his local community.
Mr Clegg, who was born and brought up in Liversedge, spent much of his life in Thornhill.
He was a former student at Heckmondwike Grammar School and began his working life at a shirt manufacturer in Cleckheaton before moving to work in the Treasury Department at County Hall, Wakefield.
He later worked as an accountant for the Kirklees Area Health Authority and set up an antiquarian bookshop in Dewsbury.
Mr Clegg had spent the war serving in South Africa, Devon and Northern Ireland after joining the RAF in 1940. Much of the time he was a navigator in Wellington bombers.
Mr Clegg became a Dewsbury councillor in 1966 and served for four years. He was also a founder member of the local Probus Club and served as president of the Batley club in 1985.
He and his wife Cecilia were married for 56 years and both were keen church members. They attended St Mark's Church, Dewsbury, and later Thornhill Parish Church.
Mr Clegg was involved with many of the church groups.
He was also a keen sports fan, especially of Huddersfield Town and cricket.
He leaves a widow, children Martyn and Annette, a son-in-law Paul, grandchildren Sally, Rebecca and Hannah, and great-grandson Oliver.
A funeral service was held at Thornhill Parish Church.