JOHN Crichton spent much of his working life in the water industry in Scotland.
But he is remembered in Huddersfield for his brief spell in the town two decades ago.
After training in Dundee, he came south in 1962, as deputy engineer and manager of the Huddersfield Corporation waterworks.
He was to stay until 1965, when he returned to Scotland.
Back in his home country, where he had been born in 1920, he embarked on a lifetime of work in the public water service in the Glasgow area.
His dedication led to him being awarded the OBE for services to the Scottish water industry in 1977.
He was Scottish president of the Institution of Water Engineers and Scientists in 1979 and national president in 1983.
He retired in 1984, when he pursued his hobbies of building his model railway, bowling and gardening.
Mr Crichton, who has died at the age of 84, is survived by his wife Margaret, their two daughters, Joyce and Moira, and their five granddaughters.
He and his wife had celebrated their diamond wedding earlier this year.