HONLEY man Kevin Marah was committed to helping others.
Mr Marah, who was born in Holmfirth, died of pneumonia on June 14.
Mr Marah, 52, had been planning to go on a sponsored walk in Iceland and Greenland to raise money for Whizz Kids, a charity which provides mobility aids for disabled children.
He had already tackled a trek across Iceland in 1999 for Whizz Kids, raising £3,150.
He completed the arduous walk across glaciers with other Whizz Kids fundraisers, enduring hurricane-force winds and conquering his fear of heights by mountain climbing on the expedition.
Before beginning his fundraising efforts, Mr Marah had a variety of jobs, including working as a gardener, a caretaker and sign installer.
He met his wife of 18 years, Mardi, while putting up signs at Warwick Castle in 1986.
She had come over from America to visit a friend.
Although she went to France, the couple kept in touch and married in a police station at Warwick in December that year, after a storm destroyed the local chapel.
In 1988, the couple moved to Holmbridge and then lived in Brockholes before settling in Honley.
In 1991, they had a son Gregory, who is now 13.
Mrs Marah said her husband was a caring man.
She said: "He was known as a good neighbour. He was very caring and made sure all the elderly people were all right.
"He was special. He would give the shirt off his back for anyone."
T W Birks Funeral Home, of Woodhead Road in Holmfirth, is collecting donations in memory of Mr Marah for Whizz Kids and St Mary's, Honley.
Mr Marah was a member of St Mary's and formerly attended St George's Church at Brockholes.
So far, £122 has been donated for Whizz Kids and £92 for St Mary's.