BUTCHER Keith Bamforth was a gifted runner who often ran for charity.
The grandfather-of-three was a well-known face around town.
He could turn his hand to many things and he was a keen gardener, cricketer and antique enthusiast.
The 71-year-old died on April 10 after a brave battle with cancer.
Loving wife Shirley told the Examiner Keith was always doing good turns for people.
She said: “He was a caring and active man and he always had a smile on his face – he was a very, very good man.
“He was always lending a hand to people, like doing their gardens or walking their dogs.”
Keith was an identical twin with brother Donald and also had seven other siblings.
He attended Linthwaite Church School before being called up for National Service and later opened Bamforth’s Butchers in Honley.
Keith converted the old Honley Palladium Cinema into The Holme Valley Squash Club more than 30 years ago, which he sold in 2000.
Keith and Shirley married at St James’ Church in Slaithwaite in 1961. He had a son Steven eight years later.