A WOMAN who received an honour for her work with the Sea Cadets has died.
And mourners at the funeral of Mrs Kathleen Hamer - known to many as Kay - collected money for the organisation.
She worked tirelessly for the Sea Cadets for many years and her late husband, Mr Wright Hamer, was also closely involved.
She was honoured with a British Empire Medal.
Mrs Hamer's father, Ernest Dews, founded Dews Garage in Brighouse in 1910, eight years before she was born.
In 1942, she married Mr Hamer, the son of a textile mill owner from Greetland. They were married for 55 years.
Mr Hamer and Mrs Hamer's brother, Gordon, took over the garage business and ran branches in Brighouse and Halifax.
The couple had two sons. Roger, 52, lives in Cumbria and David, 60, in Stainland.
David is now chairman and managing director of Dews Garage and other family members are shareholders.
Mrs Hamer, who was educated at Brighouse High School, also left six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She, too, worked at Dews Garage for several years. During the Second World War she was an ambulance driver.
Mrs Hamer was a keen golfer and also a member of St Francis's Church at Fixby.
She and her husband lived at Bradley Bar for many years, but latterly she was a resident at the Manor House Nursing Home in Lightcliffe.
Her funeral was held at Huddersfield Crematorium.