Frank McManus has died in hospital at the age of 93, after a short illness. Though a Tuddy and until recently on the Todmorden Town Council, he loved to catch the bus and hang out in the cafes and the library in Hebden. He had a huge circle of friends and an equally large number of causes and interests.
Independent and opinionated to the last, he suffered with his deafness and also in this last year with the lockdowns which he hated as they increased his feelings of isolation.
He was a devout Christian, Anglican, and had been a passionate advocate for women's ordination. When feeling crotchety with his church he'd flee to Hebden Quakers on a Sunday morning.
His death is a great loss to the Valley.
Sunday, 3 January 2021