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Stephen Rush

STEPHEN PETER RUSH Stephen Peter Rush born on 23rd October 1954 in Whalley, Bramley Meade, has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Son to George and Marion Rush, wife to Christine Rush, father to Simon, Chris and Danielle, father in law to Vicki and grandfather to Jacob and Isabelle. Steve was heavily involved in the local community. He had a lifelong passion for music and sport. He was involved with Clitheroe Football Club, Clitheroe Cricket Club and Ribblesdale Wanderers Cricket Club, as a player, coach and board member. His crowning achievement was as chairman of Clitheroe Football Club, when they reached the FA Vase final at Wembley, in 1996. He was also keenly interested in politics, especially within the Ribble Valley, and stood in the general election in 2010, and was also the spokesperson for Clitheroe Residents Action Group. Stephen passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 23rd June, at home surrounded by his family. Our sincere thanks for all the care and support over this difficult time to Jo Fellows, Andrea Derbyshire, District Nurses, Dr Mackean, Oncology and Surgical Teams at ELHT, Buckley's Chemist and Pauline & team at Brian Price's Funeral Directors. Due to the current Covid restrictions, the funeral will be family only but we will have a celebration of Steve's life at a later date. Family flowers only, Donations can be made in Steve's memory, via Mrs Carol Waddington, 6 The Grove, Clitheroe, BB7 2AX. And these will be shared between Clitheroe Cricket Club, Clitheroe Football Club, and Ribblesdale Wanderers Cricket Club. Enquiries to Brian Price and Son Ltd, Funeral Directors. Tel 01200 441297

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