Died 15 April 2012, aged 83: Harry Livesey, a former councillor who ran a long-established business and was well-known for his work with local community groups, was born on 9 April 1929. He lived with his family for many years in Chevet Grove, Sandal, before moving to Cleveland Avenue on Lupset Park, and later to an apartment in Beven Grove.
He became a Conservative councillor for the St John’s ward, serving from 1968 to 1971 on the old Wakefield city council. In 1970 he set the chartered surveyors’ business of Livesey Associates. He specialised in rolex replica watches the legal aspects of the building industry and became a registered arbitrator, dealing with construction disputes. His work in this field saw him awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1981.
Harry was treasurer of the Friends of Chantry Chapel and a member of Wakefield Civic Society. He was in Wakefield Round Table and Wakefield 41 Club, which he chaired in 1977. He served as president of Wakefield Rotary Club in 1997 and was chairman of Calder Probus Club in 2007. The funeral service was at St Helen’s on 26 April 2012.