OLDROYD, Kevin

Died 16 May 2014, aged 69

Kevin Oldroyd, who played for Sandal RUFC in the 1960s, died at Colchester following a battle with cancer. He grew up in Sandal and went to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. He played rugby union with his brother Keith at Sandal and later with Wakefield Rugby Club. Mr Oldroyd worked in insurance and later computer software. He was survived by his wife, Gaynor, two daughters and a granddaughter. The Wakefield Express report of his death explained that he and Gaynor had become engaged after they met as teenagers when Mr Oldroyd was playing for Sandal. They separated but were reunited about 30 years later and had been married for almost ten years when Mr Oldroyd died.

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