The Charity of the Yorkshire Heart Centre
It is with deep regret that we report the tragic death of Councillor Brian Holmes, the Mayor of Wakefield. He had been mayor since May and was councillor for the Horbury and South Ossett ward. Councillor Holmes was married to Janet, also a former mayor and a councillor in the same ward. He also leaves behind his son Darren and his grandchildren. Brian had most generously nominated Take Heart and the British Heart Foundation as the recipients of his fund raising during his year in office.
The leader of the council, Peter Box said “This is such sad and terrible news. Brian was a much respected friend and colleague who was doing an excellent job as mayor and representing the people of Horbury and South Ossett.” Wakefield Council’s chief executive, Joanne Roney said “This is devastating news for Janet, her family and his friends on the council. He was a dedicated public servant who served the area and the causes he supported with great enthusiasm and success.” We at Take Heart send our sincere condolences to his wife Janet - our thoughts are with them at this heartbreaking time. Colin Pullan, MBE, Chairman, Take Heart