Team expresses its condolences regards the late John Edwards of Oldham MRT.

The whole team membership wishes to extend its condolences to the family, friends, and members of Oldham MRT on the death of valued Oldham MRT team member John Edwards.

John, aged 58, collapsed and died whilst at work as a self employed decorator, on Friday 28th May 2010.

The Late John Edwards was a very experienced member of Oldham MRT for 20 years. latterly serving as the Chairman of Oldham MRT, besides posts in the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation, and representing Oldham MRT at a great many meetings and events over the years.

John was well known to the Bolton MRT, from joint incidents, training exercises over the years, Mountain Rescue Conferences and liaison meetings with amongst others Greater Manchester Police.

Our Team Leader Garry Rhodes has the following to say about John, “It is fair to say John was a ’bit of a character,’ with an often funny wry comment for many occasions and always a kind word of support, advice or encouragement for all he came across.”

John is survived by his wife Mary and two sons aged 17 and 21 years.
Johns funeral is on Friday 11th June 2010, at Hollinwood Cemetery, Roman Road, Oldham, OL8 3LU, 13.00hrs.

For those in the mountain rescue community wishing to attend from the home address, the meeting point is the Clarence Hotel, Chew Valley Road, Greenfield, Oldham, OL3 7DD at 12.00hrs for a 12.10hrs departure. (Dress code is team kit)

Our team is obviously being represented at the funeral, with our BM5 Minibus attending to help Oldham MRT with transport for the many mourners expected.