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 theHorbury and South Ossett ward. Councillor Holmes was married to Janet, also a formermayor and a councillor in the same ward. He also leavesbehind his son Darren and his grandchildren.Brian had most generously nominated Take Heart and theBritish Heart Foundation as the recipients of his fund raisingduring 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 excellentjob as mayor and representing the people of Horbury and South Ossett.” Wakefield Council’s chief executive, Joanne Roney said “This is devastatingnews for Janet, her family and his friends on the council. He was a dedicatedpublic servant who served the area and the causes he supported with greatenthusiasm and success.”We at Take Heart send our sincere condolences to his wife Janet - our thoughtsare with them at this heartbreaking time.Colin Pullan, MBE,Chairman, Take Heart