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Tributes to Blind Veterans UK member John Hind

Date
20 May 2013 13:35

Sheffield local and Blind Veterans UK member John Hind - who tied the knot aged 85 last year with his 92 year old fiancée – has sadly passed away, age 86, after almost six months of marriage.

Sheffield local and Blind Veterans UK member John Hind - who tied the knot aged 85 last year with his 92 year old fiancée - has sadly passed away, age 86, after almost six months of marriage.

John and his sweetheart Margaret Dufty - also a member of Blind Veterans UK - attracted nationwide publicity when they married in the Winter of 2012. Margaret has said "I am so glad we got married, we had such a good day, it was absolutely lovely. John was thrilled to bits. I've got some beautiful pictures and memories."

John and Margaret both served as Sergeants in the Army during World War Two. Our thoughts go out to Margaret and both their families and friends.

The funeral will take place Wednesday 22nd May at noon at Barnsley Crematorium Ardsley. It will be attended by a veterans guard of honour, and the coffin will be decorated with the Union flag and John's WWII cap and medals.

A celebration of John's life will follow in Legends Suite at Barnsley FC. Donations are kindly being made to Blind Veterans UK and Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.