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Man Dies On Bus After Heart Attack

Wednesday September 4 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

A WIDOW whose husband died following a heart attack on a bus said she wanted to thank those whose helped him in his time of need.

Michael Smith, 73, of Spring Bank, Darfield, suffered the attack travelling on the 219 to Barnsley at about 10am last Friday.

He was declared dead at Barnsley Hospital about an hour later.

His widow Sheila, 72, said she had been told many of his fellow travellers attempted to resuscitate him and wanted them to come forward so she could thank them.

"I would love to meet these people and thank them for being there for him," she said. "Sometimes you can't believe how nice people can be. It can't go unrecognised."

A very active man, he played rugby union for Wath for 25 years and was a member of Houghton Main and Mexborough male voice choirs, Wombwell Operatic Society, the Lamproom Theatre and was also a member of two touring clubs.

Last year, he sang with Mexborough Male Voice Choir at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of Cancer Research UK and was a lover of music, keeping fit having a pint at the cricket club on Sundays.

He leaves Sheila, son Dennis, 49, daughter Julie, 47, granddaughters Anne-Marie, Sarah, Molly and Katrina and great-grandson Jack.

The funeral will be held at All Saints Church, Darfield, on Thursday at 12.45.

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Reply Posted by Hannah on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 10:11
Its nice to hear there is still some good people out there. So sorry about your loss Sheila :-( xx

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 10:36
It's very nice to hear your late husband had so much help, it just goes to show there are still some decent people around who are willing to help those in need Well done those people :-) ...So sorry for your Loss Sheila

Reply Posted by Sarah on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 11:05
There really are some good people out there. My grandma has been able to meet one person who helped in his hour of need and thanked him. We were very grateful he was not on his own when it happened. Thank you to all involved.