Last week Driffield lost one of its great characters, who was hugely popular and loved by all who knew him.
Graham Proudlock, 64, lost his battle with cancer and his family have paid a touching tribute to a man who put a smile on everyone’s face.
Paying tribute to Graham, his wife Chrissy, daughter Jodie and son Scott told the Driffield & Wolds Weekly: “Graham has left a huge empty space in our hearts, that can never be replaced. “It has been the hardest few months of our lives, but the love and support from family and friends
After leaving school Graham had a few varied jobs before becoming a turkey farm manager at Cottam for over 20 years. But, following in his dad’s footsteps, Graham wanted to make a difference by caring for others, so he made the move to the Alfred Bean Hospital.
After a short spell in the medical records department, he was thrilled to take up a position in the Minor Injuries Unit, where he was still working until late last year.
He found his vocation in life at the Alfred Bean Hospital and he decided to further his role while there, by studying at university, which his family said he thoroughly enjoyed. Graham also had many hobbies where he met so many people.
In football he managed various local teams and you can not forget his love and frustration of Newcastle United! Fishing was also a big part of his life and he spent many years in the Hearts of Oak Angling Club (near North Frodingham), often taking his son Scott along with him.
Graham took a huge interest in his daughter Jodie’s pony days, which lead him to help run the games in the Middleton East Pony club. He enjoyed playing snooker, pool and squash with his close friends and also loved spending time with his two grandchildren Jake and Dylan whenever he could.
Later on in life he became a keen golfer, which he shared with the love of his life Chrissy and over the last year, they enjoyed many trips out with the dogs in their camper van.