Frank William Holgate

Holgates respected and well known Frank William Holgate sadly passed away. Frank was one of life’s true Gentlemen and will be sadly missed.

Frank  Holgate

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Frank sadly passed away on the evening of 31st January 2015 after a short and sudden illness, with his family by his side.

Those who know Frank well, would be aware that he enjoyed sailing. Frank’s final voyage was in the Caribbean in December 2014 with his wife Judith.

Frank handed the reins to Michael some time ago and the business will continue under Michael’s stewardship for the next generations of the family.

People will remember Frank with a twinkle in his eye, a smile on his face and a cheery wave when passing you by. Frank was one of life’s true Gentlemen, he touched the lives of so many and will be sadly missed.

Frank is survived by his wife Judith, children Michael, Susan and Roger and grandchildren Jordan, James, Thomas, Abigail, Jack, Rebecca and Katie.

Funeral arrangements 

The service is to be held at 11am on Thursday the 12th February at Silverdale St. Johns Church, to then return to Holgates for light refreshments. Any donations can be made via Fishwicks Funeral Services, Beetham Hall, Milnthorpe, LA7 7BQ or direct to Macmillan Cancer Support or to Cancer Research

Thank you for all your support at this difficult time.