Former rugby league chief remembered

Lewis Jarvis
Lewis Jarvis
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FORMER Featherstone Rovers’ club secretary Lewis Jarvis died last week, aged 66.

The lifelong Rovers’ fan was an official at the club in the early 1990s when the team was in the former First Division.

The father-of-two, born in Allerton Bywater, was former headteacher at Pontefract’s St Giles’ School and later a supply teacher at St Thomas’ School in Featherstone.

His wife Susan said: “There’s so many nice things I could say about him. He was a genuine bloke, he wouldn’t say anything wrong about anyone. He was a proper Yorkshireman. Featherstone Rovers was his first passion in sport. He also loved cricket and Leeds United.”

Mrs Jarvis, of Ashfield Road, Hemsworth, said her husband also had an avid interest in steam locomotives and the couple celebrated his 65th birthday and her 60th with close friends by hiring a carriage and taking a trip on a steam train.

Terry Jones, friend and former Rovers’ club secretary, said: “Lewis was extremely kind. He would do anything for anyone. That was the kind of person he was – very caring.”