Former Doncaster mayor dies

Former Thorne mayor Burt Chowings.
Former Thorne mayor Burt Chowings.
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A well-known former councillor and town mayor has died.

Coun Burt Chowings, who served on Thorne Moorends Town Council and was also a former mayor for the two towns, died earlier this month at the age of 72.

Mr Chowings died in hospital on June 14 and leaves wife June and children Alan, Ivor, Dawn and Michelle.

An obituary described him as the "greatly missed son of Burt and the late Mary and also a "sadly-missed grandad and great grandad."

It added that Mr Chowings was "also a friend of many who will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

The funeral service will take place on June 30 at St Wilfrith's Church, Moorends at 12.15pm followed by commital at Rose Hill Crematorium at 1.40pm.