Popular Rotherham businessman dies

A POPULAR businessman and passionate golfer has died at his home in Filey.

Roland Bricknell passed away on Tuesday morning, aged 92, surrounded by his family.

His health had been in decline since he suffered a stroke five years ago.

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Mr Bricknell was best known for founding estate agent Bricknells Rentals, now located at Wellgate.

Son-in-law Paul Harris (50) said: “I used to go into restaurants with Roland quite frequently and it seemed that no-one would let him pay for his meal.

“They were so grateful for all the work that he had done on behalf of local businesses.”

He added: “Roland was very intelligent and a wonderful family man. He will be very fondly remembered and very sorely missed.”

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Dawn Holmes, managing director of Bricknells Rentals, said: “Mr Bricknell was well respected within the business community in Rotherham, known for his integrity and professionalism.”

She added: “We are immensely proud to trade under the Bricknell name. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”

Mr Bricknell was also an avid amateur golfer and a well-known member of both Rotherham and Filey Golf Clubs.

He played three times each week until the age of 86, when he suffered a stroke.

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Fellow Filey golfer Les Moxon said: “Roland was a stalwart of Filey Golf Club and will be sadly missed by all.”

Mr Bricknell leaves three daughters and seven grandchildren. His funeral is today in Filey.


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