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trade unionistMohammed Yunus Chowdrey, who has died aged 73

MOHAMMED Yunus Chowdrey will be remembered as a pillar of the Huddersfield community.

Mr Chowdrey, who died aged 73 on February 25, was a member of local charities and a passionate race relations and trade union activist.

He was born in Sialkot in Pakistan and came to Huddersfield as a student.

He trained as a textile designer, but eventually changed careers and became an insurance broker.

During his time in the Huddersfield area he lived at Bolster Moor and Golcar.

He was a trustee of the Huddersfield Common Good Trust, which distributes money to local good causes.

Mr Chowdrey was a member of Kirklees Community Relations Council and chairman of the Diabetic Association (now called Diabetes UK).

This national group was set up in 1934 by novelist H G Wells and Dr RD Lawrence - both of whom had diabetes.

Mr Chowdrey was also actively involved with textile trade unions, the Trades Council and the Labour Party in Huddersfield.

He was also involved with the national Race Relations Committee.

Mr Chowdrey played hockey and cricket for ICI at Huddersfield and cricket for the UK's Pakistan Eaglets club.

He moved to Bradford 21 years ago, but continued to do insurance work in Huddersfield.

He leaves a son, Richard, and two daughters, Rowena and Shereen.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 8, 2005
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