In Memoriam: Stuart Carmichael

Date published: 21 February 2016

Stuart Carmichael died on Tuesday 16 February 2016.

Stuart had a stroke in March 2013 and was in intensive care at Manchester Royal Infirmary, before returning home to convalesce.

Stuart, formerly Head of Art at Breeze Hill School, Oldham was a member of St Andrew's Church, Dearnley, Group Co-ordinator of the Chernobyl Children's Project (UK) and a member of Friends of Littleborough Stations, was known locally for his ‘Dog Oil’.

Frank Salt said: “Stuart was a very charming man and a good friend to all of us at STORM for many years, his cheerful demeanour, not to mention his ‘Dog Oil’ salesmanship, will be sadly missed.

"The Summit Tunnel 175th Anniversary Celebrations are a fitting tribute to Stuart’s memory.

"God bless you Stuart.”

John Stanley, Friends Of Littleborough Stations, said: "Stuart started his railway interest trainspotting in West Yorkshire as a lad.

"He went on to build model railway layouts and paint lovely pictures of locos which he sold.

"Stuart was an art teacher who married a home economics teacher, a lovely lass who could cook and whose family had a business to run.

"When Stuart left the teaching profession he sold Dog Oil to the masses, a handy massage aid known to many.

"When we needed a secretary for the Friends of Littleborough Stations Stuart offered his services and transformed the society, we held meetings in their front room with refreshments by Jackie.

"We had litter picks at the station and he encouraged the planting of tubs and the making of the mosaic.

"For about five years Stuart was Friends Of Littleborough Stations to all intents and purposes, I was chairman but Stuart did the work.

"Stuart will be sadly missed."

Stuart's Funeral Service will take place at St Andrew's Church, Arm Road, Dearnley, OL15 8NJ, on Wednesday 2 March at 11:30am, followed by Committal at Rochdale Crematorium at 1.00pm.

Black attire is not required at Stuart's request.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cavernoma Alliance UK, Chernobyl Children's Project or St Andrew's Church.

All further enquiries to Kilpatrick's Funeral Service: 01706 374461.

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