|11 Oct 2023
We were saddened to hear of the passing of David Wright, who died on 1 October 2023. David, along with his brother Stephen (OH 1943-53), attended many Old Hymerian events together and he will be missed. He was a much loved and loving husband of Lynne and the late Ann Wright, a Geography teacher at Hymers College until her death in 1999.
My brother David died suddenly on 1st October 2023, while walking with family in North Yorkshire, active to the end, at age 89.
He started at the Junior School, in the days of Mr Harwood and left to begin starting a legal career, first in Hull and later in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Not finding it totally to his liking, he spent some years with a Nursery firm in Hampshire, returning to law with the family firm, E. L. Wright Loncaster in the late 60s. His two major interests were with music, Church and Minster choirs, as well as Hornsea and Roos village choirs, singing from the age of 6 to 89, and gardening, in his garden in Aldbrough and later in Hornsea, taking most of his leisure time.
David married Anne (Crumpton) in 1959. She taught at Hymers, by all accounts a much respected Geography mistress, until her premature death in 1999, and hugely popular with pupils and staff.
After some years on his own, he married Lynne, who had also been widowed for many years, and they moved to Hornsea. She and her family, and his own three children and numerous grand- and great-grandchildren having survived him.
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