The city’s business community and family and friends gathered at York Minster to say goodbye to Andrew Digwood today.
The former president and current vice president of York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce was just 46 when he died after a short illness earlier this month.
His friend, Cllr Ashley Mason said: “Andrew’s love of York and the city were palpable. To him it felt the city was just the right place to be.”
Andrew Digwood was born in Burnley but there was an extra white rose in his bouquet as his heart was here in Yorkshire.
Cllr Mason praised Mr Digwood’s work throughout the pandemic supporting businesses to get through the crisis.
He also said that Andrew has been there for him when he became York’s undersheriff last year, assisting the Lord Mayor and Sheriff on ceremonial occasions.
Helen Digwood, Andrew’s wife said earlier:
“Whilst Andrew’s illness came as a huge shock to us, in his final weeks, he had an opportunity which is denied to many people; to reflect upon the life he had lived and remember fondly the people he had met.
“There were no grudges, no frustrated ambitions and no bitterness. He died comfortable, well loved and at peace.
“He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.’