MUCH-respected former Mexborough businessman Vaughan Sinclair, who ran two butchers’ shops in the town has died aged 67.
Mr Sinclair, the last generation of Sinclair’s butchers, on Mexborough High Street and Adwick Road, died on Sunday, May 29, in Mexborough Montagu Hospital after a short illness.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter.
He worked in the family business from the age of 15, in 1959, until its closure in 1984 and became a prominent businessman in the town.
His son Carl said: “Dad was a massive character with a great sense of humour and was very well known in the area.
When he was young he was a choirboy at Mexborough Parish Church and he went on to live a very active social life.
He was a keen climber and member of the Peak District Climbing Club, leading a university team at Stanage Edge. One of his favourite stories was during his climbing days in North Wales, where he chanced upon the set of a film.
He actually rescued Hollywood actress Ingrid Bergman when he saw her fall into some water!”
Mr Sinclair loved sport, watched Muhammad Ali fight twice and was also a fan of Formula One racing, travelling to Silverstone and Monaco.
In latter years, he led a quieter life, caring for his mother, Dallas, and father, George Sinclair.