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Simon Cogan

1966 - 2014

On October 15th 2014, peacefully at Dewsbury District Hospital, Simon aged 48 years of Cleckheaton. Dearly loved husband of Karen, much loved dad of Philip, Tanya and Adam, and a special brother to Sharon and Julie.

On October 15th 2014, peacefully at Dewsbury District Hospital Simon aged 48 years of Cleckheaton. Dearly loved husband of Karen, much loved dad of Philip, Tanya and Adam, and a special brother to Sharon and Julie. Simon was well thought of and well loved by all his family and friends. A celebration of Simon's life was held at The Lakeside Restaurant, Ponderosa Park, Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike on Friday October 24th at 11.30 a.m. followed by a private interment. Donations in memory of Simon may be given to The West Yorkshire Forget me Not Children's Hospice, and a West Yorkshire based animal charity. 


Danny Rourke

Simon was an ace guy I worked with at cleckheaton delivery office then we went to work at post office Cashco together. We had some good times in the van working together for a number of years. Will miss u pal RIP xxx

Steve Hutchinson

One of the nicest people I have ever met. Simon will be sadly missed by every one who ever had the good fortune to know him. RIP mate.

Sara Potter

I never had the chance to spend many moments with Simon, however the ones we got to share I will cherish, as they were filled with laughter and happy smiles. Like me, Simon loved animals a great deal and this little poem I am sure he would appreciate; On earth exists a paradise, Beyond an animal's eyes it lies, That pure fresh love so uncorrupt, Conversations they never interrupt, Open your eyes oh humans all, And listen to the animals' call, Better people you will be, I promise you, if you only see, That on earth exists a paradise, Beyond an animal's eyes it lies. Rest in peace Simon xXx

richard padgett

Got loads of memories of simon , working with you simon at royal mail cleckheaton , nights out we all had , especially when we were working nights together , and that sky mag I was waiting for , I had just got sky and was excited about getting the mag , so I said there here coogy , so we were both looking for it , and simon jumped up on the sorting frame and chucked it out of window , laughing is head off , so I run out and got it and we both ended up in stiches , rest in peace simon , it was a joy to have known you , a good good man .

Rachel Foster

Had the pleasure of working with Simon for 6 years at cleck delivery office. He was a very funny guy who had a heart of gold. Many of half a lagers and a game of pool me nick mac and simon had after work just to unwind. Wise and caring man, i am so glad i got to see u a few weeks ago...good nite and god bless RIP si xx love ys

Diane Wilkinson

Simon one of the nicest people I knew a true gentleman RIP x

Linda Taylor

It was a pleasure to have known you. Thanks for all your help. Will miss you loads. God bless you. Rest in peace simon. X


A true friend and brother for more years than I can count. Simon was there in times of trouble and joy , to be fair he usually had a hand in the cause of both too.only Simon could shut a club door on a satan slave and leave us both stood in a quickly emptying corridor just before we were to be killed and buried he claimed it was because "he couldn't hear what HE was saying" the HE he was talking about turned out to be skabies it's from the damned got us a few drinks and a good laugh in the beir Keller. God bless you cogan

Simon Rhodes

A great childhood friend. Although we were apart by miles, we'll always be together in hearts and very fond memories.

Kay Birmingham

I never had the privilege of meeting Simon but I grew up opposite his lovely sister Sharon and her family . I do however remember seeing Simon quite a lot at Cleckheaton Post office . My love and thoughts are with all Simons family and friends at this very sad time . RIP Simon xxx

Julie Broadfield

I knew Simon for about 7 years he became a second dad to my son Callum. Such a wonderful funny man that I know will certainly be missed. RIP fella xxx

Tracey Johnson

Smon Cogan, what can I say about him? Doc, Coggie, Mr C refer to him as you wish but there is only one word that describes him more than anything and that is gentleman. A kind natured, patient, gentleman who never had a cross word with anyone and for anyone: he treated everyone with dignity + respect. Even my Union rep confessed on Friday that he's one of the very few people that he hasn't had an argument with, WOW! You may have been torn away from life way too early but we should all be grateful for the time that we did get to share with you. The Depot is already missing the aroma of spicy chicken wings + that sausage you used to eat by the bucket full and even tobacco, although I never did approve of your trips for fresh air or to check that the fence was still there! You would have been smiling on Friday as crews arrived wearing ties: they never wear ties, polished shoes: they never polish their shoes + clean vans albeit a tickle with a sponge + some water apparently constitutes a clean + all that was done for you . Other than the Queen visiting Leeds I'm not sure we'll see that again so I thank you for that. I'm waiting to hear the cries of ''sorry Boss, Simon normally did that'' and ''sorry Boss, that was in Simons' file' over the next couple of weeks and months as you get the blame for things not being done or updated. No change there then but at least whilst you are being blamed you are being remembered + you will not be forgotten. May you rest in peace Simon Cogan, Doc, Coggie, Mr C + may your spirit live on in your 3 children who did you really proud on Friday. x

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