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Death of Vale man who loved his sport
PEOPLE across the Vale are mourning the loss of muchloved Steve Corfield who has died after a long illness.
The 71-year-old, who lived in Elmley Castle for the last three decades and was wellknown throughout Evesham and Pershore, died at home following a six-year battle with cancer.
Born to parents Cyril and Marie Corfield at Woollas Hall Farm, near Pershore, on July 23, 1942, he spent his childhood in Cropthorne where he attended the village school and later Pershore Secondary School.
After leaving school at 15, he began a five-year apprenticeship at the Journal as a typesetter.
But after completing his apprenticeship, he decided to pursue his interest in agriculture and joined Stokes Bomford Agricultural Company where he worked in the agro-chemical department for nearly 20 years.
In 1981 he joined his lifelong friend and business partner Roger Giles to form Premier Crops, in Worcester Road, Evesham.
Mr Corfield had a lifetime love of cricket, playing for Pershore and representing Worcestershire Second XI where he toured in the West Indies in a county side led by Glenn Turner.
He also played football for Pershore Junior Old Boys and in later years he enjoyed playing golf at Broadway Golf Club and was a keen racegoer at Cheltenham.
Living in Elmley Castle for the last 30 years, he supported the local school, church and cricket club. He is survived by his wife Brenda who he married in 1979, and his sons David, 33, and Dan, 30.
The funeral service took place at St Mary’s Church, Elmley Castle, on Friday.
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