Steve Bence 1956 – 2017

Posted on 15/Dec/2017 Under News
Steve Bence

Steve Bence (c) Eric Houlder 2016

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our friend, and Chair of CBA Yorkshire, Steve Bence died this week, at his home near Malton, following an illness of several months.

After retiring from a senior career in the rail industry, Steve was elected Chair and Trustee of CBA Yorkshire in early 2016. He took on the role with huge vigour, working to give much needed practical, clear and sensible direction to our group and working to help us put the group on a sounder financial footing.

Steve was very active with the High Wolds Heritage Group, taking the lead in their archaeological work, in particular the excavations at Hanging Grimston conducted with Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society. He was active in the Roman section of the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society and until earlier this year was a Director and Trustee of YAHS.

Steve had very much still to give, and a lot to live for. He will be very much missed by his friends and colleagues.

His funeral will be at the East Riding Crematorium on Friday 29 December at 11:00 am, followed by a wake in the Hospitality Suite at the crematorium.

East Riding Crematorium, Octon Cross Roads, Driffield, YO25 3BL