Funeral held for Doctor Bernard Rosovske

Dr Bernard Rosovske
Dr Bernard Rosovske

The funeral has taken place of a dedicated family doctor who served the Pellon community for 30 years.

Dr Bernard Rosovske ran a surgery at Plane Trees, Sandbeds Road, from 1960 to 1990.

He often worked 70-hour weeks over six days.

His daughter Caron said her father never took a day off sick during the 30 years.

“He was a gentle, quiet man and a very caring doctor,” she said.

“There was one time when he sent a single mother to hospital and he sat up all night to look after her children until the social services arrived.”

Dr Rosovske, of Greetland, was also a psychiatrist and held a clinic at the former Halifax General Hospital, and he was a local representative for the British Medical Association.

He was born in Salford, Manchester, and trained at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin.

He worked in Manchester for five years before moving to Calderdale.

It was while in Ireland he met his late wife, Valerie.

In the late 1960s he was the driving force behind the formation of the Halifax and District Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

In later years his main hobby was boating and he spent his weekends at York where his boat was moored.

He had been in good health and died suddenly from a heart attack.

His funeral was held last Sunday in Bradford.

He also leaves a son, Barry, two grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.