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West Cumbria football family in mourning as 'Father Cato' dies

West Cumbria’s amateur football family is in mourning after ex-Sunday League player turned official Graham Caton died.

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Miss him so much!

Posted by val on 1 February 2014 at 01:56

I am stunned at reading of Graham's passing. I knew him and his family all of my life. We were like family. I travelled and lived overseas from the late 70's and re connected with Graham 10 years ago during a visit home. This news leaves me shocked and saddened. It's like losing a brother.

Posted by Barry Peile on 23 April 2012 at 23:42

Very sad news, our thoughts are with the Caton family. RIP Graham a true football man, and a gentleman also.

Posted by Paddy Holt on 20 April 2012 at 17:07

such a sad day graham was a true gent, knew him for years nobody had a bad word for the man. sadly missed by all. rip graham

Posted by michael white (shim) on 16 April 2012 at 14:48

Very sad news,RIP Graham,A true local football legend my thoughts are with the Caton family.

Posted by Chris Collins on 12 April 2012 at 22:50

I used to go into Silica Discs all the time in the late 90's and Graham was so nice. He would always try to create a very friendly atmosphere in the shop and was always happy to talk about anything that was going on. He was a great guy and he will be missed.

Posted by Andrew Elliot on 10 April 2012 at 09:20

Like the comment below, I only knew of Graham through Silica Discs - used to spend a lot of time in there as a teenager chatting about music and football with him. Got into so many great bands by buying cassettes and then CDs from his shop.

Really nice bloke, he'll be missed


Posted by Barry K on 9 April 2012 at 23:17

I only ever knew Graham through his music shops. It seems he has done a lot for sport that I never even knew about... The guy was a beautiful person and will be an enormous miss. He turned me on to so much great music... Thanks buddy. R.I.P..


Posted by Lee Stamper on 7 April 2012 at 22:57

Very sad news, my first memories of Graham were as a teenage lad when I hitched a lift with Graham and Neil to Goodison back in the 80's, we were later to become founder members of the Cumberland branch of Everton Supporters Club and travelled all over the country together. A true Evertonian and gentleman, RIP

Posted by David Buck on 7 April 2012 at 13:30

the passing of our brother graham,has broken our hearts,graham had been ill for a while, over the last couple of months,but we never expected anything like this to happen,its a massive tragedy for our family, he loved his family,and would do anything for us,he has been through some very hard times especially being ill for such along time due to him having kidney disease,that left him fighting for his life,a couple of times,but he was a fighter,and he won the fight to live again,he got a new lease of life after finally getting a kidney transplant he so desperately needed,but first before he got his new kidney, he had too endure being on a dialysis machine for years,which took its toll on him,he had to travel to newcastle,three to four days a week,getting up at five in the morning to get there for 7,oclock,he would do four hours dialysing,then come back home,he did that for such along time,but never did he whinge,he just said i will get on with it,which he did,he was so ill but it never stopped him doing the things he wanted to do,he would still get to goodison park to watch his beloved everton,when really he should have been at home resting,it didnt stop him from getting to the match he followed everton through thick and thin,goodison was a place he loved,a place that was is second home, is love for fooball was unbelievable,his knowledge of the game was fantastic,he knew what he was talking about,also in his life was another great sport speedway,he loved it he would travel everywhere to watch the comets,another was workington reds,for whom he signed for when under the management of george aitken,graham was good footballer,and an excellent coach,he had so many friends in his life,it would take you a year to write them all down,he was loved by all who knew him,he leaves his loving partner,val and his fifteen year old daughter sarah,who is being so brave,they both idolised him,and his two other great loves,his sons graham jnr,and kevin,are devastated,but they are facing up to the task of preparing there fathers funeral with pride,graham would be so proud of see his lads the way they are going about things at this difficult time,to make his funeral run as smoothly as they possibly can,and there is no doubt they will.finally, we his brothers,barry,les,chris,dougie,neale, and the rest of the caton family, shall never forget you graham you were one in a million and we are devastated at losing you,life for us will never be the same.until we meet again brother,RIP

Posted by neale caton on 6 April 2012 at 23:58

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