The Telegraph & Argus has opened this online book of condolence to bring together tributes to James Telford.

James, 77, died after going missing from his home in Bradford on Sunday, February 16.

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Granddad. I don't know what to say... Thank you for everything. You leave us all behind with a lot to laugh about, and many, many happy memories. You were the kindest man I know. It's been said, but it really is true - you would take the shirt from your back if it meant the happiness of somebody else, and you would be genuinely delighted to know you'd helped. I'll not forget days spent working with you and your endless film recommendations, morning breakfasts at Sam's cafe, or evenings in the conservatory watching whatever documentary was on and putting the world to rights... or, more often, you having a chuckle at my expense! I hope you're at peace, and happy knowing you've left behind a big family who loved you dearly. Until the next time, Dan x

Daniel Telford

To a very dear and loving cousin Jimmy, always remembered . never forgot , love from Sue. Barbara . Jimmy and Fred Tingle xx 😚

Susan Healey

We are so sorry for your loss Sarah and family. We can’t even imagine what you and your family are going through now. Thinking of you all at this terribly sad time. With much love from Margaret and family xxx

Margaret Chan

My thoughts and prayers to Julie and the rest of the family. Kate x

Kate Fickling

Unfortunately I never got to meet you but knowing your amazing daughter Sarah, I can only imagine what an exceptional man you were. I can't possibly understand what your family must be going through having lost you. My heart goes out to all of them and they are in my prayers too. RIP x

Sarah Smith

I'm very sorry to never of had the pleasure of meeting you. You and your wonderful family are in my thoughts. I would like to add this to all of the lovely tributes to you: “He kept at true good humour's mark, the social flow of pleasure's tide: He never made a brow look dark, nor caused a tear, but when he died.” Thomas Love Peacock

Elanor Murray

So proud to have been your brother in law in the early years great memories, so sad to lose a wonderful person, please accept our condolences to all your family from Barry

Barry Wood

A wonderful man who smiled all the time inside and out. May you rest in peace.

Shazia Ahmed

Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family, you will be greatly missed, Maxine and family

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So so sorry for your loss Julie and family. Thinking of you all at this terribly sad time. With love from Lesley Bland (ex BRI)

Lesley Bland

I didnt know you but I know how much you were loved. I'm so sorry we couldnt find you in time, and send all my love to Julie and family. Rest in peace lovely man xx

Andrea Massey

Jimmy! What a wonderful wonderful man you were. Always had a smile and always there for everyone, even when you were hurting inside. I cherish the times we had together, the laughter, the fun and also helping each other when needed. The situations we got into 🤣😂... Great days. There is not a person around who could say anything but great things about you. Loved and missed by all and not many can say that. RIP mate. Rest in Peace!

Quddus A

My heart goes out to your wonderful family and to Julie we are all thinking about you x

Andrea Boardman

RIP Uncle Jimmy, such a lovely man and I know you will be missed xxxx

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I'm so very sorry for your passing. Although I never got the pleasure of meeting you myself your family always spoke so highly of you and how you were the kindest man on earth. Rest in eternal peace. My thoughts are with all of your family at this time.

Katie Smith

I will always remember how everytime I saw you you'd have found some kind of bargain at a car boot sale. And I will never forget how when anytime you found a little bargain if someone said they liked it you'd offer it to them, because you were such a kind person. I'll also never forget about when you fed my rabbit. And how coming over to your house meant seeing a bird flying freely around the house! Thank you for being such a caring and kind hearted person. Love you always, Rachael x

Rachael Tordoff

Jim not only were you my lovely neighbour but a lovely friend too. I am so so devastated that you have passed away. I didn’t sleep much because I was so concerned of your whereabouts. I loved being your neighbour and you will always have a special place in my heart. My heartfelt condolences go to your lovely family. I will miss you my dear friend. I enjoyed looking out for you and the chats we had. Sue xxxx

Sue Denning

What a nice/kind man he was, heart of gold, you'll be missed.... RIP

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RIP, My thoughts and prayers to his family.

Helen Wood

RIP jimmy. ! So many memories of you working in the local area of girlington. All our thoughts are with you and your family rest in peace always in our hearts

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