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    Maggs. - The Funeral has taken place of Mr Roy Maggs who lived in Penycae, Wrexham and passed away at home on 31st December, 2013, aged 75 years. He leaves his wife Irene, son Kelvin and 6 grandchildren. The Funeral Service was at Pentrebychan Crematorium, on 10th January, 2014, followed by Burial at Penycae Parish Church, on 18th January, 2014 and was conducted by Rev. John Elwyn Thomas. Bearers were Kelvin, Andrew, Nathaniel, Paul, Shawn and David. Mourners were friends and family, too numerous to mention. THANKS. Irene and Kelvin wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy and kindness received. Thanks also for donations amounting to £445 for Parkinson's Research. Thank you to the paramedics for their efforts and to Roberts Bros, for their care and consideration, especially Richard, also Rev. J. E. Thomas for his sincere Service.

    Published in the Leader on Tue 21 Jan 2014

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    Edna May Davies - The funeral has taken place of Edna May Davies who lived at Walford Road and died at Llysfield Care Home, Oswestry on December 10th 2013 aged 86 years. She leaves her sister Miss Sheila Evans. The funeral service was held at St. Oswalds Parish Church, Oswestry and was conducted by Miss Wendy Groom and burial at Oswestry Cemetery. Family mourners were sister: Sheila Evans, Keith Sperring, Steven Walker, Mrs Pam Huxley, Roy Sperring, Paul Sperring and Frances Thomas. Other mourners were E. Higman, Julie Jones and Paul, Evelyn Jones, Pat Hughes, Jean and Roy Benbow, Frances Thomas, Joyce Horton, Nev Davies, Betty Roberts, Elizabeth Steele, Garth and Mary, Mr and Mrs Halket Savage and Son, Sylvia and Tony Dean, Len and Jean Jones representing Joan Wildbore. Sheila Evans sister of the late Edna Davies would like to thank everyone for their messages, cards and attendance at the funeral of the much missed Edna, also to thank Miss Wendy Groom for the lovely service.

    Published in the Border Counties Advertizer on Tue 21 Jan 2014

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    BARBARA ELIZABETH BENBOW - Mrs Barbara Elizabeth Benbow, Llwyncelyn (late of Black House) Tregynon, passed peacefully into eternal life at home on November 23rd, aged 90. She was predeceased by her husband, Emrys, in 1993 and by a baby daughter, Susan, in 1951. The service at Bettws Community Centre on December 3rd was taken by Percy Watkins and Robert Pepper. The pianist was Linda Davies. Bearers were David Bennett, Keith Bennett, John McKendry and David Sockett. Car park attendants were Neil Bennett and Philip Jones. Interment followed at Newtown cemetery. Family mourners were Murray and Herbert Benbow, sons; Carol and David Vickers, daughter and son-in-law; Sarah and David Vickers, grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were by Leach & Son, Newtown, and catering by Jean Lewis-Jones, Llanymynech. THANKS: The family wish to thank everyone for the kindness and sympathy shown them in their sorrow, for cards and letters received, and donations to Bettws Community Centre and the British Heart Foundation.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 17 Jan 2014

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    JANET GAUTREY - Of Raylaw Avenue, Guilsfield passed away at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on 3rd December 2013 aged 86 years. Janet was the beloved wife of the late Geoff and dearly loved mother of Suzanne, Louise and Glynne (son-in-law). Loving grandmother to Elwyn, Dafydd, Lucy, Joanne, Gareth and Ben and proud great grandma to Megan, Jake, Teilo, Cian, Eliott, Benjamin, Cadi and James. There was a large attendance at the funeral service held at Guilsfield Parish Church on 20th December 2013. The service was conducted by The Rev. Bethan Scotford and organist was Gerald Gifford Janet's cousin. Suzanne (daughter) and Joanne (granddaughter) paid tribute to her life. The bearers were Elwyn Turner, Dafydd Turner, Gareth Evans and Ben Evans (grandsons). Ushers were Gwyn Lloyd and Richard Macdonald (friends). Interment followed at Guilsfield Cemetery. Generous donations amounting to £942 received in Janet's memory were for Hope House, Westwood Day Centre and Guilsfield Church. Thanks: Suzanne, Louise, Glynne and family wish to thank all family, friends and neighbours most sincerely for the kindness and sympathy shown, all cards and messages received, attendance at the funeral and the kind donations received in Janet's memory. Special thanks to Rev. Bethan Scotford for the very special service, Gerald Gifford for travelling all the way from Norfolk and his wonderful organ arrangement in Janet's memory and Mr Geraint Peate for his kindness and care of the funeral arrangements.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 17 Jan 2014

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    JOHN MERVYN HIGGS - of Trem-Y-Machlud, Llanidloes passed away at home after a short illness on Friday 13th September 2013 aged 81 years. John was the beloved husband of Annetta, dearly loved father of Stephen and Caroline, father-in-law of Caroline and devoted and much loved grandfather to Nia, Megan and Chanelle. John was a keen member of the local camera club in the 1960s, shooting on Standard 8 and Super 8 film also on 16mm film for club projects and often recorded the local carnival. In 1967 he submitted shots of a flash flood in Llanidloes to B.B.C. Wales To-day. The film was transmitted, which triggered a career over the next four decades as a freelance cameraman which transcended 16mm black and white film, through 16mm colour, standard definition video and finally on high definition video. As a freelance, his work included news, current affairs, sport and documentary. He worked mainly as a freelance for B.B.C. Cymru/Wales, B.B.C. Network and S4C but also shot work for H.T.V. Wales which included farming programmes and the popular 'Cefn Gwlad'. His funeral service was held at The Baptist Chapel, Llanidloes on Monday 23rd September conducted by The Rev. W.O. Meredith Powell and the organist was Mrs Barbara Powell. The Bearers were Mr Alun Owen, Mr Derrick Pugh, Mr John Meredith and Mr Steve Jones. Service leaflets were distributed by Mr Ieuan Rees and Mr Ron Jones. Special thanks to Mr Steve Jones for the Eulogy, Mr John Meredith for Liaison with B.B.C. Cymru/Wales and to Mr Ron Jones for his solo vocal contribution. Interment followed at Dolhafren Cemetery. Generous donations amounting to £520.00 were received in memory of John for The Chemotherapy Unit, Bronglais Hospital and Wales Air Ambulance. Funeral arrangements were by M. Jones & Son, Llanidloes. The family wish to express their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and work colleagues who attended the funeral and to everyone for the kindness, sympathy and support shown to them in their bereavement. Special thanks also to the staff at the Chemotherapy Unit Bronglais Hospital, Wales Air Ambulance Service, Ambulance Paramedics and the Doctors at Llanidloes Health Centre. Our thanks also to The Rev. Meredith Powell for conducting a lovely service and to Ian Hughes of M. Jones & Son for his kindness and care regarding the funeral arrangements.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 17 Jan 2014

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    Reid. - The Funeral has taken place for Alex, who sadly passed away suddenly on 13th December, 2013. Louise, Jono, Zoe, Sarah, Shaun, Phil, Michelle and Hayley, wish to express a special "thank you" to all their family and friends for the overwhelming love, support and sympathy shown to them all at this devastatingly sad time. Grateful thanks, for the generous donations in aid of the Cancer Units at Shooting Star, Wrexham and Glan Clwyd Hospitals. Our sincere gratitude is extended to Dr. Garcia, Dr. Smith, specialist nurse Ann Gostage and all the staff at the Cancer Units, also to Dr. Shillito, Dr. Muckle-Jones, doctors and staff at Pendre Surgery in Mold, for the dedication and care shown to Alex. Alex was a very popular and special person who will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Forever in our hearts. Lastly, we would like to thank Peter Morris Funeral Directors for their compassion during this deeply emotional time.

    Published in the Leader on Thu 16 Jan 2014

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    Humphreys. - Helen Johnston (2.10.1926), passed away peacefully on 30th November, 2013, at John Taylor Hospice, formerly of Calder Drive, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield and Abbey Gardens, Bangor-on-Dee. Loving wife of George (Dode) Humphreys and devoted mother of Phillip and Alison, gran of Ruth, Stephen, Paul and Jamie, and great gran to Elliot and Lucas, Millie and Abbie and newly born twins Rory and Louis. She is sadly missed but never forgotten by us all. THANKS. George and family would like to thank all friends and relatives who supported them through the final stages of her life. All donations given at her Funeral Service at St. Dunawd's Church, in Bangor-on-Dee on Friday, 6th December, 2013, were shared between St. Dunawd's and the John Taylor Hospice (Sutton Coldfield).

    Published in the Wrexham Leader on Fri 10 Jan 2014

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    Lyth. - The Funeral has taken place of Lyn Lyth, of Rhos, and who passed away at Emral House Nursing Home, on December 22nd, 2013, aged 81 years. She leaves her husband Keith, children Joanna and Simon and her grandchildren. The Funeral Service was at St. Mary's Church, Johnstown, followed by Cremation at Pentrebychan Crematorium, on January 6th, 2014. THANKS. Mr Keith Lyth and family of the late Lyn Lyth, wish to thank all relatives and friends for sympathy and support received in their bereavement. Thanks also for donations amounting to £420 for Parkinsons UK Research in Wales.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 10 Jan 2014

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    DON JONES - of Harmon, Gwaelod Y Bryn, Llanidloes passed away on Monday 25th November 2013 after suffering from a brain injury he sustained over three years ago. Don thoroughly enjoyed his career as a teacher and, prior to his retirement spent the last sixteen years as Head Teacher at Penygloddfa School, Newtown. He loved football, first playing and lastly as Chairman of Llanidloes Veterans Club. He was a life-long member of The Baptist Church and of the R.A.F.A. and St Idloes Golf Club. He had a special association with the Llanidloes Carnival and The Noah's Ark children's Hospital, Cardiff. However, his hobby was performing first in The Operatic Society, then The Drama and Pantomime Group and last of all "Tonic" group. Members of the above were well represented in the large attendance at the funeral on Friday December 6th led by his friend Rev. W.O. Meredith Powell. Mr Lyn Jones, Cardiff spoke on behalf of the children's hospital and Simon his son gave a very moving and fitting tribute. Immediate family mourners were Don's wife Ann, son and daughter-in-law Simon and Vicky, grandchildren George, Eliza and Henry, brother and sister-in-law Derek and Cynthia, together with cousins, their families and friends who had travelled from North and South Wales and London. Beautiful music was played by Barbara Powell, organist, and Coris Evans, pianist and the rousing singing was led by Ken Price. Good friends and past colleagues acted as bearers, leaflet distributors and ushers. Glyn Williams. Noel Benbow, Gwyn Flemming, Andrew Jones, Bryan Jones, David Jones, Bill Jones, Barrie Roberts, Ken Evans and Penri Roberts. A short cremation service followed at Aberystwyth Crematorium. Thanks Ann, Simon and family wish to thank EVERYONE for the overwhelming kindness and sympathy shown to them in their sad loss. For the many cards, letters, cakes, floral gifts, visits and 'phone calls. Also for the generous donations amounting to £1,590 mainly shared among The Baptist Church, Dial-A-Ride and The Graham Davies Ward, all of whom have supported and cared for Don so well during the past three years. Thanks also to Ian, Byron and Luke of M. Jones and Son, Funeral Directors, and the ladies who provided and served the refreshments.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 10 Jan 2014

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    GWILYM PEATE - of Fronlwyd, Llangadfan passed away suddenly on November 20th 2013 aged 89 years. Beloved husband of the late Ceridwen. Much loved father of Eurwyn, Gwynfryn and Selwyn. Father in law of Janet and Ceri Much loved taid of Marc, Ceri, Rhys, Elin, Iwan, Bryn, Awel, Tomos and Harri. Brother of Tilly, John and the late Enid Pugh. The Service led by John Ellis took place at Capel Annibynnwyr Foel followed by Interment in Llangadfan Cemetery. The bearers were Tom Rees, Howard Bennett, Trefor Jonesand John Morgan. Ushers were Gareth Pugh, David Evans and Barry Morris. Car park attendants were Philip Edwards and Berwyn Davies. The family wish to thank everyone for their attendance at the funeral and for the generous donations of £860.00 received for Mencap Llanfyllin and Wales Air Ambulance. Thanks to Cwpan Pinc for the Funeral tea. Special thanks to Funeral Director Geraint Peate.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 10 Jan 2014

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