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    Edwards. - The Funeral has taken place of Mr Elwyn Edwards who lived at Chester Road, Wrexham and passed away at home on 3rd August, 2014, aged 87 years. The Funeral Service was at Wrexham Crematorium on 19th August, 2014, and was conducted by Mr John Elwyn Thomas. Flowers were sent by Betty, Lorraine, Molly and Jorga, Bev, Debbie, Audra and family, Barbara, Jodie, Sue, Colin and family. THANKS. Mrs Betty Edwards and family of the late Mr Elwyn Edwards wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy and flowers received in their bereavement. Thanks also for donations amounting to £400 for Hope House Hospice and Welsh Air Ambulance.

    Published in the Leader on Mon 01 Sep 2014

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    Catherine Mary Humphreys 1924 - 2014 - A service of thanksgiving and a celebration of the life of Catherine Mary Humphreys of Delfryn, Llansantffraid, took place at St Tysilio’s Church, Llandysilio on Tuesday 15th July 2014, following her death on 5th July aged 90 years. Mary was the wife of the late Ernest Humphreys of Gwern-y-Beilliad, Four Crosses where they farmed for many years before retirement and brought up their three sons Edward, Robert and David. Mary was born at Manor Farm Crew Green in January 1924, the youngest of five children of James and Mary Phillips. She was educated at Llandrinio primary school before leaving school at thirteen years of age to work on the family farm. As a young girl Mary showed talent in music and travelled to Wrexham for formal singing lessons. She was a regular performer as a soprano soloist at local concerts. She also performed for the local Coedway amateur dramatic society. In the late 1940s she joined the Four Crosses and District Choral Society, based at Llandysilio Church where she met her future husband Ernest Humphreys. Ernest and Mary were married in 1955 at Alberbury Church, and she became Mary Humphreys of Gwern-y-Beilliad Farm, Llandysilio. Together they shared a loving marriage of just short of fifty years and made a success of their business as tenants of a small farm on the edge of the Montgomeryshire uplands. She and Ernest were part of a generation that had come through the 1930s depression and the Second World War and set out to make a better life for themselves. That included a commitment to education, which they passed on to their three sons, and to the National Health Service. Mary was far more than a housewife. She played her full part in the hard physical work on the land, and with livestock, at Gwern-y-Beilliad. She was a superb cook, using produce from her own garden and meat from livestock reared on the farm, and made Gwern-y-Beilliad a warm and welcoming home. She reared, dressed and sold geese at Shrewsbury market at Christmas time. She was a skilled streamstress, making her own dresses until well in her fifties. Mary and Ernest made many friendships based on farming, the Church, and their shared interest in music. Mary was an active member of Llandysilio Church, where Ernest was organist for seventy years. She was a member of the Mothers' Union and regularly decorated the church interior with floral arrangements. In the late 1960s and 1970s Mary was a singer and soloist, and Ernest the accompanist, of Penrhos Ladies Choir and they enjoyed travelling around mid-Wales and the borders to perform. Mary thrived on being a mother, and later a grandmother and great-grandmother. She followed the progress of her grandchildren Matthew, Bethan, Rowenna and Rosa - and more recently her great-grandchildren - with huge interest and pride. Mary was a true child of the borders. Her father's family was from Bronington in the old detached part of Flintshire, her mother's from the Montgomeryshire-Shropshire border. She married into a centuries-old Montgomeryshire family and lived her adult life on the slopes of, and later within sight of, Bryn Mawr, Llandysilio. Mary placed great stress on being a good neighbour. Decency, straight-dealing and kindness were important to her. She and Ernest were highly respected locally and within the wider Montgomeryshire farming community. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. There was a very large attendance at the funeral service which was conducted by The Reverend Evelyn Davies. The organist was Russell Jones. The bearers were Matthew Humphreys, Richard Lewis, Darren Lindup and Gary Price. Family mourners were Edward, Robert and David, sons; Catrin, daughter in law; Matthew and Rowenna, grandchildren; and Katy Watkins. A eulogy was read by Mary's niece, Jean Lewis of Llandrinio. Floral tributes were by the family only. Donations of £770 were divided between Llandysilio Church and Victoria Memorial Hospital, Welshpool. Thanks : The family of Mary Humphreys are grateful for the sympathy and condolences received following their sad loss and for the support of neighbours and friends. They wish to express sincere thanks to the staff of Welshpool hospital who provided great care and kindness to Mary at the end of her life. The family greatly appreciate the care and consideration shown by Mr Robert Hughes and staff of I Jackson and Sons.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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    JONES. - The Funeral has taken place of Nesta Jones, who lived at Broughton Hall Care Home and passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on 13th August, 2014, aged 92 years. She leaves nephews, nieces, great nephews, nieces and cousins. The Funeral Service was at Pentrebychan Crematorium on 21st August, 2014, and was conducted by Rev. Richard Sharples. Bearers were Philip Jones, Douglas Jones, Craig Sutherland and James Jones. Mourners were Ella and Edward, Arthur and Gillian, David and Andrew, Andrew, Wallice, Christine and Graham, Margaret and Angharad, Eriksen, Mary Green, Margaret Ingram, Judith and Brian Walters, Flo and Trevor, Cerys Hughes Taylor, Heather Hughes Taylor, Kevin and Sylvia Bellis (Valley Court Wardens), David and Margaret Rogers, Ann and Phil Hunt, Peter Hall, Paul Bronwen and Sarah Braisdell, Pauline Goddard, Judith Connolly, Barbara Hinsley, Peter and Jean Rowlands rep. Mrs Delia Coats, Ceris Hughes representing Wrexham Methodist Church, Pat Cross rep. Church Lunch Club, Deby Jude, Broughton Hall Care Home. Flowers were sent by family. THANKS. Ella, Edward and family of the late Nesta Jones wish to thank all relatives and friends for their sympathy and support received in their bereavement. Also, thanks to Morris Ward, Doctors and staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and to Broughton Hall Care Home for all their kindness. Thanks also for donations amounting to £200 for Action for Children.

    Published in the Leader on Tue 26 Aug 2014

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    Catherine Mary Humphreys 1924 - 2014 - A service of thanksgiving and a celebration of the life of Catherine Mary Humphreys of Delfryn, Llansantffraid, took place at St Tysilio’s Church, Llandysilio on Tuesday 15th July 2014, following her death on 5th July aged 90 years. Mary was the wife of the late Ernest Humphreys of Gwern-y-Beilliad, Four Crosses where they farmed for many years before retirement and brought up their three sons Edward, Robert and David. Mary was born at Manor Farm Crew Green in January 1924, the youngest of five children of James and Mary Phillips. She was educated at Llandrinio primary school before leaving school at thirteen years of age to work on the family farm. As a young girl Mary showed talent in music and travelled to Wrexham for formal singing lessons. She was a regular performer as a soprano soloist at local concerts. She also performed for the local Coedway amateur dramatic society. In the late 1940s she joined the Four Crosses and District Choral Society, based at Llandysilio Church where she met her future husband Ernest Humphreys. Ernest and Mary were married in 1955 at Alberbury Church, and she became Mary Humphreys of Gwern-y-Beilliad Farm, Llandysilio. Together they shared a loving marriage of just short of fifty years and made a success of their business as tenants of a small farm on the edge of the Montgomeryshire uplands. She and Ernest were part of a generation that had come through the 1930s depression and the Second World War and set out to make a better life for themselves. That included a commitment to education, which they passed on to their three sons, and to the National Health Service. Mary was far more than a housewife. She played her full part in the hard physical work on the land, and with livestock, at Gwern-y-Beilliad. She was a superb cook, using produce from her own garden and meat from livestock reared on the farm, and made Gwern-y-Beilliad a warm and welcoming home. She reared, dressed and sold geese at Shrewsbury market at Christmas time. She was a skilled streamstress, making her own dresses until well in her fifties. Mary and Ernest made many friendships based on farming, the Church, and their shared interest in music. Mary was an active member of Llandysilio Church, where Ernest was organist for seventy years. She was a member of the Mothers' Union and regularly decorated the church interior with floral arrangements. In the late 1960s and 1970s Mary was a singer and soloist, and Ernest the accompanist, of Penrhos Ladies Choir and they enjoyed travelling around mid-Wales and the borders to perform. Mary thrived on being a mother, and later a grandmother and great-grandmother. She followed the progress of her grandchildren Matthew, Bethan, Rowenna and Rosa - and more recently her great-grandchildren - with huge interest and pride. Mary was a true child of the borders. Her father's family was from Bronington in the old detached part of Flintshire, her mother's from the Montgomeryshire-Shropshire border. She married into a centuries-old Montgomeryshire family and lived her adult life on the slopes of, and later within sight of, Bryn Mawr, Llandysilio. Mary placed great stress on being a good neighbour. Decency, straight-dealing and kindness were important to her. She and Ernest were highly respected locally and within the wider Montgomeryshire farming community. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. There was a very large attendance at the funeral service which was conducted by The Reverend Evelyn Davies. The organist was Russell Jones. The bearers were Matthew Humphreys, Richard Lewis, Darren Lindup and Gary Price. Family mourners were Edward, Robert and David, sons; Catrin, daughter in law; Matthew and Rowenna, grandchildren; and Katy Watkins. A eulogy was read by Mary's niece, Jean Lewis of Llandrinio. Floral tributes were by the family only. Donations of £770 were divided between Llandysilio Church and Victoria Memorial Hospital, Welshpool. Thanks : The family of Mary Humphreys are grateful for the sympathy and condolences received following their sad loss and for the support of neighbours and friends. They wish to express sincere thanks to the staff of Welshpool hospital who provided great care and kindness to Mary at the end of her life. The family greatly appreciate the care and consideration shown by Mr Robert Hughes and staff of I Jackson and Sons.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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    DAVIES. - (nee Bettley). The Funeral has taken place of Edith Davies, who passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, on 5th August, 2014, aged 92 years. She leaves daughter Mary, granddaughters Clare and Sarah, great grandchildren Rhys, Seren, Mari, Jack, Ollie and Harry. Originally from Borras, Edith moved to Rhosnesni mid-life and then in her later life moved to Abbeyfield, Ffordd Dyfed and spent the last 9 years of her life at Stansty Care Home. the Funeral Service at St. John's Church, Rhosnesni was conducted by Revd Errington. Cremation was at Pentrebychan Crematorium and bearers were provided by Caldecott's. Mourners were Mary (daughter), Clare and Sarah (granddaughters), Phil (son-in-law), Jack, Ollie, Harry (great grandchildren), Paul and Ginny Weston, Alun and Elizabeth Jones, Pearl Mulvaney, Paul Ellis, Willie Jones, Jean Griffiths, Pauline Jones, Beryl Carding, representatives of the Abbeyfield Society, representatives of Stansty Care Home, representatives of the Mother's Union, also included were many relatives, friends and neighbours too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by family only. THANKS. Mrs Mary Jones and the family of the late Edith Davies wish to thank all family, friends and neighbours for sympathy and flowers received in their bereavement. Thanks also for donations in lieu of flowers amounting to £240, which was divided between St John's Church and Stansty Care Home.

    Published in the Leader on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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    Gilpin. - The Funeral has taken place of Gwyn Gilpin of Nant Parc, Johnstown. He leaves his wife Viv, son Alun and daughter-in-law Valmai, grandsons Rhys, Owen and Evan, sister and brother-in-law Sheila and Ken. THANKS. The family wish to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts and gestures during this time. Particular thanks to Rhun, Elfyn and Huw for making the Funeral so special, and to Lucy and Tattum for the funeral arrangements. Donations will be shared between Cancer Research and Rhos Boys Choir amounting to £650.

    Published in the Leader on Wed 20 Aug 2014

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    SIMONS. - The Funeral has taken place of Paul Simons who lived in Wrexham and passed away at home on 4th August, 2014, aged 56 years. He leaves wife Maureen, son Gareth, daughter Rhian, brother Brian and Keith (deceased), sister Pam and mother-in-law Margaret. The Funeral Service was at St. Giles Parish Church, Wrexham, followed by Cremation at Pentrebychan on 13th August, 2014 and was conducted by Rev. John Lomas. Bearers were Peter Williams, Carl Price, Brian Simons, Gareth Downing, John Crossley and John Dovaston. Flowers were sent by family only. THANKS. Maureen Simons and the family of the late Paul Simons wish to thank all relatives and friends for the sympathy received in their bereavement. Thanks also for donations amounting to £1,210.37 to be shared between Marie Curie, Macmillan Nurses and St. Giles Parish Church.

    Published in the Leader on Wed 20 Aug 2014

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    Watkins. - The Funeral has taken place of Mrs Angela Watkins, who lived in Brynteg, Wrexham and passed away peacefully on 31st July, 2014. She leaves her loving husband Stuart, and was the cherished daughter of David and the late Margaret Parry, loving sister of Eifion and Debbie and John and Marie. Sadly missed by aunts, cousins and friends. Angela worked for many years at Sainsburys Wrexham, until recently. The Funeral Service at St Paul's, Pentre Broughton was followed by Cremation at Pentrebychan Crematorium on 8th August, 2014. Mourners were many relatives, friends and neighbours too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by family only. THANKS. Mr Stuart Watkins and family of the late Mrs Angela Watkins wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy in their bereavement. Thanks also for donations amounting to over £510 for the Shooting Star Unit.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 15 Aug 2014

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    PARRY. - Emyr Eluned and family of the late Emyr Parry, would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for all their kindness and sympathy received. He would have been so pleased to see his old friends and work mates of whom he spoke often during his long illness. Thanks also for donations of £250 which has been given to Nightingale House Hospice Wrexham.

    Published in the Leader on Wed 13 Aug 2014

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    Jones. - The Funeral of Mrs Phyllis Jones (nee. Acton), took place on 30th July, 2014 at The Salvation Army Citadel, Rhos, followed by Crematorium at Pentrebychan Crematorium. The Service was conducted by Major Jean Howarth and a tribute was given by son Mark. Bible readings were given by Steven Wynn and Alistair Brown. Bearers were grandsons Darren, Steven, Andrew and Gareth. The Service was attended by numerous family and friends. THANKS. Lorraine, Geraint, Mark and families would like to give thanks to Major Howarth and Neville Lucy of Lucy and Tattum Funeral Directors for their support during this sad and difficult time. Also thanks for all the cards and messages of sympathy received along with donations in Phyllis's memory, which have been donated to The British Heart Foundation.

    Published in the Leader on Tue 12 Aug 2014

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