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    PARRY. - The Funeral has taken place of Mrs Meryl Parry, who lived in Marford and died at Nightingale House Hospice on 23rd January, 2015, aged 71 years. She leaves son Stephen and family. Mrs Parry was a Furniture Shop Proprietor. The Funeral Service at Pentrebychan Crematorium was conducted by Fr. Tudor Hughes. THANKS. Mr Stephen Parry and family of the late Mrs Meryl Parry, wish to thank all family, friends and neighbours for sympathy and support in their bereavement. Thanks also for donations amounting to £520 for Nightingale House Hospice.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 27 Feb 2015

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    Hurford. - The Funeral has taken place of Michael Edward Hurford, who lived at Station Row, Gwersyllt and passed away at home on 21st January, 2015, aged 67 years. The Funeral Service was at Holy Trinity Church, Gwersyllt, followed by Burial at Gwersyllt Churchyard on 3rd February, 2015 and was conducted by Rev. Paulette Gower. Mourners were Carol, Barry, Marie, Jemma, Jessie, Dorothy, Brian, Phil, Jeannette, Naomi, Nathan and families and many relatives, friends, neighbours and colleagues, past and present hospital colleagues, too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by family. THANKS. Carol and family would like to thank everyone for their kindness and support during this very sad and difficult time. Thanks and appreciation to Rev. Paulette Gower and Roberts Bros. Funeral Director’s. Thanks also for donations received in Mike’s memory which amounted to £573.89 and will be split between Marie Curie Cancer Care and MacMillan Cancer Support.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 27 Feb 2015

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    Williams. - The Funeral has taken place of Ronald A Williams, who lived in Rhos and passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on 15th February, 2015, aged 86 years. The Funeral Service was at Pentrebychan Crematorium on 20th February, 2015 and was conducted by Mark Thomas. Bearers were John, Jonathan Dodd, Joseph, Jeff Jones, Kyle Oliver. Mourners were many relatives and friends. THANKS. Mrs May Williams wishes to give special thanks to Judith, Jill, Janet, Nerys, Joseph and Jeff, Mandy, Abigail, Ann and Phill for their help and support, also the District Nurses of whom Ron was so fond of. Elaine and Alan who helped me so much when my daughter Carole died. Thanks also to Mark Thomas - Minister and Roberts Bros for their guidance. Many thanks to all who sent flowers and sympathy cards. God bless you. Donations for Nightingale House Hospice of which £158 was raised in memory.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 27 Feb 2015

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    Hesketh. - The Funeral has taken place of Huguette Hesketh, who died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital on February 2nd, 2015, aged 82. She was the devoted and much loved wife of the late Raymond. She leaves her three daughters Colette, Claire and Martine and their families. A Service was held on the 19th February at St Giles Parish Church, then at the Crematorium, followed the next day with the Interment of the ashes at Wrexham Cemetery. The bearers were John and Tony Ward, Paul Davies and Darren Bult. A special thanks to Rev. Phil Bettinson, for all three beautiful sevices and a big thank you to Jean Williams for the lovely choice of music. Thank you to Dr Gowland, Dr Baker and staff at Strathmore Medical Centre, also Dr Watson and staff on Mason Ward at the Maelor Hospital. Thank you to all mourners, family, friends and neighbours, staff at Marks and Spencers, staff at Queenspark Post Office (Holt Road) and staff R.S McColl Rhosnesi Lane. Thank you for all the sympathycards and kind words of comfort and for the £250 collection raised in aid of Leukaemia Research. Last but not least thank you Robert Bros for arranging everything and guiding us through the last few weeks.

    Published in the Leader on Thu 26 Feb 2015

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    JONES. - The Funeral has taken place of Terry Jones, who lived in Rossett and passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital on 1st February, 2015, aged 87 years. He leaves wife Sheila and daughter Louise. Terry was born in Pentre Broughton and moved to Rossett at the age of 11. He served in the RAF and completed 50 years service for William Cooper/RMC. He enjoyed 22 years of retirement, going fishing, shooting, playing badminton, cricket and golf and enjoyed numerous holidays. The Funeral Service was at Christ Church, Rossett, followed by Cremation at Pentrebychan on 19th February, 2015 and was conducted by Rev. Canon Pauline Walker and Rev. Wilfred Lovell Jones. Bearers were Michael Jones, Bryn Hannaby Jones, Gareth Parton and Barry Jones. Mourners were many relatives, friends and neighbours, too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by Sheila and Louise, John Parton and family. THANKS. Sheila and Louise would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for the kind expressions of sympathy, cards and flowers received during their recent sad bereavement. Thanks also for donations received in memory of Terry amounting to £500 to be shared between Christ Church, Rossett and Nant Silyn Care Home, Wrexham.

    Published in the Leader on Thu 26 Feb 2015

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    OWENS. - The Funeral has taken place of Sharon Owens, who lived at Rosehill, King Street, Cefn Mawr and died at Nightingale House Hospice on Friday, 30th January, 2015, aged 56. She leaves husband Haydn Owens, brothers Alan and Jeff, sisters Susan, Karen, Rita and Renee and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service at St. John's Church, Rhosymedre, was conducted by Reverend Godfrey Jones. Burial was at Trefynant, Acrefair. Bearers were Gareth Edwards, John Edwards, Stuart Thomas, Robert Williams and Paul Evans. Mourners were many family and friends. Flowers were sent by family.

    Published in the Leader on Tue 17 Feb 2015

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    HOWELL. - The Funeral has taken place of Patricia Howell, who lived at Glan Garth, Maesydre and passed away at home on 11th January, 2015. Mourners were may relatives, friends and neighbours, too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by family. THANKS. Mr Billy Howell and family of the late Pat Howell, wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy and support and donations for Hope House amounting to £325.00. Thanks also to Roberts Bros. and Dr Tracey Williams and staff for their kindness and support at this sad time.

    Published in the Leader on Wed 11 Feb 2015

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    ALBERT REES - Passed away peacefully at Welshpool Hospital on December 27th 2014, aged 85 years. Of Tynllwyn, Llanfair Caereinion. Beloved Husband of Meirwen, much loved Father of Gareth, Arwel, Nerys, Elen and the late Hywel and a dearly loved Taid. He was born at Tynllwyn, Llanfair Caereinion and attended Rhiwhiriaeth School up to the age of 14. He then left school to farm Tynllwyn with his Mother and Sister and Uncle. He married his Wife Meirwen at Penarth Chapel on the 22nd May 1954. He was a lifelong member of Soar Presbyterian Chapel and his interest in farming remained with him throughout his life. The funeral took place at Soar Chapel on 6th January. The Rev. R.E. Humphreys officiated, assisted by The Rev. Peter Williams, The Rev. Gwyndaf Richards and Mr J Ellis. Family friend Mrs Enid Thomas-Jones paid a most fitting tribute. The organist was Dr. D.W. Jones, Albert's nephew and the Precentor was Mr Gwilym Humphreys. The Bearers were Geraint Davies, Tom Evans, Graeme Morgan, Rob Astley, Arwel Jones and Gwyn Morris. The ushers were Les Evans, David F Williams, Mick Bates and handling leaflets out were Pryce Jones, Roger Jukes and Alan Jones. Erfyl thomas, Glyn Roberts, Andrew Roberts, Wyn Williams and Elwyn Griffiths took charge of parking. He was laid to rest in Soar Cemetery. The family mourners were his wife Meirwen, sons Gareth, Arwel and daughters Nerys and Elen and their families. Many other family members, friends and neighbours were among the large congregation present. There were family flowers. Donations amounting to £1750 were received in this memory and given to the up keep of Soar Cemetery, The League of Friends, Welshpool Hospital or Rhiwhiriaeth Community Centre. Meirwen and family wish to thank everyone for the kindness and support shown to them, for numerous cards and calls, for attendance at the service and for the donations given in memory. Thanks to all who took part in the service and to the Morris family, Tynfron, and Goulden family, Penwtra for providing parking facilities and to the Ty Cerrig family for catering after the service at Rhiwhiriaeth Community Centre. Sincere thanks to R.G. Peate for the funeral arrangements.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 06 Feb 2015

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    Olive Passant - Of 10 Maes Beuno, Berriew, passed away suddenly in Hospital on the 9th January 2015. Dearly loved Mum of Heather, Gaynor & Alwyn, mother in law of John and Janice, devoted Nan to Jamie, Rob, Darren, Gemma & Joe and Great Nan to Millie, Ellis and Poppie. Dear Sister of Tom and Doreen. The funeral service took place on Wednesday, 21st January at Berriew Parish Church. The bearers were Jamie Davies, Darren Lawton, Rob Davies, Brian Roberts, Andrew Passant and Philip Bowen, The ushers were Hadyn Passant, Dai Jones and Joe Passant. Heather, Gaynor and Alwyn would like to thank everyone for all the messages of sympathy and support they have received in their very sad loss. Thanks also to all those who attended the funeral and for all the flowers and donations given in her memory, amounting to £1,050, to be shared between, Wales Air Ambulance, Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation, Berriew Church, Cancer Research, Hope House and Berriew Derby & Joan. Thanks to Rev Esther Yates for conducting the service, Gill Owen the organist and the Church Choir. A big thank you to Ceri Jones for the lovely tribute. Thanks to Geraint Peate for all his kind and thoughtful funeral arrangements, Jackie of the Talbot Hotel for the lovely food and Jan Phillips for the beautiful flowers. Thank you to the District Nurses, the staff at Abacare for all their care over the past two years. Thanks also to John and Hilda and Melanie for all their kindness.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 06 Feb 2015

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    William Colin Gwyn Davies - Tyn-y-Pwll, Dolwen, Llanidloes. Sadly passed away peacefully at home with his family, on Thursday 30th October 2014. He was born at Bwlchygarreg, Cwmbelan on the 11th October 1940, the youngest son of the late Johnny and Edith Davies. They were a well known and respected farming family, and Colin knew from an early age he was going to follow the farming tradition, and on leaving school he started work in the Lingen, Pantydwr. On the 28th November 1959 he married Gwlithyn Ashton of Bwlchyfan, Y Fan, and they started their married life at Rhydygarnedd, Tywyn, working as a stockman on the Williams Wynne estate. The family then moved to Llangurig and in 1967 moved to Tyn-y-Pwll, Dolwen where they have farmed there ever since. Sadly Gwlithyn passed away in 1998. Colin was one of the old style Montgomeryshire farmers good and true, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves behind his children Gwenan, Emyr, Rhian and Bethan, and grandchildren Ioan, Bryn, Jade, Ryan and Ewan, his son in law Huw, and Jade’s fiance Christopher. Eleanor,Gerald, Elin and Frances (sister and brother, and sisters in law) Dennis, Vera and Ceinwen (brother in law and sisters in law). There was a large attendance at the funeral service held at China Street Welsh Presbyterian Church in Llanidloes on Friday 7th November. The bearers were Ioan, Bryn and Ryan Jones, Christopher Howells, Ifan Rowlands and Phillip Morgan. The ushers were Tony Jones and Meirion Jerman, and the leaflets were distributed by Gareth Hamer and Paul Price. A special thank you to the Rev. Jenny Garrard for leading such a beautiful service, to friends Gareth and Angela Morgan and niece Mary Chinnock for kindly reading the touching tributes. Special thanks to Ian Hughes, M Jones & Son for his caring and thoughtful funeral arrangements; the organist, Barbara Powell and Sheila Evans at Bizzy Lizzys for the beautiful flowers, and to Frances Jones` catering for the lovely tea. - The family would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone for the kindness and sympathy shown to them during this very difficult time. Thank you to all the medical staff for their care; for all the cards, telephone calls and donations received in memory of Colin, amounting to over £2000, which was shared between Meurig Ward at Bronglais Hospital, Wales Air Ambulance, Marie Curie and Oakley Park Chapel. -

    Published in the County Times on Fri 06 Feb 2015

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