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