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    Tunnah. - The Funeral has taken place place of Dorothy Tunnah, who lived at Pant Hill, Rhos, and died at Chirk Community Hospital, on 29th May, aged 87. She leaves son David, daughter-in-law Carol, daughter Gillian, son-in-law Nigel, grandchildren Stephen, Tracey, Ceriann, Adele, Kirsty and great grandchildren Jay, Drew and Roman. The Funeral Service at St David's Church, Rhos, was conducted by Rev'd Jackie Carter. Cremation was at Pentrebychan. Bearers were Stephen Jones, Nathan Monshin, Paul Matthias and Matty Baldwyn. Mourners were family, many relatives, friends and neighbours, too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by David and Carol, Gill and Nigel, Tracey and Paul, Steve and Claire, Ceriann, Adele and Matty, Kirsty and Nathan, Jay, Drew and Roman. THANKS - David and Gillian and all of the family wish to thank everyone for their generous donations in lieu of flowers for Chirk Community Hospital and the British Heart Foundation. Special thanks to Rev. J Carter and J. Francis Roberts.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    Edwards. - The Funeral has taken place of Megan Edwards, who lived at Stryt Issa, Penycae, Wrexham, and died at the Maelor Hospital, on 31st May, 2015, aged 88 years. She leaves daughter Stella, son Kevin, Sandra, family and friends. She was a much loved mum and friend to many, and a faithful member of her Church. The Funeral Service at the Neighbourhood Church of the Nazarene, Penycae, was conducted by Rev. Tracey Day. Cremation was at Pentrebychan on 12th June. Mourners were all those who knew her and loved her, and were faithful to her memory, too many to be named. Flowers were sent by Kevin, Sandra, Stella and her grandchildren. THANKS go to Alison and Mair - organists, Rev. Tracey Day, David Day and Rev. Andrew Hope, and to all those who prepared the lovely food and Church flowers, to J. Francis Roberts and team for their efficiency and care, and for funds in memory of Megan for Cunliffe Ward Equipment.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    ETHEL EDWARDS - Ethel Myfanwy Edwards, formerly of Brynaber Llansatffraid, died aged 92 years at Solway House Maryport, Cumbria on May 29. She was the youngest child of Edith and Samuel Moreton Edwards who farmed at Stonehouse, Bwlchycibau and the sister of Iorwerth, Emrys and Trevor. After moving from there on her parents retirement,she farmed at Brynaber and attended Bwlchycibau chapel and the Women's Institute.She never married but was the much loved favourite aunt of nephew Trefor Edwards (now living in Suffolk) Gwenda Davies (Cockermouth Cumbria) and Bethan Griffiths, Cilthrew Llansantffraid. Her close involvement with them and her smiling welcome at Brynaber will be very much missed by everyone ranging in age from 1 to 101. In 2005 her life changed.Having always been fit and independent she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.Her memory began to fail and she felt bewildered and isolated.The last ten years were faced with stoicism and dignity helped by carers and neighbours but six months ago she moved to Cumbria where Gwenda and her family could spend more time with her. She died quietly as she had lived and her funeral was held at Distington crematorium on June 5. It was attended by her family and many Cumbrian friends who knew her well and who had been introduced to Montgomeryshire through her smiling welcome. A harpist with connections to Meifod played "Land of my fathers" and "Ar hyd y nos" and a soloist sang "Ave Maria". Trefor led the congregation reciting "The Lords Prayer" in Welsh, then we sang Abide With Me and listened to the Treorky male voice choir sing ""Calon Lan". Gwenda spoke about her memories of Ethel. Garden flowers were taken to the funeral. Anyone who would like to make a gift in her memory can send a donation to G. Davies Prospect House Kirkgate Cockermouth CA139PH made payable to Age UK (West Cumbria) who are pioneering a scheme to organise practical help in the community for people suffering from loneliness and confusion in the first stages of Alzheimer's

    Published in the County Times on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    MARGARET IVY ELLEN BAYLISS - Of Ponderosa, Llandyssil passed away peacefully in her sleep on the 6th of May 2015 aged 85. She was born at the Cloddiau near Guilsfield on the 13th of September 1929, later she lived in Brooks then by Llanmerewig and finally by Llandyssil. She will be greatly missed by her loving family Sian and son in law Terry, Jonothan, Gareth and friend Paul. Grandchildren and Partners and Great grandchildren also by her remaining sisters and brother. The service took place on Tuesday 26th of May at the Refail Chapel by Berriew. The chapel was lovingly decorated with flowers by the family and the service was conducted by the Minister Diane Sterling. A moving tribute was given by her youngest son Gareth and a favourite Poem was read out by Gwynfryn Evans. With some of her favourite rousing hymns being sung, it was a wonderful celebration of Margaret's life. The Bearers were Marshall Bayliss, Stephen Meagre, Emrys Price and Gary Bayliss. The Ushers were Hazel Wilson and Phyliss Bayliss. Jess Wilson, Bryony Wilson and Abbie Price. Following the service and wake the cremation took place in Shrewsbury. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all relatives and friends, also to everyone for the many cards, messages of sympathy and attendance at the funeral and would also like to thank everyone for their generous donations totalling over £1000 which will be divided between Alzheimer's Research UK and Moriaha Chapel Abermule. The family would also like to thank family and friends, the Carers, Powys Social Services, The Park Day Centre Newtown and The Rhallt Nursing Home for providing such great care and support to Margaret during her battle with Alzheimer's. Also to Geraint Peate for his support and assistance with the funeral arrangements.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    Graham & Ivy Jones - Mr Graham Jones and his wife Mrs Margaret Ivy Priscilla Jones of Brondre Fawr, Pant y Dwr, both died within two weeks of each other. Mrs Ivy Jones died on the 21st January, 2015 at Bryngwy Residential Home in Rhayader at the age of 89. She grew up in Penlan, Nantgwyn with her late brothers Clifford and Pugh and her younger sister Ruth. She was a faithful member of Bwlch y Sarnau chapel and was well known for her kind hospitality and love for her family. In her 70s Ivy wrote a book on the forgotten composer Edward Meredith Price. Mr Graham Jones passed away peacefully at the age of 83 at home with his family on the 5th February, 2015. He farmed with his wife at Brondre Fawr until his retirement. He will be remembered by all that knew him for his cheerful and unassuming disposition, and for the courage and fortitude with which he fought his illness. Graham was a much loved brother of Ivor who lives in Lampeter, Eileen and Ernest (who now lives in Australia) and the late Arthur Jones from Llanidloes. The funeral services were conducted by the Reverend Meredith Powell at Nantgwyn Chapel. The organist was Mrs Eileen Powell and the singing was led by Mr Glyn Powell and Mr Ken Evans. On both occasions the bearers were their grandsons Edward, Daniel and Jonathan Rees, Aneurin and James Jones and grandson-in-law Tim Jones. Jonathan Rees gave a lovely tribute for his grandmother, with Edward Rees and Neville Stacey giving fitting tributes for their grandfather and cousin respectfully. The service leaflets were distributed by Colin Wozencraft and Gareth Rees. The ushers were Glen Sims, Martin Pugh, Neville Stacey and Gwyn Rees. The car parking arrangements were supervised by David Hughes, Nigel Watkins and Paul Davies. The family mourners were their children Pat and Alun Rees, Jason Jones, Vincent and Marion Jones and Ivy’s sister Ruth Rees; grandchildren Claire and Tim Jones, Edward and Caroline Rees, Daniel and Clare Rees, Jonathan and Sally Rees, Aneurin and James Jones and their partners Gwenan and Kelly; great grandchildren Faye, Naomi and Rowan Rees, Grace Tricia and Ruth Rees-Jones, Byron, Sara and Sophie Rees and Maldwyn, Max, Archie and Annie Rees. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Bryngwy Home for the wonderful care and kindness shown to Ivy over the last two years, as well as to the Marie Curie and Macmillan nurses who attended so thoughtfully to Graham in his last days. Thanks also goes to Mr Ian Hughes of M Jones and Son, Llanidloes who carried out the funeral arrangements, to Mrs Brenda Pugh for the beautiful flowers in the chapel and for the generous donations amounting to £1700 which were divided between Bwlch y Sarnau Baptist Chapel, Nantgwyn Baptist Chapel, Beulah Chapel, St Harmon Church, Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Special thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours who attended both funerals braving the extreme wintery conditions, and for the many cards and kindness shown to the family in their bereavement.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    Barton. - The Funeral has taken place of Seena Barton, who lived at Lorne Street, Rhosddu, Wrexham, and passed away at Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, on 19th May, 2015, aged 79 years. She leaves daughters Jacqueline, Debbie and Adele, sons Alan and Christopher, sons-in-law Darrell and Peter, granddaughters Kate, Sarah and Rachael, grandsons Daniel, Thomas, Stuart, Lee and Joshua, great grandsons Morgan and Theo, her sister Teresa and brother-in-law Tony (Bridger), nieces and nephews. The Funeral Service was a St James' Church, Rhosddu, followed by Cremation at Pentrebychan, on 2nd June, 2015, and was conducted by Rev. Jason Bray. Bearers were son Alan, son-in-law Darrell, grandson Thomas and nephew Tony. Mourners were Jacqueline, Darrell, Kate and Sarah, Adele and Daniel, Debbie, Thomas and Rachael, Alan and Peter, Teresa, Tony, Wendy, Tony and David, William Barry Blythen and Treasa Powell, Barbra - also representing Colette and their families. Flowers were sent by family. THANKS - the family of the late Seena Barton wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy and cards received in their bereavement. Thanks also for donations amounting to £260.00 for Hope House.

    Published in the Wrexham Leader on Sat 20 Jun 2015

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    Tunnah. - The Funeral has taken place place of Dorothy Tunnah, who lived at Pant Hill, Rhos, and died at Chirk Community Hospital, on 29th May, aged 87. She leaves son David, daughter-in-law Carol, daughter Gillian, son-in-law Nigel, grandchildren Stephen, Tracey, Ceriann, Adele, Kirsty and great grandchildren Jay, Drew and Roman. The Funeral Service at St David's Church, Rhos, was conducted by Rev'd Jackie Carter. Cremation was at Pentrebychan. Bearers were Stephen Jones, Nathan Monshin, Paul Matthias and Matty Baldwyn. Mourners were family, many relatives, friends and neighbours, too numerous to mention. Flowers were sent by David and Carol, Gill and Nigel, Tracey and Paul, Steve and Claire, Ceriann, Adele and Matty, Kirsty and Nathan, Jay, Drew and Roman. THANKS - David and Gillian and all of the family wish to thank everyone for their generous donations in lieu of flowers for Chirk Community Hospital and the British Heart Foundation. Special thanks to Rev. J Carter and J. Francis Roberts.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    Edwards. - The Funeral has taken place of Megan Edwards, who lived at Stryt Issa, Penycae, Wrexham, and died at the Maelor Hospital, on 31st May, 2015, aged 88 years. She leaves daughter Stella, son Kevin, Sandra, family and friends. She was a much loved mum and friend to many, and a faithful member of her Church. The Funeral Service at the Neighbourhood Church of the Nazarene, Penycae, was conducted by Rev. Tracey Day. Cremation was at Pentrebychan on 12th June. Mourners were all those who knew her and loved her, and were faithful to her memory, too many to be named. Flowers were sent by Kevin, Sandra, Stella and her grandchildren. THANKS go to Alison and Mair - organists, Rev. Tracey Day, David Day and Rev. Andrew Hope, and to all those who prepared the lovely food and Church flowers, to J. Francis Roberts and team for their efficiency and care, and for funds in memory of Megan for Cunliffe Ward Equipment.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    ETHEL EDWARDS - Ethel Myfanwy Edwards, formerly of Brynaber Llansatffraid, died aged 92 years at Solway House Maryport, Cumbria on May 29. She was the youngest child of Edith and Samuel Moreton Edwards who farmed at Stonehouse, Bwlchycibau and the sister of Iorwerth, Emrys and Trevor. After moving from there on her parents retirement,she farmed at Brynaber and attended Bwlchycibau chapel and the Women's Institute.She never married but was the much loved favourite aunt of nephew Trefor Edwards (now living in Suffolk) Gwenda Davies (Cockermouth Cumbria) and Bethan Griffiths, Cilthrew Llansantffraid. Her close involvement with them and her smiling welcome at Brynaber will be very much missed by everyone ranging in age from 1 to 101. In 2005 her life changed.Having always been fit and independent she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.Her memory began to fail and she felt bewildered and isolated.The last ten years were faced with stoicism and dignity helped by carers and neighbours but six months ago she moved to Cumbria where Gwenda and her family could spend more time with her. She died quietly as she had lived and her funeral was held at Distington crematorium on June 5. It was attended by her family and many Cumbrian friends who knew her well and who had been introduced to Montgomeryshire through her smiling welcome. A harpist with connections to Meifod played "Land of my fathers" and "Ar hyd y nos" and a soloist sang "Ave Maria". Trefor led the congregation reciting "The Lords Prayer" in Welsh, then we sang Abide With Me and listened to the Treorky male voice choir sing ""Calon Lan". Gwenda spoke about her memories of Ethel. Garden flowers were taken to the funeral. Anyone who would like to make a gift in her memory can send a donation to G. Davies Prospect House Kirkgate Cockermouth CA139PH made payable to Age UK (West Cumbria) who are pioneering a scheme to organise practical help in the community for people suffering from loneliness and confusion in the first stages of Alzheimer's

    Published in the County Times on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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    MARGARET IVY ELLEN BAYLISS - Of Ponderosa, Llandyssil passed away peacefully in her sleep on the 6th of May 2015 aged 85. She was born at the Cloddiau near Guilsfield on the 13th of September 1929, later she lived in Brooks then by Llanmerewig and finally by Llandyssil. She will be greatly missed by her loving family Sian and son in law Terry, Jonothan, Gareth and friend Paul. Grandchildren and Partners and Great grandchildren also by her remaining sisters and brother. The service took place on Tuesday 26th of May at the Refail Chapel by Berriew. The chapel was lovingly decorated with flowers by the family and the service was conducted by the Minister Diane Sterling. A moving tribute was given by her youngest son Gareth and a favourite Poem was read out by Gwynfryn Evans. With some of her favourite rousing hymns being sung, it was a wonderful celebration of Margaret's life. The Bearers were Marshall Bayliss, Stephen Meagre, Emrys Price and Gary Bayliss. The Ushers were Hazel Wilson and Phyliss Bayliss. Jess Wilson, Bryony Wilson and Abbie Price. Following the service and wake the cremation took place in Shrewsbury. The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all relatives and friends, also to everyone for the many cards, messages of sympathy and attendance at the funeral and would also like to thank everyone for their generous donations totalling over £1000 which will be divided between Alzheimer's Research UK and Moriaha Chapel Abermule. The family would also like to thank family and friends, the Carers, Powys Social Services, The Park Day Centre Newtown and The Rhallt Nursing Home for providing such great care and support to Margaret during her battle with Alzheimer's. Also to Geraint Peate for his support and assistance with the funeral arrangements.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 19 Jun 2015

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