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    Johnson. - The Funeral has taken place of Dorothy Johnson, who lived at Trafalgar Close, Hightown, Wrexham and passed away at Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, on 4th February, 2014, aged 91 years. She leaves daughter Sylvia, son-in-law Howard and family, son Adrian, daughter-in-law Beverley and family, daughter Glenda and son-in-law Peter, also brother Hayden and sister Glenda. The Funeral Service was at St. Dunawd's Church, Bangor on Dee, followed by Cremation at Pentrebychan, Wrexham on 14th February, 2014 and was conducted by Rev. Canon Barry Gauge. Bearers were family members, mourners were many family, friends and neighbours. THANKS. The family of the late Dorothy Johnson, wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for sympathy and donations received in their bereavement Thanks also for donations amounting to £262.75 for Hope House Hospice.

    Published in the Leader on Fri 21 Feb 2014

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    Holding. - Florence (Dolly), peacefully passed away 21st January, aged 92 years. Loving mum to Pauline and Graham Jones. Carla, Alan, Layla Johnson, Warren and Steph Jones, Tracey and Steve, Claire and Jim Fielding, Jason and Gary Holding, Agnes and Mike Curry, Lily Graham, Eve and Paul Wade, Jayne and Helen, Gloria and Gerry O'Dwyer, Maureen and Barry Lloyd, Yvonne and Ian Fulton, Maureen and Jim Langford, Lorraine and Henry Hicklin, June and Derek Plews, David Carr, Irene Mitchell, Pat and Brian Gerrard, Lil Smith, Toni Mort, Diane Reed, Lil Rosenthal, Mike and Beryl Keircey, Anne Donnerly, nurses and the carers Louis Ahire, Lynn and Kat Pryde, Stella Foster, Michella, Hayley and Carmel Dodd, Nikki Pellit, Yvonne Innes, Ben Udo. Special thanks to Father Nial and the clergy of Our Ladys' also nurses and carers of Vale Court and all those who attended Dollys' Funeral. Also grateful thanks for donations received for The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford.

    Published in the Ellesmere Port Standard on Thu 20 Feb 2014

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    SANDRA ENID MARGARET BARTLEY - Of Bryn Glas, Welshpool. Passed away peacefully on Friday 24th January 2014 at the Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury aged 67 years following an illness borne with grace and stoicism. An only child Sandra was brought up and educated in Welshpool, before graduating at St. Katharine's college Liverpool, to begin her teaching career in Carreghofa CP School, Llanymynech. After her marriage to John in 1970 she transferred to Guilsfield CP School where she taught until 2002, taking retirement upon becoming a Grandmother. The dearly loved Mother of Rachel; and dear Mother in law of Chris, Cherished Grandma to Iwan, Mia and Lwsi. As well as being devoted to her Grandchildren, Sandra enjoyed musical drama, flower arranging and serving as a Pastoral assistant at St. Mary's church, Welshpool, and particularly enjoyed working with younger members. A near-capacity congregation attended the most up-lifting funeral service at St. Mary's on Saturday 1st February conducted by Rev'd Steve Willson, assisted by Rev'd Canon Dr Roger Brown. Lessons were read by Sandra's auntie, Joan Davies, and dear friend Susan Jones, and tributes were given by Hiliary Boito, Sandra's cousin, Shirley Bonsall, friend, and a poem was bravely read by Iwan Bartley-morris, Sandra's grandson. Interment followed at Maeasgwastad cemetery, Welshpool under the direction of R.G. Peate, Welshpool. John, Rachel, Chris and family wish to sincerely thanks relatives, friends and everyone for their kindness, support and sympathy shown to them during Sandra's illness and their bereavement, for attendance at the funeral and for the cards and donations received in Sandra's memory to the Severn Hospice, Cancer Research UK and St. Mary's Church, Welshpool. Particular thanks to the staff of Perry Ward, Severn Hospice, Dr Sarah Lambert, and Geraint Peate for their care and attention, and to Rev'd Steve Willson for his care and support throughtout.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 14 Mar 2014

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    EDWARD GWYNFOR OWEN M.B.E. - Gwyn, husband of the late Eirwen and formerly of 26 Kelvin Road, Roath Park, Cardiff, passed away on Thursday, 9 - th - January, 2014 at Bethshan Nursing Home, Newtown, aged 89 years. Gwyn was born at Ty Coch, Pontdolgoch, 2 - nd - son of Edward and Elizabeth Owen, Wheelwright, and brother to Tegwen and Arwyn and the late Blodwen, Rich, Emyr and Glyn. He attended Clatter School followed by Newtown County School. He then worked for the Montgomeryshire Printing Company before joining the Civil Service at Admiralty Stores Department, Newtown in 1942. He joined the R.A.F for 4 years as a Radar Mechanic and then worked for the Ministry of Food in Colwyn Bay. Following this he started with the Forestry Commission at Aberystwyth and later transferred to the Cardiff headquarters together with Eirwen his wife who also worked for the Commission. In 1983, Gwyn was awarded the M.B.E. for his services to Forestry and Wales, working as Assistant to the Senior Officer for Wales and Secretary for the National Commission for Wales. He was also Press Liaison Officer and Welfare Officer for South Wales and responsible for introducing bilingual information signs & booklets on the forestry wildlife and trees. He returned to live with Teg and Emyr at Carno when Eirwen died and was later resident at the Maes y Wennol Home, Llanidloes and then at Bethshan Nursing Home, Newtown. The funeral service was held at Caersws Presbyterian Church and interred at Llanwnog Cemetery on the 25 - th - January. The bearers were Colin, Derek, Alun and Christopher Owen – nephews and great nephew. Ushers were Neal, Jonathan and Richard Owen nephew and great nephews. Tegwen , Arwyn and the family wish to thank everyone for their kindness and sympathy and support. Donations of £380 were shared between the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Caersws Presbyterian Church and Minny Street Welsh Congregational Church, Cardiff. Grateful thanks also to friends, to Maes y Wennol Home Staff and Bethshan Nursing Home Staff for their tender care of Gwyn. Thanks also to the Rev. Jenny Garrard, Caersws and the Rev. Owain Llyr Evans, Cardiff; to Dorothy Jones, organist and Katherine Food 4 Thought for the catering, and to M.Jones & Son, Funeral Directors, Llanidloes for their funeral arrangements. -

    Published in the County Times on Fri 07 Mar 2014

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    DEWI ORMOND EVANS - Of Delfryn, Kerry, husband of Edwina, passed away peacefully at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on Saturday 8 - th - February aged 87 years. Born in Llanon, Ceredigion, Dewi grew up in Aberarth with his parents Thomas and Sarah, two brothers Rees and William John, and three sisters Morfydd, Lilian and Beryl. On leaving school in 1943 he trained to be a teacher at Trinity College, University of Wales, Carmarthen; before serving in the RAF in Aden for two years. After beginning his teaching career in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, Dewi joined the staff of Kerry Primary School, where he was to become Headteacher in 1956: a post he held until his retirement in 1986. Dewi played an active part in all aspects of the Kerry community as Church Warden and a long serving member of the Village Hall Committee. Interested in all sport, football was his passion; Dewi was a life member of the Central Wales Football Association having held the posts of Disciplinary Secretary, General Secretary and President. Dewi is survived by Edwina; their three children and families: David and Ann, Ieuan, Nia and Carys; Gwyn and Clair, Dominic and Alex; Cheryl and Andy; two sisters: Morfydd and Beryl; and two sisters-in-law: Gwenda and Dilys. The funeral took place at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Kerry on Thursday 20 - th - February and was conducted by the Reverends Leonard Parry Jones and David Griffiths. The bearers were Eric Bebb, Matthew Butler, Dominic and Ieuan Evans (grandsons). Elizabeth Evans (niece) read his favourite Welsh hymn; and tributes were read by Dai Alun Jones on behalf of the CWFA, and Rev. David Griffiths, a friend of the family. Edwina and family wish to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and sympathy, donations and attendance at the funeral. They wish to say a special thank you to Florence and Eric Bebb for all their kindness and support over the years. Thanks also go to: all the staff at St. Nicholas House, Churchstoke for the care and kindness shown to both Dewi and Edwina over the past few months; Richard Parkes and the staff of Leach & Son for their support with the funeral arrangements; and Linda Turner for organising the refreshments. Donations amounting to £885 were made to Kerry Village Hall, the Wales Air Ambulance and Kerry Church.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 07 Mar 2014

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    WILLIAM ALBERT (BILL) NEWEY & BARBARA LILIAN NEWEY Of Tyn Y Maen, Llandinam. - Bill passed away peacefully at home on the 24th October 2013 aged 88 years, his dear wife Barbara passed away peacefully in Llanidloes War Memorial Hospital on the 23rd December 2013 aged 90 years. They leave their three sons, Harold, Chris and Tony, daughters in law, Lynn, Jane and Jan, their six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. There was a family Committal at Emstrey Crematorium on the 4th November 2013 for Bill and on the 7th January 2014 for Barbara, followed by Services of Remembrance both conducted by Reverend. Jenny Garrard at Llandinam Presbyterian Chapel. The organist was Llew Griffiths. For both Services the bearers were Steven Bradley, Simon Moorhouse, Wyn Newey and Edward Jones. The ushers were Sam Gwalchmai, Huw Parry, Tim and Jack Bradley. The family would like to thank friends, neighbours and relatives for their support, cards of condolences, attendance at the Services and generous donations of £1460 which were shared between Severn Hospice, Marie Curie, Graham Davies Ward Llanidloes and the Presbyterian Chapel, Llandinam. Also the family would like to thank Llanidloes Doctors, District Nurses, Staff of the Graham Davies Ward and all the carers for the wonderful care that both Bill and Barbara received. Grateful thanks to Rev. Jenny Garrad and Ian Hughes of M.Jones & Son for their expert help with the Service arrangements and Food 4 Thought for the refreshments.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 07 Mar 2014

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    Edward Humphreys - Of Llys, Llanfechain passed away peacefully on 7th March 2013 aged 84 years. A service of thanksgiving was held at St Garmon’s Church, Llanfechain on Monday 25th March preceded by committal at Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury. Nancy and Gillian would like to express their sincere thanks to all family and friends for their messages of sympathy and for the generous donations received for Llanfechain School and Cancer Research which totalled over £900. Special thanks to Reverend Jane James for leading the service and to Gary Ellis from Jackson & Sons for his help and guidance with the funeral arrangements. Thanks also to Clare Ellis and Janet Owen for the refreshments. EDWARD - LLYS By Eleri Jones Hay and nuts to hand, the watchful shepherd sets off...taking time...steady. His face a broad smile. Dressed for all weathers, a familiar sight. Caring for his flock. Fergie, with linkbox behind, Edward Humphreys, Llys. Part of the country. A countryman through and through. A heart of farming. Welsh blood in his veins, Montgomeryshire farmer true. Memories live on! ‘Hedd perffaith hedd’

    Published in the County Times on Fri 28 Feb 2014

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    JENNY ELIZABETH MORGAN (NEE PHILLIPS) - Wife of the late Emrys, formerly of Brynwood Drive, Newtown passed away Thursday 23rd January at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, aged 94 years. Jenny was born at Colebatch, Bishops Castle and grew up in Clunbury and Hopton Castle with her brothers, George, Charlie, Harry, Frank and Cyril. On leaving school she worked as a conductress for Yeomans buses in Llandrindod Wells. After marrying Emrys, a police officer, she lived in Llandrindod Wells, Newbridge-on-Wye, Newtown and Shrewsbury before finally settling back in Newtown. She is survived by her brother Cyril, daughter Shirley, grandchildren Mark and Jayne and great grandchildren Harri, Steffan, Madeline, Cari and Joseph. The funeral service took place at Emstrey Crematorium on Friday, 7th February and was conducted by Miss Wendy Gardner. The bearers were Mark Howells, Nicholas Grant, John Phillips and David Phillips. Shirley and family wish to thank everyone for the kindness and sympathy shown to them in their bereavement, attendance at the funeral and kind donations received for Hopton Castle Church and Wales Air Ambulance. Thanks also to the Rhallt Nursing Home for the care and kindness shown to Jenny over the past two years, Wendy for conducting the service and Richard Parkes of Leach & Son for his guidance in making the funeral arrangements.

    Published in the County Times on Fri 21 Feb 2014

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    Margaret Swannick - The funeral has taken place of Margaret Swannick, formerly of Myddle and Oswestry, who passed away at New Fairholme, Oswestry on February 1st 2014, aged 79 years. The funeral service at St. Peter's Parish Church, Myddle was conducted by Rev A Clayton. Family mourners were Mr Murrel Morris (cousin), and Mrs S Morris, Ms Helen Morris (god-daughter) Mr P Owen and Rebecca, Mr R Haynes and Mrs G Haynes (cousin), Mr and Mrs A Swannick, Mrs N T Swannick, Mr L Swannick, Mr and Mrs K Davies (also Rep Rhianne, Paul and Gareth), Ms J Launchbury, Mrs A Davies, Mrs B Williams Rep Mr P Williams, Ms J Powell, Mrs R Jones Rep Mr T Painter and family, Mrs H Ward, Mrs S Parry Rep Mr M Parry, Mr and Mrs R Ingram Rep Ms J Wakefield, Mr B Elward and staff of High Lea House, Mr L Brown and Mrs A Brown, Melanie Corbishley Rep Paul Corbishley, Mr T Battams and Ms Jola Kissouez. Flowers were sent by Mr and Mrs Michael Morris and Mr and Mrs A Gentle. The family would like to express their thanks to all those who attended the funeral, and to Rev A Clayton for conducting the service.

    Published in the Border Counties Advertizer on Tue 04 Mar 2014

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    Rocke. - The Funeral has taken place of David Ian Rocke, who lived at Atlea, New Broughton, Wrexham and passed away at home on 22nd February, 2014, aged 50 years. He leaves mum Nancy, dad Dilwyn, partner Sonia, brother Gareth, sister Annette, sons Jon, Chris, Mike and Laurence. The Funeral Service was at Pentrebychan Crematorium on 7th March, 2014, Bearers were Jon, Chris, Mike and Laurence. THANKS. The family of the late David Ian Rocke wish to thank all relatives, friends and the Brymbo Male Voice Choir for their sympathy and support following their recent bereavement. They would also like to thank everyone for their donations amounting to £262.46 in support of Heddfan and Dynamic.

    Published in the Leader on Mon 17 Mar 2014

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