Mr E T Bowen

Hakin, Milford Haven

TERRY passed away peacefully on August 29 in Torestin Care Home, Tiers Cross, having been cared for lovingly for the past eight months.

He was cremated on September 7 and a memorial service was held at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Hubberston on September 17.

Terry was born in 1935 and brought up in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire with his two brothers and three sisters.

He attended Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, then Swansea University for a year, but then decided to do his National Service.

He ended up in The Queen Victoria Hospital, Netley, near Southampton, as a Pay Clerk and proved an asset to the rugby and cricket teams.

Later he met his future wife, Janet at a Youth Meeting in the Methodist Central Hall, both were involved in Sunday School and Youth meetings and were later married there in 1960.

Terry was working at the Esso Oil Refinery in Fawley, but straight after their honeymoon he came to the new Esso Refinery in Milford Haven and they soon settled in Hakin.

Five years later a move to Bristol with two sons, returning seven years later with three, he worked on the new Oil Pipeline Plant at Waterston.

Terry was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and very proud of sons, David, Brian and Nigel and grandchildren, Lucy, Fay and Naomi and Rhys and Ryan.

Terry was involved outside of home with scouts, table tennis, cub football and Mary Immaculate Band (in which, Nigel played).

Terry’s passion for table tennis was satisfied when he received his Coaching Certificate and Badge.

For many years a School Governor and then Chair of Governors, a Town Councillor, briefly, and later a School Lay Inspector.

Most important though was his church work, working with young people alongside Janet in various churches and various groups.

After a number of years working from Fawley, he took early retirement and later, trained as a Methodist Lay Preacher and so life grew busier again.

The memorial service celebrated Terry’s life with the many tributes which revealed his strong faith and a loving, compassionate, caring and hardworking member of our society.

Sadly he ended his life with severe dementia, but he is now, at peace with his Lord.

Mrs C M Sage

St Davids

PEACEFULLY at Withybush Hospital on August 15, Bronnie Sage (Bronwen) passed away at the age of 86.

Caroline Mary Sage nee Jones (known as Bronnie Sage) was born to Margaret and Victor Jones of Llawhaden (deceased), and was the eldest of eight children.

Beloved wife of the late Patrick Sage and predeceased by her loving son Graham Sage, sisters, Heather Davies, Brenda Williams, Pearl Howells and brother Selwyn Jones.

Cherished mum to Caroline Giles and son-in-law Eric Giles, son Paul Sage and daughter-in-law Melanie Sage, daughter Hilary Wilson- Sage, son Andrew Sage and daughter-in-law Sally Avison and also daughter-inlaw Sonja Sage. Bronnie has three surviving brothers, Ken, Gareth and Christopher.

Caroline always known as Bronwen (Bronnie), throughout her life will also be sadly missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchild.

The family eulogy was read by her son Paul.

The bearers were Paul and Andrew Sage, sons, Matthew Giles and Adam Sage, grandsons.

Bronnies service was held at the St. David’s Cathedral, and internment at Llawhaden Church on August 23 with a celebration of life at the Cross Hotel, St. Davids.

The family are grateful to the Parc y Llyn staff, Withybush Hospital staff along with Pembrokeshire carers , friends and family for their continued support and dedication in the past few years of Bronnie’s life, to Canon Dorrien Davies and the Very Reverend Dean Jonathan Lean for their tribute to Bronnie.

Donations in lieu of flowers will be accepted via Mr. Bernard Mathias, Funeral Directors, 64 New Street, St Davids for Arthritis Research UK, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs T J L Davies


MRS Thelma Joyce Lloyd Davies of Haven Road, Haverfordwest passed away in August 11 peacefully at her home, aged 91.

Born at Hazelbank, Llanstadwell, Thelma moved to the Portfield Gate area in her early teenage years where she lived and worked with her grandparents until she met and married her late husband Jim Davies in November 1951.

They farmed very successfully at Big Temperness Farm, Portfield Gate until they were forced to retire early due to ill health in 1988.

For many years she was an active member of Arthritis Care, fundraising and visiting those less mobile than her and Jim, and attending the luncheon club at Simpson Cross.

She was predeceased by her husband Jim in 2012 after 61 years of marriage.

Left to mourn are Hugh and Sylvia Roberts (nephew and niece-in-law) and family, Alan and Jean Richards (nephew and niece-in-law) and family, Bronwen Davies and Mary Devonald (cousins), both of whom were unable to attend the funeral, and also close family friends Mr and Mrs Mike and Sylvia Thomas Palmer and Mr and Mrs Mike and Judy Llewellin.

The service was held at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth on August 19 followed by cremation.

The service was officiated by Rev Anne Rendall.

The bearers were Mr Mike Palmer, Mr Mike Llewellin, Mr Geoffrey Couzens and Mr Peter Stock.

Donations for The Paul Sartori Foundation can be sent to Mr Peter Stock, Plumbstone Cottage 126a, Haven Road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1DP.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Andrew Rees of F G Rees and Son of Portfield Gate.

Mr D M Jenkins


MR David Michael Jenkins (known as Mike) of The Close, Johnston, Haverfordwest passed away on September 9.

He was 67. As was Mike’s wish, he passed away at home with his loving wife, Mary.

Born in Neath in 1949, moved to his beloved Harbour Village, Goodwick in 1951.

Mike joined the Civil Service in 1968 and lived in a Civil Service Hostel in South Kensington. He lived and worked in London for three years then transferred to Cardiff.

Mike returned home to Pembrokeshire in 1972 and worked at various local offices.

He gained promotion and was assigned to Pembroke Dock office in 1977.

Mike subsequently retired at this office after 39 years service in 2007.

Mike was always a keen footballer, rugby and cricket supporter.

He was an ardent Manchester United fan and attended the 1968 final at Wembley.

Mike also followed Neath R.F.C., the Ospreys, London Welsh and of course Wales.

Mike had a great passion for the Welsh rugby team and attended most matches, health permitting, with Mary.

Mike and Mary also watched Glamorgan and England cricket teams in Cardiff whenever they could. Mike also, over the years, enjoyed numerous rugby trips to Ireland, Scotland and France.

Mike was an accomplished Flat Green Bowler, having played for both Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Bowling Clubs. He started playing in 1973 under the tutelage of his old mate the late Peter Howells. Mike became a regular for the county team and was invited for a welsh trial. He also represented the Civil Service Bowling Association both at Regional and National levels. Notably, Mike became British Pairs Champion with Ernie Sturley in 1988 at Rosyth in Scotland.

Mike was also a member of the fours welsh team who won in Belfast a few years later.

Mike was also a keen follower of local sport and enjoyed watching his sons Richard and Adrian play football for Herbrandston. Mike served as secretary of the Club from 1997 – 2007.

Mike, in recent years, also spent many happy hours with Mary watching his stepson Brad playing cricket for Lawrenny, Cresselly and Pembrokeshire.

Mike and Mary enjoyed a blissfully happy, caring and deeply loving relationship, sharing and enjoying their many sporting interests together.

Mike and Mary also shared a mutual love of classical music and they attended both concerts and sporting events together whenever they could. During their precious time together, despite Mike`s ongoing health problems, with Mary`s constant care, love and support and Mike`s incredible bravery, they always endeavoured to live life to the full and were a great team.

The family left to mourn are Mary (wife); Richard and Sarah (son and daughter-inlaw); Adrian and Rachel (son and daughter-in-law); Brad and Laura (stepson and partner); Cara, Alex, Isla, Levi, Logan, Hudson and Lola (grandchildren); Eirwen and Dave (aunt and uncle); Gordon and Angela (uncle and aunt); Helen (sister-in-law), plus numerous wonderful cousins and dear friends.

The bearers were Keith Davies (cousin), Wayne Davies (cousin), Andrew Smith (close friend) and Phil Marsden (close friend).

The funeral service was held on Wednesday September 20 at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

The very special and personal service was officiated by Mike`s cousin Rev. David Lewis and an incredibly moving eulogy was read by another of Mike`s cousins Keith Davies.

Donations for Withybush Hospital Cancer Day Unit Appeal c/o E.C. Thomas & Son, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth SA67 8QH who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mr N G Thomas

Pembroke Dock

Formerly of Tenby

The death occurred suddenly at home in Pembroke Dock on August 2 of Nicholas Graham Thomas, known to all as Nick (or Monkey) aged 49.

Born in Tenby, where he lived for most of his life, he was the second son of Eileen and Graham Thomas of Broadmoor.

He was educated at Pentlepoir C P School and Greenhill Secondary School, Tenby.

For many years Nick ran his own taxi business from Tenby, but his real love was music. Over the years he sang and played in various local bands and as a solo performer, at many venues throughout South Pembrokeshire.

He was a self-taught guitarist who was quite highly regarded for his musical ability by many of his music peers.

He enjoyed playing - and listening to others play - in many genres, from rock and pop, through folk and blues, to classical.

He was one of a group which instigated the first Blues Festival in Tenby, which has become an annual event in the local musical calendar.

He was a big Rolling Stones fan, and had great pleasure in attending a few of their concerts over the years.

He was also a keen follower of the Wales Rugby Team, enjoying especially the home international games.

Since moving to Pembroke Dock a few years ago, he had made many new friends - among the music fraternity (especially through Pembroke Music Club), also with a walking group, spending many enjoyable times on organised walks throughout Pembrokeshire and further afield.

During the last year he had joined the fellowship of Bethel Baptist Chapel, Pembroke Dock where he was so well received and made welcome by all.

Nick’s funeral took place on August 23, at Cold Inn Baptist Church, where the large congregation was a testament to his popularity in the locality.

It was officiated by Father Paul Davies assisted by Rev David Faulkner and Canon Michael Lewis.

The family left to mourn are Eileen and Graham (parents); Eliot (son); Ian and Anya (brother and sister-inlaw); Clare and Sean (sister and brother-in-law); Matt and Catrin (brother and partner); Anna (sister); Gemma, Sophie and Alice, Nia, Meg, Olivia, Gabe, Arlo and Jasper, Alex and Emma, Izzy and Olly (nephews and nieces); Pam, Lydia and Judith (aunts) and many cousins and spouses.

Unable to attend were Mary and Brian (aunt and uncle).

The bearers were Ian and Matt (brothers); Alex (nephew) and Adrian (friend).

Donations for Pembrokshire Mind c/o by E C Thomas and Sons, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chael Funeral Home, Llanteg, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.