Obituaries, Wednesday, April 4th

First published in Obituaries

MRS S. JAMES

Clarbeston Road

Susan (Sue) James died at a church meeting recently, at the age of 56 years.

A native of Pembrokeshire, Sue was a farmer's wife and after leaving Bush School, Pembroke, she worked on the family farm, at Nolton Croft, Burton.

Her active interest in farming continued after her marriage to Robert, at Moat Grange.

She was a member of Clarbeston Road WI, where she was president and performed in the Clarbeston Road players. She enjoyed the farmers weekly club and was a supporter of Llysyfran YFC, where she was a past vice-president.

She was a former member of Tiers Cross YFC; an active member of Clarbeston Church; a speaker secretary of Ambleston Mothers' Union and a long standing vice-president of Burton Cricket Club.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners were Robert (husband); Simon and Jo-Dee Williams (son and partner); Roger (son); Graham and Jane Morris (brother and sister-in-law); Helen Morris and Michael Luff (niece and partner); Claire Morris and William Goronwy (niece and partner); Sally Morris (niece); Josephine and Crofton Lewis (sister-in-law and brother-in-law); Jack and Millie Scale (uncle) and family and friends too numerous to mention.

The service was held at Clarbeston church and was officiated by Rev Nicholas Cale and Rev Roger Jones. The reader was Nan Warlowe.

The bearers were Martin Jones, Stephen Jones, David Jones, James Scale, Johny Scale and Walter Morris (cousins).

There were family flowers only but donations may be sent in lieu to the Paul Sartori Foundation, c/o Joan Mathias, Ardanley, New Bridge, Crundale, Haverfordwest, SA62 4EH.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Roy Folland and Son, of Haverfordwest.

MR LAURIE GLOVER

Hook (Formerly of Camrose)

The funeral took place recently of Laurie Glover, of Pill Road, Hook (formerly of Camrose), who died at the age of 78 years after a short stay at Withybush hospital.

From Portsmouth, Laurie had lived in Pembrokeshire since 1970.

His many jobs included; naval dockyard apprentice, screen printer, print buyer and running the studio at the Western Telegraph.

He was a member of the Pembrokeshire Aviation Group, Havefordwest Modelling Group, The British Model Flying Association, Pembrokeshire Model Club and Haverfordwest Model Club.

He was also interested in art, history and politics.

Laurie's family left to mourn and principal mourners are Valerie (wife); Robin (son); Joanne (daughter-in-law); Ben (grandson); Stephanie and Bruce (sister-in-law and brother-in-law); John and Lisa, Emily and Mathew (nephews and nieces) and numerous friends.

The service was held at Parc Gwyn and was officiated by Rev Dennis Wight.

There were family flowers only with donations in lieu to Macmillan Cancer Support, or Paul Sartori Foundation, c/o R. Robinson, 57 St Issells Avenue, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, SA61 1JX.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Roy Folland and son, Haverfordwest.

MRS S. LEHMAN

Milford Haven

The obituary report following the death of Mrs Stella Lehman of Marble Hall Close, Milford Haven, printed in last week's Western Telegraph incorrectly placed John (son) and Shirley and Pam (daughters) among the principal mourners.

The report should have read that the three had predeceased Mrs Lehman.

The name of Mary (friend) was also inadvertently omitted from the report.

The Western Telegraph apologises for the errors.

MR J. T. BEVAN

Neyland

The funeral service took place recently of John Terence Bevan, of Promenade Close, Neyland, who died at his home at the age of 68.

After qualifying John worked as a teacher, rising to senior master in the West Midlands before retiring back to Pembrokeshire.

His last job before retiring was as a part-time administrator of Milford Haven Museum.

He was a keen follower of rugby, and enjoyed playing for Erdington and Birmingham Welsh. He also played basketball and was a member of a quiz team.

He enjoyed reading, walking and climbing. He also acted in school productions.

John was a member of the PTA and a trustee of a cottage in mid Wales where he took parties of children.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are: Ann Bevan (wife); Gareth and Huw Bevan (sons); Mr and Mrs E. Sinnett (sister and brother-in-law).

The funeral service took place at Steynton church followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn. It was officiated by Rev Dr John Holdsworth. The bearers were Gareth Bevan and Huw Bevan (sons).

Donations in lieu of flowers to HOPE, Unit 59, Honeyborough Industrial Estate, Neyland.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons Ltd, Milford Haven.

MR G. J. CAVANEY

Pembroke Dock

The funeral took place recently of Geoffrey John Cavaney, of Queen Street, Pembroke Dock, who died on March 19th, aged 60.

He was born in Pembroke Dock, and after leaving Pembroke Grammar School, he trained as a post office counter assistant.

He later worked for Marine and Port services, and spent most of his working life as a unit operator at Pembroke Power Station.

After taking early retirement he worked part-time at the Angle Estate, where he enjoyed working outdoors.

Geoff was a private person whose main interests were reading, listening to the radio, models and antiques.

He also enjoyed helping people and spent many years as a volunteer for Country Cars, taking people shopping or driving them to hospital appointments.

The funeral service was held at St Mary's Church, Angle, and was followed by a service at Parc Gwyn.

Geoff leaves to mourn, his mother, Hannah Cavaney, of Angle; Claire (daughter); Wendy and Denis (sister and brother in law); Martin and Rita (brother and sister in law); and nephews and nieces Theresa, Siobhan, Brendan, Tracy, Christopher and Rachel.

There were family flowers only, but donations in lieu of Angle Lifeboat can be sent to John Roberts, Undertakers, of 51 Bush Street, Pembroke Dock.

MRS W. O. McLEAN

Milford Haven

The funeral took place recently of Winnifred Olive McLean, who died at Rickeston Mill Nursing Home recently, aged 89.

During her working life, she worked for the MOD just after the war as a driver, a housewife and also in Havenhurst as a career.

Her main interests included crosswords, gardening, and dancing when younger.

She was predeceased by her husband Mr D. McLean.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are: Raynor Griffiths (daughter); Sue Swan (daughter); John Griffiths and David Swan (sons-in-law); James Griffiths, Stephen and Tracey Griffiths, Kate Dunsford, Oliver Dunsford, Megan Swan (grandchildren); Daniel Griffiths, Gemma Griffiths, Jonathan and Lyndon Griffiths (great-grandchildren) and Elsie Allan (sister).

The funeral service was held at Parc Gwyn and was officiated by Rev Martyn Evans.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons Ltd, Milford Haven.

MR J. M. THORNE

Wolfscastle

The death occurred suddenly at Withybush hospital of John Malgwyn Thorne, of Murmur-Y-Coed, Wolfscastle, who died aged 79.

A native of Wolfscastle, Malgwyn was born and brought up at Clunfelin Farm where he worked after leaving school until his retirement in 1988.

Over ten years of masonry work and gardening John was renowned for being a perfectionist in all his achievements.

Although travelling extensively after retirement, John always enjoyed coming home.

He had been one of the founder members of the Treffgarne Discussion Group, loved carpentry, pottering around in the garden and had been a lifelong member of Penybont chapel, Wolfscastle, being one of the oldest members.

The very large attendance at the funeral was testament to his popularity and the high esteem in which he was held.

Mary and John had celebrated their golden wedding last year.

He was very proud of his children and nine grandchildren and showed a great interest in all their achievements, being a much loved husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are: Mary (wife); Adrian and Fay (son and daughter-in-law); Cheryl and Wyn (daughter and son-in-law); Jackie and Graham (daughter and son-in-law); Nick and Julie (son and daughter-in-law); Nathan, Katie, Hayley, Charlotte, Vincent, Daniel, Damien, Oliver and Alex (grandchildren); Mari and Louise (grandchildren's partners); Noel, Arwyn and Ann, Ingrid and Eric (brother-in-law, nephews and nieces); Noel, Mona, Brenda, Beryl and Rosemary, Ronald and Donald (cousins); Doreen and Gordon, Beryl and David, Gladys and David, Evelyn and Wynford (sisters and brothers-in-law) and numerous nephews and nieces-in-laws.

The funeral service was held at Penybont chapel, Wolfscastle, and was officiated by Rev G. Eynon, Rev B. Jones and Rev P. Davies.

The bearers were Alwyn George, Efryn Morse, Gwynfor Absalom, David Williams, Pat Morrillo and Ivor Davies.

There were family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be made to Penybont chapel and the British Heart Foundation, c/o W. Lewis, Ford Bungalow, Wolfscastle who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

CAPT W. J. SKILTON

KilGetty

Capt William Joseph (Joe) Skilton died at Park House Court, on Friday, March 23rd.

He leaves his wife Myrtle, sons Richard and Laurie, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Joe was born in Pembroke Dock, where he spent the early years of his life.

His father was an army officer and the family moved around the world following his postings.

Postings included Malta and Germany, where Joe became a fluent German speaker and learned to enjoy driving and maintaining a car at a very early age.

Joe was an able student and gained a BSc in Science at London University.

He joined the army in 1936 as a commissioned officer, progressing to the rank of Major.

While posted in England, he met and married Violet Mary and had three children Richard, Laurie and Kay.

He took part in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. During this time he was seconded to Perugia University as a visiting science lecturer.

Joe left the Army in 1945 and as a qualified teacher pursued his career in Bridgewater, Somerset, Nova Scotia, Ottawa and, for 11 years, in Porthmadoc, north Wales.

He retired in 1972, and moved with Mary to Broseley, Shropshire in 1978 and finally to Kilgetty in 1985.

Mary died in 1995 and shortly after he married Myrtle, with whom he has shared 12 happy years.

Joe continued to enjoy travel and learning new information.

He will be remembered for his enquiring mind and his skills at speaking German, wood-working, horticulture, photography and many other areas.

The funeral took place on Friday, March 30th, at Parc Gwyn crematorium, Narberth, Rev Canon Michael Butler conducted the service.

Donations if desired payable to The Donkey Sanctuary, c/o funeral directors W. and M. J. Rossiter and Sons Ltd, The Old Rectory, The Norton, Tenby, SA70 8AB, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

MRS G. M. TAYLOR

Pembroke

The funeral took place recently of Gwendoline May Taylor, of Clare Walk, Pembroke, who died aged 73, at Withybush Hospital.

Originally from Pembroke Dock, she had many jobs in the area over the years, but she will be most remembered for her time establishing and running Wynne's newsagents/general store in Albion Square, Pembroke Dock (now known as Robinsons Albion Stores).

This was sold in 1991, due her poor health forcing early retirement, after which she devoted her time to her family and friends.

Her main interests were her family and friends and she would be there to lend a hand or add comfort and guidance to all who needed it.

She also loved to watch sport of all kinds.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are; Ann and Mario (daughter and son-in-law); Peter and Dee (son and daughter-in-law); Shirley and Derek (daughter and son-in-law); June (daughter); Penny and Peter (daughter and son-in-law); Theresa and Klaus (daughter and son-in-law); Ian and Julie (son and daughter-in-law); Salina (son Tommy's partner); Kelly, Kirsty, Grant, Rhys, Emily, Rhiannon, Louise, Craig, Ellen, John, Robbie, Kim, Tarryn, Casey, Zoe, Callum, Steffan and Bethan (grandchildren); William and Colwyn (brothers); Rosemary, Sheila, Megan, Mary, Beverley, Jennifer, Rita, Flora and Kathy (sisters).

The funeral service was held at St John's church in Pembroke Dock, followed by interment at Llanion cemetery.

A poem was read by Rhys Arnold and a tribute was given by Patricia Jones.

The officiating clergy was Rev Andrew Davies and Rev Vincent Gardner and the bearers were Peter Jones and Klaus Lange (son-in-law), David Taylor (cousin), David Cant (nephew), Martin Rees (great-nephew), Roderick Jones (son-in-law's father).

The funeral arrangements were carried out by E. C. Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Pembroke Dock.

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