Obituaries, Wednesday November 28th

4:27pm Wednesday 28th November 2007

Mrs C. M. Mayne

Milford Haven

A large congregation attended the funeral at St Katharine's and St Peter's Church, Milford Haven on November 22nd of former Milford Haven mayor, Mrs Christina Mary Mayne, aged 79, who died peacefully on Friday, November 16th, at Williamston Nursing Home, in Houghton, where she had been a resident for three years.

Predeceased by her husband, Mr Alfred Ferguson Fisher Mayne (Paddy) in 1993, Christina was a popular and well-respected member of the community. Born locally she moved to London to work for the civil service where she met her husband who was serving in the Royal Air Force and who was later stationed in Pembroke Dock.

Christina returned to Pembrokeshire before moving to Northern Ireland in 1948 to be near her husband's family, and again finally returned to Pembrokeshire where she and her family remained. Christina led a very busy life, bringing up her ten children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and always remained devoted to her family.

For over 30 years she was involved with several local charities and organisations, firstly dedicating her time to the Milford Haven sea scouts and later becoming chairman of Milford Haven 585 Squadron Air Training Corps. She also organised many fundraising events to benefit the youth of the town, which included fundraising for the Meads Sports and Leisure Centre, which she saw as an essential requirement to the development of Milford Haven and the community.

Christina became a member of Milford Haven Town Council and eventually took up the role of mayor of Milford Haven for the 1983-84 term of office, where she played an active part in the adoption by the town of the Royal Navy submarine HMS Oberon following the demise of the town's adopted ship HMS Ardent during the Falklands campaign in 1982.

Apart from having a dedicated and active influence on her family, Christina enjoyed hobbies such as gardening, painting and flower arranging and also published her own book on the history of Blackbridge in Milford Haven. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

The funeral took place on November 22nd when a reading was taken by Mr Alex Mayne at Hamilton Court Funeral Home followed by a service at St Katharine's and St Peter's Church, Milford Haven, conducted by Canon John Davies, with Psalm 23 read by Christina's youngest son Alex, and followed later by interment at Thornton Cemetery.

Principal mourners were: Myfanwy, Cecil and family; Joseph, Pauline and family; June and family; David, Marion and family; Robin, Amanda and family; Andrew, Rowena and family; Charmaine, Phil and family; Alex, Melanie and family; Caroline, Timmy and family. Along with all local grandchildren several others returned to Pembrokeshire for the funeral of their beloved nan.

There were family flowers only, but donations in lieu for Williamston Nursing Home residents' fund may be forwarded to Mr Robin Mayne, 28 Romilly Crescent, Hakin, Milford Haven.

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

Mr T. I. C. Callen


The death occurred recently of Mr Trevor Ivor Colwyn Callen, of Bonvilles Close, Saundersfoot, who died at the age of 87 at the Meadows Nursing Home, Johnston.

Originally from Kilgetty, he started work at Bonvilles Court Colliery as a boy on the coal engine to Begelly Pit in 1937. When the pit closed he and his older brother rode their bicycles to Coventry, and found work at Armstrong and Slidey on aircraft engines.

He was called up in 1939 and joined the RAF and was demobbed in 1946. He then went to work, until the end of his working life, at Ryelands Engineering, Warrington and travelled Europe demonstrating engines for Ryelands.

He enjoyed gardening and social clubs and was predeceased by his wife Betty.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Gwynne and Marion (brother and sister-in-law); Iris (sister-in-law); nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.

The funeral was held at Parc Gwyn crematorium and was officiated by Father McGreel.

The bearers were Wayne Callen, Sean Callen, Philip Williams and Paul Hay.

There were family flowers only with donations in lieu for Wales Air Ambulance c/o Stewart Treharne of E. C. Thomas and Son, funeral directors, Archways, Green Plains. Stepaside SA67 8LT who carried out the funeral arrangements.

Lilian M. Goodridge


Lilian May Goodridge died at Withybush Hospital on November 2nd. at the age of 82.

Originally from Thornton, she had moved to Hanover Court, Milford Haven.

The principal mourners were Mr R. Goodridge (brother); Andrew Goodridge (nephew); Tony Goodridge (nephew) and their families, also Evan Newsham and family.

The funeral was held at Thornton Baptist Church on November 9th followed by interment at Milford Haven cemetery.

The service was officiated by Rev Price.

The bearers were members of the family.

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

Mr. E. Griffiths


The funeral service took place on Thursday, November 15th of Elwyn Griffiths, who died at Withybush Hospital at the age of 68. The service took place at the Church of the Holy Name, Fishguard and was followed by interment in St Davids Cemetery, St Davids. The mass was celebrated by Monsignor Clyde Hughes Johnson.

Elwyn was born in St Davids and moved away when he was 12. He came back to Fishguard in 1990 as the Royal Mail manager at the sorting office until he retired in 1999.

Principal mourners were Josie (wife); Ieuan and James (sons); Margaret Anne (daughter); Denise and Louisa (daughters-in-law); Suzanne and Cathryn (grand daughters); Ann and Robert Edwards (sister and brother-in-law); Wyn and Kath Griffiths (brother and sister-in-law); Idris and Menna (brother and sister-in-law); Kath Hyndman, Margaret and Bill Flanagan, Tom Maguire and Bridget (brothers and sisters-in-law); together with nieces, nephew, relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

The bearers were Martin and David Griffiths (cousins); Wyn Williams, Michael Grant, Paul Merritt and Keith Couzens.

There were family flowers only, with donations in lieu if desired for Cancer Research c/o HSBC Bank, West Street, Fishguard.

The funeral arrangements were conducted by Paul Jenkins and Sons, funeral directors, Fishguard.

Mr C. E. J. Turner

Pembroke Dock

The funeral took place on November 22nd at St Teilo's Church, Pembroke Dock of Mr Clifford Turner, of 5 Cheriton Road, Pennar, Pembroke Dock, who died at his home on November 15th. He was 92.

He leaves to mourn a grown up family: Marian and Taff (daughter and son-in-law); Reg and Sharon (son and partner); Dot and John (daughter and son-in-law); David and Christine (son and daughter-in-law); Tony and Pat (son and partner); Marjie and Frank (daughter and son-in-law); Stephen and Heather (son and daughter-in-law); Christopher (son); Audrey (daughter) and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Clifford adored his late wife Iris and his family, and had a great love of the sea from his time as a merchant seaman, and following his retirement he used his passion and memories in building model ships.

The bearers were David and Christopher (sons); Simon, Jonathan, Robert and Paul (grandsons).

The funeral arrangements were carried out by John Roberts and Sons, Pembroke Dock.

Mrs P. Jennings


The death occurred of Mrs Peggy Jennings, of 128 Prendergast, Haverfordwest on November 11th at the age of 86 years at Withybush Hospital following a short stay.

Originally from Bideford, Devon, she worked in the fire service during the second world war and post war she was a fashion buyer. She was then the landlady of the Lamb Inn, Haverfordwest between 1954 to 1970 when she retired.

She enjoyed village life, carnivals and family and friends.

She was predeceased by her husband Howard Jennings.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners were: David and Cynthia Jennings (son and daughter-in-law); Peter and Jason Jennings (grandsons); Talia Jennings (great granddaughter); Michelle and Sarah (grandsons' partners); Lorraine Jennings (sister-in-law); Clive Jennings (nephew) and many other relations and friends too numerous to mention.

Unable to attend were Talia (great grand daughter); Lorraine Jennings (sister-in-law); Lilian Goldsmith (Canada); Margaret, Jamie, Rebecca and Hannah Jennings; Tony and Viv Manley and family (Bristol); the Clements family.

The funeral service was held at Parc Gwyn, Narberth and was officiated by Canon G. Gwyther.

The bearers were Rick Volck, Stewart Churcher, Phil Harries and Dilwyn Harries.

There were family flowers only with donations in lieu for Breast Cancer Research, to be sent to Jason Jennings, 27 Llys-y-Croft, Spring Gardens, Whitland SA34 0HG.

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

Monica Burrell-Saward

Norwich (formerly of Newport)

Monica Burrell-Saward (nee Owen) died on October 23rd at her home in Heath, Norwich, aged 56 years in the presence of her family. For the last two years she had faced her illness bravely and with great dignity.

Monica was the daughter of Noel and Audrey Owen, King Street, Newport, loving partner of Andrew, mother of Claire and Owen, and sister of Michael and Roger.

She attended Newport primary and Fishguard grammar school before going away to college to study hotel management and catering. After qualifying she and her family ran a hotel in the Isle of Man for many years prior to returning to Norwich, where they again progressed in the same profession.

She regularly returned to Newport where she and Andrew enjoyed the bracing air of Carn Ingli and Carn Cwn, so close to her heart - the haunts and walks of her childhood. She had a beautiful, caring and radiant personality and will be sorely missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.

The funeral service and cremation took place on November 8th at Norwich.

Mr. H. Hall

Pembroke Dock The death has occurred of Mr Hugh Hall (know to his customers and friends as Hughie) at Park House Court Nursing Home, Tenby. He died peacefully at the age of 91 on November 3rd.

He lived previously at Albany Street, Pembroke Dock.

Hugh was a native of Pembroke Dock and was the son of the late Eddie and Beatrice Hall, bakers at Bufferland Bakery and later of Meyrick Street, Pembroke Dock.

He was predeceased by his sister Marian Dale, of Tenby. He trained as a motor fitter with Mr E. Elsdon, of Elsdon's Garage, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock. Later he set up his own business and became proprietor of West End Motors, Albion Square, Pembroke Dock. He retired 25 years ago when he moved to Albany Street where he continued to tinker' with cars as his hobby up until the time he became ill.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are: Joyce Hall (wife); Martin Hall (son) of Southampton; Laurie Dale (brother-in-law); Linzi Harrison (niece) of Tenby, together with a number of family and friends.

The funeral service took place at Parc Gwyn and was officiated by Rev Roger Hart of Bethel.

The bearers were Graham Thomas, Paul Hay, Terry Brace, Arthur Evans.

There were family flowers only, with donations in lieu for Cancer Research UK, to be sent to Mr Graham Thomas of E. C. Thomas and Son, funeral directors, 34 Charles Thomas Avenue, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UR, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mr T. Allcock


The death occurred on November 8th of Mr Tom Allcock, of Millfields Close, Pentlepoir, Kilgetty, who died at the age of 62 years.

Originally from Dudley, West Midlands, he worked for Brookside Metals, Willenhall Beans Foundries, Tipton, West Midlands.

He enjoyed fishing, boating, walking, until Parkinson's Disease stopped him, snooker at Saundersfoot Social Club and watching football and rugby on TV.

The family he leaves to mourn and the principal mourners were: Val (wife); Paul and Robin (sons); Helen, Mike, Glenys, Don, Mandy, Dave (sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law); David, Lee, Jake, Nikki (nephews and niece); Lee, Jake and Cody (unofficial granddad); John (brother); Jean and Marie (sisters); nieces and nephews, and David and Pat in Australia.

The funeral service was held at Parc Gwyn crematorium and was officiated by Rev Anthony Gregory. The bearers were Lee Smith, Gareth Davies, David Harrison, Paul Allcock, Robin Allcock and Jake Smith.

There were family flowers only with donations for the Parkinson's Society (local branch) c/o E. C. Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Archways', Green Plains, Stepaside, Narberth SA67 8LT, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mr. J. C. D. McGlave


Jeremy Colin David McGlave died after a long stay at Withybush hospital, on November 11th, at the age of 56 years.

Originally from Haverfordwest, he lived in Glen View, Merlins Bridge, and enjoyed horse riding, dancing, bowling, socialising, singing and enjoying his days at Portfield social activity centre.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners were: Cora Hackett (twin sister) and Clifford Jones (brother-in-law); Margaret and Maurice (sister and brother-in-law); Janette and Mick (sister and brother-in-law); Randal and Evelyn (brother and sister-in-law); Lakey and Paula (brother and sister-in-law); Monty and Annette (brother and sister-in-law); Bernard and Pat (brother and sister-in-law); Malcolm (brother); Rebecca (niece); Jayne and Niel, Sherry and Nicky (nieces and husbands); Jason (nephew); Pearl and Hugh (cousin and husband); Linda and Glyn (niece and husband); Ann, Dawn and Julie (nieces from Scotland); Alan and Julie (nephew and wife); Phillip and Sarah (nephew and wife); Malcolm, Michael, Mathew (nephews); Liz (niece); Ernie and Joan and numerous nieces, great nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbours.

The funeral service was held at St Thomas' Church, Haverfordwest, followed by internment at City Road Cemetery, and was officiated by Canon Derek Evans.

The bearers were Malvin Mathias, Anthony Duncan, Paul Thomas and Gary Wilment.

There were family flowers only, with donations for Ward 10 Trust Fund and Portfield SAC to be sent if desired to Mrs Jayne Mowlam, 54 Glen View, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest SA61 1XD.

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

Mrs M. Llewellyn

New Moat

The funeral service was held on Saturday, September 29th, at Horeb Baptist Chapel, Maenclochog of Martha Llewellyn (Pattie), beloved wife of the late Tom Llewellyn, Forlan, New Moat.

Pattie died on Tuesday, September 25th, after a short stay at Withybush hospital. She was 89.

Born and brought up in Mynachlogddu, she was a blacksmith's daughter before marrying in January 1944 and moving to Forlan to farm with her husband.

She has one sister, Betty Davies, living in Mynachllogddu.

Pattie had a daughter Mary Thomas and two grandsons David and Daniel.

A private service at Erwlas, New Moat, proceeded the service at Horeb and was taken by Rev E. W. Lewis, her minister. At the chapel he was assisted by Rev H. George, Rev Llinos Edwards and Eric John. The organist was Mrs Ogwen Phillips.

Principal mourners were: Mary Thomas (daughter); David and Daniel Thomas (grandsons); Emma James (friend); Betty Davies (sister); Cerwyn Davies (nephew); Mr and Mrs Dafed Davies (nephew and wife); Mari, Lisa and Elan (great nieces).

Unable to attend due to ill health was Mrs Davies.

A large congregation of family, neighbours and friends attended the service.

The bearers were Evan Gibby, Phil Rowlands, Hedley George and Richard Bushell.

Memorial leaflets were distributed by Owen Bushell and Jackie Phillips.

There were family flowers only, and donations in lieu of flowers may be donated to the chapel cemetery fund.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr and Mrs Dennis Jones, Efailwen.

Mrs M. Kempe Haverfordwest

On November 5th, Margaret Kempe, of Augustine Way, Haverfordwest,died at home in her 90th year.

Originally from Neyland and then Haverfordwest, she was a piano teacher for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband William (Billy) Kempe in 1985 (from Garn Fawr), who was a postman.

Many friends and neighbours will miss her kindness and hospitality.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners were: Susan Kempe (daughter); Mrs Mary Thomas (sister-in-law); Marilyn and John Miller (niece and husband); Katy, Jonathan and Lizzie Miller (great nieces and nephews); also Mrs Margaret Thomas (Neyland), Stephen and Susan Thomas (Neyland).

The service was held at Parc Gwyn Crematorium and was officiated by Rev M. Shapland.

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

Mr L. T. Scourfield

Pembroke Dock

The funeral of Lawson Thomas Scourfield, of Bush Street, Pembroke Dock took place on Thursday, November 22nd.

Lawson was one of three brothers originally from Hundleton.

He served in the Welsh Fusiliers and met and married his wife Jennie. They were married for 51 years when Lawson sadly lost her.

After serving in the army, he worked as a bus driver for 45 years, in Consett, where he made his home until he returned to Pembroke Dock to be with his brother and family.

In 1997, Lawson settled back in Pembrokeshire ,where he made new friends. He enjoyed meeting up for a drink and also enjoyed watching sport, especially football.

He leaves to mourn: Eric and Sue, Steven and Marilyn, David and Mandy, Hugh and Sian (nephews and partners); Julie, Val and Paul, Hazel and Jim, Sandra and Elizabeth and Graham (nieces and partners); Nora Scourfield (sister-in-law) and also cherished friends.

The funeral service was held in St John's Church and Parc Gwyn Crematorium and was officiated by Rev Andrew Davies.

The bearers were Eric Scourfield, David Scourfield, Wayne Scourfield and Jim Flinn.

There were family flowers only with donations for Ward 10, Withybush Hospital.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by John Roberts and Son, of Bush Street, Pembroke Dock.


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