Obituaries, December 5th

3:42pm Friday 7th December 2007

Mrs M. Meaney


The funeral service took place on Friday, November 23rd, of Mrs Mabel Meaney, who died at St Teresa's Rest Home, aged 95.

The funeral service took place at the Church of the Holy Name, Fishguard, and was followed by interment in Llanwnda Cemetery, Goodwick. The mass was celebrated by Monsignor Clyde Hughes Johnson and Canon Mullins.

Principal mourners were David and Wendy, Malcolm and Pam, Mary (sons and daughters-in-law); Christopher, Brian, Lorraine, Patricia, Darren and Sarah; Helen and Gillian (grandchildren and families); Della, Margaret, Mary, Glenys, Howell, Gordon, Maureen, Gerald (nieces and nephews and their families), together with relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

Unable to attend were Bridget (sister, Hereford), Rosemary, George and Joan (nieces and nephews and family, Guernsey); George, Rosemary and Margaret (nieces and nephews and families, Weymouth), Pat (and family, Gloucester), Betty (and family, Cardigan), Joanne (granddaughter in New Zealand).

The bearers were Christopher, Brian and Darren Howell and Peter Meaney.

There were family flowers only, with donations in lieu, if desired, to St Teresa's Rest Home, c/o HSBC Bank, West Street, Fishguard.

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

Mr D. C. Jenkins

Milford Haven

The death occurred on November 15th at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, of Mr David Charles Dido' Jenkins, of 157 Marble Hall Road, Milford Haven, aged 66.

A native of Milford Haven, Mr Jenkins started his working life on the fish market, before labouring on the sites.

He then worked with his brother-in-law on building sites, and worked on the construction of Withybush Hospital from start to finish. Mr Jenkins was employed on the freezer boats at Milford Docks before he retired.

Mr Jenkins was devoted to his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed his garden, shooting and rabbiting with his son, and he loved walking his two dogs and talking to people he met.

Mr Jenkins leaves to mourn: Rita (wife); Jamie (son); Genette (stepdaughter); June (sister); John (brother); Triston, Cameron, Dylan and Eve (grandchildren).

The funeral took place on November 21st at Hamilton Court Funeral Home, Milford Haven, and was followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn crematorium.

Rev Paul Bartlett officiated, and the bearers were Simon and Stephen Jenkins, Timmy Lewis, Robert Goffin and the deceased's 12-year-old grandson Triston.

There were family flowers only, but donations for Ward 12, Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest may be sent to the hospital manager.

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

Mr J. C. D. McGlave


IN the obituary of Jeremy Colin David McGlave (Western Telegraph, November 28th) it should have read that Mr McGlave died on November 10th.

Mr. E. W. Brand


Born June 15th, 1932, in Haverfordwest, Edward Wilmott Brand was the only son of the late Mr and Mrs Edward Eddie' Brand. He grew up in Milford Haven and completed his education at Taunton School in Somerset.

On leaving school, Willmott was articled to Prichard and Co, qualifying as a chartered accountant in 1956 during his National service training at RAF Innsworth.

On returning to Pembrokeshire, Willmott became a partner at Pritchard, Read and Co. He enjoyed a 40-year career in accountancy before retiring in 1997 from Bevan and Buckland.

He was a well-respected professional within the Haverfordwest and Pembrokeshire business community.

Throughout Willmott's life, he was an active participant with the Pembrokeshire and west Wales community. He was a keen sportsman, playing rugby, hockey and cricket in his youth and in later years enjoyed golf.

He was a member of the Old Penrovians Golf Society. Willmott's love of Pembrokeshire countryside, its stunning scenery, flora and fauna encouraged him to become an enthusiastic birdwatcher.

Willmott was involved with many voluntary organisations including the Dyfed Wildlife Trust, the Samaritans, and Round Table, becoming chairman in 1965/66 and Rotary president in 1996/97. For over 50 years Willmott was a devoted Freemason, entering the chair at the Old Priory Lodge in 1960 and rising through the ranks to be made a Grand Lodge Officer in 1999.

A large congregation attended the funeral at St Martin's Church, Haverfordwest on November 29th and the committal at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, following his death on Thursday, November 22nd. The services were officiated by Canon Colin Bowen and assisted by the Rev Graham Lloyd.

Willmott leaves behind his beloved partner Linda, and enduring smile and a great sense of humour. He was a loving father of Nigel and Carole and treasured grandfather of Sian, Emma and James.

Donations for Masonic and Rotary charities in memory will be received by Mr Brian Hearne, 14 Redhill Park, Crow Hill, Haverfordwest.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Paul Jenkins and Sons, Fishguard.

Mrs T. J. Harvey


The funeral of Mrs Thelma Joan Harvey, of 148 Portfield, Haverfordwest took place on Friday, November 2nd.

Joan died peacefully at Withybush Hospital at the age of 73. She was predeceased by her husband Derreck in 1968, and her daughter in 1985.

The funeral service was held at the Albany Church followed by interment at City Road Cemetery. The service was officiated by Rev Anthony Gregory.

The principal mourners were Nigel and Cherie (son and daughter-in-law); Jason, Phillip and Ian Matthew (grandchildren); Terry and Petra Gwilliam (brother and sister-in-law); Paul and Leanne and family; Stephen and Janet Forrest; Linda and family; Jayne, Cass and family; Brenda Williams; Betty George and family; Beryl Vaughn and family; Dick, Betty and family and many cherished friends.

The bearers were Jason, Phillip and Ian Harvey (grandsons) and Paul Gwilliam (nephew).

Roy Folland and Sons, Haverfordwest, carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. L. M. Goodridge,

Milford Haven

Mrs Lilian May Goodridge, known as Lily, died at Withybush General Hospital on November 2nd.

Originally from Thornton, she later moved to Hanover Court, Milford Haven where she lived until her death.

The funeral service was held on November 9th at Thornton Baptist Church when Rev Price officiated, followed by interment at Milford Haven Cemetery.

The bearers were Andrew, Philip and Tony Goodridge and Evan Newsham.

The principal mourners were Robert Goodridge (brother), Andrew (nephew), Philip (nephew), Tony (nephew) and Elan, and their respective families.

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

Mr J. Edmundson

Pembroke Dock

The death occurred on November 22nd of Mr Joseph Edmundson, of Arthur Street, Pembroke Dock, who died at his home at the age of 85.

Originally from Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, Joe joined the RAF as an apprentice at the age of 16, in 1938, and stayed on for the next 30 years. During this time he was stationed in Pembroke Dock to the Sunderland Flying Boat Squadron. He had two tours of Singapore, he was in Aden, and then left Boscome Down in 1970 for RAF Cottismore. He really enjoyed seeing the world, there weren't many countries he hadn't seen, but Pembroke Dock was always home.

Before retiring he worked for Securicor in the old Llanion Barracks in the early seventies and retired in 1977.

His other interests were socialising with his many friends he had over the years. He was a life honary member of Boscombe Down Recreational Club, Pembroke Borough Football Club and the First and Last public house in Pembroke Dock.

Joe was very good with his hands, and enjoyed working with wood. He restored furniture and made some lovely pieces and he also enjoyed figuring out how things worked when restoring them.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are: Maureen Roberts (Josephine), Deborah, Andrew, Michael, Patricia Edmundson (ex-wife), 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grand children; Olwen Kinder (sister, Australia), Alice Edmundson (sister-in-law) and friends too numerous to mention.

The funeral service was held at St Marys Church, followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn.

The bearers were Anthony Edmundson and Paul, Tim and Schofield (grandsons).

There were family flowers only with donations for the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.

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

Mr W. E. Davies

St Davids MR. William Elwyn Davies, of Rheidol, High Street, St Davids, died peacefully at Withybush Hospital on November 8th, aged 82.

He is survived by his wife Nansi, Wyn and Beverly (son and daughter-in-law); Thomas (grandson); Merle and Melfyn (sister and brother-in-law).

The funeral was held on Friday, November 16th, at Molleston Baptist Chapel, Templeton and followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn. The service was conducted by Rev Hywel Brown, assisted by Rev John Roberts, Rev Aled Jenkins and John Evans. Rev Huw George assisted at the cremation.

The organist was Elizabeth Vaughan and the bearers were Norman Nicholas, Trevor Nicholas, Gethin Brown and Malcolm Price.

There were family flowers only with donations for ward ten, Withybush Hospital being received by funeral director W. G. Bernard Mathias, 62 New Street, St Davids SA62 6SU.

Mr C. J. Forrest

Milford Haven

The death occurred at Withybush Hospital on November 22nd of Mr Clarence James Forrest, of Coombes Drive, Milford Haven.

A native of Milford Haven, he joined the Welsh Guards Infantry after leaving school, and rose to become a sergeant. He was a Normandy veteran and served in Belgium, Holland and Germany. After leaving in 1948 he returned to Milford Haven and joined the local council, where he worked for 30 years as a gardener.

He loved gardening especially mowing the grass, fishing, walking and dogs.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are: Margaret (wife); Peter (son); Mary-Anne and Darren (daughter and son-in-law); Christina and Evan (grandchildren); David (son in law) and grandchildren (London).

The funeral service was held at St Katharine's Church followed by internment at Thornton Cemetery and was officiated by Canon John Davies. The bearers were members of the family.

There were family and friends flowers to the house.

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

Miss N. R. Davies

Little Newcastle

The death occurred of Miss Nancy Reed Davies, at Withybush Hospital on November 14th, after a very short stay, at the age of 87. She was from North Gate, Little Newcastle.

During her early life she worked on the family farm, and entered the nursing auxiliary during World War II. She later trained as a midwife in Swansea, where she worked for a while.

She returned to work as a midwife at St Thomas' Hospital, Haverfordwest where she worked for many years, and then to Withybush Hospital, and when she retired she was a night midwife.

Nancy took a keen interest and gave much support to all ventures taking place in Little Newcastle and the surrounding area.

She was also the vicar's warden of St Peter's Church, Little Newcastle for almost 30 years.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners were: Mr Richard Davies (nephew); Mr and Mrs Bryn Thomas; Mr Joan Davies; Mr Lyn Davies; Mr Dylan Davies together with cousins, friends and colleagues from the medical profession too numerous to mention. Special mention was made of close friend, 108-year-old Mrs Edith Rees, who travelled down especially from Carmarthen.

The body was received back into her home, where Rev Roger Griffiths, lead a short service, assisted by Rev Chancellor Gerwyn Morgan.

The funeral took place with a private service at the house followed by a public service at St Peter's Church. This was conducted by Rev Roger Griffiths, assisted by Rt Rev F. J. Saunders Davies (former Bishop of Bangor), Rt Rev J. Ivor Rees (former Bishop of St Davids), Rev Michael Brotherton, Rev Cecilia Chares, Rev Geoffrey Eynon, Rev Vivian Roberts with Rev David Rees also present. Apologies were received from Rev Jenny Annis, Rev Hanna Brown, Rev Dr Cerwyn Davies, Rev Paul Davies, Rev Raymond Earle Davis, Savannah, Georgia, Rev Gewyn Rogers, Rev D. Carl Williams.

Interment took place at the adjoining cemetery and the bearers were Clarence Bowen, Brian Evans, Deni Evans, Neville Evans, Stephen Roberts and David Thomas and the organist was John Hughes.

Though there were no formal donations, a number of friends have given donations in her memory and these will be forwarded to St Peter's Church, Little Newcastle. The funeral director was Mr William Lewis, Ford.

Mr J. W. W. Oughton

Milford Haven

The sudden death has occurred of Mr James William Walford Oughton, on November 17th at his home, 151 Robert Street, Milford Haven, aged 78.

A native of Milford Haven, James worked in a bakery after leaving school, then at the fish market before labouring on local refineries and building sites. He retired from his job as roadsweeper with Pembrokeshire County Council at the age of 65.

Over the years, James kept pigeons, canaries and ferrets. He also had an allotment in Pill Lane until failing eyesight forced him to give it up, but he still tended his own garden at home. In his younger days, James played darts and enjoyed DIY regardless of his poor eyesight. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He leaves to mourn: Marie Oughton (wife); Paul Oughton and Ian Oughton (sons); Jayne Oughton, Judith Beavis and Jillian Oughton (daughters); Susanne, Gareth, Paula, Lisa, Nicola, James, Tessa, Shaun, Leigh, Rhys, Joshua and Sarah (grandchildren); Emma, Shannon, Jamie, Chloe, Joshua and Lexie (great-grandchildren).

The funeral took place on November 23rd with a family service at the house which was followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

Rev Ronald Price officiated, and the bearers were Paul and Ian Oughton (sons); Gareth Oughton, James Evans, Shaun Mason and Leigh Oughton (grandsons).

Principal mourners were: Marie Oughton (wife); Paul and Wendy Oughton, Ian and Susanna Oughton (sons and daughter-in-laws); Jayne Oughton and Ieuan Cato (daughter and partner); Judith and Stephen Beavis (daughter and son-in-law); Jillian Oughton and Dennis Mason (daughter and partner); Susanne, Gareth, Rachel, Paula, Christian, Lisa, Pete, Nicola, James, Tessa, Wayne, Shaun, Leigh and Joshua (grandchildren and partners); Diane Griffiths (sister-in-law); David, Helen, Ruth, Stephen, Rachel, Philip, Sharon, Christopher and Edna (nieces and nephews); and friends too numerous to mention.

Rhys Beavis (grandson) and Sarah Cato (grand daughter) were unable to attend the funeral.

Mrs O. J. Smith


The funeral took place at Parc Gwyn crematorium on Thursday, November 22nd, of Olwen June Smith, of 11 Howells Avenue, Haverfordwest. She died peacefully at Withybush Hospital the previous week aged 73, after a long illness.

Born in 1934 at Corner House, Martletwy, the daughter of Frank and Lilian Cole, Olwen spent her childhood at The Lodge, Rudbaxton growing up with her sisters Mary and Dot.

After a short marriage Olwen was left to raise three children.

In 1970, while enjoying a rare night, out she met John Smith and in 1973 they married and enjoyed 34 years of happiness. She then became a mother to John's two children, Moira and Mark.

She worked for many years as a cook at the Riverside Market at Haverfordwest Market until her retirement in 1994. Retirement included working alongside John as proprietor of Preseli Taxis.

Ollie, as everyone called her, in her later years was a born homemaker and the main love of her life was her family, to whom she was devoted. She became grandmother to seven children.

A close second was her love for Daniel O'Donnell and she and John spent many years travelling all over the UK and Ireland to see him, the highlight being when she danced with him at the Belle of the Ball, at Kincasslagh, in County Donegal. Olwen also enjoyed many holidays abroad with John and despite her dread of water still managed several trips a year to Ireland.

Seven years ago Olwen was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, and as the years progressed so did her illness. But it was a sign of her dignity and sunny disposition that she coped admirably. She looked forward to her daily visits of her carers who kept her up-to-date with the local gossip, sharing jokes and stories. Ollie kept her sense of humour right up to the end and always had a twinkle in her eye.

She touched the lives of everyone who knew her, and she will be sadly missed.

The principal mourners were John (husband); John and Chloe, Philip, Susan and Paul (children and partners); Moira and Mike, Mark and Penny (step-children and partners); Lee, Tess, Alex, Chris, Daniel, Matthew and Charlotte (grandchildren); Dot and Des, Mary and John (sisters and brothers-in-law); and cousins, nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to mention.

The service was conducted by Rev Derek Evans and the bearers were Mike and Steve Barnett, Chris Jenkins and Lee Laugharne.

The funeral arrangements were conducted by Glyn Thomas, of Freystrop.

There were family flowers only, but donations in lieu can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Society, which may be sent to Wendy Crawford, 82 Prendergast, Haverfordwest.


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