Obituaries, April 11th 2012
12:42pm Monday 16th April 2012 in Obituaries
Mr. Jason David Stait "Stan"
The funeral took place on 17th February of Mr. Jason Stait, of Woodbine Close, Pembroke. Jason, who was affectionately known as "Stan" to his many friends, was just 32. He had been unwell for eighteen months after falling ill at work. He had always looked forward to returning to work for Ledwoods, where he was employed as a plater but sadly it was not to be.
Jason loved playing pool, golf and watching Liverpool playing football with his mates.
He passed away very peacefully at his home on February 6th with his mum and dad at his side and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
St. Mary's Church, Pembroke was filled to capacity for the service, which was conducted by Rev. Geoffrey Howell and was followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium.
The bearers were Jamie Jordan, Mark Davies, Timothy Sharkey, Richard Williams, Lee Burgin and Richard Duignan.
The chief mourners were Debbie and Gareth (mother and father); Sarah and Jack (sister and brother-in-law); Sam and Jodie (brother and sister); Leah and Amber, (nieces); Pat Goodrick (grandmother); Lesley and Nick, Lee and Louise (aunties and uncles); Tomos, Emily and Jacob (cousins), together with many other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
There were family flowers only but if desired, donations in lieu for The Macmillan Nurses and The Paul Sartori Foundation may be sent to John Roberts and Son, Funeral Directors, 51, Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AN, who carried out the funeral arrangements.
Mrs Olive Hulin
Wooden (formerly of Kilgetty)
The death occurred at Pencoed Home, Wooden on March 14th of Mrs Olive Hulin formerly of Kilgetty. She had been a resident there for 11 years and was 88.
Born at Ledgerland Farm, Llateg, she lived in Narberth and worked in the Army and Navy stores in London after the war. She then married Albert Hulin known as Bert, who predeceased her in 1998, and became a housewife. She did work seasonally in the Mermaid Restaurant for over 20 years.
In interests included producing concerts and pantomimes involving local people in the community, to raise money for good causes including the Kilgetty Village Hall, the sports club and jalopy club.
She loved walking with her friends and spending time with her family.
The family left to mourn and principal mourners were Norman and Sally (son and daughter-in-law); Robert and Sally (son and daughter-in-law); Isabel and David (daughter and son-in-law); Margaret and Tom (daughter and partner); Richard, Jennifer, Jenna, Joseph, Jade and Kirsty (grandchildren); Ashleigh (great grandchildren).
The funeral service was held at St Margarets Church, Eglwys Gymyn followed by internment in the churchyard.
The bearers were David Scourfield. Joseph Scourfield, Nick Coulson and Tom Pritchard.
There were family flowers only with donations for Dementia UK c.o E C Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Archways, Green Plains, Stepaside SA67 8LT who also carried out the funeral arrangements Mr L E Edwards
The death occurred at Withybush Hospital on February 24th of Levi Elwyn Edwards of Court House Farm, Little Newcastle.
The sixth of nine children of the late Alfred and Mary (nee Miles).
He was born and brought up at Court House, and on leaving school he worked on local farms before returned home to assist his brother David (Dai) where he remained until his retirement, the two were inseparable.
He suffered a stroke about four years ago and after treatment at Withybush Hospital he was carefully, and tenderly cared for at Parc y Llyn Nursing Home.
A bachelor, he leaves to mourn sisters Mary, Lois, Gwen and his brother Trefor, his sister-in-law Magwen, brother-in-law George.
He was pre-deceased by his sister Anne, brothers Dai, William and Hywel.
Elwyn was of a quiet disposition but had a large circle of friends as was evident by the large congregation that attended his funeral at Parc Gwyn Crematorium on March 1st. The officiating ministers were Revs Gwyn Rogers, Aled Jenkins, Gwynfi Jenkins, Irfon Roberts and John Roberts.
The bearers were Dick Pepper, John Thomas, Brian Evans and Clarence Bowen.
There were family flowers only with donations if desired to the Stroke Association, kindly received by Mr Richard Davies, North Gate Farm, Little Newcastle, Haverfordwest SA62 5TD.
The funeral arrangements were carried out with dignified efficiency by Mr Paul Jenkins and Sons, Fishguard.
Mr J O E Morgan (Owen)
The funeral of Owen Morgan, 68, of Pembroke Dock took place on March 23rd. Owen died peacefully at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest on March 17th.
Owen was born in October 1943 in Pretoria, South Africa, and came to Pembrokeshire when he was three years old. He worked as an electrician with Campbell and Isherwood, Pembroke Dock and later at Pembroke Power Station until he retired through ill health in 1992.
He married Susan in 1966 and they would have celebrated their 46th years of marriage on Monday March 26th. They had one daughter, Sian.
Owen leaves to mourn his wife Susan and daughter Sian; Brian and Jane (brother and sister-in-law); Christina and John (sister and brother-in-law); Peter and June (brother and sister-in-law); Yvonne and Mike (sister and brother-in-law); Tim and Eileen (brother and sister-in-law); Martin and Beverly (brother and sister-in-law); Ian and Debbie (brother and sister-in-law); many nephews and nieces; countless colleagues and friends.
The funeral took place at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth and was officiated by Mr Roger Hart of Bethany Chapel, Pembroke Dock.
There were family flowers only, with donations in lieu for Mencap Gardnes Stackpole and Angle Lifeboat, being sent to John Roberts and Son, 51 Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, who carried out the funeral arrangements.
Mr Robert Jones
The funeral took place on March 23rd of Mr Robert Jones, Maes Curig, Parrog Road, Newport. A large gathering of family and friends gathered at St Mary's Church, Newport for the service, officiated by Rev. Neil Llewellyn.
The principal mourners were Myfanwy (wife); Wayne and Angharad (son and partner); Amanda and Nathan (daughter and partner); Jac and Dion (grandsons); Joyce (mother); Michael, Malcolm, Martin, Margaret, Anthony and Christopher (brothers and sister) together with other members of the family too numerous to mention.
The bearers were Chris, Michael, Anthony, Malcolm, Steven and Telynog. There were family flowers only with donations in lieu if desired for 'The Paul Sartori Foundation' being received by Paul Jenkins and Sons Funeral Directors, Feidr Castell, Fishguard.
Mr Peter Perkins FRAgS
Peter James Perkins died peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 16th. Aged 84, Peter was married to Joan for 64 happy years.
Born and brought up at Trefelyn Farm, Mathry he followed his father and previous generations in farming. Educated at Mathry, Bryntirion and Ellesmere College he returned to Pembrokeshire in 1943 to farm with his father, Mr Norman Perkins.
In 1947 he married Joan Monnington and took over his grandfather's farm at Longhouse, where he farmed successfully for 34 years. Always a dynamic and innovative farmer, he was involved in early potato sprouting techniques and introduced irrigation for early potatoes as well as a pioneer in daffodil production in Wales. He built up the successful 'Harford' herd of Wessex Saddleback pigs. He also had a very successful agricultural contracting business.
He gave his greatest service to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, joining as steward in 1955 when the show was held in Pembrokeshire. Over the years, he took on increasingly senior roles rising to Chair the Board of Management between 1986 to 1990 and culminating in becoming President of the show in 1991 during Pembrokeshire's year. He was awarded the Societies Gold medal in 1994 - the tenth person to be so honoured since the Society was formed in 1904. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies in 1985.
Outside of farming, his public roles included being High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire in 1967, becoming a Board member of South Wales Electricity, on the Governing Bodies of the National and Scottish Institutes of Agricultural Engineering, the Livestock Engineering Committee of the Agricultural Research Council and the Employment Panel of the Industrial Tribunal for England and Wales. A member of the Regional Land Drainage Committee of the Welsh Water Authority he became chairman of the the South West Wales Flood Defence Committee of the National Rivers Authority during which time he oversaw the Solva Flood defence scheme.
Peter was also associated with Food from Britain from its early days. He served on the Welsh Grant Panel and the Co-operative Development Board, was a member of the Central Council for Agricultural and Horticultural Co-operation, the Welsh Agricultural Organisation Society and was a local director of the NFU Mutual Insurance Society.
He and Joan enjoyed travel, visiting many parts of the world, not only to see family but also representing the RWAS on the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference Tours to Africa, Australia and the Caribbean.
Peter was a great family man and is survived by his 4 children, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. He took great pride in all their doings. A generous, hospitable and enthusiastic man and a great conversationalist, he made many friends and influenced the lives of others as was evidenced by the large numbers that attended Mathry Church for his funeral on March 23rd.
The funeral was officiated by The Very Rev. Jonathan Lean, Dean of St David's Cathedral. The bearer's and ushers were Christopher Perkins, Alan Howells, Phillip Perkins, Geraint Howells, Nicholas Perkins, Neil Perkins, Martin Perkins and Peter Howells (grandson's). Readings were given by Jessica Djamhoer, Rachel Phillips, Emma Brereton, Abigail Brown and Rebecca Brown (granddaughters). A solo of Psalm 23 was sung by 11 year old great-grandson Scott Phillips - accompanied by Mr S Pearse, assistant organist at St David's Cathedral.
Principal mourners were Peter's widow Joan, Sheila and Roger Howells, Graham and Clare Perkins, Roger Perkins, Gillian and Christopher Brown (children and spouses) together with all the rest of Peter's extended family. Unable to attend was James Brown (grandson).
There were family flowers only, including bunches of daffodil's picked by the great-grandchildren, with donations to the RNLI being received by Paul Jenkins and Sons, Feirdr Castell, Fishguard who also carried out the funeral arrangements.
Mark Mansfield Robson
Following a long illness, the death occurred of Mark Mansfield Robson at Withybush Hospital on December 22nd 2011 aged 51 years.
The high regard in which Mark was held locally, especially at Mainport Engineering services and with refinery personnel and contractors was very evident by the extremely large attendance at the funeral on January 6th at St Michael’s church, Pembroke and then by the dignified escort of "bikers" (including loyal friend Mike riding Mark’s bike) to Parc Gwyn Crematorium.
Mark was the first son of Alan and Anne Robson (nee Williams) of Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock respectively, born in 1960 at Willingham By Stow, Lincolnshire.
Mark arrived in Pembrokeshire as a Bush House pupil at Pembroke School. He tried farming for a little while, but needing more excitement soon set to sea, as his father before him and spent several years working across the Atlantic and the coastlines of Scotland.
He spent some time in New Zealand and Fiji and was very taken with the simple, humble lifestyle of the Maoris and it was fitting at his funeral service that a short moving Maori poem was read by the Revd. Roger Jones.
The development of the local oil industry gave him the opportunity to "come ashore" and the remainder of his working life was on various contracts locally and further afield.
He always enjoyed the freedom of open spaces and coupled with his interest and expertise in photography gave him the opportunity to fully express himself in pictures. He was a regular choice in "The Western Telegraph" pictures, plus gaining awards with "The Times" newspaper.
Ian McDowall, a long-time friend, gave an amusing eulogy recalling various escapades together, while Tom, Mark’s son gave his own feelings and memories of his Dad. Neil Thomas a very supportive friend through Mark’s illness read a poem at the Crematorium.
Mark leaves to mourn his four children Rosie, Jack, Caitlin, Tom and partner Kim.
The principal mourners at the funeral were Rosie, Jamie, Jack, Tom and Kim, his mother Anne, brothers Neil and Paul, sisters in law Lucy and Caroline, uncle and aunt Dennis and Jean Williams and cousins Rhys, Helen and Sian and so many other family and friends.
The bearers were Jack and Tom (sons), Neil and Paul (brothers), Rhys (cousin) and Scotty (friend).
The funeral arrangements were organised by Neil Roberts, Pembroke Dock.