Obituaries, June 20th 2012 page two
11:22am Wednesday 20th June 2012
11:22am Wednesday 20th June 2012
Mr Anthony (Tony) Whitfield Tenby The funeral service of Tony Whitfield took place at Parc Gwyn on May 25.
Tony passed away peacefully at Park House Court on 17 May after a long illness he was 73.
A policeman for 33 years until his retirement in 1991 he was stationed in Haverfordwest, Tenby, Saundersfoot, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock ports.
Throughout his life Tony loved sport, was a keen sportsman and a naturally gifted athlete. He held the Greenhill school long jump record for many years and was an excellent golfer.
Whilst Tony loved all sport his passion and gift was for rugby. He played for many teams including Tenby Grammar, Pembrokeshire schoolboys, British police and Llanelli amongst many others. However he will mostly be remembered for being part of the best Tenby United sides of the 50's and 60's. It has been mentioned by his peers that the pairing of Tony and Ivor Broome was the best centre partnership Tenby United has ever had.
During the last 12 years Tony has fought a courageous battle against Lewy Bodys dementia with Parkinsons. Typically, he has fought his illness without complaint and with strength and dignity.
Tony is survived by his wife Judy, sons Roger and David, their wives Debra and Sylvie, grandchildren Leah, Dylan, Auralia, his sister Raedene and brother Malcolm.
There were family flowers only but donations to Pembrokeshire Parkinsons Society or Paul Satori Foundation c/o funeral directors , W & MJ Rossiter and sons Ltd, The Old Rectory, The Norton, Tenby.
Mrs E.T Hughes PEMBROKE Edna Teresa Hughes, nee Marriott died on May 18th at Withybush Hospital she was 93 after a four week stay at ward 11.
Edna was born on June 28th 1918 on Norgans Terrace, Pembroke to Teresa and Ronald Marriott, she had an older sister Jean and younger brothers Alec and Leslie.
They all went to Monkton School at the bottom of the Terrace, when Edna left school she went into domestic service for the Allens at Paskeston Hall, Cosheston where she lived in.
During the war she was Lance Corporal in the A.T.S, The Auxiliary Territorial Service was the women’s branch of the British Army in the second world war she was a Bat Women for male commissioned officers, she was later stationed in Oxford Glasgow and Dorset, after the war she helped at her friends family guest house and as a telephonist at the Manchester exchange. She eventually came home to Pembroke where she worked at the handkerchief factory in Pembroke Dock. Edna married Herbert Hughes of Norgans Terrace in 1953 and they moved around the corner to 15 South Terrace she finished work when Sandra and Andrew were born, Edna kept busy looking after the family, tending tomatoes,and weighing fish when Herbie had the " Lady Winifred" and the" Kingfisher". She walked to town nearly everyday carrying shopping home and enjoyed gardening and growing plants from seed, she did her best at whatever she did. Edna and Herbert were married almost 59 years until ill health came to both of them recently. Edna would have been 94 next month, she was the oldest in the Marriott family, she missed her sister and best friend Jean terribly who died seven years ago. Sadly Edna had a stroke four days after Herbert's funeral who passed away on April 7th, but the family have comfort thinking that Mum and Dad are together again.
She leaves to mourn Sandra (daughter); Andrew (son); Andrew (son-in-law); daughter in-law -Janice (daughter-in-law); grandchildren Grant, Kirsty, Jessie and Nick.
The service at West Gate Chapel was officiated by Pastor Rob James and internment was at Monkton cemetery. The bearers were Andrew and Nick Hughes, Geoff Hughes, Haydn Weatherall and Gerry Crockford.
The family are grateful for Herbies' Alzheimers medication that he received to kept his memory intact and would like any donations in lieu of flowers to go to Alzheimers Research, this may be sent to John Roberts and Son, funeral Directors, 51 Bush Street Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AN.
Mr George Eric Meredith Evans Saundersfoot The death occurred on May 22nd at Withybush Hospital of Mr George Eric Meredith Evans of St Brides Hill, Saundersfoot.
As a native of Pembrokeshire he was a carpenter and joinery apprentice, Royal Navy for seven years, he had various construction and civil engineering companies, self employed carpenter and joiner, working with washing G James, Cenarth for many years and a guest house proprietor.
During his time with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arms and Squadron on HMS Bulwark, Ark Royal, Vegance and Royal Gannet, between 1950-1957, served in Northern Ireland, Mediterranean and Brawdy.
His main interests were spending many hours in his beloved workshop at his home doing carpentry which he adored. Also the upkeep of the guesthouse.
Eric had strong principles and exceptionally high standards, working to precise measurements in his carpentry and joinery, producing exceptional work.
He was a devoted husband to the late Dilys caring for her during her long illness and worked hard to provide for his family.
Eric was warm hearted with his sense of humour shining through with his little jokes he used to play on family and friends, which he enjoyed spending quality time with.
The love and laughter, he shared with so many of us will remain in our hearts and memories, sustaining us for many years to come.
He was predeceased by Dilys Mary Evans (nee Rees).
The family left to mourn and principal mourners were Collete, John and Lauren O’Mahony (daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter); Amanda and Lee Bowden (daughter and son-in-law); Cyril and Mary Evans (brother and sister-in-law); Olive Parton (sister-in-law).
The funeral service was held at Parc Gwyn and was officiated by Reverend Robin Webley.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by E C Thomas and Son, Stepaside.
Mr. C. Smith Pembroke Dock Chester Smith died peacefully on May 4th after a long illness.
Charles Chester Merritt Smith, known to everyone as Chester, was born in Wycliffe, British Columbia, Canada in 1914. He was the only son of Charlie and Maud Smith. His father was a locomotive engineer in the sawmills of British Columbia and his mother a budding entrepreneur who at a very young age opened an ice cream parlour in Wycliffe. Charlie and Maud were from the Midlands of the UK and decided to return to Britain when Chester was still young.
The family settled in Feckenham and Chester ran a successful motor business and married Phylis Pincer and had a son Johnny in the early fifties. The family moved to Pembroke Dock in the sixties.
Sadly his son Johnny was killed in a car accident in France in the early seventies and not that long after Chester's wife Phylis died.
Chester owned and worked on all sorts of cars including vintage and veteran ones and did the Brighton run scores of times in his Oldsmobile. He set up and ran the Motor Museum in the Chapel of the Royal Dockyard in Pembroke Dock.
Chester was also interested in boats, he owned a number of different ones and also a hovercraft and an amphicar. He was a long time member of the Pembroke Haven Yacht Club and The Maritime Heritage Society.
Chester sold the Motor Museum in the 1980s. The new owner of the building allowed it to become derelict but thankfully it has now been restored to it's former glory.
He remained active and still loved driving until into his nineties.
Chester was a very well known, much loved and admired character in Pembrokeshire and will be sadly missed. He is survived by his long time partner Jean Astle.
The funeral service was held at St. John’s Church, Pembroke Dock on May 15th with a private cremation service at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth. Rev Thelma Williams officiated. Donations in lieu of flowers will be kindly accepted for R.N.L.I. (Angle Lifeboat) c/o Mr. G. Thomaqs. 34, Charles Thomas Avenue, Pembroke Dock SA72 6UR.
The funeral arrangements were conducted by E.C. Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, 31, Stockwell Road, Pembroke Dock.
Mrs D. M. Harries Pembroke Dock The funeral took place recently of Mrs Dona Mary Harries, of Gwyther Street, Pembroke Dock.
She was aged 88 and passed away peacefully, on May 13th, at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, after a period of unsettled health during the past few months.
A native of Princes Gate, she spent her working life farming, with her late husband, Hugh Harries, mainly at Shipping Farm, Narberth.
Her main interests were reading, knitting, crosswords and playing Scrabble. She was devoted to her family and took a deep interest in their lives.
She is survived by Arthur and Sandra Harries (son and daughter-in-law); Anne and Ian Scoular (daughter and son-in-law); Samantha and Matt Llewelyn-Dimon (grand-daughter and grandson-in-law); Ross and Kathryn Harries (grandson and grand-daughter-in-law); Gavin and Richard Scoular (grandsons); Ethan Llewelyn-Dimon (great grandson); Renee Baggott (sister) and Dennis and Valerie Davies (brother and sister-in-law).
The funeral service, at St. Elidyr's Church, Ludchurch, on May 24th, and was officiated by the Rev. Sarah Geach, followed by interment in the church grounds.
The principal mourners were Arthur and Sandra (son and daughter-in-law); Anne and Ian (daughter and son-in-law); Samantha, Ross, Gavin, Richard and Matt (grandchildren and grandson-in-law); Ethan (great grandson); Renee (sister) and Dennis and Valerie (brother and sister-in-law).
Kathryn Harries was unable to attend.
The bearers were grandsons Ross, Gavin, and Richard, and grandson-in-law Matt.
There were immediate family flowers only. Donations may be made to The Paul Sartori Foundation, c/o E.C. Thomas and Son, funeral directors, Archways, Green Plains, Stepaside, Narberth, SA67 8LT, who carried out the funeral arrangements.
Mr Graham Jenkins Pembroke Dock Mr. Graham Jenkins of Church Street, Pembroke Dock passed away at the age of 62 on May 7th in the Intensive Care Unit, Withybush General Hospital.
Originally from Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, Graham worked at the Proof and Experimental Establishment (P&EE) Pendine, for 35 years. Graham started work as an electrical apprentice aged 15 in 1965 and during his service did a number of roles during this time.
Grahams devoted his spare time to his family, grandchildren and showing Whippets and Italian Greyhounds all over the United Kingdom.
The family left to mourn are Eileen (wife); Glyn (son); Dawn (daughter); Shirleyanne Jenkins (daughter-in-law); Craig Thomas (son-in-law); Rhys, Chloe, Emily, Ronan, Dylan, Megan and Cerys (grandchildren); Carol, Dai, Philip, Elaine, Ken, Caroline, Gareth, Dot and Owen (brother and sister in laws).
The funeral took place at Saint John’s Church, Pembroke Dock, on 17th May 17th. This was well attended by many friends and family.
Followed by interment at Llanion Cemetery and was officiated by Rev Thelma Williams.
The bearers were Philip Spure, Ken Spure, Mark Parcell the remaining bearers were supplied by E.C. Thomas Funeral Directors.
Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the ICU Withybush Hospital c/o Mr. G. Thomas, 34, Charles Thomas Avenue, Pembroke Dock.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by E. C. Thomas and Son, 31, Stockwell Road, Pembroke Dock.
Glenys Margaret Wright Milford Haven Glenys Margaret Wright of Elizabeth Venmore Court, Milford Haven passed away at Withybush Hospital on May 24th after a short illness at the age of 84.
She was born and brought up in Milford Haven and was pre-deceased by her husband of 53 years, Peter Wright in 2004 and her brother David Hughes, now living in Canada, seven weeks previously.
Mr Paul Bartlett officiated at the service in North Road Baptist Chapel on May 26th. Followed by internment at Milford Haven Cemetery.
There was a large gathering of family and friends, the family left to mourn are Sue and Dai Reynolds, Jan and Mike Edds and Kathy and Richard Knight (daughters and sons-in-law); Andrew, Simon, Matthew, Timothy, Rachel, Sarah, Emma, Robert, Archie (grandchildren) and their partners Luke, Chloe, Fergus, Sam, Max, Joe and Lewis (great grandchildren).
The bearers were her grandsons.
There were family flowers only with donations for Ward 11 and the Stroke Association to Mr M Edds, 10 Hayston Avenue, Hakin.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons, Milford Haven.
Mr W. G Phillips Clunderwen The death occurred suddenly at his home on May 18th of Glanmor Phillips of Heol-y-gaer, Clunderwen.
He was born at Blaenwaun one of four children. He worked as a tankerdriver for the Water Board for many years before his retirement.
The family left to mourn are Eileen (wife); Russell (son); Julie and Jim (daughter and son-in-law); Jason (grandson); Jaime and John (grand-daughter and husband); Talfryn, Dai and Winnie Phillips (brothers and sister-in-law); Sally and Tex Shepherd (sister and brother-in-law) plus other relatives, friends and neighbours The funeral service on May 24th was held at Parc Gwyn, Narberth and was officiated by the Rev Huw George and assisted by Rev Emyr Thomas.
The bearers were Keith and Wyn Phillips and Iorri Evans (nephews) and Glyn Phillips (neighbour).
Russell Phillips (son) lives in New Zealand and was unable to attend.
There were donations in lieu of flowers towards The Heart Foundation and can be sent to Ken Davies and Sons, Blaenwern, Bro Waldo, Clunderwen, who carried out the funeral arrangements.
Mrs Mary Ann Morgan (Nan) Letterston Nan Morgan of Spring Gardens passed away at Withybush Hospital on May 7th, aged 87 years. She was a loving wife of the late Gwyn Morgan, mother and grandmother. She leaves to mourn Gwyneth (daughter); Shirley and David (daughter and son-in-law); Perry (son); grandchildren and great grandchildren. The bearers were Michael Richards, Christopher Gale, Kenny Morgan and Stuart Morgan (grandsons).
The funeral took place at the Chapel of Rest, Fishguard and was conducted by Rev Geoffrey Eynon, followed by interment at Letterston Cemetery.
There were family flowers only, with donations in lieu for Coronary Care, Withybush Hospital. The funeral arrangements and donations were arranged by Paul Jenkins and Sons Funeral Directors.
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