Obituaries, July 25th 2012
12:24pm Tuesday 24th July 2012 in Obituaries
Mrs M P (Pat) Edwards Fishguard Mrs Margaret Patricia (Pat) Edwards of Llygad-yr-Haul, Tregroes Cottages, Fishguard passed away peacefully on June 17th, after a short stay at Withybush Hospital . She was 68.
Pat was born and brought up at Treiago Farm, St Davids, the second of eight children, and went to school and church at St Davids.
Pat was christened, confirmed and married at the cathedral and worked home on the farm until she married Hubert and moved to Llantwit Major in 1970 where they brought up their two children, Mark and Sarah. On their retirement they moved back 'home' to Pembrokeshire.
Pat was a devout Christina and always followed her religion. She regularly attended services at the cathedral later worshipping at St Illtyd's church in Llantwit Major. Mark and Sarah were both christened at St David's cathedral.
Pat's christian upbringing was evident in her daily life. She worked as a homer carer in Llantwit Major but was more than just a carer to the people she visited, becoming a friend to many of them. She continued to visit them after she retired.
The most important thing in Pat's life was her family. She was a wonderful wife and mother and latterly a devoted grandmother to Thomas, Finn and Joel. She was also a much loved daughter and sister.
Sadly, Pat was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1994. She maintained a normal and independent life as long as she was able, though the last few years were very hard for her. She coped with her illness with great strength, courage and dignity. Even during these years her first question to anyone who visited was always 'and how are you?'. During her latter years she was devoted cared for by her husband, Huw. Pat will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind, compassionate, caring woman. She loved to get together with family, and being a talented pianist would always play the piano at family gatherings.
Pat was very creative and in her younger days composed a couple of hymns, one of which was read by the Canon at her funeral service.
Pat will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
A large gathering attended the funeral on June 25th at St David's Cathedral, testimony to the respect in which Pat was held.
The service was conducted by Canon Dorian Davies, assisted by the Rev Gareth Reid of Solva. Internment was at St Davids cemetery.
Principal mourners were Hubert (husband); Mark (son); Sarah and Alex (daughter and son-in-law); Mabs and John, Lynne and Jason, Eirys and Dave, Joy and Phil (sisters and brothers-in-law); John, Tony and Mair, Mel and Norma (brothers and sisters-in-law); Eirly and Bryan, Dorothy and Dewi, Beryl and Roger (sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law) and many nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to mention.
The bearers were John Fisher, Andrew Davies, Gary Evans and Robert Evans (nephews).
There were family flowers only with donations if desired for Parkinsons Research being kindly accepted by Mr Bernard Mathias, Funeral Director, 64 New Street, St Davids, who carried out the funeral arrangements.
Patricia Julia Rogers Steynton The funeral took place on July 12th of Patricia Julia Rogers of Jordans Close, Steynton, who died at home on July 6th after a short illness at the age of 85. The funeral service was held at St Francis RC Church, officiated by Father John Murphy and Deacon Tony Lawrence.
Pat was born in the Cambrian Hotel. Solva in 1927, and grew up in Milford, attending the Convent School, where she gained the necessary qualifications to teach at the same school. After a short time, she joined the Women's Royal Naval Service as a Communictaions Officer and was posted to Egypt, where she met and married her husband, Ron in 1950, by whom she was pre-deceased in 1984. She worked at the Merchant Navy Club for over 30 years, retiring at the age of 77.
Pat devoted her life to her family and the Catholic Church. She was an active members of the Legion of Mary for over 50 years, and carried out the duties of Special Minister until recently when ill-health prevented her from doing so. She was extremely proud of her family, john and Marion, her beloved son Anthony, who pre-deceased her in 1991, Bobbie, Marion and Graham, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild, who she treated equally with love, care and attention.
The family left to mourn are John and Marion (son and daughter-in-law); Bobbie (daughter); Marion and Graham (daughter and son-in-law); grandchildren John and Jayne, Mark and Julie, Kevin and Karen, Martyn, Louise, Adrian and Amanda, Samatha and John, Fiona and Jim, Laura and David, Leighton and Felicity, great grandchildren Paul, Grant, Callum, Tyler, Brayden, Carla, Jack, Dylan, Isla, Chelsea, Sean, Logan, Eilidh, Erin, Rachel, Liam and Cameron, great, great grandchild Kiara.
The bearers were Mark Rogers, Adrian Rogers, Kevin Rogers, Martyn Rogers, Grant Rogers and Jim Fowler.
Unable to attend the funeral were John and Jayne Rogers (grandson and granddaughter-in-law) due to Royal Naval duties.
There were family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers may be made if desired to the Paul Sartori Foundation c/o Barclays Bank, Milford Haven.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons Ltd, Milford Haven.
Mr Eric John Williams The funeral took place on July 5th at Stackpole Eldior Church of Eric John Williams, followed by internment in the churchyard. Eric died at South Pembs Hospital on June 25th, he was 83.
The family left to mourn are Dilys (wife); Elizabeth (daughter); Rachel and Katie (granddaughters); Craig (grandson-in-law); Deon and Bailey (great grandsons); Eunice (sister); Bernard and Pearl (brother and sister-in-law); Annette and Micky (sister and brother-in-law); Alan and Joe (stepbrother and step sister-in-law); Leslie and Kenneth and Sheila (brothers-in-law and sister-in-law), nephews and nieces too numerous to mention.
Uanble to attend were Annette and Mickey (sister and brother-in-law), Trish and Robert (niece and partner).
The bearers were Adrian Jones, Martin Brace, Johnathan Bowen, Robert Mills (nephews), Jeremy Phillips, Darren Shaw (friends).
There were family flowers only but if so desired donations for the Renal Unit at Morriston Hospital may be sent to John Roberts and Son, 51 Bush Street, Pembroke Dock who carried out the funeral arrangements.
Mrs Vesta May Windale (May Windle) Pembroke Dock Mrs Vesta May Windale (May Windale) of Pembroke Street, Pembroke Dock passed away at Withybush Hospital recently at the age of 83.
May wokred as a bookbinder by trade. When she moved to Pembroke Dock in 1957 she worked as a bookbinder for the Western Telegraph in Haverfordwest before having her children. After her children went to school she worked for the family planning association for whom she continued to work until she retirement at the age of 65 in 1994.
May had a passion for sport playing netball and tennis for clubs in Darlington, where she was brought up. She was a member of the Darlington Rucksac Club and went on walking holidays to the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and Alps. She loved music and the theatre and was a members of the Young Wives, Towns Women's Guild and art club. Most importantly May ran the very popular Ladies Keep Fit Class in Pembroke Dock for 35 years.
May was a member of St John's Church, Pembroke Dock for 45 years and regularly helped raise funds through coffee mornings and other social events for the Church Hall, as well as other charities.
In 2002, May was presented with the Award of Commendation 'for her enthusiastic leadership of the Keep Fit Club at the Youth Centre for thirty years, providing a great service to older members of the community, whilst also raising funds for charities by Pembroke Dock Town Council.
The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Mr Eric Windale (husband); Kay Sohldar (daughter); Mark Windale (son); Karen Sohldar (son-in-law); Kasra Sohldar (grandson); Bill Clennell (brother); Sybil Powell (sister); Paul Wilson (brother); Clement Dixon (brother); Honor Dixon (sister-in-law); Michael Blackwell (cousin); Stephanie Blackwell (cousin); Christopher Blackwell (cousin).
The service was held at Parc Gwyn and was officiated by Rev Thelma Williams.
The bearers were Mark Windale, mark Rees, Karen Sohldar, Kasra Sohldar.
There are family flowers only with donations in lieu for the Stroke Association may be sent to Graham Thomas, 34 Charles Thomas Avenue, Pembroke Dock SA72 6UR.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by E C Thomas and Son, Pembroke Dock.
Mrs Diana Margaret Kidd Lamphey The death occurred on June 6th of Mrs Diana Margaret Kidd of Park View, Lamphey. She was 78.
Originally from Pembroke Dock she worked in the steel factory and the Woolen factory until she met Dennis Kidd, she then married and travelled the world with him as he was a solider. He predeceased her in 2006.
She then cared for her mother who was very ill for twelve years.
Her interests included films and she also did lots of reading. She played in the ladies football team at the age of 18, and also had a part in a play at the Garison Theatre.
The family left to mourn and principal mourners were Melanie, Charles and Eleanor (loving children); Marina Evans (loving sister); Aimey, Charles, Louise, Daisy, Kim, Georgia, Oliver, Gena (grandchildren); Seren, Dylon, Holly, Lilly, Oliver, Lucas (great grandchildren); Cathy and John Hodgeson (niece and husband from Carlisle); Kendall Lawrence, Betty Lawrence, Michael Lawrence, Heather Lawrence, Joyce Lawrence, Anna Lawrence, Hatty Lawrence.
The service was held at St Johns, Pembroke Dock followed by burial at St Michaels.
The bearers were Michael Lawrence, Kendal Lawrence, Charles Bianchy and Jamie Bradberry.
Donations in lieu of flowers for Cancer Research may be sent to Mr Graham Thomas, 34 Charles Thomas Avenue, Pembroke Dock SA72 6UR.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by E C Thomas and Son, Pembroke Dock.
Miss Elvina Mary Edwards Narberth The death occurred on July 11th of Elvina Mary of Ardwyn, Parc Roberts (formerly of The Green, Redstone Road), sister of Audrey and the late John, who died suddenly but peacefully at home aged 89.
The funeral service took place at Bethesda Chapel, Narberth on July 16th followed by interment at Blaenconin Chapel, Llandissilio. Officiating Minister was the Rev CP Rees.
The principal mourners were Miss Audrey Edwards (sister); Mrs Enid Griffiths, Mr and Mrs Peter Owen, Mr and Mrs Paul Thomas, Miss Ann Gibby, Mr and Mrs John Gibby, Mrs Myrna Morgan, Mrs Pat Thomas, Mrs Angela James (cousins); Mr and Mrs Jeffrey Morgan, Mr and Mrs Malcolm Thomas, Mrs Enid Jones (close friends).
The bearers were Mr Peter Owen, Mr Paul Thomas, Mr Malcolm Thomas, Mr Richard Ford, Mr Tudor Thomas and Mr John Falconbridge.
There were family flowers only but donations in lieu of flowers to Christian Aid and Bethesda Chapel, Narberth c/o Mr Tudor Thomas, 11 Beechwood Place, Bloomfield gardens, Narberth.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Ken Davies and Sons, Clynderwen.
Mr Robert Oakley Butterworth Lamphey In the obituary for Mr Robert Oakley Butterworth there was a computer error made at the end of the obituary. It should have read Bob's pride in his wife Mai, his daughter Sian, son-in-law John and his three grandchildren was boundless. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.