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Mr Henry Gwyn Bryan Davies

Mr Henry Gwyn Bryan Davies

Mr Henry Gwyn Bryan Davies formerly of Pembroke Dock and Hundleton passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 90 at Morgannwg House nursing home in Brecon on Friday 24th September. Mr Davies, known as 'Gwyn', was born in 1931 in Port Talbot to Bill and Gwen Davies. While studying for a maths degree at Bristol University he met and fell in love with Freda over their shared passion for badminton. Gwyn was called up for national service to Kenya for two years and, while in Africa with national service colleagues and despite terrible altitude sickness he scaled Mount Kilimanjaro. A feat of which he was very proud. Gwyn and Freda married in 1956, Sara and John arrived in quick succession in Stafford in 1958 and 59, then to Clevedon where Petra was born in 1963. They finally settled in Pembroke Dock where Lora was born in 1969. Gwyn joined Pembroke secondary school teaching staff as a Maths teacher in 1967. His career choice was vocational and inevitable. He was an inspirational teacher and would be immensely proud of the enormous legacy he has left. Known affectionately to countless former pupils as 'Barney' his reputation was one of strictness but with kindness. Freda sadly passed away in 2008 and after 45 years in Pembrokeshire, Gwyn moved to Brecon in 2011 where he made many close friends in the community. He was diagnosed with dementia around four years ago but his warmth, humour and kindness shone through to the very end. A devoted family man, he is survived by children Sara, John, Petra and Lora and by his grandchildren Eleanor, Luke, Freddie and Henry. Private funeral on 8th October at Llwydcoed Crematorium, Aberdare. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any donations to Alzheimer's Research UK. Donate to power dementia research - Alzheimer's Research UK (alzheimersresearchuk.org) or c/o A V Griffiths & Son, Funeral Directors, Delfan, Felinfach, Brecon LD3 0UD Tel: 01874 623477

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  • __newsquest__Andrew Rossitersays...

    Sincerest condolences on your sad loss. Co-owner of a golf buggy with my dad, and equally adept at golf "exaggerations", I'll miss his humour and kindness, as will all who knew him. Andrew Rossiter
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