Mrs M Walters


MRS Margaret (Maggie) Walters (nee Smith), of Pembroke, passed away after a short battle with illness at Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales, on July 4.

Maggie was brought up in Warwickshire, as one of four girls and four boys to Peter and Betty Smith.

She was a happy child growing up, and went to school locally in the Midlands, but her main interest was horses.

Maggie moved to Pembrokeshire in 1990 with two of her children, and settled in various places around the county, making many friends as she did.

She loved the outdoors and loved the Pembrokeshire coast either walking or horse-riding the local beaches and coast paths.

She could also be found tending her garden.

In her later years, she could be found either walking around Pembroke, or Fresh West with her two dogs.

She was extremely proud of her children, and grandchildren, Maggie lived for them.

She played an active role in their lives and rejoiced in their achievements throughout their lives.

Being a beloved mum and grandma, she will be greatly missed.

There were numerous family members and friends who attended Maggie`s funeral on July 23, at Parc Gwyn Crematorium in Narberth, which bore testimony to the respect and much affection she was widely held in.

The funeral service was officiated by Mike Ashbridge, of Princes Gate.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners were Daniel Smith and Rachel Sutton (son and partner); Zoe and Phil John (daughter and son-in-law) and Luke and Kara Ellard (son and daughter-in-law), with grandchildren Jodie, Chelsea and Conor attending; Maggie’s sisters and brothers Trisha, Derek, Mick, Rene, Sally and Tony attended, also nieces Chloe and Katherine and nephew Darren.

There were family flowers only, with donations, if so desired, for Wales Air Ambulance c/o E.C. Thomas & Son, Funeral Directors, 21, Main Street, Pembroke SA71 4JS, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs N M James


MRS Nesta Maureen James of Tavernspite passed away surrounded by her family on June 15.

She was 86.

Originally from Minerton Farm, St Florence, Nesta worked hard on the farm, firstly with her two brothers at Minerton and then her husband Maelgwn at South Treffgarne along with bringing up their four sons.

Her main interests were her family, grandchildren, her garden and flowers. She was also a member of Carvan Chapel.

She was predeceased by her husband Maelgwyn James, five years ago, they had been married for 57 years.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Ken, Graham and Stephen (sons); Gareth and Verity (son and daughter-in-law); Christopher (grandson); Edward and Lisa (grandson and wife); Sophie and Gwen (granddaughters); Bridget and Scarlet (great granddaughters); Dennis and Elizabeth (brother and sister-in-law).

Unable to attended were Edward (grandson); Lisa (granddaughter-in-law); Bridget and Scarlet (great granddaughters).

The funeral service, which was officiated by Rev Hwyel Brown was held at Carvan Congregational Chapel, Tavernspite on June 26 followed by interment in the chapel cemetery.

Mary Adams arranged flowers from Nesta’s own garden.

The organist was Mrs Sheila Brown.

Donations for Carvan Chapel and Paul Sartori Foundation are c/o E C Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth SA67 8QH, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs D E L Donovan


MRS Dorothy Donovan known as Dot passed away on June 1 at Hollyland Lodge.

She was 86.

Dot worked at Davis Steel factory until 1965, then St Mary’s School, Pembroke Dock until her retirement in 1992 where she was a dinner lady.

After retiring, Dot was often seen enjoying walking various dogs for friends.

Dorothy’s main interests were attending the local catholic church and spending time with her family.

Later years were spent in Hollyland Lodge where she enjoyed her time being cared for by the wonderful staff there.

She was pre-deceased by her husband William Victor Donovan.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Shirley and Honora (daughters); grandchildren, partners and great grandchildren, sisters, nephews and nieces, family and friends unable to attend.

We are sure Dorothy will be remembered for her kindness, humility, gentleness and good sense of humour.

The funeral service was held at St Mary’s R C, Pembroke Dock on June 15 and it was officiated by Father Valentine C Mobuogwu.

The bearers were her grandsons Michael and Darren Herbert, Paul Hay and Mark Parsell.

Donations in lieu of flowers for Greenacres Animal Rescue Centre c/o E C Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth SA67 8QH who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mr E E McTurk


IT IS with great sadness that the family of Ernest Edward McTurk (Mac) announce his passing after a brief illness on July 2 aged 94 years.

Mac, husband to the late Rowena is survived by his daughters Jane, Sara and Fiona, son-in-law Frankie and granddaughters Charlotte and Emily.

The funeral took place on Wednesday July 11 at the Chapel of Rest in Fishguard followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

The service was officiated by the Rev Geoffrey Eynon.

Mac was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be remembered for his generosity, his love of the sea and his beautiful gardens.

Mrs G Lewis


THE funeral took place on June 29 at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth of Mrs Gwyneth Lewis.

She was 93 and passed away at Withybush Hospital after a short illness.

The service was officiated by Rev Huw George.

The bearers were Simon Phillips, Ashley Morgan, Louis Morgan and Lyndon Belt.

Gwyneth was pre-deceased by her husband Danny in 1996.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Mary and Peter Phillips (daughter and son-in-law); Simon Phillips (grandson); Louise Morgan and Lyndon Belt (grand-daughter and partner); Ashley and Louis Morgan (great-grandsons) and numerous nephews ,nieces and cousins.

Gwyneth will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Ken Davies and Sons, funeral directors of Clunderwen.

There were family flowers only with donations in lieu to Wales Air Ambulance c/o Mr. Ken Davies, Blaenwern Clunderwen, SA66 7NQ.