Mrs E H Lewis


Formerly of Llanfallteg

‘Nellie’ Mrs Elizabeth Helen Lewis (nee Darby) of Trevaughan Lodge Road, Whitland, previously of Swn-yr-Afon, Llanfallteg passed away at her home on September 3.

She was 51.

Originally from Fishguard and Llanfallteg, Nellie had a diploma in primary education, along with the prize of winning the Dyfed Chef of the Year in 1988, as she was a successful chef in various restaurants.

Nellie recently worked at Brambles Bay Ltd, Care Home, Broadmoor and previously at Blaenmarlais Care Home, Narberth, as activity co-ordinator.

Nellie loved all things creative, arts and crafts, knitting, sewing, calligraphy, cooking, and bingo.

She was also passionate about the outdoors, gardening, and animals.

Above all else she loved making other people happy, and she did so through her working life and at home.

The family left to mourn: and principal mourners are her two daughters Kerri and Charlotte; mother Jane Darby; brother and sister Kate and James plus nieces and nephews, and Freddie the dog whom she treated as a grandson.

The funeral service was held on Monday September 24 at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

It was officiated by Rev Huw George and Rev Graham Lloyd.

The bearers were Andrew Lewis, James Darby, Bert Primmer, Wynn Griffiths, Kenn Preston, and Remi Blanchet.

Donations, if so desired, for British Heart Foundation and Brambles Bay Ltd are c/o E.C.Thomas & Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs B Evans

Merlins Bridge

BRENDA Evans passed away peacefully at her home in Merlins Bridge on September 28 after a short battle with cancer aged 93.

The memorial service took place on October 12 at St Katharines Church in Milford Haven, as Brenda was originally born and breed in Marble Hall in Milford Haven in 1925.

Her late husband Edgar was a printer with the Western Telegraph and the West Wales Guardian in Pembrokeshire.

Left to mourn are her son Martyn and her daughter Wendy.

There were no flowers but anybody wishing to make a donation can do so directly to Paul Satori in Winch Lane, Haverfordwest or Roy Folland and Son of Haverfordwest who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs T Hughes


MRS Thelma Hughes of Lindsway Park passed away unexpectedly on September 10.

Thelma was born at Neeston Farm, Herbrandston, the younger daughter of Charles Benjamin Griffiths formerly of Walwyn’s Castle and Mrs Edith Lilian Griffiths formerly of Glamorgan. The family lived in Milford Haven, Freystrop and Magor before settling in St Athan where they kept the Post Office. Thelma attended school in Aberystwyth, leaving there at the beginning of World War 2 to train as a telephonist in Cardiff.

Thelma met Ellis, who was based at RAF St Athan, in 1940 and they married in Haroldston St Issell’s Church shortly after his demobilisation settling in Haverfordwest. It was always Thelma’s wish to make her home in Pembrokeshire where she and her sister, Hazel who predeceased her, had lived their early life and had spent regular holidays with relatives.

Thelma and Ellis with their two children, David and Ann, lived firstly in Merlins Bridge and finally in St Martins Park where they happily spent over 30 years only moving to a bungalow in 1994 to accommodate Ellis’s health needs. During her final years Thelma lived in Lindsway Park with her daughter, Ann, who, to the family’s great gratitude, was a wonderful and devoted carer.

Thelma was a member of Tabernacle Chapel where she became a Sunday School teacher and was a loyal member of Ladies Guild. She also volunteered at the Gateway Club for young people, the WRVS, Prendergast House Residential Home and Haverfordwest Luncheon Club. She worked in Haverfordwest Telephone Exchange for 25 years, retiring aged 60.

Thelma was the inspirational family figurehead for many years and especially so in those periods of great sadness that followed the deaths of her devoted husband Ellis and daughter-in-law Jacquie.

She was acknowledged by family and friends as a fun character with a sharp wit and a mischievous sense of humour evidence of which was remembered at her funeral service.

Thelma was a kind, generous, devoted and thoughtful lady, who was adored by her whole family and is greatly missed.

The funeral was held in Tabernacle Church where the minister, Rev Christopher Gillham officiated and family friend, Rev Geoffrey Eynon, who delivered a moving eulogy typically filled with humour for which Thelma was noted.

The principal mourners were David and Sarah (son and daughter-in-law); Ann (daughter); Simon and Lizzie (grandson and wife); Charles (grandson); Rachael and Sam (granddaughter and husband); Matthew, Esther and Ian (step grandchildren); Florence and Alice (great granddaughters) and Emma (step granddaughter) were unable to attend. The private family interment was in Walwyn’s Castle Churchyard where Ellis and Jacqui are buried.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Mrs Mary Vaughan, “Saludos”, St David’s Road, Haverfordwest for Tabernacle and Middle Hill Churches.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Roy Folland and Son, of Haverfordwest.

Mrs M I Stephens

Pembroke Dock

THE funeral took place at St John’s Church, Pembroke Dock on Thursday August 2 of Margaret Irene Stephens of Milton Terrace, Pembroke Dock.

Margaret was 82.

She passed away peacefully at home on July 15.

Born at Picton Place on 1935, she was the eldest daughter of Fred and Lilian Henwood. She had three sisters Joan, Mildred and Dorothy.

Margaret attended Albion Square School and the Coronation School in Pembroke Dock. She left school at 15 and worked at Davies Steel on London Road as a machinist. She later worked as a cleaner at Lowless and Lowless Solicitors, The Citizens Advice Bureau and the Co-op supermarket.

Margaret and her husband Tom were married in 1960 in Pembroke Dock. They were married for 54 years until Tom sadly passed away in 2014.

Margaret had three children. Ian born in 1961, Julian in 1969 and Anna Marie in 1973. Sadly Julian passed away in 2014. Margaret dealt with that further loss with resilience, strength and dignity and continued to enjoy a quiet but full life enjoying her family and home until her passing.

Margaret’s life was her family, her home and her garden. Simple pleasures a trip to the seaside, watching the football and soaps on TV, the love of her family and good friends. She was a hard working, devoted wife and mother.

The service was led by the Reverend Marina Evans, and the eulogy was read by Ian Stephens. Following the service Margaret’s committal was at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

The principal mourners and family left to mourn were Ian Stephens (son); Anna-Marie Walker (daughter); Gareth Davies (partner of Ian) together with her nephews and nieces and extended family. Many good friends and neighbours also attended.

The bearers were Ian Stephens (son); Gareth Davies (partner of Ian); Neil Thomas (nephew) and John Hogg (family friend).

John Roberts and Son of Pembroke Dock carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mr G I Sanderson


MR Gary Ian Sanderson of Leachway, Tenby passed away at his home on September 17.

He was 52.

Originally from Southampton, he was an accountant at Ashmole and Co, in Haverfordwest since the year 2000.

Prior to this, Gary worked as a taxi driver, in Lydstep Haven alongside his father, after being medically discharged from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in 1986.

Gary’s interests revolved around his love for his family, walking with his wife Tracy and their dog Lexie, watching and following his football team, Leeds, playing snooker or pool, quiet weekends in front of the TV and his playstation.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Tracy Sanderson (wife); Liam and Lisa (son and daughter-in-law); Olivia (granddaughter); Ashleen and Jamie (daughter and her partner) and their son Hunter; Ian Sanderson (father); Cathy and Caroline (sisters); Andy and Alex (brothers-in-law); Laura (niece); Lewis (nephew); uncle Tom, Anne Keane and family too numerous to mention.

The funeral service was held at Parc Gwyn Crematorium on September 28.

It was officiated by Mr Mike Ashbridge and the bearers were Liam (son); Danny James (friend); Dale Elms (friend); Andy Bryant (brother-in-law); Wiffy Newell (friend); and Wayne Warlow (friend).

Donations for Cancer Research Wales are c/o E C Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mr J E Underwood

Pembroke Dock

MR Jack Ernest Underwood passed away at Withybush Hospital on September 15.

He lived in Charles Thomas Avenue, Pembroke Dock as was 81.

Originally from Salford, Manchester, Jack spent most of his working life self-employed, ultimately as a HGV driver with ‘Eynon Sands’ of Angle.

Jack played Euphonium and conducted Pembroke Borough Silver Band, he enjoyed listening to music, brass band and classic styles.

He enjoyed looking at family tree history, painting, snooker, travelling with a caravan in the UK and Europe.

The family left to mourn and principal mourners are Barbara Underwood (wife); Andrew and Joanne (son and daughter-in-law); Julie and Dai (daughter and son-in-law); Darren Hazeldon, Ceri Robson, Thomas Underwood and Carys Underwood (grandchildren); Sylvia and Alan Harding (sister and brother-in-law); Lee Harding and Pierre Farrer (nephews); Zoe Harding and Tracey Farrer (nieces).

The service was held at Parc Gwyn Crematorium in Narberth on October 1.

It was officiated by Rev Marina Evans and the bearers were Dai Hazeldon, Joanne Underwood, Darren Hazeldon, Ceri Robson, Thomas Underwood and Carys Underwood.

Donations for the Pembrokeshire Blind Society are C/O E C Thomas and Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth who also carried out the funeral arrangements.