Ms D Gray


Western Telegraph:

MS Dorothy Gray, of St Lawrence Avenue, Hakin, passed away, aged 75, on November 30, 2018, at Montrose Care Home, Merlin’s Hill.

A native of Hakin, Ms Gray had a variety of jobs including shop work, bar work, land work and caring. Her last job was as a Post Office counter assistant. She retired at the age of 60.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, bingo, socialising, dancing and watching football, darts and snooker on television as well as a tot of vodka and the a cigarette.

She was an animal lover and volunteered at Greenacres Animal Rescue charity shop. She was also a supporter of the mental health charity Mind and often helped those in need or distress.

Her funeral service was held at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth, on Friday, December 7. It was a non-religious ceremony officiated by Shane Morgan and Janice Casey.

The bearers were Brian James, Joseph James, Thomas James and Mike James.

Family left to mourn are daughters, Janice and Yvette; son, Jonathon; grandchildren, Jake, Tom, Joe, Dylan and Jenson; honorary grandsons, Aaron and Ben; son-in-law Brian, daughter-in-law, Michelle; sisters Anita, Pauline, Marie and Margaret (Robbie); brother Freddie and many beloved nieces and nephews; beloved cousins. Friends, neighbours and colleagues old and new also attended the funeral service.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons, Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven.

Mrs P A Davies

Milford Haven

Western Telegraph:

MRS Patricia Ann Davies, known as Pat, of Hilton Avenue, Milford Haven passed away at home on December 20, 2018, aged 75.

Mrs Davies was a native of Hakin and Milford Haven. She left school at 15 and started working at Woolworths, Milford Haven, only taking time out to have her family. She retired in 2007/2008.

Her main interests were her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved her home and enjoyed being in the garden.

Mrs Davies’ funeral took place at St Katherine and St Peter’s Church, Milford Haven, on January 3. The service was taken by Rev Paul Davies. Internment then followed at Milford Haven Cemetery.

The bearers were John Mason and Eryl Thomas, brothers-in-law; Carl Hooper, son-in-law and Nigel Banner, her daughter’s fiancé.

The principal mourners were husband, Billy; daughter and fiancé, Carole and Nigel; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Carl; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Donna; Grandchildren, Matthew and Amy; step-grandson, Craig and family; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Eryl; sister and brother-in-law, Shelagh and John; nephew and girlfriend; Robert and Lynne; special aunty, Aunty Ruby; brother-in-law, Leslie; sisters-in-law, Brenda and Kay; niece and family, Denise, Jon and Lily May; nephew, Ian and numerous other relatives and friends.

Donations in memory of Pat for the oncology unit at Withybush Hospital and the Paul Sartori Foundation, may be sent to Mrs Joan Thomas, 40 Haven Road, Haverfordwest, SA61 1DX.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Tom Newing and Sons, Dartmouth Street, Milford Haven.

Mr G I Job

GWYNNE Iorwerth Job died on December 24.

Husband to Binnie and father to Timothy, Kimberley, Michelle and David.

He was always there for us.

Mr W E Evans

Broad Haven

MR William Elwyn Evans, of Driftwood, Broad Haven, died peacefully at Glangwili Hospital on December 20, after a short illness. He was 78.

Elwyn was born at Elm House, Dale Road, and later moved to Fenton Farm with his parents and younger brother Herbert.

He attended Bolton Hill and Walwyns Castle schools before becoming one of the first pupils to attend the new Haverfordwest Secondary Modern. He regularly attended Walwyns Castle Church.

Elwyn left school at 15 to work on the family farm. He was an active member of Tiers Cross YFC, enjoying the various activities it offered, and holding the position of chairman in the 1960s. He enjoyed playing rugby for Haverfordwest.

Elwyn and Jane married in 1968 and had celebrated their golden anniversary in April.

On marriage, they moved to Broad Haven, where their three children were born.

In 1970, Elwyn bought the milk business in Broad Haven and spent nearly 20 years as a conscientious and reliable milkman, often lighting fires and doing shopping for some of his elderly customers.

He and Janet bought the Cottage Tearooms, which they ran for seven years alongside the milk round.

Elwyn built his own bungalow at Driftwood, Broad Haven, in the 1980s, and had lived there for the last 33 years.

For many years, Elwyn was a member of Little and Broad Haven Lifeboat. He also co-founded the Broad Haven scouts, which he ran for several years.

He enjoyed watching more sports and loved attending the local quiz with his daughter-in-law, Ali.

After retiring from the milk round, Elwyn baked in Londis, Broad Haven, and in Little Haven cafe. He also worked for some time with Austwell and drove for Peterson’s Foods.

Elwyn was a quiet, unassuming person who worked hard at everything he did. His family and home meant everything to him. He was delighted when his eldest son Jonathan returned form Australia this year, having been there for 24 years.

The funeral service was held at St Martin’s Church, Haverfordwest, on New Year’s Eve, officiated by Revd Graham Lloyd, the Very Revd Jonathan Lean and the Revd Paul Davies. The organist was Mr Peter Allen.

The principal mourners were: Janet (wife), Jonathan and Nicholas (sons), Rebecca (daughter), Ali (daughter-in-law), Dylan, Oliver, Niamh, and Noah (grandchildren), Herbie (brother) and Angela (sister-in-law). Elwyn was delighted to have known Jonathan’s partner Joanne.

The bearers were Jonathan and Nicholas (sons), Dylan (grandson), and Andrew Evans (nephew).

Donations in lieu of flowers (if desired) for the work of Little and Broad Haven Lifeboat, cheques - payable to RNLI - to Andrew Grey, St Brides Inn, Little Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3UN.

The service was arranged by Mr Andrew Rees, Portfield, Haverfordwest.

Mrs D E Cale


MRS Dorothy Ethel Cale, of Crundale (formerly of Little Haven), died on November 2, aged 94, at The Meadows Care Home, Johnston.

Dorothy was born in Swansea, the younger child of Horace and Margaret Nicholls.

In Dorothy’s early years the family moved to Haverfordwest so that her father could continue his career as a hairdresser.

Dorothy and her older brother Gwilym (Bill) attended Barn Street School, before Dorothy was enrolled at Hill House College. Dorothy went to Taskers School for girls before joining her father in the hairdressing business.

Dorothy joined the Wrens in May 1943 and went to Rosyth in Scotland where she worked as a telegraph operator on Morse code.

After her time in the Wrens, Dorothy returned to Haverfordwest and continued her work as a hairdresser, eventually having her own business ‘Maison Elizabeth’ in High Street Haverfordwest.

In 1960 Dorothy married Bill Cale in Uzmaston Church and moved to their new home in Little Haven.

They had one son, Nicholas. Dorothy was very much the homemaker, transforming her garden, cooking and baking, flower arranging and worshipping regularly at St Mary’s Church, Talbenny. She was a member of the Mothers Union and enjoyed Amateur Dramatics. Dorothy later, retrained and became the School cook in Broad Haven Primary School.

When Bill and Dorothy moved from the Havens to Crundale, she continued her love of gardening, her church, holidays and her dogs. She very much enjoyed being part of the Wrens Association.

In her 90s and with failing health and increasing dementia, Dorothy depended heavily on the care of others, spending her last few months at The Meadows nursing home.

The funeral took place at Rudbaxton Church on 9th November 2018. Principal mourners were Bill (husband), Nick and Heather (son and daughter-in-law) and Jessica and Rosanna (granddaughters).

RG Thorne

Milford Haven

Western Telegraph:

ROLAND Geoffrey Thorne, formerly of Thornton, Milford Haven, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2018, in London.

He was dearly loved by his family and many friends. Mr Thorne has been interred in Milford Haven.

Mr R Price


THE funeral of Roger Price of Old Mart Ground, Narberth, took place on December 21 at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

He was the son of Betty and Bertie Price and younger brother of Gill. Roger attended both his primary and secondary education in Narberth and on leaving school started work at H.G. Walters printing firm alongside his father. He later became a drayman with Welsh Brewers.

Roger met Jen, the daughter of Laurie and Joan Symes who fortunately were the licensees of the Kirkland Inn, and in 1975 they were married, and son Murray was born in 1982. Roger loved travelling and they enjoyed many family holidays abroad. They also completed walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal path where Roger shared his knowledge of the local wildlife they encountered. He was delighted to become “Gramps” to Scarlett and Charlie and pleased to be able to witness their early development.

However, it was for his sporting prowess that Roger will be most remembered. He was hugely respected in Pembrokeshire and also further afield for his cricketing and rugby ability. He was a very fast bowler and in one particular cup final took six wickets for 24 in 11 overs. He was also a hard hitting batsman and his top score was 111 which included 11 sixes. Roger started playing rugby for Narberth under 13’s, formed by dad Bertie and Iorwerth Evans. He was hugely influential in the success of the Otters in the 1970’s with his hard running and strong tackling approach as open side flanker. He also appeared regularly for Pembrokeshire and later for Llanelli where his support play and ball winning ability were greatly revered, in fact Phil Bennett deemed him to be one of the best open side wing forwards he had played alongside, so it was no surprise that he was selected to tour South Africa and France with the Scarlets.

Unfortunately old rugby and cricket injuries caught up with him in his 50’s and he had to retire prematurely.

In 2017 Roger was diagnosed with throat cancer and his family were incredibly proud of his bravery and fight over the past 18 months and were also very grateful for all the outstanding multi- agency health support given during this time.

The officiant at the service was the Rev Huw George and a tribute was given by Mr Graham Serle. The bearers were Mr Peter Griffiths, Mr Joss Griffiths, Mr Peter Hughes and Mr Steve Allen.

Family left to mourn are his wife Jen; son Murray and daughter-in-law Rebecca; grandchildren Scarlett and Charlie; sister Gill and brother-in-law Richard as well as many cousins.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Ken and Llinos Davies. Donations if so desired, towards Narberth Health Centre and the District Nurses may be made to “Donations account” c/o Ken Davies & Sons, Funeral Directors, Clunderwen.