Mrs E M Moyles

Haverfordwest (formerly of Solva)

Western Telegraph:

Mrs Elizabeth Mary Moyles of Augustine Way, Haverfordwest, died at Withybush Hospital, on December 22 at the age of 72.

Elizabeth was born at Trecadwgan Farm, Solva and attended Solva primary school followed by St Davids secondary school. Upon finishing school Elizabeth went on to study secretarial studies at Neyland Technical college.

She began her working life with Eaves solicitor in Haverfordwest and later worked for Paul Settatree & Co and then Lowless and Lowless Solicitors.

Elizabeth was a faithful member of Bethesda Baptist Church for many years and more recently Ebenezer Church where she had many good friends.

She enjoyed days out with her family, gardening and knitting and until she became unwell volunteering with Meals on Wheels.

In recent years Elizabeth thoroughly enjoyed spending time at Shalom House, St Davids and ‘The Bucket’ in Dew Street.

Elizabeth was a quiet, kind and thoughtful lady who was adored by her whole family and is greatly missed.

Elizabeth leaves behind her loving husband Tommy; daughter & son in law Emma & Clive; daughter & partner Rachel & Paul; beloved grandchildren Drew, Warren, Alice, Molly & Annie. She was predeceased by her dear brother Alun in 2017.

Principal mourners were Tommy (husband), Emma & Clive (daughter & son-in-law), Rachel & Paul (daughter & partner), Drew, Warren, Alice, Molly & Warren (grandchildren), Louise Evans (sister-in-law), Stephen & Helen Evans (nephew & niece), Pat John (sister-in-law), Gerwyn & Jane James (cousin & wife), Dilwyn James (cousin), Tom Evans (cousin), Margaret & Roger Hayward (cousin & husband) together with close family and friends too numerous to mention.

The funeral was held at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth on January 4, followed by cremation.

The funeral service was officiated by the Reverend Martyn Evans and the bearers were Drew Emms, Warren Evans, Stephen Evans & Geraint James.

There were family flowers only, with donations in lieu of flowers to Ward 10, Withybush hospital.

Glyn Thomas & son, Freystrop, carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mr T J Somers


Mr Thomas Joseph (Tom) Somers - Fishguard of Brodog Terrace, Fishguard passed away peacefully at Withybush Hospital on Thursday January 3, aged 89.

A large gathering of family and friends attended a Funeral Mass on Tuesday January 15 at the Church of the Holy Name, Fishguard, followed by interment at Llanwnda Cemetery.

The service was conducted by Father Richard Jones.

The bearers were Ian Bevan, Mathew Bevan, Adam Bevan and Mark Tormey.

Principal mourners were Maureen (wife), Anthony (son), Marian & Michael (daughter & son-in-law), Angela & Ian (daughter & son-in-law), Michelle & Richard, Mark & Helen, Mathew, Adam (grandchildren), Kirstie, Wil, Naomi (great grandchildren), Teresa, Graham, Lucy and Thomas (niece & nephews), along with other family and friends too numerous to mention. Unable to attend due to illness were: Angela Curtis (sister), Philip & Brenda (brother & sister-in-law), Willie & Doreen Somers (brother & sister-in-law).

Donations in lieu of flowers for the Paul Sartori Foundation were received by Paul Jenkins & Sons Funeral Directors, who also carried out the funeral arrangements.

Mrs M A James


Western Telegraph:

MAVIS Ann James of Highgrove Residential Home Haverfordwest, formerly of Dreenhill Haverfordwest, passed away peacefully at Withybush hospital on November 4 2018 with her family by her side, she was 91.

The cremation service was held on November 16 at Parc Gwyn Crematorium.

Mavis was born in Saundersfoot in 1927 to the late PC Stanley “Speedy” Henton and his wife Edith Caroline (nee Merchant-Phillips).

She was pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters Melbourne, Enid, Alec, Jim and Margaret, and her devoted husband Dennis in 2015.

Mavis is survived by her daughter Julie and son-in-law Dave, granddaughters Claire and Danielle, and great-grandson Ollie and many nephews and nieces.

PC Henton and his family lived in various places in Pembrokeshire due to his work, but latterly lived in Barn Street Haverfordwest where they all attended St Martins church and Mavis and her younger brothers and sister attended Sunday School there.

Mavis was a member of the Rosemary Lane youth club and was a table tennis champion. On leaving school Mavis worked in the Churn Works Haverfordwest and then in grocery shops in Haverfordwest including the Star, Melias, Home and Colonial and Hupps in Portfield.

During WWII Mavis served in the Royal Observor Corps with her sister Margaret. Mavis met Dennis at a dance in Haverfordwest in the late 1950s and they married in 1961, and she helped Dennis when he was setting up his business Dreen Hill Motors on the Dale Road, and they built their home next to the garage.

They had one daughter Julie, and were delighted when Julie and Dave blessed them with their granddaughters Claire and Danielle, and Mavis took great pleasure in looking after the girls when their parents were working.

Mavis and Dennis enjoyed a busy social life when they were in good health, attending the ROAB club in Haverfordwest, and they were both members of the Royal British Legion and Normandy Veterans Association.

They went on many trips with the other veterans, including reunions in France and Holland.

After they retired they used to sell poppies for the Poppy Appeal every year. Mavis loved playing bingo, and watching Wales rugby matches on TV but her greatest love was her family of whom she was very proud. She was delighted to become a great-gran when Dani and her fiance Liam had Ollie in February this year.

Mavis had moved into Highgrove Haverfordwest in April 2017 when her decreasing mobility made it difficult for her to remain at home even with support from her family and Prestige Care. She was happy and well looked after in Highgrove and thought of the carers as friends.

Mavis was a strong and determined lady who was always full of life.

She was affectionately known to her friends and family and lately the staff at Highgrove and Ward 12 Withybush as “Mave the Rave”. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends and all who knew and loved her and she will never be forgotten.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr Glyn Thomas, and donations in lieu of flowers if desired were requested for Ward 12 Withybush Hospital (c/o The Ward Manager, Ward 12) in grateful thanks for the excellent care that Mavis received there in her last weeks.

Mrs M B Squirrell


Western Telegraph:

MRS Mary Beatrice Squirrell of Redberth passed away at Tenby Cottage Ward, Park House Court, Tenby on January 4.

Mary was the manager at the Odean Cinema in Blackburn and was the youngest member of the W.R.V.S.

A case worker for the British Legion for many years, Mary was also a manager of the British Red Cross in Milford Haven and enjoyed her time as landlady at the Ivy Bush in Narberth.

The family left to mourn are: Kay – husband; Maree & Robert – daughter & son-in-law; Jerry & Christine – son & daughter –in-law; Richard – son; Georgina – daughter; Daphne & Derek – sister & brother-in-law; Nicholas – nephew; Grandchildren: Peter & Claire, Laura & Mathew, Stuart & Grace.Great grandchildren : Samuel; Cousins - Derek & Jenny.

The Funeral Service was held on Thursday January 17 at St. John`s Church (URC & Methodist) Tenby, followed by interment at Carew Cheriton Cemetery.

The bearers were Terry Neil, Brian Jordon, Andrew Jones, John Benniman, David Frazer & David Mathias.

There was a moving personal tribute given by Andrew Jones, a close family friend.

The service was conducted by Rev Stella Hayton.

There were family flowers with donations, if so desired, for Paul Sartori Foundation c/o E.C. Thomas & Son, Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth SA67 8QH and 21, Main Street, Pembroke SA 71 4JS who conducted the funeral arrangements.

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