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On June 9th 2001, in hospital and of Landgate, Bryn.
The beloved husband of Margaret (Biddy).
Dearly loved father of Carol, Janet, Susan and Shaun.
Loving father-in-law of Paul, John, Ken and Debbie.
Doting and adored Grandad of Kevin, Danny, Terry, Gemma, Claire, Sophie and Chloe.
Funeral service took place on Friday 15th June at St Peter's Church Bryn at 2.45pm. Followed by cremation at Wigan Crematorium.
John was an active member of The RAOB ,and was a founder member of the Gladiator Lodge at Bryn. He was also life-long supporter of Wigan RLFC. He was for some years a steward at Central Park.
John worked in the mines during his early working life and also worked for the Gas Board. He finished his working life at Reeds (now SCA) at Goose Green when he had to retire through ill health.


On February 9th 1998, in hospital, after a short illness, in Ipswich Suffolk and originally of New Street Pemberton.
The much loved daughter of Marjorie and Jimmy (King).
A very dearly loved sister of Lynne, David, Alan, Julie, Paul and Carole.
Dear sister in law of Ray, Terri, Ann, Steve, Carol and John.
A special and very dear Aunty to Gareth, Julia, Darren, Neil, Paul, Sharon, Graham, Nicola, Daniel, Rachel, Marc, John and James.
Christine was buried in Aldham Village Churchyard, Near Ipswich in Suffolk
She was manageress of the Esso station on Ormskirk Road at Pemberton for six years before she moved down to Ipswich with her husband.


5th May 1975. At Harrogate Yorkshire. Originally Warrington Road and 42 Ridyard Street Pemberton.
Loved husband of Lily.
Loved father of Veronica, Jacky and Susan.
Re-united with Lily 25th May 2001.
Both resting in Stonefall Cemetery Wetherby Road Harrogate Yorkshire.

(Submitted by Susan Sherwood)


1st May 1944. No. 3654437 1st. Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. 3rd Indian Division. 77th Brigade.
Killed in Action in Burma whilst serving with Wingate Special Forces 'Chindits'.
Originally a coal miner. And of 42 Ridyard Street Pemberton.
Survived evacuation from Dunkirk 1940.
Loved son of Winnie.
Loved brother of Ben, Phyllis, Evelyn, Winnie, Richard and Barbara.
John was thought to have no known grave. His resting place was discovered in 2000. John is interred in TTaukkyan War Cemetery Rangoon Burma.
He received his first silk poppies in 2000. He is commemmorated every year at Wigan Cenotaph.
He was in a conflict not like any other. He sacrificed everything.
John was faithfully loved and remembered by his family.
We have our to-days - Lest We forget.

(Submitted by Susan Sherwood)


Died suddenly at his home in Westcroft, Platt Bridge on April 14th 1991
Dearly loved son of James and Mary (Molly)
Beloved brother of Jill
Much loved uncle of Michelle, Scott, Stacey and Gerry.
Paul was cremated at Wigan Crematorium on April 19th 1991.
He was for many years station master at Hindley station and while there won an award for Best Kept Station.


Formerly of Ashton-in-Makerfield
Died of cancer September 13th 1989 at Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Virginia USA.
Kenneth attended Ashton Grammar School, served in the Royal Pioneer Corp. Received medals for serving in WWII in Africa, Normandy, Germany, Italy and also received the Defense Medal.
He was the son of Willie and Louie Hanlon of Low Bank Rd, brother of Jean Hanlon.
Married a Liverpool Lass Nellie McCaldon and has two Daughters, Dorothy Hanlon Galloway and Linda Hanlon Halkias.
Ken and Nellie emigrated to the USA November 3rd 1956 and resided in Arlington until his death.
Ken was loved by everyone who knew him.

(submitted by Dorothy Hanlon Galloway - USA)


Formerly of Sinclair Place, Worsley Hall
Died 18th November 1970 in Melbourne, Australia
Dick emigrated to Australia in 1963 with his wife Olive (deceased) and three children Linda, Cliff and Carol. In 1969 Olive and Dick had another son, Darren.
Dick has several grandchildren whom he has never seen, and now many great grandchildren.
He was only 43 when he died of a heart attack.....seems such a waste of a good man, especially now with all the life saving technology available for heart attack victims.
I will never forget my Dad...I loved him so much.

(submitted by Carol Naylor - Australia)


Formerly of Barnsley Street, Wigan
Died in 1991 in London
He lived in Barnsley Street where his mother lived until 1992 when she died at about the age of 96 -98. Evelyn Abbott (nee White) was born in Argentina but the birth certificate gave no date of birth She married Cydney Abbott ( a very good golfer) who died quiet young from injuries sustained at Gallipoli. He collapsed on the golf course in Wigan (Club is still there but cannot remember the name) and died later (about 1935).
My father had a younger brother called Brian who married Mavis and they lived in Hindley. Unfortunately Brian died about five or six years before my father but his wife still lives in Hindley. He had two children Ian and Martin. One now lives in Nottingham, the other is in Wigan.

(submitted by John Abbott)


Died 17th April 2001, atWigan Infirmary .
Beloved Wife of Brian Leigh.
Loving mum of Anne,Janet and Helen.
Adored Grandma of David,Rachel,Andrew, John,Megan and Paula.
Lived in Beech Hill all her life, worked as a bookbinder at Starrs.
Member of the WRVS working at Wigan Infirmary.
Member of Wigan RUFC Ladies' committee where she worked(unpaid!) for many years.
Still missed every day.

(submitted by Anne Clarke)

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