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CG Obits October 20

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: October 20, 2010

Mr W Yeo St Austell

THE FUNERAL service for Mr William Yeo, known as Bill, has taken place at Bethel Chapel, followed by committal at Penmount Crematorium, Truro. The Rev David Morris officiated. The organist was Mrs Jenifer Fox.

Family mourners were Maree and Janet, daughters; Derek and Anthony, sons-in-law; Lee, Laura, Sophie and Gemma, grandchildren; Susan and Ray Chunn, niece and husband; Samantha Anstone and Sarah Hill, great nieces; Lynne Broom, cousin.

Also represented were Bethel Methodist Chapel, choir, and ladies' group; St Austell Football Club, St Austell Cricket Club; and many friends, neighbours and former work colleagues.

Unable to attend were Henry, grandson, currently studying in South Carolina; Doug and Joan Yeo, brother and sister-in-law.

Chosen bearers were Dave Bray, Keith Hore, Maurice Jenkin and Brian Mitchell.

Funeral arrangements were by Ken Newcombe's Funeral Home, St Austell.

Mrs MR Giles St Dennis

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at Carne Hill Methodist Church, for Mrs Muriel Giles, who died at St Austell Community Hospital, aged 95.

The Rev Derek Balsdon officiated, Mrs Betty Craddock was the organist.

A poem was composed and read by Muriel's grandson, James Bullock.

The service was followed by committal at Penmount Crematorium, Truro.

Muriel was the wife of the late Garfield Giles, of Trerice Farm, St Dennis.

She was devoted to her family and leaves a daughter Maureen, son-in-law, Ernie, together with two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Muriel was born at Trewinion Farm, Summercourt. At the outbreak of the Second World War, she joined the Land Army and later met Garfield.

After their wedding, Muriel joined him at Trerice, where they farmed for many years.

Family mourners were: Maureen and Ernie, daughter and son-in-law; Sara and Andrew, granddaughter and husband; Nicholas and Lizzie, grandson and wife; James and Zoë, great grandchildren; David, nephew; Roger and Jenny, nephew and wife; Wendy and Colin, niece and husband; Diane, niece; Nicola and Chris, niece and husband with Bethany and Sam, children; Stephen, nephew; Stan, cousin; Mabel and Croydon, niece and husband; May and David, niece and husband.

Also attending were representatives of Carne Court, St Dennis; Carne Hill Methodist Church; along with many friends.

Unable to attend was Eva, great granddaughter.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Bunt of St Dennis.

Mr D Heathcote Newquay

A CELEBRATION of the life of David Heathcote was held at Penmount Crematorium, Truro recently. Mrs Jeanette Holman officiated.

David was born on December 14, 1955 in Bolton, where he was raised with his three brothers, Joseph, Brian, and Alan; and two sisters, Kathleen and Jennifer.

After completing his education, David had a variety of jobs and was known to be a hard worker throughout his life, but when he wasn't working, he derived great pleasure from having a drink with friends and socialising.

A man of set routine, he would socialise when he was comfortable to do so; and up and leave when he felt the time was right.

Words would be said if his routine was disrupted: his workmates often got the sharp end of his tongue if they were late getting home from work.

Dave was a well-known face at the British Legion and enjoyed, or should we say suffered, viewing much sporting action. He often had blunt words of advice for footballers and managers, joining in with the many experts at the bar. He was never wrong with his assessment of the play, even when the slow motion replay revealed the offending hand or boots, at odds with his take; he could always blame technology, or just grin and say, "Oh, that's reet".

His team was Bolton Wanderers, who he loved when it was playing well, but whom he called "not fit to burn", when it wasn't.

He grew up in Farnworth, but had lived in Newquay from more than 20 years; therefore, he had many friends in both parts of the country.

David had a distinctive voice and a colourful vocabulary: you would never mistake him. He may have not been considered lyrical in his language, and somehow he sang in a different manner altogether, and could be heard warbling away in his flat, to the radio or a CD, at the top of his voice. He also enjoyed karaoke when the mood took him.

Golf was Dave's choice of sport, and it's fair to say that he was not what you would imagine to be a typical golfer; in this, as with most things, he had his own style. A few club rules, and etiquette, may have taken a back seat when his excitement erupted after playing a good shot. His dulcet tones could be heard on Fistral beach when he was on the eighteenth hole. Dave was never overly concerned what they made of him in the clubhouse, and here, as in the Legion, rules were overlooked.

He was a grafter and worked hard through the week, and at weekends met up with his mates at the Legion, where he enjoyed the odd flutter on the horses and draws at the bar. If he didn't win the meat draw, he would say it was fixed.

He is survived by his children, Glen, Stuart, and David, and four grandchildren: Kian, who loved his grandad and was particularly delighted with the snooker table given to him as a present; Lennon, Summer and Olive, of whom David loved. He was brilliant with them.

He was delighted to be able to attend Stuart and Vanessa's wedding in August 2007; and in July of this year had a fantastic time amassing some wonderful and unforgettable memories, when he went on his first overseas holiday to Benidorm.

Something that was a proud moment for David, and gave him particular joy, was seeing his three sons together for the first time, just prior to his death.

A lot of people were shocked at Dave's sudden departure, and yet somehow, it was so like him. You get the feeling he may well have felt it was time to go, as that's how he lived his life.

An extremely independent man, he never wanted any fuss, even when his health began to fail.

He will be remembered as a kind and generous man who would do anything for you if he could.

He passed away with dignity at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice aged 54, will never be forgotten, and will always be remembered with love.

Family mourners were Glen, Stuart and David, sons, supported by many other family members, and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by Bob Chudleigh of John Nicholls' Funeral Service.

Mrs MD Thomas Polgooth

THE FUNERAL service for Mrs Margaret Doreen Thomas, aged 85 years, of Polgooth, has taken place at Penmount Crematorium, Truro. Mr Tony Warren officiated.

Margaret was born in Polgooth on August 1, 1925. After leaving school at the age of 14, she started working in her grandfather Hawke's shop in Polgooth. Apart from a six-year period, when she first married Bill, she spent the rest of her life running the family shop.

She was a member of Trelowth Chapel and was a keen organist who played at both the chapel and at Averlea Care Home in Polgooth.

She enjoyed attending the WI and latterly the ladies' group, and was a keen spectator, watching her late husband, Bill, play bowls.

Margaret and Bill were well travelled and enjoyed many foreign holidays.

Margaret was an amazing mum and grandma and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Family mourners: Nigel and Andrew, sons; Marilyn and Lynda, daughters-in-law; Kathleen, sister; Robin, brother-in-law; Emma, Richard, Ryan and Carly, grandchildren, and Nick, Sarah and Matthew, partners; Adrian and Carol, nephew and wife; Jonathan, nephew; Jane, niece; Lloyd and Jill, nephew and wife; Joe, great nephew; Alfred Honey, cousin; Sheila and Harold Hoskin, cousin and husband; Brian and Nancy Damerell, cousin and wife; Michael and Caroline Allen, cousin and wife; Rosemary and Melvyn James, cousin and husband; Jean and Michael Hugo, cousin and husband; Joyce and Faustina Hawke, cousins; John and Jill Hawke and Joely, cousin, wife and daughter; Gloria Ball, Gary and Gillian Harper, Jill Workman, Susan and Steve Funnel, Carol Peatheyjohns.

Also in attendance were representatives from the coal trade and bowling clubs, together with many customers and village friends.

Unable to attend: Jayne and Alan, sister-in-law and husband; David and Lizeth, nephew and wife; Liz Walters; Sarah, niece; Janet and Sheila, cousins; Mavis, Eileen, Audrey and Bromwyn, cousins, with many more unable to attend but present in thought.

Chosen bearers: Bromley Ball, Paul Diamond, David Prior, Henry Peatheyjohns.

Funeral arrangements were by Ken Newcombe's Funeral Home, St Austell.

Mrs MJ Rowe St Austell

THE FUNERAL service for Mrs Mildred Jessie Rowe of St Austell, aged 101 years, has taken place at Holy Trinity Church, St Austell, followed by interment at St Austell Cemetery. The Rev Hannah Mears officiated.

Family mourners were: Norma and Albert Spear, daughter and son-in-law; Paul Coon, Simon Spear and Jonathan Spear, grandsons; Michelle Spear, granddaughter-in-law; Kimberley and Daniel Coon, great granddaughter and great grandson; Rose White, sister-in-law; Sandra Chatten and Jean Wigley, nieces; Joanna Brown, great niece; Yvonne Berry, foster daughter; Julie Coon, former daughter-in-law.

Also represented were: Donna Dumbleton, Beverley Harridine, Aaron Margetts, Nathan Margetts, Declan Kirwin; Nicola Harris, manager, Katrina Water and Janice Webb, staff from the Brake Residential Home.

Mrs CM Cowling

St Austell

A SERVICE of thanksgiving for the life of Christine Mary Cowling, known as Mary, aged 75 years of Carlyon Bay, St Austell, has taken place at St Andrew's Church, Tywardreath, followed by interment at Campdowns Cemetery. Mr Warren Nicholls officiated.

Nephew Michael Rickard, and friend Martin O'Dwyer, read the lessons; and Katrina Rundle, niece, gave a eulogy.

Mary was born in Penzance, but moved to St Austell at an early age, where she lived until she married Bill.

Her early married life was spent running a guesthouse in St Austell.

They then moved to Carlyon Bay, where Mary spent her time helping in their building business.

Many people will remember Mary for her coffee mornings and fundraising. She also loved her garden.

Mary was a loving wife to Bill (deceased) and mother to Kevin (deceased).

Family mourners were Jean, sister; Robert and Roy, brothers, and their wives, Margaret and Sarah; Ethel, sister-in-law, and her husband, Brian; nephew and nieces who attended were Hayley, Katrina, and Katherine, with their husbands; and Michael, Judith and Claire. Many other relatives also attended.

Also in attendance were friends and neighbours, and bellringers from many towers, who kindly rang the bells.

Chosen bearers were Michael Rickard, Justin Leggatt, nephews; and Martin O'Dwyer.

Unable to attend were Kathleen Rickard and Margaret Cowling, sisters-in-law; Peta, Andrea and Vicky and their husbands, and Steven and Karen, nephew and nieces.

Funeral arrangements were by Ken Newcombe's Funeral Directors, St Austell.

Mr A Walker Portmellon

THE FUNERAL service for Mr Allister Walker, aged 75 years, of Portmellon, Mevagissey, has taken place at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin. His brother, Mr Raymond Walker, officiated.

Born in Scotland, Allister spent much of his life in the West Midlands and trained there as a legal executive. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute in 1968.

He moved with his family to Cornwall to work with solicitors in Camborne in 1978, making Mevagissey his home.

Allister became involved with the local drama group and also the St Austell Video Club.

Upon his retirement he became actively involved with East Cornwall Mencap Society and campaigned successfully for the provision of special housing, suitable for all disabilities.

A number of schemes were built, and the standards set and achieved have been copied elsewhere.

Allister's work also highlighted serious abuses in the care and welfare of people with learning disabilities within the county, and led to the setting up of the Budock inquiry, which led to changes in the way services were provided nationally.

His persistence and concern for the care of all people with learning disabilities continued to the very end.

Family mourners were Margaret Walker and Fiona, Raymond and Pauline Walker, Helen, Andrew and Anna Hinsull, Neil and Christine Walker, Don and Kathleen Allcock, Jane and Andrew, Adrian and Marion Evans, Kate and Olly.

Also present were friends from West Midlands, London, and the north; friends and neighbours from Portmellon, Mevagissey, and St Austell, too numerous to mention by name; staff from Blantyre Centre and Copper Beeches Lodge; former colleagues from Nalder's, Camborne.

Also represented were Mencap, Cornwall Foundation NHS Trust, Cornwall Council, and Golden Lane Housing.

Unable to attend were Luke Hinsull, Erica Hailey, Tanya Marchant, Sue and Roger Crocker, Steve Franklin, John Marriott, Richard Scrase (Follett Stock), Ben and Liz Conroy (Conroy's).

Funeral arrangements were by Ken Newcombe's Funeral Home, St Austell.

Mrs D D Truscott


THE FUNERAL service for Daisy Truscott, aged 90, has taken place at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin, with Mr Colin Vincent officiating.

Daisy was born at Woon Park, Bugle, and spent her young life in that area until she met her beloved Roy, whom she married in 1920.

When Roy came home from the Second World War, they moved to Wadebridge, where they were to spend the rest of their lives.

In 1946, their only child, David, was born, and they moved into their home at Trevanion Park, where they lived happily.

In 1969 David met and married Brenda; and in 1970 Roy and Daisy became the proud grandparents to Michael who was to be their only grandchild.

Many happy years followed for Roy and Daisy, enjoying time with their beloved grandson, going on day trips and holidays with him.

In 1981, Roy and Daisy went to America for six weeks, visiting Roy's cousin and many parts of the USA.

It was in November 1989 that Daisy was to lose her beloved Roy suddenly, and soon after she moved to her little flat at Bridge End where she could watch everything going on from her windows.

She said she was never lonely, and this was where she was to spend the rest of her days.

Daisy had several jobs throughout her life but her main roles were as a wife, mother and grandmother; these roles were more important to her than anything.

The love and devotion shown by Daisy to her family were unquestionable.

Daisy died at Harbour Ward, Bodmin, peacefully, following a long illness.

The nurses and doctors who cared for her were astounded at her strength of character, determination and cheerfulness.

Family mourners were: David and Brenda, son and daughter-in-law; Michael, grandson; Ivy, sister; Tony, Gillian, Peter, Jeanette, Michael, Rosemary, Mellissa, Sharon, Ken, Ryan, Tracey, Shaun, Joanne, Louise, Liz, Alan, Gill, Sid, Dot, Bill, nephews and nieces; Kieran; Janet, rep Peter; Brian, Christine and families.

Many other friends and neighbours attended including staff from Harbour Ward.

Chosen bearers were: Peter, Michael, Sid and Bill, nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by RJ Bray & Son, Wadebridge.

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