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By West Briton  |  Posted: January 02, 2014

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Mr DE Perry Camborne

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at St John's Roman Catholic Church, Camborne, followed by interment at Camborne Cemetery, for Denis Edwin Perry, aged 80, of Camborne.

Father Chris Finlay-Wilson officiated.

Denis was born in Edgware, Middlesex, but came down to Cornwall with his older brother, John, just before the Second World War, due to his father's health.

He went back to London for short spells both during and after the war, attending St James's Catholic School.

When in Cornwall he was a pupil at St John's School, in Camborne, where he was an altar boy at the church.

On leaving school in 1948, he joined the Redruth Gas Company as an apprentice, also studying at Cornwall Technical College to gain his exams.

From 1954 to 1956 Denis did his National Service in the Royal Air Force, working as an armourer, mostly on Shackleton's.

He met his wife-to-be, Judy, in August 1954, and they were married at St John's Roman Catholic Church in May 1957 by the Reverend Father Foley.

They set up their first home together in a caravan at South Tehidy, where Denis had bought a large plot of overgrown land. Singlehandedly he clearing this ground by hand, and eventually he and a friend built a bungalow, where, in 1963 Denis and Judy's daughter, Susan, was born.

Denis spent many happy hours working the land, growing crops and rearing chickens.

In 1974, Denis became a service supervisor for what had become British Gas, based at Falmouth. In all, he spent 43 years with the company, retiring in 1991.

Denis had always had many hobbies, enjoying classical music, painting and drawing, photography, gardening and cooking. He was widely read on many subjects and always good at crosswords and quizzes.

He possessed a good baritone voice and was always singing around the house. Denis also had a good memory and could recite many verses of poetry and lengthy passages from Shakespeare. Despite many artistic qualities, he was also an extremely practical man, being good at woodwork, and making several pieces of furniture for their home.

Denis was a private person who was never happier than with his family.

Family mourners were: Mrs J Perry, wife; Miss S Perry, daughter; Mr and Mrs J Perry, brother and sister-in-law; Mrs P Mascall, niece; Mr K O'Callaghan, nephew; Mrs J Newcombe and Mr P Newcombe, niece and husband; Mrs C Hooper and Mr J Hooper, niece and husband; Mr M Moncini and Mrs A Moncini, cousin and wife; Mrs G Moncini, sister-in-law, (unable to attend); representatives of British Gas also attended together with numerous friends and neighbours.

Funeral arrangements were by David Hendy and Sons, Treswithian, Camborne.

Mrs J Jose Hayle

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at Treswithian Downs Crematorium of Mrs Jean Jose, née Woolcock, of Hayle, and formerly of St Ives, who died on November 17, aged 79.

The service was conducted by Helen Read.

The hymn The Lord's My Shepherd was sung, followed by a poem written by Jean's cousin Elizabeth Hodson, with the eulogy and prayers then led by Helen.

Donations were received for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

Family attending: Mrs Elaine Woolcock, rep Ron, brother and sister-in-law; Mrs Margaret Woolcock, rep Richard, brother and sister-in-law; Mrs Patricia Davis, sister; Mrs Edwina Patterson, sister; John and Deanne White, sister and brother-in-law; Miss Sharon Pearce, niece; Mrs Nicola Hall, niece, rep Josh; Mrs Rebecca Patterson, niece; Elizabeth Hodson, cousin, rep Gladys Thomas and Muriel Peters; Barry and Susan Woolcock, cousin, rep Ted and Sandra Roach; Bette and Buster Morgan, cousin; Micky Jones, cousin; Mrs Eileen Stevens, cousin; Mr Ivor Richard Woolcock Phillips, cousin.

Unable to attend: Mr Cecil Jose, husband, and Mr Ronald Woolcock, brother.

Friends attending: Mrs June Hawkes, Doris and Barry Bawden, Shelley Weeks; Alan Cook, rep Jean Cook; Freda Escott, Jim Gilbert, Hilary Harvey; Jessie 'Bo' and Claire, rep Peter and Val Russell; Christine Hope, rep Mrs Beryl Perkin; Mike and Christine Osborne; Dave and Dandy Hasler, rep Mr and Mrs D Evans, Mr and Mrs P Blundy and Audrey Berriman; Peter and Linda Oxley; Linda Bell, rep Gladys, Bev Prophet, Sam and Shirley; Roger and Trish Kindon, rep the Lunch Club and friends; Maureen Taskis, rep Len, John and Sonia Mankee; Barry and Margaret Smith.

Funeral arrangements were by WJ Winn Funeral Services.

Mr L Corin

Pool

LESLIE was born and raised in St Ives. His mother was a Miss Champion, from Camborne.

He was one of four boys, his brothers being Bill, Edward and Ken, the last survivor being Ken, who lives in New Zealand.

He served and saw service in the DCLI in Palestine, and joined the Cornwall Constabulary as Constable 14 after being demobbed on January 2, 1950.

He was stationed at Falmouth, Camelford, St Austell and Pool.

He met and married Fay, who was a ward sister at Falmouth Hospital and who came from Ireland. They had one daughter, Carole.

During his time in the police force he worked the beat and for a long time was on traffic duties. He was in receipt of chief constable's commendations for his work on at least two occasions: the first was in 1957, when he was given a commendation for zeal and devotion and devotion to duty; the second in 1960, for keen observation and devotion to duty.

Les was awarded the Police Good Conduct and Long Service Medal for exemplary service.

After he retired from the police, he worked in the police station as a property officer until he was 65.

Les loved classical music and most times when you went to see him, Classical FM would be playing on the radio, or he would be watching international rugby.

He was well liked and respected by everyone who knew him.

He was a St Ives man and had that dry sense of humour, for which he will be ever remembered, together with the many stories about different incidents during his time in the police.

It seems just a little while ago that his family attended church for Fay's funeral; since that time Les has lived alone at Pool.

He will be sadly missed.

Mr WAG Tremain Rose

WILLIAM ANTHONY GERALD TREMAIN, aged 70, died peacefully on October 27 at his home in Rose following a battle with cancer, bravely borne.

The funeral was held at Rose Methodist Chapel on November 8 and was conducted by the Reverend Simon Clarke.

Simon Glanville was the organist and the chosen bearers were Steve Perry, David Strongman, Darren Stephens and Peter Glanville.

The chapel was completely full and the service was also relayed to more than a 100 people outside.

Interment followed at Callestick Methodist Cemetery and the celebration of Anthony's life then continued at Goonhavern Football Club.

Anthony was born on February 21, 1943, the only son of Clarence and Elizabeth Tremain of Rose.

He attended Goonhavern School until he was 15 and then went on to Camborne Technical College, where he passed his City and Guilds to become a television and radio engineer.

On leaving college he was apprenticed to Rentaset, with whom he stayed for 35 years throughout its corporate changes to Radio Rentals and Thorn EMI.

After being made redundant he was recalled when the National Lottery started to install the machines for the whole of Cornwall, and again later to do the necessary alterations to video machines when Channel 5 was introduced. He then decided to start his own television repair business, which became extremely successful.

He never refused a customer, even occasionally on Christmas Day.

Anthony enjoyed his leisure time, especially football, and was very much involved with Goonhavern Athletic Football Club as a player, chairman, faithful supporter and even groundsman.

He rarely missed a match, whether home or away, and even when he was very ill still attended, although unable to get out of his car.

He was an avid supporter of Liverpool and followed their fortunes closely. His coffin was covered with red and white flowers and Liverpool scarves.

His other interest was snooker, playing for Rose Institute and Social Club for most of his life.

Again he was very involved in the running of the club, being a trustee, life member and on the committee for many years.

He was chairman, secretary and treasurer at various times and worked tirelessly in helping make the Institute the success it is today.

He was also a lifelong member of the Methodist chapel in Rose, where he married Valerie in 1967. They first met on a train when Valerie was 15.

They lived in Perranporth for the early part of their married life, Valerie having given up her work as a telephonist to run a guest house and look after their daughter, Anneli, who was born in 1970.

Anthony's dream was fulfilled in 1982 when they moved back to Rose.

He was thrilled when grandson Benjamin was born in 2008 and delighted in spending time teaching him the skills of football and snooker.

This lovely husband, father and grandfather was respected and genuinely loved by so many people.

He was an honest, trustworthy and true gentleman.

Main mourners were Valerie, wife; Anneli, daughter; Benjamin, grandson; Barbara Penrose, Tricia Beddows, Bill Solway, Peter Finnimore, Mike, Janine and Dennis Rawlings, Tracy and Natalie, Julia, James Beddows, Joanna, Doreen and Dennis Steer, Pam and David Rickard, Janice, Nancy and Paul Quick, Jacqueline Lidgey, Nigel Newberry, Brian Osborne, Julie and Ken Wooler, Peter and Jackie Wiggins, and Jeremy and Beverley Mansell, cousins; Doreen Welch, sister-in-law; Sharon and Ashley Coyne, and Jenna Homes, nieces; Bart Welch, brother-in-law; Ann and Ron Hammett, Marlene and Robin Worsley, Alice and Nick Beringer, Jill and John Reeves, Natasha Petrie and Ryan Treloar, Pauline and Pat Kirwan, Leanne and Rob Carr, Lil and Colin Gladwell, Doris Marchetto, Don Gordon, Pat and Alan Tonkin and Maureen Glanville.

Unable to attend were Alan Homes, brother-in-law; Emily and Paul Smith, niece and nephew, and Rose and Jim Lindsell, aunt and uncle; Jeremy and Beverley Mansell, cousins; Pat and Alan Tonkin, close friends.

Donations to date of £568.50 will be shared by Goonhavern Football Club and Cancer Research UK.

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

Mrs CA Jenkin Redruth

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at St Stephen's Church, Treleigh, followed by interment at Trewirgie Cemetery, Redruth, for Clarice Audrey Jenkin, aged 93, of Redruth.

The Reverend Canon Eddie Woon officiated.

Audrey died peacefully at Camborne-Redruth Community Hospital on November 6, three days after celebrating her 93rd birthday, which she thoroughly enjoyed with most of her family, and friends, who were able to visit her.

Audrey was the youngest of a large family of eight children born in Redruth to James and Lucetta Burrows.

She met and married her husband Alfred in Redruth during the war years, and it was here that they had their five children; Roger, Marlene, Alan, Brian and Valerie. Audrey remained living in the area.

She worked for many years as a home help in the community, and later for Rodda's on their turkey farm, prior to her retirement.

When Alf died in May 1990, Audrey met and made new friends, especially Sheila.

She really enjoyed her coach holidays to various destinations: a favourite of hers was the Isle of Wight.

Audrey joined several clubs and enjoyed them all. She was a member of the Cornwall Disabled Club, which organised many holidays; the Stroke Club, where she liked helping with the raffles: and Heathcoat's Bingo Club, where she made many friends and enjoyed their company.

Family mourners were: Marlene and Len Hart, daughter and son-in-law; Roger Jenkin, son; Brian Jenkin, son; Alan and Lisa Jenkin, son and daughter-in-law; Kathleen Jenkin, daughter-in-law; Andrew and Paula, grandson and partner; Scott Jenkin, grandson; Samantha Jenkin, granddaughter; Steven and Debbie Jenkin, grandson and partner; Jackie Jenkin and Sidney Isaacs, granddaughter and partner; Tracy Jenkin, granddaughter; Andrew Jenkin, grandson; Christopher Jenkin, grandson; Troy Quintrell, grandson; Chris Isaacs, great grandson; Connor and Emily, great grandchildren; Jessica Jenkin, great granddaughter; Alicia Jenkin, great granddaughter; Tanisha May, great granddaughter; Anthony McCabe, great grandson and partner Hannah; Eileen Jenkin, sister-in-law; Dorothy Jenkin, sister-in-law; Len Jenkin, nephew; Willie Jenkin, nephew; Michael Jenkin, nephew; Margaret Billing, niece; Clifford and Valerie Pryor, nephew and wife; Cresswell and Margaret Burrows, nephew and wife; Paul Jenkin, nephew; Mr and Mrs David Orchard, rep Pamela Trevena, great niece and niece; Lynne Seaman, great niece.

Funeral arrangements were by David Hendy and Sons, Treswithian, Camborne.

Mr B Denley Tolvaddon

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne, of Bryan Denley, of Tolvaddon, who has died at St Julia's Hospice, Hayle, at the age of 77.

The service was conducted by the Reverend Canon Eddie Woon.

Chosen bearers were Mr Rob Martyn, Mr Ian Denley, Mr Michael Tellam, Mr. Roger Fox, Mr Darren Paul and Mr Justin Paul.

Bryan was born in Penzance in April 1936, the youngest of six children, five boys and one girl.

He attended Lescudjack Primary School until the age of 11, when he went to Penzance Grammar School.

At the age of 15 he left school and found employment with the Primrose Dairy, engaged in its wholesale grocery operation.

He played rugby for Penzance YMCA and through that, in 1953, he met Valerie at a dance at Carharrack Village Hall; in time, their love blossomed.

In common with most 18-year-old boys of that time, Bryan was called up for National Service, and spent two happy years in the RAF working on aircraft communications. He was lucky enough to be posted to St Eval.

On leaving the RAF in 1956, Bryan went back to the Primrose Dairy and his career in wholesale grocery.

Not long after, when he felt secure in his employment, he proposed to Valerie and two years later, in 1959, they were married at St Day Church, after which they moved in with Bryan's parents in Penzance.

Around this time Bryan left his job in Penzance and took a position in the catering department of what is now Cornwall College, at Pool.

One of Bryan's passions was fishing. He acquired a small boat in which he and his brother Bill would attempt to go out fishing; however, they rarely seemed to get out of the harbour as Bryan got seasick very quickly.

Valerie was already working for Heathcoat's at Pool and so, for five years, the pair of them would make the daily round trip from Penzance on a scooter in all weathers. In 1964, they moved into their own home in Pool.

After they moved to Pool, Bryan played for the Heathcoat's cricket team, in which he was a slow/medium pace bowler, and was feared by the opposition.

In one match he took nine wickets, a remarkable achievement in its own right, but he was angry when the captain then substituted him for another bowler who took the tenth and final wicket.

In 1971, their daughter Sarah was born and she instantly became and remained the apple of her father's eye.

In 1973, Bryan, Valerie and the young Sarah moved into a new house at Tolvaddon. Around that time Bryan, in order to provide a better life for his young family, changed jobs and went to work for Hale's Cakes, (later Lyon's) as a salesman.

He remained with the company for the rest of his working life, rising to the position of area sales manager before retiring at the age of 61.

As he advanced into middle age, Bryan swapped the cricket ball for a golf ball. He spent many happy hours at the Killiow Golf Club with his late golfing partner, Michael Williams.

Bryan and Michael played most weeks for the Killiow Seniors' team, which took them off to many other courses.

Unfortunately his golfing days came to an abrupt halt when he suffered a heart attack, and shortly thereafter had a triple heart bypass operation. He still enjoyed watching rugby on the television, especially the Six Nations rugby.

Among the proudest moments of his later life was the birth of his three grandchildren Oscar, Ellis and Flora and the day when Sarah and Rob finally decided to make it official and get married; Bryan walked Sarah down the aisle at Ashford, tears in his eyes.

He was immensely proud of his family and Valerie and he would often visit them in their home at Ashford, and two years ago, for Rob's work, they moved out to Long Valley, New Jersey, USA.

Bryan and Valerie would visit as often as finances and health would permit. Technology was a boon for them and it enabled them to keep in touch using e-mail.

For the last 29 years of his life, Bryan was proud to call himself a Freemason, having been initiated in 1985.

Bryan was an intelligent, erudite and sensitive man who could appreciate the problems of others and he will be sadly missed by family and friends and all who knew him.

Donations were for Cornwall Hospice Care (St Julia's Hospice) and total £1,000.

Family mourners were: Mrs Valerie Denley, wife; Sarah and Rob Martyn, daughter and son-in-law; Oscar, Ellis and Flora, grandchildren; Mr Ian Denley, nephew; Mr E Swan, rep Gary and Helen; Mr and Mrs M Tellam, Mr and Mrs B Budd, Miss Laura Budd, Mr and Mrs D White, Mr and Mrs R West, Mr and Mrs D Swan, Mrs. V Martyn, Mr and Mrs HS Walker, Mr R Bray; Mr P Gale, rep Provincial Grand Lodge, Cornwall; Mr N Stephens, Mr P Gallie, rep R Norris; Mr and Mrs Oates; Mr R Curnow, rep D Wakfer and B Harris; Mr B and Mrs A Eddy, Mr DC and Mrs P Gilks, Mr F and Mrs W Morcom, Mr R and Mrs P Fox, Mr B and Mrs I Gallie; Mr G Griffiths, rep Mrs K Griffiths; Mr P and Mrs J Hancock, Mrs M Ford, Mr M Wills, Mr S and Mrs J Izzard, Mrs P Williams, Mrs J White, Mr and Mrs D Rovery; Mr Peter Ede, rep Trenwith Lodge 6309 and Reggie Norris; Mr and Mrs V Crozier, Mr Steven Crozier, Mr JFS Curnow, Mr and Mrs R Babcock, Mr T Kruge; Mr and Mrs P Brown, rep N Acton-Brown; Mr and Mrs M Gilks, Mrs M Carveth, Mr M Trudgeon, B and M Dunstan, Mrs L Grigg, C and M Tippett, Mr and Mrs A Keast, Mr B Lean, Mr A Calvert, Mr B Curnow, Mrs C Bache; Mrs J Webber, rep G Webber; Mr K Trengove, Mr J Wilson, A and H Small, N and P Belcher, Mrs M Allen, Mrs Diana Rogers, Mr B Thomas, S and M Mitchell, Mr B Baker, Mr and Mrs D Rimson, Mr A Harris, Mr P George, Mr S Pearn, Mr G Bennett, Mr and Mrs Trethowan, Mr K Oldrey, Mr S Richards, Mr C Matthews, Mr J Gould Mrs J Trestrail, Mr and Mrs T Paul, Mr and Mrs A Fletcher; Mrs Fuca, rep N Fuca; Mr C Swann; Mr V Jenkin, rep the Cornishman Lodge; Mrs P Swann; Mr WFC Faull, rep Shirley Faull; Mr and Mrs White, Mr E Osborne, Mr H Fleming; Mr D Ryder, rep J Ashcroft, Mr D Thomas – 8302; Mr G and Mrs C Chapman, rep Alannah Wild; Mr and Mrs D Pascoe, Alan Pascoe and D Chatterton.

Funeral director: Vincent Young of Colin Matthews Funerals, Camborne.

Mrs RJ Hocking Camborne

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne, for Rosemary Jill Hocking, aged 73, of Camborne.

The Reverend Simon Cade officiated.

In Jill's early years she lived at Bodmin. When she was 13, she moved to live in Camborne with her family.

Jill attended Camborne College, and on leaving college her first job was at Holman's, on the switchboard.

In March 1965, Jill married the love of her life, Barry. They were blessed with three sons, Shaun, Mark and Brett.

She helped Barry with the milk round, and enjoyed being a housewife. In her later years you would also see her on a Friday afternoon, volunteering in the hospice shop.

The family enjoyed many holidays at Hayle, staying in the chalet and spending lazy days on the beach.

Jill also enjoyed holidaying at Weymouth, which she had done for the last 20 years, staying in Bill's flat overlooking the sea.

On one occasion Jill ventured further by going to America, with their friends Mary and Robert.

Jill was blessed with nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She fought her illness with great courage and dignity. She will be sadly missed by her family.

Family mourners were: Barry Hocking, husband; Shaun and Tina Hocking, son and daughter-in-law; Mark and Ala Hocking, son and daughter-in-law; Brett and Donna, Hocking, son and daughter-in-law; Lee Hocking, grandson; Kirsty Hocking, granddaughter; Leah Hocking, granddaughter; Liam Hocking, grandson; Josh Hocking, grandson; Alexander Hocking, grandson; Thomas Ash, grandson; Jacob Ash, grandson; Alfie Chesterfield, great grandson; Olivia Johns, great granddaughter; David and Lorne Rundle, brother and sister-in-law; Mary Rundle, sister, rep Mrs Louise Rundle, niece; Mr and Mrs Jack Hocking, brother and sister-in-law; Rodney Hocking, brother-in-law; Mr and Mrs B Hennessy, nephew; Chris and Julia Rundle, nephew and wife; Deborah Way, niece; Tricia and David Culverhouse, cousins.

Funeral arrangements were by David Hendy and Sons, Treswithian, Camborne.

Mr F Shooter Zelah

MANY friends gathered with family members at Trelawny Chapel for the funeral and service of thanksgiving for the life of Frank Shooter, who died on November 26, at the age of 93.

The Reverend Charles Sargent led those present in a celebration of a long life, well lived.

Frank was born in Exeter and remained proud of his Devonian roots. He lived with his father's sister, Aunt Lil.

As the house had a garage with a loft that overlooked Exeter County Ground, he was popular with the local children who could watch events at the ground without paying.

From the age of about 9, Frank attended West Buckland School as a boarder. It was here that he developed his aptitude for playing sports, playing in both the cricket and rugby teams.

On leaving school, Frank started work at BAC, in Bristol, where he completed his apprenticeship.

His father had a car dealership and Frank could drive any car that he liked, which made him very popular. He loved cars and took good care of them. He enjoyed driving and gave up reluctantly in his eighties. He made several lifelong friendships at this time, especially with Bob Tippetts.

In 1941, Frank joined the Fleet Air Arm, some training taking place St Merryn. He travelled widely and future retellings of taking his platoon across America on the train became more and more elaborate! The Fleet Air Arm also took Frank to Ceylon.

During a hockey match, he was knocked out by a young lady called Margaret, who became a friend. Other friends made were Audrey and Prim.

In 1946, Frank returned to this country working at The Admiralty and living in Chelsea, before returning to work at BAC.

He introduced himself to Margaret's family, and by the time Margaret returned to Britain, Frank was very much part of the family. Their friendship flourished and they married on a snowy day in 1947, starting married life in rented rooms across the road from Nanny Greenfield.

In 1951, their marriage was blessed with the birth of daughter, Liz. They bought a house in Filton, not far from where Frank worked, which is remembered as a welcoming home for all.

Frank's love of sport continued and he played cricket for BAC, and Audrey's twins loved to play cricket with Uncle Frank. Frank's work involved testing engines around the country, including those of the Vulcan bomber and Concorde. He was also involved in training and followed the progress of 'his boys' – who called him 'Uncle Frank' -with pride.

In retirement Frank and Margaret enjoyed many holidays, forging many friendships on their trips.

They were delighted when Liz and Peter married, and the extended family grew to include Peter's brother and sister-in-law.

In 1990, Frank and Margaret were delighted by the arrival of granddaughter Suzie and within three years had moved to Cornwall.

Over the next 20 years, they made many friends and led active lives, getting involved with Probus and the Cornwall Health Group Fellowship. Frank became a volunteer minibus driver, getting people to and from Treliske.

Frank and Margaret enjoyed being close to Liz and Peter and being able to see Suzie grow up. They were justly proud of Suzie and all her achievements, treasuring the pictures of Suzie and her horse with rosettes.

In recent years, Frank and Margaret spent long weekends with Liz and Peter, eventually moving in last Christmas. They were good company and the arrangement worked well.

Frank was heartbroken when Margaret died earlier in the year. He was afflicted with dementia, but with the support of Dr Matt Bull and the district nurses at Three Spires Surgery, the Continuing Care team, Marie Curie Nurses, Nurse Plus and the Bluebird Care Agency, Frank was able to remain at home with Liz and Peter.

Frank will be remembered as a kind, gentle and down-to-earth man. He lived life to the full and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mourners included Liz and Peter Bennett, daughter and son-in-law; Suzannah, granddaughter; Martin and Jackie Bennett; Barbara and Ian Brown, niece and husband; Pam and Ian Michelmore, niece and husband; Audrey Nicholson and Ben Marshall; Jess Adams; Pennie Turnbull; Martin and Leissa Foggarty, VMF Gardening Services; B MacKenley, Truro Probus Club; Ruth and Gordon Hoyes, rep the Health Services Retirement Fellowship; Kevin Barnes; Maureen Bulford; NJ Hall; Greg Mewton; Jean and Jim Buckland; Janie Toy; Cheryl Mewton; Sally and Chris Davies; Lynne and Ian Landstrom.

Those unable to attend included Ian Greenfield, Monica McConnel, Ruth Parnell, Sarah Dibb, James Houlden, Bob and Cynthia Tippetts and family, Chris Hall, Chris Hatfield.

Funeral arrangements were by Colin Rescorla, St Columb.

Mrs SM Osborne Sticker

MORE than 100 family members and friends celebrated the life of Sonia Margaret Osborne (née Law), of Sticker, at Trelawney Chapel, Penmount Crematorium, Truro.

Helen Read officiated.

A reception followed at Sticker Football Club.

Sonia was born on January 6, 1953, in St Mawes, where she also grew up. She was the eldest daughter of Harry and Maureen Law and a sister to Tim and Nigel. She was educated at St Mawes Primary School before moving to Truro Grammar School for Girls.

In 1973, Sonia married Nicholas Osborne and they moved into their first house, in Fraddon, where they lived for a short time before moving to Roche.

Here they started their family, having two sons, Shaun and Martin.

In 1984, they moved to Polmarth Close, St Austell, before moving to Sticker. Sonia lived in Sticker for nineteen and a half years. She made many close friends, enjoyed village life and loved meeting people while walking her dog, Fudge.

Sonia will be fondly remembered as a lady that lived for and loved her family and friends; she was a well-respected, humble and loving lady who left her mark on all who came into contact with her.

Her pride and joy were her husband, children, three grandchildren and Fudge, her little dog. Sonia would have been so pleased to think that Fudge was still getting her walks.

Those that have had the privilege of knowing her will miss and remember her with huge affection.

Her family will continue her legacy of putting family first and loving and caring for one another.

Donations were requested, the proceeds of which went to continue the excellent work of Mount Edgcumbe Hospice, where she spent her last few days, the total sum raised being £600.

The bearers were Sonia's cousins, Kevin and John Andrew, and nephews Darren and Andrew Barnicoat and Michael and Daniel Law.

Funeral arrangements were by Co-operative Funeralcare, St Austell.

Mr K Bray

St Day

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at St Day Methodist Church for Karl Bray, of St Day, who has died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, at the age of 79.

The service was conducted by the Reverend Mark Liddicoat and interment followed in St Day Cemetery.

Karl was born at Carnmarth in May 1934 and attended school at St Day.

On leaving school he worked on Percy Mitchell's farm.

At the age of 18 he joined the Army for his National Service.

Karl worked for AH Dingle, Gleeson's, Grey Connoly and E Thomas as a civil engineer, and he left his mark not only among people but on the landmarks of Cornwall: Falmouth docks, Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Homeworld, Penzance Promenade, Padstow and Lizard Lifeboat Stations, Stithians dam, and many others.

Karl met his wife-to-be, Nona, on March 3, 1962.

He played rugby and he became the chairman of St Day RFC. He sang in St Day and Chacewater Choir and was a member of St Day Horticultural Society, St Day Majorettes and St Day Feast Committee.

Karl will be sorely missed not only by his family and friends, but also by the people of St Day, who have lost a true friend.

Donations were for Chacewater Health Centre and total £293.20.

Family mourners: Nona Bray, wife; Michelle, Mark and Tanya, children; Lewis, Verity, Samual, Sennen and Violet, grandchildren; Francis and Roger, brothers.

Funeral director: John Jenkin for Colin Matthews Funerals, Camborne.

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