Obituaries

By Observer Reporter in Local People

MRS. P. CURRIE/TENBY - The death occurred suddenly, but peacefully at Cardiff University Hospital (The Heath) on Wednesday, June 14, of Mrs. Philomena Currie, of Tenby.

Affectionately known to all as Phil, she had, after a very happy childhood in St. Florence where she was born, lived most of her life in Tenby where she attended St. Teresa’s Convent.

Phil had a beautiful singing voice and was regularly chosen for leading roles in many of the convent’s productions, some of which were performed in Tenby’s Little Theatre.

During her late teens, she spent some time in Southampton working in a department store and this was followed by a short spell in Paris as an au pair.

Phil and Pat, her husband, ran a successful guest house in South Cliff Street where they brought up their daughters, Helen and Sarah. As a family, they had many happy holidays in Ireland where Phil informally researched her father’s background in and around Cahir in Co Tipperary.

Phil was a prolific reader, enjoying a variety of authors and she was always delighted to received books as gifts. She also loved all sorts of music. Partly from her Irish holidays and background, she became an avid collector of Maeve Binchey novels.

When the girls were older, Phil returned to college in Haverfordwest to obtain her IT qualifications. She then joined the NHS in the maternity department of Withybush Hospital. She worked there for many years where she was held in great respect and affection by her work colleagues in the department.

Phil was extremely proud of her daughters, Helen and Sarah, and was a devoted grandmother to Molly and Jack.

Phil’s funeral took place on June 27 at Holyrood and St. Teilo’s Catholic Church, Tenby, followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth.

The service was conducted by Father Clement OP and the eulogy was delivered by Phil’s sister, Paulette O’Brien Turnbull. Marc Shepherd read a poem ‘I’m Free’ (by S. L. Mosely).

Bearers were Pat Currie, sons-in-law David Spencer and Marc Shepherd, brother-in-law Phil Turnbull, and family friends Clive Webb and Ivor Mayhew.

Chief mourners were daughters and sons-in-law Helen and David Spencer and Sarah and Marc Shepherd; Pat Currie; sister and brother-in-law, Paulette and Philip Turnbull; also Molly Spencer, granddaughter.

Unable to attend were Charlotte Turnbull, niece, and Richard Turnbull, nephew.

There were family flowers only, with donations, if desired, in memory of Phil to Wales Air Ambulance, c/o W. and M. J. Rossiter and Sons Ltd, funeral directors, The Old Rectory, The Norton, Tenby.

MRS. JULIE MARGARET ROWLEY

BRIGHTON

Formerly of Tenby

The death occurred peacefully at The Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton, on Wednesday, July 19, of Mrs. Julie Rowley (née Hartland).

Daughter of Millie and the late Douglas Hartland, sister of Cheryl, Helene, Allison and Stephen.

There will be family flowers only, donations if desired can be made payable to ‘Bloodwise’.

The funeral service is yet to be arranged, further enquiries can be made with Funeral Directors W. & M. J. Rossiter & Sons, The Old Rectory, The Norton, Tenby, SA70 8AB, or Landsker House, 21 Station Road, Narberth, SA67 7DR.

GEORGE HAROLD DAVIES

MILFORD HAVEN

The death occurred peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 25 surrounded by his family of Mr. George Harold Davies, aged 76 years, of Castle Hall Road, Blackbridge, Milford Haven.

Dearly loved, George will be sadly missed by his family and many friends and will be remembered as the founder and the former Managing Director of Jenkins and Davies Engineering.

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, August 2, at 1.30 pm, at St. Ishmael’s Parish Church, followed by cremation at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth, at 3.15 pm. Family flowers only.

All enquiries to Tom Newing & Sons Ltd., Milford Haven. Tel: 01646 693180.

MRS. B. M. READER

HUNDLETON

The death occurred at South Pembrokeshire Hospital, Pembroke Dock, on Tuesday, July 25 of Mrs. Brenda May Reader, aged 84 years, of River View, Hundleton, Pembroke.

Brenda will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

The funeral service will take place on Friday, August 4 at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, Narberth, at 1.45 pm.

There will be family flowers only, donations if so desired for Arthritis Research UK, c/o E.C. Thomas & Son Funeral Directors, Zoar Chapel Funeral Home, Llanteg, Narberth, who are conducting the funeral arrangements.

MRS. JOYCE KIDNEY

PEMBROKE DOCK

Formerly of Jameston

The death occurred suddenly, but peacefully at Withybush Hospital, on Thursday, July 20, of Mrs. Joyce Kidney, of Cross Park, Pembroke Dock, and formerly of Jameston. She was 79.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday, August 2 with a service at St. James’ Church, Manorbier, at 1 pm. All further enquiries may be made to John Roberts & Son, Funeral Directors, 51 Bush Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6AN. Tel: 01646 683115, who are carrying out the arrangements.

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