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By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: August 24, 2011

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Mr JR Seward St Austell

THE FUNERAL service for John Raymond Seward, aged 56, of St Austell, has taken place at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin.

John was the dearly loved son of Marjorie and Ray Seward (deceased), a much-loved brother of June and uncle of Lisa.

John was manager at a garage in Exeter, always having a passion for cars.

Having moved to St Austell, John worked at Booker's Cash & Carry in the office at Plymouth and later at West Pharmarubber Ltd, where he had many friends, as group stock controller.

John had a great interest in vintage cars, visiting many rallies and he will be remembered with great affection.

Family mourners: Marjorie, mother; June, sister, and partner Steve; Lisa, niece, and husband Alan, and their daughter Joley; Fiona and Chris, cousins, and many friends.

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

Mr G Nancarrow Indian Queens

THE FUNERAL service for Gordon Nancarrow, aged 85, has taken place at Penmount Crematorium, Truro. Trelawney Chapel was filled with family and friends.

Mike Tregaskes officiated. Ruth Kerkin was the organist.

A poem was read by Eden, Gordon's great grandson, with the eulogy being presented by Ben, Gordon's grandson.

Gordon was born on February 8, 1926, and lived in Fraddon until he met and married Margaret in January 1948.

They were married for 55 years until Margaret died in 2003.

They had four children: Valmai, Heather, Richard and Rachael; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Gordon worked in the china clay industry until the age of 63, when, as a senior site agent for Western Excavating, he decided to retire to take up the role of captain of Newquay Golf Club, which he considered a great honour.

Gordon had been a sportsman all his life.

He played football for Newquay until transferring to St Blazey, where he enjoyed many successful years.

Golf took the place of football when he finally hung up his boots.

Family mourners were: Valmai, Heather, Richard and Rachael, children; Lisa, Annie, Nic, Ben, Ellen, Laura and Sam, grandchildren; Eden, Rhiannon, Harry, Jasmine, Ysella and Grace, great grandchildren; Paul, Mike, Alan, sons-in-law; Kate, daughter-in-law; also many other family relatives.

Also in attendance were friends, neighbours and former work colleagues and representatives from Newquay Golf Club, Newquay Football Club and St Blazey Football Club.

Unable to attend were Rosa, grandchild; Bob, Rosa's husband and Amelie, great grandchild.

Chosen bearers were all members of the family.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Bunt & Sons, funeral directors, St Dennis.

Mrs BM Jenkin St Stephen-in-Brannel

THE FUNERAL service for Beatrice Muriel Jenkin (formerly Boundy), aged 79, of St Stephen, has taken place at Treviscoe Chapel, followed by interment at St Stephen Cemetery.

Pastor Sheila Allen officiated.

The organist was Mrs H Hemmings.

Family mourners were: Heather, Carol and Paul, daughters and son; Dennis, Don and Joan, sons-in-law and daughter-in-law; Christopher, Lisa, Emma and Craig, grandchildren; Mrs Mary Roberts, sister-in law; Mr and Mrs Merville Roberts, Mr S Gregor, Mr Norman Budge, Mrs Pauline Grigg, Mr and Mrs Garf Ould, cousins; Mrs Doreen May, Mr Denzil Boundy, Mrs Sheila Buckingham, Mr and Mrs Lionel Boundy, in-laws; Wendy and Chris Mingo, Barbara May, Jill Millford, Laura Duncombe, Joy Walker, Janet Rowse, Graham Boundy, Carl and Jackie Boundy, nieces and nephews.

Also in attendance were: Mike Curie, Mr Barry Tamblyn, Mr Alf Tamblyn, Mr Robert Waters, Mr and Mrs Nolan Westlake, Mrs Geraldine Way, Mrs Sheila Soloman, Mr and Mrs Alan Barratt.

Treviscoe and St Stephen chapels and Elmsleigh Care Home were also represented.

Chosen bearers were: Paul Boundy, son; Craig Boundy, grandson; Christopher Truscott, grandson; Don Truscott, son-in-law, Dennis Johns, son-in-law.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Bunt & Sons, St Dennis.

Mrs EM Ham St Austell

THE FUNERAL service for Eileen Mary Ham (née Collins), aged 83, of St Austell, has taken place at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin.

Mr Harry Billings officiated.

Eileen was born in South Wales in 1927. She had an elder sister, Dorothy.

The family moved to Cornwall when Eileen was two years old and they then moved to Lostwithiel in 1937, which is where Eileen met her husband-to-be, Kenneth Ham (deceased), while working in a laboratory in the milk factory.

Eileen and Ken were married in Lostwithiel in 1947 and then moved to St Austell to help Ken's parents look after Gewans Farm.

They eventually moved to Trelawney Road, where they had two children: a daughter, Rosalind, and a son, Colin.

They lived there happily for more than 50 years, until Ken's death and Eileen's health began to fail.

Eileen moved to Killyvarder Way to live with her son, Colin, and daughter-in-law, Wendy, in 2005, where she was incredibly happy, right up to her last few days at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice.

She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her as a loving, kind, and generous person, who would always help in any way that she could.

She will be a very sadly missed Mum and Nan.

Family mourners were Colin, son; Wendy, daughter-in-law; Rebecca, Neil, Alistair and Leanne, grandchildren; George Goodman, brother-in-law; Philip Goodman, nephew; Marilyn and John, cousins (Wales); Vernon and Beth, cousins; Teresa, cousin; Dulcie, goddaughter.

Also in attendance were close friends Ruth Jones, Shirley Grouns, Rodney and Anne Sprague, Jeanette Gay, Derek and Margaret Meehan, Elaine Metters, Paul Meehan, Lynda, Jim and Kay, Isbell and Jean Ashton.

Also represented was Carclaze WI.

Unable to attend were: Jimmy and Daisy Hawkey and Rowena Goodman.

Chosen bearers were Colin Harris, son; Neil Ham, grandson; Alistair Milton, grandson, and Rodney Sprague, close friend.

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

Mrs J Cory Delabole

A LARGE congregation came to pay their last respects at the funeral service for Joyce Cory, which was held at Delabole Methodist Church.

The Rev Bryan Ede officiated and Mr Stuart Biddick was the organist.

Following the service, Joyce was laid to rest in Delabole Cemetery with her late husband, Charles, who predeceased her in 1990.

Born in Delabole in 1918, Joyce married Charles in 1940.

After a few years away during the Second World War, when she lived in Looe, St Ives, and then Launceston, Joyce returned to Delabole, where she stayed until she was 90 years old.

Her last three years were spent in Kent with her daughter and son-in-law.

Joyce always enjoyed being involved in village life, in particular chapel life and fundraising for the hospice.

The door at number 79 was always open for a cup of tea with her many friends.

She was thrilled to able to fly to America in 2006 for her grandson's wedding; and in February this year, to meet her twin great grandchildren from America.

Family mourners: Gill and Mike Cox, daughter and son-in-law; Les Cory, brother; Mary Cory, sister-in-law; Margaret Hawken, Lorna and Bob Bullock, Ken and Jean Davey, Vera Kneebone, Freda and Joan Harry, Denise and Les Parish, Joan and Bill Bridges, nieces and nephews; John Cory, cousin; Jean Biddick, Val Callaway, Sue Stone, Tricia Hicks, Sue and Steve Hook.

Bearers were Brian Littlejohns, Mike Callaway, Colin Davey, and Nigel Hicks.

Unable to attend: Richard and Kris, grandson and wife; Fernley and Madeline Davey, nephew.

There were beautiful floral tributes.

Funeral arrangements were by Stephens and Harris, Trewalder, Delabole.

Mr C Smith

St Columb Minor

THE FUNERAL service has taken place for Christopher Smith, (Chris) at St Columb Minor Church, where Chris had been organist for 35 years.

The service was officiated by the Rev Chris McQuillan Wright.

A musical celebration of Chris's life was given through the combined choirs and organists.

Mourners included family and friends.

Funeral arrangements were by Andrew Henwood Funeral Directors, Newquay.

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