Mrs E Hewitson
The funeral service took place on 31st January of Mrs Eunice Hewitson, who died at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 2nd January, aged 88.
Mrs Hewitson lost her beloved husband Eddie in her 50s, but with an adventurous spirit, she lived a full life, travelling the world from China to Peru and beyond.
She worked for many years as a pharmacist at Withington Hospital. Devoted to her family, she spent a lot of time with her grandchildren, was a competitive board and parlour games player, loved the great outdoors and is remembered by those who knew her as chatty, uplifting and inspiring, with a wicked sense of humour.
The Rev Nic Langton-Miller officiated at the service at Macclesfield Crematorium, where the overture from Handel’s Messiah played on entry. Mr Andrew Green was organist for the hymns Praise My Soul the King of Heaven and Love Divine. Grandson Mr Gareth Wesley read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Personal memories of Mrs Hewitson were shared by granddaughters Ms Siobhan Wesley and Ms Nadia Leigh-Hewitson, grandson Mr Kieran Wesley and son-in-law Mr Michael Wesley. Grandson Mr Jamie Cumming-Wesley played the guitar and grandson Mr Marcus Wesley and granddaughter Ms Corinne Leigh-Hewitson led the assembly performing Singin’ in the Rain. A photo slide presentation was accompanied by Unforgettable by Nat King Cole, and another Nat King Cole song, Let There Be Love, accompanied the cortège as it left the chapel.
Mourners were: Ms K Hewitson and Mr A Leigh (daughter and son-in-law), Ms K Wesley and Mr M Wesley (daughter and son-in-law).
Grandchildren and partners: Ms S Wesley and Ms A Oliveras, Mr J Cumming-Wesley and Mrs H Cumming-Wesley, Mrs C Jones and Mr N Jones, Mr K Wesley and Ms H Davies, Ms N Leigh-Hewitson and Mr N Hardy, Mr G Wesley, Mr M Wesley, Ms C Leigh-Hewitson. Great-grandchildren: Miss E Jones, Master K Cumming-Wesley.
Mourners who met at the crematorium included: Mrs M Turnock, Mrs S Stuart, Mr and Mrs D and B Newman, Mr S Howarth, Mr and Mrs R and K Howarth, Mrs C Weatherby, Mrs L Jones, Mrs A Patient, Mrs M Mathieson, Mrs K White, Mrs J Jones, Mr and Mrs M Hutchison, Mr and Mrs R and M Snook (rep Mr and Mrs A and L Barbour), Mr E Snook, Mrs H Hood, Mr J Pearson.
The bearers were Messrs M Wesley, A Leigh, J Cumming-Wesley, K Wesley, G Wesley and M Wesley.
Messrs Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, of Congleton were in charge of funeral arrangements.