Mrs MA Thompson
The funeral took place on 25th February at St John the Baptist’s Church, Smallwood, of Mrs Margaret Ann Thompson, of Smallwood, who died at Leighton Hospital on 10th February, aged 77.
The service was conducted by the Very Rev Dr Jeff Cuttell and the hymns were All Things Bright and Beautiful, Morning Has Broken and Lord of All Hopefulness.
Interment followed in Smallwood Cemetery, Mrs Thompson and her twin sister Carole were born on 1st February, 1943, in Knypersley. After finishing school, Mrs Thompson worked in a pottery factory and then in a bakery. In 1966, she married Bill, and they had their daughter, Nicola in 1970.
In 1972, Mr and Mrs Thompson set up their business, Staffordshire Hydraulic Services, which they ran successfully for more than 40 years.
Mrs Thompson retired in 2012 and loved spending more time with her daughter and granddaughters. She enjoyed gardening and feeding her many garden birds. She loved family holidays and cruises. Once her husband retired, they both enjoyed trips to Southport and lunches out.
Mourners: Mr W Thompson (widower), Mrs N Tomkinson (daughter), Mr M Tomkinson (son-in-law), Miss I Tomkinson and Miss E Tomkinson (granddaughters), Mr and Mrs S Nowicki, Mr and Mrs S Whalley, Mrs C Chatterton, Mr J Whalley, Mr and Mrs G Eddery, Mr and Mrs R Medlock, Dr H Medlock, Mr B Medlock, Mr and Mrs A Proudlove, Mr K Proudlove.
Mr and Mrs B Lowe, Mr and Mrs J Eakin, Mr and Mrs J Yates, Mrs O Stockell, Mr and Mrs P Duckers, Mr S Kemp, Mr and Mrs M Hodnett, Miss S Groom, Mr W Groom, Mr and Mrs C Groom, Mrs A Beaumont, Miss K Lowe, Mrs R Hollinshead, Mrs C Tomlinson, Mrs B Johnson, Mrs S Dickinson, Mr and Mrs N Allcock, Mr B Wyatt, Mr J Hill, Mr M Langford, Mr R Meir, Mr D Windor, Mr P Jones, Mr I Smith, Mr and Mrs S Goldstraw, Mrs S Thornton, Mrs S Fitzjohn, Mr and Mrs A Curwen, Mr B Moore, Mr S Moulton.
Mr R Langford, Mr C Gould, Mrs D Ford, Mrs O Hulme, Mrs S Dixon, Mr and Mrs R Ballantine, Mr and Mrs R Armitt, Mr M Wood, Mr M Spice, Mr and Mrs R Kellett, Mr W Tomkinson, Mr and Mrs D Nixon, Mrs D Nelson, Miss H Nelson, Dr R Craig, Mr N Brooks, Mr and Mrs M Brooks, Mrs S Peters, Mr B Cooper, Mr and Mrs P Pownall, Mr and Mrs O Nowakowski, Mr M Oliver, Mr and Mrs G Harold, Mr A Harold, Mrs L Irvine, Mr and Mrs E Firth, Mrs A Hodgkinson, Mr and Mrs R Lomas, Mr and Mrs S Sambrooks, Mr R Bailey.
Miss L Johnson, Mrs S Green, Mrs K Dernie, Mrs M Furse, Mrs S Hughes, Mr M Bracegirdle (rep Mrs J Bracegirdle), Mrs C Lowe (rep S Lowe), Mr S Blackman (rep Mrs S Blackman and Mr and Mrs R Moors), Mrs J Copeland (rep Mr J Copeland), Mrs D Sullivan and Mr P McNulty (rep Hammond McNulty Accountants), Mrs D Poole (rep Miss S Ekin, Mr C Ekin and Mr and Mrs S Yarwood), Mr and Mrs P Tipping (rep R Tipping), Mrs D Taylor (rep S and L Taylor).
The funeral arrangements were made by Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, of Sandbach.