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By Truro People | Thursday, September 09, 2010, 09:00

Mr PE Thomas

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at the Kernow Chapel, Penmount, Truro, of Mr Philip Ernan Thomas of Camborne, formerly of St Ives, who has died at Treliske Hospital, Truro at the age of 59.

The service was conducted by Pastor Mike Ely.

Phil was born in the village of Halsetown, near St Ives, where he grew up with his brother Peter, sister Vivienne, and cousins Sandra, Pidge, Tim and William. They all attended the local school.

Phil passed his 11-plus and attended the Humphry Davy Grammar School, graduating from there to Plymouth Polytechnic College, where he studied electronics.

Phil joined the Merchant Navy and travelled the world working on oil tankers as a first radio officer for BP and The Bibby Company.

Eventually he tired of travelling and being away for long periods so transferred to the Sea Link cross-Channel ferries and was then based in Portsmouth.

Phil bought a house in Camborne near to where his parents and sister lived.

In the 1980s Phil left the Navy and opened a video shop in St Ives, where he remained in business for more than 20 years, finally retiring in 2006.

Phil was not that involved in an active social life but had spent a lot of time with special friends Martin and Karen and took an interest in the children and watched them grow up.

Phil was an extended part of the family until they moved away a few months ago.

He had suffered kidney problems two years ago but had made a good recovery from this.

Phil will be sadly missed by his family and special friends.

Donations were for St Julia’s Hospice and total £167.70.

Family mourners: Peter and Carol Thomas, brother and sister-in-law; Vivienne and John Carter, sister and brother-in-law; Lee, Simon, Rachel and Alex, Nicola and Lola, representing Martin, James and Robyn, representing Louise, Richard, Jake, Tom and Maisie, nephews and nieces; Mr and Mrs K Lawry, Miss Claire Sanders, Auntie Ellen Searle, Mrs P Thomas, Mr B Thomas representing Mr and Mrs P Ware, Mrs N Thomas, Mr Patrick Carter, Mrs Julia Carter, Mrs A Sobey, Mr JB Prophet, Mr and Mrs Tim Corin, Auntie Gladys Thomas representing Annette, Mr P Adams, Mr Jowan Adams, Miss Brittany Adams, Mr Paul Parker, Mrs Karen Adams, Miss Kerry Adams, Miss Nicola Adams, Miss Joanne Adams, Mr Martin Adams, Mr David Thomas, Mr Ian Thomas representing Ivy Thomas; Mrs Tiffany Wells representing Annette Wills; Mrs Gloria O’Brien, Mr Neil Ward representing Jacky and Colin Perkin; Miss Dawn Maddern, Mrs Alison Carter, representing Christine and Al Date; Bill and Jane Thomas, Mr Eddie Curnow, Mr Julian Lawry, Mrs Amanda Jeffery, representing Sandra and David McKenney; Heidi Sherbird, Malcolm Jeffery, Jasmine-Ann James, Dominic and Trinity; Joyce Dipple, Dennis Dipple.

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

Mr LJ Hunt

THE FUNERAL took place at St John’s Church, Penzance, followed by interment at Penzance Cemetery, of Mr Leslie John Hunt, aged 81.

The service was conducted by the Reverend John Cotton and the organist was Mr Kevin Lane.

On leaving school Leslie worked for the railway, only leaving to do his National Service. He returned to the Great Western Railway becoming a train driver, first on steam engines which he enjoyed very much. Through his career he saw many changes from steam engines up to the high speed trains.

Leslie was a member of the Royal British Legion and was the chairman and welfare officer of the Penzance Branch.

In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, gardening and, latterly with his wife, he enjoyed going to bingo.

Family and friends attending were: Mrs Florence Hunt, wife; Mr C Hunt, son; Mr and Mrs P Hendra, daughter and son-in-law; Rhys Hendra, grandson; Finley Hendra, grandson; Mr and Mrs R James, daughter and son-in-law; Mr and Mrs P Hunt, brother and sister-in-law; Mr and Mrs A Johnson, brother and sister-in-law; Mr D Hunt, nephew; Mr and Mrs C Hunt, nephew; Mr M Hunt, nephew; Mrs Sandra Bryant, niece; Master Ross Bryant, great nephew; Mr and Mrs B Rogers, brother-in-law; Mrs Monica Harry, sister-in-law; Mr C Harry, brother-in-law; Mrs M Hitchens, sister-in-law, Mr WJ Hitchens, brother-in-law; Mrs C McDonald, sister-in-law; (Mr EP Hitchens, brother-in-law); Mrs J Hitchens, sister-in-law; Mr John and Mrs Pat Biss, sister-in-law; Mr G Hitchens, brother-in-law; Miss Claire Harry, niece, (Mr Jason Harry, nephew; Miss Sandra Beever, niece; Stuart Hitchens, nephew; Mr and Mrs IRD Bennetts, niece; Miss C Hitchens, niece; Miss V Hitchens, niece); Mrs Sharon Rogers, Mrs Debbie Hunt (Marjorie and Rosemary Hunt); Mr Robert Hunt (Mel Hunt, David and Emma Hunt); Mrs A Hitchens, Mrs M Cardwell, Mr Alan Venn (Penzance Royal British Legion standard bearer); Mr Paul Venn, Mrs Diane Wakefield and Mr Robert Wakefield); Mrs Sheila Hart (Mr Ronald Hart).

Mr David Boase (branch secretary Royal British Legion, Penzance); Mrs B Boase, Miss S Roberts (Ann, Tony Keith, Marie, Jackie and Tricia); Mrs D Kewn (Mr D Gilbert, Miss Kewn and Mr M Kewn); Mr Charles Andrewartha, Mr and Mrs J Sweeting, Mrs Barbara O’Neill, Mrs Sharon Rooke, Mr Ashley Hipson (Mr and Mrs George Howes); Mr Jan Heale, Mrs J Bodinar, Mrs June Whitton (Mr Michael Allen); Mr Roy Welch, Mrs Kay Welch, Mr E Ralph, Mrs P Grenfell (Mr C Grenfell); Mrs J Walsh (Mr S Walsh); Mr Mike Adams, Mr HH Osborne (Mrs A Cocks); Mr Roy Landricombe, Mr Peter Boor, Mr and Mrs D Carne, Mr and Mrs D Wilson (Penzance Royal British Legion club and branch); Mr Colin Manaton, Mr K Hitchens, Mr Roy Venn, Mr K Osborne (T Nicholas and L Pickhaver); Mr WJ Matthews (Mrs M Matthews, Mrs Pam Uren, Mr FJ Cock and British Transport Pensioners Federation); Mr Vivian Hollow (Penzance Royal British Legion); Mr J Paull (Mrs Kath Paull (Julian Paull and family); Mr and Mrs VJ Laity, Mrs Pat Bawden, Mr Archie Bawden (the family); Mrs C Murphy (Mr P Murphy, Sean and Claire); Mr Bill Rundle (Liara); Mr Phil Rundle, Mr K Reid, Mrs C Johnson (Mr A Johnson); Mr M Lawrence (Penzance Royal British Legion and Mrs M. Lawrence); Mr M McClary (Mike George); Mr M Nicholas (Penzance Royal British Legion); Mr John Angove, Mr Mac Nicholls, Mrs Sarah Nicholls, Kelly Mortimer, Mr and Mrs T Addicoat (Christopher Addicoat, Raymond Searle and Jonny Hart);

Mr Jim McLoughlin (Paul Thomas); Mr Les Richards, Mr Wayne Mayo, Mr Stan Harris, Mr A Kent (First Great Western maintenance and cleaning depot staff); Reg Jenkin (president Penzance Royal British Legion); Mr and Mrs M Hendra.

There were family flowers and donations were received for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Funeral Director: Burroughs and Kearey, Penzance.

Mrs EM Chellew

THE FUNERAL service has taken place at Paul Parish Church for Mrs Elizabeth Mary Chellew (Betty), who passed away peacefully at Ponsandane Nursing Home, aged 82 years.

Betty was the fifth generation of the Semmens family to have farmed at Trewarveneth Vean Farm, Newlyn.

She was a member of Newlyn Trinity Chapel for over 70 years.

Bearers were: Mr G Hosken, godson; Mr W Hosken, Mr B Scoble, godson; Mr K Berryman, Mr R Chellew, brother-in-law; Mr A Chellew, nephew.

Family and friends attending were: Mrs and Mrs F and A Salamone, cousin and goddaughter; Mr J Scoble, Mrs M James, Mr P Semmens, Mrs S Bailey, Mr and Mrs K Stevens, Ms T Stevens, cousins; Ms F Salamone, Ms C Salamone, Mr A Salamone, Miss E Heath, Miss G Heath, Miss R Black, Mrs T Jenkin, Ms J Barbary, Mr P Stevens.

Mrs S Chellew, niece; Mr Scott Chellew, great nephew; Paul Cornish, (was Chellew), nephew; Jackie, partner to Paul; Mr and Mrs GY Triggs, cousin; Mr Bill Hunkin, cousin; Mr and Mrs G Williams (also representing Sue Langstaff and Mr and Mrs Tattershall-Dodd); Mr and Mrs T Smitheram, Miss M Warren (also representing Mrs J Warren, Miss Ruth Richards and Mr J Peak); Mr and Mrs A Hosken, Mrs V Phillips (also representing Messrs D, C and S Phillips); Mrs Julia Hosking (also representing Joanne and Jeremy Shoote); Edward Hosking (also Lauren Hosking) ; Mrs Alexandra Vail (also representing James and Nicholas); Duncan Harry (also representing Eileen, Rosemary and Neil); Mr and Mrs John Hocking, Mrs J Taylor (also representing Mr and Mrs J Major); Denise Lawry (also representing June Stevens); Bob and Rosie (dog) – Ponsandane; Enid Stephenson, Marion Harvey, Mrs E Reynolds (also representing Mr J Reynolds); Mrs R Pengelly, Mrs B Harvey, Mrs Heather White (also representing Mr D White); Mr D Barrow, Mrs G Naylor, Newlyn Trinity Network, Christian Helpline in Newlyn (CHIN), Mrs B Lawry, Mr David G Strick, Newlyn (also representing Miss Olga Treloar and family); Mrs Audrey Thomas, Mrs M Hitchens, Mr and Mrs Richard and Gill Tregear; the Reverend Marion Lumbers; Mr and Mrs W Eddy, Mrs K Hosken (also representing Graham, Neil and Jonathan); Mrs D Hichens (also representing Newlyn Trinity Choir); June Hawk, Bobby James, Bella Newberry, Mrs Sheila Hosking, Mrs P Ash, Mrs V Payne (also representing Mrs SD Payne); Ann Boynes, Christine Lucas, Jo Barbary, Mrs L Larter, Miss Elizabeth Prowse, Mrs Charma Williams, Rhona Giles (also representing Nancy Wallis); Mr G Giles, Mr R Hichens, Mrs Z Hoar, Ms S Bray, Ms A Barbagallo.

Unable to attend were: Lilian and Graham Kent.

Funeral arrangements were by HN Peake, Tolcarne.



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