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October 2005

OBITUARIES

THE LATE DOUGLAS GRENVILLE TEAGUE

On the afternoon of August 2nd the whole community was saddened to hear of the death of Grenville Teague, husband of the late Olwen, caring father to Melfyn and loving brother to Brenda.

Everyone knew that Grenville had not been in good health for several years and although there were signs of deterioration he kept in good spirits and his conversation was always interesting and humorous. His death came as shock to everyone who knew him.

He was the son of David and Dilys Teague, Glyndyfrdwy and he spent most of his life in Llidiart y Parc, where he chose to retire.

He married Olwen, Cefn Bodig, Parc, Bala in 1954 and they lived in Fron Heulog, Carrog and later in Glandwr. Melfyn became part of the family, where he was the light of his parent’s life. In 1964 they moved to Carrog Post Office where Grenville was able to use all the experience he had gained working in Astley’s, Corwen. He was exceptionally kind to all his customers and highly respected. As a family they took a very active part in the village, with a raffle for good causes always on the counter and sweets for the children.

Grenville was a faithful member of the Baptist Chapel where he was an organist for a period of time. He enjoyed music and attended local concerts. Katherine Jenkins became his favourite and he was exceptionally pleased when he was presented with her autograph after a Liverpool concert. He enjoyed all sport from football to tennis and was a founder of the village snooker club. He took a leading part in the late seventies in ensuring that we were able to have a community hall in Carrog - he was its first treasurer.

After retiring from the Post Office the family moved to Fron Derw, Llidiart y Parc where he was happy planning his garden and searching for interesting plants to make the area a place worth seeing.

We offer our sympathy to Melfyn and all the family in their loss.

The funeral, led by Dafydd Rees Roberts, Llanuwchllyn was held on Thursday August 11th in the Baptist Chapel, followed by interment in Carrog cemetery. The organist was Aurora Williams and the bearers were David Jones, Brynle Hughes and nephews Alun and Gareth with arrangements by Arthur Evans and Son.

A collection was made for Nightingale House.

Brynle Hughes

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THE LATE DORIS POWELL JONES

On the 30th. July 2005, peacefully in Wrexham Maelor Hospital and in the presence of her family, Doris Powell Jones, Algwyn, Llangollen, passed away (late of Fron Newydd and Cileurych).

The funeral was led by Rev. Dafydd Rees Roberts on Friday August 5th. with a service in Capel Seion, Carrog followed by interment in the Baptist Cemetery. The organist was Mrs. Aurona Williams, with Arthur Evans and Son in charge of funeral arrangements.

This tribute was given by Rev. Dafydd Rees Roberts on the day of the funeral:-

“Dear Friends,

Can I first on behalf of all of us offer our sympathy to you all in your sad loss; especially to you, Ed on losing your dear wife. To Kay, Chris, Aled a Gwyn who have lost a very special Mother and Nain. To Auntie Gwen, who has lost a dear niece, and to Vivian, Felicia, John, Haydn, Raymond and their families who have lost a very dear sister and aunt.

Please accept our sympathy for losing one who was so dear to you, and so suddenly. It is difficult to believe that her health deteriorated so quickly and that she was taken from us, being only a few weeks from her 70th. birthday.

Doris was the eldest of the Cileurych children and while thinking over things in the past few days I realised that I had known her all my life or at least since I was very young. I remember Ed’s parents living in Coed Talog before they moved to Fron Newydd in 1955. They were great friends with Taid and Nain Y Lon and they came with Ed to visit us frequently. Through Ed we got to know Doris and the Cileurych family and that was years before Lil and Hayn became friends. I remember Doris in those days being very friendly and likeable. That impression was strengthened over the years. Doris liked people, especially her family. She was good at socialising and had many friends.

Through the years Doris worked hard for the district of Carrog. She liked to sing and had a good voice and when she was young had competed in Eisteddfodau. She was a member of Cor Merched Edeyrnion. When there was an Aelwyd in Carrog she acted in many of their plays. But although she supported many organisations over the years it was here in the Chapel where she made the greatest contribution. She was brought up and baptised here and was a full member. She played the organ for many years and always took a full part in the services. For many years she was the treasurer and but for Doris and a few other faithful members, the Chapel would not have kept its doors open. Jesus Christ was very important to her.

The family was important to Doris. She didn’t go far from home to find a husband and married the son of the farm next door over 45 years ago. They lived happily in Fron Newydd and farmed there until retiring to Llangollen 8 years ago. Doris had looked forward to retiring to her bungalow and had her wish when they retired to Algwyn. It crowned everything to have her daughter Kay and family as neighbours. She thought the world of you and you likewise of her. Feelings which were obvious to all. Your care and great love were a comfort for her in the last weeks as her health deteriorated. Her extended family were important to Doris and she enjoyed arranging meals for her brothers, sisters and their families to celebrate family occasions. She thought the world of her nieces and nephews and likewise they thought the world of Auntie Do. Her in-laws had a very special relation and Lil always praised Doris over the years for her kindness - nothing was too much trouble especially during lambing or at harvest time.

As a family your loss is great and so is the loss to Chapel and community. But it is to you Ed and to Kay, Chris, Aled and Gwyn that the loss is greatest. You will have many fond memories to treasure and a place to thank God for the loan of such a dear person, but it is difficult to let go of her so soon. We pray and hope that you have the energy to cope with your loss. Jesus can conquer death and open the door to eternal life beyond death and out of the reach of pain.”

Lil Powell

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