Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Marjorie Fenton

1923 - 2006

Wife of Arthur, mother to Pamela and nana to Jemma and Laura; Marjorie died peacefully on Thursday, 24th August at The Countess of Chester Hospital. The church service for her was held at The Methodist Church, Little Sutton on Friday, 1st September followed by cremation at Blacon. They say that the sun shines on the righteous. It certainly did for Marjorie because the sun shone on the day she passed away and again on he day of her funeral.

Marjorie first met Arthur at the age of 15 when she was Head Girl at her school. On her way home she would pass the shop where he worked. Later she worked in the shop next door and their frendship blossomed. They were married shortly after the war and had Pamela, their only child a year later when they lived in Derby Street, Macclesfield. Early this year they celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

Arthur's job in the Fire Service took them to many places including Hoylake, Northwich, Ellsmere Port, Crewe, Chester and then Little Sutton. Marjorie had worked in munitions during the war and then in a gents' outfitters in Hoylake but latterly preferred to be at home to be there for Arthur on his days off.

Marjorie enjoyed dancing. With her partner Arthur was awarded gold medals and trophies to prove how good they were. Marjorie also enjoyed their holidays abroad. They visited many European countries including France, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Madiera, the Balearic Islands and the Canaries always staying in four star hotels.

Marjorie was an active member of the WI in Crewe and the Bright Hour in Little Sutton. She was a much loved member of the church.

Her last years were difficult following the stroke she suffered 17 years ago from which she never fully recovered. In spite of her difficulties though she was always cheerful and an inspiration to others. He grandaughters particularly learnt a lot from her wisdom.

Marjorie will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She is now reunited with her parents Jack and Violet and her friends from Macclesfield with whom she will be at peace.

1 comment:

Pete said...

Keith, I'm so very, very sorry.

My condolences to both you and Pam, and of course to the girls and wider family also.

Amidst the chaos of my current existence this is a stark reminder of whom and what really matters.