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Jim Cretney

Jim Cretney (deceased)

26th June 2023 | Obituaries

Eric James Cretney (Jim) started life on 27 July, 1926. The son of Henry Cretney and Rita Demirimond. Jim grew up with three siblings, Phillip, Christine and Edward all of whom predeceased Jim. They lived in Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Earl Spencer in mourning

24th April 2023 | Obituaries, People

On 22 March, Captain Hon. George Cecil Robert Maurice Spencer (known as ‘Bobby’) passed away in Trustbridge Hospice, West Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 90. He was a 1st cousin of Edward John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, father of Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles the 9th Earl of Althorp.

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Michael McCluskey

20th February 2023 | Obituaries

Noeleen McCluskey thanks everyone for the many cards and messages of condolence and help received on the death of her beloved husband, Michael, on 2 December. Also for the attendance of so many at the funeral. He is very much missed.

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Hazel Baxter

28th January 2023 | Obituaries

Hazel was an avid reader and scholar and an enthusiastic member of the Brownie and Guide movements surrounding her!

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Michael Ward (1936-2022)

19th September 2022 | Obituaries

Mike Ward was well-known to The Kibworth & District Chronicle team. He supplied us with news of Foxton via the Foxton Folio which he edited for twenty years. We send our condolences to his family along with these extracts from Mike’s funeral eulogy, a reminder of what a great character he was. RO.

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Joan Spain

27th June 2022 | Obituaries

My Grandma was a true Kibworthian, born in the flat above 40 Fleckney Road, a sweet shop at that time which belonged to her Aunty Sarah. She was christened Florence Joan but there were already three Florrie’s in the family. Great aunty, big aunty and little aunty. She became known as Joan, I suspect much to the relief of the other Florences!

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