The funeral has taken place of Philip Hornby who died on 8th December 2006 aged 84 years. He was born in Winnington in January 1922 the only child of William and Ethel Hornby. He lived in Winnington all his life attending Winnington Primary School and Sir John Deane's Grammar School. As a member of the Royal Army Ordinance Corps Philip served for six years during the Second World War. He took part in the Normandy Landings in June 1944 and served in France Holland Belgium and Germany. Following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather Philip's working life was spent with ICI. It was there that he met Winifred Bisset in 1953. They married in Kennoway Fife in June 1955. Philip was completely devoted to his wife to whom he was happily married for more than 50 years and to his two daughters Fiona and Lorna. He will always be remembered as a caring and dedicated family man with a quick wit and dry sense of humour. He was a keen golfer who played whenever the weather permitted. He loved to spend time outdoors and proudly maintained his house and garden throughout his life. He leaves his wife Winn daughters Fiona and Lorna and son-in-law Michael. The service was held at Altrincham Crematorium. The Revd Sheila Hughes officiated. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service.