The funeral was held on Monday 18th December for the late Nellie Shakeshaft of Knutsford who died on 12th December 2006 aged 83 years. Nellie was born in the Northwich area and as a child attended Mere School. She became a qualified confectioner and spent most of her working life in catering. She worked for Cheshire County Council Education Department as a school meals cook/supervisor for 23 years. Nellie enjoyed baking and icing cakes embroidery drawing reading crosswords and playing dominoes and had a keen interest in garden birds. She became one of the first residents of Royce Court Knutsford in 1980. Nellie was the wife of the late Percy Shakeshaft beloved mother of Christine and Alison and sister of Mollie. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. May she rest in peace. The service was held at High Legh Parish Church followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium conducted by Revd Michael Cavanagh. As well as floral tributes donations were received for Christie Hospital.