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Hulse, Dorothy

The funeral was held on 23rd February for the late Dorothy Hulse who died on 14th February 2007 aged 99 years. Dorothy was born in 1907 and had a sister Maud and brother Robert she attended Manchester Road School and Lostock Gralam Church of England Junior School. After leaving school aged 14 she started working at Brunner Mond Lostock in the canteen. She progressed to become the first woman manager at I.C.I. which was a great achievement managing canteens as far away as Buxton and the Fylde Coast. She worked for the company for 41 years and retired in 1962. Dorothy Maud and Robert lived together at the family home in Lostock where Maud and Robert continued to live after Dorothy married Jack Hulse in 1940. They went to live at The Cottage in Marston. Dorothy an organised business woman was the opposite to Jack who was very laid back but they had a very good life together. There were no children but they always had a black Labrador which they both loved and enjoyed walking to Pickmere and Marbury. They also enjoyed their garden Jack was an expert at growing dahlias. Christmas and New Year was celebrated with a party at home in Marston with family and friends. There was singing around the piano and Dorothy concluded with a solo. Dorothy was an accomplished pianist and singer and sang with the Operatic Society in Northwich later becoming a life-long patron. After each Christmas Dorothy hosted a dinner at home for the staff from the canteens. Dorothy and Jack together with Maud Robert and friends enjoyed cruising holidays and visited Jerusalem. Dorothy and Maud although they worked full time visited an elderly aunt nearly every Saturday for about ten years. As Dorothy and Jack became older they built The Croft a bungalow in the garden at Marston which was easier for them to manage. Sadly Jack died in 1981 and brother Robert in 1988 leaving Dorothy living alone at Marston and Maud at Lostock. They still spent several days together and busied themselves delivering Meals on Wheels to people younger than themselves. Dorothy was driving until she was almost ninety. Dorothy attended Lostock Church she provided the Altar frontal was one of the instigators of the new heating system and always a willing helper at Church Fairs. She was a member of the Church Women's Fellowship the PCC and Treasurer for many years. Until a few years ago Dorothy and Maud were still enjoying their regular holidays to Criccieth taking their rescue dog Wally with them. When Maud had a stroke three years ago they both moved to Tabley House where Dorothy helped Maud to recover but unfortunately Dorothy's eyesight and hearing was failing making her life difficult as she could no longer enjoy music and musicals. Dorothy leaves her sister Maud nephews and nieces and many friends who attended the service. The service at Lostock Parish Church was conducted by Rev'd Barbara Sharp prior to interment in the churchyard. In addition to family floral tributes donations were received for Vale Royal Talking Newspaper. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service Northwich.

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