Funeral report for the late Albert Newman The funeral took place on 29th May 2008, for the late Albert Newman of Cromwell Road, Winnington, who died very suddenly at home aged 86 years. Bert was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, the eldest of nine children. His first job at the age of 14 was in a cinema as a page boy. His abilities were quickly recognised and he was promoted to the projection room, later becoming the chief projectionist. In 1939 at the start of World War 2, he was called up and recruited to Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME) working on radar equipment. After repatriation in 1945, Bert returned to the cinema, but now in Weston-Super-Mare, where he met his future wife Doreen. They married in June 1952 and in the years that followed they had five sons and two daughters and became Bible Students. His profession enabled him to move to several locations which included Suffolk, Holyhead, Carnforth and finally Northwich in 1982, serving as an elder in each of the local congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His beliefs were always very important to him and his family. Bert was a keen gardener and spent much of his leisure time on his allotment, where many of his gardening friends will miss him. 156 people including family & friends from Gloucestershire, Preston, Morecombe, North Wales and America attended the funeral. Bert was a wonderful, caring and much loved husband, dad & grandad and will be so sadly missed. John 5: 28-29. The funeral held at Kingdom Hall, Queen Street, with a moving and gentle discourse, conducted by Mr Joseph Herbert was followed by interment at Gorstage Cemetery. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.