Pendlebury, Doris Patricia
Funeral report for the late Doris Patricia Pendlebury The funeral has taken place on Friday 27th June 2008 for the late Doris Patricia Pendlebury née Dickens who died 13th June aged 74 years. Pat was born in Warrington in 1934 to George and Marian Dickens (née Morris). She lived in Great Budworth for a time then Gibb Hill, Antrobus. She worked in the Returnable Package Section of ICI. She married the late George Colin Pendlebury in 1958 and they lived at Gibb Hill until sailing on the Windsor Castle to Cape Town, South Africa, continuing with a 4 day train journey to Luanshya, Zambia in 1967. In 1972 they moved to Que Que, Rhodesia and then on to Selebi Phikwe in Botswana in 1975. They lived there for 19 years until retiring to Wincham, Northwich in 1994. They made the most of their lives in Africa, playing badminton, horse riding, participating in car rallies and becoming good golfers. Pat was the Women’s Captain of the Selebi Phikwe Golf Club. They loved to travel and had various holidays in Rio de Janeiro, Miami, South Africa, Ireland and other locations. Pat was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 18 and lived with the disease for 58 years, suffering the various serious and debilitating side effects but always determined to live her life to the full. Sadly Pat was widowed in 2005 but continued to live in her home until the very last 3 months when she had to be admitted into Hospital. Pat is survived by her loving children David & Dianne, son in law Johan and grandchildren Michael and Samantha. The funeral service and committal, conducted by Rev’d Alec Brown, were held at Walton Lea Crematorium. Flowers were received and donations for Diabetes UK. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.