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Turner, Marjorie

Funeral report for the late Marjorie Turner The funeral was held on July 14th for the late Marjorie Turner née Gibson, who died on 4th July 2008, aged 90 years. Marjorie was born in Northwich to Arthur & Edith Gibson. She was the youngest of two children, her brother Ernest pre-deceased her. She was brought up in Northwich and attended Victoria Road School. Marjorie married William Joseph Turner, known as Joe on 8th August 1942 at St Helen’s Parish Church, Northwich. They settled in Oak Street, Northwich before moving to Marshall Lane, Greenbank. Sadly she was widowed in 1977. Marjorie enjoyed shop work and worked as a manageress in local shops, she was a mid-day assistant at Victoria Road Infant School for many years. She trained the retinue for Northwich Carnival, was a committee member for over 45 years and held the post of President until her recent death. Other interests included being a Brownie Guider at Rudheath & Winnington, Friend and Supporter of the Burma Star Association, where Joe was Founder Chairman until his death. Marjorie was a Founder Member and President of Northwich Ladies Branch of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section. A Friend / Supporter and Front of House Steward for both Mid-Cheshire Amateur Operatic Society and the Festival Choir; being an excellent raffle ticket seller for them who raised hundreds of pounds for both societies. She enjoyed trips in the car to various locations particularly Llandudno, St Anne’s and Cleveleys. Although not musical herself, Marjorie loved to attend concerts and shows, and took pleasure in following the progress of her daughter Barbara; whose soprano voice was enjoyed by her and many others. Marjorie is survived by her daughter Barbara, sisters-in-law and cousins. The service was held at St Helen’s Parish Church, Northwich, conducted by Rev’d Malcolm Cowan and was followed by interment in Northwich Cemetery. Flowers were received and donations for Northwich Stroke Club and Daneside Court Comforts Fund. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.

Turner Marjorie

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