Funeral report for the late Christine Warburton Northwich Guardian The funeral has taken place of Christine Warburton who died at home on 17th November 2009 aged 65 years, after a long illness borne bravely. Born in Rudheath in 1944 Christine was the first child of Jack & Hilda Atherton. She was physically handicapped from an early age and spent most of her life in a wheelchair. After primary school she attended Hartford Secondary Modern before moving to Northwich School of Art for three years. She gained several OíLevels and one AíLevel as well as a two year Intermediate Art Course. She became a member of the Highfield Club for Disabled and then went to Danewalk Centre for many years doing craftwork, painting and attending outings to various places of interest. She married husband Arthur in June 1976 in Northwich and moved to Goostrey where she remained until her death. In 1991 she became founder member of Vale Royal Disability Service as an Information Officer, then at Northwich Shopmobility where she made many good friends. Christine was very fond of travelling and visited many places in this country and overseas. She was an avid reader and also had some travel articles published in the national press. In 2008 she attended a reception for Voluntary Organisations at Buckingham Palace where she met the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Christine leaves husband Arthur, sister Pauline, brothers John & Stephen, step-daughters Susan & Linda, five grandchildren, a great granddaughter and many nephews and nieces. Donations were sent to Cancer Research UK and Vale Royal Disability Service. The funeral service held at St Helenís Church, Northwich was conducted by Rev Malcolm Cowan. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.