Uveges, Peggy Eileen
Funeral report for the late Peggy Uveges Knutsford Guardian Series The funeral was held on 19th November 2009 for the late Peggy Eileen Uveges née Bruce, who died 12th November aged 83 years. Peggy was born in Clapham, London to Sydney & Gladys Bruce, the youngest child of three having an older brother and sister. She was brought up in Clapham for five years then moved to Chadwell Heath. After High School she started work at Ilford Ltd in the testing laboratories at Brentwood. She worked for Ilford for about thirty five years. She studied at night school and got her qualifications in Chemistry, something very few women did at that time. She met her husband Janos (Joe) at Ilford and they married on 16th August 1969 at St Chad’s Church, Chadwell Heath, Essex. When Ilford closed down in Essex and Joe’s work was relocated to Mobberley in 1983 they moved to Knutsford. Peggy had a wide variety of interests and she studied several topics: French & German and Classical Music Appreciation. She also did a wide variety of practical classes, woodworking, pottery, dress making, cake making & decorating. At Brentwood she took up bowls and became the club’s women’s champion but on moving to Knutsford she never really took to Crown Green Bowling. Her abiding interest was gardening. She designed her own garden and several for friends. She was an active member of the Tatton Garden Society. She was very knowledgeable about plants and flowers and their names. She was interested in Geology and went on a number of field trips. She was also a member of Knutsford Historical Society. As secretary of the Knutsford Natural History Group, she was involved in setting up an exhibition of the Flora and Fauna of the Heath during the Knutsford 700 Charter Celebrations in 1992 and met Princess Margaret. Peggy is survived by her husband Joe. The funeral service and committal held at Altrincham Crematorium were conducted by Dr Thain Flowers. Family flowers and donations for the Alzheimers Society and East Cheshire Hospice were received. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.