Gates, John Frederick (Jack)
The funeral was held recently for the late John Frederick Gates of Knutsford who died on 13th February 2010, aged 83 years. John, or Jack as he was known, was born in Charlton, London to the late George and Ada Gates; he was the second youngest of their family of nine children, having four brothers and five sisters. He grew up in Charlton, London where he attended school. He married his wife Hilda on 20th August 1949 at St Matthews Church Stretford. In 1952 they settled in Warren Avenue, Knutsford. During the Second World War Jack was in the Fleet Air Arm. Later he was employed by Massey Ferguson, where he worked for 34 years, being promoted to Supervisor. Jack enjoyed gardening and playing dominoes with his friends. He is survived by his wife Hilda; sons Colin, Peter and Kenneth; his grandchildren; three brothers and a sister. The funeral and committal, at Altrincham Crematorium, was conducted by Rev Paul Wilson. In addition to family flowers, donations were received for the East Cheshire Hospice. Arrangements by Dodgson’s Funeral Service, Knutsford.