The funeral was held on 1st February 2010 for the late Harry Oakes who died 21st January aged 81 years. Harry was born in Manchester to Harry & Gertrude Oakes, the elder of three children having two younger sisters. He was brought up in Rudheath and attended Victoria Road School. He married Beryl in July 1952 at St Helenís Church, Northwich settling in Shipbrook Road, before moving to Wright Avenue then Shurlach Road where they remained. Sadly Harry was widowed in 2006. After doing National Service (1947-1949) he worked for Dewhurst Butchers then for Harris Road Services. His interests included travel, computers, languages and model making. Harry is survived by his children Paul, Keith and Dawn. The funeral service held at St Helenís Church, Northwich, conducted by Rev Malcolm Cowan was followed by interment at Rudheath Cemetery. Family flowers and donations for Merlin were received. Arrangements George Bell Funeral Services, Northwich.