The funeral was held on 15th April 2010 for the late Gilbert Hardley Rowe, who died 3rd April aged 88 years. Gil was born in Lostock to Sydney & Annie Rowe, the middle child of five children having two brothers and two sisters. He was brought up in Lostock where he also attended school. He married Dorothy Taylor on 6th June 1953 at Holy Trinity Church, Castle settling in Riverside, Leftwich before moving to London Road, Davenham. He served with the Palastine Police during the war and later worked as a Rigger for ICI. His interests included football, tennis, sports and horse racing. Gil is survived by his wife Dorothy, daughter Dianne and sisters Brenda & Gina. The funeral service and committal, held at Walton Lea Crematorium were conducted by Rev Martyn Cripps. Family flowers and donations for the Royal British Legion and the Alzheimers Society were received. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.