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Baker, June

The funeral has taken place of June Baker (as she was known to all her family and friends), who died peacefully in the early hours of 19th May 2010, after a short illness at Leighton Hospital, aged 86 years. June was born in London in 1923 to Gertrude & Richard Longworth, one of five children having a sister Esme and three brothers Esmund, Dick & Eric. The family moved to Ramsgate where they stayed until 1940. Junes father Richard, who was a steel erector at Joseph Park’s & Son Ltd, was based in Northwich and he decided the family should move up to Northwich in 1940 as he thought it would be a safer place to live as the war had now broken out. June was employed during the war at Broughton and Byley working on the Lancaster and Wellington Bombers. It was during these war years at work that she met her husband to be Arthur Vivian Baker. They married in 1946 and set up their family home in Castle before moving to Middlewich Road, Northwich in 1966 where June was to live the rest of her life. Sadly June was widowed in 1972. She and Arthur had three children Eric, Janet & Kevin. After the war years she worked all her working life as a waitress. She enjoyed work so much that she worked up to the age of 80 years. She always said she enjoyed work so much that she treated it as a day out or a night out when she went and not a chore. June will always best be remembered for her many years of employment at Bratt & Evans in the Coffee Shop. It was in her later years of employment that she loved so much, working under her employers John & Elizabeth and later Stephanie. She had the up most respect for them all and loved her work colleagues. She worked at functions for the Masons Masonic Lodge, Round Table, Cheshire Show and Weaverham Cricket Club to name a few. Her main interest in life was dancing. She was a lovely dancer and spent many a happy evening at Lostock Club and later the Gladstone Club with all her friends. She used to spend many Sunday lunchtimes at Rudheath Club playing bingo and also enjoyed her Wednesday afternoons at Bethel Church where the Senior Citizens would meet. June was very popular and made friends wherever she went. She was well liked and enjoyed life to the full until the last couple of years of her life. It was not unusual for her to receive at least 50 cards on her birthday and for Christmas. On her last birthday she received no less than 84 cards. June is survived by her children Eric, Janet & Kevin and grandchildren Catherine, Peter, Stephanie, Alex & Jack. The service held at Bethel Church, conducted by Pastor Jonathan Gough was followed by interment at Northwich Cemetery. Family flowers and donations for Bethel Church were received. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.

Baker June

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