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Young, Harold

The funeral has taken place of Harold Young of Higher Marston who died on July 11th 2010, aged 86 years. Harold was born in Northwich to Daniel and Ethel Young and had two younger sisters Sylvia and Connie. He married his wife Betty in 1948 at Witton Church and moved in to their one and only home in Higher Marston. Sadly Betty died suddenly in September 1995. Like his father Harold worked as an electrician at Joseph Parks Steel Works until the company closed in the 1980s. During the war he had continued to work at the steel works and was also a part time fireman. From an early age Harold had a keen interest in cinematography and in recent times amassed a vast collection of old films and family movies. He regularly held film shows at his home for his friends and family. He also collected old photographs of the Northwich area. He had a life long love of DIY and even built his first TV and caravan. With a young family many happy holidays were spent touring Great Britain with caravan in tow. When the family grew up their love of touring was replaced by their love of North Wales and they liked nothing better than to take themselves off to the static caravan they bought. Harold broadened his horizons in recent years and enjoyed holidays in Austria and America. After Betty’s death he decided to develop an old interest and attended art classes in Frodsham. He created many pictures and enjoyed framing his own and fellow artist’s work. He was always interested in the very latest technology and was in his words “never too old to learn”. He loved meeting people and was a member of Probus and a former sidesperson at Great Budworth church. Devoted to his family, he leaves his sister Connie, son Brian and daughter-in-law Barbara, daughter Shirley and son-in-law Alan, grandchildren Claire, Sarah, David, Rachel and Andrew and great granddaughter Melissa. The funeral service was held at Great Budworth Parish Church followed by interment in the churchyard. The Rev Jane Proudfoot conducted the Service. There were family floral tributes and donations to Cancer Research UK. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.

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