A Service of Thanksgiving was held recently (1st November) for John Wilkinson of The Willows Nursing Home, Mobberley who died on 21st October 2010, aged 86 years. John was born at Yew Tree Farm, Grappenhall, later he moved to Stud Farm Appleton where he farmed for 50 years. In 1949 he married Betty Hough at Milton Baptist Chapel, they remained happily married for 47 years. In 1987 they retired to live at Walton and enjoyed nine years before Betty died in 1996. John is survived by his three children Philip, Steve and Barbara, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The service was held at Latchford Baptist Church, where John had worshipped all his life and was the family church having been established by his grandfather in 1860. The service was conducted by Revd Lee Gilbert following committal at Walton Lea Crematorium. Family floral tributes were received and donations for The Willows Nursing Home and Latchford Baptist Church. Arrangements by Dodgson’s Funeral Service, Knutsford.