The funeral was held recently (on 6th January) for Irene Simcock of Northwich who died on 20th December 2010, aged 73 years. Irene was born in Winsford to Jack & Clara Gilbert on 9th January 1937. She was the eldest child; followed by two brothers and four sisters. Irene grew up in Winsford where she attended school. She married John Simcock on 2nd October 1965 at Northwich Registry Office. They settled in Castle before moving to Northwich and Rudheath. Irene worked as a sewing machinist in various factories, then after her marriage she was a housewife. She enjoyed dancing, especially jiving, and going on holiday before her illness, she also liked watching TV. Irene leaves her husband John, four children Carol, David, Michael & Diane and 10 grandchildren. The service and committal were held at Walton Lea Crematorium, conducted by Revd Barry Jobber. As well as family floral tributes, donations were received for Westwood Court Nursing Home, Winsford. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green, Northwich.