The funeral was held recently for Syd Blake of Northwich who died on 11th June 2011, aged 66 years. Syd was born in Northwich on 29th July 1944 to Syd & Marie Blake and he had one sister Wendy. He lived in Northwich and went to Witton Boys’ School then onto Rudheath Secondary Modern. He worked at Bates’ Iron Foundry, Geoff Cross Haulage at Lostock Gralam, then at I.C.I. Syd followed horse racing and enjoyed having a bet. He is survived by his son Darren, daughter-in-law Jackie, grandson “little Syd”, mother Marie and sister Wendy. The service at St Helen’s Parish Church, Northwich was conducted by Revd Barry Jobber prior to interment at Northwich Cemetery. As well as family floral tributes, donations were received for Leighton Hospital Cardiac Unit. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green Northwich.