The funeral was held recently (24th June) for the late Eileen Bates of Northwich who died on 20th June 2011, aged 85 years. Eileen was born in Northwich to Harry & Winnifred MacDonald, she was the second youngest child and had eleven brothers and sisters. Eileen grew up in Northwich and attended St Wilfrid’s School, Northwich. She had been married twice. Eileen lived in Lostock Gralam, before moving to Rudheath. Eileen was in service at Toft Hall, Knutsford and for Dr Gatties in Knutsford, then she worked at Lomas and Spencer sewing factory in Northwich. She enjoyed listening to music and played the piano and liked doing crosswords. Eileen is survived by her two daughters Eileen Gillibrand (née Dee) and Sandra Jump (née Bates), four grandchildren Steven, Paul, Stuart & Chris and her sister Connie Nixon. The service was held at St Wilfrid’s R.C. Church, Northwich followed by interment at Lostock Churchyard, conducted by Father Patrick Munroe. As well as family floral tributes, donations were received for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Lostock Green, Northwich.