The funeral was held recently (1st July) for the late Brian Clare of Knutsford who died on 22nd June 2011, aged 74 years. Brian was born in Crumpsall, Manchester to Annie and Ted Dreland. He had one sister Beryl, who predeceased him. He was brought up in Beswick, where he attended the local school. On the anniversary of the D-Day landing, on 6th June 1959 he married Eveline at Manchester Registry Office. They lived in Crumpsall before moving to Knutsford. Brian completed his National Service; he worked at the Water Board and was later employed at Ilfords, Mobberley. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and liked to bet on anything. Brian was a keen Manchester City Supporter “until I die”. He leaves his wife Eve, daughters Jane and Mandy, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The service and committal at Altrincham Crematorium were conducted by Dr Thain Flowers. As well as family floral tributes, donations were received for the British Heart Foundation. Arrangements by Dodgson’s Funeral Service, Knutsford.