The funeral was held recently for John William Heath of Leftwich who died recently (19th November) aged 83 years. Bill, as he was known, was born in Northwich, he was the second child of a family of eight, born to Mick & Nellie Heath, the other children were Gladys, Lillian, Arthur, Alan, Derek, Geoff and Margaret. Bill grew up in Northwich and attended Rudheath School. He married Ivy Hemmings on 18th June 1952 at St Helenís Parish Church, Northwich. They settled in Great Budworth before moving to Leftwich Estate, Northwich, where they remained. Bill worked in farming and as a contractor, then later he was employed as a driver for Northwich Council. During his younger days Bill played football for Northwich Vics Reserves and Norley Football Club, later he followed football on television, he was also a boxer in his youth and loved to watch the big fights on tv. Bill enjoyed a game of darts with his friends, he also loved to work in his garden. Bill leaves his wife Ivy; four children Carol, Billy, Pauline, & Darren; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The service at St Helenís 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 the British Heart Foundation and Dementia UK.