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Byrne, Wilfred

The funeral was held on 28th February for the late Wilfrid Byrne who died on 18th February 2013, aged 83 years. Wilfrid was born in Salford on 6th May 1929 to John & Esther Byrne, the youngest of four brothers. He grew up in Salford, Greater Manchester where he attended school. On 27th February 1960 he married Mary Bernadette Bayliff at St James’ Church, Salford. They settled in Prestwich, near Manchester, moving to Over Peover on his retirement. Wilfrid was employed as an independent film technician and worked for various companies including BBC, ITV and Cosgrove Hall. He played basketball for England, coached basketball players for many years and was a member of the YMCA team. He is survived by his wife Bernadette, sons Greg and Nicholas, daughter Catherine, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The service at St Lawrence Church, Over Peover was conducted by Rev Dr Jane Lloyd, prior to interment in the Churchyard. Family floral tributes were received and donations for Hollins Park Care Home. Arrangements by Dodgson’s Funeral Service, Knutsford.

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