The funeral was held on 22nd April for the late Frank Atherton of Wincham who died on 16th April 2005 aged 88 years. Frank was born in Southport, Lancashire the only child of the late William and Emily Atherton. He was brought up in Heywood, Lancashire where he attended school. He married his wife Mary on 23rd August 1947 at St Clare’s, Middleton, Lancashire, they settled in Heywood before moving to Northwich in 1960, he was widowed in 1989. Frank was a Merchant Marine Officer from 1939 – 1945, serving on North Atlantic convoys. Later Frank worked as a director of his own company. He enjoyed travelling and was a family man who loved the company of his grandchildren. He leaves his sons William, Sean and Mick, daughters in law Judith, Sheila and Mary and six grandchildren. Requiem mass was celebrated by Canon Patrick Healey at St Wilfrid’s RC Church, Northwich prior to interment at Knutsford Cemetery. Floral tributes were received from family and friends. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Greenacre Funeral Home, Northwich.