Turton, Peter Raymond
The funeral was held on 26th August for the late Peter Raymond Turton who died on 16th August 2005 aged 60 years. Peter was born in Sale, Cheshire on 26th August 1945 and was the only child of Ray and June Turton. Ray managed the fairground business and restaurant at Pickmere Lake, owned by the Cheetham family. Peter loved working with the boats and the fairground rides and equipment. He trained as an engineer and later worked at Hedson Park, before moving to I.C.L. at Beaumont near Old Windsor. In 1973 he met Veronica, who went to South Africa with him, as he had accepted a two year secondment to Johannesburg. They married after four years, and in 1979, their twin daughters Kylie and Simone were born, followed four years later by son Ryan. After visiting Australia, where Veronicaís father had a farm. Peter helped on the farm and rebuilt a truck after it broke down and did the signwriting on the door. Peter and his family planned to move to Australia; Veronica and the children went, but Peter never followed. During his working life Peter worked as a computer systems salesman; education and training officer and project evaluations and review technique manager with I.C.L. which became Control Data; and then by Hocteil, whose headquarters were in Essen, Germany. He oversaw the Lesotho Highlands Water Project; the utilities section of the new Athens International Airport and the Ikea Store in Moscow. At the end of 1997 Peter went to Australia, as the girls had completed their schooling, he had a stroke on the first day and was hospitalised. After resting for a few weeks he recovered enough to fly home to Greece, where his family visited him. Peter had many interests including rally driving, navigating, model boats and model planes and he enjoyed listening to music. He was a talented signwriter and a good mechanic. Recently Peter, with his partner Marie-Paule, had moved back to Pickmere where he had renovated his fatherís house. Peter is survived by his daughters Kylie and Simone, son Ryan and their mother Veronica and his partner Marie-Paule. The service at Great Budworth Parish Church was followed by interment in the churchyard was conducted by Rev Alec Brown. Floral tributes were received. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Greenacre Funeral Home, Northwich.