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Wilding, Tom

The funeral was held at Lostock Parish Church for the late Thomas Alfred Wilding of Marston who died on 13th October 2005 aged 83 years. Thomas was born in Winsford on 24th July 1922, he was the middle child of a family of five children. He grew up in Winsford, where he attended school. He married Irene Faulkner on 10th August 1946 at St John the Evangelist Church, Lostock Gralam. They lived at Lostock with Ireneís parents at first before moving to Hartford and finally to Higher Marston in 1953. Tom served in the RAF from 1940 - 1946, his job was to service aircraft. His unit was known as No. 3207 Servicing Commandoes Unit. On D-Day he was in France and his landing craft was torpedoed, they were rescued by another ship which was then sunk, this was his second ship to go down on the same day. Tomís unit was sent to Burma where they stayed in various places to service different types of aircraft, then to Singapore where they heard the Japanese had surrendered. The unit had to stay, to care for allied prisoners of war, before returning home in 1946. On his return he worked for I.C.I. at Winnington, then at Wallerscote, before moving to Associated Octel in 1955 where he was a shift manager until his retirement in 1984, he was a pensioner for 21 years. Tom enjoyed walking and together with his wife, joined Vale Royal Ramblers, they were members for over 20 years and made lots of friends. Tom loved football and was a strong supporter of Witton Albion, who announced his death at their recent home match. He leaves his wife Irene, three children Michael, Peter and Margaret, five grandchildren and a great granddaughter. The service at Lostock Parish Church was conducted by Canon Michael Walters, prior to interment in the churchyard. As well as family floral tributes, donations were received for Northwich Victoria Infirmary. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Greenacre Funeral Home, Northwich.

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