The funeral was held on Wednesday 22nd March for the late Oswald George Billington of Great Budworth who died on 13th March 2006 aged 86 years. Oswald was born in Winsford, the oldest of five children born to the late Arthur and Gertrude Billington. He grew up in Winsford and attended school in Over. He married Doris Bratt on 24th January 1942 at St Helenís Parish Church, Northwich. They settled in Marston before moving to Great Budworth. He was widowed in 1995. Oswald was employed as a process worker at Associated Octel. He liked gardening and keeping budgies, he also enjoyed looking after his bulldogs and breeding from them. He is survived by his son and daughter in law Alf and Jean, grandchildren Lynne and Mark and great grandchildren Megan, Oliver and Matthew. The service was held at Great Budworth Parish Church followed by interment in the churchyard, conducted by Rev Alec Brown. In addition to family floral tributes donations were received for Mid-Cheshire Animal Welfare. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.