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Hinchliffe, Thelma

The funeral was held on 9th May for the late Thelma Hinchliffe of Wincham who died on 30th April 2006 aged 81 years. Thelma was born on April 12th 1925, in the village of Foxhole, Cornwall. She was born a twin with her brother Frank, but sadly he was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of 26. Thelma also had two other brothers Gerald and Russell. When aged 15, Thelma attended a pre-nursing attachment on a military ward of Bodmin Hospital, and it was here she decided to pursue a career in nursing. At the age of 17 Thelma left home to begin her nursing training at Chester, where she graduated as a nursing sister. She was always her proud of her S.R.N. qualification and gave many years of care to others through her dedication to her work. She looked after her brother Gerald, her sister-in-law and a friend until they passed away. During her training she met her husband to be, Arthur. Together they had three children, John, Peter and Pauline and Thelma managed to combine being a loving caring mother with her nursing career. Thelma loved to read and always had a book next to her, she was also well travelled. Together with Arthur she would often go away for the weekend in one of his camper vans. After Arthur had passed away, Thelma thought nothing of packing her bags and visiting her old nursing friends in America, returning three weeks later with her tails of adventure. Thelma was interested in sport and following a major sporting occasion she liked to discuss the result, whether football, rugby or motor sports. Thelma is survived by her sons John & Peter, daughter Pauline and five grandchildren, also her brother Russell. The service and committal were held at Walton Lea Crematorium, conducted by Rev David Goodwin. In addition to family floral tributes, donations were received for Northwich Victoria Infirmary Patientsí Trust Fund. Arrangements by George Bell Funeral Service, Northwich.

Hinchliffe Thelma

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