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Michael Martin

of Church Road, Baglan

Beloved husband of Ann, dearly loved father of Robert, Paul and Steven, cherished ampi of Ben, Alex, Scott, Gemma and Nathan and great-ampi of Poppy, Connie, Arabella and Lottie.

Requiem Mass on Thursday 7th March 2024 at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Port Talbot at 9.45am followed by cremation at Margam Crematorium at 11.15am.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Kidney Research UK c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Roy Blackmore

of Brynheulog Road, Croeserw, Cymmer

Beloved husband of the late Edith, much loved father of Kim and the late Alan, dear father-in-law of Lynne and the late Shirley, dearly loved Grampa of Linda, Kevin, Sharon and Romel, proud great-grampa Ethan, Kelsie, Teigan, Cai, Osian, Saffir, Morgan, loving great-great-grampa of Thea.

Funeral service on Monday 4th March 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 3.15pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to The District Nurses Fund c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Brian Williams

of Pendarvis Terrace, Port Talbot

Beloved son of the late Phillip and Iris, loving brother of Stephen and the late Edward, dear brother-in-law of Hazel and Helen, cherished uncle of Bethan and Neil, great uncle of Chloe, Daniel and Brendan.

Funeral service on Friday 1st March 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 9.45am.

Following the funeral you are invited to join the family for refreshments at Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot.

Family flowers only please.

Further enquiries to Mr Gareth A. Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

Edward Hollingsworth

Edward (Eddie) Hollingsworth

of Dan Y Bont, Kenfig Hill and formerly of Pembrokeshire.

A dear friend of Julie, John and Julian. Eddie will be greatly missed by all at Dan Y Bont.

Funeral service to be held on Wednesday 28th February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 3.15pm.

No flowers by request please, donations in memory of Eddie can be made to The National Autistic Society and/or The National Trust c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Margaret Wood

Margaret Wood

of Dan y Coed, Tonmawr

Beloved wife of the late Bert, loving mother of Diane and the late Robert Brian and her late son-in-law Denzil, adored Mammo  of Carl, Mark and Cameron and special auntie of Julie, John, Gordon, Jon, Susan, Mark, Megan and Joe, sadly missed by Danielle, Zack, Tracy, Chloe, Abbie and Holly.

Funeral on Wednesday 28th February 2024 at St. Teilo's Church, Tonmawr at 10.45am followed by cremation at Margam Crematorium at 12.00 noon.

A webcast of the service at the crematorium will be available at https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view using the PIN No. 188-0327.

Following the funeral you are invited to join the family for refreshments at the Colliers Arms, Pontrhydyfen.

Family flowers only please, but donations if so desired to Ty Hafan c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Graham Davies

Graham Davies

of Sunnybank Road, Sandfields, Port Talbot.

Devoted husband of Irene, dearly loved father of Stephen and Lyndon. Loving father-in-law of Kathryn and Deborah. Cherished grandfather of Sian, Rhian, Laura and Craig. A proud great grandfather. A much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Graham will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service to be held on Tuesday 27th February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Graham can be made to Cancer Research UK
c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Myra Williams

formerly of Heol Y Graig, Cwmafan, Port Talbot

Beloved wife of the late Roy, dearly loved mother of Philip and Ian, loving mother-in-law of Alison and Sharon, cherished gramma of Ieuan, Cerys, Emily-Jo, Ceulan, Ben and Millie, great-gramma of Imogen, Thomas, Niamh and Eden, dear sister of the late Lyn, Mal, Idris and Meryl.

Funeral on Tuesday 27th February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 1.45pm.

Following the funeral you are invited to join the family for refreshments at Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot.

Family flowers only please, but donations if so desired to The Alzheimer’s Society c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Eileen May McBride

of Aberavon Court, Port Talbot formerly of Archer Road, Cardiff. 

Beloved wife of Graham, much loved mother of Kari-Anna and Andrew. Loving mother-in-law of Louise. Cherished grandmother of Jay, Dakota and Evie. Much loved sister of Linda, Terry, Moira and Lorraine and the late John. Eileen will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral service to be held on Monday 26th February 2024 at Our Lady of Margam R.C Church, Port Talbot at 2.00pm prior to cremation at Margam Crematorium at 3.15pm.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Eileen can be made to The British Heart Foundation and/or Cancer Research UK  c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB, Telephone 01639 790333.

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Janice Leyshon

of Hilltop Close, Baglan

Devoted wife of Byron, much loved Mum of Catherine, dear mother-in-law of John, proud Nan of Chloe, Eloise and their partners Michael and Colin, loving great-nan of Orrin, loved aunt of Nicholas.

Funeral service on Friday 23rd February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 3.15pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Cancer Research UK c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Linda Daniels

Linda Daniels (Nee Stanford)

of Beechwood Road, Margam

Devoted wife of Edward, dearly loved Mam of Michael and Laura, dear mother-in-law of Anthony and James, much loved sister of Elaine, David, Donna and the late Philip, loved sister-in-law and aunt, greatly missed by the dogs Molly, Charlie and Daisy.

Funeral service on Thursday 22nd February 2024 at Margam Abbey at 12.00 noon, (additional parking available at Margam Orangery) followed by interment at Margam Cemetery at 1.00pm.

You are all invited to join the family for refreshments at The Twelve Knights following the funeral.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Marie Curie and/or The Brain Tumour Charity c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Allan James Bevan

Allan James (Jim) Bevan

of Victoria Terrace, Cwmavon, Port Talbot.
Former B.S.C

Beloved husband of Margaret, dearly loved Dad of Paula and Peter. Loving father-in-law of Anthony. Cherished Grampi of Ellie, Sam and Jade. A much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Allan will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service to be held on Thursday 22nd February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 12.45 pm.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Allan can be made to the Alzheimer's Society
c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road,
Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Bernice Behenna

of Sarnfan, Baglan, Port Talbot

Loving mum of Catherine and mother-in-law of Keith, cherished grandmother of Christopher and fiancée Jane. Bernice will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Thursday 22nd February 2024 at 9.45am.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Ty Olwen Trust c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Keith Griffiths

Keith Griffiths

of Folland Court, West Cross, Swansea formerly of Pontardawe and Pompa’s Stores, Morriston

Loving husband, father and grandfather.

Funeral service on Wednesday 21st February 2024 at Swansea Crematorium at 3.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to The Stroke Association via https://www.justgiving.com/page/julie-miller-1707594574678

Further enquiries to Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Joyce Roberts

Joyce Roberts

of Elgar Avenue, Port Talbot

Loving wife of Roy, much loved mam of Paul and Nigel, dearly loved mother-in-law of the late Ceri, cherished gramma of Cian, Bronwen, Rhia, Steffan, Bryony and great-gramma of Masie, Braidy, Leah and Kerrie, dearly loved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Joyce will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 12.00 noon.

In memory of Joyce please wear something colourful.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Society  c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Myra Evans

Myra Evans

of Ffordd Dinas, Cwmavon, Port Talbot

Beloved wife of Vernon, loving mam of Gillian, cherished nana of Penri, much loved mother-in-law of Michael, dearly loved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Myra will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Friday 16th February 2024 at 11.15am.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu may be made to Marie Curie c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Sadie Russ

Sadie Russ

of Burke Avenue, Little Warren, Port Talbot former Stewardess at the RAFA Club, Victoria Road

Beloved wife of the late Haydn, dearly loved mother of Colin, Brian and his partner Mandy, loving grandmother of Neil, Chris & Tina, Kelly & Steve, Vicky & Lee, loved great-grandmother of Lauren, Stevie, Jayden, George, Dylan, Hudson, CeCe and Billy, also missed by Ann.

Funeral service on Friday 16th February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 9.00am. 

Flowers and further enquiries to Mr Craig Perfect,Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

Mary Forrester

Mary Forrester

of Newton Avenue, Fairfield, Port Talbot

Devoted daughter of the late Spencer and Netta, beloved sister of Val, Lorna, Graham and the late Jennifer, dear sister-in-law of David, Ralph and the late Nigel, cherished auntie, great-auntie and great-great-auntie.

Funeral service on Thursday 15th February 2024 at Margam Cemetery at 1.00pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to West Wales Poundies c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Susan Lewis

Susan Lewis

of Cwrt Yr Eos, Margam Village formerly of Tyn Y Twr, Baglan

Beloved wife of David, dearly loved mother of Sarah, dear mother-in-law of Jason, cherished Nanna of Finley.

Funeral service on Tuesday 13th February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Flowers to Baglan Funeral Home, or if preferred, donations may be made to Blood Cancer UK c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Terence Shanklyn

Terence Shanklyn

of Heol Y Nant, Blaengwynfi

Beloved husband of the late Angela, loving dad of Scott, cherished grampa of Leo, much loved brother of Jennifer and the late Fay, dearly loved brother-in-law and uncle.

Terence will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Monday 12th February 2024 at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Marie Curie c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Philip Cositore

Philip Cositore

of Kier Hardie Road, Baglan, Port Talbot

Beloved partner of Lesley, loving Dad of Lisa, Matthew, Gemma, Stephen, Michael, Lee and Neil, cherished grampa of Olivia, Jack, Molly, Lola, Ellie, Oscar, Beatrice, Ashleigh, Jamie, Carla and Abby and great-grampa of Lacey, Kingsley, Theo, Mari, Halle, Macey, Billy, McKenzie and Zion, much loved father-in-law, dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Philip will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Friday 9th February 2024 at 3.15pm.

Floral tributes and further enquiries to Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Jean Jones

of Ridgewood Gardens, Cimla, Neath, formerly of Dorlan, Alltyblaca, Llanybydder 

Beloved wife of the late Derrick, much loved mother of Shan and the late Dewi, loving mother-in-law of Richard and cherished Nanna of Ffion and Bleddyn.

Jean will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral services on Monday 5th February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Jean can be made to Cancer Research UK and or Popham Kidney Support c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road,
Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Gwyn Hanbury

Gwyn Hanbury

of College Green, Margam, Port Talbot.

Devoted husband of Valerie. Dearly loved father of Kevin and Beverley, dear father-in-law of Gary. Much loved Grampa of Rhys and his fiancée Susie. Loving brother-in-law of Denis and Noreen.

Gwyn will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service to be held on Friday 2nd February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 3.15pm

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Gwyn can be made to Cancer Research UK c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road,
Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Graham Walters Rees

of Maes Ty Canol, Baglan, Port Talbot

Beloved husband of Daphne for 67 years, dearly loved Dad of Carol, Huw and Philip, dear father-in-law of David and Kath, proud Gramps of Peter, Amy, Thomas, Katy, Mel, Sophie, Jack and Annie, loving great-gramps of his 11 great-grandchildren, loved brother of the late Gaynor.

Funeral service on Friday 2nd February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Prostate Cancer UK c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8eb, Tel. 01639 790333.

William David Nurse

William David Nurse (Billy)

of Heol Yr Orsedd, Margam, Port Talbot

Beloved husband of Pauline, loving dad of Simon and Martin, cherished grampa of Jessica and great-grampa of Jayden, much loved father-in-law of Nicola, dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Billy will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Friday 2nd February 2024 at 12.00 noon.

Floral tributes can be sent to Baglan Funeral Home or donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Rita Thomas

Rita Thomas

of Old Road, Neath.

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 18th January 2024, aged 85 years, at home in the care of her loving husband, following a long illness courageously borne. Beloved wife of David, dearly loved sister of Myrna, Joyce and the late Vernon and Gillian. Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy. Devoted mother of Paul and the late Mark. Cherished grandmother of Joseph, Sophie, Katie and Connie.

Rita will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service to be held on Friday 2nd February at Margam Crematorium at 9.45am.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Rita can be made to the Alzheimer's Society c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road,
Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Gaynor Thomas

Gaynor Thomas

Peacefully passed away at her home Old Road, Baglan, on 11th January 2024.

Beloved mum of Stephen and Helen, dear mother-in-law of Karen, cherished grandmother of Samantha, Rhys, Scott and Aled and their partners Lois, Amy, Abbie and Matthew, a sadly missed auntie of Jayne, Jeremy, Nigel and Adrian.

Funeral service on Thursday 1st February 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Following the funeral you are welcome to join the family for refreshments at Tyn Y Twr Tavern, Baglan.

Family flowers only please but donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation c/o Mr Gareth A Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB  Tel 01639 790333

Hywel John Walters

Hywel John Walters (John)

of Bertha Road, Margam, Port Talbot

Devoted husband of the late Avril, much loved Dad of Michael and Helen, dear father-in-law of Gill and Stan, proud Grandad of Luc, Seren, Ffion and Isabella.

Funeral service on Wednesday 31st January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 9.45am.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to the MS Society c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Alan Jones

Alan Jones

of Cedar Gardens, Baglan

Beloved husband of Kay, devoted Dad of Stephen and Beverley, dear father-in-law of Helene and Steve, proud Dad of Stacey, Leighton, Bethan, Rhys and Rhiannon, grandfather-in-law of Aaron, Lewis, Lucy and Emma, cherished Dad of Jac, Riley, Brook, Harri, Taya, Noah, Rosie, Nellie and Arthur, loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Funeral service on Tuesday 30th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Flowers to Baglan Funeral Home, or if preferred donations may be made to the British Heart Foundation c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Ian James Williams

Ian James Williams (Spoons)

of Burrows Road, Skewen, formerly of Rhyd Hir, Longford

Loving fiancé of Leanne, beloved son of Eileen and the late Bryan, cherished Dad of Luke, Bethan, Abbie, proud Grampa of Henri and Cadi, much loved father-in-law of Lucy and Joe, dearly loved step-father of Carys and Callum. Ian will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Monday 29th January 2024 at 2.30pm.

Following the service you are invited to join the family for refreshments at Skewen Rugby Club.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Jean Warlow

Jean Warlow

of Tymaen, Cwmafan, Port Talbot

Beloved wife of the late David Lyn, cherished mother of Peter and dear mother-in-law of Angela, dearly loved Gramma Jean to Geraint, Natalie and Rhys and their partners, Caitriona, John and Shaunagh, dear Great-Gramma Jean to Kian and his partner Talia, Oliver, Ultan, Annabelle and Elspeth.

Jean will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.

Funeral on Friday 26th January 2024 at St. Michael’s Church, Cwmafan at 2.00pm followed by interment at the Churchyard.

Family flowers only please, but donations in memory of Jean if so desired to the MS Society  c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Ann Elizabeth Diplock

of Victoria Road, Port Talbot

Beloved wife of the late Mike, dearly loved mother of Richard and Rachel and their partners Victoria and Steve, cherished Nanny of Rory, Aaron, Kane, Liberty and Bebe. Ann will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.

Funeral on Friday 26th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 11.15am.

All are welcome to wear black with a splash of colour.

A webcast of the funeral will be available at https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view using the PIN 521-7594.

Following the funeral you are invited to join the family for refreshments at Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Singleton Hospital Ward 12 either via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rachel-diplock-4?utm_term=pmgEbnaa8 or c/o Mr. Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home,115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Kathleen Welsh

Kathleen Agnes Welsh (Kay)

of Moorland Road, Port Talbot

Dearly beloved wife of the late Mike, devoted mother of Paul, Chris, Sarah, Simon and Helen, a dear mother-in-law, loving ‘Nana Kay’ of Alex, Lauran, Joseph, Ben, Daniel, Conor, Matthew, Tom, Caitlin, Jess, Sophie, Erin, Finn and her great-grandchildren Ezra, Olivier, Zion and Maeva, much loved sister of Ger, Peter and the late Jack and Eileen, loved sister-in-law and aunt.

Funeral on Friday 26th January 2024. Requiem Mass at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Port Talbot at 9.30am followed by interment at Margam Cemetery at 11.00am.

Family flowers only please.

Further enquiries to Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

Sheila Budge

Sheila Budge

of Glenview, Brynheulog, Cwmafan

Beloved wife of John, dearly loved mother of Kevin and Ian, cherished Nan of Charlotte and her husband Ashley, Great-Nan of Harriet, dear sister and auntie.

Sheila will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends.  

Funeral on Thursday 25th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

A webcast of the funeral will be available at https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view using the PIN No. 586-7133 

Following the funeral you are invited to join the family for refreshments at The Rolling Mill, Cwmafan.

Flowers and further enquiries please to Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Chris Rowberry

of Cimla, Neath

Beloved wife of the late Fred, devoted mother of Luke and Emily, loving Gramma of Phoebe.

The funeral will take place on Thursday 25th January 2024, with a private family interment, followed by a service of celebration at Bethel Elim Church, Neath at 1.30pm. 

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to New Maria Congregational Church c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Gertude Wellington

Gertrude (Jean) Wellington

of Castle Street, Port Talbot

Beloved wife of the late Richard Joseph, dearly loved mother of Mary, Cherry, Unel, Stephen, Rosa, Audrey, Cedric, Christine and the late Lil and Alicia, cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Jean will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.

Funeral on Thursday 25th January 2024 at St. Mary’s Church, Aberavon at 12.00 noon followed by interment at Margam Cemetery at 1.00pm.

All are welcome to join the family at the Aberavon Beach Hotel following the funeral.

Family flowers only please.

Further enquiries to Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

Joan Mary Morgan

Joan Mary Morgan (Nee Walters)

formerly of Smallwood Road, Baglan, Port Talbot

Retired teacher, Central Primary School

Devoted wife of the late Reverend J.P. Morgan, will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service on Thursday 25th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 11.15am.

No flowers please.

Further enquiries to Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson

(Former B.S.C)

of Dan Y Coed, Cwmavon, Port Talbot.

Beloved husband of Valerie, dearly loved father of Mark and Neil. Loving father-in law of Angela and Ceri. Cherished grandfather of Robbie, Nathan, Jared and Jess. Dear brother-in-law of Glenys and June.

David will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service to be held on Wednesday 24th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 3.15pm.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of David can be made to The British Heart Foundation and/or Parkinson’s UK c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Frank Gardner

of Danygraig Road, Neath Abbey, Neath

Beloved husband of the late Margaret, dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Frank will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service to be held on Wednesday 24th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 12.00 noon.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer's Society c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Thomas Melvin Benjamin Morgan (Mel)

of Auburn Avenue, Sandfields, Port Talbot

Devoted husband of the late Marjorie, loving dad, much loved grampa and great grampa, dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle, Mel will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at 2.30pm.

All are welcome to join the family for refreshments at the Twelve Knights following the funeral. 

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Alzheimer's Society c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Digwen Evans

Digwen Evans

of Victoria Court, Caswell Drive, Caswell

Beloved wife of the late David, loving mother of Christine, proud grandmother of Rhys and Lloyd, sadly missed by Charlotte.

Funeral service on Tuesday 23rd January 2024 at Swansea Crematorium at 11.30am.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Dementia Research UK c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Professor Dr. Margaritta Ewura Shalders

of Fairway, Sandfields, Port Talbot

Sadly passed away on Tuesday 26th December 2023.

A much loved mother, sister, cousin, grandmother, in-law, friend and colleague. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered for her exuberant, caring and selfless nature. 

Funeral service on Monday 22nd January 2024 at Elim Pentecostal Church, Dalton Road at 1.00pm prior to committal at Swansea Crematorium at 3.30pm followed by a private reception for the family.

Further enquiries to Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

Reginald Walsh

Gerald Reginald Walsh

of Dylan Crescent, Port Talbot

Beloved husband of Irene, loving Dad of Helen, Deborah, Stephen and Robert, cherished Gramps of Natasha, Kailan and Matthew, dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Gerald will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Monday 22nd January 2024 at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please.

Further enquiries to Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Eirlys May Jones

Eirlys May Jones

of Gower Crescent, Baglan, Port Talbot.

Beloved wife of the late Emrys.
Dearly loved and wonderful mother of Judith. Cherished Nanna of Jonathan and Sarah, Mathew and Liz. Devoted Great-Gran of Daniel.

Eirlys will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral service to be held on Monday 22nd January at Margam Crematorium at 12 noon.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Eirlys can be made to The Parish of Baglan c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333.

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Hilary Constance Griffiths

(Former Neath Port Talbot Council)

of Heol Y Nant, Baglan, Port Talbot.

Dearly loved mother of Paul and Marie, loving mother-in-law of Dave.
Cherished Nanna of Sophie, Owen and Dan. Beloved partner of the late Billy Brown.

Hilary will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral service to be held on Friday 19th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 3.15pm

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Hilary can be made to Cancer Research c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333

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Ron Bamford

Ron Bamford

of Hazelwood Terrace, Cwmavon

Devoted husband of Jan, much loved father of Phillip, cherished grumpa of Lauren, Callum, Levi and Harley and great-grumpa of Gracie-May and Elis, loving father-in-law of Ann, beloved son of the late Sid and Iris and son-in-law of Mary, dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

 Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Friday 19th January 2024 at 12.00 noon.

Following the service you are invited to join the family for light refreshments at Cwmavon Rugby Club.

Family flowers only please. Further enquiries to Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Philip David Darney

of Fairwood Drive, Baglna, Port Talbot

Deraly loved husband of Marilyn, much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Philip will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Private funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Thursday 18th January 2024.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Guide Dogs Cymru c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Andrea Mainstone

Andrea Mainstone

of Dunraven Street, Glyncorrwg

Beloved wife of David, dearly loved mother of Neil, loving mother-in-law of Annette, cherished Nannie of Shaynie and Keane, dear sister of Janet, Lesley and Alan, sister-in law of Ieuan, Paula and Paul.

Andrea will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends.

Funeral on Wednesday 17th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Following the funeral you are invited to join the family for refreshments at The Hall, Glyncorrwg

No flowers please but donations if desired to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Jean Osborne

Jean Osborne

of Gnoll Avenue, Neath formerly of Glyncorrwg and Blaengwynfi

Beloved wife of the late David, dearly loved mother of Susan, Alun, Wendy, Andrew and the late Ross, loving mother-in-law of Pamela and Marie, cherished Nanna and Great-Nanna, sadly missed by her faithful companions Judy and Molly.

Funeral on Wednesday 17th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 12.45pm.

Following the funeral you are invited to join the family for refreshments at The Castle Hotel, Neath.

No flowers please but donations if desired to Wales Air Ambulance and The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Allan Jeffrey West

Allan Jeffrey West

of Margaret Street, Velindre, Port Talbot

Beloved husband of the late Jean, loving brother of Elaine, dear brother-in-law of Raymond, John, David, Joan and the late Margaret, Val and Clive, wonderful uncle of Angela, David, Kristin, Mandy, Beverly and Jayne, deeply missed by all his great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral service on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Ty Olwen c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Martyn John Cole

of Birch Road, Baglan

Beloved brother of Lynette, Sandra and Alison, sadly missed uncle and friend.

Funeral service on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium 12.45pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Cancer Research Wales c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Richard Douglas Griffiths (Doug)

of Western Avenue, Sandfields, Port Talbot.

Beloved husband of Maureen, dearly loved father of Linda and Jeff.
Loving father-in-law of Sue, cherished grandfather of Scott, Robert, Callum, Jennie and Chris. A proud great grandfather.

Doug will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 9.45am.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Doug can be made to Parkinson's UK c/o Mr Thomas E. Morris, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Pentwyn Baglan Road, Port Talbot SA12 8EB. Telephone 01639 790333

Margaret Miriam Davies

Margaret Miriam Davies (Maggie)

formerly of Crynant, Neath

Beloved wife of the late Davo, dearly loved sister of Dorothy, loved sister-in-law and aunt, dear companion of the late Chancey the dog.

Funeral service on Monday 15th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 1.45pm.

Flowers and further enquiries please to Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Emma Patricia (Pat) Bell

in her 100th year in the wonderful care of Swn y Mor Care Centre, formerly of Cwrt Mai, Windsor Road, Neath

Beloved wife of the late Leslie, dear aunt and friend.

Pat will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service on Monday 15th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 10.30am.

Floral tributes and further enquiries to Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A.Jenkins, Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, SA12 8EB Tel 01639 790333.

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Sharon Corish

Sharon Corish

of Coronation House, Port Talbot

Loving daughter of the late Ken and Joyce, much loved sister of Chris and Mandy, dearly loved sister in law of Sian and Mark, devoted auntie of Gemma, Kirsty, Sophie, James, Nicola and Glyn.

Sharon will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral Service at Margam Crematorium on Friday 12th January 2024 at 12.45pm.

Family flowers only please, Further enquiries to Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

Following the service you are invited to join the familyfor refreshments at The Seaside Social and Labour Club, Port Talbot, SA12 6SL.

John Brian Sydenham

John Brian Sydenham

of Cwmclais Road, Cwmavon

Beloved husband of Pam, much loved father of Kay and Carl, cherished grumps of Gianna, Georgina, Mia and Lloyd, loving father-in-law of Martin and Nina.

John will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Thursday 11th January 2024 at 12.00 noon.

After the funeral, all are welcome to join the family for refreshments at Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot, SA12 6NT.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of John may be made to Dementia UK  c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Betty Rosser

Betty Rosser (Nee Williams)

of Morriston and formerly of Llansamlet, Swansea

Beloved wife of the late Tom, devoted mother of Steve, Mike and Jill, dear mother-in-law of Jenn and the late Barry, proud grandmother of Rhiannon, Nia, Paul, Amy, Charlotte, James and Oliver, dearly loved great-grandmother of Carys, Morgan, Lowri, Seren, Evan, Noah and Megan loving aunty of Ken, Rose, Mark, Christine and the late Jimmy and Lynne, loved great-auntie of her great-nieces and nephews and the last in the long line of the Williams family. She will be sorely missed by all of her family and friends.

Funeral service on Wednesday 10th January 2024 at St. David’s Church, Morriston at 2.30pm followed by cremation at Swansea Crematorium at 3.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Leukaemia Research c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Selwyn Stead

of Heol Y Glyn, Cymmer

Beloved husband of the late Marian, dearly loved father of Patrick and Adrian, loving father-in-law of Angela and Emma, cherished grandfather of Amy and Chloe. Selwyn will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service on Wednesday 10th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 1.45pm.

All are welcome to join the family at The Hall, Glyncorrwg following the funeral.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Marie Curie c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Roy Kingdom

Roy Kingdom

of Depot Road, Cwmavon

Beloved husband of Mary, loving father, much loved father-in-law, cherished grampa and great grampa, dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Roy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Wednesday 10th January 2024 at 11.15am.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Dementia UK c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

Thomas Thomas

Thomas Thomas (Tom)

of Heol-Y-Nant, Baglan, Port Talbot

Devoted husband of the late Gaynor, dearly loved Dad of Marc and Richard, dear father-in-law of Laura and Kelsey, proud Bampi of Emily, James and Jack, much loved brother of Madeline and the late Margaret, loved brother-in-law and uncle.

Funeral service on Tuesday 9th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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June Sullivan

June Sullivan (Nee Pritchard)

of Plas Cwm Carw Nursing Home formerly of Fenbrook Close, Baglan Moors

Beloved wife of the late John, much loved mother of Kevin, loving mother-in-law of Tracey, cherished Nanna and great–Nanna.

June will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral service on Tuesday 9th January 2024 at Margam Crematorium at 10.30am.

Following the service you are invited to join the family for refreshments at Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot.

Family flowers please but donations can be made to Dementia UK c/o Mr Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 PentwynBaglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot SA12 8EB Tel. 01639 790333.

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David Williams

of The Poplars, Port Talbot

Beloved husband of the late Irene, much loved dad of Robert and Diane, cherished grampa of Jack. David will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service at Margam Crematorium on Monday 8th January 2024 at 3.15pm.

Family flowers only please.

Further enquiries to Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Marlene Williams

Marlene Magdelene Williams (Nee Evans)

of Rhyd-Y-Fro, Pontardawe and formerly of Ystalyfera

Beloved wife of Ron, much loved mother of John, Enfys, Gareth and the late Lloyd, dear mother-in-law of JulieAnn and Sarah, loving grandmother and great-grandmother, devoted daughter of the late Pastor Brinley and Rachel Ann Evans and dearly loved sister of the late Maureen.

Funeral on Saturday 6th January 2024 when a private committal will take place followed by a service of celebration at The City Church, Swansea, SA1 1QQ at 1.00pm.

All are invited to wear cheerful colours.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made to Parc Wern Care Home c/o Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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John Guildas Evans

John Guildas Evans

of Newton Avenue, Aberavon

Devoted husband to Gillian, beloved father of Colin and Stephen, loving father-in-law of Sian and Kim, cherished paps of Rebecca, Richard, Lauren, Kyle, Niall, Kate and Daniel, great-paps of Max, Finley, Grace, Poppy, Cameron, Eve, Oli, Jac, Raya, Ernie and Olivia

Funeral service on Wednesday 3rd January 2024 at The Kingdom Hall, Taibach at 12.00 noon followed by interment at Margam Cemetery at 1.00pm.

Following the service you are invited to join the family for refreshments at Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot.

Family flowers only please.

Further enquiries please to Mr Gareth A. Jenkins, Independent Funeral Director of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel 01639 790333

David Spiers

David Spiers

formerly of Maes-Ty-Canol, Baglan

Beloved husband of Menna, much loved father of Sian and Martyn, dear father-in-law to Anthony and Anna, adored grandfather of Daniel, Rachel, Rebecca, Caitlin, Euan, Tilly and Joe, proud great-grampa of Olivia and Archie, much loved brother of Gill and the late Sam, dear Brother-in-law to Paul and Sharon.

David will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends.

Funeral service on Friday 5th January 2024 at Margam Abbey at 12.00 noon followed by a private burial.

After the funeral all are welcome to join the family for refreshments at Blanco's Hotel, Port Talbot, SA12 6NT.

Family flowers only please. Further enquiries to Mr Craig Perfect, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, Tel. 01639 790333.

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Karen Gardner

Karen Julia Gardner

of Pine Valley, Cwmavon

Loving wife of Anthony, cherished mam of Jack, Elis and Maddy, beloved daughter of Pam and Terry, much loved sister of Sue, dearly loved daughter in law of Eric and Sandra, dear sister-in-law of Cerys, Ryan and Andrew, adored auntie of Drew, Blake, Sydney – Rose and Jenkin.

Karen will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

 Funeral Service at Margam Crematoriumon Thursday 4th January at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the District Nurses Fund c/o Mr Neil Jones, Gareth A. Jenkins Independent Funeral Directors of Baglan Funeral Home, 115 Pentwyn Baglan Road, Baglan, Port Talbot, SA12 8EB, Tel. 01639 790333.

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