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Obituary and Memorial of the Late Ernest Kennerley

The funeral for the late Ernest Kennerley was held at Key Green Methodist Chapel, near Congleton, Cheshire on Wednesday 30th August 2023. The service was conducted by The Rev Margaret Eaton.

‘Precious Memories’ by Jim Reeves played as Ernest was brought into the Chapel. Rev Margaret welcomed everyone to service and opened with a prayer. The congregation then stood to sing the hymn, ‘How Great Thou Art’.

The service continued with Psalm 23 and a reading from John’s Gospel, Chapter 14. Rev’d Margaret relayed memories of Ernest’s life to the congregation followed by prayers and the Lord’s Prayer and the hymn ‘Jerusalem’.

Rev’d Margaret closed the service with a commendation and blessings. The music played on leaving the Chapel was ‘The World is not My home’ by Jim Reeves. Close family then attended a private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.

Attendees were invited to continue sharing memories of Ernest at Stock at the Pavilion, Mill Green, Congleton Park.

Ernest will be lovingly remembered for his warm personality, a friendly smile, his love of gardening and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Donations were gratefully received towards the work for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Attending mourners were Mr W Kennerley (Brother). Miss E Kennerley (Sister). Mrs G Barton (Sister). Mr W Barton (Brother in Law). Mr S Kennerley representing Mr J Kennerley. Mrs H Kennerley representing Miss O Kennerley. Mrs K Bowler representing Mr F Brown. Mrs C Brown representing Mrs C Andrews. Mr & Mrs P Brown. Mr R Brown representing Mrs L Brown. Mr & Mrs M Brown. Mr & Mrs B Shingler representing Jeanette & Paul.

Mrs M Sparks. Mr P Sparks. Miss H Barton representing Miss S Seabridge. Mrs E Surnan. Miss A Barton. Mr B Barton. Mrs A Cheetham. Mr W Turner. Mr S Fairbrother. Mr & Mrs S Moores. Mr D Cope. Mrs S Kirk representing the Kirk family. Mr G Bowyer. Mr & Mrs A Winstanley representing Mr & Mrs T Winstanley. Mr & Mrs C Postles representing Miss J Wilson and Mr I Wilson. Mr & Mrs P Jennings. Mr & Mrs R Bennett representing Mr N Bennett. Mrs J Wardle. Mrs F Wright. Mr W Beech. Mrs M Beech. Miss L Bagnall. Mr J Bagnall. B & K Greenhill representing Steven & David. Mr D Cottrell representing Mrs E Cottrell. Mr & Mrs P Holdsworth. Mr F Dean representing Mrs M Dean. Mr D Barton representing Mrs J Barton. Mrs C Brown representing C Andrews. Mrs C Caldwell. Mrs P Croft representing the Croft family and Mrs J Mellor. Mrs A Bennett representing Mr & Mrs P Rowlands. Mrs A Booth representing Mr & Mrs D Heath. Mr & Mrs P Lowe. Mr & Mrs J Van Oss. Mr & Mrs L McKenzie. Mr G Howson. Mrs V Thorley representing Mrs N Thompson and Mrs M Hallmark. Mr J Pollard. Mr & Mrs D Brown. Mr & Mrs H Gillespie. Mrs A Bourner-Brown representing Mr J Bourner-Brown. Mr & Mrs D Pritchard. Mr & Mrs R Kennerley representing Mr & Mrs C Kennerley. Mr P Barlow representing Mrs J Barlow and Mr & Mrs J Skellern. Mr & Mrs H Dean. Mrs J Lancaster. Mrs S Smith. Mr B Buxton representing Mrs L Buxton. Mr & Mrs A Brown. Mrs A Lancaster representing Mr A Lancaster. Mr S Bennett. Mr T Bennett representing C Bennett. Mr & Mrs W Bennett.

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