The funeral of Barbara Steen who died Friday 23rd Feb will be held on Friday 9th March at 2 o’clock in the chapel of St Anne’s and St John’s (behind Wilkinson’s) Oakham.
When the old school became the Village Hall Gloria Whight and Jill Yell started a Nursery in the Village Hall and appointed Barbara Steen to run it.
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Brenda passed away on Friday evening, after a long and distressing illness. I’m sure all our thoughts are with Bryan and her family.
Her funeral service will be held in the Church on Friday, 2nd March, at 11:30 am, followed by refreshments in the Village Hall.
A Service of Thanksgiving, to celebrate the life of Muriel Clark, will be held on Saturday 17th February 2018 at 12.30pm in Wing Parish Church. Any donations will be given to the RNLI – the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Charity no. 209603
Gordon died peacefully, after a long illness, at his home in Bottom St, with Ann Thomson, his partner, at his side. He will be remembered by a number in the village as a very skilled decorator, even after he “retired”. He was also a very keen golfer and when we were both in better health used to enjoy a game ( and a pint ) at Rutland Water Golf, where he usually beat me.
From: Alan Hodgkinson
Mary died, peacefully, yesterday morning.
As you know she has been ill for several years with lung cancer and the aftermath of chemotherapy, but the onset of dementia five years ago took its eventual toll. For the last two and a half years she has lived in an excellent care home, and I am comforted by being sure she was unaware of what was happening and was not unhappy.
The ceremony will be a short non-religious service at Peterborough Crematorium on Thursday 15th February at 11.30 am.
It is requested that you do not wear mourning clothes. If you wish to make a donation to Alzheimer’s Society it will be passed on.
Afterwards, there will be the opportunity to meet, chat and have a bite at Greetham Valley Golf Club (LE15 7SN), just off the A1 north of Stamford.
You will all have happy recollections of Mary and those are what we want to remember on the day.
Just remember Mary as she was.
Alan, Simon and Liz.
The funeral of Sheila Casey will take place at Kettering Crematorium on Monday, 23rd October ( family only ) followed by a service in the church in Wing at 2:30pm where all her friends are invited to say farewell to a much-loved resident of the village.
Sheila Casey, the always-smiling Wing village postmistress and shopkeeper, sadly died today, October 5th 2017, after a long illness following a stroke nearly 3 years ago. She had lived in The Priory, Stamford, since her stroke.
Sheila and her husband Tony had lived in Wing since coming from Church Langton nearly 50 years ago so they were closer to Preston where Tony ran the garage. When Mrs Dale retired from running the Post Office she asked Sheila if she would like to do it. Sheila was happy to accept the challenge as she had been running the village shop in Church Langton.
To begin with she ran it from a counter in the hallway at #6 and gradually started selling odds and ends. This then led her turning her dining room into a shop and re-instating the door that had been there when the same room had previously been a butcher’s shop. She really enjoyed running the shop and post office and was quite sad when she gave it up after Tony had his heart attack
The shop was always a good place for a gossip and keeping up with what was happening in the village. In a way, Sheila was following in the footsteps of her grandfather who had a shop in Kingston-on-Thames after he had learnt his trade from the original Mr Harrod!
Tony died 5 years ago but Sheila was supported by her family and the many friends she had in the village and her friends in the WI.
There will be a service to celebrate her life at a later date.
Don’t forget to check out our The Way We Were page for a trip down memory lane. There is an exciting story of one of Village Hall Committee and a photo of one of Market Harborough’s “famous” sons who now lives in Wing.
This is a photo of a picture Drawn by Miss Brocklebank herself, the founder of the WI in Wing. It must be from the 20s but not sure.