Category Archives: Obituary

Cynthia Harris

Cynthia with cakeA long-standing resident of Wing, Cynthia Harris, passed away peacefully in Crown House, Oakham, on the 6th Feb.

An enthusiastic and loyal member of Wing WI and a great supporter of Wing Church, her friends will miss her dry humour and amazing knowledge of football!

Cynthia’s funeral service was held on Thursday 21 February at 11 am in Wing Parish church. Refreshments were available afterwards, kindly arranged by Wing WI, in the village hall.

Rev. Pippa Madgewick was officiating. Donations, in lieu of flowers please, will be shared between Wing Parish Church and The Salvation Army.

Over 70 of her friends attended and the floral tributes from her close friends were perfect for the lovely early spring day when we said goodbye to our dear friend.



Janet Ridley

It is with deep regret that I have to announce that Janet, while enjoying a much anticipated holiday in Majorca with some family members, suffered a severe stroke and subsequently died.

Janet Mary RIDLEY (née Medwell) Of Wing and previously of Stoke Albany, died suddenly on 28th June 2018 aged 83 years. Much loved widow of George, mother of the late Jane and Diana and sister to Michael, Linda and Christine. The funeral will be held at Wing Parish Church on Thursday 26th July at 2.00pm.

Our thoughts are with her loved ones and her many friends at this sad time. All of us who knew her will miss her. She overcame so many tragedies in her life, losing both her daughters and her husband before her death.

Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Stroke Association. c/o E M Dorman, Funeral Directors, Beechcroft, 69 High St East, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9PY. Tel: 01572 823976


Sheila Casey

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.

Cis. Boothby RIP

It is great sadness we report the death of Cis. Boothby.  Her funeral will be on 16 February. Funeral 11:00 Wing Church, afterwards at the village hall .

She was such a lovely lady and, in her prime, would help anyone. Always cheerful, and with a beautiful smile. She was also a great supporter of any fundraising events in the Village. Our thoughts must be with her son, Nick.