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Donald Neil 'Swanny' Swanson, Penzance

THE CHURCH was full and standing for the funeral of Donald Neil Swanson, aged 77, of Penzance, which took place at St Thomas's Church, Heamoor, and was followed by a private cremation.

The service was conducted by the Reverend Tim Hawkins. The organist was Mrs Joyce Cargeeg and a eulogy was read by Donald Swanson junior, son. The DCLI Association provided a guard of honour and the Last Post was sounded by bugler, Mr Graham Martin.

"Swanny" will be remembered with great affection by all his family and friends.

Family mourners: Mrs Doris Swanson, widow; Alistair and Kathryn Swanson, son and daughter-in-law; Leigh and Scott Swanson, granddaughter and grandson; Donald and Deborah Swanson, son and daughter-in-law; Amanda Swanson, granddaughter; Lesley and John Hughes, daughter and son-in-law; Kieran Hughes, grandson; Moira and Matthew Keogh, daughter and son-in-law; Fiona Swanson and Liam Keogh, granddaughter and grandson, and Amy; Mr and Mrs RH Swanson, brother and sister-in-law; Mr and Mrs S Colley, niece; Tim Swanson, nephew; Mr and Mrs Ken Johns, sister and brother-in-law; Mr DJ and Mrs RD Luxford, niece; Mr and Mrs Ronald Hart, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, rep Mr and Mrs J Sweeting; Mr and Mrs F Jehu, niece, rep the family; Mr and Mrs P Semmens, sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Mr and Mrs R Marks, niece; Mr and Mrs M Bridges, niece; Mr and Mrs D Nicholls, cousins, rep Mrs R Thomas; Mrs Hazel Legg, cousin; Mrs J Tonkin, rep Mr C Tonkin and Charles Trewhella, cousin; Mr B and S Rundell, cousins; Mr Ken Weeks; Mr Paul Barnes, rep the Barnes family; Mr David and Mrs Mary Jenkin, Mrs R Madron; Mrs T Drew, rep Sylvia Scott; Mrs Dorothy Richards, Porthleven; John and Jenny Griffin, Bristol; Mr and Mrs J Reynolds, Mr and Mrs R Blewett, Mrs J Searle; Mr Vivian Hollow, rep Mrs Barbara Hawkey and Mr. Paul Venn; Mr and Mrs HM Launder, Wendy and Terry Jolly; Mr Graham Martin, rep Mrs Carol Martin; Mr and Mrs D Prouse; Maureen Humphrys, rep Irene Lander and Donna and Kevin Trudgeon; Mr Terry Simons, rep Mrs June Simons; Mr R Rogers; Mrs J Rodda, rep Mr J Rodda and Mr and Mrs K Kliskey; Mrs C Wilcox; Mr William Barbar, St Ives; Mr and Mrs John Gilbert; Mr Andrew Perry, rep Penlee Lodge 7821; Mr and Mrs B Sexton, rep Mr RD Williams; Mr G Nicholls, Mr W Goody; Mrs D Kewn, rep Mr D Gilbert and Mr and Mrs M Kewn; Mr Trevor Bennetts, Mr Jon Barnes, Mr G And Mrs J Jeffery-Burt; Mr David Paul, rep Terry Harvey and Barry Trembath; GC and TA Edwards; Frederick Sowden, rep Humphry Davy Lodge; Mrs R Cripps, rep Mr N Cripps and Mrs J Thomas; Mrs Joyce Prouse, Mr and Mrs J Watkins, Mrs Jennie Crewdson; Andrea Gilbert, rep Roger Gilbert and family; Mr Peter Gregory; Francis Blewett, rep Mr and Mrs D Newman; Mr and Mrs DS Osborne, Mr B and Mrs W Chiffers, Jean Pengelly, Chris and Sue Benning; Mr and Mrs Keith Manning, rep Jeremy Hooper; Mr and Mrs P Rule, rep Mr and Mrs J Reardon; Mr Donald Trehair, Penlee Lodge, rep Mrs Edna Trehair; Mrs E Quick; Margaret Allen, rep Doreen and Ron Oliver; Mrs Sheila Terry; Alan Mitchell, rep Mrs Sheila Oats; Fred Phillips, rep Mrs Phillips; Mr and Mrs R Davies, rep Kevin and Craig; Mrs B Penhaligan (née Kitchen); David Redman, rep the Apostolic Churches and Ann Downing; Mr R Hosking; Mr B Trenoweth, rep Mrs S Trenoweth; Mr and Mrs Peter Williams; Mr J Harvey, rep Mrs J Harvey and Mr and Mrs P Harvey; Mrs Tina Hanks, Mr Les Ladner; R Prowse, rep Mrs S Prowse and Mr N Prowse; Mr and Mrs A Cocks, Mr J Cocks, Mr and Mrs R Maddern; Mr and Mrs R Cook, rep Mrs M Harvey; Elizabeth Barnes, rep Bernie Little; Mr Kevin Hopkins, Mr RK Gregory; Raymond Pomeroy, rep Mrs Margaret Pomeroy; Mr J Callaway, rep the family; Mr and Mrs S Wills; Mr R Simons, rep Pat Simons and Terry Freeman; Mr BV Prophet, Mr and Mrs Stan Roberts, Mr and Mrs F Lean; Mr and Mrs JH May, secretary, ROAB Penzance; Mr M Nicholls, chairman, ROAB; Roger and Alison McGarry, Mrs Amanda Dee; Mrs Kim Oldrey, rep Willows Educare and Mrs S Orchard; Mrs Helen Reynolds, rep Willows Educare; Mr Alan Johns; Mr Ben Keogh, rep the RNLI; Mr and Mrs Kevin Tull, Mr and Mrs R Norris; Mrs P Davies, rep Mr B Davies and Mr and Mrs D Keeler; Mr Merv Brown, rep Elizabeth Brown; Stephanie Kewn, rep Norman Hill; Mr H Kliskey, rep Pam Kliskey; Roger Freeman, rep Pam Freeman; Mr M Dyer, rep Heamoor News; Josh Wallis, rep Emma Wallis; Mr Jim Thomas, Mr Mark Hitchens; Caroline Harvey, rep Leonard and Audrey Harvey; Mrs Dorinda Outram, Wesley Berryman, Vena Berryman; Lorraine Gilbert, the family; Barbara O'Neill, Brian Rayner, SJ Allen; Mr Steve Howis, rep the family and Ben Quick, RN; Mr Brian Jopson; Mr J Wallis, rep Y Wallis, Mrs E Wallis, Jack Wallis; Robert Watkins; Len Stevens, rep the family, Jim Stevens and Brian Atkin; Mrs Marlene Meek, rep Jean Harry; Mr R Meek, rep Kevin Meek; Brother Ernie Matthews, rep Humphry Davy Lodge 9868 and Brothers C Minister, S Minister, R Harris and Mrs Jean Galloway; Mr RG Fox, rep Mrs M Fox and Mrs P Gilbert; Mr R Harris, rep Mrs E Harris; Mrs D Gilbert-Harris; Mr Mitchell, rep Mrs Mitchell and family; Mr E Lynn, Muriel Trembath, Mr J Madron; Mrs Madron, rep John Tenniswood; Mr PA Nicholls, rep Mrs E Nicholls and Mr T Phillips and family; Peter Blewett; Mr and Mrs Nicholls, Falmouth; Mr and Mrs Terry Payne, Mr and Mrs M Clarke, Mr and Mrs K Prouse, Mr and Mrs W Paul, Mr E Martin, Phil White; Mr and Mrs F Richards, rep Mr H Dale; Mr Tony Boyle, Mr L Barker, Mr and Mrs Eddie Downing; Mrs P Hodgson, rep Mr and Mrs G Hart and Mr R Heath; Mr WJ Matthews; Mrs Trembath, Mrs P Grenfell; Barry Cornish, rep Frank Baxter, Bill Griffiths, Derek Lovemore, Geoff Cherry; Mr and Mrs Jim King; Mr Philip Bond, rep Mrs Alexandra Hollow; George Hoare, rep Brian J Matthews; Mr Harold Hanks, Mr John Eddy, Brother Bob Prowse, Janice and Geoff Ellis; Gary Edgecombe, rep Lorraine Edgecombe; Jack Eddy, Mrs M Weirs; Mrs D Nicholas, rep Mr G Nicholas; Mr and Mrs Brown; Mrs Elizabeth Warren, rep Mr and Mrs G Warren; Mr and Mrs K McClary; Mrs Davies, Mrs Hanks; Miss D Bishop, rep the family and Mrs F Clemens; Mrs B Phillips, Mr D Atkins; Mr Trevor Jenkin, rep Mrs Christine Jenkin; Nicola Semmens, Mr G Marshall, Mr and Mrs T May, Audrey Hosking; Mr and Mrs P Freethy, rep Mr and Mrs J Lander; Michelle Maiden, rep Len and family and Mr and Mrs Hayman; Mr John Hart, Mr Steve and Mrs Muriel Lawson; Dids Nicholls, rep Jackie; Gerald Thomas; Jan Olszlwski, rep Lodge Lyonesse; Mr DJ Graham, rep the Graham family and Mrs L Barrett; Mr R Blewett, rep Mrs M Blewett; Mr and Mrs K Oldrey; Myrtle Mildren, rep Gerald Mildren; Mrs MW Scrase; Mike Nicholas, rep C Manaton; Mr and Mrs T Renfree; Mrs E Nicholas, rep Mr L Nicholas; Miss T Lobb; Mrs D Sims, rep Mr P Sims and Mr and Mrs M Lobb; Terry Andrewartha, Mr and Mrs Mervyn Edwards, Mark Wallis, Mr and Mrs Weirs, Mr R Morris; David Boase, rep the Boase family; Mrs Claire Henderson, rep Bob Henderson; Raymond Tonkin, rep Newlyn Board School; P Trehair, rep Lodge 6014; Maurice Gilbert.

Unable to attend: Mr and Mrs Terry Addicoat.

The DCLI was represented by Mr Michael Clarke, chairman, DCLI Association; Mr RG Fox, standard bearer, DCLI West Cornwall branch; Graham Martin, bugler; Bill Eaton, Mr HM Launder, Terry Jolly, Mr John Gilbert, Mr Trevor Webb, Mr Keith Manning, Mr P Rule, Fred Phillips, Mel Harry, Mr Stan Roberts, Mr F Lean, Mr D Wilton, Mr R Norris, JC Bodilly, Mr Peter Michell; WH Mitchell, DCLI, West Cornwall branch.

The Royal British Legion was represented by Keith Williams, chairman, the Royal British Legion Club; Mr D Davey, standard bearer, also rep Mr Sid Allen; Mr G Davey, chairman, the Royal British Legion Heamoor; Mr and Mrs R Hocking, rep the Royal British Legion, Newlyn, and Mr R Williams; DM Edwards, rep the Royal British Legion, Heamoor; Mr David Wilson, rep Karen Wilson and the Royal British Legion, Penzance; Mr R Lobb, George McLennon, rep the Royal British Legion, Penzance; Wendy Dennis, rep the Royal British Legion, Penzance and Padstow.

Floral tributes:

In loving memory of my dear husband, with my love always my darling, Doris xxx

In loving memory of a Dear Dad, missing you, with love Alistair, Kathryn, Leigh, Scott, Tegan and Jago xxxxxx

In loving memory of a dear Dad, a smile for all a heart of gold, one of the best this world could hold, never selfish, always kind, what wonderful memories you leave behind xxx Don, Deb and Amanda xxx

In loving memory of a dear Dad. My darling Dad, we will miss you every day. With all our love Lesley, John and Kieran xxxxxxxxx

In loving memory of a dear Dad, with love, Moira, Matthew, Fiona and Liam. We will miss you xx

Always remembered with deepest sympathy. He was a dear friend, Jessie.

Funeral arrangements by Burroughs and Kearey, rear of Barwis Terrace, Penzance.

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