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Tragic Nellie Geraghty will be laid to rest on Wednesday – without the ashes of her beloved husband. Hundreds of people are expected to line the streets as the funeral of the 79-year-old widow takes place. Nellie died after being mugged in a Shaw alleyway on November 24. She was clutching the handle of her missing handbag which contained the ashes of her husband Frank.
Manchester Evening News | 21/12/2011
POLICE are hunting for thieves who stole two urns from Enfield Crematorium. A devastated man from Essex discovered the ashes of his grandparents had been taken from the crematorium, in Great Cambridge Road. The ashes, which had been there for several years, were in bronze and stoneware urns, and would have very little sell-on value, Enfield Police said, but are of “extreme sentimental value”.
Haringey Independent | 7/12/2011
A Kent family say they'll never get closure after a crematorium scattered their dad's ashes without them. Heather Brown, 50, from Whitstable, was devastated to learn Barham Crematorium had spread 86-year-old Leonard Stanley Adkins' ashes the day after he was cremated. The family were present with a priest for the scattering of their mother's ashes in 2003 and had hoped to do the same with their dad, pictured above with wife Gwendoline.
Kent Online | 28/10/2011
Relatives of a Bradford great-grandmother who lost her battle with cancer last month have hit out at a funeral director after a mix-up about where her ashes were being kept. W Levers, of Thornton Road, Bradford has admitted an “oversight” in the collection of Maureen McGuinness’s ashes from Scholemoor Crematorium. Relatives of the 72-year-old mother-of-seven, who died in Bradford’s Marie Curie Hospice, say they were unsure of the whereabouts of the ashes for several days following her cremation on Friday, September 23.
Telegraph & Argus | 10/10/2011
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