Rossendale Free Press



MARJORIE Bunting passed away peacefully at Olive House on Tuesday, November 23, aged 96.

Born in 1925 in Widnes and brought up in a corner shop in the West Bank area.

During the Second World War she joined the Land Army and worked on a farm in Taunton, Somerset. After the war she returned to Widnes where she met Jim, who she married in 1949.

In 1953 she moved to Rawtenstal­l with Jim and their son Ian, when Jim became the manager of Bradleys Men’s Outfitters on Bank Street.

Being well used to retail work she worked with Jim and a number of other retail outlets in the town.

She and Jim joined Newchurch Methodists and made many good friends with whom they shared a passion for ballroom dancing and enjoyed many trips out.

She enjoyed lots of time with her grandchild­ren Amy and Daniel, and to them and a number of friends she was affectiona­tely known as “Nana Madge”.

Sadly, following husband Jim’s death, her health began to deteriorat­e, and in 2014 she became a resident in Olive House Care Home, where she has since been lovingly cared for.

She leaves her son Ian and daughter-in-law Bernice, her granddaugh­ter Amy and husband Andrew, grandson Daniel and his partner Vicki, and five great-grandchild­ren.

The funeral will take place on Monday, December 6 at 12.15pm at Burnley Crematoriu­m.

Funeral director: Dawn Winfield for Fred Hamer Funeral Service, Rawtenstal­l.

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