A good friend to many village shoppers


Mary pictured with Bernard during their time running the village shop.

Bishop Monkton St John Baptist Church was crowded on Friday, May 27 for  a Service of Celebration for the life of Edith Mary Knowles, who died peacefully at her  home on May 14.

Mary, who with her husband Bernard ran the village shop for many years, befriended many villagers with whom she enjoyed a chat during their visits to the shop.The funeral service was conducted her niece, 

The Revd. Linda Boon who recalled  poignant memories of her loving aunt. There was also a loving tribute to her from Sarah, read by Michael, and other moving family reflections.