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Jean Davies

Jean was born on the 13th of January 1936 to Mr and Mrs Edwyn Davies. She had 2 sisters, Glenys and Eileen, and one brother, Haydn. Tragically their mother died when they were all young and Glenys, who was only 16, had to look after the family.

Jean was always treasured when she was little and went to school in Abergorlech but she had to be cared for in her adulthood. There are many matrons, managers, staff and carers here today. Haydn would like to thank all those who took such good care of her.

Despite her problems her life was happy and she was always the centre of activities in the places she stayed. She always enjoyed going to the church wherever she was staying and she loved singing hymns and other songs. Calon Lân was one of her favourites and that is why we are ending with it today.

Jean would come for holidays to stay with Haydn and Nonney and she liked coming but she was always happy to go back ‘home’.

When we look at Jean’s life we shouldn’t think of what she couldn’t do but about gifts she was given. We shouldn’t think it was a sad life because she was happy. We shouldn’t think of her life as wasted because she brought joy to many around her and that is the most important thing anyone of us can do. We should celebrate what she was and thank God for her life.

The Vicar

Haydn would like to thank everyone who sent him cards expressing their sympathy on the passing of his dear sister Jean, and to everyone who sent donations in lieu of flowers to Noah’s Ark Appeal, a Charity which Jean always had in mind because it involves little children, to all who came to the Church to say our ‘Goodbyes’, the Vicar, the Rev. Dr. Gerry Sykes who conducted the Service, to the Rev. Denzil James for his kind assistance, to Denzil and Brenda Williams and not forgetting the vast number of people who had been so kind to Jean during her life.

To all, your prayers and thoughtfulness has, and still does do lots for me.

With God’s blessing. Haydn.

Albert Sivell Lewis (Albert y Gof)

Gyda thristwch mawr y cofnodwn farwolaeth Albert Sivell Lewis yn ei gartref yng Nghaerfyrddin ar Dachwedd 3 yn 81 mlwydd oed.

Ganwyd Albert yn Fronhaul, Brechfa, ác er iddo symud i Gwynfan Manor yn gyntaf ac yna i 12 Rhodfa Dewi Sant, parhaodd Brechfa yn gartref ysbrydol iddo ar hyd ei oes.

Fel Albert y Gof neu Albert Fronhaul ei adnabyddwyd a threuliodd y rhan fwyaf o'i fywyd yn gweithio yn yr Efail yn Brechfa. Yn ogystal a'r pedoli fe gyfunodd y swydd yma gyda ffermio ac yn ddiweddarach fel un o yrrwyr y Gwasanaeth Cymdeithasol yng Nghaerfyrddin. Gwr mwyn ei agwedd oedd a pharod ei gymwynas.

Yr oedd ganddo sawl diddordeb, ond heb os, y ddau ar y brig oedd Cobiau Cymreig, yn enwedig bridfa Gwynfaes a'r Sioe Frenhinol yn Llanelwedd ble gwasanaethodd fel gof a phrif stiward y pedoli am drigain mlynedd namyn un.

Cafodd ei anrhydeddu gan y sioe yn 1997 ble derbyniodd y teitl llywodraethwr am oes, anrhydedd a gyflwynwyd iddo gan y Dywysoges Alexandra.

Yr oedd Albert yn dad ac yn dad yng nghyfraith annwyl i Cerith a'i wraig Eiddwen, ac yn dadcu gofalus a chariadus i Heledd a Siwan. Roedd yn frawd hoffus i Sheila Williams, Aberystwyth, a'r diwéddar Joe - Lewis, Brynllywarch.

Cynhaliwyd Gwasanaeth o Ddiolch am ei fywyd yn Eglwys Sant Teilo, Brechfa, ar ddydd Gwener, Tachwedd 10, ble y gwelwyd dros 4QO o alarwyr wedi dod ynghyd i gofio amdano.

Ar ol y gwasanaeth, fe'i claddwyd gyda'i wraig, y diweddar Mary Lewis, ym mynwent tre Caerfyrddin.

Y prif alarwyr oedd Cerith ac Eiddwen (mab á merch yng nghyfraith); Heledd a Siwan (wyresau); Sheila ac Emrys (chwaer a brawd yng nghyfraith); Betty Lewis (chwaer yng nghyfraith) ac Anne Evans (ffrind annwyl i Albert), ynghyd a llu o deiüu a ffrindiau eraill.

Yn y capel, gwasanaethwyd gati ei offeiriad y Parchedig GA Sykes, y Parchedig Ganon Patrick Thomas, ÿ Parchedig Towyn Jones, y Parchedig Be'ti Wyn a'r Parchedig Denzil James. Hefyd yn bresennol oedd y Parchedig Wyn Morris.

Yr archgludwyr oedd ei ffrindiau agos, Meirion Evans, Norman Evans, Daniel Thomas, Gerald Brown, Terry Anthony a Clive Davies. Yr organyddes oedd Janet James.

Dymuna'r teulu ac Anne ddatgan eu diolchgarwch cynhesaf i'w cymdogion, cyfeillion a pherthnasau oll am bob cefnogaeth a charedigrwydd a ddangoswyd iddynt, ac i'r rhai a ddanfonodd cardiau, llythyrau a chyfraniadau at Ymchwil Cancr Cymru.

Diolch yn arbennig i Anthony Davies, Meddygfa Nantgaredig, am yr holl ofal ac urddas a ddangosodd i Albert. Hefyd i'r Parchedig Ganon Patrick Thomas am ei gefnogaeth iddo yn y misoedd diwethaf.

Diolch hefyd i Glanmor Evans, Trefnwr angladdau am bob cymorth a pharch a roddodd i'r teulu yn ystod eu profedigaeth.

Albert was born in Fronhaul Brechfa, and his heart was always there even when he moved to Gwynfan Manor and 12 Rhodfa Dewi Sant. He was well know for his work as a blacksmith in Brechfa and for his involvement with the Royal Welsh show and his interest in Welsh Cobs.

The family and Anne wish to thank all neighbours, friends and family for all their kindness and support and to those who sent cards, letters and donations to Cancer Research Wales.

 

Abergorlech News

When this publication of Clychau’r Cwm arrives at your homes it will be very near Christmas. The Community, we hope (we, being the Church, Chapel and friends) will meet at St. David’s Church for our Carol Service on 17th December at 7 o’clock. Let us have a full Church, as every citizen has a lot to be thankful for. How better than to sing our praises to the Baby Jesus who became our Saviour, and who 2,000 years on remains our brother and friend.

Then at 9.45am on Christmas Morning let us join in our celebrations of the arrival of the Baby Jesus………………Of course, that is what Christmas is all about isn’t it?

We think of our friends in our communities, who have not been well lately, some having had to have hospital treatment. We hope you are much better now and will be, with God’s Blessing, enjoying the festive season with your families and friends in the days to come.

D. Haydn Davies

Wedding Notice

On 25th September last I flew out to Newport, Rhode Island, USA to be present at the Marriage of my only daughter, Zoe Elizabeth Nicolas to Justin Lester, whose family come from Portland in Maine.

It was especially special for me because my son flew in from Australia to give Zoe away and as the 3 of us were last together 4 years ago, it was a very beautiful and emotional occasion. My new son-in-law, who I first met the day before the wedding, is a delightful person and they are obviously very happy together. The weather was perfect and the day went without a hitch. Because of work commitments, the newly-weds postponed their honeymoon until later in the year and stayed on in Newport so that we could all spend time together. It was a very memorable week.

A Blessing service is planned for the spring in Abergorlech church and it is to be hoped that all friends and family will attend including my grandchildren from Australia.

Diane Nicolas Corner House Abergorlech

 

Brechfa News

Hoffai Betty Noddfa ddiolch yn ddiffuant i bawb a ddanfonodd gardiau ac anrhegion ar achlysur ei phenblwydd arbennig yn ddiweddar.

Betty Noddfa wishes to thank sincerely everybody who sent cards and presents for her recent Special Birthday.

Betty

Retirement

Joyce and Derek Hart have retired recently from Glasfryn, which was a guest house and excellent restaurant in Brechfa. They have moved to a flat in Cardiff to be near their daughter Julie, her husband and young Oliver. Julie is expecting on Christmas Day.

We Wish them well, and hope to see them back in the vicinity. The Brechfa 60+ Clwb Trigain thank them both very much for their warm welcome and lovely meals in the past. We wish them well.

Church Stall

Aeres Lewis at the Church Stall

The church stall was a success. Rectory chutney, marrow jam, ca lenders, Ceinwen’s Christmas pudding, Aeres’ butterfly biscuit bags, Robert’s rock cakes and mini apple tarts all sold well. The sum of £174 was raised. Photo of Aeres Lewis at the stall.

Iris Lenny

Middle Eastern Meal

Everyone who came enjoyed the middle Eastern Meal in the Church Hall on the 3rd of November. The talk on Islam and Peace was interesting. In
future it might be good to think of getting a public address system for talks in the hall. We raised £163 on the day for the Red Cross and £5 has been donated since.

Brechfa Sports Committee

The Sports committee are arranging a visit to the Lyric Cinema in Carmarthen to see Paddy the Clown on Saturday 10th February at 2:00pm. Children under 11 free, secondary school half price, adults pay in full (£4/£6). Forms from Arthur, 15 Maesygroes.

Gwernogle News

Sympathy

We would like to express our sympathy to Roger, Judy and family, Bryfon, Gwernogle, on the loss of Judy’s mother and grandmother to George, Tommy and Oscar.

Llongafarchiadau

Yn ddiweddar yng Nghapel Annibynol Gwernogle priodwyd Catrin Jones, Tirlan, Brechfa ac Adrian George Coedlannau Gwyddgrug. Dymunir iechyd a hapusrwydd yn y dyfodol.

Priodas Adrian a Catrin