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Angharad Thomas

The latest death notices across the Valleys and Bridgend as families remember loved ones

These are all the loved ones remembered in funeral notices for the Valleys and Bridgend made between June 23 and June 29 on WalesOnline. To see a full list of family announcements visit this section of the WalesOnline website where you can search by name, date, and location. You can also post your own announcements and notices there.

To add your tributes or memories to any of the death notices of the people who have passed, please do so at To keep up to date with news from across the Valleys you can subscribe to our newsletters here.

In order of most recently announced:

Margaret June (June) Bews

(June) Peacefully on Thursday 8th June 2023, June of PwllYGath Street, Kenfig Hill Beloved wife of the late Keith, dearly loved mother of Stuart, Iain and the late Michael, mother-in-law of Shirley and Lynne a much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service and cremation at Margam Crematorium on Friday 30th June 2023 at 1.45pm. Flowers or donations in lieu of flowers if desired to Wales Air Ambulance c/o Gareth and Rhodri Howell of E Esaias & Son Funeral Directors, 39 Bridge Street, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend CF33 6DB Tel 01656 740491.

Arthur John Evans OBE

Former headmaster at Pen y Dre High School, Merthyr Tydfil Passed away peacefully on Sunday 11th June 2023 at The Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. John of Park Avenue, Porthcawl; beloved husband of Helen, will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Thursday 29th June 2023 at Noddfa Chapel, Philadelphia Road, Porthcawl at 2.00pm followed by a private committal. Family flowers only please. All enquiries to Richard Mustoe of Porthcawl Funeral Services, 75 New Road, Porthcawl, CF36 5DH, Tel: 01656 7883699.

Ivy May Fullstone

Ivy aged 89 years of Tonteg Pontypridd, passed away peacefully in hospital on June 14th 2023. Beloved wife of the late Desmond, a loving mother to Carl and Perry and a cherished grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Resting at Co op funeral care Pontypridd until the funeral service at Glyntaff Chapel Wednesday July 5th at 10:30am followed by interment at 11:00am in Glyntaff Cemetery. Family flowers only by request donations if desired can be sent to the Cancer Trust.

Mair Gwyn

Pictured: Mair Gwyn (

Our dearly beloved mother Mair peacefully passed away in her sleep on Thursday 15th June 2023. Mair, of Chevron Street Porth, was the devoted wife of Bill. A much loved mother and granny, she will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. Mair's funeral service will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 4th July at St John's Church, Cymmer followed by interment at 2pm at Trealaw Cemetery. All family & friends are invited to The Baden, Aberhondda Road to raise a glass for Mair following the service.

John Leonard Harris

Peacefully, on 17th June 2023 at Brocastle Manor Care Home, Bridgend, John, aged 91 years, of Redroofs Close, Brynna. Dearly beloved husband of the late Marian, much loved father of Stephen, Phillip and Julie, father-in-law of Lorraine and Rik, loving Pops of all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday 12th July. Service and cremation at Coity Chapel, Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu may be made to The Alzheimer's Society c/o Mel & Ron Watkins Funeral Services, 2, Hilda House, The Square, Pencoed, Bridgend CF35 5NP. Tel: 01656 860545.

Ann Glenys John (Formerly Jones, Née Rees)

(Formerly Jones, Née Rees) Peacefully on Friday, 9th June at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, Glenys of 'Maesllan' Eithen Place, Porthcawl. Originally from Llanwrda and Maesllan Farm, Llansawel. Devoted wife of the late Bryan, loving cousin of John and Aunty Glen to many. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral on Tuesday, 27th June. A service of thanksgiving will be held at Tabernacl Chapel, Fenton Place, Porthcawl at 11.00a.m. and thereafter at Bethel Chapel, Llansawel at 2.00p.m., followed by interment at Bethel Chapel Burial Ground. No flowers and no donations please. Further enquiries to Hywel Griffiths and Son, Funeral Directors, Bwtrimawr, Betws, Ammanford. Tel: 01269 593637.

Maurice Phillip Reed

Peacefully on 10th June 2023, at home, Maurice of School Road, Miskin, Pontyclun (former proprietor of MPR Building Services): beloved husband of Ann, loving father of Ceri, Phillip and David, dear father-in-law of SJ and much loved Bampi of Ryan, Christopher and Abi. Maurice will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral Friday 7th July, service at Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium, Cardiff at 11.00am. Family flowers only. Donations if so desired for Prostate Cancer UK c/o W.H. Preene & Son, Mwyndy, Pontyclun CF72 8PN Tel: 01443 223368.

David Roberts

David sadly passed away on Sunday 11th June 2023 at The University Hospital of Wales aged 78 years after a short illness. Beloved husband of Mavis, much loved father of Keri, Ian and Paul and a dear father-in-law and Grancha. David will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Resting at Pipers Funeral Home, Abertridwr, until the funeral service at Wenallt Chapel, Thornhill Crematorium at 11am on Monday 3rd July. Family flowers only, donations if desired can be made in David's memory directly to Cancer Research UK. All enquiries to Piper Funeral Services on 02920 831101/862258.

Susan Wadden

Peacefully passed away on the 12th June 2023 at home aged 70 years Much loved wife of Anthony, Mum to Kirsty and Victoria mother- in- law to Henry, Nanny to Emilia and Joshua. Susan will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at 11.45am on 13th July 2023 at the Wenallt Chapel Thornhill Crematorium. Susan will be resting at Caerphilly Funeral Services, Parc Avenue Crossways. Family flowers by request only, Donation in memory of Sue may be made to Motor Neurone Disease Association Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan For all enquiries telephone Caerphilly Funeral Services, Parc Avenue Funeral Home on 02920862100.

In Memoriams

June McCarthy

Pictured: June McCarthy (

09.04.1946 - 20.06.2009 I cannot bring the old days back, When we were all together; But memories keep me close to you, And memories last forever. With love from your Husband Mike xx

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