“There is no night without the dawn, no winter without the spring.”
Lewis was born on Monday, the 7th of June 1937 in Oswestry. He has a brother George and his sister Christine. He went to Welsh Walls Junior school and Oswestry boys high school, where the open fields encouraged him to become a good cross country runner. He enjoyed the outdoors, his gentle, kind nature would stay with him all his life. From school he went to Walford agricultural college to pursue a career in farming and started work on the Harlech’s estate Ty Coch farm in Shopshire. But this country boy became a city boy in 1960 with a move to London, he worked in the Transport department of the London bus company(on the Buses). Other notable jobs were his time in the Cherry blossom shoe polish factory, The Gillette razor company and the Birdseye Walls ice cream Factory, where as a worker you could get ice cream at a discount or even free.
Lewis’ last job in London was with the Ministry of defence from 1986 to 1989. It was then that he decided to move to be near his family in Crewe and by 1989 he had a position in B&Q in the horticultural department, a job that he thoroughly enjoyed and spent his last 20 years working for the company and was presented with a long service award, an award he was immensely proud of.
Lewis enjoyed gardening and was a wealth of knowledge, he also enjoyed entertaining family and friends at any party with some fine singing. Lewis loved visiting his brother George in Thailand.
Lewis’ family were very important to him and were there for him when he needed them most. This kind and gentle man will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends, may he rest in peace.
A service to celebrate Lewis’ life will be held on Wednesday 22nd January in the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe at 3.15pm, followed by cremation.
Donations in memory of Lewis will be gratefully received on behalf of Help For Heroes.
For any further information please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.