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Keith Cartwright “Cus”

"You will stay with us in our dreams."

Date passed: 22nd of September 2018

Funeral date: 18th of October 2018

“You will stay with us in our dreams.”

Keith passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 22nd September 2018, aged 81 years.

A loving dad, grandad, great grandad, brother and uncle, who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Keith was born on 1st June 1937 in Surrey Street, Crewe to proud parents Edward and Catherine. He had a sister, Kathleen and a brother, John. He went to St. Mary’s School in Crewe.

Keith spent his entire working life at the Crewe Railway Works where he started out as an apprentice boiler maker. When the last steam trains rolled out of the works he went on to other work, including a spell in the foundry and time as an electrician. The only break from his working life was when he served two years for his National Service.

Keith met the love of his life, Edna, at the town hall dance and they were happily married for 62 years. They had a daughter, Dawn, three grandchildren, Katherine, Ben and Joe and three great grandchildren, Scarlett, Alfie and Mia.

In his spare time, Keith enjoyed a game of golf, he was a member at Queen’s Park and Alsager Golf Clubs. In his earlier years he played darts for many different pubs and clubs and also represented Cheshire. He even played against former world champion John Lowe. Along with his brother, John, they won their way through to the final of a competition at the Crosville Club, unfortunately they were made to wear suits, as it was a final and this restricted their movement when throwing the darts and they got beaten. He also enjoyed fishing, a hobby he happily shared with Edna.

He loved his holidays, Tenerife being one of his favourite places to visit.

Keith was very good with his hands, he had four sheds! He could make almost anything, once when his back was giving him a bit of trouble he made a magnet on a stick so he could pick up his golf tee without bending down!

Over the years Keith made many, many friends, both through work and his social life.

Cus’s funeral will take place on Thursday 18th October in the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe at 11.20am, followed by cremation.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Cus will be gratefully received on behalf of St. Luke’s Hospice.

For any further information please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.

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