Obituary: Joan Broomfield

Joan Broomfield (formerly Cunnington) died at the Midfield Lodge care home in Oakington on October 10. She was 89.

Born in Sheffield, she moved to Newmarket 65 years ago and went on to own Cunnington’s General Store in St Mary’s Square in the town.

A member of the Dunkirk Veterans’ Association and a volunteer with the WRVS, she also enjoyed watching ballroom dancing, something she excelled in during her youth.

Her first husband, Stan Cunnington, died in 1985. She remarried again in 1989 to Dennis Broomfield but sadly was widowed again in 2004.

Mrs Broomfield leaves her only son, Geoff, three grandsons, Julian, Glenn and Ross, and two great-granddaughters, Mia and Daisy.

Her funeral was held on October 17 at St Philip’s Chapel, Newmarket, and the Rev Dr Colin McCarty conducted the service.

Family mourners were: Geoff and Ann Cunnington, Julian Cunnington, Glenn and Suzy Cunnington, Ross Cunnington and Sara Mason, Kay Cunnington and Janet and Don Stain.

Among the other mourners were: Jenny and Robert Park, Rosy and Bob Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Broomfield (rep Richard and Caroline Broomfield), Kelley Green, Janet and George McKeown, Ann and Michael Elliott (Brenda Bott), Sharyn Snell (John Snell), Jenny White, Jill White, Liz Scrivener, Janet Fishpool, and Maureen Farrington (Friends of the Bury St Edmunds Dunkirk veterans, Topsy and Robert Kerry and Chris and Dickie Bird).

Edward Cobbold

The funeral of Edward Cobbold took place at St Martin’s Church, Exning, on October 24.

Mr Cobbold, known as Ted, of Melrose Gardens, Newmarket, died at Newmarket Community Hospital on October 15 after a short illness. He was 85.

Born in Exning, he later lived in Newmarket and was educated at the village and town schools respectively.

During the war he served with the Army Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and toured Italy and Egypt.

Mostly an electronic engineer by trade, he worked for some years at Newmarket Microsystems.

He was also very clever with his hands and was particularly interested in building musical instruments including violins, violas and cellos .

Mr Cobbold is survived by his wife, Shirley.

The service was taken by the Rev Dr Colin McCarty and David Pugh was the organist.

Family and other mourners were: Shirley Cobbold (widow), Mr and Mrs A Wright, Mr and Mrs B Mawson, Mr A Mawson, Mr and Mrs N Paterson, Miss C Gimson, Mr and Mrs B Lorking, Mr and Mrs I McJannet, Mr and Mrs M Hazelwood, Miss R Hazelwood, Mrs C Hazelwood, Mr G Robertson, Mr E Dunning (rep John and Stephen), Mrs V Panneter, Jean and Ron Fairweather, Stella Savage, Cliff Pettitt, Ron Marshall, Mrs A Cunnington (Geoff), Mrs D O’Connell (Kevin and Sybil Dale), Mrs M Mallett (Ken), Mr and Mrs T Iason, Mr B Harvey, Mrs P Kennedy, Tony Leggett (Julie), Mr S Oliver (P Symonds), and Mr G Butler.

Dennis Nunn

Dennis Arthur Nunn, who was known as Joe, died at his home in Martin Road, Burwell, on October 14 after a short illness. He was 77.

Born in Burwell, he had worked as a refuse collector. He enjoyed bowling and darts at Burwell Royal British Legion, fishing and listening to Daniel O’Donnell.

Mr Nunn is survived by his wife, Veronica, and leaves a daughter, Petula, a granddaughter, Jemma, and grandson, Thomas.

His funeral took place at the Burwell Cemetery Chapel on October 26. The Rev Eleanor Williams officiated.

Family mourners were: Veronica Nunn (widow), Petula and Roger Jenkins, Jemma and Jarrod Barton and Thomas Jenkins.

Other mourners were: John Hawes (rep Peter Hiskett and Jim Townsend), Isobel Wright, Chris McGrath, Jenny Kempton (family), Jan and Peter Minchin, Ray and Christine Peachey, Mr and Mrs B Bellham, Miss M Barton (Mr and Mrs A Badcock), Mrs D Webb, Kathleen Smith (Robert and Julie Nunn and Helen and Paul and Danny Pickard), Sandra Dixon, Mr and Mrs G Mist, John Hardy, Dawn Tudor, Eric and Julie Chambers, Dee Simpson (Rose family and Tony Simpson), Patricia Rayner, Paul, Maureen and Mary Hardy, Trevor Crook, David Nunn (Carl and Kerry Nunn), Mr L Allington, Mr F Brasnett, Angela and Mike, John Cullum, Nicki Nunn, David Holt, Maureen Matthews (Ron Matthews), Steven Milne, Robert Jaggard, Paula Reeve, Sharon Hilborn, John and Linda Harding (Peter Reed, Burwell Ex-Service Social Club), Shona Barton-Hare, Jeanette and Trevor Fuller (Mr and Mrs Rhodes), Mr and Mrs David Barton, Daphne Cole (Michael Cole), Shirley and Kim Wadsworth (Colin and Alan Wadsworth), Mr and Mrs T Parsons, Roger Clarke, Patricia Scott, Sharon Griggs (Steven Griggs and Ness Court), Mr and Mrs C Leach (Andrew Leach), Ena Hendry (Tom Hendry), Mick Scarff (Pauline Scarff), Roger Herring (Sheila Herring), Albert Ellis, Danny and Jordy Sullivan, Angie Haga, Alex Marshall, Doug Bates and Patrick Foy (Phyllis Foy).