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From: Andy RedfordPosted: 9-8-2022
notice.jpg Farewell Ian Wing
 the following was posted on Ian's FB page by his Daughter yesterday

It is with great sadness that my family announces the death of my dad Ian Wing. My dad sadly died last Friday following a severe stroke on Wednesday. He died quickly and painlessly with my mum Lynn Wing and my sister Portia Wing. He was in his favourite place in La Romieu in France. Please light a candle or raise a glass for my dad tonight.
Funeral details will follow when he has been brought back to England. Thank you Aeysha, Lynn and Portia xx
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 6-8-2022
rose.jpg Farewell Steve Nangle
 Alan Farrell contacted us with the sad news of Steve's death.

It is with sadness that I have just been informed that Steve has passed away.
I do not yet know of any details but as soon as I find out I will inform you

Best regards
Alan Farrell

Steve worked as a maintenance engineer for many years, initially in Dial House and then all over the patch. He was always cheerful and helpful when you approached him with a problem.

Steve's funeral details:

Tuesday 16th Aug at 1:00pm
Rochdale Cemetery and Crematorium
Bury Road
OL11 4DG

Then afterwards

Rochdale sports club
Bridgefold Road
OL11 5BX
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 26-7-2022
aerial.jpg Industrial Action
 Ian Tomlinson reports that:

Industrial Action Dial and Irwell House

The BT and openreach pay dispute is taking significant steps forward in the fight for fair pay.

The braziers will be alight on Friday 29th July and 1st August 2022.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 2-8-2022
candles.jpg Farewell John Swain
 Dave Green has contacted us with the sad news of John's death.

Today I have received the sad news of the passing of John, from a heart attack, on Friday 22nd July from his daughter Emma.

John was a friend of over 50 years after working with him at Ashton T.E.C on Shepley Industrial Estate, Manchester North and then also in Manchester Central.


Dave has updated us as follows, there will be no funeral.

I have had further details from Emma, John's daughter, that John will not be having a funeral. He originally wanted to offer his body for medical science but that has not been possible. His next wish was no funeral but to have a Pure Cremation, so that has been arranged by the family.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 20-7-2022
wreath.jpg Farewell Ken Winter
 Jag Patel passed on the sad news of Ken's death from Ken's son Michael.
Ken passed away suddenly on Sunday 3rd July.

Ken worked in Dial House Manchester for all his time at BT.
He joined as an adult entrant in 1978 starting on Circuit Provision, moving to Digital Circuit Provision as equipment evolved.
Then later on to Transmission Maintenance in Manchester 'R' where he was promoted to TO. He worked there until he retired.

Ken was a keen water sport enthusiast yachting at Dovestones and sail boarding anywhere there was water!
He always took his board everywhere he went away in his motor home, a Mazda Bongo if I remember correctly.
Lately Ken was a keen walker who enjoyed the outdoor life with friends.
He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet, with a smile and a cheerful hello for everyone, he will be sadly missed.

We now have a confirmed date and time for Ken's funeral:

Tuesday 2nd August at 11:00am
Dukinfield Crematorium
Hall Green Road
SK16 4EP

Then afterwards:

Saddleworth Cricket Club
Well-i-hole Road

Ken's son Michael says:
Please join us if you can to celebrate Ken's life with stories food and beer. There is no dress code, family flowers only.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 5-7-2022
wreath.jpg Farewell Dave Rigby
 Mike Norris posted the sad news of Dave's death on Whatsapp.

It's with great sadness, I heard from Dave Rigby's wife this morning that Dave had finally lost his long battle with Cancer. Dave loved to join us on First Thursday's but sadly his attendance was greatly affected by his ongoing treatment. RIP Dave, we'll raise a glass for you this Thursday.

Funeral details to follow.
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From: Peter WhitePosted: 5-7-2022
candles.jpg Howard Orgel's death
 Howard passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning 03 07 22 at North Manchester General Hospital after a short illness. His funeral took place yesterday 04 07 22 at Whitefield Jewish Cemetery attended by close family & friends.
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From: Howard TaylorPosted: 3-7-2022
notice.jpg Gaynor Murray
 Sorry to report that Gaynor had passed away.
Operator at Stockport Edgeley DAC for many years.

Regrettably the funeral has already taken place on the 29th June at Stockport.
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From: Noel Michael GarlickPosted: 22-6-2022
 I am sorry to announce the death our colleague & fellow 69er Pete Torkoniak yesterday.Pete had been ill for some time and finally past away peacefully. He had worked on trunk test in Dial House, before moving to Germany to live.As yet we have no funeral information.

In Pete's own words from his profile:

School: North Manchester Grammar School in Moston till 1968
GPO mainly Dial House, Works Orders and Trunk Test till 1973
Used to live in Blackley, Riverdale Road. It was a lovely area in those days.
Munich, Germany: moved to Munich to earn more money and see more of Europe:
Worked in Munich as a waiter till I learnt he language then Telecom-Technician, then Computer Systems Engineer, then Head of Operations Dep't at a US computer company.
Now a pensioner another ol' git
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From: Alan BarkerPosted: 28-5-2022
notice.jpg Farewell To Howard Timms
 Howard passed away yesterday 26th May 2022 after a short illness aged 76

He joined the GPO in 1962 and spent the whole of his working life in Manchester District and Manchester Central.
On Exchange Construction, Planing and Estimating in Telephone House.

Howard's wife Enid has advised us of the funeral details:

12:00 noon on Thursday 9th June
Howe Bridge Crematorium
Off Lovers Lane
M46 0PZ

Then on to:

Tyldesley Rugby Club
Astley Street
M29 8HG

Enid has requested Family flowers only and any donations to St Ann's Hospice, Little Hulton would be appreciated.
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