MR James Arthur Rixon of Bridgwater died at home on August 26. He was 75 years. The funeral service took place at Taunton Deane Crematorium on Friday, September 10, the service was conducted by the Rev Bernard Joy.

Family mourners: Jenny Rixon (wife), Nigel Rixon (son), Nicky Rixon (daughter), Jemall Rixon (grandson),Hollie Rixon (granddaughter), Billy Rixon (grandson), Poppie Rixon (granddaughter), Beryl and Tim House (sister and brother in law), Eileen and Roy Elms (sister and brother in law), David Gibbons (nephew) (also rep Paddy, Peter and Mark Gibbons), Marilyn Parry (cousin), Brian Parry (cousin), Michelle Beasley (cousin), Claire Watts (cousin), Bill White (cousin) (also rep Betty White), Trevor and Gill White (cousin), Michael White (cousin), Valerie White (cousin).

Other mourners: Valerie Pallett, Mick Pallett, Samantha Pallett, Shirley Pallett, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Karas, Mrs Rolls, Mrs Sheldrake, Louise Brown, Maureen Palmer, Helen Bishop, Mavis Plenty, Sam Walker, Debbie Ough, Jenny Irwin (also rep Julie Perry), Marg Partridge (also rep Sue Hill), Marion Cotton (also rep Legion Ladies Skittle Team), Chris Darley (also rep Legion Ladies Skittle Team), Jan Biddiscombe (also rep Legion Ladies Skittle Team and Pauline Culverwell), Paul Reed (also rep Clive and Carol Reed), Zoe Reed, Katie Reed, Amie Reed, Chris and Kevin Lewis.

Apologies for any names omitted.

There were family flowers only.

Donations in memory of James for St Margaret’s Hospice may be forwarded to Bridgwater Funeral Services, 15 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4AU. Telephone 01278-457755.

Jenny and family wish to thank Nigel and Corrinne Gillard of Bridgwater Funeral Services for their care and attention at this difficult time, Rev Bernard Joy for conducting the service, Pallative Care, Nurse Maggy O’Donnell, District Nurse Karen Wheeler, Staff of Redgate Medical Centre, St Margaret’s Hospice, friends and neighbours for all the cards, flowers and all their support, especially Paul Reed, Judith for the catering and Sarah Matthews for the lovely cakes.

Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of thanks.