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William Arkle Dunn

Also known as: Bill.

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Bill was born in Liverpool in 1931. He joined the Merchant Navy and worked with them for ten years. He married Bee and they moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to live near Bee's sister and her husband. In Rhodesia bill entered the motor industry working with various companies until he retired.

While working at BMC Bill played on their cricket team as a wicket keeper, resulting in a number of broken fingers! Following his retirement Bill and Bee took up lawn bowls, discovering a new talent with Bill holding provincial colours. Bill and Bee filled their retirement with adventures embarking on a round-the-world tour and visiting their children and grandchildren in South Africa and the UK.

In 2003, Bill and Bee were joined by family and friends to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at a big party in Wales.

In 2010, they took up a government repatriation scheme and moved back to the UK, to a flat in Stoke-on-Trent. Shortly after moving to the UK,Bill suffered a heart attack and battled back through a long recovery in hospital. In 2014 Bill celebrated the New Year on a cruise near Le Havre with Bee and daughter Jenny. Back on dry land he joined son Pete and the family to celebrate Bee's 80th birthday and their diamond wedding anniversary with a trip to see Carmen in London, travelling in style in a limo.

Bill was a much loved husband to Bee and father to Jenny and Pete, he will be greatly missed by his whole family and all who knew him. Sleep well Grandpa, you have earned your rest.

Added by: Gillian Dunn on 30 March 2014.

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