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Fred Wolstenholme


Picture of Fred Wolstenholme.

Fred Wolstenholme was a wonderful husband and dedicated Father, Grandfather and Great grandfather. He was born in Heywood, Lancashire, 6th May 1918.
Before the age of 27 he had seen the length of the Americas including the Caribbean and experienced fear and loss that few of us will ‘thankfully’ ever know.
Married at age of 21 on the 2nd September 1939 to Hilda Howarth of Bury (The day before war was declared by Britain).
He was already enrolled in the Royal Navy and so spent the following six years on the Atlantic convoys dodging Hitlers Wolf Packs (U-Boats) in the North and South Atlantics. Sunk twice (yet still unable to swim) he spent some time in New York and Cuba.
On his return he and Hilda lived in Bamford, Rochdale where they raised their three children until, 1983 when they retired to Gronant, North Wales. Hilda died in 1986 and Fred moved back to Heywood in 2001 to be closer to his family and friends.
Fred died of a stroke on the 12th August 2009 in Faifield Hospital and will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his friends and family.

Added by: John Wolstenholme on 19 August 2009.



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