|Shirley and Gordon Porter|
|Shirley Porter in the 1960s|
|Shirley with my mother, and (L to R) myself, Elaine and Adrian (early-sixties)|
Shirley Grace Porter (née Brown): b. 26th July 1935, d. 8th October 2014 aged 79.
Husband: Gordon Alexander Porter: b. 30th October 1925, d. April 30th 1990 (lung cancer) aged 65.
Update (Friday October 17th):
Clare and myself attended Shirley's funeral today at South Bristol Crematorium. There were 30 mourners, mostly her family. The presiding Minister noted that Shirley had trained as a shorthand typist and had worked at the firm John Hall & Sons in Bristol as a secretary and later PA. It was said that anyone she PAed for ended up as a Director, testifying to her competence and, I suppose, her shrewdness in choosing good bosses.
It was there that she met her husband-to-be Gordon Porter (my uncle) who was working as an electrician. They were married in March 1958.
Here are some pictures from today.
|The author and his wife preparing to attend the funeral|
|Order of Service: cover - click to enlarge|
|Order of Service - click to enlarge|