William Fretwell (5 Jul 1936 - 18 Oct 2021)

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Location
Gedling Crematorium Catfoot Lane Nottingham NG4 4QH
Date
10th Nov 2021
Time
3.30pm
Funeral Director
A.W. Lymn Arnold

In loving memory of William Fretwell, who sadly passed away on 18th October 2021.

William, known to many as Bill, was born in Dunbar, Scotland in 1936. As a schoolboy, William moved with his parents & younger siblings, Dennis & Helen, to live in Carrington, Nottingham. He was to return to visit Dunbar on holiday a number of times with his family, recounting his early years there.

In Carrington, William attended the Claremont School and after leaving education, he entered in to a joinery apprenticeship for 5 years, following which he was called up to undertake his National Service in the Army. William returned to civilian life as a joiner and continued to do this for the remainder of his working life.

After the death of his father, when William was 19, the family moved to Sherwood, where he lived until his marriage to Barbara in 1967. Shortly after their marriage, William & Barbara moved to Woodthorpe where the family have lived ever since.

William is survived by his wife, Barbara and his sons Andrew and Russell. He also leaves behind his two Grandchildren, Ellie and Scott.

Diane Topping donated in memory of William
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Barrie Page donated £30 in memory of William

Bill was a true gent and will be sadly missed.

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Lindsey Asman donated £10 in memory of William

Fly high William ❤️❤️❤️

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Lindsey Asman wrote

A great man who will be missed by all , so many laughs and good times had with William and will stay in my memories forever.
Sending all my love to Barbara and family and sorry I could not attend the funeral yesterday,
Love always Linz and Ayer xxx

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Kathryn Clarke wrote

One of the nicest person you’d ever meet , always happy and cracking jokes ! Will be sadly missed ,sending all our love to Barbara and family love Kathryn,Stuart,Megan,Erin,ethan and lyla xxx

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Joanne Fretwell donated £20 in memory of William
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David Fretwell donated £40 in memory of William

From Dennis and Pat and Family

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Judith and Peter Gamble wrote

Ever cheerful and jovial. A funnier guy is hard to find. Also very caring of his family and friends. We have such happy memories of times spent with William, Barbara and other friends.

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Sue Prochnicki donated £10 in memory of William
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Sue Prochnicki wrote

We will be thinking of you all. We had lots of laughs with Bill and he will be sadly missed. Sue and the Heartbeats class xxxx

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Kate Haythornthwaite wrote

Thinking of you all at this time. Sending my love and condolences.

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