A Book Of Remembrance


Neville Abberley

Neville leaves behind wife Winifred, daughter Lynda, five step children and a daughter, Jane from a previous marriage, plus 20 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and five great, great grandchildren.


Neville was a cricket umpire who was looking forward to returning for his 41st season this year, while he played bowls for Davenham Bowling Club and recently retired as a volunteer with the British Red Cross after 11 years.


Winifred and all of the family would love to read your memories and stories of Neville during this difficult time.


If you would also like to make a donation in Neville’s memory then this can be done for North West Air Ambulance, a charity close to Neville’s heart, please use the link below:




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Tony & Margaret Peake

We have known Neville for a number of years he was a lovely person and always a smile on his face he certainly was a gentleman always made time for a chat, his commitment to the British Red Cross was exemplary and helping to provide a vital service to the Mobility Aids Service, also …

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Jean McDermott

With deepest sympathy to all of Neville’s family at this very sad time. He was a lovely man and it was always great to see him on a Friday afternoon as a fellow volunteer at the Red Cross offices in Knutsford. I enjoyed chatting to him about his cricket umpiring, the work he did …


Janet spruce

My deepest  condolences to Wynn and family. I knew Neville when I worked on reception at the British Red Cross offices and Neville used to be in Medical loan on a Friday. He was so funny and kind and always had us smiling over something. He was so well liked and respected and I …


Helen Coppenhall

Dear Wynn and Family. My deepest condolences to you all. Neville was an amazing gentleman, very compassionate and caring. His lovely smiley face will be so missed at Red Cross on a Friday afternoon. He always had time for everyone. RIP Neville xx  …


Louise, Tim & Aston Hough

When Mike and Lynda married, not only did we gain a sister in law, we gained two more wonderful family members too, Wyn and Nev. Nev was a kind man, always smiling and enjoyed a laugh, known fondly as Captain Chaos. We all will miss you Nev, you’ve been taken too soon, but definitely …


Karen Jones

So sorry to hear the sad news about lovely Neville. Sending love and condolences to his wife and family and all those grandchildren! Neville was a true gentleman and I loved our chats each Friday when he was volunteering at the Red Cross.  He always mentioned Wynn and often spoke about his granddaughter at …


Lucy Kennerley

Many fond, funny memories of Grandad. Being clumsy and getting told of my Nan all the time. God Bless you, until we meet again.  …


Melanie Campbell

Remembering Neville with so much fondness; such a kind hearted and generous man who will leave a big hole in the hearts of many.  Rest in Peace and know you loved by many 🕊 …


Paula Pattison

Tomorrow is going to be a really hard day grandad because we can’t be there to give you the send off that you deserve, But we will do when this is all over. You were such a kind caring grandad and looked after Nan the best, but don’t worry our fantastic family will look …


Andrew Marsland

A great man who displayed a great sense of humour at all times.He took his umpiring seriously recognising that he was there to help the game take place, not to be the centre of attention. When you umpired with Neville you knew you were going to have an enjoyable day. I will miss his …


Antony and Maria Hurst

This is a nice picture of Neville and Antony from 2016 when he umpired a match and i was a player. Maria worked with Neville at The Red Cross for around 5 years. He was a lovely, kind man and we always had a good laugh together. He is a great loss to us …


Lynn Hagger

My thoughts are with all Neville’s Family at this sad time.  I will treasure the memories and happy times we had as volunteers for Mobility Aids at the British Red Cross in Knutsford for the past 11 years.  Neville was kind, caring and a true friend who will be greatly missed.  Lynn Hagger. …


Britt Clarke

My mum and I have fond memories of Nev as me and Lynda had the same coat at primary school and was for ever taking each others coat home !! Poor Nev was always popping round to collect the right coat!! RIP and my thoughts are with you Lynda and your mum at this …


Chris Beckett

Nev was fantastic man, always had a smile on his face and was never shy of having a laugh whilst carrying out his umpiring duties professionally. I was really looking forward to welcoming him to my club this year! RIP Nev – A true gentleman. …


Julie Arnold

Remembering Uncle Nev with so much love and affection. He never ceased to make me laugh, such a fun spirited true gentleman, one of a kind! Going to miss those giant hugs every time we saw each other. Love you Uncle Nev, you will be missed by so many! xx …


Ian Wilkinson

Neville was a true gentleman whenever I met him, always had something funny to say that would make me smile. The award of ‘Umpire of the Year 2016’ was richly deserved. He will be greatly missed by all Cheshire Cricket Umpires & Clubs. RIP my friend.   …


Sarah Comboy

Remembering Neville with all my love & thinking of all the happy memories we shared with Lynda, growing up with Neville as our 2nd Dad 💜 He was the funniest and kindest man ever & the love he had for Wyn was always so heartwarming to see! As was his love & pride for Lynda, …


Jane xhandler

Dad   I’m going to miss you loads ..I no we didn’t see each other very much but you were my dad and that’s means so much to me ..sleep tight with the Angel’s.. Love you always  Your loving daughter xxx …


John, Lorraine, Charlotte and Georgia Smith

Thinking of you all at this time and sending lots of love to all the family xxx …


Emma Lowe

I will miss seeing you daily, with a cheery “morning Emma” or “Are the kids ok?” A great loss of a true gentleman, thoughts and love to all the family especially Andrea and Josie XXX  …



Such a shame me and my boys only got to meet you the once great granddad to me and  greatgreat grandads to my babies. Heartbreaking that we didn’t the chance to make any memories.lovely kind man. Very sad we didn’t get a chance to meet again with my new born xx thinking of your …



We didn’t see much of you grandad. But we were still very proud to be your grandchildren  We love you very much and you will be missed dearly, we will always remember your warm kind soul always love you grandad very much xx …


Paul Beaumont

Neville was a fantastic umpire and will be sorely missed. He was a true gentleman and I loved having a chat with him after the game. RIP Neville. …


Paul Doidge

I was sad to hear of Nev’s passing, I only knew him for a few months when we volunteered together at the British Red Cross, but he taught me well and always with a happy smile on his face, he was a lovely person. I will miss his stories of the trips to York …


Wendy and Phil Chaloner

Happy cricketing memories as a scoring/umpiring team whenever Neville was umpiring a Winnington Park match either home or away. One of lifes true gentlemen.  …


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