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Ruberry, James Mainor funeral 1988 Porthleven

Funeral directors of the local area were well represented at the Porthleven funeral of Mr James Mainor Ruberry, of Methleigh Parc, Porthleven. For 40 years he was in business as a carpenter, builder and undertaker in the village and died at home after a short illness, aged 70.
Mr Ruberry was one of Porthleven's best known residents and the third generation of a family business.
During the 1939-45 War he served in the Royal Artillery and took part in the first assault landings on the Sword beachhead on D day.

In 1984, along with many thousands of other veterans, he returned to the Normandy scene to commemorate the 40th anniversary and when on parade at Arromanches, the Queen chatted with him.

After the war Mr Ruberry captained the Porthleven team which won all three West Penwith trophies. Before the start of the recent home game with Holmans the teams observed two minutes silence in tribute.

He leaves a widow Avis, a daughter Mrs Rosalyn Leaver of St Austell and two grandchildren.
The flag at the village war memorial was at half mast for the funeral, the service at Fore Street Methodist Chapel being conducted by the Rev E J Rowland, assisted by Pastor Bill Reed. Cremation was at Penmount.

Family mourners included the widow, Mrs R Leaver (daughter), Mr Stefan Leaver and Miss Leaver (grandchildren), Mesdames L Hendy and G Russell (sisters in law), Mr & Mrs M L Williams, Mr & Mrs K Austin, Mrs G Russell, Mr and Mrs N Williams, Mrs E Hocking, Mr & Mrs W R Russell, Mr  and Mrs V Hendy (nephews and nieces), Messrs W A and L M Ruberry, Mr & Mrs S Ruberry, Mr and Mrs W Baillie, Messrs Arthur and S Ruberry. Mrs M Gilbert (also rep Mr C Gilbert, Mrs G Cockwill, Mrs I Donnithorne, Mrs P Martin, Mrs K Chapman (cousins).

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