Doris Pordage

Doris Pordage, 75, of Royal Wootton Bassett, was originally from Thorne, in Yorkshire, and moved to Folkestone, Kent, in childhood.

After leaving school, she worked at a greengrocery shop, and met her husband, the late Eddie Pordage, when she was 21. They were married in December 1961.

After several moves, due to Eddie's work, Mr and Mrs Pordage settled happily in Wootton Bassett, with their son Anthony and daughter Carol. They had contact with many local people during the years when they were in business with another couple, Merle and John Grant, at Wootton Bassett Post Office.

Later, Doris was manager of Corals, in the High Street, for 18 years, prior to retiring to care for her husband. Sadly Eddie died 17 years ago.

Doris was devoted to her family, including grandchildren Daniel and Lauren, and had many friends.

The Rev Canon Jane Curtis conducted the funeral at St Bartholomew's Church. The hymn was Morning has Broken was sung, and recorded music (chosen by young members of the family) included Westlife's I'll See You Again and Blaque's When the Last Teardrop Falls. The vicar said: "We thank God for Doris, or Dot as many knew her, and we commend her to God, as we say our final farewell to her in this life, and comfort one another in our loss."

Tributes included the poem, Today We All Remember. Later, at the cremation service at Kingsdown, a recording of That's Life was performed by Doris's favourite singer, Frank Sinatra.

Everyone was welcomed to share more reminiscences and refreshments afterwards, at The Angel Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett.

Memorial donations, for the British Lung Foundation, may be sent c/o Maslin Funeral Service, 118a High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7AU.