A RETIRED teacher has died four months after her husband suffered a fatal heart attack.

Megan Evans, 91, taught home economics and worked in the family business with husband Arnold, 97, who died in May.

The couple owned The Carousel toy shop in Holmes Chapel, Carousel Sports in Sandbach, Leisure Times and Rascals and the children’s clothes shop in Church Walk, Holmes Chapel, for many years.

Arnold, former president of Holmes Chapel Rotary Club, moved from their home during lockdown into Westbourne Care Home to be with his wife who was diagnosed with dementia.

Knutsford Guardian:

Arnold Evans, who died in May, aged 97


In Goostrey, the couple attended St Luke's church and Megan was actively involved with the WI, flower club and the Victim Support Group as well as Rotary and its social and fundraising events in Holmes Chapel.

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She also sang in the Methodist church choir under the baton of Chris Jones.

Daughter, Kathryn, a journalist in Melbourne, was unable to attend her father's funeral because of Australia's tough Covid restrictions on travel.

She will also miss her mum's service but the family will pay tribute through a live online link.

Megan leaves a son, David and three granddaughters, Eleanor, Ceridwen and Caoimhe.

Kathryn said her mum had been very frail since her dad died.

"She had dementia but remained fully aware of me and the family and could always remember the names of her grandchildren and what they did. And she never forgot dad."

Megan's funeral will be held at St Luke's church, Goostrey, on Friday, October 22, at 11 am.