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Pamela Haynes

Posted: September 24th, 2023

“PAMELA HAYNES passed away peacefully on August 29, 2023, aged 77, surrounded by her loved ones. A dearly loved wife of the late DEREK, mum to Simon, nanna to Sophie and Lydia, great nanna to Petra, and sister to Carl, Pam will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.”

Pam is pictured, right, with her late husband Derek.

Her funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7BR on Thursday September 28 [2023] at 11am, followed by interment at Droylsden Cemetery, Manor Road M43 6QA. The family would like to invite everyone to Sorriso Restaurant, Stamford Square, Ashton-U-Lyne OL6 6QW, to share memories and refreshments. All enquiries to James Bradley & Sons, 0161 223 0595.

Pam and Derek’s family said: “She was known to us all as Pam… or Lady P (in jest!) Her connection with MGN was through her beloved husband Derek (former Manchester managing director), whom she supported endlessly and with much admiration. They were both from Droylsden, and Derek’s job took them to the North East where Simon, their only son, was born in Sunderland a year after their wedding.

As a couple Pam and Derek enjoyed holidaying in Torquay – until Pam plucked up the courage to fly… then there was no stopping them. Favourite destinations were Marbella, the Caribbean islands, and cruises with friends and family.

After Derek passed away, Pam was welcomed to join The Mercedes Benz Club, and enjoyed trips to Germany, France, Ireland, and various weekends away to more local events. It was here that she widened her circle of friends and drinking partners. She was a very sociable, pleasant and fun-loving lady who will be very sadly missed.”

Ray Weaver, former MGN group picture editor and AMP committee member, said: “Derek and Pam were well liked by the Manchester staff. When Derek was managing director, both he and Pam, who were very social people, looked on the whole staff as part of their wider family. After the move to Oldham when lots of staff were made redundant by Maxwell, Derek and Pam kept in touch with former staff members.”

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