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Ambrose ‘Bomber’ Williams

| 08/03/2018

Ambrose ‘Bomber’ Williams, 89 years young born 17th February 1929

Ambrose Williams died peacefully at Thomas Gabrielle Nursing home, Cwmbran on the evening of the 23rd February, 5 days after his 89th birthday.

Born and brought up in Cwmffrwdoer, Ambrose was a well-known sportsman and achieved a Senior Schools rugby cap for Wales in 1946-47, while attending Abersychan County Grammar School. He later went on to play Rugby for Pontypool, Abertillery, Bridgwater and Albion. During his National Service stationed at Oswestry and Germany, Ambrose was chosen to play for the British Army XV on a number of occasions. As a regular player for Cwmffrwdoer AFC, in his late teens, he also had 2 games for Cardiff City as goalkeeper. He coached Pontypool RFC Youth team, taught PE at Penygarn Youth Club during the 1950s and 60s and also became Secretary of the British Legion, Pontnewynydd.

After working at ROF Glascoed, he worked at BNS/ICI, for over 25 years, as a Work Study Officer and was a stalwart of both the rugby and cricket teams. He also spent many enjoyable years playing Snooker for Pontnewydd Workingmen’s Club and was a member of Tredegar Constitutional club, Newport.

He lost his wife, and love of his life, Pat (nee Matthews), just over 3 years ago after almost 67 years of Marriage and leaves 5 Children, Glyn, Allen, Anne, David and Mair. He also leaves 11 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren with the 19th Great Grandchild due to be born later this year in Florida.

He was an unassuming and gregarious man but above all he was a family man who was bright and loving to the last. His kind heart and wonderful smile will be missed by us all.

A celebration of life service will be held at Gwent Crematorium, Treherbert Road, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran NP44 2BZ on the Wednesday 14th March at 3.00pm.

Our thanks go to the staff of Thomas Gabrielle Nursing Home for their care and friendliness during the last few weeks of Dad’s wonderful life.

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