The death has occurred of Elizabeth Ellison, aged 84, formerly of Southport in Merseyside. Elizabeth was a founder member of the Southport & Birkdale Kennel Association, serving on the committee and actively involved with the club until she moved to Wales to live with her daughter, Sheila, six months ago.
For many years - along with her husband - she ran a popular boarding kennel in Southport but her passion was her Whippets and her Incewood breeding can be found behind many winners today. She was involved not only in showing, but also enjoyed racing her dogs and was a founder member of a club that used to race whippets at Melling, Liverpool. A bike frame was used to drag the lure, a rag on a string, and various youngsters would be co-opted to pedal furiously.
She leaves two sons and a daughter, and will be missed by many.
Donations are being divided between her local RSPCA and Whippet rescue and may be sent to Hughes Jones, Crown Court, Market St., Abergele, LL22 7AA