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Funeral to take place of Hawarden mum who died after bee sting

THE funeral of a Deeside mum who died from a bee sting will take place tomorrow.

Alison Piercy, 47, is believed to have suffered an allergic reaction while tending hives with her 12-year-old nephew at Kelsterton Lane, Connah’s Quay, on Sunday, April 25.

Alison, who worked at Redrow in Ewloe and at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, died at the Countess of Chester Hospital that night.

Last week her family and friends spoke with fondness of a ‘generous and selfless’ woman. And glowing tributes have continued to pour in for Alison, of Moorfield Road.

Hawarden community councillor Judith Hough, a neighbour of Alison’s, paid tribute to the hard-working and muchloved mum.

She said: “She was very sweet and she had a wicked sense of humour.

“We are a close-knit community, she will be sorely missed. I can’t believe I’m not going to see her again.”

Helen Yale, county councillor for Aston, added: “It’s an awful tragedy and our thoughts are with the family.

“She was a lovely lady, very well-liked and well respected.”

Alison is survived by daughter Michaela, 21, sisters Jennifer Bray and Emma Piercy and brother Michael Piercy.

She had worked as a receptionist at Redrow headquarters on St David’s Park for more than 12 years.

She also worked weekends at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, where her passion for bees began, for about two years.

Her funeral will take place tomorrow Friday, in St Deiniol’s Church, Hawarden, at 1.15pm.

Alun Downes, who owns the farm shop, said it will be closed for business on Friday as a mark of respect.

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