Katherine Daly (1928-2018) was born and brought up in Irlam, her parents’ only daughter. She left school at 14 and worked as a secretary and as a PA for a hairdressing salon business. She later worked for the Girl Guides Equipment Depot in Broadheath. She met and courted Stan on the dance floors of the Manchester ballrooms. They were married in 1950 and later adopted two children, Chris and Lisa. Kathy loved plants and she and Stan enjoyed frequent trips to Tenerife and to the La Boheme restaurant in Lymm. Kathy died on 21 March aged 90.