AMES, Michael John

1937 - 2014

Born in Bury Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk in 1937, son of John William Ames (30 April 1907-1981), shopkeeper, and his wife Margaret Veronica née Lowe (13 January 1907-1969), who married at Manchester in 1932. Michael married at Gipping in 1961, Monica J. Cook. An artist and teacher as Head of Art & Design at St Louis Catholic Middle School, Bury St. Edmund's and a committee member of the Bury Society. Awarded a British Empire Medal in 2012 for services to the community in Bury St Edmunds. He lived at 84 Whiting Street, Bury St. Edmund's and died in hospital on May 27 2014, aged 77, and there was a civic procession through Bury St Edmunds to his funeral at St Edmundís Church in Westgate Street.