Cathleen Hackney. See News Team story NTISON: A mum accused of having her son cremated without telling his dad because of a bitter divorce told a jury he would have found her decision FUNNY. Cathleen Hackney, 56, kept the plans a secret so ex-husband Paul Barber could not attend the funeral of their lad, a court has heard. But the scheming mum didn't turn up either, meaning tragic Paul Moreland was cremated early in the morning of December 20, 2010 with no-one present. Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard Hackney signed forms with two different funeral directors insisting no-one objected to the cremation.