Deaths

Death Notices, 16th April, 2015
 
 
DOS REIS. Peacefully on 12th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Susan Margaret, aged 72, of Congleton. The dearly loved and respected mum of Galia, Marcus and the late Lisa Maria; dear mother-in-law of Peter and a cherished and treasured grandma of Joel and Emily. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 24th April, at 10.45am for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or St Luke’s Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FARRALL (Allan). At rest on 2nd April at the RSUH, Allan, aged 86, of Harriseahead. The dearly loved husband of Clarice, loving dad of Jeanette and Deborah, very dear father-in-law of Philip and Alan, treasured granddad of Anna, Sam, Anton and Emily, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 22nd April, at 10.30am for service at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to RNLI or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GILL. Peacefully on 5th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eric Charles, aged 89. The dearly loved husband of the late Kathleen Gill, of Congleton; loving dad of John, Ray, Catherine and Davina; a dear father-in-law, cherished granddad and treasured great-granddad. The cortege is to leave his daughter’s residence on Tuesday, 21st April, at 12.15pm for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 12.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HARDSTAFF (Gerald). Gerald Charles Hardstaff, of Pavilion Place, Sandbach, formerly of Brereton Green, passed away peacefully on Sunday, 29th March, in St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, Winsford, aged 75. The beloved husband of Dorothy; much-loved father to Richard and Simon, and grandfather to Annabel, Jessica, Ava and Loiis. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 17th April, with a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 11am, prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.
 
JACKSON. Peacefully on 14th April at Heliosa Nursing Home, Winnie, aged 90. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Ken Jackson, of Congleton; loving mum of Roy and Ann; dear mother-in-law of Jill and John; cherished nan and gran of Nikki, Tom and Simon, and a treasured great-gran of Jessica and Charlie. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www. afinneron.co.uk
 
JEPSON (née Price). Peacefully on 9th April, 2015, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, following a short illness. Brenda, of Biddulph. “She lived to a good age”. Much-loved and missed by all the family. No flowers please, by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
MCAULEY. Peacefully on 13th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ivy, aged 89, of Buglawton. The dearly loved wife of the late John McAuley; loving mum of Angela; dear mother-in-law of Stephen; cherished nan of Adam, Victoria, Ricky and Danielle, and a much treasured great-gran of Ciaran, Johnny and Lucas. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 28th April, at 10.45am for a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Churchyard, Congleton. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward three at Macclesfield District General Hospital or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
REDFERN (Bertram, “Bert”). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Thursday, 2nd April, at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Bert, aged 87, of Church Lawton. The dearly loved husband of the late Ursula, and a very dear brother, uncle and great-uncle. Bert will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 5th May, at 2.40pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48 Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782) 785937.
 
ROBERTS (Barbara). At peace on 31st March at her home in Gillow Heath. Barbara, aged 88, formerly of Brindley Ford. The dearly loved wife of Stan, loving mum of Carol and son-in-law Paul, treasured nana of Robert and his partner Holly, and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 17th April, at 2pm for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ROCHE. Peacefully on 5th April at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Michael John William, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Roche; loving dad of David and Judith; dear father-in-law of Janice and Peter; cherished granddad of Ben, Jake, Bethany, Adam and Abigail, and a treasured great-granddad of Reuben and Zac. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 23rd April, at 10.15am for requiem mass at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St James the Great Church or The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SMITH. Peacefully on 8th April at Astbury Mere Care Home, Alice, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Sidney “Sid” Smith; loving mum of Sidney “Sid”; loving mother-in-law of Jean; cherished gran of Debbie and treasured great-gran of Matthew. The funeral service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 23rd April, at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North Staffs MIND. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
THOMAS (Brenda). Died peacefully at the RSUH on Good Friday, Brenda, aged 78, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Tom, devoted and much loved mum of Valerie, Anthony, Alan, Dawn and Lee, beloved mother-in-law, grandma/nan, great-nan, sister, auntie and friend to many. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 23rd April, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
VEIT (Norman). Suddenly and unexpectedly on 4th April, Norman Louis, aged 81, of Brereton, Congleton. The beloved husband of the late Mary, dearly loved brother of Raymond and Stella and a much-loved uncle and great-uncle. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 21st April, at Smallwood Parish Church at 11am, prior to interment at Smallwood Churchyard. Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu, if desired, to Salvation Army or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WILLIAMSON (née Rea). Suddenly on 5th April at Wythenshawe Hospital, Margaret Mary MBE DL, aged 76. The dearly loved wife of Peter Williamson, of Congleton; loving and devoted mum of Kate, Sarah and John; dear mother-in-law of Neil, Martyn and Beth; a cherished grandma of Sophie, Hugo, Jack, Rose, Joe and William, and a dear sister of John. A service of thanksgiving for Margaret’s life will be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 20th April, at 11am followed by a private interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Friends of Congleton Park or Astbury Mere Trust. The family welcomes mourners wearing bright items of clothing in memory of Margaret. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WITHERS. Peacefully on 30th March at his home, Kenneth “Kenny” John, aged 59, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Paula; loving son of Ches and Vee; dearly loved brother of Graham and Carl, and a dear brother-in-law of Barbara, Dawn, Sherry, Kevin and Sandy. The cortege leaves his home tomorrow (Friday, 17th April) at 1.15pm for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WOOLHOUSE (Erica). At peace on 9th April at the RSUH. Julie Erica, aged 53, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of Mick, loving mum of Daniel, Callum and Abby, and a very dear sister, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 23rd April, at 10.30am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to ward 201 (cancer centre), Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
Death Notices, 9th April, 2015
 
ALLEN (Geoffrey). Died suddenly at the RSUH on Tuesday, 28th March, Geoff, aged 75 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Eileen, much loved dad of David and Michael, a dear father-in-law of Johann and Kirsty, and a specially loved granddad of Emily, Evie and Tom; brother–in-law of Doris and a respected friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 13th April, at 2pm prior to cremation at Carmountside crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu if desired to the Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
BAILEY. Peacefully on 5th April at East Cheshire Hospice, Doreen, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Bailey; loving mum of Doreen; dear mother-in-law of Eric; cherished nanna to Sharon and her husband Stuart; treasured great nanna of Charlotte, and a dear sister-in-law of Irene, Noel, the late Frank, the late Joan and the late Ted, and a dearly loved aunty to many. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St John’s Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Flowers or, if desired, donations to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BOOTH. Peacefully on Saturday, 28th March, at East Cheshire Hospice, Hannah Florence, aged 66, of Congleton. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium, on Wednesday, 22nd April at 9.20am. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, 01625 433853, andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
FURNIVALL (Ethel, nee Brown). At peace on 1st April at MDGH, Ethel May, aged 82 years, of Gawsworth. The dearly loved wife of the late William Furnivall, loving mum of Sandra, very dear mother-in-law of Paul, devoted step grandma of Kate, dearest sister of Margaret and John, dear sister-in-law of Bill, Annie, Jim, Ann and David and treasured Aunty of Shaun, Simon, Gareth, Gavin, Jane, Jennifer, Rosemary, Christine, Karen and Mark. The funeral service and interment will take place at St James The Great Church, Gawsworth, on Monday, 20th April, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations to either St James The Great Church or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel 01260 298829.
 
GILL (Eric) Peacefully on 5th April, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eric Charles, aged 89. The dearly loved husband of the late Kathleen Gill of Congleton; loving dad of John, Ray, Catherine and Davina; a dear father-in-law, cherished granddad and treasured great granddad. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HUGHES (Trefor). Peacefully on 28th March at MDGH, Trefor, aged 75 years, of Somerford. The devoted husband of Barbara Hughes, a dearly loved dad, granddad and good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 15th April, at 11.30am prior to interment at the Davenport Methodist Chapel Burial Ground. Family flowers only, please. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
LEESE (Harry). Peacefully on 30th March at the RSUH Harry, aged 90 years, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved son of the late Tom and Phoebe Leese; dearest brother of the late Ivy and Doris, and very dear uncle and great uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 17th April, at 11.30am for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
ROCHE. Peacefully on 5th April at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Michael John William, aged 82. The dearly loved husband of the late Margaret Roche of Congleton; loving dad of David and Judith; dear father-in-law of Janice and Peter; cherished granddad of Ben, Jake, Bethany, Adam and Abigail; treasured great granddad of Reuben and Zac. The funeral service is to take place at St James the Great Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
RODEN (Margaret Florence). Suddenly at home in Cledford on 30th March, Margaret, aged 78. The dearly loved wife of Ken; loving mum of Paula and Anne; mother-in-law to Lindsay and Gary, and a treasured grandma. Family flowers only; donations if desired to St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham. The funeral service is to take place at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Wednesday, 15th April at 11am. Enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SADLER. Peacefully on 1st April at his home, Harry Daynes, aged 86. The dearly loved husband of Maggie Sadler of Mossley; much loved dad of Helen, Diana, Tom and Amy; dear father-in-law of Mark and Martin; cherished granddad of Andrew Deborah; dear brother of Frank and brother-in-law of Judy, Maureen and Mike. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 14th April, at 12.35pm for a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 12.45pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Kidneys For Life. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
SPROSON. Peacefully on 29th March at Macclesfield Crematorium, Jeanette, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David; loving mum of Kimberley, Spencer and Bradley; cherished and treasured nan of Oliver and Ema; a dear sister of Pat, and sister-in-law of John. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 10th April, at 9.25am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
SUMNALL (Dave). At rest on 30th March at the East Cheshire Hospice, David, aged 67 years, of Congleton. The much loved dad of Joanna, Dylan and his fiancée Dayna; treasured granddad of Georgia; special friend of Sandra and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 13th April, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please, donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel 01260 298829.
 
TINSLEY (Raymond). Died suddenly at his home on Thursday, 26th March Ray, aged 70 years, of Gillow Heath. The devoted and beloved husband of Veronica, much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle and great great uncle a dear respected neighbour and a good friend too many. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 16th April, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.30pm. No flowers by request, but donations in lieu, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
WATKINS. Peacefully on 20th March at his home, Patrick “Pat” David Morgan Watkins, aged 60, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Cindy Fewtrell; loving dad of Gavin and Vikky and step dad of Hayley, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Tyler, Faith and Roxy. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 14th April, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WILLIAMSON (nee Rea). Suddenly on 5th April at Wythenshawe Hospital, Margaret Mary, aged 76. The dearly loved wife of Peter Williamson of Congleton; loving and devoted mum of Kate, Sarah and John; dear mother-in-law of Neil, Martyn and Beth; a cherished grandma of Sophie, Hugo, Jack, Rose, Joe and William, and a dear sister of John. A service of thanksgiving for Margaret’s life will be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Friends Of Congleton Park or Astbury Mere Trust. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WITHERS. Peacefully on 30th March at his home, Kenneth “Kenny” John, aged 59, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Paula; loving son of Ches and Vee; dearly loved brother of Graham and Carl; and a dear brother-in-law of Barbara, Dawn, Sherry, Kevin and Sandy. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 17th April at 1.15am for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
Death Notices, 2nd April, 2015
 
CAPPER. Peacefully on 27th March, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Edith, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Sidney. Loving mum of Tim and Mick, dear mother-in-law of Brenda, Kris, and Jennifer, cherished grandmother of Amanda, Gavin, Michelle and Charlotte. Treasured great-grandmother to Poppy and a dear sister to Irene, Peter and Pat. Cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 7th April, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32 West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GAUNT (Sheila). Died peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Tuesday, 24th March, Sheila Elizabeth, aged 89, of Congleton. The beloved wife of the late Stanley, devoted mum of Paula and Kevin, specially loved nan of Maxwell, Shannon, Roxy and Bryony, a dearly loved sister and aunty. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 10th April, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HURST. At rest on 24th March at East Cheshire Hospice, Patricia Ann, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Thomas Norman Hurst; loving mum of Jillian; cherished and treasured gran of Michelle, Natasha and Darren, and a dear sister of William. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 8th April, for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LAND (Margery). On Saturday, 21st March, 2015, in hospital and of Oakfield Rise, Holmes Chapel. Margery, aged 88, the beloved wife of the late Roy Land, sister to the late Hilda, a dear and respected auntie and great-auntie to nieces Hilda, Brenda and nephew Stuart and families. Funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 8th April, at St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel, at 2pm, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.
 
HITCHINS (Michael, “Mick”). Suddenly on 25th March at his home in Buglawton, Michael Dennis (“Mick”), aged 71. The dearly loved husband of the late Hazel Hitchins, loving dad of Anthony and Jason, treasured granddad of Beau and Anais, dearest brother of Marlene, Paul, Gail and the late Frank, very dear brother-in-law of Roy, Jane, Tim, Sylvia, Doreen, Audrey, Pauline, Neville, Peter and David, and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 9th April, at 10.15am for service at St James’s Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
PERRY (Val). Peacefully at her home in Biddulph on 25th March, in the care of her loving family, Valerie Lilian, aged 85, formerly of South Wales. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill Perry, loving mum of Jeff, Kathie and Billie-Anne, very dear mother-in-law of the late Jim, treasured nana Val of Kay, Kyra, Jay, Jody, Rhian, Richard, Liam and their partners, a devoted great-nana Val, dearest sister of Trevor, Sonia, Sandra, Jeff and Clive and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 10th April, at 1.45pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Biddulph in Bloom, c/o the family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TAYLOR (Philomena, “Mena”). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 26th March, Mena, aged 88, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Robert “Bob” Taylor and a much-loved mum, grandmum and mother-in-law. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 9th April, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
TOMBS (Walter). At rest on Thursday 26th March, Walter, aged 93, of Biddulph Moor. The beloved husband of the late Rosemary, dearly loved father of Lynne, father-in-law of the late Bill and treasured granddad of Joanne. The funeral takes place on Friday, 10th April, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10.15am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17-21, Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk
 
 
Death Notices, 26th March, 2015
 
BARLOW (née Beresford). Peacefully on 13th March at Heliosa Nursing Home, Joan, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Stan; loving mum of Karen and John and a dear mother-in-law of Stuart and Sue. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 1st April, at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BENNISON (Michael). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Monday, 23rd March, Michael, aged 70, of Wheelock. Dearly loved husband of Yvonne; loving dad of Andrew and Marie; father-in-law of Carl, and granddad to Masie and Lily. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 1st April, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BOOTH (Ada). At rest on 20th March at MDGH, Ada Emily, aged 94, of Congleton (formerly of Manchester). The dearly loved wife of the late James Booth, loving mum of Jean, treasured grandma of Michael and Suzy, Julian and Ange, devoted great-grandma of Joshua, Caitlin, Samantha, Zac, Jodie, Lottie and Kaiden, dearest sister of the late Phyllis, Fred and Edna and a dear aunty and great-aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 31st March, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
COULSON (John Stanley). After a long illness borne with courage, at home in Sandbach on 20th March, John, aged 78. The dearly loved husband of Joan; loving dad of Lance, Lesley and Robert; granddad and brother to David. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. The funeral service and committal are to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 30th March, at 1.20pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CRITCHLOW (John). At peace on 17th March at the RSUH, John, aged 88, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Lillian, loving dad of June, Clifford and the late Beryl and Joyce, very dear father-in-law of Michael, Lynn and Anthony, treasured granddad of Christopher, Barry, Stewart, Paul, Roger, Philip, David and Andrew, and devoted great-granddad of Laura, Jack, Abi, Jake, Joe, Sam, and Lily. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 31st March, at 2.45pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
EDWARDS. Peacefully on 20th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Norman, aged 88, of Congleton, and formerly of Swettenham. He was the dearly loved husband of Myrtle Edwards; loving dad of David and Phillip; dear father-in-law of Heidi and Jacqui; cherished granddad of Nichola, Paul and Ben, and a treasured great-granddad of Dannielle, Josh, Jordan, Chloe, Caitlin, Isabel and Rhys. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 2nd April, at 11.05am for a service at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, at 11.30am, prior to interment in Swettenham Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, or Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GANT (Alma). (Former proprietor of The Talbot, Biddulph). Peacefully on 20th March at Bradwell Hospital, Alma, aged 84, of Biddulph (formerly of Lichfield). The dearly loved wife of the late John Gant, loving mum of Kim, Judy, Brian and Glyn, dearest mother-in-law of Sam, treasured nan of Katie and Neil, Lea and Vikki, Amy, Laura, Matthew, Lucy and Dan, very dear sister-in-law of Maureen and Joan and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home at Biddulph Moor on Thursday, 2nd April, at 10.15am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Saxon Hill School (Special Needs, Lichfield) or PDSA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HUNT (Joan). Peacefully on 22nd March, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Macclesfield, Joan aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Brian Hunt, loving mum of Susan, Sally, Jacqueline and Christopher, very dear mother-in-law to Steve, Kim, Mick and Christie, treasured grandma of Rebecca, Sarah, Hannah, Joe, Alice, Iris, Milton, Preston, Leo and Ashton, a devoted great-grandma, dearest sister of John and sister-in-law Maggie and a dear aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 7th April, at 2.40pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829
 
JACKSON (Dorothy Mary, née Yarwood). On Saturday, 21st March, 2015, Dorothy, aged 91, late of Holmes Chapel. The dearly beloved wife of the late Sidney Jackson and much-loved mother of Hazel, Valerie and Paula. A memorial service will take place on Monday, 30th March, at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.
JOHNSON (Joan). Peacefully in hospital on 19th March, 2015, aged 91. She was the wife of the late Bernard Gregory Johnson; much-loved mother of Heather, Pam and David, and a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be sadly missed by all her family. Enquiries: Seaford and Newhaven Funeral Service, East Sussex, 01323 893889.
 
POTTS (John). At rest on 23rd March, 2015, at MDGH. John, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Marie, loving dad of John, very dear brother of Muriel and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, on Wednesday, 1st April, at 2.30pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Holy Trinity Church or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
THORNHILL (Alice). Peacefully on 15th March, 2015, at Cypress Court Care Home, Crewe, aged 92. Alice, the devoted wife of the late Ken, formerly of Sandbach. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 31st March, at 11am, followed by burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Oxleys Funeral Services, 01270 214009.
 
TURNER (Malcolm). Peacefully at home on Saturday, 14th March, Malcolm, aged 69, of Scholar Green. Dearly loved husband of Janet; devoted father of Sarah, Jonathan and Mark; treasured granddad of Angharad, Gruffydd, Myfanwy and Henry; beloved brother of Maurice. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 31st March, at noon. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
WISZNIEWSKA (Jadwiga). Peacefully at rest in the care of Clayton Manor Care Home, Congleton, on Tuesday, 17th March, Jadwiga, aged 100. The beloved mother of Leszek and Danka, cherished mother-in-law of Kathleen and Andrzej and adored grandmother and great-grandmother. Requiem mass is to be celebrated at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Monday, 30th March, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 
Death Notices, 19th March, 2015
 
 
BARLOW (née Beresford). Peacefully on 13th March at Heliosa Nursing Home, Joan, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Stan; loving mum of Karen and John, and a dear mother-in-law of Stuart and Sue. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 1st April, at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOOTE (Marion). Peacefully at rest on Thursday, 12th March, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home, Church Lawton, Marion, aged 93, of Church Lawton and formerly of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late William, loving sister of Joan and a very special auntie. The funeral service takes place at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church on Friday, 27th March, at 12.15pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Mount Pleasant Methodist Church. Enquires: Wilsons (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

BROWN. Peacefully on 28th February at his home, Arthur Granville, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan; loving dad of Arnold; dear father-in-law of Susan; dear brother of Mary and brother-in-law of Edith, the late Les and the late Albert. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 24th March, at 1.15pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Asthma Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DARLINGTON-LEA (Bryan). Peacefully in the care of Leighton Hospital, Bryan passed away on 10th March, aged 78. The beloved husband of Janet; much loved dad to Glynis, Judith, Jill and Sarah; a cherished granddad and great-granddad who will be so sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Bryan’s funeral will take place on Tuesday, 24th March, at Haslington United Reformed Church,  at 11.30am followed by burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Enquiries: Joseph O’Connell, 01270 584447.
KENNERLEY (George). At peace on 9th March, 2015, at Moorlands Hospital, Leek. George Malcolm Kennerley, aged 86, of Biddulph Moor. Much missed by his family and friends. No flowers please, by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: S Sigley and Son, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
MELLOR (George). At peace on 10th March at The Laurels Residential Home. George Solomon, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Jean, loving dad of Janet, Philip, Ann, Caroline and the late Lucinda, dearest father-in-law of Tom, Philip, Shawn and the late Alan, treasured granddad of Caroline, David, Sarah, Gemma, Lucinda, James and the late Kevin and Andrew, devoted great-granddad of Oliver and Ethan, very dear cousin of Freda and a special friend to Leslie. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 31st March, at 11.50am for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at noon, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Holy Trinity Church or St Matthew’s Church, Meerbrook. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MELLOR (Kenneth, “Ken”). Peacefully passed away on 11th March, aged 91. Ken, of Wistaston and formerly of Congleton. The beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (Betty); loving partner of Maureen; much loved dad of Pauline and son-in-law Joe, and a very dear grandad and great-grandad to Elizabeth, Jane, Sophie and Freddie. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 27th March, at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for British Red Cross and Sandbach Animal Rescue. Enquiries: A W Burrows and Son, Snowdrop Villa, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.
 
MORRISON (Tony OBE). Passed away peacefully and serenely on 6th March, 2015, at Worthing Hospital, aged 95. Much loved father to John and fondest memories cherished by all family and friends. The funeral service is to be held at Worthing Crematorium on Wednesday, 25th March, at 12.20pm. Flowers are welcome. Enquiries: Dillistone Funeral Service, 01903 200835, email dillistones.worthing@ dignityuk.co.uk
 
PLIMBLEY (Phil). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Philip Richardson, of Biddulph, who died peacefully while in the loving care of his family at Douglas Macmillan Hospice on 7th March, aged 63. He was the dearly beloved husband of Josie; devoted dad to Joseph; a much loved and loving granddad to Harry, George and Tom; a loving brother to Stephen and a dear brother-in-law and uncle who will be truly missed. He was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church, RIP, on whose soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy. Reception into church and requiem mass to be held at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, tomorrow (Friday, 20th March) at 2.15pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Would family and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.
 
ROBERTS (Blanche). Peacefully on 11th March at Leek Moorlands Hospital, Blanche, aged 82, of Knypersley and formerly of Chell. The dearly loved daughter of the late David and Eleanor Roberts, dearest sister of Durham, Bert and Barry, very dear sister-in-law of Joyce, a dear aunty and a special friend to Barbara and Jean. Cortege to leave her brother’s home in Biddulph on Wednesday, 25th March, at 10.10am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Spring Bank Nursing Home Residents’ Comforts Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SHARP (Catherine Ann). On 8th March, peacefully in hospital, Catherine, aged 64. Catherine will be missed greatly by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at 3.20pm on Wednesday, 25th March, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of Cats Protection Stoke and Newcastle. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices
 
SHAW (Beryl). Peacefully on 12th March at MDGH. Beryl, aged 84, of Mossley. The dearly loved wife of the late Reginald, loving mum of Beverly, Kevin and the late Julie, dearest mother-in-law of Peter and Michael, devoted grandma of Pamela, Jennifer and Rebecca, very dear sister of John and sister-in-law of Jean, treasured aunt of Susan and a dear great-aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 1st April, at 11.50am for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at noon prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
STONE (Sheila). Peacefully at rest on 12th March at Leighton Hospital. Sheila, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Reg Stone, loving mum of Terry, dearest sister of Ray, very dear sister-in-law of Riba and Irene, a dear aunt and a good friend. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 26th March, at 10.45am, prior to interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SWAIN (Margaret Joan). Passed away suddenly at Turnpike Court, Elworth, on Sunday, 15th March. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral at 1pm at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Thursday, 26th March. Donations in memory of Joan are welcomed for Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
THORLEY (Muriel Emily). At rest on Friday, 6th March, at Church House Nursing Home, Nantwich. Muriel, aged 94, of Nantwich and formerly of Scholar Green. The loving wife of the late Jeffrey; devoted mother of Jim and the late Judy and Helen; a dear mother-in-law of Sue, Paddy and the late Rex; treasured grannie of Emma, Philip and the late Sally; and a cherished aunt and great-aunt. Muriel will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 24th March, at 12.15pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to NSPCC. Enquires: Wilsons, (I J Kirkham), 48 Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
THORLEY. Peacefully on 10th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Herbert, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Lilian Grace Thorley; loving dad of John, Susan, David and Michael; dear father-in-law to Eric, Valerie and Mary; cherished granddad to Vicky and Robert; great-granddad to Bethany and Alysia, step-granddad to Paul, Ian, Carl, Gemma and Annie. The cortege leaves David’s home on Tuesday, 24th March, at 9.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMS (Reg, JP). Peacefully on 11th March at Cheadle Hospital, George Reginald (Reg), aged 79, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Jean, loving dad of Paul and daughter-in-law Clare, treasured granddad of Michael, Richard and his partner Charlotte and dearest brother of Ann and brother-in-law Robert. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 23rd March. at 12.05pm for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 12th March, 2015 

BARNES. Peacefully on 28th February, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Leonard Harry “Roy”, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Elsie Barnes. Loving dad of Helen and Catherine, dear father-in-law of Ian and Richard, cherished and treasured granddad of Joanna and Oliver, dear brother of Barry and brother-in-law of Jenny, David and Denise. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 19th March, at 1.55pm for service at the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 2.15pm, prior to a private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BROWN (Michael) “Mick/Mike”. Peacefully on 4th March, 2015, at the Nuffield Hospital. Michael, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Liz, much-loved dad of Emma and James, dearest father-in-law of Ian and Joss, and a devoted grandad of Adam, Matthew, Sydney and Daisy. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 19th March, at 9.20am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Prostate Cancer UK (web link: http://michael.brown.1941-2015.muchloved.com). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BROWN. Peacefully on 28th February, 2015, at his home. Arthur Granville, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan. Loving dad of Arnold, dear father-in-law of Susan, dear brother of Mary and brother-in-law of Edith, the late Les and the late Albert. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 24th March, at 1.15pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Asthma Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPELAND (John). At peace on 6th March, 2015, at his home in Congleton. John Henshall, aged 83, formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Marjorie, loving dad of Michael, Paul and Delphine, dearest father-in-law of Susan and Liz, treasured grandad of Craig, Stuart, Mark, Adelle, Bridget and Mark, devoted great-grandad of Jake, Connor, Ben, Megan and Gracie, very dear brother of Anne and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 18th March, at 1.45pm for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Crossroads Care Cheshire East. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DAVENPORT (Ken). Sadly on 26th February, 2015, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Ken, 87. The dearly loved husband of Maureen, beloved dad of Kenny, Michael and Suzanne. Ken farmed at Siddington for 48 years and retired to Chelford. The funeral takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium today (Thursday, 12th March) at 3.20pm. Donations to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Hooley Watson Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
HOWE (Evelin). Suddenly on 27th February, 2015, at MDGH. Evelin, aged 64, of Gillow Heath and formerly of Congleton. The much loved mum of Daniel, a dear sister and a good friend. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 17th March, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
KENNERLEY (Irene). Died peacefully at her home in Congleton on Monday, 2nd March, aged 95, having spent her final days surrounded by her three daughters, just as she had always wished. The funeral service and interment will be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 13th March, at 2pm. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MAYER (Andrew). At peace on 19th February, 2015, at Wythenshawe Hospital. Andrew David, aged 50, of Leek, and formerly of Biddulph Park. Dearly loved partner of Sue, much loved dad of Ami, treasured son of Josie and David, cherished brother of Joanne and the late Robert, a dearest brother-in-law and uncle, much missed by all his family and friends. Funeral takes place on Saturday, 14th March. Service and interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
SHERRATT (Ann). At rest on 4th March, 2015, at RSUH. Ann, aged 68, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Evan, loving mum of David, Julie, Brian and Colin, dearest mother-in-law of Karen, Kevin, Jules and Carol, devoted nan of Tom, Bethan, Bobbi, Lucy, Jamie, Cameron, Mollie- Kate and Conor, and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 17th March, at 1.50pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TODD (Marjorie). 1922-2015. Treasured memories of Marjorie, died 7th March, formerly of Blackburn and who spent her later years in Alsager. Those special years will not return when we were all together, But with the love that’s in our hearts you will walk with us forever. Loving mum, grandma and great-grandma. Missing you already. Norman, Margaret and family. Service of thanksgiving, 1.30pm, Tuesday, 17th March, Christ Church, Alsager.
 
WOOD. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Marta Berta Julia who departed this life peacefully on 27th February, 2015, aged 95, at Applecroft Nursing Home, Congleton. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy RIP. The dearly loved wife of the late Harold Wood, of Congleton. Loving mum of Sandra and a dear mother-in-law of Rowland. Requiem mass to take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 18th March, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends accept this the only intimation and kindly meet the church. Flowers or, if preferred, donations to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron,32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

Death Notices, 5th March, 2015
 
 
ADDERLEY. Peacefully on 23rd February, 2015, at his home. Antony “Tony”, aged 51. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lisa Adderley, of Congleton. Loving dad of Lyndsey, Stacey, Ashley and Emma, dear father-in-law of Daniel, cherished and treasured Opa of Lucas, Kyler, Jackson and Logan, much loved brother of Richard, dear son-in-law of Ricky and Marie, dear brother-in-law of Claire, Kathryn, Ian, Christine and John, loving uncle and a dear friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 17th March, at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Palliative Macmillan Nurses, district nurses or Alder Hey ICU. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BAETUL (Feodor, Fred). Peacefully on 25th February, 2015, at Park Lane Nursing Home. Fred, aged 92, of Biddulph. A dear husband of the late Sarah, beloved father of Marie, Jan and Elizabeth, much loved father-in-law and adored grandad and great-grandad. The service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 13th March, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, in lieu if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BARNES. Peacefully on 28th February, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Leonard Harry “Roy”, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Elsie Barnes. Loving dad of Helen and Catherine, dear father-in-law of Ian and Richard, cherished and treasured granddad of Joanna and Oliver, dear brother of Barry and brother-in-law of Jenny, David and Denise. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 19th March, at 1.55pm for service at The Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 2.15pm, prior to a private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or The Church of St James and St Paul, Marton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BIDDULPH (Fred). Peacefully on Saturday, 28th February, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Fred, aged 94, of Gawsworth, formerly of Pastures Farm. The dearly loved husband of the late Gladys, a much loved dad of Geoff, Jonathan and the late Valerie, a loving father-in-law of Gill, Ross and Barbara, a cherished grandad of Simon, Helen, Jenny, Kate, Tom and Saul, a treasured great-grandad of Max, Adam and Lydia. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, on Saturday, 14th March, at noon, prior to interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please by request; donations, if desired, for St James’s Church, Gawsworth Methodist Church or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
BOWERS (Eric). Died peacefully in hospital on 17th February, 2015. The funeral service is to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 9th March, at 1.20pm and afterwards at The Conservative Club, Biddulph. Anyone wishing to pay their respects to Eric, but who is unable to go to the crematorium is more than welcome to join family and friends at the Conservative Club from 3pm.
 
BROWN. Peacefully on 19th February, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Gordon, aged 67, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted dad of Christopher and the late Stephen, dear father-in-law of Bridget, cherished and treasured granddad of Lucas and Molly-May, dear brother of Marjorie and Peter, and a dear brother-in-law of John. Cortege is to leave his brother Peter’s home on Tuesday, 10th March, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPESTICK (Stephen). At rest on 22nd February, 2015, at MDGH after a long illness borne with courage, honour and fortitude. Stephen John, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sandra, loving and much loved dad of Richard and Stephanie and their partners Michael and Rick, dearest brother of Barbara, Beryl, David, Peter, Christine and the late Marcia, Brian, Kenneth and Russell, very dear brother-in-law of Sharon, John, Carol, Sylvia, Francine, Anne, Alec, Alice, Linda and Ann and a dear uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, tomorrow (Friday, 6th March) at 12.45pm, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DALLEY. Peacefully on 15th February, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Brian Edward, aged 81, of Rushton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Wendy Dalley, loving father to the late Nigel and a treasured grandfather to Oliver Oakes-Dalley. Committal is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 9th March, at 11.20am, prior to a service of thanksgiving at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 012602 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GATER (Joan). Peacefully at home on Tuesday, 24th February, 2015, with her family by her side. Joan, aged 86, and late of Sandbach Heath. The dearly beloved wife of the late John, much loved mum of Richard and Julia, treasured nanna of Matthew, James, Sophie, Robert and Emma. The funeral service will take place at Sandbach Heath Methodist Church on Monday, 9th March, at 11am, followed by burial in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to The Brooke. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
HALL (John). Peacefully on 24th February at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, after a long illness fought with courage and dignity. John, aged 77, of Gillow Heath (formerly of Chell Heath). The dearly loved husband of Janet, loving dad of Steve and Sue, very dear father-in-law of Chris, devoted granddad of Daniel, Sophie, Luke and Hannah and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 13th March, at 11.30am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HANCOCK (Mark) Suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, 24th February, 2015, Mark Ryan, aged 47 years of Biddulph. A devoted family man, Mark was the much loved and cherished husband of Angela, adored dad of  George and Lily, he was dearly loved by all his family and loved and respected by his many friends and colleagues. Mark will be very sadly missed. The funeral service will take place at St. Lawrence Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 12th March, at 2.30 p.m. prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this only the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service, and wear something Pink. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to C.R.Y. or the Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: 01782 513210
 
HOWE (Evelin). Suddenly on 27th February at MDGH. Evelin, aged 64, of Gillow Heath (formerly of Congleton). The much loved mum of Daniel, a dear sister and a good friend. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 17th March, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JERVIS (Marian). Suddenly at home in Sandbach on 18th February. Marian, aged 88. The dearly loved wife of the late “Pip” Jervis. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 10th March, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
KEARSLEY (Sally, née Wallett). At rest on 28th February, 2015, at Spring Bank Nursing Home. Sarah (Sally) aged 101, of Biddulph (formerly of Brown Lees). The dearly loved wife of the late Geoffrey Kearsley, loving mum of Paul and daughter-in-law Ines, treasured grandma of Ashley, dearest sister of Briah and the late Zena, Phyllis, Minnie and Tom, a dear aunt and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 16th March, at 3.15pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 3.45pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
KENNERLEY (Irene) died peacefully at her home in Congleton on Monday, 2nd March, aged 95, having spent her final days surrounded by her three daughters, just as she had always wished. The funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEA (Eileen, retired police sergeant, Hanley). Peacefully at rest on Friday, 20th February, at Cypress Court Nursing Home, Crewe. Eileen, aged 79, of Sandbach, formerly of Rode Heath. The dearly loved daughter of the late Harry and Gladys Lea; a dear sister and sister-in-law of Ashton and Kath; a special auntie and great-auntie. Eileen will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, tomorrow (Friday, 6th March), at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust. Enquires and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green ST7 3HR, 01782 785937.
 
MACHIN (née Bailey). Peacefully on 21st February, 2015, at Haywood Hospital. Alice “Jean”, aged 87, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mr James “Eric” Machin. Loving sister of Margaret Mary, dear sister-in-law of Ken, and a dearly loved aunt of Clare. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 12th March, at 10.10am for service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MAYER (Andrew). At peace on 19th February, 2015, at Wythenshawe Hospital. Andrew David, aged 50, of Leek and formerly of Biddulph Park. Dearly loved partner of Sue, much loved dad of Ami, treasured son of Josie and David, cherished brother of Joanne and the late Robert, a dearest brother-in-law and uncle, much missed by all his family and friends. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

PROCTOR Kathleen Mary Peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 18th February, 2015, Kathleen, aged 73 years of Madeley, formerly of Biddulph Moor. Wife of the late Robert Proctor and a loved and loving mum of Lynn and partner David. Kathleen will be fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints Church, Madeley on Monday, 9th March,  2015, at 2.15 p.m., followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and  friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Church. Flowers welcome or donations to The Renal Unit at The R.S.U.H. c/o the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Salt & Son Funeral Home, Bridge Street, Newcastle. Tel. 01782 617073.
 
NEWTON (Maud, née Thorley). At rest on 22nd February, 2015, at MDGH, in the presence of her loving family. Maud, aged 93, of Congleton (formerly of Somerford). The dearly loved wife of the late Harold Newton, loving mum of Lesley, Linda and Charles, very dear daughter of the late Austin and Lucy Thorley, dearest mother-in-law of George, Linda and the late Michael, treasured nan of Philip, David and Julie, Brian and Julie, Dawn and Jermain, Paul and Louise, Simon and Christina, devoted great-nan of Stacey, Luke, Jade, James, Tas, Sarah, Katie, Katie and Sam, loved sister of Herbert, Brenda, Ann, Margaret, and the late Joyce, Gwen and George and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 16th March, at 10.40am for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
PARRY. Peacefully on 26th February, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Geoffrey Gordon, aged 81, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila. Loving dad of Charles, Helen and Philip, dear father-in-law of Susan, Richard and Ruth, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Christopher and Laura. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 9th March, at 2.10pm for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church, at the family’s request no mourning attire required. No flowers please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PASS (Phyllis). At rest on 28th February, 2015, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Knypersley. Phyllis, aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack Pass, loving mum of Andrew and daughter-in-law Sachiko, dearest sister of Joan and a dear cousin and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Friday, 13th March, at 2.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PEDLEY. Peacefully on 19th February, 2015, at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. Richard Alexander, aged 49, of Buglawton. The dearly loved son of Denise and the late Ronald. Loving brother of Debbie, dear brother-in-law of David, a treasured nephew of Pam and a loving boyfriend of Rachael. Cortege is to leave his home today (Thursday, 5th March) at 1.20pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Air Ambulance or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RADMALL (Barbara). Suddenly on 18th February at her home in Congleton. Barbara Anne, aged 62. The dearly loved wife of Philip, loving mum of Laura, Sarah and Catherine, much loved daughter of Barbara and the late Jeffrey, very dear mother-in-law to Mike and Ben, devoted nana of Amy, Max, Tommy and Callum, dearest sister of Jennifer and Jane, treasured sister-in-law of Andy and a dear aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 10th March, at 11.20am. No flowers at family’s request; donations, if desired, to MDGH (maternity unit, cheques payable to East Cheshire NHS Trust). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SMITH (Ruth). Died peacefully in Mulberry Manor Care Home, Rotherham, formerly of 65, Newpool Road, Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Thomas Arnold Smith and a dearly loved mother of John. Service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, tomorrow (Friday, 6th March) at 2pm followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. No flowers by request but donations, if desired, to St Lawrence’s Church Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SMITH. Peacefully on 12th February, 2015, at her home in Bradwell Court, Congleton, Jocelyn, aged 89. The dearly loved wife of the late David Smith and a dear sister-in-law. Jocelyn will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Cortege is to leave Bradwell Court at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 9th March, at 10.40am. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Bradwell Court Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHURST (Barbara). Peacefully on 24th February at her home in Congleton, accompanied by her devoted and dearly beloved husband Ted; her much loved son and daughter Chris and Carrie. Barbara, (79), bravely and courageously fought with ill health over the last three/four years always with a smile on her face and never a complaint. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium tomorrow (Friday, 13th March) at 11.20am. No flowers please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. 

 
 
Death Notices, 26th February, 2015
 
ACTON (Rita). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 18th February, 2015, Rita, aged 81. Much loved wife of Cyril, mum of Michael and Louise and nan of Charlotte. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Service of thanksgiving at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, tomorrow (Friday, 27th February), at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ADDERLEY. Peacefully on 23rd February, 2015, at his home. Antony “Tony”, aged 51. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lisa Adderley, of Congleton. Loving dad of Lyndsey, Stacey, Ashley and Emma, dear father-in-law of Daniel, cherished and treasured Opa of Lucas, Kyler, Jackson and Logan, much loved brother of Richard, dear son-in-law of Ricky and Marie, dear brother-in-law of Claire, Kathryn, Ian, Christine and John, loving uncle and a dear friend to many. Funeral arrangements are yet to be made. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOWERS (Eric). Died peacefully at the RSUH on 17th February, 2015. Eric, aged 85. The dearly loved husband of the late Cybil, beloved dad of Diane and Nigel. The funeral service will take place at Bradwell crematorium on Monday, 9th March, at 1.20pm followed by reception at Biddulph Conservative Club. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BUXTON (Mabel Annie “Nancy”). Peacefully in The Cedars Care Home, Holmes Chapel, on 21st February, 2015. Nancy, aged 103, of Holmes Chapel. Beloved wife of the late Cecil, loving mother of David and wife Gill, gran of Peter and Emma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel. Funeral service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Thursday, 5th March, at 12.15pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CLEWS (Thelma, née Frost). Sadly on 20th February, 2015, at Bradwell Hospital after a long illness bravely fought. Thelma Clews, aged 77, of Kidsgrove. Dearly loved wife of the late Alf, much loved mum of Anthony, Martin, Julie and Alison, devoted nana of Natalie, Lauren and Ashleigh, with loving thoughts from Jackie and family, and also Alex. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 5th March, at 11.20am. Family flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
COPELAND (Reginald). Died peacefully in Douglas Macmillan Hospice on 19th February, 2015. Reginald, aged 82. Devoted and dearly loved husband of Doreen, much-loved dad of Reg, Linda and Ian, dear father-in-law of Linda, Mike and Lynn. Specially loved grandad (Gog) and great-grandad, dearly loved brother of the late Andrew, Robert and Charles, brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend to many. The funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 5th March, at noon. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
COPESTICK (Stephen). At rest on 22nd February, 2015, at MDGH after a long illness borne with courage, honour and fortitude. Stephen John, aged 64, of Congle