Deaths

Death Notices, 4th February, 2016
 
BARROW. Peacefully on 1st February at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Lilian, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank Barrow; loving mum of Frank and Roy; dear mother-in-law of Ruth; cherished nan of David, Stephanie, Sam and Alex, and a treasured great-nan of Ffion. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church, Eaton, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. 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
 
BUSH (Sybil Patience). Peacefully at rest on 27th January, 2016, in Brantwood Residential Care Home, Sandbach, Sybil, aged 94, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Eric Gordon Bush, and a much-loved mum, gran and great-gran. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 9th February, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Brantwood residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
ELKIN (Shirley, née Goldstraw). At rest on 21st January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Shirley, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late John Elkin; treasured auntie of Shirley-Ann and Joan; dear sister of the late Amelia (Millie), Joan and Mary, and sister-in-law to Rose and Marie. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 9th February, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MACHIN (Sylvia, née Brough). Peacefully on 26th January at Haywood Hospital, Sylvia, aged 90, of Biddulph. The loved wife of the late Bob Machin; loving sister of the late Joan; treasured mum of Elaine and very dear mother-in-law of John; loving nana of Michelle, and a dear aunt of Rosemary and Miranda. The funeral takes place on Monday, 15th February, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to St Lawrence’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MYATT (Phyllis née Wood). At peace on 23rd January, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Phyllis, aged 89, of Gratton. The dearly loved and loving wife of the late Jim; much-loved mother of Bill, Sylvia, Christine and Julia; mother-in-law of Melanie and Philip; treasured grandma of Tristan, Tom, Alex, Philip, Sarah, Gregory, Harry and George; very dear sister of Elsie, Dorothy, Nancy, Audrey, Muriel and the late Bill, and a dear sister-in-law to Sylvia and George and aunt. Funeral takes place on Saturday, 6th February, with a service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Horton, at 11.30am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or St Michael’s Church, Horton. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 23rd January at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Judith, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Barry Nuttall, of Goostrey; loving mum of Richard; dear mother-in-law of Alison; cherished grandma of Lara and William, dear sister of Marjorie and Susan, and sister-in-law of David. The cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Friday, 12th February, at 2.05pm for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2.15pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. 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
 
PARK. Suddenly on 19th January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Matthew “Matt” David, aged 33, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rebecca “Becky” Claire Park; cherished daddy of Sophia; loving son of Trevor and Sue; dear brother of Richard and Andrew, and brother-in-law of Lisa, Claire and Matthew; uncle of Luca, Zachary and Amelia; son-in-law of Robert and Annette, and a cherished nephew of David. The cortege leaves his mum’s home tomorrow (Friday, 5th February) at 10.45am for a service of celebration for Matt’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
THORNICROFT (Richard William). Peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on 30th January, Richard, aged 79, of Gawsworth. The dearly loved husband of Joyce; much-loved dad of Carol and Steven; grandad to Daniel, Adam and Thomas; great-grandad to Toby, and loving brother of Mary. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Funeral service takes place at St James The Great Church, Gawsworth, on Friday, 12th February, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WILLIAMSON. Peacefully on 1st February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Nora, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Stanley Williamson; loving mum of Beryl, Anne and Jacqueline; dear mother-in-law of Neville, Phil and the late Stuart, and a cherished nan and great-nan. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 28th January, 2016
 
BARKER (Harold). Peacefully on 14th January, 2016, at the RSUH. Harold, of Ravenswood Care Home, Kidsgrove, formerly of Biddulph, aged 97. The treasured uncle of Alan, a dear great-uncle of Dean and Spencer and their wives Georgina and Bridget, and a much-loved great-great-uncle. Funeral to take place at 11am on Thursday, 4th February, at Biddulph Methodist Church followed by burial in St Lawrence’s Churchyard. No flowers by request; if desired a donation may be made to Biddulph Methodist Church. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOULTON. Peacefully on 10th January, 2016, at home, Bernard John, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce. Loving dad of Julie and Jenny. Dear father-in-law of Philip and Steve, cherished and treasured granddad of Anthony, Dominic, Billy and Oliver, dear brother of Peter, Marion and Hilda, and brother-in-law of Tina and John. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 3rd February, for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane burial ground. 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 British Heart Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPELAND. Peacefully on 19th January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Robert, aged 61. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Cheryl Copeland, of Congleton. Much loved dad of Jack and Harry, dear brother-in-law of Kath, Debbie, Mick and Sue, loved uncle of Mandy, George, Louis, Millie, Hannah, Lucy, Emily, Sam, Billy and Megan. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 1st February, at 1pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, 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
 
HARRISON (James Edward). Peacefully on Wednesday, 20th January, 2016. James, aged 86, formerly of Whitehill. The much-loved father of Derek and Jackie, also a treasured grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 5th February, at 12.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JEFFREY (Sydney “Graham”). Peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, on Thursday, 21st January, 2016. Graham, aged 78, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Mildred, loving dad of Caroline and husband Philip, and treasured pa to Michael and Robert. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 4th February, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LANCASTER (Jenny). Peacefully at home on 15th January, 2016. Jenny, aged 62, of Congleton, much loved wife of Alan, special mum to Chris and partner Naomi. Funeral to take place on Monday, 1st February. A private cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium followed by a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11.45am. Would all family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LONGWORTH (John). 18th January, 2016. Peacefully at Station House Nursing Home, aged 82. John, the devoted husband of the late Barbara and the late Dorothy and a much-loved father, grandfather and brother. Service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 1st February, at 12.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Oxley’s Funeral Services, 01270 214009.
 
MYATT (Phyllis née Wood). At peace on 23rd January, 2016, at RSUH. Phyllis, aged 89, of Gratton. The dearly loved and loving wife of the late Jim, much loved mother of Bill, Sylvia, Christine and Julia, mother-in-law of Melanie and Philip, treasured grandma of Tristan, Tom, Alex, Philip, Sarah, Gregory, Harry and George, very dear sister of Elsie, Dorothy, Nancy, Audrey, Muriel and the late Bill, and a dear sister-in-law to Sylvia and George, and aunt. Funeral arrangements to follow. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or St Michael’s Church, Horton. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 23rd January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Judith, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Barry Nuttall, of Goostrey. Loving mum of Richard, dear mother-in-law of Alison, cherished grandma of Lara and William, dear sister of Marjorie and Susan, and sister-in-law of David. Service to take place at Congleton United Reformed Church, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date to be arranged. 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
 
PARK. Suddenly on 19th January, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Matthew “Matt” David, aged 33, of Mossley. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Rebecca “Becky” Claire Park. Cherished daddy of Sophia, loving son of Trevor and Sue, dear brother of Richard and Andrew, and brother-in-law of Lisa, Claire and Matthew, uncle of Luca, Zachary and Amelia, and son-in-law of Robert and Annette. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 5th February, at 10.45am for a service of celebration for Matt’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WATERHOUSE (Joan). Peacefully at The Beeches Nursing Home, Collingham, Newark. Joan, aged 95, formerly of Haslington. Dearly loved wife of Philip, former proprietor of Radway Roses, Alsager. Loving mum, treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Arthritis Research UK. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Oakhanger, on Friday, 5th February, at 11am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 705852.
 
 
Death Notices, 21st January, 2016
 
ALCOCK (Geoffrey). At peace on 10th January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Geoffrey Harold, aged 62, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Susan, much-loved dad of Martin and a dear nephew. Cortège leaves his home on Monday, 25th January, at 1.15pm, for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, 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 Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire) and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BIDDULPH. Peacefully on 12th January, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Beryl Biddulph. Loving dad of Sarah and the late Christopher, father-in-law of Steve, granddad of Samantha and Stephanie, loving brother and uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 26th January, at 10.10am for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment in Davenport Methodist Churchyard. 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 Macclesfield District General Hospital or Christie’s. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CARLISLE. Peacefully on 12th January, 2016, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Joan, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Russell Carlisle. Loving mum of Dion, dear mother-in-law of Steve and a cherished and treasured nana of Ben and Sam. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Friday, 5th February, at 1.30pm 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 Greengables Nursing Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GILL (Herbert). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on Sunday, 17th January. Bert, aged 83. Dearly loved husband of Doris, loving dad of Andrew and treasured grandad of Anya and Brandon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Red Cross. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 29th January, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HALL (William “Bill”). Peacefully, at home on 12th January, 2016. Bill, of Knypersley, aged 70. The loving husband of Carol, treasured dad of Lynne and Jason, dear father-in-law of Pete and Jill, beloved grandad of Nicole, Jordan, Rebecca and Courtney, and a cherished brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. Funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 22nd January, at 3pm followed by burial in Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family Flowers only please; if desired a donation may be made to Alzheimer’s UK or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Would all friends please meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HILL (Charles Dennis). Suddenly on 14th January, 2016, at the RSUH. Dennis, aged 75, of Biddulph. The much loved husband of Leila, devoted dad of Darren and Linda, special father-in-law of Liz and Paul, treasured grandad of Rebecca, also a dear uncle. Funeral takes place at 3.15pm on Tuesday, 26th January, at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes are welcome or, if preferred, donations may be made to the PDSA. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LEA (Phyllis Mary). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 17th January, 2016. Phyllis, aged 90, of Elworth the dear and devoted wife of Edwin (Ted), also a treasured mum, mother-in-law and nana. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 26th January, with a service at the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Elworth, Sandbach, at 10.30am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
LEIGH. Peacefully on 7th January, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Gladys May Leigh, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Peter Leigh. Loving mum of Ken, Adrian and Sarah, mother-in-law to Katie, Laura and Melv, nan of Steven, Becky, Jessica, Katie, Annliese, Ethan, Alyssa, Benjamin, loving great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 27th January, at 10.40am for service at St Peter’s 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 Congleton Disabled Club. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NEWMAN (David). At rest on 10th January, 2016. David, aged 68, of Congleton. Wonderful husband of Pam, dad of Andrew and wife Samantha, proud grandfather of Eleanor and Danny, a dear brother of Peter and his wife Carol, brother-in-law of Maureen and a good friend to all who knew him. Funeral to take place at 10.40am on Tuesday, 26th January, at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all relatives and friends accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NICKLIN. Peacefully on 29th December, 2015, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Malcolm “John”, aged 79, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Patricia Nicklin. Loving father of Timothy and David, father-in-law of Trisha, granddad of Adam and Omorose, brother of Betty and Pat, and a cherished uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 25th January, at 1.45pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 2pm, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ORME (John Edward). Passed away peacefully at Springbank Nursing Home surrounded by his family on 11th January, 2016. John, of Knypersley, aged 81. The much-loved husband of Vera, treasured dad of Sarah and Frances, father-in-law of Craig, devoted papa of Dominic and Oscar, a loving brother of Dennis and Alan and the late Ken and Trevor. Requiem mass at English Martyrs’ Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 29th January, at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; if desired donations may be made to Springbank Nursing Home. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PIERPOINT (Constance Doris “Dot”). Peacefully in Mayfield House Care Home, Crewe, on 5th January, 2016. Dot, aged 87, formerly of Elworth, Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Dennis, loving mother of Brent and the late David, mother-in-law to Annette, treasured grandma of Zoe and great-grandma to Harley. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 26th January, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PIETERS (Emil “Bob”). Peacefully in St Stephen’s Nursing Home on 7th January. Bob, of Jubilee Villas, Hassall. Dearly loved husband of the late Hilda, loving dad of Robert and Carol, father-in-law to Carole and David, treasured grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Wheelock Methodist Church, Cancer Research UK and St Stephen’s Comfort Fund. Funeral service at Wheelock Methodist Church on Tuesday, 26th January, at noon following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SHAW. Peacefully on 2nd January, 2016, at her home. Irene, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Derek Shaw. Loving mum of John, Victoria, Francesca and the late Alan, dear mother-in-law of Rosemary, cherished and treasured grandmother of Joanna, Daniel, Natasha, Jessica and Luke, great-grandmother of Sofia and Mackenzie. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 29th January, 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 bloodwise.org.uk or Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STRINGER (Peter Dennis). Aged 64, died peacefully at home in Liverpool on 15th January, 2016, following an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Formerly of Brereton Heath, he was the devoted and dearly loved partner of Cathy. Loving dad and step-dad to Steven, Derek, Patsy, Michael, Christina and Brian. Loving grandad to nine wonderful grandchildren, brother to Carol and Wendy, and uncle to Nicky and Christopher. He was dearly loved and will always be remembered. A funeral service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 27th January, at Anfield Crematorium at 10.40am followed by a celebration of his life at Our Lady of Sorrows (L9 6AP). Family flowers only please.
 
WRIGHT (Ethel). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 12th January, 2016. Ethel, aged 91. She was the widow of Frank and a much-loved mum, gran, great-gran, sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend. The funeral takes place on Monday, 25th January, at St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel, at 2.15pm, prior to a cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or St Luke’s Church Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

 
Death Notices, 14th January, 2016
 
ABBOTT (Dennis, “Den”). After a long illness surrounded by his loving family on 3rd January, while at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Den, aged 83. The dearly loved husband of June; cherished dad of Glynis and Elaine; caring father-in-law of Joe and Andy; the devoted grandad of Joanne, Nicola and Stephen, and much loved great-grandad of Josh, Jack, Freddie, Lucas and Amelia. Den will be greatly missed yet fondly remembered by all of his loving family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Chapel on Tuesday, 26th January, at 1pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations in memory of Den to the DMH are welcome. Enquiries: Hayley Bosworth, The Co-operative Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle, 01782 711244.

ALCOCK (Geoffrey). At peace on 10th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Geoffrey Harold, aged 62, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Susan, much loved dad of Martin, and a dear nephew. The funeral service will take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request please. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire) and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

ANSELL (Anne). Peacefully on Christmas Day 2015 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Anne, aged 86. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill; loving mother of Michael and Carol; devoted grandmother of Alex and Ryan; dearest mother-in-law of Vanessa and Richard; dear sister of Jack and the late Violet and the late Beatrice, and a loving aunt. The funeral service will take place tomorrow (Friday, 15th January), at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 11am prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church Yard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Talking Newspaper. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BARBER (Kathleen Mary). Peacefully in the John Munroe Hospital, Rudyard, on 2nd January, Kath, aged 81, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Edmund; and a loving mum, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 22nd January, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BARNETT. Peacefully on 5th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brian, aged 80, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Doreen Barnett; loving dad of Stephen, Ivan, David and Paul, and a cherished and treasured granddad. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 19th January, at 1.15pm for a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 1.30pm, 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 Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BEAN. At rest on 8th January at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, Donald “Don,” aged 77. Don was a former Staffordshire and Norton cricketer. The beloved father of Gavin; dear brother of John; cherished grandfather of Joshua, Ella, Leah, Bethany and Oliver, and a dear step-father to Kay and Jill. The cortege is to leave his son Gavin’s home on Thursday, 28th January, at 10.25am for the service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Manchester Dogs Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www. afinneron.co.uk

BROOKES (Patricia). Sadly passed away at home on Sunday, 10th January, in the presence and loving care of her family. Patricia, aged 63, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of John; devoted and loving mum of Nicola and Michelle; much loved mother-in-law of Toby and Justin; adored nana of Joseph, Josephine and Ffion, and a very dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and cousin. Patricia will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church on Wednesday, 20th January, at 11.15am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. At Patricia’s request no mourning attire please. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support (Nurses). No flowers by request. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

HAND (Philip Warren). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 2nd January, while at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Philip, aged 67, of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The much loved partner of Yvonne and dad of Christopher. The funeral service is to be held at St James the Great Church, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Thursday, 21st January, at 2pm, prior to burial at Keele Cemetery, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet inside the church. Flowers are welcome; donations, if so desired, to the chaplaincy at Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the family. Enquiries: Marsh and Son, 36, Friarswood Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 01782 717019.

HEWITT (Doreen). Peacefully, at home in Lower Withington, on 8th January, Dot, aged 85 years, formerly of Brereton. The dearly loved wife of the late Ernest, and mum of Dot, Wendy, Ernest and John. Flowers or donations, if desired, to The Christie. The funeral service will be at Lower Withington Methodist Chapel on Thursday, 21st January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HOLLAND (Mary, née Mountford). Suddenly on 4th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Mary, aged 85, of Congleton. She was the dearly and much loved wife of Ken; treasured mum of Gillian; mother-in-law of Steve; a special grandma of Lucy, Ruth and Nina, and a dear aunt. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 21st January, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Kidney Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOUGH (Esther). Peacefully on 2nd January in Hollymere House Nursing Home, Haslington, Esther Hough, aged 81. The devoted wife of the late George Hough; a much loved mum to Peter and a loving grandma to Neil and sister to Jeff. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 14th January, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Esther will be gratefully received for Oncology Trust Fund. Enquiries: Co-Operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.

JACOB. Peacefully on 9th January at Heliosa Nursing Home, Christopher, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine; loving dad of Victoria, Elizabeth, Catherine and Robert; dear father-in-law of James, James and Richard; cherished granddad of Emily and a dear brother-in-law of Martin. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 27th January, at 1.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KNOX (Lady Margaret Eva, née Mackenzie). At peace on 5th January after a long illness courageously borne, Eva, aged 83, of Alstonefield. She was the beloved wife of David, and devoted and dearly loved mother of Kenneth and the late Alan. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

LEES. Peacefully on 6th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Hazel Kathleen, aged 75, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Mr John Lowe; loving mum of Steven and Carol; dear mother-in-law of Kirsty and Phil; cherished and treasured grandma and nana; dear sister of Chris, and sister-in-law of Rosemary. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 20th January, at 2.45pm for the service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LOPEMAN. Sadly on Monday, 4th January, Mrs Mary Teresa Lopeman (née Clarke), aged 59, of Sandbach Heath. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 21st January, at St Winefride’s Catholic Church, Sandbach, at 11am followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, on the day of the service. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.

MACHIN. Peacefully on 9th January at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, James “Eric”, aged 90, formerly of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Alice “Jean” Machin; loving brother-in-law of Margaret and Ken Pointon and a loving uncle of Clare. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 21st January, at 10.45am for a service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am. 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, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MOSES (Emmie Irene, “Renee”). Suddenly in Leighton Hospital on 31st December, Renee, aged 92, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late George Moses and the late Ross Howarth; loving mum of Ivor and Denise; grandma to Eve, Emma, Jenny and Chris; great-grandma, and treasured sister of Doreen. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Wheelock, and British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is to take place at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Monday, 18th January, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SIMPSON (Leah). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 3rd January. Leah, aged 91, the widow of Ken and a much-loved mum, gran, sister and aunty. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 20th January, at noon at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.

THOMAS (Bernard William). Peacefully on Friday, 1st January, Bernard, aged 78, of Siddington. The dearly loved husband of Josephine; a much loved dad of Sandra, Stephen and David; a loving father-in-law of Jay, a treasured grandpa of Ross, Daniel, Aaron, Harry and Charley. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family, friends and customers of Woodside Garden Services. The funeral service of celebration and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 25th January, at noon. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 

 
 
 
Death Notices, 7th January, 2016
 
ATKIN (Bernard). Peacefully on 23rd December, 2015. Vincent Bernard, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, loving dad of Hazel, Allan, Christine, Lesley and Susie, a dear father- in-law and a devoted grandad and great-grandad. Service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 11th January, at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Alzheimer’s Society or Down’s Syndrome Association. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
BOWKER (Mabel Emily). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 3rd January, 2016. Mabel, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Leslie Norman. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 14th January, at 11.30am at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, followed by burial. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to RNLI. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
BRADBURY (Brenda, née Cliff). Peacefully on 24th December, 2015, at Clayton Manor Care Home. Brenda, aged 89, of Congleton. The beloved wife of the late George, loving mother of George and daughter-in-law Rosalie. Dear grandma of Anna, Ian and Ruth and great-granny of Frank, Lola, Conrad and Ivy. Brenda will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 11th January, at noon. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at Macclesfield Crematorium. Flowers welcome or donations to a charity of choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BRITTAIN (Thomas John). Peacefully on 26th December, 2015, at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. John, aged 68, of Biddulph. Beloved husband of Pauline, devoted dad of Karen and Kevin, respected father-in-law of Anthony and Bernice, and a proud and loving grandad of James and Thomas. Dearest brother of Lenny, Lyndon, Pamela and Cheryl, loving brother-in-law of Sheila, Pat, Keith and fondly remembered by all their families. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 15th January, at 1pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.
 
CHESTERS (Norman). Peacefully on 31st December, 2015, at his home. Norman, aged 79. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jennifer; much loved dad of Graeme, Alison and Heather; father-in-law of Gwyneth, Brian and Malcolm; treasured grandad of Dylan, Joel, Harry, Daisy and Lulu; a dear brother of Philip and brother-in-law of Gail. Funeral service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th January, at 1.20pm. Would friends and relatives meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only. If desired, a donation may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Norman. Enquiries: J W Brocklehurst, Prestbury, SK10 4BW, 01625 829232.
 
MACEWAN (Grace Lawson Patterson). At rest on 3rd January, 2016, residing at Cedar Avenue, Alsager. Leaving a loving family and friends. The funeral will take place on Friday, 22nd January, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only, but if preferred donations may be made to Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
MILLER (Ellen Valerie “H”). Peacefully passed away in her sleep at RSUH on 14th December, 2015. Ellen, aged 73, of Biddulph. Loving wife of Douglas, treasured mum of Tom and also of Michael, Mandy and Wendy, “H” will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 14th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
OAKES (Joan). Peacefully in hospital and of Victoria Street, Sandbach. Joan, aged 75. Beloved wife of the late Colin Oakes and a much-loved mum and nana. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 15th January, at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 11.15am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.
 
ONGLEY (Sybil). Peacefully on 26th December, 2015, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home, Sybil Margaret aged 83, of Alsager. The dearly loved wife of the late Denis, loving mum of Louise and Rebecca, dear mother-in-law of Roger and Steve and treasured nana of Chris, Jessica and Holly. Family flowers only but if preferred a donation may be made to British Heart Foundation or Alsager Animals In Need. Enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, 144, Crewe Road, Alsager, 01270 882097.
 
RICE (Jim). Peacefully, after a long illness, on 24th December, 2015. Jim, aged 87, of Holmes Chapel. Devoted and beloved husband of Hilda. Loving dad of Stephen and Carole. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Friday, 8th January, at 1.15pm. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Jim will be gratefully received for Water Aid. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 31 London Road, Northwich, 01606 41833.
 
ROWLEY. Peacefully on 26th December, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Arthur, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Beryl. Loving dad of Paul and David and their partners Melanie and Liz, cherished and treasured grandfather of Mark, Amie and Matthew. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 15th January, at 10.45am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, 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, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SKERRATT (Norman). At rest on 3rd January, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Norman, aged 84, of Congleton. Husband of the late Eunice, dad of Sue and Debbi. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 14th January. Committal service at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am followed by service of thanksgiving at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to MIND. Enquiries: John Garside, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WHALLEY (Harry). At peace on 1st January, 2016, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Harry John, aged 82, of Mossley and formerly of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Mabel, loving dad of Simon and Andrew, dearest father-in-law of Lesley and Helen, much-loved grandad of Danielle, Tom and Charlotte, devoted great-grandad of Sidney, very dear brother of Stuart and Colin, dear brother-in-law of Sheila, Pauline and the late Betty and a dear uncle. The funeral service and cremation takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 14th January, at 10am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire). Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
WOOD. Peacefully on 4th January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. David Frank, aged 63, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Barbara. Loving dad of Amanda and Darren, dear father-in-law of Simon and Karen, cherished and treasured granddad of Liam and Jacob and a much-loved son of Doreen and the late Frank. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 15th January, at 1.45pm for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2pm, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 31st December, 2015
 
BAGNALL (George). Peacefully on 18th December, George (formerly of Biddulph) at Lawton Rise Care Home. The loving widower of Jackie; much-loved dad of Heather and father-in-law of Simon; a dear step-father of Heidi, David and Chris; dearly loved grandad of Edward, Jessica, Nicola, Paul and Calvin; a much-loved great-grandad; a dear brother of Rene; a treasured uncle and great-uncle, and a special friend of Joan. A true gentleman who will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 8th January, at 11.20am. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; if desired a donation may be made to Parkinson’s UK in memory of George. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BAKER (Margaret, née Gray). At rest on Wednesday, 16th December, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Margaret, aged 87, of Smallwood. The dearly loved wife of the late John, treasured sister of Jean, and special aunty of Margaret, Elizabeth, Harold, Helen, Brian and Gill. The funeral takes place at 2.30pm on Thursday, 7th January, at St John the Baptist Church, Smallwood, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if preferred, to The Laurels. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COX. Peacefully on 16th December at The Laurels Nursing Home, Congleton, Nancy “Nan” Mary, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Charles Cox; loving sister of the late Fred, Richard, Alice, Edith and Constance; dear auntie of Marie, Brenda, Jane, Mildred, Ruth, Richard, Vanessa, Robin and Peter, and a great-aunt and great-great-aunt. The cortege is to leave her niece Marie’s home on Friday, 8th January, at 10.05am for a service to celebrate the life of Nan at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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 Donna Louise Trust or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN. Peacefully on 16th December at his home, John William Goodwin, aged 65, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Irene Goodwin; loving dad of Paul and partner Kelly, and Claire and partner Nik; cherished and treasured granddad to Alfie and Evie; dear brother to Sue, Lib and Jen; brother-in-law to Hazel, Dave, Tam and George, a loving uncle and son-in-law to Mavis. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 7th January, at 10.40am for a service and interment at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11am. 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 or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HOLDCROFT (Robert, “Bob”). Suddenly, on 15th December, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Robert, aged 90, of Congleton. The much-loved dad of Stephen and partner of Elaine, daughter Rosemary, father-in-law of Michael and a former husband of Joan. Also a treasured granddad of Lucy, Katie, George, great-granddad of Leigha, Alisha and Ty. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 5th January, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will all relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Encephalitis Society. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SMITH (Joan, née Shorthose). On 20th December, Joan, aged 90, passed away peacefully at home. The loving wife of Graham, and sister to Eleanor Mary and Paul. Joan will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service (requiem mass) takes place at St Benedict’s RC Church, Handforth, on Friday, 8th January, at 11am, followed by a burial service at Wilmslow Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 82, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, 01625 525951.

 
 
 
 Death Notices, 24th December, 2015
 
BAGNALL (George).  Passed away peacefully on Friday, 18th December, at Lawton Rise Nursing Home, aged 79. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BEBBINGTON (Herbert). Suddenly, but peacefully, at rest on Saturday, 12th December, Herbert, aged 87, of Church Lawton, formerly of Kent Green. The dearly beloved husband of Mavis; loving uncle of Susan, Beverley, Liam and Tonia, and a dear great-uncle, brother-in-law and cousin. Herbert will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 8th January, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Wilsons Funeral Directors (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
BOSSONS (Mavis). Suddenly on Sunday, 13th December, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Mavis, aged 85, of Biddulph, and formerly of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The much-loved wife of the late Joe; dear mum of Susan and Adrian; mother-in-law of Clair; treasured nana of Laura, Chris and Sarah, and loving aunt of Neil and Ian. The funeral service is at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 6th January, at 10.40am. Would all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if preferred donations may be made to RNIB, Cancer Research or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOLDCROFT (Robert, “Bob”). Suddenly, on 15th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Robert, aged 90, of Congleton. The much loved dad of Stephen and partner of Elaine, daughter Rosemary, father-in-law of Michael and a former husband of Joan. Also a treasured granddad of Lucy, Katie, George, great-granddad of Leigha, Alisha and Ty. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 5th January, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will all relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Encephalitis Society. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JONES (Robert Cyril). On 17th December, peacefully in hospital and of Goostrey, Rob, aged 81. The devoted husband of Jenni, much loved dad of Zoë, David and Michael, and a sadly missed pop. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes and Action For Pre-Eclampsia. Donations and enquiries: George Bell, 49, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, 01606 42534.
 
SKELLERN. Peacefully on 14th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Barbara Mary, aged 87, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Skellern; loving mum of Pauline, Freddy, Keith, Pam, Jennifer, Patrick and the late Julia; dear mother-in-law of Damon, Barbara, Julie, Steve and Paul, and a cherished and treasured nan and great-nan. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 6th January, at 11.15am for a service and interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 11.30am. 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STUBBS. Peacefully on 12th December at his home, Joseph, aged 89, of Congleton. Dearly loved brother of Jim, Brenda and Elsie; dear brother-in-law of Sylvia, Ernest and Derek, and a cherished uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 30th December, at 10.30am for a service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, 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 the Sunflower Centre, East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TAYLOR (Gordon). Peacefully, although unexpectedly, on Saturday, 19th December, in The Laurels Care Home, Congleton, Gordon, aged 91, of Moreton. Dearly loved husband of the late Joyce; much loved dad of Susan and Jeffrey; loved father-in-law of Robert and Vera; much loved granddad and great-granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Astbury, or British Heart Foundation. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 7th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
TAYLOR (Peter).  At rest on Wednesday, 16th December, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Peter, aged 95. Loving husband of the late Daisy, and a dear uncle, much-loved Godfather, brother-in-law and good friend to many. The funeral is to be held on Monday, 4th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01782 513210.
 
WALLEY (David). Suddenly, on 8th December at Royal Stoke University Hospital, David aged 59, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Cheryl; dear brother of Carol; loving son of Leonard and Laura, and a much loved son-in-law and uncle. The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday, 23rd December). His service was held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial ground. Flowers were welcome in memory of David. The funeral was conducted by John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 17th December, 2015
 
ARCHER (Joan). Peacefully at home on 14th December, Joan, aged 75, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved wife of Terry; loving mum of Kelvin and Lynn; dear mother-in-law of Ann and Mick, and a treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service and burial will be at All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton, on Wednesday, 23rd December, at 11am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager, 01270 882097.

BROMAGE (Kathleen Mary). Passed away peacefully in St Catherine’s, Nantwich, on 9th December, aged 92. Kathleen Mary, the beloved wife of the late Denis, dearly loved sister to Tom and a much-loved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt, formerly of Twemlow Avenue, Sandbach. The funeral service is at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd December, at 11.20am. Family flowers only please; donations to Age Concern. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder (Nantwich Funeral Services), 01270 812512.
 
 

 
 
 
BURT. Peacefully on 7th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eileen, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Graham Burt; loving mum of the late Glynn; cherished nan of Glynn and a treasured great-nan of Paige, Amber, Junior and Peyton. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 5th January, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 

 
 
 
DICKENS (Arthur). Sadly passed away on Friday, 11th December. The dearly loved husband to Muriel. The funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 24th December, at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
 
 

 
 
 
LAWTON (Donald). Formerly of Congleton Road, Mow Cop, at rest on Friday, 4th December, at Acres Nook Care Home, aged 86. The much-loved husband of the late Mildred Rose; loving dad of Gillian and David; dear father-in-law of Geoff; loving brother of Derek; treasured granddad of Steven, Alan, Rebecca and Emma, and also great granddad of Nathan and Alexander. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 18th December, at St Thomas’s Church at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Acres Nook Care Home. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 

 
 
 
OAKES (Albert Leslie). Peacefully on Monday, 30th November, Les, aged 92, of Sandbach. The very much loved husband of Gerda and wonderful granddad of Nicole; treasured son of the late Albert and Nellie Oakes, and older brother of Elvyn and Edith. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Hospice. The funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 21st December, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
 

 
 
 
OSBORN (Jean). At rest on 14th December, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Jean, aged 81. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack, and formerly of Moorland Court, Biddulph. The much-loved stepmother of Ron and Robert, and very dear to Philip, Andrew, Jonathan, David, Fay Louisa, Eve and all their families. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 30th December, with a service and cremation at Carmountside crematorium at 1.30pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend please meet at Carmountside. Family flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to CRY. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 

 
 
 
SHINGLER. Tragically on 17th July at Bosley, Jason Roy, aged 38, of Congleton. The loving partner of Nicky Webb. The dearly loved son of Angela and John, dear brother of Claire and cherished uncle of Rebecca. A memorial service will be held at Bosley Methodist Chapel to celebrate Jason’s life on Friday, 18th December, at 12.45pm. Donations received in Jason’s memory will be forwarded to the RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 

 
 
 
WALCHESTER (William, “Bill”). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Sunday, 6th December, while at home, Bill, aged 73, of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. The dearly loved husband of Sylvia; devoted and loving father of Kathryn and Adele; much loved father-in-law of Philip and Neil; treasured granddad of George and Jacob, and a dear brother of John. Bill will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Tuesday, 22nd December, at 11.30am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Woodcock’s Well CE Primary School (defibrillator fund). Enquires and donations: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
 
 

 
WATSON (Albert Boag, “Bert”). Passed away peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on Sunday, 13th December, aged 93. The dearly-loved husband of Dorrie, and a much-loved father, father-in-law, granpa, and great-granpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan or British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 30th December, at 12.15pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 

 
 
 
Death Notices, 10th December, 2015
 
ASHLEY (Ann). Peacefully at rest after a short illness on 1st December, in Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ann, aged 54, of Congleton. The beloved daughter of the late Doris and Vincent Ashley and a much-loved sister of Jean and Robert. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 17th December, with a service at the parish church of Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11.30am, followed by interment in Christ Church Churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Mencap. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BAILEY (Kenneth, Ken). Passed away peacefully on 29th November at his home in Congleton, Ken, aged 82. The dearly loved and thoughtful husband to Iris for 54 years; the wonderful dad and friend to son Robert, daughter Rachael and son-in-law Paddy, granddaughter Sami and husband Adam, and grandson Jacob. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 14th December, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BURT. Peacefully on 7th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eileen, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Graham Burt; loving mum of the late Glynn; cherished gran of Glynn, and a treasured great-gran of Paige, Amber, Junior and Peyton. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HARRISON (Grace). Passed away peacefully on 28th November at Hollins Park Nursing Home, aged 94. The dearly loved wife of the late Bernard, loving mum of Martin and Janet, dear mother-in-law of Ian and a treasured grandma to Sarah and James. Grace will be truly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service and committal take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 16th December, at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Association. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
HEMMINGS (John Alan). At rest on Saturday, 28th November, aged 82. The dearly loved husband of Rita and loving dad to Susan, Robert and Jane. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 14th December, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Salvation Army. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare Biddulph, 01782 514204; email biddulph@letsco-operate.com
 
HIGGINSON (Alan Robert). Suddenly at home in Congleton on 7th December, Alan, aged 80. The dearly loved husband of Geraldine; much-loved dad of Jennifer, Stephen, Valerie and Colin; and a treasured father-in-law and grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK and the RNLI. The funeral service and committal take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd December at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HIGGS (Jim). At rest on Monday, 30th November, after a long illness at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 79. The beloved husband of Susan; dear father of Gaby, Matthew, Lizzie and Caroline; much-loved granddad of Felix, Florence, Bede, Tom, Maddie, Georgia and Toby. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 15th December, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOLLINS (Kevin, OBE). Former head of Knutsford and Leek High Schools. Peacefully on 1st December at East Cheshire Hospice, Kevin, aged 61, of Congleton, and formerly of Meir and Blythe Bridge. Much loved husband of Val; treasured and admired dad of Lizzie and Jonathan; loved brother of Keith and his wife Tracy; loving uncle to Jenny and Christopher; and a dear friend and colleague to many. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 15th December, at 12.30pm. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at Carmountside. No flowers please by request; donations preferred for East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 212880.
 
POWELL. Peacefully on 5th December at East Cheshire Hospice, surrounded by his loving family, John, aged 67, of Marton. The dearly loved dad of Adrian and Donna; much-loved son of Sylvia and the late Kenneth; cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad; a dear brother of Paul and Wendy, and brother-in-law of Judy and Dave. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 17th December, at 11.15am for a service and interment at St Paul’s Church, Marton at 11.30am. 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 to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Heart Transplant Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RODGERS (Ruby). At rest on 30th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the presence of her family, Ruby, aged 85, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Ronald (Ron); much loved mum of Ron, Alan, Linda, Julie and Andrea; dear mother-in-law of Christine, Dot, Terry, Adrian and Rob, and a loved grandma and great-grandma. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 16th December, at 10.45am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph. 01782 379191.
 
SHELDON (Brian). Peacefully on 2nd December at his home in Congleton. David Brian (Brian), aged 80, formerly of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Cynthia; loving dad of Elizabeth; very dear father-in-law of the late Nigel; dearest brother-in-law of Basil and Irene, and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 17th December, at 11.15am, prior to a private cremation. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire) or Biddulph, in Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
TAYLOR (Donald). Peacefully at rest on 3rd December, in Leighton Hospital, Donald, aged 86, of Elworth, Sandbach. The beloved husband of the late Helen and the much loved dad of David and Michael. The funeral takes place on Friday, 11th December, with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 11.45am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
TOMKINSON. Peacefully on 28th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Nora “Elizabeth,” aged 75. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alfred Tomkinson, of Brownlow Heath; loving mum of David, Linda, Allan and Lesley; dear mother-in-law of Julian, Debbie and Malcolm and a cherished and treasured grandma. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 15th December, at 10am for a 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 Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMSON (James, “Jimmy”). Peacefully on 30th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Jimmy, of Biddulph, aged 77. The much loved husband of Inge and the late Nancy; treasured dad of Anne, Jimmy, Jessie, Edward, Annie, Lillian, Gregg and Scott; dear father-in-law of David, Mark, Paula, Chris, Stewart and Kelly; loving brother of Suzy, Margaret, David and the late Eva, and a treasured granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service will be at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 17th December, at 10.30am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to Stroke Association. Donations and enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WROE (Jonathan). Peacefully after a short illness in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, on Friday, 4th December, Jonathan, aged 61, of Winterley. The dearly loved husband of Kate, and loving dad of Andrew. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Comfort Fund. The funeral service and committal will be at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Friday, 18th December, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 3rd December, 2015
 
AVRILL (Philip Walter). Passed away peacefully with dignity on 24th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 71. The much loved husband of Alison; proud and devoted father of Charlie, a dear future father-in-law of Laura; loving brother of Christine. The funeral will take place on Friday, 11th December, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BALLARD (Norman). Peacefully at home on Sunday, 22nd November. Norman, aged 84, of Sandbach, formerly of Elworth. Dearly loved husband of the late Flo; loving dad of Christine and Kevin; father-in-law of Michael and Alison; grandad and great-grandad. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Marie Curie. The funeral service is on Wednesday, 9th December, at noon at Elworth Methodist Church, (Mount Pleasant Methodist Chapel), Elworth. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BEBBINGTON (Sylvia Jean, née Bosson). Peacefully in the hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford, on Wednesday, 18th November, Jean, aged 72, of Huntington and formerly of Wervin and Wallhill Farm, Astbury. The dearly loved wife of Colin; devoted mum of Peter, Stuart and Angela; much-loved nana and sister to Brenda and Fay. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Hospice of the Good Shepherd. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Plemstall, today (Thursday, 3rd December) at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BOON (Mary). At rest on Tuesday, 24th November, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Mary, aged 85. The much loved wife of the late Bill; loving mum of Michael and David; devoted nan of Richard; a dear mum-in-law to Margaret and Claire, who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday, 10th December, at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CLOWES (John). Suddenly on 24th November in hospital, John, aged 65, of Gawsworth. The dearly loved husband of Susan and a much-loved dad and grandad. The funeral is on Monday, 7th December, with service and interment at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations to Windyways Trust. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
CLOWES. Peacefully on 25th November at Greengables Nursing Home, Emma Elizabeth, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Thomas Clowes; loving mum of Colin and Paul; dear mother-in-law of Sue and Hala, and a cherished and treasured nana of Ruth, Tom and Rob. The cortege is to leave her son Colin’s home on Friday, 11th December, at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. 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 Alzheimer’s Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GILBY (Gladys). Peacefully at home in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, aged 80. Formerly of Longdown Road, Congleton through the late 60s and early 70s before moving north nearer to Sunderland, her place of birth. The wife to loving husband Malcolm and children Paul, Ian, Jacqueline and Alison. The funeral will take place in Sunderland on Wednesday, 9th December. Enquiries: Derek Moss, Houghton-le-Spring, 0191 3855959.
 
HEWITT (Ernest). Peacefully at home on 26th November, Ernest, aged 85, of Brereton and formerly of Hey Head, Ringway. The dearly loved husband of Dot, and dad of Dot, Wendy, Ernest and John. Flowers or donations, if desired, to The Christie. The funeral service will be at Lower Withington Methodist Chapel on Thursday, 10th December, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
KNAPPER. Peacefully on 18th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Derek Edward, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Yvonne; loving dad of Deborah and Karen; dear father-in-law of Howard; cherished granddad of Daniel, Megan, James and Jack; treasured great-granddad of Jessica and Drew; dear brother of Marlene and Sally, and a dear brother-in-law of Harry, Leonard and Elaine. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 7th December, at 10.40am for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. 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 Stroke Association or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MILLWARD. Peacefully on 18th November at Weston Park Nursing Home, Annie May, aged 91, formerly of Chelford and Siddington. The dearly loved mum of Dennis and Philip; dear mother-in-law of Penny and Brenda; cherished nana and a treasured great-nana. The funeral service and interment are to take place on Wednesday, 9th December, at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, at 11am. 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 Macclesfield Talking Newspaper. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TOMKINSON. Peacefully on 28th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Nora, “Elizabeth”, aged 75. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alfred Tomkinson, of Brownlow Heath; loving mum of David, Linda, Allan and Lesley; dear mother-in-law of Julian and Debbie, and a cherished and treasured grandma. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
VICKERS (Harry). At rest on 22nd November at his home in Whitemoor, Congleton, Harry, aged 89. The dearly and much-loved husband of Maureen, treasured dad of Peter, special grandad of Joshua and great-granddaughter Lexi. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 9th December, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will 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, Mountbatten house, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01265 298829.

 
Death Notices, 26th November, 2015 
 
BEBBINGTON (Sylvia Jean, née Bosson). Peacefully in the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford, on Wednesday, 18th November, Jean, aged 72, of Huntington, formerly of Wervin and Wall Hill Farm, Astbury. The dearly loved wife of Colin; devoted mum of Peter, Stuart and Angela; much-loved nana, and sister to Brenda and Fay. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hospice of the Good Shepherd. The funeral service will be at St Peter’s Church, Plemstall, on Thursday, 3rd December, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BOOTH (June). Peacefully passed away on 13th November at Heliosa Nursing Home. June, aged 78, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Barry Booth; much loved mum of Christopher and David; mother-in-law of Nicola and Debra; treasured nan of Richard, Thomas, Benjamin and Laura, and a dear sister of Howard. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 1st December, with a service at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel at 11am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01782 513210.
 
 BOWLES. Prue Bowles, Sandbach. Very much loving and loved, died 4th November, 2015. Friends are warmly invited to her thanksgiving service on Saturday, 28th November, at 2pm at Wesley Avenue Methodist Church, Sandbach. Afterwards tea and cake at the Glasshouse Restaurant close by. Prue requested no black attire, please. The family are very grateful to those whose kindness and love meant so much to Prue and to them, thank you all. The cremation took place on 13th November at Bradwell Crematorium. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
COUTTS (Andrew). Peacefully on Saturday, 21st November, at The Christie, Andrew, aged 54, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Gillian and father of Scott, Angus and Stuart. Andrew will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. Following a private service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium, a service of celebration and thanksgiving will take place at the parish church of St Mary, Astbury, on Tuesday, 8th December at 11am.Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmith funeralservices.co.uk
 
CUNLIFFE. Peacefully on 13th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Margaret Winifred, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Carol; treasured grandmother to Ben, Daniel and James; loving sister of Raymond, David, Alison, Billy and the late Brian, and a cherished friend to many. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Friday, 4th December, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. 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 Cats Protection. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GEARY. Peacefully on 16th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Wilfred “Wilf” Dobson Geary, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marie; loving dad of David and Mark; dear mother-in-law of Claire; cherished and treasured granda of Max, and a dear brother of Pat. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 27th November) at 2.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. 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 RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HEATH (Andrew). Sadly passed away, after a short illness, on 19th November at East Cheshire Hospice, Andrew, aged 39. Much-loved son of Howard and Pat. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 2nd December, with a service at Hulme Walfield Church at 2pm followed by interment at the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend please kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Biddulph East Community Association (BRIC). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
KNAPPER. Peacefully on 18th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Derek Edward, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Yvonne; loving dad of Deborah and Karen; dear father-in-law of Howard; cherished granddad of Daniel, Megan, James and Jack; treasured great-granddad of Jessica and Drew; dear brother of Marlene and Sally, and a dear brother-in-law of Harvey, Leonard and Elaine. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 7th December, at 10.40am for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. 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 Stroke Association or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MILLWARD. Peacefully on 18th November at Weston Park Nursing Home, Annie May, aged 91, formerly of Chelford and Siddington. The dearly loved mum of Dennis and Philip; dear mother-in-law of Penny and Brenda; cherished nana and a treasured great-nana. The funeral service and interment are to take place on Wednesday, 9th December, at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, at 11am. 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 Macclesfield Talking Newspaper. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PEAL (William John). At rest on Thursday, 19th November, at Haywood Hospital, aged 89. Much-loved husband of Isabel; loving dad of Hilary, Mary, Sarah and Andrew, and granddad of Steven, Jenny, Peter, Abi, Charlie, Robbie and Lewis. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 3rd December, with cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 9.20am, followed by a service of thanks giving at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this the only intimation and either meet at the crematorium or at the church. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PULMAN. Peacefully on 17th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John Leslie, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Cynthia; loving dad of Victoria and Johnathan; cherished and treasured granddad of Joseph and Bruce, and a dear brother of Jane. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 4th December at 1pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PYE (Hilda). Peacefully at rest on 18th November in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, Sandbach. Hilda, aged 99, of Wheelock, the beloved wife of the late Thomas Pye and loving aunt of Beryl, great-aunt of Hayley and Lynsey, and much loved by David. The funeral is to take place at Wheelock Methodist Church tomorrow (Friday, 27th November) at 11am followed by interment in Christ Church Churchyard, Wheelock. Flowers, or, if desired, a donation, may be made to St Stephen’s Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SHALLCROSS (Irene). Peacefully passed away on 19th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Irene, aged 86, of The Laurels, Congleton. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Gordon Shallcross; treasured mum of Pauline and mother-in-law of Paul; also a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 3rd December, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.45pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service and disperse at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to the Laurels Residential Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SLATER (Graham). At rest on 10th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 83. Much loved husband of the late Jean; devoted dad of Gary, and dear father-in-law of Julie. The funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 26th November) at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.15pm followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SMITH (Andrew). Suddenly, at home, surrounded by his family on 13th November, aged 45. The treasured son and best friend of Robert and Anne, and beloved grandson of Marie Claude and the late Oliver. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 30th December, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, followed by a burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

THOMAS (David). Finally at peace on 16th November, David, aged 58, died at home at The Albion Hotel, Burton-on-Trent. David was the much-loved only son of the late Tommy and Gertie Thomas, of Congleton, where he grew up and worked at Ye Olde King’s Arms after leaving university. For the last 32 years, he worked at The Albion. He leaves behind loving cousins, friends, colleagues and customers who will greatly miss him. All are welcome to attend the funeral service at St Paul’s Church, Rangemore Street, on Monday, 30th November, at 10.45am, followed by committal for family and friends at Bretby Crematorium. Flowers are welcome or donations in memory of David may be placed in the collection box at the service for Pancreatic Cancer Research or forwarded to Co-operative Funeralcare, 8, Borough Road, Burton-on-Trent, 01283 568431.

 
Death Notices, 19th November, 2015 
 
 
GORST (Mary). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Monday, 9th November. Mary, aged 78, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Seymour. Much loved mum of Lynda, Janet and Michael, and a devoted grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Funeral service takes place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 24th November, at 11.45am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HEATH (Gerard). Peacefully on 6th November, 2015, after a short stay in Leighton Hospital. Gerard (Gerry) aged 85, of Brereton. Much loved husband of the late Ellen, devoted dad to Gerard and wife Jackie, grandad to Kerry and Laura. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Saturday, 5th December, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LLOYD-JONES. The death occurred peacefully on 7th November, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, of Marjorie Daisy, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Edward Harold Lloyd-Jones. Loving mum of Ralph, dear mother-in-law of Christine, cherished grandmother of Katie and Peter, treasured great-grandmother of Isabelle and loving sister to Brenda. Cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Thursday, 26th November, at 1.25pm, 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 Guide Dogs For The Blind or Royal National Institute for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWNDES. Peacefully on 6th November, 2015, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton. Peggy, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted mum of David and Steven, dear mother-in-law of Susan and Tamara, a cherished nanny Peggy to David, Rebecca, Jack, sister to Ron, the late David, the late Peter, a cherished aunt and a special friend to many. The service is to take place at Congleton Pentecostal Church on Friday, 27th November, at 10.45am, 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 Parkinson’s Disease Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NIXON (James Ernest “Jim”). Peacefully at home on 3rd November, 2015. Jim, aged 95, of Biddulph Moor, formerly of Bradda Farm, the dearly-loved husband of Averil, treasured dad of Jim, a dear father-in-law of Gill, also a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral on Tuesday, 24th November at New Road Methodist Church Biddulph Moor at 11.30am, prior to private cremation. Will all friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Diabetes UK. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PIMLOTT. Peacefully on 11th November, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Doris, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Dennis. Loving mum of David and Julie, loving mother-in-law of Diane and Laurence, cherished gran of Marcus, Lisa, Andrew, Oliver, Rebecca and Samuel, dear gran-in-law of Maureen, treasured great-grandma of Nicole, Fraser and Fearne, dear sister to Winnie, Dorothy and Graham, and a dear sister-in-law of Betty, Nora, Donald, Patricia, Elaine and Michael. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st December, at 1.15pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STALLARD (Muriel). At peace on 11th November, 2015, at UHNS. Muriel Agnes, aged 83, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Maurice Stallard, loving mum of Stephanie and Tracy, very dear mother-in-law of Stephen and Nick, treasured nan of Lyndsey and Tom, Tori and Ralph and Adam, devoted great-nan of Riley, dear aunty of Deanne, like a sister to Val and a good friend to many. Cortège to leave her daughter’s home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 24th November, at 2.20pm for service at St Lawrence’s Church at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SUTCH (Jean Winifred). Peacefully on Monday, 5th October, 2015, in the Netherlands. Jean, formerly of Biddulph, aged 75. The dearly loved widow of Bob Sutch and mother of David. A cremation service has taken place in the Netherlands, and a requiem mass will be held at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, on Saturday, 28th November, at 10.30am, followed by interment of ashes in the town burial ground. Would all friends meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Target Ovarian Cancer. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TAYLOR (Alan Robert). Suddenly at home on 7th November, 2015. Alan, aged 72, dearly and much-loved dad of Catherine and Robert, father-in-law of Jane, grandad of Isobel, Ewan, Georgina and Samuel, also a dear uncle of Thomas and Elizabeth. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 26th November, with a service at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11.30am followed by interment at the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to RSPB. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 12th November, 2015
 
BROWN (George Hedley). Peacefully on 2nd November, 2015, in Mount Pleasant Nursing Home, Allostock. Hedley, aged 92, of Cranage and formerly of Mount Pleasant Farm, Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary and loving father of Pauline, Audrey and Caroline, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family fl owers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Church, Goostrey and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 23rd November, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CHADDOCK. Peacefully on 1st November, 2015, at her home. Beatrice May, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Jack Chaddock. Loving sister of the late Vera, dear sister-in-law of the late Bessie and the late Bill, cherished auntie, great-auntie and greatgreat- auntie. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 17th November, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. 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 Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
DANIELS. Peacefully on 8th November, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Valerie, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Stanley, loving mum of John, Joan, Sarah and late Steve, dear mother-inlaw of Sandra, Kevin, Mark, Louise, a cherished nana, grandma and great-grandma. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 19th November, at 1.45pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, 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 Alzheimer’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
GOFF (John Malcolm). Peacefully on 5th November, 2015, at MDGH. John, aged 85, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of Ruth, treasured dad of Jane, Malcolm, Colin and Duncan. Father-in-law of Dominic, Jane, Elaine and Sue, a very special grandad of Alex, Ellie, Isaac, Jordan, Sadie, Sam, Jamie and Dan. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 19th November. 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 for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. 01782 513210
 
HARDING (Reginald Keith). Peacefully following a short illness in Leighton Hospital on 8th November, 2015. Keith, aged 72, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, much loved dad of Louise, Mark and partner Nicola, and treasured grandad of Amber and Grace. Family
fl owers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Centre, Leighton Hospital. Funeral to take place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 19th November, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach,
01270 750852.
 
LEYLAND Betsan (Bet) Peacefully on 4th November 2015 at Leighton Hospital, Bet aged 74 years of Alsager. Devoted wife of the late Brian, treasured mum of Martin, Sarah, Matthew and mother in law of Neil and Abi, much loved grandma of Annabelle, Ellie, Eddie and Adam.  Service at St Oswald's Church, Brereton on Tuesday 17th November at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.  Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan Nurses) .  All donations and inquiries to JOSEPH EDWARDS & SONS, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove. TEL: 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.  
 
PEDLEY (Stephen). At rest at MDGH on 30th October, 2015, aged 66. Father of Marcus, Christian and Adrian, father-inlaw of Nicola and Susan, grandad of Anthony, Grant, Maya, Jack and Joseph. Funeral service on Friday, 27th November, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.30am followed by interment at the churchyard. Family fl owers only please; donations preferred to wards eight and nine, MDGH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SARGEANT Thomas (Tom). At rest on 3rd November, 2015, at MDGH. Tom, aged 86, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of the late Hilda Sargeant, devoted dad of Sandra, treasured pa of Jonathan and Jenny, loving greatgrandpa of Liam, also a dear brother and uncle. Funeral to take place tomorrow (Friday, 13th November), with a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SIMPSON (Gwendoline “Gwen”). Peacefully at rest on 3rd November, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Gwen, aged 82, of Knypersley, dearly and much loved wife of Derek, loving mum of Derek, Jennifer and Karen, mother-in-law of Carol and Chris, a treasured nan and great-nan, also
a sister, sister-in-law and aunt, who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral to take place on Monday, 23rd November, with service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing
to attend kindly meet and disperse at the crematorium. Family fl owers please; donations, if desired, to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TAYLOR (Ethel). At rest on 1st November, 2015, surrounded by her family at New Milton Nursing Home, aged 96. Much-loved wife of the late Reg, devoted mum to Stewart and Carol. Treasured grandma to Joanne, Nicholas, Daniel and Tom, and greatgrandma to Lucy, Lewis, Max, Emily, Sidney and Pearl. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Monday, 16th November, at 12.15pm followed by a committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family fl owers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
VAN DER KRAAN (James). Suddenly but peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday, 5th November, aged 69. Much-loved husband of Diane. Devoted father of Lee, Adam and Emma. Treasured grandad of Joshua, Jacob and Layla. Funeral service to be held at
St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 19th November, at 2pm. Followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family fl owers only please; donations to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01782 513210.

WERCHOLA. Peacefully on 9th November, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Marie Ann, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Zenon Peter Werchola. Loving mother of Daniel and Claire, and dear mother-in-law of Helen and Luke. Cherished grandmother of Sophia
and Frederick. Sister to Kathleen and John. The service takes place at St Mary’s RC Chapel,  Congleton, on Friday, 20th November, at 12.45pm, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly asked to meet at the church. Family
flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32m West Street,
Congleton, 01260 277622.
 

 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 5th November, 2015
 
 BURGESS (Dolly). Peacefully on 27th October, 2015, in the loving care of the staff of The Grange Ward, Haywood Hospital, Dolly, aged 78, of Smallthorne and formerly of Matthews Place, Congleton. Devoted wife of the late Sid, much loved mum of Yvonne and Deborah and a loving mother-in-law, nan and great-nan, and a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty. Dolly will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 20th November, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Grange Ward, Haywood Hospital. Donations and enquiries: Williams Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head, 01782 212880.
 
 
CALCROFT. Peacefully on 26th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, George, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Elsie Calcroft. Loving dad of Judith, dear father-in-law of Michael, cherished granddad of Gareth and Delyn and a treasured great-granddad of Joel, Bethan, Milly, Carys and Nathan. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 12th November at 11.20am 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.
 
DIAMOND (Iris). Peacefully on 24th October, 2015, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Iris, aged 101. A private funeral will take place on Monday, 9th November. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust and World Horse Welfare. Enquiries and donations: J Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
GOOSTREY (Julia). Peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice on Sunday, 1st November. Julia, aged 46, of Swettenham. Dearly loved wife of Stuart, loving mum of Charlotte and Eddie, treasured daughter of George and Susan Sheard and much loved sister of Alan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Resource Centre at Macclesfield District General Hospital (cheques payable to the Oncology Trust Fund). Funeral service to take place at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Thursday, 12th November, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HARDING (Mrs Vera Harding née Tagell). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 28th October, 2015, while at home, in the presence of her loving family. Vera, aged 92, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Thomas, much loved mum of Sylvia and Susan, and a loving mother-in-law, nan, great-nan, sister and auntie. Vera will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 13th November, at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice at Home. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham) 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
LLOYD. The death of Mary Ellen Lloyd (aged 81) took place in her Biddulph home on 31st October, 2015. Her husband Raymond, and Canadian niece Carol Engels were at her bedside when she passed away. Beloved mother of Christopher (Joy) of the Philippines and Nicholas (Donna) of Saskatchewan, Canada, and grandmother to Francesca, Amy, Brittany, Ayla, and Ian. Up to the millennium, Mary was a well-known local singer who entertained the pensioners, visited most churches and chapels in the area and played many lead parts with both Congleton Operatic Society and Wagg Street Operatic Society where she was chairman for two years. Mary had a very full and interesting life having worked for Vantona, Decca Records, Congleton Records, WH Lowe, and Benfield Builders in various roles. Holidays included trips to all continents except the polar regions. In her youth she enjoyed pot holing, hiking, drama, and even baseball. More recent interests included space and cooking. Her funeral will take place on Friday, 13th November, service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Ray Lloyd, Edna Ferriday, John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NADEN (Harold Gordon). Suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, 24th October, 2015, at his home in Congleton, Gordon, aged 77. The beloved husband of Shirley, proud and loving father of Christopher and Victoria with their partners Michelle and Julian, devoted grandad (Dee Dee) of Harrison, treasured brother of Pam and brother-in-law of Paul and a dear cousin and uncle and good friend of many. Funeral Service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 10th November, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would everyone please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Association (cheques made payable to Myaware) and Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 29th October, 2015
 
BAILEY (Dorothy). Tragically on 17th July, 2015, at Bosley. Dorothy Lorraine, aged 62, of Bosley and formerly of Biddulph Park. Treasured and loved mum of Christopher, Mathew and Edward, dear mother-in-law of Dominique and Andrea, devoted nana of Connor, Willow and India, loving sister of Kenneth, Frank, Peter, Philip, Graham and Linda, and a dearest sister-in-law and aunty. Funeral service Friday, 6th November, at St Mary’s Church, Bosley, at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Bosley Methodist Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: S Sigley and Son, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
BRITTAIN. Peacefully at rest on 17th October, 2015, at the Laurels Residential Home. Phyllis, aged 88, of Congleton. The devoted wife of the late Jack Brittain. Dearly loved mum of Lynn and the late Robert, special mother-in-law to Kev, much-loved gran of Matthew and Lucy, dear great-gran of Jack, Miles, Poppy, Lily and Charlie. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 4th November, at 1.10pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, 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 Dementia Care. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BYRAM. Peacefully on 18th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Allan, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Virginia, loving step-dad of Margaret and Jane, dear father-in-law of Keith and Graham, cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad, a dear brother of Stuart, Ken, Michael, Sylvia and Audrey, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 2nd November, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLOUGH (Derek). Peacefully on 18th October, 2015, at DMH. Derek, aged 80, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of Marjorie, treasured dad of Marjorie and Lynn, father-in-law of Trevor and Andrew, special grandad of Christopher, Matthew, Dean and Joanne, a great-grandad of Brooke, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral to take place on Friday, 6th November. Service and cremation at Carmountside at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
FOX (Sylvia). Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Sylvia Marie Fox who departed this life peacefully on Saturday, 24th October, 2015, in Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, aged 80. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church “on whose soul Sweet Jesus have mercy”. The dearly loved sister of Anne and the late Peter. Reception into St Mary’s Catholic Church, Congleton, on Monday, 2nd November, at 6.30pm. Requiem mass on 3rd November at 11am prior to interment in St Peter’s Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church, floral tributes welcome or donations to St Mary’s Church, Congleton. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
HOWARD (Stephen John “Kim”). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 24th October, 2015. Stephen, aged 63, of Lower Withington. Dearly loved husband of Susan, loving dad of Lee, Claire and Tracy. Dear father-in-law, granddad, brother, uncle and friend. Kim will be sadly missed by all. One of life’s true characters taken far too soon. The funeral will take place at St Thomas’s Church, Henbury, on Wednesday, 4th November, at 11am, followed by interment at Macclesfield Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 124, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
JONES (Carl). On 20th October, 2015, following an illness, aged 61. Formerly of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. Husband of Esther, son of the late Gwyn and Pat Jones, brother to Jacqueline, Andre and Virginia. Funeral to take place in South Wales on Monday, 2nd November, at 3.30pm. Enquiries: Dignity, Woodfield Park, Blackwood, Gwent, 01495 224775.
 
LONGMORE (John Cecil “Jack”). Peacefully after a short illness on 18th October, 2015, at RSUH. Jack, aged 87, of Knypersley. Dearly loved husband of Edith. Much-loved dad of John and Paul, a dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad, also a dear uncle. Jack will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral to take place on Monday, 2nd November. Service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MOSTON (William Edward “Bill”). With great sorrow the sudden death is announced of Bill, aged 70, of Shavington and formerly of Lower Withington. Precious husband of Ruth and loving brother of John and Philip. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Chelford. Funeral service to take place at St John’s Church, Chelford, on Thursday, 5th November, at 1.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WAGSTAFF (Robert David “Waggy”). On Wednesday, 21st October, 2015, peacefully in hospital and of Sandbach. Robert David “Waggy” Wagstaff, aged 62. A much-loved dad of Neil and Kim, loving brother of Shirley and Elaine. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, 3rd November, with a service at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 11am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Diabetes Research. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762230 or 01606 836708.
 
WILLIAMS (Ronald Walter). Peacefully on Sunday, 11th October, 2015, at Springbank Care Home, Biddulph. Ron, aged 90, of Knypersley. Much-loved husband of Joan, treasured dad of Linda and Valerie, dear mother-in-law of Chris and Peter, devoted grandad of Paul and Sally, and dearly loved great-grandad of William, Adam, James, Phoebe, George, Max and Mia. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium today (Thursday, 29th October), at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to the PSP Association. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.

 

 
 
 
Death Notices, 22nd October, 2015
ATKINS (Prudence “Pru”). Peacefully on 15th October, 2015. Pru, aged 90, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Tom Atkins. Treasured and much-loved mum of David and Sue. Special nana of Gareth and Ross also a very dear sister and aunt. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 29th October, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.45pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BELL (Donald). At rest 10th October, 2015. Donald, aged 88, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of the late Elizabeth Bell, much-loved father of Susan and father-in-law of Martin, treasured grandad of Nicola and Alexandra, also a special great-grandad of Alfie. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 30th October, with a service at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and son, Mountbatten House, Stone House Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BENNETT (James “Jim”). Peacefully in Astbury Mere Care Home on 9th October, 2015. Jim, aged 91. Dearly loved husband of the late Teresa, loving dad of Michelle and husband Andy, Jim and wife Lynne, treasured grandad to Emily, Lydia and Rosie, and brother to Bill. Family flowers only; donations to Key Green Chapel and Trinity Methodist Church. Funeral service to take place at Key Green Chapel on Friday, 23rd October, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BENTLEY (Fred). Suddenly at home on Sunday, 11th October, 2015. Fred, aged 69, late of Sandbach and formerly of Holmes Chapel. Much loved dad of Nicky and Vicky, treasured grandad of Beth, Ros, Evie and Daniel. Funeral service will take place at Crewe Crematorium at noon on Wednesday, 28th October. Dress code optional. Family flowers only; donations preferred to the Stroke Association. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
BIDDULPH (David). Suddenly on 6th October, 2015. David, aged 67, of Biddulph. Loving dad of Richard, Diane and their families, treasured brother of Alan. David will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. Funeral today (Thursday, 22nd October) at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.45am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will all relatives and friends kindly accept this the only intimation. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
DALE (Sheila). Peacefully on 19th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Sheila, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alan Dale, of Congleton. Loving mum of Christopher, Nicholas and Martin. Dear mother-in-law of Teresa, Elaine and Debbie, cherished grandma of Richard, Suzanne, Stephen, Sarah and Daniel, dear sister of June and sister-in-law of Eileen and Barbara. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 29th October, at 9.45am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital ICU. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FOX-HASSALL (Paul). Passed away on 7th October, 2015, at The University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Paul, aged 61, formerly of Bignall End and Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Susanah. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 2nd November, at 1.15pm, for service and cremation at Bradwell 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 Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STANWAY (Brenda). Peacefully on Friday, 16th October, 2015, at Bradwell Hospital. Brenda May, aged 91, of Clayborne Nursing Home and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Jim, loving mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Christopher and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 599156.
 
STIRLING (Peter). At rest on 7th October, 2015, at Heliosa Nursing Home, aged 91. Peter, husband of the late Elizabeth, father of William, Colin and Fiona. Grandad of Simon, Sarah and Suzie and great-granddad of Elizabeth. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 28th October, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WILLIAMS (Robert Griffith). On 10th October, 2015, in Leighton Hospital. Rob, aged 51, of Byley. Dearly loved husband of Marie, loving dad of Beccy and Tom, cherished son of Ivor and the late Jill and treasured brother of Andrew and Anne. Funeral service to take place at St John’s Church, Byley, on Monday, 26th October, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the scanner appeal at Leighton Hospital, British Heart Foundation and Byley Village Hall defibrillator fund. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 

 

 

Death Notices, 15th October, 2015

BARBER (Clifford, Dr). Peacefully on 7th October, 2015, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home. Cliff, aged 84, of Alsager. Dearly loved husband of Jean, much-loved dad of Philip and Stephen, treasured step-dad of Paul, Trisha and Debbie, and a devoted grandad and great-grandad. Service and interment at Christ Church, Alsager, on Wednesday, 21st October, at 11.30am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Flowers, but if preferred a donation may be made to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
BOWLER. Peacefully on 9th October, 2015, at home. Ian James, aged 68, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kathleen. Loving brother of Phil, dear brother-in-law of Carol and a dear uncle of Colin, Sharon and Philip. Service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BURNDRED (Jordan). Suddenly passed away while on holiday in Turkey on 7th October, 2015. Jordan, aged 17, of Biddulph. Precious son of Nicola, Danny and Steven. Cherished brother of Jasmine and Daisy. Precious grandson of Karen and David, Sheryle and Gary, Pamela and Stan. Treasured boyfriend of Jasmine also a very dear nephew and cousin. Jordan will be very sadly missed by all his loving family and many loving friends. Funeral to take place on Friday, 23rd October, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to interment at the town burial ground at Woodhouse Lane. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers welcome in memory of Jordan. Red and white theme would be appreciated. Everyone is requested to wear a splash of red to support his love for Stoke City. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CLARKE. Peacefully on 15th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Graham Alfred, aged 87, of Congleton. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th October, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Leukaemia Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HURST (Roy James). Peacefully at rest on 6th October, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, aged 87. Dearly loved husband of Reba and dear father of Michael, Cynthia, Roy and Andrew, grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad. Roy, of Elworth, formerly of Congleton. One of the Hurst Ice Cream family that many people will remember. Roy worked for Foden’s for many years. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 23rd October, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MULLIGAN. Peacefully on 10th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John (known as Jack or Joe) aged 91, of Mossley. The dearly loved dad of Christine, Stephen and Alan. Dear father-in-law of Neil and Lesley, cherished granddad of Clare, Gareth, Laura and Katherine, treasured great-granddad of Ryan, Ella and Joey and a dear brother of Kathleen, Margaret, Bernie, the late Frank and the late Pat. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd October, 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 Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

NORCROSS (Patrick). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 3rd October following a few weeks in their care. Pat, aged 85, of Sandbach. Much loved husband of May, father of Lesley and Simon, grandpa and great-grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society and Diabetes UK. Service of thanksgiving at Sandbach Methodist Church on Thursday, 15th October, at 12.30pm, following a private family committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
POOLE (Kathleen Margaret). On Wednesday, 7th October, 2015, in hospital and of Cypress Court, Crewe, and formerly of Sandbach. Kathleen, aged 75, a much loved mum and nan. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 29th October, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SHORT. Of your charity please pray for the soul of Kathleen, aged 74, of Buglawton, who departed this life peacefully on 2nd October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have Mercy RIP. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David. Loving mum of Anne-Marie, David and Diane, dear mother-in-law of Jason and Goran and a cherished and treasured nanny. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 19th October, at 1.15pm for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, 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 The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
THORNHILL (Dorothy). Peacefully in Brantwood Nursing Home on Sunday, 4th October, 2015. Dorothy, aged 99. Dearly loved wife of the late William, mum of Ian and wife Gwen and treasured granmother to Robert, dear sister of Daphne, Celia and the late Nora. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Funeral service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium on Monday, 19th October, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 8th October, 2015

ANTROBUS (Beth). Peacefully on 25th September, 2015, at RSUH. Elizabeth Cochren, aged 62, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Lindon, loving mum of Gemma, very dear sister-in-law of Gillian and Susan, a dear aunt, special friend of Val and Margaret, and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 14th October, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives 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 kidney unit, RSUH. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
LYNCH (Harold). At rest on Saturday, 3rd October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 83. Harold, born in Macclesfield, and lived in Congleton. Loved husband of Maureen, respected father of Sue, Dave, Colin and Ryan, and grandad to Kerry and Andi. Funeral service will be held on Friday, 16th October, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MANLEY (Ralph, Sonny). At rest on Friday, 25th September, 2015, at Leighton Hospital, aged 93. Beloved son of the late Ralph and Mary. Brother of the late Denis. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, 13th October, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm followed by a cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MOORE (Samuel William “Sam”). Suddenly but peacefully on 21st September, 2015, at Hollins Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Samuel William “Sam” aged 84. The much loved husband of the late Joan, devoted father of Mark and Michael, dear father-in-law of Kath and the late Nicola the loved and loving grandfather of Isobel and Charlotte, dear brother of Richard, brother-in-law of Jean and dear uncle to Susan. Sam was a well-respected member of the community and a dear friend to many. Funeral takeS place on Monday, 12th October, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm, prior to interment at Astbury Church Cemetery with his late wife Joan. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

WALKER (Glenis). Suddenly on 18th September, 2015, at her home. Glenis, aged 65, of Biddulph Moor. Much-loved mum of Jason and daughter-in-law Julie, a loving and very special grandma to Joshua and Jake and a very dear friend to many. Funeral service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 12th October, at 1pm followed by interment at Silverdale Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 212880.

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 1st October, 2015

COPE (Margaret). Peacefully at rest on 23rd September, 2015, after a long battle with motor neurone disease. Margaret, aged 69, of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of John, much-loved mum of Rachel and the late Nicholas, also a very dear sister and aunt who will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 8th October, at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to MNDA and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COSTELLO (John, “Cossie”). Suddenly on 15th September, aged 51, of Scunthorpe and formerly of Congleton. The devoted partner and soulmate of Janice, adored dad of Daniel and David, cherished son of Florence and the late John, loving brother of June, Paul and Helen, loving brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend to many. Funeral service to be held tomorrow (Friday, 2nd October) at 12.40pm at Woodlands Chapel followed by interment at Woodlands Cemetery, Scunthorpe. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses, Macmillan Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Ashby Funeral Care, 174, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2JR, 01724 841112.
 
EDWARDS. Peacefully on 16th September, 2015, at her home. Sheila Mary, aged 85. The dearly loved wife of the late Albert Edwards, of Congleton. Loving mum of Lesley, Stephen and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Brian and Margaret and a much cherished nan of Emily, Katie and Luke. Service and cremation to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 12th October, at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

LEEK (Brian Leonard). Peacefully at home on Saturday, 26th September, 2015. Brian, aged 82, of Congleton. Much loved husband of the late Marian, treasured dad of Bev and Julian, a dear father-in-law, beloved brother, devoted grandad and loving uncle. Service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 7th October, at 2pm followed by a private burial. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Crossroads Care or Heart UK. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
MILLINGTON (Barry). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015. Barry, aged 76, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved husband of Hope, loving dad of Vince and wife Julie, Lee and wife Juliet, treasured grandad of Kate, James, Sophia and Lawrence and brother to Mick. Family flowers only, donations to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital or Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Funeral service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Monday, 5th October, at 10am. Enquires: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MITCHELL (Harriet). Sadly passed away on 24th September at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Harriet, aged 83, loving wife of the late Harry Mitchell, of Biddulph Road Farm. Loving mum of Linda, Angela, Paula and Julie, dear mother-in-law, treasured grandma of Matthew, Lynette, Debbie, Lauren, Nick, Leanne and Jayne, also a treasured great-grandma. Harriet will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral to take place on Monday, 5th October, at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MOULD (Bernice, nee Woodhouse). Peacefully on 24th September, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Bernice, aged 83, of Brown Lees, Biddulph. The dearly loved sister of Michael, David, Catherine and the late Donald and Joyce, very dear sister-in-law to Elaine, Rita, Graham, Alan, Olive, Mervin and Marion, wife of Neville, a much loved aunt and great-aunt and a very dear friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 7th October, at 10.10am for cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Family and close friends only, please. Followed by a Service of thanksgiving at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.45am. All welcome. 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 Biddulph Methodist Church or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
ROBERTSON (Ruth). Peacefully in Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, on 24th September, 2015. Ruth, aged 91, of Kermincham. Much loved wife of the late Don, loving mum of James, George and Stephen and treasured granny. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, or Dementia UK. Funeral service to take place at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Thursday, 8th October, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 

SMITH (George). Of The Casey, Winkhill and formerly of Gillow Heath. Died peacefully on Sunday, 20th September, 2015. The devoted and loving husband of Dorothy and dear father of Andrew. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 8th October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to First Responders or Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
TURNOCK (Frances Mary). Peacefully on 28th September, 2015. Frances, aged 80, of Lower Withington. Dearly loved wife of the late Albert, loving mum of James, Andrew, Gill and treasured grandma. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Chelford, on Saturday, 10th October, at noon. Family flowers only; donations if, desired, to St John’s Church, Chelford, or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WESTON (Kenneth). At rest after a long illness courageously borne, on 25th September, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Ken, of Knypersley, aged 82, beloved husband of Joan, loving dad to Jane and son-in-law Mark, devoted grandad to Sarah and Peter and treasured great-grandad to Jacob. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 9th October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 24th September, 2015

ANSELL (Frederick Thomas). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 11th September, 2015. “Jim”, aged 90, of Holmes Chapel, the dear and devoted husband of the late Mary, much-loved dad of Pauline and dear father-in-law of Geoff. Funeral takes place today (Thursday, 24th September), with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 12.15pm. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BENNETT. Suddenly on 6th September, 2015. Stuart Roland, aged 56, of Bollington and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Jean and the late Roy Bennett, of Congleton. Loving brother of Glyn, brother-in-law of Alison, dear partner of Helen and a much-loved uncle. Cortege is to leave his mum’s home on Tuesday, 29th September, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. 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 the Calmzone. At the family’s request an item of bright clothing can be worn in memory of Stuart. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

CARRON (Emily). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 16th September, 2015. Emily, aged 95, of Elworth. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter, wonderful mum of Lynn, Stuart and Philip, nana and great-nana. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the scanner appeal at Leighton Hospital. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 29th September, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HULL (John). Peacefully at rest on 15th September, 2015, at MDGH. John, aged 78, of Congleton. The most dearly loved husband and soulmate of Annabella, much-loved father of Peter, David, Ian and Duncan, father-in-law of Pauline and Debbie, and adored grandad of Lauren, Thomas and Alexander. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 30th September, at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to COPD Foundation or Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JUKES. Peacefully on 12th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Elizabeth Margaret, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved sister of Victor, dear sister-in-law of Anne, cherished aunty of Jackie, Sean and Clare and a treasured great-aunt. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 2nd October, at 12.40pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. 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 Dogs Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE. Peacefully on 18th September, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Elsie, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Hubert Lowe, loving mum of Derek and a cherished and treasured gran of Jacqueline. Service takes place on Wednesday, 30th September, at 2pm, 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

 

NEAL. Peacefully on 16th September, 2015, at Corbrook Court Nursing Home, Audlem. Dennis Michael, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Fran Surtees. Loving dad of Spencer, Louise, Jo, Daniel and Tom, dear father-in-law of Chrissy, Andy, Yasutoki and Cheyenne, and a cherished and treasured Pappy to Brogan, Rourke, Declan, Annabella, Leo, Mia, Mara-Jane and Jasper. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 1st October, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 

ROGERS (Norman Albert). Peacefully in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, on 13th September, 2015. Norman, aged 98, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of the late Joyce, loving dad of Sandra and families. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support Unit at Leighton Hospital. Funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 2nd October, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

RUTTER. Jean, of Pershore and formerly of Biddulph. On 23rd September, 2015, peacefully in Mill House Care Home, after a short illness, aged 82. Much loved wife of the late Derek, fantastic mum to Sharon, a devoted nanna to Ella, loving auntie to Gillian, Geoff, Rachel and Lauren. Funeral service at Pershore Abbey on Wednesday, 30th September, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. No sombre dress please. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries and donations: E Hill and Son, Fairfield House, Defford Road, Pershore, Worcs, WR10 1HZ, 01386 552141.

SHEPLEY. Peacefully on 12th September, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Joan, aged 84, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harold Shepley. Loving mum of Angela, Frank and Kenneth, dear mother-in-law of Lynne and a cherished and treasured gran and great-gran. Cortege is to leave her home tomorrow (Friday, 25th September) at 9.50am for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 10am, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SIMPKIN. Peacefully on 15th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Phyllis, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold Simpkin. Loving sister of Anne and Doreen, and a cherished aunt and great-aunt. Cortege leaves her sister Doreen’s home on Thursday, 1st October, at 2.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. 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 Wythenshawe Hospital Heart Department. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STEELE (William, Bill). Peacefully after a long illness at home in Biddulph on 15th September, 2015. Bill, aged 94. Devoted and much loved husband of Nancy. He will be sadly missed by many relatives, friends and neighbours. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 29th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TAYLOR (Susanne, Sue). On 13th September, 2015, peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice. Sue, aged 68. Dearly loved partner of John, lovely mother of Jason and Lewis, much loved nana of Kane, Emile and Freya, also a dear friend of Pam, Kay, Carol and Jenny. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral takes place on Monday, 28th September, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice and Oncology Trust Fund. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 

WOODALL (Jean). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Monday 21st, September, 2015. Jean, aged 89, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of Kenneth, much loved mother to Peter, Christopher and Antony, also mother-in-law of Satori, Jayne and Carolyn, and a treasured granny of Jaye. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 2nd October, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium at 3.15pm. Donations if preferred to RNLI. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.

YATES (Hilda). Peacefully on 16th September, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Hilda, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bernard Yates. Loving mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Graham, cherished and treasured nan of Martyn, Craig and Gareth and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 30th September, at 105am 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 17th September, 2015

BANNER (John). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 8th September, 2015. John, aged 74. Beloved husband of Joyce, dearly loved dad of Alison and Catherine, respected father-in-law of John and Carl, and treasured grandad of Ryan, Benjamin and Nathan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Prostate Cancer Group and RNLI. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 18th September, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BENNETT. Suddenly on 6th September, 2015, Stuart Roland, aged 56, of Bollington and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Jean and the late Roy Bennett, of Congleton. Loving brother of Glyn, brother-in-law of Alison, dear partner of Helen and a much loved uncle. Cortege is to leave his mum’s home on Tuesday, 29th September, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. 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 the Calmzone. At the family’s request an item of bright clothing can be worn in memory of Stuart. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOOTH (Tony). Peacefully on 4th September, 2015, at RSUH. Tony, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Alice and William Booth, a much loved brother of Gill and brother-in-law John, also a dear uncle and cousin. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 21st September, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet and disperse at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DAVIES (John). Peacefully at rest on 8th September, 2015, at Leighton Hospital. John, aged 61, of Ettiley Heath, Sandbach. A devoted dad, brother and a brilliant friend to many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 18th September, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 3.15pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Care at Leighton Hospital or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
DOBSON. Peacefully on 8th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Raymond Percival, aged 80, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Wenda. Loving brother of Dorothy, dear brother-in-law of David, uncle of Sheila and Stuart and best friend of Ken. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 24th September, at 10.50am for service at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11am, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DRENNAN. Peacefully on 9th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Clive, aged 50, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sarah, cherished and treasured dad of Hannah, Jacob and Cain, much loved son of Stanley and Sylvia, dear son-in-law of Margaret and the late Harry, dear brother of Steven and brother-in-law of Gillian, Jayne and Lee. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 21st September 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 Kidneys For Life (MRI Renal Unit) or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GREGORY. Peacefully on 1st September, 2015, at Bradwell Hospital, Staffordshire, after an illness patiently borne. Joseph ‘Joe’ Ashley Gregory, aged 92, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kathleen, dear brother to the late Elsie, Phyllis and Gerald and a very much loved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 22nd September, at 10.45am for service at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cloud Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HACKMAN (Elizabeth) “Betty”. Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 11th September, 2015, after a short illness. Betty, aged 86, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Russell, much loved mum of Carol and a treasured nan of Matthew. Funeral service to take place at the parish church of St John’s, Sandbach Heath, on Friday, 25th September, at 11am followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers only by request. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
LACEY (Edith Doreen, nee Tagell). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 6th September, 2015, at the RSUH, in the presence of her loving family. Edith, aged 87, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Des, much loved sister of Vera and Freda, and a loving auntie. Edith will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 1st October, at 1.20pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
TARRY (Nick). As a result of a car accident on Sunday, 6th September, 2015. Nick, aged 24, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Craig and Jo-ann, treasured brother of Rob, much loved grandson of Harold John and Jackie Deakin, and a devoted nephew and cousin. Nick will be sorely missed by all his many friends. Funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 21st September, at 2.40pm. Please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the Crematorium. Smart casualwear please. No flowers by the family’s request. Donations preferred in memory of Nick for West Midlands Air Ambulance. Donations and enquiries: Gail Spender, C Edwards and Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842.
 
WEAVER (Julie Anne neé Wilbraham). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 4th September after a short illness. Julie, aged 55. Dearly loved wife of John, devoted mum of Stacey, loving daughter of Malcolm and Doreen Wilbraham and sister to David. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Brain Tumour Charity. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Monday, 21st September, at 11.45am, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 10th September, 2015
 
BROWN (Jeffrey). Suddenly on 29th August, 2015. Jeffrey, aged 78, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband, father and grandfather, who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 18th September, at 2pm. Will 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 MIND. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COPE (Doreen). Peacefully on 31st August at Prestbury House Care Home Macclesfield. Doreen, aged 84. The beloved wife of the late Ray Cope, dearly loved mother of Julie and Tracy, loved grandma of Matthew and Emily. Doreen will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 14th September, at Carmountside Crematorium at 1pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations in memory of Doreen gratefully accepted for the Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

GREGORY. Peacefully on 1st September, 2015, at Bradwell Hospital, Staffordshire, after an illness patiently borne. Joseph “Joe” Ashley Gregory, aged 92, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kathleen. Dear brother to the late Elsie, Phyllis and Gerald and a very much-loved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 22nd September, at 10.45am for service at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cloud Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HARDY (Walter). Passed away on Thursday, 3rd September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Walter, aged 91, of Congleton and previously of Chester, dearly loved husband of 67 years to Margaret, loving dad of Michael, dear father-in-law of Holly, also a dear brother and brother-in-law. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 15th September, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to British Heart Foundation Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, CW12 1DF, 01260 298829.
 
LEIGHTON. Peacefully on 24th August, 2015, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton. Barbara Leighton, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Leighton. Cherished mum to Laura, mother-in-law to Paul, loving grandma to Barbara, Sarah and Louise, great-grandma to Callum, Jessica, Lauren and Isabelle, and a loving aunt. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Thursday, 17th September, at 1.15pm for service at Congleton Pentecostal Church at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this as the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Pentecostal Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PLANT (Violet Ann, Vi). Peacefully at rest on 1st September, 2015, at Spring Bank Nursing Home. Vi, aged 80, formerly of Heath View. The dearly loved wife of the late Ken Plant, dearest mum of Jane, Rosemary and Sandra, a fond mother-in-law of John, Simon and Martin, also a treasured gran and gran gran, and a dear sister of Jimmy and the late Ted, Sid and Betty. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 16th September, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Astbury Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
RUSSELL (David). At rest on 30th August, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice after a short illness bravely borne. David, aged 72, of Biddulph, the dearly loved husband of Gwen, much loved dad of Darren and Sonia, loved father-in-law of Tina and Rich, dearest brother-in-law of Ken and June, and a very good friend to many. Funeral service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 17th September, at 11am, followed by interment at Woodhouse Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.
 
SPROSON (William Arthur). After a courageous fight, sadly on 5th September. Bill, aged 71, of Biddulph, formerly of Boughmore Farm, Timbersbrook. Loving and devoted husband to Barbara, much loved and cherished dad to Philip, Mark, Christine and Linda, father-in-law to Caraline, Duncan and Wayne. Loving and adoring grandad to Charlotte, Catherine, Chloe, Katie and Francesca. Brother to Don, Betty and Patricia and brother-in-law to Edgar, Doreen and John, and a very dear uncle. Bill will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and neighbours. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th September, for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell crematorium at 2pm. Please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations preferred to West Midlands Air Ambulance Service or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
WEAVER (Julie Anne née Wilbraham). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 4th September after a short illness. Julie, aged 55. Dearly loved wife of John, devoted mum of Stacey, loving daughter of Malcolm and Doreen Wilbraham, and sister to David. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Brain Tumour Charity. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 21st September, at 11.45am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WHITEHURST. Peacefully on 3rd September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Norah, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mr Robert “Bob” Whitehurst. Loving mum to Janet and Susie, dear mother-in-law of Graham and Mick, cherished nanny Norah to Mathew, Rachael, Richie, Roisin, Thomas, treasured great-nana to Oska, Vince, a loving sister and a cherished friend to many. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on a date and time to be arranged for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 3rd September, 2015

BIRD. Maria Magdalena (Magda). Peacefully on 26th August, 2015, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Magda, aged 80, of Congleton. Dearly loved by the Louis, Schlesinger and Bird family. The memorial service takes place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Monday, 7th September, at 2pm, followed by coffee and cake. All welcome. Colourful dress. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to NSPCC. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BRAYFORD (Jean, née Worthington). Suddenly but peacefully on 16th August, Jean, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Oswald; treasured sister of Betty, and a loving aunt of Nigel and Heather. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium
tomorrow (Friday, 4th September) at 2pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BUCKLEY (Stuart). Peacefully, following a short illness, on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015. Stuart, aged 68, of Hassall Green. Devoted husband, dad and grandad. Stuart will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 10th September, at 11am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
 
CALLAGHAN (née Moss, Sylvia Mary). At rest on 9th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 80. The daughter of the late Jack and Winifred Moss, sister of Jack, Donald, Winifred and the late Alan Moss, and mother to Marc Callaghan, grandmother to Katie, Emma and Jamie, dear aunt and friend. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 14th September, at 10.30am at St Mary’s Catholic Church, West Road, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: Kim Hudson (niece) on 01260 270423 or 07703 347996
 
 
 
CLUBBE (Thomas). Peacefully on 26th August, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Thomas Edwin, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Mrs Ann Clubbe. Loving dad to Stephen, dear father-in-law of Heidi, cherished granpy to Abbie, Luke, Isobel, Joshua, dear brother of Colin, brother-in-law to Janet and Helen, uncle to Angela and Janet. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 9th September, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. 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 Christie’s. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afi nneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Norman). Passed away on 25th August, 2015, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 85. Dearly loved husband of Jean, cherished father of Lynn, Chris and Jayne, loved fatherin-law of Cliff, Sue and Kevin, treasured grandad of Philip, Andrew, Lucy and Sam, and great-grandad of Laura and Jack. Norman will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
The funeral service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 9th September, at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom in Norman’s memory would be appreciated. Enquiries: John
Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HATTON (William David “Dave”). Peacefully on 22nd August, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Dave, aged 74, of Knypersley. The devoted and much loved husband of Christine, devoted dad of Andrew, Gary and Mark, much loved father-inlaw of Tracey, Justine and Kelly,
a cherished grandpa of Jamie, Natasha, Katie and Bump, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service at 10.30am on Monday, 7th September, at St John’s Church, Knypersley, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if  preferred a donation may be made to Douglas Macmillan Hospice . Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HODGKINSON (Eleanor). Peacefully on 17th August, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eleanor, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr William Henry Hodgkinson. Loving mum to Margaret and Janet, dear mother-in-law of Philip, cherished grandma to Christopher and Adam, treasured great-grandma to Oliver James, dear sister of Iris, the late Muriel and the late Mary and a dear auntie to John, David, Ian and the late Susan. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 7th September, at 1.25pm 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEONARD (Joyce). Peacefully on 25th August, 2015, at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Joyce aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Leonard. Loving mum of Michelle, cherished nan to Daniel, loving sister to Mary, the late Doris, the late Hilda and the late Billy, a special auntie to nieces and nephews and a friend to many. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 9th September, at 9.45am for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOFKIN (Ronald). 22nd August, 2015, passed away peacefully with his loving family beside him, aged 84. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, 10th September, at 10.15am, at The Church On Ettiley Heath, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations will be gratefully received on behalf of The Church On Ettiley Heath and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach, 01270 764802
 
MILLWARD (Harold). Peacefully on 18th August, 2015, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Harold, aged 81, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Helga Millward. Loving dad of Paul and Samantha, dear father-in-law of Heather and Karl, cherished and treasured granddad to Ben and James, loving brother to Elsie and a dear brother-in-law of John and Freda. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 8th September, at 12.50pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield
Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OAKES (Colin). On Wednesday, 26th August, 2015, at home, Victoria Street, Sandbach. Colin Oakes, aged 75. Devoted husband of Joan, loving brother of Enid and the late Stan, dearest dad of Steve and Nigel and beloved grandad to Matthew, Jessica, Danielle, Josh and Jamie. Funeral
service to take place on Friday, 11th September, at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 1.15pm followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to The Oncology Trust Fund. Enquiries:
Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

PASS (Eva May). At rest on Saturday, 22nd August, at home surrounded by her family, aged 86. Much loved wife of the late Fank, loving mum of Kath, Pauline, Linda, David, Kevin and Lesley, a cherished grandma, greatgrandma and great-great-grandma. The funeral service will take place
on Monday, 7th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church, at 2pm followed by burial in St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Marie Curie and Douglas Macmillan. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PLANT (Margaret). Peacefully on the 11th August, 2015, at Mill Hayes Retirement Home. Margaret, aged 80, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert, treasured sister of Winifred and the late Phyllis and the late William Henry, also a very dear aunt of
Andrew. Funeral service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 3rd September, at 3pm. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to British Heart Foundation. Will friends please meet at the church. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ROWLAND (Edward George). Peacefully on 18th August, 2015, at Springbank Nursing Home, Mill Hayes, Ted, aged 95, of Gillow Heath. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty Rowland, much loved dad of Kingsley and Mark, father-inlaw to Sarah and Barbara, grandad to Klara, Lucy, Ben and Emily, great-grandad to Archie, Elijah and Luca. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 9th September, at Biddulph Pentecostal Church at 10.30am followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TONKS (John). At rest on Monday, 24th August, 2015, at Heyfields Nursing Home after a long illness bravely borne. John, aged 84, of the Westlands, Newcastle and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Brenda. John will be sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. Funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 10th September, at 11.20am. Would all wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred for Macmillan Cancer Support. Donations and enquiries: Price and Stubbs, Mill Street, Stone, 01785 812556
 
WHITEHURST (Arthur). At rest on 18th August, 2015, at RSUH. Arthur, aged 85, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Marjorie, also a much loved dad, grandad and greatgrandad. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, 8th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church, at 10.45am, followed by a service of committal at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only please; donations to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210
 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 27th August, 2015

BADDELEY (Ronald). At rest on 18th August at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, aged 90 years. The son of the late Annie and Leonard, brother of Leonard, and a dear uncle and friend. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 3rd September at Carmountside crematorium at 11am. All flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: 01782 513210.

BARBER. (Kenneth). At rest on Saturday, 15th August, at Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 78 years. The loving husband of Sheila, much loved Dad to Ivan and Sharon and granddad to Zoe and Mia. A dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The cremation will take place on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium, followed by a service of celebration for Kenneth’s life at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at noon. Family flowers only, please, and donations to Parkinson’s UK Macclesfield Branch (The Alex Project). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.

BUCKLEY (Ian, “Bucko/Acer”). Peacefully on the 21st August after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family, while in the care of the staff at The Cheshire East Hospice, Macclesfield. Ian, aged 60 years. The dearly loved husband of Denise, loving dad of Samantha, Laura and Lisa and cherished granddad of Ashleigh, Joshua, Kyle, Bradley and Olexander. Ian will be greatly missed yet fondly remembered by all of his loving family, many friends and extended band family. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 9th September at 1.30pm followed by interment in Congleton Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations to The East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Ian would be greatly appreciated. All enquiries to Co-Operative Funeral Care, Well Street, Biddulph. Telephone 01782 514204

CLIFFE. Peacefully on 15th August at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Jesse aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George and a loving aunt and great aunt. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd September, at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

DEAKIN (Mark). Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home in his sleep on 18th August, aged 48. A much-loved son to John and Chris; loving brother to Sharron and brother-in-law to Keith; devoted uncle to Kirsty and Paul; treasured great uncle to Kaiyah; dear nephew to Pauline, and will be missed by his cousins. The funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 2nd September at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only, please, and donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph. Tel. 01782 513210.

ELLIOTT (Janet Irene). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Thursday, 13th August, aged 78 years. She was the much loved wife of Brian, loving mum to Karen and Trudi, treasured Nan to Gavin, Zara, Sophie and Adam and devoted great Nan to Freddie, Thomas and Theo. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 28th August, at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only, please, and donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph. Tel. 01782 513210.
 
GOULD (Harry). At rest after a short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the presence of his close family, on 16th August. Harry, of Brown Lees, Biddulph, aged 82. The beloved son of Harry and Jane; a loving brother to Maureen, Anne and the late Sheila; loving brother-in-law and a dear uncle who will be sadly missed by his special friends and neighbours. The funeral service and cremation will be at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd September, at noon. Will relatives accept this the only intimation and friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donation preferred to Cancer Research UK. Donations end enquiries: C McGough and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.
 
HARDING (Brenda) nee Whitehurst. At peace on 14th August 2015 at MDGH, Brenda, aged 84 years of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Ken, loving mum of David, Gary and Karen, dearest mother-in-law of Karen, Karen and Paul, treasured nana of Stefanie, Michael, Lee, Sofie, Melissa and Lauren, very dear sister of Joyce and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.50am for a service at St Lawrence Church, Biddulph at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations if desired to Arthritis Research UK. All enquiries to Jane Adams at Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Tel 01782 379191 
 
MILLWARD. Peacefully on 18th August at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Harold, aged 81, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Helga Millward; loving dad of Paul and Samantha; dear father-in-law of Heather and Karl; cherished and treasured granddad to Ben and James; loving brother to Elsie, and a dear brother-in-law of John and Freda. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 8th September, at 12.50pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
MOORE (Derek). Tragically while at work in Bosley, near Macclesfield, on 17th July, Derek, aged 62, of Goldenhill. The dearly beloved husband of Lynne; father of Christopher, Sian and Mark; a very dear step dad of Mark; treasured brother of Linda, Ann, Darren, and brother-in-law of Jim. The funeral service will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, 1st September, at Gateway Methodist Church, Goldenhill, prior to a private burial. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations if desired to the PDSA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
MORRIS (Len). Suddenly at home on 18th August, Len, aged 84, of Haslington. He was the loving husband of Doreen. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Alsager, on Tuesday, 1st September, at 12.15pm followed by a private cremation. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, please, but if desired a donation may be made to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Donations and inquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

PLANT. (Margaret). Peacefully on 11th August at Mill Hayes Retirement Home, Margaret, aged 80 years, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert, treasured sister of Winifred and the late Phyllis, and a dear aunt of Andrew. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 3rd September, at 3pm. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to the British Heart Foundation. Will friends please meet at the church. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Telephone 01782 513210.

PROUDMAN (Trevor). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 1st August while at the East Cheshire Hospice, in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Trevor, aged 83, of Congleton, and formerly of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, and a loving and devoted father, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Trevor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, (CW12 4RQ) on Friday, 4th September, at 11.30am followed by interment in the churchyard. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation, and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and inquires: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

RADCLIFFE (Graham, Charles, “Joey”). Peacefully after a long illness, on ward four at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 10th August, Graham, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Josie; best dad of Jeannette, Paul, Robert and Ian; a dear father-in-law of Jenny; treasured grandad of Gemma, Timothy, Samuel, Jasmine, Phillippa, James, Georgina, Charlie, Tony, Tanya, Shane, Holly, Jessica, Sian, Jordan and Shanpan, and a very special great-grandad of Alfie, Lacey, Gideon and Xavier. Graham had eight brothers and sisters, and was a very dear uncle and good friend of Malc. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 2nd September, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 20th August, 2015

ASHBROOK (Beatrice Jeannie). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 12th August, Jeannie, aged 97, of Sandbach, formerly of Kelsall. The dear and devoted wife of the late Fred Ashbrook; the much loved mum of Lynn and Timothy, and a loving mother-in-law, grandma, sister and aunt. The committal service will be at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd September, at 11.30am, prior to the service of thanksgiving at Elworth Methodist Church at 12.30pm. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired in memory of Jeannie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach. Tel: 01270 762230.

BAILEY (Eric). At rest on 6th August at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Eric, aged 81, of Park Lane Care Home, Congleton, formerly of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved son of Violet and Harold Bailey; a dear brother of Jean, Ivan and Glyn; brother–in-law of Anne, and a much loved uncle of Stephen, Karen and Matthew. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 27th August, at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if preferred to ward 76a of the Royal Stoke University Hospital, please make cheques payable to UHNM Charity. Enquiries: John Garside, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.

BARBER (Kenneth).  At rest on Saturday, 15th August, at Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 78 years. The loving husband of Sheila, much loved dad to Ivan and Sharon, grandad to Zoe and Mia and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The cremation will take place on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.40am followed by a service of celebration for Kenneth’s life at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at noon. Family flowers only please and donations to Parkinson’s UK Macclesfield Branch (The Alex Project). All enquiries to John Garside and son. Phone 01260 298829.  
 
BLACKHURST. Peacefully on 8th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eric, aged 75. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Blackhurst of Congleton; loving dad of Julie, Diane and the late Lynn; treasured granddad of Darren, Becky, Leanne, Daniel and Madison, and a cherished great granddad of Josie. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 24th August, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. All enquiries to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

 

BREADON. Peacefully on 6th August at Wythenshawe Hospital, Anthony William Breadon, “Tony”, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Stephanie Breadon; loving dad of Katie and Kimberley; dear brother of Maureen; a dear son-in-law of Michael and Elizabeth, and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 25th August, at 10.40am for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. 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 the Liver Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

CASWELL (Mary Elizabeth Lilian, Betty “Bet”). Died peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Thursday, 6th August, aged 98. She was the much loved wife of the late Cyril Caswell; mother of Brian and mother-in-law of Chris; and cherished gran of Richard and Fiona. She will be greatly missed by Nathalie, all her family and many friends and neighbours. Committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm tomorrow (Friday, 21st August), followed by a thanksgiving service for the life of Betty at 3pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
DAVIES (Gerwyn). Peacefully on 12th August in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Gerwyn Davies, aged 92. Devoted husband to the late Gwyneth and a much loved dad to Alan and Meena, and Lynne and Ken; a loving granddad to Gareth and Jackie, Adam, and Kim and Robert, and great granddad to Gemma, Jobie and Isobel. The funeral service is to take place tomorrow (Friday, 21st August) at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 2.45pm prior to committal at Vale Royal crematorium; flowers welcome. Donations if desired in memory of Gerwyn will be gratefully received for St Mary’s Church. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street,  Crewe, 01270 584329.
 
DILLON (Charles Michael, “Mike”). Peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 12th August, while at St Stephen’s Care Home, Sandbach. In the presence of his loving family, after a long illness fought with courage and dignity, Mike, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Denise; a loving and devoted father of Alexander and Zoe; father-in-law of Helen and, granddad of Daniel. Mike will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association and St Stephen’s Nursing Home. (Cheques made payable to PSP Association or CIC). The funeral service will be at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Monday, 24th August, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
DIXON (nee Ward, Josephine). Suddenly passed away on 6th August at Carlisle Infirmary, Cumbria, Josephine Ann, aged 76. The dearly beloved wife of John, loving mum of Richard and Jackie and a dear grandmother of Charlotte and Declan. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Monday, 24th August, at Carmountside Crematorium at 3.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.

HARDING (Brenda, nee Whitehurst). At peace on 14th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brenda, aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Ken; loving mum of David, Gary and Karen; dearest mother-in-law of Karen, Karen and Paul; treasured nana of Stefanie, Michael, Lee, Sofie, Melissa and Lauren; very dear sister of Joyce, and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.50am for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations if desired to Arthritis Research UK. Enquiries: Jane Adams at Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Tel 01782 379191.

HOLLOWAY. Peacefully on 2nd August at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Malcolm John, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Holloway; loving dad of Dawn and the late Mark, and a dear brother to Ida. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 27th August at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Kidney Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOORE (Derek). Tragically while at work in Bosley, near Macclesfield, on 17th July, Derek, aged 62, of Goldenhill. The dearly beloved husband of Lynne; father of Christopher, Sian and Mark; a very dear step dad of Mark; treasured brother of Linda, Ann, Darren, and brother-in-law of Jim. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 1st September, at Gateway Methodist Church, Goldenhill, prior to a private burial. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations if desired to the PDSA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
NICHOLLS. Suddenly on 9th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Gwendoline Ann “Gwen,” aged 72, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ted Nicholls; loving mum of Jane and Louise; dear mother-in-law of Allan and Richard, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Thomas, Jack, and Ellie. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 27th August, at 2.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PICKEN (Fred). At rest on 10th August 2015 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 81. Much loved widower of Joyce, loving dad to Angela, devoted grandad to Natasha and Amy, treasured great grandad to Lewis, Isaac Patrick and Liam and friend and father-in-law to Terry. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, 27th August, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm followed by burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family Flowers only please and donations to the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries to John Garside and Son, phone 01782 513210.
 
POTTS (Hilda). Suddenly, at home on 4th August, now at peace, Hilda Mary aged 78, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of Graham; loving mum of Tarquin and daughter-in-law Sam; loved grandma of Daniella and Reece, and dear sister of John and Ann. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 24th August, at 12.30pm for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1pm. 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: Jane Adams at Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Tel 01782 379191.

PROCTOR Tom. Suddenly on 11th August at his home in Mossley, and formerly of Under The Hill, Biddulph Moor, John Thomas, aged 93. The beloved husband of the late Joan, devoted dad to Gillian and her partner Jonathan, much loved grandad of Eloise and Finlay and a dear uncle. The funeral service and interment are to take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 28th August, at 2.30pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations if desired to The North Staffs Heart Committee. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.

RADCLIFFE (Graham, Charles, “Joey”). Peacefully, after a long illness, on ward four Macclesfield District General Hospital on 10th August, Graham, aged 70, of Congleton. ADCLIFFE The dearly loved wife of Josie; best dad of Jeannette, Paul, Robert and Ian; a dear father-in-law of Jenny; treasured granddad of Gemma, Timothy, Samuel, Jasmine, Phillippa, James, Georgina, Charlie, Tony, Tanya, Shane, Holly, Jessica, Sian, Jordan and Shanpan, and a very special great granddad of Alfie, Lacey, Gideon and Xavier. Graham had eight brothers and sisters, and was also a very dear uncle and good friend of Malc. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 4th September, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
WALKER. Peacefully on 12th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Lee David, aged 40, of Capesthorne. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Heather; loving daddy birdy of Daisy; cherished son of June and Dave; son-in-law of Anne and Bill and a dear brother to Andrea and Carly. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 21st August) 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. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the intensive care unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WOOD (Jean). Passed away peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, aged 68, on 12th August. Jean, the beloved wife of Graham Alfred; dearly loved mom of Zoe and Arlo, and the much loved granny of Abigail and Euan. Of Nantwich, and formerly of Congleton. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 21st August, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations to St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder, Nantwich Funeral Services, 01270 812512.

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 1 3th August, 2015

BAYES (Margaret Joyce). Peacefully at rest on Friday, 7th August, while at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in the presence of her loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Margaret, aged 69, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of Colin; much loved mum of Rob and Andy; a dear mother-in-law of Nicole and Andrea; a special grandma of Amy, Ryan and Abi (and doggy-grandma of Shelby and Hemi). Margaret will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Martin’s Church, Talke, on Thursday, 20th August, at noon followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Margaret’s favourite colour was red, therefore she requested that people wear an item of red clothing/accessory. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice or NSKPA (North Staffs Kidney Patients Association). Donations and enquires to: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

BLACKHURST. Peacefully on 8th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eric, aged 75. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Blackhurst of Congleton; loving dad of Julie, Diane and the late Lynn; treasured granddad of Darren, Becky, Leanne, Daniel and Madison and a cherished great granddad of Josie. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BLAKEMAN (Maureen). Unexpectedly on 8th August at the RSUH, Maureen aged 76, of Biddulph, formerly of Tunstall. The dearly loved widow of Bill Blakeman; loving mum of Mark, Andrew and Stephen; dearest mother-in-law of Pauline, Melvina and Mandy; treasured nana of Liam, Matthew, Lucy, Kerrie, James, Chloe, Ellie-Mae and the late Nichola; great nana of Alfie; very dear sister of Brenda, Mavis and the late Elsie, and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BOOTH. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Stuart James, aged 62, of Congleton. Loving brother of Ernest and cherished brother to Susan; dear brother-in-law of Margaret and a cherished uncle of Martin, David, Ricky and Daniel. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 18th August, at 9.45am for a service at the United Reformed Church, Congleton at 10am, 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 the Marie Curie Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BREADON. Peacefully on 6th August at Wythenshawe Hospital, Anthony William Breadon, “Tony”, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Stephanie Breadon; loving dad of Katie and Kimberley; dear brother of Maureen; a dear son-in-law of Michael and Elizabeth, and a dear brother-in-law. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Liver Trust. Enquiries and donation: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
CAMM. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Rita, aged 75, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gordon Camm; loving mum of Richard, David and the late Peter; loving mother-in-law of Marina and a cherished and treasured nana of Shelby, Vinny and Isabella. Reception into St James The Great Church on today (Thursday, 13th August) at 4pm. Requiem mass at St James The Great Church, Congleton on Friday, 14th August at 1pm 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 the Animal Lifeline (care of the family). Enquires: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
CASWELL (Mary Elizabeth Lilian, “Betty”, “Bet”). Died peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Thursday, 6th August aged 98. She was the much-loved wife of the late Cyril Caswell; mother of Brian and mother-in-law of Chris; and cherished gran of Richard and Fiona. She will be greatly missed by Nathalie, all her family and many friends and neighbours. Committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm on Friday, 21st August followed by a thanksgiving service for the life of Betty at 3pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. 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
 
DOORBAR (Dorothy). Peacefully in the arms of her loving family at Edinburgh Road, Congleton, Dot, aged 72. The devoted wife of Russell; much loved mum of William, Diana and Lee; treasured nan of Julie, Louise, Vicky, Yasmine, Grace, Matthew, Jack, Amy, Stefan and Keiran, and great nanny of Chloe, Callum, Joanna, Lucas, Amelia, Malakai, Maisie, Lexi, Esme, Thomas, Dilon and Niall; loving sister of Mary, Lillian, Annie, Kath and the late Irene, Charlie and John, and a dear sister-in-law of Hilda. Now reunited with her best friend Doris. The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 21st August, at 1.15pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cancer Research, Macmillan Nurses or Congleton district nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
FRYER (Tom Richard, Terry). Peacefully, now at rest, on Thursday, 6th August, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the loving care of his family. Terry, aged 74. The loving husband of Anne Fryer and a much-loved dad, granddad and great granddad to Leo. Terry will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th August, at 3.30pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers are welcome or donations to The British Heart Foundation c/o the family. Enquiries: the Co-operative Funeralcare, Nile Street, Burslem, 01782 838724.

HARTSHORN. Peacefully on 5th August at East Cheshire Hospice, Robert Basil, aged 55, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Shirley; much-loved son of Doris and the late Basil; dear brother of Susan, Sandra and the late Dave, and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 20th August at 11.15am for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11.30am prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. 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.
 
HOLLAND (Stewart). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 11th August, Stewart, aged 86. Dearly loved husband of Phyllis; loving dad of Michael, Jill and Barbara; father-in-law to Brigitte and Dave; granddad and great granddad. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Dementia Research UK and Sandbach Methodist Church. A service of thanksgiving is to be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Thursday, 20th August, at 11am following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HOLLOWAY. Peacefully on 2nd August at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Malcolm John, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Holloway; loving dad of Dawn and the late Mark, and a dear brother to Ida. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 27th August at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Kidney Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MASON (Peter Herbert). Died peacefully at Stepping Hill Hospital on Friday, 29th July, aged 75. He was the much loved husband of Helga and the late Cynthia; stepfather of Peter and daughter-in-law Stephanie; loving step grandfather to Gabriella and Jacob, and cousin to Sandra and Elizabeth and families. He will be greatly missed and leaves cherished memories for all his family and friends. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 17th August, at 9.20am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am followed by a service of thanksgiving for Peter’s life at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Christie Hospital. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
MCPHAIL. Peacefully at home on 4th August, Joan, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ian McPhail; loving sister of Valerie and John (“Jack”); dear sister-in-law of Stanley and late Doreen, and a dearly loved aunt and great aunt. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 17th August, at 10.35am for service at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, prior to committal 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
NICHOLLS. Suddenly on 9th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Gwendoline Ann “Gwen,” aged 72, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ted Nicholls; loving mum of Jane and Louise; dear mother-in-law of Allan and Richard, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Thomas, Jack, and Ellie. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
PROUDMAN (Trevor). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 1st August, while at the East Cheshire Hospice, in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Trevor, aged 83, of Congleton, formerly of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, and a loving and devoted father, father-in-law, granddad and great granddad. Trevor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, (CW12 4RQ) on Friday, 4th September, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and inquires to: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48 Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
ROBERTSON (Derek). At rest on 3rd August, Derek, formerly of Biddulph, aged 53. The much loved husband of Paula; devoted dad of Declan and Charlotte; loving step-dad of Leigh and Daniel; treasured brother of Susan, Stephen, Andrew, Heather, Ian and Debbie. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th August, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.

SKELDING (Sydney). At rest on 4th August at MDGH, Syd, aged 80. The beloved husband of the late Pamela; loving dad of Sue, Jill and Craig; a dear father–in-law of David and Loren; treasured granddad of Kelly, Stacey, Jemma, Charlotte, Emily, Sam, Jordan and Jasmin; great granddad of Maizie, Lacey and Sidney. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 20th August, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm prior to interment at Wood House Burial Ground. 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 Leukaemia Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT513210.
 
TATTERS. Suddenly on 4th August, at his home, Ian Stanley, aged 60, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Elizabeth “Liz” Tatters; loving dad of Simon; dear father-in-law of Maria; cherished and treasured granddad of Stanley; dear brother of Cath, Pam and Iris and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 19th August, at 1.15pm for service at the United Reformed Church Congleton at 1.30pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or the North West Air Ambulance. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622
 
VAUGHAN (Violet, nee Barnett). Peacefully at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home on 5th August, Vi, the beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of the late Glenys; much loved mum of Paul and Paul’s wife Junsuda. A very special nan to all of her grandchildren. And a very fond friend of Della. The funeral service is to take place at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager, on Monday, 17th August, at 12.45pm followed by interment in Burslem cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to The Donna Louise Hospice c\o the family. Enquires: A&E Leese and Sons Funeral Home, 1, Scotia Road, Burslem, 01782 837750. www.leesefuneralservice.co.uk 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 6th August, 2015

 BOOTH. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Stuart James, aged 62, of Congleton. Loving brother of Ernest and cherished brother to Susan; dear brother-in-law of Margaret, and a cherished uncle of Martin, David, Ricky and Daniel. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 18th August, at 9.45am for a service at the United Reformed Church, Congleton at 10am, 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 the Marie Curie Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

CAMM. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Rita, aged 75, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gordon Camm; loving mum of Richard, David and the late Peter; loving mother-in-law of Marina and a cherished and treasured nana of Shelby, Vinny and Isabella. Reception into St James The Great Church will be on Thursday, 13th August, at 4pm. Requiem Mass at St James The Great Church, Congleton, on Friday, 14th August, at 1pm 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 the Animal Lifeline. Enquires: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

DUNN. Suddenly on 15th July, in Luanda while working for British Airways, Emily Rose, aged 23, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted daughter of Gordon and Sheree; loving sister of Robert; dear sister-in-law of Francesca; cherished and treasured granddaughter of John and Joan Vickers, and Rhona and the late Robert Dunn. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 11th August, at 1.40pm for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm. 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 CRY (Cardiac Risk In The Young). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

 GIBSON. (Keith). Sadly passed away on Sunday, 26th July, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Keith, aged 68, of Sandbach. He was the dearly loved son of the late Albert and Gladys, and treasured brother of Joan, Margaret, Ken, Graham and Andrew. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the North West Air Ambulance. The funeral service is to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 13th August, at 11.20am. Enquires: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HOWARD. (Gladys Woodcock, “Cherry”). Peacefully on 23rd July, aged 91. Cherry will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 13th August, at 1.30pm followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Heaton Chapel, 0161 432 0818.

GOODWIN (Clement). Peacefully on 29th July at Heliosa Nursing Home, aged 89, and of Congleton. The beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Goodwin; dearly loved father of Lesley; loved pops of Becky, Jim, Lucy and Nick; great grandpops to Josh, Ella, Milly, Jack, Sam and Evie; loving brother to the late Leonard, Frank and Jim Goodwin. Clement will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday, 13th August, at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to MacMillan Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stone House Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

JUKES. Peacefully on 27th July at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stan aged 66, of Biddulph. He was the dearly loved husband of Anne. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 12th August, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at noon prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

KELSALL-JONES (Julie Elizabeth). Peacefully at rest on 29th July, at St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Julie, aged 48, of Ettiley Heath, Sandbach. She was the dear and devoted wife of Steven; treasured mum of Matthew and Milly; precious daughter of Phil and Kath; sister to Sandra and Stephen, and a dear auntie. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 10th August, with a service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, at noon followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. The family request that bright colours to be worn. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MASON (Peter Herbert). Died peacefully at Stepping Hill Hospital on Friday, 29th July, aged 75. He was the much loved husband of Helga and the late Cynthia; stepfather of Peter and daughter-in-law Stephanie; loving step grandfather to Gabriella and Jacob, and cousin to Sandra and Elizabeth and families. He will be greatly missed and leaves cherished memories for all his family and friends. Committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium followed by a service of thanksgiving for Peter’s life at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Enquires: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

PENDLETON. Peacefully on 27th July at Heliosa Nursing Home, Gillian, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ron Pendleton; loving sister of Helen and John; dear sister-in-law of Keith and Lesley and a dear aunty and great aunty. The cortege is to leave her sister’s home on Wednesday, 12th August, 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. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or MIND. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

SIDDALL (Trevor). On 29th July in the dedicated hands of staff at the critical care unit at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Trevor aged 73, of Harriseahead. The dearly loved husband of Sandra; loving dad of Kevin; dear father-in-law of Tracey, and a special grandad of Katie and Ellie. Trevor will be greatly missed by all family and many friends. Enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

STARKEY (Jean). Peacefully at Clayton Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, 29th July. Jean, aged 80, from Congleton. The dearly beloved wife of David; much loved mother of Gary and Julia; treasured nan to Adam, Jessica, Hannah and Vanessa. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 13th August, at 1.20pm at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if preferred, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

TURNER. Peacefully on 30th July at East Cheshire Hospice, Vera, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bob Turner; loving mum of Lesley; dear mother-in-law of David; cherished and treasured nana of Thomas and Emma; dear sister of Beryl and sister-in-law of John, Bill, the late Mabel, the late Sylvia, the late Roy and the late Pam. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 11th August at 9.45am for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10am 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

WILSON (Patricia). At rest on 31st July at Macclesfield General Hospital, aged 74 years. Much loved wife of Robert, loving mum to Karen and Rebecca, devoted gran to Laura, Ryan and Abbey, great gran to Edward and mum-in-law to Richard and Steven. The funeral service is to be held at Key Green Methodist Church on Friday, 14th August, at noon, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, please; donations if so desired to ward four at Macclesfield General Hospital, or Key Green Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01260 298829.
 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 30th July, 2015

ADAM (Roger Ian William). Peacefully at home in the loving care of his family on Monday, 20th July, Roger, aged 55, of Sandbach, and formerly of Waddington, Lincolnshire. He was the dearly loved husband of Lynn; much loved dad of Thomas, Alasdair and Dominic; treasured son of Daphne and the late John, and loving brother of Catherine and Jennifer. The funeral is to take place on Saturday, 1st August, with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 12.45pm, followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses and St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

 

AGAR. Peacefully on the 17th July at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Charles Edward Agar, aged 84, of Congleton. The devoted and loving husband of Sheila Agar; dear father of Nigel, and a loving brother and uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 6th August at 9.15am for a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am followed by a service of thanksgiving for Charles’s life at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to St James The Great Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

 

BARKER. Peacefully on 18th July at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Joan Cecelia, aged 92. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James Barker; loving mum of Beryl and Lorna; dear mother-in-law of Derek and Tony; cherished grandmother of Anthony; and treasured great grandmother of Jack, Ruby and Kirsty. The cortege is to leave her home of Monday, 3rd August at 10.05 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. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

 

COTTRELL (Mark). Suddenly but peacefully on 12th July at his home in Congleton, after an illness fought with courage and dignity. Dear brother-in-law, nephew, uncle and cousin, a good friend and colleague to many. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 18th August at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 11am, followed by interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Family flowers only, please, and donations to Douglas MacMillan. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

CURRALL (Patricia Jane). Peacefully at Bradwell Hospital on Saturday, 18th July, Patricia, known as Pat, aged 85. Pat was a well-known and respected resident of Biddulph since 1953, when she came to teach at Bateman’s Girls Secondary School. In 1955 she founded Girl Guiding in Biddulph, which is still thriving. The funeral is to take place today (Thursday, 30th July) in Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at noon, followed by cremation at Bradwell at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to Biddulph District Guides, the RNIB or RNLI. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth Funeral Services, 01270 765783.

 

DAVENPORT (David). Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, 24th July, aged 66. He was a devoted husband to Jane and much-loved dad to Vicki, Matt and Ash. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 5th August, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, please; donations if desired to MacMillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

DAVIES (Nellie, nee Burgham). Suddenly but peacefully in hospital in Norfolk on 17th July, aged 86. She was a widow of Mr John Derek Davies, and a much-loved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Following cremation in Norfolk, a service of remembrance and celebration is to be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 13th August, at 11am. Donations only please, by cheque and made payable to either RBL Halsey House Amenities or the British Heart Foundation and forwarded to Blyth and Sons, Funeral Directors, 4, Cremer Street, Sheringham NR26 8D2. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

FORD. Peacefully on 23rd July at Greengables Nursing Home in Congleton, Desmond, aged 84, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved uncle of David and Sally. The funeral service is to take place at St John’s Church, Byley, on a date and time to be arranged, prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Greengables Nursing Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

 

GIBSON (Keith). The family wish to announce that, sadly, on Sunday, 26th July, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Keith, aged 68, of Sandbach passed away. Funeral arrangements to be decided, all enquires to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 

HAYNES (Gladys Jane). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 23rd July, Gladys, aged 72. The dearly loved wife of George; loving mum of Lindsay, Robert and Diane, and grandma. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Christie or Sandbach Methodist Church. A service of thanksgiving will take place on Monday, 3rd August, at 11.45am at Sandbach Methodist Church following committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich at 10.45am, to which everyone is invited. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 

HOWARD (Gladys Woodcock, “Cherry”). Peacefully on 23rd July aged 91 years. Cherry will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 13th August at 1.30pm followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Heaton Chapel, 0161 432 0818.

 

PERKS (Hannah, Elizabeth, nee Bibby). Sadly passed away on Wednesday, 22nd July, Betty, aged 99 years. The beloved wife of the late Horace, loving mum to Cherry and the late Pauline, treasured granny to Elizabeth, much loved mum-in-law to Stephen and a good friend to many. The funeral service to take place on Thursday, 6th August, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am, prior to a burial in St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.

 

SHERRATT (Frank). At peace 21st July at St Stephen’s Care Home, Elworth, Sandbach, Frank, aged 87 years. The dearly loved husband of the late Jean Sherratt, loving dad of Robert and Jane. Dearest father-in-law of Clare and Paul, devoted granddad of Lee, Carly, Joseph and Addie. Much-loved great granddad. The funeral service and internment will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 4th August, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Donations if desired to St Stephen’s Care Home. Enquiries: John Garside and son Mountbatten House, Stone House Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

WILSHAW (Thomas). At rest on 13th July at the RSUH, aged 86 years, of Knypersley. The much-loved husband of Jean and loving dad of Andrew, also a treasured granddad of Evie. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 31st July, at New Road Methodist Church at 2.30pm prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to either the first responders or The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.

 

 

 

Death Notices, 23rd July, 2015

AGAR. Peacefully on 17th July at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Charles Edward Agar, aged 84, of Congleton. Devoted and loving husband of Sheila Agar; dear father of Nigel; a loving brother and uncle. The funeral service is to take place at St James The Great Church in Congleton on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to St James The Great Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

BARRATT. Peacefully on 15th July at her home, Geraldine, aged 91, of Congleton. A much loved mother and grandmother. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date and time to be arranged, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOLAND (Sybil). Peacefully in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, on 19th July, Sybil, aged 88, formerly of Marsh Green Road, Elworth. The dearly loved wife of the late Richard; much loved mum of Pat and Christine; mother-in-law to Neil and the late Harry; nana, great nana and great great nana. Flowers or donations to St Stephen’s Nursing Home Comfort Fund. The funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Wednesday, 29th July at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
COTTERELL (Mark). Suddenly but peacefully on 12th July, at his home in Congleton, Mark, aged 57 years, after an illness fought with courage and dignity. A dear brother of Steve, Mick, Hayley, Julie and the late Wayne, Rebecca and Lee, a very dear brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, cousin and a good friend and colleague to many. Funeral arrangements to follow. All enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
CRACKNELL (Shelia Ruth). Passed away peacefully at RSUH on Saturday, 11th July, aged 84 years. Much loved wife of the late Phillip, dear cousin to Ray and will be missed by many. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, 30th July at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Flowers or donations to Leukaemia Research. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: 01782 513210.
 
ECCLESTON. Peacefully on 17th July at Alsager Court Nursing Home, Marjorie Nancy Eccleston, aged 87, of Congleton. Loving mum of Elizabeth, Ann and Gillian; dear mother-in-law of Frank and Timothy; treasured grandma of Michael, Sarah, Darren, Kerry, Gareth, a loving and cherished great grandma. The funeral service and internment are to take place at St Stephen’s Church in Congleton on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOORES (Harold). Passed away peacefully on 10th July at Heliosa Nursing Home, aged 90 years. Beloved husband to Annie, loving dad to Paul and treasured Grandpa to Ella, Phoebe and Joseph. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, 28th July at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 12pm. Relatives please accept this as the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, and donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Directors, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
RADCLIFFE. Peacefully on 11th July at his home, Derrick Radcliffe, aged 81, of Congleton. Loving dad of Elizabeth, Martin, Steven, Adrian, Andrew, Justin; dear father-in-law of Andrew, Kerry, Sarah, Julie, Linda; a cherished brother, granddad, great granddad and brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 31st July at 11.25am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 12pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Royal National Institute for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TURNER Peacefully on 9th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Roy aged 76, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Pamela Turner; loving dad of Mel and Jo; dear father-in-law of Rob and Rob; cherished and treasured granddad of Jessica, Abi and James; dear brother of John, Bill and the late Robert, and a dear brother-in-law of Vera, the late Mabel and the late Sylvia. Roy will be sadly missed by all that knew him. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 24th July) at 12.05pm for service at St Mary’s Church Astbury at 12.30pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or Help for Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WOOD (Brenda, nee Mountford). At rest on 8th July at the RSUH, Brenda, aged 84 years, of Kidsgrove (formerly of Mow Cop). Much loved sister of Harold, Roy, Hilda and the late Jack and Reg, a loving sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service will take place at St Thomas Church, Mow Cop, on Friday 24th July at 10.45am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers please, donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel SOT 513210.

 
 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 16th July, 2015

COPE. Peacefully on 19th June at home, Annie, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Cope; loving mum of Dennis; dear mother-in-law of Diane; cherished nana to Nicola, and a treasured great-granny to Guy and Winter. The cortege leaves her home tomorrow (Friday, 17th July) at 9.40am for a service at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 10am, 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 St James The Great Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DAVIES (Alma) (nee Barton), formerly of Congleton, passed away peacefully on 10th April 2015, aged 80, following a short illness.  She was the dearly loved wife of the late Ronald Davies, devoted companion of the late George Machin, and a much loved and cherished Mum and Nanna. 
Alma was born in Congleton, the only child of Hilda and John, and lived in the town for most of her life.  She married Ronald in 1954, and they had two daughters.  Alma worked in the textiles industry up until her retirement in 1993, most notably at Berisford’s, and at Astbury Lighting.   
In 2013, Alma moved to London to be with daughter Beverley and her family.  She passed away in Barnet Hospital.  A Requiem Mass was held for her on 27th April at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George in Enfield, followed by cremation at New Southgate Cemetery. 
Alma’s mortal remains will be laid in her final resting place, with Ronald, in the graveyard of St Peter’s Church in Congleton, on Thursday 23rd July 2015.  The date is Alma’s 81st birthday.   There will be a short service at the graveside at 2pm, followed by refreshments at the Bull’s Head Hotel from 2.30pm.  All are most welcome.  Please meet outside the church just before 2pm, for the short walk up to the grave. 
Any enquiries should be directed to Beverley or Mark Bevan on 020 8351 7090, or to 14 Illingworth Way, Enfield, EN1 2PA.
 
GIBSON (Lilian Mabel). Peacefully at rest, after a long illness bravely borne, on 8th July at Park Lane Nursing Home, Knypersley. Lilian, of Biddulph, aged 94. Loving wife to the late Bill; a much-loved mum to Neil and a treasured grandmar, mother-in-law, aunt, sister-in-law and friend who will be greatly missed. The funeral service is to be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 22nd July, at 1.30pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives accept this the only intimation, and friends please meet at the church. Floral tributes most welcome or, if preferred, donations to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.
 
GREPPELLINI (Carol, née Donnelly). At peace on 2nd July at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Carol, aged 57, of Goldenhill (formerly of Biddulph). The dearly loved wife of Giorgio, loving mum of Lisa, Gareth and his partner Jessica, devoted nana of Daniel, Hannah and Luca, loved daughter of the late Ena and Joseph, dearest sister of Marie, Anne, Barry, Paul and Julie, very dear daughter-in-law of Quinto and Victoria, dear sister-in-law of Graham, Bob, Lynne, Maria, Andrew, Anna, Alan, Angelo, Margaret, Robert, Dawn, Alan, Steve and the late Maria, a special aunty and great-aunty and a good friend to many. Cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 20th July, at 1.20pm, prior to a Service of Thanksgiving for Carol’s life at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HEATHCOTE (Brian). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 3rd July, at MDGH, Brian aged 79. Much loved, treasured and devoted husband to Pat. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 17th July, at 10am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to National Trust. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JACKSON. Peacefully on 25th June at Weston Park Care Home, Ada, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Charles Jackson; loving mum of Jean; dear mother-in-law of Allen; cherished grandma of Jennifer and Rachel and treasured great-grandma of Daisy-Mae and Elsa Mai. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 15th July, at 10.05am for a 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 the special care baby unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOMAS (Elizabeth). Peacefully on Tuesday, 7th July, at East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, in the presence of her loving family. Elizabeth, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Roy; a much-loved mum of Susan, Michael, Gillian and Nicola; a loving mother-in-law of Dom, Janet, Mick and Graham; a cherished nana of Scott, Kate, India, Thomas, Ffion and Tom and Nana Lizzie of Lily, Jamie and Oliver. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at the Parish Church of St Michael, Hulme Walfield, on Monday, 20th July, at 2pm, prior to a private service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, please, by request, but donations, if desired, may be sent for the East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
MAJOR (formerly Cotton, Kathleen). 8th July, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family beside her, aged 83. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 21st July, at The Church On Ettiley Heath, followed by a committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; any donations will be gratefully received on behalf of The Church On Ettiley Heath. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
PEERS (Clarice). Passed away on 27th June, Clarice, aged 88. Much loved wife of the late Walter, treasured mum to Lynn, devoted nan and great-nan to Daniel, Matthew, Blake and Cole, loving mum-in-law to David. Clarice will be sadly missed by her sister Nancy and sisters-in-law Beryl and Valerie. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 21st July, at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 11am followed by interment in the churchyard. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or St Thomas’s Church Fund, Mow Cop. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
POINTON. Peacefully on 4th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Michael “Mick” John Pointon, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Irene Pointon; loving dad of Sharron and Lee; dear father-in-law of Charles and Stephanie, and a devoted Granddad Mick of Ellis and Fraser. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 16th July, at 10.05am for a 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. At the family’s request an item of colourful clothing can be worn to represent Mick’s love of his garden. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TWEATS. Peacefully on 3rd July at her home, Katrina Jayne, aged 56, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George; loving mum of Jonathan, Craig and Emma; dear mother-in-law of Natalie; cherished and treasured nannie of Lily; dear sister-in-law of Brenda and Paul, and a dear aunty of Jill. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 14th July, at 1.15pm for a service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to the oncology suite at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WEBB (Kenneth George). Kenneth George Webb, of Biddulph, died peacefully at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on 24th June, 2015, aged 84. He was the much-loved husband of Alice (Betty); father of Helen, Paul and Ann; granddad of Laura, Thomas, Zoe, Rebecca, Benjamin, Peter, David, Joel, James, Ruby and Charlotte; great-grandad to Savannah and Scott, and brother of Douglas. He will be greatly missed and leaves cherished memories for all of his family and friends. A service of thanksgiving takes place on Tuesday, 21st July, at Biddulph Methodist Church, Station Road, Biddulph, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers please, by request, but donations, if desired, to be split between British Heart Foundation and The Christie. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
WRIGLEY (Christine Marie). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 10th July, Christine, aged 70. Dearly loved mum of Joanna, Sue, Judy, Paul and Helen; treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Thursday, 23rd July, at 11am, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 9th July, 2015

BARKER (Guy). At rest on 28th June at MDGH, Guy, aged 67, of Mossley (formerly of Biddulph). The dearly loved husband of José, step-dad of Debbie and her partner Mark, and a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 13th July, at 2.30pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, donations if desired to British Heart Foundation or Vascular Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BASFORD (Ernest). Peacefully in ward one at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 30th June, Ernest, aged 89, of Sandbach. A dear brother to Anne and Margaret, a much-loved uncle, great-uncle and friend. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church Roof Fund, Sandbach, or ward one at Leighton Hospital. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 17th July, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
COPE. Peacefully on 19th June at home, Annie, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Cope; loving mum of Dennis; dear mother-in-law of Diane; cherished nana to Nicola and a treasured great-granny to Guy and Winter. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 17th July, at 9.40am for a service at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 10am, 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 St James The Great Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FISHER (Dyllys). Peacefully on 5th July at home, Dyllys Fisher, aged 81, a devoted wife to the late Colin and a much-loved mum and grandma. Dyllys will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 39, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
GREPPELLINI (Carol, née Donnelly). At peace on 2nd July at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Carol, aged 57, of Goldenhill and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Giorgio, loving mum of Lisa, Gareth and his partner Jessica, devoted nana of Daniel, Hannah and Luca, loved daughter of the late Ena and Joseph, dearest sister of Marie, Anne, Barry, Paul and Julie, very dear daughter-in-law of Quinto and Victtoria, dear sister-in-law of Graham, Bob, Lynne, Maria, Andrew, Anna, Alan, Angelo, Margaret, Robert, Dawn, Alan, Steve, and the late Maria, a special aunty and great-aunty and a good friend to many. Cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium prior to a service of thanksgiving for Carol’s life at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOLDCROFT (Betty). Peacefully on 1st July at her home in Bemmersley, Kathleen Betty Aikman, aged 87. The dearly loved wife of the late John Holdcroft, much loved mum of Ian, Stuart and Neil, sister of Audrey, sister-in-law of Doris, mum-in-law of Karen, Penny and Grainne, nana to Alex, Louis, Jamie, Gemma and Liam and dear friend of Pat. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 14th July, at 3pm for service and cremation at Carmountside at 3.30pm. 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 Cancer Research UK or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
HOLLINSHEAD (Geoffrey). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 27th June, Geoff, aged 84, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Marguerite, loving dad of Mark and David and step-dad to David, Andrew and Joanne. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Dogs Trust. The funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Thursday, 16th July, at 11.45am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
JACKSON. Peacefully on 25th June at Weston Park Care Home, Ada, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Charles Jackson; loving mum of Jean; dear mother-in-law of Allen; cherished grandma of Jennifer and Rachel, and treasured great-grandma of Daisy-Mae and Elsa Mai. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 15th July, at 10.05am for a 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 the special care baby unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
POINTON. Peacefully on 4th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Michael “Mick” John Pointon, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Irene Pointon; loving dad of Sharron and Lee; dear father-in-law of Charles and Stephanie, and a devoted granddad Mick of Ellis and Fraser. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 16th July, at 10.05am for a 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. At the family’s request an item of colourful clothing can be worn to represent Mick’s love of his garden. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TURNER (Sylvia). Suddenly on 30th June, Sylvia Mary, aged 80, of Timbersbrook. The dearly loved wife of Bill, mum of John Robert, grandma of Ian, Gareth and Jonathan, sister of Robert, sister-in-law of Denise, John and Roy, aunty and good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on 14th July at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
TWEATS. Peacefully on 3rd July at her home, Katrina Jayne, aged 56, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George; loving mum of Jonathan, Craig and Emma; dear mother-in-law of Natalie; cherished and treasured nannie of Lily; dear sister-in-law of Brenda and Paul, and a dear aunty of Jill. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 14th July, at 1.15pm for a service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to the oncology suite at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILSHAW (Kathleen, née Moses). Sadly passed away peacefully at home on Monday, 29th June, in the loving care of her family. Kathleen, aged 82, of Biddulph. Much loved and loving mum to Yvonne, Susan and Dianne; mother-in-law to Derek, Andrew and Chris, and the late Graham; dear sister to Bill; sister-in-law to Barbara; devoted nanna to Scott, Richard and partner Emma, Kirk and wife Becci, and great-nanna to Evie. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Chapel on Monday, 13th July, at 11am followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Relatives and friends please accept this as the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Kate’s favourite colour was turquoise so please feel free to join the family in wearing an item of turquoise clothing to celebrate Kate’s life. Family flowers only please; any donations will be gratefully received on behalf of the Douglas Macmillan and Motor Neurone Disease Association. Enquiries: Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
WILSHAW. Peacefully on 4th July at East Cheshire Hospice, Reginald Ivor Wilshaw, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marilyn Wilshaw; loving dad of Paul, Gary and Dorne; dear father-in-law of Monica, Maricar and Andy; granddad of Lee, Nicola, Gareth and Phil; great-granddad to Joseph and Ellie. The cortege is to leave his home on a date and time to be arranged for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. 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 Macmillan Nurses and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

 
 
 
Death Notices, 2nd July, 2015
BARKER (Guy). At rest on 28th June, 2015, at MDGH. Guy, aged 67, of Mossley and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of José, step-dad of Debbie and her partner Mark, and a dear brother and uncle. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

CHAPMAN (Lucy). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 18th June, 2015. Lucy, aged 87, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of Cliff, loving mum of Christine and Andrew, mother-in-law to Ian and Helen and treasured grandma to Thomas and Katy. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 8th July, at 12.45pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 

CUMBERBATCH (Mark). Suddenly at home in Crewe on Thursday, 18th June, 2015. Mark (Spider) aged 54. Dearly loved husband of Jaqi, much loved son of the late Kenneth and Thelma and son-in-law to Norman Kidd. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the stroke ward (ward 6) Leighton Hospital (cheques payable to MCHFT). Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 10th July, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

COPE. Peacefully on 19th June, 2015, at home. Annie, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Cope. Loving mum of Dennis, dear mother-in-law of Diane, cherished nana to Nicola and a treasured great-granny to Guy and Winter. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 17th July, at 9.40am for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 10am, 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 St James the Great Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOWING. Peacefully on 24th June, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Reginald “Reg” aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Gowing. Loving dad of Daryl, Gareth and Andrew, dear father-in-law of Mark, Anna and Maddie cherished grandad to Laura, Robert, Jack, Samantha, Lucy , Sarah, Ben and Olivia, and a treasured great-grandad to Harry, Thea and Thomas. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 9th July, at 1.30pm for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.45pm, prior to a private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KENNERLEY (Marion). Peacefully in hospital on 22nd June, 2015, aged 89. Beloved wife of Arthur, loving mother and mother-in-law of Brian and Janet. Funeral service on Monday, 6th July, at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, at 11am. Family flowers by request; donations, if desired, to All Saints’ Church, Siddington, or Alderley Edge Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Albert R Slack, 84, South Oak Lane, Wilmslow, 01625 525063. www.albertrslack.co.uk
 
MANN (Edna). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Saturday, 20th June, 2015. Edna, aged 87, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Jack, loving mum of Jackie, John and Chris, treasured grandma to Rachel, Alex, Jack and Harry, and great-grandma to Megan, Ben and George. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sandbach Methodist Church. Funeral service at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 7th July, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PENNY (Hubert Charles). Peacefully in Royal Stoke University Hospital on 23rd June, 2015. Bert, aged 91, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Bertha, much loved dad of Karen and husband Tim. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 6th July, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROBINSON (Marlene). Peacefully on Friday, 26th June, 2015, at Prestbury House Care Home, Macclesfield. Marlene, aged 79, of Gawsworth. The dearly loved wife of Peter Robinson, a much-loved mum of Wendy and Kathryn, loving step-mum of Juliet and Rachel, cherished granny of Hannah and William. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at the parish church of St James the Great, Gawsworth, on Tuesday, 7th July, at 3pm, prior to interment in the churchyard. Flowers or donations, if desired, may be sent for the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
SWAIN Anthony (Tony). passed away peacefully at home on 27th June, 2015, aged 71. Much loved husband of Pauline, a dad and “Gramps” who will be greatly missed. Funeral service will take place at St James’s Church, Longburton, Dorset, on Tuesday, 14th July, at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Tony for the Macmillan Unit, Yeovil Hospital may be sent c/o Clive Wakely, AJ Wakely and Sons, Sherborne, DT9 3JQ, 01935 816817.
 
WALKER (John). At rest on 21st June, 2015, at Lawton Manor nursing home, John, aged 90, of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of the late Margaret and the late Ida and loving dad of Margaret and son-in-law John. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 3rd July, at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager, at 10am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Wesley Place Methodist Church or Cancer Research UK. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices 25th June, 2015

BAILEY (Bet). At peace on 17th June, 2015, at RSUH, Betty aged 86, of Biddulph. The dearly loved daughter of the late Will and Elizabeth Bailey, dearest sister of Mabel and brother-in-law Harry, very dear aunty of Simon and Lesley, Andrew and Helen, a dear great-aunt of Dannielle, Charlotte and Tom. Cortege to leave her sister’s home in Mossley on Tuesday, 30th June, at 1.40pm for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, 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. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BASSETT. Peacefully on 15th June at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, Thomas William “Bill”, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Edith Bassett; loving dad to Pat and Julie, and stepdad to Julie Ann, Cathrine and Nigel; dear father-in-law to Keith, Neil, Richard, Steven and Kerri; cherished granddad of Gemma, Thomas, Belinda, Simon, Rachel, Karen, Sarah, Mandy and Thomas, and a treasured greatgranddad of Ruby, Molley, Leahmai, Ava and Darci. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 29th June, 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 Heliosa Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BROWN (Nancy). At peace on 22nd June, 2015, at The Maples Residential Home. Nancy, aged 96, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife  of the late Norman Brown, loving mum of Pat and Susan, very dear motherin-law of Cyril and David, treasured nana of Simon, Timothy, Jonathan and Rachael, a devoted great-grandma and a dear aunt. Following a private cremation a service of thanksgiving for Nancy’s life will be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom or the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

JONES (Eveline “Pat”). Peacefully on 11th June, 2015, aged 93, at Pontllanfraith, South Wales, and formerly of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. Wife of the late Gwyn Jones; beloved mam of Jacqueline, André, Carl and Virginia; mum-in-law to Keith, Caroline, Esther and Steven, and a much-loved grandma, greatgrandma, and great-greatgrandma. The funeral takes place on Monday, 29th June, at Blackwood, Gwent.

MALCOLM. Peacefully on 17th June, 2015, at Wythenshawe Hospital, Rachel (”Ray”) aged 90. The dearly loved wife of the late Joe; adored “wee mum” of Laraine; much loved mother-in-law of Ian; a very precious gran to Calum and great-gran Ray to Robyn; dearest aunt and great-aunt. Ray will be greatly missed by all her family, friends and neighbours. There will be a private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium, with a service to celebrate Ray’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, on Monday, 29th June, at 11am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MITCHELL. Peacefully on 15th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Jane Elizabeth, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Dennis; loving sister of Ken, Percy, the late Jim, the late Harold, the late Cyril, and the late Samuel; dear sister-in-law of Joyce, Jessie, Catherine, Gladys, Grace, David, Ken, Margaret, the late Betty and the late Alice, and a loving auntie. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 1st July at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and 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

MULLINGTON (Lilian). At rest on Tuesday, 9th June, while at Lawton Manor Care Home. Lilian, aged 82, of Alsager. The dearly loved wife of Bernard. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Monday, 29th June, at 1.30pm, followed by a private cremation. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support (nurses) or the district nurses. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

ROXBY (Tom). At peace on 18th June, 2015, at his home in Congleton. Thomas Reginald, aged 93, formerly of Norwich. The dearly loved husband of the late Edna Roxby and a much loved dad, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 1st July, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. 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 The Royal British Legion. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SAINT (Campbell). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 15th June after a long illness, Campbell, aged 76, of Sandbach. The dearly  loved husband of Carol; much loved dad of Andrew and Alison; father-in-law to Shaun and Sam; treasured granddad to Amelia, Ewan, Libby, Curtis and brother to Ken and wife Jan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society. The funeral service and committal will take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Friday, 3rd July, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SHERRATT (Beryl). At peace on 13th June, 2015, at her home in Congleton. Beryl Mary, aged 68, (formerly of Biddulph). The dearly loved wife of Eddie, loving mum of Tina, Andrew and Amanda, dearest mother-in-law of Steve, Naomi and Gary, devoted
nan of Charlotte, Demi, Chantelle, Emily, Sam, Tillie, Maisie and Olly, treasured sister of Trevor and Peter, very dear sister-in-law of Steph, Sharon, Dorothy, Ken and Rose, and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 2nd July, at 1.05pm for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WALKER (John). At rest on 21st June, 2015, at Lawton Manor nursing home. John, aged 90, of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of the late Margaret and the late Ida and loving dad of Margaret and son-in-law John. The funeral service will take place at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Wesley Place Methodist Church or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WEST. Tragically on 13th June, Jack, aged 18, of Kidsgrove, and formerly of Congleton. The much loved and devoted son of Vicky and David; respected friend of Stuart; loving brother of Chloe and Dave; cherished grandson of Deirdre, Bev, Alan and Beverley; dear nephew of Debbie and Steven, and cousin of Amy and Laura. The funeral service and interment take place at St
Mary’s Church, Astbury, tomorrow (Friday, 26th June), 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 Grateful Greyhounds. At the family’s request no mourning attire to be worn; as Jack would say: “Come as you are.” Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street,  Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WOOD. Peacefully on 13th June at his home, Michael (“Mick”) Anthony, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marlene; loving father of Richard and Stephen; father-in-law of Jayne and Vivienne; treasured granddad of Lucia and Alexandra; brother of Marjorie, Irene, the late Kathy, the late Dennis, the late Ken and the late John; brother-in-law of
Maria, Keith, Rita, Pauline, Clive, John, Gwen, Pat and the late Brian and late Bertha. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 7th July, at 1.25pm, for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Family fl owers only; donations, if desired,

to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk


 

 

Death Notices 18th June, 2015

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BROCKLEHURST (Eric). Sadly passed away, peacefully on Friday, 12th June, 2015, at home in the care of his loving family. Eric, aged 93, formerly of Yew Tree Farm, North Rode. Husband to the late Alice Brocklehurst, much-loved dad of Linda, and the most treasured-special grandad to Louise, and the late Rachel. The funeral service takes place at 10am on Wednesday, 24th June, at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, followed by interment at St Michael’s Church. Relatives and friends please accept this as the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome; donations to Hope House Children’s Hospice or St Michael’s Church, North Rode. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CORLEY (Alice). Sadly passed away on 13th June, 2015, at Park Lane Nursing Home, aged 92. Beloved wife to the late Charles and mother to Carol. A much-loved grandma and great-grandma. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 25th June, at 1.45pm at Congleton United Reformed Church, followed by burial in Congleton Cemetery. Family flowers only please and any donations will be gratefully received on behalf of Age UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DOWNES (Doreen, née Wilde). Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on 9th June, 2015, at New Milton House, Alsager. Doreen, aged 81, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Raymond Downes, much loved mum of Christine and David, mum-in-law of Gill, bestest nana of Clint, Gary, Lee, Carl and their wives and partners, also a great-nana of Connor, Liam, Danny and Abel, a very dear sister of Margaret and the late Frank, Norman, Nora, Elsie and Len. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 30th June, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will 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 Save The Children and Muscular Dystrophy. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JOHNSON (Andrew). At peace on 8th June, 2015, at the RSUH. Andrew Philip (Andy) aged 46, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved son of Joan and Kenneth, devoted dad of Chloe, dearest brother of David and sister-in-law Georgie, treasured uncle of Ben, Emma and her husband Robert, very dear great-uncle of Oliver, loved nephew of Beryl and Ivan and a dear cousin of Jackie and Stephen. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church tomorrow (Friday, 19th June) at 1.45pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210
 
 
 
 
 
JONES (Barbara). Formerly of Bradwall Road, Sandbach, passed away on 10th May, 2015, aged 91. Will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, 28th June, at 11am at St Paul’s Church, Croxton. Donations in Barbara’s memory will be given to St Paul’s Church. Enquiries: J Haynes, Eccleshall, 01785 850572.
 
 
 
 
 
LOMAX (Enid). Suddenly on 7th June, 2015, at MDGH, Enid aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Jeffery Lomax, loving mum of Elizabeth and Janet, dearest mother-in-law of Paul and Brendan, devoted grandma of Adam and Katie, very dear sister of Doreen, William and David and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 24th June, at 1.15pm for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
MOSS (Lynda Mary). Sadly passed away on 12th June at RSUH. Lynda, aged 58, of Congleton (formerly of Biddulph). The dearly loved and cherished partner of Mick, a loving step-mum, dear sister and sister-in-law, and a very special and loved Ma to Katie and Rhys. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 25th June, at 10.30am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Ladies are requested to dress up and wear hats. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
 
 
 
RIGBY (Martin Christopher). Tragically following a road traffic accident in the Isle of Man on 12th June, 2015, Martin, aged 44. Son of Andrew and June, brother to Edwina, partner of Fiona and trucker extraordinaire. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Air Ambulance and RNLI. Ladies please wear colourful clothing and gentlemen no black ties (pink tie) if possible. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 29th June, at 11.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
 
 
 
SHAW (Ann, née Machin). At Peace on 1st June, 2015, at RSUH. Ann, aged 58, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of James (Jamie), loving mum of Andrew, Paul and Garreth, devoted nannie of Leah, dearest sister of Derek and very dear sister-in-law of Joan, Pauline and John, and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 22nd June, at 10.20am for service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 10.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers or mourning clothes by request please; donations, if desired, to SANDS. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210
 
 
 
 
 
SHERRATT (Beryl). At peace on 13th June, 2015, at her home in Congleton. Beryl Mary, aged 68, formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Eddie, loving mum of Tina, Andrew and Amanda, dearest mother-in-law of Steve, Naomi and Gary, devoted nan of Charlotte, Demi, Chantelle, Emily, Sam, Tillie, Maisie and Olly, treasured sister of Trevor and Peter, very dear sister-in-law of Steph, Sharon, Dorothy, Ken and Rose and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, prior to cremation on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enqu