Deaths

Death Notices, 19th May, 2016

BROWN (Derick). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 8th May, while at Hilltop Manor Care Home, Tunstall. Derick, aged 86, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved widower of Marion; loving dad of Kevin; devoted father-in-law of Jennifer, and a precious granddad of Robert and Phillip. Derick will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 26th May, at 11.20am. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Sneyd Stroke Rehabilitation Ward, Haywood Hospital. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
JONES (Lilian). Peacefully on 1st May at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Lilian, aged 86, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Thomas Jones; loving mum of Stephen; dear friend to Stephen’s partner Cindy; loving sister of Marion, Margaret, the late George and the late Florence, and a dear auntie of David, Julie, Neil, Tim, Mark, Matthew, Adam, Simon, Christine, Margaret and Susan. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 25th May, at 12.15pm for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Bradwell 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 Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE (Leslie). Peacefully on 12th May at his home, Leslie (“Les”) aged 68, of Mow Cop. The service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date and time to be arranged. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MACHIN (Joan). Passed away peacefully on 9th May, aged 84. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and many friends. Enquiries: Robert Nicholls Funeral Directors, Stafford, 01785 253683.
 
POTTS (Eric Wilfred). Peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice on 11th May. Eric, aged 85, of Moreton, and formerly of Lime Kiln Farm, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or St Mary’s Church, Astbury. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, tomorrow (Friday, 20th May), at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager, Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SALT (Bernard). Peacefully passed away on 11th May at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Bernard, aged 65. The much-loved brother of David and the late John; and loving cousin of Jennifer, Stephen, Barbara, Julie, Betty, Vickie Elsie, Kenneth, Michael and the late Sandra. Bernard will be sadly missed by good friends Tadge, Tommy and Matt. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 24th May, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10am, prior to interment in the town burial ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SANDERS (Cynthia). Peacefully on 9th May at Resthaven Nursing Home, Stroud, Cynthia Mary, aged 86, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved sister of Jill, the late Diana and the late Peter, and a loving aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. The funeral service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 24th May, at 2pm. 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 Mary’s Church, Astbury. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 12th May, 2016
 
BARBER (Sylvia). Passed away peacefully at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home on Thursday, 5th May, 2016, aged 77. Much loved wife of Peter, loving mum of Clair and Nick, treasured grandma of Lucie and Ellie, and mum-in-law of Dave. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 23rd May, at 2.15pm, followed by a committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BAYLEY (Audrey). Peacefully on 1st May, 2016, at The Laurels Nursing Home. Audrey Irene, aged 81. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Gordon Bayley and a dear sister-in-law of John and Audrey. Service and cremation take place at Crewe crematorium on Monday, 16th May, 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 The Laurels Residents’ comfort fund or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BEAVAN (Alfred). Peacefully at the Meadows Nursing Home, Dornoch, on 2nd May, 2016. Alf, aged 78, formerly of Elton Lane, Winterley. Beloved husband of the late Penny, much-loved dad of Julie, dear father-in-law of Paul, loving grandad to Ellie, Riley and Ollie. Funeral service on Friday, 13th May, at 2pm at Inverness Crematorium. Enquiries: John Fraser and Son, 01349 808666.
 
CHADDOCK (Lily). Peacefully after a long illness on 27th April, 2016, aged 86, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert (Bob), much loved and adored mum of Christine, loving mother-in-law of Kenneth, dear “Nanna Bob” of Christopher and Helen, Sharon and Richard, and a much loved great-nan of Holly, Robin and Lily. Lily will be sadly missed by all her loving family, friends and neighbours. Funeral service to take place on 16th May, at 11.30am at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, followed by burial. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request. However donations in memory of Lily can be made to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DIXON (Arthur). Died peacefully on 5th May, 2016, at Astbury Mere Nursing Home. Arthur, aged 88. Service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 17th May, at 11.20am. Family Flowers only by request; any donations to British Heart Foundation. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DUTTON (Edith Mary). Suddenly but peacefully at home on 3rd May, 2016. Mary, aged 74, of Sandbach. The much-loved wife of the late Ernie and a treasured mum of Ian and Andy, and cherished nana of Ebony. Funeral to take place with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 18th May, at 12.45pm, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or a donation may be made, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
EASTWOOD (Vera). Peacefully on 6th May, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Vera, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife the late Derek. Loving mum of Sue, Kath and David. Dear mother-in-law of Chris and Gerard. A cherished grandmother of Jane, Richard, Ben, Sam, Nicholas and Emily, and a treasured great-grandmother of Isabel-Rose, Thomas, Joe and Alice. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 19th May, at 1.10pm for service at Trinity Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
EDWARDS (Margaret). Peacefully in Arbour Court Care Home, Marple, on 28th April, 2016. Margaret, aged 83, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan, much-loved mum of Christine and husband Simon, and Graham and wife Lesley-Anne, and nana of Bethany, Oliver, Honor, Jack, Sam, Harry and George. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Service of thanksgiving to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach on Tuesday, 17th May, at 2pm, following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
EVANS (Jack, former deputy head at Sandbach High). Peacefully at rest and in the loving care of his family on 4th May, 2016. Jack, aged 79, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Eileen, much loved dad of Hilary, Laurence and Miles, treasured grandad of Emma, Heidi, Thomas, Lucy, Oliver, Henry and Isabelle, cherished great-grandad of Polly and George. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 24th May, with a service at the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 3.15pm. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Fungal Infection Trust. After the service in church you are warmly invited to Sandbach Golf Club where you can take some refreshment and meet the family. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
LEA (William). Peacefully on 29th April, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. William “Bill” Donald, aged 79, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved partner of the late Norma Machin. Loving dad of Sharon, Jacqueline and Karen, dear father-in-law of Rick Mark and Glyn, cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad, and a dear brother of Vera, Roland, Graham, the late Alan and the late Barbara. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 20th May, at 10.45am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. 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
 
MCCANN (Patrick). Peacefully on Thursday, 28th April, 2016, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Pat, of Biddulph, aged 84. Loving partner to Eleanor and much loved dad to Peter and daughter-in-law Christine, grandad to Jennifer and Ian and treasured by family and many friends. Requiem mass to take place at English Martyrs’ Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 20th May, at 2.15pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Flowers welcome or donations to Parkinson’s Society, in memory of Pat. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
MOORE (Doris). Peacefully on 5th May, 2016, at Heliosa Care Home. Doris Evelyn, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harry. Loving mother of Robert and Susan, dear mother-in-law of Cheryl and Christopher, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Holly, Loren, Harry and Sarah. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 20th May, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SMITH (David). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Monday, 2nd May, 2016. David Smith, aged 78, of Middlewich. The dearly beloved uncle of Nick and Caroline, much-loved cousin of Christine, Stephen, Margaret and Michelle, and a treasured grandad. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 17th May, at 12.30pm at Middlewich Methodist Church, Booth Lane, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.
 
STUBBS (James). Peacefully on 3rd May, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. James, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Betty. Loving dad of Rosalind, dear father-in-law of Brian and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 18th May, at 12.30pm for service at Rood Lane Methodist Church at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to oncology department, Wythenshawe Hospital or The Christie. Enquiries and donation: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHEAD (Florence). Peacefully on Friday, 6th May, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Flo, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Leonard, a much-loved mum of Pat, Russell, Karen, Michael and of the late Sheila, the late Christine and the late Mark. A most cherished grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma and a loving “Nana Pies”. 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 Stephen, Congleton, on Monday, 23rd May, at 1.15pm, prior to a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853 www.andrewsmithfuneral services.co.uk

 
Death Notices, 5th May, 2016
 
ALLAN (Charlie). Peacefully on 24th April, 2016, in the loving presence of his family. Charlie, aged 80, of Congleton, formerly of Southampton and of the Ford Motor Company. Beloved husband of Pat and cherished dad of Joanne and Colin. Much loved by his adoring family; grandchildren, Beth, Chloe and Jack, by his daughters-in-law Jacquie and the late Jane, brother Brian, brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and fellow golfers. Cortege is to leave his son’s home on Wednesday, 11th May, at 12.50pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations in lieu to the Christie Hospital, Manchester. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BROUGH (John). Peacefully on Monday, 18th April, at home. John, aged 73, of Biddulph. The much loved son of the late Amelia and Cyril. The funeral service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 13th May, at 9.30am. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Heart Research UK. A donation plate will be available at the crematorium. Enquiries: Tudor-Davies The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, 01782 811411. www.tudor-davies.co.uk

HATTON (Brenda). Peacefully in Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, on 23rd April, 2016. Brenda, aged 92, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Graham. Much loved mum of Christine and husband Allen, nan and great-nan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th May, at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LAWTON (Diane). Peacefully on Wednesday, 27th April, 2016, at the RSUH, surrounded by her loving family. Diane, of Biddulph, aged 47. The loving mum of Melissa, dearest daughter of Tony and Joyce, and a treasured sister of Wayne. Funeral service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 16th May, at 2pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request, however donations may be made to the critical care unit at UHNM in memory of Diane. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MADDOCK (Edith). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 28th April. Edith, aged 89, of Holmes Chapel. Dearly loved wife of the late Denis, loving mum of Denis and Carol, nana and great-nana. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 10th May, at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
OULTON (Barbara Ethelinda, née Davies). Suddenly in Liverpool, after a long battle with dementia on Saturday, 9th April. Barbara, aged 87, originally of Holmes Chapel, but having also lived in Nottinghamshire. The dearly loved wife of Canon Peter Henry Boulton (d 1998); loving mother of Timothy, Michael and Christopher; loving grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service takes place tomorrow (Friday, 6th May) at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 11.45am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SPIVEY (Vickie). Peacefully on 12th April, 2016, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Vickie Christina, aged 62, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Nigel. Loving mum of Nicola and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Sean and Joanne, cherished and treasured nana of Abel and Florence, dear sister of Lee, Karin and Kerry, and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 12th May, at 1.15pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 
Death Notices, 28th April, 2016
 
BAGULEY (Evelyn, “Evie”, nee Bailey). On 20th April, Evie, aged 77 years. The beloved wife of the late Mick. The funeral is on Thursday, 5th May, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations to East Cheshire Hospice. Please wear bright colours. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
BLOOR (Freda). Peacefully on Monday, 18th April, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Freda of Biddulph, aged 74 years. The beloved wife of the late Ron; loving mum of Kathleen and the late Denise; treasured mother-in-law of Paul, and a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and a good friend to many. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 6th May, at 12.45pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. No flowers by request; however, if preferred donations may be made to Macmillan Nurses in memory of Freda. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BODEN (William). Peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 12th April, in the presence of his loving family after a long illness, William “Bill,” aged 84 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 60 years of Nancy Boden of Congleton; loving dad of Angela; dear father-in-law of Brian; cherished granddad of Nick, Joanna, Louise and Brad; treasured great grand pops of Beth, Taylor, Georgia and May; dear brother of Jim and Wallace, and brother-in-law of Betty. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 6th May, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. 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 Congleton Communicare. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
EDWARDS (Jackie). Peacefully at her home and in the loving care of her family, on 21st April, Jackie, aged 57 years, of Moston, Sandbach. The much-loved partner of Paul; treasured mum of Sophie and Lauren, and devoted sister of Margaret. There will be a celebration of Jackie’s life with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 11.45am on Tuesday, 3rd May, followed by a private cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium attended by Jackie’s family and closest friends. Jackie will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends. Family flowers only, by request, but a donation made be made if desired to the Christie or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Jackie’s wish was to celebrate her life and she would like no funeral attire to be worn. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
FRANKLIN (George). Peacefully on 14th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, George, “Anson”, aged 84 years, of Bosley. The dearly loved pops of Delma; dear father-in-law of Mick; cherished grandfather of Anson and Patrick, and a treasured great grandfather of Harry, George and Joshua. The funeral service and interment are to take place at Bosley Methodist Chapel on Friday, 29th April, at 2.30pm. Flowers or if desired donations to either the East Cheshire Hospice or Bosley Methodist Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
FROST (Karen Maria). At rest on 14th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Karen, aged 46 years, of Congleton. The dearly and much-loved daughter of Albert and Maria; sister of Stephen; a special “sis” of Christine, and partner to Raymond. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 4th May, with a service at St James’s Church, Congleton, at 11.30am, followed by interment at Astbury Churchyard. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service and disperse after the interment. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquires: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOPLEY (Reginald Alfred). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 19th April, Reg, aged 71, of Minshull Vernon, and formerly of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy; loving dad of Margaret and partner Paul, Edward and partner Lynn and Richard and wife Alison; granddad to Rebecca, Oliver, Joseph and Mathew. Family flowers only; donations if desired to MacMillan Nurses and St Oswald’s Church, Brereton. The funeral service is at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 3rd May, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
KNIGHT (Sarah, nee Green). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of her family at home in Marton, and formerly of Elworth, on 22nd April, Sarah, aged 41 years. The dearly beloved wife of Rob; treasured daughter to Janet and Tom; a loving sister to Adrian, a dearest granddaughter, niece, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many who will be truly missed. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Whitegate, on Wednesday, 4th May, at 11.30am, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations preferred to the Christie Foundation or Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300
 
LOWE (Thelma). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 4th April, Thelma aged 85 years, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of Edward Wilson Lowe. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 4th May, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at noon.
 
PIMLOTT (Annie Elizabeth, née Coppock). Betty, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Macclesfield General Hospital on 21st April, aged 88. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Pimlott; wonderful mother of June, Leslie, Martin and Sheila; precious grandmother of Michael, Cerys, Rebecca, Daniel, Andrew, Andrew, Thomas and Bethan, and proud great grandmother to Joshua. She was much loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service is in St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 6th May, at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for The British Heart Foundation may be sent to the funeral directors, JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.
 
PRIOR (Eva Gladys). Passed away on 26th March aged 71 years, at Haywood Community Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent. The beloved mother of Tracey and Karl Prior. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 3rd May, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the North West Air Ambulance and British Society of Immunology. Donations and enquires: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WALKER (Colin). Suddenly, after a long illness on 21st April, Colin aged 81 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila; devoted and loving dad of Karen and Peter; dear father-in-law of Jayne and a cherished father-in-law to be of Tudor, and a dear brother-in-law of Sylvia, Doreen and Gordon. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 9th May, at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, 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 either Dementia UK or Pancreatic Cancer. At the family’s request bright clothing may be worn. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk  

 
Death Notices, 21st April, 2016
 
BODEN. Peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 12th April in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness, William “Bill”, aged 84 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 60 years of Nancy Boden of Congleton; loving dad of Angela; dear father-in-law of Brian; cherished granddad of Nick, Joanna, Louise and Brad; treasured great grand pops of Beth, Taylor, Georgia and May; dear brother of Jim and Wallace and brother-in-law of Betty. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 6th May, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. 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 Congleton Communicare. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BROWN (MS “Sheelagh”). Peacefully at rest on 6th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Sheelagh, aged 89 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Allen; much-loved mum of Allen and Stephanie; mother-in-law to Susan and Alan; special grandmother of Darren, Timothy, Carrie, Sharon and Angela; great grandma of Daniel, Mia Charlie, Andrew, Emily and Amy and a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 25th April, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COOKE. Peacefully on 4th April at home, Frederick, aged 85 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Josephine; loving dad of Rebecca, Josephine and Nick; dear father-in-law of Richard, Stef and Heather and a cherished and treasured granddad and great granddad. Reception into St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Congleton on Wednesday, 27th April at 6pm. Requiem mass to take place on Thursday, 28th April, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Astbury Churchyard. 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 Parkinson’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
FOSTER (Harry, “Tom”). Peacefully on 13th April at East Cheshire Hospice, Tom, aged 83, years of Congleton. The dearly and much loved husband of the late Georgina, “Ena”; treasured dad of Mark, Andrew, Peter and Karen; father-in-law of Helena, Dave and Shami; a special grandad of Linda, Kerri and David, and great grandad of Alice. Also a very dear brother of Jack, Agnes, Ethel, Dorothy, George and the late Annie. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 27th April, with a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquires to John Garside (Congleton), 01260 298829.
 
FRANKLIN. Peacefully on 14th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Anson, aged 84 years, of Bosley. Loving father of Delma; dear father-in-law of Mick; cherished grandfather of Anson and Patrick and a dear great grandfather. The funeral service is to take place at Bosley Methodist Chapel on Friday, 29th April, at 2.30pm, prior to interment in the Chapel Churchyard. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either East Cheshire Hospice or Bosley Methodist Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
JONES (Thomas Morris, “Tom”). Peacefully at home in Betchton on Sunday, 17th April, Tom, aged 94 years. The dearly loved husband of Lena; loving dad of Brian and Kathleen; grandfather and great grandfather. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Ashfield’s Primary Care Centre (cheques made payable to Sandbach GPs). The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 29th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MACHIN. Peacefully on 2nd April at home. Phyllis, aged 68 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Thomas Buckley; loving mum of Paul, Shane, Robert, Claire and Sally; dear mother-in-law of Andrea and Martin; respected friend of Robert; cherished nana of Zoe, Jessica, Charlie Star, Olivia, Faith, Thomas, Harriette, and Annabelle and a treasured great nana of Ethan. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 25th April, at 1.45pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm 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 either Riding For The Disabled or the Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
MADDOCK (Robert). Peacefully, at Lawton Manor Care Home on 8th April, after a short illness bravely borne, Rob, aged 64, from Rode Heath. The dearly loved husband of Linda; loving brother of Ann, Sandra and Margaret; brother-in-law of Ken, Clifford and Lionel; uncle to Paul, Mark, Peter and Rebecca, and great uncle to C-Jay and Ryan. Taken from us too soon, he will be greatly missed. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Woodland Trust. The funeral service is to take place at Wheelock Congregational Church on Wednesday, 27th April, at 9.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MATHIESON (Daphne). Peacefully on 12th April at Brantwood Nursing Home, Sandbach, Daphne, aged 95 years, of Scholar Green. The devoted wife of the late Charles; much loved mother of John and Fiona; dear mother-in-law of Shirley and Ian; treasured grandma of Zoe, Andy and Jamie and loving great grandma of Ace, Charlie, Evan and Harry. The funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium is on Wednesday, 27th April, at 1.20pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Save The Children. Donations and inquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
PATTERSON (Elsie). Suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, 12th April, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Elsie, aged 84 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Ralph Patterson; loving mum of Angela, Ralph, Sandra, Gail, Elizabeth and Lynn, and a much loved mother-in-law, nanna and great nan. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 26th April, at 11.15am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
PITT (Edith Mary): Edith, aged 95 years, passed away peacefully in Clayton Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, 10th April. Loving mum of Marilyn. Edith will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. There will be a short service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 29th April, at 10am followed by a service of thanksgiving at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton at 10.45am. No flowers by request. Donations if desired may be sent for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583
 
ROBINSON (Vera). Peacefully on Sunday, 10th April, Vera, aged 87 years, of Scholar Green, and formerly of Mow Cop. The much-loved mum of Jo and Pat; dear mother-in-law of Adrian and John; treasured nan of Tammy, Craig, Jason and Emma, and a beloved great nan and great great nan. The funeral service and cremation are at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th April, at 1.20pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; but if desired a donation may be made to the Stroke Association. Donations and inquiries: Joseph Edwards And Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
SKELLERN. Peacefully on 14th April at Astbury Mere Care Home, Doris, aged 91 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank Skellern; loving mum of Rachel; dear mother-in-law of Michael; cherished gran of Christopher, Gareth, Nicholas and Claire and a cherished great gran of Pippa. Committal is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th April, at 10am, followed by a service of thanksgiving for Doris at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton at 11am. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
SPIVEY. Peacefully on 12th April at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Vickie Christina, aged 62 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Nigel; loving mum of Nicola and Michael; dear mother-in-law of Sean and Joanne; cherished and treasured nana of Abel and Florence; dear sister of Lee, Karin and Kerry and a dear sister-in-law. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Christie. Enquiries and donations: to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
STUBBS (John). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 16th April and in the loving care of his family, John, aged 70 years, of Congleton. The dear and devoted husband of the late Rita, and a loving dad, granddad, great grandad and brother. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 28th April, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. The cortege will leave from daughter Karen’s home in Congleton. Family flowers only by request or donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Service, Sandbach, 01270 762230. 

 
Death Notices, 14th April, 2016


BAILEY Peacefully on 4th April, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice, Patricia "Tricia" Christine, aged 66, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David. Loving mum of Liam and Aran, dear mother-in-law of Samantha and Jenny, cherished and treasured grandma T of Freya and Dylan, dear sister of David and sister-in-law of Kerry and John. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 21st April, at 10.35am, for service at St Peter's Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary's Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to MND Cheshire branch, cheques should be made payable to MND Cheshire or via the fundraising link at www.mndcheshire.org. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

BROWN (Agnes). At rest on Thursday, 7th April, 2016, while in the loving care of staff at Tall Oaks Care Home, Biddulph. Agnes, aged 89, of Harriseahead and formerly of Newchapel. The dearly loved wife of the late Richard, a much loved auntie, great-auntie, sister-in-law and a good friend to many. Agnes will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints' Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 19th April, at 11am followed by interment in the churchyard. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Approach. Donations and enquiries: Wilson's (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

COWAP (Margaret Linda). On 1st April, 2016, at home in Congleton, aged 80, the much loved wife of Peter, dearly loved mother of Jonathan and Gillian and remembered with great affection by Wendy and Rob, also a very dear sister and sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 20th April, at 11.25am for committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 12.15pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Margaret's life at St Oswald's Church, Brereton, at 1.15pm. 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 black ties are to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton 01260 277622.

COX (Andy). At peace on 5th April, 2016, at his home in Leek in the care of his loving family. Andrew Mark, aged 49. Devoted husband of Bev, treasured step-dad of Sami and her fiance Liam, so much loved by uncle Barry, much loved, missed and respected by all his family and friends. Funeral Monday, 25th April, service at St Edward's Church, Leek, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton, or The Royal British Legion. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

FINN (Helen Louise). Passed away peacefully on 26th March, 2016, aged 46. Beloved mother of Matthew and Vanessa, and daughter to Grahame. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 22nd April, at Loughborough Crematorium at 12.30pm. Donations if desired to MacMillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 33, Pinfold Gate, Loughborough, Leicester, 01509 215331.

HANCOCK. Peacefully on 2nd April, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Dorothy, aged 95, of Congleton and formerly of Blackpool. Loving mum of Pauline Brown, Graham, John and the late David. Dear mother-in-law of Timothy, Daphne and Jay, loving grandma and great-grandma. Cortege is to leave her daughter's residence on Friday, 15th April, at 8.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 9.20am. 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 Alzheimer's Society or Clayton Manor Nursing Home residents' comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

HARRIS. Peacefully on 1st April, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Christopher Walter, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce Harris. Loving dad of Julia and Stephen, dear father-in-law of Keith and Lynda and a cherished and treasured granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 19th April, at 1.25pm for service at Calvary Church, Macclesfield, 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 Congleton Baptist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

HIGGINS. Peacefully on 24th March, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Rhoda "Marjorie", aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Brian Higgins. Loving mum of David and Andrew, dear mother-in-law of Carolyn and a cherished and treasured nana of Sophia, Thomas and Laura. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 22nd April, at 12.15pm for requiem mass at St Mary's RC Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK or Leighton eye centre. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

KNIGHT (Ronald Malcolm). Peacefully in hospital on 3rd April, 2016, aged 81, and of Gawsworth. Loving husband of Brenda, much-loved dad of Robert and the late Anthony, dear father-in-law of Gillian and a devoted grandad to Victoria and Richard. Funeral Friday, 15th April, with service and interment at St James's Church, Gawsworth, at 1pm. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.

MACHIN. Peacefully on 2nd April, 2016, at home. Phyllis, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Thomas Buckley. Loving mum of Paul, Shane, Robert, Claire and Sally, dear mother-in-law of Andrea and Martin. Respected friend of Robert, cherished nana of Zoe, Jessica, Charlie Star, Olivia, Faith, Thomas, Harriette, and Annabelle, and a treasured great-nana of Ethan. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 25th April, at 1.40pm, for 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 Riding for the Disabled or The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
MARRIOTT (Marie). Peacefully on 5th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marie, aged 77, of Congleton ,the dearly loved wife of Tony Marriott, much loved mum of David and John, dear mother-in-law to Miranda, a cherished granny and grandma, and a very treasured great-granny to Annabelle. The funeral to take place on Wednesday, 20th April, with a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, at 11.30am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request but a donation, if desired, may be made to Trinity Methodist Church. Enquries:Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MOSSFORD (Stephen Alan). 9th April, 2016, aged 67. Steve passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Beloved husband to Susan, a dearly loved dad to Julie and Christopher. Cherished grandad to Ella, Bethan and Jack. Brother to Ian, Graham and Barbara. Steve will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Service and burial to be held at St Leonard's Church, Warmingham, on Wednesday, 20th April, at noon. Famliy flowers only; donations to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.

PEDLEY. The death occurred peacefully on 3rd April, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice of Mrs Denise Pedley, aged 79, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ronald Pedley. Loving mum of Deborah and the late Richard, dear mother-in-law of David, loving sister of Pam and a dear aunty. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 20th April 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. At the family's request an item of bright clothing may be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Myasthenia Gravis Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

RICHARDSON (John Moseley). Peacefully at home on 10th April, 2016, surrounded by his family. John, aged 72, of Warmingham. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth and the late Anne, loving father of Michael, James and Ian, step-father of Stephen, Cathy and Sarah and father-in-law to Maxine, Kate, Amanda, Charlotte, Tim and Richard, and grandfather. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Warmingham and District Parish Hall. Funeral service at St Leonard's Church, Warmingham, on Tuesday, 26th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SIMMILL (Hilda May). At peace on Friday, 8th April, 2016, at the RSUH. Hilda, aged 87, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Reginald Simmill, loving mum of John and Janet, very dear mother-in-law of Lynne and Paul, treasured nana of Paul and Andrea, Jayne and Dean, Adrian and Emily, Wayne and Ninnet, a devoted great-nana and a good friend. Cortege to leave her son's home in Biddulph on Wednesday, 27th April, at 10.15am for interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery at 10.30am, prior to a Service of Thanksgiving for Hilda's life at Tunstall Methodist Church at 11.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Biddulph Town Cemetery or Tunstall Methodist Church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Tunstall Methodist Church. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SWETNAM (Derek William. Teacher). Peacefully in his sleep at his home in Knypersley on Wednesday, 6th April, 2016, in the presence of his loving wife and family, Derek, aged 79. The dearly loved husband of Elaine, devoted dad of Mark and Ruth and a very dear father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad, brother-in-law, uncle and good friend to many. Derek was also a highly respected member of the teaching profession. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 19th April, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. 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 Parkinson's UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

VICKERS (Edward Ferguson). Suddenly on 31st March, 2016, at his home after a short illness bravely fought. Eddie, aged 62. Devoted and beloved husband of Joyce, deeply loved dad of Adrian and Edward, dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and