Deaths

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 friend to many. Funeral service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 19th April, at 3pm followed by burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Flowers Welcome. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

WILLIS (Stan, MA Cantab). Former Methodist missionary, serving in Guyana, who was a minister in Congleton in the 1970s. He later became headteacher of primary schools in Kettleshulme and Knutsford. Stan left this earthly life at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, after a short illness on 2nd April, aged 80. He is survived by loving wife Ruth, son Peter, daughters Sue and Jenny and grandsons Theo and Henry. His funeral is on Tuesday, 19th April, at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium, Sheffieldm at 2pm followed by a thanksgiving service at St John the Baptist Parish Church, Bamford, Derbyshire, at 3.15pm. No flowers please. Donations to Action For Children.
 

 
Death Notices, 7th April, 2016

BEECH (Edwin, "Eddie"). Peacefully on 31st March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Edwin, of Knypersley, and formerly of Biddulph Moor, aged 67. He was the loving husband of Gillian; treasured dad of Stephanie and Victoria; cherished grandad of Erin and Matthew, and a dear brother of Margaret. The funeral service takes place at 2pm on Friday, 15th April, at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, followed by burial in the churchyard. Will all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, but if preferred a donation may be made to Royal Stoke University Hospital's charitable fund (cancer unit) in memory of Eddie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BOOTH. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Ida from Biddulph, who died peacefully on 25th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 92. The dearly beloved wife of Gerard; devoted mum to Michael, Sheena, Denise and Denis; a dearest mother-in-law to Susan, Gerard, Peter and Sandra; a loving and much-loved mama and great-mama, and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt, who will be truly missed and was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church RIP on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Reception into church and requiem mass at English Martyrs' RC Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 15th April, at noon, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to the Stroke Association. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

BRATT (Kevin Dennis). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 26th March, Kevin, aged 54, of Sandbach. He was the much-loved son of Gladys; loving dad of Kevin, Philip and Rebecca, and brother to Jennifer, Jacqueline and Tracey. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. The funeral service will be held at Wheelock Congregational Church on Monday, 11th April, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

COCKRAM (Joan). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 26th March, Joan, aged 94, of Sandbach. Loving wife of the late Ted; mum of Steve and wife Helen; granny to Joanna and Sandy and wife Liz, and great-granny to Neve and Ollie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary's Church, Sandbach. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Mary's Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 15th April, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

COOKE. Peacefully on 4th April at his home Frederick, "Fred", aged 85. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Josephine, of Congleton; a loving and much-respected dad of Rebecca, Josephine and Nick; dear father-in-law of Richard, Stef and Heather, and a loving and cherished granddad and great-grandad. Requiem mass takes place at St Mary's RC Church, Congleton, prior to interment at St Mary's Church, Astbury, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

COWAP (Margaret Linda). On 1st April, 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. The funeral arrangements are to be announced. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

FOX (Kenneth George). Sadly passed away on 30th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Kenneth aged 75, of Whitehill, Kidsgrove. The devoted husband of the late Joan Fox and dear brother of David and Eric. he will be much missed by his close family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 14th April, with a service and interment at All Saints' Church, Church Lawton at 2.30pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HANCOCK. Peacefully on 2nd April at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Dorothy, aged 95, of Congleton, and formerly of Blackpool. The loving mum of Pauline Brown, Graham, John and the late David; dear mother-in-law of Timothy, Daphne and Jay; and a loving grandma and great-grandma. The cortege is to leave her daughter's residence on Friday, 15th April, at 8.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 9.20am. 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 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 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Christopher Walter, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Joyce Harris; loving dad of Julia and Stephen; dear father-in-law of Keith and Lynda, and a dear granddad and great-granddad. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

HIGGINS. Peacefully on 24th March 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. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 22nd April, at 1.15pm for a 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 either Diabetes UK or Leighton eye centre. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

MARRIOTT. Peacefully on 5th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Marie, aged 77. The dearly loved wife of Tony Marriott, of Congleton; much-loved mum of John; dear mother-in-law of Miranda; cherished granny and grandma, and a treasured great-grandma of Annabelle. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, Congleton, 01260 277622.

MCEVOY (Mary Winifred). At rest on 19th March at Astbury Mere Nursing Home, Mary, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Michael; dear sister of Christopher, the late Billy, and John Holme. Mary will also be very sadly missed by her friend Helen Bibbey. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 12th April; service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium 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.

PEDLEY (Denise). Peacefully, on 3rd April, at East Cheshire Hospice, 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; loving sister of Pam, and a dear aunty. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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. 

ROSSON (Gillian Mary). Gill, of Brown Knowl, Broxton, passed away in the care of staff at Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, aged 70. She was the beloved wife of David; dear sister to Nigel and daughter of the late Stan and Olive Rosson. The funeral service takes place at St Oswald's Church, Malpas, on Tuesday, 12th April, at 1.30pm, followed by private burial at Bickerton cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, please, for Tarporley War Memorial Hospital. Enquiries: A W Burrows and Son, Snowdrop Villa, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

SHEARD (Elizabeth, "Betty"). At Astbury Mere Care Home on 1st April, in the presence of her family, Betty, aged 95. Sadly missed by her children Graham, David, Christine and Richard, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service and interment take place at St Mary's Church, Astbury, on Friday, 22nd April, at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary's Church, Astbury. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

SMITH (Edwin, "Eddie"). Suddenly on 24th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a short illness, Eddie, aged 59, of Biddulph. He was the brother of John Michael and devoted brother of Dot; uncle of Dawn, Sharon and Martin, and great-uncle of Dion. The cortege is to leave his sister's home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 12th April, at 2.45pm, for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SWIFT (Betty). On 29th March, Betty, aged 85, of Congleton, passed away peacefully in hospital following a short illness. Betty was the beloved wife of Frank; loving mum to Kevin, Jeanette, Heather and Mark, and a devoted grandma and great-grandma. The funeral service is at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 15th April, at 10.40am. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Steven Linde, Crewe Funeral Services, 01270 588980.

WHALER. Suddenly on 23rd March at his home Thomas Bourne, "Tom", aged 77, of Congleton. The devoted husband of Sheila; loving father of Ailia; dear father-in-law of Tony and a loving grandpa of Chloe and Bryn. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 11th April, for 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
 

 
Death Notices, 31st  March, 2016


BIDDULPH (Flo née Collins). At rest on 23rd March, 2016, at RSUH. Florence, aged 96, of Biddulph and formerly of Heaton, Rushton. The beloved wife of the late Norman Biddulph, much-loved mum of Norma and Ernie, grandmother to Martin, Jane, Adrian and his wife Jane. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Charlie, Daniel and Joseph. Loving sister to Dorothy and the late Arthur and Harold and a dearest aunt. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Hillswood Lodge residents’ comforts fund, Dementia UK or Rudyard Methodist Church. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

BRETT (Graham Roy). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 18th March, 2016. Graham, aged 78, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Ian, Elizabeth and Stephen, treasured grandad of Charlotte, Jonathon, Sophie, Natasha and Matthew. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 4th April, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BROUGH (Jeffrey “Big Jeff”). Suddenly on 21st March, 2016, at home. Jeff, aged 58, of Biddulph Moor. Dear cousin of Brian and Irene also Adrian and Jamie and Alan, also grandsons Aidan and Andrew. Jeff will be sadly missed by his loving family, many dear friends and colleagues. Funeral takeS place on Wednesday, 6th April, with a service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 2pm, prior to interment at Christ Church, churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends and colleagues wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BROUGH (Jeffrey “Saturday Night Elvis”). Suddenly on 21st March, 2016, at his home. Jeffrey, aged 58, of Biddulph Moor. Loving son of the late Peter and Leah Brough, much-loved cousin of Louise, Peter and the late Graham, Veronica and Yvonne Edge. Jeffrey will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and work colleagues. He was a true gentleman. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

EVANS (Gerald Edward). Peacefully at rest after a short illness on Sunday, 20th March, 2016, while at Macclesfield District General Hospital, in the presence of his loving family, Gerald, aged 74, of Harriseahead, formerly of Scholar Green. Devoted and loving husband of Kath, much-loved dad of Janice and Diane, a special father-in-law of Darren, a dear brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle and cousin, faithful companion of Pippa and a good friend to many. Gerald will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 8th April, at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to When You Wish Upon A Star or Help For Heroes. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons (I J Kirkham) 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

GOODWIN (Ursula). Sadly died on Saturday, 12th March, 2016, in the arms of her husband Harry and with her daughter Elizabeth by her bedside. Funeral service takes place on Monday, 4th April, at St Mary’s Church at 1.30pm followed by interment in Astbury Churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to The Christie hospital. Ursula was well known in Congleton and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. A deeply loved and missed wife and mother. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.

LEESE (Dennis). Suddenly on 18th March, 2016, at RSUH, Dennis, of Gillow Heath and formerly of Smallwood, aged 81. The much-loved husband of the late Janet Mary, loving dad of Bryan, Margaret and Iain, and a treasured grandad of Abigail and Alex. Funeral service takes place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 8th April, at 2pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request but if preferred donations may be made to Douglas Macmillan in memory of Dennis. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MACHIN. Peacefully on 22nd March, 2016, at his home. Kenneth Machin, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ilene. Loving dad of Tony, Carl and Andrea. Dear father-in-law of Bev, Liz and Matthew, cherished granddad of Daniel, Nik, Jonathan, Charlotte and Luke, treasured great-granddad of Emily, Nancy-Mary and a dear brother of Stanley. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 7th April, at 10.30am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10.45am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

MORRIS (Kathleen). Passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Monday, 14th March, 2016, aged 90. Widow of Wilmot Morris, much-loved sister of Les, Roy and the late Elsie, Jack, Geoff, Fred and Margaret. Funeral service takes place at 9am on Monday, 4th April, at Biddulph Methodist Church, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

NELSON (Graham George). Peacefully on Saturday, 26th March, 2016, at his home. Graham, of Biddulph, aged 78. The loving husband of Pat, treasured dad of Claire and Helen, and a dear grandad of Rebecca, James and Hannah. Funeral service to take place at 1.45pm on Wednesday, 13th April, at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. No flowers by request, but if preferred a donation may be made to Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STENTIFORD. Peacefully on 16th March, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Audrey, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Cecil “Guy” Stentiford. Loving mum of Anne and Lynne, dear mother-in-law of Bill and Einar, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Rebecca, Michael, Adam and Gemma. Cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 5th 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

STUBBS. Peacefully on 23rd March, 2016, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Edwin James, aged 65, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late James and the late Gertrude Stubbs. Loving brother of Colin and Margaret, dear brother-in-law of Marilou and Michael and a dear uncle. Service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 8th April, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to John Munroe Rudyard. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

TAPLIN (Lucy Doris). Peacefully at home in Eaton on 18th March, 2016. Lucy, aged 89. Dearly loved wife of the late Ben, loving mum of Rosemarie and husband Ken, and devoted nanna to Benjamin and Harry. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Eaton. Funeral service takes place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Monday, 4th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TOMLINSON. Peacefully on 21st March, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Cyril, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Gladys Tomlinson. Loving dad of Michael and a dear brother of Ron. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 6th April, at 2.05pm for 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. 

WEBB. Peacefully on 15th March, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Gwyneth Elaine, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Norman. Loving mum of Bernard, Richard, Jeffrey and Christopher, dear mother-in-law of Caroline, Rosaline and Lynne and a cherished and treasured nan of Richard, Sarah, Joanne and Sophie. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 6th April, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

WHALER. Suddenly on 23rd March, 2016, at his home. Thomas Bourne “Tom”, aged 77, of Congleton. Devoted husband of Sheila. Loving father of Ailia, dear father-in-law of Tony and a loving grandpa of Chloe and Bryn. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
 

 

Death Notices, 24th March, 2016

CLIFF (Mary). Peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on 14th March, Mary aged 80 years. The dearly-loved wife of Bob; loving mum of John, Peter, Patsy and Sarah; treasured grandma of Richard, Jadin, James, Annabell, William, Lucinda, Cathy, Lizzie, Joseph and Benedict, and great granma to Jessica and Edward. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the North West Air Ambulance and ward 9, Macclesfield District General Hospital, for the conservatory and garden. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 30th March, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

EDWARDS (Sheila). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 13th March, Sheila aged 80 years, of Bradwall. The dearly loved wife of Lloyd; loving mum of Joanne, Karen, Barry, Stephanie and Richard; and a treasured grandma and great grandma. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the PDSA and the British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is to take place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 29th March, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HASLAM. Peacefully on 12th March at home, David, aged 74 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Beryl Haslam; loving dad of Warren and the late Karen, and a dear father-in-law of Marty. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 1st April, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfi eld 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

HOLMES (Stuart Victor). On Saturday, 12th March, peacefully in hospital and of Holly Tree Farm, Sproston, Stuart, aged 88 years. The beloved husband of Catherene Holmes and a much loved father and Popa. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 24th March, at 10.45am at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to heart monitors at Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

MACHIN. Peacefully on 22nd March at his home, Kenneth Machin, aged 83 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ilene; loving dad of Tony, Carl and Andrea; dear father-in-law of Bev, Liz and Matthew; cherished and treasured granddad and great granddad, and brother of Stanley. The funeral service is to take place at, Congleton United Reformed Church on a date and time to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MATCHETT (Karl David). Suddenly, on Monday, 14th March at home on Goostrey Lane, Cranage, Karl, aged 41 years. He was a much-loved father, son, brother and nephew. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 1st April, with service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 10.45am. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to Marie Curie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

MELLOR (Jean). At rest on 3rd March at Royal Stoke University Hospital Jean, aged 88 years, of Congleton. Reunited with her beloved husband George. A loving mum, grandma and great grandma, Jean will be sadly missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 5th April, with a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfi eld Crematorium. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral, please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Alstrom Syndrome UK / Guide Dogs for the Blind or Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MITCHELL (Doris). Passed away peacefully on 18th March, Doris, aged 90 years, formerly of Larch Avenue, Macclesfield. A much-loved aunt of John and Christine, and a loving lively lady. The funeral service will take place at the parish church of St John, Buglawton, on Thursday, 7th April at 11am, prior to an interment in the churchyard. If desired, donations may be sent for Macclesfield Deaf Club or the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

OWEN. Peacefully on 5th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, James “Jim” Roger, aged 71 years, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Julia; loving dad of Allan and Mark; dear fatherin-law of Suzanne and Joanne; cherished and treasured granddad of Kate and Lauren; dear brother of Irene, and a dear brother-inlaw. Following a private cremation, a service of thanksgiving for Jim’s life will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2.15pm on Friday, 1st April. 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PLATT (Sandra, nee Shaw). Sandy lost her brave battle with cancer on 20th March. Sandy, aged 68, was the beloved daughter of Preston Shaw, Congleton, and leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Frank Platt, of Winsford, and their three children and four grandchildren – Debbie, Dave, Helene and Sarah Murphy, Lee and Sharon Platt, Kay, Duncan, Daniel and James Fitz-Gibbons. She was also sister and sisterin-law to Kevin and Chris and aunt to Darren Shaw. Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie. Enquiries: Pope Funeral Services, 17-21, Delamere Street, Winsford, 01606 594693.

STENTIFORD. Peacefully on 16th March at Astbury Mere Care Home, Audrey, aged 81 years, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted wife of Cecil “Guy” Stentiford; loving mum of Anne and Lynne; dear mother-in-law of Bill and Einar and a cherished and treasured grandma of Rebecca, Michael, Adam and Gemma. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 5th April, 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 the Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STRETTON (Doris Edith, nee Farnell). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 14th March and of Sandbach, Doris aged 84 years. The beloved wife of Stan; loving mother of Doreen, Annette and Jacqueline, and a dear nan, great nana, mother-in-law, auntie and great auntie. The funeral is to take place at the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, on Friday, 1st April, at 1pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made if desired to ward 14 at Leighton Hospital or The Monday Club. Enquiries:
Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

TATTON (Irene Minnie). Suddenly on 15th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a short illness, Irene, aged 85 years, of Knypersley. The dearly-loved wife of the late Tom Tatton; loving mum of Malcolm, Hilary and Rosemarie; loved mother-in-law of Rosemary, Robert and Kelvin, and a devoted nanna and great nanna. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 1st April, for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven funeral services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

TICKLE (Maureen). Passed away peacefully at home on 16th March, aged 80 years. The much loved wife of the late Alan; mother of Carole and David, mother-in-law of Tina and a beloved grandma and great grandma. The funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 29th March, at 10.40am. Family flowers only please; donations will be gratefully received in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

WHITEHOUSE (Nancy). At peace on 17th March at her home in Biddulph Moor, Nancy, aged 83 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Ron Whitehouse and the late Dennis Horton; loving mum of Keith and Margaret; dearest mother-in-law of Sandra and Roland; treasured grandma of Stuart, Mark, Richard, Philip and Jenny; very dear sister of Dorothy, Margaret, Jean, Fred and the late May, Norman and Len; a dear sister-in-law and aunty, and a dear friend of Joyce. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 30th March, at 10.25am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. 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 Moor Community Association. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 

 

Death Notices, 17th March, 2016

BAMBRIDGE (Mary Ann). Passed away peacefully, with her family around her on Wednesday, 9th March, under the care of staff at Davlyn House, aged 91. Much-loved wife of the late Leonard; dearly loved mother of Isabel and Keith; mother-in-law of Jim and Christine; wonderful “Super Gran” to Allison, Dianne, Peter, Stephen and Richard; great-gran to Jordan, Alanah, Lee, Amy, Ross, Bailey and Jessica, and great, great-nan to Levi and Layla. Mary will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 21st March, at 11am, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, followed by a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations to the air ambulance. Friends and family are invited to the Staffordshire Knot, Marshfield Lane, for refreshments and to share memories of Mary.

BRADLEY (Harold). Suddenly but peacefully at home on 2nd March, aged 93. The beloved husband of Betty, loved and loving father of Sue and Carole; father-in-law of Chris, and a much-loved grandad of Jodie and Joe. The funeral service took place on Monday, 14th March, at St John’s Church, Chelford, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or St John’s Church, Chelford. Enquiries and donations: Albert R Slack, 84, South Oak Lane, Wilmslow, 01625 525063. 

BROAD. Peacefully on 8th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Kenneth “Ken” William, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Ann; loving dad of Daniel, Robert, Sallyann and Sarah-Jane; cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad, and a much-loved son of Victor and the late Bettie. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 29th March, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Dane Valley Scout Group. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

CLARKE (Alice). Peacefully on 8th March at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Alice Clarke, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Maurice Clarke; loving mum of Steven; dear mother-in-law of Joanne, and a cherished and treasured gran of Sam and Ellie. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 30th March, 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 The Christie or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

COTTERILL (Harold). Peacefully at rest at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 25th February, Harold, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly and much-loved husband of the late Joan Cotterill; treasured father of Jacqui and father-in-law to Mike; devoted granddad to Bethany and also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 22nd March, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to The Christie or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DAVIES (Leslie Winfield, “Les”). Peacefully on Saturday, 5th March, at home, aged 92. Les, husband of the late Thelma, will be deeply missed by daughter Lesley and partner Richard; son Philip and wife Gill; grandchildren Steven, Jonathan, Lucy and Robert; great-grandchildren Dylan and Lennon other family members, as well as his neighbours and many friends. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 29th March, at 10.45am at The Rhema Mission Church, Rode Heath, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would family accept this the only intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request. Donations in Les’s memory should go to The Rhema Mission Church; these will be shared equally between the church building fund and Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 96, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, 01782 776678.

DEEBANK (Jacqueline Jean). On Thursday, 10th March, peacefully at home with her family by her side, aged 70, of Camborne, Cornwall. Sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne, Cornwall, on Monday, 21st March, at 4pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for The Cove Macmillan Support Centre by retiring collection or c/o David Hendy Funeral Services, Treswithian, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 7NW, 01209 612025.

GOODWIN (Dorothy). Peacefully on 6th March at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Dorothy Eileen Goodwin, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harold Goodwin; loving mum of Lesley, John and Debra; dear mother-in-law of Alan, Jackie and Jason; cherished and treasured grandmother of Sarah, Robert, Joshua, James and Annie; great-grandma of Harry, Tiana, Sienna and Jessica; and a loving sister and auntie. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 22nd March, at 11.20am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please a