Deaths

Death Notices, 21st August, 2014

FLOOD (John). Peacefully on Wednesday, 13th August, 2014, at St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and of Elworth Road, Sandbach. John, aged 70, a beloved dad, granddad, brother, uncle and friend to many. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 26th August, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11.30am followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
GREGORY. Peacefully on 12th August, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Wendy Joan, aged 60. The dearly loved wife of Dave Gregory, of Congleton. Loving mum of Amanda and Ange, daughter of the late Vi and the late Bob Oakes, dear step-mum of Kevin and the late Neil, cherished nana of Sam, Connor, Kelly, Megan and Jack, and a dear sister and sister-in-law. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 26th August, at 10.45am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Cecillia Ward at Wythenshawe Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HACKNEY. Peacefully on 27th July, 2014. Annie, aged 100, of Congleton. The dearly loved sister of Sally. Service to take place on Wednesday, 27th August, at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Flowers or, if preferred, donations to The Christie hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622, www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JUDGE (Susan). Peacefully on 7th August, 2014, at The Christie. Susan, aged 66, of Congleton and formerly of Urmston. The much-loved mum of Victoria, Charlotte and Andrew, treasured grandma of Tasmin, Amy, Daniel and Zac, very dear sister of Fred, Pauline, Elaine and Kay and the late Jenny and sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at Congleton Spiritualist Church on Wednesday, 27th August, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to The Chrisitie. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LEES (Albert Victor “Vic”). Died peacefully on 14th August, 2014, at UHNS, aged 91, of Knypersley. A wonderful husband of Marjorie, devoted dad of Alan and Janet, dear father-in-law of Fiona and Wayne, a cherished granddad of Gemma, Melissa, Hannah and Nathan, and a specially loved great-granddad of Abigail. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 29th August, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground (old cemetery). Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MELLOR (Rita). At rest on 13th August, 2014, at Weston Park Care Home. Gwendoline Rita, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly-loved wife of William, loving mum of Louise and Guy, dearest mother-in-law to David and Sharon, treasured grandma of Robert, Ben, Thomas and Kate, and a very dear sister and aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 27th August, at 10am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
QUINN (John). On Friday, 15th August, 2014, at rest in Macclesfield District General Hospital and in the loving care of his family. John, aged 83, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly-loved husband of Valerie and a treasured father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and special friend to many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 29th August, with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Holmes Chapel, at noon followed by interment in St Luke’s Churchyard. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Keswick Mountain Rescue Team. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
RADFORD. Peacefully on 14th August, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Miriam, aged 95, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Albert. Loving mum of Cyril and the late Michael Albert. Dear mother-in-law of Moira and Doreen, cherished grandma of Steven, Tanya and Simon, and a treasured great-grandma. Cortege to leave her son’s home on Wednesday, 27th August at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RYAN. Peacefully on 16th August, 2014, at Tall Oaks Care Home, Biddulph. Doreen, aged 89. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Denis Ryan, of Mossley. Dearly loved mum of Michael and Andrew, loving mother-in-law of Yvonne and Lynne, dear sister of Rosemary and Anne and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 28th August, at 10.50am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TRUMP (Margaret Ann). Unexpectedly on 14th August, 2014. Margaret, aged 78, of Elworth, Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Derek, cherished mum of June and partner Dave, Martin and wife Alison and devoted nana. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, Sandbach, on Thursday, 28th August, at 12.30pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

 

WILSON (James Brian). Sadly we announce the loss of Brian, aged 89, on 11th August, 2014. He was the loving husband of Norah, much-loved father of Anthony, Ros and Heather, and a dear grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a long-time resident of Haughton and a highly respected veterinary surgeon. A service of thanksgiving for his life will take place at St Boniface Church, Bunbury, at 2pm on Friday, 29th August, preceded by a private cremation. Enquiries: A W Burrows & Son, Snowdrop Villa, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

Death Notices, 14th August, 2014

BELL (Alexander Robertson “Alex”). Suddenly at home on 5th August, 2014. Alex, aged 88, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Gordon and Fiona. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Funeral service to be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Monday, 18th August, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

BOWN.
The death occurred peacefully on 3rd August, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, of Mr Louis Bown, aged 68, of Congleton. Loving dad of James, Daniel, Sarah, Rachel, Louise and Mark, dear friend of Janet, grandad of five including Lewis, dear brother of Lorna and Valerie, and brother-in-law of Dennis. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 15th August, at 1.15pm for service at Cyprus Chapel, Stockport, at 2.15pm, prior to interment at Stockport Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BROWN (Sydney). Peacefully on Saturday, 2nd August, 2014, at the UHNS after a short illness. Sydney, aged 80, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of the late Maureen, the much loved and loving dad of Susan, loved and fondly remembered by Glenn. Sydney will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 19th August, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CARBUTT (Brenda Elizabeth). On 10th August, in hospital and of Bate Mill. Brenda, aged 79, the beloved wife of Jeffrey, dear mother to David, Brian, Jane and Andrew, and a much-loved nan and great-nan. Her funeral service will take place at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 22nd August, at 12.15pm. Family flowers only by request. Enquiries: J Jennings and Son, Chelford Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7TL, 01625 584199.

CORBISHLEY. Peacefully on 8th August, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Reginald Jesse “Reg”, aged 89, of Astbury. Dearly loved husband of the late Marjorie Corbishley. Loving dad of Susan and Jacqueline, dear father-in-law of Mark and a much adored and loved grandad of Melissa, Amy, Loren and Jane. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 15th August, at 10.45am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Aston Ward, Congleton War Memorial Hospital or Intensive Care Nurses Fund, Wythenshawe Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DALE (née Triner). Peacefully on 10th August, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Nancie, aged 97, of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of the late Walter Dale, dear step-mother of the late Christine, loving aunt of Anne and Stephen, and a dear aunt and great-aunt. Service to take place on Wednesday, 20th August, at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 12.45pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DIXON (Thomas Henry). Suddenly in hospital on 31st July, 2014. Tom, aged 71, of Congleton. Dearly loved dad of Paul, Donna and Lea, father-in-law of Vicky and Joe, specially loved granddad of George, Grace, Syd, Sharmila and Percy. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 18th August, at St James’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses Palliative Care. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

EARDLEY Cynthia (née Jolley). Peacefully on 4th August, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 79. Devoted wife of William (Bill), dearly loved and exceptional mum of Alison and Quentin, dearest mother-in-law of John and Rachel, amazing grandma of James, Ashley, Charlotte, Molly and Jacob, and a much loved sister, sister-in-law, auntie, cousin and friend. The funeral service will take place at Congleton United Reformed Church on Thursday, 21st August, at 12.45pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. No mourning clothes please. “A special and respected lady of many talents.” Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GIBSON (Sylvia). Peacefully on 1st August, 2014, in hospital with her family present. Sylvia, aged 85, of Biddulph. Dearly loved wife of the late Howard, loving mum of Annette and Diane, dear mother-in-law of Robert and David, loving grandma (nana) of Kelly, Lee, Jonathan and Gary, and a specially loved great-grandma of Mia and Keira. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 15th August, at 11.30am. 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: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HEWITT. Peacefully on 10th August, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with great courage and dignity Malcolm, aged 62, of Congleton. Loving and devoted dad of Craig and Sophie, dearly-loved son of Derek and the late Winifred, dear brother of Irene, Carol, Joan and Joyce, and dear brother-in-law of Colin, Brian, Frank and Brian. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 22nd August, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HIGGINS. The death occurred suddenly on 6th August, 2014, at his home of Peter Francis, aged 77, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Norma Higgins. Loving dad of Mark, dear father-in-law of Kay, cherished and treasured grandad of Matthew, dear brother of Brian and brother-in-law of Marjorie. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 19th August, at 10.25am for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HOWELLS (Charles Henry). Died peacefully on 1st August, 2014, at MDGH, aged 92, of Congleton. Devoted husband of the late Jessica Edith, dearly loved father, father-in-law, granddad, big granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 22nd August, at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Masonic Charity or Grenadier Guards. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

JORDAN. Peacefully on 9th August, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Patrick Joseph “Paddy”, aged 79. The dearly loved husband of the late Nellie Jordan, of Buglawton. Loving dad of Kevin and Rita and a much-cherished grandad of Patrick. Cortege to leave his son’s residence on Thursday, 21st August, at 1.15pm for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MOUNTFORD (Arnold). Suddenly on 11th August, 2014, at his home in Biddulph. Arnold, aged 76. The dearly loved husband of the late Mary, loving partner of Sylvia, much loved dad of Paul, David and Gary, very dear father-in-law of Sandra and Gill, treasured granddad of Clayton, Adam and Daniel, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground on a date to be arranged. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Heart Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SHELDON (Jean). Peacefully in hospital on 4th August 2014. Jean, aged 72, of Biddulph Moor. Devoted wife of Donald, much loved mum of Lynne and Sandra, dear mother-in-law of Philip and Mark, specially loved grandma of Amy, Lucy and Ryan and a dearly loved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. The funeral service takes place at Lask Edge Methodist Church on Monday, 18th August, at 10.45am, prior to interment at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the Methodist chapels of Biddulph Moor and Lask Edge. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SIMS. Peacefully on 9th August, 2014, at Chapel Brook House Nursing Home, Congleton. Emily, aged 95. The dearly loved wife of the late James Sims, of Congleton. Loving mum of Eileen, dear mother-in-law of John, cherished nan of Gillian and treasured great-nan of Hayley. Service and cremation to take place on Monday, 18th August, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STODDARD. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Derek, aged 85, of Congleton, who departed this life peacefully on 10th August, 2014, at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy RIP. The dearly loved husband of Mary Josephine Stoddard. Loving dad of David, Derek, Lynne, Stephen, Michael and Catherine, dear father-in-law of Joan and Stuart, much-cherished granddad and great-grandad. Reception into St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 20th August, at 8pm. Requiem mass to take place on Thursday, 21st August, at 11am, prior to interment in Astbury Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk

 

 Death Notices, 7th August, 2014

BALL (Jean, nee Spender). Suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, 30th July, at University Hospital of North Staffs, Jean, aged 81, of Mow Cop. The much loved and loving wife of Don and a dearly loved and loving sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Jean will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 8th August, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by Jean’s request; donations preferred for The Donna Louise Trust or the Cheethams Children’s Ward at University Hospital. Donations and inquiries: Gail Spender, C Edwards and Son (Funeral Services), 155 High Street, Talke Pits, ST7 1QQ, 01782 782842.
 
BROWN (Sydney). Peacefully on Saturday, 2nd August, at University Hospital of North Staffs, after a short illness, Sydney, aged 80, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of the late Maureen, the much loved and loving dad of Susan, loved and fondly remembered by Glenn. Sydney will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
FERNANDEZ. Peacefully on 29th July at Christie Hospital, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Primitivo Ramon, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Gillian; loving dad of Paul; dear brother to Jesus and Vicente and brother-in-law to Peter, Barbara and the late Pamela; a loving uncle and a dear son-in-law to Eva. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 13th August, at 9.25am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am prior to a service of thanksgiving at the United Reformed Church, Congleton at 11am. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Christie Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
HULSE (Mary). Passed away peacefully at Queen’s Hospital, Burton-upon-Trent on 30th July. She was the much-loved daughter of the late John and Annie, and loved sister of the late Frank and John. The funeral is on Tuesday, 12th August, with a service 10.15am at St Thomas’ Methodist Church, Burton-upon-Trent, followed by committal in the Carnarvon Chapel at Bretby Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations in memory payable to St John Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Murray’s Funeral Directors, 23, York Street, Burton, DE14 2LX, 01283 562299.
 
 
MALKIN. Peacefully on 31st July at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Arthur, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Barbara; loving dad of Graham, Isabel and Stuart; dear father-in-law of Vivien; cherished and treasured granddad of Lauren, Elliot, Sean, Jenna and Alexander, and a dear brother to Una, the late Frances and the late Annie. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 11th August, at 1.55pm for a service and interment at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, at 2.30pm. 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 St Michael’s Church, North Rode, or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
PILL (Robert). Peacefully in hospital on 30th July, Rob, aged 91, of Knypersley. Devoted husband of Jean, dearly loved dad, father-in-law and specially loved papa granddad. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium tomorrow (Friday) at noon. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, or if desired donations to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SALE (Jane Elizabeth, nee Lancaster). Peacefully on 31st July, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Betty, aged 95, of Gillow Heath. Beloved wife of the late George; dearly loved mum of Kathleen and Joan; mother-in-law of Terry and Philip; devoted nan of Mark, Andrew and Simon, and a specially loved great nan and great great nan. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 19th August, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church Yard. 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: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SETON (John Derek). Peacefully on 30th July at The Royal United Hospital, Bath, Derek (formerly of Eaton), aged 83. Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen; loving dad of John and Andrew; dear father-in-law of Lisa and a specially loved granddad of Jess and Rhiannon. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Monday, 11th August at noon. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

HURSTFIELD (Florence Jean). On Monday, 28th July, suddenly in hospital, of Holmes Chapel, and formerly of Goostrey, Jean, aged 94. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Clifford Hurstfield and a much-loved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Her funeral service will take place at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Wednesday, 13th August at noon. Family flowers only but, if desired, donations for The Cedars Comfort Fund, St Luke’s Church or Holmes Chapel Health Centre. Enquiries: to J. Jennings and Son, Chelford Road, Alderley Edge, 01625 584199.

 

Death Notices, 31st July, 2014

HARTWRIGHT (Gill, formerly Sola). Peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on Sunday, 27th July, 2014, at Astbury Mere Nursing Home, Congleton. Gill, aged 89. Deeply missed and loving mum of Jan and Cay, dear mother-in-law of Ian and Jim, dearly loved nanna of Jacquie, Chris, Jo, Nicky and Mike, and a specially loved great-nanna of Megan, Jessica and Eden. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 8th August, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm (time to be confirmed) prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
KEMPA (Marian Elizabeth). At rest on 20th July, 2014, in the loving care of her family at the UHNS. Marian, aged 86, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Feliks (Phil) Kempa, loving mum of Jacqueline, Steven and Martin, loved mother-in-law of Graham, Sharon and Susan, devoted grandma of Jennifer, Jonathan, Emily, Victoria, Matthew and Charlotte and a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her home tomorrow (Friday, 1st August), at 11.50am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MCGOUGH (Doreen, née Malpass). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Monday, 21st July, 2014. Doreen, aged 81, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of Michael Thomas McGough, much-loved mother and treasured grandmother. Funeral takes place on Monday, 4th August, at 11am at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, followed by burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

MOSS (Jessie). Peacefully at Claybourne Methodist Home, on 22nd July. Jessie, aged 86, of Rushton Spencer. Former deputy head teacher of Abbey Road First School, Pershore, Worcester. Dearest sister-in-law of Stanley, loving aunt of Helen, Barbara, Nigel, Karen Diane, Gerald and the late David and Andrew. A much-loved great-aunt, great-great-aunt and cousin. Funeral tomorrow (Friday, 1st August), service at Rushton Methodist Church at 11am, followed by interment in Rudyard Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Methodist Homes or Rushton Methodist Church. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

ROBERTS. Peacefully on 24th July, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Ernest “Victor”, aged 84. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Anne Roberts, of Congleton. Loving father of Jane, Anne, Philip, Jennifer and David, dear father-in-law of Mike, Mike and Helen, cherished grandfather of Amanda, Emma, Jonathan, Kate, Louise, Elizabeth, Olivia, Charlie, Alisha, Caitlin and Levi, a treasured great-grandfather and a dear brother-in-law to Bill and Irene. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 7th August, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SHERWIN
. Peacefully on 16th July, 2014, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Mossley. Mary Louisa, aged 99, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Thomas Sherwin. Loving step-mum of Robert Glyn, a dear mother-in-law of Pat and a much-cherished grandma and great-grandma. Service takes place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Monday, 4th August, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

THOMAS. Peacefully on 18th July, 2014, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Roy William, aged 84, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Anthea Howell. Loving step-dad of Susan and Christine, dear father-in-law of Neil and loving gramps of Shannon and Phoebe. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 5th August, at 1pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Neuro Foundation or RNLI. It was Roy’s wish that no mourning clothes are worn at his funeral. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WARBURTON (Stephen). Peacefully at rest on 23rd July, 2014, in the loving care of his family at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Stephen, aged 58, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Maria, loving dad of David and Darren, loved step-dad of Joanne, Donna and Marc, devoted son of Maureen, cherished granddad of Reece, Sam, Max, Francis, Mitchell, Owen, Harvey, Reilly, Ashton, Aidenn, Jasmine, Tia and Kateasha and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 4th August, at 1pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 24th July, 2014
 
 

 BAILEY (Harry). Peacefully on 16th July at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Harry, aged 81, of Brown Edge. Devoted husband of Edna, loving dad of Robert, Carole and Michael, father-in-law of Angela, Brian and Annette. Dearly loved grandad of Samantha, Dan and Jeff. Specially loved great-grandad of Florrie and a dear brother of Phyllis and Jack. Service at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Wednesday, 30th July, at 11.15am, followed by cremation at Carmountside at 12.30pm. No flowers by request but donations in lieu, if desired, to New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BAILEY (Wilfred). Peacefully on 17th July at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Wilf, aged 78. Beloved husband of the late Joan, dearly loved dad of Josephine and the late Kelvin, loving grandad of Kerry and Jordan. Specially loved great-grandad of Leo and Darrel, and a dear brother and uncle. Service at St Lawrence’s Church, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground on a date to be confirmed. Flowers welcomed but donations in lieu, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOSWELL. Peacefully on 18th July, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Georgina Doreen, aged 65. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Philip Boswell, of Congleton. Loving mum of Shelley and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Michael and Louise, cherished and treasured nannie of Ryan, Daniel and Gabriel, dear sister of Marilyn and the late William, and sister-in-law of David and the late Thelma. Following a private committal service, a service of celebration for Georgina’s life will be held at Trinity Methodist Church Congleton at 11.45am on Tuesday, 29th July. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BRERETON (Hazel). Peacefully at Claybourne Methodist Home, Chell, on 20th July. Hazel, aged 80, of Biddulph. Former headmistress of Squirrel Hayes Primary School, Biddulph, formerly Springfield Infants School. Devoted wife of the late Boris, dearly loved sister of Christine, dear sister-in-law of Jeffrey, a much-loved auntie of Beverly, Jonathan and Claire, and a specially loved great-auntie. Service and interment at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 28th July, at 2pm. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to Claybourne Amenities Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GALLIMORE (Wilfred). Passed away at home on Thursday, 10th July, 2014, aged 83, of Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Dorothy. Cherished dad of Robert and Joan, treasured grandad of James, Jemma, Maria, Hannah and Rebecca, and a great-grandad of Isabella and Maisse Ann. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 29th July, at 1.40pm for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, 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 Peter’s Church, Swettenham, or Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RICE (Nancy). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 17th July, 2014. Nancy, aged 84, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Donald. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Funeral service to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 29th July, at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
SHERWIN. Peacefully on 16th July, 2014, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Mary Louisa, aged 99, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Thomas Sherwin. Loving step-mum of Robert Glyn and a dear mother-in-law of Pat and a much-cherished grandma and great-grandma. Service is to take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Monday, 4th August, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SIMPSON (Prof Michael George). Prof Simpson, of Brereton Heath, beloved father of Lisa and Melissa, died peacefully on 17th July, 2014, following a long battle against illness. His funeral will be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Thursday, 31st July, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church and Holmes Chapel Medical Centre. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
STANWAY (John Augustine “Jack”). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 16th July, 2014. Jack, aged 89, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Phyllis, loving dad of Pat, Jacqueline and Keith, father-in-law to Len and Jane, grandad and great-grandad. Donations, if desired, to The Christie. Funeral service to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 28th July, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
THOMAS. Peacefully on 18th July, 2014, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Roy William, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Anthea Howell. Loving step-dad of Susan and Christine, dear father-in-law of Neil and loving gramps of Shannon and Phoebe. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 5th August, at 1pm, for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Neuro Foundation or RNLI. It was Roy’s wish that no mourning clothes are worn at his funeral. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WALKER (Irving). With immense sadness, the family announces Irving, aged 86, of Knypersley, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of Jesus after a short illness on Tuesday, 15th July, 2014, at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice surrounded by his ever-loving family, the much loved and devoted husband of Sheilah, adored and loving dad of Rebecca, Robert and Hannah, very dear father-in-law of Louise and Michael, treasured and doting grandad of Hannah and Naomi, caring step-grandad of Matthew, beloved brother of Catherine and Vicki, dear brother-in-law and uncle. Irving will always be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. A committal service will take place on Friday, 25th July, at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am followed by a service of celebration for the life of Irving at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the crematorium or the church. No mourning attire by request. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to UHNS Charitable Trust (Ward 232) or St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.


Death Notices, 17th July, 2014 

ANDREW (Leslie). Peacefully in hospital after a short illness. Les, of Knypersley, aged 86. Devoted husband of the late Joyce, dearly loved father of the late Christine, father-in-law of Paul, much-loved granddad of Laura, Simon and Sarah, and a special great-granddad of Sophie, Catelyn and Charlotte. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 21st July, at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu, if desired, to Royal British Legion, Biddulph. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GALLIMORE (Wilfred). Passed away at home on Thursday, 10th July, 2014, aged 83, of Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Dorothy. Cherished dad of Robert and Joan, treasured grandad of James, Jemma, Maria, Hannah and Rebecca and a great-grandad of Isabella and Maisse Ann. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 29th July, at 1.40pm for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, 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 Peter’s Church, Swettenham, or Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JONES. Peacefully on 12th July, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Bessie Helen, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Richard Jones. Loving mum of Linda and David. Dear mother-in-law of Tim and Oksana, cherished nana of Rachel, Suzanne, James, Rebecca, Hannah, Ben and John, and treasured great-nana of Millie, Alfie, George, Lily and Fred. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 21st July, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers or, if desired, donations to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MACHIN (Jennifer). Peacefully in hospital on 8th July, 2014. Jennifer, aged 55, of Congleton. Devoted wife of Steve, loving mum of Dan and Gina, Shelly and Dave, specially loved nana of Toby, Monty and Megan. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 24th July, at noon. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

NIXON (James Roland). Peacefully in hospital on 13th July, 2014. James Roland, aged 92, of Leek and formerly of Biddulph and Biddulph Moor. Former Biddulph policeman. Devoted husband of the late Elsie Nixon, loving dad of Pauline and David, loved father-in-law of Kath and the late Eric, devoted granddad of Sharon, Paul and Ian, step-granddad to Andrew, cherished great-granddad of Stacey, Sam and Daniella, loved brother of the late Lena and a loving uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 23rd July, at 1pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


SHIRLEY (Paul). Peacefully on 7th July, 2014, at his home in Knypersley surrounded by his loving family, Paul, aged 69. The dearly loved husband of Sheila, loving dad of Nicola and her partner Sean, much loved step-dad of Gary and Emma, Peter and Rachael, devoted grandad of William, a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle, and a good work colleague and friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 18th July, at 11am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice at Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


 

Death Notices, 10th July, 2014

BALL (Dennis). Died peacefully on 3rd July, 2014, on Sycamore Ward, Bradwell Hospital, aged 87. The dearly loved husband of Jean and a loving dad and granddad. Cortege to leave his home in Haydon Park on Tuesday, 15th July, at 2.15pm for service and interment at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 2.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Hilltop Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BLEASE. Peacefully on 4th July, 2014, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity at her home. Barbara, aged 78. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Emmanuel Blease, of Congleton. Loving mum of Kath and the late David, dear mother-in-law of Chris and a cherished and treasured granny of Jordan and Serena. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 16th July, 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk


BROOKES. Suddenly on 2nd July, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Norman, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine, loving dad of Paul and Corinna, dear father-in-law of Ibrahim and Margaret, cherished and treasured granddad of Chelsea and Ela, dear brother of Gerry, Russ and Peter and a dear brother-in-law of Jean, Bill and Sally. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 14th July, at 1.45pm for service at St Stephen’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 League of Friends, Macclesfield and Congleton hospitals. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk


COOK (Eddie). At rest on 6th July, 2014, at the UHNS. John Edward, aged 97, of Leek and formerly of Moorland Court, Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Minnie and a much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 16th July, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Heart Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


GIBSON (Ruth Marion, née Brooks). Passed away on 5th July, 2014, aged 84. Loved by her daughters Betty and Margaret and her grandchildren Jonathan, Alex, Katy and Nathan. The funeral service takes place in Taunton, Somerset, on Friday, 18th July. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 32, Priorswood Road, Taunton, TA2 7PW, 01823 272139.


JEPSON (Hilda). At rest on 7th July, 2014, at MDGH. Hilda, aged 100, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late James William Jepson, loving mum of Betty, Sheila and Alan, very dear mother-in-law of Peter, Susan and the late Michael, loving nan of Adrian, Richard and Nicholas and a devoted great-nan of Rebecca and Evie. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.


PAINTER (Ronald). At rest on 3rd July, 2014, at Leighton Hospital. Ronald, aged 95, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved husband of Irene, loving dad of Alan and Heather, treasured grandad of Sophie, Amy, Frances, Flora and Polly and a devoted great-grandad of Missy and Lily. The funeral service will take place at Bank Methodist Church, The Bank, Scholar Green, on Wednesday, 16th July, at 11am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Donations to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


ROBERTS (Gordon). On Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014, in hospital and of Taxmere Close, Elworth, Sandbach. Gordon, aged 84, beloved husband of the late Edith June Roberts and a much-loved father and grandfather. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 14th July, with a service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, at 11am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to DEBRA. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762230.


SHIRLEY (Paul). Peacefully on 7th July, 2014, at his home in Knypersley surrounded by his loving family. Paul, aged 69. The dearly loved husband of Sheila, loving dad of Nicola and her partner Sean, much loved step-dad of Gary and Emma, Peter and Rachael, devoted grandad of William, a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle, and a good work colleague and friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice at Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


WORTH (Clarence). Peacefully in Astbury Mere Care Home on Friday, 5th July, 2014. Clarence, aged 90, of Congleton and formerly of Brick House Farm, Hulme Walfield. Dearly loved husband of the late Joan, dear father of David, Sheila and Valerie, treasured grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church (specifically to be used for the upkeep of this church and churchyard) and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service on Tuesday, 15th July, at 11am at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

 


 

Death Notices, 3rd July, 2014

 

BANCROFT (Gwen). Suddenly on 20th June, 2014, at MDGH. Gwendoline, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Allan Bancroft, very dear aunt of Alison and Charles, dearest sister-in-law of Jean and a dear great-aunt of Victoria. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 8th July, at 2pm, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BODSWORTH (Eveline). Peacefully on 21st June, 2014, at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Eveline, aged 87, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack Bodsworth, loving mum of Trisha and Anne, loved mother-in-law of Michael and Stuart, treasured grandma of James, Adam and Stephanie, devoted great-grandma of Jack and Theo, dearest sister of the late Laurence, very dear sister-in-law of Roy and a dear aunt to Michael and Roger. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home in Biddulph Moor on Monday, 7th July, at 12.45pm for committal service at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Eveline’s life at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 2.45pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend are invited to both services. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Christ Church church fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BRYDGES (Bill). Peacefully on 26th June, 2014, at his home in Biddulph Moor, in the care of his loving family. William John (Bill) aged 76, much loved husband of Elaine, treasured dad of Antony and Vincent. Father-in-law of Pat and Jayne and a cherished granddad and great-granddad. Funeral Saturday, 5th July, service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10.15am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to RSPB or The Christie Hospital, Manchester. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 328048.
 
DALE. Peacefully on 27th June, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Joan, aged 83. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of Reg Dale, of Congleton, and a dear aunt and great-aunt. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Cedric Arthur). Died peacefully on 25th June, 2014, aged 77, of Brown Edge. Dearly loved husband of Carol, much-loved dad of Sarah, father-in-law of Robert, specially loved granddad to Charlie and Harry and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MATTHEWS (Claire). Tragically on 23rd June, 2014, at her home in Knypersley. Claire, aged 50. The very precious mum of Mark, much loved daughter of Rod and Mary, dearest sister of Stephen, a very dear niece and cousin, and special friend of Sharon and Yvonne. Cortege to leave her parents’ home in Knypersley on Tuesday, 8th July, at 10.10am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to British Skin Foundation or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MELBOURNE. Peacefully on 20th June, 2014, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Joan, aged 91, of Alsager. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Edward George Melbourne. Loving mum of Vicky, Cathy and Roe, dear mother-in-law of Michael and Rory, treasured gran of William, Esther, David and Jamie and cherished great-gran of Arthur and Finn. Cortege to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors on Friday, 11th July, at 10.40am for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers or, if desired, donations to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PASS. Peacefully on 30th June, 2014, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire after a long illness patiently borne and fought to the last. Clifford “Cliff”, aged 89, of Biddulph. He fought the good fight, he ran the race and kept his faith. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marjorie Rosemary Pass. Service to take place at Emmanuel Hall, Knypersley, on a date to be arranged followed a private service of committal. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Knypersley Pentecostal Church Building Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
POSTLES. Peacefully on 24th June, 2014, at Wythenshawe Hospital. John Charles Anthony, aged 59, of Congleton. Dad of Anthony, Keith and Kayley. Dear granddad, much-loved son of Rose, loving brother of Brian, Annette and Barbara, dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his brother Brian’s residence on Wednesday, 9th July, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Wythenshawe Hospital heart transplant unit. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ROBERTS (Jacqueline). Peacefully at home after a long illness bravely borne. Jackie, aged 66, of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of John, much loved sister of Bill, David, the late Alan and the late Helen, dear sister-in-law of Julia, Margaret, Joan and the late Brian, a specially loved auntie of Robert, Elizabeth and David, Anthony and Michelle, Richard and Trudie, Tracy and Peter, great auntie to Ellise, Stephanie, Anna, Liberty, Georgina and Joshua. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 4th July, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
TAINTON (Joan, née Cottrill). Peacefully in hospital after a short illness surrounded by her loving family on 20th June, 2014. Joan, aged 88, of Chell and formerly of Biddulph. Dearly loved wife of the late George, much-loved mum of Derek, Margaret, David and Wendy, dear mother-in-law of Margaret, Paul and Barry, specially loved nan of Craig, Mark, Lewis and Amie, loving sister of Phyllis and a dear auntie. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 7th July, at 11.20am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to IGA Glaucoma Research. Enquiries: John Garside and son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

WHITTAKER (née Oakley). Suddenly on 19th June, 2014, while on holiday. Ellen, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of James “Jim” Whittaker. Loving mum of Stephen, John and Lucy and a dear daughter-in-law of Barbara. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 4th July, at 11.20am for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 11.30am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Churchyard, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.


 

Death Notices, 26th June, 2014

 

BANCROFT (Gwen). Suddenly on 20th June at MDGH. Gwendoline, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Allan Bancroft, very dear aunt of Alison and Charles, dearest sister-in-law of Jean, and a dear great-aunt of Victoria. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BODSWORTH (Eveline). Peacefully on 21st June at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Eveline, aged 87, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack Bodsworth, loving mum of Trisha and Anne, loved mother-in-law of Michael and Stuart, treasured grandma of James, Adam and Stephanie, devoted great-grandma of Jack and Theo, dearest sister of the late Laurence, very dear sister-in-law of Roy and a dear aunt to Michael and Roger. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home in Biddulph Moor on Monday, 7th July, at 12.45pm for committal service at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Eveline’s life at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor at 2.45pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Friends wishing to attend are invited to both services. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, church fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son,High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

FINDLAY (David). Suddenly while at home on 17th June, 2014. David, aged 65. The dearly loved husband of Susan Findlay, Cherished dad of Clifford, David and Stephanie, and father-in-law of Mandy, Hannah and Phil, also a caring grandad of Chloe, Jamie, Katie, Kimberley and Abigail and brother of Eileen. David will be greatly missed yet fondly remembered by all his loving family and many friends. Funeral service to take place at Biddulph Pentecostal Church on Friday, 4th July, at 11.15am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations to the Pentecostal Building Fund in memory of David. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

JACKSON. Peacefully on 14th June, 2014, at West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery. Harry Jackson, aged 77, of Astbury. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Ann Jackson. Loving dad of Paul, caring brother of Ann and Janet, and treasured brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 27th June, at 1.50pm for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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 Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JEPSON (Constance Mabel). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Friday, 20th June, 1914. Connie, aged 92, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved wife of Graham, precious mum of Margaret, Rodney, Monica and Yvonne, mother-in-law to Robert, Susan, Graham and Alan, much-loved nan and great-nan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and RNLI. Funeral service to take place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Wednesday, 9th July, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MATTHEWS (Claire). Tragically on 23rd June, 2014, at her home in Knypersley. Claire, aged 50. A dear mum of Mark Robert. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MELBOURNE. Peacefully on 20th June, 2014, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Joan, aged 91, of Alsager. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Edward George Melbourne. Loving mum of Vicky, Cathy and Roe, dear mother-in-law of Michael and Rory, treasured gran of William, Esther, David and Jamie, and cherished great-gran of Arthur and Finn. Cortege to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors on Friday, 11th July, at 10.40am for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers or if desired donations to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MILLINGTON. Frank, aged 87. Peacefully fell asleep on 24th June, 2014, at Lawton Manor Care Home. Devoted husband of the late Irene Millington. Much loved dad of Carol, Teresa and the late Patricia. Dear father-in-law to Gordon, Alan and Simon. Loving granddad and great-granddad. Cortege to leave daughter Carol’s home at Talke at 2.15pm for service at Bradwell Crematorium at 2.40pm on Wednesday, 2nd July. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Lawton Manor residents’ comfort fund (please pass to a family member). Enquiries: Edwards Funeral Directors, Talke, 01782 782842.

MILLWARD (Roy). Peacefully at home after an illness bravely borne. Roy, aged 80, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Beryl, much loved dad of Beverley, Andrew, Tracey and Robert, dear father-in-law of Don, Denise, Innes and Mandy, specially loved granddad of Damian, Chris, Lauren and Leah. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 3rd July, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

NUTTALL. Peacefully on 8th June, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Phyliss, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Charles Nuttall. Loving mum of Barry, dear mother-in-law of Judith, cherished grandma of Richard and Alison and treasured great-grandma of William and Lara. Cortege to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors at 10.50am on Friday, 27th June, for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Churchyard, 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 NSPCC. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PICKEN (Bill). Peacefully at his home in Biddulph on 17th June, 2014. William James (Bill), aged 73. Devoted husband of Diane, dearly loved dad of Paul and Beverley, loving father-in-law of Jayne and a specially loved granddad and great-granddad, a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 30th June, at 9.30am for service at Cross Street Pentecostal Church, Congleton, at 10am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cross Street Pentecostal Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

POINTON. Peacefully on Wednesday, 18th June, 2014, in the care of Macclesfield and District General Hospital. Frank, aged 92, and late of Congleton. The widower of Mrs Grace Elena Pointon. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st July, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please, any donations in Frank’s memory to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

 
Death Notices, 19th June, 2014

BASKEYFIELD (Sid). At rest on 15th June, 2014, at the Haywood Hospital. Sidney, aged 81, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved husband of the late Elsie May, loving dad of Hazel, Sidney and Susan, very dear father-in-law of Paul, June and the late Nicholas, treasured Grandad Sid of Amanda, Michael, Richard, Anita, Nicky and Michelle, devoted great-grandad of Owen, Amber, Ethan, Lewis, Ollie and Kara, loved brother of Arnold, Sheila and the late Jack, Ray and Graham, dearest brother-in-law of Mary, Alice, Jacqueline, Gwen, Alan and the late John, Annis, Arnold, Roy, Mavis and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 23rd June, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Haywood Hospital, Dale Hall Ward Palliative Care Unit. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BEECH. Suddenly on 4th June, 2014, at his home. John, aged 58, of Congleton. Dad of Mark, Sonia and Amy and devoted dad of Kelly Anne. Dear brother of Gill and the late Susan. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 23rd June, at 10.40am. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BRITTAIN (Eric). At rest on 10th June, 2014, at the UHNS. Samuel Eric (Ecker), aged 82, of Knypersley. Retired shift foreman at Selectus. The devoted husband and best friend of Marie, loving dad of Jeff, Beverly and Alison, very dear father-in-law of Joan, David and Ian, much loved Grandad Ecker of Jenny, Kate, Phoebe, Jacob and Lydia, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground on a date to be confirmed. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Midland Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CAMM. Suddenly on 10th June, 2014, at his home. Peter Arthur, aged 44, of Audley. The dearly loved son of Rita and the late Gordon Camm. Loving brother of Richard and David, and a dear brother-in-law of Marina. Cortege to leave his mum’s home on Wednesday, 25th June, at 12.30pm for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Animal Lifeline. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COOK. Peacefully on 10th June, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Christina, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Graham. Loving mum of Graham and Maria, much loved mother-in-law of Alex and the late Amanda, treasured grandma of George, Gabriel and Curtis, and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 19th June, at 1pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
EVANS. Peacefully on 10th June, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Tricia, aged 70, of Congleton, formerly known as Paddie Whitelaw. Dearly loved and devoted wife of Stephen. Loving mum of Claire and Ross and step-mum of Philip and David, dear mother-in-law of Ian, Claire, Liz and Julie and a cherished and treasured gran of Isaac, Toby, Liam, Jack, Callum, Reece, James and Benjamin. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 20th June at 10.45am for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to a private cremation 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 Martyn Donald Music Trust (mdmt.org.uk). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBSON (Cath). Suddenly on 7th June, 2014, at her home in Knypersley. Catherine, aged 84. The dearly loved wife of Arnold, loving mum of David, Helen and Richard, very dear mother-in-law of Annita, Brian and Janette and a treasured grandma of Sarah, Tim and David. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Monday, 23rd June, at 2.15pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
HOLLAND (Mary Elizabeth “Betty”). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 5th June, 2014. Betty, aged 88, of Wheelock. Dearly loved wife of the late Ernest and loving mother of Carol. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to WISH. Funeral service at Wheelock Methodist Church on Monday, 23rd June, at 2pm, following committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HURST (Alyson). At peace at her home in Biddulph, in the loving care of her family on 6th June, 2014. Alyson Laurel, aged 63. Retired headteacher of Rushton CE Primary School. Most precious, loved and loving wife of Robert, “lovely mum” of Benjamin and Abby, loving grandma of Oscar and Grace, much-loved daughter of Laurel and Bill. Funeral Friday, 20th June, service at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, at 1.45pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent but donations preferred to Save The Children. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
JACKSON. Peacefully on 14th June, 2014, at West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery. Harry Jackson, aged 77, of Astbury. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Ann Jackson. Loving dad of Paul, caring brother of Ann and Janet, and treasured brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 27th June, at 1.50pm, for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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 Royal Naval Benevolent Trust (RNBT). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE (Irene). Peacefully in Mount Pleasant Nursing Home on Friday, 13th June, 2014. Irene, aged 96, formerly of Green Street, Sandbach. Dearly loved mum of Michael and wife Margaret, gran and great-gran. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 27th June, at noon followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 8th June, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Phyliss, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Charles Nuttall. Loving mum of Barry, dear mother-in-law of Judith, cherished grandma of Richard and treasured great-grandma of William and Lara. Cortege to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors at 10.50am on Friday, 27th June, for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Churchyard, 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 NSPCC. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

WOOD (Brenda). On 15th June, aged 69, of Buglawton, a very special person to her family (Dennis, Kath and Dan, Ali and Ewan, Kiri and Natasha). The service of celebration for her life will be at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, at 1pm on Tuesday, 24th June, following cremation at Macclesfield. Friends are asked only to wear black if that’s their normal colour, bright colours preferred. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support, Macclesfield District General Hospital MAST Appeal or Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

 

Death Notices, 12th June, 2014

 

 
BOOTH. Peacefully on 8th June at East Cheshire Hospice, James “Jim”, aged 68, of Congleton.  The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Patricia Booth; loving dad of Sharon; dad of Andrew and Julie; cherished and treasured granddad and great granddad and a dear brother and brother-in-law. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 18th June, at 2pm. No flowers by request; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 

 
BROOKES (Alan). Peacefully on 6th June, at his home in Knypersley,  surrounded by his family,  Alan aged 71.  The dearly loved and loving husband of Norma; much loved dad of David,  Jayne and Philip; dearest father-in-law of Esther and Chris; devoted granddad of Laura,  Jodi,  Rosie,  Charlie and Millie; very dear brother of John and Michael and a dear brother-in-law and uncle.  The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 23rd June, at 10.45am for a service at St Lawrence’s Church,  Biddulph,  at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground (New Biddulph Town Burial Ground).  Relatives please accept this the only intimation,  will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service.  No flowers by request,  donations if desired to Biddulph  In Bloom.  Enquiries: John Garside and Son,  Funeral Furnishers,  High Street,  Biddulph, 01782 513210.  
 
BUTLER (Ron). At rest on 2nd June at Leek Moorlands Hospital, Ronald, aged 89, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of the late Joyce Butler, a very dear brother-in-law of John and Margaret, Hazel and Gerald and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 20th June, at 1.50pm for a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or if desired donations to St John’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GRATTON. Peacefully on 29th May at Wythenshawe Hospital, Donald “Don”, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Diane; loving dad of Julie and Diane; cherished granddad of Marcus, Samantha and Neil; treasured great granddad of Ryan, Gwen, Brandon, Luke and Ricky; dear brother of Eileen and Peter; dear brother-in-law of Anne, Geoff, Pam and Pamela, and uncle of Christopher, Ken, Maurice, Stuart, Nigel, Wendy, Robert, Graham and Maria. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 16th June, at 1pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm 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 the British Heart Foundation or Macular Disease Society. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COOK. Peacefully on 10th June at East Cheshire Hospice, Christina, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Graham; loving mum of Graham and Maria; much loved mother-in-law of Alex and the late Amanda; treasured grandma of George, Gabriel and Curtis, and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBSON (Cath). Suddenly on 7th June at her home in Knypersley, Catherine, aged 84. The dearly loved wife of Arnold; loving mum of David, Helen and Richard; a very dear mother-in-law of Annita, Brian and Janette, and a treasured grandma of Sarah, Tim and David. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Floral tributes welcome. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOLLAND (Mary Elizabeth “Betty”). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 5th June, Betty, aged 88, of Wheelock. Dearly loved wife of the late Ernest and loving mother of Carol. Family flower only, donations if desired to WISH. Funeral service on Monday, 23rd June, at 2pm, following committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Enquiries to William and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HURST (Alyson). At peace at her home in Biddulph in the loving care of her family on 6th June, Alyson Laurel Hurst, aged 63. (Retired head teacher of Rushton Croft Primary School). Most precious, loved and loving wife of Robert “lovely mum” of Benjamin and Abby, loving grandma of Oscar and Grace, much loved daughter of Laurel and Bill. Flowers may be sent, but donations preferred to Save the Children. Funeral arrangements and enquiries: S Sigley and Sons Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
PARRY (Derek). At rest on 2nd June at his home in Fegg Hayes, Derek Joseph, aged 72, formerly of Biddulph Moor and Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Cynthia; loving dad of Stephen, Alison, Sandra, James and Gareth; loved father-in-law of Jan, Nigel, Andrew, Becky and Emma; devoted granddad of Kirsty, Daniel, Callum, Olivia, Jack, Alfie, Ben and Harvey; dearest brother of Betty; very dear brother-in-law of Russell, Shirley and Glyn, and a treasured uncle. Many special memories will remain in our hearts forever. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 17th June at 10.40am for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground (New Biddulph Town Burial Ground). Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JONES (Dennis Arthur). Peacefully on 28th May at University Hospital of North Staffs, Dennis Arthur, aged 81. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy; loving father of Helen; devoted granddad of Claire and Joe; a special great granddad of Charlie; dearest brother of Audrey and the late Kenneth and Vera, and a well-respected brother-in-law and uncle to many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Monday, 16th June, at 1pm prior to a private cremation. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Salvation Army or the Royal British Legion. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
RICHARDSON (Jean). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 3rd June, Jean, aged 86, of Brereton. Dearly loved wife of Alan, much loved mum of Stephen, Laurence, Geoffrey, John and Rosemary and loving nani Jean. Family flowers only, donations if desired to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton and Holmes Chapel Medical Centre. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 20th June, at 11am. Enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROBERTS. At rest on 5th June at his home, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, Andrew John, aged 47.  The dearly loved and cherished husband of Isabella Caroline Roberts of Swettenham Heath; devoted son of Mary and the late Donald Roberts; a dear stepson of Gordon Bruce, and son-in-law of Jeffery and Anita Lockett.  The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 12th June, at 1.35pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, at 2pm prior to interment in Swettenham Cemetery.  Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.  Family flowers only; donations if desired to Cancer Research UK.  Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors,  32, West Street,  Congleton,  01260 277622.  www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
SHERRATT (Michael). Please pray for Michael John of Knypersley, formerly of Biddulph, who died in the loving care of his family at the UHNS aged 69. The dearly, beloved husband of Irene, devoted dad to Stephen and Andrew. A dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle who will be truly missed. Funeral service at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Packmoor, on Tuesday, 17th June at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to the British Heart Foundation or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and sons Independent Funeral Directors, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 83430.
 
WESTON (William, “Bill”). At rest on 31st May at his home in Biddulph, William, aged 69. The dearly loved husband of Mary; loving dad of Anthony and daughter-in-law Jenny; devoted granddad of Morgan and Jade and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday 18th June at 1.50pm for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground (New Biddulph Town Burial Ground). Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SVEIKUTIS (Jean). At rest on 4th June at University Hospital of North Staffs, Jean, aged 83, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Michael; loving mum of Michael, Eddie, Melanie and Algis; dearest mother-in-law of Tina, Faye, Sam and Gillian; loved nana of Kelly, Liam, Carly, Joe and Curtis; a devoted great grandma of George; treasured sister of Len, Brian, Ros and Frank; very dear sister-in-law of Antonia, Pat, Stuart and Doreen, and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 19th June, at 9.45am for service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 10am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or if desired donations to Biddulph In Bloom or Leek Moorlands Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WILSHAW (Betty). At rest on 7th June at East Cheshire Hospice, Betty, aged 79, of Congleton, formerly of Harriseahead. The dearly loved wife of Jim; loving mum of John and daughter-in-law Andrea; devoted nana of Emily and Jack; dearest sister of Barbara and Doreen and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 19th June, at 1.30pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph 01782 513210.
 
WOODWARD. Mrs Margaret Roselle Woodward (née Bradbury). Peacefully at rest on Monday, 2nd June, at the UHNS in the presence of her loving daughters, Margaret, aged 68, of Mow Cop. Devoted and much loved mum of Rachel, Charlie and Briony, loving mother-in-law of Darren, Paul and Paul, treasured and adored nana of Daniel, Katie, Noah and Daisy, a dear sister of Pamela, special sister-in-law of Austin, also a loved auntie, great auntie and friend to many. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church on Wednesday, 25th June, at 11am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to Peter Pan Nursery. Donations and enquiries to Wilsons Funeral Directors (I J Kirkham), of Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3HR. Phone 01782 785937.

 
Death Notices, 5th June, 2014
 

BARBIERI (Giorgio Giovani). Suddenly on Thursday, 29th May, Giorgio aged 80, of Sandbach, formerly of Lymington, Hampshire. Father to Andrew, Elisabetta and Paul; father-in-law to Karen and Sara; grandfather to Jodie, Jenna, Maria, Jordan, Joe and Josh; great grandfather to Harry, Theodore and Reece. Giorgio will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place on Saturday, 14th June, at 10am at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Inquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BARKER (Rex). Peacefully on 26th May at his home in Biddulph, Rex aged 76. The dearly loved husband of the late Maureen; loving dad of Elizabeth and son-in-law Simon; devoted granddad of Samuel and Charlie; dearest brother of Guy and the late John and Grace; very dear brother-in-law of Jose, Gina, Geoff, Sheila, Betty and the late Cecil and a dear uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 12th June, at 12.45pm for cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm prior to a service of thanksgiving for Rex’s life at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St Lawrence’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BEECH (Dorothy). Sadly passed away while at home on Thursday, 29th May, in the presence and loving care of her family. Dorothy, aged 85 years, of Mow Cop. The dearly beloved wife of George; loving mum of Christopher; much loved mother-in-law of Diane; treasured nan of Timothy, Tara, Kerry and Alistair; adored little nanna of Jacob, George, Matthew and Lilly, and also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwall Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th June, at noon. Would relatives please accept this intimation, friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome or donations if desired to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice at home. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons Funeral Directors (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 785937.

BOOTH (Steven). Suddenly on 29th May at his home in Biddulph, Steven, aged 61. The dearly loved husband of Carol; very dear brother-in-law of Christine and Reg, Joyce and Dave, June and Robert, Helen and Les; loved uncle of Kevin, David, Antony, John, Robert John, Gemma, James and Daniel and a dear great uncle of James, Hannah, Rebecca, Danielle, Archie, Sophie and Joshua. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 13th June, at 11.30am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Diabetic Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 SOT 513210.

ELLERTON (Ray). Peacefully on 24th May at The Old Lodge Nursing Home, Etwall, Raymond, aged 83, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of the late Mary; loving dad of Carolyn and the late Michael; very dear father-in-law of Peter; treasured Poppa of Tom, Charlotte and Charlie; dearest brother-in-law of Hilary and a dear uncle of Judith and Fiona. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 16th June, at 10.30am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LONGDEN (Sam). Suddenly but peacefully on 30th May at University Hospital of North Staffs, Samuel Eric, aged 97, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Mabel Longden and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle, great uncle, great great uncle and a good friend to many. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 12th June at 9.35am for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 9.45am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please, donations if desired to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MURPHY (Rosemary, nee Warburton). Peacefully at rest at St Lawrence’s Church Biddulph, Rosemary, of Biddulph, formerly of Talke Pitts, aged 68. The dearly loved wife of Terry; a devoted mother to Stephen and a loving friend who will be truly missed. The funeral service and cremation are to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th June at 12.40pm. No flowers by request, donations preferred to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: C Mcgough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

NIND (Harold).  At rest on 1st June at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Harold, aged 86, of Biddulph.  The dearly loved husband of Ivy; loving father of Janet and Stephen; devoted father-in-law of Gregory and Brigitte; treasured granddad of Ghislaine,  Colette and Merrick.  The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 13th June, at 10.40am.  Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service.  Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Tall Oaks Nursing Home Residents Comforts Fund.  Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers,  High Street,  Biddulph, 01782 513210. 

OULTRAM (nee Mellor). Peacefully on 24th May at her home, Marion, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ronald James Oultram; loving mum of David and the late Steven and a dear mother-in-law of Pamela. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 11th June, 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. No flowers by request; donations if desired to Age UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

PARR (Nancy). Peacefully on 27th May at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Nancy, aged 96, of Congleton.  The dearly loved widow of Stuart Parr and the late Frederick Charles Chambers; loving mum of Colin and daughter-in-law Sheelagh; treasured grandma of Heather and her husband Mike and Nicholas; devoted great grandma of William and Harry and a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt.  The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 9th June, at 10.40am.  Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service.  Family flowers only please; donation charity to be confirmed.  Enquiries: John Garside and Son,  Funeral Furnishers,  Mountbatten House,  Stonehouse Green,  Congleton, 01260 298829.

PARRY (Derek). At rest on 2nd June at his home in Fegg Hayes, Derek Joseph, aged 72, formerly of Biddulph Moor and Congleton.  The dearly loved husband of Cynthia; loving dad of Stephen, Alison,  Sandra,  James and Gareth; loved father-in-law of Jan,  Nigel,  Andrew,  Becky and Emma; devoted granddad of Kirsty,  Daniel,  Callum,  Olivia,  Jack,  Alfie,  Ben and Harvey; dearest brother of Betty; very dear brother-in-law of Russell,  Shirley and Glyn and a treasured uncle.  Many special memories will remain in our hearts forever.  Funeral arrangements to be confirmed.  Enquiries: John Garside and Son,  Funeral Furnishers,  High Street,  Biddulph, 01782 513210. 

PERRY (Ian). Suddenly on 30th May at his home in Biddulph, Ian John, aged 32.  The dearly loved son of May and Stuart; dearest brother of Stuart and sister-in-law Angela; treasured grandson of Elizabeth; loved uncle of Dylan, Emily-Jade and Jayden; a dear nephew, great nephew and cousin and a very good friend to many.  The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 13th June at 2.20pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground (New Biddulph  Town Burial Ground).  Relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service.  Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Haywood Hospital or The Respiratory Clinic at the University Hospital of North Staffs. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers,  High Street,  Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 ROBERTS (Irene, nee Fenton). Peacefully on 28th May at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Agnes Irene, aged 81 of Biddulph, formerly of Shelton. The dearly loved wife of Dennis; loving mum of Jeffrey and Paul; dearest mother-in-law of Susan; treasured nana of James, Katie, Maddie and Emma; loved sister of Norma and brother-in-law Reg, a dear aunt and a good friend to many. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 6th June, at 1.50pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm prior to a private interment. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SHAW (Jim). Peacefully on 26th May at University Hospital of North Staffs, James Arthur, aged 79 of Biddulph, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Anita; much loved partner of Jill; loving dad of Carole, Peter, Susan, Val, Andrew, Trevor and Kerry; very dear father-in-law of John, Eileen, Patrick, Mick, Sandra and June; treasured granddad of Lee and Emma, Steven, Lindsey and Daryl, Martin and Mandy, Kirsty, Anita, Amie and Lee, Mark and Joanne, Christopher, Jason, Siana, Zoey, Matthew, Rachel, Jade and Joshua, Cameron and Leo; a devoted great granddad; dearest brother of Charlie, Norma, Sylvia, Len, Irene and the late Gladys and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 17th June, at 1.15pm for a service and interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

THORNBER. Peacefully on 29th May at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Thomas Geoffrey “Geoff,” aged 78, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ann; loving dad of Paul and Kay; loving father-in-law of Sue and Kevin; cherished and treasured grandpa of Eleanor, Laura and Tom. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 9th June, at 1.25pm for service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm followed by a service of thanksgiving for the life of Geoff at the United Reformed Church, Congleton at 3pm. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Parkinson Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WESTON (William, “Bill”) At rest on 31st May at his home in Biddulph, William, aged 69. The dearly loved husband of Mary; loving dad of Anthony and daughter-in-law Jenny; devoted granddad of Morgan and Jade and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground (new Biddulph Town Burial Ground) on a date to be arranged. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WILSON. Peacefully on 27th May at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Reginald George, aged 87, of Congleton. He was the husband of Trudie and father of Maria. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 10th June, at 2.05pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. No flowers by request; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WOOD (Geoffrey). At rest on 30th May at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Geoffrey Robert, aged 72, of Fegg Hayes, formerly of Leek and Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; much loved dad of Adrian and Melissa; very dear father-in-law to Danni and Ben; devoted granddad of Chloe, Millie and Jazzmin and a good friend and neighbour. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 11th June, at 10.35am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

 

 

Death Notices, 29th May, 2014

BICKERTON (Julie). Peacefully at home on Sunday, 25th May, and in the loving care of her family, Julie Ann, aged 73, of Sandbach. The dear and beloved wife of the late Graham; loving mother of Alex and Andrew; treasured grandmother of Emma, Amy and Samuel; dear sister of Colin; mother-in-law of Val and Lavina; and sister-in-law of Olwen, Gordon and Claudia. No flowers by request but a donation may be made if desired to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762230.

HARDING. Peacefully on 17th May 2014 at his home, Ben aged 73 of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Mrs Audrey Mary Harding; dear dad of David and Steven; dear father-in-law of Petra and a cherished and treasured granddad of Jessica and Annabel. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 5th June at 1.45pm for a service at St Stephen’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 the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 


JOHNSON. Peacefully on 21st May at Astbury Mere Care Home, Charles Edward “Ted”, aged 96, formerly of Hooter Hall Farm, and Higher Richards Farm Wheelock Heath, as well as Alsager and Middlewich. Loving husband of the late Betty; loving father of Ian; dearest partner to Alice; dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 5th June, at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to the Glaucoma Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 


MOTTRAM (Bruce). Suddenly on Friday, 16th May in hospital and of Hawthorne Drive, Sandbach, Bruce, aged 85, a much-loved uncle and friend. The funeral service and committal to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 9th June, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.


PARR (Nancy). Peacefully on 27th May at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Nancy, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Stuart Parr and the late Frederick Charles Chambers; loving mum of Colin and daughter-in-law Sheelagh; treasured grandma of Heather and her husband Mike and Nicholas; devoted great grandma of William and Harry and a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.


SKINNER. Peacefully on 21st May at Greengables Nursing Home, Margaret Wood, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Skinner; loving mum of Margaret and Doreen; dear mother-in-law of Andrew and Alan; cherished nanna to Pamela, David, Ruth, Claire and Rachel and a treasured great nannie to Stephanie, Henry, Scarlett, Theo, Harriett, Shay, Freya and Rudi. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 3rd June, at 10.45am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am followed by a service of thanksgiving at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 12.15pm. 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 

WAIN (Tom). Peacefully on 20th May at the University Hospital of North Staffs, Thomas, aged 73, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; much loved dad of Angela, Kenneth and Debra; dearest father-in-law of Michael, Karen and Andrew; devoted granddad of Kayleigh, Jessica, Rachael, Katie, Joshua and Chloe and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 5th June, at 1.50pm for service at Brindley Ford Methodist Church at 2pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please, donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 


Death Notices, 22nd May, 2014

BICKERTON (Graham). Peacefully at home on 13th May, 2014, in the loving care of his family. Graham, aged 76, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted husband of Julie, loving father of Alex and Andrew, treasured granddad of Emma, Amy and Samuel, dear brother of Gordon and Olwen, father-in-law of Val and Lavinia, and brother-in-law of Colin. No flowers, by request, but a donation may be made, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice (stlukes-hospice.co.uk)

 


 

LANCASTER (Stella). Suddenly on 10th May, 2014, at UHNS. Stella Frances, aged 74, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of Joe, loving mum of Linda, Paul, Julie and Andrew, and step-mum of Diane, Christine and Alan, dearest mother-in-law to Stuart, Melanie and Howard, and step-mother-in-law to Steve and Louise, treasured nan of Gemma Louise, Donna and Russ, Amy, Cerys and Jack, devoted great-nan of Aaron and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at Brindley Ford Methodist Church tomorrow (Friday, 23rd May) at 11am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground (new Biddulph cemetery). Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

ROWLEY. Peacefully on 14th May, 2014, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity at home. Kathlyn “Lyn” Mary, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alec. Loving mum of Karen and Vickie, much-loved daughter of Dorothy, cherished and treasured granma of Ryan, Katie, Chloe, Joel and Erin, dear mother-in-law of Shaun and Julian, daughter-in-law of Joan, dear sister of Hilary and sister-in-law of Keith and Joan. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 23rd May, at 1.50pm for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2pm, prior to a private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WALKER (Wendy). Suddenly on 18th May, 2014, at her home in Knypersley. Wendy Ann, aged 44. The dearly loved wife of Rob, much-loved daughter of Derick and Sheila, treasured sister of David and Nicola, very dear daughter-in-law of Barry and Mary, dearest sister-in-law of Angela and Gary, devoted aunty of Ella, Millie, Scarlett, Jemma, David, Megan, Cain, Darragh and Fionn, dear niece of Eileen and Betty, and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 29th May, at 12.15pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground (new Biddulph cemetery). Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Death Notices, 15th May, 2014

BEARDSALL
. Suddenly but peacefully on 12th May, 2014, at home. Stuart, aged 59, of Congleton. The dearly loved brother of Marjorie Dixon and cherished son of the late Leonard and Doreen Beardsall. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HAYDON
. Peacefully on 10th May, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home after a battle fought with great courage and dignity. Margaret Catherine, aged 66, of Biddulph. Dearly loved and devoted wife of Graham. Loving mum of James, dear sister of the late Christine and a dear sister-in-law of Gillian, Kathleen, Geoffrey, Audrey, Geoffrey and the late David. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 21st May, at 10.40am for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 11am followed by interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers or, if preferred, donations to a cancer charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JONES
. The death occurred on 6th May, 2014, at Haddon Court Nursing Home, Beighton, Sheffield, of Mrs Mary (“Molly”) Jones, aged 90, formerly of Congleton. She was the wife of the late Jack Jones and was a nursing sister at West Heath Hospital from 1965 to 1983, when she retired. The service will be held in the chapel at Chesterfield and District Crematorium, Brimington, Chesterfield, at 11.30am on Friday, 16th May. Donations to Alzheimer’s Society, if desired. Enquiries: WN Allcock, 01246 433328.

LANCASTER (Stella). Suddenly on 10th May, 2014, at UHNS. Stella Frances, aged 74, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of Joe, loving mum of Linda, Paul, Julie and Andrew, and step-mum of Diane, Christine and Alan, dearest mother-in-law to Stuart, Melanie and Howard, and step mother-in-law to Steve and Louise, treasured nan of Gemma Louise, Donna and Russ, Amy, Cerys and Jack, devoted great nan of Aaron and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at Brindley Ford Methodist Church prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MACHIN (Paul). Peacefully at rest on 29th April, 2014, at Haywood Hospital. Paul Robert, aged 55, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Elaine, devoted father of Adam and Ashleigh, loving son of Edna and the late Ronald, very dear brother of Andrew, Gary and the late David and a dear uncle, nephew and a good friend to all. The funeral service will take place on at Hill Top Methodist Church, Brown Edge, on Monday, 19th May, at 2.30pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Brain Tumour Research (www.justgiving.com/braintr or telephone 01926 733011). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MAYO. Peacefully on 2nd May, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Frank Lewis, aged 69, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce. Loving dad of Graham and Roger, dear father-in-law of Emma and Yana, cherished and treasured granddad of James and Abigail, dear brother of Sid and brother-in-law of Enid, Pauline and Paul. Cortege to leave his home today (Thursday, 15th May) at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MILLWARD (Roy). At rest on 11th May, 2014, at MDGH. Roy Arthur Charles, aged 63, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Joyce, a much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MOULT (Sarah). On Monday 5th May, peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Sarah, aged 77, the beloved wife of the late Derek Moult and much-loved mother of Denise, Alan, Howard and Craig. Her funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church, Nether Alderley, tomorrow (Friday, 16th May) at 2pm. Family flowers only but, if preferred, donations for Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries and donations: J Jennings and Son, Chelford Road, Alderley Edge, 01625 584199.

OLIVER (Richard). Suddenly on 2nd May, 2014, at UHNS. Richard Stephen, aged 40, of Newcastle-under-Lyme and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Maureen and Stephen, much loved brother of Caroline and Laura and a treasured nephew, cousin and friend. Cortege to leave his parents’ home on Monday, 19th May, at 10.35am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 10.45am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

ORME. Peacefully on 6th May, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan and the late Pearl. Loving dad of Joanne and Kate, dear step-dad of David and Darren, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Abigail, Jessica and Ellis. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 19th May, at 1.15pm for service at Trinity Methodist church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Museum. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

RADCLIFFE. Peacefully in hospital on 8th May, aged 78, Jeanott Marie, of Holmes Chapel and formerly of Goostrey. The dearly beloved wife of the late Tony and much-loved mother and grandma. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 21st May, at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey. A service at 12.30pm will be followed by interment in St Luke’s Cemetery. Donations for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

SMITH (Jenny, née Mountford). At rest after a short illness at UHNS. Jennifer Ann, aged 74, of Penkhull and formerly of Congleton, proprietor of The Pantry). The dearly loved mom of Kristina, Lesley and Michael, dear mother-in-law to Fred, treasured grandma of Natalie, DJ and the late Adam, and a very dear friend of Jeff. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 27th May, at 2.30pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210. Death Notices, 8th May, 2014


 
 
 

Death Notices, 8th May, 2014

 


ANSELL (Bill). Peacefully on 22nd April, 2014, at MDGH. George William (Bill) aged 86. The dearly loved husband of Anne, loving father of Michael and Carol, devoted granddad of Alex and Ryan, dearest father-in-law of Vanessa and Richard, dearest brother of Russell and the late Derek and a loving uncle. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 13th May, at 11am, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to North Staffordshire Miners’ Welfare Trust Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
AUSTIN (John). Suddenly on 18th April, 2014, at his home in Stockton Brook. John, aged 79. The dearly loved son of the late John Richard and Winifred Mary Austin, dearest brother of Marie and the late Winifred Bickerton, and a dear brother-in-law of William and the late Terrence Charles Stowe. The funeral service will take place at Wetley Rocks Methodist Chapel on Wednesday, 14th May, at 2pm, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to UCB (United Christian Broadcast) or Wetley Rocks Methodist Chapel. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BLOOR
(Ernest Roy). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 1st May, 2014. Roy, aged 83, of Elworth. Dearly loved husband of Bernice, much loved dad of Duncan, Alison, Tim and Ian, treasured grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 13th May, at 1pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BOON
(Jack). Peacefully on 29th April, 2014, at his home in Congleton. John Howard, aged 82. The dearly loved husband of Joan, much loved dad of Janet, John, Joanne and Susan, dearest father-in-law of Keith, Carole and Jim, treasured gramps of Timothy, Kirsty, Claire, Chris, Sammi and Andy, very dear brother-in-law of Pat and Mo, and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 16th May, at noon for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses, Marie Curie or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BROUGH
(Joyce, Sister Brough). Peacefully at rest on 4th May, 2014, at MDGH. Joyce, aged 78, of Congleton Edge. The dearly loved wife of the late Colin Paul Brough, loving mum of Paul and John, dearest mother-in-law of Sharon and Kay, devoted nana of Ella, James, Leah, Daniel and Bethany, very dear sister of Eddie and the late Gerald, dear sister-in-law of Mary, Rita and the late Eric, treasured aunt of David, Jonathan, Helen and Martin, and a special friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, prior to a private interment (due to parking restrictions) at Congleton Edge Chapel on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Congleton War Memorial Hospital or ward four, MDGH. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BUNN
(Jack). Passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 5th May, 2014. Jack, aged 92, previously of Bradwall Street and Commons Mill, Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Gwendoline and loving father of Jacqueline and husband Dave, grandfather of Amanda, Elizabeth and Paula and great-grandfather of seven. Funeral service to be arranged. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BURNHAM
(George). At rest on 1st May, 2014, at UHNS. George, aged 83, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Florence, loving dad of John and daughter-in-law Phyllis, treasured granddad of Adam and Nicole, Nathan and Hayley, devoted great-granddad of Sinead, Erin and Madeline, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DAVIES
(Bill). Suddenly on 27th April, 2014, at his home in Biddulph. William Thomas, aged 56. The dearly loved husband of Heather, loving dad of William and Amanda, dearest father-in-law of Steph and Jonathan, devoted gramps of Lacey-Mai, loved brother of Carol, John and David, very dear son-in-law of Hugh, dear brother-in-law of John, Ann, Yvonne, Fiona, Margaret and Paddy, and a treasured uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 15th May, at 1pm for service at English Martyrs’ Catholic Church, Biddulph, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

KEMPTON (Valerie Catherine “Cath”). Passed away at home in Sandbach on 28th April, 2014, aged 67, following a long, brave battle with illness. Cath, the much loved wife of Alan, loving mum of Ruth and Paula, special granny to Ben, Katelyn and Callum, and sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service at St Winifrede’s RC Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 9th May, at 1pm, following which Cath will be laid to rest in Sandbach cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for St Luke’s Hospice and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: A W Burrows and Son, Snowdrop Villa, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

MACHIN
(Paul). Peacefully at rest on 29th April, 2014, at the Haywood Hospital. Paul Robert, aged 55, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Elaine, devoted father of Adam and Ashleigh, loving son of Edna and the late Ronald, very dear brother of Andrew, Gary and the late David and a dear uncle, nephew, and a good friend to all. The funeral service will take place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Brown Edge, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Brain Tumour Research (www.justgiving.com/braintr or telephone 01926 733011). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MCDONALD
(Ken). At rest on 25th April, 2014, at UHNS. Kenneth John, aged 71, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Morleen, loving dad of Martyn and Julie, dearest father-in-law of Deb and Rab, devoted granddad of Katie, Jake and James, treasured brother of Michael, Paul and Peter, very dear brother-in-law of Barbara, Anne, Ann and the late Kath, and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 12th May, at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MEIR
. Peacefully on 27th April, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Hilda, aged 76, former proprietor of C&H Meir, Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Cedric Meir, of Timbersbrook. Loving mum of Karen and Nigel, dear mother-in-law of Helmut and Emma, treasured nana of Benjamin, Stefania and Anna, and a dear sister and sister-in-law. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 12th May, at 1.45pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army or British Lung Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

SCRAGG
(Eric). Peacefully on 17th April, 2014, at the UHNS. Eric, aged 71, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Marilyn Joyce, devoted father of Sharon and Simon, loving grandfather of Luke, Kate, Victoria, Thomas and Ryan, loving brother of Thomas, Mary and David, a devoted uncle and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 14th May, at 11.50am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Southport Spinal Unit. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WHALLEY. Suddenly but peacefully on 29th April, 2014, at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Cyril, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Gwyneth Whalley and loving dad to Philippa. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 12th May, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WORTH (Andrew George). Died suddenly at his home in London on 23rd April, 2014. Dearly loved son of George and Phyllis, brother to Roger and Peter, brother-in-law to Monica and Kathy, uncle to Kate, Sophie and Daniel. Cremation and funeral held in London on 6th May. A service of thanksgiving for his life takes place on Sunday, 11th May, at Bosley Methodist Church at 11am. Donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Bosley Methodist Church.

Death Notices, 1st May, 2014

BADDELEY (Nellie). At rest on 20th April, 2014, at UHNS. Nellie, aged 91, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved wife of the late Edmund Baddeley, dearest sister of Nancy and a treasured aunt of Ron, Michael, Fred, William, Anthony, Betty and Barbara. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 7th May, at 10.20am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 10.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BEECH. Peacefully on 28th April, 2014, at her home after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, Florence “Flo”, aged 73. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Phil Beech, of Congleton. Loving mum of Kevin, Karen, Mark, Robert and Warwick, dear mother-in-law of Wendy and Michele, a cherished mama, grandma and great-grandma. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 7th May, at 1.05pm for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622, www.afinneron.co.uk

BURNS. Peacefully on 22nd April, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Thomas Robert, aged 78. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Anne Burns, of Congleton. Loving dad of Tom, dear father-in-law of Tania and a cherished and treasured granddad of Toby. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 8th May, at 1.15pm, for service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

COOPER (Joseph Michael). Suddenly but peacefully at home on 24th April, 2014. Joe, aged 70, of Holmes Chapel, the dear and devoted husband of June and the much loved dad of Simon and Julian, treasured father-in-law of Paula and Lucy, loving brother of Henry, brother-in-law of Marriane, Michael, Jane and Janet, uncle to Frances, Alice and James. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 7th May, with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Holmes Chapel, at 2.30pm, followed by interment in St Luke’s Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Parish Church. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

DAVIES (Bill). Suddenly on 27th April, 2014, at his home in Biddulph. William Thomas, aged 56. The dearly loved husband of Heather, loving dad of William and Amanda, dearest father-in-law of Steph and Jonathan, devoted gramps of Lacey-Mai, loved brother of Carol, John and David, very dear son-in-law of Hugh, dear brother-in-law of John, Ann, Yvonne, Fiona, Margaret and Paddy, and a treasured uncle. The funeral service will take place at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DUNN (Frank). The death occurred after a short illness on 25th April, 2014, of Mr Frank Dunn, aged 98, of Scholar Green. He was the loving husband of the late Doris Dunn and father of Ian. A thanksgiving service will be held at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Thursday, 8th May, at 11am, followed by interment of ashes in the churchyard. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support (nurses) or All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
DUNNING (Jeannie Yeats). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 24th April, 2014. Jeannie, aged 94. Much loved wife of the late Frank, mum and gran. Jeannie was the former landlady of The Military Arms, Sandbach. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 9th May, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

HAMPSON (Peter). At rest on 22nd April, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Peter Stuart, aged 68, of Eaton. The dearly loved husband of Pat, much-loved dad of Kate and Laura, very dear father-in-law of Tim and Steve, devoted granddad of Tom and special friend to Paige and Hannah, dearest brother-in-law of Martin and Agnes, and a good friend, colleague and golfing partner, loved and respected by many. Cortege to leave his house on Tuesday, 6th May, at 11.50am for service at Christ Church Eaton at noon, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Christ Church Eaton, East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HUDSON (Barbara). Suddenly on 26th April, 2014, at Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Barbara Mary, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Alec, loving mum of Michael and the late David, a devoted grandma and great-grandma, very dear sister-in-law of Peggy and Wilf and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 9th May, at 1.25pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HUNTER (Mary). At rest on 22nd April, 2014, at UHNS. Mary, aged 82, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late John Hunter, loving dad of Christine, Kevin and the late Lynne, loved mother-in-law of Wendy, devoted nanna of Robert, Andrew and Adam, dearest sister of Aileen and a dear sister-in-law and auntie. Mary will be received into the Church of the English Martyrs, Church Road, Biddulph, on Thursday, 8th April, at 5pm. A requiem mass will be held on 9th May at 11am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Church of The English Martyrs. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MCDONALD (Ken). At rest on 25th April, 2014, at UHNS. Kenneth John, aged 71, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Morleen, loving dad of Martyn and Julie, dearest father-in-law of Deb and Rab, devoted grandad of Katie, Jake and James, treasured brother of Michael, Paul and Peter, very dear brother-in-law of Barbara, Anne, Ann and the late Kath and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MEIR. Peacefully on 27th April, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Hilda, aged 76, former proprietor of C&H Meir, Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Cedric Meir, of Timbersbrook. Loving mum of Karen and Nigel, dear mother-in-law of Helmut and Emma, treasured nana of Benjamin, Stefania and Anna, and a dear sister and sister-in-law. Service to take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MENDIUK (Jean). Suddenly but peacefully on Monday, 14th April, 2014, at UHNS. Jean, aged 85, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Steve, devoted mum of Jill and Adele, a loved sister and sister-in-law. Funeral on Tuesday, 6th May, at 11.30am. Service at Central Methodist Church, Station Road, Biddulph, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Flowers or donations, if desired, at Jean’s request for the Donkey Sanctuary. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Lymer and Son, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 202270.

MINSHULL (Ron). Suddenly on 24th April, 2014, at UHNS. Ronald, aged 87, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved husband of Doris, loving dad of Susan and son-in-law Tony, treasured granddad of Emma and Peter, devoted great-granddad of Tom and Dan, dearest brother of Pamela and brother-in-law Roy, and a loved uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 12th May, at 10.35am for service at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to SSCU ward at UHNS. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SWINDELLS (Bill). Peacefully on 19th April, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. William, aged 97, of Congleton and formerly of Hazel Grove. The dearly loved husband of the late Irene, loving dad of Jean and son-in-law Peter, treasured grandad of Sarah and Lee, Gemma and Chris, Paul and Louisa, devoted big grandad of William, Leo and Finley, very dear brother-in-law of Barbara and Ruth, and a loved uncle. Cortege to leave his daughter’s home in Congleton on Thursday, 8th May, at 1.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WHALLEY. Suddenly but peacefully on 29th April at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Cyril, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Gwyneth Whalley and loving dad to Philippa. Service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WILSON (Sandra). At rest on 23rd April, 2014, at MDGH. Sandra Lyn Wilson (formerly Boulton) aged 68, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of Paul, dearest sister of Kelvin, very dear sister-in-law of Michelle and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 7th May, at 1.15pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

YOUNG (Joan, née Forester). It is with great sadness that her family announce the death of Joan on Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014. Devoted wife of the late Sam, loving mother of Sandra, Sally, Hayley and Stephen, and beloved nanny of Andrew, Nicola, Josh, Jack, Dan, Oliver and Grace. Joan will be remembered with love always. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 7th May, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 12.30pm, followed by burial in Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.

 

Death Notices, 24th April, 2014

 


AUSTIN Sylvia (née Spender, née Brayne). At rest on Wednesday, 16th April, 2014, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Sylvia, aged 86, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Ernest Spender and Kenneth Austin, much-loved aunt of Diane, Pam and John, and great-aunt of Suzanne, Carolyn, Ian, Christopher and Claire, and a very dear sister of the late John and Annie. The funeral cortege will leave her own residence tomorrow (Friday, 25th April), for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations preferred in memory of Sylvia for Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Gail Spender, C Edwards and Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 782842.

BOOTH (Annie). At rest on 12th April, 2014, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Annie Susan, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late William Booth, loving mum of Anne and Gordon, dearest mother-in-law of Sally, treasured grandma of Candida, Carie, Jody, Charlotte, Hannah and Jack, a devoted great-grandma, very dear sister of Jack, Agnes, Tom, Ethel, Dorothy and George and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 2nd May, at noon, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Haywood Hospital or SAAFA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

CALLWOOD (Harold Dale). Peacefully in the care of staff at Corbrook Court Nursing Home on 15th April, 2014. Harold, aged 88, beloved husband of the late Hilda, much loved dad of Geoffrey and Eric, father-in-law to Margaret and Gayle and a dear grandad and great-grandad. Formerly of Audlem, Browns Bank Farm and Maylands Farm, Stapeley. Funeral service at Nantwich Central Methodist Chapel tomorrow (Friday, 25th April), at noon and laid to rest in Audlem cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for Central and Broad Lane Chapels. Enquiries: A W Burrows and Son, Snowdrop Villa, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

CARTLIDGE (Mary). Peacefully on 17th April, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Mary, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Frank Cartlidge, loving mum of Stuart, Elizabeth, Andrew and Julia, dearest mother-in-law of Delia, Mike, Valerie and David, treasured grandma of Robert, Jennifer, Michael, Matthew, Thomas and James, very dear sister of Norah and the late Samuel and Edna and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 1st May at 1.50pm for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield at 2pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations if desired to St Michael’s Church or RNIB. Enquiries: John Garside and son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MALINOWSKI (Richard). Suddenly on 14th April, 2014, at MDGH. Richard Aloizy, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Sandra, loving dad of Carole, Helen and Neil, dear father-in-law to Robert, treasured grandad of Damian, Jason, Edward, Robert, Jack and Samuel and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 30th April, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MELLOR. Peacefully on 20th April, 2014, at Acres Nook Nursing Home, Kidsgrove. Christopher William, aged 62. The dearly loved dad of Simon, dear father-in-law of Anita, cherished granddad of Lily-Jessica and Jack, loving son of Irene, dear brother of Pauline and the late Michael, dear brother-in-law of Jean and the late Derek and a dear uncle and great-uncle. Cortege to leave his sister-in-law Jean’s residence on Thursday, 1st May, at 11.15am for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 11.30am prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Acres Nook Nursing Home residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PATEL. Suddenly on 13th April, 2014, Devish “Dev” aged 32. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rebecca Patel, of Congleton. Loving son of Natvarlal and Nina, loving brother, uncle and grandson to all, dear son-in-law of Chris and Sue and brother-in-law to Vicky. Cortege to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 25th April), at 12.15pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PATTINSON (Mick). At rest on 18th April, 2014, at Lawton Rise Care Home, Goldenhill. Michael, aged 72, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Amelia, loving dad of Sharon and son-in-law Alan, treasured grandad Christopher, dearest brother of Derek, Adrian and John, very dear brother-in-law of Sue, Lydia, Yvonne, Doreen, Ron and the late Annie and a dear uncle. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 29th April, at 2.40pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service and afterwards kindly disperse. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Lawton Rise residents’ comforts fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

ROBINSON (Arnold Ivor). Peacefully on 15th April, 2014. Arnold, aged 80, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Margery, dear father of Susan, Keith and the late Gordon, and much loved grandpa of Amanda. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 29th April, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

ROBINSON. Peacefully on 16th April, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Brenda, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William “Alan” Robinson. Loving mum of Martin and Julian, dear mother-in-law of Kay, cherished and treasured grandma of Daisy, Alice, Joseph and Isobelle, dear sister of Lance and sister-in-law of Olive, Beryl, Neil and Marion. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 2nd May, at 10.30am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10.45am prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust or Congleton United Reformed Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SIMPSON. Peacefully on 14th April, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Celia Mary Teresa, aged 90, formerly of Hazel Grove, Stockport. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Hubert Simpson. Loving auntie and sister-in-law. Cortege to leave her niece’s home on Wednesday, 30th April, at 2.05pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SMITH. Peacefully on 22nd April, 2014, at Park Lane Care Home, Congleton. Jean Audrey, aged 91. The dearly loved wife of the late James Reginald Smith, of Eaton. Loving mum of Jennifer, Linda, Carol, David and Peter, dear mother-in-law of Stuart, John and Alex and a much cherished granny and treasured great-granny. Cortege to leave her daughter Carol’s residence on Wednesday, 30th April, at 10.50am for service and interment at Christ Church, Eaton at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Park Lane Care Home residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

THORLEY. (Shirley) At peace on 18th April, 2014, at Greengables Care Home. Shirley, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late John Thorley, loving mum of Karen and Antony, very dear mother-in-law to Brian and Angela, devoted nana of Jasmine and Jordan, dearest sister of Ann, Doreen and Derek, treasured sister-in-law of Stuart and a dear aunt of Lillian, Susan, Mary-Ann, John, Brian, Linda and Paul. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield crematorium on Thursday, 1st May, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Lewy Body Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WOODWARD. Peacefully on 12th April, 2014, at Greengables Nursing Home. Jim, aged 84. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Eileen Woodward, of Buglawton. Loving dad of Lisa and the late Mark, dear father-in-law of Barry and treasured pop-pops of Ellie and Amelie. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 29th April, 2014, at 10.30am, for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 
Death Notices, 17th April, 2014
 
BOOTH (Annie). At rest on 12th April at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Annie Susan, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late William Booth; loving mum of Anne and Gordon; dearest mother-in-law of Sally; treasured grandma of Candida, Carie, Jody, Charlotte, Hannah and Jack; a devoted great grandma; a very dear sister of Jack, Agnes, Tom, Ethel, Dorothy and George and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COTTRELL (Monica). Peacefully on 9th April at University Hospital of North Staffs, Violet Monica, aged 77, of Harriseahead. The dearly loved wife of the late Clifford; loving mum of Ken, Karen, Louise, Charlotte and Rachel; dearest mother-in-law of Carol, Eric, David, Graham and Donald; treasured nan of James, Lyndsey, Benjamin, Emma, Katherine, Erica, Lewis, Daniel, Harry, Guy, Charlie, Dominic, Joseph and Gracie; very dear sister of Millie and a dear aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 25th April, at 11am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to ward 230 at University Hospital of North Staffs Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
FODEN (KG). On 7th April, peacefully in Primrose House, aged 89. Dearly beloved husband of Sheila; dad of Gail, and a much-loved grandpa, great grandpa, brother and friend to many. The funeral service is to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, today (Thursday) at 1.30pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations will be gratefully received for St Luke’s hospice at the service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach 01270 764802.
 
GIBSON (Bill). Peacefully at rest on 10th April at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home, Bradwell, William Arthur (“Bill”), aged 94, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Lilian; loving dad of Neil and daughter-in-law of Susan; treasured granddad Bill of Jill, Martin and Richard; dearest brother of Jean and Frank and sister-in-law Gladys and a dear uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 23rd April, at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HAYNES (Deborah). Suddenly at rest on 9th April, Deborah, of Congleton, formerly of Buglawton, aged 47. The dearly beloved daughter of Brian and the late Peggy; a devoted mum to Anika and Liam; a dearest grandmother to Alyshia, Amelia and Anaya; a loving sister to Trevor and the late Robert and a dear aunt who will be truly missed. The funeral service will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 23rd April, at 10.30am prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Would family and friends please meet at church. No flowers by request, donations if desired to UNICEF. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

JOHNSON (Sylvia). Suddenly on 8th April, in hospital and of Main Road, Goostrey, Sylvia, aged 81, the beloved widow of Sam Johnson and a much loved mother, mother-in-law and auntie. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 23rd April, with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Goostrey, at 2pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to St Luke’s Parish Church or Holmes Chapel Health Centre. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Middlewich, 01606 836708.
 
MALINOWSKI (Richard). Suddenly on 14th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Richard Aloizy, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Sandra; loving dad of Carole, Helen and Neil; dear father-in-law to Robert; treasured granddad of Damian, Jason, Edward, Robert, Jack and Samuel, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MENDUIK (Jean). Suddenly, but peacefully on Monday, 14th April, at the UHNS, Jean, aged 85. The dearly loved wife of the late Steve, devoted mum of Jill and Adele and a loved sister and sister-in-law Funeral arrangements to be made at a later date. Enquiries: Joseph Lymer and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 202270.
 
MORREY (Patricia Martha Jane). Peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on 9th April, Pat, aged 93, of Holmes Chapel. Dearly loved wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Cancer Research UK and Barnardo’s. The funeral service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, is on Wednesday, 23rd April at 1.45pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SHAW. Cyril died peacefully on 9th April, beloved husband of Joan, father of Patricia and Dianne, father-in-law to Mick and Steve, grandfather of David, Laura and Alex. Brother to Winnie, Raymond, Margaret and Kenny and a much-loved friend of many. Bright colours please for a cheerful man. Funeral service and cremation at Carlisle Crematorium on Thursday, 24th April at 12.20pm. Donations to Appleby Age UK, c/o Glyn Jones Funeral Directors, Cumbria, CA16 6XS.
 
WOOD (Bertha) At rest on 7th April at Astbury Mere Care Home, Bertha aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Dennis, much loved mother of Rosalind and son-in-law Mark and the late Trevor, treasured grandma of David and Liz, Richard, Andrew and Jenny, devoted great grandma of Lilly and Edward, dearest sister of Betty and the late Jim, Bill and Hilda and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St James Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 24th April, at 11.45am prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WOODWARD. Peacefully on 12th April at Greengables Nursing Home, Jim, aged 84. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Eileen Woodward of Buglawton; loving dad of Lisa and the late 
Mark; dear father-in-law of Barry and treasured pop-pops of Ellie and Amelie. The cortege is to leave his home on a date and time to be arranged for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, 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 the Salvation Army or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
ZOON. Peacefully on 10th April at Macclesfield General Hospital, Walter, aged 67. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lesley Zoon of Congleton; loving dad of Jane and Suzy; dear father-in-law of Simon Sr and Anthony; treasured granddad of Simon Jr, Harry, Joshua, Emily Jane, Oliver, Michaela, Millie and Natalie. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 24th April at 10.40am for a service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am prior to interment at St Peter’s. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers, or donations if desired to Age UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

Death Notices, 10th April, 2014 

BADDILEY. On 5th April, 2014, in hospital and of Siddington, Irene aged 88. A much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Wednesday, 16th April, at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers or, if desired, donations for Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DW, 01565 632644.

BONNETT (Roy). Peacefully on 29th March, 2014, at Leighton Hospital. Roy Clifford, aged 93, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved husband of the late Lucinda, loving dad of Reg and daughter-in-law Judith, treasured granddad of Mark and Kate, and a devoted great-granddad of George. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th April, at 10.35am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please. Donations, if desired, to Alternative Futures Group. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BOWYER (Eileen Mary). Peacefully at home in Wheelock on Sunday, 6th April. Eileen, aged 72. The dearly loved wife of the late Eric, much loved mum to Neal and Clive, nan to David, and sister to Kevin, Stuart and Barbara. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward 18, Leighton Hospital, Macmillan Nurses and Wheelock Methodist Chapel. Funeral service on Wednesday, 16th April, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

CONDLIFFE (Christopher). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014. Chris, aged 65. The dearly loved husband of Lorna, loving dad of Simon and partner Jill, treasured grandad of Naomi and Bradley, brother of Stuart and son-in-law to Irene. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 15th April, at 1.15pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

COOKE. On Friday, 4th April, 2014, in the Isle of Man. George (SB St John Ambulance) aged 76, formerly of Sandbach Heath. Loving husband of Daphne, dearly loved dad of Glynn, Graham and Heather. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Enquiries: Kingswood Funeral Home, 01624 661611.

DALE (Winifred). At rest on 2nd April, 2014, at MDGH. Winifred, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack, loving mum of Stephen and Peter, loved mother-in-law of Dianne and Diane, treasured nan of Stephen and Annette, Danielle and Christopher, Adam and Jenna-Rose, devoted great-nan of Jessica and Oliver Theo, dearest sister of Barbara, Stan and Michael, very dear sister-in-law of Jennifer, Muriel and Margaret, and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, on Thursday, 17th April, at 10.40am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

FALLOWES (Malcolm) of Chilcote and formerly of Bosley. Much loved husband of Lynette, loving dad to Sonya, Alison, Olivia and Graham, and a proud grandfather to 10 grandchildren. He passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014, aged 77. His funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 15th April, at St Andrew’s Church, Clifton Campville, at 11.30am. Much missed by family. A friend to many. A true gentleman. Loved and respected by all. Donations to Headcase Charity (Brain Tumour). Enquiries and donations: W B Bradford, 45, High Street, Measham, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 7HR, 01530 270380.

FODEN (KG). On 7th April, peacefully in Primrose House, aged 89. Dearly beloved husband of Sheila, dad of Gail and a much-loved grandpa, great-grandpa, brother and friend to many. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Thursday, 17th April, at 1.30pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations gratefully received for St Luke’s Hospice at the service. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach 01270 764802.

GARSIDE (Martyn). Proprietor of John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Biddulph and Congleton. Suddenly on 6th April, 2014, at his home in Smallwood, John Martyn, aged 56. The dearly-loved husband of Vanessa, devoted dad of Jemma and Joshua and step-daughter Dannielle, much-loved son of the late Gwynneth and John, a very dear brother of Joanne, dear son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 17th April, at 2pm, prior to a private interment. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to CRY, North Staffs Heart Committee or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HARDY (Albertina). Suddenly on 28th March, 2014, at the UHNS. Albertina, aged 81, of Biddulph. The dearly-loved wife of Douglas Hardy, loving mother of Bob Hardy and a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 14th April, at 9.15am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOSEY (Tony). Suddenly on 29th March, 2014, at the UHNS after a short illness. Anthony (Tony) aged 71, of Knypersley. The beloved husband of Margaret, devoted dad of Claudia. Loving son of the late Ethel, dearest brother of Derek and the late Vincent. A very dear brother-in-law of Sheila, Helen, David and the late John. A dear uncle, great-uncle, great-great-uncle and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 11th April, at 1.25pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to The Air Ambulance or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

JENKINS (Brian). Peacefully in Belong Care Home, Crewe, on Friday, 4th April. Brian, aged 81, formerly of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of the late Jean, dad to Trish, Karen and husband Iain and Rob and wife Diane, grandad to Nicole, Philip, Jake and Gareth and brother to Tony. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 16th April, at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

JONES. Peacefully on 4th April, 2014, at Greengables Nursing Centre, Congleton. Florence “Florrie” aged 91, of Congleton. Beloved and loving auntie of family past and present. Cortege to leave her niece Stephanie’s home on Tuesday, 15th April, at 2.50pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to NSPCC or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LUKE (Jean). Peacefully passed away at 90 years of age on 6th April, 2014, of Allostock and formerly Goostrey. Jean, the dear wife of the late Frank, much-loved mum and grandma. Funeral service at St Luke’s Parish Church, Goostrey, on Wednesday, 16th April, at 11.30am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations and enquiries: George Bell, 49, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, CW9 7SN, 01606 42534.

O’FARRELL (Margaret). Formerly Pearson, née Hudson. At rest on 30th March, 2014, at the UHNS. Margaret, aged 63, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Martin, loving mum of Timothy and Clare Pearson and loving step-mum of Elizabeth and Louise and devoted nana of Will, Samuel, Ava, Tom, Tommy and Bethany, dearest sister of Stephen and dear sister-in-law of Win and a dear aunt of Philip and Angela. The requiem mass will take place at St Mary’s RC Chapel, Congleton, on Wednesday, 16th April, at 1.30pm, prior to burial at Congleton Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

RICHES. Peacefully on 3rd April, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Edmund William, aged 92, of Congleton and formerly of Harrow. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Enid. Loving dad of Steven, Julie, Angela and the late David, dear father-in-law of Jacqueline, Gary and Jon and a cherished and treasured papa of David, Clare, Jessica, Daniel, Alistair and Madeleine. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 17th April, at 1.05pm for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.15pm, 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 Great Ormond Street Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

WOOD (Bertha). At rest on 7th April, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Bertha, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly-loved wife of the late Dennis, much-loved mother of Rosalind and son-in-law Mark and the late Trevor, treasured grandma of David and Liz, Richard, Andrew and Jenny, devoted great-grandma of Lilly and Edward, dearest sister of Betty and the late Jim, Bill and Hilda and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St James’s Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 
 
Death Notices, 3rd April, 2014

ALLMAN
. Audrey, aged 88, died peacefully on 28th March at Clayton Manor Care Home. Dearly loved wife to the late Dennis; mum and best friend of Kate and the late Steve; much loved mother-in-law of Paul; cherished grandma of Iain, Robert, Petra and Martha. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 8th April at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers please. Any donations to the Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

BIRTLES (Brenda). Suddenly on 31st March at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Irene Brenda, aged 82 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Reginald, very dear aunty of Sheila and Philip, treasured great aunty of Mark, Richard and Oliver and dearest sister of the late Joan. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Marie Curie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BOOTH (Malcolm). Suddenly on 23rd March at Wythenshawe Hospital Manchester, Malcolm, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Brenda; loving dad of Susan and Karen; dear father-in-law of Philip and Keith; cherished and treasured granddad of Jack and Elise, and a dear bother of Dave and the late Kath. The cremation is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium today (Thursday, 3rd April) at 10am, followed by a service at Rood Lane Chapel, Congleton, at 11am. Flowers, or if desired, donations to either East Cheshire Hospice or a charity of your own choice. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

BRENNAN (Martin). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 26th March, and in the loving care of his family, Martin, aged 73, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Olive and the much loved dad of Martin, Patrick and Matthew; treasured granddad of Eleanor, Ethan, Hermioni, Jessica, Michael, Alfie and Archie and brother of Peter, Honour and Sheila. The funeral is to take place tomorrow (Friday, 4th April), at noon with a Requiem Mass at St Winefride’s Catholic Church, Sandbach, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or donations if desired to ward three at Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

GOODFELLOW (Florence Mabel). Peacefully on Saturday 29th March and surrounded by her family, at Rock Cottage Nursing Home Brown Edge, Mabel, aged 94, the beloved wife of the late Frank Goodfellow of Rushton Spencer. Much loved and loving mother of Irene, Brenda, David, Cynthia and Margaret; a dear mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and treasured sister of Arthur. Family flowers only. For details of the funeral arrangements please contact David H Smith, Funeral Directors, Fountain House, 17/21 Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk

HARDY (Albertina). Suddenly on March 28th at the UHNS, Albertina, aged 81 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Douglas Hardy, loving mother of Bob Hardy and a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on at date to be arranged. No flowers by request, donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HIBBERT (Donald). At rest on 21st March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Donald Tarleton, aged 74 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Irene. Beloved son of Eva and the late Harold. Loving dad to Janice and her husband David, stepfather of Christine and Patricia. A devoted granddad and great granddad and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 7th April at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request, donations if desired to Cancer Research UK or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HILL (Doreen). Suddenly on 31st March at her home in Gillow Heath, Elizabeth Doreen, aged 88 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Richard Hill. Loving mum of Susan, Brian, Graham, Richard, Jacqueline, Tina and the late Alan and Robert. A loved mother-in-law, devoted nan and great nan and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to interment at Biddulph Parish Church on a date to be arranged. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOSEY (Tony). Suddenly on March 29th at the UHNS after a short illness. Anthony (“Tony”), aged 71 years, of Knypersley. The beloved husband of Margaret, devoted dad of Claudia. Loving son of the late Ethel, dearest brother of Derek and the late Vincent. A very dear brother-in-law of Sheila, Helen, David and the late John. A dear uncle, great uncle, great great uncle and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request, donations if desired to the Air Ambulance or the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210. 

HUNTER (John). Peacefully on March 29th at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, John, aged 87 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Mary Hunter, loving dad of Christine, Kevin and the late Lynne, loved father-in-law of Wendy, devoted granddad of Robert, Andrew and Adam, dearest brother of Alice, Arthur and the late Peter, Mary and George and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle. John will be received into the Church of The English Martyrs, Church Road, Biddulph, on Monday, 7th April at 5pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday, 8th April at 2.30pm prior to interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Relatives please accept this, the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Church of the English Martyrs. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LEWIS (Margaret). Peacefully, on 1st April, aged 76 years, Margaret. A dearly loved mum to Paul and the late Christine; a much loved nana to Natasha and Dean; a treasured sister and aunt and dear friend to many. The funeral service will be at Crewe Crematorium Chapel on Thursday, 10th April at 11.20am, followed by interment in Crewe Cemetery. Flowers will be welcomed. Enquiries: Oxley’s Funeral Services, 01270 214009.

MOUNTFORD (Alan). Peacefully on 23rd March at the UHNS in the presence of his loving family, Alan Lewis, aged 72 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Yvonne, loving brother of Iris, dearest brother-in-law of Robert, Michael and June and the late Terry, a devoted uncle and great uncle and good friend to many. Cortege to leave his home tomorrow Friday, 4th April at 10.45am for a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 11am prior to interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to St Lawrence Church Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

O’FARRELL (Margaret). At rest on 30th March  at the UHNS, Margaret, aged 63 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Martin O’Farrell, loving mum of Timothy and Clare Pearson and loving step mum of Elizabeth and Louise, devoted nana of Will, Samuel, Ava, Tom, Tommy and Bethany, dearest sister of Stephen and a very dear sister-in-law of Wyn and a dear aunt of Philip and Angela. The Requiem Mass will take place at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, prior to burial at Congleton Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SHERRATT (Margaret). Formerly Napier, nee Palmer. At rest on 27th March at Weston Park Care Home, Macclesfield, Margaret Evelyn, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The much loved mum of Christine and Peter, treasured nana of Rachel and Daniel, a devoted great nana of Catherine and Joseph, dearest sister of the late Stanley and a dear sister-in-law of Liek. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 10th April at 12.15pm prior to a private cremation. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Age UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

PERCIVAL. Peacefully on 27th March at his home, Donald Arthur “Don”, aged 91. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rachel of Marton; loving dad of Christine and Lynda; dear father-in-law of Ivor; cherished granddad of Christopher, Helen, Emma and Matthew; treasured great granddad of Zachary, Archie and Felicity and a dear brother of Doreen, Marjorie and Tim. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 7th April at 10.50am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK or the Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

Death Notices, 27th March, 2014

BAYLEY. Peacefully on 19th March, 2014, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Sidney Thomas, aged 79, of Congleton. The dear dad of Kevin, Paul, Karen, Dawn and the late Colin and a loving brother of Barbara and brother-in-law of Walter. Cortege to leave his sister’s residence on Wednesday, 2nd 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BOOTH. (Malcolm). Suddenly on 23rd March, 2014, at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester. Malcolm, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Brenda and dad of Susan and Karen. Cremation takes place at Macclesfield crematorium, followed by a service at Rood Lane Chapel, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CARTHY (Dorothy). At rest on 19th March, 2014, at the Haywood Hospital. Dorothy, aged 96, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late George Edward Carthy. A loving sister of Mary, Iris and Terry, loved sister-in-law of Harold and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st April, at 11.15am for service at Biddulph Kingdom Hall at 11.30am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend meet for the service and after the interment kindly disperse. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GOODWIN John Maxwell. At rest on Friday, 14th March, at the University Hospital, Aintree, John, aged 86, of Congleton and formerly of Stockton Brook, (former proprietor of Washford Mill, Congleton). The beloved husband of Ingrid, dear father of Peter and William and grandfather to Anna and Chloe. He will be sadly missed. Funeral takes place on Monday, 31st March, with a service and committal at St Luke’s Church, Endon, at 11.30am followed by a private cremation. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21, Fountain St, Leek, 01538 399661 www.davidhsmith.co.uk

HIBBERT (Donald). At rest on 21st March, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Donald Tarleton, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Irene. Beloved son of Eva and the late Harold. Loving dad to Janice and her husband David, step-father of Christine and Patricia. A devoted grandad and great-grandad and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MILLINGTON. Peacefully on 18th March, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Winifred Peace Louise “Lynn”, aged 80. The dearly loved and devoted wife of John Millington, of Congleton. Loving mum of Mark, Michael, Martin, dear step-mum of Jane, dear mother-in-law of Belinda, Lisa, Linda and Neil and a cherished and treasured grandma of Ellie, Tyler and Aston. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 28th March, at 1.45pm for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Buglawton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MORRIS (Stephen Edward). Passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, 23rd March, 2014. Stephen, aged 42, former Alsager town councillor. Loving son of Kathleen and the late Edward, beloved brother of Andrew and dear brother-in-law of Kay. Service and burial at Christ Church, Alsager, on Wednesday, 2nd April, at 11.30am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Christ Church. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

PARR (Arthur). Peacefully on 19th March, 2014, at the UHNS. Arthur, aged 88, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Annie (Molly) Parr, loving dad of John, Susan, Tony and Carl, loved father-in-law of Maureen, John, Rosie and Janet, a devoted granddad, great-granddad and a very dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 1st April, at 1.50pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Heart Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STREET (John). Suddenly on 20th March, 2014, at Mill Hayes Nursing Home, Knypersley. John, aged 89, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Mary Street, a very dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Wednesday, 2nd April, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend meet for the service and after kindly disperse. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Mill Hayes Nursing Home Residents’ Comforts Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STUBBS (Derek Arthur). On Sunday, 23rd March, 2014, at home in Haslington, Crewe. Derek, aged 81. The beloved husband of Joan Stubbs and much loved dad and granddad. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st April, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made if desired to the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre for retired race horses. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

SWIFT (Ruth Mildred). Passed away peacefully on 19th March, 2014, aged 91. Beloved wife to the late Rodney and loving mum to Lyn and son-in-law David, grandmother to Andrew and great-grandmother to Oliver, Lauren and Ben. Funeral service takes place on Thursday, 3rd April, at Bradwell Crematorium at 2.40pm. Flowers welcome. Family and friends are cordially invited to join the family after the service at The Wulstan, Dimsdale Parade East, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 8BU. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 39, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.

WRIGHT (Brian). Passed away peacefully in Cherry Trees Care Home after a long illness, on 21st March, 2014, aged 72. The dearly-loved husband of Mandy, loving dad of Julie and Andrew, loved father-in-law of Angela and Jon, and devoted granddad of Cameron, Jennifer, Daniel and Lucas. Funeral service to take place at Oakley Woods Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st April, at 2.30pm. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations to RSPB. Enquiries: R Locke and Son, The Precinct, Wellesbourne, Warwick, CV35 9NL, 01789 840744. 

 
 
Death Notices, 20th March, 2014
 
BIBBY. Suddenly on 15th March, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. David Allan, aged 69. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Rita Bibby, of Congleton. Loving dad of Paul and Sharon, dear father-in-law of Linda, cherished granddad of Lee, Kirsty, Nathan, Francesca and Joshua. Treasured great-granddad of Cerys and Nate, and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 25th March, at 1.45pm for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BURGESS (Gavin). Tragically on 7th March, 2014. Gavin John, aged 26, of Congleton. The dearly-loved fiancée of Linda, much-loved son of John and a very dear brother of Gareth, Sam, Jake and Lucas. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 25th March, at 10.40am for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton at 11am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HALL (Peter). Passed away peacefully at home in Alsager on 15th March, 2014, after a short but relentless illness borne without complaint. Peter, aged 70. The much-loved husband of Val, dearly loved dad of Holly and son-in-law Jason, devoted grandad of Evie and Maisie and bestest nandy of the late Mr Taz. Funeral service and cremation to take place on Tuesday, 25th March, at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Immediate family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Care via the family. Enquiries and donations: Co-operative Funeralcare, 96, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4EH, 01782 776678.
 
HOLMES (Terry). Passed away in Oxford after a long illness on 13th March, aged 76. Husband of the late Joan and father of Derek, Michael and the late Richard. Funeral service to take place at Oxford Crematorium on Thursday, 27th March, at 11.30am. No flowers. Donations for Alzheimer’s Research UK c/o S and R Childs, 4, Elms Parade, Botley, Oxford, OX2 9LG.
 
JONES (Mabel). Peacefully on 13th March, 2014, in the care of her loving family and the staff of ward 76B at the UHNS. Mabel, aged 92, of Biddulph. The dearly-loved wife of the late Maurice Jones. Loving mum of Sue, David, Bobby, Linda and the late Pam. A loved mother-in-law, devoted nana and great-nanny, and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers or mourning clothes by request; donations, if desired, to ward 76b, UHNS c/o the family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LANCASTER (May). Suddenly on 14th March, 2014, at her home in Biddulph in the loving care of her family. May, aged 87. The dearly loved wife of the late Charlie Lancaster, loving mum of Anne, May, Sylvia, John, Linda and David, loved mother-in-law of Stan, Peter and Colin, devoted nan of Shaun, Steven, Wayne, Wendy, Mark, Marianne and James, a cherished great-grandma and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 28th March, at 10.35am for service and interment at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations to New Road Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MART. Peacefully on 12th March, 2014, at Leighton Hospital. John Mario, aged 65. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat Mart, of Congleton. Loving son of Vvally, dear brother of Peter and Valli and brother-in-law of Tony and Christine. Service to take place on Friday, 21st March, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No mourning clothes by request. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MCSKIMMING (John). Peacefully on 14th March, 2014, at MDGH surrounded by his family. John, aged 81, of Congleton. The much loved and devoted husband of Margaret, loving father of Helen, Janette and John, doting grandfather of Finn, Leo and Raphael John, and a loved father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th March, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Mourning clothes optional. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the PSP Association (www.pspassociation.co.uk). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MILLER (Paula) née Yates. Suddenly on 9th March, 2014, at the UHNS. Paula, aged 33, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Daniel Miller. Devoted mummy of Lyra, loving daughter of Sheila and the late Bill. Loved daughter-in-law of Jill and Simon and a much-loved niece, aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and very good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 25th March, at 1.15pm, for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Parish Church. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes or, if desired, donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PRICE ( Eric). At rest on 18th March, 2014, at the UHNS. Eric William, aged 73, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Gwen, loved brother of Len, Alan and Shirley. A very dear brother-in-law, uncle and good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 
 
Death Notices, 13th March, 2014
 
BAGNALL. Peacefully on 4th March, 2014, at Prestbury House Care Home, Macclesfield. Mary, aged 73. Wife of Jeffrey Bagnall, of Timbersbrook. Loving mum of Linda and Jillian, dearly loved daughter of Veronica, dear sister of Vera and James and sister-in-law of Bill, Margaret and Joan. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 21st March, at 10.30am for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to a charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BELL. Suddenly on 8th March, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alan, aged 65. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Bell, of Congleton. Loving dad of Joanne and Amanda, father-in-law of Nigel and David, cherished granddad of Caitlin, Joshua and Max and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 19th March, at 12.30pm for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 12.45pm, 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 intensive care unit, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BIDDULPH (Richard Henry). Sadly passed away on Monday, 3rd March, 2014, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Richard, aged 65, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Joy, loving dad of Richard, Theresa and Daniel. Much loved granddad of Emily, Jessica, Aimee, Alex, Victoria and Bump, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Richard will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 21st March, at 10am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons (I J Kirkham) 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3HR, 01782 785937.
 
BURGESS (Gavin). Tragically on 7th March, 2014. Gavin John, aged 26, of Congleton. The dearly loved fiancée of Linda, much loved son of John and a very dear brother of Gareth, Sam, Jake and Lucas. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COLLINGWOOD (Muriel and John). Peacefully on 28th February, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Muriel Olive, aged 80, of Congleton and formerly of Cambridge and Winsford. The dearly loved wife of John, who sadly passed away on 11th March, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Reunited. Loving parents of Peter and Heather, cherished grandparents of Anna, Sarah and David, treasured sister and brother-in-law of John and the late Robert, brother and sister-in-law of the late Joyce. Memorial service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, on Thursday, 20th March, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FOX (Roy). Peacefully on 8th March, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Charles Roy, aged 80, of Macclesfield. The dearly loved son of the late John and Annie Fox, dearest brother of Rupert and sister-in-law Georgina, very dear uncle of Beverly, Lindsey and Gareth and a dear great-uncle of Benham, Bethany, Liam, Sean, Caitlin and Danny. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 21st March, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LARNER (Tony). Passed away surrounded by loved ones on 9th March, 2014, at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Anthony James, aged 67, of Chell Heath. The dearly loved husband of Anne, loving dad of Paul, dearest brother of John and James and half brother of Pauline and Pearl, very dear brother-in-law of Carol, Rachel, John, David, Sylvia and Marilyn, and a dear uncle, cousin and nephew. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 20th March, at 2.50pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LITTLEHALES (Ailsa, née Parkinson). At rest on 7th March, 2014, at the UHNS after a long illness borne with great courage. Ailsa, aged 64, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of Philip Littlehales, loving mum of Danielle and the late Andrew, loving sister of Elaine, Susan, Derek, Michaela and the late Frances, a loved sister-in-law of Billy, Alan, Margaret and Chris, a devoted aunt and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 19th March, at 1.40pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes most welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MULLER (Brenda). Suddenly on 9th March, 2014, at the UHNS. Brenda Ethel, aged 85, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Harold Muller, loving mum of Elizabeth, Stephen and David, loved mother-in-law of Jenny and Kate, devoted grandma of Samantha, Corranna, Daniel, Michael, Chris, Jed, David and Keith, cherished great-grandma of Jessica, dearest sister of Paul and Norma and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
OSWELL (Edward “Teddy”). Peacefully in the North General Hospital, Sheffield on Saturday, 8th March. Teddy, aged 95, formerly of Woodford Hall, Winsford and Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty, loving father of Joanna and husband Andy, and the late Jenny and family. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Elworth, and Barnardo’s. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Thursday, 20th March, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PROCTOR (Doreen). At rest on 6th March, 2014, at MDGH. Doreen, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Geoffrey, loving mum of Martin and his partner Jacqueline, dearest sister of Ann, a very dear sister-in-law of Alan, Donald, Margaret and Margaret, a treasured aunty and a dear niece of Doreen. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 19th March, at 11.15am, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
RUSHTON (Gordon). Peacefully on 5th March, 2014, in the care of his loving family at his home in Biddulph. Gordon John, aged 80. The dearly loved husband of Sylvia Rushton, loving dad of Sharon and Tracy, loved father-in-law to Dave and Simon, devoted granddad of Richard, Robert, Oliver, Zak and Gemma, cherished great-granddad of Amelia-Lily and Cody, dearest brother of Pat, Frank, David and John and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 18th March, at 11.05am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TOMLINSON (Brian, “Sam”). With immense sorrow the family sadly announces that Sam, aged 73, of Biddulph Moor passed away suddenly on Monday, 24th February, while partaking in his favourite activity, cycling. A much loved and loving husband of Pauline, much loved and loved dad of Mark, much loved father-in-law of Clare, devoted brother of Anita, beloved brother-in-law of Les, treasured grandad of Dennis, Emma and Joe, and a much loved and doting uncle of Elizabeth and Gary. Sam will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and many friends. Funeral service to take place tomorrow (Friday) at Bradwell Methodist Church at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome or, if desired, donations can be placed in a basket which will be presented at the rear of the church towards a memorial in memory of Sam. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
TRINER. Peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on 5th March, 2014. Mabel Irene, aged 90, of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved wife of the late Clarence, treasured mum of Errol, Philip, Kathleen and Nicholas, dearest mother-in-law of Pauline and Ian, and much loved Mamar to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mabel was a cherished aunt and lovely friend to all who knew her. Funeral service and interment will take place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 14th March, at 3pm. Would relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hill Top Church and Sunday School. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WARDLE (Irene Mary). Peacefully at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, North Staffordshire, on 3rd March, 2014. Irene, aged 81, of Whitemoor. Dearly loved wife of Harold, loving mother of Brenda, Janet, Linda and Kathleen and mother-in-law, treasured nanna and great-nanna. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Funeral Service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Monday, 17th March, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
TOMLINSON (Brian, “Sam”). With immense sorrow the family sadly announces that Sam, aged 73, of Biddulph Moor passed away suddenly on Monday, 24th February, while partaking in his favourite activity, cycling. A much loved and loving husband of Pauline, much loved and loved dad of Mark, much loved father-in-law of Clare, devoted brother of Anita, beloved brother-in-law of Les, treasured grandad of Dennis, Emma and Joe, and a much loved and doting uncle of Elizabeth and Gary. Sam will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and many friends. Funeral service to take place tomorrow (Friday) at Bradwell Methodist Church at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome or, if desired, donations can be placed in a basket which will be presented at the rear of the church towards a memorial in memory of Sam. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
TRINER. Peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family, on 5th March, 2014. Mabel Irene, aged 90, of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved wife of the late Clarence, treasured mum of Errol, Philip, Kathleen and Nicholas, dearest mother-in-law of Pauline and Ian, and much loved Mamar to her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mabel was a cherished aunt and lovely friend to all who knew her. Funeral service and interment will take place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 14th March, at 3pm. Would relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hill Top Church and Sunday School. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WARDLE (Irene Mary). Peacefully at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, North Staffordshire, on 3rd March, 2014. Irene, aged 81, of Whitemoor. Dearly loved wife of Harold, loving mother of Brenda, Janet, Linda and Kathleen and mother-in-law, treasured nanna and great-nanna. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Funeral Service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Monday, 17th March, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 6th March, 2014 
 
BAGNALL. Peacefully on 4th March, 2014, at Prestbury House Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Mary, aged 73. Wife of Jeffrey Bagnall, of Timbersbrook, and a loving mum of Linda and Jillian. Funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on a date to be arranged, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BUNN (Eric). Peacefully on 21st February, 2014, Eric, aged 85, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of Mona, much loved dad of Alison and husband Jamie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 12th March, at 1.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CLIFFE (Jean). At rest on 28th February, 2014, at Hollins Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Jean, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Ray, loving mum of Andrew and Nicholas, treasured nan of Bethany and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her son’s home in Congleton on Thursday, 13th March, at 2.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to RNIB. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DODD (Peter Graham). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 4th March, 2014, after an illness borne with dignity. Peter, aged 72. Dearly loved wife of Beryl, much loved dad of Julie and husband Simon, Nick and wife Lorraine and treasured grandad to Jake, Claudia, Amy and Ryan. Funeral details to be arranged. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
FLETCHER (Andrews) Doreen May. Peacefully on 2nd March, 2014, at Amberley House, Bentilee. Doreen, aged 89, formerly of Biddulph. The much-loved mum of Maralyn, Christine and Terence, dear mother-in-law of Dennis, Dave and Jeanette, treasured nan of Nicola, Shane, Lee, Craig, Daniel and Matthew and a loving great-nan. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 12th March, at 4pm. Family flowers only please; donations preferred for Amberley House. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends kindly meet at Carmountside. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Lymer and Son, Bucknall, 01782 202270.
 
GLOVER. Suddenly but peacefully in his sleep on Friday, 28th February. Philip, aged 39. Dearly loved son of John and Christine, much loved dad of Millie. Treasured brother of Anthony, Joanne and Donna, brother-in-law of Vicky, Michael and Kevin, and uncle of Ryan, Janice, Jack and Harry. Funeral service to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.
 
GRIEVE. Peacefully on 27th February, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Duncan Robert James Grieve, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Heather and Sharon. Cherished granddad of Katie, Rachell, Eleanor and Joshua, treasured great-granddad, dear brother of Margaret and Jessie, and brother-in-law of Neil. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 17th March, at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers or donations, if desired, to a charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JACKSON (John). Peacefully on 27th February, 2014, at his home in Congleton. John, aged 62. The dearly loved husband of Ann, loving dad of Dylan, Mark, Robert and Liam, dearest father-in-law of Tracy, Tina and Jen, devoted granddad John of Charlotte, Aimee, James, Cameron, Olivia, Mackenzie, Joshua, Cobi and Nonah, very dear brother of Lesley, Edwin, Barbara, Cathy and the late David and Michael, dear brother-in-law of Raymond, Jenny, Kevin, Nick, Kathleen, Michael, Judith, Bryn, Moira and Steven and a treasured uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 14th March, at 10.45am for service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MACHIN (Ron). At rest on 26th February, 2014, at the UHNS. Ronald Albert, aged 84, of Knypersley Pool. The dearly loved husband of Edna, loving dad of Paul, Gary, Andrew and the late David, loved father-in-law of Elaine and Suzie, devoted granddad of Martyn, Adam, Ashleigh, Lauren and Lucy, cherished great-granddad of Mickey and Molly, dearest brother of Graham, very dear brother-in-law of Margaret, Stan and Joan and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 12th March, at 10.45am for service at Hill Top Methodist Church, Brown Edge, at 11am, prior to interment at Brown Edge Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MATHER (James). Peacefully on 1st March, 2014, in the care of the staff of the East Cheshire Hospice and the presence of his loving family. James, aged 66, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Joyce. Loving dad of Jane and Gemma. Loved father-in-law of Nicky. Devoted Grandad of Flora and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 13th March, at 9.55am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Friends please accept this the only intimation and will those wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MIDDLETON (Robert). Suddenly on 23rd February, 2014, at the UHNS. Robert, aged 70, of Biddulph. The dearly loved son of the late James and Annie Middleton. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 12th March, at 2.30pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 3pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MILLWARD (Joyce). Suddenly on 16th February, 2014, at MDGH. Joyce Southern, aged 59, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Roy, a much loved sister-in-law, aunt and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 11th March, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
OLIVER (Brian). At rest on 26th February, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Brian, aged 77, of Biddulph and formerly of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved husband of Trish, loving dad of Martin, Sam and Claire, loved father-in-law of Melanie, Anna and Jon, devoted granddad of Joseph, Daniel and Ellie and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 7th March) at 2pm for service at New Life Church, Congleton, at 2.30pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Crossroads or Macclesfield Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PERRY (Alan). At rest on 27th February, 2014, at Bradwell Hospital. Alan, aged 80, former landlord of The Staffordshire Knot, Gillow Heath. The dearly loved husband of Alma Perry, loving brother of Brian, Ken, Pam and the late Graham, loved sister-in-law of Pat, Alan and Shirley, a very dear uncle, great-uncle and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 13th March, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PINDER. Peacefully on 21st February, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Graham Thomas, aged 77, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Pinder. Loving dad of Mark, cherished granddad of Chad and Izirah, treasured great-granddad of Caden Mark and dear brother of Raymond. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 11th March, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SARGEANT (Pam). Peacefully on 2nd March, 2014, in the presence of her loving family at the UHNS. Elizabeth Pamela, aged 74, of Mossley. The dearly loved wife of the late Ron Sargeant, loving mum of Mark and Andrew, loved mother-in-law of Ruth and Kelly, devoted granny of Lucy and Amy, a very dear sister-in-law and aunt and good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 17th March, at 1.50pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 2pm, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, towards the maintenance of Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SMITH (Betty, née Kirkham). At rest on 27th February, 2014, in the care of staff at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Elizabeth (Betty) aged 80, of Brindley Ford and formerly of Samuel Street, Packmoor. The dearly loved wife of William Leslie (Les) Smith, loved sister of Millicent and a very dear aunt to Mark and Josephine. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 10th March, at 9.50am for service at Packmoor Methodist Church at 10am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers and no mourning clothes by request; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 27th February, 2014 
 
ETCHELLS (Jim). At rest on 19th February, 2014, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton. James Cooper, aged 93. The dearly loved son of the late George and Alice Cooper. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 5th March, at 1.20pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
FARRAR (Yvonne, née Everitt). At peace on Monday, 17th February, 2014, at home in Congleton. Yvonne, aged 65, formerly of Leicester, Bradford, Loughborough and Salt Lake City, USA. Much loved wife of David, treasured mum of Michelle, James and Rebecca, and cherished nana of Jasmine, Isabelle, Daniel and Benjamin. Loving sister of Christine and Shirley, sister-in-law of John and Paul and mother-in-law of Gennie and Matt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 4th March, at 1.25pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Macclesfield Cancer Resource Centre (cheques payable to Oncology Trust Fund). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBBONS (Marie). Suddenly on 18th February, 2014, at the UHNS. Marie, aged 74, of Tunstall. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert (Bob). Loving sister of Doris, Arthur, Cyril, Jean, Sheila, Sylvia and the late Len and Joan, and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HEATH (Ellen Doreen) née Bailey. Peacefully at home on 21st February, 2014. Ellie, aged 79, of Brereton. Much loved wife of Gerard, a wonderful mum to Gerard and wife Jackie, and a precious and devoted nan to Kerry and Laura. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Saturday, 1st March at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
LEE (John). On Thursday 13th February, 2014, peacefully in hospital and of Twemlow Lane, Cranage. John, aged 86, the beloved husband of Jessie Lee and a much loved dad and grandad. Funeral to take place on Monday, 3rd March, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to ward seven, Macclesfield District General Hospital or Holmes Chapel Health Centre. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Middlewich, 01606 836708.
 
LEESE (John Matthew). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 22nd February, 2014. John, aged 37, of Sandbach. Dearly loved son of Les and Irene, loving brother of Carl. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward seven, Leighton Hospital. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 4th March, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
MIDDLETON (Robert). Suddenly on 23rd February, 2014, at the UHNS. Robert, aged 70, of Biddulph. The dearly loved son of the late James and Annie Middleton. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PINDER. Peacefully on 21st February, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Graham Thomas, aged 77. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Pinder, of Mossley. The loving dad of Mark, cherished granddad of Chad and Izirah, treasured great-granddad of Caden Mark and dear brother of Raymond. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 11th March, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RICHARDS. Peacefully on 18th February, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Joan, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frederick Harry Avenell Richards. Loving mum of Kate, John, dear mother-in-law of Tony and Rina, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Gemma and Mehmet, Ben and Sophie. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 5th March, 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 RSPB. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SULLIVAN (Marjorie Florence). Peacefully in Brookfield Nursing Home, Urmston on 20th February, 2014. Marjorie, aged 91, formerly of Brereton. Dearly loved wife of the late John, loving mum of John and Peter, mother-in-law to Lynda and Cynthia and nan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Funeral to be arranged. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
TIPPING (Agnes Mary). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 19th February, 2014. Mary, aged 82, of Smallwood. Dearly loved wife of Roy, much-loved mum of Christine, Peter and Susan and nan to John, Edward, Thomas, Emily, William, Kathryn, Ruth, Robert and sister to Gladys. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Smallwood and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Smallwood, on Wednesday, 5th March, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
WARNER (Harriet). Peacefully at rest in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, Sandbach, on 24th February, 2014. Harriet, aged 90, of Holmes Chapel, the dear and devoted wife of the late Fred Warner, the much loved mum of Jennifer, also a treasured gran, great-gran and sister. Funeral to take place on Monday, 3rd March, with a service at Knutsford Road Methodist Church, Holmes Chapel, at 12.15pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Nursing Home or The Cedars Residential Care Home. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
YATES. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Irene “Rene” aged 95, who departed this life peacefully on 22nd February at The Laurels Nursing Home, Congleton. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Sidney Yates. Loving mum of Tim, Rosemary, Nick and Ann-Marie, dear mother-in-law of Elaine, Flis, Elaine and Andy and a much cherished and treasured nana and great-nana. Reception into St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Sunday, 2nd March, at 6pm. Requiem mass to take place on Monday, 3rd March, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to interment in Astbury Churchyard. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Little Sister of the Poor. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 

Death Notices, 20th February, 2014 
 
 
ANDREWS (Margaret). At rest on 15th February, 2014, at MDGH in the presence of her loving family. Margaret, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Malcolm, loving mum of Michelle and Craig, loved mother-in-law of Paul and Julie, devoted grandma of James, Thomas, Josh and Louis, dearest sister to Suzanne, very dear sister-in-law of James, Julie and Brian and a dear aunt and cousin. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 27th February, at 1.15pm for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.30pm, prior to a private cremation. Relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield MS Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BENNETT (Cliff). At rest on 12th February, 2014, at the UHNS. Clifford John, aged 86, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Joan Bennett and a very dear friend of Audrey and Keith. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 25th February, at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BLOOR (Mary Joan). Suddenly at home in Warmingham on 12th February, 2014. Joan was the dearly loved wife of the late Norman, loving mum of Steve and Di, mother-in-law to Jenny and Ed, special nan to Ben and Holly, and a treasured sister. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Tuesday, 25th February, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.
 
BUXTON. Peacefully on 12th February, 2014, at Greengables Nursing Home. Sheila Elizabeth, aged 86. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Peter Buxton, of Marton. Loving mum of Cyril and Trevor, dear mother-in-law of Val and Denise, cherished and treasured grandma of Robert and Helen, dear sister of Jean and Neil, and sister-in-law of Angela, Mary, David and Jean. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 21st February, at 10.50am for service and interment at The Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Marton Church. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32 West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FARRAR (Yvonne née Everitt). At peace on Monday, 17th February, 2014, at home in Congleton. Yvonne, aged 65 (formerly of Leicester and Loughborough). Much loved wife of David, treasured mum of Michelle, James and Rebecca, and cherished nana of Jasmine, Isabelle, Daniel and Benjamin. Loving sister of Christine and Shirley, sister-in-law of John and Paul, and mother-in-law of Gennie and Matt. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield Cancer Resource Centre (cheques payable to Oncology Trust Fund). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 012602 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBSON (David). Suddenly on 17th February, 2014, at his home in Biddulph. David Arthur, aged 40. The dearly loved son of Maureen and the late Arthur Gibson. Loving brother of Jayne, loved brother-in-law of Alan, devoted uncle of Charlotte, dearest nephew of Betty, Jessie and Marion, and a dear cousin. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground on a date to be arranged. Floral tributes or, if desired, donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOPE (Brian). On 13th February, 2014, peacefully at home after a long illness. Brian, aged 78, loving husband of Joyce and the late Lilian Margaret, devoted father to Wendy and Linda and step-children Julie, Stephen, Clare and their families. Funeral Service at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th February, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macclesfield Stroke Club. Enquiries: JW Brocklehurst and Sons Ltd, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4BW, 01625 829232.
 
LOWE (Charles). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 15th February, 2014. Charles, aged 89, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of the late Nancy and partner of Joan, loving father of Gillian and Chris, father-in-law to Rob and Caroyln and treasured grandfather and great-grandfather. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Leonard Cheshire Disability and Rotary Club of Holmes Chapel. Service of thanksgiving at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 28th February, at noon, following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
THOMPSON. Peacefully on 16th February, 2014, at Chapel Brook House Nursing Home. Mildred “Millie”, aged 102, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Thomas Thompson. Loving mum of Moira and Marguerite, dear mother-in-law of the late James, cherished grandma of Simon and Karen, treasured great-grandma of Alexander, Olivia, Sam and Rachel. Service and cremation to take place on Wednesday, 26th February, at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Chapel Brook House Nursing Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILDE (George). At rest on 13th February, 2014, in the care of his loving family at his home in Biddulph. Joseph George, aged 81. The dearly loved husband of the late Ann Wilde, loving dad of Angela and Ann-Louise, loved father-in-law of Ian and Ken, devoted granddad of Rachael, Samantha, Amy, Ashley and Matthew, cherished great-granddad of George and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 24th February, at 10.05am for service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the Roy Castle Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WINTERBOTTOM (John). At rest on 16th February, 2014, at Westbourne Nursing Home. John Graham, aged 87, of Brereton. The dearly loved husband of Valerie, loving father of Sue and gill, very dear father-in-law of Michael, treasured papa of Nick, Jamie, Lisa, Gemma and Andy, and devoted great-grandpa of Finlay. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 27th February, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this, the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Save The Children. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WOOD (Norman). Peacefully on 12th February, 2014, at the UHNS. Norman, aged 78, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Isabell, loving dad of Sandra, Julie, Gary and Amanda, a loved and respected father-in-law to Paul, Paul, Joanne and Neil. A much loved and cherished granddad to Sarah, Wayne, Daniel, Billy, Gemma, Liam and Cerys, a lovely great-granddad to Jack, Anna, Lola, Fletcher, Spencer and Seth, a dearly loved brother to Nellie, a dear uncle and friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 24th February, at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this, the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

Death Notices, 13th February, 2014 
 
BATES (Joyce). Suddenly on 6th February, 2014, at her home in Biddulph Moor. Edith Joyce, aged 80. The dearly loved wife of the late Donald Alfred Bates, loved sister of John and Anne and a very dear aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 21st February, at 11.20am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

COPESTAKE. Peacefully on 4th February, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Mary, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Fred Copestake. Loving mum of Terrance, Margery, Patricia, Ann and the late Janet, dear mother-in-law of Ellis and Maurice, and a cherished and treasured nan of Glynn, Tony, Lee, Kim, Terrance, Robert and Debbie. Cortege to leave her home today (Thursday, 13th February) 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FOSTER (Lilian Elsie). Peacefully at Winsford Grange Nursing Home on 5th February, 2014. Lilian, (88), formerly of Sandbach. Widow of Stanley Rainbow, and much missed mother of Jean and grandmother of Adrian. The funeral cortege will leave from Hawthorne Drive, Sandbach, at 11.30am on Monday, 17th February, for the service at Crewe Crematorium at noon by Canon Howard Eales, to which Lilian’s friends are warmly invited. No flowers, please, but donations, if desired, to the Cinnamon Trust, 10, Market Square, Hayle TR27 4HW. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
GIBSON (David). At rest on 3rd February, 2014, at the Moorlands Hospital, Leek, David Edward, aged 81 of Rushton Spencer. The beloved son of the late Herbert and Annie Gibson and a much loved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Funeral Saturday, 22nd February, service and interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, at noon. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton or Marie Curie Cancer Care. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
GOOSTREY (Ronald William). Peacefully at home in Cranage on 8th February, 2014, Ron, aged 84. Dearly loved husband of Isobelle, loving dad of Ann, Kathleen, Audrey, Carole and Ken, treasured grandad of Tor, Tom, Ben and Harry, dear brother of Lionel. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire NHS Trust. Funeral service at St John the Evangelist Church, Byley, tomorrow (Friday, 14th February) at noon. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HOLLINSHEAD (George). On Sunday, 2nd February, 2014, in hospital and of Werrington, Staffordshire. George, aged 87, dearly loved and treasured by Mavis, Chris and Dave, Geoff, John and Janet, Linda, Tony and Mandy, and loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral takes place today (Thursday, 13th February), with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 1.30pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Middlewich, 01606 836708.
 
KIRK (Eileen Mary). Formerly of Giantswood Lane, and Melton Drive. Eileen died peacefully on 3rd February at Westerlands Nursing home, Elloughton, East Riding of Yorkshire. She was a very special lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but especially her family who loved her so very much. Funeral on Monday, 17th February, at 12.30pm, at Haltemprice Crematorium, HU10 6DS. Family flowers only please; donations to Macmillan Nurses and Diabetes UK.
 
POINTON. At rest on Thursday, 6th February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, James Cyril (Jim), aged 80, of Congleton and formerly of Harriseahead, the devoted husband of Rose, father of Stephen and Nina, father-in-law of Julie and Lloyd and grandfather of Oliver, beloved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired, to the Salvation Army. For details of the funeral arrangements, please contact: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21, Fountain St, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk
 
ROWLEY (Ken). At rest on 5th February, 2014, at Stepping Hill Hospital. Kenneth, aged 72, of Congleton. The loving and devoted dad of Sarah and Caroline, loved father-in-law to Richard and Mark, and a devoted granddad of Kai, Tegan, Kenzie and Finley. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 18th February, at 11.30am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
STODDARD (Olwyn). Peacefully on 30th January, 2014, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Olwyn, aged 64, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Tony, loving mum of Philip, Gary and Mark, dearest mother-in-law to Emma and Sharon, devoted nan of Chloe, very dear sister of Kathleen, dear sister-in-law of Michael, Christine and Roy, and a special aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 17th February, at 10.35am for service at Biddulph Pentecostal Church at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
STONIER (Rita). At rest on 10th February, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Rita, aged 79, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Victor Stonier, loving mum of Stephen and Susan and step-mum of Michael and Neil, dearest mother-in-law of Sylvia, Phillip, Alison and Angela, loved nanna of Victoria, Joanne and Nina and step-nanna of Andrew, Helen and Rhiannon, a devoted great-grandma, very dear sister of Roy, Lenny and Pauline, a treasured sister-in-law and a dear aunty of Ian, Philip, Paul, Simon and John. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WALTON (David). Peacefully on 3rd February, 2014, at the UHNS. David Patrick, aged 71, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Beryl, loving dad of Jane, Paul and Stephen, very dear father-in-law of Wayne, Jayne and Nicola, devoted granddad of Emily, Matthew, Emma, James, Harry and Baby Bump, very dear brother-in-law of Alma, Dennis, John and Brenda, and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 14th February) at 9.30am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WOOTTON (Hella). Suddenly on 5th February, 2014, at the UHNS. Helene M L, aged 91, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late James Henry (Jim) Wootton, a loved sister-in-law of Andrea and John, Arthur and Wendy and a very dear aunt of Margaret, Susan, Brenda, Peter and Vanessa. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 18th February, at 1.45pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ZARB (Melanie née Dodds) of Biddulph. Died suddenly on 2nd February, 2014, at her home on Gozo, aged 42. The loving wife of Simon, youngest daughter of Eva and the late David Dodds. Loved sister of Jacqueline, David and Marie. A dear sister-in-law and special auntie to Louise, Rebekah, Joshua, Andrew, Estelle, Liam, Ethan, Shadrach and Moses. The funeral took place in Xewkiya, Gozo, on 7th February. A memorial service will take place tomorrow (Friday, 14th February) at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Biddulph, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this, the only intimation. Enquiries: Mrs Eva Dodds or Simon Zarb, 01782 518739.

 
 
 
Death Notices, 6th February, 2014 
 
ASTON (Barry). At rest on 27th January, 2014, at the UHNS. Barry, aged 78, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Lilian, devoted dad of Gary, Dawn and Julie, loving father-in-law of Michael, devoted granddad of Matthew, Levi, James, Denim, Mark, Callum and Arizona, dearest brother of Dorothy, very dear brother-in-law of Bill and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 10th February, at 1.20pm for service and interment at Hill Top Methodist church, Biddulph Moor, at 1.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Ward 109, UHNS. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BROWN (Zena). At rest on 30th January, 2014, at her home in Knypersley in the care of her loving family. Zena, aged 74, the dearly-loved wife of Stan Brown, loving mum of Stephen, Angela, Lesley, Daniel and Johnathon, loved mother-in-law of Sharon, Ian and Kelly, a devoted nannie of Alice, Ethan, Jacob, Shaun, Alexander, Aaron, Kimberley, Christina, Hayley, Jadyn, Louis, Levi, Amie and Shannon, and a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 12th February, at 10.50am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 11am prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CONWAY (Robin). Peacefully on 31st January, 2014, at MDGH. Robert Wilson, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Renee, loving dad of Diane, very dear father-in-law of John and a treasured grandpa of James, Julia and Andrew. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 11th February, at 12.50pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or British Heart Foundation. Mourning clothes not necessary. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COOPER (Margaret). Peacefully at home in Sandbach surrounded by her family on 1st February, 2014. Margaret, aged 83. Dearly loved wife of Roger, loving mum of Penny and husband Geoff, and special grandma of Julie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Service of thanksgiving at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 10th February, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
COWEN (Eleanor née Hudson). In the University Hospital of North Staffs on 29th January, 2014. Eleanor, aged 35, of Sandbach, the beloved wife of Philip and the precious mummy of Alice and Vincent. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 11th February, with a private cremation at Crewe Crematorium followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 11.30am. Family flowers only, by request, but a donation may be made, if desired. Enquiries and donations: Peter Forshaw, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
FOSTER (Audrey). Peacefully on 31st January, 2014, in the care of her loving husband at her home in Brown Edge. Audrey Grace, aged 88. The dearly loved wife of Clive Foster and a very good friend to many. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Pentecostal Church on Wednesday, 12th February, at 1pm, prior to interment at Brown Edge Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Pentecostal Church Mission Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

GIBBS Jill (née Woolley). At rest on 28th January, 2014, at the Royal Preston Hospital. Beloved wife to the late Michael Gibbs, mother and grandmother. Funeral to take place on Friday, 14th February, at the Parish Church of Mary Magdalene, Ribbleton Avenue, Preston, at 12.15pm. Floral tributes welcome, Please send flowers directly to the funeral directors: Browns, 54, Woodplumpton Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2LQ, to arrive no later than 9am on the 14th. Enquiries: 01772 726389.
 
KAYS. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of James Henry Joseph, aged 96, of Congleton who departed this life peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 27th January, 2014, fortified with the rites of the holy catholic church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Millicent Kays. Loving brother of Stanley, Vera, Peggy and the late Bill, the late Sadie and the late Bella and a dear brother-in-law and uncle and great-uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 7th February, at 10.45am for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment in St Peter’s Churchyard, Congleton. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to CAFOD. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KERRIGAN (Patrick Edward). On Friday, 24th January, 2014, in hospital and of Malkins Bank, Sandbach, and in the loving care of his family. Patrick, aged 66, the beloved husband of Pauline Kerrigan and a much-loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral to take place on Monday, 10th February, with a requiem mass at St Winefride’s Catholic Church, Sandbach, at 11am followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
LIMEBURNER. Peacefully on 28th January, 2014, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton. Elizabeth “Betty” aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold Limeburner and a dear friend to many. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 10th February, at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RSPCA or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NORBURY (Clifford Richard). Peacefully at home in Sproston on 2nd February, 2014. Clifford, dearly loved husband of Jane, father of David and the late Philip and grandad to Toby. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Marie Curie and Crossroads Carers Trust. Funeral service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Tuesday, 11th February, at 11.30am followed by a private family interment. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
SHAW (Joyce). At rest on 3rd February, 2014, at the UHNS. Joyce Mavis, aged 81, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John Shaw, a much loved sister of Norman and the late Stanley and Harold, very dear sister-in-law of Joyce, Vera, Doreen and Nora and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 11th February, at 2.20pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Parish Church. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Heart Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
STODDARD (Olwyn). Peacefully on 30th January, 2014, at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Olwyn, aged 64, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Tony, loving mum of Philip, Gary and Mark, dearest mother-in-law to Emma and Sharon, devoted nan of Chloe, very dear sister of Kathleen, dear sister-in-law of Michael, Christine and Roy and a special aunt. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Pentecostal Church prior to cremation at Carmountside crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WALTON (David). Peacefully on 3rd February, 2014, at the UHNS. David Patrick, aged 71, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Beryl, loving dad of Jane, Paul and Stephen, very dear father-in-law of Wayne, Jayne and Nicola, devoted granddad of Emily, Matthew, Emma, James, Harry and Baby Bump, very dear brother-in-law of Alma, Dennis, John and Brenda and a dear uncle. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 30th January, 2014
 
ASTON (Barry). At rest on 27th January, 2014, at the UHNS. Barry, aged 78, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Lilian, devoted dad of Gary, Dawn and Julie, loving father-in-law of Michael, devoted granddad of Matthew, Levi, James, Denim, Mark, Callum and Arizona, dearest brother of Dorothy, very dear brother-in-law of Bill and a dear uncle. The funeral service and interment will take place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
AXSON. Peacefully at Station House Nursing Home, Crewe, on 22nd January, 2014. Kathleen Axson, of Congleton and formerly of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Guy, and a much-loved mother, grandma and great-grandma. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 31st January) at 10.30am followed by burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or donations, if preferred, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
BADDELEY (Judith). Suddenly on 20th January, 2014, at the UHNS. Judith, aged 66, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of Fred Baddeley, loving mum of Glyn and his partner Sally, devoted grandma of Seren, very dear sister-in-law of William and Pat and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 3rd February, at 11.05am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 11.15am, prior to a private cremation. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Heart Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BARLOW (Tom). At rest on 24th January, 2014, at Cahersiveen Community Hospital, Co Kerry, Ireland. Thomas William, aged 82, formerly of Mow Cop Road, Mow Cop. The dearly loved husband of the late Margaret Emily Barlow. Loving dad of Thomas William, Ann and Richard. Loved father-in-law of Josephine and Michael. Devoted grandad of Marie, Thomas, Kerry-Ann and Megann, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOSTOCK (David). Suddenly on 21st January, 2014, William David, aged 72, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Pat Bostock, loving dad of Linda and Darren, loved brother of the late Ros, dearest brother-in-law of Eric, Bob and Maureen, Susan and Norman, Jane and Nick, and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 5th February, at 11.45am for service at Biddulph Methodist Church, at noon, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CHRISTIE (Muriel Audrey). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 12th January, 2014. Muriel, aged 80, of Sandbach, the beloved wife of the late Jack Christie. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 5th February, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alms Houses Community Fund for Rosie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
COPE (Roy). At rest on 20th January, 2014, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. Roy, aged 82, of Biddulph and formerly of Fegg Hayes. The loving husband of the late Doris, dearly loved dad of Doris and Derek, dearest father-in-law of Graham and Marg, treasured granddad of Simone and Jan, devoted great-granddad of Hannah and a much-loved brother and uncle. Cortege to leave his son’s home in Chell on Monday, 3rd February, at 12.05pm for service at St Michael’s Church, Chell, at 12.15pm, prior to interment at Tunstall Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
EDDEN (Betty). Suddenly on 4th January, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Betty Pamela, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Frank Edden and a very dear aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 10th February, at 11.20am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet for the service and after kindly disperse. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HIGGINS (née Morris) Margaret. At rest on 21st January, 2014. Margaret, aged 58, of Alsager and formerly of Hassall Green. The beloved mother of Patrick and Shane, loving mother-in-law of Libby and Elizabeth, treasured nan of Josh, Calvin, Codi, Savanna, Abby, Patrick, Jacob, Joe, Harry, Erin and Seamus, and dear sister of Jim, John, Bob, Melvin, Kevin and the late Michael Bernard, Kenneth and Marion. Service at St Gabriel’s RC Church, Alsager, today (Thursday, 30th January) at 11am followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Leighton Hospital (Macmillan Unit). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
JONES (David). Suddenly on 21st January, 2014, at his home in Gillow Heath. David Gordon Beckett, aged 78. The dearly loved husband of Joan Jones, loving dad of Patricia and son-in-law Steven, devoted granddad of Christopher, dearest brother of Terry, Glyn, Trevor, Kathleen and the late Michael, very dear brother-in-law of Beryl, Ann, Vera, Stewart and Susan, David and Ann, Josephine and Paul, and a very dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 31st January) at 2.20pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
KAYS. Peacefully on 27th January, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. James, aged 96, of Congleton The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Millicent Kays. Loving brother of Stanley, Vera, Peggy and the late Bill, the late Sadie and the late Bella, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Requiem mass will take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, prior to interment in St Peter’s Churchyard, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to CAFOD. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KERANS (Leslie). Former landlord of The Talbot, Ladybarn, Ye Olde Cock, Didsbury and The Brownlow, Congleton, died at home on 9th January, aged 79. Much loved and missed by wife Isabel, children Jennifer, Wendy and John and his grandchildren. The family are proud that Les chose to donate his body to the school of anatomy. An informal memorial event will be held at 1.30pm on Monday, 17th February, at the Ring ‘o’ Bells, 130, Church Lane, Marple, SK6 7AY. Enquiries: please email leskeransmemorial@gmail.com
 
LIMEBURNER. Peacefully on 28th January, 2014. Elizabeth “Betty” aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold Limeburner and a dear friend to many. Service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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 RSPCA or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MINSHULL. Peacefully at rest at Bradwell Court Residential Home on 24th January, 2014. Marguerite (Peggy) Minshull, aged 95. Dearly loved widow of the late Bill Minshull, formerly of Buxton Road, Buglawton. Treasured mother of Clive, Rita, Marlene, Maria and mother-in-law of Pauline, Mick, Keith and the late Brian. Grandmother of Julie, Mark, Andrew, Kerry, Richard, Stephen, Lisa and Kay, and great-grandmother of Thomas, Jack, Natalie, Lucia, Alexandra, Cameron and Scarlet. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Funeral arrangements are yet to be confirmed. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MITTEN (Samuel Lewis). On 12th January, sadly passed away, aged 88. The beloved husband of Millicent; devoted father of Charlie, Allen, David, Ann, Sammy, John, Janet, Jane and Stephen; cherished grandfather and great-grandfather. Sam will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all his family and many friends. The funeral service took place at St Clement’s Church, Urmston, on 23rd January, followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. Donations to British Lung Foundation maybe forwarded to C L Birkett and Son, 111, Higher Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 9AX, 0161 746 8242 / 0161 865 2760.
 
PROUDLOVE (Annice). Peacefully in St Stephen’s Nursing Home on 20th January, 2014. Annice, aged 84, formerly of Congleton Road, Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Gordon. Loving mum of Kevin. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Nursing Home. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 7th February at 1.20pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
RIDDLE (John). At rest on 25th January, 2014, at MDGH. John Alan, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Janet, a very dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a dear friend. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 7th February, at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this, the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SHERRATT (Joyce). Peacefully on 22nd January, 2014, in the care of the staff of Douglas Macmillan Hospice in the presence of her loving family after a long illness borne with great courage. Joyce Mary, aged 81, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late John Edward (Jack) Sherratt, loving mum of Alan, Philip and Steven, loved mother-in-law of Jean, devoted nana of Joanne and David, cherished great-nana of James, dearest sister of Lillian, Ray, Colin, Christopher and the late Arthur, and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 4th February, at 10.10am for service at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital, Douglas Macmillan Hospice or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
STANWAY (Glyn). Suddenly on 22nd January, 2014, at his home in Brown Lees, Glyn aged 88. The dearly loved husband of Margaret Stanway, a much-loved brother of Doris, Eileen and the late Joan, and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 4th February, at 1pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Heart Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
THOMPSON. Peacefully on 26th January, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, William Arthur “Bill” aged 85, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rita. The loving dad of Mark and Paul, dear father-in-law of Jane and Susan, and a cherished and treasured granddad of George, Harry, Joshua and Sarah. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 6th February, at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 23rd January, 2014
 
 
BAILEY. Peacefully on 13th January, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Kenneth (“Ken”) aged 84. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Barbara Bailey, of Mossley; loving dad of Michael; dear father-in-law of Hazel; cherished granddad of Mathew and his partner Christine; treasured great-granddad of Catherine; loving brother of Hazel and the late Marian; dear brother-in-law of Noel, Beryl, Hazel, Fred, John, Michael, Dave and Jeanette and a dear uncle to Clare and Jayne. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 28th January, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BURT (Pam). Peacefully in Oxfordshire on Friday, 17th January, Pam, aged 84, formerly of Mill Lane, Wheelock. The dearly loved wife of the late Alan, mother of Michael and Pat, and grandfather to Trevor and Zoe. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to M E Research and the 25% ME Group. A service of thanksgiving will be held on Friday, 31st January, at 1pm at Wheelock Methodist Church. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CHAMBERS (Melville). Peacefully on 15th January at his home in Congleton, Melville, aged 60. The dearly loved partner of Yvonne; loving dad of Gareth and step-children Tanja, Deborah, Dianne, John, Tony and Sean; devoted granddad of Jaymie-Leigh, Dannielle, Jessika and Katelynn; very dear brother of Kenneth, Ruth and Susan and a dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 27th January, at 2pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COPE (Roy). At rest on 20th January at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, surrounded by his loving family, Roy, aged 81, of Biddulph, formerly of Fegg Hayes. The loving husband of the late Doris; dearly loved dad of Doris and Derek; dearest father-in-law of Graham and Marg; treasured granddad of Simone and Jan; devoted great-granddad of Hannah and a much-loved brother and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Michael’s Church, Chell, prior to interment at Tunstall Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
DUCKWORTH. Peacefully on 13th January at her home, Karen, aged 45, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Mr Barry Finney; loving mum of Stacy and the late Ryan, and a dear sister of Paul and Ellen. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 27th January, at 1.50pm for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2pm, 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 WWF, Diabetes UK or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Hazel). At rest on 16th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Hazel, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Cyril Arthur Goodwin; dearest sister of Michael and the late Albert and Betty, dearest sister-in-law of Valerie; very dear aunt of Beryl and Geoff, Linda and Andrew and Michael, and a dear great-aunt of Sharon, Debbie, Laura, Clare and Adam. The cortege to leave her brother’s home in Congleton on Thursday, 30th January, at 1.30pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HALLOWS (Martin). On Tuesday, 14th January, Martin, aged 46, passed away at home in Sandbach, after a long illness. The dear and devoted husband of the late Mary Hallows and a much-loved son and brother. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 24th January), with a service at St Winefride’s Catholic Church, Sandbach, at 11.30am, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
NEWTON. Peacefully, but suddenly, at Leighton Hospital on 12th January, 2014, William Maurice Newton “Bill,” aged 72, of Sandbach, and formerly Brereton. The dearly beloved husband of Janet, and much loved father to Jonathan and Katherine. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 24th January), at St John’s Church, Sandbach, at 11am, followed by burial. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
 
ROWLEY (John). At rest on 15th January at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, John, aged 70, formerly of Biddulph and Stoke. The dearly loved husband of the late Molly Elizabeth Rowley. Loved father of Paul and his partner Janis and a dear brother of Ann, Christine, Margaret, George and Sue. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 31st January, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 16th January, 2014

AYRE
(John Charles). Suddenly, at home in Brereton, on Wednesday, 8th January, John aged 72. The dearly loved partner of Gill; loving dad of Susie and Tracey, and their mum Alwyn; father-in-law to Barry and John, and granddad to Rebecca, Thomas, Katie, Charlotte, Jack and Harry. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church Roof Fund and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (cheques made payable to Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust). The funeral service is at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 21st January, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BAILEY. Peacefully on 9th January at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Beverley (“Bev”), aged 59. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Trevor Bailey, of Congleton; loving mum of Danielle, Karl, Richard, Luke, Gary and Victoria; dear mother-in-law of Scott; treasured Nannie of Abbey, Lewis, Gemma, Kane and the late Caitlin, and a dear sister and sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her daughter Victoria’s home on Wednesday, 22nd January, at 2.10pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BAXTER (Frances). Suddenly on 6th January at her home in Biddulph, Frances, aged 88. The dearly loved wife of the late William Baxter; loving mum of Jean, Shirley and Linda; loved mother-in-law of Ted, Dave and Tony; a devoted grandma of Ian, Amy and Scott; dearest sister of Joyce and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 20th January at 12.20pm for a service at St John’s church, Knypersley, at 12.30pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to air ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BELL (Ann). At rest on 11th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Doreen Ann, aged 67, of Congleton. The much loved mum of Nerys and son-in-law Gary; devoted nanna of Cody and Elle; dearest sister of Joan and her partner Mick; very dear aunt of Marcus and Sue, Christian and Nicola and Adrian, and a dear great-aunt of Jack, Joseph, Anthony, Grant and Miya. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 21st January, at 9.30am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, or, if desired, donations to NSPCC. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BIRTLES (Harold Wilfred). Peacefully on 6th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Harold Wilfred, aged 95, of West Heath, Congleton. The much loved husband of Elsie; a dearly loved dad of Allen and Peter, and a loving father-in-law of Glenis and Lynne. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal takes place at noon on Friday, 24th January, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Flowers or donations may be sent, if so desired, in favour of the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

DALE. Peacefully on 7th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Nancy, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Albert Dale. Loving mum of Stephen, Alan and Brian; dear mother-in-law of Dione, Lesley and Lisa; cherished grandma of Robert, Rachel and Sarah and a treasured great-grandma. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 20th January at 10.10am 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 RNLI or air ambulance. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

DALY (Chris). Peacefully on Tuesday, 7th January in the care of staff at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Christopher, aged 76, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Sylvia; loving dad of Nigel, Mary and Ann; loved father-in-law of Tracey, John and Brian; a devoted granddad and great-granddad and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service and interment takes place at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, tomorrow (Friday, 17th January) at 11am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to New Road Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GILL (David Michael). Passed away 16th December, 2013, aged 40. Mr and Mrs M Gill (mum and dad), Mr and Mrs K Gill (brother and sister-in-law), Sophie and Josh (niece and nephew), would like to thank David’s friends and ours that attended the funeral service at Crewe Crematorium Chapel on Monday, 6th January, especially Dennis, Chink, Dave and Grace, and all from the Farmer’s Arms, Congleton, as well as Sharon from Co-operative Funeral Care. Keep on trucking in heaven, driver.

GOODFELLOW (Eileen Mary). At peace on 8th January, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness borne bravely and with dignity. Eileen Mary, in her 85th year, of Rushton Spencer. The dearly loved and loving wife of Ron; much loved mum of Michael and Barbara; mother-in-law of Pam and Tim, and a wonderful nanny and great-nanny. The funeral is on Monday, 27th January, following a private cremation. A service of thanksgiving will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, at noon. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers please by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, 01538 382048.

KENNERLEY. Peacefully on 5th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Emily, aged 89. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Percy Kennerley, of Congleton. The much loved mum of Robert and the late Barbara; dear mother-in-law of Pat; cherished grandma of Claire and Alison and a treasured great-grandma of Emily. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 17th January, at 11.15am for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Stroke Association. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LIGHTFOOT (Brenda). At rest on 7th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with COPD, Brenda, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Colin Lightfoot; loving mother of Christine and Christopher; loved mother-in-law of Connie; devoted grandma of Isabelle, Jonathon and Sera; very dear aunt of Geoffrey, Ian and Jayne and dear cousin of Aileen. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium tomorrow (Friday, 17th January) at 10am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

LILLEY (Thomas, “Tom”). Peacefully on Tuesday, 7th January, in the care of the wonderful staff at Douglas Macmillan Hospice and in the presence of his daughter. Tom, aged 86, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved husband of the late Rose; loving dad of Karen (Kay); a loved father-in-law of Roger, and devoted granddad of Adam and Lauren. The service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 22nd January, at 2pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the family. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204/ 711244.

MAKSYMIW (Basil). Suddenly on 8th January at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Wasyl (Basil), aged 89 years, of Packmoor (former miner). The dearly loved husband of Jadwiga; much loved father of Peter and Halina and a loved father-in-law to Christopher. The funeral service will take place at St Patrick’s RC Church, Packmoor, prior to interment at Burslem Cemetery on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PARKINSON (Brenda). Peacefully on 9th January, 2014, at the UHNS. Brenda, aged 84, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Bob Parkinson; loving mum of Robert and Gaynor; loved mother-in-law to Jill and Nigel; devoted grandma of Lee; dearest sister of Jean; very dear sister-in-law of John and Molly, and a dear aunt. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Wednesday, 22nd January at 11am prior to interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

UNWIN (Margaret). Peacefully on 14th January in the care of staff at East Cheshire Hospice, Margaret, aged 93, of Congleton and formerly of Mow Lane, Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Frank Unwin; loving mum of Richard; devoted gran of Graham and Sarah; dearest step-mum of Stanley and the late Frank, and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WEBB (Phyllis). Peacefully on 10th January, in the care of the staff of Springbank Nursing Home, Knypersley, Phyllis, aged 93, formerly of Conway Road and Park Lane, Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Arthur Webb; loved sister of Joe and the late Elsie and Gerald; dearest sister-in-law of Kathleen and Elaine and a dear aunt of Janet, Michael and Stuart. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Pentecostal Church on Tuesday, 21st January, at 11.20am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph Pentecostal Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WOOD (Gladys, “Sis”). At rest on 10th January at the UHNS, after a long illness bravely borne, Margaret Gladys Doreen (“Sis”), aged 82, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Peter Wood; loving mother of Kenneth and daughter-in-law Marie; devoted nana of Phillip and Steven; very dear sister of the late Bill, Evelyn, Louis and Joseph, and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at Brindley Ford Methodist Church prior to interment at Burslem Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to renal ward, UHNS. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 2nd January, 2014

 

 

 

 

 
BAILIE (Flora Stewart). On 22nd December, 2013, peacefully in Sunrise Senior Living, Mobberley, and of Lovell Court, Holmes Chapel. Flora, in her 102nd year. Sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday, 6th January, at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for the British Red Cross may be sent to the funeral directors: J A Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DW, 01565 632644.
 
BARNETT. Peacefully on 23rd December at Congleton War Memorial Hospital, after an illness fought with great bravery. Doreen, aged 76. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Brian Barnett, of Mossley; loving mum of Stephen, Ivan, David and Paul; dear mother-in-law of Cathy, Louise, Meu and Tammy and a much cherished and treasured grandma. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 8th January at 1.50pm for a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Aston Ward, Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BASSETT. Peacefully on 25th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Edith, aged 81. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Bill Bassett, of Congleton; loving mum of Julie Ann, Cathrine and Nigel; dear mother-in-law of Stephen, Richard and Kerri, and a cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BAYLEY (Frank). On Wednesday, 18th December, at home in Malkins Bank, Sandbach, Frank, aged 97, the beloved husband of Joan Bayley and a much loved dad, granddad and great-granddad. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 8th January, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Teenage Cancer Trust. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BYTHEWAY (Marjorie). Peacefully on 27th December at MDGH, Marjorie, aged 90 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Roy Bytheway, loving mum of Keith and Jill, very dear mother-in-law of Christine and David, treasured nana of Brandon and Michelle and Robert, dearest sister of Jessie, a dear aunty and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 8th January, at 1.45pm for service at Cross Street Pentecostal Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. 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 Stroke Association or ward 11 at MDGH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
CORBISHLEY (Joanne). At rest on 22nd December at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, aged 38. Daughter of the late George and Linda Shufflebotham; loving mum of Charlotte, Joseph and Svenna. The funeral service and interment take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 9th January, at noon. Family flowers only; donations for ward 25 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Afterwards, please disperse from the graveside. Enquiries: J Haynes, Eccleshall, 01785 850572.
 
EVANS (Thomas Edward). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital, Tom, aged 90, of Brereton. Loving husband of Hilda; dear dad of Philip and wife Olwyn, and granddad of Graham and wife Rachel, and great-granddad to Harry. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church Roof Fund. The funeral service takes place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 7th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
GAUNT. Suddenly on 22nd December at her home Grace, aged 86. The dearly loved wife of the late Albert Gaunt, of Congleton; loving mum of Heather, Jeremy and Timothy; dear mother-in-law of Nigel and Pauline; much cherished gran of Nathan, Kayleigh, Ryan and Lauren. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 9th January 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 Aston Ward, Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HUDSON (David). Peacefully on 26th December at East Cheshire Hospice, David Graham, aged 56, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Alec and Barbara, dearest brother of Michael and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave his parents’ home in Congleton on Thursday, 9th January at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HUNTER. Peacefully on 19th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brian, aged 78. The dearly loved husband of Barbara Hunter, of Congleton; loving dad of Jon and Matt; dear father-in-law of April and Sam, and a cherished granddad of Iona, Judah, Neve and Seren. The cortege will leave his home on Friday, 10th January at 1.25pm for a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm followed by a service of celebration at New Life Church, Congleton, at 3pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital or high dependency unit, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TATTON (Yvonne, formerly Wood, née Lawton). At peace on 19th December, 2013, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home, Alsager, Yvonne, aged 66, of Biddulph, and Leek. The beloved wife of the late Bernard Tatton; much loved mum of Karl and Steph; very dear sister of Dorothy and John, and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Enquiries: S Sigley Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
TREMBATH (Ernest). Formerly of Kennet Drive, Congleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, 21st December, aged 92. He will be fondly missed by his sister Joan, his sons David, Martin, Richard and William, their families and by all those fortunate enough to have known him during his lengthy life. His funeral will be held at 1.45pm, on Friday, 10th January, at Cheltenham Crematorium. Letters of condolence can be sent to W S Trenhaile Funeral Directors, Apostle House, 175, London Road, Cheltenham GL52 6HN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 24th December 2013

 

 

 

 

 
BERRESFORD (Philip William). Peacefully at rest while at home on Tuesday, 17th December, 2013, in the presence and loving care of his wife Kathleen. Philip, aged 72, of Congleton, and formerly of Butt Lane. The dearly loved husband of Kathleen and a much-loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Philip will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 7th January, at 11am, followed by interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to RNLI (lifeboats) or St Stephen’s Church. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3HR, 01782 785937.
 
GARSIDE (John). Peacefully on 18th December, 2013, at The Haywood Hospital, John, aged 80, of John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Gwynneth Garside, loving dad of Martyn and Joanne, much-loved father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 3rd January, at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Parish Church. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to CRY or the Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GILL (David Michael). Suddenly on 16th December in Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, and of Congleton, David Gill, aged 40. David will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 6th January, at Crewe Crematorium at 10.40am. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, CW1 4EA, 01270 584329.
 
OAKES (Rita). Suddenly but peacefully on 22nd December, 2013, at her home in Newcastle. Margaret (Rita) aged 72. The dearly loved wife of the late Bob Oakes, loving mum of Debra and Steven, loved mother-in-law to Michael and Karen, devoted nan of Kerry, Kieron, Ethan and Ashton, dearest sister of Anna, Hugo, Tommy and Billy, very dear sister-in-law of Sharon and a dear aunt. The funeral service will take place at Cross Heath Methodist Church, Newcastle, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Notices, 19th December 2013

 

 

 

 

BAILEY (Beryl, née Hopcraft). Peacefully on 11th December at her home in Knypersley in the loving arms of Clive, Deborah and Kathie. Beryl, aged 63. The dearly loved wife of Clive, loving mum of Deborah, dearest sister of Kathie, Peter, Barbara, Helen and the late Bill and Lynn, and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 23rd December, at 1.45pm for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

 
BARTON. Peacefully on 15th December at his sister’s home after an illness fought with great bravery and dignity. Basil, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted dad of Corinna and Thomas; dear father-in-law of Dermot; cherished and treasured granddad of Chloe; loving brother of June, Harry, Doreen and the late Desmond; dear brother-in-law of Rita, the late Jim and the late Michael and a much loved uncle and great-uncle. The cortege is to leave his sister Doreen’s home on Monday, 30th December, at 1.15pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLOSE (Pam). Peacefully on 15th December at Greengables Nursing Home. Pamela Joy, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late David Anthony Close, loving mum of Jos, Steve, Sue, Lu and Ant, very dear mother-in-law of Hazel, Caroline, Davey, John and Jude, loved nana Pam and grandma of Amanda, Anna, Eve, Beth, Adam, Ben, Sam, Rob, Vica, Becky, Ben, Sam and Tom, a devoted great-grandma, treasured sister of Gerry and Nigel, dearest sister-in-law of Betty, Peggy, Max and Delia and a dear aunty, great-aunty and great-great-aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 31st December at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DAVIES (Audrey, née Edwards). Peacefully on 13th December at her home in Congleton in the care of her loving family. Audrey, aged 88. The dearly loved wife of John Davies. Loving mother of Sara Lepi and Rowena Davies. Loved mother-in-law of Michael, devoted grandma of Elizabeth, David and Nicole and a dear aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 24th December, at 11.20am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829
 
GIBSON. Peacefully on 15th December at Greengables Nursing Home, Evelyn, aged 91. The dearly loved wife of the late John Gibson, of Congleton; dear sister of Raymond, and a much-loved aunt and great-aunt. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GREENSMITH (Eric). Suddenly on 13th December at the UHNS. Eric, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Mavis, loving dad of Heather and Erica, very dear father-in-law of Nigel and Paul, treasured granddad of Tara, Aston, Kane, Iysha, Chad and Kyle, devoted great-granddad of Stanley, dearest brother of Mick and Shaun, and like a brother to Ray, dear brother-in-law of Linda, Ann and Alan, and like a brother-in-law to Maureen and Sylvia. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 3rd January, at 10.15am prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JUKES (Brian). Suddenly on 5th December at his home in Biddulph, Brian, aged 77 years. The dearly loved husband of the late Doreen Jukes, loving dad of David. A devoted granddad and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 23rd December, at 10.50am for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am prior to interment at Biddulph Parish Church. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NIXON. Suddenly on 2nd December at her home, Edith “Margery,” aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Nixon; loving mum of Terrie; dear mother-in-law of Albert; cherished grandma of Andrew, Michael, Alan, Vicki and Megan; treasured great-grandma of Jessica, Hannah, Mitchell, Morgan, William, Aaron and Jarrod. The cortege is to leave her home tomorrow (Friday) at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Crossroads. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SILVEY (Bobby). Suddenly on 10th December at the UHNS. Robert, aged 60, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Frances, loving dad of David, Leanne and Leo, a loved father-in-law, devoted granddad and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home tomorrow (Friday) at 10am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
STUBBS (Beryl). At rest on 12th December at East Cheshire Hospice, Beryl, aged 70, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of Tony, loving mum of Barry and Stuart, very dear mother-in-law of Jodi, devoted nanny of Lilly, dearest sister of Cliff and June and a dear sister-in-law of Lyn and Michael. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 30th December, at 10am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service and after kindly disperse. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
THORNHILL (Harry). At rest on 16th December at the UHNS. Harry, aged 73, of Harriseahead. The dearly loved husband of the late Vera. Loving dad of Antony and Adrian. Loved father-in-law of Marie. Devoted grandad of Emily and Lottie, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his son’s and daughter-in-law’s home in Knypersley on Monday, 30th December at 12.40pm for service at Harriseahead Methodist church at 1pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

 


 

VERNON (Grace). Peacefully on 14th December in the loving care of the staff of Prestbury Beaumont Nursing Home. Grace Emily, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Edward Vernon, loving mum of Charles and Angela, very dear mother-in-law of Ian and treasured nan of Gareth, Emma, Helen, James and Lucy. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 23rd December, at 10.45am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

 

Death Notices 12th December, 2013 

 

 

ASHMORE (Ellen). Suddenly passed away on 7th December, 2013, at her home in Eaton. Ellen, aged 89. The dearly loved wife of the late Arnold Ashmore, devoted mum of Allen, Brian, Paul and the late David and Geoffrey, dearest mother-in-law of Janet, Carole and Angela, treasured grandma of Richard, Martin, Rachel, Stacey and Lawrence, very dear sister of Hilda and a dear aunty. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Tuesday, 17th December, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BENTLEY (Stan). At rest on 4th December, 2013, at UHNS after a short illness bravely borne, Stanley George (Stan) aged 89, of Meir Heath. The dearly loved husband of Wynn Bentley, loving dad of Paula and Angela, loved father-in-law to Philip, devoted granddad of Primrose and Tilly, dearest brother of Ken and Dorothy, and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 16th December, at 11am for service at Broadway Methodist Church, Meir, at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

BUBB (Frank William). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital, on 5th December, aged 87, after a long illness. Dearly loved husband of Frances, loving father of Simon and Jill and grandfather of Andrew. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 16th December, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Arthritis Research UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, 01625 425284.
 
BURGESS (Margaret Rose) née Goode. Peacefully at rest in Hollymere Nursing Home, Haslington, on 2nd December, 2013. Margaret, aged 81, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted wife of the late Gerald, treasured sister of Maureen, Dennis, George, Les and the late Jack, and a dear auntie of Joan, Diane and Dora. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 18th December, with a service at the parish church of St Mary, Sandbach, at 12.30pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
DEAKIN. Peacefully on 5th December, 2013, at The Rowans Care Centre, Macclesfield. Gerald Henry, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Freda Deakin. Loving mum of David and Linda, dear father-in-law of Janet and David, cherished granddad of Justine and Tim, treasured great-granddad of Evie, Jacob, Seth and Thea, and a dear brother-in-law of Rita. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 18th December, at 1.45pm for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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 Age UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DUTTON (Gladys). Peacefully on 4th December, 2013, at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Gladys, aged 99, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Walter Dutton, loving mum of Ashley and Keith, dearest mother-in-law of Wendy and the late Margaret, treasured nana of Melvyn and Tina and Amy and Ryan, devoted great-grandma of Charlotte, Victoria, Lauren and Ethen and a very dear aunt. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 19th December, at 1pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Tall Oaks Nursing Home residents’ comforts fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GIBSON (Hilda). Peacefully on 8th December, 2013, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Hilda Reynolds, aged 85, of Congleton. Hilda was a much-loved mum, gran and great-gran. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations to Autistic Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JUKES (Brian). Suddenly on 5th December, 2013, at his home in Biddulph. Brian, aged 77. The dearly loved husband of the late Doreen Jukes, loving dad of David. A devoted grandad and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church prior to interment at Biddulph Parish Church on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MARTIN (Frank Donald). At rest on 5th December, 2013, at his home in Harriseahead. Frank, aged 83, formerly of Wrexham. The dearly loved husband of the late Alice Martin, much loved partner of Gwen, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 16th December, at 1pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MCKEARS (Frances Nellie). Peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on 1st December, 2013. Frances, aged 91, of Congleton and formerly of Astbury. Dearly loved wife of the late Philip Arthur, loving mum of Ruth, Claire and Helen, treasured grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Unit at MDGH. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 17th December, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 

MOSEDALE (Roy). At rest on 5th December, 2013, at Astbury Mere Care Home. William Roy, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Alice and the late Dorothy and a dear uncle and cousin. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Monday, 16th December, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NICHOLLS. Peacefully on 6th December, 2013, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Linda, aged 68, formerly of Brown Edge. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Michael Nicholls. Loving mum of Sandra, dear mother-in-law of Darren, cherished and treasured gran of Jacob, dear sister of Dave and Jill and sister-in-law of Helen and Ron. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home on Thursday, 19th December, at 1.35pm for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.45pm, prior to committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Rainbow Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SAVAGE (Katy). At rest on 1st December, 2013, after a long illness borne with great courage and dignity. Katy, aged 24, of Biddulph. The dearly loved daughter of Ian and Angela, much-loved sister of Holly. Devoted granddaughter of Keith, Christine, Irene and the late Geoff, and a very dear niece and cousin. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 17th December, at noon. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SHARP (Albert). At rest on 5th December, 2013, at MDGH. Albert John, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Doreen, loving dad of Sue and a devoted granddad of Lauren and Georgia. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 20th December, at 12.10pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SHAW (Kenneth “Ken”). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 3rd December, 2013. Ken, aged 81, of Elworth, Sandbach, the dear and devoted husband of Gladys and the much loved dad of Peter and Alan. Funeral to take place on Monday, 16th December, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SILVEY (Bobby). Suddenly on 10th December, 2013, at UHNS. Robert, aged 60, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Frances, loving dad of David, Leanne and Leo, a loved father-in-law, devoted granddad and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TOMLINSON (George). Peacefully on 24th November, 2013, George, aged 80, of Haslington. Dearly loved husband of Thelma, loving dad of Andrew and wife Janice, Joy and husband Charlie and treasured grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society and Primrose House patients’ comfort fund. Funeral service on Monday, 16th December, at 11am at Winterley Methodist Church. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WILDE (John). Suddenly on 8th December, 2013, at his home in Brown Lees. John Henry, aged 81. The dearly loved husband of Enid Wilde, loving dad of Mark and daughter-in-law Joanne, dearest brother-in-law of Christine and John and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church prior to cremation on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WRIGHT (Stewart John). Peacefully on 2nd December, 2013, in East Cheshire Hospice after a short illness, bravely borne. Stewart, aged 45. Beloved husband of Sarah, dearly loved dad of Amber and Harry, much loved son of Susan and Pat, dear brother of Ian, son-in-law of Tess and Keith. Stewart will be accepted into St James’s Church, Gawsworth, on Sunday, 15th December, at 7.30pm for friends to pay their respects. His funeral will take place on Monday, 16th December, at noon followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations to East Cheshire Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer UK. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.

 
 

 

 

 

 

Death Notices 5th December, 2013

 

 

 

 

 
BROUGH. Peacefully on 26th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Dr David Brough, aged 70. The dearly loved husband of Patricia Brough, of Congleton; loving and devoted dad of Timothy and Claire and a loving nephew of Auntie Emily. The cortege leaves his home tomorrow (Friday, 6th December) at 1.45pm for a service and 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 Countess of Chester Hospital or ICU, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FRYER (George). Suddenly on 28th November at his home in Harriseahead. George, aged 90. The dearly loved husband of the late Joyce, loving dad of Neil and daughter-in-law Dianne, devoted granddad of Becci and Robert, cherished great-granddad of Bethan Kate, dearest brother of Agnes, very dear brother-in-law of Iris, Ivy, Emmie and Mary and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place at Harriseahead Methodist Church prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HADNUM (Andrew). Peacefully on 28th November in the presence of his loving family. Andrew, aged 50, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Julie, loving dad of Melissa, Aimi and Fiona, loved father-in-law to David, Ian and Jack, devoted granddad of Owen, George, Isla, Harriette and Rupert, dearest son-in-law of Jean and Arthur, Gordon and Dorothy, very dear brother of Margaret, Robert and Alex and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday (9th December), at 1.50pm for service at the Church of the English Martyrs, Church Road, Biddulph at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Parish Church. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LEESE (Tony). At rest on 25th November at his home in Congleton. Anthony William George, aged 60, formerly of Leek. The dearly loved partner of Elizabeth, loving dad of Adele, Saffron, Conor and Jocasta and a dear granddad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday (10th December), at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NEEDHAM (Peter). Peacefully on 26th November at MDGH. Peter, aged 77, of Congleton and formerly of Bosley. The dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Andrew, Richard and Alison, very dear father-in-law of Lesley, Pim and Steven, much loved grandpa of Jennifer, Emma, John, Sophie, Kate and James, dearest brother of Jim, Margaret, Doris and Alec, dear brother-in-law of Yvonne, Arthur, Robert and Ruth and a treasured uncle. Following at private cremation, a service of thanksgiving for Peter’s life will take place at Bosley Methodist Church tomorrow (Friday, 6th December) at 11.15am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Bosley Methodist Church, East Cheshire Hospice or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SAVAGE (Katy). At rest on 1st December after a long illness borne with great courage and dignity. Katy, aged 24, of Biddulph. The dearly loved daughter of Ian and Angela, much-loved sister of Holly. Devoted granddaughter of Keith, Christine, Irene and the late Geoff and a very dear niece and cousin. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SPOONER. Suddenly on 30th November at his home, Paul Rodney, aged 62, of Congleton. The loving and devoted dad of Jack and Sam; dear step-dad of Vicky and Ben; loving brother of Kelvin and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave Judith’s home on Wednesday (11th December), at 2.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILD (Margaret). At rest on 26th November at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton. Margaret, aged 81, of Gillow Heath and formerly of Newcastle. The dearly loved wife of the late Peter Wild, loving mum of Howard and Deborah, very dear mother-in-law of David, treasured grandma of Chloe, Melanie, Chloe and Darcie. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home in Congleton tomorrow (Friday, 6th December), at 10.10am for service and interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph at 10.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.