Deaths

Death Notices, 1st December, 2016
 
BRITTAIN (Dilys). Peacefully on 22nd November at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dilys, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 65 years of Geoffrey Brittain; loving mum of Robert; dear mother-in-law of Susan; cherished nan of Guy and Nina; treasured great-nan of Jenson and Georgette; dear sister of Audrey and Glynn, and sister-in-law of Mavis. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 5th December at 10.40am for a service at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St James The Great Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CALVERLEY (Belinda, née Dutton). Peacefully on 22nd November, 2016, at her home in Ipstones, surrounded by her family, Belinda, aged 51. The dearly loved wife of John; much loved daughter of Margaret and John; sister of Karen; sister-in-law of Brian; auntie of Antonia and Greg, and great-aunt. The funeral is on Wednesday, 7th December, with a service at St Bartholomew’s Church, Butterton, at 11am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers please by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
CUMBERBATCH (Maureen Edith). At rest on 27th November, 2016, at home and surrounded by her loving family and friends. Maureen, aged 79, of Biddulph. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 16th December, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Macmillan and Marie Curie Hospice at Home. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GOODWIN (Charles). At peace on Thursday, 24th November at Park Lane Care Home, Charles, aged 94, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris; loving dad of Dennis, Kevin, Stephen and the late Susan; a very dear father-in-law; much loved granddad and great-grandad, dear cousin and good friend to many. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
GREPPELLINI (Quinto). At rest on 18th November, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Quinto, aged 89, dearly loved husband of Vittoria. The dear dad of George, Anna, Angelo, Robby, Alan and the late Maria. Dear father-in-law, loving granddad and great-granddad; also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle who was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church RIP, on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Reception into church Thursday, 1st December, at 5.15pm. Requiem mass to be held on Friday, 2nd December, at English Martyrs RC Church at 8.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Vittoria and family have requested, with the mass being so early in the morning, if anyone would like to attend the service at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am, they are more than welcome. Formal attire or Stoke City colours to be worn. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to UHNS charitable fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HANCOCK (Sam). Suddenly at home on 23rd November, Sam, aged 95, of Alsager, formerly of Hassall Green. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris; loving dad of Keith, Lynda, Jean and the late Paul and David; a treasured granddad and great-granddad and dear companion of Alice. The funeral service takes place at St Phillip’s Church, Hassall Green, on Thursday, 8th December, at 11.15am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Flowers and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
HILL (Julie) Peacefully on 25th November at her home, Julie, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George; loving mum of Gareth and Oliver; dear mother-in-law of Ekqa and Isobel; cherished grandmother of Monty and Penny; sister of Keith; sister-in-law of Mary. A loving and caring friend to many. The funeral service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Friday, 9th December, at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to either East Cheshire Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HODGKISS (Isobel Jean, née Hancock). Passed away peacefully on 20th November. Isobel, aged 81, loved and sadly missed by daughter Gillian and granddaughter Joanne. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 14th December, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JACKSON (Steve). Peacefully on 20th November at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. Steven, aged 58, of Sandbach. The dearly loved dad of Adam. The service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MYATT (Grace). Peacefully on 22nd November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Grace, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frederick “Fred” Myatt; loving mum of Wendy, Pamela, Sylvia and Mary; dear mother-in-law of Clifford, Michael, David and John; cherished gran and treasured great-gran Grace. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 7th December, at 1.10pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OAKES (Maureen Mary, née Foster). At peace on 24th November at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Maureen, aged 74, of Biddulph, and formerly of Leek and Brown Edge. The loving partner of the late Harold Timms; much loved mum of Martin, Geoff, Lesley and Anthony; devoted nanny of Ollie, Bethany, Chris, Helena, Tyler, Zach and Indie; very dear sister of Des and Jenny, and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 6th December, at 10.15am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
TWIGG (George Daniel). Peacefully at home on 25th November, George, aged 89, of Wheelock Heath. The dearly loved wife of Judith, dad and granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. The funeral service and committal take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 5th December, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
VERNON (Charles Edward). Peacefully on 17th November at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Charles Edward, aged 64, of Whitchurch, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Helen; dear step-dad of Gareth and Emma; cherished granddad of Georgiana and Nicholas, and a dear brother-in-law of Ian and Angela. A service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 12th December, at 11am. 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
 
WANNOP (James). Peacefully at home on 18th November following a short illness, with his family by his side, James, aged 58, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine; loving dad of Kate and Robert; cherished son of Urlan and Jean and dear brother of Christy. The cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 8th December, at 1.20pm for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for James’s life at New Life Church, Congleton, at 3pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support or Pancreatic Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WITHNALL (Eric George). Passed away peacefully at Clayton Manor Care Home on 22nd November, aged 87. A devoted partner to Lilian and lovingly remembered by Michael, Angela, Melanie, Andrew, Amy, Joseph, Wayne, Rachel, Phoebe and Mathew. The funeral service takes place at Davenport Methodist Church, Somerford on Friday, 9th December, at 11am followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers welcome or, if preferred, donations to Clayton Manor residents’ fund. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
Death Notices, 24th November, 2016
 
COBBE (Betty). Peacefully at Sarah’s home on 21st November, aged 94. The loving wife of the late Bill; devoted mother of Jane and Sarah; much-loved grandmother of Laura, Ruth, Kate and Esther, and adored great-grandmother of Elsie, Poppy and Betty Mei. The funeral service is to be held at Manchester Crematorium on Friday, 2nd December, at 11.30am. Flowers or donations to Save the Children. Enquiries: R Pepperdine and Sons, 0161 8815363.
 
DALE (Nancy Clowes). Peacefully on 9th November at her home, Nancy Clowes, aged 91, of Congleton. The service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Tuesday, 29th November, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DOLMAN (John). Passed away peacefully at home on 6th November, aged 81. Devoted husband to Patricia; loving dad to Peter, Gary, Joanne and Andrew, loving granddad to Benjamin, Archie, Miley, Andrew, Stephen and Laura, and great-grandad to George. The funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 24th November), at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations in John’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DYKES (Clarice). Peacefully at rest at her home on 14th November, Clarice, aged 89, of Sandbach. The much-loved mother of Sandra; dear sister of Gwendoline and Dorothy, and loving grandma of William. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 29th November, with a service at the parish church of St John, Sandbach Heath, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers only by request. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
ENGLISH (Emma). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 13th November while at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Emma, aged 86, of Church Lawton. The devoted and loving wife of Alex, and a much loved and adored mum, grandma, great-grandma and sister. Emma will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 29th November, at 2pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the family’s chosen charity. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

GREPPELLINI (Quinto). At rest on 18th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Quinto, aged 89, of Biddulph. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JEFFERSON (Brian). Peacefully on 19th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brian, aged 88, of Buglawton (aka Widow Twankey). The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Marjorie Jefferson; loving Pa of Penny, Laynie and Nicholas; dear father-in-law of Catherine and the late Billy; cherished grandpa of Beverley, Zoe and Carlaya, and a treasured great-grandpa. The funeral service and cremation take place on Tuesday, 6th December, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Daneside Theatre. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JONES (Shirley). At rest on 16th November, at Spring Bank Nursing Home, Knypersley. Shirley, aged 70, of Brown Lees. The much-loved sister of Elaine, also Leslie and Susan; loving sister-in-law of Terry, and loving aunt of Gary, Michele and their son Sam. Shirley will be sadly missed by her loving family and all the care staff at Spring Bank Nursing Home. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 30th November, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Would anyone wishing at attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
KIELY (Eileen Bridget). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen Bridget, aged 86, of Buglawton who departed this life on 21st November. 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 Nicholas John Kiely; a loving and much respected mum of Annette, Nicholas, Michael, Maria and Tony; dear mother-in-law of Billy, Wendy, Julie, Mark and Sarah, and a cherished and treasured nana. The cortege leaves her son Michael’s residence on Thursday, 1st December, at 10.40am for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton. 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
 
LEESE (Maxwell Millward). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 15th November, Max, aged 75. The dearly loved husband of Judith; dad of Andrew, Julie, David and Amy, and grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, in memory of Max’s granddad the Rev Charles Plumber, former curate at St Mary’s Church, and Cancer Research UK (Sandbach Group). The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 28th November, at 11.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LEESE (William Noel, “Billy”). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 12th November, aged 72. The much-loved husband of Jillian; dearly loved father and friend of Kathy, Sara and her partner Adam; cherished son-in-law to Janet; brother to George, and loving granddad to Alex and William. He will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service, followed by committal, takes place on Friday, 25th November, at 2pm at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. Friends and family are then invited to join in light refreshments and in sharing in memories of Billy at the Rose and Crown pub. Family flowers only please; donations gratefully received for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
LOMBARDI (Mary). Suddenly in Leighton Hospital on 16th November, Mary, aged 63, of Sandbach. The dearly loved daughter of Violet and the late Greg, and loving sister of the late Peter. The funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Wednesday, 30th November, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MCDONALD (Edith May). Peacefully on 14th November, aged 105. A much-loved wife of the late Fred, and a dearly loved mum, grandma and great-grandma. The service and cremation take place at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 2nd December, at 10.40am, followed by a service of thanksgiving at Mount Pleasant Chapel, Sandbach. Kind donations, if desired, for Turnpike Court Care Home. Enquiries: Oxley’s, 01270 214009.
 
MIDDLETON (John Herbert). Peacefully at home on 18th November, John, aged 85, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Margaret, dad and grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Rotary charities and Sandbach Methodist Church. The funeral service takes place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 29th November, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 0127