Deaths

Death Notices, 29th January, 2015
 
BAGNALL (George). Peacefully on 22nd January, 2015, at MDGH. George Stevenson, aged 80, of Broken Cross, Macclesfield. Dearly loved husband of Jean. The funeral service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Tuesday, 3rd February, at 10.30am. Relatives and friends kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Christ Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BAILEY. Peacefully on 18th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Doris, aged 92. The dearly loved and devoted wife for nearly 72 years of Jonty Bailey, of Brown Lees. Loving mum of Alwyn, Gillian and Geoff; dear mother-in-law of Graham, Daphne and the late Ray; a much cherished and treasured nana, great-nana and great-great-nana and a dear sister and sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 4th February, at 2pm for service and interment at New Road Methodist Chapel, Biddulph Moor, at 2.15pm. 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 New Road Methodist Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BARROW. Peacefully on 26th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Frank, aged 83. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Lilian, of Congleton. The loving dad of Frank and Roy; dear father-in-law of Ruth; cherished granddad of David, Stephanie, Sam and Alex, and a treasured great-granddad of Ffion. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BASKEYFIELD (Gwyn). Peacefully on 20th January, 2015, at Heathside Nursing Home Goldenhill, Gwyneth Viretta, aged 91, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Albert Baskeyfield, much loved mum of Glenis and Maurice, dearest mother-in-law of Julie, devoted nan of Naomi and Neil, Morgan, Matthew and Joanne, treasured sister of Morgan George, Sam, and the late Audrey Martha, very dear sister-in-law of Betty, Janet and the late Basil, a dear aunt and good to friend to Emmie and Edna. Cortege to leave her son’s home on Friday, 6th February, at 10.30am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOON. Peacefully on 12th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eric, aged 89. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Doreen Boon, of Congleton; loving dad of Carole; dear father-in-law of Greg and a cherished and treasured granddad of Philip and Daniel. The cortege is to leave his daughter’s home on Monday, 2nd February, at 11.25am for a 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOOTH (Derek). Suddenly on 21st January, 2015, Derek Leslie, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, much loved dad of Robert, Andrew and the late Helen, devoted granddad of Max, Thomas, Georgina and Krim, dear father-in-law to Mark and Amanda, very dear brother of Brian and Edith, and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 9th February, at Christ Church, Eaton, at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends 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 or Eaton Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BRAGG (Charles Kenneth). Peacefully at home in Hassall on Friday, 23rd January, Ken, aged 82. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, loving dad and granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is at Alsager United Reformed Church on Thursday, 5th February, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
DEBLIECK (Marion). Suddenly on 15th January, 2015, at her home in Whitmore, Marion, aged 85. The dearly loved wife of the late John Deblieck, dearest sister of John and Ken, very dear sister-in-law of Janet and Hazel, and a dear aunt and great-aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 6th February, at 3.20pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and 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.
 
FLANAGAN. Peacefully on 20th January at Springbank Nursing Home, Knypersley, Barbara Joyce, aged 76. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Michael Flanagan, of Horton; loving mum of Chris, Michelle and the late Ian; dear mother-in-law of Sandra and Gregory; cherished and treasured grom of Emma and Becky and a dear sister of Connie and James. The cortege is to leave her son Chris’s home on Tuesday, 10th February, at 1.15pm for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HIGSON (Bill). Suddenly on 18th January, 2015, at MDGH, William, aged 74, of Biddulph (formerly of Congleton). The dearly loved husband of the late Doreen, loved dad of Dawn and son-in-law Terry, treasured granddad of Emma and Samantha, dear cousin of Maureen and Ray and a good friend. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 5th February, at 10.25am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MANGAN (Carol). Peacefully on 22nd January, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, surrounded by her family, Carol, aged 62, of Biddulph. Much loved wife of Patrick, loving mum of Emma, amazing gran of Courtney and Aaron, loving daughter of Marjorie and sister of Vera and June. Carol will be sadly missed by family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 4th February, at 2.30pm. 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.
 
MASON (Hilda). At peace on 16th January, Hilda, aged 85, of Sandbach. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Edwin (Ted) Mason; loving mum of Ann, Janet and Jill; a much treasured grandma and nan to Paul, Francesca and Jennifer, and dear mother-in-law of Bob and Alan. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 9th February, at 1pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Flowers or donations to St Mary’s Church Roof Fund. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MOODY (Ian). Peacefully on 25th January after a short illness, Ian, aged 71, of Alsager. The much loved husband of Margaret and a treasured dad, father-in-law, granddad, brother and brother-in-law. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Alsager, on Wednesday, 4th February, at 11am, followed by a private burial. Will all friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request but, if desired, a donation may be made to MCHT (Macmillan head and neck nurses) or Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
MOTTERSHEAD (Hilda). Died peacefully at Park Lane Care Home, Congleton, on 17th January, 2015, Hilda Mary, aged 98, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Sidney, dearly loved aunt and respected by all the family. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Monday, 2nd February, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to Park Lane Care Home, Congleton. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MURPHY. Peacefully on 15th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Margaret Mary, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Brendan Murphy; loving mum of Jeremy, Helen and Caroline; cherished and treasured grandmother of Luke, James and Sarah. Requiem mass takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 17th February, at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Flowers or, if desired, donations to RSPCA. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PARKES (Judy). At rest on Tuesday, 13th January, 2015, at MDGH, Patricia Judith, aged 77, of Congleton (formerly of Ye Olde King’s Arms). A very dear friend and neighbour. The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
PARR (Victor). Suddenly but peacefully on 17th January, 2015, Victor, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Beryl, dear twin brother of Stan, much loved brother-in-law and uncle, and a dear friend who was respected by all. The service and cremation will take place on Thursday, 5th February, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
PASS. Peacefully on 14th January at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Mary, aged 72, of Congleton. Good friend and companion of Peter Sherratt; loving mum of Richard, Michael and Liza; dear mother-in-law of Lesley and Steve, and a cherished and treasured granny. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 30th January, at 10.45am for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Breast Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PERCIVAL. Peacefully at Station House Nursing Home on Monday, 19th January, 2015. Willliam, known as Brian, aged 81, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved husband of Cynthia, and much-loved father of Kevin, David, Richard and the late Robert. Brian was also a very treasured granddad. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 3rd February, at 1.20pm at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Alzheimer’s UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
 
ROWLEY. Peacefully on 9th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Walter, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Freda; loving dad of the late Walter; cherished granddad, great-granddad, uncle and great-uncle. The cortege is to leave his niece’s home on Wednesday, 4th February, at 10.45am, for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHEPHERD (Ethel Mary). Passed away peacefully on 17th January, at Rayners Care Home, Hyde Heath, Buckinghamshire, Ethel Mary, aged 89, widow of the late Canon Charles Shepherd of Brereton, and a dearly loved sister and aunt. The funeral service is to be held on Monday, 9th February, at 2pm at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, or Alzheimer’s Society c/o Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1DH. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.
 
SHERMAN (Martin and Ann). Peacefully in Alsager Court Nursing Home, on Wednesday, 21st January, Ann, aged 80, and on Friday, 23rd January, Martin, aged 77. Husband and wife, of Sandbach. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church Roof Fund. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 6th February, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WAINWRIGHT (Edith). Peacefully on 21st January, 2015, at her home in Biddulph, Edith, aged 95. The dearly loved wife of the late Eric, much loved mum of Janet and Jennifer, dearest mother-in-law of Spencer and Ron, treasured grandma of David, Thomas, Sam and Joe, devoted great-grandma of Lilly, Toby and Luke, dear sister of Eric, and a loved aunt. Following a private cremation, a service of thanksgiving for Edith’s life will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 4th February, 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 Moorlands Home Link. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 
Death Notices, 22nd January, 2015 
 
ALCOCK (Anne). Peacefully on 13th January, 2015, at MDGH, in the exceptional care of the dedicated staff of ward four, Harriet Anne, aged 92, of Somerford and formerly of Warrington. The dearly loved wife of Norman, loved mum of Phillip and step-mum of Julie and Jane, dearest mother-in-law  of Alison, Michael and David, treasured grandma of Richard and Catherine, and devoted greatgrandma of Jacob. Following a private cremation, a service of thanksgiving for Anne’s life will be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Monday, 26th January, at 12.15pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the Haywood Foundation for Arthritis Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton,
01260 298829.
 
BAILEY. Peacefully at rest on 18th January, 2015, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Doris, aged 92, of Brown Lees. Devoted wife of Jonty. Loving mum of Alwyn, Gillian and Geoff, cherished nana and great-nana. Funeral arrangements to follow. Floral tributes welcome.
Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BEARD. Peacefully on 14th January, 2015, at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, Biddulph. Vera May, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Beard. Loving mum of John, Rosalyn, Ann and Sharon, dear mother-in-law of Sheila, Philip, Paul and David, cherished and treasured mama of Becca and Emma. Cortege to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors on Tuesday, 27th January, at 1.40pm for service at  St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOON. Peacefully on 12th January, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Eric, aged 89. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Doreen Boon, of Congleton. Loving dad of Carole, dear father-in-law of Greg and a cherished and treasured granddad of Philip and Daniel. Cortege to leave his daughter’s residence on Monday, 2nd February, 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton,01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOSTOCK (Joan). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital after a short illness on 13th January. Joan, aged 92, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late John; treasured mum and grandmother. Family fl owers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI or St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 30th January, at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road,
Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DAVIES (Gwyneth). Peacefully on 11th January in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Sandbach, Gwyneth Davies, aged 90. Devoted wife to Gerwyn; a much loved mum to Alan and Lynne; mother-in-law to Meena and Ken; a loving grandmother to Gareth, Adam and Kim; grandmother-in-law to Jackie and Robert; and a great-grandmother to Gemma, Jobie and Isobel. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 26th January, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 10.30am, prior to committal at Crewe Crematorium. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, in memory of Gwyneth will be gratefully received for St Mary’s Church, St Stephen’s Nursing Home, or St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 39, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 7648025.
 
GREENWOOD. Peacefully on 10th January, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Mavis Elsie, aged 81, of Congleton and formerly of Crewe. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Leonard William Greenwood. Loving mum of Elaine and Gary, dear mother-in-law of Roger and Jane, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Sophie, Jack and Ben. Cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 27th January, at 10.35am for service and cremation at Crewe 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HARDING (Edna Mary). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 10th January, 2015. Edna, aged 93, of Sandbach, formerly of Brereton. Dearly loved wife of the late Norman, loving mum of Richard, gran to Emma and Sarah and great-grandma to Ben and Olivia. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 26th January, at 1.20pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HILL (James). Peacefully at rest at home and in the loving care of his family on 9th January, James, aged 66, of Sandbach. The  loving partner of Mary; dear dad of William and Estelle; precious granddad of Grace and brother of Albert and Robert. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 27th January, with a service at the parish church of St Mary, Sandbach, at 10.30am, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230. 
 
HINDMARCH (Alec). Suddenly on 12th January at RSUH, Alexander, aged 72, of Kidsgrove. Loved dad of Gary and Emma, Peter and Rachel, treasured granddad of William and good friend to all at the Royal Oak, Harriseahead. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 29th January, at 11am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Merchant Navy Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MOUNTAIN (Perthenia). Peacefully on 18th January, 2015, at Park Lane Nursing Home. Perthenia, aged 94, of Biddulph Moor and formerly of Brown Lees. The dearly loved wife of the late Herbert Mountain, much loved mum of Dennis and Elaine, very dear mother-in-law of Laura and the late Bill, a treasured grandma and great-grandma, dearest sister of Betty and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her son’s home on Tuesday, 27th January, at 10.20am for service and interment at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 10.30am. 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 Hill Top Methodist Church. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NORBURY (Iris). Peacefully in the care of Macclesfield General Hospital, Iris passed away on 15th January, aged 91. The beloved wife of the late Alfred; much loved mum to Andrew and his wife Dorothy, Ruth and her husband David. Iris was also a cherished grannie and great -grannie. Iris will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Her funeral will take place at Crewe Crematorium Chapel on Wednesday, 28th January, at noon. Enquiries: Joseph O’Connell Family Funeral Services, 01270 584447.
 
PASS. Peacefully on 14th January, 2015, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Mary, aged 72, of Congleton. Good friend and companion of Peter Sherratt. Loving mum of Richard, Michael and Liza, dear mother-in-law of Lesley and Steve and a cherished and treasured granny. Service and
interment will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Breast Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afi nneron.co.uk
 
ROWLEY. Peacefully on 9th January, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Walter, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of  the late Freda. Loving dad of the late Walter, cherished granddad, great-granddad, uncle and greatuncle. Cortege is to leave his
niece’s home on Wednesday, 4th February, 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, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SMITH (Geraldine). At peace on 9th January, 2015, at RSUH. Geraldine Mary, aged 78, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Derek Smith, loving mum of Stephen, Lesley, Andrew and Wendy, and like a mum to Wendy, very dear mother-in-law of Alison, Barry, Cath and
Steve, devoted nana of Ashley, Laura, Daniel, Ethan, Archie and Jade, treasured sister of Barry, David and the late Norman, dearest sister-in-law of Margaret, Jean, Barbara, Alma and Derek, Geoffrey and Joyce, Maureen and the late David and John, and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 3rd February, at 2.35pm, for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at
2.45pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son,
High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210
 
SMITH (Theresa Agnes). Peacefully on 9th January at home. Theresa Smith, aged 71, devoted wife to the late Robin Christopher Smith, a much loved mum to Wendy and Darren, mother-in-law to Anita and a loving nanna to Henry and Alfie. Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 27th January, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1pm, prior to interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Theresa will be gratefully received for Macmillan Nurses or RSPCA, Stapeley Grange. Theresa has requested no black to be worn. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
STRINGER (Daphne Muriel). Peacefully in Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, on 12th January, 2015, Daphne, aged 87, of Brereton. Dearly loved wife of the late Geoff, loving mum of Carol, Peter and Cathy, Wendy and Lisa, granny and great-granny. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Funeral service to take place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Wednesday, 28th January, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WARD (Graham). Peacefully in the University Hospital of North Staffordshire on 13th January, 2015, Graham, aged 65, of Madeley. Dearly loved husband of Jennifer, much loved dad of Caroline and Robert, treasured grandad to Henry and Oliver, and beloved son of Dorothy and the late Harry. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Motor Neurone Disease Society. Funeral service to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 29th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 

Death Notices, 15th January, 2015
 
ASHMORE (Beryl). Suddenly on 29th December, Beryl, aged 86, of Holmes Chapel. Dearly loved wife of the late Christopher Thomas Ashmore; loving mum of Judith and Graham, and treasured nana of Rebekah and Joakima. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Asthma UK and Christian Communicare. The funeral service is to take place at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Tuesday, 20th January at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BAILEY. Peacefully on 8th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Edna, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Bailey; loving mum of Kathleen “Katie”, the late Patricia Anne and the late Dennis; dear mother-in-law of Paul; cherished nana of Fiona, Andrew, Julie, David and the late Brian; treasured great nana of Oliver, Toby, Layla, Rudy, Mason, Kirsty, Kieran, Scott and Adam and great great nan of Athena. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 21st January, at 1pm for a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 1.15pm prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Flowers or, if preferred, donations to Alder Hey Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BIRTLES. Peacefully on 6th January at his home, James William, “Bill”, aged 74, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of the late Christine and the late Valerie; much loved dad of Nick and Jane; dear father-in-law of Sara and Dickie; dear son-in-law of Verena and a much cherished granddad of Ellie, Grace and Florrie. Following a committal service, a service of thanksgiving for Bill’s life will be held at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 19th January at 3.15pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BOON. Peacefully on 12th January, Eric, aged 89. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Doreen Boon, of Congleton; loving dad of Carole; dear father-in-law of Greg, and cherished and treasured granddad of Philip and Daniel. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BOOTH (Miriam). Our love, one and only died suddenly at the RSUH on 2nd January 2015, Miriam, aged 63 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Graham, much loved mum of Nathan, specially loved grandma and a dear mother-in-law, step mum, sister, aunty and friend. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd January, at 11.30am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the MacMillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
CORLEY (Charles). Sadly passed away on 2nd January at Park Lane Care Home, aged 92. The beloved husband to Alice and father to Carol, and a much loved granddad and great granddad. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, 20th January, at the United Reformed Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, followed by a burial at Congleton Cemetery. Family flowers only please and donations will be gratefully received on behalf of the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: The Co-operative Funeralcare, 39, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
CURZON. Peacefully on 30th December at her home, Wendy Ann, aged 54, of Buglawton. The dearly loved sister of Christine; dear sister-in-law of Michael; dear aunt of Donna and James and niece of Dora. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 19th January, 2015, at 9.25am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or Congleton CSLN. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
FRENCHAM (Jim). Peacefully in Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre, Winsford, on 9th January, Jim, aged 93, of Sandbach. The loving husband of the late Margaret; dearly loved dad of Ann and Marg; loving granddad and great granddad. Family flowers only, donations if desired to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and Macmillan Nurses. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 23rd January, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
GREEN (Joseph George). Peacefully on 7th January, Joseph, aged 96, of Gawsworth. The beloved husband of the late Nancy. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 30th January, with a service at Gawsworth Methodist Church at noon followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, donations to Gawsworth Methodist Church. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
INGHAM (Denis). Died peacefully after a short illness on 26th December at MDGH, Denis, aged 64 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Donald and Joan and a much-loved cousin of Jane, Dave and Tony. The service and cremation will take place on Friday, 23rd January, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. No flowers by request but donations in lieu if desired to either Macclesfield District General Hospital ICU or RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
OLLERHEAD (Clarice). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Saturday, 10th January, aged 88 and of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late George Henry Ollerhead; much loved mother of Valerie, Jeffrey and Philip; treasured nan of Nicola, Christopher, Yvonne, Clare, Matthew, Aimee and Melissa; treasured great gran to James, Elizabeth, Emma, Ryan, Alicia, Georgia, Sasha, Katrina, Jack, Libby and Ellis; loving great great gran to Tyler James. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 28th January, at 1.30pm at Wesley Methodist Church, Sandbach, followed by burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, please; donations if preferred to the PDSA. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booths, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
PAGE (Harry, British Empire Medal). Died peacefully at Tall Oakes Care Home on 6th January, Harry, aged 93 years, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Doris, dear father of Janice, Barbara and Christine, father–in-law of Rodger, Alan and Peter, grandfather of Paul, Sarah, Rachel, Jenny, Christopher, Tom and Anna, great grandfather of Lilly, Edward and Georgia, a dear brother of the late Phylis, Sylvia, Gwen and Sid. The cremation committal service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd January at 1.30pm, followed by a service of thanksgiving at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu if desired to Tall Oakes Care Home (Social Fund). Enquires: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
SMITH (Geraldine). At peace on 9th January at the RSUH, Geraldine Mary, aged 78 years, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Derek Smith, loving mum of Stephen, Lesley, Andrew and Wendy, very dear mother-in-law of Alison, Barry, Cath and Steve, devoted nana of Ashley, Laura, Daniel, Ethan, Archie and Jade, treasured sister of Barry, David and the late Norman, dearest sister-in-law of Margaret, Jean, Barbara, Alma and Derek, Geoffrey and Joyce, Maureen and the late David and John and a dear aunt. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
WHITEHURST. At rest on 2nd January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Donald William Leonard, aged 71. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Elizabeth Whitehurst of Congleton; loving dad of Angela and Peter; dear father-in-law of Steven and Diane, and a much treasured granddad of Sophie and Emma. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 21st January, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired to either East Cheshire Hospice of Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WILSON (Harry). Died peacefully at Heliosa Nursing Home on 4th January, Harry, aged 91 years, formerly of Devon Place, Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Joan, much-loved dad of Brian and Pam, dear father-in-law of Julie and Gary and a specially loved granddad of Simon, Ian and Hannah. The service will take place on Wednesday, 21st January, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 12 noon. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
WILSON. Peacefully on 5th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Rosa Ann, aged 74, of Astbury. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry Wilson; devoted partner of George Bailey; loving mum of Annette, David and Dianne; dear mother-in-law of Steven, Emma and Russell; cherished and treasured grandma and great grandma and a dear sister of Dorothy, Barbara, Elaine and Philip. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 16th January, at 10.50am for a service and interment at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, at 11am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WINDSOR (Rosaleen, nee Haycock) Peacefully on 3rd January at Kingsleigh House Nursing Home, Kings Norton, after a long brave fight against disabilities, Rosaleen, aged 88 years, formerly of Brown Lees. A much-loved and very dear mum, nanna and great grandma. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 20th January, at 2pm prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this as the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to be shared between Kingsley House Welfare Fund, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Arthritis Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnisher, High Street, Biddulph. Tel SOT 513210.
 
 
Death Notices, 8th January, 2015
 
ARNEIL. Peacefully on 31st December at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Jessie, aged 86, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Robert Arneil; loving mum of Duncan; dear mother-in-law of Susan; cherished grandma of Mark and a treasured great-gran of Matthew. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th January, 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ASHMORE (Beryl). Suddenly on 29th December, Beryl, aged 86, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved wife of the late Christopher Thomas Ashmore, loving mum of Judith and Graham, and treasured nana. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Asthma UK and Christian Communicare. The funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Tuesday, 20th January, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BAYLEY. Peacefully on 28th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ronald Daniel, aged 63. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Maria Bayley, of Congleton; loving dad of Emma and step-dad of Laura, Sara and Jack; cherished and treasured granddad of Andrew, Adam, Sophie, Lucy and Joshua; dear brother of Virginia, Martin, John, Philip and Deborah, and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege will leave his home on Tuesday, 13th January, at 1.45pm, for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, 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 Macmillan Nurses or The Christie Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BIBBY (Alice). Peacefully on 31st December, 2014, at Park Lane Care Home, Alice May, aged 84, of Biddulph, (formerly of Congleton). The dearly loved wife of the late Helter Bibby, loving mum of Gwendoline and Charles David, dearest mother-in-law of Paul, treasured nan of David and Claire, Lisa and Jonathon, devoted great-nan of Ethan, dearest sister of Gwendoline and Lillian, dear sister-in-law of Harold, William, Dennis and Phoebe, and a loved aunt. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 15th January, at 10.30am, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. 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, 01781 513210.
 
BOOTH (Barbara). It is with deep sadness that we announce her passing on Saturday, 3rd January, 2015, at Bradwall Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara, aged 81, of Newchapel and formerly of Mount Pleasant and Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of Ces, precious daughter of the late Sam and Doris Burgess, a dear sister of Derek, Rodney and Stephen, and also a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunty. Lovingly remembered and greatly missed. Funeral service to take place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Monday, 19th January, at noon, followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
BOOTH (Miriam) Our love, one and only died suddenly at RSUH on 2nd January, 2015. Miriam, aged 63, of Biddulph.  The dearly loved and devoted wife of Graham, much loved mum of Nathan, specially loved grandma and a dear mother-in-law, step-mum, sister, aunty and friend. Family flowers only; donations to Macmillan Nurses.   Funeral arrangements to follow.  Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BUCKLEY. Suddenly on 3rd January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John aged 66. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Janet Buckley, of Congleton, and loving dad of Michael and Anna. Following a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium, a celebration of John’s life will be held at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COOPER. Peacefully on 28th December at Prestbury House Care Home, Mavis, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Cecil; loving mum of Kevin, Christine and Jacqui; dear mother-in-law of Susan, Ian and Colin; cherished mama and grandma of Joanne, Gemma, Christopher, Yasmine, Karl, Ella and the late Matthew, and a treasured great-grandma of Ollie, Charlie and Isabela. The cortege leaves her home tomorrow (Friday, 9th January), at 10.50am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 11am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CUNNINGHAM  (Lynn). At rest on 25th December, 2014, at Leighton Hospital, Elizabeth Lynn, aged 65, of Crewe (formerly of Congleton).  The dearly loved wife of Martin, loving mum of Victoria and Nicole, dearest mother-in-law to Daniel and Alex, treasured sister of Stephen, Susan and Jacqueline, very dear sister-in-law of Angela, Paul and Robert, dear daughter-in-law of Bill and Jean and a dear aunt.  The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 16th January, at 1.15pm, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to ward four, Leighton Hospital.  Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Stonehouse Green, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
CURZON. Peacefully on 30th December at her home, Wendy Ann, aged 54, of Buglawton. Dearly loved sister of Christine; dear sister-in-law of Michael; dear aunt of Donna and James and niece of Dora. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 19th January, at 9.25am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260
 
DALE. Peacefully on 26th December at Greengables Nursing Home, Irene, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Jack Dale; loving mum of Jacqueline; dear mother-in-law of the late Ian; cherished nan to Carl and treasured great-nan of Louis. The cortege leaves her daughter’s residence on Wednesday, 14th January, at 11.25am for a 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 Greengables Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GATER (John Haden). On Wednesday, 24th December, 2014, in hospital and of Colley Lane, Sandbach. John Haden, aged 63, beloved partner of Barbara Stevens. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 12th January, at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 11am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Proton Beam Therapy Appeal, The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.
 
GOATE (David). At rest on 21st December, 2014, while at home in the presence and loving care of his family. David, aged 77, of Congleton. A much-loved husband of Janet, a very dear dad of Chris, loving father-in-law of Liz and a caring brother and brother-in-law of Peter and Grace. David will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 12th January, at 11am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Cancer Support (nurses). Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
GOLDEVICS (Albert Robert). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 1st January, Albert, aged 64, of Somerford. Dearly loved son of the late Bruno and Mary; loving brother of Heather and treasured uncle to Peter, Lee and Cara. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Transplant Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital. The funeral service will take place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Wednesday, 21st January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
GREPPELLINI (Maria Angela). On 3rd January, peacefully in hospital, aged 51. The much loved daughter of Vittoria and Quinto; dear partner of Gerald; loving mum of Emma, Philip and Toby, and much loved sister of George, Anna, Angelo, Roby and Alan. Maria was a loving auntie and great-auntie who will be sadly missed. The funeral service and committal will take place at Stockport Crematorium, Cypress Chapel, on Monday, 19th January, at 2.15pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Macmillan. Enquiries: Jonathan Alcock and Sons, 0161 428 2097.
 
HOPE. Suddenly on 28th December at his home, Cyril, aged 88. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Alice Hope, of Ackers Crossing; much loved dad of Brian, Susan and Robert; cherished granddad of Claire, Mark, Tim, Matthew, Melanie and Sophie, and treasured great-granddad of Edward, Amelia and Brandon. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to cardiology unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital, or Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

INGHAM (Denis). Died peacefully after a short illness on 26th December, 2014, at MDGH. Denis, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Donald and Joan and a much loved cousin of Jane, Dave and Tony. The service and cremation will take place on Friday, 23rd January, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. No flowers by request but donations in lieu, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital ICU or RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
KIERNAN (Thomas). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 28th December. Thomas, aged 80, of Sandbach and formerly of Hassall Green. Dearly loved husband of the late Rena, and loving dad, granddad and great-granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Wheelock. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Thursday, 15th January, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
OUTRAM (Helen). At peace on 28th December at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Ruth Helen, aged 72, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of Derek and loving mum of John and Alan. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 15th January, at 2.40pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MCLACKLAND (Sheila). At rest on 30th December at MDGH. Sheila, aged 89, of Biddulph (formerly of Whaley Bridge and Marple). The dearly loved wife of the late Robert Duncan McLackland, loving mum of Ian and Jan, dearest mother-in-law of Eileen and Chris, treasured grandma of Shane and his partner Jo, Lee and Alex, devoted great-grandma of Ewan, Rory and Emma, very dear sister-in-law of Ellen, Grace, Edith and George, dear cousin of Olive, Max and Susan, and a loved aunt. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 19th January, at 1.15pm, 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 please; donations, if desired, to Staffordshire Moorlands Community and Voluntary Service. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SHALLCROSS (Ramon). Peacefully in Primrose House, Haslington, on Wednesday, 31st December. Ray, aged 78, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Elizabeth, loving father, grandfather and brother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. The funeral service and committal will be held at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 19th January, at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SHAW (June). At rest on 20th December, 2014, at Bradwell Hospital. June, aged 72, of Gillow Heath, loving mum of Cameron and Jody, loving nan, sister, sister-in-law auntie and friend. June’s funeral service took place at Carmountside crematorium on Wednesday, 31st December. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue Wolstanton, Newcastle, 01782 711244.
 
TICKLE. Peacefully on 21st December at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Ronald James, aged 92. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Tickle, of Holmes Chapel; much loved dad of Brian; dear father-in-law of Linda; cherished granddad of Sarah, and treasured great-granddad of Alicia. The funeral service and cremation take place at Crewe Crematorium today (Thursday, 8th January) 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 Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TOOTH (Miriam). At peace on 25th December, 2014, at Springbank Nursing Home. Miriam, aged 103, of Knypersley. Loving wife of the late Robert Samuel, devoted and loving mother of Barry, dear mother-in-law of the late Sheila, specially loved grandma of Denise and Tim, and great-grandma of Alex and Joseph, and a respected lady and friend to many. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 12th January, at 11am, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Flowers welcome but donations, if desired, to Spring Bank Nursing Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
VICKERS (Eileen Bernadette). Died peacefully on 27th December, 2014, at RSUH, aged 63, of Biddulph. Dearly loved wife of James, loving mum of Paul, dear mother-in-law of Maria, specially loved grandma of Alana and Lara, and a much loved sister and auntie. The funeral service takes place on Saturday, 10th January, at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, at 10am followed by interment at Woodhouse Lane Cemetery. All flowers welcome but donations in lieu, if desired, to Royal Stoke University Hospital, critical care unit. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01781 513210.
 
WALKER (Anthony John). Peacefully at home after a long illness. Tony, aged 66, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Madeline, loving step-dad of Mark and treasured granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 14th January, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WALLEY. Peacefully on 1st January at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Margaret “Peggy,” aged 95. The dearly loved wife of the late James Arthur Walley, of Congleton; much loved mum of Margaret, Anthony and the late Christine, dear mother-in-law of Richard and Susan, a much cherished nana and great-nana. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 13th January, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. At the family’s request, flowers only please. Enquiries and floral tributes: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHURST. Peacefully on 2nd January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Donald, aged 71. The dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Whitehurst, of Congleton; much loved father of Angela and Peter; dear father-in-law of Diane and cherished granddad of Emma and Sophie. The funeral 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

WILLIAMS (James). 2nd January, 2015, peacefully after a short illness, aged 89. The dearly loved husband of Lily; beloved father of George and James; father-in-law to Angela and Ruth; loving granddad of Pauline, Elizabeth, Jayne, Joseph and Margaret. Much loved great-grandad to Adam, Georgie, Alex, Lorna, Jack and Elliot. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 16th January, at 10.30am, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations to Cancer Research. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
WILSON. Peacefully on 5th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Rosa Ann, aged 74, of Astbury. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry Wilson; devoted partner of George Bailey; loving mum of Annette, David and Dianne; dear mother-in-law of Steven, Emma and Russell; cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma, and a dear sister of Dorothy, Barbara, Elaine and Philip. The service and interment will take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 
Death Notices 31st December 2014
 
BAILEY (Doreen). Peacefully in Primrose House Nursing Home, Haslington, on Wednesday, 17th December. Doreen, aged 84, of Wheelock. Dearly loved wife of the late Harry; loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for a bench in memory of Doreen. Please make cheques payable to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Tuesday, 6th January, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BARKER (Doreen Lavinia). Peacefully at home on 27th December, 2014, aged 84. Surrounded by her loving family. Devoted mother to Janet and Catherine, much-loved grandmother to Matthew and Rebecca, mother-in-law to Philip and grandmother-in-law to Ben. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 2nd January, at 1.30pm, followed by interment. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Doreen to The Tear Fund or Macmillan Cancer support. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BELLINGHAM (Arthur). At rest on 23rd December, 2014, at MDGH. Arthur Henry, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Nancy, loving dad of Paul, Janet, David and Mark, very dear father-in-law of Rita and Sheila, a treasured granddad and great-granddad, and a dear brother and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 13th January, at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BROADBENT. Gerald, of Sandbach, Cheshire, aged 86. Sadly passed away on 19th December. Beloved husband of Betty and much-loved father of Sally and husband Jeremy, Amanda and partner Randal; adored granddad to Elizabeth, Holly and Layla and great-granddad to Fearne. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday, 7th January, at 10.45am at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, followed by a cremation. Family flowers only but donations to the NSPCC or St Stephen’s Care Home, Elworth, will be very welcome. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CRUDGINGTON (Alma). Suddenly on 22nd December, 2014, at her home in Mow Cop. Alma Lucy, aged 94, the dearly loved wife of the late George William Crudgington, much-loved mum of Alan and daughter-in-law Josephine, treasured nan of Barry, Steven, Michael, Andrea, Becky, Rowan, Joanne, Mark and William, and a devoted great-nan of Ethan and Sam. The funeral service will take place at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, on Wednesday, 7th January, 2015, at 9.30am, 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GAZY. At East Cheshire Hospice on 18th December, 2014. Sheila, beloved wife of Brian and mother of Denise and Vincent. The funeral will take place on Friday, 9th January. A service of thanksgiving at Knutsford Road Methodist Church, Holmes Chapel, at 11.30am, will follow the cremation service at Vale Royal Crematorium at 10.45am. Family flowers only please, but donations to East Cheshire Hospice welcomed. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.
 
GRIERSON (Sylvia Muriel). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 16th December, Sylvia, aged 75, of Elworth, Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Les; much-loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Yorkshire Candlelighters. The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Monday, 5th January, at noon, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HINE (Annie). Peacefully on 18th December, 2014, at Springbank Nursing Home, Knypersley. Annie, aged 98, formerly of Ridgway, Norton-in-the-Moors, dearest sister of Agnes and a treasured aunty, great-aunty and friend. The funeral is on Wednesday, 7th January, with a service at St Luke’s Church, Leek, at 11.30am, followed by interment at Leek Cemetery. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
JEFFERIES (Frances). Peacefully on 19th December, 2014, in Heliosa Nursing Home, aged 94. Dearly loved wife of the late Sam, much loved mum to the late Nigel, a loving sister of Annie and a dear auntie. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Monday, 5th January, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. No flowers by request but donations in lieu, if desired, to Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JEPSON (William Arthur). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 24th December, Bill, aged 90, of Smallwood. Dearly loved husband of the late Edith; loving dad of Andrew, granddad and great-granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Smallwood Village Fund. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Smallwood, on Wednesday, 7th January, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
JONES. Peacefully in hospital on 22nd December. Derek, aged 85, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and loving husband of Joyce and a much-loved dad. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 6th January, at 1.30pm, at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church, followed by cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations welcomed for MS Trust or Dementia UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, of Holmes Chapel, 01270 532427.
 
LEYLAND (Sheila Rosamund). Passed away 19th December, aged 75. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 6th January, at 1.30pm, at Stafford Crematorium, followed by a church service at 2.30pm at St Giles’s Church, Haughton, Staffordshire. Any donations will be divided between Macmillan Cancer Support, Katharine House Hospice at Home and St Giles’s Church. Enquiries: Robert Nicholls, Stafford, 01785 253683.
 
MEAD (Sarah). Died suddenly on 18th December, 2014, at home, aged 76, of Congleton. Dearly loved mum of Andrew and Gayle, specially loved grandma of Abbey, Evelyn and Benjamin, much loved mother-in-law, sister and aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Monday, 5th January, 2015, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. All flowers welcome but donations, if preferred, to Oxfam. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MOSS (Evelyn). At rest on 22nd December, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Frances Evelyn, aged 106, (formerly of Timbersbrook). The dearly loved daughter of the late Arthur and Polly Moss, dearest sister of Doris and the late William, Hettie and Gladys, and a dear cousin. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, today (Wednesday, 31st December), at 11.30am, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NIXON (Joan). Peacefully on 19th December at her home in Biddulph, Joan, aged 81, (formerly of Cobridge). The dearly loved wife of the late William Nixon (Niko), much loved mum of Carol and Antony, very dear mother-in-law of John and Karen, treasured nan of Lee and Olivia, a devoted great-nan, very dear sister of Dennis and John, and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 6th January, at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Hanley Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service and afterwards please disperse. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Queen Elizabeth Cancer Centre. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
OUTRAM (Helen). At peace on 28th December, 2014, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Ruth Helen, aged 72, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of Derek and loving mum of John and Alan. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cheddleton Flint Mill Industrial Heritage Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
QUILTY (James Francis). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Monday, 22nd December, Jim, aged 83, of Sandbach Heath. The dearly loved husband of Barbara; loving dad, granddad and great-granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Church on the Heath. The funeral service takes place at The Church on the Heath, Ettiley Heath, on Monday, 12th January, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SHENTON (Susan). Peacefully on 18th December at her home, after a long illness, borne with great dignity and courage, Susan, aged 65, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John; much-loved mum of Paul and Rachel; loved mother-in-law of Amanda and Jon; a loving and very special nanny; dearest sister; and a very dear sister-in-law, auntie and good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 8th January, at 12.40pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at Bradwell Crematorium. No mourning clothes please, by Susan’s own request. No flowers please, by request; donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Marie Curie Cancer Care c/o the family. Enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 212880.
 
STUTTARD (David, “Dave”). At rest on Sunday, 21st December, 2014, at Macclesfield General Hospital, Dave, aged 68, of Biddulph, Staffs, and originally of Moss Side, Manchester. The loving husband of Dorothy (Dot), father of Karen, Tracey and Steven, he will be sadly missed by all, and his grandchildren particularly the youngest, Finley, Lucas and Fletcher. Cortege to leave his home address at 1.15pm on Monday, 12th January, for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church, Station Road, Biddulph, at 1.45pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Blind Veterans UK or MyUbique. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

  
Death Notices 24th December 2014
 
BARBER (Horace). Peacefully on 14th December, 2014. Beloved son of the late Abel and Martha, former farmer of Congleton. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
CRUDGINGTON (Alma). Suddenly on 22nd December, 2014, at her home in Mow Cop. Alma Lucy, aged 94. The dearly loved wife of the late George William Crudgington, much loved mum of Alan and daughter-in-law Josephine, treasured nan of Barry, Steven, Michael, Andrea, Becky, Rowan, Joanne, Mark and William and a devoted great-nan of Ethan and Sam. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MEAD (Sarah). Died suddenly on 18th December, 2014, at home, aged 76, of Congleton. Dearly loved mum of Andrew and Gayle, specially loved grandma of Abbey, Evelyn and Benjamin, much loved mother-in-law, sister and aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Monday, 5th January, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. All flowers welcome but donations, if preferred, to Oxfam. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten house, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MOSS (Evelyn). At rest on 22nd December, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Frances Evelyn, aged 106, (formerly of Timbersbrook). The dearly loved daughter of the late Arthur and Polly Moss, dearest sister of Doris and the late William, Hettie and Gladys and a dear cousin. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton on Wednesday, 31st December, at 11.30am, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NIXON (Joan). Peacefully on 19th December at her home in Biddulph. Joan, aged 81, (formerly of Cobridge). The dearly loved wife of the late William Nixon (Niko), much loved mum of Carol and Antony, very dear mother-in-law of John and Karen, treasured nan of Lee and Olivia, a devoted great-nan, very dear sister of Dennis and John and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 6th January, at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Hanley Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service, and afterwards please disperse. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Queen Elizabeth Cancer Centre. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

 
Death Notices, 18th December, 2014
 
BASFORD (Rita, née Sutton). On Monday, 8th December, at home, in Sandbach, Rita, aged 78, the beloved wife of the late Eric Basford and a much-loved grandma, sister and aunt. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 19th December), with a service at the parish church of St John’s, Sandbach Heath, at 11am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BENNION (Gladys Joyce). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Friday, 12th December, Joyce, aged 89. The dearly beloved wife of the late Gilbert, of Alsager, and formerly of Oakhanger. The funeral takes place on Monday, 22nd December, at St Luke’s Church, Oakhanger, followed by interment in St Matthew’s Churchyard, Haslington. Family flowers only; donations, if preferred, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
C H A R L E S W O R T H (Graham, Chuck). Suddenly on 11th December, 2014, at his home in Congleton. Graham (Chuck) aged 66. The dearly loved husband of Susan, loved step-dad of Paul, Lorraine, Christine and Catherine, very dear father-in-law of Linda, Paul and Haydn, devoted granddad of Lizzie, Shaunna, Owen and Holly, dearest brother of Doreen, Janice, Steven and the late Barry, Kenneth and Kathleen, dear brother-in-law of Keith, Martin, Catherine and Linda, and
a treasured uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 22ndDecember, at 8.40am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 9.20am. 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 coronary care unit, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COPPENHALL (Phyllis). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 14th December, in the loving care of her family. Phyllis, aged 74, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Ken Coppenhall and a much loved mum of Linda and dear mother-in-law of Denis. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 30th December, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11am, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Breathing Matters UCLH Charity. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
DAKIN (Doris Annie). Peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice on Sunday, 14th December, Doris, aged 86, of Lower Withington. Dearly loved wife of the late Kenneth, loving mum of Brian and treasured sister of John. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice, Macmillan Nurses and St John the Evangelist Church, Chelford. The funeral service will take place at St John the Evangelist Church, Chelford, on Tuesday, 23rd December, at noon. Enquires: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
EAST (Winifred). 7th December, 2014. Winifred expressed a wish for family and close friends to attend her graveside funeral at Sandbach Cemetery, grave number 518c, on Monday, 22nd December, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Oxley’s, 01270 214009.
 
GREEN (Anne). Sadly passed away on Thursday, 11th December, 2014, at home, with her family by her side. Anne was formerly a midwife and a long standing member
of the Guiding Trefoil and a WRVS volunteer at Leighton Hospital. Funeral service takes place at 11am on Tuesday, 23rd December, at Sandbach Methodist Church, followed by a private family interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice or Cancer Research UK.
Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
HITCHINS. Suddenly on 12th December, at his home, Frank Cecil, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carol Hitchins, of Congleton; loving dad of Ben, Francis, Jane, Tina and the late Mark; cherished granddad of Charlotte and Francis; a dear brother of Michael, Paul, Marlene and Gail, and brother-in-law of Jane, Roy, Tim and the late Hazel. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 23rd December, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium
at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attendkindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to respiratory care unit, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PALIN (Eric). Passed away on 9th December in Leighton Hospital. Eric, aged 76, of Wheelock. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 18th December, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 3.20pm. The family kindly request no dark attire. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Fire Service Benevolent Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
POTTS (Margaret, née Gray). At rest on 8th December, 2014, at Bradwell Hospital. Margaret Mary, aged 84, of Biddulph (a former officer in charge of High field House, Biddulph). The dearly loved wife of the late Frank Potts, loving mum of Lorraine and Bernadette, and a very dear sister and aunt. A requiem mass will be held at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, tomorrow (Friday, 19th December) at 11am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for mass. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and
Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
REDFERN (Dorothy May). Sadly passed away on Thursday, 4th December, 2014, while at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, in the presence of her loving family. Dorothy, aged 89, of Congleton, and formerly of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. A very much loved wife, mum, gran and great-gran. Dorothy will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 22nd December, at 1.20pm. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the crematorium.
Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
SANT (David). At rest on 6th December at home in Sandbach. David, aged 61, the dearly loved son of the late William and Doris Sant. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 23rd December, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth at 11am. Donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church or Childline. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
WASS-CONWAY (Ephraim). Peacefully on 11th December, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Ephraim, aged 86, of Congleton. The devoted husband of the late  Marion, dad of Peter and stepchildren Kevin and Karen, father-in-law of Julie, Leonie and Jim, much loved grandad of Shaun, Adam, Pascalle and her husband Dan and Sacha, special greatgrandad of Jensen, brother of Ada and a brother-in-law and uncle.  The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield
Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd December, at 1.20pm. 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.
 
WEATHERBY (James). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital following a short illness on Monday, 15th December. Jim, aged 94, of Betchton Heath. The beloved husband of the late Pauline, and a treasured dad and granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. The funeral service is on Monday, 29th December, at 1pm at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 11th December, 2014

ALCOCK (Winifred). Peacefully fell asleep at home in Biddulph Park on Thursday, 4th December, 2014, Winifred, aged 80. The much beloved wife of the late Peter Alcock, much respected mum of Adam and Amanda (Wendy). The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Monday, 22nd December, 2014, at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for Arthritis Research UK and Cancer Research UK in memory of Winifred c/o the family. Enquiries: John Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, 22, Madeley Street, Tunstall, 01782 837832.
 
BAILEY (Ben). At rest on 5th December, 2014, at MDGH. Derek Ben, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Annie, loving dad of Elizabeth, William, Ben and Susan, very dear father-in-law of John, treasured granddad of Sara, Claire, David, Michael and Robert, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his son’s home in Congleton on Wednesday, 17th December, at 10.50am for service and cremation at Macclesfield 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 Silk Brass Band. Enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COOPER (Kathleen). Suddenly at home in Goostrey on 8th December, 2014. Kath, aged 93, formerly of Cranage. Much loved wife of the late George, loving mum, grandma and great-grandma.  Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Holmes Chapel Health Centre and Westview Tenants Association, Goostrey. Funeral service to take place at St John the Evangelist’s Church, Byley, on Monday, 22nd December, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
JONES (Lilian May). Peacefully on 30th November, in St Stephens’s Nursing Home, Sandbach, Lilian May (“Lily”), aged 106. Devoted wife to the late Bill Jones; a much loved mum to Peter; mother-in-law to Jean; a loving nana to Lindsay, Amanda and Matthew, and great-grandma to Alexandra and Ameera. Lily will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 16th December, with a private family committal at Crewe Crematorium prior to a thanksgiving service at Wheelock Methodist Chapel at 2pm. Family  flowers only, please; donations, if desired, in memory of Lily will be gratefully received for Help For Heroes. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 39, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
LEDWARDS (née Barnett). Suddenly on 4th December at her home, Sarah Georgina, aged 48, of Congleton. Loving and devoted mum of Nicholas and Daniel; much loved daughter of Michael and the late Elizabeth; dear sister of Jonathan; treasured and treasured grandma of Jasmine and Caitlinn and a dear friend of Stephen. The cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors on Wednesday, 17th December, at 10.50am for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 11am, prior to interment in Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
POTTS (Margaret, née Gray). At rest on 8th December, 2014, at Bradwell Hospital, Margaret Mary, aged 84, of Biddulph (a former officer in charge of Highfield House, Biddulph). The dearly loved wife of the late Frank Potts, loving mum of
Lorraine and Bernadette, and a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral service will take place at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ROACH. Peacefully on 4th December at her home, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Jacqueline Frances “Jackie,” aged 62. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Malcolm Roach, of Astbury; loving mum of Mark and James; dear mother-in-law of Kelly and Kirsty; cherished grandma of Katie-Mai; treasured nana of Owen and Grace; loved sister of Michael and Stephanie and daughter-in-law of Joan and Len. Horse drawn cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 18th December, at 10.25am for a service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to
interment at Astbury Churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Huntington’s Disease Association. At the family’s request, mourners are requested to wear an item of pink clothing. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SEABRIDGE (Michael). Died peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital after a long illness on 25th November, 2014, aged 77, of Congleton (formally a pet store holder of Macclesfield indoor market). Dearly loved dad of Paul and Beverley, and a dear fatherin-law, granddad, brother and uncle. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th December, at noon. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
SLAMON (Yvonne). Peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice on Saturday, 6th December, Yvonne, aged 69, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Greg; much loved mum of Cheryl, Deborah and husband Michael, and treasured grandma to Erin. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and Macmillan cancer unit, Leighton Hospital. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 19th December, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852

 

Death Notices, 4th December, 2014

ARCHER (Caroline). 21.01.66 - 20.11.14. Much-loved wife of Matthew, mother of Natalie, Gideon and Samuel, and daughter of Patricia and Neville. Sadly missed by
all her family and friends. Funeral has taken place. Donations, if desired, to Mount
Vernon Hospital, ward 11. Enquiries and donations: James Peddle Ltd, 01923 772013.

FODDEN (Keith). At peace on 27th November, 2014, at his home in Biddulph after a long illness borne with courage and dignity, James Keith, aged 73. The dearly loved dad of Yvonne, Tracey, Chris, Tina and Teresa, very dear father-in-law of Richard, much loved granddad of Anthony, Jennie, Natasha, Mark, Sara, Harriette, TJ,
Gareth and Nicola, Amanda, Jessica, Matthew, Jamie-Le and Samie-Jo, treasured great-granddad of Diezel, Logan, Bobby, Joshua, Harry, Reece, Nieve and Alfie,
dearest brother of Ann, Marjorie and the late Jenny, Joyce and Barbara, special
friend of Kev and the late Bob and Benny, a devoted member of BRIC and a good
friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 16th December, at 2.15pm
for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. No black ties or mourning clothes please. Enquiries:
John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GREATBATCH (Geoffrey, “Geoff”). Peacefully on 27th November at Douglas Macmillan Community Lodges, Geoff, aged 71, of Biddulph. Loving husband of Jean; much-loved dad to David and Stephen; loved father-in-law of Samantha and Karen, and step-granddad to Shelby. Dear son of Florence, dearest brother, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin. Geoff will be missed by all his family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 11th December, at 3.15pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation, and friends kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Community Lodges). Donations and enquiries:
Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Birches Head, 01782 212880.

HANCOCK (Lilian Margaret). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 27th November, Margaret, aged 79, formerly of St Oswald’s Crescent, Brereton. Loving mum of Stephen and Mark and gran. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to
St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service will be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, tomorrow (Friday, 5th December) at 11am. Enquiries:
Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HUBBERT (Barbara). At peace on 22nd November, 2014, at her home in Knypersley, Barbara Mary, aged 77. The dearly loved wife of the late Leslie Hubbert, much loved partner of the late Reg Evans, loving mum of Elaine, very dear mother-in-law of the late Trevor, treasured nan of David and Rachael, Nathan and Mark, devoted great-nan of Dillon Trevor, dearest sister of Helen, very dear sister-in-law of Eric, Gordon and Linda, and a dear aunty of the late Claire. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday,
9th December, at 11.15am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations,
if desired, to Asbestos Association or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. No mourning clothes, please, at the family’s request. Enquiries:
John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MACHIN. Suddenly on 24th November at her home in Congleton, Norma Vera, aged 70. The dearly loved and devoted partner of William “Bill” Lee. Loving mum to Karen; a dear mother-in-law to Glyn; loving nan of Dan and Dean; and a cherished and loving auntie. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 9th December, at 10.40am for a service at St Peter’s Church at 11am prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers or, if desired, donations to The Christie. Enquiries:
Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.uk

 

MATTHEWS (Marion). Peacefully on 28th November, 2014, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Marion, aged 100, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry Matthews, loving mum of Bryan, dearest sister of the late Iris and Bernard, very
dear cousin of Joan and a dear aunt. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Friday, 12th December, at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. 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 UK. Enquiries:
John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MUNRO (Andy). At peace on 29th November, 2014, at his home in Chell, after a
long illness bravely fought. Andrew, aged 54, formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Margaret, devoted dad of Samantha and Michelle, much-loved son of
Nancy and the late Bill, very dear son-in-law of Brian and Enid, a dear brother-in-law, loved nephew of Kathleen and John, dearest cousin of Jacqueline and Stephen, and
a good friend. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 12th December, at 2.05pm for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries:
John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

ROGERS (Denise, née Wilkinson). Peacefully on 27th November, 2014, at the University Hospital of North Staffs, after a short illness, Denise, aged 65, of Biddulph Moor, a retired teacher from Squirrel Hayes First School, Biddulph. The devoted wife
of Barry and a treasured daughter of Nancy. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 10th December, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.15pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers please, by request, donations, if desired to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries:
S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

 

WILLIAMS (May, née Green). Peacefully on 1st December, 2014, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after a long illness. May, aged 90, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Frank Williams; much loved mum of Betty; dear mother-in-law of David; devoted nan of Paul, Philip and Catherine, and great-nan of Alisha, Isobel, Maisie
and Joseph. No flowers, please, by request; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

 

Death Notices, 27th November, 2014

BROOKS (Florence Jane, “Flo”). Very peacefully at home on 21st November, and in the loving care of her family, Flo, aged 87, of Sandbach. She was the dear and devoted wife of the late Eric; the much-loved mum of Michael, John, Mark, David and Justin; loving sister of Betty, and a treasured  mother-inlaw, grandma, great-grandma and auntie. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 4th December, with a service at the parish church of St John’s, Sandbach Heath, at 1pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers only by request. Enquiries:
Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

LARNER (Elizabeth Anne). Passed away peacefully after a long struggle, now at rest, on 18th November, aged 61, of Chell Heath. Devoted wife of the late Tony; dearly loved mum of Paul; loving sister of Ron, John and David; and a very dear sister-in-law and auntie. The service and cremation take place on Friday, 5th December, at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Enquiries:

John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NIXON. Peacefully on 19th November at Laurels Residential Home, Congleton, May aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Jack Nixon. A much-loved aunt. Cortege to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors on Monday, 1st December, at 9.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. 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.afineron.co.uk
 
SCOTT (Frederick). On 11th November, at Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 100, Fred, formerly of Holmes Chapel. The husband of the late Hilda and father of the late Sandra. The funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 27th November) at 1.45pm at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, followed by a private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations to Macmillan Cancer Support welcomed. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booths, Holmes
Chapel, 01477 532427.
 
TAYLOR. Peacefully on 24th November, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Judith aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Keith. Loving mum of Paul and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Wendy and Emma, cherished and treasured nan of James, Glen, Sophie, Greg and Poppy, dear sister of Janet and sister-in-law of Albert. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 5th December, 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
 
WILSHAW (Elsie, née Hulme). At rest on 20th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Elsie, aged 88, of Biddulph, formerly of Brown Lees. The dearly loved widow of Bill Wilshaw; loving mum of Rosemary, Margaret and Kenneth; very dear mother-in-law of Sue; treasured nanna of Steven, Simon, Joanna, Katie and Robert; devoted great-grandma of David, Jamie, Ruben, Phoebe, Penny, Rory and Emily, and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Monday, 1st December, at 1.45pm for a service and interment at New Road Methodist Church at 2pm. 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 The Deaf Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WOOD (Harry). At rest on 20th November, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Harry, aged 85, of Biddulph, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Betty; much loved dad of Joan and son-in-law David; treasured granddad of James; dearest brother of Gladys; very dear brother-in-law of Cyril and Millie, Norman and Alice, Hilda and Harold, and a dear uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 3rd December, at 1pm for a service at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

Death Notices, 20th November, 2014
 
CHURCH (Elizabeth Mary “Betty”). Peacefully in Cedar Court Nursing Home, Audlem on 11th November, 2014. Betty, aged 97, formerly of Park Lane, Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Laurence, cherished mum of Fiona, Heather and Alison, mother-in-law of the late John, Reinhard and John, treasured nanny to Naomi, Christopher, Benjamin, Jemima, Anna, Barnaby, Rowan and Caitlin and great-nanny to Matilda, Isabella and Oliver. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society, Methodist Church World Mission Fund, and Elworth Methodist Church. Service of Thanksgiving at Elworth Methodist Church on Friday, 21st November, at 1.30pm following a service of committal at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm to which everyone is welcome. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
CRONE (Elizabeth). Former postlady. Peacefully at home on 14th November, 2014. Elizabeth, aged 58, of Sandbach, the beloved wife of Bill.
 
FLINN. Peacefully on 6th November, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Judith Mary, aged 76, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Adrian Flinn. Loving mum of Sarah and Emma, dear father-in-law of Patrick and Joby and a cherished and treasured grandma of Joy. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 24th November, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Multiple Sclerosis Society (Macclesfield branch). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GORDON (Donald). At rest on 12th November, 2014, at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, Donald Linton, aged 72, of Congleton (formerly of Forres, Scotland). The dearly loved husband of the late Ann, loving dad of Ian, Sally and Stephen, dearest father-in-law to Debs, treasured gramps of Jessica, Jake, Danielle and George and a dear brother-in-law of Jean and Norman. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
GREEN. Peacefully on 17th November, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Kathleen, aged 83, of Congleton and formerly of Oldham. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Kenneth Green. Loving mum of Barbara and Keith, dear mother-in-law of David and Julie, cherished grandma of Suzanne, Laura, Lisa, Hannah and Jack, and a treasured great-grandma of George, Emily and Emily. Cortege to leave her son’s home on Wednesday, 26th November, 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 a charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HAWKSLEY (Helena Maureen, née Moss). Died 1st October, 2014, aged 103. Youngest child of the late Frances and John Moss, late of Lower Overton, Congleton, Cheshire. Devoted mother of the late John, a dear mother-in-law, loved granny and great-granny. Funeral to be held at St Mary’s Church, Crich, Derbyshire, on Thursday, 27th November, at noon, prior to interment in Belper Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Thomas Ryde and Son, 35, Bridge Street, Belper, DE56 1AY, 01773 822059.
 
HEBBLETHWAITE (Marjorie). Peacefully at home in Brown Lees on 12th November, 2014. “Marg”, aged 88. Dear wife of the late John, loving and devoted mum of Janet and Steven, dearly loved mother-in-law of Martin and Michelle, a specially loved grandma of Oliver and Ashley, loving sister of Dorothy and the late Eric and greatly respected by all who knew her. The service will take place on Tuesday, 25th November, at Burslem Spiritualist Church, Haywood Road, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JUDGE. Peacefully on 17th November, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Jean, aged 92. The dearly loved wife of the late Fred Judge, of Congleton. Loving mum of Raymond, Alan, Diane and Barbara, dear mother-in-law of Sue, Bernard and Walter and a much cherished nana and great-nana. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 25th November, at 11.45am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEE (Angela, née Jackson). Suddenly on 11th November, 2014, Angela Margaret, aged 63, of Biddulph (former proprietor of Jackson’s Nurseries, Knypersley). The dearly loved wife of the late Leslie and a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 26th November, at 11.50am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, mourning clothes not necessary. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LOVE. Peacefully on 8th November, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Elsie Josephine, aged 81. The dearly loved wife of Alan Love, of Congleton. Loving mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Brian, cherished and treasured grandma of Pippa, Loving aunt of Cathryn, Claire and Mary, great-aunt of Sofia and Alfie and a dear sister of Pat and the late Eileen. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 20th November, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NICHOLSON. Peacefully on 10th November, 2014, at East Cheshire Hospice. Peter Wilfred, aged 80, of Buglawton. Dear partner of the late Reg Callow and a much loved uncle and cousin. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 24th November, at 10.45am for 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 East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OAKES. Peacefully on 8th November, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital after a short illness in the presence of her loving family. Gladys May, aged 91. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Reginald Oakes, of Congleton. Loving mother to Paul, Angela, Graham and Patricia, dear mother-in-law of Geoff, Lynne and Peter, cherished grandmother to Richard, Ben, Andrew, Jon and David and treasured great-grandmother to Lucy, Leo, Lenny, Henry, Ethan, Oliver and William. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 21st November, at 2.10pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to ward seven, at MDGH. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OLIVER (Dorothy). Peacefully on Sunday, 9th November, 2014, at UHNS. Dorothy, aged 91, of Scholar Green. Much loved wife of George, treasured mum of Ros, Denise and Andrew, dear step-mum of Kevin, Karen, Sheena, Gary, Wayne, Perry and Craig, beloved sister of George, loving mother-in-law of David and Liz, devoted nanna and grandma, dearly loved aunt and greatly missed by all family and friends. Service and burial at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 21st November, at 11am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to UHNS Charity (Ward 79). Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.
 
PROCTOR (Derek). At rest on 16th November, 2014, at MDGH. Derek, aged 88, of Congleton (formerly of Lask Edge). The dearly loved husband of Nancy, much loved dad of John and Jean, dearest father-in-law of Joy and Robert, treasured granddad of Victoria, Caroline, Andrew, Sarah, Christopher, Matthew and Charlotte, devoted great granddad of Thomas, Georgia, Aaron, Paige, Nanci-Rose, Macie-Belle, Jayden, Evie, Zoe and Willow-Marie, and dear brother-in-law of Nora, Kathleen, Jeff and Eva. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 2nd December, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to CRY or Lask Edge Methodist Chapel. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
READ (Mavis Dorothea). Peacefully at home after a short illness. Mavis, aged 93, of Brereton. Dearly loved wife of the late Cyril, treasured mother of Mary and respected mother-in-law to John, cherished gran to Ruth and husband James and Jo and husband Gary and great-gran to Rebecca. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Funeral service at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Saturday, 22nd November, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
SLATER (Elsie). Suddenly on 10th November, 2014, at her home in Congleton. Elsie, aged 86. The dearly loved wife of the late Harold, loving mum of Lorraine, treasured grandma of David and Paul, and a dear sister of Marjorie, Billy and the late Gladys. The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church Congleton, on Tuesday, 25th November, at 1.15pm, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WINSTANLEY (Laurence “Laurie”). Peacefully at home with his family on Friday, 14th November, 2014, aged 94. Greatly loved husband of Margaret. Loving father of Susan and the late Martin. Devoted grandpa of Gavin, Lawrie, Neil, Michael, Nick, Christopher and Sophie. Great-grandpa of Joshua, Oscar and Tilly. Funeral service will be held at St Luke’s, Goostrey, on Friday, 21st November, at 1.30pm followed by interment. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Kidneys for Life — MRI. Donations and enquiries: Albert R Slack, 84, South Oak Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 6AT, 01625 525063. www.albertrslack.co.uk

 
Death Notices, 13th November, 2014
 
BRAITHWAITE (Nora). Peacefully at Turnpike Court, Sandbach, on Friday, 7th November, Nora, aged 95, of Sandbach. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 19th November, at 12.30pm. Donations, if desired, to Turnpike Court residents’ fund or St Mary’s Church Roof Fund. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CLEAL (Mary Janet). Suddenly at home in Holmes Chapel, on 8th November, aged 80. Mary, the beloved wife of the late Derek; much-loved mother of Andrew and the late Paul, and a treasured grandma to Patrick, Jennifer, Holly, Arthur, Ruby and Teddy. The funeral will take place on Friday, 21st November, with a committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 1.45pm. This will be followed by a service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations welcome for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.
 
COOK (Bob). Peacefully on 6th November at his home in Biddulph, in the loving presence of his children, after a long illness fought with courage and dignity, Robert David, aged 76. The dearly loved husband of the late Brenda; loving dad of Lorraine and Robert; dearest father-in-law of Steve and Donna; treasured granddad of Lisa, Stephanie, Daniel, Olivia and Sharni; devoted great-granddad of Hywel; dearest brother of Donald, Joe, Alan and the late Freda, Eddie, Bill and Peggy and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Wednesday, 19th November, at 11.50am for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, prior to interment at Biddulph, Town Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to North Staffs Heart Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
FLINN. Peacefully on 6th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Judith Mary, aged 76, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Adrian Flinn; loving mum of Sarah and Emma, dear father-in-law of Patrick and Joby and a cherished and treasured grandma of Joy. The service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 24th November, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Multiple Sclerosis Society (Macclesfield branch). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEE (Angela, née Jackson). Suddenly on 11th November, Angela Margaret, aged 63, of Biddulph, former proprietor of Jackson’ s Nurseries, Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Leslie and a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LETT (Allen). Passed away peacefully on 1st November, 2014, after a long illness, at home with his family. Much loved husband of Marjorie, treasured dad of Beverley and Ginney, father-in-law to Alan and Mark special grandad to Carly and husband Simon. Funeral service on Friday, 14th November, at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to community matrons and district nurses at Holmes Chapel Health Centre. Enquiries: Joseph O’Connell Family Funeral Services, 01270 584447.
 
LOVE. Peacefully on 8th November at East Cheshire Hospice, Elsie Josephine, aged 81. The dearly loved wife of Alan Love, of Congleton; loving mum of Susan; dear mother-in-law of Brian; loving aunt of Claire, Cathryn and Mary; great-aunt of Sofia and Alfie and a dear sister of Pat and the late Eileen. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 20th November, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OAKES. Peacefully on 8th November, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital after a short illness in the presence of her loving family, Gladys May, aged 91. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Reginald Oakes, of Congleton. Loving mother to Paul, Angela, Graham and Patricia, dear mother-in-law of Geoff, Lynne and Peter, cherished grandmother to Richard, Ben, Andrew, Jon and David and treasured great-grandmother to Lucy, Leo, Lenny, Henry, Ethan, Oliver and William. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 21st November, at 2.10pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to ward seven, MDGH. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32 West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PROCTOR (John). Passed away 8th November at Lawton Manor Care Home, aged 96. Formerly of Biddulph Moor and Macclesfield. He was the husband of the late Kathleen Proctor and the dearly loved father of Sheila and Judith, and a devoted granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, 22nd November, at 11am at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop. No flowers by request; donations to St Thomas’s Church. Enquiries c/o the family, 01782 513851.
 
SLATER (Elsie). Suddenly on 10th November, 2014, at her home in Congleton. Elsie, aged 86. The dearly loved wife of the late Harold, loving mum of Lorraine, treasured grandma of David and Paul and a dear sister of Marjorie and Billy and the late Gladys. The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WHITEHURST (Cyril). Until recently residing in Port Erin, Isle of Man, and formerly of Kingsfield Road, Biddulph. Died suddenly on Tuesday, 4th November, aged 87. The dearly loved husband of Iris; loving father to daughters Sheila and Sandra; loved grandfather to Mark, Louise and Lisa and adored great-granddad to his great-grandchildren. The funeral and burial will be held on Friday, 14th November, at Rushen Church, Port Erin, followed by burial. Family flowers only and all donations to Isle of Man Ambulance Service.
 
ZIELINSKI. Peacefully on 6th November at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Tadeusz “Ted”, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret; loving dad of Stephen and Christine; dear father-in-law of Wendy and Michael; cherished granddad of Helen and husband Tim, Matthew, Paul and wife Vicky and Amy; dear step-granddad of Philip and Sarah and a treasured great-granddad of Imogen. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 21st November, at 10.40am for a service at St Mary’s RC Church at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Oncology Trust Fund, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 
Death Notices 6th November, 2014
 
BOSTOCK (John Derrick). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 28th October, Derrick, aged 87, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Betty, well loved dad of Philip, Judith and Lesley, grandad and greatgrandad. Family  flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 10th November, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
GRESTY. Peacefully on 29th October at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Hilda, aged 76, of Congleton. The loving and devoted mum of Karen, Andrew, Suzanne and Tracey; loving mother-in-law of Clive, Rebecca, Michael and Ian; and a cherished and treasured nana and great-nana. The cortege is to leave her son Andrew’s home on Wednesday, 12th November, at 1.25pm for a 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. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. ww.afinneron.co.uk
 
HILLMAN (Joan). Died peacefully in the presence of her loving family on 11th October at Spring Bank Nursing Home, Knypersley. Devoted wife of the late Noel; dearly loved sister, aunty and great-aunty. The service and cremation will take place on Friday, 14th November, at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph First Responders. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
KENNERLEY. On 31st October, 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, Sylvia, aged 97, formerly of Rainow and
Siddington, wife of the late Harold Kennerley much loved mother of Charles and Robert, sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service and interment at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Tuesday, 11th November, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Siddington Church. Enquiries: J W Brocklehurst and Sons, Prestbury, SK10 4BW, 01625 829232.
 
MILLINGTON. Peacefully on 30th October at Wrenbury Nursing Home, Crewe, Barbara “Joan”, aged 98, of Congleton. Joan will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service and cremation are to take place
at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 13th November, 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 Age UK or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MORRIS (Irene). At rest on 29th October at University Hospital of North Staffs, Irene aged 83, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Herbert; loving mum of Sandra, John, Mick and Stephen; dearest mother-inlaw of Percy, Susan, Jayne and Nula; a treasured nan, great-nan and great-great-nan, and a dear
sister-in-law of Gladys, Joan and Gladys. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 13th November, at 9.45am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 10am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family  flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PEDLEY. Peacefully on 23rd October at Astbury Mere Care Home, Winifred Irene, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril John; loving mum of Jane and Anne; dear mother-in-law of Larry and Andy; cherished grandmother of Rachel and David, and a treasured great-grandmother of Ruby and Sasha. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 7th November, at 12.30pm for a service at Christ Church, Eaton, 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 Christ Church, Eaton. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RING (George). On Sunday, 26th October, 2014, peacefully at home, Jodrell Close, Holmes Chapel, George, aged 89, the beloved husband of Joyce Ring and a much-loved dad and papa. Funeral service to take place today (Thursday, 6th November) at St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel, at 12.30pm, followed by interment in Holmes Chapel Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.
 
WOOLRIDGE (Jeff). At rest on 28th October, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Jeffrey, aged 74, of Congleton and formerly of Weston Coyney. The dearly loved husband of Jan, very dear dad of Mandy and son-in-law Ian, dearest step-dad of Andrew and Corrie and their partners Rachael and Mark, devoted granddad of Mikey, Katie and Cara, dear brother of Muriel, Christopher and the late Roy, loved brother-in-law of Angela, Pauline, Tony, Jean, Susan, Vic, Jean, Chris and Jane and a treasured uncle. Following a private cremation a service of thanksgiving to celebrate Jeff’s life will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 12th November, at 2.30pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at church for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church Ramp Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 

 

Death Notices 30th October, 2014

AUSTIN (Simon Thomas). Died suddenly on 13th October, aged 27, of Biddulph. He was the dearly loved son of Linda and the late Karl; loving brother of Katy; grandson of Keith and Joyce Austin and Elaine Dale, and a dear nephew and cousin. The funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 30th October), at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.45pm followed by cremation at Carmountside. No flowers by request but donations preferred to One Recovery North Staffordshire. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

COOKSEY. Reginald Ernest (“Ern”). Died suddenly but peacefully on 20th October at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 87. The dearly loved husband of Marjorie, loving dad of the late Sheryl, very dear brother of the late Edna and Irene, and very dear uncle of John, Isobel, Leslie and Beryl. A very dear great-uncle to Dianne, Peter, Paul and Zoe, and great-great-uncle to Emma, Lois, Ella and Conner. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 3rd November, at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at noon, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COPELAND (Derek). Peacefully at University Hospital of North Staffs, now at rest, on 21st October, aged 73 and of Brownlees. Dearly loved husband of Ann, much loved and devoted dad of Helen and Alison, a specially loved granddad and granpa and a dear step-son of Ruth. The funeral service and cremation is tomorrow (Friday, 31st October) at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only by request; donations in lieu, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GARTON-JONES (Margaret) Peacefully on 20th October, at Green Gables Nursing Home, after a short illness, Margaret, aged 93, formerly of School Lane, Astbury. The dearly loved wife of the late Lloyd Garton-Jones. A private cremation will take place, followed by requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Friday, 7th November at 2.30pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the requiem mass. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to NSPCC. Enquiries: John Garside, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MORREY. Peacefully on 20th October at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Adeline “Lyn”, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Stanley Morrey. Loving mum of Steven, Alison and Paul, dear mother-in-law of Anna and treasured grandma. The cortege is to leave her son’s home tomorrow (Friday, 31st October) at 1pm for a service at St Stephen’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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PEDLEY. Peacefully on 23rd October at Astbury Mere Care Home, Winifred Irene, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Cyril John Pedley. Loving mum to Anne and Jane, loving mother-in-law of Andy and Larry, cherished grandmother of Rachel and David and a treasured great-grandmother of Ruby and Sasha. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 7th November, at 12.25pm for a service at Christ Church, Eaton, 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 Christ Church, Eaton. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STOKER. Peacefully on 28th October, at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Julie, aged 52. Loving and devoted mum of Ashley, Michaella, Benjamin and Kelsey. Much loved daughter of Graham and Vivien, cherished nannie of Isabelle, Logan and Lakeland, and a dear sister and sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her son Ashley’s residence on Thursday, 6th November, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

WOOD (David). Died suddenly but peacefully at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire on 10th October, aged 57. Dearly loved by all who knew him. Committal service at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 5th November, at 9am, followed by a service of thanksgiving in David’s memory at Biddulph Methodist Church at 10am; all welcome. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

Death Notices,23rd October, 2014

BARLOW (Veronica). Peacefully at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, on 17th October, aged 95. A much loved ;ady who will be sadly missed. The funeral service will take place in Tuesday, 4th November, at 11.20am, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.
 
BOND (Mabel). Peacefully on 14th October, 2014, at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Mabel, aged 98, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Ernald, loving mum of David, Stephen and the late Malcolm, treasured nana of
Kassie, Christopher, Ella, Kevin and Lucy, devoted great-nana of Ruby and Poppy and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 28th October, at 10.45am for cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.15am, prior to a service of  thanksgiving for Mabel’s life at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.30pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend please meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Heart Research, Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BROADHURST (Frederick James). Peacefully in Winsford Grange Nursing Home on Sunday, 19th October, Fred, aged 77, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Elsie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to
Parkinson’s Society. The funeral service and committal take place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 28th October, at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270
750852.
 
CADDY (Gladys). Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 9th October, 2014, at her home in Bemersley. Gladys, aged 91. The dearly loved wife of the late Joe Caddy, much loved and greatly missed by daughter Margaret and son-in-law Jeremy, devoted and loved grandma of Elizabeth and her husband David and Catherine. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 24th October, at 9.45am for service at Brindley Ford Methodist Church at 10am, 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 Brindley Ford Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HIGGINSON (Richard Mark). It is with great sadness that the family announce the death of Mark, aged 42. He
passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 12th October, in Leighton Hospital. Mark lived in Sandbach his whole life, helping to run the family haulage company. May the treasured memories of him last eternally. The celebrant-led service will take place at 11am tomorrow (Friday, 24th October) at St Chad’s Parish Hall, Winsford, before he is laid to rest with his mother at Swanlow Park Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Pope Funeral Services, 17/21, Delamere Street, Winsford, 01606 594693.
 
LEESE (Elizabeth, “Betty”). Peacefully passed away on 11th October, aged 101, formerly of Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent. Dear wife of the late Ron; loving mum, mother-in-law and the best grandma and greatgrandma. The funeral service will be held at 1.20pm on Monday, 27th October, at Bradwell Crematorium, Newcastle. Family flowers only, but donations, if so desired, will be divided between Macmillan Nurses and the Stroke Association, for which purpose a collection box will be provided at the crematorium. Enquiries: J
R Williams, 01630 654490.
 
MACHIN Alice. Passed away peacefully on 15th October, 2014, at Heliosa Nursing Home, aged 88. Devoted wife of the late Harold, dearly loved mum, mother-in-law, nan, sister-in-law and aunty. The service will take place on Friday, 31st October, at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10.45am followed by cremation at 
Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MORREY. Peacefully on 20th October at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Adeline, “Lyn”, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Stanley Morrey; loving mum of Steven, Alison and Paul; dear mother-in-law of Anna and treasured grandma. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s
Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield District General Hospital on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOSS (Janice). Peacefully on 11th October, 2014, at MDGH. Janice Margaret, aged 74, of Buglawton. The dearly loved mum of Roy, Karl and Paul, dearest mother-in-law of Mandy and Helen, treasured granny of David, Andrew, Sarah, Michael, Jason, Daniel and Jodie, devoted great-granny of Jacob, Emily and Tyler, very dear sister of Ann, dear aunty of Sue and Dave, Kath and Eric, Simon and Alan and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 28th October, at 2.40pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No mourning clothes please. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NIND (Ivy). At rest on 19th October, 2014, at the UHNS. Ivy, aged 82, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Harold, loving mum of Janet and Stephen, devoted motherin-law of Gregory and Brigitte, treasured grandma of Ghislaine, Colette and Merrick and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral details to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

RAMSDEN. Peacefully on 3rd October in Cyprus, Jacqueline, aged 73, formerly of Congleton. Loving partner of Brian; much loved mum of Shaun and Garry; cherished grandma of Lee, Jade, Josh, Luke, Kirsty, Becky and Jemma, and a treasured great-grandma of Lexi, Nicole, Oscar and Lola. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 28th October, 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RILEY (Dorothy). Passed away on Saturday, 11th October, aged 86, of Adlington Manor Nursing Home formerly of Tunstall, Staffordshire, and Chapel Brook House Care Home, Congleton, her home for the past three years. A very big thank you to all who helped to care for her over the last few years. It was always Dorothy’s wish that her body be left for medical research but as this cannot happen, a funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium tomorrow (Friday, 24th October), at 1.20pm. Donations, if desired, to East
Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
SIMMS (Sheelagh). Peacefully on 20th October, 2014, at her home in Knypersley. Sheelagh Mary, aged 73. The dearly loved wife of Robert, much loved mum of Andrew and Deborah, very dear mother-inlaw of Jayne and Simon, treasured nana of Jessica, Charlotte, Georgina and Tom, devoted great-nana of Rose, loved sister of Madeline and Gerard, dearest sister-in-law of John, Sylvia, Iris, Ray, Karen, Paul, Stephen and Lucy and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 27th October, at 12.45pm, for requiem mass at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell 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 UNICEF. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TATLER (Brenda). At rest on 16th October, 2014, at the UHNS. Brenda, aged 79, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill, a much loved mum, mother-in-law and a very special nana, auntie and good friend. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 31st October, at Biddulph Methodist Church, at 2pm followed by
interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only please, but donations preferred to North Staffordshire Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TOMLINSON (Paul). Tragically on 9th October, 2014. Paul, aged 42, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Joanne, much loved daddy of Katie and Ben, dearest son of Keith and Sandra, loved brother
of Jayne and her partner Jem, very dear son-in-law of Keith and Mary, treasured uncle of Brandon and Callum, dear brother-in-law of Jacqueline and Paul, a dear nephew and cousin, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 27th October, at
10.40am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Mind. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 


Death Notices,16th October, 2014

ATKINSON (Peter). It is with sadness that the family announce that Peter Atkinson passed away on 2nd October after fighting cancer. Peter’s cremation is to be held in Reading, however his family would like to invite his friends and colleagues to a celebration of his life on Sunday, 26th October, at 1pm at Congleton Cricket Club. Enquiries: AB Walker and Son, 0118 947 7007
 
CADDY (Gladys). Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on 9th October at her home in Bemersley. Gladys, aged 91. The dearly loved wife of the late Joe Caddy, much loved and greatly missed by daughter Margaret and
son-in-law Jeremy, devoted and loved grandma of Elizabeth and her husband David and Catherine. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 24th October, at 9.45am for a service at Brindley Ford Methodist Church at 10am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Brindley Ford Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
COULTON (Greg). At rest on 12th October at his home in Congleton, Gregory James, aged 73. The dearly loved husband of Jennifer, much loved dad of Brett and his partner Michelle, devoted granddad of Megan, very dear brother of Neville and Cheryl, a dear brother-in-law of Dell and Jim and a much respected and good friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 24th October, at 2pm for a service and cremation at 
Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to British
Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HIGGINSON (Richard Mark). On 12th October, 2014, in hospital and of Sandbach. Mark, aged 42. Beloved son, brother and uncle. Enquiries: Pope Funeral Services, 17/21, Delamere Street, Winsford, 01606 594693.
 
LEE. It is with great sadness that the family of Kath Lee announce her death, which occurred at East Cheshire Hospice on Saturday, 11th October. Kath’s remarkable courage throughout her illness was an inspiration
to us all. Kath, widow of John William Lee, is survived by her  son Nick and partner Shelley, daughter Julie and husband Paul, daughter Jacq and partner Frank. Nana of Abbi and Ella. Long-time companion of Arnold, sister to Antony and sister-in-law to Mary. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 22nd October, at
11.50am for a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at noon, prior to interment at Wilmslow Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice, Macmillan Resource Centre at
Macclesfi eld District General Hospital, or The Christie Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MAYER (Herbert). At rest on 8th October at Tall Oaks Care Home, Herbert Marshall, aged 86, of Congleton, and formerly of Gaskells Farm, Gawsworth. The dearly loved husband of Una, loving dad of Raymond and John, dearest father-in-law of Audrey and Christine, treasured granddad of Victoria and her husband Peter, Stephen and Emily, devoted great granddad of Max and Leo, loved brother of Kathleen and the late Frank, very dear brother-in-law of John, Gwen, Barbara and the late Frances, Annie, Arthur, Jim and Bob and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 23rd October, at 12.35pm for a service and interment at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, at 1pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the air ambulance or the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton,
01260 298829.
 
RAMSDEN. Peacefully on 3rd October in Cyprus, Jacqueline, aged 73, formerly of Congleton. Loving partner of Brian; much loved mum of Shaun and Garry; cherished grandma of Lee, Jade, Josh, Luke, Kirsty, Becky and Jemma, and a treasured greatgrandma of Lexi, Nicole, Oscar and Lola. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family fl owers only; donations, if desired,
to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ROWBOTHAM (George). Peacefully on 7th October at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, George, aged 71, of Church Lawton. The dearly loved husband of Jill, devoted dad of Nicola and Susan, loved and respected father-in-law of Mark and Philip, adored granddad of Gracie, dearly loved brother of Elizabeth, much loved brotherin-law of Christine, Alan, Sam and the late Bill, a dear nephew and cousin and a great friend to many. Cortege to leave his home Wednesday, 22nd October, at 11.15am for a service and interment at All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton, at 11.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends
wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family  flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SMIT. Peacefully on 7th October at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Nancy, aged 94, of Mossley. The dearly loved wife of the late Charles Smit and also the late Henry Jones. Much loved mum of Peter, dear motherin-law of Deborah and cherished grandma of Kimberley, Shane, Richard and Matthew. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 23rd October, at 1.05pm for a service at Holy Trinity Church Mossley at 1.15pm, 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to either Help For Heroes or Royal British Legion. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TOMLINSON (Paul). Tragically on 9th October, Paul, aged 42, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Joanne, much loved daddy of Katie and Ben, dearest son of Keith and Sandra, loved brother of Jayne and
her partner Jem, very dear son-inlaw of Keith and Mary, treasured uncle of Brandon and Callum, dear brother-in-law of Jacqueline and Paul, a dear nephew and
cousin and a good friend to many. 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 Mind. Enquiries: John Garside
and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WARRENER (Patricia). Peacefully in Winsford Grange Nursing Home on Monday, 13th October, Pat, aged 75, of Wheelock. Dearly loved wife of Ken; loving mum of Stephen and Catherine, and special grandma to Tom, Amy, Emma, Isobel and Alice. Flowers or donations to The Christie. The funeral service is to take place at St Oswald’s Church on Friday, 24th October, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager
Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
WORTH (John). On 7th October, peacefully in a nursing home, John Worth, formerly of Redesmere Farm,  Siddington, aged 99. The much loved husband of the late Dilys Barbara Worth, beloved father of Margaret and
John and a dearly loved granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service is at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Wednesday, 22nd October, at 11am followed by interment at The Church of St James and St Paul, Marton.
Flowers acceptable, or if preferred, donations to Marton Church or Siddington Church. Enquiries: J W Brocklehurst and Sons, Prestbury, 01625 829232.

YATES (Laura, née Chaddock). Peacefully on 8th October at Golden Dale Care Home, Laura, aged 83, of
Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late George Ivor Yates, loving mum of Carol and Glyn, dearest mother-in-law to Roy, Jill and Karen, much loved nan of Graham, Colin, Dan and Becky and a very dear sister, sister-inlaw, aunt and great-aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 21st October, at 11.20am for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please
accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral
tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom or Golden Dale Care Home  residents’ comforts fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 9th October, 2014

 
ARMITT (Edith Lillian). Unexpectedly but peacefully on Tuesday, 30th September, at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Edith (Lillian), aged 92, of Biddulph Moor, the beloved and devoted wife of the late Will. Very dear mum of Edward Grenville; cherished grandma of Susan; devoted great-grandma of Rachel, Katie and Jack, and mother-in-law of Mavis. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. The funeral service is on Monday, 13th October, at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at noon, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House, 17/21, Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk
 
BARRY (Jim). Peacefully on 5th October at his home in Biddulph, in the presence of his loving family, Cecil James, aged 85. The dearly loved husband of Phyllis, loving dad of Josephine and Janet, very dear father-in-law of Paul and Neil, much-loved granddad of Robert and Philippa, dearest brother of Robert and the late Jack, dear brother-in-law of Sandra and Celia, a treasured uncle and special companion of Gracie the greyhound. The cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 16th October, at 9.55am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10.30am. 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 Douglas Macmillan at Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
EVANS (Alice). Peacefully in St Catherine’s Nursing Home, Nantwich, on Saturday, 4th October, Alice, aged 83, of Haslington. Dearly loved wife of Caleb; loving mother of Pauline and Geoff, Mark and Nicki, Chris and Lyn, and grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Haslington United Reformed Church. The funeral service is on Wednesday, 15th October, at 11.30am at Haslington United Reformed Church. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MIERZWA (Anna Maria) Passed away peacefully on 2nd October at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 64, of Biddulph. Dearly loved sister, aunty, great-aunty and great-great-aunty. The service takes place on Tuesday, 14th October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am followed by interment in St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SMITH (Hugh Kirkland). Peacefully on 29th September, 2014, at the UHNS, Hugh, aged 82 of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Margaret Ellen; loving dad of Heather, Fiona and Margaret; father-in-law of Paddy and the late Bill; dearest Papa to William, Amanda, Matthew, Jessica, Niall and Lauren, and fondly remembered by Stephanie and Jonathan; treasured great-granddad of Lacey-Mai; loved brother of Betty, Jean and the late Harry and Jim, a loving uncle and a dear friend of Bob. The funeral service is at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 13th October, at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations to Salvation Army. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 6LH, 01782 212880.
 
SPROSTON. Peacefully on 30th September at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, Ida, aged 78. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Clifford Sproston, of Biddulph; dear sister-in-law of Hilda and Roy; aunty, great-aunty and great-great-aunty. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 14th October, at 2.15pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial Ground. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers, or if desired, donations to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.uk
 
STUBBS (Laura). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 30th September, aged 99. A devoted wife of the late John Stubbs, with whom she is at last reunited. Specially loved mother and mother-in-law to Harry and Joan, and treasured grandma to Mark, Andrew and Laura. A dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. The service to celebrate her life will take place on Friday, 17th October, at 1pm, at the Methodist Chapel, Station Road, Biddulph, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2.15pm. Flowers welcomed or a donation to Biddulph in Bloom instead. To help celebrate her long and happy life, the family requests people to please wear bright colours, rather than mourning dress. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 


 

Death Notices, 2nd October, 2014

BAILEY. Peacefully on 25th September at Newton Court Care Centre, Middlewich, Douglas Clare “Doug,” aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Joan Bailey; loving dad of Sandra and Ian; dear father-in-law of David and Leona; cherished granddad of Lee and Robert, and a treasured great granddad of Kayden. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 7th October, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DAWSON (Gwendoline May). Passed away peacefully at Park Lane Nursing Home on 16th September, aged 100. Beloved wife of the late Thomas, much loved mother of Alan, dearly loved mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. The service will take place on Monday, 13th October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers welcomed. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
DULSON (Colin). Passed away peacefully in the University Hospital of North Staffordshire on 22nd September, aged 74, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Laura, treasured and much loved dad of Chris and Garry. Dearly loved father-in-law of Cheryl, specially loved granddad of Sam and Chole. A dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 8th October, at Carmountside Crematorium at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GIBBONS. Peacefully on 28th September at Clayton Manor Care Centre, Congleton, John, aged 89, of Congleton. Loving and devoted husband to Margaret. Loving dad of Susan, dear father-in-law to Ron, granddad of Anthony and Michelle, great-granddad of Jacob, Samuel, Joshua, Alexia, uncle of Sandra, Christine, Lee and Steven. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 7th October, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HULME (Allan). Passed away peacefully with dignity after a long illness (leukaemia) bravely borne with his loving family  present on 29th September, 2014, aged 69, of Congleton. Devoted and loving husband of Esther, much-loved dad of Mark, dearly loved and respected step-dad, father-in-law, granddad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. A fun-loving, down-to-earth man who was the life and soul of the party and will be sadly missed by all.  The service and cremation will take place on Friday, 10th October, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. No flowers by request but donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Moutbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MEIR (Angela Dawn). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Saturday, 27th September, Angela, aged 54, of Haslington. Dearly loved wife of Julian, loving mum of Leon and treasured daughter of Wes and Margaret. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust. The funeral service will be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Thursday, 9th October, at 11.30am followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MORRIS (Lily). Passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 22nd September, aged 93. Dearly beloved wife of the late Arnold, much loved and devoted mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. The service and cremation will take place on Monday, 6th October, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. No flowers by request but donations, if desired, to the Sunflower Centre, Macclesfield. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MOTTRAM (Geoffrey Ronald). Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, 21st September, 2014, and of Oldfield Road, Wheelock, Sandbach. Geoffrey, aged 70, beloved husband of Yvonne Mottram and a much-loved dad and granddad. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, 7th October, at Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request, donations, if desired, to critical care unit, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.
 
SMITH (Laurence). With great sadness we announce the passing of Laurence Smith, of Sandbach, on 25th September, 2014, aged 92, in the loving care of his family. The beloved husband of Vera and the much-loved dad of Ann, Pat, Wendy, Peter and Jill. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 3rd October) with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only by request but donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or RNIB. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
STUBBS (Winifred Mary, “Winnie”). Died peacefully in her sleep on 21st September, aged 94, formerly of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of the late Tom, much-loved mum of Nigel and the late Phillip. Dearly loved mother-in-law of Julie and Dianne, devoted nana of Kathryn, Gemma, Jenny, Nicola and Alec. The service and cremation takes place tomorrow (Friday, 3rd October) at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

 WILLIAMS (Stephen). Sadly at home, with his sisters, in the heart of his family in Stourbridge, West Midlands, aged 55, from Sandbach. Much loved son of the late John and Nora Williams; brother to Carole Burgess and Anne Carr; much-loved uncle and great-uncle and fiancé to Kerry. The funeral and cremation was held on Monday, 22nd September at Stourbridge Crematorium. Donations to Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquires: J V Kendrick (Funeral Directors), 01384 422123.


Death Notices, 25th September, 2014

COSTELLO (Daryll). Died suddenly at home on 17th September, 2014, aged 60. The dearly loved son of Beryl and the late Douglas. Much-loved dad of Jason, Carl and Laila, special granddad of Grace, Logan, Keali and Joshua. A friend and work colleague to many at Roytax. The service will take place on Thursday, 2nd October, at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 11am, followed by interment at St Peter’s cemetery at noon. Flowers welcomed or donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.

 

FLEURY. Peacefully on 22nd September, 2014, at his home, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Terence “Terry” aged 72. Beloved and devoted husband of Judith Fleury, of Congleton. Loving and caring step-dad to Paul and Ben, father-in-law of Alison and Barbara, treasured and cherished granddad of Aidan, Ella, Oliver, Alfie and Billie. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 30th September, at 1.50pm for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBBONS (Arthur). Died peacefully on 17th September, 2014, aged 90. The dearly loved husband of the late Miriam, devoted father of Pam and her partner Phil. Specially loved grandfather, and great-grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle. A true gentleman, kind loving and generous to all. Service and cremation on Monday, 29th September, at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. No flowers by request but donations, if desired, to British Red Cross. Mourning wear not essential. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JOHNSON Catha (Dizzy). Suddenly but peacefully on Sunday, 14th September, 2014. Catha fell fast asleep, aged 32, in the arms of her loving and devoted family. A specially loved and devoted mum of Travis, Mia and Erin. Treasured and much-loved daughter of Ellen and Gary, dearest and loved sister of Ben, Becky and Nicky, dear sister-in-law, aunty of Deacon, Elle-Mae, Tyler, Holly, Leo, Alfie, Kiylan and Elliott, niece, cousin and friend to many. The service takes place on Thursday, 2nd October, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Lane Cemetery. Flowers welcome, no mourning wear, bright colours only, please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210

 

Death Notices, 18th September, 2014

BAKER (James, “Jimmy”). Peacefully on 12th September at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home’s Chatterley Unit, aged 81, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of Freda, much-loved dad of Jim, Edward, Alan, David and Michael. Dear father-in-law of Faye and Sharon and a devoted granddad, and great-granddad. The service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 22nd September, at 3.30pm followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BARLOW (Joyce). At rest on 9th September at Park Lane Care Home, Knypersley, in the presence of her loving family, Joyce Ada, aged 91. The dearly loved wife of the late Albert, loving mum of Graham and the late Derek, dearest mother-in-law of Carol, treasured nanna of Stuart and Helen and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her son’s home in Brown Lees on Monday, 22nd September, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 3.15pm. 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CUNNINGHAM (Michael Robert). Suddenly at rest at his home on 5th September, 2014, aged 34 of Congleton. A much loved son, grandson, brother and dad. Funeral to take place tomorrow (Friday, 19th September) with a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, at 12.15pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made to Richmond Fellowship, registered charity no 200453.
 
DOWNING (Florence Margaret). Peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on Saturday, 13th September, Florence, aged 89, of Congleton, and formerly of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry; loving mum of Janice and Victor; mother-in-law to Ian and Joyce, nanny and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Thursday, 25th September, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
JOHNSON (Geoffrey). Sadly on 15th September, after a short illness bravely fought, aged 85. Geoff, a former deputy head at Woodhouse Middle School, was late of Haslington, Crewe. He was the dearly loved husband of Ann; precious father of Wendy and a very dear granddad to Ross and Neil, and a great-granddad to Lennon. The service and cremation will be at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th September, at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to braintumour.org Enquiries: Oxley’s Funeral Services, 01270 214009.

 

MALAM (Doris). Peacefully on 11th September at Park Lane Care Home, Knypersley, Doris, aged 101, formerly of Walthall Street, Crewe. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Gilbert Malam, much loved mum of Peter and daughter-in-law Kath, and a loving grandma. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 22nd September, at 1.20pm. 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

 
MITCHELL (Jessie May). Died suddenly on 9th September, “Gert”, aged 85, of Packmoor. Dearly loved wife of the late George, loving mum of David, dear mother-in-law of Marlene. Much loved nan of Richard and Clare, treasured great-nan of George and Harry. The service will take place on Wednesday, 24th September, at Packmoor Methodist Church at 10am followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. All who knew her are invited. Flowers welcomed or donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MITCHELL (Marion). Died peacefully at home on 6th September, aged 84, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Gordon. A dearly loved and treasured niece, aunty and cousin. The service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 25th September, at noon, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.15pm. Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom or Marie Curie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NIXON (Phyllis Irene). Died peacefully on 8th September at Springbank Nursing Home, Knypersley, and formerly of Biddulph Moor. The beloved wife of the late Harold, a dear sister and sister- in- law, a dearly loved aunty and great-aunty. The service will take place on Tuesday, 23rd September, at 2pm at New Road Methodist Chapel, Biddulph Moor, followed by interment at New Road Burial Ground. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, to New Road Methodist Chapel or Springbank Nursing Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PEDLEY (Phyllis, “Sniff”). Died peacefully at home on 14th September, aged 78, of Buglawton, Congleton. Dearly loved wife of Alan, much loved mum of Mark and Jayne, devoted grandma of Tara and Taylor-Mayne, a specially loved great grand ma of Ollie, and a dear sister of Michael. The funeral service and cremation will be on Friday, 26th September, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cystic Fibrosis or Cancer Research. Please note: all welcome wearing bright colours. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
STUBBS (Philip). Peacefully on 13th September at his home in Cheadle, Philip Charles, aged 65. The dearly loved husband of Dianne, much loved dad of Jenny, Nicola and Alec, very dear son of Winifred and the late Thomas, dearest brother of Nigel, very dear son-in-law of Maureen and Alec, dear brother-in-law of Julie and Karen, treasured uncle of Kathryn and Gemma, and a good friend to many. A funeral service of thanksgiving will take place at St Giles the Abbot Church, Cheadle, on Wednesday, 24th September, at 12.30pm, 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 AppleTree (Cheadle) Ltd. No mourning clothes or black ties necessary. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
THOMAS. Suddenly on 1st September, 2014, at Wythenshawe Hospital, Neil Harvey Robson Thomas, aged 67, of Congleton (formerly of Wilmslow). Neil will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd September, at 10.40am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622.
 
WINKLE (Kathleen). Died suddenly at home on 11th September, aged 73, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Graham. Dearly loved mum of Linda, Paul and Martin. Dearly loved mother-in-law of Robert, Carol and Sarah. Loving grandmother of Lee, Josh, Ellie and Felicity. Specially loved great-grandmother of Mason, a much-loved sister of Irene and Margaret, sister-in-law of Michael and the late Michael, and a beloved aunty. Funeral service on Friday, 26th September, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Packmoor, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only please but donations in lieu, if desired, to Cancer Research or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

 

Death Notices, 11th September, 2014

BOOTHBY (Elizabeth). Peacefully on 5th September, 2014, at MDGH. Elizabeth Pauline, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late John Fitzgeorge Boothby, a much loved mother, granny, great-granny and great-great granny, a very dear sister and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, prior to cremation on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Children’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BURN (Maggie). Sadly, at Hollymere Nursing Home on Wednesday, 3rd September, 2014, aged 76, of Goostrey. The dearly beloved wife of the late Henry Burn, much loved mother of John and Emma, and treasured mama of James, Amy and Jessica. Funeral to take place tomorrow (Friday, 12th September), at 2pm at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey. Followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations gladly received in lieu of flowers to MIND. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

JUKES (Marjorie). Peacefully on 3rd September, 2014, at the UHNS. Marjorie May, aged 81, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Ron Jukes, loving mum of Gary and Dean, dearest mother-in-law of Margaret and Janet, treasured nannie of Kirstie and Mat, Charlotte and Adam, Vicki and Joe, Stephanie and Chris, Nicki and Holly. Devoted great-nannie of Matilda and a dear sister- in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 19th September, at 10am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: J Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
OKILL. Peacefully on 9th September, 2014, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ida, aged 104, of Congleton and formerly of Somerford Booths. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Wilfred “Wilf” Okill. A loving “Auntie Ida”, great-auntie and great-great-auntie. Service and interment to take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OVEREND (Geoffrey Edward) “Geoff”. Peacefully at home and in the loving care of his family on 4th September, 2014. Geoffrey, aged 80. The dearly loved husband of Jean also a loving brother, dad and grandad. Funeral to take place on Monday, 15th September, 2014, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Davenham, at 12.15pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
PAGE (Roger). Died suddenly on 4th September, 2014, aged 79, of Lask Edge. Dear brother of Leonard, Catherine, Hazel and the late Daniel, and a respected brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. The service will take place at Lask Edge Methodist Chapel on Monday, 15th September, at 11am followed by interment in Lask Edge Methodist Burial Ground, afterwards mourners to disperse. No flowers by request but donations in lieu, if desired, to Lask Edge Methodist Chapel. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PARKINSON (Nora). Peacefully on 1st September, 2014, at the UHNS. Leonora (Nora) aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved daughter of the late Leonard and Emma Parkinson, dearest sister of Glenice, Bernard, Sandra and the late Len, Bob, John and Patricia very dear sister-in-law of Mary and Alan and much loved aunty and great-aunt. Cortege to leave her niece’s home in Biddulph today (Thursday, 11th September) at 1.50pm for service and interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, 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 British Heart Foundation or NSPCC. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 

WHITEHURST (Bill). At rest on 2nd September, 2014, at St Quentin’s Nursing Home. William Thomas, aged 82, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Gwen, loving dad of Alison, Grant and Steven, very dear father-in-law of John, Tracey and Deborah, treasured grandad of Clair, James, Hannah, Joshua, Scott and Elliot, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 19th September, at 12.30pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.45pm, 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 or Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


Death Notices, 4th September, 2014

BARTLE Benjamin (Ben). Died suddenly on 26th August, 2014, at UHNS, aged 71, of Knypersley A wonderful husband of Pam, devoted dad of Dawn, Steven, Jayne, Jimmy, Marie and Adele. A dear father-in-law, much-loved granddad and a specially loved great-granddad. A beloved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a respected driving instructor to many. The service will take place on Friday, 12th September, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GEORGE Robert (Bob). Died suddenly at home after a long illness on 22nd August, 2014, aged 88, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Edith, loving dad, father-in-law, granddad, great-granddad, great-great- granddad and uncle. The service will take place on Tuesday, 9th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.15pm, followed by Cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GREGORY (Marion). Died peacefully on 26th August, 2014, at Morningside Nursing Home Winsford, aged 88. Formerly of Biddulph. Dearly beloved wife of the late Frank, dear mum of Steven and Sandra, dear mother-in-law of Viv, loving grandma of Andrew, Katie, Daniel and Jenny and a much-loved cousin of Harry. The service will take place on Friday, 12th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.45pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Churchyard at 3.30pm. Flowers and enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HEATH (Paul). Suddenly on 29th August, 2014, at his home in Congleton Edge. Paul, aged 57. The dearly loved husband of Debbie, a much-loved dad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at English Martyrs RC Church on Friday, 12th September, at 2.15pm, 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 or English Martyrs RC Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01781 513210.
 
KNAPPER (Gwen). Peacefully on 31st August, 2014, at the UHNS. Gwen, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Donny Knapper, loving mum of Lyn, Geoff and Wendy, treasured nan of Carl, Nicky, Soron, Callum, Jake, Kyle, Kesley and Leona, and a devoted great-nan. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SPROSTON. Peacefully on 23rd August, 2014, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton. Clifford, aged 83. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ida Sproston, of Biddulph. Dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 10th September, at 11am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial Ground. 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.uk
 
WILLIAMS. It is with great sadness we announce the death of Muriel Williams, aged 88, of Congleton and formerly of Wallasey, who passed away on Thursday, 28th August, 2014, at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. The dearly loved wife of the late Desmond Philip Williams, loving mum of Philip and Barbara, dear mother-in-law of Sally and Richard, a cherished grandma and gran of Andrew, Katie, Rebecca, Rachael and Sophie and treasured great-gran of Lily and Verity. Cortege to leave her daughter’s residence on Monday, 8th September, at 1pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, 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. Flowers from immediate family only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

 

YOXALL (Henry Cecil) (“Cec”). Peacefully on 30th August, 2014, at Clayton Manor Care Home in the loving arms of his loving wife Marina and with beloved daughters Tina and Jane at his bedside. Cecil, aged 80, of Biddulph. “Our hearts are broken”. A much loved and adored husband, dad, father-in-law to Trevor and Paul, and treasured granddad of Chloe, Danny and Zac. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 9th September, at 2.30pm, 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 Clayton Manor Residents’ Fund. To celebrate Cecil’s life, Stoke City shirts/colours most welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

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 51