Deaths

Death Notices, 16th November, 2017

ATKINSON (Michelle Louise, née Woodroffe). Suddenly on Wednesday, 1st November, 2017, at Warrington and Halton Hospital. Michelle, aged 46, of Warrington and formerly of Biddulph. The loving and cherished wife of Lee, devoted mum of Alice and Emily, treasured daughter of Stanley and Ingrid, dearest sister of Chris and his wife Jayne, a dearly loved daughter-in-law of Michael and Elisabeth, a dear sister-in-law of Jill and Nick, and a much-loved aunt of Jamie, George, Ethan and Aaron. Michelle will be deeply missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 27th November, at 1pm, prior to a private interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations preferred to British Heart Foundation c/o funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BRACEGIRDLE (John Robert Jeffrey “Bob”). Peacefully on 11th November, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Bob, aged 86, of Alsager. Much loved husband of the late Millie, treasured dad of Brian, dear father-in-law of Sue, devoted grandad of Laura and Daniel, and loving brother of David. Service and burial at Christ Church, Alsager, on Tuesday, 21st November, at 11.30am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

BRADBURY (Doris, née Copeland). At rest, after a long illness, on Thursday, 9th November, 2017, at RSUH. Doris, aged 88, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Lester Bradbury. A dearest sister of Arthur, Cyril, Jean, Sheila, Sylvia and the late Leonard, Marie and Joan a special aunt and great-aunt. Doris will be fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

FROST. Peacefully on 3rd November, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Stephen George, aged 67, of Congleton. The dear dad of Paul, Karen and Nicola, a dear brother and brother-in-law and a cherished granddad of Steven, Anthony, Daniel and Natalie. Cortege is to leave his niece Mandy’s home on Monday, 27th November, 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 met at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital intensive care unit. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LEESE (Margaret “Joan” Leese, née Goodwin). Sadly passed away on 6th November, 2017, aged 93. Joan, of Congleton, devoted wife to the late Ron. Beloved aunt to Anthony, Howard, Michael, Suzane, Neil, Terry and Karen. Cherished sister of Hazel and the late Alice, Doris, Joyce and Fred. Great-aunt, great-great-aunt and friend will be missed by all. Service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 23rd November, at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, in memory of Margaret to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, Cheshire, 01260 298829.

NEWMAN (Matthew). Peacefully after a long and challenging illness on Friday, 3rd November, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice. Matthew, aged 39, of Congleton. The much-loved son of Brian and Colleen Newman, brother of Scott, uncle of Charlie and devoted father of Alfie. Matthew will be greatly missed by his friends and family — a life taken far too early. Funeral service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 24th November, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or “Alfie’s Fun Fund” (for the latter, make cheques payable to Simon Hey, Alfie’s trustee). Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

POINTON (Beryl). Former proprietor of Machin’s Children’s Wear, Congleton. At peace on Monday, 6th November, 2017, at RSUH. Beryl, aged 83, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Carl, much-loved mum of Patrick and Paula, dearest mother-in-law of Anne and David, treasured nan Bez of Daniel and Matthew, devoted great-nan of Tommy and Chloe, and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 28th November, at 2pm, 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 PDSA or Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

PROCTOR. Peacefully on 7th November, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Frank Raymond “Ray”, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband for 60 years of Mrs Marjorie Proctor. Dear brother-in-law of Ethel, loving uncle of David, Barbara, Lee, Annette and Tracy, and a dear great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 24th November, at 9.25am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Ray’s life at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation or St Peter’s Church Building Fund. Donations and enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

ROBERTSON (Derek). At peace on Friday, 10th November, 2017, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Derek, aged 85, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Barbara, much-loved dad of Susan, Stephen, Andrew, Heather, Ian, Deborah and the late Derek, very dear father-in-law of Ted, Julie, Jeanette, Pete, Pam, Anthony and Paula, treasured grandad of Michelle, Karl, Charlotte, Declan, Dan, Joel, Izzy, Jemma, Patrick, Matthew, Joshua, Jade, Victoria and Harry, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 24th November, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. 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: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SHERRATT (Patricia Florence “Pat”). Peacefully while at home on Wednesday, 8th November, 2017. Pat, aged 77, of Biddulph. The dearest wife of the late John, treasured mum of Alan, Tony, Pauline, Martin and the late Paul, loving mother-in-law of Mark and Sue, a much-loved aunt, a devoted gran, great-gran and a very good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 23rd November, at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2.15pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o funeral director. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SHREEVE (Brian Esmond). Former headmaster of Cranage CE Primary School. Peacefully at rest in Newton Court Care Centre on 4th November, 2017. Brian, aged 92, of Middlewich. The dear and devoted husband of the late Margaret, much loved dad of Martin and Ann-Marie, treasured grandad of Samuel, Hannah and Matthew, and father-in-law of Margaret and David. Funeral to take place on Friday, 17th November, at 11am with a service at St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel, followed by interment at St Luke’s Churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to British Bible Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

WEATHERBY (Edna, BEM). Passed away peacefully on 8th November, 2017, surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late John, treasured and devoted mother of Celia, dearest grandmother of Harriet and Alicia, and dearly loved mother-in-law of David. Service at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager, on Monday, 20th November, at 11.30am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Donations, if desired, to support the ongoing work of Wesley Place Methodist Church and the RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

WILLIAMSON (Joeseph Robert “Joe”). Suddenly passed away on 7th November, 2017. Joe, aged 33. Loving son of Tom and Corinne, devoted dad of Alanis, Leyton and Ralphie, a loving grandson, dear brother of Ben and brother-in-law of Lindsey, nephew and uncle of Dominic and Ewan. Funeral service to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 28th November, at 12.45pm. Joe will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Casual dress code as requested by the family, please. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Young Men’s Suicide Charity. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WORTHY (Francis Harry). Suddenly but peacefully on 30th October, 2017, at the RSUH. Harry, aged 79, of Norton-le-Moors. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Anthea, much-loved brother of the late Alan and a dear cousin, godfather and friend to many. Funeral service at St Bartholomew’s Church, Norton, on Thursday, 23rd November at noon followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations would be appreciated for British Lung Foundation and St Bartholomew’s Church, Norton. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

Death Notices, 9th November, 2017

ATKINSON (Michelle Louise, née Woodroffe). Suddenly on Wednesday, 1st November, 2017, at Warrington and Halton Hospital. Michelle, aged 46, of Warrington, formerly of Biddulph. The loving and cherished wife of Lee, devoted mum of Alice and Emily, treasured daughter of Stanley and Ingrid, dearest sister of Chris and his wife Jayne, a dearly loved daughter-in-law of Michael and Elisabeth, a dear sister-in-law of Jill and Nick, and a much-loved aunt of Jamie, George, Ethan and Aaron. Michelle will be deeply missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

EVANS (Wesley Maddock). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Wednesday, 1st November, 2017, after a short illness. Wes, aged 81, of Smallwood. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Sue, Stuart and the late Angela. Funeral service to be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Monday, 13th November, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance or ward six, Leighton Hospital (cheques payable to Leighton Hospital MCHT). Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

GIBSON (Arnold). At rest on 29th October, 2017, at Hillswood Lodge, Endon. Arnold, aged 96, of Knypersley, the beloved husband of the late Cath Gibson much-loved dad of David, Richard and Helen, dear father-in-law of Annita, Janette and Brian, and loved grandpa of Sarah, Tim and David. Funeral takes place on Friday, 17th November, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium; family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

GREEN Simon (James). Peacefully on 2nd November, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. James, aged 43, of Meir (formerly of Congleton). Much loved and loving husband of Julie, devoted dad to Joe, Rachel and Josh, loved and respected father-in-law of Daniel and Jade, precious son of Lesley and Roger, loving brother of Susannah, much loved son-in-law of Norman and the late Joyce, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. James will be greatly missed by his many friends. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 15th November, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

GROVES (Robert Graham). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 31st October, 2017. Bob, aged 78, of Goostrey. Much-loved father of Dawn, Graham and Paul. Treasured grandad of Richard, Sarah, Liam, Louis, Abbie and Kaci. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 22nd November, at 2.15pm. Service at St Lawrence’s Church, Over Peover, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to British Heart Foundation or Goostrey Gooseberry Society. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01477 532427.

HEMSLEY (Kenneth Albert). Passed away peacefully after a short illness on 2nd November, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Kenneth, aged 91, of Scholar Green. Devoted husband of Linda, beloved father of Michael and Richard, dear grandfather to Robert and Victoria, and great-grandfather to Alexander. The funeral in memory of Alderman Kenneth Albert Hemsley takes place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 17th November, at 10am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Scope. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

JACKSON (James). On Sunday, 29th October, of Spennymoor, Co Durham, (formerly of Congleton). James, aged 88. Beloved husband of the late Sylvia and a much-loved dad, father-in-law and grandad. Funeral service and committal to be held at Durham Crematorium on Tuesday, 14th November, at noon. Enquiries: Gordon Fletcher & Sons Ltd, Charles Street, Spennymoor, Co Durham, 01388 420276.

LOWE (Jack William “John”). Suddenly after a short illness on 25th October, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Jack, aged 81, of Mount Pleasant. Father of Wendy, Denise, Sandra and Elaine. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 15th November. Service at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MCCARTY (Dorothy). Suddenly but peacefully on 3rd November, 2017, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Dorothy, aged 82, of Knypersley. Beloved wife of the late Brian, devoted mum of Michael and Carol, dear mother-in-law of Warren and Carole, loving grandmother to Jason, Emma, Wayne and Hollie, and a great-grandmother to Thomas and Olivia. A private family funeral takes place on Monday, 20th November. Family Flowers only please. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SEARLE (Patricia). Passed away after a brave battle with cancer at St Luke’s Hospice on Saturday, 28th October, 2017. Pat, aged 69, of Sandbach. Cherished wife of Terry and loving mum to Tim and Mat. Funeral service to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Friday, 17th November, at 12.15pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SMALLWOOD (Margaret Joan). On Wednesday, 1st November, 2017, peacefully with her family around her, at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel. Formerly of Kerridge Close, Middlewich, Joan, aged 97. The beloved wife of the late Francis “Sam” Smallwood. Funeral service and committal take place on Thursday, 16th November, at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.

SPROSON. Peacefully on 1st November, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. June, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James Sproson. Loving sister of Jack. Dear aunt of Dave and his wife Sandra, and a dear great-aunt. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 23rd November, at 11.45am for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at noon, 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WASSELL (Barbara). Peacefully passed away after a long illness on 23rd October at Springbank Nursing Home. Barbara, aged 83, formerly of Biddulph. Much loved wife of John, treasured mum of Linda and Joanne, devoted granny of James, Linda, Joanne and Anthony, loving great-granny of Courtney, Macauley, Romeo, Rhys, Phoebe, Andrew, Mylie and Annabelle, also very dear sister of Robert, Gill, Alan and Roger. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 16th November. Service at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 2nd November, 2017

DALE (Mildred). Peacefully in Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, on Thursday, 26th October. Mildred, aged 103, formerly of Loachbrook, Congleton. Dearly loved wife of the late Norman. Funeral service and interment at Davenport Methodist Church on Thursday, 9th November, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Davenport Methodist Church. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

FITZGERALD (George Anthony). Sadly passed away on 21st October, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. George, aged 84, of Knypersley. The devoted husband of Joyce, cherished dad of Amanda, very dear father-in-law of Martin, also dearly loved grandad of Lee and Scott. He will be very sadly missed. Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 7th November. Service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GALBRAITH (John Moodie). Passed away peacefully on 25th October, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice. Husband of the late Maureen, devoted dad of James and Duncan, beloved father-in-law of Josie and Keely, cherished grandad of Alfie, Tom and Lyle, loving brother of Alan, brother-in-law of Kevin, Pamela and Aideen. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 17th November, at 11.30am for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

GIBSON (Arnold). At rest on 29th October, 2017, at Hillswood Lodge, Endon. Arnold, aged 96, of Knypersley. The beloved husband of the late Cath Gibson, much-loved dad of David, Richard and Helen, dear father-in-law of Annita, Janette and Brian, and loved grandpa of Sarah, Tim and David. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

GOODSON. Peacefully on 18th October, 2017, at her home. Vera May, aged 101, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Albert Goodson. Loving cousin of Victor, treasured great-aunt of Andrew, great-great-aunt of Joseph and Maddie. Cortege leaves her cousin Victor’s home on Wednesday, 8th November, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MASTERSON (Patricia Mary). On Thursday, 26th October, 2017, peacefully in hospital and of Betchton Road, Malkins Bank, Sandbach. Pat, aged 75, beloved wife of the late John Masterson and a much-loved sister of Pauline, and a very dear auntie and great-auntie. Requiem mass takes place on Thursday, 9th November, at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, at 11am prior to interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to the stroke unit at Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

WITHERS. Peacefully on 22nd October, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Beverley “Lynn”, aged 61, of Congleton. Loving partner of Les, devoted mother of Liam and Tom, beloved daughter of Ron and Gwen, cherished nana of Connor, Ethan, Spencer and Tilysha. Cortege leaves her home at 10am for a service at All Saints’ Church, Scholar Green, ST7 3SX, on Friday, 10th November, at 10.30am, prior to a private committal. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 26th October, 2017

ATKINSON (Helen Elizabeth). Passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy battle against cancer on Friday, 20th October, 2017. Helen, aged 46, of Rode Heath. Devoted mum to Elizabeth Mary, much-loved daughter of Garry and Joan Pugh, and loving sister to Robert and David. Funeral service to be held at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Monday, 6th November, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie and Macmillan Nurses. The family request to wear some purple. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BAILEY. Peacefully on 4th October, 2017, at The University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Glenis, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Leonard. Loving mum of David and Neil, dear mother-in-law of Joanne and Susan, grandma of Holly, Thomas and Gemma, great-grandma of William and a loving friend to many. Cortege is to leave from her son David’s home on Wednesday, 1st November, at 10am for a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am, prior to a service of celebration for the life of Glenis at St John’s Church, Buglawton, Congleton, at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend are kindly invited to both services. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

BEBBINGTON (Kenneth Edward). Peacefully at home on Sunday, 15th October, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Kenny, aged 75, of Whitehill. Devoted husband of Glenys, loving and adored dad of Julie and Donna, treasured grandad of Nicole, Ryan, Jordan and Caitlin. Service at St James’s Church, Newchapel, on Monday, 30th October, at 12.15pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice (nurses at home). Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.

BOTHMANN (Rosa Clara). On Saturday, 14th October, 2017, peacefully in hospital, Rosa, aged 81. Beloved and loving wife of Wolfgang, loving mother of Jane, devoted grandmother of Hanja and a dear mother-in-law to Alan. Rosa will be missed greatly by all who knew her. The funeral service and committal will take place at 2pm on Monday, 6th November, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6HN, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

EDMONDS (James). On Friday, 20th October, 2017, peacefully in hospital and of St John’s Way, Sandbach Heath. Jim, aged 84. The beloved husband of Mavis Edmonds. Funeral service and committal take place on Friday, 3rd November, at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to ward 10, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

FITZGERALD (George Anthony). Sadly passed away on 21st October at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. George, aged 84, of Knypersley. The devoted husband of Joyce, cherished dad of Amanda, very dear father-in-law of Martin, also dearly loved grandad of Lee and Scott. He will be very sadly missed. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GIBSON. Peacefully on 11th October, 2017, at Hillswood Lodge, Endon. Eva, aged 86, of Rock End, Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of the late Wallace Gibson. Dearest mother of Amanda, dear mother-in-law of Don, treasured nan of Sullivan and Eden, a friend to Mick and a dear auntie of Jill, Nick, Alan and Lynne. Service and interment to take place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Tuesday, 31st October, at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church and disperse at the graveside. Family flowers only; donations to Hillswood Lodge Care Home, cheques payable to “Hillswood Care Ltd”. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, Tel 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HOWARTH (Kevin). Passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, 14th October, 2017. Kevin, aged 59, of Sandbach. Loving son of George Edward “Ted” and the late Ada. Devoted husband to Karen. Much-loved dad to Victoria, Emily, father-in-law to Jack and cherished pops of Matilda. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Wednesday, 1st November, at 12.30pm. Black not necessary, smart casual attire. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MORRIS. Peacefully on 14th October, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Norman, aged 90, of Congleton. Devoted husband to Alice. Much-loved dad of Steven, Ann and Brenda, father-in-law to Valerie, David and Graham, loving grandie of Gavin, Christina, Andrew, Phillip, Mathew and Hayley, and great-grandie of Katelyn, Harlon, Nathan, Kelsey, Seren and Zachary. Norman will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Cortege is to leave his home at 10.15am for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 3rd November, at 10.30am prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MOSS. Peacefully on 16th October, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Derek, aged 73, of Congleton. Loving dad of David, dear brother of Kelvin, brother-in-law of Deborah and a dear uncle. Cortege to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors on Monday, 30th October, at 2.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired to wards three and seven at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PICKLES. Peacefully on 10th October, 2017, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Kenneth William, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Patricia Pickles. Loving dad of Paul, John, Tony, Neville, Alison, Julia, David, Carolyn, an important person to Patricia and Judith, dear father-in-law and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. Cortege leaves his daughter Carolyn’s home on Tuesday, 31st 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 wards seven or eight at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

REDFERN (Howard). Sadly passed away on Friday, 13th October, 2017, while at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton. Howard, aged 92, of Congleton, formerly of the Rookery, Kidsgrove. The devoted and loving husband of the late Dorothy and a much-loved dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. Howard will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 8th November, at 1.20pm. Would relatives please accept this intimation and would friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

SMITH (Elsie). Sadly passed away on 18th October at home, aged 96. A devoted wife of the late Arthur, loving mum of Arthur, Peter, Pam and Ron, cherished nan, great-nan and great-great-nan. Elsie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 2nd November, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 19th October, 2017

BUNN (Cynthia Mary). Peacefully at rest in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, on 11th October, 2017. Cynthia, aged 81, of Elworth. The dear and devoted wife of Glyn, much loved mum of Ian, treasured nana of James and Finley, and the loving mother-in-law of Lesley. Funeral to take place on Monday, 23rd October, with a service at the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 1pm followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to St Stephen’s Residents’ Comfort Fund in memory of Cynthia. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

CARTWRIGHT. Peacefully on 6th October, 2017, at home, Sally, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Neville Cartwright. Loving mum of Paul and Leanne, dear mother-in-law of Angela and David, cherished and treasured nana of Tyler, Rebecca and Kaia, and a dear sister of Sylvia. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 25th October, 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 Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DAVENPORT (Phoebe, née Bibby). Sadly passed away on 6th October, 2017, at home with her loving husband by her side. Phoebe, aged 92, of Whitehill, Kidsgrove. Beloved wife of Michael, much-loved mum of Brent and the late Marie, very dear mother-in-law of Margaret, loving nana of Glen and Scott, cherished sister of Dennis also dear sister-in-law of Gladys, Jean and Marjorie. Funeral to take place on Friday, 27th October. Service at Whitehill Methodist Church, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DS at 1.30pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family Flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LAWTON (Peter Anthony). Suddenly passed away while on holiday in Turkey on 2nd October, 2017. Peter, aged 61. Devoted husband of Lyn, loving dad of Amanda, Claire and Lee, cherished grandad of Mollie, Chloe, Callum, Kieran, Rory, Lukas and Lucie, also a loving brother, father-in-law and friend. Peter will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 25th October. Service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers would be greatly appreciated. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MORRIS. Peacefully on 14th October, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Norman, aged 90, of Congleton. Devoted husband to Alice. Much loved dad of Steven, Ann and Brenda, father-in-law to Val, Dave and Graham, loving grandad (grandie) and great-grandfather. Norman will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PICKLES. Peacefully on 10th October, 2017, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Kenneth William, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Patricia Pickles. Loving dad of Patricia, Judith, Christopher, David and Carolyn, Paul, Tony, Alison, Neville, John and Julia, dear father-in-law and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. Cortege leaves his daughter Carolyn’s home on Tuesday, 31st 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 ward seven and ward eight, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SMALLEY (Ivy Marion, née Sproson). Ivy Marion Smalley, of Congleton, passed away peacefully on 12th October, 2017 at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Ivy, aged 86, devoted wife to Keith, dearly loved mother of Jayne and Mark, much loved grandma to Suzanne and Louise and beloved great-grandma of Oliver, Matthew, Laurence and Lillian. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 24th October, at 1.15pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No mourning clothes to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STANLEY. Peacefully on 10th October, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Colin, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Brenda. Loving dad of Helen and Michael, dear father-in-law of Gary and Caroline, brother of the late Eric and the late Ron and a loving friend to many. Cortege is to leave Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Friday, 20th October, at 9.20am for a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am, prior to a service of celebration for the life of Colin at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation. Friends wishing to attend are kindly invited to both services. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Trinity Methodist Church, Salvation Army or PDSA. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

THOMPSON (Eileen). Peacefully passed away at home in Sandbach on Saturday, 14th October, surrounded by her family. Eileen, aged 87, dearly loved wife of Jim, and loving mum to Elizabeth, Helen and David. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 27th October, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TURNBULL (William Alan). Suddenly while on holiday in Devon on Tuesday, 10th October, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family. William (Bill), aged 69, of Mow Cop, the loving husband of Claire, dearest dad of Mark, Ian, Jayne and daughter-in-law Michelle, proud grandad of Finlay, Isaac and Aaleyah, a much loved brother, respected uncle and friend. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 30th October 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 Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WARRENER (Kenneth). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 11th October, 2017. Ken, aged 83, of Wheelock. Dearly loved husband of the late Patricia, loving dad of Stephen and Catherine and special grandad to Tom, Amy, Emma, Isobel and Alice. Funeral service to take place at Wheelock Methodist Church on Friday, 20th October, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Orthopaedic Institute Oncology Fund. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 12th October, 2017

BLAKEMORE (Verna). Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, 1st October, 2017. Verna, aged 84, of Wheelock. Dearly loved wife of David and loving mum to Mark. Much loved grandmother, aunt and sister. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 12th October, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

CARTWRIGHT. Peacefully on 6th October, 2017, at home. Sally, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Neville Cartwright. Loving mum of Paul and Leanne, dear mother-in-law of Angela and David, cherished and treasured nana of Tyler and Rebecca. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

COOKE (Alfred). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, 5th October, 2017. Alf, aged 80, of Sandbach. Beloved husband of Margaret, much-loved dad of the late Julie and Tony. Treasured grandad to Chloe and Jamie. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 16th October, at 11.45am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DAVIES (Jacinta Mary). At peace on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017, at RSUH. Jacinta, aged 72, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of Paul, dearest sister of Kathleen, Nuala and Patricia, very dear sister-in-law of PJ and Glyn, a dear aunty and a special neighbour to Margaret and Roland. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 23rd October, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GUTKOWSKI (Margaret Mary). Peacefully on Thursday, 28th September, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Margaret, aged 88, of Congleton and formerly Macclesfield. The dearly loved wife of the late Kasmierz, a much-loved mother of John, Christopher, Andrew, Christina, Dominic and Anna. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 23rd October, at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

HATTON (née Cornwell) Christine. Peacefully on 29th September, 2017, at Springbank Nursing Home. Christine, aged 72, of Knypersley. The devoted and much loved wife of the late David Hatton, devoted mum of Andrew, Gary and Mark, much loved mother-in-law of Justine and Kelly, a cherished nana of Jamie, Natasha, Katie and Sienna. Also a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 17th October, at 11am followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.15pm. Can mourners kindly disperse following the crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HULME (Joan). Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Lawton Manor on Friday, 6th October, 2017. Joan, aged 92, of Elworth. Dearly loved wife of the late Richard, loving mum of Pauline, treasured grandma of Judith and Ian, great-grandma and great-great-grandma. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Wednesday, 25th October, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

JEPSON (Alan). Peacefully on 5th October at home. Alan Jepson, aged 74, devoted husband to Jean and a much-loved dad to Colin, Paul and Lynn, and a loving grandad. Alan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service takes place on Monday, 16th October, at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Alan will be gratefully received for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.

MORRIS (Elizabeth). Passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 8th October, 2017. Elizabeth, aged 78, of Alsager. Dearly loved wife of the late Arthur, loving mum of Stuart and Rachel, mother-in-law to Karen and John, and treasured nan to Ellie, James and Alex. Funeral Service at Wesley Place Methodist Church on Monday, 23rd October, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Unit, Leighton Hospital or Wesley Place Methodist Church. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MORRIS (Gladys). Peacefully on Wednesday, 4th October, 2017, at New Milton House, Alsager. Gladys, aged 97, of Congleton. Much loved wife of the late Joseph, treasured mum of Terry, Ray and the late Sandra and a devoted nan, great-nan and great-great-nan. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 16th October, at 2pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

POTTS (Graham). Peacefully on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Graham, aged 81, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved husband of the late Mary, beloved mum of Tarquin and daughter-in-law Samantha, a devoted granddad of Daniella and Reece, a treasured brother of Beryl, a dearest brother-in-law and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Graham will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 20th October, at 1pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

ROGERS (Jean, née Turner). Sadly but peacefully passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 2nd October, aged 69. Devoted wife of Gordon, loving mum of Julie and Kelvin, cherished and much-loved nana of Dominic, Corey and Olivia, mother-in-law of Stephen and Karen, sister of Lynne and brother-in-law Mick, and brother of the late Roger. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 18th October, at 1.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Can all mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, in Jean’s memory to Macclesfield District General Hospital intensive care unit. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

THORNHILL (Charles Vernon). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Wednesday, 4th October, 2017. Vernon, aged 87, of Sproston, Holmes Chapel. Dearly loved husband of Margaret and much-loved Dad to Apryl and Derek. Special grandad to Kathryn, Peter and Rachel. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Friday, 13th October, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TURNER. Peacefully on 5th October, 2017, at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Roy, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Hilda Turner. Loving dad of Kathleen, Pauline and Stephen, dear father-in-law of Fred and Eddie, and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 18th October, at 10.10am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WILLIAMS (Derrick). On Thursday, 28th September, 2017, peacefully at home, Bailey Crescent, Sandbach, formerly of Elworth. Derrick, aged 75, beloved husband of Sandra Williams and a much-loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to take place at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, on Friday, 13th October, at 11.30am, prior to committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

Death Notices, 5th October, 2017

BOSSONS. Peacefully on Friday, 22nd September, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Barbara, aged 80, of Congleton. The loving and cherished wife of the late Graham Bossons. Dearly loved mum of Mark and a loving grandma. Cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Wednesday, 11th October, at 2pm 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. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FITZSIMMONS. Peacefully on Saturday, 23rd September, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Doris Olive, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 56 years of Arthur. Loving mother of David and Jane, dear mother-in-law of Amanda Jane (AJ) and a cherished and treasured grandmother to Bethan, Hannah and Fergal. Greatly missed. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 13th October, 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, by request, but donations may be made, if desired, to British Sjogren’s Syndrome Association or Parkinson’s UK. At the family’s request, no black to be worn. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

GATER (Anne). Peacefully on Thursday, 14th September, 2017, at RSUH after a long illness bravely borne. Anne, aged 69. The loving wife of Brian, devoted mum of Kevin, the best nan to Jessica and Emily, beloved sister of Rosemary, Margaret, David and the late John. She will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral service to take place at Mow Cop Methodist Church on Friday, 13th October, at 10.45am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers are most welcome or, if preferred, donations may be sent in memory of Anne for the Salvation Army or Whitehill Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Gail Spender, C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 782842.

GREGORY (Albert). Passed away peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home, Elworth, on Wednesday, 27th September, 2017. Albert, aged 84, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Mary and loving dad to Helen. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Wednesday, 11th October, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and St Stephen’s Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HACKNEY (Janet Evelyn). Passed away on Saturday, 30th September, 2017. Loving wife of the late Howard, adored mum of Bec and son-in-law Greg, and much-loved sister of Jill and the late June and Charles. Private burial followed by a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 13th October, at noon. Donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HARDING (Ernest). Sadly passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 25th September, 2017. Devoted husband of Beryl, loving dad of Beverley and Lorraine, cherished grandad of Rachael, great-grandad of Alana and Eva, father-in-law of Jim and Rob, and step-grandad to Lucy, Grant, Charlie and Harry. Ernest will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 12th October, at Congleton Pentecostal Church at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations appreciated for Congleton Pentecostal Church. Donations and enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOPKINS. Peacefully on Wednesday, 27th September, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ronald Frank, aged 89, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Mrs Marjorie Hopkins. The funeral service is to take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Tuesday, 17th October, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to Lung Cancer Research Centre. Will friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LANCASTER (Mary Elizabeth, née Love). Sadly passed away on 25th September, 2017, at home. Mary, aged 86, of Biddulph. Dearly loved wife of the late Frederick, devoted mum of Beryl, Treasha, Graham and Roy, dear mother-in-law of Peter, Paul and Jean, a cherished nan and gran, also missed by Suzie the cat. Funeral will take place on Friday, 13th October. Service at Kingdom Hall, Church Road, Biddulph, at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Kingdom Hall. Family flowers only; donations appreciated for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MAYER (Una). At peace on Saturday, 30th September, 2017, at Wheaton Aston Court Care Home. Una, aged 86, formerly of Sefton Avenue, Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Herbert Mayer, loving mum of Raymond and John, very dear mother-in-law of Audrey and Christine, a treasured grandma and great-grandma, and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, on Thursday, 12th October, at noon prior to interment in the churchyard. 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 or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

RATHBONE (Maureen). Peacefully at home on 25th September, 2017. Maureen, aged 80, of Cranage. The dearly beloved wife of Graham, much-loved mother of Jane and Andrew, treasured grandma of John, Denise, Sarah, Hannah, Leah, Alex and Vicky. Funeral to take place on Monday, 9th October, at 10am. Service at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01477 532427.

RAWLINSON. Peacefully on 30th September, 2017, at St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Peter, aged 67. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Alison Rawlinson, of Holmes Chapel. Loving dad of Katie and Jonathan, dear father-in-law of Daniel and a cherished and treasured granddad of Finn and Ella. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 13th October, at 10.40am for service and interment at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, 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 St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

ROBERTSHAW (Edna). Passed away peacefully on 28th September at home, aged 101. Loving wife of the late John Robertshaw. Edna will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Thursday, 19th October, at 12.30pm, following committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Can all mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Edna’s memory to Girl Guiding Cheshire Borders. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SIDDALL (Jeff). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at home in Mow Cop on 30th September, 2017, after an illness borne with great courage and dignity. Jeff, aged 79. The dearly beloved husband of Sheilah, a brother, dearest brother-in-law, devoted uncle and a dear friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop on Wednesday, 11th October, at 12.45pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Please meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

SMITH (Norman). Passed away on Tuesday, 26th September, 2017, at RSUH, aged 91, of Biddulph and formerly of Mow Cop. The dearly loved husband of Eileen, loving dad of Jill and Geoffrey, and a much-loved grandad who will be truly missed. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph, on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SMITH (Sheila). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St Stephen’s Care Home, Sandbach, on Friday, 22nd September, 2017. Sheila, aged 64, of Brereton. Dearly loved daughter of Beryl, soulmate to Barry and mum of Darren. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Monday, 9th October, at 11.30am, followed by a private committal at Crewe Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Care Home. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 28th September, 2017

BAILEY Geraldene (née Grummett). Peacefully on Wednesday, 20th September, 2017, after a long illness bravely borne. Geraldene, aged 70, of Rode Heath. Much loved wife of Frank, treasured mum of Alison and Louise, a dear mother-in-law, devoted nan and great-nan, beloved sister of Gill and a loving sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Service and burial at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, today, Thursday, 28th September at 11.30am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

BENNETT. Peacefully on 19th September, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, Glyn, aged 56, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Karen. Loving and respected dad of Dan and partner Laura and Dean and partner Christina, cherished son of Patricia and Roy, and step-son to Pat, dear brother of Tony, Lee and Tracy, brother-in-law of Annette and Antony, and a dear uncle of Zoe, Lucas, Zack and Reece. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 10th October, at 10.40am 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BOSSONS. Peacefully on Friday, 22nd September, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Barbara, aged 80, of Congleton. The loving and cherished wife of the late Graham Bossons. Dearly loved mum of Mark and a loving grandma. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HAMMOND (Nancy). There will be a service of thanksgiving at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 11am on Tuesday, 17th October, prior to interment of cremated remains in Mossley Churchyard. Friends, neighbours, relatives and former colleagues will be most welcome. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LONG (Peter). Died peacefully on 16th September at North Staffs Hospital, aged 93. Loving husband of Pamela, devoted father of David, Anthony (who predeceased him) and Sue (Aston), dearly loved grandfather of Jennifer, Jake and Toby, and great-grandfather of Ellie and Mia. Peter was loved and respected by many people that he worked with over many years. Funeral service on Thursday, 5th October, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only. Donations to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MACHIN. Peacefully on 22nd September, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family, Dennis Reginald “Reg”, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Phyllis Machin, loving dad of Margaret, dear father-in-law of Paul, cherished granddad of Andrew, Lee, Stacey and Chelsea, treasured great-granddad of Madison, Molly, Liam, Poppy, Melody, Kia, Haydyn, Sian and Lexi, brother of Cyril and brother-in-law of Sylvia. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 6th October, at 9.30am for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PIERPOINT (Jean). Passed away peacefully on 19th September, 2017, at St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Jean, aged 79, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Philip, much loved mum of Vanessa and Rachael, mother-in-law to Alain. Special Gromit to Rose, Alice, Theo and Tom, and companion of F Howard Yates. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach at 10.45am tomorrow Friday, 29th September. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

PROCTOR. Tragically on 17th September, 2017, as a result of a road traffic accident; Robert Joseph, aged 31, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved daddy of Kiya. Dear partner of Jessica, loving son of Davina and the late Bob. Brother of David, Neil, Kevin, Vicky, Dawn, Janice and Claire, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 3rd October, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust or Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

RODEN. Peacefully on 14th September, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Cyril, aged 85. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Glenda Roden, of Gillow Heath. Loving brother of Joyce and a dear uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 6th October, at 11.40am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial ground. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 21st September, 2017

BAILEY (Russell). At peace on 2nd September, 2017 at Abbey Court Care Home, Leek. Russell, aged 75, of Biddulph Park. The dearly loved husband of Rita, much loved dad of Heather, Bernard and Raymond, dear father-in-law of Paul, treasured granddad of Benjamin, David, Joel and Ruby, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th September, at 1.30pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers please by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

BOWYER (Harold). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at the RSUH on 13th September, 2017. Harold, of Biddulph, aged 76. A dearest brother, a much loved and loving uncle, great-uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 29th September, at 2pm. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations preferred to UHNM Charity (Coronary Care Unit). Donations and enquiries: C Mcgough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

EVANSON (Prof John Malcolm). On Friday, 15th September, 2017, peacefully in hospital, John, aged 87. Loving husband of the late Clare, loving father of Jane and Rebecca, loving grandfather of Freddie, Georgia and Oscar, and much-loved brother of the late Joy. John will be missed greatly by all who knew him. The funeral service and committal will take place at 3.20pm on Friday, 29th September, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of Arthritis Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

MALLENDER. Jeanette Mary Mallender, of Congleton, passed away peacefully at Sherwood Care Home, Sandford, on Sunday, 10th September, 2017, aged 78. Mum of Elizabeth and Andrew, mother-in-law of Frances, grandma of Harry. Funeral service to be held at South Bristol Crematorium on Monday, 25th September, at 2.15pm. All flowers welcome but donations, if desired, to benefit Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Cooksley and Son, 1, Walliscote Road, Weston Super Mare, 01934 626666.

MASSEY (Dorothy May). Very peacefully at Belong Care Home, Macclesfield, on Saturday, 16th September. Dorothy May Massey, aged 95, of Allostock, the dearly beloved mother of Megan and a treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral to take place on Friday, 6th October, at 1.20pm. Service at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Children in Need or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.

MORRIS (Cyril). Peacefully on Saturday, 9th September, 2017, at RSUH. Cyril, aged 92, of Mow Cop. The devoted husband of Millicent, loving dad of Jean and Joan, respected father-in-law of Joe and Tony, a much loved grandad and great-grandad and dear brother of Norman, Hilda and Betty. The funeral service will take place at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, on Friday, 22nd September, at 11am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. 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 or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

RODEN. Peacefully on 14th September, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Cyril, aged 85. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Glenda Roden, of Gillow Heath. Loving brother of Joyce and a dear uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Service is to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial ground on a date and time to be arranged. Flowers or donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STEVENTON (Bernard “Bern”). After a long illness while residing at Hilltop Manor Care Home, Bernard passed away at the RSUH on Monday, 4th September, aged 89. He was the beloved husband of the late Lucy (Collinson), formerly of Church Road, Biddulph. Much loved uncle, great-uncle and friend to many. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 4th October, at 11am. Would relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Dress code optional but respectful, please. No flowers please by request, donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society. Donations and enquiries: Harold H Leese (A Boulton and sons), St Peters Close, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1LP, 01782 744433.

WRIGHT (Ronald Barrie). Peacefully in the care of Lawton Manor Nursing Home on Thursday, 7th September, 2017. Ron, aged 94, and late of Congleton. Much loved husband of the late Thelma, devoted father of David and Penny, treasured grandpa of Helen, Gemma, Ralph, Keiko and Liam and gramps to his seven great-grandchildren. Funeral survive will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 29th September, at 12.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


Death Notices, 14th September, 2017

AVERILL Joanne (née Heeley)
. At rest while at home in the care of her loving family on Sunday, 10th September, 2017, after a short illness fought with tremendous courage and dignity. Joanne, aged 44, of Knypersley. The soul mate and devoted wife of Paul, cherished and fantastic mum of Lauren, Joshua and Thomas, a very precious and beloved daughter of Zena and the late Kenneth, and a very dear friend to many. Joanne will be sadly and deeply missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 21st September, at 11.30am, prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to RSPCA. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BRADBURY (David). Suddenly at home on Saturday, 26th August, 2017. David, aged 62, of Sandbach. The much-loved brother of Alan. The funeral will take place on Wednesday, 20th September, in St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, at 1pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to RSPB or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01270 765783.

BYRNE (Gerald). Passed away suddenly at home on 31st August, aged 61. Funeral service will take place at English Martyrs’ Church on Tuesday, 19th September, at 10.30am followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. Will mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

EDWARDS (Peter “Deuce”). Following a courageous fight against his illness, Peter, aged 56, of Biddulph sadly passed away on Wednesday, 6th September, 2017, at the RSUH. He was the much loved and devoted husband of Ilona and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Funeral service and cremation to take place on Wednesday, 20th September, at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request, donations preferred in memory of Pete to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Co-operative Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 01782 711244.

FURBER (Phillip Stanley). Peacefully in Lawton Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, 10th September, 2017. Stanley (Stan) aged 93, of Wheelock. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty, treasured dad of Helen, Carolyn, Sarah and Rachael. Service of thanksgiving at Wheelock Methodist Church on Tuesday, 26th September, at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Wheelock Methodist Church or St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HOBSON (Margaret) aged 86. Peacefully at rest in North Staffs hospital on 31st August. “Momma” to us all. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th September, at 1.20pm. No flowers thank you. Donations, if desired, to the UHNM NHS trust, or Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOLLAND (Reginald). Passed away peacefully at home with his daughter and son-in-law at his side on Wednesday, 6th September, 2017. Reg, aged 95, was the beloved husband of the late Patty, a treasured dad, granddad, great-granddad and a very dear friend and neighbour. A thanksgiving service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 1pm on Tuesday, 19th September, prior to interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Sandbach. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

HUGHES (Barry). Suddenly but peacefully on Monday, 4th September, 2017, at RSUH. Barry, aged 70, of Biddulph. The devoted and loving husband of Gail, treasured father of Shaun and Victoria, beloved father-in-law of Kim, dearly loved granddad of Saul, Kian and Alexander, much-loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Barry will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th September, at 1.20 pm. Would relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SKERRATT (Albert Brian). Peacefully passed away on Saturday, 2nd September, 2017, at NG Healthcare, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 20th September, at 11.20am. Flowers welcome. Family and friends kindly accept this as the only intimation and please meet and disperse at the crematorium. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Nile Street, Burslem, 01782 838724.

WARBURTON (Sylvia). Passed away peacefully at The Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday, 7th September, 2017. Sylvia, aged 74, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved wife of Alan, much loved and treasured mum, sister, nan and great-nanny. She will be sadly missed by all. Funeral service to be held at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Wednesday, 20th September, at 10,30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WILLIAMSON (James). Passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on 7th September, 2017. James (Jim), aged 77 of Moston, loving husband of Mary, dad to Ian and Andrew. Funeral service to take place at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Monday, 18th September, at 11.30am. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Hospice. Family flowers only. Enquires: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WORTHY. Peacefully at rest on 1st September, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Kenneth Albert, aged 84, (retired newsagent). The dearly loved and devoted husband of Mary Worthy, of Congleton. Loving dad of Elizabeth and Peter, dear father-in-law of Andrew and Rebecca, and a much-loved granddad of Georgina, Isabella, Thomas and Lucas. A service of thanksgiving for Kenneth’s life is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 20th September, at 1.15pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK or Salvation Army. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk


Death Notices, 7th September, 2017

BAILEY (Joan).
Peacefully at rest while at home on Friday, 25th August, 2017. Joan, aged 91, of Biddulph Moor. The beloved wife of the late Myles, a treasured and devoted mum of Jillian, a much-loved mother-in-law of Ian, dearest grandmother of Stephen and his fiancée Grace, a loving aunt and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Joan will be deeply missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Tuesday, 12th September, at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to New Road Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BAILEY (Russell). At peace on 2nd September, 2017, at Abbey Co Care Home, Leek. Russell, aged 75, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Rita, much loved dad of Bernard and Raymond, dear father-in-law of Paul, treasured grandad of Benjamin, David, Joel and Ruby, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral arrangement enquiries: S Sigley and Son, Leek, 01538 382048.

BURTON (Thomas). Sadly passed away at Lawton Manor Nursing Home on 30th August, aged 80. Loving husband, father and grandfather. Thomas will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 8th September, at 9.20am. Flowers welcome but if preferred donations in Thomas’s memory to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

COPELAND (Gladys Mary). At peace on 31st August, 2017, at her home in Biddulph surrounded by her family. Gladys, aged 97. The dearly loved wife of the late Andrew Copeland, loving and much loved mum of Melva and son-in-law Trevor, treasured nana of Damon and Debbie, Gareth and Julie, devoted great-nana Gladys to Andrew, Sam, Christopher and Abigail, a very special aunty and a good friend to many. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 15th September, at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK or Dementia UK. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

CORBETT. Peacefully on 27th August, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Margaret Ann, aged 67, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Ben Corbett. Loving mum of Benjamin and Daniel, dear mother-in-law of Sharon and Kerry, cherished and treasured nan of Amber, Georgia, Harvey, Maddison and Alfie, dear sister of Michael, David, Jean and the late Sylvia, and a lifelong friend of Rosemary. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 14th September, at 11.15am 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 Diabetes UK or Multiple System Atrophy Trust (MSA). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 012602 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CRAIG (Lesley). Passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 24th August, 2017, after a short illness. Lesley, aged 69, of Smallwood, dearly loved wife of Roger and loving mum, granny and sister. Thanksgiving service at St John’s Church, Smallwood, on Monday, 11th September, at 3pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DAVIES (Margaret). On 29th August, 2017, peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living, Hale, and formerly of Sandbach. Margaret, aged 86, the dear wife of the late Cyril and loving mother of Simon. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Wednesday, 13th September, at 11.30am, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only please; donations, if wished, for St Luke’s Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Dodgson’s, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.

GOLD (Adam). Peacefully on Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017, at RSUH. Adam, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Mima, loving dad of Adam, Catherine and Karen, respected father-in-law of Linda, Dave and Simon, a much-loved grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad, dear brother of Margaret and Tom, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 13th September, at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GOODWIN (Mary). Formerly of North Rode and latterly Congleton. Passed away peacefully at Rock Cottage Care Home, Brown Edge, on 30th August, aged 90. Devoted wife of Les, loving mum of Ian, Ron, Rose and Steve, and devoted nanny and great-nanny. Funeral service will take place at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, Congleton, on Tuesday, 12th September, at 10.30am. Will mourners kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, by request, donations in Mary’s memory to St Michael’s Church and The Christie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HEATH (Winnie). Formerly Boon, née Edge. Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of her family at the RSUH on 29th August, 2017. Winifred, of Gillow Heath, aged 83. The dearly beloved wife of the late Arthur Boon and Reginald John Heath. Devoted mum to Julie, dearest mother-in-law to David, a much loved and loving nan to Ben and great-nan to Aaron. A dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 13th September, at 2pm. Followed by interment in the churchyard. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Midlands Air Ambulance or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

MARTIN (Alma Andrews). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 31st August, 2017, and in the loving care of her family. Alma, aged 95, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted wife of the late Cyril, the much loved mum of Linda and Diane, treasured grandmother of Rachel and Steph also a dear mother-in-law. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 12th September, at 11am with a service at the parish church of St Leonard’s, Warmingham, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 12.15pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to ward four, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

NIXON (Alfred). Sadly passed away on 25th August, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Alfred, aged 86. Devoted husband of the late Alice May, much loved dad of Paul, John, Michael, Graham and the late Peter. A dear father-in-law of Debbie, Jenny and Bernice. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 14th September. Service at Village Methodist Church, Brindley Ford, at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PITT (Frank). Passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on 24th August, 2017. Frank, of Sandbach, the dearly loved husband of Maureen, dad to Hayley and Joanne. Funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 8th September, at 11am, followed by committal at Sandbach Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WAKEFIELD (Betty). Aged 87, of Newchapel. At rest on 15th August at St Quentin’s Nursing Home. Precious daughter of the late Kate and Oliver, beloved and devoted sister of the late Doreen and sister-in-law of the late Eric. Treasured and much-loved auntie of Susan, Cavan, James and Helen. Dearest and sincere friend to many. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 8th September, at Harriseahead Methodist Church at 1pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Harriseahead Methodist Church in memory of Betty. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WORTHY. Peacefully at rest on 1st September, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Kenneth Albert, aged 84 (retired newsagent). The dearly loved and devoted husband of Mary Worthy, of Congleton. Loving dad of Elizabeth and Peter, dear father-in-law of Andrew and Rebecca, and a much-loved granddad of Georgina, Isabella, Thomas and Lucas. Funeral arrangements to be finalised. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 31st August, 2017

APPS (Raymond Joseph). Late of Linley, Alsager, died Auckland, New Zealand on 11th August, aged 99. A service of thanksgiving is to be held on 30th September at 3.30pm, at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager. Donations to Alzheimer’s Society and church funds. For more information, call Howard Apps 01663 744 796.

BICKERTON (Roy). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 22nd August, Roy, aged 85 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of the late Rosemary; the much-loved dad of Sue; dear father-in-law of Adum, and treasured granddad of Jordan and Aarron. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 5th September, with a service at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 11am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium noon. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BLOOR (Joseph Bernard, “Joe”). Peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on 19th August, Joe, aged 88 years. Formerly of Biddulph. Devoted husband of the late Grace; dearly loved dad of Catherine; dear father-in-law of Chris; much loved granddad of Carla and partner Ellie; a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Joe will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place on Tuesday, 5th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Biddulph in Bloom or Marie Curie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GOLD (Adam). Peacefully on Tuesday, 22nd August, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Adam, aged 80 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Mima; loving dad of Adam, Catherine and Karen; respected father-in-law of Linda, Dave and Simon; a much-loved granddad, great granddad and great, great granddad; dear brother of Margaret and Tom, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GREENSLADE (Anne Louise). Anne, aged 87 years, of Holmes Chapel, passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 17th August, in the loving care of her family; the much-loved mum of Karen and John. Her funeral will take place on Monday, 4th September, with a service at St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel, at 11.15am and a committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 12.15pm. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HANSEN (Hans Frede). On Wednesday, 16th August, at his home in Gillow Heath, aged 68; his partner Carl at his side. Hans’ funeral service and cremation will be held on Monday, 4th September, at 9.20am, at Bradwell Crematorium. Flowers are welcome; donations if preferred to Biddulph In Bloom. Would all those attending meet at the crematorium; please wear bright clothing to celebrate Hans’ life. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 96, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, 01782 776 six 78.

MILLER (Geoffrey). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 24th August, Geoff aged 81, of Elworth. The dearly loved husband of Sylvia; loving dad of Alison and Kirsty; treasured granddad to Tara and brother to John. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The funeral service and committal will be at Vale Royal Crematorium on Thursday, 14th September, at 1.45pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MITCHELL (John). Peacefully at rest, while in the loving care of his family at the Royal Stoke University Hospital on 7th August, John, of Biddulph, aged 83 years. The dearly beloved husband of Margaret; devoted Dad of Alison; dearest father-in-law to Craig; a much loved and loving granddad to Daisy and Eva; a loving brother to Margaret and Mary, and a dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend. John will be truly missed. The funeral service is to be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 4th September, at 2pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Cancer Research UK or Age UK. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

PARR (Stanley). Suddenly on 19th August in Edinburgh, Stanley, aged 91 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Parr; loving dad of Lynda; cherished granddad Stan of Beth and Gavin, and a treasured great granddad of Lola and Ava. The cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Monday, 11th September, at 1.20pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SAMPSON (Joan). Suddenly on Wednesday, 23rd August, in the care of Leighton Hospital, Joan, aged 92 years and late of Congleton. She was the devoted wife of the late Rodney; loving mum of Anne; treasured gran of Lesley and Sarah, and great gran of Lucy, Jack, Charlotte and Isabelle. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 7th September, at 10.40am. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WEST (Ethel, nee Gallagher). Peacefully on 23rd August, at home with her daughter and son-in-law, aged 87 years, and formerly of Gunn Street, Biddulph. The beloved wife of the late Neville; mother of Stella and Rebecca; mother-in-law of David; grandmother of Luke, and twin sister to Norah. The funeral is on Thursday, 14th September, with a service at St Michael’s Church, Michaelston y Fedw, at 2.15pm followed by cremation at Gwent Crematorium. No flowers please. Donations in lieu payable to St David’s Hospice Care (in recognition of their wonderful care) may be sent c/o Tovey Bros, 9/11, Cardiff Road, Newport, 01633 266848. toveybros.co.uk 

Death Notices, 24th August, 2017

BARDGETT Dorothy (“Dot”). Dorothy died peacefully at home in the early hours of Saturday, 19th August, in the company of her husband John. She was the much loved mother of Laura and Daniel, mother-in-law and friend to Reuben and Michelle and devoted granny to Imogen, Lucy, Ben and Paddy. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 1st September, at 2.40pm. Could mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BETTANY (Margaret Lilian, nee Vaughan). Sadly passed away after a long illness on 13th August, 2017, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Margaret, aged 87, formerly of Hanley. Beloved mother of Jan and Tina. Funeral to take place on Friday, 25th August. Service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 3pm. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Carmountside. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BRITTLETON (Beryl). Peacefully at rest in Westbourne Care Home on 11th August, 2017. Beryl, aged 80, of Congleton. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 29th August, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Westbourne Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Service, Middlewich, 01606 836708.

BUCKLEY (David Arthur). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice on 20th August, 2017. David, aged 72, of Moston. Beloved husband of Pat, loving dad to Emily and Ian. Treasured granddad and brother to Beryl. Funeral service at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Thursday, 31st August, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and Ashfields district nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.

CLARKE (Madeline Joan). Peacefully at rest on 18th August, 2017, in her own home and in the loving care of her friends and carers. Madeline, aged 71, of Elworth, Sandbach. The dear and devoted daughter of the late George and Connie Clarke. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 30th August, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Save The Children UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

DALE (Molly Maureen). Passed away peacefully on 5th August, aged 87. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 29th August, at 12.30pm. A private interment will take place at Fleetwood Cemetery where Molly will be laid to rest in the family grave. Donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 124, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, 01625 425284.

FARRALL (Linda Anne). Peacefully on 16th August, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice. Linda Anne, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Michael Farrall. Loving mum of Simon and Paul, dear mother-in-law of Christina and Louise, cherished and treasured nanna of Luke, Stacey and Jade, dear sister of Lesley and Charlie and a dear sister-in-law of George and Linda. Service takes place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Tuesday, 5th September, at 10.45am, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

GREEN (Fred). Peacefully on 18th August, 2017, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Fred “Pinky”, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of the late Doreen. Loving dad of Colin, Christopher and Carlton, dear father-in-law of Carolyn and Karen, much respected father figure to Julie and Mick, cherished granddad of Emily and Thomas, treasured great-granddad and a dear brother of Bill, the late Frank and the late Ronnie. Cortege is to leave his son Colin’s home on Friday, 1st September, at 10.40am 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 Alzheimer’s Association or Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

HAZELL (Paul). Died Suddenly at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 9th August, 2017. Paul, aged 52, of Sandbach. Loving dad to Chris, Stacey and Jade. Treasured grandad and dearly loved son and brother. Funeral service at Crewe Cematorium on Friday, 25th August, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to critical care unit, Royal Stoke University Hospital. The family has requested informal clothing (no black ties). Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.

HOUGH (Phyllis Mary). Died peacefully in St Stephens Nursing Home, Elworth, on Sunday, 13th August. Mary, aged 95, of Elworth. Dearly loved wife of the late Syd. Funeral service at Elworth Methodist Church on Friday, 1st September, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Elworth Methodist Church or St Stephens Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.

JACKSON (Martha Alice “Doll”). Peacefully at her home in Brown Lees on Monday, 14th August, 2017, with her family by her side. Martha (“Doll”) aged 92. The devoted wife of the late Jim, loving mum of Dorothy, Eddy and Sheila, mother-in-law to Brian, Tony and the late Pauline, a treasured (Mrs) gran, great-grandma and great-great-grandma, sister-in-law to Norman and Pat and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 31st August, at 11.15am for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, 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 Cheethams Children’s Ward at the RSUH. Cheques made payable to UHNM Charity. Enquiries: Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

LOWE (Roy). Peacefully on 8th August, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Roy, aged 92, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Marjorie Lowe and cherished dad of Ian and Gary. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 29th August. Committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am, followed by memorial service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am. No flowers by request. Donations appreciated for Approach (Dementia Support). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PASS (Robert William “Bob”). Peacefully passed away after a long illness on Friday, 18th August, 2017, at RSUH. Robert William (“Bob”), aged 91, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved husband of Agnes, loving dad of Iris, Greta and son-in-law John and a dear granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on a date to be confirmed. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Christ Church (Biddulph Moor) Graveyard Fund. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

PETTY (Frank). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield Hospital on 20th August, aged 83. Beloved husband of Nancy, loving dad of Carol, Michael and the late Allen. Cherished granddad and great-granddad. Frank will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only by request, donations in Frank’s memory to East Cheshire Hospice. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 25th August, at 11.20am. Will mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SHINGLER (Claire Louise). Suddenly on 13th August, 2017, at home. Claire Louise, aged 43. The dearly loved mum of Rebecca, loving daughter of John and Angela, and a dear sister of the late Jason. Cortege is to leave her parents home on Wednesday, 6th September, at 12.35pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

WRIGHT (Terence Henry). Sadly passed away on Friday, 11th August, 2017, while at the RSUH. Terry, aged 66, of Scholar Green, formerly of Mow Cop was a devoted and loving husband of the late Jackie, much loved dad of Michaela and Cheryl, adored father-in-law of Terry and Adam, treasured granddad of Evie, Eddie and Matthew, a very dear brother of Keith, and a special brother-in-law and uncle. Terry will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 1st September, at 12.40pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

Death Notices, 17th August, 2017

BAILEY (Peter Lloyd). At rest on 1st August, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Peter Lloyd, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving and respected dad of Fiona and Paul, dear father-in-law of Gary and Samantha, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Sophie and James. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 18th August, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BRAMMER (Andrew Graham). Suddenly on Wednesday, 2nd August, 2017, at his home. Andrew, aged 50, of Biddulph. Husband of Paula, devoted dad of Katie, a much loved son-in-law of Gordon and Sheila, and a very dear friend to Carol and Rob. Cortege to leave his home in Biddulph at 12.40pm on Friday, 25th August, for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Caudwell Children. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

CHAPMAN (Clifford). Peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 6th August, 2017. Clifford, aged 89, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of the late Lucy, dad and grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 22nd August, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HARRIS. Peacefully on 9th August, 2017, at her home. Joyce Lilian, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Julia and Stephen, a cherished mother-in-law, nan, great-nan and great-great-nan. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 23rd August, at 12.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Baptist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LOWE (Gerald). Peacefully on Sunday, 6th August, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice surrounded by his loving family, fought with great courage and dignity. Gerald, aged 67, of Biddulph. The beloved and devoted husband of Kath, loving father of Ian and Tracy, a much loved father-in-law of Emma and Stephen, a dearest brother of Roy and Gillian, brother-in-law of Cynthia and Dave, and a treasured granddad. Gerald will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 22nd August, at noon, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, by request; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MORRIS (Gerald). Died peacefully at home with his family. Gerald, aged 80, of Elworth. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, dad to Tracey and husband Jason, grandad to Mollie and Robbie. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Thursday, 24th August, at 11.30am. Followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. The family has requested informal dress (no black ties). Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Elworth Pre-School and Elworth CE Primary School. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MOUNTAIN. Peacefully on 13th August, 2017, at his home. Dennis, aged 75, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Laura. Loving dad of Robert, Julie and Jane, a dear father-in-law, cherished grandad of Becky, Lance, Kelly, Nikki-Jay, Charlie, Shaun and Amy and a treasured great-grandad of Ryan, Ellie, Alex and Thomas. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 25th August, at 10.15am for a service and interment at Hill Top Methodist Chapel, Biddulph Moor, at 10.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SIMPSON. Peacefully on 12th August, 2017, at Hollymere House, Haslington. John Frederick, aged 78, of Congleton. Loving husband of Sheila. Loving dad of Charlotte and Mark, dear granddad of Thomas, Emily and Lucy and great-granddad of Ella and Edee. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 25th August, 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STUBBS (Gwennie “Gwen”). Peacefully on Saturday, 5th August, 2017, at Ravenswood Nursing Home, Kidsgrove, with her family by her side. Gwen, aged 89, of Knypersley. The much loved wife of Norman, devoted mum to Andrew a loved gran, great-gran and a good friend to Linda. Cortege to leave her home in Knypersley on Thursday, 24th August, at 10.45am for service at Biddulph Pentecostal Church at 11am, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and please meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WRIGHT (Harry). Peacefully at home on 5th August, 2017. Harry, aged 83, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Nora, loving dad of Michael, Graham, Susan, Deborah and Sarah, treasured grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 18th August, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 10th August, 2017

ALLEN (Eric). Peacefully at Dumfries Royal Infirmary on Saturday, 29th July, 2017. Eric, aged 90, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly beloved husband of the late Jean Allen. Much-loved father of Stephen and treasured grandfather to James. Remembered by friends and colleagues. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 16th August, at 12.15pm at Vale Royal Crematorium. Donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

BAILEY. At rest on 1st August, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Peter Lloyd, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Fiona and Paul, dear father-in-law of Gary and Samantha, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Sophie and James. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 18th August, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BALL (David Arthur). Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Sunday, 6th August, 2017, at the RSUH with his loving family by his side. David, aged 70, of Biddulph. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral date and time is yet to be confirmed. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under- Lyme, 01782 711244.

BLAKEMAN (Marion). Formerly of Bank Street, Rookery. Passed away peacefully at Springbank Nursing Home on Wednesday, 2nd August, aged 94. Devoted wife of the late Arthur. Loving mum, nan, great-nan and friend. Family flowers only by request; donations in Marion’s memory to St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop. Funeral service takes place at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, on Monday, 14th August, at noon followed by burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CLEMENTS (Joyce Brenda). Passed away 31st July, 2017, very peacefully at home in Brereton, aged 95, with Valerie and Mike beside her. Beloved widow of Allan and mother of Jennifer, Valerie and her husband Mike. Funeral to take place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, at 1.30pm on Thursday, 17th August. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

CLOWES (Christina Ellen). Passed away peacefully at Douglas Macmillan Hospice on Tuesday, 1st August, 2017, aged 70, in the loving care of her family and Macmillan nurses. Loving wife of Philip, treasured mum of Julie, Simon, Kate and Andy, also a devoted grandma to her seven grandchildren. Family flowers only by request; donations in Christina’s memory to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Funeral service takes place at New Road Methodist Church on Thursday, 17th August, at 11am followed by burial in the churchyard. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GOODWIN (Vera). Peacefully at rest while at home in Biddulph on 30th July, 2017, while in the loving care of her family. Vera, aged 94. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bill, devoted mother to Roy, Jean, Maureen, Alan, Sheila and John, dearest mother-in-law, loving and much loved nana, great-nana, great-great-nana and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 14th August, at 1.45pm. Followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request. Donations preferred to Biddulph In Bloom. Donations and enquiries: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

JOHN (Glyn Edward). Peacefully on 3rd August, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Glyn Edward, aged 74. The loving and devoted husband of Sheila, much-loved dad of Andrew, cherished granddad of Lily, brother-in-law of Margaret, Malcolm, Stephen and Veronica, uncle of Jane, Liz, Sam, Jeremy, Sami and Aya, and nephew, cousin and good friend to many. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 17th August, at 1pm for a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton, at 1.20pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KOUBLE (Jitka “Judith” Ruzene). Peacefully on 31st July, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Jitka “Judith” Ruzene Kouble, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Jan. Loving mum of Daniel, Roland and Steven, dear mother-in-law of Fiona and Erika, cherished and treasured granny of Roxanne, Avalon, Gabriella and Emily. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 15th August, at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LOWE (Gerald). Peacefully on Sunday, 6th August, 2017, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice surrounded by his loving family, fought with great courage and dignity. Gerald, aged 67, of Biddulph. The beloved and devoted husband of Kath, loving father of Ian and Tracy, a much-loved father-in-law of Emma and Stephen, a dearest brother of Roy and Gillian, brother-in-law of Cynthia and Dave, and a treasured granddad. Gerald will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MILLER (David “Yano”). Aged 77, suddenly but peacefully on 1st August, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Royal Stoke University Hospital. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years of marriage Mary, his children Christopher, Elizabeth and Mandy. Father-in-law to Raymond, John and Sonie, grandfather to Aaron, Christopher, Liam, George, Jodie and Marie, great-grandfather (Grumpy) to Dylan and Aston, loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and cousin, and a great friend to many. Will be missed by Delboy and Fudge. Funeral takes place on Monday, 21st August, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers welcome or, if desired, donations to Dementia Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PORTER (Jean Ann). Peacefully on 3rd August, 2017, at Park Lane Care Home. Jean Ann, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Leonard Porter. Loving mum of Gordon, Derek, Winston, Freda, Kathleen, the late Alan and the late Leonard, dear mother-in-law of Marion, Kathleen, Andy, Brian and Jean, and a cherished and treasured gran, great-gran and great-great-gran. Cortege leaves her daughter Kathleen’s home on Wednesday, 16th August, at 10.35am for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Park Lane Care Home residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STEELE (Doreen). Passed away suddenly on 30th July, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 82. Doreen, of Bradwell Court Residential Home, Congleton, formerly of Vaudrey Crescent. She was the devoted partner of Fred, dearly loved mother of Julie and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Caroline, devoted grandmother of Adam and Matthew, and loving sister of the late Vera, the late Harold and the late Jack. Funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 15th August, at 12.30pm followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers welcome or if preferred donations in Doreen’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

TAYLOR (Richard William). Peacefully at rest on Monday, 24th July, while at Lawton Rise Nursing Home, Goldenhill. Richard, aged 90, of Biddulph. The special and devoted husband to Angela, much-loved dad, granddad and brother. Richard will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 21st August, at 2.40pm. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly requested to meet at the crematorium. No flowers please, by request of the family; donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society c/o the family. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

TILLEY (Graham). Peacefully on 30th July, 2017, under the wonderful care of East Cheshire Hospice, Graham aged 73, and with his loving wife, sister and best mate close to him. Loving and devoted husband of Claudette, much loved brother of Elsie and the late Joyce, caring father of Debbie, his grandchildren, uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. The funeral takes place on Monday, 14th August, with a service at St Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, Congleton at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WRIGHT (Harry). Peacefully at home on 5th August, 2017. Harry, aged 83, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Nora. Loving dad of Michael, Graham, Susan, Deborah and Sarah. Treasured grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 18th August, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 3rd August, 2017

BAILEY (Graham). Passed away suddenly on 10th July at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 77 years. Devoted husband of Sheila; loving dad of Karen and Andrew, and father-in-law of Cherri. Graham will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 8th August, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BLOOR (Pamela). Suddenly passed away on 17th July, at her home in Biddulph, surrounded by her loved ones, aged 68 years. Beloved wife to Peter; much-loved mum, mother-in-law, nanna, great nanna, and a loving sister to Hazel and Brian. Pamela will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 9th August, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church at 12.30pm prior to burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

COOK (Terence). Passed away peacefully in ward one at Leighton Hospital on 30th July, of Turnpike Court, Sandbach, and formerly of Weston Point, Runcorn. Dearly loved brother to Joyce; brother-in-law to the late John; much-loved uncle to Alison and husband John, and Catherine and husband Carl; and great uncle to Ryan, Benjamin and Nathan. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Stroke Association. The funeral service will take place at The Heath Methodist Church, Runcorn, on Friday, 11th August, at 11.15am. Enquires: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DAVENPORT (Graham). Peacefully at home on Tuesday, 18th July, aged 72, surrounded by the love of his family, following a brave and courageous battle with cancer for the past two years. Beloved son of his late parents, Betsy and Frank; deeply loved and devoted husband of Sylvia; treasured and proud dad of Angela; dearest father-in-law of Tom; precious granddad of Oscar, cherished brother of Jean; special brother-in-law of Roy; a much-loved uncle, dear cousin and good friend to many, who will be truly missed. The funeral took place on Monday, 31st July, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Donations in Graham’s memory are to the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, East Cheshire Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support and can be given or sent to John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GOODWIN (Vera). Peacefully at rest while at home in Biddulph on 30th July, in the loving care of her family, aged 94 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bill; devoted mother to Roy, Jean, Maureen, Alan, Sheila and John; a dearest mother-in-law, and a loving and much-loved nana, great nana, great great nana and friend, who will be truly missed. Funeral arrangements later. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

HAMMOND (Nancy, nee Lawton). On Wednesday, 26th July, in Plymouth, Devon, aged 93 years, formerly of Sandbach Road, Congleton. Beloved wife of Fred (deceased); mother to Patricia; grandmother of Ruth and Tom; great-grandmother of Chloe, and sister-in-law to Margaret. The funeral service will take place at Efford Crematorium, Plymouth, on Friday, 11th August, at 1.15pm. Her cremated remains will be interred with Fred at a later date. Enquiries: Walter C Parson, Funeral Directors, 01752 690909.

JACKSON (Kenneth). Peacefully passed away on 29th July at Tree Tops Court Nursing Home, Leek, and formerly of Gillow Heath. Kenneth, aged 90 years, surrounded by his loving family. The dearly loved husband of Freda; very dear father of Stephen; dear father-in-law of Martha and devoted granddad of Jason and Louise, and a loving great granddad of April. Kenneth will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 9th August, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

KNAPPER (Linda). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a long illness bravely borne, on 29th July at her home in Biddulph, aged 76 years. Devoted wife to Alan; beloved mum of Garry, Lee and Tracey; dear mother-in-law of Wendy and Sarah; treasured nana to Rebecca, Mathew, Robert, Madeleine, Kieran, Bradley, Lucie and Richard, and a great grandma to Leo. Linda will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 8th August, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Dementia UK or Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LYTHALL (Joan). Joan, of Sandbach, passed peacefully on Friday, 21st July, aged 88 years, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. The dearly loved wife of the late Fred; much-loved mother to Cavan and the late Trevor; sister to John and the late Barbara and late Reg; dear mother-in-law to Susan and Rosalyn; cherished Nanna to David, James, Richard and Andrew; dearly loved aunty and great grandmother. The funeral is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on 18th August at 1pm, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery at 1.45pm. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Burma Star Association. All enquiries to Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach 01270 765783.

MELLOR (Peter). Passed away peacefully at Springbank Nursing Home, Mill Hayes, on Friday, 28th July, aged 84 years, of Knypersley and formerly of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved brother of John, Mary and David, who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only, please; donations if desired to Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. For details of the funeral arrangements please contact David H Smith Funeral Directors, Fountain House, 17/21, Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661.

RAVENSCROFT (Sheila). Peacefully passed away on 25th July at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, aged 77 years. The devoted wife to the late Geoffrey, and dearly loved mum, mother-in-law and gran to Carole, Sue, Wayne, Paul, Hannah, Lucy, Tyler and Lexie. Sheila will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 10th August, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. The family has requested no black to be worn. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

RICKARD (Allan Robert). Of Congleton, aged 72, passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 20th July, 2017. Beloved husband of Judy, father of Matthew and Andrew, grandfather of Max, Jenny and Ryan, and brother of Jennifer. Funeral takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am on Friday, 4th August. All friends welcome. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 27th July 2017

ABBERLEY (Richard). On Tuesday, 18th July, 2017, at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth and of Tatton Drive, Sandbach. Richard, aged 93, the beloved husband of Hilda Abberley and a much-loved dad, grandad, brother, uncle and friend to many. Funeral service and committal to take place on Monday, 31st July, 2017, at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

ANSELL (Betty Doreen). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 17th July, aged 80. Devoted wife of Russ, loving mum of Kevin, Mark and Lisa, loving Nanna of Kieran, Caleb, Joseph, Kai, Teigan-Lilly, Finley and Nikita-Beth. Mother-in-law of Caroline, Marie-Beth and Ricky. Betty will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Flowers welcome or if preferred donations in Betty’s memory to Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation. Funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 7th August, at noon, followed by burial at Congleton Cemetery. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DAVENPORT (Graham). Peacefully at home on Tuesday, 18th July, 2017, aged 72, surrounded by the love of his family following a brave and courageous battle with cancer for the past two years. Graham, the dearly loved and devoted husband of Sylvia, treasured and proud dad of Angela, dearest father-in-law of Tom, cherished granddad of Oscar, and a dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and good friend to many. Flowers welcome but if preferred donations in Graham’s memory to The Christie, Macmillan Cancer Support and East Cheshire Hospice. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 31st July, at 1.45pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DAVIES (Ernest). At peace on 25th July, 2017, at MDGH. Ernest, aged 97, of Cowbrook Farm, Gawsworth, and formerly of Biddulph and Rushton. The dearly loved husband of the late Margery Davies, loving dad of Sybil and Audrey, very dear father-in-law of Raymond, treasured grandad of Rachael, Rebecca, Victoria and Stephen, much loved great-grandad of Thomas, Billy, Grace, Ruby, Max and Leo, and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 8th August, at 11am, prior to interment in the churchyard. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or RABI (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution). Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

FLOY (Doreen Nancy). Sadly passed away at home on 4th July, aged 91. Loving mum of Helen, nanna of Ryan and Ben, Doreen will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Donations in Doreen’s memory to British Heart Foundation. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 31st July, at 10.40am. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

FORSTER (Stephen George). Peacefully passed away on 21st July, 2017, at his home in Biddulph Moor, surrounded by his loving family. Stephen, aged 71, devoted husband to Carol, dearly beloved dad of Kerry, Richard and Sarah, father-in-law of Ross and Emma, much-loved grandad of Holly and Ella, dear brother to David and a loving brother-in-law. Steve will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 3rd August, with a service at Christ Church, Church Lane, Biddulph Moor, at 9.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would those wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dougie Mac. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MCCORMICK (Alex). Passed away peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home on 22nd July, aged 54. A celebration of Alex’s life will take place at Wellspring Methodist Church, Congleton, on Friday, 4th August, at 11.15am. Family flowers only by request; donations in Alex’s memory to Parkinson’s UK and MIND. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MCINTOSH. Peacefully on 20th July, 2017, at home. Jean, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Allan McIntosh. Loving mum of Matthew, Janis, Allan and the late Joanne, dear mother-in-law of Sarah, cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma, dear sister of Elsie, Beryl, Hilda and the late Ronnie and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Thursday, 3rd August, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MCKAY (Ian). At rest in St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice on 23rd July, 2017, after a long illness fought with great dignity, and in the loving care of his family. Ian, aged 57, of Winterley, Sandbach, and formerly of Pembrokeshire. The dearly loved husband of Jenny, treasured son of Brian and Val, much loved brother of Helen and the late Neil, loving dad, grandad, great-grandad and uncle. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 2nd August, at 11.20am, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MELLOR (Kevin). Peacefully at home on 19th July, 2017. Kevin Mellor, aged 68, of Holmes Chapel, formerly of Sandbach Heath. Much loved father of Andrew and Amy. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 3rd August, 2017, at St John the Evangelist Church, Sandbach Heath, at 11am, followed by cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if preferred to The Christie Charity. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

PITT (Sylvia). Passed away peacefully at Winsford Grange Care Home on 22nd July, 2017. Sylvia, aged 90. Dearly loved wife of the late Harry, mother to David and Barrie. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 8th August, at 2.45pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

RICKARD (Allan Robert). Of Congleton, aged 72, passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 20th July, 2017. Beloved husband of Judy, father-in-law of Matthew and Andrew, grandfather of Max, Jenny and Ryan, and brother of Jennifer. Funeral takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am on Friday, 4th August. All friends welcome. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WALLEY (Graham Hugh). Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on Friday, 21st July, 2017, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Graham, aged 79, of Biddulph. The devoted and treasured husband of Clarice, loving father of Carl and Gareth, a dear father-in-law, much loved granddad, a great-granddad, a dearest brother, brother-in-law and a very good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd August, at 12.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Research. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WILLIAMS (Kenneth). Peacefully at RSUH on 17th July, 2017. Ken, of Scholar Green, formerly of Mow Cop, aged 92. The dearly loved husband of the late Lily. A much loved dad to Nigel, father-in-law to Jill, treasured grandad to Patrick and a dear friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at All Saints’ church, Odd Rode, on Thursday, 3rd August, at 10am. Followed by interment in the churchyard. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations preferred to RNIB. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s Funeral Directors, 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

WOOD (Arthur Kelsall). Peacefully on 15th July, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Arthur, aged 88 of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving father of John and Mark, dear father-in-law of Sue and Joanne, and treasured grandad of Katie, James and Todd. Funeral to take place at noon on Monday, 31st July, at Bradwell Crematorium, Stoke. Family FLOWERS only. Donations, if desired, to Autism Together charity. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 20th July 2017

BLEASE (Doris). Peacefully at rest on 12th July, 2017, in Newton Court Nursing Home, Middlewich. Doris, aged 93, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted wife of the late Ken, and a much-loved mum and grandma. Funeral takes place on Monday, 24th July, with a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 11.30am followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, care of the family for the residents of Newton Court. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BLOOR (Edward “Ted”). Peacefully at St James’s Hospital, Leeds, on 11th July, aged 93. Dearly loved husband of Eva, loving dad of Irene, Alan, Carol, Janet, Sarah and the late Kevin, Dear father-in-law to Steve, Douglas, Richard, Carol and Ann, Cherished grandad and great-grandad, also cherished brother of Lillian and dear brother-in-law to Irene. Funeral to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on 24th July at noon followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Church. Family flowers only; donations to Kidney Research UK and Stroke Association. Enquiries: J Garside & Son, 01782 513210.

BROCKLEHURST (Kathleen). On Friday, 14th July, 2017, Kathleen, of Buxton and formerly of Congleton, passed away at Haddon Hall Care Home, aged 92. Beloved wife of the late Charles Brocklehurst and a much loved mother and grandmother. For details of the funeral please contact: RW Percival, Heath Street, Buxton, SK17 6LT, 01298 23056, www.percivalfunerals.co.uk

CAMPBELL. Peacefully on 18th July, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Bessie, aged 91, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Stanley Campbell. Loving mum of Brian, Alan and David, dear mother-in-law of the late Alison, cherished nan of Mark and Claire, and a treasured great-nan of Rhys. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 28th July, at 10.45am for service and interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton, 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 Dementia UK or Age Concern. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CLARKSON. Kenneth Edward, of Congleton, aged 91. Passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 6th July, 2017. Beloved husband of Agnes, treasured father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 26th July, at 10.40am. Service at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: J Garside & Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.

CONNOLLY. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Francis “Frank” Patrick, aged 84, who departed this life on 10th July, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Iris Connolly, of Congleton. A loving and much respected dad of Phillipa, dear brother of Bernard and brother-in-law of Margaret and Bill. Requiem mass takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Monday, 24th July, at 12.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

COOK. Peacefully on 14th July, 2017, at Leighton Hospital; Philippa Lorna, aged 73, of Congleton. Loving mum of Caroline and Debbie. Dear mother-in-law of Steve, cherished and treasured nana Pip of Sam, Ian, Matt, Sarah and Jemma. Cortege leaves her daughter Caroline’s home on Tuesday, 1st August, at 11.30am for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 11.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JACKSON (Barbara). Peacefully at Bradwell Court Care Home on Tuesday, 11th July, 2017. Barbara, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly beloved wife of the late Reg, much-loved mum of Peter and treasured auntie of Stuart, Sandra, Michael, Denise and Shaun. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 26th July, at 12.15pm at Congleton United Reformed Church, followed by cremation at Macclesfield. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Mourners to wear colourful attire. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.

WHITE (Anthony John). Unexpectedly on 6th July at MDGH after bravely struggling with ill health for many years. “John”, aged 78, of Congleton. The treasured husband of Sandra, proud father of Christopher and Richard, and devoted Gramps of Rachel, father-in-law to Annie and Jen, brother to David and brother-in-law to Margaret. Will those wishing to attend kindly meet for a service and cremation at Macclesfied Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th July, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please, no dark clothes; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 13th July 2017

CLARKSON. Kenneth Edward, of Congleton, aged 91. Passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 6th July, 2017. Beloved husband of Agnes, treasured father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral date to be arranged. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

CONNOLLY. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Francis “Frank” Patrick, aged 84, who departed this life on 10th July, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church, on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Iris Connolly, of Congleton. A loving and much respected dad of Phillipa, dear brother of Bernard and brother-in-law of Margaret and Bill. Requiem mass takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DIPLOCK (Mary). Peacefully in Royal Stoke Hospital on 29th June, 2017. Mary, aged 95, of Mossley. Dearly loved wife of the late Cecil Lawton and the late Fred Diplock. Mary was a former tailoress at Congleton Co-operative Society, Mill Street, Congleton. Funeral service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 21st July, at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Kidney Research UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

GARDNER. Peacefully on 2nd July, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marie, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Maurice Gardner. Loving mum of Michelle, Kim, Cheryl and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Robert, Kevin, Robert and Melissa, and a cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 19th July, at 3.20pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium; at the family’s request, bright clothes to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WHITE (Anthony John). Unexpectedly on 6th July at MDGH after bravely struggling with ill health for many years. “John” aged 78, the treasured husband of Sandra, proud father of Christopher and Richard, and devoted Gramps of Rachel, father-in-law to Annie and Jen, brother to David and brother-in-law to Margaret. Will those wishing to attend kindly meet for the service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only please. No dark clothes. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

YOULES (Daphne Elizabeth). Died peacefully at home in Congleton in her sleep on 10th July, 2017, aged 74. The funeral will take place on Friday, 28th July, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 6th July, 2017

DOBSON
(Peter). Peacefully at rest while at home on Sunday, 25th June, 2017. Peter, aged 72, of Scholar Green. Funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 11th July, at 11.45am, followed by a private cremation. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

DONNELLY (Sheila). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 29th June, 2017, after a short illness. Sheila, aged 85, of Sandbach, the much loved wife of Des and loving mum of Alison and Nicola, nanna of Gemma and Nathan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Arthritis Research UK. Funeral service to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 11th July, at 11am, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HEATON. Peacefully on 27th June, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, David “Dave” William, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat Heaton. Loving dad of Mark and Andrew, dear father-in-law of Kerry, dear brother of Brian, Pat and Elaine, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 17th July, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JACKSON. Peacefully on 28th June, 2017, at The Laurels Residential Home, Congleton. Renee, aged 88, of Astbury. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Norman Jackson. Dear sister-in-law of Wendy and a dear cousin to Richard and Sue. Cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 18th 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Kidney Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KILLICOAT (Jeff). Suddenly on 18th June, 2017, at The Christie Hospital, Manchester. Jeff, aged 67. Dearly beloved husband of Isabelle, loving brother of Stuart and brother-in-law of Julie. A very dear friend of many. Jeff will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service and cremation on Monday, 10th July, at Carmountside 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 preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Jeff c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Jack Dawson (Regency) Funeral Services, 90, Trentham Road, Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 315437.

O’BRIEN (Wilfred Anthony). The death has occurred of Wilfred Anthony O’Brien. Born in Overton-on-Dee in 1917, the youngest of eight children, he worked as a gardener on leaving school. In 1939, he volunteered for war service and saw postings in the Middle East and the Normandy landings. After the war he trained in both general and psychiatric nursing at Hope Hospital Salford and Cranage Hall Hospital. During a distinguished nursing career, he was highly respected for his professionalism in both nursing and his ability as a tutor. He was appointed head of nursing services in 1970, a post he held until his retirement in 1978. He retired to his native North Wales and passed away at his home in Penley on 8th June, aged 99. He was the dear husband of Pat, brother-in-law of Michael and Alma, beloved uncle and a great-uncle. The funeral service was held at St Mary Magdalene Church, Penley, on Tuesday, 20th June, followed by committal at Pentrebychan Crematorium, Wrexham.

RADFORD (Alma). Peacefully on Thursday, 29th June, 2017, at her home in Biddulph. Alma, aged 92. The widow of the late Travis Radford, mother of Steven, Barbara and Pauline, a devoted nan and mama, a very dear mother-in-law and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home in Biddulph on Thursday, 13th July, at noon for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. 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: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SAKER (Yvonne). Peacefully after a short illness at Royal Stoke Hospital on 24th June, 2017. Yvonne, aged 73, the dearly loved wife of the late Martin, loving mum to Robert and Judy, and Nannie to Susie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium on Monday, 10th July, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.

STAFFORD (Maureen). At peace on Saturday, 1st July, 2017, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Maureen Annie, aged 77, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved wife of Peter, loving mum of Marie and Adrian, very dear mother-in-law of Antony and Pamela, devoted nan of Emily, Lottie, Matthew and Daniel, dearest sister of Norman, Trevor and the late Christopher, a dear sister-in-law and special cousin of Lynne. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 17th July, at 1.45pm for service at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 2pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. 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: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WALKER (Arthur). Peacefully on 17th June, 2017. Arthur Harold, aged 89, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and loving husband of Nancy, devoted dad of Martin and Jane, dear father-in-law of Kerry and Andrew, and treasured grandad of Lauren, Ryan, Ellis and William. Funeral service Friday, 7th July, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired, to Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

Death Notices, 29th June, 2017

BECKENSALL
(Iris). Peacefully at home on 23rd June, 2017. Iris Joan, aged 89, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Roy, loving mum of Michael and Peter, dear mother-in-law of Jean, devoted gran of Heather and Lynsey, and treasured great-gran of Connor and Lucas. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 5th July, at noon. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

BEECH. Peacefully on 21st June, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alan John, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ann Mariee. Loving dad of Tim and Chris, dear father-in-law of Sharon and Julie, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Summer, Harvey, Tim, Tom and Matt. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 7th July, at 10.10am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CARDWELL (Fred). On 21st June, 2017, suddenly at his home in Knutsford. Fred, aged 89. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Helen, a loving dad to Alan, Janet, Linda and Sarah, father-in-law of Christine and Kevin, stepdad to Nick and Karen, grandad to Hannah, Hollie, Chris and Oliver and great-grandad to Jack. Fred will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and all who knew him for the love, fun and laughter he brought into our lives. Funeral service at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Tuesday, 4th July, at 2pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers or donations, if desired, for East Cheshire Hospice or All Saints’ Church, Siddington. Donations and enquiries: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.

CROMPTON. Peacefully on 17th June, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kay. Loving dad of Judith and Heather, dear father-in-law of Andrew and a cherished and treasured granddad. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 5th July, at 11.25am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon, followed by a service of thanksgiving for John’s life at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield Haematology and Dialysis Department. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

EAST (Irene). On 24th June, 2017, peacefully in hospital, Irene, aged 78. Beloved and loving mother of Linda, loving and devoted grandmother of Melissa, Joshua and Calum, great-grandmother of Amaia and Aria, dearly loved mother-in-law to Brian, much-loved sister of Marjorie and sister-in-law to Pat. Irene will be missed greatly by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 12th July, at St James’s Church, Congleton, followed by a private service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of Breast Cancer UK or Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

HILL (Sidney). At rest on 9th June at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Sid, aged 96, of Stone, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Evelyn Hill; loving father of Andrea, Graham and Christine; a much-loved granddad and great-granddad. A service of thanksgiving will take place at St Mary’s Church, Swynnerton, on Tuesday, 4th July, at 12.30pm. Would all wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations would be preferred for the Royal British Legion. Enquiries: Price and Stubbs Funeral Services (A Boulton and Sons) Mill Street, Stone, 01785 812556.

HOUSE. Peacefully on 19th June, 2017, at his home. Kenneth “Ken”, aged 67, of Congleton. Loving and devoted dad of Karen, Susan, Kenneth and Stuart. Loving partner of Brenda, dear father-in-law of Jonathan, Simon, Lorraine and Lianne, cherished and treasured granddad of Rebecca, Ruby, Marshall, Charlie, Oscar, Toby and Nellie-May, and a dear brother of Cyril, Joe and Raymond. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 4th July, at 1.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MCDONALD (Morleen, née Rock). Peacefully on Tuesday, 20th June, 2017, at RSUH. Morleen, aged 72, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Ken, treasured mum of Martyn and Julie, a dear mother-in-law of Deborah and Rab, a treasured nana of Katie, Jake and James, a loving sister of Barbara and the late Kathleen, sister-in-law of Mick, Paul, Anne, Peter and Ann, and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 4th July, at 10am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Mary). At peace on Tuesday, 20th June, 2017, at Springbank Nursing Home. Mary, aged 101, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved daughter of the late Isaac and Hannah Jane Shufflebotham, dearest sister of the late Isaac, John, Hannah, Annie and Eva, very dear aunty of Russel, Ellis, Roselyn and the late Robert and Derek, and a dear great-aunty of Andrea, Arlene, Karen and Jonathan. The funeral service will take place at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 6th July, at 1.30pm, prior to interment in the churchyard. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to New Road Methodist Church. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SMITH (formerly Axon). Peacefully on 22nd June, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Joan, aged 88, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Gerald and the late Dennis Axon. Loving mum of Ray and Ian, and step-mum of Deborah and Cathy, cherished and treasured grandma of James, Maria, Samantha, Louis, Jack and Hannah, and a dear sister of Dorothy and Frank. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 14th July, at 9.55am, for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Asthma UK, Rheumatoid Arthritis UK and Parkinson’s UK. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SMITH (Harry). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 18th June, 2017. Harry, aged 68, of Sandbach and formerly of Burslem, the dear and devoted husband of Kay and a much-loved dad, grandad, great-grandad and brother. Funeral to take place on Friday, 7th July, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

TUCKER. Peacefully on 17th June, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. David, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Catherine. Loving dad of Mike, Kevin, Richard and Karen, dear father-in-law of Annie, Fiona and Andrew, cherished granddad of Carole, Jack, Siân, Jodie, Ervin and Sam, and a treasured great-granddad of Osiris. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 14th July, at 1.25pm for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for David’s life at Wellspring Methodist Church at 3pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WALKER (Arthur). Peacefully on 17th June, 2017. Arthur Harold, aged 89, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and loving husband of Nancy, devoted dad of Martin and Jane, dear father-in-law of Kerry and Andrew, and treasured grandad of Lauren, Ryan and William. Funeral Friday, 7th July, service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am, followed by internment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired, to Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: S Sigley & Son, Leek, 01538 382048.

WEIR. Peacefully on 14th June, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Mary, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Charles Weir. Loving dad of Laura and Ilona, dear mother-in-law of Tim, dear sister of Alasdair, Netta and Chrissie, and a dear sister-in-law of Mary-Alice, Patricia and Bob. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 7th 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK or Stroke Society UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WILSON (Ina). At peace on Tuesday, 13th June, 2017, at RSUH. Ina, aged 92, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Joseph Wilson, loving and much loved mum of Margaret, Pauline, Kathleen, Lynn, Tony and the late Barbara and Susan, a treasured grandma and great-grandma, and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 4th July, at 1.20pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 22nd June, 2017

BARNETT
(Dorothy). On Friday, 9th June, peacefully at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel, and formerly of Aberfeldy Close, Holmes Chapel, Dorothy, aged 90 years. The beloved wife of the late John Barnett. The funeral service is to take place on Tuesday, 27th June, at St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel, at 11am followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services of Holmes Chapel, 01477 532000.

BLEASE (Janet). Peacefully at rest at home on 17th June, Janet. Loving wife of Roger, mother of Gail, grandmother of Kerry and Emma, and great grandmother of Layla Mai. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 29th June, with a service at the parish church of St Mary, Sandbach, at 11am followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BOULD (John Kenneth). Peacefully on 12th June at Wythenshawe Hospital, John Kenneth, aged 77 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lea; loving dad of Steven, Carole and Paul; dear father-in-law of Tina, Richard and Helena; cherished granddad of Lisa, John, Sam, Tom and Jake, and a treasured great granddad of Katie, Amy and Niai. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 29th June, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32 West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR. Tel 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CAMPBELL (Wayne). Suddenly after a long illness, on 8th June, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Wayne, aged 57 years. The much-loved partner of Paulette; loving son of Alan and Winnie; a very dear brother of Wendy; brother-in-law of Will, and dear uncle of Nicola. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 27th June, with a service at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.45pm. Anyone wishing to attend, please meet at the Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquires: John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210, johngarside@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

COCKITT (ENID). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at The Laurels Residential Home on Saturday, 18th June, aged 86 years. The much-loved wife of Michael, and a loving mum, grandmother and auntie. Enid will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 27th June, at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10.30am following a private family committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Could all who wish to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Enid’s memory to The British Heart Foundation and St Stephen’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

CROMPTON (John). Peacefully on 17th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John, aged 81 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kay; loving dad of Judith and Heather; dear father-in-law of Andrew, and a cherished and treasured granddad. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 5th July at 11.25am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon, followed by a service of thanksgiving for John’s life at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Macclesfield haematology and dialysis department. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

CURRIE (Betty). At peace on Sunday, 18th June, at Haywood Hospital, Elizabeth (Betty), aged 89 years, of Biddulph, and formerly of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill Currie; loving mum of Roger and his partner Adelle; treasured nan of Callum and his partner Georgia; devoted great nan of Jaden; dearest sister of Sheila and the late William; a dear aunty; special friend of Sheila and Maureen, and a good friend to many. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 5th July, at 11.20am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Chatterley Ward at the Haywood Hospital (Cheques made payable to NSCH Charitable Fund). Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

JENKINS (Stanley Patrick). Aged 79 years, of Congleton, passed away peacefully at home on 13th June. Stanley was the dearly beloved husband of Jill; much-loved father of William, Helen, Patrick and Sean, and treasured granddad of Catherine, Charlotte, Oliver, George, Toni and Jake. The funeral will take place at St Mary’s RC Church, West Road, Congleton, on Thursday, 29th June, at 2pm, followed by a service at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Flowers welcomed. Donations, if desired, to Congleton Men In Sheds. Enquiries: J Garside and Son Funeral Directors, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Greens, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MACKENZIE (Diane Gaynor). At rest on 2nd June, at home, Diane Gaynor, aged 52 years, of Congleton. The wife of Alastair Mackenzie; mum of Alexandria and Rachel; loving daughter of Beryl and the late Gordon, and a dear sister of Joy and Paul. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 3rd July, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

MORRIS (Brenda). Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 8th June, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Brenda, aged 86 years, of Mow Cop. The devoted widow of Roy; treasured aunt of Josephine, Simon and Bill; a dear sister-in-law of Margaret and Dennis; a loving godmother of Ryan, Georgia and Louis; a beloved great aunt of Noah; aunty and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, on Wednesday, 28th June, at 1pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to the Douglas MacMillan Hospice c/o the funeral director. Enquires: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MOUNTFORD (Jane Elsie). Suddenly but peacefully on 13th June, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Jane, aged 76 years, of Biddulph. The much-loved mum, nan and great nan. Jane will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 29th June, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1pm. Anyone wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by own request; donations preferred for Royal Stoke University Hospital (ward 232, Stroke Unit). Enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210, johngarside@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

SUTTON (Glenis). Peacefully on 13th June at home, surrounded by her loving family, Glenis, aged 80 years, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Gordon; treasured mum of Nigel and Andrew; loving nan of Natasha and Aarron and a loving great grandmother; and dear sister of Audrey, Jim and the late Brenda. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 29th June, with a service at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Will anyone wishing to attend, please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses at Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210, johngarside@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

SWINDLEY (Nellie). Passed away peacefully on 8th June at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Nellie, aged 86 years. The dearly loved mum of David, loved nan of Ian and Amanda and a dear great grandma. Nellie will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 28th June, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Anyone wishing to attend, please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210, johngarside@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

WALKER (Arthur). Peacefully on 17th June, Arthur Harold, aged 89 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and loving husband of Nancy, devoted dad of Martin and Jane, dear father-in-law of Kerry and Andrew, and treasured granddad of Lauren, Ryan and William. Enquiries: S Sigley and Son, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.


Death Notices, 15th June, 2017

BAYLEY.
Peacefully on 1st June, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Mary, aged 95, of Swettenham Heath. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Bayley. Loving mum of Brenda and the late Harry, dear mother-in-law of Stephen and a dear aunty. Service and interment take place at Swettenham Church on Monday, 26th June, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to an animal charity of your choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CAMPBELL (Wayne). Suddenly after a long illness on 8th June, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Wayne, aged 57, much loved partner of Paulette, loving son of Alan and Winnie also very dear brother of Wendy and dear uncle of Nicola. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 27th June, with a service at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.45pm. Anyone wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquires: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CORKE (Ena). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on 30th May, 2017, aged 97. Devoted wife of Gordon, loving mum of David and Maureen, mother-in-law of Valarie and Paul, loving grandma (nan) of Julia, Claire, Donna, Pete and Lianne, great-grandma of Liam, Charlotte, Max, Hal, Rhys and Evie, great-great-grandma of Amelia, April and Alice, loving auntie of Rita. Ena will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 20th June. Service at Biddulph Gospel Mission at 2pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GREEN (Marjorie). Peacefully at rest on 25th May, 2017, while in the loving care of her family at the RSUH, aged 78, Marjorie, of Knypersley. Dearly beloved wife of the late Malcolm Green. Devoted mum to Mandy and the late Debbie. A much loved and loving nan and great-nan. A dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 19th June, at 10.15am. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: C McGough & Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

GREGORY. Peacefully on 5th June, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice. Robert Ian, aged 56, of Buglawton. The dearly loved son of Lilian and the late Stanley Gregory. Loving brother of Carole, dear brother-in-law of David, cherished uncle of Christopher and Deborah, and great-uncle of Livia. Service and interment take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Wednesday, 21st June, at 11am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HIND (Jean). Passed away Peacefully on 7th June, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Jean, aged 84. Loving mum of Robin, mother-in-law of Julie and a dear nana of Austin and Naomi. Funeral to take place on Friday, 23rd June; service at Kingdom Hall, Church Road, Biddulph at 3pm. Anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research. Enquires: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HODGKINSON (Roy). Peacefully on 27th May, 2017, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Roy, aged 81, of Biddulph. The much-loved husband of the late Nancy, loving dad of Joy and Gareth. Roy will be sadly missed by his loving family and dear friends. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 21st June, service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial ground. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this intimation and please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

JONES (Mary “Nell”). Cruelly taken on Monday, 22nd May, 2017, at Manchester Arena. Nell, aged 14, of Cranage. Dearly loved daughter of Ernest and Jayne Jones and much loved sister of Sam, Joe and William. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 22nd June, at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Middlewich, at noon, followed by interment at St John The Evangelist Church, Byley-cum-Lees. Flowers or donations to Guide Dogs For The Blind. The family requests that all mourners please wear bright colours. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230 or Middlewich 01606 836708.

LEESE (Ian Derek). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 8th June, 2017, aged 54. Much loved father of Joshua Leese, Natasha Leese and Sarah Crellin. Treasured granddad of Poppy, Jacob, Harry and Brooklyn. Beloved partner of Liz Giltrap and much loved son of Derek and the late Irene. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, 22nd June, at Congleton United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, Congleton, at noon followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Mourners please wear a football shirt or another item of football clothing. Flowers welcome or if preferred donations in Ian’s memory to Headway and British Liver Trust. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

LUMBY (Maureen). Please pray for Maureen Lumby who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 4th June, at Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford. Maureen, aged 75, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Bill, treasured mother of Heather, Gareth and the late Mark, loving mother-in-law of Gerry, Maria and Olivia, a dear sister-in-law of Vicky, Margaret, Jean, Kathleen, Ray and Goff, and a very dear sister of Penny. Fortified with the rites of the holy Catholic Church, rest in peace, on whose soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy. The requiem mass will take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 22nd June, at 11am, prior to interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. Would relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend, please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations preferred to PSP Association (progressive supranuclear palsy). Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MINSHULL (Flora June). Flora June Minshull, of Congleton, passed away peacefully on 31st May, 2017, at Green Gables Nursing Home, aged 81. Widow of Michael Edward Minshull, beloved mother of Susan, nana of Michael, Jack and Sarah. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 23rd June, at 10am. Family flowers only by request; donations, in Flora’s memory, to Alzheimer’s Society and Carers Trust 4 All. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

OWEN (Derek). Passed away peacefully on 5th June, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 86. The devoted husband of the late Margaret Owen and formerly of Deluxe, Congleton. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 3rd July, at 2pm. Family flowers only by request, Donations in Derek’s memory to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

PROCTOR (Norah, née Wood). Suddenly on 26th May, 2017, at home. Norah, aged 96, of Gratton. Beloved wife of the late Frank, dearest mum of Jennifer and mother-in-law of Geoffrey, much-loved grandma of Justin and grandmother-in-law of Julianna, a very dear great-grandma Norah to Oliver and Isobel, fond step-grandmother to Marcus and a dear auntie Norah to her nieces and nephews. Funeral Thursday, 22nd June, service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Horton, at 12.30pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church, Horton. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21, Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk

VINCE (Robert Ernest). Unexpectedly at home in Sandbach on 3rd June, 2017. Robert, aged 78, the dearly loved husband of Mary, loving father and grandfather. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 20th June, with a service at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. No mourning attire is requested. Family flowers only, by request. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

Death Notices, 8th June, 2017

ATHERTON
(Kenneth). On Sunday, 28th May, Peacefully at home, Adlington Drive, Sandbach. Kenneth Atherton, aged 87, beloved husband of Alice and a much-loved father of Claire and Susan, grandfather of Natalie and Zoe. Funeral service and committal to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 13th June, at noon. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230 / 01606 836708.

BARNETT (John). The family regrets to announce the passing on 1st June of John Barnett, of Harlech. Former professional golfer at Royal St David’s Golf Club and Congleton Golf Club and also past captain of the PGA. Enquiries: Pritchard and Griffiths, 01766 512091.

BLENCH. Peacefully on 26th May, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Brenda, aged 94. The loving mum of Barbara, Elizabeth and Hilary, dear mother-in-law of Jim, Doug and the late Donald, a treasured grandma and nana and great-grandma and great-nana. Service and cremation take place on Friday, 16th June, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BURNS. Peacefully on 25th May, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Beryl June, aged 88, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William John Burns. Loving mum of Amanda and Vanessa, cherished nan of Emma, Ben and Daniel and treasured great-nan of Poppy and Sophie-May. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 12th June, at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. If desired floral tributes can be forwarded to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

COLLYER. Peacefully on 24th May, 2017, at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel. Margaret Elizabeth, aged 71, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late David Collyer. Loving mum of Mike and Steve, dear mother-in-law of Zoe and a dear sister of Eric, Ray and Anne. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th June, at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DUTTON (Stuart). Very peacefully at rest on 24th May at home with his loving family by his side, Stuart, aged 73, of Biddulph. The beloved husband of the late Yvonne; treasured dad of Jayne, Neil and Carl; dear father-in-law of Ian, Lynn and Becki, loving granddad of Rachael, Lizzie, Mia, Joe and Darcie; and a dear brother, brother-in-law and very dear friend of Billy. Stuart will be sadly missed by all his loving family and many dear friends. The funeral takes place on Monday, 12th June, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Nurses At Home. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HILLING. Peacefully on 2nd June, 2017. Herbert John, aged 88, of Timbersbrook. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Winifred, loving dad of Elizabeth, dear father-in-law of Philip, cherished granddad of Adam, Ben and Laura. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 15th June, for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Key Green Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MALLOWS (Jean). Peacefully on Thursday 25th May, at Alsley Lodge, Rufford, Lancashire, aged 91. Beloved wife of the late Howard Mallows. Much loved mum of Roger and mother-in-law of Janet, a dearly loved nan and great-nan. Service of thanksgiving on Monday, 12th June, at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 3pm preceded by cremation at 2pm at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family and friends welcome at both. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, in memory of Jean, will be divided between Trinity Methodist Church and Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MELLOR. The death occurred peacefully on Thursday, 25th May, 2017, at her home in Congleton of Mrs Phyllis Mellor, aged 86. The service takes place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 16th June, 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Oxfam. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MORRIS (Arthur William). Suddenly on 29th May. Arthur, aged 79, of Alsager. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth, loving dad of Stuart and Rachel, father-in-law to Karen and John, treasured grandpa to Ellie, James and Alex, and a special brother to Catherine. Funeral service takes place at Wesley Place, Alsager, on Monday, 12th June, at 12.15pm following committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI or for the purchase of a defibrillator to be sited at Hall Farm Shop, Alsager (cheques payable to Williams & Lowe Funeral Directors). Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

PROCTOR Norah (née Wood). Suddenly on 26th May, 2017, at home. Norah, aged 96, of Gratton, beloved wife of the late Frank, dearest mum of Jennifer and mother-in-law of Geoffrey, much-loved grandma of Justin and grandmother-in-law of Julianna, a very dear great-grandma Norah to Oliver and Isobel, fond step-grandmother to Marcus and a dear Auntie Norah to her nieces and nephews. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21 Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk

SMITH (Hazel Joan). At rest on 29th May, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 95. The devoted wife of the late Ben Smith “Smudge”, mum of Carol, John and the late Mark. Funeral takes place on Monday, 19th June, service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Will friends and family wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations in Hazel’s memory to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

TAYLOR (Ann “Annie nee Charlesworth). At rest on Friday, 26th May, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Jacqueline Ann, “Annie” aged 77, of Leek. Beloved wife of Brian, loving mum to Robert, Jonathan and Tracy, cherished nan of Charlene and Michael, loving sister and aunty. Private funeral at her own request; details of a service to celebrate her life to be announced later. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21 Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk

WILLIAMS (Kathleen) (née Proudlove) Peacefully on 20th May 2017 at Formby, Merseyside. Aged 91. Dearly loved wife of the late Sidney Williams (formerly of Congleton and Filey, North Yorkshire) and much loved mother of Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Caroline and devoted grandma to Sasha. Kathleen will be much missed by her family and friends. Private cremation has taken place in Southport, Merseyside.

Death Notices, 1st June, 2017

BARLOW
(James Arthur). Suddenly on Saturday, 27th May, 2017, at MDGH. James, aged 92, of The Laurels Care Home, Congleton, and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Ida Barlow and a brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service and interment will take place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BOOTH. Peacefully on 19th May, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Karl Gareth, aged 63, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving brother of Michael and Kevin, dear brother-in-law of Loraine, Diane, Peter and Anthea, and a dear uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 5th June, 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 Pancreatic Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BOULTON. Peacefully on 25th May, 2017, at her home. Jennifer Iris, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Eric Boulton. Loving mum of Susan and Lisa, dear mother-in-law of David and a cherished and treasured grandma of Jasmin, Billy and Darcey. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 9th June, at 12.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HODGKINSON (Roy). Peacefully on 27th May at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, Roy, aged 81, of Biddulph, much-loved husband of the late Nancy, loving dad of Joy and Gareth. Roy will be sadly missed by his loving family and dear friends. Family flowers only by request, donations in Roy’s memory to Cancer Research UK. Funeral arrangements to follow at a later date. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MOSS (John). Passed away peacefully at home on 16th May, 2017, in the loving care of his family. John, aged 77, the devoted husband of Hazel, loving dad of John, Geoffrey and Sharon, dear father-in-law of David, loving brother of Brian and Alan, much loved grandad of Amanda, Deborah, Susannah, Davy and Morgan, also great-grandad of Tyler, Rilee, Drew and Caleb. John will be sadly missed by all his dear family and friends. Funeral to take place on Friday, 2nd June, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers welcome, donations preferred to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside, Biddulph. 01782 513210.

MOTTERSHEAD (Geoffrey). At rest on Friday, 26th May, at Mill Hayes Retirement Home. Geoffrey, aged 94, of Brindley Ford. The dearly loved husband of the late Agnes, much loved dad of Mick and Carl, dearest father-in-law of Carol and Janet, treasured grandad of Debbie and Damon, Sophie and David, Luke and Stephanie, a devoted great-grandad and good friend to many. Cortege to leave his son’s home in Biddulph on Monday, 12th June, at 2pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2.40pm. 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MOULTON (Carol Lynne Margaret). Peacefully on Monday 22nd May, 2017. Carol, aged 66, of Sandbach, formerly of Church Lawton. Much loved sister of Irene, beloved cousin of Allan and a dear aunt. Requiem mass at St Gabriel’s RC Church, Alsager, on Friday, 2nd June, at 11am, followed by burial at All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Age UK. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

POWNEY (Dorothy Jean). Passed away suddenly and peacefully at her home on 16th May, 2017. Dorothy, aged 87. Loving and much loved wife of Ronald, devoted mum of Stephen, Janet and Keith, loving mother-in-law of Cherry, David and Gill, amazing granny and “Granny Great”. Dorothy will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 6th June, at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.45pm. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the Crematorium. Family Flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WAINWRIGHT (Kenneth). Peacefully at rest with great dignity in Lawton Manor Nursing Home, Church Lawton, on 23rd May, 2017, and in the loving care of his family. Ken, aged 88, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of the late Margaret, the much-loved dad of Martin, and the dear father-in-law of Dianne. Funeral service at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 2nd June, at 11am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made to Leighton Hospital, ward 21b. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

WERRETT. Peacefully on 23rd May, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ellen Mary, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late “Les” Werrett. Loving mum of the late Michael Werrett, cherished nan of Julie and step-nan. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 7th June, at 1.25pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WOOD. Peacefully on 14th May, 2017, at his home. Kenneth, aged 91, of Congleton. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 2nd June, 2017, at 10.35am, for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 25th May, 2017

BINGHAM
(Keith Christopher). Passed away peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on 19th May, 2017, aged 71. Keith was the beloved husband of Christine, treasured dad of Stephen, Kevin and Sonya and the dear grandad of Ashleigh, Zoe and Ross. The funeral will take place on Monday, 5th June, at 2.40pm at Macclesfield Crematorium. Bright clothing would be appreciated. Family flowers only, please. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BOOTH. Peacefully on 19th May, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Karl Gareth, aged 63, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving brother of Michael and Kevin, dear brother-in-law of Loraine, Diane, Peter and Anthea, and a dear uncle. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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 Pancreatic Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CARTWRIGHT (Mary). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 20th May, 2017, and in the loving care of her family. Mary, aged 82, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted wife of the late Joe, loving mum of Jane and Ann, also a treasured nanna, great-nanna, mother-in-law, sister and friend to many. Funeral takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 1st June, at 2pm, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations may be made, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

GRUNDY (Kenneth). Peacefully at rest in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, on 20th May, 2017, in the loving care of his family. Ken, aged 82, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of the late Shirley and a treasured dad, grandad, great-grandad and father-in-law. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to St Stephen’s Residents’ comfort fund or British Heart Foundation. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MORRIS (Ian Paul). Suddenly at home on Tuesday, 16th May 2017. Ian, aged 66, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Rosaline, devoted dad of Paul and Emma, much respected father-in-law to Michael, loving grandad of Seth, a very special brother, brother-in-law and uncle, and a dear friend to many. Cortege to leave his daughter’s home in Biddulph on Wednesday, 31st May, at 11.20am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. 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 Special Care Baby Unit, MDGH. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

NIXON (Alice May). Peacefully passed away on 8th May, 2017, at her home in Biddulph, after a long illness. Alice, aged 83. The devoted wife to Alfred, dearly loved mum of Paul, the late Peter, John, Michael and Graham, dear mother-in-law of Debra, Bernice and Jenny, and grandmother to Craig, Lynsey, Philip and Callum. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 31st May, with a service at Village Church, Brindley Ford, at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family Flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SHARP (Lily Mae). Tragically on 19th May 2017, Lily, aged 13, of Bradwall. Dearly loved daughter of Victoria Sharp and David Pearson, loving sister of Bella, treasured granddaughter of John and Tricia Sharp and the late Anne Pearson. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Papyrus. The family request that bright colours be worn as a tribute to Lily’s life. Funeral date and arrangements to be confirmed. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TURNER (Rebecca, née Savic). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 19th May, 2017, and in the loving care of her family. Rebecca, aged 58, of Crewe, wife of Peter, loving mum of William, dearest daughter of Dorothy and the late Dusan, sister of Robina and Rosalind, and auntie of Sarah and Roz. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 31st May with a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 12.30pm, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request, but a donation may be made, if desired, to Cats Protection or Redwings Horse Sanctuary. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

WOOD. Peacefully on 14th May, 2017, at his home. Kenneth, aged 91, of Congleton. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 2nd June, at 10.35am for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WRIGHT (Frederick Arthur). Peacefully on Friday, 12th May, 2017, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. “Fred”, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Hilda, loving father of Lorraine, Louise and Richard, a much-respected father-in-law of Alan, Sharon and the late Mark, treasured grandad of Daniel, Sam, Oliver, Jessica, Joel, Lucy, Reuben and the late Ben, a very dear great-grandad, brother-in-law and a very good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 1st June, at 1pm, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 18th May, 2017

BLYTHE
(Jean Kathleen). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 12th May, 2017. Jean Kathleen Blythe, aged 69, of Congleton. Jean was the dearly beloved wife of Alan, much loved mother of Matthew and Sarah, and treasured nanna of Abi and Chloe. The funeral takes place on Friday, 26th May, at 2pm at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

COOKE (Clive). Passed away peacefully on 12th May, 2017, at St Quentin Nursing Home, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Clive, aged 85, devoted husband of the late Betty Cooke, loving dad of David, Steven and Heather, mother-in-law of Gerri, Trisha and Chris, and a much loved brother, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 23rd May, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground, St Lawrence’s. Anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Mayfield House Residential Care Home. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

KEARTON. Peacefully on 10th May, 2017, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Ann, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mr John Kearton and a loving cousin to Margaret, Terry and Wendy. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 25th May, at 12.35pm for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

ROYALL (Harry). Peacefully on Friday, 5th May, 2017, at his home in Eaton. Harry, aged 87, formerly of Macclesfield. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Blanche, a much-loved dad, grandad, great-grandad, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The service of celebration and thanksgiving for Harry will take place at Macclesfield United Reformed Church, on Friday, 19th May, at 1.30pm, prior to interment in Macclesfield Cemetery at 2.30pm. Flowers are welcome, but if desired donations may be sent for Bollington Horticultural Society. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

WHITTAKER. Peacefully on 11th May, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice. Barbara, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ronald Whittaker. Loving mum of James, dear mother-in-law of the late Ellen, cherished and treasured gran of Stephen, John and Lucy, dear sister of Stanley and Michael, and sister-in-law of Jennifer and Muriel. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 19th May, at 10.20am for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WILLIAMS. Suddenly on 9th May, 2017, at his home. John Russell “Russ”, aged 53, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted dad of Cleo and a dear friend to many. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 26th May, at 2.15pm for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2.30pm, prior to a private interment. 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 or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WRIGHT (Frederick Arthur). Peacefully on Friday, 12th May, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, “Fred”, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Hilda, loving father of Lorraine, Louise and Richard, a much-respected father-in-law of Alan, Sharon and the late Mark, treasured grandad of Daniel, Sam, Oliver, Jessica, Joel, Lucy, Rueben and the late Ben, a very dear great-grandad, brother-in-law and a very good friend and neighbour to many. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 11th May, 2017

BEESTON
(Ethel May). Peacefully in Cyprus Court, Crewe, on 5th May, 2017. May, aged 99, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Sam, loving mum of Allan and wife Joyce, and Carole and husband Frank, and treasured Little Gran. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 15th May, at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Marie Curie or the Monday Club at Marriott House. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BROWN (Joyce née Hudson). Peacefully at her home in Rushton on 30th April, 2017 in the loving care of her family. Joyce, aged 78, devoted wife of Fred, much loved and loving mum of Victor and Kay, very dear mum-in-law of Tracey and Michael, cherished gran of Caroline, Sarah Catherine, Amie and James, doting great-gran of Henry and Matthew, a dearest sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral Saturday, 13th May, service and interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, at noon. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church; no flowers please, by request. Donations, if desired, to St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

CROWDER. Peacefully on 13th April, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Ronald, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat, loving dad of Richard, dear father-in-law of Helen and a cherished and treasured granddad of Charlotte and Evie. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 15th May, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Royal Stoke University Hospital Critical Care Unit. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HARRIS (Phyllis). Suddenly on Sunday, 30th April, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Phyllis, aged 78, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved wife of Ken, loving mum of Michael and Mark. Service at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Thursday, 18th May, at noon. Will all friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.

HAYNES (Michael). Peacefully at rest on 27th April, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Michael, aged 87, of Congleton. Dearly and much loved husband of Valerie, loving dad of Linda, Michael and the late Deborah. Father-in-law of Andrew and cherished granddad of Laura, Clare and Adam. Funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 16th May, at 1.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations in Michael’s memory to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

KING (Freda). Passed away peacefully at Greengables Care Home on 2nd May, 2017, aged 97. Dearly loved wife of the late Reg, much loved mother of Michael, Margot and Peter, very dear mother-in-law of Pat, Paul and Rose, treasured nan and great-nan. A celebration of her life will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 19th May, at 1.15pm. You are invited to wear bright clothes or accessories. No flowers please, at her own request. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MADDICK (Lilian Ann). Peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on 2nd May, 2017. Lilian, aged 73. The dearly loved mother of Alex, Richard and Jeanette, beloved and much-loved nanna and a treasured friend. Lilian will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Parish Church, Rushton Spencer, on Friday, 19th May, at 2pm, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. The family request that mourners wear bright clothing. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

MARSHALL (Elsie Doreen). Peacefully on 29th April, 2017, in Hollymere House, Haslington. Doreen, aged 89, of Sandbach, and formerly of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of the late Ronald William Marshall, cherished mum of Terry, Cynthia and Raymond, and mother-in-law of Cath and David, much-loved grandmother, great-grandmother and aunty. Funeral service at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th May, at 10.45am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hollymere House Nursing Home. Will all friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MCLEAN (Edward). Peacefully on 29th April, 2017, at RSUH. Edward, aged 81, of Knypersley. Devoted husband of the late Joyce, much-loved dad of Daniel, much regarded brother-in-law of Harry and dear uncle of Laura. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 16th May, at 10.35am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. 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 St Lawrence’s Church. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MELLOR. Peacefully on 2nd May, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Irene, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, aged 94, of Congleton. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 19th May, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Park Lane Care Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MEYLER (James “Jim”). Peacefully on 29th April, 2017, in the care of the staff at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Jim, aged 89, of Alsager and formerly of Crewe. The devoted husband of Chris, loving dad to Karen and Nicola, a caring father-in-law to Graham and Anna, a cherished granddad to Selena and James, a treasured great-granddad to Phoebe and Ruben, and a friend to many. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th May, at 2pm. Donations in Jim’s memory will be gratefully received for Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Crewe, 01270 584329.

PURDHAM (Iris). Passed away peacefully at home in Congleton on 5th May, 2017, aged 86. Beloved mother of Steve, Andrew and Beverley, and dear sister of Val. Much-loved nanna to Danielle, Loren, Emily, Jack, Joshua and James. Great-nanna to Poppy, India and Jacob. Best friend to Mary and Maureen. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 18th May, at 2.40pm. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SMITH. Suddenly on 1st May, 2017, at her home. Kathryn “Kath” Elaine, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Jim. Loving mum of Elaine, Andrea and Stuart, dear mother-in-law of Simon and Alicia, and a cherished and treasured nanny of Jamie, Nathan, Kieran, Harry, Robson and Ella. Cortege is to leave her daughter Andrea’s home on Monday, 22nd May, 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 Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SPRUCE (Charles “John”). Peacefully at rest on 21st April, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at home in Biddulph. John, aged 79, the devoted and much-loved husband of Molly, treasured dad of John, Julie, Paula, Jane and Pam, dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad, loving brother of Gill and the late Ken and Ron. Funeral to take place on Monday, 15th May, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please, donations preferred to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WORTHINGTON (Albert). Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 4th May, 2017, at MDGH. Albert, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ann, cherished father of Stephen, Sarah Jane and Nigel, a dear father-in-law of Julie, Neil and Susan, a treasured granddad of Gareth, Robert, Alistair, Lucas, Amanda and Isobel, a loving great-grandad of Oliver and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday, 18th May, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.


Death Notices, 4th May, 2017

BAXTER (John). On Monday, 24th April, 2017, peacefully at home, Buckbean Way, Goostrey. John, aged 95, beloved husband of the late Betty Baxter and much-loved father of Barbara. Funeral service takes place tomorrow (Friday, 5th May) at St Luke’s Parish Church, Goostrey, at 1pm, prior to interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel Health Centre or Vulcan to the Sky Trust. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

BROWN (Joyce, née Hudson). Peacefully at her home in Rushton on 30th April, 2017, in the loving care of her family. Joyce, aged 78, devoted wife of Fred, much loved and loving mum of Victor and Kay, very dear mum-in-law of Tracey and Michael, cherished gran of Caroline, Sarah, Catherine, Amie and James, doting great-gran of Henry and Matthew, and dearest sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Enquiries: S Sigley & Son, Leek, 01538 382048.

FODEN. Peacefully on 20th April, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice. Eileen, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Michael Foden and the late John. Loving mum of Lee, dear mother-in-law of Cheryl, cherished and treasured nan of Imogen, Esme, Alex and Mitchell, dear step-mum of Tanya and David, loving sister of Diane and Marie, and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 12th May, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HILL (Eunice). Suddenly on 24th April, 2017. Eunice, aged 92. Formerly of The Lakes, Congleton. Loving daughter of the late Joe and Mary Hill, and sister of the late Philip. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton. Funeral service at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Thursday, 11th May, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HYDE (Michael John). From Congleton and formerly of Bowdon and Hale, Altrincham, passed away peacefully at The Willows Nursing Home on 20th April, 2017, aged 84. Dearly loved husband of Patricia, loved brother of David and loving father of Neil, Simon, Roger, Gillian, Sara, Lucy and Kate, grandfather of Amy, Laura, Hannah, Charlie, Thea, Rosie, Pip, Lydia, Martha, Isaac and Grace, honorary grandfather of Stephen and Kate, also great-grandfather of Elliott. Mike will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all his family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at The Willows Nursing Home and Clayton Manor Care Home, words cannot describe the care and kindness given to him and the family during this sad time. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th May, at 1.20pm. Relatives and friends are welcome to join the family afterwards, at Siddington Village Hall, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, SK11 9JR. This is to be a celebration of Mike’s life, so no mourning dress is required. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and National Trust (Dunham Massey house and gardens). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KELLY (Edna). Peacefully at Lawton Manor Nursing Home, on Monday, 24th April, 2017. Edna, aged 80, of Alsager. Devoted mum of John and Louise, treasured nana of Emily and James, and a good friend to many. Edna will be sadly missed by her former colleagues and pupils of Alsager School. A requiem mass will be held at St Gabriel’s RC Church, Alsager, on Thursday, 11th May, at 10.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Hope House Children’s Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

OARTON. Tragically on 21st April, 2017, as the result of a road traffic accident. Mark Duncan, aged 56, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kelly. Much-loved and respected step-dad of Jake, loving son of Joan and Arthur, dear son-in-law of Susan, dear brother of Geoff, Liz and Sarah, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 10th May, at 10.15am, for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Rovers Football Club or Anthony Nolan Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

POWER. Suddenly on 20th April, 2017, at his home. Henry Joseph “Harry”, aged 89, of Congleton. Dear husband of the late Mary. Dad of Esther, Noel and George, granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. Cortege leaves 32, West Street, on Wednesday, 10th May, 2017, at 2.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SPRUCE (Charles John “John”). Peacefully at rest on 21st April, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at home in Biddulph. John, aged 79, the devoted and much loved husband of Molly, treasured dad of John, Julia, Paula, Jane and Pam, also a dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad, loving brother of Gilly and the late Ken and Ron. Funeral takes place on Monday, 15th May, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WILSON (Michael Charles). Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on 22nd April, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 67. Devoted partner of Marie, loving dad of Lucy, Ben and Katie, and special “Gangan” of Layla and Clark. Michael will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only, by request. Donations to Macmillan Cancer Support. The funeral service takes place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 8th May, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 27th April, 2017

BOSSONS (Graham). Peacefully on 14th April at Wythenshawe Hospital. Graham, aged 67 years, of Congleton. Loving and cherished husband of Barbara and a loving dad, granddad and brother. The service and cremation is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 5th May, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either the North West Heart Centre (cheques should be made payable to the University Hospital South Manchester) or Congleton Cricket Club defibrillator fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

BOWLAND (Annette Jean). On 23rd March, at Stoke University Hospital, and unexpectedly after a short illness. Born in Altrincham, Annette (Netty) spent her early years at Stamford Park School then Sale Grammar School, entering business college before joining the Budenberg Gauge Company as secretary to the finance director. Married in Timperley Parish Church in 1967 she moved to Sandbach in 1970 with her husband Ian and young sons Mark and Simon. Annette’s career progressed, culminating as secretary to the chief executive of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce. Annette served as clerk to Moston Parish Council for over 40 years and after retirement became a member of Ashfields Primary Care Centre’s Patients Panel. Annette is survived by husband Ian and two sons Mark and Simon. Private cremation at Altrincham and donations for St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Winsford, to Oxley’s Funeral Services, Cumberland House, Market Close, Crewe.

COPPICK (Barry). Passed away peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home, surrounded by his family, on 16th April, aged 64 years. Loving brother of Geoffrey, and Joan and the late Leonard and Doreen; loving uncle and great uncle. Barry will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Tuesday, 2nd May, at 1pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Floral tributes welcome or, if proffered donations, (TBC) Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HEARSON (Stephen Charles). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital, on 17th April. Stephen, aged 53 years, of Smallwood; former music teacher at Smallwood School and Eaton Bank Academy. The dearly loved husband of Judith; loving dad to Joe; treasured son of Rita and the late Brian; brother to Gerard and Martyn and devoted son-in-law to Ray and Ann Lowe. Family flowers only; donations if desired St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on 2nd May at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HILL (Veronica Irene, “Vera”). Peacefully at rest on 18th April at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Vera, aged 88 years, of Biddulph. The much-loved wife of the late Hector; loving mum of Helen, Lorna and the late Pauline; mother-in-law of Paul and John; grandmother of Carmen and Anthony and great grandmother of Jack, Georgia, Tom, Jasper and Liam. Also, a dear friend of Pat, Alan and Jack. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 10th May, with a service at English Martyrs Church, Biddulph, at 10am followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends who wish to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or if desired donations to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HUGHES (Mary Joan, “Joan”) of Smallwood, who passed away peacefully on 11th April, aged 86 years. The loving wife of the late Bob; a loving mother of Martin and Vincent; a much-loved grandmother of Oliver, Jake, Robyn, Alice and Harriet. The funeral service is to be held at St Milburga’s Roman Catholic Church, Church Stretton, on Thursday, 4th May, at noon. Flowers, or donations to St Milburga’s Church, Church Stretton. Enquires: AS Morris and Son, Funeral Directors, Church Stretton, 01694 722876.

HUNT (Philip). Taken too soon, at home, on 17th April. Philip, aged 66 years, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved husband of Glynis; much loved father of Michelle and Tracy, and treasured granddad of Chloe and Louie. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 5th May, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at noon followed by burial in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations if preferred to Phil’s headstone. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

MANLEY (Raymond). Peacefully on 16th April at Winsford Grange Care Home. Raymond, aged 75 years, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Andrew, David and Debra and her partner Neil; dear father-in-law of Angela, Marina; cherished granddad of Nathan, Laurence, Sarah, Emma, John and Matthew; treasured great granddad of Cora and Henry and a loving brother. The cortege is to leave his son David’s home on Tuesday, 9th May, at 2pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

NORBURY (Kenneth). Peacefully surrounded by his family on 21st April. Ken, aged 62 years, of Sandbach. Ken was the dearly loved husband of Lesley; much loved dad of Ben, Lucy and husband Alan, and special grandad of Elliott and Cullan. Ken was a well-known local bandsman. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Christie Hospital and the Macmillan Cancer Support Unit at Leighton Hospital. The funeral service is to take place at St John’s the Evangelist Church, Toft, near Knutsford on Thursday, 4th May, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

OLVER (Norma). Suddenly and unexpectedly, surrounded by her family on 8th April. Norma, of Moston, Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of Dr Michael Olver; adored mum of John, Jane and Suzanne, and devoted Noni. Colourful ties and attire please. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation or Macmillan Cancer Support. The funeral service will be held at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Wednesday, 26th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

QUILTY (Phyllis Barbara, née Johnson). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 9th April. Barbara, aged 85 years, of Sandbach Heath. The much-loved wife of the late Jim; loving mum of Sandra and the late Russell, and treasured nana. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Church on the Heath. The funeral service is at the Church on the Heath, Ettiley Heath, Sandbach, on Friday, 28th April, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

RILEY (Raymond). Suddenly at Countess of Chester Hospital on Sunday, 16th April. Ray, aged 95 years, formerly of The Gardens, Hope Street, Sandbach. A much-loved dad, grandfather and great grandfather. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 3rd May, with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 12.30pm, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made if desired to NewstrAid (The news trade’s own charity). Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

SHERRATT (John William). Peacefully on 23rd April at Greengables Nursing Home. John William, aged 86 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Trixie Sherratt; loving father of Peter; dear father-in-law of Caroline; cherished and treasured grandfather of Sam and Patrick, and a dear brother of Marjorie, the late Gladys and the late Elsie. Committal is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 12th May, at 10.40am for family and close friends, prior to a memorial service at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium or the church. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

SIMCOX (Gladys). Peacefully on 13th April at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset. Gladys, the much-loved wife of the late Elijah (Mick); treasured mum of Andrew and Peter, and daughter-in-laws Barbara and Betty; a precious gran, great gran, sister, sister in law and aunt. Gladys will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service is at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 5th May, at 11.30am followed by burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only, donations to St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210 

SPROSTON (Emma). At rest on 12th April at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Emma aged 88 years of Biddulph. The much-loved wife of the late Tom Sproston; a loving mum, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 5th May, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if preferred to Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SWIFT (Sydney, “Sid”). At rest on 28th March at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sid, aged 71 years, of Biddulph. A much-loved husband, dad, father-in-law, grandad and great grandad, and a very dear brother and uncle who will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 4th May, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to ward 124, Renal ward of the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

WHITEHOUSE (Mick). The death occurred suddenly but peacefully on 11th April, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, of Mr Michael “Mick” William Whitehouse, aged 73 years, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Mrs Christine Whitehouse; loving and cherished dad of Donna; dear father-in-law of James; cousin to many and a dear nephew of Albert, Bill and Joyce. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 2nd May, at 1.20pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Guide Dogs for the Blind or The Suffolk Punch Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

YATES (Alfred Theodore). Peacefully on 16th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alfred Theodore, aged 91 years, of The Poplars Nursery, Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Noreen; loving dad of Fred and Vicky; dear father-in-law of Kath and Richard; cherished granddad of Caroline, Claire and Tom; treasured great granddad of Jessica, Jacob, Jack and Wilson, and a dear brother of Peter. The cortege is to leave his son’s home on Tuesday, 2nd May, at 10.40am for a service and interment at Davenport Chapel at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at chapel. Flowers, or if desired donations, to the Stroke Association. Enquiries and donation: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

YATES (Hilda Brenda, “Brenda”). Peacefully passed away on 16th April at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Brenda, aged 84 years, of Biddulph, a very much loved daughter of the late Charles and Mary Yates; a dear sister of Trevor and the late Horace, Millie, Charlie, Don, Ivor and Hazel, and a much-loved aunt and great aunt. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 3rd May, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or if preferred donations to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 20th April, 2017

AUSTIN (Eric Paul). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 11th April. Eric, aged 89 years, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of the late Dorothy, the much-loved father of Richard and Helen and a treasured G Pa of Katie and Sophie. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BLOOR (Brian). At peace on Friday, 7th April, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Brian, aged 74 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Nuala; loving dad of Helen and son-in-law Kevin; devoted granddad of Libby; very dear brother of Colin; a dear brother-in-law and uncle and a good friend to many. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 24th April, at 1.50pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. 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 or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HALL (Norman Henry). Peacefully on 7th April at Rock Cottage Nursing Home. Norman, aged 99 years. The beloved son of the late Joseph and Ruth Hall, Blackwood Hill Farm, Endon. Dear uncle, and friend to many. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 26th April, with a service at Lask Edge Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 3pm prior to interment at Lask Edge Burial Ground. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Rock Cottage Care Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

INGRAM (Alan). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 10th April, and in the loving care of his family. Alan, aged 69, years, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Margaret and the much-loved dad of Nick and Teresa. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 25th April, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 11.30am. Family flowers only but a donation may be made if desired to St Luke’s Hospice or Cheshire East Council for the improvement of Brereton Park. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MEAKIN (Jack). Peacefully on 10th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John “Jack”, aged 85 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 54 years of Mrs Brenda Meakin; loving dad of Samantha “Sam”; dear brother of Phyllis, and brother-in-law of Judith and Len. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 26th April, at 11.25am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. No flowers by request; donations if desired to ward eight at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

MORRIS (Graham). Suddenly on 9th April, while on holiday in Cornwall, Graham, aged 84 years, of Biddulph. The beloved and devoted husband of Mavis; father of Susan, Sandra and the late Shirley; father-in-law of John, Alan, Alan and Karen; grandfather of Steven, Mark, David, Richard, Becky, Lisa and Sophie; and great grandfather of Liam, Katie, Carly, Ashton, Harrison and Macey. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 27th April, for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

OLVER (Norma). Suddenly and unexpectedly, surrounded by her family on the 8th April. Norma, of Moston, Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of Dr Michael Olver; adored mum of John, Jane and Suzanne, and devoted Noni. Colourful ties and attire please. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation or Macmillan Cancer Support. The funeral service will be at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Wednesday, 26th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

QUILTY (Phyllis Barbara, née Johnson). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 9th April. Barbara, aged 85 years, of Sandbach Heath. The much-loved wife of the late Jim; loving mum of Sandra and the late Russell, and treasured nana. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Church On The Heath. Funeral service at the Church On The Heath, Ettiley Heath, Sandbach, on Friday, 28th April, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

ROBERTS (“Betty”). Peacefully on 1st April at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Muriel Elizabeth, “Betty,” aged 82 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Donald; loving mum of Mark; dear mother-in-law of Janet; cherished and treasured nana of Melissa, Gareth and Harry; dear sister of Jean, Marlene, Gill and Megan, and a dear sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 21st April, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Sjogren’s Syndrome Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

SMILES (John, Teacher). Passed away peacefully at Park Lane Nursing Home on Monday, 3rd April, aged 85 years. The dearly loved husband of the late Pat; exceptionally loving dad of Sharon and John; much-loved father-in-law of Steve and Tracey; treasured brother of Pat and the late Billy and Tom and niece Valarie; cherished and devoted granddad of Victoria and Charlotte. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 28th April, at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Cardiac Research for The Young (Cry). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

STANIER (Ann). Peacefully at rest on 15th April and in the loving care of her family. Ann, aged 68 years, of Sandbach. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 28th April, with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 11am followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to St Luke’s Hospice, Sandbach branch. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

STEELE (Mary Elaine). Peacefully in the care of the staff at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, on 26th March, Elaine Steele, aged 73 years, of Sandbach. The funeral service will take place at Wesley Avenue Methodist Church on Wednesday, 26th April, at 1pm, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Coop Funeralcare, Crewe, 01270 584329.

Death Notices, 13th April, 2017

BUTLER (Beryl). Suddenly but peacefully on Sunday, 26th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Beryl, aged 84 years, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of Roy; loving mum of Ian and Philip; a much-loved grandmother of Joseph, Alice and Ellie; dearest sister of Dora, Fred, Harry and the late brothers Leslie and Billy; a treasured mother-in-law, sister-in-law and aunt, and a very good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 19th April, at 11am prior to cremation at Carmountside crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

CORBISHLEY (Dorothy). Passed away peacefully at home on 8th April, aged 95 years. The loving nan of Jon and Will; great nan of Charlotte, Joseph, Svenna, Amelia, Holly, Ellie, Levi and George; great, great nan of Francesca, and a dear auntie of Kathleen and all her nephews and nieces. Dorothy will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Park Church on Monday, 24th April, at 11.30am followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Church. Flowers welcome or, if preferred, donations in Dorothy’s memory to Biddulph Park Chapel or MacMillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DAVENPORT (Frank). Peacefully in Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, on 8th April. Frank, aged 88 years, of Somerford, and formerly of Brook Farm, Astbury. The dearly loved husband of Kathleen; much loved dad of Barbara and husband Neil, Judith and husband Peter, and a special granddad and great granddad. Family flowers only; donations if desired to St Mary’s Church, Astbury, or Cancer Research UK. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 20th April at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

GIBSON (Kathleen). Peacefully in Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, on 6th April. Kath, aged 79, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Cyril; loving mum of Wendy and Anne; mother-in-law to Robert, and treasured nan of Robert, Andrew, Emma and Sarah. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. The funeral service will be at Sandbach Methodist Church on Wednesday, 19th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MCINTYRE (Kathleen, “Katie”). Of St Andrews, passed away on Thursday, 23rd March. A memorial service will be held at St Peter’s, Prestbury Parish Church, on Tuesday, 2nd May at 11am, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Enquiries: Macgregors, 56, Largo Road, St Andrews, 01334 472456.

MORRIS (Graham). Suddenly on 9th April, while on holiday in Cornwall. Graham, aged 84 years, of Biddulph. The beloved and devoted husband of Mavis; father of Susan, Sandra and the late Shirley; father-in-law of John, Alan, Alan and Karen; grandfather of Steven, Mark, David, Richard, Becky, Lisa and Sophie; and great grandfather of Liam, Katie, Carly, Ashton, Harrison and Macey. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

PAGE (Sidney James). Passed away peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 9th April, aged 83 years. The devoted husband of the late Vida; loving dad of Karen and Chris; father-in-law of Lloyd and April, and granddad to Christopher and Rachel. Sidney will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 21st April, at 10.15am. Family flowers only by request; donations in Sidney’s memory to MacMillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

ROBERTS (Betty). Peacefully on 1st April, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Muriel Elizabeth, “Betty,” aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Donald; loving mum of Mark; dear mother-in-law of Janet; cherished and treasured nana of Melissa, Gareth and Harry; dear sister of Jean, Marlene, Gill and Megan, and a dear sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 21st April, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Sjogren’s Syndrome Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WEBSTER (Gladys Annie, nee Dean). Peacefully in hospital on 5th April, two days after her 103rd birthday celebration in Park Lane Care Home, Congleton. Loving wife to the late Jack; beloved mum to John and Ann; much-loved by Cathy, Eirwyn, and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gladys will be greatly missed and most fondly remembered by all who knew her. A private family service of committal will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th April, at noon, prior to a service of celebration for the life of Gladys, to be held at Key Green Methodist Chapel, Timbersbrook at 1pm. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to be shared between East Cheshire Hospice and Key Green Chapel. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.


Death Notices, 6th April, 2017

ALLCOCK (Beryl). At peace on Sunday, 26th March, 2017, at RSUH. Beryl, aged 76, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved partner of Sam, much loved mum of the late Brian and Dave, a dear mother-in-law, treasured nan of Victoria and Shane, and a special step-nan, devoted great-grandma, dearest sister of the late Roy and a dear aunty. Cortege leaves her home at 12.25pm on Tuesday, 11th April, for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

ASTBURY (John Kinsey). 31st March, 2017. Peacefully passed away at home in his 90th year, surrounded by his family. John, of Old Hoolgrave Farm, Church Minshull, devoted husband of the late Mary, loving dad to Ruth, David and Sue, cherished grandad to Sarah, Lucy, Richard and Charlotte, and treasured great-grandad to Ellie, Isla and Arthur. Funeral service at St Bartholomew’s Church, Church, Minshull, tomorrow (Friday, 7th April), at 2.30pm. Enquiries: AW Burrows and Son, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

DOW (Iona Noreen). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 1st April, 2017. Iona, aged 72, of Sandbach and formerly of Durban, South Africa. Dearly loved and devoted mum of Fraser, much loved wife of Irvan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RSPCA. Funeral service and committal take place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 13th April, at 10.40am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

ENGLISH (Alexander). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 28th March, 2017, at home, in the presence and loving care of his family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Alexander, aged 85, of Church Lawton. Loving husband of the late Emma, and a much-loved father, father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad and brother. Alexander will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 12th April, at 1.20pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

HARRISON (Kathleen Norah). At rest after a short illness on 27th March, 2017, in hospital. Kath, aged 92, of Blythe Bridge, and formerly of Holmes Chapel. The beloved wife of the late Allan, much loved mum of Anita and Alistair, loved mother-in-law of Joy and a treasured nana of Matthew and Beth. Funeral tomorrow (Friday, 7th April), service and cremation at Stafford Crematorium at 10.30am. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the above crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: JP Keates & Son, Bank House, 37, Bank Street, Cheadle, 01538 752164.

JOHNSON (Mabel). On Friday, 31st March, 2017, peacefully at Mount Pleasant Nursing Home, Allostock, formerly of Brookfield Drive, Holmes Chapel. Mabel, aged 96, beloved wife of the late Frederick Johnson and a much loved mum, gran and great-gran. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 12th April, at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 1pm, prior to interment in Middlewich Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Asthma UK or Mount Pleasant Staff Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01477 532000.

RICHARDSON (Geoffrey Alan). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 3rd April, 2017. Alan, aged 88, of Brereton and formerly of Moorsbarrow and Lach Dennis. Dearly loved husband of the late Jean, much loved dad of Stephen, Laurence, Geoffrey, John and Rosemary and loving grandpa and great-grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Masonic charities and Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy. Funeral service takes place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Wednesday, 12th April, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WALLIS (Anthony). Peacefully passed away on 27th March, 2017, at home surrounded by his loving wife, family, friends and his furry babies. Anthony, aged 53. Funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 7th April) with a service at the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at the churchyard. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Cancer Active. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WESTON (Geoffrey). Peacefully on 23rd March, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Geoffrey, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Glenice. Loving dad of Robin and Nicholas, dear father-in-law of Emma and Lorna, cherished and treasured granddad of Evie, Joe, Nancy, Fergus and Alec, dear brother of Pat and brother-in-law of Mervyn. Cortege leaves Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Monday, 10th April, at 10.45am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Geoffrey’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI or Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 30th March, 2017

ASTBURY (Valerie). Peacefully at rest in Minshull Court Nursing Home, Crewe, on 22nd March, 2017. Valerie, aged 74, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late David Astbury and a loving mum of Mark, also a tresured nan, great-nan and mother-in-law. Funeral takes place on Friday, 31st March, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only, by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Valerie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

BAILEY. Tragically on Friday, 17th March, 2017. Brian Bailey, aged 77, of London Road, Holmes Chapel. A much loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 7th April, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 1.45pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to RSPCA. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532000.

BIRTLES (Elsie Gwendoline). Peacefully on Monday, 20th March, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Elsie, aged 94, of West Heath, Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Harold Wilfred Birtles, a much loved Mam of Allen and Peter. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 6th April, at noon. Flowers or, if desired, donations may be sent for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

CLARKSON (William Brian). Passed away peacefully at home on 19th March, aged 79. A much loved husband, father and grandfather. Brian will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Friday, 31st March, at 1pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations in Brian’s memory to All Saints’ Church, Siddington, Williams Syndrome Foundation and RNLI. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

CUNLIFFE (Anne). Peacefully in The Christie Hospital on 19th March, 2017. Anne, aged 64, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Bob, loving mum of Laura, Tricia and Rachael, grandma to Chloe, Joseph, Poppy, Alayna and Oscar, and treasured sister to Margaret. Funeral service on Monday, 3rd April, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie and Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DOWNES-WARD. Peacefully on 21st March, 2017, at her home. Jennifer “Anne” aged 56, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Christopher. Loving mum of Briony and Katrina, dear sister of Jane and sister-in-law of Bill. A service of thanksgiving for Anne’s life will be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 4th April, at 3pm. Will friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Samaritans or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HOPE. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alice, aged 88, of Moreton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Hope. Much loved mother of Brian, Susan and Robert. Dear mother-in-law of Glenys, cherished nana of Claire, Mark, Timothy, Matthew, Melanie and Sophie, and a treasured great-nana of Edward, Amelia and Brandon. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 6th April, at 11.05am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11.30am. 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

MCINTYRE (Kathleen). Suddenly, at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, on Thursday, 23rd March, Kathleen (Katie), of St Andrews. The dearly beloved wife of the late Jonathan, and a dear friend to many. The funeral service will be held in Dunino Parish Church on Thursday, 6th April, at 10am, interment thereafter in St Andrews Western Cemetery at 11am, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Donations, if so desired, may be made at the church for the Royal British Legion. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Prestbury. Enquiries: Macgregors, 56, Largo Road, St Andrew’s, Fife, 01334 472456.

PORTER (George Lea). Sadly passed away on 18th March at Leighton Hospital, aged 80. Devoted husband of Pauline (Polly), beloved uncle of Deborah, Helen, Ian, Martin and David. George will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service takes place at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church on Thursday, 30th March, at 2.30pm followed by cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium at 4pm. Family flowers only by request; donations in George’s memory to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

RADMALL (Philip Louie). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 23rd March, aged 68. Devoted husband of the late Barbara, loving dad of Laura, Sarah and Catherine, and granddad of Amy, Max, Tommy and Callum. Philip will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 3rd April, at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request; donations in Philip’s memory to ICU and ward four, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SCRAGG (Geoffrey “Geoff”). At rest on 21st March, 2017, at RSUH. Geoff, aged 77, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved dad of Paul and Mark, loved father-in-law of Barbara, loving grandad Geoff of Luke, Benji, Daisy, Jemma and Jenna, great-grandad of Bailey and loved by June. Funeral cortège leaves Birch House for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 4th April, at 1.45pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers please by request; donations preferred for critical care unit, RSUH. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, 01782 212880.

SMITH. Peacefully on 20th March, 2017, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Roger Wilfred, aged 81, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Vera Joan Smith. Loving dad of Su and Stephen, dear father-in-law of Paddy and Susan, cherished and treasured grandad of Adam, Dominic, Emma and Thomas, dear brother of Philip, dear brother-in-law of Maureen, Shirley, Colin, Maureen, Malcolm, Margaret and Jimmy, and uncle of Daniel, Sally-Anne, Andrew, Matthew, Ian and Maria. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 7th April, at 12.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this as the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 23rd March, 2017

BEBBINGTON (Michael John). Passed away peacefully on 12th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 78. Devoted husband of the late Doreen Ann, loving dad of Tim and Marie, and granddad of Wayne, Laura and Jake. Michael will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Tuesday, 28th March, at 1.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers welcome, or if preferred, donations to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

EVANS (Kathleen Patricia Evans “Kath”). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Monday, 13th March, 2017, while at home in the presence and loving care of her family, after a long illness bravely borne. Kath, aged 78, of Harriseahead and formerly of Scholar Green. Devoted and loving wife of the late Gerald, cherished mum of Janice and Diane, much loved mother-in-law of Darren, and a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and cousin. Kath will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 4th April, at 12.40pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Royal British Legion or RSPB. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

GOLDSTRAW (William Michael “Michael”). Peacefully at rest on 10th March, 2017, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Michael, aged 83, of Biddulph. The devoted and much-loved husband of Hazel, also a very dear brother-in-law, uncle and good friend to many. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 29th March, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GREENWOOD. Suddenly on 13th March, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Thomas “Tom” Stanley Jack Greenwood, aged 20, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved and cherished son of Gary and Sarah, loving brother of Owen, treasured grandson of Maureen and Terry Booth, Linda and the late Colin Greenwood and Molly Cooper, dear nephew, cousin and boyfriend of Megan. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 29th March, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.30am. 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 or Mountain Rescue England and Wales. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HEATH (Kathleen). Passed away peacefully on 8th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 89. The devoted wife of the late Raymond, loving mum of Mark and Philip, mother-in-law of Janet, nan of Vicky, Jo and Dan, great-grandma of Dylan and Dexter, and sister to Graham and sister-in-law Maureen. Funeral service takes place on Monday, 27th March, at St John’s Church, Buglawton, Congleton, at 3pm, following cremation at Macclesfield at 2pm. Can anyone who wishes to attend the cremation please meet at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm, or alternatively those who would like to attend the church service please meet at St John’s, Buglawton, at 3pm. Mourners are invited to The Church House Pub, Buglawton, for light refreshments following the service. Flowers welcome or if preferred donations in Kath’s memory to The Children’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOPE. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alice, aged 88, of Moreton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Hope, much-loved mother of Brian, Susan and Robert, dear mother-in-law of Glenys, cherished nana of Claire, Mark, Timothy, Matthew, Melanie and Sophie, and a treasured great-nana of Edward, Amelia and Brandon. Service and interment will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date and time to be arranged. 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

SHARPLEY (Frank). Peacefully in Astbury Mere Care Home on 15th March, 2017. Frank, aged 93, of Twemlow Green. Dearly loved husband of Connie, loving father of John and Arthur, father-in-law to Angela and Hélène, grandfather of Faye, Fiona, Frances, Felicity and great-grandfather of Isaac. Funeral service at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Tuesday, 28th March, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Nurses Palliative Care Fund. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WEAVER (Leslie). Suddenly at home in Sandbach on 11th March, 2017. Leslie, aged 87, of Sandbach and formerly of Madeley Green and Astbury. Dearly loved husband of the late Marion, loving dad of Jackie and Jan, father-in-law to Mike and Colin, grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 30th March, at 12.15pm, following committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 16th March, 2017

FRANCIS (Iris). Peacefully on Friday, 10th March, at Leighton Hospital. Iris, aged 86, of Church Lawton. The devoted wife of the late Eric, a much-loved mum of John, a treasured sister of the late Les, Joyce and Stuart, and a dear sister-in-law of Ivy, and a loved aunt of David. Iris will be sadly missed by all of her family and many friends. Service at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 27th March, at 11.20am. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.

FREEMAN (Mark). Passed away peacefully on 6th March at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 64. The funeral service takes place at St James The Great Church, Gawsworth, on Thursday, 23rd March, at noon followed by private committal for family and close friends at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will those that wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Mark’s memory to East Cheshire Hospice and The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
HEATH (Kathleen). Passed away peacefully on 8th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 89. Devoted wife of the late Raymond, loving mum of Mark and Philip, mother-in- law of Janet, nan of Vicky, Jo and Dan, great-grandma of Dylan and Dexter, sister of Graham and sister-in-law of Maureen. Flowers welcome or, if preferred, donations in Kath’s memory to The Children’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HEWITT. Peacefully on 9th March, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice. Walter, aged 66, of Timbersbrook. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Barbara, loving dad of Katie and James, dear father-in-law of Caroline, cherished and treasured granddad of Lily and the late Alexa, dear brother of Jennifer, Diane and Carole, and brother-in-law of Harold, Stephen, Diane, Bernard, Alan and Sue. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 22nd March, at 1.35pm for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LANCASTER (Jacqueline Rosemary). Peacefully on 27th February, 2017, at Tall Oaks Care Home, after an illness borne with much courage and dignity. Jackie, aged 70, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Bryan, mother of Tracey and mother-in-law to Bryan. Cortege leaves the family home in Kingsfield Road, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 21st March, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. A celebration of Jackie’s life will follow at The Talbot at 12.30pm. Mourners are welcome to attend both or either. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or MS Society. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MACHIN (Myra Jean). Suddenly after a short illness on 4th March at RSUH. Myra, aged 83, of Gillow Heath. The devoted wife of the late Harold, loving mum of Linda and mother-in-law of Frank, dearest sister of Winifred and sister-in-law of Vera, much-loved aunt of Loretta and Steven, a dear neighbour and a very good friend to many. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 22nd March, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Donations to Stand By Me. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MORETON (Alice Elizabeth, née Haydon). At peace on 4th March, 2017, at RSUH. Alice, aged 78, of Biddulph. The dearly beloved mother of Jane and son-in-law Stephen, loving nanna of Philip and Lisa, partner of Ray and widow of Les. Alice will be fondly remembered by all. Funeral service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 24th March, at 2pm, followed by interment at St Anne’s Churchyard, Brown Edge. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers please; donations, if desired, for Epilepsy Action. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

NELSON (Mary). Peacefully at rest in the presence of her loving family at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 1st March, 2017. Mary, aged 100, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur. A much loved mum of Elaine and Celia, and dear mother-in-law of Geoff and Ivor, devoted grandma of Gwyneth, Greta and Adrian, and a cherished great-grandma of Dylan, Joel, Emilia and Scarlett. A service of thanksgiving will be held at Trinity Methodist Church on Tuesday, 28th March, at 3pm. A service for family and close friends will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium prior to this. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to National Eye Research Centre will be gratefully received by the family. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WOODWARD (Pamela Christine Margaret). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, 11th March, at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 66. Loving mum of Richard and Laura and sister of Colin. Pam will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 22nd March, at 10.30am followed by burial at Congleton Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations, if preferred, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.


Death Notices, 9th March, 2017

ANDERSON. Peacefully on 28th February, 2017, at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Margaret, aged 72, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Matthew Anderson, loving mum of Robert and Carol, dear mother-in-law of Shaun, cherished and treasured nana Margaret of Danny, Kieran, Shelby and Kayla, and a dear sister of Clive. Cortege leaves her daughter’s home on Thursday, 16th March, 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CLOWES (Lilian). Peacefully on 1st March, 2017, at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. “Lily” aged 93, of Biddulph and formerly of Berry Hill. The devoted wife of the late Kenneth, treasured mum of Kenneth and Jacqueline, loving mother-in-law of Vera and John, a dear grandmother of Paul, Dawn, Michael, Marie and Cathryn, a much-loved great-grandmother of Natasha, Kieran, Aiden and Tom, and a very dear friend to many who will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service takes place on Thursday, 16th March, at 1.30pm at Carmountside Chapel, prior to interment at Carmountside Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend please meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

COPELAND (Ruth, née Eardley). Aged 100, died peacefully in her sleep at Tall Oaks Care Home on 22nd February, 2017. The loving wife of the late Ellis, mother to John and Derek, mother-in-law of Liz and Anne, missed by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also a devoted sister of Alice, Mary, Nancy and Tom. Funeral to take place on Friday, 17th March, with a service and cremation at Carmountside crematorium at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this intimation and please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 512310.

HALSTEAD (Christine “Chris”). On 27th February, 2017, peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice with her family by her side. Chris, aged 72, of Cranage. The beloved wife of John, devoted mother of Marc and the late Simon, adored mother-in-law of Chrissy and grandmother of Jessica who will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Funeral service at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 17th March, at 11am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if wished, for East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and enquiries: George Bell Funeral Service, 49, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, 01606 42534.

HARDY. Paul James Kevin, aged 35, of Biddulph and formerly of Manchester. Passed away suddenly but peacefully at his home with his family. Taken too soon. A wonderful husband and father, much-loved son, brother, uncle and friend. Funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 10th March). Service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to gofundme.com/rachel-and-gabriella-hardy Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 513210.

HOUGH (Jack). Peacefully at rest at Brentwood Care Home, Sandbach, on 1st March, 2017. Jack, aged 99. Funeral takes place on Monday, 13th March, at noon with a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to RNIB. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HULME. Peacefully on 25th February, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marjorie, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Geoff Hulme. Loving mum of Tim and the late Graeme, dear mother-in-law of Rose and Wendy, cherished and treasured grandma of Joshua, dear sister of Vera and Cyril and sister-in-law of Joan and Ron. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 13th March, at 1.45pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield 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

HYDE (Deborah Jane). Debbie, aged 49, of Biddulph. Passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home. Devoted wife of Andrew, loving mum of Luke, Jason and Becky and beloved daughter of Marjorie. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 16th March, with a service at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LANCASTER (Jacqueline Rosemary). Peacefully on 27th February, 2017, at Tall Oaks Care Home, after an illness borne with much courage and dignity. Jackie, aged 70, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Bryan, mother of Tracey and mother-in-law to Bryan. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 21st March, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or MS Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LATHAM. Peacefully on 23rd February, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dennis, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Dorothy, loving dad of Andrew, dear father-in-law of Josie and a cherished and treasured granddad of Dominic and Victoria. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 13th March, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Museum Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LEEMING (Keith John). Peacefully at rest at his own home in Sandbach on 1st March, 2017. Keith, aged 78, of Sandbach. The dear dad of Nicola, Richard and Jamie, and a much loved grandad, brother and father-in-law. The funeral takes place on Friday, 17th March, with a service at Sandbach Methodist Church at 12.15pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Sandbach Methodist Church. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

POTTINGER (Mabel Patricia). Suddenly on 27th February, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 87. The much-loved wife of the late Douglas Pottinger, loving mum of Karen and Keith, mother-in-law of Julian and Sue, nan of James, David, Jennifer, Gemma and Mark, great-nan of Lily-Sue and beloved sister of Sheila, Margaret and the late Rose. Mabel will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Cortege leaves Priesty Court for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 14th March, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

POTTS (Kathleen). Passed away peacefully on 3rd March at Heliosa Nursing Home, aged 69. Loving wife of Derek, mum of Jayne and Nicholas, gran of India, Maddie, Finley, Ezme and Charlie. Kathleen will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 14th March, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 9.20am. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Kathleen’s memory to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WINKLE (Mark). At peace on Sunday, 5th March, 2017, at RSUH. Mark Alan, aged 58, of Biddulph. The dearly loved son of the late Jim and Doris Winkle, much-loved dad of Natalie and Michelle, very dear father-in-law to Kris and Richard, devoted pops of Kaitlin, Lacie, Izzy and Poppy, dearest brother of Carol, Melinda, Karl and Anthony, a dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to critical care unit, RSUH (cheques made payable to UHNM Charity). Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 2nd March, 2017

ADAMS Isobel Jean (née Perry). Peacefully passed away on 17th February, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Jean, aged 86, of Knypersley. The devoted wife of William, loving mum of Vicky and Nick, loving mother-in-law of Paula, also a loving nan and great-nana. Jean will be sadly missed by her dear family and friends. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 8th March, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will all relatives kindly accept this the only intimation. Friends wishing to attend, please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

EGERTON (Samuel). Peacefully at home on 22nd February, 2017, after a illness bravely and courageously borne. Sam, aged 70, of Rookery. Separated but devoted friend of Christine, dear brother-in-law of Jill, loving uncle of Nic and Sue, also devoted great-uncle of Grace. Sam will be sadly missed by his loving family and many dear friends. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

EVANS (Horace Jim). Died peacefully on 20th February, 2017, aged 95. Formerly of Congleton. Much loved husband of Doris (née Boardman) and father of Brian and Pamela, grandfather of Steve, Mike, Ivan, Angus and Zoe, great-grandfather of Joseph, Thomas, Ewan, Edward, Isaac, Laurence, Naomi and Felix. Will be missed by Doris and all the family for his humour and kindness.

HULME. Peacefully on 25th February, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marjorie, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Geoff Hulme, loving mum of Tim and the late Graeme, dear mother-in-law of Rose and Wendy, cherished and treasured grandma of Joshua, dear sister of Vera and Cyril, and sister-in-law of Joan and Ron. Service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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

LANCASTER (Jaqueline Rosemary). Peacefully on 27th February, 2017, at Tall Oaks Care Home, after an illness borne with much courage and dignity. Jackie, aged 70, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Bryan, mother of Tracey and mother-in-law to Bryan. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LATHAM. Peacefully on 23rd February, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dennis, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Dorothy. Loving dad of Andrew, dear father-in-law of Josie and a cherished and treasured granddad of Dominic and Victoria. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 13th March, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Museum Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LAWLESS (Ian). Peacefully on 17th February, 2017. Ian, aged 73, of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of Irene, loving dad of Katy and Chris, and treasured son of Elsie and the late John. Service at St Mary’s Church, Alsager, on Monday, 6th March, at 1.45pm. Will all friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to the UHNM Charity (Renal). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

LOWE (Mary). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 20th February, 2017. Mary, aged 97, of Elworth. A much-loved wife, mother, nan and great-nan. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 7th March at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, at 12.30pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Diabetic Society or ward 14, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MASON (Ivy). Peacefully passed away on 19th February, 2017, at Spring Bank Nursing Home. Ivy, aged 86, of Biddulph. The loving wife of the late Ted, dear mum of Eddie, Alan, Dawn, Julia, Gary and Mandy, much loved mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Ivy will be sadly missed by all her loving family. The funeral takes place on Monday, 6th March, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1pm, prior to burial at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this intimation and please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to RNIB. Donations and enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MOUNTFORD (Roy). Suddenly on 23rd February, 2017, at his home in Mow Cop. Roy, aged 77. The dearly loved son of the late William and Emma Mountford, dearest brother of Harold, Rex, Hilda and the late Brenda, Jack and Reginald, and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 15th March, at 1.20pm for service at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to PDSA. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

NOWAK (Edward). Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on 17th February, 2017. Eddy, aged 70, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of Nancy, treasured dad of Dawn and Paul, loving granddad of Laura, Elizabeth, Freya and Ross, great-granddad of Rhys and Leah, a much loved father-in-law of Deborah, brother of Irena, Krystina, Jan and Harry, uncle of Suzanne, Katie, Jon and Christopher, and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service and cremation take place on Thursday, 9th March, at 1.20pm at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to Knypersley Sports Social Club (cricket section). Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

POPE (Pamela Mary). Peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 22nd February, while at Greengables Care Home, Congleton. Pamela, aged 79, of Congleton, and formerly of Scholar Green. Devoted and loving wife of the late Brian. Pamela will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 9th March, at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

POWELL (Sandra Heather Annette). Passed away peacefully at Clayton Manor Care Home on 21st February, aged 57. Much loved and much missed sister to Loretta and loving aunt and niece. Sandra will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. NO MORE CRYING THERE, WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE KING. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Tuesday, 7th March, at 10.30am, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request, donations in Sandra’s memory to Down’s Syndrome Association. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Jack). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of John who died peacefully while in the loving care of his family at home in Biddulph on 24th February, 2017, aged 84. The dearly beloved husband of Margaret Mary, devoted dad to Jacqueline, Maryanne, John, Simon and Joanne, a dearest father-in-law, a much loved and loving grandad to Paul James, Asad, Gemma, Kaveh, Kirsty, Sara, Karl, Parisa, Ariana, Bethan, Nathaniel, Jack and Amy-Jane, a loving great-grandad, dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend who will be truly missed. On whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. RIP. Reception into English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 3rd March, at 5pm. Requiem mass on Saturday, 4th March, at noon, followed by interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Flowers are most acceptable. Enquiries: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

SPOTTISWOOD (Claire Marie). Peacefully at home with her husband by her side on Monday, 20th February, 2017. Claire, aged 43, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly beloved wife of John. Funeral takes place on Friday, 10th March, at 10.45am. Service at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, followed by private burial at Swanlow Park Cemetery, Winsford. Flowers welcome; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research or Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01477 532427.

STUART (Elaine). Suddenly but peacefully at home on 21st February, 2017. Elaine EW Stuart (née Wheeldon), aged 73, of Inver, by Tain, Highland. Beloved wife of Douglas and a much-loved mother, nan, sister and aunt. Funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 2nd March) in Inverness. Donations, if desired, to CCU, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. Enquiries and donations: John Fraser & Son, 17-29, Chapel Street, Inverness, IV1 1NA, 01463 233366.

THOMAS (Paul Jeremy). Passed away peacefully at home in Sandbach on 23rd February, 2017. Jeremy, aged 69. The dearly loved husband of Ann, loving dad of Miles, Kate and Frankie. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Saturday, 11th March, at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK and The Children’s Society. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TOMLINSON. Peacefully on 20th February, 2017, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Arthur Frederick, aged 91, of Kermincham. The dearly loved husband of late Dorothy, loving father of Angela, father-in-law of Norman, cherished grandpa of Maria, Alexandra and Gavin, loving great-grandpa of Evelyn and loving uncle of May. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 9th March, at 1.40pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, at 2pm, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WAIN (Harold). Passed away peacefully holding his wife’s hand on 22nd February, 2017. Harold, aged 73, of Sandbach. A much loved husband of Pauline, brother to Sandra, father to Amanda and Joanne, grandad (known as Ay-up) to Charlie and Lily, a well known and respected man of Sandbach. Funeral service takes place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Wednesday, 8th March, at noon following committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WOODWARD (Dorothy). Peacefully on Tuesday, 28th February, 2017, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home. Dorothy, aged 80, formerly of Rode Heath and Lawton Mere Nursery. Much loved wife of the late Philip, treasured mum of Ian, Colin, Duncan and the late Gary and a loving mother-in-law, grandmother and sister. Service at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rode Heath, on Thursday, 9th March, at 2pm, followed by interment at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

Death Notices, 23rd February, 2017

BOOTH (Robert). Peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 8th February, 2017, while at Douglas Macmillan Hospice in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Rob, aged 35, of Kidsgrove and formerly of Scholar Green. Devoted and loving husband of Stacy, much-loved and adored daddy of Phoebe and Ryan, a special son of Vivien and Alan, and a loving brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, grandson, nephew, uncle and cousin. Rob will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service takes place at St Thomas’s Church, Kidsgrove, on Friday, 3rd March, at 10am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Bone Cancer Research Trust. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

BROOKES (Marjory Annie). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 16th February, 2017. Madge, aged 80, of Sandbach. The funeral service takes place at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Thursday, 9th March, at 1pm, followed by interment in the cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

COOPER (Annette “Net”, née Bowers). Suddenly but peacefully at home on Friday, 17th February. Annette, aged 71, of Church Lawton. Devoted wife of Graham, much-loved mum of Victoria, Kate and Amy, treasured nana and “lalar” of Ryan, Grace and Eva, dear mother-in-law, beloved sister and loving aunt. Funeral service at All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton, on Wednesday, 8th March, at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Lawton Memorial Hall or Keystone Support Centre. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

DOLBEY. Peacefully on 11th February, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Margaret, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Dolbey. The loving mum of Jane, Jude and Nicola, dear mother-in-law of Mark, Adam and Dave, cherished and treasured nana of Louis, Millie, Corben and Evie, and a dear sister of Yvonne. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 3rd March, at 1.15pm for service at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HIGSON (Marguerite Ellen “Peggy”). On Thursday, 9th February, 2017, peacefully at The Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Broadgreen, and of St Oswald’s Crescent, Brereton. Peggy, aged 72, the beloved wife of Derek Higson and a much-loved mum and nanna. Funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 1st March, at St Oswald’s Parish Church, Brereton, at 11am, prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Broadgreen. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

HURST. Peacefully on 11th February, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Walter, aged 85, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Phyllis Hurst. Loving dad of Robert and Jonathan, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Mollie and Louis. Service takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, on Tuesday, 28th February, at 1pm, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MEE (John Gilbert). Passed away peacefully on 7th February, 2017, at Davlyn House. John, aged 85, of Knypersley. The beloved husband of Barbara, a devoted father of David and father-in-law of Veronica, a very dear son of the late Thomas and Nellie, and brother of the late Raymond and Maureen. Cremation takes place on Monday, 6th March, at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.30pm, followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.30pm. Would relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to Davlyn House and/or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MINNITT (William Bristow). Passed away peacefully on 16th February at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 80. Devoted husband to the late Mavis Griffiths Minnitt, much loved father to Gary, Caryn and Chris, grandpa to Aaron, Josh, Claire, Lydia, Harry and Rosie. William will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 7th March, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request; donations in William’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MORREY (Eric John). Peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on Wednesday, 15th February, after an illness borne with much courage and dignity. Eric, aged 70. The dearly loved husband of Lynda, beloved and much-loved father of Justine and Richard, a cherished grandpa of Rebekah, Sam, Gemma and Lucie, treasured father-in-law of Chris and Sara, and a much-loved brother and brother-in-law. Eric will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. A private funeral service will take place at Brookhouse Green Methodist Chapel followed by a service of thanksgiving at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 10th March, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of East Cheshire Hospice or Stoke and North Staffordshire Deaf Children’s Society. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

NOWAK (Edward). Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, on 17th February, 2017. Eddy, aged 70, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of Nancy, treasured dad of Dawn and Paul, loving granddad of Laura, Elizabeth, Freya and Ross, great-granddad of Rhys and Leah, a much loved father-in-law of Deborah, brother of Irena, Krystina, Jan and Harry, uncle of Suzanne, Katie, Jon and Christopher, and a very dear friend to many. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

ROBINSON (Sylvia). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 15th February, 2017. Sylvia, aged 90. Dearly loved wife of the late Alfred, much-loved mum of Paul, Sheila and Pam, granny to Becky, Sophie and Rosie, great-granny to Millie and Jasmine, also mother-in-law to John and Christopher. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Smile Train. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 27th February, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SCOTT (Ruth Jean). Peacefully at rest on 12th February, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ruth Jean Scott, aged 88, of Congleton and formerly of 54 Village Farm, Wybunbury. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 14th March, with a service at Lower Withington Methodist Chapel at 2pm followed by interment in the cemetery. Family flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Lower Withington Methodist Chapel. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

SHERRATT (Joan). Peacefully at rest on 13th February, 2017. Joan, aged 95, of Tunstall and latterly of Biddulph. The dear and much-loved wife of the late Percy, devoted mother of Sue and John, mother-in-law of Brian and Glynis, treasured granny of Matthew, Jessica, James and Tom, great-granny of Ryan and Evan, also a dear sister and aunt. Funeral takes place on Monday, 27th February, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SMITH. Peacefully on 17th February, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Nancy, aged 94, of Swettenham. The dearly loved sister of Norman, the late Ben and the late Bill, dear sister-in-law of Dorothy, loving aunt of Margaret and Rita, great-aunt of Emma, Steven, Nicola and Lee, great-great-aunt of Caleb and Saul. Cortege leaves her brother Norman’s residence on Thursday, 2nd March, at 10.45am, for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, 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 St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

TURNER (Edna). Passed away peacefully at Green Gables Nursing Home on 14th February, aged 86. Much loved wife of John, a loving mum to John, David and Sheena and much-loved grandma and great-grandma. Edna will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 28th February, at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request, donations in Edna’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WRIGHT (Jacqueline, née Harris). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 14th February, 2017, while at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, in the presence of her loving family. Jackie, aged 63, of Scholar Green, formerly of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of Terry, much-loved mum of Michaela and Cheryl, loving mother-in-law of Terry and Adam, devoted and cherished grandma of Evie, Eddie and Matthew, also a very dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Jackie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Tuesday, 28th February, at 11am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

WRIGHT. At rest on 9th February, 2017, at her home. Lesley Joan (née Whittaker) aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted mum of Rebecca and Emma, dear mother-in-law of Chris, cherished granny Lesley of Hannah and a dear sister of Peter. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 10th March, at 1.40pm, for service at Christ Church, Fenton, at 2.30pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers or if preferred donations to Shelter or Oxfam. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 16th February 2017

ALLEN (John David). Passed away on 3rd February, aged 60 years. The beloved husband of the late Lynn. He will be sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is to be held at Streetly Crematorium (West Chapel), Little Hardwick Road, Walsall WS9 OSG on Tuesday, 28th February, at 1.30pm. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired, made payable to Cancer Research UK, c/o Ian Hazel Funerals Ltd, 23, Anchor Road, Aldridge, West Midlands WS9 8PT, 01922 455433.

BRENKLEY (Joan). Suddenly on 30th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Joan, aged 81 years, of Biddulph, and formerly of Wingate. The dearly and much-loved wife of the late Jim Brenkley; loving mum of Carol, David, Paul and Dawn; mother-in-law of Antony and Ray; nan of Mark, Amanda, Stephen, Gemma and Jennifer; great nan of Jameson, Isabel, Kenzi, Savannah, Daisy and Sebastian; a dear sister of Veronica and Ann, and also a special sister-in-law and aunt. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 24th February, with a service at English Martyr’s Roman Catholic Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will all relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01782 513210.

BROMLEY (Gladys). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of her family at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, on 2nd February, Gladys of Biddulph, aged 92 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Derrick; devoted mum to Ray, Lucinda and Martin; a dearest mother-in-law to Marie, Will and the late Mavis; a much-loved and loving nan and great nan, a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be truly missed. The funeral service is to be held at English Martyrs RC Church on Tuesday, 21st February, at 1pm. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to the Alzheimer’s Disease Society or the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

BROWN (John, Joseph William). Suddenly after a short illness on 29th January, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, John aged 78 years, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of the late Edwina; a dear father of Jacqueline, Lee, Vicki and Alan; a loving partner of the late Betty; a treasured granddad, great granddad, brother, cousin and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 23rd February, at 11.45am prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, donations if preferred to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BRYDGES (Elaine). Suddenly on 4th February, Elaine, aged 75 years, of Biddulph Moor. The beloved widow of William Brydges; much-loved mum of Antony and Vincent; dear mum-in-law of Pav and Jayne; devoted grandma of Ashley, Liam, Emma and Hannah; great grandma of Oliver, and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral is on Thursday, 23rd February, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.30pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers preferred. Enquiries: S Sigley and Son, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.

CLOWES (Rhoda May). Peacefully on 7th February at Heliosa Nursing Home, Rhoda May, aged 100 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Basil Clowes; loving mum of John and Rosemary; dear mother-in-law of the late Anthony; cherished grandma of Leah and Lily and treasured great grandma of Liyana and Zayn. The funeral service is to take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Monday, 20th February, at 1pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

DOLBEY. Peacefully on 11th February at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Margaret, aged 78 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Dolbey; the loving mum of Jane, Jude and Nicola; dear mother-in-law of Mark, Adam and Dave; cherished and treasured nana of Louis, Millie, Corben and Evie and a dear sister of Yvonne. The funeral service is to take place at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, JDRF. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

CHADWICK (Doris). Peacefully at home on 10th February, Doris, aged 92 years, of Wheelock. Dearly loved wife of the late John; devoted mum of Jacqueline and Gordon; and a much-loved nan, great nan and great great nan. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation and the district nurses at Ashfields Primary Care Centre. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 20th February at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

GRIFFIN (Margaret Alice). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 7th February, Alice, aged 96 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Stan, cherished mother of Pamela and husband Phil. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. The funeral service is at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 23rd February, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HUGHES (Jackie). Peacefully on 8th February at East Cheshire Hospice, Jacqueline “Jackie” Mary, aged 65 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Karl; loving mum of Michael, Kay and Jennie; dear mother-in-law of Alison and Barry; cherished and treasured nan; dear sister of Pauline and Fred, and sister-in-law of Tony and Maree. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 21st February, at 2pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

MEE (John Gilbert). Passed away peacefully on 7th February at Davlyn House, John, aged 85 years, of Knypersley. The beloved husband of Barbara; a devoted father of David and father-in-law of Veronica; a very dear son of the late Thomas and Nellie, and brother of the late Raymond and Maureen. Funeral arrangements later. All enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

PASS (Keith). Passed away peacefully at Heliosa Nursing Home on 10th February, aged 70. Devoted husband to Susan, loving dad to Philip and Helen, and loving granddad. Keith will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 22nd February, at 10.40am. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Keith’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829. 

VAN OSS (Gerrit John). Peacefully on Thursday, 9th February, at East Cheshire Hospice, and after an illness borne with much courage and dignity, Gerrit, aged 69 years, of Congleton. The much-loved husband of Ann and a loving dad of Rebecca and Rachel. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at the Roman Catholic Church of St Mary, Congleton, on Friday, 3rd March, at 10.45am, prior to a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only by request, but donations may be made if so desired, in favour of the East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

Death Notices, 9th February 2017

AMERY (Kenneth Edward). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 31st January, 2017. Ken, aged 82. Dearly loved husband of Joyce, devoted dad of David, Alan and Chris, a grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 16th February, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses and district nurses at Ashfields Primary Care Centre. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BROMLEY (Gladys). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of her family at RSUH, on 2nd February, 2017. Gladys, of Biddulph, aged 92. The dearly beloved wife of the late Derrick, devoted mum to Ray, Lucinda and Martin, a dearest mother-in-law to Marie, Will and the late Mavis, a much loved and loving nan and great-nan, a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service takes place at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 21st February, at 2pm. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: C McGough & Sons, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

CLARKE (Barry). Peacefully on 29th January, 2017, while surrounded by his loving family. Barry, aged 72, of Sandbach. A much loved husband of Phyllis, dearest dad of Sharon and Rosalyn, a treasured father-in-law of Kevin, also a cherished grandad. Barry will be sadly missed by his family and everyone who knew him. Funeral takes place on Monday, 13th February, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

GEE (Eric Rick). At peace at Southport and Formby Hospital on 24th January, 2017. Eric (Rick) aged 88, of Formby and formerly of Leek. The beloved husband of the late Doreen, very dear brother of Phyllis and the late Harry, and Elsie and a dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. The funeral service takes place at St Edward’s Church, Leek, today (Thursday, 9th February) at 2.30pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church; family flowers only please, donations, if desired to CLIC Sergeant. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

HACKNEY (Enid). At rest on 30th January, 2017. Enid, aged 84, of Brown Lees. The devoted wife of Frank, loving mum of Ruth, Sylvia, Keith and his wife Julia, treasured grandmother of Claire and Christopher, and a dear sister of Vera. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 20th February, at 1.20pm at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HULME. Peacefully on 26th January, 2017, Doreen, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 67 years of Mr Ron Hulme. Loving aunt of Tim and the late Graham, and a dear sister-in-law of Marjorie. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 13th February, at 1.45pm, for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JAMES (Kenneth “Ken”). Peacefully on Thursday, 26th January, 2017, at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Kenneth, of Biddulph, aged 85. Loving husband to the late Betty, fond brother of Ron and Tony, much loved dad to Alan, David and Peter, father-in-law to Patricia, Pauline and Julie; treasured grandad of Craig, Gemma, Andrew, Nicola, Matthew, and Emily, beloved great-granddad to Annabelle, McKenzie and Tegan. Service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 21st February, at 1pm at Carmountside Crematorium. Donations only please to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in memory of Ken. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

KENNEDY. Peacefully on 30th January, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Olwen, aged 78, of Congleton, (former teacher at Buglawton County Primary School). The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Kennedy. Loving mum of Edward and Bridget, dear mother-in-law of Linda and Gareth, cherished and treasured grandma of Arthur and Robin, dear sister of Dorothy, Mabel and Ellis, and a dear sister-in-law of Albert. Service and interment take place on Wednesday, 15th February, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KETT (Rita, née Whitehurst). Sadly passed away on Friday, 27th January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 74. Devoted wife to Leslie, loving mum to David and Simon, nana to Daniel, Katie, Seumas, Zoe and Allan. Rita will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 10am on Monday, 13th February, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Rita’s memory to ward three, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

LOWE (Frances Emily). Peacefully at rest on 29th January, 2017. Frances Emily, aged 78, of Arclid. Beloved wife of the late Gary Lowe, dearest daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Evans, much-loved mother of Christianne (Wilson), Jason (Keatinge) and the late Helen (Sheehan), grandmother to Sam, Leah, Jack, Suzie, Marilia and Nikki, great-grandmother to Lauren, Lois, Joseph and Lola. Frances will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place tomorrow (Friday, 10th February), with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

SANDERSON (Frances Mary). Peacefully in Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton. Frances, aged 94, of Brereton Heath. Dearly loved wife of the late John, loving mum of Cynthia, David, Stephen and Paul, grandma and sister. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton. Funeral service at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Friday, 17th February, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

THORNHILL (Edward “Ted”). Peacefully in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, on 1st February, 2017. Ted, aged 92, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Hilda, loving dad of Linda, Ian and Andrew, a grandad, great-grandad and devoted companion of Vera. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Comfort Fund. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium tomorrow (Friday, 10th February) at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WILLIAMS. Peacefully on 24th January, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Peter Anthony, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Rebecca and Christopher, dear brother-in-law of Mary, William, Mark and Ann and a dear uncle of Matthew and Helen. Cortege leaves his home tomorrow (Friday, 10th February), at 10.45am for service at Congleton Town Hall 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 town hall. 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

Death Notices, 2nd February 2017

AGAR. Peacefully on 16th January, 2017, at Greengables Nursing Home. Sheila, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Charles Agar. Loving dad of Nigel and a dear aunt of Sheree, Yvette and Tina. Cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 7th February, at 10.05am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am, prior to a service of thanksgiving at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 11.45am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or 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

CLIFFE. Peacefully on 20th January, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Terry William, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Norma. Loving dad of Nigel, dear father-in-law of Diane and a cherished and treasured granddad of Matthew and Dominic. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 14th February, at 2pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

GRIFFITHS. Peacefully on 13th January, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Frank, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Maureen Griffiths. Loving dad of Jillian, Philip, John and Robert and his partner Lindsey, dear father-in-law of Martin and Amy, cherished and treasured granddad of Samantha, Natalie, Charlie, Emily, Ellie, Jacob, Robyn and Piper, and a dear brother of Geoff, Eileen and the late Hilary. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 9th February, at 10.10am for service at Congleton Town Hall at 10.30am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the town hall. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HACKNEY (Enid). At rest on 30th January, 2017. Enid, aged 84, of Brown Lees. The devoted wife of Frank, loving mum of Ruth, Sylvia and Keith and Julia, treasured grandmother of Claire and Christopher and a dear sister of Vera. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HULME. Peacefully on 26th January, 2017. Doreen, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 67 years of Mr Ron Hulme. Loving aunt of Tim and the late Graham and a dear sister-in-law of Marjorie. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 13th February, at 1.45pm for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KENNEDY. Peacefully on 30th January, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Olwen, aged 78, of Congleton, (former teacher at Buglawton County Primary School). The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Kennedy. Loving mum of Edward and Bridget, dear mother-in-law of Linda and Gareth, cherished and treasured grandma of Arthur and Robin, dear sister of Dorothy, Mabel and Ellis, and a dear sister-in-law of Albert. Service and interment take place on Wednesday, 15th February, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KETT (Rita, née Whitehurst). Sadly passed away on Friday, 27th January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 74. Devoted wife to Leslie, loving mum to David and Simon, nana to Daniel, Katie, Seumas, Zoe and Allan. Rita will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Rita’s memory to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

KNOWLES. Peacefully on 20th January, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Stephen, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Amanda, loving dad of Emma and Ian, dear father-in-law of Darren and Emily, cherished and treasured granddad of Corey, Megan, Imogen, Mia, Leo and Daisy, dear son-in-law of Jean, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 7th February, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. At the family’s request, black ties may be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Please make cheques payable to Oncology Trust Fund Macclesfield. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PASS (Barbara Ellen). Peacefully passed away on 24th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 83. Dearly devoted wife of the late Tony. Treasured mum of Paul, the late Rowena, Tony and daughter-in-law Pauline. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in Barbara’s memory to Dementia UK, Cancer Research UK and Cats Protection. Can all who wish to attend please meet at St Stephen’s Church. At Barbara’s request, please can everyone wear bright colours. Funeral service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 15th February, at 1.30pm, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

PORTER. Peacefully on 26th January, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alan, aged 60, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Denise Sturman. Loving dad of Mark and Joanne, cherished and treasured granddad of Callum, Eryn and Brooke, dearly loved son of Hilda and Harold and a dear brother of Beryl, Kay and Mike and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 13th February, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PROCTOR (Geoffrey). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 25th January, aged 76. Devoted husband of the late Doreen Proctor, loving dad to Martin. Geoffrey will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Geoffrey’s memory to Prostate Cancer UK. Funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 9th February, at 10.40am. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Olwen). Passed away very peacefully on 14th January, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Olwen, aged 77, beloved wife of Graham, dearly loved mum of Diane, Karen and Cheryl, also a much-loved mother-in-law, nanna, great-nanna, sister, aunt and friend to many. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 8th February, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STONE (David John). Suddenly and unexpectedly while on holiday in Tenerife on Thursday, 19th January. Dave, aged 67, of Brown Lees, near Biddulph. The much-loved husband of Claire, dearly loved dad of Sarah, dear father-in-law of Dan and cherished grandad of Seth and Elijah. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House, 17/21, Fountain street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk

UNWIN. Peacefully on 22nd January, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Gerald, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce Unwin. Loving dad of Godfrey and Laurance, dear father-in-law of Christine and a cherished and treasured granddad of Matthew. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 14th February, at 10.45am for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WEBSTER (Norman). At peace on 19th January, 2017, at RSUH. Norman Ernest, aged 67, of Biddulph. The much-loved dad of Adrian, dearest brother of Mick, Keith and Christine, a dear uncle and good friend to many. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 10th February, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to the nurses on the critical care unit at RSUH (cheques payable to Matron Janet Cooke). Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WILLIAMS. Peacefully on 24th January, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Peter Anthony, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Rebecca and Christopher, dear brother-in-law of Mary, William, Mark and Ann, and a dear uncle of Matthew and Helen. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 10th February, at 10.45am for service at Congleton Town Hall 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WILSON (Brenda). Passed away suddenly on 25th January, aged 83. Devoted wife to Alan, loving mum to Sandra, mother-in-law to Clive, and step-mum to Alastair. Grandma to Emma and husband Clark, and Evie, great-grandma to Nathan. Brenda will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, Congleton, on Friday, 10th February, at 3pm followed by a second service at St Mary’s with St Richard, Northolt, on Wednesday, 15th February, at 11.30am, followed by committal at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Brenda’s memory to be confirmed. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WRIGGLESWORTH (Pauline). Suddenly at home on Saturday, 28th January, 2017. Pauline, aged 69, of Alsager. Devoted wife of the late Christopher, much-loved mum of Martin and Helen, and a treasured nana of Liam, Lee, Callum, Joshua and Oliver. Service at St Mary’s Church, Alsager, on Friday, 10th February, at 1pm, followed by a private burial. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to The Christie. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

Death Notices, 26thJanuary 2017

AMSON (Philip). Died peacefully on 19th January at Doncaster Royal Infirmary at the age of 63, after a short illness. The son of the late Reg and Jean Amson, of Congleton; loving husband of Sue; much-loved brother of Joanne; dear uncle of Vicky and Phoebe, and great-uncle of Oliver. The funeral service takes place at Rose Hill Crematorium in Doncaster at noon on Friday, 10th February. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will those wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Richard Walker, Doncaster, 07768 853279.

BOWCOCK (Edwin Victor). Peacefully on 5th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Edwin (“Ted”), aged 98, of Bemersley, Brindley Ford. The much-loved husband of May; loving father of Carol and Martin; father-in-law of Harold and Diane, and a cherished granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service takes place at noon at the Village Church, Brindley Ford, on Monday, 30th January, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.15pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Brindley Ford Methodist Church or British Lung Foundation via justgiving.com (search for Edwin Bowcock). Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CARLESS (Terry, “TC”). Peacefully at rest on 6th January in hospital. Terry, aged 79, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly and much-loved husband and best friend of Sylvia; beloved dad of Simon and Sue; father-in-law of Debbie and Steve; treasured granddad of Ryan; a dear brother of Haydn, and a special uncle. The funeral takes place on Friday, 3rd February, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CATON (Jim). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of James Daniel, from Biddulph, who died peacefully while in the loving care of his family at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 19th January, aged 79. The dearly beloved husband of Eileen; devoted dad to Patricia, James and Eamonn; a dear father-in-law to David and Mandy; a much-loved and loving granddad and great-granddad; a loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many, who was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church RIP, on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Reception into church and requiem mass to be held at St Patrick’s RC Church, Packmoor, on Thursday, 2nd February, at 1.30pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request. Donations preferred to Donna Louise Trust. Donations and enquiries: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

CHILDS (Eileen). Peacefully on 13th January at Astbury Mere Care Home, Eileen, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Alan Childs; loving sister of Ruth and the late Margaret, and dear aunt of James. The cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Thursday, 2nd February, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Friends who are unable to attend the service are welcome to join the family afterwards at Astbury Village Hall at approximately 12.30pm. 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

COOPER (Laura). Peacefully on Thursday, 19th January at Haywood Hospital, Laura, aged 95, of Biddulph. Loving mother of Jacqueline and Colin; much-loved nan of Mark, Emma, Claire and Sarah, and great-nan of Cole. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 2nd February, at 9.45am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service and afterwards please disperse. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sands. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

COTTON (Brenda, née Collinge). Peacefully on 10th January, surrounded by her loving family, Brenda, aged 88, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late John; devoted mum of Jacqueline and Sandra; much-loved mother-in-law to Mark and David; a treasured nana of Ryan, Matthew and Rowan; a loving sister, aunty, cousin and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 3rd February, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.45am, followed by 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 and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DEAN (George Frederick). Peacefully on 8th January at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield, George Frederick, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Mrs Margaret Ann Dean; loving father of Julie, Laura, Matthew and Toby; dear father-in-law of Peter, Paul and Nicola, and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 13th February, at 11.20am. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FARRALL (Clarice, née Dale). At rest on 17th January at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Clarice, aged 88, of Harriseahead. The devoted wife of the late Allan; loving mum of Jeanette and Deborah; treasured mother-in-law to Philip and Alan; much-loved grandma to Anna, Sam, Anton and Emily; great-grandma to Isla; a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty, and a good friend to many. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 1st February, at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 12.45pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will 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 Diabetes UK and Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GRUNDY (Joan). Peacefully on 19th January at Astbury Mere Care Home. Joan, aged 92, of Congleton, formerly of Wilmslow and Timperley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Grundy; loving mum of Anne and David; dear mother-in-law of Andrew; cherished grandma of James, Thomas and Michael, and a treasured great-grandma of Jacob, Benjamin. The service and cremation take place at 1.20pm on Wednesday, 8th February, at Macclesfield Crematorium. 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 Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KIRKHAM (Kenneth). On 17th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after an illness borne with courage and dignity, Kenneth, aged 84. The cherished husband of Gillian; dear dad of Neil, Kendra and Ashley; father-in-law of Sandi and Clare, and adored granddad of Nathan, Gareth, Robert and Rosie. The funeral takes place on Monday, 6th February, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the air ambulance, Kenneth’s preferred charity. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

KNOWLES (Stephen). Peacefully on 20th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Stephen, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Amanda; loving dad of Emma and Ian; dear father-in-law of Darren and Emily; cherished and treasured granddad of Corey, Megan, Imogen, Mia, Leo and Daisy; dear son-in-law of Jean, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 7th February, at 2.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Resource Centre, Macclesfield District General Hospital (please make cheques payable to the Oncology Trust Fund, Macclesfield). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MOSS (Beatrice, “Beatie”). Peacefully in the care of staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Monday, 9th January. Beatie, aged 100, formerly of Biddulph. The loving wife of the late Will (“Bill”) Moss; devoted mother of Harold and Margaret, and mother-in-law to Tony; treasured grandmother of Andrew, Sally, Philip and Lindsay, and a great-grandmother of Leon, Ben, Jack and Evie. Beatie was also a special auntie to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 31st January, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. At the request of the family, no funeral attire to be worn. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to ward 76b, Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

OWEN (Margaret). Passed away peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on 17th January, aged 83. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 2nd February at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations in Margaret’s memory to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

PAINTER (George Roy). Aged 92, much-loved father to Kevin and Jacky. Passed away on Thursday, 12th January, in Leighton Hospital after a short spell of illness. The funeral service and cremation are at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Wednesday, 1st February, at 1.45pm. Family flowers only, please. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

PASS (Sylvia Ellen). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 14th January. Sylvia, aged 85, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Dennis, loving mother of the late Elaine and treasured sister of Gertie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sandbach Woodland and Wildlife Trust. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church on Friday, 3rd February, at noon. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach 01270 750852.

PHILLIPS (Allen William). Sadly passed away suddenly on 11th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 76. The dearly loved husband of Joyce; much-loved step-father of David Rodgers and Fleur Rodgers, and grandpa to Red, Callum, Amy and Kieran. Allen will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 1st February, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Allen’s memory to Diabetes Research and British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

POREMBA (John Stephen). Peacefully passed away on Saturday, 14th January, at his sister’s residence in Beech. John, aged 67, of Congleton. The much-loved and loving dad of Nicola and loving granddad to Charlie; dearly loved brother of Joan and brother-in-law Joseph, and the much-loved uncle to Damian, Felicia and Daniela. John will be sadly missed by all his loving family and especially by his many friends in Congleton. The funeral is on Thursday, 2nd February, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Would relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at Bradwell Crematorium. No flowers please by request; donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice at Home. Donations and enquiries: Paul Davies, Harry Dawson Funeral Services, 105, Upper Normacot Road, Normacot, Longton, 01782 313428.

SHALLCROSS (Lee). Tragically on 4th January at Wythenshaw Hospital. Lee, aged 46, of Congleton. The dear son of Carol and the late Kenneth “Kenny” Shallcross; much-loved nephew of Ann, John, Pam, Brian and Pat, a dear cousin of Jayne, Paul, Christopher, Emma and Lucy, and a friend of many. The cortege leaves his aunt’s residence on Friday, 3rd February, at 1.15pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. 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

SOPER (Dorothy “Joan”). Peacefully on 17th January at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, Dorothy “Joan,” aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alan; loving mum of Hazel and Richard; dear mother-in-law of Julian and Dawn, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Ben and Alisha. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 1st February, at 1.20pm 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WOODWARD (Arthur). At rest on 18th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital after a short illness, Arthur, aged 77, of Biddulph. The much-loved husband of Marion; loving dad of Tracy, Michelle and Carl; father-in-law to Nick; very dear granddad of Luke and Matt; step-dad to David and Ann; brother-in-law to Margaret and John, and a dear friend to Ted and Ann. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 7th February, at 11.20am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WORTHINGTON (Gladys Mary). Passed away peacefully at Weston Park Care Home on 18th January, aged 96. The devoted wife to the late Reggie Worthington, loving mum to Michael and Patricia, and loving grandma. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 10th February, at 12.15pm following a private family committal at Macclesfield. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Gladys’s memory to Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 19th January 2017

BAGNALL (Edith). Suddenly on Tuesday, 10th January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Edith, aged 90. The devoted wife of the late Stanley (Stan), of Mossley, formerly of Biddulph and Astbury Mere Care Home. A much-loved and treasured auntie, great-auntie and great-great-auntie and a special friend to many. The cortege leaves Congleton Road for the service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 30th January, at 10am, followed by private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would family and friends wishing to attend please meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BANISTER (Stan). Peacefully on Wednesday, 11th January at his home. Stan, aged 70, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved husband of Ann; father of Nic; granddad of Niamh and Alexander; brother-in-law of Alan and Jacqui, and a very good friend of Kath and John. The funeral service and cremation are at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 25th January, at 2pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to either Leighton Hospital (Macmillan Unit) or Marie Curie Cancer Care. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

BOND (Nellie). Peacefully on 11th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Nellie, aged 78. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr George Roy Bond; loving mum of Alison and David; mother-in-law of Joanne; cherished and treasured grandmother of Hayley and Daniel, and a dear cousin of Edith Cooper. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 25th January, at 12.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ICU Macclesfield District General Hospital. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CARTER (Irene). Peacefully on 29th December at Salford Royal Hospital, in the presence of her loving family. Irene, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bill Carter; loving mum of Christine and Jill; dear mother-in-law of Bob and Mel; cherished gran and nan of Douglas, Emma and Claire; treasured great-grandma of Oliver and Harry, and a dear sister of Stan and Madge. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 23rd January, at 12.10pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ICU, Salford Royal Hospital. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CHADDOCK (Pauline, née Emery). At rest on 7th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Pauline, aged 76, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Tony; loving mum of Susan, Amanda, Vikki and Wendy; mother-in-law of Steve, Phil, Dave and Gordon; devoted grandma of Steph, Laura, Ian, Siana, Robert and Mark, and treasured great-grandma of Imogen and Jack, and a very dear sister to Eunice and aunt to Christopher, Julie and Gareth. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 25th January, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 1pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Would all relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please, donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CHILDS (Eileen). Peacefully on 13th January at Astbury Mere Care Home, Eileen, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Alan Childs; loving sister of Ruth and the late Margaret; dear aunt of James and Mark, and a dear cousin of David and Janet. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. 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

DEAN (George Frederick). Peacefully on 8th January at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. George Frederick, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Mrs Margaret Ann Dean; loving father of Julie, Laura, Matthew and Toby; dear father-in-law of Peter, Paul and Nicola, and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 13th February, at 11.20am. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

ELLIOTT (Kathleen, “Kath”). Suddenly while at home on 1st January, Kath, aged 68. The dearly loved wife of the late Keith Elliott; cherished mum of Theresa, Paula, Stacey, Dean, Kris, Kieran and the late Michelle; a caring nanna and great-nanna, and a much thought of sister. Kath will be greatly missed by all of her loving family and many friends. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 31st January, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am, followed by interment at St Lawrence’s burial ground. Family flowers only by request. Donations in memory of Kath to Cancer Research UK are most welcome. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

GIBSON (Sheila). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 14th January, at Springbank Nursing Home, Mill Hayes, Florence Sheila (“Sheila”), aged 91, of Gillow Heath. The loving wife of the late Bert Gibson; dearly loved mum of Jean, Michael and Antony; mother-in-law of John, Carol and Lily; a cherished mamma and great-mamma who will be sadly missed. For details of the funeral arrangements please contact David H Smith, Fountain house, 17/21, Fountain street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk

GILLETT (Brenda). At rest after a long illness, on 31st December at her home. Brenda, aged 83, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Norman (“Norm”); much-loved aunt of Christine and her husband Christopher; great-aunt of Sharon and her husband Errol, also all her close family members. The funeral takes place on Monday, 23rd January, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to crohnsandcolitis.org.uk Enquires and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HACKNEY (Beryl). Peacefully on 27th December at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Beryl, aged 79, of Biddulph. The loving and devoted wife of the late Geoffrey; cherished mam of Paul and Susan; mother-in-law of George; nanna of Robert and Joseph; great-nan of Olivia; auntie of Hilary, and sister of Alvin, Derek, the late Ida, the late Joan and the late Jack. The cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 26th January, at 10.30am for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.45pm prior to committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Leukaemia and Myeloma Research UK. 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

LITTLER (Brian Arthur). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 11th January, 2017, and in the loving care of his family. Brian, aged 78, of Arclid, Sandbach. A much-loved dad, granddad, father-in-law, brother, uncle and friend to many. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 25th January, with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Holmes Chapel, at 2.30pm followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made c/o the family in support of the district nurses. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MILLER (Douglas). Peacefully on Sunday, 15th January, at Bradwell Nursing Home, Douglas, of Biddulph, aged 72. The loving husband of the late Ellen; much-loved dad to Paul, Alan, Richard, Keith, Douglas, Mandy, Wendy and Michael; treasured granddad of Kayleigh and Tanya; beloved brother of Ray and Dave, and uncle to Mandy. The funeral service takes place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 30th January, at 3.45pm at Carmountside Crematorium. Donations only please to Cancer Research UK, in memory of Douglas. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

MOSS (Beatrice, “Beatie”). Peacefully in the care of staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Monday, 9th January. Beatie, aged 100, formerly of Biddulph. The loving wife of the late Will (“Bill”) Moss; devoted mother of Harold and Margaret and mother-in-law to Tony; treasured grandmother of Andrew, Sally, Philip and Lindsay, and a great-grandmother of Leon, Ben, Jack and Evie. Beatie was also a special auntie to many and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 31st January, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. At the request of the family, no funeral attire to be worn. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to ward 76b, Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

POINTON (Dorothy). At peace on 23rd December, 2016, at Hilderstone Hall, in the presence of her loving family, after a long illness, Helen Dorothy, aged 84, formerly of Chell Green. The daughter of the late Redvers Moses and Gladys Muriel Pointon; beloved sister of the late Neil and John; very dear sister-in-law of Yvonne; much-loved aunt of Michael, Philip, Davina and Rachel, and a great-aunt. The funeral is on Tuesday, 24th January, with a service at Tunstall Methodist Church at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Newchapel Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers please by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

SEABRIDGE (Diane). Peacefully on 30th December at Macclesfield General Hospital. Diane, aged 52, of Congleton. The dearly loved daughter of Beryl and the late John; cherished sister of Julie and Sharon; sister-in-law of David; devoted auntie of Hannah and Emily, and a best friend of Cheryl. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 24th January, at 1.30pm, for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 1.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK or MS Society, Macclesfield branch. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SHALLCROSS (Lee). Tragically on 4th January at Wythenshawe Hospital, Lee, aged 46, of Congleton. The dear son of Carol and the late Kenneth “Kenny” Shallcross; much-loved nephew of Ann, John, Pam, Brian and Pat; a dear cousin of Jayne, Paul, Christopher, Emma and Lucy, and a friend of many. The cortege leaves his Aunt Ann’s residence on Friday, 3rd February, at 1.15pm, for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Olwen). The death occurred very peacefully on 14th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital of Mrs Olwen Shufflebotham, aged 77. She was the dearly-loved wife of Mr Graham Shufflebotham; wonderful mum to Diane, Karen and Cheryl; devoted nana to Gail, Simon, Mark, Rachael and great-granddaughter Lily; dearly loved mother-in-law to Trevor and Brian; loving sister to Madge and Joyce, and wonderfully anticipated great-nana to Rachael and Sean’s baby bump. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SMITH (Harold Thomas, “Adge”). At rest on 30th December at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Harold, aged 68, of Biddulph. “Adge” will be very sadly missed by his family and friends and all who knew him. The funeral takes place on Friday, 27th January, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.30pm followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, or if preferred, donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WHITE (Ernie). Sadly passed away on Thursday, 29th December. The dearly loved husband of Mary. The funeral takes place at St Peter’s Church on Wednesday, 25th January at 1pm. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. Donations to St Peter’s Church and Salvation Army. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WORRALL (Cynthia, née Perry). Peacefully on 5th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Cynthia “June” Worrall, aged 80. The dearly loved and devoted wife for 61 years of Charlie Worrall of Congleton. Much-loved mum of Dianne, Raymond, Graham, Viv and Lynne; dear mother-in-law of Derek, Angela, Kath, John and Ian, and a much cherished nan and great-nan. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 24th January, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 12th January 2017
 
ASHMORE (Anthony). Peacefully in Royal Stoke University Hospital on 28th December, Tony, aged 79, of Haslington. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; loving dad of Debbie, Paul and Mark; proud granddad and great-granddad. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to ward 124, Royal Stoke University Hospital (cheques payable to ward 124, UHNM). The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 20th January, at 11.30am. Men to wear colourful ties and ladies to dress at their own discretion. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CARTER (Irene). Peacefully on 29th December at Salford Royal Hospital, in the presence of her loving family, Irene, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bill Carter; loving mum of Christine and Jill; dear mother-in-law of Bob and Mel; cherished gran and nan of Douglas, Emma and Claire; treasured great-grandma of Oliver and Harry, and a dear sister of Stan and Madge. The cortege leaves her daughter Jill’s home on Monday, 23rd January, at 12.15pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ICU Salford Royal Hospital. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CHARLESWORTH (Gladys). Peacefully on 4th January, Gladys, aged 93, of Shavington, and formerly of Wybunbury. The dearly loved wife of the late Harman; loving mum of Brian, Donald, Jayne and the late Stanley and Ian; grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired to Donna Louise Trust and St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Minshull. The funeral service takes place at St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Minshull, on Thursday, 26th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CLACKER (Ronald). Peacefully on 25th December at home, Ronald, aged 84, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of May; loving dad of Martin and Susan; dear father-in-law of Wendy; cherished granddad of Helen, Ben, Bethany, Sam and Isabella; treasured great-granddad of James, Charlie-John, Layla, Jackson, Dylan and Nathan; dear brother of John and brother-in-law of Pat. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 18th January, at 1.25pm for a service at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel at 1.45pm, 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 Rood Lane Methodist Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLIFF (Doreen). Passed away very peacefully on 3rd January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 87. The dearly loved wife of Michael Cliff; devoted and adored mother to Robert, David and Lynda; loving nana to Richard and Sally, and great-nana to Imogen. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 19th January, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations in Doreen’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COCKAYNE (Marjorie). Passed away peacefully at Clayton Manor Care Home on 5th January, aged 86. The devoted wife of the late Mr Charles Stanley Cockayne; loving mum to Audrey, Sandra, Michael, Peter and the late Paul, and a loving grandma and great-grandma. Marjorie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 2pm on Tuesday, 24th January, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations in Marjorie’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DALE (Alan Gordon). A former teacher at Chell High School, at rest on 23rd December, at his home in Biddulph. Alan, aged 84; the loving dad of April and father-in-law of David. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 18th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Age UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HAMNETT (John). Passed away on Christmas Day surrounded by his loving family, John, aged 87, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved husband of Betty; much-loved dad of Steven and Christine, and father-in-law of Jane and Martin; treasured grandad of Michelle, Miky, Becky and Kerry, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral cortege will leave his own residence on Monday, 16th January, for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations preferred in memory of John for Macmillan Cancer Support c/o the funeral director. Enquiries and donations: Gail Spender, C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842.
 
HEATH (Harrison John). Peacefully on 19th December at Salford Royal Hospital, Harrison John, aged 16, of Congleton. The dearly loved and treasured son of Kathleen Bracegirdle and John Heath, and a cherished grandson of Kathryn, John, Steve and Sue. The cortege leaves his home tomorrow (Friday, 13th January) at 11.45am for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon, prior to burial in Macclesfield 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 Windyway Trust. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SEABRIDGE (Diane). Peacefully on 30th December at Macclesfield General Hospital. Diane, aged 52, of Congleton. The dearly loved daughter of Beryl and the late John; cherished sister of Julie and Sharon; sister-in-law of David; devoted auntie of Hannah, Emily and a best friend of Cheryl. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 24th January, at 1.30pm for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 1.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK or MS Society (Macclesfield branch). Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHELDON (Joan Mary). Peacefully on New Year’s Day, Joan, aged 93, formerly of Bemersley. The dearly loved wife of the late William (“Billy”) Sheldon; dearest mother of David and Margaret; very dear mother-in-law of Hilda and Robert, and a dear grandma, great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service takes place at St Anne’s Church, Brown Edge, on Friday, 20th January, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Brown Edge Lawn Cemetery. 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 or St Anne’s Church. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
WAIN (Doris). Sadly passed away on 4th January at Greengables Nursing Home, aged 97. The devoted wife of the late Mr Frederick William Wain. Doris will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 9.30am on Thursday, 19th January, at Congleton United Reformed Church, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations in Doris’s memory to British Heart Foundation or Sunflower Centre at East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WHITHEY (Iris, née Gregory). Peacefully passed away on 3rd January, with her loving family by her side, Iris, aged 86. The dearly loved widow of Sydney Derek; a treasured mum, mum-in-law, grandma, great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law and auntie. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 26th January, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WORRALL (Cynthia). Peacefully on 5th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Cynthia “June” Worrall, aged 80. The dearly loved and devoted wife for 61 years of Charlie Worrall, of Congleton. Much-loved mum of Dianne, Raymond, Graham, Viv and Lynne; dear mother-in-law of Derek, Angela, Kath, John and Ian, and a much-cherished nan and great-nan. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 24th January, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 5th January 2017
 
BAYLEY (Graham James). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 21st December. Graham, aged 71, of Wheelock. The loving dad of Kerry and Donna, and grandad of Ada. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th January, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRIGGS (Barbara). Peacefully at rest on 21st December. Barbara, aged 86, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly and much-loved wife of the late Ernest Briggs; loving mum of Beverley and Hilary; mother-in-law of Chas and Steve; devoted nan of Mark, Jeni, Lee and John; treasured great-nan of Megan, Mia, Sienna, Ollie, Bobby and Isabelle, and a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral takes place on Friday, 6th January, at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred to Biddulph Moor First Responders. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BROWN (Margaret Joan). Suddenly on 16th December at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Margaret, aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John; much-loved mum of Pauline, Stephen and Debbie; a devoted and loved nan and great-grandma, and a very dear friend to many. The cortege leaves her home on Friday, 13th January, at 9.20am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am. 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: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BUXTON (Joseph). Suddenly on 18th December, Joseph Lennard Edward, aged 28, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Philip and Lea; loving brother of Amanda, Philip, Rebecca, Beatrice, Emma, Paul, Melissa, Louis, Natalie and the late Chris; a dear brother-in-law and a cherished and treasured grandson of Jean and David Buxton, and Len and Betty Snelling. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, today (Thursday, 5th January) 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 Help For Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CHILD (Timothy Luke Surinder). Died unexpectedly, but peacefully on Boxing Day, 26th December, aged 47. The well-loved adopted youngest son of Mary and David; brother to Damian, Daniel, Nicholas Ifan, Gareth, Marie-Claire and Gabrielle; father of Zachary and Matthias. A talented chef, plagued by years of illness, he is now at rest. May God rest his soul. Requiem mass takes place at 11am on Friday, 13th January, at Our Lady and St Teresa RC Church, Gorsey Bank, Wirksworth, DE4 4AD, followed by cremation service at 1pm at Alfreton Crematorium, (Amber Valley Crematorium), Derby Road, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1BH. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Anthony Gell’s Almshouse and Charity of Anthony Bunting, Wirksworth. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.
 
CLOWES (Liam). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 24th December. Liam Michael, of Congleton, aged nine. The dearly beloved and precious son to Sarah and Tom; loving and much-loved brother to Megan; a very dear and dearest grandson, great-grandson, nephew and cousin, who touched the world in his own inimitable way and will remain in our hearts forever. The funeral service takes place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 12th January, at 12.15pm, followed by a private family committal. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Please wear something red. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.
 
CROPPER (Audrey). Peacefully on 16th December at Greengables Nursing Home. Audrey, the dearly loved mum of Jill, Trisha and Deborah; dear mother-in-law of Dave; cherished grandmother of Brian, Joe, Anthony, Christopher, Alex, Peter, Amber and Andrew, and a treasured great-grandmother. The cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Wednesday, 11th January, at 10.40am 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 Echo Hospital and Community Healthcare Charity. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DALE (Reginald). Peacefully on 26th December at Heliosa Nursing Home. Reginald, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Joan and a loving uncle of Robert and Irene. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 10th January, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HEATH (Harrison John). Peacefully on 19th December at Salford Royal Hospital. Harrison John, aged 16, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and treasured son of Kathleen Bracegirdle and John Heath, and a cherished grandson of Kathryn, John, Steve and Sue. The cortege leaves his home on Friday, 13th January, at 11.45am for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon, 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. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LAWTON (Kenneth Everard, “Ken”). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 26th December, aged 75. The much-loved husband of Enid, loving dad of Steven and Debbie, and a treasured granddad of Emma Louise and Robert. The funeral service will be held at Bretby Crematorium, Burton Upon Trent, in the Carnarvon Chapel, on Monday, 9th January, at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Kenneth may be placed in the collection box at the service and will be forwarded to Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust. Enquiries: Wellings Funeral Service, 55, Derby Street, Burton Upon Trent, 01283 563555.
 
LONGMORE (Edith May). Peacefully on 28th December at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a short illness courageously borne. Edith, aged 85, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late John Cecil (“Jack”); devoted mum of John and Paul; a very dear mother-in-law, cherished grandma and great-grandma, much loved sister and sister-in-law, a dear aunty and a very special friend of Marian and John. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 17th January, at 11.25am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. 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 Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
MCALLISTER (Brenda). Peacefully on 25th December, aged 84, of Mossley, Congleton, after a brief illness. The dearly loved wife of Charles (“Mac”) McAllister; mother of Lindsay, Neil and wife Hazel; sister of Geoff, Derek and Peter Gardiner and the late Jean Hughes, and very dear friend to many. The funeral takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 12th January, at 10am. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
SHELDON (Joan Mary). Peacefully on New Year’s Day. Joan, aged 93, formerly of Bemersley. The dearly loved wife of the late William (Billy) Sheldon, dearest mother of David and Margaret, very dear mother-in-law of Hilda and Robert, and a dear grandma, great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Anne’s Church, Brown Edge on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Frank). Passed away peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home on 25th December, aged 84. He was a loving brother to Mary. Frank will be missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 13th January, at 11am at Key Green Methodist Church, followed by burial at St John’s Churchyard, Buglawton. Can all who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Frank’s memory should be made to Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
STUBBS (David). Peacefully at rest on 27th December. David, aged 85, of Biddulph. The devoted and loving husband of Doreen; treasured dad of Mark and Julie; a loving grandad of Jordan and Charlotte, and a dear brother, uncle and cousin. David will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Monday, 16th January, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to British Heart Foundation.
 
TAYLOR (Mary, née Stuart). On 26th December, peacefully in Abbeyfield Residential Home, Ilkley, aged 99, and formerly of Fieldbank Road, Macclesfield and Gorse Farm, Astbury. The beloved wife of the late Frank Trafford Taylor, much-loved mother of Janice and Robert, and a dear grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Parish Church, Addingham, on Friday, 20th January, at 11.15am, followed by cremation at Skipton Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to WaterAid. Enquiries: John Whitham Funeral Services, Ilkley, 01943 831375.
 
THOMPSON (née Green). Peacefully on 23rd December at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Elsie, aged 96, of Congleton. The devoted wife of the late Ernest; mother of Russell; mother-in-law of Fiona, and much-loved gran of Gemma and Charles. The service takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 2pm on Wednesday, 11th January, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only invitation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Holy Trinity Church, Mossley. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 29th December 2016
 
BOURNE (Elizabeth). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 19th December, Elizabeth, aged 84, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Albert; loving mum of George and wife Jan, and treasured grandma of Kathryn and Jennifer. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to district nurses at Ashfields Primary Care Centre. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 6th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRIGGS (Barbara). Peacefully at rest on 21st December. Barbara, aged 86, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly and much loved wife of the late Ernest Briggs; loving mum of Beverley and Hilary; mother-in-law of Chas and Steve; devoted nan of Mark, Jeni, Lee and John; treasured great-nan of Megan, Mia, Sienna, Ollie, Bobby and Isabelle, and a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral takes place on Friday, 6th January. The service will be held at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred to Biddulph Moor First Responders. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BROWN (Margaret Joan). Suddenly on 16th December, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Margaret, aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John; much-loved mum of Pauline, Stephen and Debbie; a devoted and loved nan, and great-grandma, and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BUXTON (Joseph). Suddenly on 18th December, Joseph Lennard Edward, aged 28, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Philip and Lea; loving brother of Amanda, Philip, Rebecca, Beatrice, Emma, Paul, Melissa, Louis, Natalie and the late Chris; a dear brother-in-law and a cherished and treasured grandson of Jean and David Buxton, and Len and Betty Snelling. The funeral service takes place at Siddington Church on Thursday, 5th January, 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 Help For Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NEWTON (Roger). Peacefully at home in Sandbach Heath on 20th December, Roger, aged 84. The dearly loved husband of Marjorie and loving dad of Alexandra. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is on Thursday, 5th January, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 11.45pm. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROBERTS (Clara Millicent, “Claire”). At rest on 11th December at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Claire, aged 95, of Biddulph. The devoted and very much loved wife of the late Harold Roberts, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 4th January. The service will be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
Death Notices, 22nd December 2016
 
BAILEY (Roy). Peacefully after a long illness on 11th December, with his family by his side, at home in Knypersley, Roy, aged 84. The devoted and loving husband of Betty; treasured dad of Joanne; dear father-in-law of David, and a loving granddad of Grant. Roy will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 3rd January, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 10.45am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to DMH or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Biddulph, 01782 692764.
 
BARTLE (Pamela). Peacefully on 16th December at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Pam, aged 72, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Benjamin Bartle; loving mum of Dawn, Steven, Jayne, Jimmy, Marie and Adelle; dear mother-in-law of Simon, Sarah, Dave, Tracy, Rob and Paul; and a cherished nanna and great-grandma, beloved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Pam will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 6th January, at 12.30pm. Relatives and friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BULMER-KIRBY (Gladys). Died 14th December, aged 95. Passed away peacefully in Southport. She was the wife of the late John; mother of Janet; mother-in-law of Dave; grandmother of Kathryn and Emma, and great-grandma of Jessica and Amy. She will be missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 30th December, at Southport Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: H Johnson & Sons, 147, Roe Lane, Southport, 01704 227067.
 
HIGGINS (Brian Patrick). Peacefully on 11th December at his home, Brian Patrick, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Rhoda “Marjorie” Higgins; loving dad of David and Andrew; dear father-in-law of Carolyn, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Laura Sophia and Thomas. The cortege leaves his home on Monday, 9th January, at 12.55pm for a requiem mass at St Mary’s RC 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 Congleton Lions. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PLAYLE (Patricia Mary). Unexpectedly on 10th December in Royal Stoke Hospital. Patricia, aged 56, of Winterley. The dearly loved wife of Lawry and beloved mum of Jordan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or justgiving.com/fundraising/jordan-horseman. Requiem mass takes place at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 4th January at noon. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PRESCOTT (Peter). On 12th December, 2016, after a long illness stoically borne, Peter (retired police superintendent) aged 80, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sylvia (née Clarke); very special and proud dad of Jon and Nic; treasured granddad of Sam, Tamsin and George; loving great-granddad of James and Megan, and respected and loved by Jase, Lorraine and Liam. He passed away peacefully at home in the loving care and presence of his family. The funeral is on Friday, 6th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cardiac Risk in the Young (cheques payable to Cry). Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
SUTTON (Mary). Peacefully on 13th December at Clayton Manor Care Home. Mary, aged 99, of Congleton. The dearly loved, and devoted wife of the late William; loving mum of Tony, Ann, Phil and Sue; mother-in-law of Geoff, Elaine and Kevin, and a loving and cherished nanna and great-nanna. The cortege leaves Clayton Manor on Thursday, 29th December, at 9.45am for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10am followed by 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 and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 15th December 2016
 
ALLEN (Jean). Died at Leighton Hospital on 4th December, 2016, aged 92, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly beloved wife of Eric, and much-loved mother of Stephen. Heartfelt thanks to the many staff who looked after her. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 20th December, at 1pm at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to MCHT Scanner Appeal. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.
 
BEAVAN (Steven). Peacefully at home on 5th December, Steven, aged 49, of Wheelock. The dearly-loved son of Doreen and the late John. The funeral service and committal take place at Crewe Crematorium today (Thursday, 15th December) at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Ashfields district nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BURGESS (June Norma). Peacefully at rest on 7th December, 2016, in Leighton Hospital, June Norma, aged 82, of Wheelock, Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Norman Burgess; the much-loved mum of Marie and Jane; treasured nana of Sophie, Laura and Emily, and precious great-nana of Hallie. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 20th December, at Crewe Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made to Parkinson’s UK in memory of June. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BURROWS (Jilly, Rosemary Jillian, née Sproston). Her family are sad to announce the death on 7th December of an amazing mummy, sister/Blister, aunt, Ski Granny, Ski Mummy, friend, and foot miracle worker! Jilly passed away surrounded by her family at Belong, Macclesfield, following 10 years of living with cancer. She did not believe in “negative energy” and achieved things that many others found incredible. Her courage, cheer and selflessness mean that this remarkable and fabulous woman will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. There is to be a celebration of Jilly’s life on Wednesday, 21st December, at Macclesfield Crematorium (11.20am), followed by a service at St Bartholomew’s, Wilmslow (12.30pm). Please join her family for some or all of this. Drinks and food will then be available at Wilmslow Rugby Club. Wear something turquoise to remember Jilly by. Enquiries: Jacqueline Wilson Independent Funeral Services, Hill View, High Street, Clotton, 01829 781572.
 
GIBSON (Gillian). Peacefully on 27th November at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Gillian, aged 62, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Stuart Gibson; loving mum of Barry, Karen and Kathleen; mother-in-law of Steve and Ray; cherished and treasured nanny of Jack, Sophie, Matthew, George, Alex, Charlie, Alfie; daughter of Jean; sister of the late Tracey; sister-in-law of Pam and Geoff. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 19th December, at 9.20am 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 Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HASSALL (Ann) Peacefully on 2nd December at Astbury Mere Care Home, Ann, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Keith; loving mum of Claire and Sally; dear mother-in-law of Mark and Lee; cherished and treasured grandma; dear sister of David and sister-in-law of Sheila. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 19th December, at 12.45pm for a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 1pm, 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 Alzheimer’s Society or Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HAYES (John Stuart). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 4th December, John, aged 68, of Sandbach Heath. The dearly loved husband of Patricia; loving dad of Louise and Melanie; father-in-law to Simon and Ian; Dradra to Samantha, Katie, Oliver, Ethan and Alicia. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to critical care unit, Leighton Hospital (cheques payable to MCHT). The funeral service and committal take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Tuesday, 20th December, at 12.15pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HEROD (John). Passed away suddenly on 4th December, aged 76. Loving husband to Mary; devoted dad to Jonathan, Nicola, Adrian, Madeleine and Catherine; granddad to Rebecca, Charlotte, Antonia, Alex, Finnley, Devin and Sky. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th December, at 10am. Family flowers only by request; donations in John’s memory to Macclesfield ICU. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HOLLAND (Wynn). Peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, 3rd December, Wynn, aged 69, of Biddulph Moor. Wynn will be sadly missed by loving husband Hugh and family Jane, Dave, Tom and Becca. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th December, at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations preferred in memory of Wynn for Buxton Donkey Sanctuary and Macmillan cancer nurses. Donations and enquiries: C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 782842.
 
HUBBARD (Anthony James “Tony”). At rest on 30th November, 2016, at home. Tony, aged 48. The devoted husband of Deb, treasured dad of Matthew and Robert. A very special and much-loved son of Christine and the late Ken, a dear brother of David and Derek, son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle. Tony will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 22nd December, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, followed by a private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Bloodwise. Enquires: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JORDAN (Peter Vincent). Peacefully on 6th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Peter Vincent, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Muriel Jordan; loving dad of Catherine and Michael; dear father-in-law of Peter; cherished and treasured granddad of Matthew and Helen, and a dear uncle of Trevor. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 21st December, at 10.40am for a service at St Mary’s RC Church at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie or Walsingham Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE (Trevor John Barry). Peacefully on 2nd December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Trevor John Barry, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Lowe; loving dad of Andrew; cherished and treasured granddad of Amy and Johnathan; dear brother of Barbara and brother-in-law of Dennis, Janet and Frank. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 20th December, at 12.30pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.10pm. 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 ward nine, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MITCHELL (Beryl). Peacefully at home, Beryl, aged 87, died on 2nd December. The beloved wife of the late Len Mitchell; much-loved auntie to John and Jean McRobert, and cherished great-auntie to Judith and Michael, Christine and Megan. The funeral takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th December, at noon. Donations, if desired, to the Dogs’ Trust and Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
SELMAN (Ida May). Peacefully on 8th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ida May, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Roy; loving mum of Stephen and Julie, Elizabeth and Simon; step-mum of Sue and Mark, Vicky and Maggie; cherished nana of Leam, Nadia, Sam, Sebastiaan, Rebecca, David, Olivia, Maria and Francesca; great-grandma of Theo, Aiden, Jamie and Findley. The cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 22nd December, at 10.10am for a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations if desired to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SMYTH (Maisie Jones). At rest on 4th December at home, Maisie, aged 88, of Biddulph. The loving wife of the late George (Geordie) Smyth; forever in our hearts, Mum of Catherine (Kay) and Maureen; dear mother-in-law of Phil and Jason; much-loved granny of Andrew, Paul, Jamie and Kyle; great-granny of Ashley and Wee Oscar. Maisie will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 20th December, with a service at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will anyone wishing to attend the funeral kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquires: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SWORD (Florence May). Peacefully on 9th December at Haywood Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Flo, aged 92, of Biddulph, and formerly of Wallsend. The much-loved mum of Malcolm, Pamela, Zena, Maureen and the late Billy; a loving nana, great-nana, great-great-nana and dear companion of Fred. Flo will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Friday, 23rd December, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this intimation and please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
THOMPSON (Arthur William). Peacefully on 11th December at his home, Arthur William, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Chris, Heather and Dawn; dear father-in-law of Rowena, Hedley and Marcus; cherished granddad of Gary, David, Andrew, Adam, Beckie, Sam, Ange and Katie; treasured great-granddad of Louis, Sam, Riley and Layla; dear brother of Derek, Philip and June, and brother-in-law of Shirley, June and Sam. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 20th December, at 9.20am for a service and interment at St Michael’s And All Angels’ Church, Horton, at 10am. Flowers or, if desired, donations to Salvation Army. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
VICKERS (William). Peacefully at home on Wednesday, 7th December, Will, aged 68, of Biddulph. The much-loved husband of Pam; treasured dad of William, Carl and Steven; dearly loved step-dad of Kathleen, Robert and Nicola; and a loving grandad, beloved brother and dear father-in-law. The service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd December, at 11am. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan nurses). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.
 
Death Notices, 8th December, 2016
 
BARNETT (Neil Edward). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 2nd December, 2016. Neil, aged 72, of Wheelock. Dearly loved husband of Maureen, loving dad of Carl, Fiona and husband Ian, treasured grandad of Edward and Emily. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th December, at 1.20pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BEAVAN (Steven). Peacefully at home on 5th December. Steven, aged 49, of Wheelock. Dearly loved son of Doreen and the late John. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 15th December, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Ashfields district nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CASEWELL (Lilian). Suddenly but peacefully on 26th November, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital with her loving family by her side. Lily, aged 97, of Biddulph. Much loved wife of the late Alan, treasured mum of Kath, David, Margaret and the late Eileen and Tony, mother-in-law of Peter, Janet, Philip and Doreen. A special nana and great-nana Lily, also dear sister-in-law of Dot. Lily will be sadly missed by her loving family. Funeral service on Monday, 12th December, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
COX (Patricia Anne). At peace on 26th November, 2016, at MDGH. Pat, aged 74, of Congleton (formerly of Macclesfield). The dearly loved daughter of the late Bill and Rene Griffiths, very dear cousin of Howard, Linda and Nigel, and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 15th December, at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs For The Blind. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
FITHON (Margaret). Peacefully on 29th November, 2016, at home. Margaret, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold Fithon. Loving mum of Philip, Raymond, Andrew and the late Richard, dear mother-in-law of Gill, cherished and treasured gran of Matthew, Katherine and Nathaniel and a dear sister of the late Bill. Service and interment take place at Davenport Chapel, Somerford, on Friday, 16th December, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at chapel. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Davenport Chapel, Age Concern or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Charles). At peace on Thursday, 24th November, 2016, at Park Lane Care Home, Knypersley. Charles, aged 94, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris, loving dad of Dennis, Kevin, Stephen and the late Susan, a very dear father-in-law, much loved grandad and great-grandad, a dear cousin and good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 12th December, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. 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: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
HASSALL. Peacefully on 2nd December, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Ann, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Keith. Loving mum of Claire and Sally, dear mother-in-law of Mark and Lee, cherished and treasured grandma, dear sister of David and sister-in-law of Sheila. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 19th December, at 12.45pm, for service at Trinity Methodist Church at 1pm, 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 Alzheimer’s Society or Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KILMARTIN (Maria). Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, 29th November, 2016, in hospital after a tremendous fight, fought with much courage and dignity. The much loved and dearly devoted wife of Steve. Mia will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family, friends and former work colleagues. Steve would like to thank all the various nursing staff involved, for their selfless dedication and care throughout Maria’s illness. The funeral service of thanksgiving and celebration for her life, will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 19th December, at 11.20am. It is the desire that no black mourning wear need be worn by family and friends wishing to attend. No flowers by request, if desired donations may be sent for Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
LEWIS (Margaret Rosina “Rose”). Suddenly on 28th November, 2016, at her home in Biddulph. Rosina, aged 81. The much loved wife of the late James Lewis, special mum of Sharon and the late Keith and Diane, mother-in-law of Melvin, also a treasured nanny, great-nanny, a dear sister and aunty. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 14th December, service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NEWMAN (Denis). Peacefully passed away on 27th November, 2016, at Royal Staffordshire University Hospital. Denis, aged 75. The dearly and much loved husband of the late Sylvia, loving dad of Paul, father-in-law of Sarah and treasured grandad of Ellie. Funeral to take place on Monday, 12th December. Service at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
VERNON. Peacefully on 17th November, 2016, at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Charles Edward, aged 64, of Whitchurch, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Helen, dear step-dad of Gareth and Emma, cherished granddad of Georgiana and Nicholas, a dear brother of Angela and a dear brother-in-law of Ian. Service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 12th December, at 11am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMS (Shirley). Passed away peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on 1st December, aged 80. Devoted wife to Albert, loving mum to Angela and Martin, mother-in-law to Julie, Paul and Guy. Grandma to Lauren and Becky and great-grandma to Seren. Shirley will be missed by all her family and equally as important, her friends. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Thursday, 15th December, at 11am, followed by a private family burial at Congleton Cemetery. Will all who wish to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Shirley’s memory to Macmillan nurses and Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
Death Notices, 1st December, 2016
 
BRITTAIN (Dilys). Peacefully on 22nd November at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dilys, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 65 years of Geoffrey Brittain; loving mum of Robert; dear mother-in-law of Susan; cherished nan of Guy and Nina; treasured great-nan of Jenson and Georgette; dear sister of Audrey and Glynn, and sister-in-law of Mavis. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 5th December at 10.40am for a service at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St James The Great Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CALVERLEY (Belinda, née Dutton). Peacefully on 22nd November, 2016, at her home in Ipstones, surrounded by her family, Belinda, aged 51. The dearly loved wife of John; much loved daughter of Margaret and John; sister of Karen; sister-in-law of Brian; auntie of Antonia and Greg, and great-aunt. The funeral is on Wednesday, 7th December, with a service at St Bartholomew’s Church, Butterton, at 11am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers please by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
CUMBERBATCH (Maureen Edith). At rest on 27th November, 2016, at home and surrounded by her loving family and friends. Maureen, aged 79, of Biddulph. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 16th December, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Macmillan and Marie Curie Hospice at Home. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GOODWIN (Charles). At peace on Thursday, 24th November at Park Lane Care Home, Charles, aged 94, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris; loving dad of Dennis, Kevin, Stephen and the late Susan; a very dear father-in-law; much loved granddad and great-grandad, dear cousin and good friend to many. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
GREPPELLINI (Quinto). At rest on 18th November, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Quinto, aged 89, dearly loved husband of Vittoria. The dear dad of George, Anna, Angelo, Robby, Alan and the late Maria. Dear father-in-law, loving granddad and great-granddad; also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle who was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church RIP, on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Reception into church Thursday, 1st December, at 5.15pm. Requiem mass to be held on Friday, 2nd December, at English Martyrs RC Church at 8.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Vittoria and family have requested, with the mass being so early in the morning, if anyone would like to attend the service at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am, they are more than welcome. Formal attire or Stoke City colours to be worn. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to UHNS charitable fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HANCOCK (Sam). Suddenly at home on 23rd November, Sam, aged 95, of Alsager, formerly of Hassall Green. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris; loving dad of Keith, Lynda, Jean and the late Paul and David; a treasured granddad and great-granddad and dear companion of Alice. The funeral service takes place at St Phillip’s Church, Hassall Green, on Thursday, 8th December, at 11.15am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Flowers and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
HILL (Julie) Peacefully on 25th November at her home, Julie, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George; loving mum of Gareth and Oliver; dear mother-in-law of Ekqa and Isobel; cherished grandmother of Monty and Penny; sister of Keith; sister-in-law of Mary. A loving and caring friend to many. The funeral service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Friday, 9th December, at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to either East Cheshire Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HODGKISS (Isobel Jean, née Hancock). Passed away peacefully on 20th November. Isobel, aged 81, loved and sadly missed by daughter Gillian and granddaughter Joanne. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 14th December, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JACKSON (Steve). Peacefully on 20th November at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. Steven, aged 58, of Sandbach. The dearly loved dad of Adam. The service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MYATT (Grace). Peacefully on 22nd November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Grace, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frederick “Fred” Myatt; loving mum of Wendy, Pamela, Sylvia and Mary; dear mother-in-law of Clifford, Michael, David and John; cherished gran and treasured great-gran Grace. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 7th December, at 1.10pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OAKES (Maureen Mary, née Foster). At peace on 24th November at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Maureen, aged 74, of Biddulph, and formerly of Leek and Brown Edge. The loving partner of the late Harold Timms; much loved mum of Martin, Geoff, Lesley and Anthony; devoted nanny of Ollie, Bethany, Chris, Helena, Tyler, Zach and Indie; very dear sister of Des and Jenny, and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 6th December, at 10.15am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
TWIGG (George Daniel). Peacefully at home on 25th November, George, aged 89, of Wheelock Heath. The dearly loved wife of Judith, dad and granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. The funeral service and committal take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 5th December, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
VERNON (Charles Edward). Peacefully on 17th November at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Charles Edward, aged 64, of Whitchurch, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Helen; dear step-dad of Gareth and Emma; cherished granddad of Georgiana and Nicholas, and a dear brother-in-law of Ian and Angela. A service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 12th December, at 11am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WANNOP (James). Peacefully at home on 18th November following a short illness, with his family by his side, James, aged 58, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine; loving dad of Kate and Robert; cherished son of Urlan and Jean and dear brother of Christy. The cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 8th December, at 1.20pm for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for James’s life at New Life Church, Congleton, at 3pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support or Pancreatic Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WITHNALL (Eric George). Passed away peacefully at Clayton Manor Care Home on 22nd November, aged 87. A devoted partner to Lilian and lovingly remembered by Michael, Angela, Melanie, Andrew, Amy, Joseph, Wayne, Rachel, Phoebe and Mathew. The funeral service takes place at Davenport Methodist Church, Somerford on Friday, 9th December, at 11am followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers welcome or, if preferred, donations to Clayton Manor residents’ fund. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
Death Notices, 24th November, 2016
 
COBBE (Betty). Peacefully at Sarah’s home on 21st November, aged 94. The loving wife of the late Bill; devoted mother of Jane and Sarah; much-loved grandmother of Laura, Ruth, Kate and Esther, and adored great-grandmother of Elsie, Poppy and Betty Mei. The funeral service is to be held at Manchester Crematorium on Friday, 2nd December, at 11.30am. Flowers or donations to Save the Children. Enquiries: R Pepperdine and Sons, 0161 8815363.
 
DALE (Nancy Clowes). Peacefully on 9th November at her home, Nancy Clowes, aged 91, of Congleton. The service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Tuesday, 29th November, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DOLMAN (John). Passed away peacefully at home on 6th November, aged 81. Devoted husband to Patricia; loving dad to Peter, Gary, Joanne and Andrew, loving granddad to Benjamin, Archie, Miley, Andrew, Stephen and Laura, and great-grandad to George. The funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 24th November), at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations in John’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DYKES (Clarice). Peacefully at rest at her home on 14th November, Clarice, aged 89, of Sandbach. The much-loved mother of Sandra; dear sister of Gwendoline and Dorothy, and loving grandma of William. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 29th November, with a service at the parish church of St John, Sandbach Heath, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers only by request. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
ENGLISH (Emma). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 13th November while at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Emma, aged 86, of Church Lawton. The devoted and loving wife of Alex, and a much loved and adored mum, grandma, great-grandma and sister. Emma will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 29th November, at 2pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the family’s chosen charity. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
GREPPELLINI (Quinto). At rest on 18th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Quinto, aged 89, of Biddulph. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JEFFERSON (Brian). Peacefully on 19th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brian, aged 88, of Buglawton (aka Widow Twankey). The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Marjorie Jefferson; loving Pa of Penny, Laynie and Nicholas; dear father-in-law of Catherine and the late Billy; cherished grandpa of Beverley, Zoe and Carlaya, and a treasured great-grandpa. The funeral service and cremation take place on Tuesday, 6th December, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Daneside Theatre. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JONES (Shirley). At rest on 16th November, at Spring Bank Nursing Home, Knypersley. Shirley, aged 70, of Brown Lees. The much-loved sister of Elaine, also Leslie and Susan; loving sister-in-law of Terry, and loving aunt of Gary, Michele and their son Sam. Shirley will be sadly missed by her loving family and all the care staff at Spring Bank Nursing Home. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 30th November, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Would anyone wishing at attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
KIELY (Eileen Bridget). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen Bridget, aged 86, of Buglawton who departed this life on 21st November. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Nicholas John Kiely; a loving and much respected mum of Annette, Nicholas, Michael, Maria and Tony; dear mother-in-law of Billy, Wendy, Julie, Mark and Sarah, and a cherished and treasured nana. The cortege leaves her son Michael’s residence on Thursday, 1st December, at 10.40am for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEESE (Maxwell Millward). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 15th November, Max, aged 75. The dearly loved husband of Judith; dad of Andrew, Julie, David and Amy, and grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, in memory of Max’s granddad the Rev Charles Plumber, former curate at St Mary’s Church, and Cancer Research UK (Sandbach Group). The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 28th November, at 11.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LEESE (William Noel, “Billy”). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 12th November, aged 72. The much-loved husband of Jillian; dearly loved father and friend of Kathy, Sara and her partner Adam; cherished son-in-law to Janet; brother to George, and loving granddad to Alex and William. He will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service, followed by committal, takes place on Friday, 25th November, at 2pm at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. Friends and family are then invited to join in light refreshments and in sharing in memories of Billy at the Rose and Crown pub. Family flowers only please; donations gratefully received for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
LOMBARDI (Mary). Suddenly in Leighton Hospital on 16th November, Mary, aged 63, of Sandbach. The dearly loved daughter of Violet and the late Greg, and loving sister of the late Peter. The funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Wednesday, 30th November, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MCDONALD (Edith May). Peacefully on 14th November, aged 105. A much-loved wife of the late Fred, and a dearly loved mum, grandma and great-grandma. The service and cremation take place at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 2nd December, at 10.40am, followed by a service of thanksgiving at Mount Pleasant Chapel, Sandbach. Kind donations, if desired, for Turnpike Court Care Home. Enquiries: Oxley’s, 01270 214009.
 
MIDDLETON (John Herbert). Peacefully at home on 18th November, John, aged 85, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Margaret, dad and grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Rotary charities and Sandbach Methodist Church. The funeral service takes place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 29th November, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MITCHELL (Eric). At peace on 15th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Eric, aged 77, of Brown Lees, and formerly of Hollin House Farm, Harriseahead. The dearly loved husband of Pat; much-loved dad of Stephen and Richard; dearest brother of Roy, Alan, Jean and the late Arnold and Harry; a very dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 28th November, at 12.30pm, 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 Cancer Research UK or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
NORMAN (Derek Charles). Passed away suddenly after a very short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital, on Tuesday, 15th November, aged 59. He will be sadly missed but remembered by all his family and the local community. The funeral service is at Carmountside Crematorium, with the date and time to follow. Family flowers only please at the family’s request; donations gratefully received for Stroke Association. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514 204.
 
PHILLIPS (Peter). Peacefully on 18th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Peter, aged 85. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marjatta; loving dad of Debbie and Mark; dear step-dad of Ginette, Jean Pierre and Andre, and a cherished granddad. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 6th December, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Arthritis Research UK. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SPROSON (David William). Peacefully on 14th November at his home, David William, aged 71, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Jeanette Sproson; loving dad of Kimberley, Spencer and Bradley; cherished granddad of Oliver, Ema and Sam and a dear brother-in-law of Pat and John. The cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 1st December, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STALEY (Maureen). Suddenly on 16th November at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield, Maureen, aged 81, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Peter. Loving mum of Karen, Stephen, Tracy and Peter; dear mother-in-law of John, Annie, Anthony and Sue, and cherished and treasured gran. The cortege leaves her daughter Tracy’s home on Wednesday, 7th December, at 10.35am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHURST (Gwen, née Chaddock). Peacefully on 5th November, 2016, at Hilltop Manor Care Home. Gwen, aged 84, of Knypersley. The dearly cherished wife of the late Bill; loving mum to Alison, Grant and Steven; devoted grandma to Clair, James, Hannah, Scott, Joshua and Elliot, and great-grandma to Billy. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 2nd December, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.15am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK or Sightsavers. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
Death Notices, 17th November, 2016
 
ANDREWS (Ian). Peacefully at home following a long illness, on Wednesday, 9th November, Ian, aged 84. The dearly beloved husband of Ruth; much loved father of Roy and Gillian; treasured grandpa of Katy, Sarah and Nick; great-grandpa of Alexia, and father-in-law to Carol and Kevin. The funeral service takes place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd November, at 11.30am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
BLOOR (Kathleen Mary). Peacefully on 8th November in Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Kathleen, aged 87, of Holmes Chapel and formerly of Goostrey and Brereton. Kathleen was the dearly loved wife of the late Peter; loving mum of Dinah, Linda and Hilary; treasured grandma, great-grandma and sister. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Thursday, 24th November, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CROSS (Melinda, “Linda”). Sadly passed away on 5th November, aged 95. The devoted wife of the late Jim Cross; loving mum to John and Jennifer; gran of Josephine and Lauren, and mother-in-law to Jimmy, and auntie. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Monday, 21st November, at 1.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Please can all that wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Melinda’s memory to St John Ambulance and RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DEY (Neil James Alexander). Tragically following a road accident on Monday, 7th November. Neil, aged 31, of Willaston. The dearly beloved fiancé of Eadaoin; much-loved son of Mike and Gail; devoted brother of Laura, and uncle of James. The funeral details are not yet confirmed. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
DOLMAN (John). Passed away peacefully at home on 6th November, aged 81. Devoted husband to Patricia; loving dad to Peter, Gary, Joanne and Andrew, loving granddad to Benjamin, Archie, Mikey, Andrew, Stephen and Laura, and great-grandad to George. The funeral service takes place on Thursday, 24th November, at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations in John’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DOORBAR (Russell). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, aged 82. The devoted husband of the late Dot; loving father to William, Diana and Lee; father-in-law to Cindy, Mark and Nicky; granddad to Julie, Louise, Vicky, Grace, Mathew, Jack, Amy, Stefan, Yazz and Keiran; great-granddad to Chloe, Callum, Joanna, Lucas, Amelia, Malakai, Maisie, Lexie, Thomas, Nial, Dylan and Esmie; brother to Colin and brother-in-law to Lynne, Mary, Russell, Graham, Annie, Brian, Lil, George, Hilda and Kath. The funeral service took place on Wednesday, 16th November, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations were collected in Russell’s memory for Oakfield Oldies Dog Trust.
 
EARLES (Simon David). Aged 52, on Saturday, 12th November, Simon, sadly passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, after a short illness bravely borne. The beloved son of Pamela and the late David Anthony; much loved partner of Sue; step-father of Gary, Craig, Lucy and Bella; step-grandfather of Ellis and Luis; dear friend of Norman, and a loving foster parent. Simon will be sadly missed by his family and all his loyal friends and colleagues. The funeral is on Tuesday, 29th November, with the service and interment at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 11am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
GLASSEY (Bessie). Peacefully on 7th November, Bessie, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Joy and Karen; dear mother-in-law of Barry and Jim; cherished grandma of Joanne, Eleana, Jonathan, Anthony, Claire, Emma, Jennifer and Leaghanne, and treasured great-grandma Lydia, Maisie and Bessie’s ex-husband Arnold. The funeral service is at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 2pm on Tuesday, 29th November, 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 Redwings Horse Sanctuary or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBSON (Audrey). Former postmistress and shopkeeper at Astbury, at peace on 11th November at Clayton Manor Care Home. Audrey May, aged 81, of Congleton, and formerly of Astbury. The dearly loved daughter of the late James and Katie Gibson; very dear sister of the late George and a dear cousin. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Thursday, 24th November, at 1.30pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please, donations if desired, to Christ Church, Eaton. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
GLOVER (Joyce). Peacefully at home on 12th November, Joyce, aged 74, of Swettenham Heath. The dearly loved wife of Gordon; loving mum of Gordon, Carole and Julie, and special nan to Jake and George. Donations to Macmillan Nurses. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Friday, 18th November, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Bernard Kenney and Daughter Funeral Service, Thornheyes, Longridge Lane, Peak Dale, Buxton, 01298 26421.
 
JENNINGS (Joyce). Peacefully in Lawton Manor Nursing Home on 9th November, Joyce, aged 87, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Derek; loving mum of Mark and Alison; grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Inner Wheel charities and Sandbach Methodist Church. A service of thanksgiving will take place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 25th November, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MINNITT (Mavis Griffiths). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 8th November, aged 84. A devoted wife to Bill, loving mum to Gary, Caryn and Christine; and nanna to Aaron, Josh, Claire, Lydia, Harry and Rosie. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 24th November, at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations in Mavis’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MITCHELL (Eric). At peace on 15th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Eric, aged 77, of Brown Lees, and formerly of Hollin House Farm, Harriseahead. The dearly loved husband of Pat; much-loved dad of Stephen and Richard; dearest brother of Roy, Alan, Jean and the late Arnold; a very dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 28th November, at 12.30pm, 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 Cancer Research UK or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
MITFORD (Doreen). Peacefully on 6th November at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, Doreen, aged 83. The dearly and much loved wife of Michael; loving mum of Beryl and Dawn; mother-in-law of Reg and Mark, and a treasured nanny of Holly and Daisy. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 22nd November, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.30pm, followed by a private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please. Donations preferred to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SCHOLES (James William). On Saturday, 5th November, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, James, aged 78, of Congleton. The much-loved dad of Martyn; father-in-law of Carol; granddad of Laura and Lucas; dear brother of Ken and Lorraine, and kind friend to many. The funeral service is at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 25th November, at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request. Will family and friends please meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WHITEHURST (Hilda). At peace on 7th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital Hilda, aged 93, of Congleton, and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Camwall (“Stan”) Whitehurst; loving mum of Camilla and her partner Andy, and a dear sister-in-law of Grace Mountford. The funeral service and interment will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, on Tuesday, 22nd November, at 1pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Diabetic Association, Stroke Association or Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
Death Notice, 10th November, 2016
 
ATHERLEY (“Irene”, Mary Amelia). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital, on 25th October, Irene, aged 102 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Edward; loving mum of Aileen; grandma to Karen, Siân, and a great grandma. Family flowers only; donations to St Mary’s Church. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Saturday, 19th November, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CARR (Joan). Peacefully on 7th November at Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Joan, aged 90 years, of Congleton, and formerly of Manchester. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Harold Carr; loving mum of Hilary Ann; dear mother-in-law of Walter; cherished grandma of Claire and her husband Martin, and cherished great grandma of Thomas. The funeral service is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium Chapel on Thursday, 17th November, at noon prior to interment in Macclesfield Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
DAVIES (Arthur) Peacefully on 30th October at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Arthur, aged 98 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Marjorie; loving dad of Arthur and Cynthia; dear father-in-law of Sylvia and Bill; cherished granddad of Samantha, Penny, Lynnette, Peter and Stephen; treasured great granddad; dear brother of Wilf, and brother-in-law of Harry and Violet. The funeral service and interment are to take place on Monday, 14th November, at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to ward seven at Macclesfield District General Hospital or the Royal British Legion. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
GLEDHILL (Elsie Joan Turner). Passed away peacefully on 23rd October at Bank House Care Home, Hambleton, Poulton, Lancs. Joan, aged 90. The wife of the late John Gledhill and Bill Turner of Congleton; loving mum of Judith and Margaret; Nana to Daniel and James and Great Nana to Brandon, Turner and Harry, all of South Carolina USA. A private cremation was held and a celebration of her life will take place at a later scheduled date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the staff at Bank House Care. Enquires and donations: Moons Funeral Service, 01253 810492.
 
PEPIN (Gerald Arthur). Peacefully on 3rd November at Merlewood Care Home, Surrey, aged 86. The son of the late Leonard and Lena Pepin of Sandbach. The funeral service is on Tuesday, 15th November, at 11.45am, at Woking Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations welcomed to the Stroke Association or the Salvation Army if desired. Inquiries: Lodge Brothers, Englefield Green, 01784 433 692.
 
REYNOLDS (Brian, “Mister Softee”). Suddenly on 28th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Brian David, aged 66 years, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Louise; much loved dad of Paul and Heather; very dear brother of Kevin and the late Michael; dearest son-in-law of May; a dear brother-in-law, and uncle and good friend to many. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th November, at 12.45pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. 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 British Lung Foundation or Age UK. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SUTTON (George). At rest on 5th November in the care of the staff at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, with his family by his side, George, aged 68 years, of Hassall Road, Winterley. Dearly loved husband of Brenda; devoted father of Ruth and Mark; father-in-law to James; proud granddad of George and Lucy; son of the late George and Margaret, and brother to Christine and the late Ann. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society, the staff at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, who have devotedly cared for George (cheques payable to Williams and Lowe), and St Mary’s Church, Sandbach. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 22nd November, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
Death Notices, 3rd November, 2016
 
HILL (Andrew James). Peacefully passed away on 24th October, with his family by his side, Andy, aged 79 years. The devoted husband of Indra; dearly loved father of Shareena, Dev, Ameera and Sumi; a much-loved granddad, treasured brother, uncle and father-in-law, and good friend to many. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 10th November, with a service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, at 11.30am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 1pm; all welcome. Friends and relatives wishing to attend please meet at the church. No flowers by request but donations if desired to Help for Heroes. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
JOHNSON (George Saxon). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on the 30th October, George, aged 79 years, of Hough, formerly of Blakelow Farm. Dearly loved husband of Joy, loving dad of Lionel and wife Lesley, the late Colin and granddad to Stephen. Family flowers only, donations if desired to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service at St John’s Methodist Church, Shavington on Monday, 14th November 2016, at 12.15 pm. All enquiries to Williams & Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach CW11 4SA Tel 01270 750852.
 
JONES (Russell, “Russ”). On Friday, 21st October at Cypress Court Care Home, Crewe, Russ, aged 82 years. The funeral service and committal are to take place on Monday, 7th November, at the graveside at Sandbach Cemetery at noon. Family flowers only; donations if desire to Cypress Court staff fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.
 
MALKIN (Barbara)
The death occurred peacefully on 17th October at Weston Park Nursing home of Mrs Barbara Malkin, aged 87, of Congleton. She was the widow of Mr Arthur Malkin. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, on Friday, 4th November.
 
REYNOLDS Brian. (Mr Softee). Suddenly on 29th October, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Brian, aged 66 years, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Louise; much loved dad of Paul and Heather; very dear brother of Kevin and the late Michael; a dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
STRODE (Eric). The death occurred peacefully on 23rd October at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Eric, aged 72 years, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved husband of Sheila; loving dad of Jacqueline; dear stepdad of Gavin; step granddad of Robert; brother-in-law of Cath and uncle of Robert and Tracy. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 9th November, 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. No flowers by request; donations if desired to Heart Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WILSHAW (Arthur). Suddenly on Thursday, 27th October, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Arthur, aged 68 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved son of the late Horace and Eliza Wilshaw; much loved brother of Kathleen and the late Colin; very dear uncle to Amanda; loved grandad to Caleb; a dear cousin and good friend to many. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 7th November, at 10.50am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. 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 critical care unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 27th October, 2016 
 
BAGNALL (John Myles). Peacefully on 21st October, 2016, with his family at his side, aged 85. Myles, the dearly loved dad of Wayne, Julie, John and Jayne, a much-loved grandad and great-grandad, a treasured brother, uncle and father-in-law, and good, kind friend to many. Funeral service at Ettiley Heath Methodist Church on Thursday, 3rd November, at 11.15am followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only please; donations welcomed for Ettiley Heath Church. Enquiries: Oxley’s, Crewe, 01270 214009.
 
BICKERTON (Ascilla “Cilla”). Peacefully in Mount Pleasant Nursing Home, Allostock, on 20th October, 2016. Cilla, aged 88, of Byley. Much loved sister of Frank and the late Bill, auntie and great-auntie. Funeral service at St John the Evangelist Church, Byley, on Wednesday, 2nd November, at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Byley, or The Cedars Nursing Home. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HARRISON (Kathleen, councillor). Peacefully fell asleep on Friday, 14th October, 2016, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Kate, aged 75, of Biddulph. The much loved wife of Coun James (Jim) Harrison. Loving mum of Andrew, Suzy and Jo, dear mother-in-law of Evelyn, Graham and Andy. Nan of Sarah, Lucy, Martin, Christopher, Katie and Harrison, also a loving great-nan and much loved daughter of the late Joseph Wharton, of Tunstall. Funeral to take place on Friday, 28th October, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HODGKINSON Annie (Nancy). Following a tragic accident on 28th September, 2016, while on holiday in Tenerife. Nancy, aged 79, of Biddulph. Loving wife of Roy, much loved mum of Gareth, Joy and partner Jeff. Nancy will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral to take place on Monday, 31st October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph at 2pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this the only intimation and please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JAMES. Peacefully on 19th October, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. David George, aged 68, of Congleton. The dear brother of Brenda and Jean. A loving uncle, and a dear friend of Karen, Tony and Helen. Also a very good friend to all those who knew him as “the judge”. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 31st October, at 10.40am 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MALKIN. Peacefully on 17th October, 2016, at Weston Park Nursing Home. Barbara, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Malkin. Loving mother of Graham, Isabel and Stuart, dear mother-in-law of Vivien, cherished and treasured grandma of Lauren, Elliot, Sean, Jenna and Alexander, and a dear sister of James and the late Margaret. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 4th November at 2pm for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, at 2.30pm. 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, Dementia UK or St Michael’s Church, North Rode. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHAW (William). Peacefully at rest on 19th October, 2016, in Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, and in the loving care of his family. Bill, aged 91, of Wheelock, Sandbach. The beloved husband of the late Dora and good friend to many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 4th November, with a service at Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11.30am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to NSPCC or Stroke Association. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SUTTON. Peacefully on 18th October, 2016, at Hollins Park Nursing Home. Colin John, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Sandra Sutton. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st November, 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 Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TAPLIN. Peacefully on 17th October, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice, Robert “Bob”, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Norma Dale. Bob will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 3rd November, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
TURFREY. Peacefully on 20th October, 2016, at The Christie. Andre, aged 54, of Congleton. The dearly loved brother of Anita, Maria and Carl, dear brother-in-law of Paul and a loving son of the late Claude and the late Rina. Cortege leaves his sister Maria’s home on Wednesday, 2nd November, at 1.45pm for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 2pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 20th October, 2016
 
BALL (Mary Ellen). Passed away peacefully on 11th October at Tall Oaks Care Home, Mary, aged 99. The devoted wife of the late Jacob Ball; loving mum of the late Royston and Laura; mother-in-law of Chris and Tracey; nan of Carol and Andrew, and great-nan of Richard, Emma, Charlotte and Mathew. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 21st October), with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Anyone wishing to attend, please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BRIGHT (Susan Ellen). Peacefully on Friday, 7th October, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Susan Ellen, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Mr Peter Redfern; loving mum of Vincent; dear mother-in-law of Mandy; cherished grandmother of Sarah, and a dear sister of Peter, Graham, Judy, and the late Michael. The cortege leaves her home on Friday, 28th October, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Children In Need. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BURGESS. Peacefully on 11th October at Astbury Mere Care Home, Pamela Annie, aged 76, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Don; loving mum of Sandra and Sue; dear mother-in-law of Andy; cherished grandma of Kelly and Shaina; treasured great-grandma of Riley and a sister of Ray. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 26th October, at 12.45pm for a service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 1pm, prior to interment at St John the Evangelist Church, Chelford. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Macmillan Nurses or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CASEWELL (Anthony, “Tony”). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Tony, aged 70, of Tunstall. The beloved husband of Doreen; devoted dad of Mark, Malcolm and Stephen, and a much-loved granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 24th October at Christ Church, Tunstall, at 1.15pm followed by interment at Tunstall Cemetery at 2pm. Flowers welcome or donations, if desired, for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Johnson and Sons, 22, Madeley Street, Tunstall, 01782 837832.
 
CRUMPTON (David Rhys). At peace on 7th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital. David (Dave), aged 51, of Burslem. The eldest son of the Rev Colin and Rita Crumpton, brother of Sian and Stephen, and father of Liam. The funeral service takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Hamil Road, Burslem on Monday, 24th October, at 2pm. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Mercy Ships or Ministry Aviation Fellowship. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services (Family Funeral Directors), 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DERBYSHIRE (Paula Michelle). Of New Street, Biddulph Moor. Passed away suddenly on 9th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital. The dearly loved wife of Andrew; devoted mum to Connor and Callum; much loved daughter of Sonia, and sister and sister-in-law to Alan and Ann. Paula will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Moor Parish Church at 10.30am on 2nd November, followed by light refreshments at The Rose and Crown. Flowers welcome, or donations gratefully received for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquires: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
FOSTER (Dorothy). Peacefully passed away on 11th October at Bradwell Hospital, Dorothy, aged 91. The devoted wife to the late Joseph Foster; loving mum of David and dear mother-in-law of Alison; nanna of Katie and Mark and great-grandma of Daniel. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 25th October, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HARRISON (Kathleen, Coun). Peacefully fell asleep on Friday, 14th October, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Kate, aged 75, of Biddulph. The much-loved wife of Coun James (Jim) Harrison; loving mum of Andrew, Suzy and Jo; dear mother-in-law of Evelyn, Graham and Andy; nan of Sarah, Lucy, Martin, Christopher, Katie and Harrison; also, a loving great-nan and much loved daughter of the late Joseph Wharton, of Tunstall. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 28th October, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium; flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOLLOWAY (Cynthia). Peacefully on 14th October at Heliosa Care Home. Cynthia, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gerald; loving mum of Susan; cherished gran of Victoria, Joanne and her husband Keith; treasured great-gran of Joseph and Holly; and dear sister of Harry and Kenneth, and sister-in-law of Jean. The funeral service and interment take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 28th October, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOSS (Raymond Ernest, RE Moss Butcher’s). Suddenly on 11th October, 2016, at his home in Smallwood, Ray, aged 73. The much-loved father of David and Darren. A private funeral will take place at a later date. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
KIRKHAM (Betty Mary). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 11th October, at Tall Oaks, Biddulph, with loving family at her side. Betty, aged 85, formerly of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Dennis Kirkham; loved and cherished mum of Denise and Steven; much loved mother-in-law of Brian and Marianna; devoted nan/nana to grandchildren Matthew, Katy, Daniel and Emily, and great-grandchildren Isabel, Ava, William and Samuel. She was also a beloved sister, sister-in-law, auntie, great-aunt and friend. The funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 28th October, at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. In celebration of Betty’s life, we would appreciate brightly coloured ties and scarves to be worn. Flowers welcome or donations to Kidney Research UK c/o the family. Enquiries: Salt and Son, Bridge Street, Newcastle, 01782 617073.
 
POPE (Brian John). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 11th October, while at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Brian, aged 83, of Scholar Green. The devoted and loving husband of Pamela. Brian will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 28th October, at 1.20pm. Would relatives please accept this intimation; will friends kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
POPE (Derek Aram). Died peacefully on Friday, 7th October, at Royal Stoke Hospital. Derek, aged 89, of Lower Withington. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; a much-loved dad of David; a loving father-in-law of Veronica, and a cherished grandpa of Victoria. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 24th October, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Arthritis Research. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneral services.co.uk
 
SPROSTON (Tom). Suddenly on 2nd October at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Tom, aged 90. The much-loved husband of Emma Sproston, of Biddulph; a loving dad, father-in-law, granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. The funeral takes place on Monday, 24th October, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers please; donations, if preferred, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TRISTRAM (Peter). Formerly of Belgrave Avenue, Congleton. Sadly passed away on 12th October, aged 77. The devoted husband of the late Hilda Tristram; loving dad to Andrew and Michael, and a loving grandad, brother, uncle, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friend to many. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 27th October, at 11.30am, followed by burial at Astbury Churchyard. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if preferred, to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
Death Notices, 13th October, 2016
 
BAGNALL (Robert “Bob”). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital, Crewe on 10th October, Bob, aged 89, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Mary; loving dad of Robert and wife Sue and the late Wendy; a precious grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 21st October, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CRUMPTON (David Rhys). At peace on 7th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital, David (Dave), aged 51, of Burslem. The eldest son of the Rev Colin and Rita Crumpton, brother of Sian and Stephen, and father of Liam. The funeral service takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Hamil Road, Burslem, on Monday, 24th October, at 2pm. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Mercy Ships or Ministry Aviation Fellowship. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVENPORT (Lesley). At peace on 7th October at Park Lane Nursing Home, Margaret Lesley (“Lesley”), aged 70, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Jim; loving mum of Barry and his wife Debbie; devoted nan of Ben and Katy; dearest sister of Pat and Susan, and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 21st October, at noon, 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 National Brain Appeal (Rare Dementia Support). Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVIS (Marjorie). Peacefully at rest on 30th September, in the care of her loving family at Park Lane Care Home, Knypersley, Marjorie, aged 86. The dearly and much-loved wife of Ken; loving mum of Andrew and Susan; mum-in-law of Elaine and Bob; treasured grandma of Daniel, Peter, Christopher, Stephen, Carl, Liam and Sarah; great-grandma of Flynn, Ava and Pippa, and a dear aunt. The funeral takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 17th October, at 10am, followed by burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HARVEY (Michael Samuel, “Mick”). Tragically on Sunday, 2nd October, in Knypersley, Michael (Mick), aged 66, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved partner of Sylvia; much loved dad of Sarah and Emma; very dear father-in-law of Mark and Jim; devoted grandad of Sienna, Harvey and Holly and grandad Michael to Ellie, Grace and Florrie, and a good friend to many. The cortege leaves his home on Monday, 17th October, at 1.15pm, for a service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1.30pm. The family will follow from home on foot; any mourners wishing to join the family to walk to church are welcome to do so. Donations preferred to Biddulph Moor Community Association Playground Fund (cheques made payable to BMCA Playground Fund). Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
PIERCE. Peacefully on 27th September at his home, Peter Henry Pierce, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jennie; loving dad of Amy, Helen, David and Robin; dear father-in-law of Richard, Chris, Gillian and Natalie; a cherished granddad of Ryan, Olivia, Jacob, Isla and Henry; brother of Heather, and brother-in-law of John, Jill, Sarah and Ian. The service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 21st October, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. At the request of the family no mourning clothes are to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease Cheshire branch. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
SMITH (Christopher). Suddenly on 28th September at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Chris, aged 54, formerly of Biddulph. The loving dad of Antoinette, Alex and Stacie, and cherished granddad of Tyler, Corban and Harley. Chris will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Friday, 14th October, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Anyone one wishing to attend the funeral, please meet at the crematorium. Immediate family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WALKER (Gerald John). At rest on 5th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Gerald, aged 92, of Brown Lees. The much loved and devoted husband of Doreen; loving dad of Wendy and Tina; treasured grandad of Kelly, Liam, Johnathan and James, great-grandad of George and a very good friend to many. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 18th October, at 12.45pm, for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to stroke unit, Royal Stoke University Hospital (cheques made payable to UHNM Charity For Stroke Unit). Enquires: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 6th October, 2016
 
BERRY. Peacefully on 24th September, 2016, at home. Elizabeth “Elsa” Maria, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Clive Berry. Loving mum of Robert and John, and a cherished and treasured nana of Lauren and Natasha. Service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 13th October, at 2.30pm. 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 Stroke Association or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BIRD (Christina Ann). Peacefully at RSUH on 28th September, 2016. Ann, aged 80. The much loved wife of Albert Bird, of Biddulph, loving aunt and great-aunt, sister of Dennis and Laura and the late Fred. Ann will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 13th October, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this, the only intimation and please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to DMH or RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BLOOR (Peter). Peacefully on 3rd October, 2016, at Acorn Hollow Nursing Home, Lostock Gralam. Peter, aged 85, of Holmes Chapel and formerly of Goostrey and Brereton. Peter was the dearly loved husband of Kathleen, loving dad of Dinah, Linda and Hilary, treasured grandad, great-grandad and brother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK and Parkinson’s Society. Funeral Service at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 18th October, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BOON (John). Peacefully passed away on 24th September, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. John, aged 81. The dearly and much loved husband of the late Kathleen Boon. Loving dad of Lesley and the late Gaynor, father-in-law of Alan and also a very special friend of Brenda. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 11th October. Service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Parkinson’s UK. “The light of life has faded and no longer sees night and day, that your love, patience, kindness and humanity be etched in our hearts and forever with us stay.” Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BRADBURY (Roy Malcolm). Peacefully at home in Elworth on 2nd October, 2016. Malcolm, aged 81. He was the dearly loved husband of Thelma, loving dad of Ian, Christine and husband Keith. Peter was a former employee of Foden’s. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 11th October, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRITTAIN (Jean). Peacefully on 25th September, 2016, at Prestbury House Care Home, aged 60. The dearly loved partner of Ken. Loving mother of David and the late Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Jemma and a dearly loved daughter of Lilian and the late Harold. The cortege is to leave her mother’s home on Tuesday, 11th October, at 10.15am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Prestbury House residents’ fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPESTAKE (Una). Entered into eternal rest at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 23rd September, 2016. Una, aged 85. The dearly and much-loved wife of the late John (Jack) Copestake, loving dad of John and David, father-in-law of Pamela and Debra, devoted grandad of James, Samantha, Jack, Phoebe, Paige and Daniel, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral takes place on Friday, 7th October. Service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HARVEY (Michael Samuel - “Mick”). Tragically on Sunday, 2nd October, 2016, in Knypersley. Michael (Mick) aged 66, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved partner of Sylvia, much loved dad of Sarah and Emma, very dear father-in-law of Mark and Jim, devoted grandad of Sienna, Harvey and Holly, and grandad Michael to Ellie, Grace and Florrie, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on a date to be arranged. Donations preferred to Biddulph Moor Community Association Playground Fund. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
KNAPPER (Helen). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 27th September, 2016, while at Station House Care Home, Crewe, in the presence of her loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Helen, aged 62, of Mow Cop, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Michael, loving mum of Jonathan, Stefan, Julia and Christian, also a cherished mother-in-law, grandma, sister, sister-in-law, auntie and cousin. Helen will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Wednesday, 12th October, at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
MOORS. Peacefully on 26th September, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice after a battle fought with great courage and dignity, Victoria Lee (nee Andrew) aged 33. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Rob. Loving and cherished daughter of Paul and Sue Andrew, dearly loved sister of Jamie and sister-in-law of Danielle. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 10th October, at 12.20pm for service at The Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OGDEN. Peacefully on 25th September, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Carol Ann, aged 63. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of Philip. Loving mum of Kerrie and Christopher “Chris”, dear mother-in-law of Barry and Katie. Cherished and treasured nanny of Yvie and Nancy, dear sister of John and Stephen and sister-in-law of Gillian, Lesley and Ray. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 7th October, at 2.45pm, for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. At the request of the family no mourning clothes are to be worn. 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 Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SEYBEN. Peacefully on 23rd September, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Olive, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Johannes Seyben. Loving mum of Michael, the late Pamela and the late Harry, mother-in-law of Rikka, dear sister of John and Beryl, cherished nana of Angie and Olivia and a good friend to Pam. Cortege is to leave her friend Pam’s home on Tuesday, 11th October, at 12.40pm, for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STRINGER. Peacefully on 25th September, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton. Frank Gerrard, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband, of the late Gretel Stringer. Loving dad of Anne and Pamela, dear father-in-law of John and Howard, treasured granddad of Lizzie, brother of Chris, brother-in-law of Peter and Sheelagh. A service and cremation takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 14th October, 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 Guide Dogs for the Blind or Station House Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WALLEY (James). At rest on Monday, 26th September, 2016, at RSUH after a short illness. James, aged 32, of Knypersley. Devoted father of Libby, dearly loved son of Tony and Anne, much loved brother of Jane, Helen and Andrew. Service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 12th October, at 10.45am, followed by burial at Biddulph Cemetery. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to UHNM Charity (Critical Care Unit). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
WEBB. Peacefully on 26th September, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Norman Arthur, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Bernard, Richard, Jeffrey and Christopher, dear father-in-law of Caroline, Rosaline, Hilda and Lynn and a cherished and treasured granddad of Richard, Sarah, Joanna and Sophie. Service is to take place at St James the Great Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 25th October, at 10.15am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St James the Great church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILSON (Margaret). Suddenly at home on 22nd September, 2016. Margaret “Maggie” Wilson, aged 69, of Lower Withington. The dearly beloved partner of Peter, much-loved sister of Freda, Brenda, Kath and Leonard; treasured auntie and great-auntie. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 11th October, at noon at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Diabetes UK (Crewe and South Cheshire). Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.
 
WILSON. Peacefully on 19th September, 2016, at her home. Sylvia May, aged 101, of Congleton, and formerly of Matlock, Derbyshire. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Herbert Wilson. Loving mum of Marlene, dear mother-in-law of the late Raymond, cherished nan of Julie and her husband Michael and Diane and her husband Chris, treasured great-grandma of Lauren, Sam, Richard, Luke, Hollie and Megan. Cortege leaves her granddaughter’s home on Thursday, 13th October, at 10.40am 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 29th September, 2016
 
Mrs G Baker
The death occurred on 20th September at Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Northampton, of Mrs Gillian Baker (née Key) formerly of Smallwood.
She was the wife of Mr Peter Baker and the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jack and Mollie Key.
The funeral takes place on Tuesday at St Andrew’s Church, Yardley Hastings, Northampton.
 
BURNS (Anne). Formerly of Padgbury Lane, Congleton, passed away peacefully after a short illness at Southampton General Hospital on 22nd September. She was the widow of Thomas Robert Burns; loving mother of Tom; mother-in-law of Tania, and grandmother of Toby. She was a regular parishioner of St Mary’s Church, Congleton. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 5th October, at 1.15pm for service at St Andrew’s, North Baddesley, prior to interment at Woodley Cemetery, Braishfield Road, Romsey. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Southampton Hospital Charity (Hyper Acute Stroke Unit) c/o Jonathan Terry Funeral Directors, 3, College Place, London Road, Southampton SO15 2FB.
 
HOLLINSHEAD (Linda). At rest on Sunday, 18th September, at Station House Care Home, Crewe, Linda, aged 88, of Crewe and formerly of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of the late Malcolm; loving mum of Hilary; Jane, John, Paul and the late Lindsay, also a treasured mother-in-law, nan, great-nan, sister, sister-in-law, auntie and cousin. Linda will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 4th October, at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green 01782 785937.
 
MOUNTFORD (Edith). Peacefully on 20th September at Clayton Manor Care Home, Congleton, Edith “Alice”, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Joseph Thomas Mountford; loving mother of Joseph, Dorothy and the late Sylvia; dear mother-in-law of Hazel and George; treasured nan of Steven, Susan, Meryl, Mark, Joanne, Tina, Diane and Victoria, and cherished great-grandmother of Tom, Robert, Georgina and her extended family. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 4th October, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor Residents’ Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Mrs I Poulson
The death occurred on Sunday, 18th September, of Mrs Irene Poulson, aged 81, formerly of Congleton.
She was the wife of Mr Philip Poulson.
The funeral service takes place at Boston Crematorium, Lincolnshire, on Monday.
 
PRESCOTT (Jean). Peacefully on Sunday, 25th September, at her home in Bemersley Green, Jean, aged 73. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Ray; loving mum of Karen, Colin and Rick; a loved and respected mother-in-law of Richard Angela and Heather; loving sister of Graham, and a treasured nana and friend to many. Jean will be sadly missed but always remembered. Jean’s funeral service will be held at a Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 4th October, at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Arlington Funeral Services, SJ Boulton and Family, Arlington house Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 818888.
 
ROBERTS (Mary). Of Whitmore, Staffordshire, passed away in Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, on 20th September, aged 83. She was wife to the late J Alan Roberts, and devoted mother to Paul and Simon. A memorial service takes place today (Thursday, 29th September) at 12.30pm at St Mary’s and All Saints’ Church, Whitmore. Enquiries: Forrester Brothers Funeral Services, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 313874.
 
SMITH (Lisa). Peacefully on 18th September at her home, Lisa Louise, “Lou”, aged 47, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Neil; cherished mum of Laura and Jack; loving daughter of Brian and Sylvia; dear sister of Will and Ruth; daughter-in-law of John and Julie, Jean and Robert; sister-in-law of Claire, Philip and Nat, and a dear auntie of Rachel, Eleanor, Harry, Jake and Grace. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 6th October, at noon, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Midland Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STRINGER (Frank). Peacefully on 25th September at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, Frank Gerrard, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Gretel Stringer; loving dad of Anne and Pamela; dear father-in-law of John and Howard; treasured granddad of Lizzie; brother of Chris, and brother-in-law of Peter and Sheelagh. A service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind or Station House, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILSON (Sylvia May). Peacefully on 19th September at her home, Sylvia May, aged 101, of Congleton and formerly of Matlock, Derbyshire. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Herbert Wilson; loving mum of Marlene; dear mother-in-law of the late Raymond; cherished nan of Julie and her husband Michael, and Diane and her husband Chris; treasured great-grandma of Lauren, Sam, Richard, Luke, Hollie and Megan. The cortege leaves her granddaughter’s home on Thursday, 13th October, at 10.40am 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 22nd September, 2016
 
BELL (Alan). Peacefully on 12th September at East Cheshire Hospice, Alan, aged 73, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Irene; loving dad of Jason and Natalie; dear father-in-law of Helen and Chris; cherished and treasured granddad of Sophie, Charlie, Archie and Ava; dear brother of Audrey and brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 28th September, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CHANCELLOR. Peacefully on 17th September at Astbury Mere Care Home, Kenneth, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Olive; loving dad of Anita, Carole, Janice, Kevin and Lise; dear father-in-law of Robert, David, Debra and Lee; cherished granddad of Leonie, Christopher, Benjamin, Jackie, Laura, Jacob, Anthony, Thomas, Bethany and Jack, and a treasured great-granddad of Amelie, Mae, Eleni, Reuben, Freddie, Zac and Will. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 3rd October at 10am for service at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, at 10.30am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield crematorium. 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
 
CLOWES (William David). Peacefully at rest on 13th September in Leighton Hospital and in the loving care of his family, David, aged 81, of Elworth, Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Joyce; much loved dad of Trevor and Christine; treasured grandad of James and Alice; loving brother of Paul and Jill, and dear brother-in-law of Malcolm. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 26th September, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11am followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230
 
ETHELL (Michael John). Peacefully on 14th September at East Cheshire Hospice, Michael John, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Patricia Ethell; loving dad of Angela, Sally, Louise, Richard and Matthew; dear father-in-law of Eamonn, Lee, Aré, Janet and Andrea, and a cherished and treasured granddad. Reception into St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, will be on Sunday, 25th September, at 6pm. Requiem mass is to take place on Monday, 26th September, at 10.30am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries, flowers and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FROST. Peacefully on 15th September at her home, Rose, aged 87, of Moreton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril “Sid” Frost; loving mum of Karen, Andrew and the late Peter; dear mother-in-law of Vernon, Tracy and Mary; cherished nana of Gemma, Annalisa, John, Thomas, James and Jordan, and a treasured great-nana of Neve, Lacie, Henry, Felix and Lucy. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 27th September at 12.55pm for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
IKIN (Frederick Ellis, “Fred”). Sadly passed away on Sunday, 11th September, while at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Fred, aged 92, of Packmoor, and formerly of Mow Cop. The devoted and loving husband of the late Vera, Fred will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Packmoor Methodist Church on Tuesday, 27th September, at noon followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquires to: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
JACKSON (Tom) Tragically on 29th August in Australia, Thomas Leslie “Tom”, aged 30, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Les and Sandra; loving brother of Daniel and Olivia; cherished grandson of Jean, and a much loved nephew. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 30th September, at 12.20pm for a service of thanksgiving for the life of Tom at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 30th September, at 1pm. 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 Red Cross or Australian Red Cross. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KENNERLEY (Peter). Peacefully in The Christie Hospital on 11th September, Manchester, with his wife and son at his side, Peter, aged 75, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Christine; loving dad of Tim and the late Darron; treasured grandpa of Dale, Lewis and Jacob. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. The funeral service is to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 26th September, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LAWTON (Sam George). Sadly passed away on Wednesday, 7th September, Sam, aged 25, of Congleton. The devoted and loving son of Trudy and Michael; much loved grandson of Raymond and Ann, and a special brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and cousin. Sam will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at New Life Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 29th September, at 1pm followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. No mourning attire at the family’s request; casual clothing is preferred. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to New Life Church, Congleton. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
LOCKER (Malcolm). Passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 13th September, Malcolm, aged 88, of Congleton, formerly of Biddulph and Kidsgrove. He was the husband of Margaret (Peggy) Locker. A private funeral service will be held. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
MEREDITH (John Gerald). Peacefully in Greengables Nursing Home on Thursday, 15th September, Gerald, aged 84, of Holmes Chapel, formerly of Allum Brook Farm. The dearly loved husband of Hilda; devoted dad of Michael, Adrian and Sandra; treasured grandad, father-in-law and brother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Age UK and the air ambulance. The funeral service will take place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 27th September, at 1.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
RATCLIFFE (Donald). Peacefully passed away on Sunday, 11th September, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after a short illness. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Brenda; loving dad of Ian and Karen; dear father-in-law of Sandra and Russell; cherished grandad of Donna and Paul, John, Damian and Kirsty; treasured great-granddad of Stanley and Declan. Donald’s wish was to be brought back to his beloved Biddulph. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 30th September, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; friends wishing attend please meet at the church. The family has requested no flowers; donations, if desired, to North Staffs Heart Foundation. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph.
 
SMITH. Peacefully on 18th September at her home, Lisa Louise, “Lou”, aged 47, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Neil; cherished mum of Laura and Jack; loving daughter of Brian and Sylvia; dear sister of Will and Ruth; daughter-in-law of John and Julie, Jean and Robert; sister-in-law of Claire, Philip and Nat; a dear auntie of Rachel, Eleanor, Harry, Jake and Grace; daughter-in-law of John and JulieJean and Robert, and a dear sister-in-law of Claire, Philip and Nat. The funeral service is to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILTSHIER (James, “Jim”). The death occurred peacefully on 14th September at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Walter James “Jim” Wiltshier, aged 79, of Congleton. The much loved husband of Pat; loving dad of Jane and John; father-in-law of Martin and Miyuki; grandpa of Marie, Jonathan, George and Hannah. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 26th September at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers, or if desired donations, to Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries, flowers and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
Death Notices, 15th September, 2016
 
AXSON (Peter, MBE). Peacefully on 2nd September at his home, Peter Axson MBE, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Axson; loving dad of Ruth and John; dear father-in-law of Jerry; treasured grandfather of Dan, Lois, Ben; great-grandfather of Harvey and Artie-J. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 22nd September, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Inclosure Trust, The Swimming Trust or Injured Jockeys Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLIFFE (George). Peacefully on 8th September at Clayton Manor Care Centre, George Cliffe, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Jessie Cliffe. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 19th September, 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 Clayton Manor residents’ fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBBS (Bridget Philomena). Peacefully at rest on 7th September and in the loving care of her family, Phil, aged 73, of Goostrey. The funeral takes place on Monday, 19th September, with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Goostrey, at noon followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Echo, in memory of Phil. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
JACKSON (Tom). Tragically on 29th August in Australia, Thomas Leslie “Tom”, aged 30, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Les and Sandra; loving brother of Daniel and Olivia; cherished grandson of Jean, and a much loved nephew. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 30th September, at 12.40pm for a service of thanks giving for the life of Tom at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1pm. 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 Red Cross or Australian Red Cross. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MACCABEE (Alan, “Mac”). Peacefully passed away on 6th September, 2016, at his home in Congleton, Mac, aged 81. The dearly and much loved husband of Julia; loving father of Kay and Paula; father-in-law of Martin, and grampy of David and Robert. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 22nd September, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives and 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, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NEWALL (Betty). At rest on Thursday, 8th September, Betty, aged 83, of Rode Heath. The devoted wife of Rock; much loved mum of Paul; loving mother-in-law of Karen; treasured grandmother of Sophie and Joseph; beloved sister of Brenda and Phyllis, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 23rd September, at 10am followed by a private cremation. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
ROBINSON. Peacefully on 4th September at Greengables Nursing Home. Dennis “Raymond” Robinson, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Ethel; loving dad of Paul, Dawn, Peter and David; dear father-in-law of Rose, Ken, Deborah; granddad of Wendy, Matthew, Michael, Mark, Leigh, Daniel, John and great-granddad of Maddison, Jordan, Ethan, Ruby; a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The service is to take place at Elim Church, Parsonage Street, Macclesfield (SK11 7GY) on Friday, 16th September, at 2.15pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Relatives and friends please accept this as the only intimation to attend. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research or Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMS (Ronald). At peace on 10th September at Heliosa Nursing Home, Ronald (Ron), aged 89, formerly of Knypersley and Mount Pleasant. The dearly loved husband of Thelma and the late Vera; much loved dad of Lynne, Kevin and the late Malcolm; dearest father-in-law of John, Mavis and Suzanne; a very dear step-dad of Geraldine and her husband David; a treasured granddad, step-granddad and step-great-granddad; dearest brother of Len, Iris and the late Shirley, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Interment will take place at Biddulph Town Cemetery on Thursday, 22nd September at 10.30am prior to a service of thanksgiving for Ron’s life at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.15am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at Biddulph Town Cemetery or Biddulph Methodist Church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 8th September, 2016
 
ALLWAY (Kenneth). Peacefully on 23rd August, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Kenneth Willoughby, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Elizabeth; loving brother of Brenda, and dear brother-in-law of Richard. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 12th September, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Stroke Association. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BARNETT (Alison). Passed away peacefully on 28th August, 2016, at Clayton Manor Care Home, aged 51. The funeral service takes place on Thursday, 15th September, at 3.20pm at Macclesfield Crematorium. Flowers welcome; donations in Alison’s memory to Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
CHADDOCK (Fred). Peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 1st September, 2016, Frederick Hugh, aged 85, of Gillow Heath, Biddulph. The beloved husband of the late Doris; much loved dad of James, Albert and Robert; father-in-law of Glenys, Brenda and Joyce, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 16th September, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
COOPER (Harry). At peace on 3rd September at Douglas Macmillan Hospice in the presence of his loving family, after an illness fought with bravery and dignity. Harry, aged 68, of Brown Lees, and formerly of Tunstall. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Maureen; loving and much-loved dad of Mark, Natalie and Charlotte; very dear father-in-law of Cheryl and Bryan; treasured grandad of Lucy and Holly; a dear brother-in-law and uncle, special friend to Stuart and a good friend to many. Harry will be always loved and sadly missed by his family and friends. The cortege leaves his home on Friday, 16th September, at 10.55am for a service at Christ Church, Tunstall, at 11.15am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVENPORT (Matthew Craig). Matthew, fell asleep on 24th August, aged 43, of Sandbach. A loving husband, dad, son and brother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sleepy Meadow Pet Cemetery. The funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Monday, 12th September, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HITCHINS (Beryl). Peacefully on Saturday, 3rd September, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Beryl, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Joe Hitchins and loving mother of Grant. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Karen, Matthew and Kate and her great-grandchildren Nathan, Amelia and Harry. The funeral service takes place at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, on Friday, 16th September, at 11am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Churchyard, Congleton. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ILGMANN (Julie Alison). Peacefully at rest on 28th August, 2016, in the loving care of her family. Julie, aged 55, of Holmes Chapel. The dear and devoted wife of Stephan; treasured mum of Richard and partner Christy; loving daughter of Muriel and Jed; precious nan of Mia and Isla; special sister to Martin and friend to many. The funeral takes place today (Thursday, 8th September), with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Holmes Chapel, at 11.30am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
KASPEROWICZ (Antoni, “Bernard”). Peacefully, after a long illness, on Wednesday, 24th August, while at home surrounded by his loving family. The much-loved husband of Beatrice, and a dearly loved dad, granddad and great-granddad. Bernard will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends. Evening reception at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, tonight (Thursday, 8th September) at 5pm. Requiem mass tomorrow (Friday, 9th September) at 1.30pm followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground, Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request. Donations preferred to Marie Curie c/o the family. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
LEWIS (Brian John). At rest on 31st August, 2016, at his home in Knypersley, after a long illness bravely fought to the end. Brian, aged 68. The devoted husband of Anna; much loved dad of Simon and step-dad of Jonathan; dear father-in-law of Lynne and Becky; the most wonderful granddad of Amy, Emily, Molly, Owen, Joshua, Spencer and Ashleigh, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Brian will also be fondly remembered by Aunty Mary and lifelong friend Ray; he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 9th September), with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to DMH or The Christie hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MITCHELL (Harry). Peacefully on 30th August at East Cheshire Hospice, Harry, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marlene; loving dad of Andrew and Linda; dear father-in-law of Pam; a cherished grandad of Gemma, Chloe, Leo, and Josh, and a treasured great-grandad of Tilly, Oscar and Henry. The cortege leaves his home at 2pm on Thursday, 15th September, 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. For friends who are unable to attend the funeral, the family invites you to join them afterwards at The Maskery, Swan Bank, Congleton, at around 3.45pm for light refreshments. 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
 
PASS (Roy, retired window cleaner). Peacefully on 26th August at Weston Park Nursing Home. Roy, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Anne; loving dad of Michael, Aileen, Lesley and the late Christine; dear father-in-law of April, Chris and Alan, and a treasured and cherished granddad and great-granddad. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 15th September, at 9.45am for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10am, 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 and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PEMBERTON (Gladys Mary). The devoted wife of the late Charles Pemberton; loving mum to Sharon and Sandra; dear mother-in-law to Ian and Ray, and loving nan of Darren, Caroline, Craig, Tracy, Rachael, James, Darren and Ian. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 14th September, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to interment at the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WAKEFIELD (Brian Edward). Peacefully on 30th August at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Brian Edward, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Dorothy; loving step-dad of Dave, Eddie and Philip; dear father-in-law of Helen and Helen; cherished and treasured step-granddad of Molly, Sophie, Lucy, Lewis and Isobel; dear brother of Janet Moss; dear brother-in-law of Ron and uncle of David and Daniel. A service of thanksgiving for Brian’s life will be held at Congleton United Reformed Church on Wednesday, 14th September, at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton United Reformed Church or Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMSON (Jennifer Mary). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 31st August, with her daughters at her side. Jenny, aged 73, of Elworth. The dearly loved wife of the late Tony; loving mum of Wendy and Kirsty; mother-in-law to Paul and Steve, and treasured nan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research and RNLI. The funeral service will take place at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 15th September, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
Death Notices, 1st September, 2016
 
Mrs J Brittain
The death occurred peacefully on 25th August at her home of Mrs Jill Brittain, aged 66, of Congleton. She was the wife of Mr Philip Brittain. The funeral service and interment are to take place at Eaton Church on Monday, 5th September.
 
Mr J Butler 
The death occurred peacefully on 8th August at Macclesfield Hospital, of Mr James Butler, aged 73. He was the widower of Mrs May Butler. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 7th September with a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, followed by interment in the churchyard.
 
Mr G Fisher
The death occurred peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home, aged 78, on 21st August of Mr Gordon Fisher. He was the husband of Mrs Cynthia Fisher. The service is at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 6th September, followed by cremation at Crewe.
 
Mr F Homewood
The death occurred peacefully at home on 7th August of Mr Fred Homewood, aged 77, of Scholar Green. He was the husband of Mrs Rosamund Homewood. The funeral service is to take place at St James Church, Gawsworth, on Friday, 2nd September, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.
 
Mr C Pierce
The death occurred peacefully on 23rd August of Mr Cyril Pierce, aged 84, of Congleton. He was the husband of Mrs Joyce Pierce. The funeral service is to take place at Lower Withington Methodist Chapel on Tuesday, 6th September, at 2pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield.
 
Mr N Rowe
The death occurred on 23rd August at Royal Stoke University Hospital of Mr Neville Rowe, aged 83, of Knypersley. He was the widower of Mrs Marion Rowe. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 2nd September) for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. His grandchildren would appreciate if mourners could wear an item of colourful clothing where possible.
 
Mr MR Smith 
The death occurred suddenly at home on Friday, 19th August, of Mr Martin Robert Smith, aged 52. He was the husband of Mrs Rachel Smith. The funeral will take place on Friday, 9th September, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.
 
Mrs M Turner
The death occurred peacefully at home in Elworth, surrounded by her family, of Mrs Maureen Turner, aged 77, formerly known as Maureen Foster. She was the wife of Mr Mike Turner. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 16th September.
 
Mr GD Wheat
The death occurred peacefully on 19th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Mr George Desmond Wheat, aged 82, of Congleton. He was the widower of Mrs Gladys Wheat. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 5th September, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.
 
Death Notices, 25th August, 2016
 
BROWN. Peacefully on 13th August, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Frank (retired school caretaker at Havannah and Black Firs schools) aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband for 65 years of June. Loving dad of Linda, dear father-in-law of Peter, cherished granddad of Laura and Rebecca, treasured great-granddad of Freddie, Harry and Esme, dear brother of Wilfred, Grace, Ernest and Eva, and a dear brother-in-law of Bill. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 30th August, at 10.30am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10.45am, 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 British Heart Foundation or Congleton Carers Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FISHER (Gordon). 21st August 2016. Peacefully passed away at St Stephen’s Care Home, aged 78. Gordon, the devoted husband to Cynthia, much-loved dad to Nigel, dear father-in-law to Lucy, treasured grandad to Andrew and Michael, and a cherished brother to Terry. Service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 6th September, at 1pm, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to: The Christie and St Stephen’s Care Home. Enquiries: Oxley’s, 01270 214009.
 
GODFREY (Rev Ian). Peacefully on 7th August, 2016, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. The Rev Ian Godfrey, aged 59, of Goostrey. Vicar of St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, and St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Audrey, loving dad of Matthew, Christopher and Louise, dear brother of Duncan and brother-in-law of Jane, Marian, Philip, Patrick and Davis. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 26th August, at 2pm, prior to interment in Swettenham 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 Paediatric Diabetes UK Group. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOSS (Joyce). At peace on 18th August, 2016, at RSUH. Joyce, aged 90, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Cyril, loving mum of Steve and daughter-in-law Dawn, devoted nan of Rob and the late David, dearest sister of Cyril and Iris, and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 31st August, at 11.15am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 11.30am 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 CRY or Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVIES (Kenneth James). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 16th August, 2016. Ken, aged 79, of Crewe, formerly of Buckinghamshire and Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Mary also a very much-loved dad, grandad, great-grandad and father-in-law. Funeral to take place on Friday, 26th August, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to COPD in Ken’s Memory. Ken will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SNAPE (Patricia Mary “Pat”). Surrounded by love at St Stephen’s Care Home on Friday, 19th August, 2016. Pat, aged 79, of Sandbach and formerly of Kidsgrove. The dearly beloved wife of Howard, much-loved mother of Paula and Stephanie, granny of Molly, loved sister of Jinty, reunited with husband Howard, who died at Leighton Hospital two months earlier. “The strongest and bravest of women.” Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 7th September, at 11.30am at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only please; donations to St Stephen’s Care Home. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
WHITEHURST (Sandra Elizabeth). Peacefully at her home on Friday, 5th August, 2016, after a long illness borne with much courage and dignity. Sandra, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Nick and Luke, a loving partner of Alan, a cherished daughter of Betty Jackson and the late Eric, and a treasured sister of the late Chris. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral took place on Tuesday, 23rd August, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, prior to interment in the churchyard. Donations were collected for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.  This announcement should have appeared in last week’s Chronicle but was omitted. The Chronicle apologises unreservedly for this omission and the distress caused. — Editor.
 
WARING (Susan, née Whalley, “Sue”). Peacefully on Friday, 12th August, 2016. Sue, aged 67, and late of Sandbach. Much-loved mum of Michelle and David. Treasured gran of Jasmine, Nicholas and Annalise, and a loving sister of Keith, Stephen and the late Janet. Funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 26th August, at noon, followed by cremation. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Leighton Hospital, Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
Death Notices, 18th August, 2016
 
BANNER. Peacefully on 14th August, 2016, at Prestbury House Care Home, Macclesfield. Keith, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Cynthia. Loving dad of Sharon and Marie, cherished and treasured “Pops” of Jack, Benjamin and Josh, dear brother of Anne, Gordon, Stuart and the late Andrew, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 25th 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 North West Air Ambulance or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BIDDULPH. Peacefully on 5th August, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sheila, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Allan, loving mum of Michael, dear mother-in-law of Carole, cherished gran of Emma and Natalie, and great-gran of Hollie-Grace and Aiden. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 31st August, at 12.15pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BROWN. Peacefully on 13th August, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Frank (retired school caretaker at Havannah and Black Firs schools) aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband for 65 years of June. Loving dad of Linda, dear father-in-law of Peter, cherished granddad of Laura and Rebecca, treasured great-granddad of Freddie, Harry and Esme, dear brother of Wilfred, Grace, Ernest and Eva, and a dear brother-in-law of Bill. Service will take place at Congleton United Reformed Church, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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 or Congleton Carers Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ELKIN (Rosa). Died peacefully at home on 14th August, aged 92. Daughter of the late Harry and Rose Barker, sister to the late Annie, Bill, Sunny, James, Percy and Gwendoline; auntie to Robert, Philip, Joanne, Beryl, Gill and Lorna. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, followed by burial in the churchyard on Thursday, 25th August, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
FITCH (Eva). Peacefully on Thursday, 4th August, 2016, in the care of Heliosa Nursing Home. Eva, aged 89, and late of Congleton. Beloved wife of Les Fitch. Eva’s wishes were to thank everyone who cared for her over the last few years both at home and at Heliosa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Asthma Campaign. Funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 22nd August, at 2.40pm. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 60, The Hill, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
GODFREY (Rev Ian). Peacefully on 7th August, 2015, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. The Rev Ian Godfrey, aged 59, of Goostrey. Vicar of St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, and St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Audrey. Loving dad of Matthew, Christopher and Louise, dear brother of Duncan and brother-in-law of Jane, Marian, Philip, Patrick and Davis. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 26th August, at 2pm, prior to interment in Swettenham 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 Paediatric Diabetes UK Group. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Peter). Peacefully at rest on 9th August, 2016, at MDGH after an illness bravely fought with great courage. Peter, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Edith, loving dad to Michelle, father-in-law to Jason, devoted grandad to Nathan, son of Thomas and Rene, dearest brother of Stanley, Ann, Christine, Carole and Keith, a dear brother-in-law and uncle and a great friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 25th August, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to Diabetes UK. Enquires: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
HOMEWOOD. Peacefully on 7th August, 2016, at home. Frederick “Fred”, aged 77, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rosamund. Loving dad of Clive, Luther and Julie, dear father-in-law of Sian, Louise and David. Cherished “Fry Dad” of Amy, Gareth, Hannah, Ben, Hayley, Natasha, Yelena, Alexandra, Amoret and Arthur, treasured great-granddad of Ellie and a dear brother of David. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 2nd September, for service at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KELLY (Alan). Suddenly on Monday, 8th August, 2016, at his home in Biddulph. Frederick Alan (Alan), aged 74. The devoted husband of Kath, much loved dad of Angela, dear father-in-law to Darren and cherished grandad of Sam, Henry and Archie. Cortege to leave his home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 23rd August, at noon for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
LUNN (Annie “Betty”). At rest on 28th July, 2016, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home. Betty, aged 95. Dearly and much loved wife of the late Alfred, dear mum of Tom and the late Geoffrey, also a very special mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral takes place on Friday, 26th August, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Donations for Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MACINTOSH. Peacefully on 10th August, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Alastair, aged 83, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat. Loving dad of Andrew and Karen, dear father-in-law of Leanne and Mark, cherished granddad of Daniel and Robert, dear brother of Ian, and a dear brother-in-law of Eunice, Stephen and Christine. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 23rd August, at 1.15pm for interment at Congleton Town Cemetery at 1.30pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Alastair’s life at Congleton United Reformed Church 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 Station House. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RADLEY. Peacefully on 12th August, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. George Arthur Hemingway Radley, aged 93, of Somerford Booths. The dear husband of the late Elizabeth. Loving father of Tim and Sue, dear father-in-law of Wendy and Grant, cherished grandpa of Max and Tom, and a dear brother of Meg and the late Prue. A service of thanksgiving for George’s life will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 24th August, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RAF Benevolent Fund or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHURST (Sandra Elizabeth).Peacefully at her home on Friday, 5th August, 2016, after a long illness borne with much courage and dignity. Sandra, aged 57, of Congleton.
The dearly loved mum of Nick and Luke, a loving partner of Alan, a cherished daughter of Betty Jackson and the late Eric and a treasured sister of the late Chris. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. Following a horse drawn cortege, the funeral service will take place at the Parish Church of St Mary, Astbury, on Tuesday, 23rd August, at 11am, prior to interment in St Mary’s Churchyard. Family flowers only by request; if desired, donations may be sent in favour of Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.
 
WRIGHT. Peacefully on 5th August, 2016, at home. Phyllis Gwendoline, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ben Williamson and the late Harold. Loving mum of Diane and Lynn, dear mother-in-law of Neil and Geoffrey, cherished grandma of Becci and Robert, and a treasured great-grandma of Bethan. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 26th August, for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.15am, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 11th August, 2016
 
ALLSOP (David). Suddenly in the Royal Stoke University Hospital on 31st July, 2016. David, aged 70, of Sandbach. Dearly loved partner of Patricia, loving dad of Paul, Beverley, Nick and Dave, grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to stroke unit at Royal Stoke University Hospital (cheques payable to UHNM Charity (Stroke Unit)). Funeral service to take place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th August, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BAILEY (Margaret, Elizabeth). At rest on Friday, 5th August, 2016, at her home at Greenway Bank. Margaret, aged 68. The much loved wife of Robert and a devoted mum of Mark, Richard and Joanne, mother-in-law to Beth, Dawn and Richard and an adored granny to James, Hettie, John, Rosanna, Oliva and Jessica, sister to Robert and a devoted sister-in law, auntie and a very good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 19th August, at 11.45am for service at St Anne’s Church, Brown Edge, at noon, followed by interment at Brown Edge cemetery. Family flowers by request; donations, if desired, to St Anne’s Church or Biddulph In Bloom. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and please meet for the service. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BIDDULPH (Sheila). Peacefully on 5th August, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sheila, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Allan, loving mum of Michael, dear father-in-law of Carole, cherished gran of Emma and Natalie, and great-gran of Hollie-Grace and Aiden. Service to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk
 
BROOKS (Ian Stewart). Peacefully on Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016, in Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ian, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine, loving dad of Nicola and a much-loved son-in-law. Ian will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 19th August, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of Muscular Dystrophy UK or St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853, andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
BROWN (John). Peacefully on 1st August, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 84, of Congleton and formerly of Sandbach Heath. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jean, loving dad of Neil, Desne and Matthew, dear father-in-law of Janice and Anne. Cherished granddad of Ben, Michaela, Gabriella, Phillippa, Jacob, Oscar and Fergus, and a treasured great-granddad of Felix, Piers, Matilda, Amelia and Zachary. Cortege is to leave 32, West Street, Congleton, on Monday, 15th August, at 1.30pm for service and cremation 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 Alzheimer’s Society or Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk
 
COCKITT (Donald Goodwin). Quietly passed away on 2nd August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 80, following a long illness. He was the loving son of the late Charlie and Mary Cockitt. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 15th August, at 11am at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, followed by burial in the churchyard. Floral tributes welcome; donations in Donald’s memory to Barnardo’s. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DENNERLEY (James Joel, “Joe the bricklayer”). Peacefully after a short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 22nd July, 2016. Joe, aged 92, of Biddulph and formerly of Sale, Manchester. Much loved husband of Evelyn, loving father of Philip, Jane and Mark, also a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 17th August, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.15pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ETCHELLS (Neil). Suddenly on Monday, 1st August, 2016. Neil, aged 56, of Harriseahead. Devoted father of Mark and Nicola, dear father-in-law of Kylie, treasured grandad of Jack, Lily and Tommy and much loved friend of Lorraine. Service at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, tomorrow (Friday, 12th August) at noon followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Midlands Air Ambulance. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097
 
GARNER (Kaye neé Joynson). Peacefully in St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Kaye, aged 57, of Winterley. Dearly loved wife of Terry, loving daughter of the late Walter and Muriel Joynson. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Funeral service to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 15th August, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
GUBBINS (Paul Philip). Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, 6th August, aged 66. For details of when the funeral service will take place and for those who will be attending, please contact Paul’s family or the funeral director. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in Paul’s memory to Motor Neurone Disease Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HOLLAND (Phyllis Mary). Peacefully at Turnpike Court Care Home, Sandbach, on 7th August, 2015. Phyllis, aged 85. Dearly loved wife of the late Stewart, loving mum of Michael, Jill and Barbara, mother-in-law to Brigitte and Dave, grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Turnpike Court Comfort Fund (cheques payable to CLS Care Services) and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Service of thanksgiving to be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 19th August, at 11am following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROWBOTHAM (Irene Mavis). Peacefully on 7th August, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Irene Mavis, aged 95, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank. Loving mum of Hazel and Irene, dear mother-in-law of the late John and the late John, cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Wednesday, 17th August, at noon. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk
 
SHERRATT (Donald). At rest on 29th July, 2016, at Stadium Court. Donald, aged 94, of Gillow Heath. The devoted husband of Eva, much loved dad of Beverly, father-in-law of Stephen, loving grandad of Alex and Scott. Donald will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 18th August. Service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.15pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to paramedics or air ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WHITEHURST (Sandra Elizabeth). Peacefully at her home on Friday, 5th August, 2016, after a long illness borne with much courage and dignity. Sandra, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Nick and Luke, a loving partner of Alan, a cherished daughter of Betty Jackson and the late Eric, and a treasured sister of the late Chris. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Astbury, on a date yet to be arranged, prior to interment in St Mary’s Churchyard. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent in favour of Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853, andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 4th August, 2016
 
ATKIN (Allan). Peacefully on 27th July at Cedar Court Nursing Home, Audlem, Allan Keith, aged 65, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Dorothy and the late Bernard; loving brother of Hazel, Christine, Lesley and Susie, and a dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. The funeral service and cremation are at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 11th August, at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to Morris Care (to fund social activities at Cedar Court). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
BEAMON (Janet Marie). Aged 54, and of Alsager, Janet entered into God’s keeping 14th July, unexpectedly while holidaying in Spain. She was the beloved wife of Tom and cherished mum of Charlotte and Phil. Her loss will be profoundly felt. A family committal is at Bradwell Crematorium followed by a service of remembrance and thanksgiving at Alsager United Reformed Church on Friday, 5th August, at 2.45pm. Donations in lieu of flowers would be gratefully accepted for the Colostomy Association and Alsager United Reformed Church (and may be left at the church). Enquiries: Geoff Tudor, Tudor-Davies, The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, 01782 811411 www.tudor-davies.co.uk
 
BOOTH (Herbert, “Ernest”). Sadly passed away on 30th July, 2016, at Clayton Manor Care Home, aged 86. Loving dad to Janet and Carole; father-in-law to Mark; devoted grandad to Vicky, Jo and Dan; great-granddad to Dylan and Dexter, and cousin to David. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Buglawton, Congleton, on Friday, 12th August, at 11am, followed by burial at Congleton Cemetery. Mourners please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations in Ernest’s memory to a local mental health charity. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BOWERS (Ann, née Shelmerdine). Passed away in Leighton Hospital on 24th July surrounded by the love of her family, Ann, aged 68. The dearly loved wife of Peter, a loving and caring mum and grandma. Very sadly missed. The funeral service takes place at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Monday, 8th August, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations to Lymphoma Research Trust. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BROWN (John). Peacefully on 1st August at Macclesfield District General Hospital after a short illness, John, aged 84, of Congleton, and formerly of Sandbach Heath. The dearly loved husband of Jean Brown; loving dad of Neil, Desne and Matthew; dear father-in-law of Jan and Anne, and a much cherished granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Raymond). Suddenly on 31st July at his home, Raymond Harold, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved ad devoted husband of Joan Goodwin; loving dad of Christopher; dear father-in-law of Stephanie; cherished granddad of Tom and Lauren; dear brother of Stuart and brother-in-law of Pat, Margaret, John, John and Jean. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 10th August, at 1.15pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JOB (Sylvia, “Sylv”). Peacefully at rest on 25th July, 2016, at her home in Knypersley, after an illness bravely fought, Sylvia, aged 77. The dearly and much-loved wife of the late Bob; mum of David and Debbie; mother-in-law of Karene and Brian; treasured grandma of Matthew and Ewan; and a very dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and cousin. She will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 11th August, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 3pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if preferred, to Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LUCAS (Audrey). On Tuesday 5th July, died peacefully at Sandy Croft Nursing Home, Blackpool, aged 85. Her funeral took place on 15th July at Park Crematorium, Lytham St Anne’s. Sons Andrew and Mark would like to thank family and friends for all their support at this sad time. Especially family from Stoke-on-Trent, mum’s brother Frank, wife Irene, sons David, Ian and daughter Suzanne, sister-in-law Jackie and daughter Karen. Special thanks to Andrew’s wife Joan, Mark’s partner Andy. Sadly missed by granddaughters Heidi, Robyn and great-grandson Leo. Thanks also to Mum’s lifelong friend Doreen. Fond memories of life in Biddulph, with mum Audrey, dad Richard, “Dicky Bud” to his workmates at the Victoria Colliery. Sleep tight, mum. Dad will look after you.
 
MITCHELL (Jean). Of Ruskin Road, Congleton. Sadly passed away on 23rd July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 84. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 9th August, at 2pm at Congleton United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations in Jean’s memory to Cancer Research or The Christie hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 26th July, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, Sarah, aged 31. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Lee Nuttall, of Congleton; cherished and treasured mummy of Alfie and Honey May; much loved daughter of Edward and Jill Candlish; sister of Diane and Suzanne; dear daughter-in-law of Helen and Paul, and loving aunty to Connor, Bailey, Taylor and GraceLily. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 9th August, at 12.05pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, 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 Macmillan Nurses or Women Versus Cancer. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STANWAY (Ernest). Peacefully on 30th July at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, Ernest, aged 91. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 65 years to Gwyneth “Gwen” Stanway, of Buglawton. Loving dad of Glyn; cherished granddad of Simon and Laura, and treasured great-granddad of Neave and William. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 8th August, at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 28th  July, 2016
 
BAMFORD (Jessica). Aged 88, passed away peacefully on 19th July. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral takes place next Friday (5th August) with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. No flowers requested. Donations to Dementia UK and Save The Children. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
COVER (Valerie Jean). Peacefully at rest on 22nd July, following an illness endured with the greatest courage and dignity, Valerie, aged 81. The dearly loved wife of Reg; loving mother of Martin and Stuart; treasured mother-in-law of Deborah and Sharon, and cherished nana of Alexander, Nicholas, Bronwyn and Ewan. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd August, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations to East Cheshire Hospice much appreciated. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CRIMES (Dorothy). On 22nd July, peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, and formerly of Goostrey, Dorothy, aged 90. The dearly loved wife of the late Stanley; loving mother of Maureen, Elaine and Hilary; mother-in-law of Ken, Roy and Peter; a devoted gran and great-gran, and sister of Violet. A service of thanksgiving will be held in Knutsford Methodist Church on Tuesday, 2nd August, at noon. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for Knutsford Methodist Church, may be sent to the funeral directors. Enquiries: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.
 
HOWARTH (Barbara). Passed away peacefully on 24th July, 2016, at Leighton Hospital, aged 86. The much loved wife of the late John Howarth; mother of Diane and Jill; grandmother and great-grandmother, and mother-in-law to Alison. The funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 5th August at 11.20am. Flowers welcome and donations will be given to a charity of the family’s choice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JAMES (Lillian). At rest after a long and difficult illness on 12th July, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Lillian, aged 85, of Biddulph. Lillian will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 2nd August, at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 10.30am, followed by burial in St Lawrence’s churchyard. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JEFFRIES (Stephanie Elizabeth). The death occurred on 6th July of Mrs Stephanie Elizabeth Jeffries, aged 51, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Jacob and Emily and a dear sister and sister-in-law. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 4th August, 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 Girl Guiding or the Samaritans. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JONES (Mary). Suddenly at Glan Clwyd Hospital on Wednesday, 20th July, 2016. Mary, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Granville; much-loved mother of Olwyn and Glynis; treasured nana of Michelle and Tracy; great-nana to Chloe and Louie. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 3rd August, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
MALLENDER (Tony). Peacefully on Thursday 21st July, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Tony, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Jeanette; a much loved dad of Andy and Liz; a loving father-in-law of Frances, and a devoted granddad of Harry. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the RNLI. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneral services.co.ukwww.andrewsmithfuneral
 
MOORE (David). A member of the North Staffs Railway Study Group, peacefully at rest in the care of his family, at home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 19th July, aged 69. The dearly loved husband of Christine; much loved dad of Louise and Ian; dear father-in-law of David and Tracey; much-loved granddad of James and Haruki, and very dear brother to Sue. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 3rd August, at 1.20pm at Bradwell Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers by request, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NUTTALL (Sarah). Peacefully on 26th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, Sarah, aged 31. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Lee Nuttall, of Congleton. Cherished and treasured mummy of Alfie and Honey May. A much-loved daughter of Eddie and Jill, and sister of Suzanne and Diane. The funeral service is to take place St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PICKEN (Winifred Mary). Peacefully on 20th July at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Winifred Mary, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Frank Picken; loving mum of Jenny, Glenn, Gary and Judith, Amanda and Daz; cherished nan of Robert and Tina, Kelly and Mark, Gemma, Natalie, Josh, Becky and the late Ben; treasured “Granny Winnie” of Katie, Rhys and a dear sister to Frank. The cortege is to leave her daughter Jenny’s home on Wednesday, 3rd August, 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 Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHENTON (Neil John). Peacefully on 20th July at East Cheshire Hospice, Neil John, aged 73, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pam; loving brother of Kenneth, and a dear brother-in-law of Karen, Irene and Alan. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 1st August, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
VALENTINE (Anthony). Peacefully on 21st July at East Cheshire Hospice, Anthony, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret; loving dad of Yvonne, Paul and his partner David; dear father-in-law of Gareth; cherished and treasured granddad of Emma; dear brother of William; brother-in-law of Elizabeth and a dear uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 5th August, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 21st  July, 2016
 
RIGBY. The death occurred on Sunday, 17th July, peacefully in hospital after a short illness, and of Tatton Drive, Sandbach, of Mrs Jean Rigby, aged 90. She was the widow of Mr Charles William Wentworth Rigby. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 25th July at the parish church of St Leonard, Warmingham, followed by interment in the churchyard.
 
BOARDMAN. The death occurred peacefully on Saturday, 16th July in St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, after a long illness borne with bravery and dignity, of Mr Ken Boardman, aged 78, of Sandbach. He was the husband of Mrs Val Boardman. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 27th July.
 
DE VAAL. The death occurred on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Mr John “Andre” de Vaal, aged 74, of Buglawton. He was the husband of Mrs Jean de Vaal. The funeral service and cremation are to take place on Friday, 22nd July at Macclesfield Crematorium. 
 
DALE. The death occurred peacefully on 12th July at Heliosa Nursing Home of Mrs Ada Dale, aged 85, of Buglawton. She was the widow of Mr Stan Dale. The funeral service and cremation are to take place on Tuesday, 26th July at Macclesfield Crematorium. 
 
THORLEY. The death occurred peacefully on 14th July at Heliosa Nursing Home of Mr Frank Thorley, aged 90. He was the widower of Mrs Linda Thorley. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery on a date to be arranged.
 
JEFFRIES. The death occurred on 6th July of Mrs Stephanie Elizabeth Jeffries, aged 51, of Congleton. She was the mum of Jacob and Emily. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery on a date to be arranged. 
 
PHIPPS. The death occurred at home on 7th July of Mrs Freda Phipps, formerly of Mossley, Congleton. She was the wife of Brian. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 26th July at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich.
 
SMITH. The death occurred suddenly on Monday, 11th July, aged 56, of Mr George Smith. A celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, 28th July at Vale Royal Crematorium, Davenham, Northwich, followed by a Blue Rooster tribute at The Market Tavern, 8, The Square, Sandbach.
 
CUNLIFFE. The death occurred peacefully on 6th July of Mr John Edmund Cunliffe, aged 93, of Alsager. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 1st August. 
 
WINDSOR. The death occurred peacefully on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Mrs Kathleen Ann Windsor. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th July. 
 
HANCOCK. The death occurred peacefully on 9th July at East Cheshire Hospice of Mr David John Hancock, aged 67, of Congleton. He was the husband of Mrs Patricia Hancock. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 22nd July at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield. 
 
LAMPARD. The death occurred peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 17th July, of Mrs Dorothy Lampard, aged 86, of Sandbach Heath. She was the wife of Mr Gordon Lampard. The funeral service will be at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 28th July.
 
McCLELLAN. The death occurred peacefully at his home in Biddulph, on 12th July, surrounded by his family, of Mr Bryan Malcolm McClellan, aged 59. He was the husband of Mrs Linda McClellan. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 25th July for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.
 
Death Notices, 14th July, 2016
 
CARBUTT. Peacefully on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ronald Edward “Eddie,” aged 79 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carol Carbutt of Blackden; loving dad of Janet and Linda; dear father-in-law of Neil; cherished granddad of Daniel, Jack, Tom, Matt, Mary and James; treasured great granddad of Josh; a dear brother and brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 18th July, at 10.45am for a service at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, at 11am prior to cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLARK (Rhoda, “Betty”). Died peacefully on 8th July, a much loved mum and grandma who will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. A private committal will take place prior to a service of thanksgiving on Thursday, 21st July, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.15pm. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Astbury Church. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CORLETT (Geoff). It is with great loss and sadness that his family announce that Geoff, aged 79 years, passed away at home in Sandbach. A devoted husband to Margaret; loving father to Mike and Sarah; proud granddad to Thomas, and much loved uncle to Joanne, Judith and Rachel. The service will take place today (Thursday, 14th July) at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762230
DAVENPORT (Sheila). Passed away peacefully at home on 10th July aged 84 years. The beloved wife of the late Philip, and loving mother of Ian and Susan. Sheila will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Family flowers only; donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
DAVENPORT (Sheila). Passed away peacefully at home on 10th July aged 84 years. The beloved wife of the late Philip, and loving mother of Ian and Susan. Sheila will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Family flowers only; donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
DE VAAL (John, “Andre”). Peacefully on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John “Andre”, aged 74 years of Buglawton. The dearly loved husband of Jean de Vaal; loving dad of Anndrea, Pierre, Deborah and Susan; and a dear father-in-law, granddad and great granddad. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 22nd July, 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 Croft Ward, cheques payable to CWP Charitable Fund for use on Croft Ward. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
HANCOCK (David John). Peacefully on 9th July at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, David John, aged 67 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Patricia Hancock of Congleton; much loved dad of Keely; dear father-in-law of Paul and a much cherished granddad of James and Callum. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 22nd July, at 1.35pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
HANCOCK. Peacefully on 3rd July at her home, Edith, aged 82 years. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Kenneth Hancock; loving and devoted mum of Julie; a dear mother-in-law of Adrian; grandma of Sam and Jake; sister of May and Betty; sister-in-law to Jean; and a loving auntie and friend. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 19th July, at 10.40am followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MCDONOUGH (Dorothy Edna). Peacefully on 4th July at her home, Dorothy Edna, aged 87 years. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Bernard McDonough of Biddulph Park. Loving and devoted mum of Janet and dear mother-in-law of Tim. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 20th July at 12.35pm for a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm followed by a service of thanksgiving for her life at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2.15pm. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Parkinson’s Society. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at either the crematorium or church. Donations and enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
REYNOLDS (Louie). At peace on 5th July at Royal Stoke University Hospital Alice Louisa (“Louie”), aged 93 years, of Knypersley, and formerly of Brown Lees. The dearly loved wife of the late Cyril Reynolds; loving mum of Brian, Kevin and the late Michael; a very dear mother-in-law of Louise, Beverley and the late Hazel; treasured nana of Samantha, Heather, Paul, Darren and his wife Angela, and a devoted great nana of Samuel, Henry and Archie. The cortege is to leave her home tomorrow, (Friday, 15th July) at 1.45pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, donations if desired to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
Death Notices, 7th July, 2016
 
BAILEY (John). Suddenly on 27th June, 2016, at home. John, aged 76, of Brown Lees and formerly of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret, treasured and loving dad of David and Susan, dear father-in-law of Kathy and Marcus, cherished and loving grandad of Andrew, Sophie, Jack and Joseph. Dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. John will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 14th July, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church at 11am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOND (George Roy). Peacefully on 25th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, George Roy, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Nellie; loving dad of Alison and David; dear father-in-law of Joanne; cherished and treasured granddad of Hayley and Daniel, and a dear brother of Joan, Eric, Malcolm, the late Alan, the late Jimmy, the late Rita and the late John. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 13th July, 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOULTON (Eric Cecil). Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Royal Stoke University Hospital, on 26th June. Eric Cecil, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 52 years of Jennifer; loving dad of Susan and Lisa; dear father-in-law of David; cherished and treasured granddad of Jasmin, Billy and Darcey, and a dear brother of John. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 15th July), 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. 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
 
BURT (Jean Margaret). Passed away peacefully on 29th June, 2016, at Heliosa Nursing Home,
aged 85. Loving and devoted wife of David, mother of John and Steven, mother-in-law of Glen and Fliss, nana of Amanda, Andrew and Rachel, great-grandma of Laura, Ellie, Drew, Scarlett, Mollie and Olivia. Loving sister of Ray and sister-in-law of Joan. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 13th July, service at St John's Church, Buglawton, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please by own request. Donations in Jean's memory to Alzheimer's Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DRAISEY (Joan). Passed away peacefully on 14th June at Springbank Nursing Home, aged 92. The loving and much-loved wife of the late William Anthony Draisey, and member of a wider family. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 7th July, at 11.30am, followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Joan’s favourite charities. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LEAKE (Jeffrey, P and L Motors). Passed away after a short illness on 18th June at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Jeff, aged 74, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Mavis, and precious dad of Wayne and Darrell. Jeff will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral took place on Monday, 4th July, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Donations were collected for Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NICHOLLS (Derek). Peacefully after a short illness on 1st July in Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor. Derek, aged 83, of Elworth, Sandbach. The funeral takes place on Friday, 15th July, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, near Northwich. A donation may be made, if desired, to Broadgreen Hospital or The Christie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
RYAN (Denis William). Peacefully on 24th June at Spring Bank Nursing Home, Denis William, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Doreen Ryan; loving dad of Michael and Andrew, and a dear father-in-law of Yvonne and Lynne. The funeral service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 14th July, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WOODWARD (Tom). Suddenly on 27th June, aged 25. The treasured and much-loved son of Beth Peacock and Allan Woodward. Sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 12th July, with a service and interment at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 2pm. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
Death Notices, 30th June, 2016
 
BAILEY. Peacefully on 21st June, 2016, at home. Brian, aged 55, of Alsager. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Gwen. Loving dad of Victoria, Shane, Lisa, James and Louise, cherished granddad of Jordan, Dina, Amir, Athea, Lia, Olivia, Isabel, Jasmin, Tiana and Melody, dearly loved son of Beryl and a dear brother of the late David. Cortege is to leave his mum’s home on Tuesday, 5th July, at 10.10am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am, 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. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BARBER (Peter). Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, 19th June, 2016, aged 76. Much-loved husband of the late Sylvia, loving dad of Clair and Nick, treasured granddad of Lucie and Ellie, and father-in-law of Dave. Funeral service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 5th July, at 10.45am, followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Peter to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 01782 513210.
 
BOWLER. Peacefully on 19th June, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Arthur, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Alma Bowler. Loving dad of Alan, Neil and Ann and a dear father-in-law of Chris. Service and cremation take place on Monday, 4th July, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPESTICK (Linda). Passed away suddenly on 17th June, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Linda, aged 62. The loving mother of Phil, Claire and Bob, and a devoted nanny of Evie, Caitlin and Pippa. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 6th July, at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2pm, followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Schools for Gambia. Please wear bright colours. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
EATON. Peacefully on 21st June, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Jean, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Michael. Loving mum of Carole and Patrick, dear mother-in-law of David and Sian, cherished grandmother of Kerys, Joe and Rhys, dear cousin of Allan and a dear sister-in-law of Margaret and Christine. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 8th July, at 12.30pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEESE (Brenda). Suddenly on 20th June, 2016, at RSUH. Brenda, aged 75, of Biddulph and formerly of Ball Green. The dearly loved wife of John, loving mum of Janet, John, Andrew, Ann, Susan, Dianne, Pat and Paul, a very dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-nana, dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th July, at 11am. Close relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SNAPE (Howard). Bravely at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 19th June. Howard, aged 81, of Sandbach and formerly of Rode Heath. The dearly beloved husband of Pat. Much-loved father of Paula and Stephanie, Grampy to Molly and loved brother to Derek. “He was the best of men”. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 5th July, at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 11.30am. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
 
WINTERTON-BROCKLEHURST (Sue). Tragically on 10th June, 2016. Susan Jane, aged 50, of Bosley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mick Allen. Loving mum of Paul “Ollie”, and Luke, cherished daughter of Jean and Philip and step-daughter of Mae. Loving sister of Julia, Neil and Daniel, and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege is to leave her dad’s home on Thursday, 7th July, at 11.45am for service at Key Green Chapel at 12.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WOLF. Peacefully on 21st June, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Keith Cornelius, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jean. Loving dad of Tracy and Amanda, dear father-in-law of Paul. Cherished granddad of Sammy, Chloe and Josh, treasured great-granddad of Charlie and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 6th July, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and 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
 
Death Notices, 23rd June, 2016
 
BOON (Winston). At rest on 7th June at his home in Biddulph, after fighting a long battle against motor neurone disease, Winston aged 73 years. The dearly and much loved husband of Wendy; treasured dad of Wayne, Karl and their partners Lynda and Alex; special granddad of Laura, Nathan and Danny, and a very dear, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 27th June, with a service at Key Green Methodist Church at 11.45am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends and relatives wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Small sprays of flowers welcome or, if desired, donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOWLER (Arthur). Peacefully on 19th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Arthur, aged 83 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Alma Bowler; loving dad of Alan, Neil and Ann, and a dear father-in-law of Chris. The service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COOK. Peacefully on 5th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Marian, aged 84 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Reginald Cook; loving mum of Steven, Julie and Debbie; dear mother-in-law of Moyra and a cherished and treasured nan and great nan. The cortege is to leave her daughter Julie’s home on Friday, 8th July, 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 the Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
COPELAND (Janice Sandra). Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, 7th June, at Ernvale Nursing Home, Cheddleton, Janice, aged 77 years, of Biddulph. The loving wife of Cyril, dear mum of Martin and a treasured sister, aunt and great aunt. Janice will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 30th June, at 11.15am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at church. No flowers by request; if desired donations may be made to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Janice. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HENDERSON. Peacefully on 17th June at home, Neil, aged 79 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Maureen; loving dad of Blair; cherished grandpa of Rafe, and a dear brother of Gay and the late Susan. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 1st July, at 1.20pm for committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Neil’s life at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 3pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KENNERLEY. Peacefully on 9th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Betty, aged 89 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Alfred Roy Kennerley; loving mum of Margaret; dear mother-in-law of George; cherished nan of Nicole, Gary and Simon, and a treasured great gran of Samuel, Imogen and Annie. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 30th June, at 10.15am for a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 10.30am prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. At the family’s request, ladies are invited to wear bright colours and men to wear bright ties. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Cancer Research UK or the MS Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOGFORD (Katherine, “Kitty”). Peacefully on 10th June at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Kitty, aged 98 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved widow of Ken; treasured mum of Kenneth, David, Margaret and the late William; and a dear mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service is to take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Monday, 4th July, at 2.30pm followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. Would all relatives and friends please meet at St John’s Church. Flowers welcome or, if preferred, a donation may be made to Biddulph In Bloom in memory of Kitty. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
RIDINGS (Hilda Vera, née Edwards). On 18th June, peacefully in her sleep at home, of Sandbach and formerly Holmes Chapel and Salford, Hilda, aged 60 years. The devoted wife of Les, much loved mother of Gareth and Catherine and a sadly missed nana of George, Max, Ben and Sam. The funeral service and committal are at Agecroft Crematorium, Salford, on Tuesday, 28th June, at 3pm. Family flowers only please, donations if wished for Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: George Bell Funeral Service, 49 Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, 01606 42534.
 
SMITH (Melvyn Barry). Peacefully at home in Sandbach, surrounded by his family, on 19th June, Barry, aged 77 years. The dearly loved husband of Christine; loving dad of Andrew, Paul, Joanne and Robert; treasured granddad of Lydia, Laura and Becky; and brother to Keith, Terry and the late Roy. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Barry’s favourite charities (Sandbach Animal Rescue and Alsager Animal’s in Need). The funeral service is at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 30th June, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
STEPHENSON (Ivy Mary). Mrs Ivy Mary Stephenson passed away peacefully on 10th June, aged 86 years, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Mr Eric Bainbridge Stephenson, and mother to Michael, Jayne and Christopher. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 29th June, at 3.20pm. Friends and family wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Ivy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
TAMKIN (Daphne Jane). On 15th June, in hospital and of Sandbach and formerly of Pevington Farm, Egerton, Kent, Daphne, aged 89 years. The dear wife of the late Bill Tamkin and much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The funeral service is at Vale Royal Crematorium on Thursday, 30th June, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations if wished for Dementia UK. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.
 
WINTERTON-BROCKLE-HURST (Susan). Tragically, on 10th June, Susan Jane, aged 50 years, of Bosley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mick Allen; loving mum of Paul “Ollie”, and Luke; cherished daughter of Jean and Philip and step daughter of Mae; loving sister of Julia, Neil and Daniel, and a dear sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her dad’s home on Thursday, 7th July, at noon for a service at Key Green Chapel at 12.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 16th June, 2016
 
BARKER (Hilary). Peacefully in The Christie Hospital on Monday, 13th June, 2016. Hilary, aged 52, of Haslington. Dearly loved mum of Kirsty, loving daughter of Frances and the late Harry, treasured sister of John. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Service of Thanksgiving at Wheelock Methodist Church on Friday, 1st July, at 1.30pm. It is at Hilary’s request that bright clothes be worn. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRITTAIN (Annie Marie). Sadly passed away on Wednesday, 1st June, 2016, aged 83. Devoted wife and best friend of the late Eric, loving mum of Jeff, Beverley and Alison, a very dear mother-in-law of Joan, David and Ian, much-loved momma of Jenny, Kate, Phoebe, Jacob and Lydia, a dear sister-in-law, auntie and good friend. Funeral service to take place today (Thursday, 16th June) at 11am at Biddulph Methodist Church, followed by burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. The family have requested that all mourners wear bright-coloured clothing. Flowers welcome (cut flowers only) or donations, if desired, in memory of Marie to First Responders. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BULLOCK (Christine). It is with great loss and sadness that her family announces that Christine, aged 76, passed away on 11th June, 2016. The dearly loved wife of the late John. Much loved mum of Mark and Jane, dear mother-in-law to Sue and Ian, proud granny of John, Winnie, Sarah and Flo. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 23rd June, at 11.30am at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Asthma UK, British Heart Foundation or North Rode PCC. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
DAAMS (Margaret, formerly Shone, née Barnett). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 5th June, 2016, in the presence of her loving family. Margaret, aged 87, of Scholar Green, formerly of Tunstall. Beloved sister of Norman, much loved aunt of Michael, Loraine and Margaret, and a loving stepmother of Susan and Jane. Margaret will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 21st June, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
DUFF (Gillian Maud “Gill”). On 10th June, 2016, peacefully at Mount Pleasant Nursing Home and of Holmes Chapel and formerly Goostrey. Gill, aged 80, the much loved wife of Roy, mum of Mark and Alison, mother-in-law of Kim and Brian, and grandma of William, Danni and Dougie. Family flowers only please; donations, if wished, for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice where Gill worked for several years. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.
 
GOESTEN (Adrianus “Adrian”). At rest on Thursday, 9th June, at East Cheshire Hospice. Adrianus, “Adrian”, aged 73, of Congleton. The devoted husband of Eileen, much loved and loving dad of Louisa, dear father-in-law of Stuart, a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle who will be sadly missed. Funeral Wednesday, 22nd June. Service and cremation at Macclesfield crematorium at 10am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21, Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk
 
HILTON (Kenneth William). Kenneth, of Weymek Pottery and Rose of England China. At rest on Saturday, 4th June, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 86. The much loved husband of Alice, loving dad of Ian and Christopher, treasured grandad of Claire, Adrian, Richard and Becky, great-grandad of Brooke, Ethan and Evie, father-in-law of Sarah (Sandra) and Gwenda. Funeral service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 20th June, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JONES (Maureen née Cartlidge). At peace on Saturday, 11th June, 2016, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Maureen, aged 80, of Biddulph and formerly of Fegg Hayes. The dearly loved wife of Colin Jones, loving mum of Andrew, Michael and Annette, very dear mother-in-law of Robert and Lesley, treasured nan of Becky, Matthew, Chloe, Josh and Chloe, devoted great-nan of Sophia, dearest sister-in-law of Brian and Maureen Jones and Brian Smith, and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home in Biddulph on Friday, 24th June, at 12.40pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.15pm. 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
LIVESLEY (Roger). Peacefully on 11th June, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Roger, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carolyn, loving dad of Andrew and Jonathan, and a very dear father-in-law to Treena. Roger will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 29th June, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, followed by private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
LOACH (Kathleen Agnes). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 6th June, 2016, at Leighton Hospital, aged 80. Much loved wife of the late Clive, loving mum of Sue, Marie, Andrew, Elaine, Robert and David. Treasured nana to Catherine, David, Hollie, Jodie, Alex, Jessica, Sharn, Kerris, Briony and Tonisha, devoted great-nana of Isla, Jessica, Xavier, Ava and Kacee, dear mother-in-law of George, Simon, Heather, Jim, Linda and Dawn. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 24th June, at 10.30am at St Gabriel’s RC Church, Alsager. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses at Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MACCREATH. Peacefully on 4th June, 2016, at Lawton Manor Care Home, Alsager. Margaret, aged 93. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James MacCreath. Loving mum of Barry, Stuart and Richard, dear mother-in-law of Anne, Sandra and Lyn, cherished nanny of Laura, Ben, Rebecca, Adam, James, Sophie and Cai, and a treasured “little nanny” of Olivia, Poppy, Harriet and Evelyn. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 27th June, at 10.15am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI (cheques made payable to Moelfre Lifeboat Station). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHEMWELL (William “Bill”). At rest on 8th June, 2016, at his home in Knypersley. Bill, aged 77. The dearly and much loved husband of Annie, beloved father of Melvin, Teresa, Kay, father-in-law of Deborah, Michael and Robert, a loving grandad and great-grandad, a dear brother of Richard and a special uncle and good friend to many. Bill will also be very sadly missed by his dog, Charlie. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 22nd June, at 1pm at Biddulph Methodist Church followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request, but if preferred donations may be made to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 513210.
 
SMALLWOOD (Vera May). Peacefully on 8th June in Leighton Hospital, Aunty May (Vera May Smallwood) aged 95, formerly of Sandbach Heath, a much loved aunty to Matthew and Lisa and Amanda and Mike, great-aunt to Max, Archie, Harvey and Luke. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 30th June, at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of May will be gratefully received for the RSPCA. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.
 
SMITH (William Roy). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 9th June, 2016. Roy, aged 81, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved husband of Jean, loving dad of Steven and Michael, treasured grandad of Lucy, Sophie and Annie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Macmillan Cancer Unit, Leighton Hospital. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Friday, 17th June, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
Death Notices, 9th June, 2016
 
BUXTON. Peacefully on 27th May, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Peter, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila Buxton. Loving dad of Cyril and Trevor, loving father-in-law of Val and Denise, cherished granddad of Robert and Helen, treasured great-granddad of Luca and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 15th June, at 10.10am for service and interment at the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GORDON. Peacefully on 28th May, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Margaret Mary “Peggy”, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Kenneth Gordon. Loving mum of the late John and the late Wendy, dear mother-in-law of Theresa, cherished granny of Alexander. Peggy leaves her loving family in southern Ireland, a dear sister of Thomas and the late Carmel and sister-in-law of Betty and the late Joe, and a loving aunt of Yvonne, Denise, Caroline, Paul and Thomas. Service takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 14th June, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Whitegate, Northwich, at 12.15pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HILTON (Kenneth William). Of Troughstones Farm, Biddulph Park, Weymeck Pottery and Rose of England China. At rest on Saturday, 4th June, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 86. Much loved husband of Alice, loving dad of Ian and Christopher, treasured grandad of Claire, Adrian, Evie, father-in-law of Sarah and Glenda. Funeral service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 20th June, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01782 513210.
 
KNOWLES. Peacefully on 27th May, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Maureen, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Vic. Loving mum of Helen, dear mother-in-law of Anthony, dearly loved sister of Keith, John, Carol, Paul and Pat, and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 16th June, 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
 
PICKERING. The death occurred peacefully on 26th May, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Winifred Blanche Pickering, aged 96, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved mum of Gerald and Diane. Dear mother-in-law to David and Gerald’s partner Diane, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Karen and the late Jonathon. Cortege leaves her daughter Diane’s home on Wednesday, 15th June, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SCHOFIELD (Patricia). Of Goostrey, died peacefully on 4th June, 2016, aged 79. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James Schofield. Loving mum of Anne, Andrew, Robin and the late Janet, dear mother-in-law of Stuart, Tricia and Donna, and a cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Service and interment take place at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 17th June, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Friends of Rosie — Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TAYLOR. Peacefully on 30th May, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Roy, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Flora and a much-loved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 17th June, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
YATES (Lilian née Clarke). Passed away peacefully at home in Congleton on 30th May, 2016. Devoted wife to the late Mr James Yates. Loving mother to Linda and the late Carol. Mother-in-law to Paul, treasured nan to Mark, Darren, Damon and Joanne; great-nan to eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, Congleton, tomorrow (Friday, 10th June) at 2pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298825.
 
Death Notices, 2nd June, 2016
BOOTH. Peacefully on 19th May at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Jean Mary, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Dereck Booth; loving mum of Martyn and Andrew; dear mother-in-law of Debbie and Jill; cherished and treasured nana of Samantha, Katie and Michael; dear sister of Josh and partner Anne, and sister-in-law of Colin, Celia and Ann. The cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 9th June, at 10.40am for a service and cremation at Bradwell 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CRIMES (Florence, “Flo”). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 27th May, Flo, aged 87, of Wheelock. The dearly loved wife of the late Roy; loving mum of Pam, Carol, Jill, Mike and Dawn, and a gran and great-gran. Flowers or donations to Christ Church, Wheelock. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Wednesday, 8th June, at 3pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
GROVES (George Stanley). Peacefully in St Stephen’s Care Home on Wednesday, 25th May, George, aged 71, of Brereton. The dearly loved husband of Thirza. The funeral service is at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 13th June, at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Unit, Leighton Hospital or St Stephen’s comfort fund. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HAYDON (Doris). At rest on Thursday, 19th May, at her home in Biddulph, Doris, aged 89. The much-loved wife of the late Thomas; a loving sister of Eileen and the late Glyn and Joan; a dear aunt of Michael and the late David; and a treasured great-aunt of Emily, Evie and Tom. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 13th June, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.30pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, however donations may be made to Biddulph In Bloom in memory of Doris. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JARVIS (Julie, née Holdcroft). It is with great loss and sadness that her family announce that Julie, aged 55, passed away on 19th May at North Manchester Hospital. Formerly of Biddulph, she was the loving daughter of Jean and the late George Holdcroft, and devoted wife to Paul. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Enquiries: Lilleywhite Funeral Services, Kenyon House, 301, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, 0161 7732749.
 
KNOWLES. Peacefully on 27th May at East Cheshire Hospice, Maureen, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Vic; loving mum of Helen; dear mother-in-law of Anthony; dearly loved sister of Keith, John, Carol, Paul and Pat, and a dear sister-in-law. The cortege leaves her home at 11.25am on Thursday, 16th June, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. At the family’s request no mourning attire to be worn. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MATTHIAS (Iris). Peacefully passed away on Saturday 21st May, at Heliosa Nursing home, Congleton, Iris, aged 89. The much-loved wife of the late Terrence Joseph Matthias; devoted mum and best friend of Pauline; treasured “Nanan” of Anthony and Andrew; “great-Nanan” of Brandon and Tia, and loving mother-in-law of Tony. The funeral takes place on Friday, 3rd June, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 3.30pm, prior to interment at the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PAGE. Peacefully on 22nd May at East Cheshire Hospice, John Howard, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Louise Page; loving dad of Amy; son of the late Gene and the late Norma; brother of Paul and Mark; brother-in-law of Andrew; son-in-law of Kathleen, and a loving and cherished uncle. The cortege leaves his home at 1.45pm on Monday, 6th June, for a service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ROBERTS. Peacefully on 21st May at Leighton Hospital Crewe, Mary Margaret, aged 93, of Crewe, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late George Roberts and a loving mum of the late Michael Roy Roberts. The funeral service and cremation take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 6th June, at 10.40am. 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
 
RUTHERFORD (Michael). Peacefully passed away on Saturday, 21st May, at Bradwell Court Residential Care Home. The devoted husband of the late Mrs Annett Rutherford; loving father of Nicholas, Jenny and Andrew; father-in-law of Chris and Vicky; brother of John and proud granddad of Luke, Hannah, Emily, Katie and Sophie. The funeral takes place on Monday, 6th June, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only by request please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SUTTON (Gladys). Peacefully on 22nd May at Stepping Hill Hospital. Gladys, aged 87, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Sutton; loving mum of Dianne, Barbara, Carolyn and Keith; dear mother-in-law of Timothy and the late Graham and a cherished and treasured granny and great-granny. The cortege leaves her home on Friday, 3rd June, at 12.45pm, for a service of committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm, followed by a service of thanksgiving for Gladys’s life at Wellspring Methodist Church, Congleton, at 2.15pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Crossroads Care (please make cheques payable to Crossroads Care CMM Ltd) Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
Death Notices, 26th May, 2016
BENEY (Dorothy, née Duncan). Aged 96, died peacefully on Saturday, 14th May. Much loved by all. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 2nd June, at 2pm. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.
 
BOOTH (Jean, née Hilton). Peacefully on 19th May at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Jean Mary, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Derek Booth; loving mum of Martyn and Andrew; dear mother-in-law of Debbie and Jill; cherished and treasured nana of Samantha, Katie and Michael; dear sister of John and partner Ann, and sister-in-law of Colin, Celia and Ann. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 9th June, at 10.35am for a service and cremation at Bradwell 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODE (Dorothy). On Friday 13th May, 2016, in her sleep in hospital and of Crewe Road, Wheelock, Dorothy, aged 87. The beloved wife of the late George Henry Goode and a much loved sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service takes place tomorrow (Friday, 27th May), with a service at Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11.30am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.
 
GOOSTREY (Isabelle Marion). Peacefully in Clayton Manor Care Home, Congleton, on 21st May, Isabelle, aged 84, formerly of Cranage. The dearly loved wife of the late Ronald; loving mum of Ann, Kathleen, Audrey, Carole and Ken; treasured gran of Tor, Tom, Ben and Harry. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. The funeral service takes place at St John the Evangelist Church, Byley, on Monday, 6th June, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
HILTON (Win, née Moss). Peacefully on 18th May at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Winifred “Win” Maria, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Kim, Andrew and Ian; dear mother-in-law of Paul; cherished nana of Lee, Jayne, Amy, John, Marc, Megan, Carol, Adam, Amy and Joanne; treasured great-nana of Tallulah, Lawrence, Timothy and Sebastian; dear sister of Jack, sister-in-law of Joan and Gillian and a dear friend of Kath. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 2nd June, at 12.45pm, for a service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes Society or cardiology department, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JACKSON (Dorothy). Peacefully on 17th May at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Dorothy, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Margaret, Peter and the late David; dear mother-in-law of Karl and Anthea, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Sharron. The cortege is to leave her son Peter’s home on Thursday, 2nd June, at 9.15am 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 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE (Les). Peacefully at his home on 12th May, Leslie (“Les”), husband of Claire, father of Emma, Nikki and Scott and a much-loved granddad of Ethan and Jessie. Family are warmly invited to join us at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 31st May, at 10.40am. We would like to welcome all friends, fellow sportsmen and cricketers to a celebration of Les’s life at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.45am and afterwards at Knypersley Cricket Club. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Knypersley Cricket Club. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MITCHELL (Arnold). Peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield, on Friday, 20th May, Arnold, aged 86, of Gawsworth. Dearly loved husband of Eva; loving dad of Elaine, Pamela, Audrey and Tony, and father-in-law, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice and Macmillan Nurses. The funeral service takes place at St James the Great Church, Gawsworth, on Thursday, 2nd June, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MOSELEY (John). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 19th May, John, aged 93, of Oakhanger and formerly of Siddington. The dearly loved husband of the late Norma; loving dad of Helen, Anne, Robert, James and Sarah; father-in-law to Robert, and a grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. The funeral service takes place at Christ Church, Alsager, on Tuesday, 7th June, at 12.15pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PAGE (John). Peacefully on 22nd May at East Cheshire Hospice, John Howard, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Louise Page; loving dad of Amy; son of the late Gene and the late Norma; brother of Paul and Mark; brother-in-law of Andrew; son-in-law of Kathleen, and a loving and cherished uncle. The service and interment will take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on a date and time 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
 
RHODES (Cyril). Suddenly on 10th May at his home, Cyril, aged 75, of Biddulph. The beloved husband of Maureen; a treasured dad of Dawn and Tracey; a dear father-in-law of Mark and Adrian, and a very special grandad of Hannah, Jake, Joel and Isaac. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 8th June, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.15pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, however donations may be made in memory of Cyril to Cry (Cardiac Risk in the Young) or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ROBERTS. Elizabeth Mary (Betty, née Stanner). At peace on Friday, 20th May, 2016, at RSUH. Elizabeth Mary (Betty) aged 81, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and loving partner of John, much-loved mum of Carol and Rob, Neil and Dawn, Jonathon and Jo, cherished mama of Chris and Katy, Katy and Rich, Lee, Robert and Nicci, Daniel, Lliam, Nathan, Sophie, James, Caleb, Jordan, Jake and Josh, devoted and loved great-grandma of Madison, Callum, Sienna, Jenson, Maddox and Ruby, dearly loved and respected by John’s children and families, and a dear friend of Pam. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 3rd June, at 1.15pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm 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 by request; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SKEET (Charles Frederick). Passed away peacefully at home on 14th May, aged 80, in the loving care of his family following a recent deterioration in his health. The loving husband of Rita; dad of Julie and Duncan, father-in-law of Andy and Spot, and granddad of Emma, Kaspar, and Lu. The funeral service takes place tomorrow (Friday, 27th May) at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, at 1pm, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Palliative Care Nurses Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SUTTON (Gladys). Peacefully on 22nd May at Stepping Hill Hospital, Gladys, aged 87, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Sutton; loving mum of Dianne, Barbara, Carolyn and Keith; dear mother-in-law of Timothy and the late Graham, and a cherished and treasured granny and great-granny. A service of committal is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium followed by a service of thanksgiving at Wellspring Methodist Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
Death Notices, 19th May, 2016
 
BROWN (Derick). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 8th May, while at Hilltop Manor Care Home, Tunstall. Derick, aged 86, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved widower of Marion; loving dad of Kevin; devoted father-in-law of Jennifer, and a precious granddad of Robert and Phillip. Derick will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 26th May, at 11.20am. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Sneyd Stroke Rehabilitation Ward, Haywood Hospital. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
JONES (Lilian). Peacefully on 1st May at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Lilian, aged 86, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Thomas Jones; loving mum of Stephen; dear friend to Stephen’s partner Cindy; loving sister of Marion, Margaret, the late George and the late Florence, and a dear auntie of David, Julie, Neil, Tim, Mark, Matthew, Adam, Simon, Christine, Margaret and Susan. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 25th May, at 12.15pm for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE (Leslie). Peacefully on 12th May at his home, Leslie (“Les”) aged 68, of Mow Cop. The service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date and time to be arranged. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MACHIN (Joan). Passed away peacefully on 9th May, aged 84. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and many friends. Enquiries: Robert Nicholls Funeral Directors, Stafford, 01785 253683.
 
POTTS (Eric Wilfred). Peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice on 11th May. Eric, aged 85, of Moreton, and formerly of Lime Kiln Farm, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or St Mary’s Church, Astbury. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, tomorrow (Friday, 20th May), at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager, Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SALT (Bernard). Peacefully passed away on 11th May at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Bernard, aged 65. The much-loved brother of David and the late John; and loving cousin of Jennifer, Stephen, Barbara, Julie, Betty, Vickie Elsie, Kenneth, Michael and the late Sandra. Bernard will be sadly missed by good friends Tadge, Tommy and Matt. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 24th May, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10am, prior to interment in the town burial ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SANDERS (Cynthia). Peacefully on 9th May at Resthaven Nursing Home, Stroud, Cynthia Mary, aged 86, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved sister of Jill, the late Diana and the late Peter, and a loving aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. The funeral service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 24th May, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 12th May, 2016
 
BARBER (Sylvia). Passed away peacefully at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home on Thursday, 5th May, 2016, aged 77. Much loved wife of Peter, loving mum of Clair and Nick, treasured grandma of Lucie and Ellie, and mum-in-law of Dave. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 23rd May, at 2.15pm, followed by a committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BAYLEY (Audrey). Peacefully on 1st May, 2016, at The Laurels Nursing Home. Audrey Irene, aged 81. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Gordon Bayley and a dear sister-in-law of John and Audrey. Service and cremation take place at Crewe crematorium on Monday, 16th May, at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Laurels Residents’ comfort fund or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BEAVAN (Alfred). Peacefully at the Meadows Nursing Home, Dornoch, on 2nd May, 2016. Alf, aged 78, formerly of Elton Lane, Winterley. Beloved husband of the late Penny, much-loved dad of Julie, dear father-in-law of Paul, loving grandad to Ellie, Riley and Ollie. Funeral service on Friday, 13th May, at 2pm at Inverness Crematorium. Enquiries: John Fraser and Son, 01349 808666.
 
CHADDOCK (Lily). Peacefully after a long illness on 27th April, 2016, aged 86, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert (Bob), much loved and adored mum of Christine, loving mother-in-law of Kenneth, dear “Nanna Bob” of Christopher and Helen, Sharon and Richard, and a much loved great-nan of Holly, Robin and Lily. Lily will be sadly missed by all her loving family, friends and neighbours. Funeral service to take place on 16th May, at 11.30am at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, followed by burial. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request. However donations in memory of Lily can be made to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DIXON (Arthur). Died peacefully on 5th May, 2016, at Astbury Mere Nursing Home. Arthur, aged 88. Service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 17th May, at 11.20am. Family Flowers only by request; any donations to British Heart Foundation. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DUTTON (Edith Mary). Suddenly but peacefully at home on 3rd May, 2016. Mary, aged 74, of Sandbach. The much-loved wife of the late Ernie and a treasured mum of Ian and Andy, and cherished nana of Ebony. Funeral to take place with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 18th May, at 12.45pm, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or a donation may be made, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
EASTWOOD (Vera). Peacefully on 6th May, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Vera, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife the late Derek. Loving mum of Sue, Kath and David. Dear mother-in-law of Chris and Gerard. A cherished grandmother of Jane, Richard, Ben, Sam, Nicholas and Emily, and a treasured great-grandmother of Isabel-Rose, Thomas, Joe and Alice. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 19th May, at 1.10pm for service at Trinity Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
EDWARDS (Margaret). Peacefully in Arbour Court Care Home, Marple, on 28th April, 2016. Margaret, aged 83, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan, much-loved mum of Christine and husband Simon, and Graham and wife Lesley-Anne, and nana of Bethany, Oliver, Honor, Jack, Sam, Harry and George. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Service of thanksgiving to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach on Tuesday, 17th May, at 2pm, following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
EVANS (Jack, former deputy head at Sandbach High). Peacefully at rest and in the loving care of his family on 4th May, 2016. Jack, aged 79, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Eileen, much loved dad of Hilary, Laurence and Miles, treasured grandad of Emma, Heidi, Thomas, Lucy, Oliver, Henry and Isabelle, cherished great-grandad of Polly and George. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 24th May, with a service at the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 3.15pm. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Fungal Infection Trust. After the service in church you are warmly invited to Sandbach Golf Club where you can take some refreshment and meet the family. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
LEA (William). Peacefully on 29th April, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. William “Bill” Donald, aged 79, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved partner of the late Norma Machin. Loving dad of Sharon, Jacqueline and Karen, dear father-in-law of Rick Mark and Glyn, cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad, and a dear brother of Vera, Roland, Graham, the late Alan and the late Barbara. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 20th May, at 10.45am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MCCANN (Patrick). Peacefully on Thursday, 28th April, 2016, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Pat, of Biddulph, aged 84. Loving partner to Eleanor and much loved dad to Peter and daughter-in-law Christine, grandad to Jennifer and Ian and treasured by family and many friends. Requiem mass to take place at English Martyrs’ Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 20th May, at 2.15pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Flowers welcome or donations to Parkinson’s Society, in memory of Pat. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
MOORE (Doris). Peacefully on 5th May, 2016, at Heliosa Care Home. Doris Evelyn, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harry. Loving mother of Robert and Susan, dear mother-in-law of Cheryl and Christopher, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Holly, Loren, Harry and Sarah. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 20th May, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SMITH (David). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Monday, 2nd May, 2016. David Smith, aged 78, of Middlewich. The dearly beloved uncle of Nick and Caroline, much-loved cousin of Christine, Stephen, Margaret and Michelle, and a treasured grandad. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 17th May, at 12.30pm at Middlewich Methodist Church, Booth Lane, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.
 
STUBBS (James). Peacefully on 3rd May, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. James, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Betty. Loving dad of Rosalind, dear father-in-law of Brian and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 18th May, at 12.30pm for service at Rood Lane Methodist Church at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to oncology department, Wythenshawe Hospital or The Christie. Enquiries and donation: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHEAD (Florence). Peacefully on Friday, 6th May, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Flo, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Leonard, a much-loved mum of Pat, Russell, Karen, Michael and of the late Sheila, the late Christine and the late Mark. A most cherished grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma and a loving “Nana Pies”. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at the parish church of St Stephen, Congleton, on Monday, 23rd May, at 1.15pm, prior to a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853 www.andrewsmithfuneral services.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 5th May, 2016
 
ALLAN (Charlie). Peacefully on 24th April, 2016, in the loving presence of his family. Charlie, aged 80, of Congleton, formerly of Southampton and of the Ford Motor Company. Beloved husband of Pat and cherished dad of Joanne and Colin. Much loved by his adoring family; grandchildren, Beth, Chloe and Jack, by his daughters-in-law Jacquie and the late Jane, brother Brian, brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and fellow golfers. Cortege is to leave his son’s home on Wednesday, 11th May, at 12.50pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations in lieu to the Christie Hospital, Manchester. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BROUGH (John). Peacefully on Monday, 18th April, at home. John, aged 73, of Biddulph. The much loved son of the late Amelia and Cyril. The funeral service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 13th May, at 9.30am. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Heart Research UK. A donation plate will be available at the crematorium. Enquiries: Tudor-Davies The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, 01782 811411. www.tudor-davies.co.uk
 
HATTON (Brenda). Peacefully in Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, on 23rd April, 2016. Brenda, aged 92, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Graham. Much loved mum of Christine and husband Allen, nan and great-nan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th May, at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LAWTON (Diane). Peacefully on Wednesday, 27th April, 2016, at the RSUH, surrounded by her loving family. Diane, of Biddulph, aged 47. The loving mum of Melissa, dearest daughter of Tony and Joyce, and a treasured sister of Wayne. Funeral service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 16th May, at 2pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request, however donations may be made to the critical care unit at UHNM in memory of Diane. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MADDOCK (Edith). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 28th April. Edith, aged 89, of Holmes Chapel. Dearly loved wife of the late Denis, loving mum of Denis and Carol, nana and great-nana. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 10th May, at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
OULTON (Barbara Ethelinda, née Davies). Suddenly in Liverpool, after a long battle with dementia on Saturday, 9th April. Barbara, aged 87, originally of Holmes Chapel, but having also lived in Nottinghamshire. The dearly loved wife of Canon Peter Henry Boulton (d 1998); loving mother of Timothy, Michael and Christopher; loving grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service takes place tomorrow (Friday, 6th May) at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 11.45am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SPIVEY (Vickie). Peacefully on 12th April, 2016, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Vickie Christina, aged 62, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Nigel. Loving mum of Nicola and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Sean and Joanne, cherished and treasured nana of Abel and Florence, dear sister of Lee, Karin and Kerry, and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 12th May, at 1.15pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 28th April, 2016
 
BAGULEY (Evelyn, “Evie”, nee Bailey). On 20th April, Evie, aged 77 years. The beloved wife of the late Mick. The funeral is on Thursday, 5th May, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations to East Cheshire Hospice. Please wear bright colours. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
BLOOR (Freda). Peacefully on Monday, 18th April, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Freda of Biddulph, aged 74 years. The beloved wife of the late Ron; loving mum of Kathleen and the late Denise; treasured mother-in-law of Paul, and a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and a good friend to many. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 6th May, at 12.45pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. No flowers by request; however, if preferred donations may be made to Macmillan Nurses in memory of Freda. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BODEN (William). Peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 12th April, in the presence of his loving family after a long illness, William “Bill,” aged 84 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 60 years of Nancy Boden of Congleton; loving dad of Angela; dear father-in-law of Brian; cherished granddad of Nick, Joanna, Louise and Brad; treasured great grand pops of Beth, Taylor, Georgia and May; dear brother of Jim and Wallace, and brother-in-law of Betty. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 6th May, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Congleton Communicare. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
EDWARDS (Jackie). Peacefully at her home and in the loving care of her family, on 21st April, Jackie, aged 57 years, of Moston, Sandbach. The much-loved partner of Paul; treasured mum of Sophie and Lauren, and devoted sister of Margaret. There will be a celebration of Jackie’s life with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 11.45am on Tuesday, 3rd May, followed by a private cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium attended by Jackie’s family and closest friends. Jackie will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends. Family flowers only, by request, but a donation made be made if desired to the Christie or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Jackie’s wish was to celebrate her life and she would like no funeral attire to be worn. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
FRANKLIN (George). Peacefully on 14th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, George, “Anson”, aged 84 years, of Bosley. The dearly loved pops of Delma; dear father-in-law of Mick; cherished grandfather of Anson and Patrick, and a treasured great grandfather of Harry, George and Joshua. The funeral service and interment are to take place at Bosley Methodist Chapel on Friday, 29th April, at 2.30pm. Flowers or if desired donations to either the East Cheshire Hospice or Bosley Methodist Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
FROST (Karen Maria). At rest on 14th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Karen, aged 46 years, of Congleton. The dearly and much-loved daughter of Albert and Maria; sister of Stephen; a special “sis” of Christine, and partner to Raymond. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 4th May, with a service at St James’s Church, Congleton, at 11.30am, followed by interment at Astbury Churchyard. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service and disperse after the interment. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquires: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOPLEY (Reginald Alfred). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 19th April, Reg, aged 71, of Minshull Vernon, and formerly of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy; loving dad of Margaret and partner Paul, Edward and partner Lynn and Richard and wife Alison; granddad to Rebecca, Oliver, Joseph and Mathew. Family flowers only; donations if desired to MacMillan Nurses and St Oswald’s Church, Brereton. The funeral service is at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 3rd May, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
KNIGHT (Sarah, nee Green). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of her family at home in Marton, and formerly of Elworth, on 22nd April, Sarah, aged 41 years. The dearly beloved wife of Rob; treasured daughter to Janet and Tom; a loving sister to Adrian, a dearest granddaughter, niece, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many who will be truly missed. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Whitegate, on Wednesday, 4th May, at 11.30am, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations preferred to the Christie Foundation or Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300
 
LOWE (Thelma). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 4th April, Thelma aged 85 years, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of Edward Wilson Lowe. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 4th May, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at noon.
 
PIMLOTT (Annie Elizabeth, née Coppock). Betty, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Macclesfield General Hospital on 21st April, aged 88. She was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Pimlott; wonderful mother of June, Leslie, Martin and Sheila; precious grandmother of Michael, Cerys, Rebecca, Daniel, Andrew, Andrew, Thomas and Bethan, and proud great grandmother to Joshua. She was much loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service is in St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 6th May, at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for The British Heart Foundation may be sent to the funeral directors, JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.
 
PRIOR (Eva Gladys). Passed away on 26th March aged 71 years, at Haywood Community Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent. The beloved mother of Tracey and Karl Prior. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 3rd May, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the North West Air Ambulance and British Society of Immunology. Donations and enquires: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WALKER (Colin). Suddenly, after a long illness on 21st April, Colin aged 81 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila; devoted and loving dad of Karen and Peter; dear father-in-law of Jayne and a cherished father-in-law to be of Tudor, and a dear brother-in-law of Sylvia, Doreen and Gordon. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 9th May, at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Dementia UK or Pancreatic Cancer. At the family’s request bright clothing may be worn. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk  
 
Death Notices, 21st April, 2016
 
BODEN. Peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 12th April in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness, William “Bill”, aged 84 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 60 years of Nancy Boden of Congleton; loving dad of Angela; dear father-in-law of Brian; cherished granddad of Nick, Joanna, Louise and Brad; treasured great grand pops of Beth, Taylor, Georgia and May; dear brother of Jim and Wallace and brother-in-law of Betty. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 6th May, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Congleton Communicare. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BROWN (MS “Sheelagh”). Peacefully at rest on 6th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Sheelagh, aged 89 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Allen; much-loved mum of Allen and Stephanie; mother-in-law to Susan and Alan; special grandmother of Darren, Timothy, Carrie, Sharon and Angela; great grandma of Daniel, Mia Charlie, Andrew, Emily and Amy and a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 25th April, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COOKE. Peacefully on 4th April at home, Frederick, aged 85 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Josephine; loving dad of Rebecca, Josephine and Nick; dear father-in-law of Richard, Stef and Heather and a cherished and treasured granddad and great granddad. Reception into St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church Congleton on Wednesday, 27th April at 6pm. Requiem mass to take place on Thursday, 28th April, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Astbury Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only donations if desired to Parkinson’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
FOSTER (Harry, “Tom”). Peacefully on 13th April at East Cheshire Hospice, Tom, aged 83, years of Congleton. The dearly and much loved husband of the late Georgina, “Ena”; treasured dad of Mark, Andrew, Peter and Karen; father-in-law of Helena, Dave and Shami; a special grandad of Linda, Kerri and David, and great grandad of Alice. Also a very dear brother of Jack, Agnes, Ethel, Dorothy, George and the late Annie. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 27th April, with a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquires to John Garside (Congleton), 01260 298829.
 
FRANKLIN. Peacefully on 14th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Anson, aged 84 years, of Bosley. Loving father of Delma; dear father-in-law of Mick; cherished grandfather of Anson and Patrick and a dear great grandfather. The funeral service is to take place at Bosley Methodist Chapel on Friday, 29th April, at 2.30pm, prior to interment in the Chapel Churchyard. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either East Cheshire Hospice or Bosley Methodist Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
JONES (Thomas Morris, “Tom”). Peacefully at home in Betchton on Sunday, 17th April, Tom, aged 94 years. The dearly loved husband of Lena; loving dad of Brian and Kathleen; grandfather and great grandfather. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Ashfield’s Primary Care Centre (cheques made payable to Sandbach GPs). The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 29th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MACHIN. Peacefully on 2nd April at home. Phyllis, aged 68 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Thomas Buckley; loving mum of Paul, Shane, Robert, Claire and Sally; dear mother-in-law of Andrea and Martin; respected friend of Robert; cherished nana of Zoe, Jessica, Charlie Star, Olivia, Faith, Thomas, Harriette, and Annabelle and a treasured great nana of Ethan. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 25th April, at 1.45pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Riding For The Disabled or the Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
MADDOCK (Robert). Peacefully, at Lawton Manor Care Home on 8th April, after a short illness bravely borne, Rob, aged 64, from Rode Heath. The dearly loved husband of Linda; loving brother of Ann, Sandra and Margaret; brother-in-law of Ken, Clifford and Lionel; uncle to Paul, Mark, Peter and Rebecca, and great uncle to C-Jay and Ryan. Taken from us too soon, he will be greatly missed. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Woodland Trust. The funeral service is to take place at Wheelock Congregational Church on Wednesday, 27th April, at 9.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MATHIESON (Daphne). Peacefully on 12th April at Brantwood Nursing Home, Sandbach, Daphne, aged 95 years, of Scholar Green. The devoted wife of the late Charles; much loved mother of John and Fiona; dear mother-in-law of Shirley and Ian; treasured grandma of Zoe, Andy and Jamie and loving great grandma of Ace, Charlie, Evan and Harry. The funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium is on Wednesday, 27th April, at 1.20pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Save The Children. Donations and inquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
PATTERSON (Elsie). Suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, 12th April, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Elsie, aged 84 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Ralph Patterson; loving mum of Angela, Ralph, Sandra, Gail, Elizabeth and Lynn, and a much loved mother-in-law, nanna and great nan. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 26th April, at 11.15am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
PITT (Edith Mary): Edith, aged 95 years, passed away peacefully in Clayton Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, 10th April. Loving mum of Marilyn. Edith will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. There will be a short service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 29th April, at 10am followed by a service of thanksgiving at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton at 10.45am. No flowers by request. Donations if desired may be sent for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583
 
ROBINSON (Vera). Peacefully on Sunday, 10th April, Vera, aged 87 years, of Scholar Green, and formerly of Mow Cop. The much-loved mum of Jo and Pat; dear mother-in-law of Adrian and John; treasured nan of Tammy, Craig, Jason and Emma, and a beloved great nan and great great nan. The funeral service and cremation are at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th April, at 1.20pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; but if desired a donation may be made to the Stroke Association. Donations and inquiries: Joseph Edwards And Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
SKELLERN. Peacefully on 14th April at Astbury Mere Care Home, Doris, aged 91 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank Skellern; loving mum of Rachel; dear mother-in-law of Michael; cherished gran of Christopher, Gareth, Nicholas and Claire and a cherished great gran of Pippa. Committal is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th April, at 10am, followed by a service of thanksgiving for Doris at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton at 11am. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
SPIVEY. Peacefully on 12th April at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Vickie Christina, aged 62 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Nigel; loving mum of Nicola and Michael; dear mother-in-law of Sean and Joanne; cherished and treasured nana of Abel and Florence; dear sister of Lee, Karin and Kerry and a dear sister-in-law. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Christie. Enquiries and donations: to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
STUBBS (John). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 16th April and in the loving care of his family, John, aged 70 years, of Congleton. The dear and devoted husband of the late Rita, and a loving dad, granddad, great grandad and brother. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 28th April, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. The cortege will leave from daughter Karen’s home in Congleton. Family flowers only by request or donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Service, Sandbach, 01270 762230. 
 
Death Notices, 14th April, 2016
 
 
BAILEY Peacefully on 4th April, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice, Patricia "Tricia" Christine, aged 66, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David. Loving mum of Liam and Aran, dear mother-in-law of Samantha and Jenny, cherished and treasured grandma T of Freya and Dylan, dear sister of David and sister-in-law of Kerry and John. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 21st April, at 10.35am, for service at St Peter's Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary's Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to MND Cheshire branch, cheques should be made payable to MND Cheshire or via the fundraising link at www.mndcheshire.org. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
BROWN (Agnes). At rest on Thursday, 7th April, 2016, while in the loving care of staff at Tall Oaks Care Home, Biddulph. Agnes, aged 89, of Harriseahead and formerly of Newchapel. The dearly loved wife of the late Richard, a much loved auntie, great-auntie, sister-in-law and a good friend to many. Agnes will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints' Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 19th April, at 11am followed by interment in the churchyard. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Approach. Donations and enquiries: Wilson's (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
COWAP (Margaret Linda). On 1st April, 2016, at home in Congleton, aged 80, the much loved wife of Peter, dearly loved mother of Jonathan and Gillian and remembered with great affection by Wendy and Rob, also a very dear sister and sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 20th April, at 11.25am for committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 12.15pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Margaret's life at St Oswald's Church, Brereton, at 1.15pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. At the family's request no black ties are to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton 01260 277622.
 
COX (Andy). At peace on 5th April, 2016, at his home in Leek in the care of his loving family. Andrew Mark, aged 49. Devoted husband of Bev, treasured step-dad of Sami and her fiance Liam, so much loved by uncle Barry, much loved, missed and respected by all his family and friends. Funeral Monday, 25th April, service at St Edward's Church, Leek, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton, or The Royal British Legion. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
FINN (Helen Louise). Passed away peacefully on 26th March, 2016, aged 46. Beloved mother of Matthew and Vanessa, and daughter to Grahame. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 22nd April, at Loughborough Crematorium at 12.30pm. Donations if desired to MacMillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 33, Pinfold Gate, Loughborough, Leicester, 01509 215331.
 
HANCOCK. Peacefully on 2nd April, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Dorothy, aged 95, of Congleton and formerly of Blackpool. Loving mum of Pauline Brown, Graham, John and the late David. Dear mother-in-law of Timothy, Daphne and Jay, loving grandma and great-grandma. Cortege is to leave her daughter's residence on Friday, 15th April, at 8.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 9.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer's Society or Clayton Manor Nursing Home residents' comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
HARRIS. Peacefully on 1st April, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Christopher Walter, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce Harris. Loving dad of Julia and Stephen, dear father-in-law of Keith and Lynda and a cherished and treasured granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 19th April, at 1.25pm for service at Calvary Church, Macclesfield, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Baptist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
HIGGINS. Peacefully on 24th March, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Rhoda "Marjorie", aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Brian Higgins. Loving mum of David and Andrew, dear mother-in-law of Carolyn and a cherished and treasured nana of Sophia, Thomas and Laura. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 22nd April, at 12.15pm for requiem mass at St Mary's RC Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK or Leighton eye centre. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
KNIGHT (Ronald Malcolm). Peacefully in hospital on 3rd April, 2016, aged 81, and of Gawsworth. Loving husband of Brenda, much-loved dad of Robert and the late Anthony, dear father-in-law of Gillian and a devoted grandad to Victoria and Richard. Funeral Friday, 15th April, with service and interment at St James's Church, Gawsworth, at 1pm. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
MACHIN. Peacefully on 2nd April, 2016, at home. Phyllis, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Thomas Buckley. Loving mum of Paul, Shane, Robert, Claire and Sally, dear mother-in-law of Andrea and Martin. Respected friend of Robert, cherished nana of Zoe, Jessica, Charlie Star, Olivia, Faith, Thomas, Harriette, and Annabelle, and a treasured great-nana of Ethan. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 25th April, at 1.40pm, for service at St Peter's Church, Congleton at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Riding for the Disabled or The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
MARRIOTT (Marie). Peacefully on 5th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marie, aged 77, of Congleton ,the dearly loved wife of Tony Marriott, much loved mum of David and John, dear mother-in-law to Miranda, a cherished granny and grandma, and a very treasured great-granny to Annabelle. The funeral to take place on Wednesday, 20th April, with a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, at 11.30am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request but a donation, if desired, may be made to Trinity Methodist Church. Enquries:Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
MOSSFORD (Stephen Alan). 9th April, 2016, aged 67. Steve passed away peacefully, surrounded by family. Beloved husband to Susan, a dearly loved dad to Julie and Christopher. Cherished grandad to Ella, Bethan and Jack. Brother to Ian, Graham and Barbara. Steve will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Service and burial to be held at St Leonard's Church, Warmingham, on Wednesday, 20th April, at noon. Famliy flowers only; donations to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
 
PEDLEY. The death occurred peacefully on 3rd April, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice of Mrs Denise Pedley, aged 79, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ronald Pedley. Loving mum of Deborah and the late Richard, dear mother-in-law of David, loving sister of Pam and a dear aunty. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 20th April at 1.25pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. At the family's request an item of bright clothing may be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Myasthenia Gravis Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
RICHARDSON (John Moseley). Peacefully at home on 10th April, 2016, surrounded by his family. John, aged 72, of Warmingham. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth and the late Anne, loving father of Michael, James and Ian, step-father of Stephen, Cathy and Sarah and father-in-law to Maxine, Kate, Amanda, Charlotte, Tim and Richard, and grandfather. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Warmingham and District Parish Hall. Funeral service at St Leonard's Church, Warmingham, on Tuesday, 26th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SIMMILL (Hilda May). At peace on Friday, 8th April, 2016, at the RSUH. Hilda, aged 87, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Reginald Simmill, loving mum of John and Janet, very dear mother-in-law of Lynne and Paul, treasured nana of Paul and Andrea, Jayne and Dean, Adrian and Emily, Wayne and Ninnet, a devoted great-nana and a good friend. Cortege to leave her son's home in Biddulph on Wednesday, 27th April, at 10.15am for interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery at 10.30am, prior to a Service of Thanksgiving for Hilda's life at Tunstall Methodist Church at 11.30am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Biddulph Town Cemetery or Tunstall Methodist Church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Tunstall Methodist Church. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SWETNAM (Derek William. Teacher). Peacefully in his sleep at his home in Knypersley on Wednesday, 6th April, 2016, in the presence of his loving wife and family, Derek, aged 79. The dearly loved husband of Elaine, devoted dad of Mark and Ruth and a very dear father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad, brother-in-law, uncle and good friend to many. Derek was also a highly respected member of the teaching profession. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 19th April, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson's UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
VICKERS (Edward Ferguson). Suddenly on 31st March, 2016, at his home after a short illness bravely fought. Eddie, aged 62. Devoted and beloved husband of Joyce, deeply loved dad of Adrian and Edward, dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Funeral service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 19th April, at 3pm followed by burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Flowers Welcome. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
WILLIS (Stan, MA Cantab). Former Methodist missionary, serving in Guyana, who was a minister in Congleton in the 1970s. He later became headteacher of primary schools in Kettleshulme and Knutsford. Stan left this earthly life at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, after a short illness on 2nd April, aged 80. He is survived by loving wife Ruth, son Peter, daughters Sue and Jenny and grandsons Theo and Henry. His funeral is on Tuesday, 19th April, at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium, Sheffieldm at 2pm followed by a thanksgiving service at St John the Baptist Parish Church, Bamford, Derbyshire, at 3.15pm. No flowers please. Donations to Action For Children.
 
 
Death Notices, 7th April, 2016
 
BEECH (Edwin, "Eddie"). Peacefully on 31st March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Edwin, of Knypersley, and formerly of Biddulph Moor, aged 67. He was the loving husband of Gillian; treasured dad of Stephanie and Victoria; cherished grandad of Erin and Matthew, and a dear brother of Margaret. The funeral service takes place at 2pm on Friday, 15th April, at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, followed by burial in the churchyard. Will all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, but if preferred a donation may be made to Royal Stoke University Hospital's charitable fund (cancer unit) in memory of Eddie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOOTH. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Ida from Biddulph, who died peacefully on 25th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 92. The dearly beloved wife of Gerard; devoted mum to Michael, Sheena, Denise and Denis; a dearest mother-in-law to Susan, Gerard, Peter and Sandra; a loving and much-loved mama and great-mama, and a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt, who will be truly missed and was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church RIP on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Reception into church and requiem mass at English Martyrs' RC Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 15th April, at noon, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to the Stroke Association. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.
 
BRATT (Kevin Dennis). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 26th March, Kevin, aged 54, of Sandbach. He was the much-loved son of Gladys; loving dad of Kevin, Philip and Rebecca, and brother to Jennifer, Jacqueline and Tracey. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. The funeral service will be held at Wheelock Congregational Church on Monday, 11th April, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
COCKRAM (Joan). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 26th March, Joan, aged 94, of Sandbach. Loving wife of the late Ted; mum of Steve and wife Helen; granny to Joanna and Sandy and wife Liz, and great-granny to Neve and Ollie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary's Church, Sandbach. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Mary's Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 15th April, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
COOKE. Peacefully on 4th April at his home Frederick, "Fred", aged 85. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Josephine, of Congleton; a loving and much-respected dad of Rebecca, Josephine and Nick; dear father-in-law of Richard, Stef and Heather, and a loving and cherished granddad and great-grandad. Requiem mass takes place at St Mary's RC Church, Congleton, prior to interment at St Mary's Church, Astbury, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
COWAP (Margaret Linda). On 1st April, at home in Congleton, aged 80. The much-loved wife of Peter; dearly loved mother of Jonathan and Gillian, and remembered with great affection by Wendy and Rob; also a very dear sister and sister-in-law. The funeral arrangements are to be announced. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
FOX (Kenneth George). Sadly passed away on 30th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Kenneth aged 75, of Whitehill, Kidsgrove. The devoted husband of the late Joan Fox and dear brother of David and Eric. he will be much missed by his close family and friends. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 14th April, with a service and interment at All Saints' Church, Church Lawton at 2.30pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HANCOCK. Peacefully on 2nd April at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Dorothy, aged 95, of Congleton, and formerly of Blackpool. The loving mum of Pauline Brown, Graham, John and the late David; dear mother-in-law of Timothy, Daphne and Jay; and a loving grandma and great-grandma. The cortege is to leave her daughter's residence on Friday, 15th April, at 8.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 9.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer's Society or Clayton Manor Nursing Home residents' comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
HARRIS. Peacefully on 1st April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Christopher Walter, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Joyce Harris; loving dad of Julia and Stephen; dear father-in-law of Keith and Lynda, and a dear granddad and great-granddad. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
HIGGINS. Peacefully on 24th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Rhoda, "Marjorie", aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Brian Higgins; loving mum of David and Andrew; dear mother-in-law of Carolyn and a cherished and treasured nana of Sophia, Thomas and Laura. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 22nd April, at 1.15pm for a requiem mass at St Mary's RC Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to either Diabetes UK or Leighton eye centre. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
MARRIOTT. Peacefully on 5th April at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Marie, aged 77. The dearly loved wife of Tony Marriott, of Congleton; much-loved mum of John; dear mother-in-law of Miranda; cherished granny and grandma, and a treasured great-grandma of Annabelle. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
MCEVOY (Mary Winifred). At rest on 19th March at Astbury Mere Nursing Home, Mary, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Michael; dear sister of Christopher, the late Billy, and John Holme. Mary will also be very sadly missed by her friend Helen Bibbey. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 12th April; service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
PEDLEY (Denise). Peacefully, on 3rd April, at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 79, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ronald Pedley; loving mum of Deborah and the late Richard; loving sister of Pam, and a dear aunty. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Myasthenia Gravis Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
ROSSON (Gillian Mary). Gill, of Brown Knowl, Broxton, passed away in the care of staff at Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, aged 70. She was the beloved wife of David; dear sister to Nigel and daughter of the late Stan and Olive Rosson. The funeral service takes place at St Oswald's Church, Malpas, on Tuesday, 12th April, at 1.30pm, followed by private burial at Bickerton cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, please, for Tarporley War Memorial Hospital. Enquiries: A W Burrows and Son, Snowdrop Villa, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.
 
SHEARD (Elizabeth, "Betty"). At Astbury Mere Care Home on 1st April, in the presence of her family, Betty, aged 95. Sadly missed by her children Graham, David, Christine and Richard, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service and interment take place at St Mary's Church, Astbury, on Friday, 22nd April, at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary's Church, Astbury. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
SMITH (Edwin, "Eddie"). Suddenly on 24th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a short illness, Eddie, aged 59, of Biddulph. He was the brother of John Michael and devoted brother of Dot; uncle of Dawn, Sharon and Martin, and great-uncle of Dion. The cortege is to leave his sister's home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 12th April, at 2.45pm, for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SWIFT (Betty). On 29th March, Betty, aged 85, of Congleton, passed away peacefully in hospital following a short illness. Betty was the beloved wife of Frank; loving mum to Kevin, Jeanette, Heather and Mark, and a devoted grandma and great-grandma. The funeral service is at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 15th April, at 10.40am. Family flowers only please; donations in lieu to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Steven Linde, Crewe Funeral Services, 01270 588980.
 
WHALER. Suddenly on 23rd March at his home Thomas Bourne, "Tom", aged 77, of Congleton. The devoted husband of Sheila; loving father of Ailia; dear father-in-law of Tony and a loving grandpa of Chloe and Bryn. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 11th April, for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
 
 
Death Notices, 31st  March, 2016
 
 
BIDDULPH (Flo née Collins). At rest on 23rd March, 2016, at RSUH. Florence, aged 96, of Biddulph and formerly of Heaton, Rushton. The beloved wife of the late Norman Biddulph, much-loved mum of Norma and Ernie, grandmother to Martin, Jane, Adrian and his wife Jane. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Charlie, Daniel and Joseph. Loving sister to Dorothy and the late Arthur and Harold and a dearest aunt. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Hillswood Lodge residents’ comforts fund, Dementia UK or Rudyard Methodist Church. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
BRETT (Graham Roy). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 18th March, 2016. Graham, aged 78, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Ian, Elizabeth and Stephen, treasured grandad of Charlotte, Jonathon, Sophie, Natasha and Matthew. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 4th April, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BROUGH (Jeffrey “Big Jeff”). Suddenly on 21st March, 2016, at home. Jeff, aged 58, of Biddulph Moor. Dear cousin of Brian and Irene also Adrian and Jamie and Alan, also grandsons Aidan and Andrew. Jeff will be sadly missed by his loving family, many dear friends and colleagues. Funeral takeS place on Wednesday, 6th April, with a service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 2pm, prior to interment at Christ Church, churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends and colleagues wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BROUGH (Jeffrey “Saturday Night Elvis”). Suddenly on 21st March, 2016, at his home. Jeffrey, aged 58, of Biddulph Moor. Loving son of the late Peter and Leah Brough, much-loved cousin of Louise, Peter and the late Graham, Veronica and Yvonne Edge. Jeffrey will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and work colleagues. He was a true gentleman. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
EVANS (Gerald Edward). Peacefully at rest after a short illness on Sunday, 20th March, 2016, while at Macclesfield District General Hospital, in the presence of his loving family, Gerald, aged 74, of Harriseahead, formerly of Scholar Green. Devoted and loving husband of Kath, much-loved dad of Janice and Diane, a special father-in-law of Darren, a dear brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle and cousin, faithful companion of Pippa and a good friend to many. Gerald will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 8th April, at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to When You Wish Upon A Star or Help For Heroes. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons (I J Kirkham) 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
GOODWIN (Ursula). Sadly died on Saturday, 12th March, 2016, in the arms of her husband Harry and with her daughter Elizabeth by her bedside. Funeral service takes place on Monday, 4th April, at St Mary’s Church at 1.30pm followed by interment in Astbury Churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to The Christie hospital. Ursula was well known in Congleton and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her. A deeply loved and missed wife and mother. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LEESE (Dennis). Suddenly on 18th March, 2016, at RSUH, Dennis, of Gillow Heath and formerly of Smallwood, aged 81. The much-loved husband of the late Janet Mary, loving dad of Bryan, Margaret and Iain, and a treasured grandad of Abigail and Alex. Funeral service takes place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 8th April, at 2pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request but if preferred donations may be made to Douglas Macmillan in memory of Dennis. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MACHIN. Peacefully on 22nd March, 2016, at his home. Kenneth Machin, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ilene. Loving dad of Tony, Carl and Andrea. Dear father-in-law of Bev, Liz and Matthew, cherished granddad of Daniel, Nik, Jonathan, Charlotte and Luke, treasured great-granddad of Emily, Nancy-Mary and a dear brother of Stanley. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 7th April, at 10.30am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10.45am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
MORRIS (Kathleen). Passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Monday, 14th March, 2016, aged 90. Widow of Wilmot Morris, much-loved sister of Les, Roy and the late Elsie, Jack, Geoff, Fred and Margaret. Funeral service takes place at 9am on Monday, 4th April, at Biddulph Methodist Church, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NELSON (Graham George). Peacefully on Saturday, 26th March, 2016, at his home. Graham, of Biddulph, aged 78. The loving husband of Pat, treasured dad of Claire and Helen, and a dear grandad of Rebecca, James and Hannah. Funeral service to take place at 1.45pm on Wednesday, 13th April, at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. No flowers by request, but if preferred a donation may be made to Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
STENTIFORD. Peacefully on 16th March, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Audrey, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Cecil “Guy” Stentiford. Loving mum of Anne and Lynne, dear mother-in-law of Bill and Einar, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Rebecca, Michael, Adam and Gemma. Cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 5th April, at 1.25pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
STUBBS. Peacefully on 23rd March, 2016, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Edwin James, aged 65, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late James and the late Gertrude Stubbs. Loving brother of Colin and Margaret, dear brother-in-law of Marilou and Michael and a dear uncle. Service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 8th April, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to John Munroe Rudyard. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
TAPLIN (Lucy Doris). Peacefully at home in Eaton on 18th March, 2016. Lucy, aged 89. Dearly loved wife of the late Ben, loving mum of Rosemarie and husband Ken, and devoted nanna to Benjamin and Harry. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Eaton. Funeral service takes place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Monday, 4th April, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
TOMLINSON. Peacefully on 21st March, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Cyril, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Gladys Tomlinson. Loving dad of Michael and a dear brother of Ron. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 6th April, at 2.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
WEBB. Peacefully on 15th March, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Gwyneth Elaine, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Norman. Loving mum of Bernard, Richard, Jeffrey and Christopher, dear mother-in-law of Caroline, Rosaline and Lynne and a cherished and treasured nan of Richard, Sarah, Joanne and Sophie. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 6th April, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
WHALER. Suddenly on 23rd March, 2016, at his home. Thomas Bourne “Tom”, aged 77, of Congleton. Devoted husband of Sheila. Loving father of Ailia, dear father-in-law of Tony and a loving grandpa of Chloe and Bryn. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 24th March, 2016
CLIFF (Mary). Peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on 14th March, Mary aged 80 years. The dearly-loved wife of Bob; loving mum of John, Peter, Patsy and Sarah; treasured grandma of Richard, Jadin, James, Annabell, William, Lucinda, Cathy, Lizzie, Joseph and Benedict, and great granma to Jessica and Edward. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the North West Air Ambulance and ward 9, Macclesfield District General Hospital, for the conservatory and garden. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 30th March, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
EDWARDS (Sheila). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 13th March, Sheila aged 80 years, of Bradwall. The dearly loved wife of Lloyd; loving mum of Joanne, Karen, Barry, Stephanie and Richard; and a treasured grandma and great grandma. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the PDSA and the British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is to take place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 29th March, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HASLAM. Peacefully on 12th March at home, David, aged 74 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Beryl Haslam; loving dad of Warren and the late Karen, and a dear father-in-law of Marty. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 1st April, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfi eld Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260
277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HOLMES (Stuart Victor). On Saturday, 12th March, peacefully in hospital and of Holly Tree Farm, Sproston, Stuart, aged 88 years. The beloved husband of Catherene Holmes and a much loved father and Popa. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 24th March, at 10.45am at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to heart monitors at Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.
 
MACHIN. Peacefully on 22nd March at his home, Kenneth Machin, aged 83 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ilene; loving dad of Tony, Carl and Andrea; dear father-in-law of Bev, Liz and Matthew; cherished and treasured granddad and great granddad, and brother of Stanley. The funeral service is to take place at, Congleton United Reformed Church on a date and time to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MATCHETT (Karl David). Suddenly, on Monday, 14th March at home on Goostrey Lane, Cranage, Karl, aged 41 years. He was a much-loved father, son, brother and nephew. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 1st April, with service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 10.45am. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to Marie Curie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.
 
MELLOR (Jean). At rest on 3rd March at Royal Stoke University Hospital Jean, aged 88 years, of Congleton. Reunited with her beloved husband George. A loving mum, grandma and great grandma, Jean will be sadly missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 5th April, with a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfi eld Crematorium. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral, please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Alstrom Syndrome UK / Guide Dogs for the Blind or Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MITCHELL (Doris). Passed away peacefully on 18th March, Doris, aged 90 years, formerly of Larch Avenue, Macclesfield. A much-loved aunt of John and Christine, and a loving lively lady. The funeral service will take place at the parish church of St John, Buglawton, on Thursday, 7th April at 11am, prior to an interment in the churchyard. If desired, donations may be sent for Macclesfield Deaf Club or the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
OWEN. Peacefully on 5th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, James “Jim” Roger, aged 71 years, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Julia; loving dad of Allan and Mark; dear fatherin-law of Suzanne and Joanne; cherished and treasured granddad of Kate and Lauren; dear brother of Irene, and a dear brother-inlaw. Following a private cremation, a service of thanksgiving for Jim’s life will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2.15pm on Friday, 1st April. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PLATT (Sandra, nee Shaw). Sandy lost her brave battle with cancer on 20th March. Sandy, aged 68, was the beloved daughter of Preston Shaw, Congleton, and leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Frank Platt, of Winsford, and their three children and four grandchildren – Debbie, Dave, Helene and Sarah Murphy, Lee and Sharon Platt, Kay, Duncan, Daniel and James Fitz-Gibbons. She was also sister and sisterin-law to Kevin and Chris and aunt to Darren Shaw. Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Marie Curie. Enquiries: Pope Funeral Services, 17-21, Delamere Street, Winsford, 01606 594693.
 
STENTIFORD. Peacefully on 16th March at Astbury Mere Care Home, Audrey, aged 81 years, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted wife of Cecil “Guy” Stentiford; loving mum of Anne and Lynne; dear mother-in-law of Bill and Einar and a cherished and treasured grandma of Rebecca, Michael, Adam and Gemma. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 5th April, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STRETTON (Doris Edith, nee Farnell). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 14th March and of Sandbach, Doris aged 84 years. The beloved wife of Stan; loving mother of Doreen, Annette and Jacqueline, and a dear nan, great nana, mother-in-law, auntie and great auntie. The funeral is to take place at the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, on Friday, 1st April, at 1pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made if desired to ward 14 at Leighton Hospital or The Monday Club. Enquiries:
Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
TATTON (Irene Minnie). Suddenly on 15th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a short illness, Irene, aged 85 years, of Knypersley. The dearly-loved wife of the late Tom Tatton; loving mum of Malcolm, Hilary and Rosemarie; loved mother-in-law of Rosemary, Robert and Kelvin, and a devoted nanna and great nanna. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 1st April, for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven funeral services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
TICKLE (Maureen). Passed away peacefully at home on 16th March, aged 80 years. The much loved wife of the late Alan; mother of Carole and David, mother-in-law of Tina and a beloved grandma and great grandma. The funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 29th March, at 10.40am. Family flowers only please; donations will be gratefully received in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.
 
WHITEHOUSE (Nancy). At peace on 17th March at her home in Biddulph Moor, Nancy, aged 83 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Ron Whitehouse and the late Dennis Horton; loving mum of Keith and Margaret; dearest mother-in-law of Sandra and Roland; treasured grandma of Stuart, Mark, Richard, Philip and Jenny; very dear sister of Dorothy, Margaret, Jean, Fred and the late May, Norman and Len; a dear sister-in-law and aunty, and a dear friend of Joyce. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 30th March, at 10.25am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Biddulph Moor Community Association. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 17th March, 2016
BAMBRIDGE (Mary Ann). Passed away peacefully, with her family around her on Wednesday, 9th March, under the care of staff at Davlyn House, aged 91. Much-loved wife of the late Leonard; dearly loved mother of Isabel and Keith; mother-in-law of Jim and Christine; wonderful “Super Gran” to Allison, Dianne, Peter, Stephen and Richard; great-gran to Jordan, Alanah, Lee, Amy, Ross, Bailey and Jessica, and great, great-nan to Levi and Layla. Mary will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 21st March, at 11am, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, followed by a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations to the air ambulance. Friends and family are invited to the Staffordshire Knot, Marshfield Lane, for refreshments and to share memories of Mary.
 
BRADLEY (Harold). Suddenly but peacefully at home on 2nd March, aged 93. The beloved husband of Betty, loved and loving father of Sue and Carole; father-in-law of Chris, and a much-loved grandad of Jodie and Joe. The funeral service took place on Monday, 14th March, at St John’s Church, Chelford, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or St John’s Church, Chelford. Enquiries and donations: Albert R Slack, 84, South Oak Lane, Wilmslow, 01625 525063. 
 
BROAD. Peacefully on 8th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Kenneth “Ken” William, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Ann; loving dad of Daniel, Robert, Sallyann and Sarah-Jane; cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad, and a much-loved son of Victor and the late Bettie. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 29th March, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Dane Valley Scout Group. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
CLARKE (Alice). Peacefully on 8th March at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Alice Clarke, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Maurice Clarke; loving mum of Steven; dear mother-in-law of Joanne, and a cherished and treasured gran of Sam and Ellie. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 30th March, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
COTTERILL (Harold). Peacefully at rest at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 25th February, Harold, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly and much-loved husband of the late Joan Cotterill; treasured father of Jacqui and father-in-law to Mike; devoted granddad to Bethany and also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 22nd March, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to The Christie or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DAVIES (Leslie Winfield, “Les”). Peacefully on Saturday, 5th March, at home, aged 92. Les, husband of the late Thelma, will be deeply missed by daughter Lesley and partner Richard; son Philip and wife Gill; grandchildren Steven, Jonathan, Lucy and Robert; great-grandchildren Dylan and Lennon other family members, as well as his neighbours and many friends. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 29th March, at 10.45am at The Rhema Mission Church, Rode Heath, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would family accept this the only intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request. Donations in Les’s memory should go to The Rhema Mission Church; these will be shared equally between the church building fund and Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 96, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, 01782 776678.
 
DEEBANK (Jacqueline Jean). On Thursday, 10th March, peacefully at home with her family by her side, aged 70, of Camborne, Cornwall. Sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne, Cornwall, on Monday, 21st March, at 4pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for The Cove Macmillan Support Centre by retiring collection or c/o David Hendy Funeral Services, Treswithian, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 7NW, 01209 612025.
 
GOODWIN (Dorothy). Peacefully on 6th March at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Dorothy Eileen Goodwin, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harold Goodwin; loving mum of Lesley, John and Debra; dear mother-in-law of Alan, Jackie and Jason; cherished and treasured grandmother of Sarah, Robert, Joshua, James and Annie; great-grandma of Harry, Tiana, Sienna and Jessica; and a loving sister and auntie. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 22nd March, at 11.20am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
HILL. Peacefully on 6th March at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John Raymond Hill, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Hill; cherished neighbour of Pamela and David, and loving friend of Marion. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 23rd March, at 11.20am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will friends please accept this the only intimation and will those wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
LILLEY (Leonard). The former manager of the MEB in Congleton. Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 7th March, aged 85. He was the dearly and much-loved husband of the late Helen Lilley and a special uncle. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 23rd March, with a service and Cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm; will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Macclesfield District General Hospital stroke ward or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MAHAN (Doreen Mary). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Monday, 7th March, aged 83. A dearly loved mum, grandma and great-grandma. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 18th March, at 11.30am, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; if preferred, donations may be made to Biddulph In Bloom. Would all friends please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NICHOLLS. Peacefully on 12th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, David “Alan”, aged 79, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Nita; loving dad of Anna and Clare; cherished and treasured granddad of Roxanne and a dear brother of Elsie, Carol and Hazel. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 24th March, at 10.50am for a service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, 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 Christ Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
REEVES (Edna). At peace on 13th March at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Edna Patricia, aged 84, of Stockton Brook, and formerly of Biddulph Moor and Packmoor. The dearly loved wife of the late George Reeves; loving mum of Phillip and daughter-in-law Janet; treasured nan of Nicholas and Gemma, Andrew, Daniel and Charlotte, Joshua and Hannah; devoted great-grandma of Louis and Logan; very dear sister of the late Garry; dearest sister-in-law of Josie and Ken and a dear aunty. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 29th March, at 12.30pm for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm 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 Heart Research UK. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 10th March, 2016
ALEXANDER (Edna). Peacefully in hospital after a short illness on Sunday, 6th March, 2016, with Ian, Maureen and Christine at her bedside. Edna, aged 81, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of Ian, much-loved mother of Maureen and Christine, adored nanna of Chris, David, Hannah and Beth. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 17th March, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BAYLEY (Lily). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital after a short illness. Lily, aged 95, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late John, loving mum of Maureen and husband Peter, precious nana of Leanne and the late Sam, great-nana of Jacob, Michael, Hannah, Oliver and great-great-nana of Lexi-Samantha. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 21st March, at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BIRCH. Peacefully on 26th February, 2016, at Macclesfield General Hospital. Eric Walter Birch, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Maureen Birch. Loving dad of Karen, Philip and Neil, dear father-in-law of Abbie, cherished and treasured granddad of Jamie, Olivia, Hugo, brother of Doreen, the late Joe and the late Brenda. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 14th March, 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 British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Nurses or Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLARKE (Anthony Barlow “Tony”). Peacefully in the care of Heliosa Nursing Home on Saturday, 27th February, 2016. Tony, aged 83, formerly of Brereton, Sandbach. The dearly beloved husband of Mary, much-loved father of Caroline and Linda. Treasured grandad of Vanessa and Natalie, and great-grandad of Cooper and Lola. Funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 14th March, at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
CRITCHLOW. Peacefully on 2nd March, 2016, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home. Alan Critchlow, aged 65, of Congleton. The dearly loved, and devoted partner of Julie Phillips. Loving brother of Beryl, Derek, Kath, Jean, dear brother-in-law of Eric, John and Cyril, granddad of Rose and Sam, and a loving uncle. Cortege leaves his home at 9.15am on Tuesday, 15th March, 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 Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DAVIES (Trevor). Peacefully at home with his family on 29th February, 2016. Trev, aged 61, of Winterley. Dearly loved husband of Donna, much-loved dad of Rachel, Ellie and Keiron. Funeral service to take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Monday, 14th March, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Unit, Leighton Hospital, The Christie and RSPB. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ELLIOTT. Peacefully on 2nd March, 2016, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. James “Jim” Hyslop McNicol Elliott, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved, and devoted husband of Alice Elliott. Loving dad of Morag, Alison and Stuart, dear father-in-law of Gary and Christine, cherished and treasured granddad of Jonathan, Christopher, Darren, Robbie, Greg and Beth, great-granddad of Josh, Kian, Grace, Poppy, Sam and Oliver, brother of Ronnie and brother-in-law of Mary. Cortege leaves his home at 11.20am on Wednesday, 16th March, 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODE (George Henry). On Friday, 4th March, 2016, peacefully in hospital and of Crewe Road, Wheelock. George, aged 86, the beloved husband of Dorothy Goode and a much-loved brother and uncle. Funeral service takes place on Monday, 21st March, at Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11.30am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
HASELDINE. Peacefully on 3rd March, 2016, at Macclesfield General Hospital. Derrick Haseldine, aged 81, of Congleton. Service and cremation takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 18th March, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JUKES (Anne). Peacefully on 24th February, 2016, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Anne Jukes, aged 80, of Newchapel. The dearly loved, and devoted wife of Victor Jukes. Loving mum of Jackie, Sean and Clare, dear mother-in-law of Mark, Audra and Andrew, cherished and treasured nana of Laura, Jon, Katie, Vanessa, Kimberley and Rebecca, great-grandma of Owen, sister of John and James. Cortege leaves her home at 1.15pm on Friday, 18th March, for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. If desired, floral tributes may be given in memory of Anne. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PAGE (Marie Madew). Passed away peacefully on 3rd March, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Dearly loved by son Johnny, daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Michael. A much-loved grannie of Jonathan, Lucy, Robert and Philip. She will also be remembered as Sister Page from Congleton War Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, on Monday, 21st March, at 2pm, followed by a private burial. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SCOTT (Joyce). Suddenly but peacefully at her home on 1st March, 2016. Joyce, aged 95, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Charlie and the much-loved mum of the late Peter. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 15th March, with a service at the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SHERRATT (Esther Elizabeth). Peacefully in the care of St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, on Friday, 26th February, 2016. Esther, aged 99, formerly of Sandbach Heath. Dearly beloved wife of the late Joseph. Much-loved mother of David and treasured gran of Joanna and Marianne. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Friday, 18th March, at 2pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers welcome; donations, if preferred, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Griffith and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
SLATER (Philip). At peace on 29th February, 2016, at RSUH. Philip Graham, aged 85, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Vivienne, dearest brother of Raymond, Carole and the late Cyrano, very dear brother-in-law of Christine, David and the late Audrey, a loved uncle and a good friend to many. A private funeral service will take place. Donations in memory of Philip can be made to Ernvale House Care Home c/o Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 3rd March, 2016
BECKETT (Gladys). Passed away peacefully on 15th February, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital after a short illness. Gladys, aged 88, of Biddulph, the dearly loved mother of Peter and John. Gladys will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service takes place on Monday,  7th March, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. No flowers by own request; donations preferred to The City Dogs Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOOTH (Marjorie). Suddenly after a short illness at Leighton Hospital on 17th February, 2016. Marjorie, aged 89, of Church Lawton and formerly of Congleton and Brown Edge. The loving wife of the late Albert Booth, cherished mum of Janet, much-loved Nannie of Stephanie, Michael and Max. Marjorie will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. Funeral on Thursday, 10th March, with a service at Wellspring Methodist Church at 12.45pm followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations preferred to Wellspring Methodist Church or British Legion. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BROWN (Derek). Suddenly but peacefully on 22nd February, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Derek, aged 78, of Brown Lees. The dearly-loved husband of Hazel, loving dad of Michael and the late Angela, dear father-in-law of Andrea and Laurence. Cherished grandad of Daniel, Katie, Jack and Emma. Derek will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. Funeral on Thursday, 10th March, with a service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 10am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to RSUH (ICU). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CLARKE (Anthony Barlow “Tony”). Peacefully in the care of staff at Heliosa Nursing Home on Saturday, 27th February, 2016. Tony, aged 83, formerly of Brereton, Sandbach. The dearly beloved husband of Mary, muchloved father of Caroline and Linda, treasured grandad of Cooper and Lola. Funeral to take place on Monday, 14th March, at 2pm, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to East Cheshire
Hospice. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
 
DAY. Peacefully at home on 20th February, 2016. Hilda Constance (Connie) Day, aged 100. The widow of Arthur Reginald (Reg, former headmaster of St Stephen’s and Daven Junior Schools), loving mother of Elizabeth and Kathryn, dearly loved mother-in-law of Brian and Bob, much-loved granny of Chris and Jen, loving great-grandmother of Pixie. A celebration of her life takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odiham, Hampshire at 2.30pm on Friday, 11th March. Family flowers only; donations for St Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire) or Action on Hearing
Loss (formerly RNID) may be sent by 11/4/16 by cheque made out to the charity c/o: The Co-operative Funeralcare, 287 Fleet Road, Fleet, GU51 3BT.
 
EDWARDS (Vera). Passed away peacefully on 24th February, 2016, in Penzance, Cornwall. Vera, aged 88, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late John Edwards, a loving mum, a very cherished grandma and great-grandma, and a treasured friend to many. Funeral takes place at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne, Cornwall tomorrow (Friday, 4th March), at 4pm, and a memorial service and interment will take place at Mossley Church, Congleton, on Saturday, 12th March, at 11am. Donations, if desired, at a retiring collection to RNLI Penlee.
 
HARTSHORN (Mary). Peacefully on Friday, 19th February, 2016, in the loving care of her two daughters and supported by the professional and wonderful staff of Bradwell Care Home in Congleton. Mary, aged 90, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Stanley, precious mum of Kathleen, Allan, David and Jennifer, and mother-in-law. Special sister of Margaret, auntie and sister-in-law, loved nanna and great-nanna. Cortège to leave her daughter’s home on Monday, 7th March, for the service at Biddulph Methodist Church, Station Road, at 2pm, followed by interment at St Lawrence’s burial ground. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom (which mum loved.) Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
HASSALL (Gladys Alice). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 19th February, 2016. Gladys, aged 93, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late George, treasured sister, sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service to take place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 8th March, 2016, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager
Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852
 
PARSONAGE. The death occurred peacefully at home on 23rd February, 2016, of Mr Neil Parsonage, aged 75, of Biddulph. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Ena Parsonage. Loving dad of Joyce and Janet, dear father-in-law of Robert and Alan, cherished and treasured “Gag” of Jonathan, Laura and financé Daniel and the late Nicholas, dear brother of Colin, Roy, Noel, Christine, the late Dorothy, the late Joyce and the late Jean, dear brother-in-law of Eileen, Thelma, Marjorie, Dougie. Betty and David and a dear uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 9th March, 2016, at 1.15pm for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.
 
PIMLOTT (George Frederick). Peacefully on 26th February, 2016, in Lawton Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by his family. George, aged 94, of Wheelock. Dearly loved husband of the late Lilian, loving dad of Alan, Elizabeth and Eveline, grandad and greatgrandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and Wheelock Methodist Chapel. Funeral service to take place at Wheelock Methodist Church on Friday, 11th March, 2016, at 12.30pm, following committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 WINNEY  (Michael). Passed away on 17th February. Deeply loved husband of Lynda and father of James, Anna, Helen and Tom. The funeral will be held on Monday, 7th March, at 1.30pm, at The Forest of Dean Crematorium, GL14 3HU. Family flowers only but donations to Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries Smiths Funeral Services, Furnace Lane, Newent, Glos, GL18 1DD, 01531 820474
 
 
Death Notices, 25th February, 2016
BAILEY (David). At rest on 9th February, 2016, at the RSUH. David, aged 70, of Norton-Le-Moors and formerly of Park Lane, Biddulph. Loved husband of Barbara, special dad of Gillian and DJ, much-loved brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st March, at 11am. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to UHNM charity. Enquiries: S Sigley and sons, 01538 382048.
 
BECKETT (Gladys). Passed away peacefully on 15th February, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital after a short illness. Gladys, aged 88, of Biddulph. The dearly loved mother of Peter and John. Gladys will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral takes place on Monday, 7th March, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to City Dogs Home. Donations and enquiries: John Garside, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BENNISON (Brenda). At peace on 20th February, 2016, at RSUH. Brenda, aged 85, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Malcolm Bennison, loving mum of Susan and Carole, very dear mother-in-law of Jamie and Chris, devoted grandma of Andrew, Matthew, Richard, Robert and his partner Mia, dearest sister-in-law of Maurice and a dear aunt of John and James. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
CARTLIDGE (Helen). At rest on 12th February, 2016. Helen, aged 73, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John, much-loved mum of Ashley and Tracy, mother-in-law of Chrissie and Mike, treasured grandchildren of Louise, Emma, Andrew and Jessica. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 3rd March, at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Dementia UK. John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HARGREAVES William (Bill). Suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, 13th February, 2016, at his home in Biddulph. William (Bill) aged 65. The beloved father of William and Richard, much-loved grandad of William James, dear brother of Gwyneth and Linda, a dear father-in-law of Natalie, a loved uncle and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st March, 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 RNIB. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
JONES. Peacefully on 16th February, 2016, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Florence, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Jones. Loving mum of Jennifer and Pauline, dear mother-in-law of Dylan and Wayne, cherished nan of Joanne, Anthony, Michelle and Adele, and a treasured great-nana of Laura, Samantha, Jack, Carly, Rebecca, Joshua, Oliver, Millie and Nathan. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st March, 2016, at 12.45am, for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1pm, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
MASON (Lynn). Peacefully, after a short illness bravely fought on 20th February, 2016, at Hill Top Manor Nursing Home. Lynn, of Biddulph, aged 64. Beloved mum of Jonathan and the late David, dear sister of Helen, cherished grandma of Noah and Lily, treasured aunt of Rebecca and Jessica, loving mother-in-law of Amanda and sister-in-law of Philip. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 4th March, at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 10.30am. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Flowers welcome or donations, if preferred, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
OAKES (Peter). Peacefully, at his home on Wednesday, 17th February, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Peter, aged 76, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Rita, treasured dad of Lyn, Janet, David and Shelly, cherished grandad of Sean, Carl, Samantha, Leanne, Dean, Aidan, Chloe, Calum, Lucy and Leah, a loving great-grandad of Oscar and a dear father-in-law of Stephen, John, Marie and Steven. Funeral service to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 4th March, at 2pm followed by burial in the Town Burial Ground. Flowers welcome. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PADDOCK (Kathleen Beatrice). Peacefully on 13th February at Royal Stoke University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Kath, aged 85, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of Albert (Paddy); loving mum of Colin, Alan and Jean, and a treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to NSPCC and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 1st March, at 12.45pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PIERPOINT (Constance Margaret “Connie”). Peacefully at rest on 21st February, 2016, in Royal Stoke University Hospital, and in the loving care of her family. Connie, aged 85, of Wheelock, Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of Sid, treasured mum of Wendy, Yvonne and Graham, precious nan of Rachel, Paul, Sarah and Robert and great-nan to Alfie, Charlie and Ellie. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 1st March, with a service at Wheelock Congregational Church at 2.15pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and The Congregational Church. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
TRYNO. Peacefully on 15th February, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 93, of Brownlow. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Edna Tryno. Loving dad of John and his partner Gail. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 25th February, 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 coronary care unit, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
WARDMAN (Kathleen Mary “Kay”). Peacefully at home with her family on Sunday, 14th February, 2016. Kay, aged 89, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Alan, loving mum of Stuart, Mark and Sarah, and darling grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Wednesday, 2nd March, at 11am followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WILCOCK (Thomas Henry “Tom”). At rest on 7th February at his home in Brown Lees. Tom, aged 74. The dearly and much-loved husband of Ena, step-father to Karen and Dave, Gary and Lynn also a special grandad, great-grandad and a dear brother and uncle. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 1st March at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
YOUSSEFI. Peacefully on 17th February, 2016 at home. Mo, aged 63, of Congleton. Proprietor of Pizza Pan, Lawton Street. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Naz. Loving father of Seana and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 26th February, at 10.50am, for service and interment at 11am at the graveside at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the graveside. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 
 
 
Death Notices, 18th February, 2016
 
BAILEY (Colin). Peacefully on Friday, 5th February, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Colin, aged 80, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Beryl and the late Margaret; a much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle and a good friend to many. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 23rd February, at 1.30pm for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium 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 British Heart Foundation or Knypersley Cricket Club. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BAILEY (Sandra). Suddenly at home after a long illness, borne with great courage, Sandra, of Gillow Heath aged 66. The dearly loved wife of Ken; treasured mum of Steven and David; loving mother-in-law of Annie and Joanne; devoted nan of Aidan and Thomas, and a cherished sister of Thomas and the late Freddie and Ken. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 26th February, at 12.30pm followed by private cremation. Family flowers only, but if preferred a donation may be made to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Enquires and donations to: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BLUNSTONE (Raymond, “Ray”). Passed away on 20th December, at his home in Buglawton, Ray, aged 83 years. The dearly loved husband of the late Gladys, and a much loved brother to the late Madge Brownsett and special uncle to Alan, Kath and Robert. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 23rd February, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet and disperse at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations if preferred to The Dogs Trust. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BURGESS (Jean). Suddenly and peacefully at rest, at her home, on 14th February, Jean, aged 71 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved sister of Anita and Peter, and much loved by all her family. Funeral arrangements are to be made at a later date. Donations if desired may be made to The Mid Cheshire Hospital Charity. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
COOKE (Stan). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 6th February, while at home, in the presence and loving care of his family, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Stan aged 82, years of Brown Lees. The dearly loved husband of Olwen and a much loved brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and loyal friend to many. Stan will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Whitehill Methodist Community Church on Wednesday, 24th February, at noon followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice at Home. Enquires and donations to Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
DAVIES (Ann). Peacefully on 9th February in the presence of her family, Ann, aged 71, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of Stephen; loving mum of Mark and wife Jody, Paul and wife Rachel and Rachel and husband Kevin, and treasured granny to Sam, Jake, Max, Fraser, Lucas and Reese. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Stroke Association. The funeral service is to take place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 26th February, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HACKNEY (Irene). Peacefully at her home on Wednesday, 10th February, Irene, of Congleton, aged 81. She was the loving wife of Les; dear mum of Diane and Adrian; treasured grandma of Daniel, Lydia, Jordan, Grace and Poppy, and a cherished mother-in-law of Mike, Liza and Judith. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 29th February, at 2.30pm followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but if desired a donation may be made to Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Would all friends please meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LEECH (William Arthur). On 9th February, peacefully but suddenly in hospital, and of Goostrey, and formerly Lower Peover, Arthur, aged 97. The dear husband of the late Norma, much loved father of Anne, Jennifer and Alison and a devoted grandpa and great grandpa. The funeral service is at St Oswald’s Parish Church, Lower Peover, on Friday, 26th February, at 1pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations if wished for St Oswald’s Church. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.
 
PADDOCK (Kathleen Beatrice). Peacefully on 13th February at Royal Stoke University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, Kath, aged 85 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of Albert (Paddy); loving mum of Colin, Alan and Jean, and a treasured grandmother and great grandmother. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the NSPCC and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 1st March at 12.45pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROLLINSON. Peacefully on 11th February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Keith, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 56 years of Maureen; loving dad of Karen and Helen; dear father-in-law of Graham and Chris; cherished and treasured granddad of Tasmyn and Jack; dear brother of Alan and Stephen and brother-in-law of Dorothy, Renne and Joan. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 23rd February at 2.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. 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 Leukaemia Research. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
DAVIES (Ann). Peacefully on 9th February in the presence of her family, Ann, aged 71, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of Stephen; loving mum of Mark and wife Jody, Paul and wife Rachel and Rachel and husband Kevin, and treasured granny to Sam, Jake, Max, Fraser, Lucas and Reese. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Stroke Association. The funeral service is to take place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 26th February, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HACKNEY (Irene). Peacefully at her home on Wednesday, 10th February, Irene, of Congleton, aged 81. She was the loving wife of Les; dear mum of Diane and Adrian; treasured grandma of Daniel, Lydia, Jordan, Grace and Poppy, and a cherished mother-in-law of Mike, Liza and Judith. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 29th February, at 2.30pm followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but if desired a donation may be made to Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Would all friends please meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LEECH (William Arthur). On 9th February, peacefully but suddenly in hospital, and of Goostrey, and formerly Lower Peover, Arthur, aged 97. The dear husband of the late Norma, much loved father of Anne, Jennifer and Alison and a devoted grandpa and great grandpa. The funeral service is at St Oswald’s Parish Church, Lower Peover, on Friday, 26th February, at 1pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations if wished for St Oswald’s Church. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.
 
PADDOCK (Kathleen Beatrice). Peacefully on 13th February at Royal Stoke University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family, Kath, aged 85 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of Albert (Paddy); loving mum of Colin, Alan and Jean, and a treasured grandmother and great grandmother. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the NSPCC and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 1st March at 12.45pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROLLINSON. Peacefully on 11th February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Keith, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 56 years of Maureen; loving dad of Karen and Helen; dear father-in-law of Graham and Chris; cherished and treasured granddad of Tasmyn and Jack; dear brother of Alan and Stephen and brother-in-law of Dorothy, Renne and Joan. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 23rd February at 2.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. 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 Leukaemia Research. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 11th February, 2016
 
BARROW. Peacefully on 1st February, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Lilian, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank Barrow, loving mum of Frank and Roy, dear mother-in-law of Ruth, cherished nan of David, Stephanie, Sam and Alex, and a treasured great-nan of Ffion. Cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Tuesday, 16th February, at 10.45am for service at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton. 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
 
BRAMMER (Brenda). Peacefully on Sunday, 31st January, 2016, at the RSUH. Brenda, of Biddulph. The dearly loved sister of Robert (Bob). Funeral service at Biddulph Pentecostal Church on Monday, 15th February, at 10.30am, followed by burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request; donations, if preferred, to Biddulph Pentecostal Church. Will friends please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CHAMBERS (Sybil Mary). Peacefully on ward four at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 31st January, 2016. Sybil, aged 77, of Sandbach and formerly of Meir, Stoke-on-Trent. The dearly beloved wife of Jeff, loving sister to Geoff and Cedric, much-loved auntie to Matthew and Jonathan. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 16th February, at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, at 1.30pm, followed by private burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred to ward four, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
HANCOCK (George Hulme). 1st February, 2016, George, died peacefully in the care of staff at Station House Nursing home, aged 84. Originally from Willaston, formerly of Marshfield Bank Farm, Woolstanwood and latterly of Shavington. He was the beloved husband of Mary, a dear father, grandad (“Farmer George”), friend and supporter of Crewe Alex for 72 years. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Wistaston, on Thursday, 18th February, at noon followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: A W Burrows and Son, Snowdrop Villa, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.
 
HARROP. Suddenly on 2nd February, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Veronica Jean, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted mum of Ellen and Claire, cherished and treasured nan of Antoinette, dear mother-in-law of Peter and Martin, loving daughter of Alice and the late Harold, partner of Tony, dear sister of Patricia, Gwen, Pauline, Tony and John, and a dear sister-in-law. Service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 18th February, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. At Veronica’s request an item of bright clothing to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RSPCA or RSPB. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JONES (David Martin “Dave”). Suddenly on Wednesday 3rd February, 2016, at his home. Dave, of Congleton, aged 68. The loving husband of Anne, treasured dad of Thomas, Matthew and Carrie, a dear father-in-law of Kathryn and a cherished grandad of Olivia. Funeral service at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th February, at 10.40am. No flowers by request but, if preferred, donations may be made to British Heart Foundation. Will all friends and relatives please meet at the crematorium. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LILLEY (Helen). Peacefully at home on 28th January, 2016. Helen, aged 81, of Congleton. Dearly and much loved wife of Leonard also a special aunty and friend. Helen will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 18th February with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to MDGH (stroke ward) or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son (Congleton) 01260 298829.
 
LINFORD (Jennifer Margaret “Jen”). Peacefully at rest at The Christie and in the loving care of her family on 9th February, 2016. Jen, aged 69, of Sandbach. Beloved partner of Jack and a loving mum of Ian and Julie. A private cremation takes place on Friday, 19th February. A service of thanksgiving follows at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, Sandbach, at noon. All are welcome to attend. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
MAYER (Wilfred “Bill”). Peacefully on 1st February, 2016, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Bill, aged 83. The dearly loved husband of the late Betty, loving dad of Linda Carole, Kathleen, Gillian, Josephine, Susan, Alison and Diane, also a special father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 18th February, with a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Greengables Nursing Home residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MULLINGTON (Bernard). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016, while at Lawton Manor Care Home. Bernard, aged 87, of Alsager and formerly of Scholar Green. The dearly loved husband of the late Lilian. Funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Wednesday, 17th February, at 1.30pm 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 Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 23rd January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Judith, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Barry Nuttall, of Goostrey. Loving mum of Richard, dear mother-in-law of Alison, cherished grandma of Lara and William, dear sister of Marjorie and Susan, and sister-in-law of David. Cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Friday, 12th February, at 2.05pm for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2.15pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PARRY (Dorothy). On 2nd February, 2016, peacefully at her home in Byley and formerly of Mobberley. Dorothy, aged 88. Beloved wife of Arthur. Funeral service at St John The Evangelist Church, Byley, on Wednesday, 17th February, at 11.30am. No flowers please; donations, if desired, for Byley Church or Alzheimer’s Society. Donations and enquiries: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.
 
ROBINSON (Dorothy “Hilda”). Peacefully in Station House Nursing Home on 5th February, 2016. Hilda, aged 86, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Bill, loving mum of Janice and husband Ian, Peter and wife Isobel, David and wife Julie, grandma and sister. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Funeral service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Friday, 19th February, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SAMPSON (E R J “Rod”). Peacefully but suddenly at MDGH on Thursday, 4th February, 2016. Rod, of Congleton. The much-loved husband of Joan, treasured dad of Anne, dear grandad of Lesley and Sarah, cherished great-grandad of Lucy, Jack, Charlotte and Isabelle. Funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th February, at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the crematorium. Donations and enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WILSON (Evelyn). Peacefully on Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016, at Haywood Hospital. Evelyn, aged 86, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of Graham and a good friend of many. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 16th February, at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 2.30pm followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WINSPER (Clifford Edward). Suddenly on 5th February, 2016, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Clifford Edward (Cliff), aged 77, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Brenda, loving dad of Paul, Ian and Lee, a loving father-in-law, a treasured grandad and devoted great-grandad, very dear brother of Pat and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 19th February, at 12.20pm for service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.40pm, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
  
 
Death Notices, 4th February, 2016 
  
 
BUSH (Sybil Patience). Peacefully at rest on 27th January, 2016, in Brantwood Residential Care Home, Sandbach, Sybil, aged 94, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Eric Gordon Bush, and a much-loved mum, gran and great-gran. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 9th February, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Brantwood residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
ELKIN (Shirley, née Goldstraw). At rest on 21st January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Shirley, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late John Elkin; treasured auntie of Shirley-Ann and Joan; dear sister of the late Amelia (Millie), Joan and Mary, and sister-in-law to Rose and Marie. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 9th February, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives and 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, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MACHIN (Sylvia, née Brough). Peacefully on 26th January at Haywood Hospital, Sylvia, aged 90, of Biddulph. The loved wife of the late Bob Machin; loving sister of the late Joan; treasured mum of Elaine and very dear mother-in-law of John; loving nana of Michelle, and a dear aunt of Rosemary and Miranda. The funeral takes place on Monday, 15th February, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to St Lawrence’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MYATT (Phyllis née Wood). At peace on 23rd January, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Phyllis, aged 89, of Gratton. The dearly loved and loving wife of the late Jim; much-loved mother of Bill, Sylvia, Christine and Julia; mother-in-law of Melanie and Philip; treasured grandma of Tristan, Tom, Alex, Philip, Sarah, Gregory, Harry and George; very dear sister of Elsie, Dorothy, Nancy, Audrey, Muriel and the late Bill, and a dear sister-in-law to Sylvia and George and aunt. Funeral takes place on Saturday, 6th February, with a service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Horton, at 11.30am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or St Michael’s Church, Horton. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 23rd January at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Judith, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Barry Nuttall, of Goostrey; loving mum of Richard; dear mother-in-law of Alison; cherished grandma of Lara and William, dear sister of Marjorie and Susan, and sister-in-law of David. The cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Friday, 12th February, at 2.05pm for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2.15pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. 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
 
PARK. Suddenly on 19th January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Matthew “Matt” David, aged 33, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rebecca “Becky” Claire Park; cherished daddy of Sophia; loving son of Trevor and Sue; dear brother of Richard and Andrew, and brother-in-law of Lisa, Claire and Matthew; uncle of Luca, Zachary and Amelia; son-in-law of Robert and Annette, and a cherished nephew of David. The cortege leaves his mum’s home tomorrow (Friday, 5th February) at 10.45am for a service of celebration for Matt’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
THORNICROFT (Richard William). Peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on 30th January, Richard, aged 79, of Gawsworth. The dearly loved husband of Joyce; much-loved dad of Carol and Steven; grandad to Daniel, Adam and Thomas; great-grandad to Toby, and loving brother of Mary. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Funeral service takes place at St James The Great Church, Gawsworth, on Friday, 12th February, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WILLIAMSON. Peacefully on 1st February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Nora, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Stanley Williamson; loving mum of Beryl, Anne and Jacqueline; dear mother-in-law of Neville, Phil and the late Stuart, and a cherished nan and great-nan. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
Death Notices, 28th January, 2016
 
BARKER (Harold). Peacefully on 14th January, 2016, at the RSUH. Harold, of Ravenswood Care Home, Kidsgrove, formerly of Biddulph, aged 97. The treasured uncle of Alan, a dear great-uncle of Dean and Spencer and their wives Georgina and Bridget, and a much-loved great-great-uncle. Funeral to take place at 11am on Thursday, 4th February, at Biddulph Methodist Church followed by burial in St Lawrence’s Churchyard. No flowers by request; if desired a donation may be made to Biddulph Methodist Church. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOULTON. Peacefully on 10th January, 2016, at home, Bernard John, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce. Loving dad of Julie and Jenny. Dear father-in-law of Philip and Steve, cherished and treasured granddad of Anthony, Dominic, Billy and Oliver, dear brother of Peter, Marion and Hilda, and brother-in-law of Tina and John. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 3rd February, for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Alzheimer’s Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPELAND. Peacefully on 19th January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Robert, aged 61. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Cheryl Copeland, of Congleton. Much loved dad of Jack and Harry, dear brother-in-law of Kath, Debbie, Mick and Sue, loved uncle of Mandy, George, Louis, Millie, Hannah, Lucy, Emily, Sam, Billy and Megan. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 1st February, at 1pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HARRISON (James Edward). Peacefully on Wednesday, 20th January, 2016. James, aged 86, formerly of Whitehill. The much-loved father of Derek and Jackie, also a treasured grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 5th February, at 12.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JEFFREY (Sydney “Graham”). Peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, on Thursday, 21st January, 2016. Graham, aged 78, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Mildred, loving dad of Caroline and husband Philip, and treasured pa to Michael and Robert. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 4th February, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LANCASTER (Jenny). Peacefully at home on 15th January, 2016. Jenny, aged 62, of Congleton, much loved wife of Alan, special mum to Chris and partner Naomi. Funeral to take place on Monday, 1st February. A private cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium followed by a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11.45am. Would all family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
LONGWORTH (John). 18th January, 2016. Peacefully at Station House Nursing Home, aged 82. John, the devoted husband of the late Barbara and the late Dorothy and a much-loved father, grandfather and brother. Service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 1st February, at 12.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Oxley’s Funeral Services, 01270 214009.
 
MYATT (Phyllis née Wood). At peace on 23rd January, 2016, at RSUH. Phyllis, aged 89, of Gratton. The dearly loved and loving wife of the late Jim, much loved mother of Bill, Sylvia, Christine and Julia, mother-in-law of Melanie and Philip, treasured grandma of Tristan, Tom, Alex, Philip, Sarah, Gregory, Harry and George, very dear sister of Elsie, Dorothy, Nancy, Audrey, Muriel and the late Bill, and a dear sister-in-law to Sylvia and George, and aunt. Funeral arrangements to follow. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or St Michael’s Church, Horton. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 23rd January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Judith, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Barry Nuttall, of Goostrey. Loving mum of Richard, dear mother-in-law of Alison, cherished grandma of Lara and William, dear sister of Marjorie and Susan, and sister-in-law of David. Service to take place at Congleton United Reformed Church, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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
 
PARK. Suddenly on 19th January, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Matthew “Matt” David, aged 33, of Mossley. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Rebecca “Becky” Claire Park. Cherished daddy of Sophia, loving son of Trevor and Sue, dear brother of Richard and Andrew, and brother-in-law of Lisa, Claire and Matthew, uncle of Luca, Zachary and Amelia, and son-in-law of Robert and Annette. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 5th February, at 10.45am for a service of celebration for Matt’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WATERHOUSE (Joan). Peacefully at The Beeches Nursing Home, Collingham, Newark. Joan, aged 95, formerly of Haslington. Dearly loved wife of Philip, former proprietor of Radway Roses, Alsager. Loving mum, treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Arthritis Research UK. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Oakhanger, on Friday, 5th February, at 11am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 705852.
 
 
 
Death Notices, 21st January, 2016
 
ALCOCK (Geoffrey). At peace on 10th January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Geoffrey Harold, aged 62, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Susan, much-loved dad of Martin and a dear nephew. Cortège leaves his home on Monday, 25th January, at 1.15pm, for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire) and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BIDDULPH. Peacefully on 12th January, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Beryl Biddulph. Loving dad of Sarah and the late Christopher, father-in-law of Steve, granddad of Samantha and Stephanie, loving brother and uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 26th January, at 10.10am for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment in Davenport Methodist Churchyard. 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 Macclesfield District General Hospital or Christie’s. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CARLISLE. Peacefully on 12th January, 2016, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Joan, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Russell Carlisle. Loving mum of Dion, dear mother-in-law of Steve and a cherished and treasured nana of Ben and Sam. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Friday, 5th February, at 1.30pm 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 Greengables Nursing Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GILL (Herbert). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on Sunday, 17th January. Bert, aged 83. Dearly loved husband of Doris, loving dad of Andrew and treasured grandad of Anya and Brandon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Red Cross. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 29th January, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HALL (William “Bill”). Peacefully, at home on 12th January, 2016. Bill, of Knypersley, aged 70. The loving husband of Carol, treasured dad of Lynne and Jason, dear father-in-law of Pete and Jill, beloved grandad of Nicole, Jordan, Rebecca and Courtney, and a cherished brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. Funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 22nd January, at 3pm followed by burial in Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family Flowers only please; if desired a donation may be made to Alzheimer’s UK or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Would all friends please meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HILL (Charles Dennis). Suddenly on 14th January, 2016, at the RSUH. Dennis, aged 75, of Biddulph. The much loved husband of Leila, devoted dad of Darren and Linda, special father-in-law of Liz and Paul, treasured grandad of Rebecca, also a dear uncle. Funeral takes place at 3.15pm on Tuesday, 26th January, at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes are welcome or, if preferred, donations may be made to the PDSA. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LEA (Phyllis Mary). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 17th January, 2016. Phyllis, aged 90, of Elworth the dear and devoted wife of Edwin (Ted), also a treasured mum, mother-in-law and nana. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 26th January, with a service at the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Elworth, Sandbach, at 10.30am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
LEIGH. Peacefully on 7th January, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Gladys May Leigh, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Peter Leigh. Loving mum of Ken, Adrian and Sarah, mother-in-law to Katie, Laura and Melv, nan of Steven, Becky, Jessica, Katie, Annliese, Ethan, Alyssa, Benjamin, loving great-grandmother, sister and sister-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 27th January, at 10.40am for service at St Peter’s 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 Congleton Disabled Club. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NEWMAN (David). At rest on 10th January, 2016. David, aged 68, of Congleton. Wonderful husband of Pam, dad of Andrew and wife Samantha, proud grandfather of Eleanor and Danny, a dear brother of Peter and his wife Carol, brother-in-law of Maureen and a good friend to all who knew him. Funeral to take place at 10.40am on Tuesday, 26th January, at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all relatives and friends accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NICKLIN. Peacefully on 29th December, 2015, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Malcolm “John”, aged 79, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Patricia Nicklin. Loving father of Timothy and David, father-in-law of Trisha, granddad of Adam and Omorose, brother of Betty and Pat, and a cherished uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 25th January, at 1.45pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ORME (John Edward). Passed away peacefully at Springbank Nursing Home surrounded by his family on 11th January, 2016. John, of Knypersley, aged 81. The much-loved husband of Vera, treasured dad of Sarah and Frances, father-in-law of Craig, devoted papa of Dominic and Oscar, a loving brother of Dennis and Alan and the late Ken and Trevor. Requiem mass at English Martyrs’ Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 29th January, at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; if desired donations may be made to Springbank Nursing Home. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PIERPOINT (Constance Doris “Dot”). Peacefully in Mayfield House Care Home, Crewe, on 5th January, 2016. Dot, aged 87, formerly of Elworth, Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Dennis, loving mother of Brent and the late David, mother-in-law to Annette, treasured grandma of Zoe and great-grandma to Harley. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 26th January, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PIETERS (Emil “Bob”). Peacefully in St Stephen’s Nursing Home on 7th January. Bob, of Jubilee Villas, Hassall. Dearly loved husband of the late Hilda, loving dad of Robert and Carol, father-in-law to Carole and David, treasured grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Wheelock Methodist Church, Cancer Research UK and St Stephen’s Comfort Fund. Funeral service at Wheelock Methodist Church on Tuesday, 26th January, at noon following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SHAW. Peacefully on 2nd January, 2016, at her home. Irene, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Derek Shaw. Loving mum of John, Victoria, Francesca and the late Alan, dear mother-in-law of Rosemary, cherished and treasured grandmother of Joanna, Daniel, Natasha, Jessica and Luke, great-grandmother of Sofia and Mackenzie. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 29th January, 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 bloodwise.org.uk or Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STRINGER (Peter Dennis). Aged 64, died peacefully at home in Liverpool on 15th January, 2016, following an illness fought with great courage and dignity. Formerly of Brereton Heath, he was the devoted and dearly loved partner of Cathy. Loving dad and step-dad to Steven, Derek, Patsy, Michael, Christina and Brian. Loving grandad to nine wonderful grandchildren, brother to Carol and Wendy, and uncle to Nicky and Christopher. He was dearly loved and will always be remembered. A funeral service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 27th January, at Anfield Crematorium at 10.40am followed by a celebration of his life at Our Lady of Sorrows (L9 6AP). Family flowers only please.
 
WRIGHT (Ethel). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 12th January, 2016. Ethel, aged 91. She was the widow of Frank and a much-loved mum, gran, great-gran, sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend. The funeral takes place on Monday, 25th January, at St Luke’s Parish Church, Holmes Chapel, at 2.15pm, prior to a cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or St Luke’s Church Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
 
Death Notices, 14th January, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
ABBOTT (Dennis, “Den”). After a long illness surrounded by his loving family on 3rd January, while at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Den, aged 83. The dearly loved husband of June; cherished dad of Glynis and Elaine; caring father-in-law of Joe and Andy; the devoted grandad of Joanne, Nicola and Stephen, and much loved great-grandad of Josh, Jack, Freddie, Lucas and Amelia. Den will be greatly missed yet fondly remembered by all of his loving family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Chapel on Tuesday, 26th January, at 1pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. No flowers by request. Donations in memory of Den to the DMH are welcome. Enquiries: Hayley Bosworth, The Co-operative Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle, 01782 711244.
 
ALCOCK (Geoffrey). At peace on 10th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Geoffrey Harold, aged 62, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Susan, much loved dad of Martin, and a dear nephew. The funeral service will take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. No flowers by request please. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire) and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
ANSELL (Anne). Peacefully on Christmas Day 2015 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Anne, aged 86. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill; loving mother of Michael and Carol; devoted grandmother of Alex and Ryan; dearest mother-in-law of Vanessa and Richard; dear sister of Jack and the late Violet and the late Beatrice, and a loving aunt. The funeral service will take place tomorrow (Friday, 15th January), at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 11am prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church Yard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Talking Newspaper. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BARBER (Kathleen Mary). Peacefully in the John Munroe Hospital, Rudyard, on 2nd January, Kath, aged 81, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Edmund; and a loving mum, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 22nd January, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BARNETT. Peacefully on 5th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brian, aged 80, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Doreen Barnett; loving dad of Stephen, Ivan, David and Paul, and a cherished and treasured granddad. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 19th January, at 1.15pm for a service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, 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 Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BEAN. At rest on 8th January at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, Donald “Don,” aged 77. Don was a former Staffordshire and Norton cricketer. The beloved father of Gavin; dear brother of John; cherished grandfather of Joshua, Ella, Leah, Bethany and Oliver, and a dear step-father to Kay and Jill. The cortege is to leave his son Gavin’s home on Thursday, 28th January, at 10.25am for the service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. 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 Manchester Dogs Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www. afinneron.co.uk
 
BROOKES (Patricia). Sadly passed away at home on Sunday, 10th January, in the presence and loving care of her family. Patricia, aged 63, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of John; devoted and loving mum of Nicola and Michelle; much loved mother-in-law of Toby and Justin; adored nana of Joseph, Josephine and Ffion, and a very dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and cousin. Patricia will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church on Wednesday, 20th January, at 11.15am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. At Patricia’s request no mourning attire please. Donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support (Nurses). No flowers by request. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
HAND (Philip Warren). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 2nd January, while at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Philip, aged 67, of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The much loved partner of Yvonne and dad of Christopher. The funeral service is to be held at St James the Great Church, Clayton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on Thursday, 21st January, at 2pm, prior to burial at Keele Cemetery, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet inside the church. Flowers are welcome; donations, if so desired, to the chaplaincy at Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the family. Enquiries: Marsh and Son, 36, Friarswood Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, 01782 717019.
 
HEWITT (Doreen). Peacefully, at home in Lower Withington, on 8th January, Dot, aged 85 years, formerly of Brereton. The dearly loved wife of the late Ernest, and mum of Dot, Wendy, Ernest and John. Flowers or donations, if desired, to The Christie. The funeral service will be at Lower Withington Methodist Chapel on Thursday, 21st January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HOLLAND (Mary, née Mountford). Suddenly on 4th January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Mary, aged 85, of Congleton. She was the dearly and much loved wife of Ken; treasured mum of Gillian; mother-in-law of Steve; a special grandma of Lucy, Ruth and Nina, and a dear aunt. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 21st January, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Kidney Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HOUGH (Esther). Peacefully on 2nd January in Hollymere House Nursing Home, Haslington, Esther Hough, aged 81. The devoted wife of the late George Hough; a much loved mum to Peter and a loving grandma to Neil and sister to Jeff. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 14th January, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Esther will be gratefully received for Oncology Trust Fund. Enquiries: Co-Operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
JACOB. Peacefully on 9th January at Heliosa Nursing Home, Christopher, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine; loving dad of Victoria, Elizabeth, Catherine and Robert; dear father-in-law of James, James and Richard; cherished granddad of Emily and a dear brother-in-law of Martin. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 27th January, at 1.45pm 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KNOX (Lady Margaret Eva, née Mackenzie). At peace on 5th January after a long illness courageously borne, Eva, aged 83, of Alstonefield. She was the beloved wife of David, and devoted and dearly loved mother of Kenneth and the late Alan. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
LEES. Peacefully on 6th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Hazel Kathleen, aged 75, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Mr John Lowe; loving mum of Steven and Carol; dear mother-in-law of Kirsty and Phil; cherished and treasured grandma and nana; dear sister of Chris, and sister-in-law of Rosemary. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 20th January, at 2.45pm for the service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOPEMAN. Sadly on Monday, 4th January, Mrs Mary Teresa Lopeman (née Clarke), aged 59, of Sandbach Heath. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 21st January, at St Winefride’s Catholic Church, Sandbach, at 11am followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, on the day of the service. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.
 
MACHIN. Peacefully on 9th January at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, James “Eric”, aged 90, formerly of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Alice “Jean” Machin; loving brother-in-law of Margaret and Ken Pointon and a loving uncle of Clare. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 21st January, at 10.45am for a service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Biddulph, Moor. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOSES (Emmie Irene, “Renee”). Suddenly in Leighton Hospital on 31st December, Renee, aged 92, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late George Moses and the late Ross Howarth; loving mum of Ivor and Denise; grandma to Eve, Emma, Jenny and Chris; great-grandma, and treasured sister of Doreen. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Wheelock, and British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is to take place at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Monday, 18th January, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SIMPSON (Leah). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 3rd January. Leah, aged 91, the widow of Ken and a much-loved mum, gran, sister and aunty. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 20th January, at noon at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
 
THOMAS (Bernard William). Peacefully on Friday, 1st January, Bernard, aged 78, of Siddington. The dearly loved husband of Josephine; a much loved dad of Sandra, Stephen and David; a loving father-in-law of Jay, a treasured grandpa of Ross, Daniel, Aaron, Harry and Charley. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family, friends and customers of Woodside Garden Services. The funeral service of celebration and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 25th January, at noon. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 7th January, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
ATKIN (Bernard). Peacefully on 23rd December, 2015. Vincent Bernard, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, loving dad of Hazel, Allan, Christine, Lesley and Susie, a dear father- in-law and a devoted grandad and great-grandad. Service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 11th January, at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Alzheimer’s Society or Down’s Syndrome Association. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
BOWKER (Mabel Emily). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 3rd January, 2016. Mabel, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Leslie Norman. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 14th January, at 11.30am at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, followed by burial. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to RNLI. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
BRADBURY (Brenda, née Cliff). Peacefully on 24th December, 2015, at Clayton Manor Care Home. Brenda, aged 89, of Congleton. The beloved wife of the late George, loving mother of George and daughter-in-law Rosalie. Dear grandma of Anna, Ian and Ruth and great-granny of Frank, Lola, Conrad and Ivy. Brenda will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 11th January, at noon. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at Macclesfield Crematorium. Flowers welcome or donations to a charity of choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BRITTAIN (Thomas John). Peacefully on 26th December, 2015, at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. John, aged 68, of Biddulph. Beloved husband of Pauline, devoted dad of Karen and Kevin, respected father-in-law of Anthony and Bernice, and a proud and loving grandad of James and Thomas. Dearest brother of Lenny, Lyndon, Pamela and Cheryl, loving brother-in-law of Sheila, Pat, Keith and fondly remembered by all their families. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 15th January, at 1pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.
 
CHESTERS (Norman). Peacefully on 31st December, 2015, at his home. Norman, aged 79. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jennifer; much loved dad of Graeme, Alison and Heather; father-in-law of Gwyneth, Brian and Malcolm; treasured grandad of Dylan, Joel, Harry, Daisy and Lulu; a dear brother of Philip and brother-in-law of Gail. Funeral service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th January, at 1.20pm. Would friends and relatives meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only. If desired, a donation may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of Norman. Enquiries: J W Brocklehurst, Prestbury, SK10 4BW, 01625 829232.
 
MACEWAN (Grace Lawson Patterson). At rest on 3rd January, 2016, residing at Cedar Avenue, Alsager. Leaving a loving family and friends. The funeral will take place on Friday, 22nd January, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only, but if preferred donations may be made to Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
MILLER (Ellen Valerie “H”). Peacefully passed away in her sleep at RSUH on 14th December, 2015. Ellen, aged 73, of Biddulph. Loving wife of Douglas, treasured mum of Tom and also of Michael, Mandy and Wendy, “H” will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 14th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
OAKES (Joan). Peacefully in hospital and of Victoria Street, Sandbach. Joan, aged 75. Beloved wife of the late Colin Oakes and a much-loved mum and nana. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 15th January, at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 11.15am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.
 
ONGLEY (Sybil). Peacefully on 26th December, 2015, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home, Sybil Margaret aged 83, of Alsager. The dearly loved wife of the late Denis, loving mum of Louise and Rebecca, dear mother-in-law of Roger and Steve and treasured nana of Chris, Jessica and Holly. Family flowers only but if preferred a donation may be made to British Heart Foundation or Alsager Animals In Need. Enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, 144, Crewe Road, Alsager, 01270 882097.
 
RICE (Jim). Peacefully, after a long illness, on 24th December, 2015. Jim, aged 87, of Holmes Chapel. Devoted and beloved husband of Hilda. Loving dad of Stephen and Carole. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Friday, 8th January, at 1.15pm. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Jim will be gratefully received for Water Aid. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 31 London Road, Northwich, 01606 41833.
 
ROWLEY. Peacefully on 26th December, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Arthur, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Beryl. Loving dad of Paul and David and their partners Melanie and Liz, cherished and treasured grandfather of Mark, Amie and Matthew. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 15th January, 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. 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
 
SKERRATT (Norman). At rest on 3rd January, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Norman, aged 84, of Congleton. Husband of the late Eunice, dad of Sue and Debbi. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 14th January. Committal service at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am followed by service of thanksgiving at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to MIND. Enquiries: John Garside, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WHALLEY (Harry). At peace on 1st January, 2016, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Harry John, aged 82, of Mossley and formerly of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Mabel, loving dad of Simon and Andrew, dearest father-in-law of Lesley and Helen, much-loved grandad of Danielle, Tom and Charlotte, devoted great-grandad of Sidney, very dear brother of Stuart and Colin, dear brother-in-law of Sheila, Pauline and the late Betty and a dear uncle. The funeral service and cremation takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 14th January, at 10am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire). Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
WOOD. Peacefully on 4th January, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and dignity. David Frank, aged 63, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Barbara. Loving dad of Amanda and Darren, dear father-in-law of Simon and Karen, cherished and treasured granddad of Liam and Jacob and a much-loved son of Doreen and the late Frank. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 15th January, at 1.45pm for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 31st December, 2015
 
BAGNALL (George). Peacefully on 18th December, George (formerly of Biddulph) at Lawton Rise Care Home. The loving widower of Jackie; much-loved dad of Heather and father-in-law of Simon; a dear step-father of Heidi, David and Chris; dearly loved grandad of Edward, Jessica, Nicola, Paul and Calvin; a much-loved great-grandad; a dear brother of Rene; a treasured uncle and great-uncle, and a special friend of Joan. A true gentleman who will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 8th January, at 11.20am. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; if desired a donation may be made to Parkinson’s UK in memory of George. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BAKER (Margaret, née Gray). At rest on Wednesday, 16th December, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Margaret, aged 87, of Smallwood. The dearly loved wife of the late John, treasured sister of Jean, and special aunty of Margaret, Elizabeth, Harold, Helen, Brian and Gill. The funeral takes place at 2.30pm on Thursday, 7th January, at St John the Baptist Church, Smallwood, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if preferred, to The Laurels. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COX. Peacefully on 16th December at The Laurels Nursing Home, Congleton, Nancy “Nan” Mary, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Charles Cox; loving sister of the late Fred, Richard, Alice, Edith and Constance; dear auntie of Marie, Brenda, Jane, Mildred, Ruth, Richard, Vanessa, Robin and Peter, and a great-aunt and great-great-aunt. The cortege is to leave her niece Marie’s home on Friday, 8th January, at 10.05am for a service to celebrate the life of Nan at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 10.30am, 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 Donna Louise Trust or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN. Peacefully on 16th December at his home, John William Goodwin, aged 65, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Irene Goodwin; loving dad of Paul and partner Kelly, and Claire and partner Nik; cherished and treasured granddad to Alfie and Evie; dear brother to Sue, Lib and Jen; brother-in-law to Hazel, Dave, Tam and George, a loving uncle and son-in-law to Mavis. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 7th January, at 10.40am for a service and interment at Christ Church, Eaton, 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 East Cheshire Hospice or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HOLDCROFT (Robert, “Bob”). Suddenly, on 15th December, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Robert, aged 90, of Congleton. The much-loved dad of Stephen and partner of Elaine, daughter Rosemary, father-in-law of Michael and a former husband of Joan. Also a treasured granddad of Lucy, Katie, George, great-granddad of Leigha, Alisha and Ty. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 5th January, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will all relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Encephalitis Society. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SMITH (Joan, née Shorthose). On 20th December, Joan, aged 90, passed away peacefully at home. The loving wife of Graham, and sister to Eleanor Mary and Paul. Joan will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service (requiem mass) takes place at St Benedict’s RC Church, Handforth, on Friday, 8th January, at 11am, followed by a burial service at Wilmslow Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 82, Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, 01625 525951.
 
 
 
 
 Death Notices, 24th December, 2015
 
BAGNALL (George).  Passed away peacefully on Friday, 18th December, at Lawton Rise Nursing Home, aged 79. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BEBBINGTON (Herbert). Suddenly, but peacefully, at rest on Saturday, 12th December, Herbert, aged 87, of Church Lawton, formerly of Kent Green. The dearly beloved husband of Mavis; loving uncle of Susan, Beverley, Liam and Tonia, and a dear great-uncle, brother-in-law and cousin. Herbert will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 8th January, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Wilsons Funeral Directors (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
BOSSONS (Mavis). Suddenly on Sunday, 13th December, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Mavis, aged 85, of Biddulph, and formerly of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The much-loved wife of the late Joe; dear mum of Susan and Adrian; mother-in-law of Clair; treasured nana of Laura, Chris and Sarah, and loving aunt of Neil and Ian. The funeral service is at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 6th January, at 10.40am. Would all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if preferred donations may be made to RNIB, Cancer Research or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOLDCROFT (Robert, “Bob”). Suddenly, on 15th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Robert, aged 90, of Congleton. The much loved dad of Stephen and partner of Elaine, daughter Rosemary, father-in-law of Michael and a former husband of Joan. Also a treasured granddad of Lucy, Katie, George, great-granddad of Leigha, Alisha and Ty. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 5th January, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will all relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Encephalitis Society. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JONES (Robert Cyril). On 17th December, peacefully in hospital and of Goostrey, Rob, aged 81. The devoted husband of Jenni, much loved dad of Zoë, David and Michael, and a sadly missed pop. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes and Action For Pre-Eclampsia. Donations and enquiries: George Bell, 49, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, 01606 42534.
 
SKELLERN. Peacefully on 14th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Barbara Mary, aged 87, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Skellern; loving mum of Pauline, Freddy, Keith, Pam, Jennifer, Patrick and the late Julia; dear mother-in-law of Damon, Barbara, Julie, Steve and Paul, and a cherished and treasured nan and great-nan. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 6th January, at 11.15am for a service and interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STUBBS. Peacefully on 12th December at his home, Joseph, aged 89, of Congleton. Dearly loved brother of Jim, Brenda and Elsie; dear brother-in-law of Sylvia, Ernest and Derek, and a cherished uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 30th December, at 10.30am for a service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Sunflower Centre, East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TAYLOR (Gordon). Peacefully, although unexpectedly, on Saturday, 19th December, in The Laurels Care Home, Congleton, Gordon, aged 91, of Moreton. Dearly loved husband of the late Joyce; much loved dad of Susan and Jeffrey; loved father-in-law of Robert and Vera; much loved granddad and great-granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Astbury, or British Heart Foundation. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 7th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
TAYLOR (Peter).  At rest on Wednesday, 16th December, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Peter, aged 95. Loving husband of the late Daisy, and a dear uncle, much-loved Godfather, brother-in-law and good friend to many. The funeral is to be held on Monday, 4th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01782 513210.
 
WALLEY (David). Suddenly, on 8th December at Royal Stoke University Hospital, David aged 59, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Cheryl; dear brother of Carol; loving son of Leonard and Laura, and a much loved son-in-law and uncle. The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday, 23rd December). His service was held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial ground. Flowers were welcome in memory of David. The funeral was conducted by John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 17th December, 2015
 
ARCHER (Joan). Peacefully at home on 14th December, Joan, aged 75, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved wife of Terry; loving mum of Kelvin and Lynn; dear mother-in-law of Ann and Mick, and a treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service and burial will be at All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton, on Wednesday, 23rd December, at 11am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager, 01270 882097.
 
BROMAGE (Kathleen Mary). Passed away peacefully in St Catherine’s, Nantwich, on 9th December, aged 92. Kathleen Mary, the beloved wife of the late Denis, dearly loved sister to Tom and a much-loved aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt, formerly of Twemlow Avenue, Sandbach. The funeral service is at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd December, at 11.20am. Family flowers only please; donations to Age Concern. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder (Nantwich Funeral Services), 01270 812512.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BURT. Peacefully on 7th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eileen, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Graham Burt; loving mum of the late Glynn; cherished nan of Glynn and a treasured great-nan of Paige, Amber, Junior and Peyton. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 5th January, 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DICKENS (Arthur). Sadly passed away on Friday, 11th December. The dearly loved husband to Muriel. The funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 24th December, at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LAWTON (Donald). Formerly of Congleton Road, Mow Cop, at rest on Friday, 4th December, at Acres Nook Care Home, aged 86. The much-loved husband of the late Mildred Rose; loving dad of Gillian and David; dear father-in-law of Geoff; loving brother of Derek; treasured granddad of Steven, Alan, Rebecca and Emma, and also great granddad of Nathan and Alexander. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 18th December, at St Thomas’s Church at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Acres Nook Care Home. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OAKES (Albert Leslie). Peacefully on Monday, 30th November, Les, aged 92, of Sandbach. The very much loved husband of Gerda and wonderful granddad of Nicole; treasured son of the late Albert and Nellie Oakes, and older brother of Elvyn and Edith. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Hospice. The funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 21st December, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OSBORN (Jean). At rest on 14th December, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Jean, aged 81. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack, and formerly of Moorland Court, Biddulph. The much-loved stepmother of Ron and Robert, and very dear to Philip, Andrew, Jonathan, David, Fay Louisa, Eve and all their families. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 30th December, with a service and cremation at Carmountside crematorium at 1.30pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend please meet at Carmountside. Family flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to CRY. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHINGLER. Tragically on 17th July at Bosley, Jason Roy, aged 38, of Congleton. The loving partner of Nicky Webb. The dearly loved son of Angela and John, dear brother of Claire and cherished uncle of Rebecca. A memorial service will be held at Bosley Methodist Chapel to celebrate Jason’s life on Friday, 18th December, at 12.45pm. Donations received in Jason’s memory will be forwarded to the RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WALCHESTER (William, “Bill”). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Sunday, 6th December, while at home, Bill, aged 73, of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. The dearly loved husband of Sylvia; devoted and loving father of Kathryn and Adele; much loved father-in-law of Philip and Neil; treasured granddad of George and Jacob, and a dear brother of John. Bill will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Tuesday, 22nd December, at 11.30am, 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 Woodcock’s Well CE Primary School (defibrillator fund). Enquires and donations: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WATSON (Albert Boag, “Bert”). Passed away peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital on Sunday, 13th December, aged 93. The dearly-loved husband of Dorrie, and a much-loved father, father-in-law, granpa, and great-granpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan or British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 30th December, at 12.15pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 10th December, 2015
 
ASHLEY (Ann). Peacefully at rest after a short illness on 1st December, in Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ann, aged 54, of Congleton. The beloved daughter of the late Doris and Vincent Ashley and a much-loved sister of Jean and Robert. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 17th December, with a service at the parish church of Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11.30am, followed by interment in Christ Church Churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Mencap. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BAILEY (Kenneth, Ken). Passed away peacefully on 29th November at his home in Congleton, Ken, aged 82. The dearly loved and thoughtful husband to Iris for 54 years; the wonderful dad and friend to son Robert, daughter Rachael and son-in-law Paddy, granddaughter Sami and husband Adam, and grandson Jacob. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 14th December, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BURT. Peacefully on 7th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eileen, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Graham Burt; loving mum of the late Glynn; cherished gran of Glynn, and a treasured great-gran of Paige, Amber, Junior and Peyton. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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
 
HARRISON (Grace). Passed away peacefully on 28th November at Hollins Park Nursing Home, aged 94. The dearly loved wife of the late Bernard, loving mum of Martin and Janet, dear mother-in-law of Ian and a treasured grandma to Sarah and James. Grace will be truly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service and committal take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 16th December, at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Association. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
HEMMINGS (John Alan). At rest on Saturday, 28th November, aged 82. The dearly loved husband of Rita and loving dad to Susan, Robert and Jane. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 14th December, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Salvation Army. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare Biddulph, 01782 514204; email biddulph@letsco-operate.com
 
HIGGINSON (Alan Robert). Suddenly at home in Congleton on 7th December, Alan, aged 80. The dearly loved husband of Geraldine; much-loved dad of Jennifer, Stephen, Valerie and Colin; and a treasured father-in-law and grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK and the RNLI. The funeral service and committal take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd December at 11.20am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HIGGS (Jim). At rest on Monday, 30th November, after a long illness at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 79. The beloved husband of Susan; dear father of Gaby, Matthew, Lizzie and Caroline; much-loved granddad of Felix, Florence, Bede, Tom, Maddie, Georgia and Toby. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 15th December, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOLLINS (Kevin, OBE). Former head of Knutsford and Leek High Schools. Peacefully on 1st December at East Cheshire Hospice, Kevin, aged 61, of Congleton, and formerly of Meir and Blythe Bridge. Much loved husband of Val; treasured and admired dad of Lizzie and Jonathan; loved brother of Keith and his wife Tracy; loving uncle to Jenny and Christopher; and a dear friend and colleague to many. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 15th December, at 12.30pm. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at Carmountside. No flowers please by request; donations preferred for East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 212880.
 
POWELL. Peacefully on 5th December at East Cheshire Hospice, surrounded by his loving family, John, aged 67, of Marton. The dearly loved dad of Adrian and Donna; much-loved son of Sylvia and the late Kenneth; cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad; a dear brother of Paul and Wendy, and brother-in-law of Judy and Dave. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 17th December, at 11.15am for a service and interment at St Paul’s Church, Marton at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. At the family’s request, no mourning attire to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Heart Transplant Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RODGERS (Ruby). At rest on 30th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the presence of her family, Ruby, aged 85, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Ronald (Ron); much loved mum of Ron, Alan, Linda, Julie and Andrea; dear mother-in-law of Christine, Dot, Terry, Adrian and Rob, and a loved grandma and great-grandma. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 16th December, at 10.45am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. 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: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph. 01782 379191.
 
SHELDON (Brian). Peacefully on 2nd December at his home in Congleton. David Brian (Brian), aged 80, formerly of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Cynthia; loving dad of Elizabeth; very dear father-in-law of the late Nigel; dearest brother-in-law of Basil and Irene, and a dear uncle. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 17th December, at 11.15am, prior to a private cremation. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses (East Cheshire) or Biddulph, in Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
TAYLOR (Donald). Peacefully at rest on 3rd December, in Leighton Hospital, Donald, aged 86, of Elworth, Sandbach. The beloved husband of the late Helen and the much loved dad of David and Michael. The funeral takes place on Friday, 11th December, with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 11.45am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
TOMKINSON. Peacefully on 28th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Nora “Elizabeth,” aged 75. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alfred Tomkinson, of Brownlow Heath; loving mum of David, Linda, Allan and Lesley; dear mother-in-law of Julian, Debbie and Malcolm and a cherished and treasured grandma. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 15th December, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMSON (James, “Jimmy”). Peacefully on 30th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Jimmy, of Biddulph, aged 77. The much loved husband of Inge and the late Nancy; treasured dad of Anne, Jimmy, Jessie, Edward, Annie, Lillian, Gregg and Scott; dear father-in-law of David, Mark, Paula, Chris, Stewart and Kelly; loving brother of Suzy, Margaret, David and the late Eva, and a treasured granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service will be at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 17th December, at 10.30am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to Stroke Association. Donations and enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WROE (Jonathan). Peacefully after a short illness in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, on Friday, 4th December, Jonathan, aged 61, of Winterley. The dearly loved husband of Kate, and loving dad of Andrew. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Comfort Fund. The funeral service and committal will be at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Friday, 18th December, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 3rd December, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
AVRILL (Philip Walter). Passed away peacefully with dignity on 24th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 71. The much loved husband of Alison; proud and devoted father of Charlie, a dear future father-in-law of Laura; loving brother of Christine. The funeral will take place on Friday, 11th December, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BALLARD (Norman). Peacefully at home on Sunday, 22nd November. Norman, aged 84, of Sandbach, formerly of Elworth. Dearly loved husband of the late Flo; loving dad of Christine and Kevin; father-in-law of Michael and Alison; grandad and great-grandad. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Marie Curie. The funeral service is on Wednesday, 9th December, at noon at Elworth Methodist Church, (Mount Pleasant Methodist Chapel), Elworth. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BEBBINGTON (Sylvia Jean, née Bosson). Peacefully in the hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford, on Wednesday, 18th November, Jean, aged 72, of Huntington and formerly of Wervin and Wallhill Farm, Astbury. The dearly loved wife of Colin; devoted mum of Peter, Stuart and Angela; much-loved nana and sister to Brenda and Fay. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Hospice of the Good Shepherd. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Plemstall, today (Thursday, 3rd December) at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BOON (Mary). At rest on Tuesday, 24th November, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Mary, aged 85. The much loved wife of the late Bill; loving mum of Michael and David; devoted nan of Richard; a dear mum-in-law to Margaret and Claire, who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday, 10th December, at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CLOWES (John). Suddenly on 24th November in hospital, John, aged 65, of Gawsworth. The dearly loved husband of Susan and a much-loved dad and grandad. The funeral is on Monday, 7th December, with service and interment at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations to Windyways Trust. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
CLOWES. Peacefully on 25th November at Greengables Nursing Home, Emma Elizabeth, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Thomas Clowes; loving mum of Colin and Paul; dear mother-in-law of Sue and Hala, and a cherished and treasured nana of Ruth, Tom and Rob. The cortege is to leave her son Colin’s home on Friday, 11th December, at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GILBY (Gladys). Peacefully at home in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, aged 80. Formerly of Longdown Road, Congleton through the late 60s and early 70s before moving north nearer to Sunderland, her place of birth. The wife to loving husband Malcolm and children Paul, Ian, Jacqueline and Alison. The funeral will take place in Sunderland on Wednesday, 9th December. Enquiries: Derek Moss, Houghton-le-Spring, 0191 3855959.
 
HEWITT (Ernest). Peacefully at home on 26th November, Ernest, aged 85, of Brereton and formerly of Hey Head, Ringway. The dearly loved husband of Dot, and dad of Dot, Wendy, Ernest and John. Flowers or donations, if desired, to The Christie. The funeral service will be at Lower Withington Methodist Chapel on Thursday, 10th December, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
KNAPPER. Peacefully on 18th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Derek Edward, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Yvonne; loving dad of Deborah and Karen; dear father-in-law of Howard; cherished granddad of Daniel, Megan, James and Jack; treasured great-granddad of Jessica and Drew; dear brother of Marlene and Sally, and a dear brother-in-law of Harry, Leonard and Elaine. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 7th December, at 10.40am 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MILLWARD. Peacefully on 18th November at Weston Park Nursing Home, Annie May, aged 91, formerly of Chelford and Siddington. The dearly loved mum of Dennis and Philip; dear mother-in-law of Penny and Brenda; cherished nana and a treasured great-nana. The funeral service and interment are to take place on Wednesday, 9th December, at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, 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 Macclesfield Talking Newspaper. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TOMKINSON. Peacefully on 28th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Nora, “Elizabeth”, aged 75. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alfred Tomkinson, of Brownlow Heath; loving mum of David, Linda, Allan and Lesley; dear mother-in-law of Julian and Debbie, and a cherished and treasured grandma. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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
 
VICKERS (Harry). At rest on 22nd November at his home in Whitemoor, Congleton, Harry, aged 89. The dearly and much-loved husband of Maureen, treasured dad of Peter, special grandad of Joshua and great-granddaughter Lexi. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 9th December, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will 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. Enquiries: John Garside, Mountbatten house, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01265 298829.
 
Death Notices, 26th November, 2015 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BEBBINGTON (Sylvia Jean, née Bosson). Peacefully in the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Backford, on Wednesday, 18th November, Jean, aged 72, of Huntington, formerly of Wervin and Wall Hill Farm, Astbury. The dearly loved wife of Colin; devoted mum of Peter, Stuart and Angela; much-loved nana, and sister to Brenda and Fay. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hospice of the Good Shepherd. The funeral service will be at St Peter’s Church, Plemstall, on Thursday, 3rd December, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BOOTH (June). Peacefully passed away on 13th November at Heliosa Nursing Home. June, aged 78, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Barry Booth; much loved mum of Christopher and David; mother-in-law of Nicola and Debra; treasured nan of Richard, Thomas, Benjamin and Laura, and a dear sister of Howard. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 1st December, with a service at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel at 11am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01782 513210.
 
 BOWLES. Prue Bowles, Sandbach. Very much loving and loved, died 4th November, 2015. Friends are warmly invited to her thanksgiving service on Saturday, 28th November, at 2pm at Wesley Avenue Methodist Church, Sandbach. Afterwards tea and cake at the Glasshouse Restaurant close by. Prue requested no black attire, please. The family are very grateful to those whose kindness and love meant so much to Prue and to them, thank you all. The cremation took place on 13th November at Bradwell Crematorium. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
COUTTS (Andrew). Peacefully on Saturday, 21st November, at The Christie, Andrew, aged 54, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Gillian and father of Scott, Angus and Stuart. Andrew will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. Following a private service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium, a service of celebration and thanksgiving will take place at the parish church of St Mary, Astbury, on Tuesday, 8th December at 11am.Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmith funeralservices.co.uk
 
CUNLIFFE. Peacefully on 13th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Margaret Winifred, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Carol; treasured grandmother to Ben, Daniel and James; loving sister of Raymond, David, Alison, Billy and the late Brian, and a cherished friend to many. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Friday, 4th 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 attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cats Protection. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GEARY. Peacefully on 16th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Wilfred “Wilf” Dobson Geary, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marie; loving dad of David and Mark; dear mother-in-law of Claire; cherished and treasured granda of Max, and a dear brother of Pat. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 27th November) at 2.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HEATH (Andrew). Sadly passed away, after a short illness, on 19th November at East Cheshire Hospice, Andrew, aged 39. Much-loved son of Howard and Pat. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 2nd December, with a service at Hulme Walfield Church at 2pm followed by interment at the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend please kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Biddulph East Community Association (BRIC). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
KNAPPER. Peacefully on 18th November at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Derek Edward, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Yvonne; loving dad of Deborah and Karen; dear father-in-law of Howard; cherished granddad of Daniel, Megan, James and Jack; treasured great-granddad of Jessica and Drew; dear brother of Marlene and Sally, and a dear brother-in-law of Harvey, Leonard and Elaine. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 7th December, at 10.40am 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MILLWARD. Peacefully on 18th November at Weston Park Nursing Home, Annie May, aged 91, formerly of Chelford and Siddington. The dearly loved mum of Dennis and Philip; dear mother-in-law of Penny and Brenda; cherished nana and a treasured great-nana. The funeral service and interment are to take place on Wednesday, 9th December, at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, 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 Macclesfield Talking Newspaper. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PEAL (William John). At rest on Thursday, 19th November, at Haywood Hospital, aged 89. Much-loved husband of Isabel; loving dad of Hilary, Mary, Sarah and Andrew, and granddad of Steven, Jenny, Peter, Abi, Charlie, Robbie and Lewis. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 3rd December, with cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 9.20am, followed by a service of thanks giving at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this the only intimation and either meet at the crematorium or at the church. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PULMAN. Peacefully on 17th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John Leslie, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Cynthia; loving dad of Victoria and Johnathan; cherished and treasured granddad of Joseph and Bruce, and a dear brother of Jane. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 4th December at 1pm for a 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. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PYE (Hilda). Peacefully at rest on 18th November in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, Sandbach. Hilda, aged 99, of Wheelock, the beloved wife of the late Thomas Pye and loving aunt of Beryl, great-aunt of Hayley and Lynsey, and much loved by David. The funeral is to take place at Wheelock Methodist Church tomorrow (Friday, 27th November) at 11am followed by interment in Christ Church Churchyard, Wheelock. Flowers, or, if desired, a donation, may be made to St Stephen’s Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SHALLCROSS (Irene). Peacefully passed away on 19th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Irene, aged 86, of The Laurels, Congleton. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Gordon Shallcross; treasured mum of Pauline and mother-in-law of Paul; also a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 3rd December, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.45pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service and disperse at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to the Laurels Residential Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SLATER (Graham). At rest on 10th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 83. Much loved husband of the late Jean; devoted dad of Gary, and dear father-in-law of Julie. The funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 26th November) at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.15pm followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SMITH (Andrew). Suddenly, at home, surrounded by his family on 13th November, aged 45. The treasured son and best friend of Robert and Anne, and beloved grandson of Marie Claude and the late Oliver. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 30th December, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, followed by a burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THOMAS (David). Finally at peace on 16th November, David, aged 58, died at home at The Albion Hotel, Burton-on-Trent. David was the much-loved only son of the late Tommy and Gertie Thomas, of Congleton, where he grew up and worked at Ye Olde King’s Arms after leaving university. For the last 32 years, he worked at The Albion. He leaves behind loving cousins, friends, colleagues and customers who will greatly miss him. All are welcome to attend the funeral service at St Paul’s Church, Rangemore Street, on Monday, 30th November, at 10.45am, followed by committal for family and friends at Bretby Crematorium. Flowers are welcome or donations in memory of David may be placed in the collection box at the service for Pancreatic Cancer Research or forwarded to Co-operative Funeralcare, 8, Borough Road, Burton-on-Trent, 01283 568431.
 
Death Notices, 19th November, 2015 
 
 
GORST (Mary). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Monday, 9th November. Mary, aged 78, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Seymour. Much loved mum of Lynda, Janet and Michael, and a devoted grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Funeral service takes place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 24th November, at 11.45am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HEATH (Gerard). Peacefully on 6th November, 2015, after a short stay in Leighton Hospital. Gerard (Gerry) aged 85, of Brereton. Much loved husband of the late Ellen, devoted dad to Gerard and wife Jackie, grandad to Kerry and Laura. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Saturday, 5th December, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LLOYD-JONES. The death occurred peacefully on 7th November, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, of Marjorie Daisy, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Edward Harold Lloyd-Jones. Loving mum of Ralph, dear mother-in-law of Christine, cherished grandmother of Katie and Peter, treasured great-grandmother of Isabelle and loving sister to Brenda. Cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Thursday, 26th November, 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 Guide Dogs For The Blind or Royal National Institute for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWNDES. Peacefully on 6th November, 2015, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton. Peggy, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted mum of David and Steven, dear mother-in-law of Susan and Tamara, a cherished nanny Peggy to David, Rebecca, Jack, sister to Ron, the late David, the late Peter, a cherished aunt and a special friend to many. The service is to take place at Congleton Pentecostal Church on Friday, 27th November, at 10.45am, 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 Parkinson’s Disease Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NIXON (James Ernest “Jim”). Peacefully at home on 3rd November, 2015. Jim, aged 95, of Biddulph Moor, formerly of Bradda Farm, the dearly-loved husband of Averil, treasured dad of Jim, a dear father-in-law of Gill, also a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral on Tuesday, 24th November at New Road Methodist Church Biddulph Moor at 11.30am, prior to private cremation. Will all friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Diabetes UK. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PIMLOTT. Peacefully on 11th November, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Doris, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Dennis. Loving mum of David and Julie, loving mother-in-law of Diane and Laurence, cherished gran of Marcus, Lisa, Andrew, Oliver, Rebecca and Samuel, dear gran-in-law of Maureen, treasured great-grandma of Nicole, Fraser and Fearne, dear sister to Winnie, Dorothy and Graham, and a dear sister-in-law of Betty, Nora, Donald, Patricia, Elaine and Michael. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st December, at 1.15pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STALLARD (Muriel). At peace on 11th November, 2015, at UHNS. Muriel Agnes, aged 83, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Maurice Stallard, loving mum of Stephanie and Tracy, very dear mother-in-law of Stephen and Nick, treasured nan of Lyndsey and Tom, Tori and Ralph and Adam, devoted great-nan of Riley, dear aunty of Deanne, like a sister to Val and a good friend to many. Cortège to leave her daughter’s home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 24th November, at 2.20pm for service at St Lawrence’s Church at 2.30pm, 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. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SUTCH (Jean Winifred). Peacefully on Monday, 5th October, 2015, in the Netherlands. Jean, formerly of Biddulph, aged 75. The dearly loved widow of Bob Sutch and mother of David. A cremation service has taken place in the Netherlands, and a requiem mass will be held at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, on Saturday, 28th November, at 10.30am, followed by interment of ashes in the town burial ground. Would all friends meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Target Ovarian Cancer. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TAYLOR (Alan Robert). Suddenly at home on 7th November, 2015. Alan, aged 72, dearly and much-loved dad of Catherine and Robert, father-in-law of Jane, grandad of Isobel, Ewan, Georgina and Samuel, also a dear uncle of Thomas and Elizabeth. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 26th November, with a service at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11.30am followed by interment at the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to RSPB. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 12th November, 2015
 
BROWN (George Hedley). Peacefully on 2nd November, 2015, in Mount Pleasant Nursing Home, Allostock. Hedley, aged 92, of Cranage and formerly of Mount Pleasant Farm, Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary and loving father of Pauline, Audrey and Caroline, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family fl owers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Church, Goostrey and Cancer Research UK. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 23rd November, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CHADDOCK. Peacefully on 1st November, 2015, at her home. Beatrice May, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Jack Chaddock. Loving sister of the late Vera, dear sister-in-law of the late Bessie and the late Bill, cherished auntie, great-auntie and greatgreat- auntie. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 17th November, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
DANIELS. Peacefully on 8th November, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Valerie, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Stanley, loving mum of John, Joan, Sarah and late Steve, dear mother-inlaw of Sandra, Kevin, Mark, Louise, a cherished nana, grandma and great-grandma. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 19th November, at 1.45pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
GOFF (John Malcolm). Peacefully on 5th November, 2015, at MDGH. John, aged 85, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of Ruth, treasured dad of Jane, Malcolm, Colin and Duncan. Father-in-law of Dominic, Jane, Elaine and Sue, a very special grandad of Alex, Ellie, Isaac, Jordan, Sadie, Sam, Jamie and Dan. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 19th November. 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 for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. 01782 513210
 
HARDING (Reginald Keith). Peacefully following a short illness in Leighton Hospital on 8th November, 2015. Keith, aged 72, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy, much loved dad of Louise, Mark and partner Nicola, and treasured grandad of Amber and Grace. Family
fl owers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Centre, Leighton Hospital. Funeral to take place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 19th November, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach,
01270 750852.
 
LEYLAND Betsan (Bet) Peacefully on 4th November 2015 at Leighton Hospital, Bet aged 74 years of Alsager. Devoted wife of the late Brian, treasured mum of Martin, Sarah, Matthew and mother in law of Neil and Abi, much loved grandma of Annabelle, Ellie, Eddie and Adam.  Service at St Oswald's Church, Brereton on Tuesday 17th November at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.  Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan Nurses) .  All donations and inquiries to JOSEPH EDWARDS & SONS, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove. TEL: 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.  
 
PEDLEY (Stephen). At rest at MDGH on 30th October, 2015, aged 66. Father of Marcus, Christian and Adrian, father-inlaw of Nicola and Susan, grandad of Anthony, Grant, Maya, Jack and Joseph. Funeral service on Friday, 27th November, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.30am followed by interment at the churchyard. Family fl owers only please; donations preferred to wards eight and nine, MDGH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SARGEANT Thomas (Tom). At rest on 3rd November, 2015, at MDGH. Tom, aged 86, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of the late Hilda Sargeant, devoted dad of Sandra, treasured pa of Jonathan and Jenny, loving greatgrandpa of Liam, also a dear brother and uncle. Funeral to take place tomorrow (Friday, 13th November), with a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SIMPSON (Gwendoline “Gwen”). Peacefully at rest on 3rd November, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Gwen, aged 82, of Knypersley, dearly and much loved wife of Derek, loving mum of Derek, Jennifer and Karen, mother-in-law of Carol and Chris, a treasured nan and great-nan, also
a sister, sister-in-law and aunt, who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral to take place on Monday, 23rd November, with service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing
to attend kindly meet and disperse at the crematorium. Family fl owers please; donations, if desired, to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TAYLOR (Ethel). At rest on 1st November, 2015, surrounded by her family at New Milton Nursing Home, aged 96. Much-loved wife of the late Reg, devoted mum to Stewart and Carol. Treasured grandma to Joanne, Nicholas, Daniel and Tom, and greatgrandma to Lucy, Lewis, Max, Emily, Sidney and Pearl. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Monday, 16th November, at 12.15pm followed by a committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family fl owers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
VAN DER KRAAN (James). Suddenly but peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday, 5th November, aged 69. Much-loved husband of Diane. Devoted father of Lee, Adam and Emma. Treasured grandad of Joshua, Jacob and Layla. Funeral service to be held at
St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 19th November, at 2pm. Followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family fl owers only please; donations to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01782 513210.
 
WERCHOLA. Peacefully on 9th November, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Marie Ann, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Zenon Peter Werchola. Loving mother of Daniel and Claire, and dear mother-in-law of Helen and Luke. Cherished grandmother of Sophia
and Frederick. Sister to Kathleen and John. The service takes place at St Mary’s RC Chapel,  Congleton, on Friday, 20th November, at 12.45pm, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly asked to meet at the church. Family
flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32m West Street,
Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 5th November, 2015
 
 BURGESS (Dolly). Peacefully on 27th October, 2015, in the loving care of the staff of The Grange Ward, Haywood Hospital, Dolly, aged 78, of Smallthorne and formerly of Matthews Place, Congleton. Devoted wife of the late Sid, much loved mum of Yvonne and Deborah and a loving mother-in-law, nan and great-nan, and a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty. Dolly will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 20th November, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Grange Ward, Haywood Hospital. Donations and enquiries: Williams Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head, 01782 212880.
 
 
CALCROFT. Peacefully on 26th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, George, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Elsie Calcroft. Loving dad of Judith, dear father-in-law of Michael, cherished granddad of Gareth and Delyn and a treasured great-granddad of Joel, Bethan, Milly, Carys and Nathan. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 12th November at 11.20am 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.
 
DIAMOND (Iris). Peacefully on 24th October, 2015, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Iris, aged 101. A private funeral will take place on Monday, 9th November. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust and World Horse Welfare. Enquiries and donations: J Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
GOOSTREY (Julia). Peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice on Sunday, 1st November. Julia, aged 46, of Swettenham. Dearly loved wife of Stuart, loving mum of Charlotte and Eddie, treasured daughter of George and Susan Sheard and much loved sister of Alan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Resource Centre at Macclesfield District General Hospital (cheques payable to the Oncology Trust Fund). Funeral service to take place at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Thursday, 12th November, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HARDING (Mrs Vera Harding née Tagell). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 28th October, 2015, while at home, in the presence of her loving family. Vera, aged 92, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Thomas, much loved mum of Sylvia and Susan, and a loving mother-in-law, nan, great-nan, sister and auntie. Vera will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 13th November, at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice at Home. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham) 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
LLOYD. The death of Mary Ellen Lloyd (aged 81) took place in her Biddulph home on 31st October, 2015. Her husband Raymond, and Canadian niece Carol Engels were at her bedside when she passed away. Beloved mother of Christopher (Joy) of the Philippines and Nicholas (Donna) of Saskatchewan, Canada, and grandmother to Francesca, Amy, Brittany, Ayla, and Ian. Up to the millennium, Mary was a well-known local singer who entertained the pensioners, visited most churches and chapels in the area and played many lead parts with both Congleton Operatic Society and Wagg Street Operatic Society where she was chairman for two years. Mary had a very full and interesting life having worked for Vantona, Decca Records, Congleton Records, WH Lowe, and Benfield Builders in various roles. Holidays included trips to all continents except the polar regions. In her youth she enjoyed pot holing, hiking, drama, and even baseball. More recent interests included space and cooking. Her funeral will take place on Friday, 13th November, service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Ray Lloyd, Edna Ferriday, John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NADEN (Harold Gordon). Suddenly but peacefully on Saturday, 24th October, 2015, at his home in Congleton, Gordon, aged 77. The beloved husband of Shirley, proud and loving father of Christopher and Victoria with their partners Michelle and Julian, devoted grandad (Dee Dee) of Harrison, treasured brother of Pam and brother-in-law of Paul and a dear cousin and uncle and good friend of many. Funeral Service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 10th November, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would everyone please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, donations may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Association (cheques made payable to Myaware) and Alder Hey Children’s Charity. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 29th October, 2015
 
BAILEY (Dorothy). Tragically on 17th July, 2015, at Bosley. Dorothy Lorraine, aged 62, of Bosley and formerly of Biddulph Park. Treasured and loved mum of Christopher, Mathew and Edward, dear mother-in-law of Dominique and Andrea, devoted nana of Connor, Willow and India, loving sister of Kenneth, Frank, Peter, Philip, Graham and Linda, and a dearest sister-in-law and aunty. Funeral service Friday, 6th November, at St Mary’s Church, Bosley, at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Bosley Methodist Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: S Sigley and Son, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
BRITTAIN. Peacefully at rest on 17th October, 2015, at the Laurels Residential Home. Phyllis, aged 88, of Congleton. The devoted wife of the late Jack Brittain. Dearly loved mum of Lynn and the late Robert, special mother-in-law to Kev, much-loved gran of Matthew and Lucy, dear great-gran of Jack, Miles, Poppy, Lily and Charlie. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 4th November, at 1.10pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia Care. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BYRAM. Peacefully on 18th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Allan, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Virginia, loving step-dad of Margaret and Jane, dear father-in-law of Keith and Graham, cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad, a dear brother of Stuart, Ken, Michael, Sylvia and Audrey, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 2nd November, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLOUGH (Derek). Peacefully on 18th October, 2015, at DMH. Derek, aged 80, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of Marjorie, treasured dad of Marjorie and Lynn, father-in-law of Trevor and Andrew, special grandad of Christopher, Matthew, Dean and Joanne, a great-grandad of Brooke, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral to take place on Friday, 6th November. Service and cremation at Carmountside at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
FOX (Sylvia). Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Sylvia Marie Fox who departed this life peacefully on Saturday, 24th October, 2015, in Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, aged 80. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church “on whose soul Sweet Jesus have mercy”. The dearly loved sister of Anne and the late Peter. Reception into St Mary’s Catholic Church, Congleton, on Monday, 2nd November, at 6.30pm. Requiem mass on 3rd November at 11am prior to interment in St Peter’s Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church, floral tributes welcome or donations to St Mary’s Church, Congleton. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
HOWARD (Stephen John “Kim”). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 24th October, 2015. Stephen, aged 63, of Lower Withington. Dearly loved husband of Susan, loving dad of Lee, Claire and Tracy. Dear father-in-law, granddad, brother, uncle and friend. Kim will be sadly missed by all. One of life’s true characters taken far too soon. The funeral will take place at St Thomas’s Church, Henbury, on Wednesday, 4th November, at 11am, followed by interment at Macclesfield Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 124, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
JONES (Carl). On 20th October, 2015, following an illness, aged 61. Formerly of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. Husband of Esther, son of the late Gwyn and Pat Jones, brother to Jacqueline, Andre and Virginia. Funeral to take place in South Wales on Monday, 2nd November, at 3.30pm. Enquiries: Dignity, Woodfield Park, Blackwood, Gwent, 01495 224775.
 
LONGMORE (John Cecil “Jack”). Peacefully after a short illness on 18th October, 2015, at RSUH. Jack, aged 87, of Knypersley. Dearly loved husband of Edith. Much-loved dad of John and Paul, a dear father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad, also a dear uncle. Jack will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral to take place on Monday, 2nd November. Service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MOSTON (William Edward “Bill”). With great sorrow the sudden death is announced of Bill, aged 70, of Shavington and formerly of Lower Withington. Precious husband of Ruth and loving brother of John and Philip. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Chelford. Funeral service to take place at St John’s Church, Chelford, on Thursday, 5th November, at 1.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WAGSTAFF (Robert David “Waggy”). On Wednesday, 21st October, 2015, peacefully in hospital and of Sandbach. Robert David “Waggy” Wagstaff, aged 62. A much-loved dad of Neil and Kim, loving brother of Shirley and Elaine. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, 3rd November, with a service at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 11am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Diabetes Research. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762230 or 01606 836708.
 
WILLIAMS (Ronald Walter). Peacefully on Sunday, 11th October, 2015, at Springbank Care Home, Biddulph. Ron, aged 90, of Knypersley. Much-loved husband of Joan, treasured dad of Linda and Valerie, dear mother-in-law of Chris and Peter, devoted grandad of Paul and Sally, and dearly loved great-grandad of William, Adam, James, Phoebe, George, Max and Mia. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium today (Thursday, 29th October), at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to the PSP Association. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 22nd October, 2015
ATKINS (Prudence “Pru”). Peacefully on 15th October, 2015. Pru, aged 90, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Tom Atkins. Treasured and much-loved mum of David and Sue. Special nana of Gareth and Ross also a very dear sister and aunt. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 29th October, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.45pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BELL (Donald). At rest 10th October, 2015. Donald, aged 88, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of the late Elizabeth Bell, much-loved father of Susan and father-in-law of Martin, treasured grandad of Nicola and Alexandra, also a special great-grandad of Alfie. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 30th October, with a service at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and son, Mountbatten House, Stone House Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BENNETT (James “Jim”). Peacefully in Astbury Mere Care Home on 9th October, 2015. Jim, aged 91. Dearly loved husband of the late Teresa, loving dad of Michelle and husband Andy, Jim and wife Lynne, treasured grandad to Emily, Lydia and Rosie, and brother to Bill. Family flowers only; donations to Key Green Chapel and Trinity Methodist Church. Funeral service to take place at Key Green Chapel on Friday, 23rd October, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BENTLEY (Fred). Suddenly at home on Sunday, 11th October, 2015. Fred, aged 69, late of Sandbach and formerly of Holmes Chapel. Much loved dad of Nicky and Vicky, treasured grandad of Beth, Ros, Evie and Daniel. Funeral service will take place at Crewe Crematorium at noon on Wednesday, 28th October. Dress code optional. Family flowers only; donations preferred to the Stroke Association. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
BIDDULPH (David). Suddenly on 6th October, 2015. David, aged 67, of Biddulph. Loving dad of Richard, Diane and their families, treasured brother of Alan. David will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. Funeral today (Thursday, 22nd October) at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.45am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will all relatives and friends kindly accept this the only intimation. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
DALE (Sheila). Peacefully on 19th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Sheila, aged 74. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alan Dale, of Congleton. Loving mum of Christopher, Nicholas and Martin. Dear mother-in-law of Teresa, Elaine and Debbie, cherished grandma of Richard, Suzanne, Stephen, Sarah and Daniel, dear sister of June and sister-in-law of Eileen and Barbara. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 29th October, at 9.45am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital ICU. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FOX-HASSALL (Paul). Passed away on 7th October, 2015, at The University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Paul, aged 61, formerly of Bignall End and Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Susanah. Cortege to leave his home on Monday, 2nd November, at 1.15pm, for service and cremation at Bradwell 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STANWAY (Brenda). Peacefully on Friday, 16th October, 2015, at Bradwell Hospital. Brenda May, aged 91, of Clayborne Nursing Home and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Jim, loving mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Christopher and a good friend to many. 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 599156.
 
STIRLING (Peter). At rest on 7th October, 2015, at Heliosa Nursing Home, aged 91. Peter, husband of the late Elizabeth, father of William, Colin and Fiona. Grandad of Simon, Sarah and Suzie and great-granddad of Elizabeth. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 28th October, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and son, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WILLIAMS (Robert Griffith). On 10th October, 2015, in Leighton Hospital. Rob, aged 51, of Byley. Dearly loved husband of Marie, loving dad of Beccy and Tom, cherished son of Ivor and the late Jill and treasured brother of Andrew and Anne. Funeral service to take place at St John’s Church, Byley, on Monday, 26th October, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the scanner appeal at Leighton Hospital, British Heart Foundation and Byley Village Hall defibrillator fund. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 15th October, 2015
BARBER (Clifford, Dr). Peacefully on 7th October, 2015, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home. Cliff, aged 84, of Alsager. Dearly loved husband of Jean, much-loved dad of Philip and Stephen, treasured step-dad of Paul, Trisha and Debbie, and a devoted grandad and great-grandad. Service and interment at Christ Church, Alsager, on Wednesday, 21st October, at 11.30am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Flowers, but if preferred a donation may be made to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
BOWLER. Peacefully on 9th October, 2015, at home. Ian James, aged 68, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kathleen. Loving brother of Phil, dear brother-in-law of Carol and a dear uncle of Colin, Sharon and Philip. Service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. 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
 
BURNDRED (Jordan). Suddenly passed away while on holiday in Turkey on 7th October, 2015. Jordan, aged 17, of Biddulph. Precious son of Nicola, Danny and Steven. Cherished brother of Jasmine and Daisy. Precious grandson of Karen and David, Sheryle and Gary, Pamela and Stan. Treasured boyfriend of Jasmine also a very dear nephew and cousin. Jordan will be very sadly missed by all his loving family and many loving friends. Funeral to take place on Friday, 23rd October, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to interment at the town burial ground at Woodhouse Lane. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers welcome in memory of Jordan. Red and white theme would be appreciated. Everyone is requested to wear a splash of red to support his love for Stoke City. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CLARKE. Peacefully on 15th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Graham Alfred, aged 87, of Congleton. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th October, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Leukaemia Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HURST (Roy James). Peacefully at rest on 6th October, 2015, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, aged 87. Dearly loved husband of Reba and dear father of Michael, Cynthia, Roy and Andrew, grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad. Roy, of Elworth, formerly of Congleton. One of the Hurst Ice Cream family that many people will remember. Roy worked for Foden’s for many years. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 23rd October, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MULLIGAN. Peacefully on 10th October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John (known as Jack or Joe) aged 91, of Mossley. The dearly loved dad of Christine, Stephen and Alan. Dear father-in-law of Neil and Lesley, cherished granddad of Clare, Gareth, Laura and Katherine, treasured great-granddad of Ryan, Ella and Joey and a dear brother of Kathleen, Margaret, Bernie, the late Frank and the late Pat. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd October, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NORCROSS (Patrick). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 3rd October following a few weeks in their care. Pat, aged 85, of Sandbach. Much loved husband of May, father of Lesley and Simon, grandpa and great-grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society and Diabetes UK. Service of thanksgiving at Sandbach Methodist Church on Thursday, 15th October, at 12.30pm, following a private family committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
POOLE (Kathleen Margaret). On Wednesday, 7th October, 2015, in hospital and of Cypress Court, Crewe, and formerly of Sandbach. Kathleen, aged 75, a much loved mum and nan. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 29th October, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SHORT. Of your charity please pray for the soul of Kathleen, aged 74, of Buglawton, who departed this life peacefully on 2nd October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have Mercy RIP. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David. Loving mum of Anne-Marie, David and Diane, dear mother-in-law of Jason and Goran and a cherished and treasured nanny. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 19th October, at 1.15pm for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, 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 The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
THORNHILL (Dorothy). Peacefully in Brantwood Nursing Home on Sunday, 4th October, 2015. Dorothy, aged 99. Dearly loved wife of the late William, mum of Ian and wife Gwen and treasured granmother to Robert, dear sister of Daphne, Celia and the late Nora. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Funeral service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium on Monday, 19th October, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 8th October, 2015
ANTROBUS (Beth). Peacefully on 25th September, 2015, at RSUH. Elizabeth Cochren, aged 62, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Lindon, loving mum of Gemma, very dear sister-in-law of Gillian and Susan, a dear aunt, special friend of Val and Margaret, and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 14th October, 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 kidney unit, RSUH. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
LYNCH (Harold). At rest on Saturday, 3rd October, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 83. Harold, born in Macclesfield, and lived in Congleton. Loved husband of Maureen, respected father of Sue, Dave, Colin and Ryan, and grandad to Kerry and Andi. Funeral service will be held on Friday, 16th October, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MANLEY (Ralph, Sonny). At rest on Friday, 25th September, 2015, at Leighton Hospital, aged 93. Beloved son of the late Ralph and Mary. Brother of the late Denis. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, 13th October, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm followed by a cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MOORE (Samuel William “Sam”). Suddenly but peacefully on 21st September, 2015, at Hollins Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Samuel William “Sam” aged 84. The much loved husband of the late Joan, devoted father of Mark and Michael, dear father-in-law of Kath and the late Nicola the loved and loving grandfather of Isobel and Charlotte, dear brother of Richard, brother-in-law of Jean and dear uncle to Susan. Sam was a well-respected member of the community and a dear friend to many. Funeral takeS place on Monday, 12th October, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm, prior to interment at Astbury Church Cemetery with his late wife Joan. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WALKER (Glenis). Suddenly on 18th September, 2015, at her home. Glenis, aged 65, of Biddulph Moor. Much-loved mum of Jason and daughter-in-law Julie, a loving and very special grandma to Joshua and Jake and a very dear friend to many. Funeral service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 12th October, at 1pm followed by interment at Silverdale Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 212880.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 1st October, 2015
COPE (Margaret). Peacefully at rest on 23rd September, 2015, after a long battle with motor neurone disease. Margaret, aged 69, of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of John, much-loved mum of Rachel and the late Nicholas, also a very dear sister and aunt who will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 8th October, at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to MNDA and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COSTELLO (John, “Cossie”). Suddenly on 15th September, aged 51, of Scunthorpe and formerly of Congleton. The devoted partner and soulmate of Janice, adored dad of Daniel and David, cherished son of Florence and the late John, loving brother of June, Paul and Helen, loving brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend to many. Funeral service to be held tomorrow (Friday, 2nd October) at 12.40pm at Woodlands Chapel followed by interment at Woodlands Cemetery, Scunthorpe. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses, Macmillan Cancer Research and British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Ashby Funeral Care, 174, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, DN16 2JR, 01724 841112.
 
EDWARDS. Peacefully on 16th September, 2015, at her home. Sheila Mary, aged 85. The dearly loved wife of the late Albert Edwards, of Congleton. Loving mum of Lesley, Stephen and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Brian and Margaret and a much cherished nan of Emily, Katie and Luke. Service and cremation to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 12th October, at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEEK (Brian Leonard). Peacefully at home on Saturday, 26th September, 2015. Brian, aged 82, of Congleton. Much loved husband of the late Marian, treasured dad of Bev and Julian, a dear father-in-law, beloved brother, devoted grandad and loving uncle. Service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 7th October, at 2pm followed by a private burial. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Crossroads Care or Heart UK. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
MILLINGTON (Barry). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015. Barry, aged 76, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved husband of Hope, loving dad of Vince and wife Julie, Lee and wife Juliet, treasured grandad of Kate, James, Sophia and Lawrence and brother to Mick. Family flowers only, donations to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital or Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Funeral service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Monday, 5th October, at 10am. Enquires: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MITCHELL (Harriet). Sadly passed away on 24th September at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Harriet, aged 83, loving wife of the late Harry Mitchell, of Biddulph Road Farm. Loving mum of Linda, Angela, Paula and Julie, dear mother-in-law, treasured grandma of Matthew, Lynette, Debbie, Lauren, Nick, Leanne and Jayne, also a treasured great-grandma. Harriet will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral to take place on Monday, 5th October, at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MOULD (Bernice, nee Woodhouse). Peacefully on 24th September, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Bernice, aged 83, of Brown Lees, Biddulph. The dearly loved sister of Michael, David, Catherine and the late Donald and Joyce, very dear sister-in-law to Elaine, Rita, Graham, Alan, Olive, Mervin and Marion, wife of Neville, a much loved aunt and great-aunt and a very dear friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 7th October, at 10.10am for cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Family and close friends only, please. Followed by a Service of thanksgiving at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.45am. All welcome. 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 Methodist Church or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
ROBERTSON (Ruth). Peacefully in Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, on 24th September, 2015. Ruth, aged 91, of Kermincham. Much loved wife of the late Don, loving mum of James, George and Stephen and treasured granny. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, or Dementia UK. Funeral service to take place at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Thursday, 8th October, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
SMITH (George). Of The Casey, Winkhill and formerly of Gillow Heath. Died peacefully on Sunday, 20th September, 2015. The devoted and loving husband of Dorothy and dear father of Andrew. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 8th October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to First Responders or Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
TURNOCK (Frances Mary). Peacefully on 28th September, 2015. Frances, aged 80, of Lower Withington. Dearly loved wife of the late Albert, loving mum of James, Andrew, Gill and treasured grandma. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Chelford, on Saturday, 10th October, at noon. Family flowers only; donations if, desired, to St John’s Church, Chelford, or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WESTON (Kenneth). At rest after a long illness courageously borne, on 25th September, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Ken, of Knypersley, aged 82, beloved husband of Joan, loving dad to Jane and son-in-law Mark, devoted grandad to Sarah and Peter and treasured great-grandad to Jacob. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 9th October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 24th September, 2015
ANSELL (Frederick Thomas). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 11th September, 2015. “Jim”, aged 90, of Holmes Chapel, the dear and devoted husband of the late Mary, much-loved dad of Pauline and dear father-in-law of Geoff. Funeral takes place today (Thursday, 24th September), with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 12.15pm. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BENNETT. Suddenly on 6th September, 2015. Stuart Roland, aged 56, of Bollington and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Jean and the late Roy Bennett, of Congleton. Loving brother of Glyn, brother-in-law of Alison, dear partner of Helen and a much-loved uncle. Cortege is to leave his mum’s home on Tuesday, 29th September, 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 Calmzone. At the family’s request an item of bright clothing can be worn in memory of Stuart. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CARRON (Emily). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 16th September, 2015. Emily, aged 95, of Elworth. Dearly loved wife of the late Peter, wonderful mum of Lynn, Stuart and Philip, nana and great-nana. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the scanner appeal at Leighton Hospital. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 29th September, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HULL (John). Peacefully at rest on 15th September, 2015, at MDGH. John, aged 78, of Congleton. The most dearly loved husband and soulmate of Annabella, much-loved father of Peter, David, Ian and Duncan, father-in-law of Pauline and Debbie, and adored grandad of Lauren, Thomas and Alexander. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 30th September, at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to COPD Foundation or Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Mountbatten Way, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
JUKES. Peacefully on 12th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Elizabeth Margaret, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved sister of Victor, dear sister-in-law of Anne, cherished aunty of Jackie, Sean and Clare and a treasured great-aunt. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 2nd October, at 12.40pm for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE. Peacefully on 18th September, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Elsie, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Hubert Lowe, loving mum of Derek and a cherished and treasured gran of Jacqueline. Service takes place on Wednesday, 30th September, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NEAL. Peacefully on 16th September, 2015, at Corbrook Court Nursing Home, Audlem. Dennis Michael, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Fran Surtees. Loving dad of Spencer, Louise, Jo, Daniel and Tom, dear father-in-law of Chrissy, Andy, Yasutoki and Cheyenne, and a cherished and treasured Pappy to Brogan, Rourke, Declan, Annabella, Leo, Mia, Mara-Jane and Jasper. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 1st 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ROGERS (Norman Albert). Peacefully in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury, on 13th September, 2015. Norman, aged 98, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of the late Joyce, loving dad of Sandra and families. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support Unit at Leighton Hospital. Funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 2nd October, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
RUTTER. Jean, of Pershore and formerly of Biddulph. On 23rd September, 2015, peacefully in Mill House Care Home, after a short illness, aged 82. Much loved wife of the late Derek, fantastic mum to Sharon, a devoted nanna to Ella, loving auntie to Gillian, Geoff, Rachel and Lauren. Funeral service at Pershore Abbey on Wednesday, 30th September, at 1.30pm, followed by private cremation. No sombre dress please. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries and donations: E Hill and Son, Fairfield House, Defford Road, Pershore, Worcs, WR10 1HZ, 01386 552141.
SHEPLEY. Peacefully on 12th September, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Joan, aged 84, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harold Shepley. Loving mum of Angela, Frank and Kenneth, dear mother-in-law of Lynne and a cherished and treasured gran and great-gran. Cortege is to leave her home tomorrow (Friday, 25th September) at 9.50am for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 10am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SIMPKIN. Peacefully on 15th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Phyllis, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold Simpkin. Loving sister of Anne and Doreen, and a cherished aunt and great-aunt. Cortege leaves her sister Doreen’s home on Thursday, 1st October, at 2.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Wythenshawe Hospital Heart Department. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STEELE (William, Bill). Peacefully after a long illness at home in Biddulph on 15th September, 2015. Bill, aged 94. Devoted and much loved husband of Nancy. He will be sadly missed by many relatives, friends and neighbours. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 29th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. Will 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 Dementia UK or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TAYLOR (Susanne, Sue). On 13th September, 2015, peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice. Sue, aged 68. Dearly loved partner of John, lovely mother of Jason and Lewis, much loved nana of Kane, Emile and Freya, also a dear friend of Pam, Kay, Carol and Jenny. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral takes place on Monday, 28th September, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice and Oncology Trust Fund. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
WOODALL (Jean). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Monday 21st, September, 2015. Jean, aged 89, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of Kenneth, much loved mother to Peter, Christopher and Antony, also mother-in-law of Satori, Jayne and Carolyn, and a treasured granny of Jaye. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 2nd October, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium at 3.15pm. Donations if preferred to RNLI. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
YATES (Hilda). Peacefully on 16th September, 2015, at East Cheshire Hospice. Hilda, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bernard Yates. Loving mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Graham, cherished and treasured nan of Martyn, Craig and Gareth and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 30th September, at 105am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 17th September, 2015
BANNER (John). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 8th September, 2015. John, aged 74. Beloved husband of Joyce, dearly loved dad of Alison and Catherine, respected father-in-law of John and Carl, and treasured grandad of Ryan, Benjamin and Nathan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Prostate Cancer Group and RNLI. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 18th September, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BENNETT. Suddenly on 6th September, 2015, Stuart Roland, aged 56, of Bollington and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Jean and the late Roy Bennett, of Congleton. Loving brother of Glyn, brother-in-law of Alison, dear partner of Helen and a much loved uncle. Cortege is to leave his mum’s home on Tuesday, 29th September, 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 Calmzone. At the family’s request an item of bright clothing can be worn in memory of Stuart. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOOTH (Tony). Peacefully on 4th September, 2015, at RSUH. Tony, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Alice and William Booth, a much loved brother of Gill and brother-in-law John, also a dear uncle and cousin. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 21st September, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet and disperse at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DAVIES (John). Peacefully at rest on 8th September, 2015, at Leighton Hospital. John, aged 61, of Ettiley Heath, Sandbach. A devoted dad, brother and a brilliant friend to many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 18th September, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 3.15pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Care at Leighton Hospital or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
DOBSON. Peacefully on 8th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Raymond Percival, aged 80, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Wenda. Loving brother of Dorothy, dear brother-in-law of David, uncle of Sheila and Stuart and best friend of Ken. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 24th September, at 10.50am for service at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11am, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DRENNAN. Peacefully on 9th September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Clive, aged 50, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sarah, cherished and treasured dad of Hannah, Jacob and Cain, much loved son of Stanley and Sylvia, dear son-in-law of Margaret and the late Harry, dear brother of Steven and brother-in-law of Gillian, Jayne and Lee. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 21st September 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 Kidneys For Life (MRI Renal Unit) or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GREGORY. Peacefully on 1st September, 2015, at Bradwell Hospital, Staffordshire, after an illness patiently borne. Joseph ‘Joe’ Ashley Gregory, aged 92, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kathleen, dear brother to the late Elsie, Phyllis and Gerald and a very much loved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 22nd September, at 10.45am for service at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cloud Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HACKMAN (Elizabeth) “Betty”. Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 11th September, 2015, after a short illness. Betty, aged 86, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Russell, much loved mum of Carol and a treasured nan of Matthew. Funeral service to take place at the parish church of St John’s, Sandbach Heath, on Friday, 25th September, at 11am followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers only by request. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
LACEY (Edith Doreen, nee Tagell). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 6th September, 2015, at the RSUH, in the presence of her loving family. Edith, aged 87, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Des, much loved sister of Vera and Freda, and a loving auntie. Edith will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 1st October, at 1.20pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
TARRY (Nick). As a result of a car accident on Sunday, 6th September, 2015. Nick, aged 24, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Craig and Jo-ann, treasured brother of Rob, much loved grandson of Harold John and Jackie Deakin, and a devoted nephew and cousin. Nick will be sorely missed by all his many friends. Funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 21st September, at 2.40pm. Please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the Crematorium. Smart casualwear please. No flowers by the family’s request. Donations preferred in memory of Nick for West Midlands Air Ambulance. Donations and enquiries: Gail Spender, C Edwards and Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842.
 
WEAVER (Julie Anne neé Wilbraham). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 4th September after a short illness. Julie, aged 55. Dearly loved wife of John, devoted mum of Stacey, loving daughter of Malcolm and Doreen Wilbraham and sister to David. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Brain Tumour Charity. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Monday, 21st September, at 11.45am, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, CW11 4SA, 01270 750852.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 10th September, 2015
 
BROWN (Jeffrey). Suddenly on 29th August, 2015. Jeffrey, aged 78, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband, father and grandfather, who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 18th September, at 2pm. Will 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 MIND. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COPE (Doreen). Peacefully on 31st August at Prestbury House Care Home Macclesfield. Doreen, aged 84. The beloved wife of the late Ray Cope, dearly loved mother of Julie and Tracy, loved grandma of Matthew and Emily. Doreen will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 14th September, at Carmountside Crematorium at 1pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations in memory of Doreen gratefully accepted for the Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
GREGORY. Peacefully on 1st September, 2015, at Bradwell Hospital, Staffordshire, after an illness patiently borne. Joseph “Joe” Ashley Gregory, aged 92, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Kathleen. Dear brother to the late Elsie, Phyllis and Gerald and a very much-loved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 22nd September, at 10.45am for service at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cloud Methodist Church or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HARDY (Walter). Passed away on Thursday, 3rd September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Walter, aged 91, of Congleton and previously of Chester, dearly loved husband of 67 years to Margaret, loving dad of Michael, dear father-in-law of Holly, also a dear brother and brother-in-law. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 15th September, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to British Heart Foundation Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, CW12 1DF, 01260 298829.
 
LEIGHTON. Peacefully on 24th August, 2015, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton. Barbara Leighton, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Leighton. Cherished mum to Laura, mother-in-law to Paul, loving grandma to Barbara, Sarah and Louise, great-grandma to Callum, Jessica, Lauren and Isabelle, and a loving aunt. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Thursday, 17th September, at 1.15pm for service at Congleton Pentecostal Church at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this as the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Pentecostal Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PLANT (Violet Ann, Vi). Peacefully at rest on 1st September, 2015, at Spring Bank Nursing Home. Vi, aged 80, formerly of Heath View. The dearly loved wife of the late Ken Plant, dearest mum of Jane, Rosemary and Sandra, a fond mother-in-law of John, Simon and Martin, also a treasured gran and gran gran, and a dear sister of Jimmy and the late Ted, Sid and Betty. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 16th September, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Astbury Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
RUSSELL (David). At rest on 30th August, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice after a short illness bravely borne. David, aged 72, of Biddulph, the dearly loved husband of Gwen, much loved dad of Darren and Sonia, loved father-in-law of Tina and Rich, dearest brother-in-law of Ken and June, and a very good friend to many. Funeral service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 17th September, at 11am, followed by interment at Woodhouse Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.
 
SPROSON (William Arthur). After a courageous fight, sadly on 5th September. Bill, aged 71, of Biddulph, formerly of Boughmore Farm, Timbersbrook. Loving and devoted husband to Barbara, much loved and cherished dad to Philip, Mark, Christine and Linda, father-in-law to Caraline, Duncan and Wayne. Loving and adoring grandad to Charlotte, Catherine, Chloe, Katie and Francesca. Brother to Don, Betty and Patricia and brother-in-law to Edgar, Doreen and John, and a very dear uncle. Bill will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and neighbours. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th September, for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell crematorium at 2pm. Please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations preferred to West Midlands Air Ambulance Service or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
WEAVER (Julie Anne née Wilbraham). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 4th September after a short illness. Julie, aged 55. Dearly loved wife of John, devoted mum of Stacey, loving daughter of Malcolm and Doreen Wilbraham, and sister to David. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Brain Tumour Charity. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 21st September, at 11.45am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
WHITEHURST. Peacefully on 3rd September, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Norah, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mr Robert “Bob” Whitehurst. Loving mum to Janet and Susie, dear mother-in-law of Graham and Mick, cherished nanny Norah to Mathew, Rachael, Richie, Roisin, Thomas, treasured great-nana to Oska, Vince, a loving sister and a cherished friend to many. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on a date and time to be arranged for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 3rd September, 2015
BIRD. Maria Magdalena (Magda). Peacefully on 26th August, 2015, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Magda, aged 80, of Congleton. Dearly loved by the Louis, Schlesinger and Bird family. The memorial service takes place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Monday, 7th September, at 2pm, followed by coffee and cake. All welcome. Colourful dress. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to NSPCC. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BRAYFORD (Jean, née Worthington). Suddenly but peacefully on 16th August, Jean, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Oswald; treasured sister of Betty, and a loving aunt of Nigel and Heather. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium
tomorrow (Friday, 4th September) at 2pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BUCKLEY (Stuart). Peacefully, following a short illness, on Wednesday, 26th August, 2015. Stuart, aged 68, of Hassall Green. Devoted husband, dad and grandad. Stuart will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 10th September, at 11am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
 
CALLAGHAN (née Moss, Sylvia Mary). At rest on 9th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 80. The daughter of the late Jack and Winifred Moss, sister of Jack, Donald, Winifred and the late Alan Moss, and mother to Marc Callaghan, grandmother to Katie, Emma and Jamie, dear aunt and friend. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 14th September, at 10.30am at St Mary’s Catholic Church, West Road, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: Kim Hudson (niece) on 01260 270423 or 07703 347996
 
 
 
CLUBBE (Thomas). Peacefully on 26th August, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Thomas Edwin, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Mrs Ann Clubbe. Loving dad to Stephen, dear father-in-law of Heidi, cherished granpy to Abbie, Luke, Isobel, Joshua, dear brother of Colin, brother-in-law to Janet and Helen, uncle to Angela and Janet. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 9th September, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation
and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christie’s. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afi nneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Norman). Passed away on 25th August, 2015, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 85. Dearly loved husband of Jean, cherished father of Lynn, Chris and Jayne, loved fatherin-law of Cliff, Sue and Kevin, treasured grandad of Philip, Andrew, Lucy and Sam, and great-grandad of Laura and Jack. Norman will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
The funeral service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 9th September, at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom in Norman’s memory would be appreciated. Enquiries: John
Garside and Son, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HATTON (William David “Dave”). Peacefully on 22nd August, 2015, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Dave, aged 74, of Knypersley. The devoted and much loved husband of Christine, devoted dad of Andrew, Gary and Mark, much loved father-inlaw of Tracey, Justine and Kelly,
a cherished grandpa of Jamie, Natasha, Katie and Bump, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service at 10.30am on Monday, 7th September, at St John’s Church, Knypersley, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if  preferred a donation may be made to Douglas Macmillan Hospice . Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HODGKINSON (Eleanor). Peacefully on 17th August, 2015, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eleanor, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr William Henry Hodgkinson. Loving mum to Margaret and Janet, dear mother-in-law of Philip, cherished grandma to Christopher and Adam, treasured great-grandma to Oliver James, dear sister of Iris, the late Muriel and the late Mary and a dear auntie to John, David, Ian and the late Susan. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 7th September, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEONARD (Joyce). Peacefully on 25th August, 2015, at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Joyce aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Leonard. Loving mum of Michelle, cherished nan to Daniel, loving sister to Mary, the late Doris, the late Hilda and the late Billy, a special auntie to nieces and nephews and a friend to many. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 9th September, at 9.45am for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOFKIN (Ronald). 22nd August, 2015, passed away peacefully with his loving family beside him, aged 84. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, 10th September, at 10.15am, at The Church On Ettiley Heath, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations will be gratefully received on behalf of The Church On Ettiley Heath and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach, 01270 764802
 
MILLWARD (Harold). Peacefully on 18th August, 2015, at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Harold, aged 81, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Helga Millward. Loving dad of Paul and Samantha, dear father-in-law of Heather and Karl, cherished and treasured granddad to Ben and James, loving brother to Elsie and a dear brother-in-law of John and Freda. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 8th September, at 12.50pm 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 kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OAKES (Colin). On Wednesday, 26th August, 2015, at home, Victoria Street, Sandbach. Colin Oakes, aged 75. Devoted husband of Joan, loving brother of Enid and the late Stan, dearest dad of Steve and Nigel and beloved grandad to Matthew, Jessica, Danielle, Josh and Jamie. Funeral
service to take place on Friday, 11th September, at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 1.15pm followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to The Oncology Trust Fund. Enquiries:
Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PASS (Eva May). At rest on Saturday, 22nd August, at home surrounded by her family, aged 86. Much loved wife of the late Fank, loving mum of Kath, Pauline, Linda, David, Kevin and Lesley, a cherished grandma, greatgrandma and great-great-grandma. The funeral service will take place
on Monday, 7th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church, at 2pm followed by burial in St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Marie Curie and Douglas Macmillan. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PLANT (Margaret). Peacefully on the 11th August, 2015, at Mill Hayes Retirement Home. Margaret, aged 80, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert, treasured sister of Winifred and the late Phyllis and the late William Henry, also a very dear aunt of
Andrew. Funeral service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 3rd September, at 3pm. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to British Heart Foundation. Will friends please meet at the church. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ROWLAND (Edward George). Peacefully on 18th August, 2015, at Springbank Nursing Home, Mill Hayes, Ted, aged 95, of Gillow Heath. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty Rowland, much loved dad of Kingsley and Mark, father-inlaw to Sarah and Barbara, grandad to Klara, Lucy, Ben and Emily, great-grandad to Archie, Elijah and Luca. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 9th September, at Biddulph Pentecostal Church at 10.30am followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TONKS (John). At rest on Monday, 24th August, 2015, at Heyfields Nursing Home after a long illness bravely borne. John, aged 84, of the Westlands, Newcastle and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Brenda. John will be sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. Funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 10th September, at 11.20am. Would all wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred for Macmillan Cancer Support. Donations and enquiries: Price and Stubbs, Mill Street, Stone, 01785 812556
 
WHITEHURST (Arthur). At rest on 18th August, 2015, at RSUH. Arthur, aged 85, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Marjorie, also a much loved dad, grandad and greatgrandad. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, 8th September, at Biddulph Methodist Church, at 10.45am, followed by a service of committal at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only please; donations to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 27th August, 2015
BADDELEY (Ronald). At rest on 18th August at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, aged 90 years. The son of the late Annie and Leonard, brother of Leonard, and a dear uncle and friend. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 3rd September at Carmountside crematorium at 11am. All flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: 01782 513210.
 
BARBER. (Kenneth). At rest on Saturday, 15th August, at Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 78 years. The loving husband of Sheila, much loved Dad to Ivan and Sharon and granddad to Zoe and Mia. A dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The cremation will take place on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium, followed by a service of celebration for Kenneth’s life at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at noon. Family flowers only, please, and donations to Parkinson’s UK Macclesfield Branch (The Alex Project). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
BUCKLEY (Ian, “Bucko/Acer”). Peacefully on the 21st August after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family, while in the care of the staff at The Cheshire East Hospice, Macclesfield. Ian, aged 60 years. The dearly loved husband of Denise, loving dad of Samantha, Laura and Lisa and cherished granddad of Ashleigh, Joshua, Kyle, Bradley and Olexander. Ian will be greatly missed yet fondly remembered by all of his loving family, many friends and extended band family. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 9th September at 1.30pm followed by interment in Congleton Cemetery. No flowers by request. Donations to The East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Ian would be greatly appreciated. All enquiries to Co-Operative Funeral Care, Well Street, Biddulph. Telephone 01782 514204
 
CLIFFE. Peacefully on 15th August at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Jesse aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George and a loving aunt and great aunt. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd September, 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
DEAKIN (Mark). Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home in his sleep on 18th August, aged 48. A much-loved son to John and Chris; loving brother to Sharron and brother-in-law to Keith; devoted uncle to Kirsty and Paul; treasured great uncle to Kaiyah; dear nephew to Pauline, and will be missed by his cousins. The funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 2nd September at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only, please, and donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph. Tel. 01782 513210.
ELLIOTT (Janet Irene). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family, on Thursday, 13th August, aged 78 years. She was the much loved wife of Brian, loving mum to Karen and Trudi, treasured Nan to Gavin, Zara, Sophie and Adam and devoted great Nan to Freddie, Thomas and Theo. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 28th August, at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only, please, and donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph. Tel. 01782 513210.
 
GOULD (Harry). At rest after a short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the presence of his close family, on 16th August. Harry, of Brown Lees, Biddulph, aged 82. The beloved son of Harry and Jane; a loving brother to Maureen, Anne and the late Sheila; loving brother-in-law and a dear uncle who will be sadly missed by his special friends and neighbours. The funeral service and cremation will be at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd September, at noon. Will relatives accept this the only intimation and friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donation preferred to Cancer Research UK. Donations end enquiries: C McGough and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.
 
HARDING (Brenda) nee Whitehurst. At peace on 14th August 2015 at MDGH, Brenda, aged 84 years of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Ken, loving mum of David, Gary and Karen, dearest mother-in-law of Karen, Karen and Paul, treasured nana of Stefanie, Michael, Lee, Sofie, Melissa and Lauren, very dear sister of Joyce and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.50am for a service at St Lawrence Church, Biddulph at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations if desired to Arthritis Research UK. All enquiries to Jane Adams at Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Tel 01782 379191 
 
MILLWARD. Peacefully on 18th August at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Harold, aged 81, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Helga Millward; loving dad of Paul and Samantha; dear father-in-law of Heather and Karl; cherished and treasured granddad to Ben and James; loving brother to Elsie, and a dear brother-in-law of John and Freda. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 8th September, at 12.50pm for a 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 kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
MOORE (Derek). Tragically while at work in Bosley, near Macclesfield, on 17th July, Derek, aged 62, of Goldenhill. The dearly beloved husband of Lynne; father of Christopher, Sian and Mark; a very dear step dad of Mark; treasured brother of Linda, Ann, Darren, and brother-in-law of Jim. The funeral service will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, 1st September, at Gateway Methodist Church, Goldenhill, prior to a private burial. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations if desired to the PDSA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
MORRIS (Len). Suddenly at home on 18th August, Len, aged 84, of Haslington. He was the loving husband of Doreen. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Alsager, on Tuesday, 1st September, at 12.15pm followed by a private cremation. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, please, but if desired a donation may be made to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Donations and inquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
PLANT. (Margaret). Peacefully on 11th August at Mill Hayes Retirement Home, Margaret, aged 80 years, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert, treasured sister of Winifred and the late Phyllis, and a dear aunt of Andrew. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 3rd September, at 3pm. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to the British Heart Foundation. Will friends please meet at the church. Donations and enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Telephone 01782 513210.
 
PROUDMAN (Trevor). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 1st August while at the East Cheshire Hospice, in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Trevor, aged 83, of Congleton, and formerly of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, and a loving and devoted father, father-in-law, grandad and great-grandad. Trevor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, (CW12 4RQ) on Friday, 4th September, at 11.30am followed by interment in the churchyard. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation, and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and inquires: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
RADCLIFFE (Graham, Charles, “Joey”). Peacefully after a long illness, on ward four at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 10th August, Graham, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Josie; best dad of Jeannette, Paul, Robert and Ian; a dear father-in-law of Jenny; treasured grandad of Gemma, Timothy, Samuel, Jasmine, Phillippa, James, Georgina, Charlie, Tony, Tanya, Shane, Holly, Jessica, Sian, Jordan and Shanpan, and a very special great-grandad of Alfie, Lacey, Gideon and Xavier. Graham had eight brothers and sisters, and was a very dear uncle and good friend of Malc. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 2nd September, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 20th August, 2015
ASHBROOK (Beatrice Jeannie). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 12th August, Jeannie, aged 97, of Sandbach, formerly of Kelsall. The dear and devoted wife of the late Fred Ashbrook; the much loved mum of Lynn and Timothy, and a loving mother-in-law, grandma, sister and aunt. The committal service will be at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 2nd September, at 11.30am, prior to the service of thanksgiving at Elworth Methodist Church at 12.30pm. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired in memory of Jeannie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach. Tel: 01270 762230.
 
BAILEY (Eric). At rest on 6th August at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Eric, aged 81, of Park Lane Care Home, Congleton, formerly of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved son of Violet and Harold Bailey; a dear brother of Jean, Ivan and Glyn; brother–in-law of Anne, and a much loved uncle of Stephen, Karen and Matthew. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 27th August, at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if preferred to ward 76a of the Royal Stoke University Hospital, please make cheques payable to UHNM Charity. Enquiries: John Garside, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
BARBER (Kenneth).  At rest on Saturday, 15th August, at Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 78 years. The loving husband of Sheila, much loved dad to Ivan and Sharon, grandad to Zoe and Mia and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The cremation will take place on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.40am followed by a service of celebration for Kenneth’s life at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at noon. Family flowers only please and donations to Parkinson’s UK Macclesfield Branch (The Alex Project). All enquiries to John Garside and son. Phone 01260 298829.  
 
BLACKHURST. Peacefully on 8th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eric, aged 75. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Blackhurst of Congleton; loving dad of Julie, Diane and the late Lynn; treasured granddad of Darren, Becky, Leanne, Daniel and Madison, and a cherished great granddad of Josie. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 24th August, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. All enquiries to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BREADON. Peacefully on 6th August at Wythenshawe Hospital, Anthony William Breadon, “Tony”, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Stephanie Breadon; loving dad of Katie and Kimberley; dear brother of Maureen; a dear son-in-law of Michael and Elizabeth, and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 25th August, at 10.40am for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Liver Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
CASWELL (Mary Elizabeth Lilian, Betty “Bet”). Died peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Thursday, 6th August, aged 98. She was the much loved wife of the late Cyril Caswell; mother of Brian and mother-in-law of Chris; and cherished gran of Richard and Fiona. She will be greatly missed by Nathalie, all her family and many friends and neighbours. Committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm tomorrow (Friday, 21st August), followed by a thanksgiving service for the life of Betty at 3pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
DAVIES (Gerwyn). Peacefully on 12th August in St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Gerwyn Davies, aged 92. Devoted husband to the late Gwyneth and a much loved dad to Alan and Meena, and Lynne and Ken; a loving granddad to Gareth and Jackie, Adam, and Kim and Robert, and great granddad to Gemma, Jobie and Isobel. The funeral service is to take place tomorrow (Friday, 21st August) at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 2.45pm prior to committal at Vale Royal crematorium; flowers welcome. Donations if desired in memory of Gerwyn will be gratefully received for St Mary’s Church. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street,  Crewe, 01270 584329.
 
DILLON (Charles Michael, “Mike”). Peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 12th August, while at St Stephen’s Care Home, Sandbach. In the presence of his loving family, after a long illness fought with courage and dignity, Mike, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Denise; a loving and devoted father of Alexander and Zoe; father-in-law of Helen and, granddad of Daniel. Mike will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association and St Stephen’s Nursing Home. (Cheques made payable to PSP Association or CIC). The funeral service will be at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Monday, 24th August, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
DIXON (nee Ward, Josephine). Suddenly passed away on 6th August at Carlisle Infirmary, Cumbria, Josephine Ann, aged 76. The dearly beloved wife of John, loving mum of Richard and Jackie and a dear grandmother of Charlotte and Declan. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Monday, 24th August, at Carmountside Crematorium at 3.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
HARDING (Brenda, nee Whitehurst). At peace on 14th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brenda, aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Ken; loving mum of David, Gary and Karen; dearest mother-in-law of Karen, Karen and Paul; treasured nana of Stefanie, Michael, Lee, Sofie, Melissa and Lauren; very dear sister of Joyce, and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st September, at 10.50am for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or donations if desired to Arthritis Research UK. Enquiries: Jane Adams at Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Tel 01782 379191.
 
HOLLOWAY. Peacefully on 2nd August at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Malcolm John, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Holloway; loving dad of Dawn and the late Mark, and a dear brother to Ida. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 27th August at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Kidney Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOORE (Derek). Tragically while at work in Bosley, near Macclesfield, on 17th July, Derek, aged 62, of Goldenhill. The dearly beloved husband of Lynne; father of Christopher, Sian and Mark; a very dear step dad of Mark; treasured brother of Linda, Ann, Darren, and brother-in-law of Jim. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 1st September, at Gateway Methodist Church, Goldenhill, prior to a private burial. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations if desired to the PDSA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
NICHOLLS. Suddenly on 9th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Gwendoline Ann “Gwen,” aged 72, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ted Nicholls; loving mum of Jane and Louise; dear mother-in-law of Allan and Richard, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Thomas, Jack, and Ellie. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 27th August, at 2.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PICKEN (Fred). At rest on 10th August 2015 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 81. Much loved widower of Joyce, loving dad to Angela, devoted grandad to Natasha and Amy, treasured great grandad to Lewis, Isaac Patrick and Liam and friend and father-in-law to Terry. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, 27th August, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm followed by burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family Flowers only please and donations to the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries to John Garside and Son, phone 01782 513210.
 
POTTS (Hilda). Suddenly, at home on 4th August, now at peace, Hilda Mary aged 78, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of Graham; loving mum of Tarquin and daughter-in-law Sam; loved grandma of Daniella and Reece, and dear sister of John and Ann. Cortege to leave her home on Monday, 24th August, at 12.30pm for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Adams at Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph. Tel 01782 379191.
 
PROCTOR Tom. Suddenly on 11th August at his home in Mossley, and formerly of Under The Hill, Biddulph Moor, John Thomas, aged 93. The beloved husband of the late Joan, devoted dad to Gillian and her partner Jonathan, much loved grandad of Eloise and Finlay and a dear uncle. The funeral service and interment are to take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 28th August, at 2.30pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent or donations if desired to The North Staffs Heart Committee. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
RADCLIFFE (Graham, Charles, “Joey”). Peacefully, after a long illness, on ward four Macclesfield District General Hospital on 10th August, Graham, aged 70, of Congleton. ADCLIFFE The dearly loved wife of Josie; best dad of Jeannette, Paul, Robert and Ian; a dear father-in-law of Jenny; treasured granddad of Gemma, Timothy, Samuel, Jasmine, Phillippa, James, Georgina, Charlie, Tony, Tanya, Shane, Holly, Jessica, Sian, Jordan and Shanpan, and a very special great granddad of Alfie, Lacey, Gideon and Xavier. Graham had eight brothers and sisters, and was also a very dear uncle and good friend of Malc. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 4th September, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton. Tel: 01260 298829.
 
WALKER. Peacefully on 12th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Lee David, aged 40, of Capesthorne. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Heather; loving daddy birdy of Daisy; cherished son of June and Dave; son-in-law of Anne and Bill and a dear brother to Andrea and Carly. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 21st August) 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 the intensive care unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WOOD (Jean). Passed away peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, aged 68, on 12th August. Jean, the beloved wife of Graham Alfred; dearly loved mom of Zoe and Arlo, and the much loved granny of Abigail and Euan. Of Nantwich, and formerly of Congleton. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 21st August, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations to St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder, Nantwich Funeral Services, 01270 812512.
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 1 3th August, 2015
BAYES (Margaret Joyce). Peacefully at rest on Friday, 7th August, while at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in the presence of her loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Margaret, aged 69, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of Colin; much loved mum of Rob and Andy; a dear mother-in-law of Nicole and Andrea; a special grandma of Amy, Ryan and Abi (and doggy-grandma of Shelby and Hemi). Margaret will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Martin’s Church, Talke, on Thursday, 20th August, at noon followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Margaret’s favourite colour was red, therefore she requested that people wear an item of red clothing/accessory. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice or NSKPA (North Staffs Kidney Patients Association). Donations and enquires to: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
BLACKHURST. Peacefully on 8th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Eric, aged 75. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Blackhurst of Congleton; loving dad of Julie, Diane and the late Lynn; treasured granddad of Darren, Becky, Leanne, Daniel and Madison and a cherished great granddad of Josie. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BLAKEMAN (Maureen). Unexpectedly on 8th August at the RSUH, Maureen aged 76, of Biddulph, formerly of Tunstall. The dearly loved widow of Bill Blakeman; loving mum of Mark, Andrew and Stephen; dearest mother-in-law of Pauline, Melvina and Mandy; treasured nana of Liam, Matthew, Lucy, Kerrie, James, Chloe, Ellie-Mae and the late Nichola; great nana of Alfie; very dear sister of Brenda, Mavis and the late Elsie, and a dear aunty. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on a date to be confirmed. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BOOTH. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Stuart James, aged 62, of Congleton. Loving brother of Ernest and cherished brother to Susan; dear brother-in-law of Margaret and a cherished uncle of Martin, David, Ricky and Daniel. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 18th August, at 9.45am for a service at the United Reformed Church, Congleton at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Marie Curie Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
BREADON. Peacefully on 6th August at Wythenshawe Hospital, Anthony William Breadon, “Tony”, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Stephanie Breadon; loving dad of Katie and Kimberley; dear brother of Maureen; a dear son-in-law of Michael and Elizabeth, and a dear brother-in-law. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Liver Trust. Enquiries and donation: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
CAMM. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Rita, aged 75, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gordon Camm; loving mum of Richard, David and the late Peter; loving mother-in-law of Marina and a cherished and treasured nana of Shelby, Vinny and Isabella. Reception into St James The Great Church on today (Thursday, 13th August) at 4pm. Requiem mass at St James The Great Church, Congleton on Friday, 14th August at 1pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only donations if desired to the Animal Lifeline (care of the family). Enquires: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
CASWELL (Mary Elizabeth Lilian, “Betty”, “Bet”). Died peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Thursday, 6th August aged 98. She was the much-loved wife of the late Cyril Caswell; mother of Brian and mother-in-law of Chris; and cherished gran of Richard and Fiona. She will be greatly missed by Nathalie, all her family and many friends and neighbours. Committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm on Friday, 21st August followed by a thanksgiving service for the life of Betty at 3pm at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. 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
 
DOORBAR (Dorothy). Peacefully in the arms of her loving family at Edinburgh Road, Congleton, Dot, aged 72. The devoted wife of Russell; much loved mum of William, Diana and Lee; treasured nan of Julie, Louise, Vicky, Yasmine, Grace, Matthew, Jack, Amy, Stefan and Keiran, and great nanny of Chloe, Callum, Joanna, Lucas, Amelia, Malakai, Maisie, Lexi, Esme, Thomas, Dilon and Niall; loving sister of Mary, Lillian, Annie, Kath and the late Irene, Charlie and John, and a dear sister-in-law of Hilda. Now reunited with her best friend Doris. The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 21st August, at 1.15pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Cancer Research, Macmillan Nurses or Congleton district nurses. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
FRYER (Tom Richard, Terry). Peacefully, now at rest, on Thursday, 6th August, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the loving care of his family. Terry, aged 74. The loving husband of Anne Fryer and a much-loved dad, granddad and great granddad to Leo. Terry will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th August, at 3.30pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers are welcome or donations to The British Heart Foundation c/o the family. Enquiries: the Co-operative Funeralcare, Nile Street, Burslem, 01782 838724.
 
HARTSHORN. Peacefully on 5th August at East Cheshire Hospice, Robert Basil, aged 55, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Shirley; much-loved son of Doris and the late Basil; dear brother of Susan, Sandra and the late Dave, and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 20th August at 11.15am for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11.30am prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
HOLLAND (Stewart). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 11th August, Stewart, aged 86. Dearly loved husband of Phyllis; loving dad of Michael, Jill and Barbara; father-in-law to Brigitte and Dave; granddad and great granddad. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre, Dementia Research UK and Sandbach Methodist Church. A service of thanksgiving is to be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Thursday, 20th August, at 11am following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HOLLOWAY. Peacefully on 2nd August at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Malcolm John, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of June Holloway; loving dad of Dawn and the late Mark, and a dear brother to Ida. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 27th August at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Kidney Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MASON (Peter Herbert). Died peacefully at Stepping Hill Hospital on Friday, 29th July, aged 75. He was the much loved husband of Helga and the late Cynthia; stepfather of Peter and daughter-in-law Stephanie; loving step grandfather to Gabriella and Jacob, and cousin to Sandra and Elizabeth and families. He will be greatly missed and leaves cherished memories for all his family and friends. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 17th August, at 9.20am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am followed by a service of thanksgiving for Peter’s life at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Christie Hospital. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
MCPHAIL. Peacefully at home on 4th August, Joan, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ian McPhail; loving sister of Valerie and John (“Jack”); dear sister-in-law of Stanley and late Doreen, and a dearly loved aunt and great aunt. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 17th August, at 10.35am for service at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
NICHOLLS. Suddenly on 9th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Gwendoline Ann “Gwen,” aged 72, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ted Nicholls; loving mum of Jane and Louise; dear mother-in-law of Allan and Richard, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Thomas, Jack, and Ellie. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
PROUDMAN (Trevor). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 1st August, while at the East Cheshire Hospice, in the presence of his loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Trevor, aged 83, of Congleton, formerly of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, and a loving and devoted father, father-in-law, granddad and great granddad. Trevor will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, (CW12 4RQ) on Friday, 4th September, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and inquires to: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48 Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
ROBERTSON (Derek). At rest on 3rd August, Derek, formerly of Biddulph, aged 53. The much loved husband of Paula; devoted dad of Declan and Charlotte; loving step-dad of Leigh and Daniel; treasured brother of Susan, Stephen, Andrew, Heather, Ian and Debbie. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th August, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT 513210.
 
SKELDING (Sydney). At rest on 4th August at MDGH, Syd, aged 80. The beloved husband of the late Pamela; loving dad of Sue, Jill and Craig; a dear father–in-law of David and Loren; treasured granddad of Kelly, Stacey, Jemma, Charlotte, Emily, Sam, Jordan and Jasmin; great granddad of Maizie, Lacey and Sidney. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 20th August, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2.30pm prior to interment at Wood House Burial Ground. 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 Leukaemia Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Furnishers, High Street, Biddulph. Tel: SOT513210.
 
TATTERS. Suddenly on 4th August, at his home, Ian Stanley, aged 60, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Elizabeth “Liz” Tatters; loving dad of Simon; dear father-in-law of Maria; cherished and treasured granddad of Stanley; dear brother of Cath, Pam and Iris and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 19th August, at 1.15pm for service at the United Reformed Church Congleton at 1.30pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or the North West Air Ambulance. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622
 
VAUGHAN (Violet, nee Barnett). Peacefully at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home on 5th August, Vi, the beloved wife of the late Frank. Loving mother of the late Glenys; much loved mum of Paul and Paul’s wife Junsuda. A very special nan to all of her grandchildren. And a very fond friend of Della. The funeral service is to take place at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager, on Monday, 17th August, at 12.45pm followed by interment in Burslem cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to The Donna Louise Hospice c\o the family. Enquires: A&E Leese and Sons Funeral Home, 1, Scotia Road, Burslem, 01782 837750. www.leesefuneralservice.co.uk 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 6th August, 2015
 BOOTH. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Stuart James, aged 62, of Congleton. Loving brother of Ernest and cherished brother to Susan; dear brother-in-law of Margaret, and a cherished uncle of Martin, David, Ricky and Daniel. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 18th August, at 9.45am for a service at the United Reformed Church, Congleton at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Marie Curie Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
CAMM. Peacefully on 29th July at home, Rita, aged 75, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gordon Camm; loving mum of Richard, David and the late Peter; loving mother-in-law of Marina and a cherished and treasured nana of Shelby, Vinny and Isabella. Reception into St James The Great Church will be on Thursday, 13th August, at 4pm. Requiem Mass at St James The Great Church, Congleton, on Friday, 14th August, at 1pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Animal Lifeline. Enquires: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
DUNN. Suddenly on 15th July, in Luanda while working for British Airways, Emily Rose, aged 23, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted daughter of Gordon and Sheree; loving sister of Robert; dear sister-in-law of Francesca; cherished and treasured granddaughter of John and Joan Vickers, and Rhona and the late Robert Dunn. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 11th August, at 1.40pm for a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2pm. 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 CRY (Cardiac Risk In The Young). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
 GIBSON. (Keith). Sadly passed away on Sunday, 26th July, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Keith, aged 68, of Sandbach. He was the dearly loved son of the late Albert and Gladys, and treasured brother of Joan, Margaret, Ken, Graham and Andrew. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the North West Air Ambulance. The funeral service is to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 13th August, at 11.20am. Enquires: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HOWARD. (Gladys Woodcock, “Cherry”). Peacefully on 23rd July, aged 91. Cherry will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Chur