Deaths

​​Death Notices, 11th July, 2019

BAILEY (Doreen, née Egerton). Peacefully passed away on Friday, 28th June, 2019, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home. Doreen, aged 86, formerly of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack, much loved mum of Jacqueline and her fiancé Ian, treasured gran of Glyn and great-gran of Cameron, Thomas, Joseph and Luna, and a very dear sister-in-law and auntie. Funeral service takes place at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church on Wednesday, 17th July at 1.30pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the chapel. Family flowers only, donations preferred in memory of Doreen for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Gail Spender, C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842.

BARNETT (Alice). Peacefully at rest on 10th July, 2019. Alice, of Biddulph, aged 68. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill. A devoted mum to Duncan and Sarah. Dear mother-in-law to Andy and Stacey. A much loved nan to Sienna-Grace. A dear sister to Alan and John and sister-in-law to Fran and Sheila. Alice will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 24th July at 11am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations preferred to the Dove Service. Donations and enquiries: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

BELL-HARTLEY (Pauline Ann, née Bailey). Peacefully at home on 8th July, 2019, surrounded by her family and loved by all who knew her. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and great-aunt. Born in Congleton to Jack and Nora. Worked at Bannerman’s Altrincham and Penguin pre-school Timperley. Funeral to take place at Altrincham Crematorium on Friday, 2nd August at 11am. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Kenneth Dewey & Sons, 2, Grove Lane, Hale, WA15 8JE, 0161 980 7010.

BYRAM. Peacefully on 9th July, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Audrey Mary, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Norman. Loving mum of Ian and Kevin. Dear mother-in-law of Tracey and Tina, cherished nana of Samuel, Oliver, Nicole, Vikki, Kate and Adam, and a treasured great-nana, dear sister of Ken, Celia and Eileen. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 26th July at 11.40am for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire NHS Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

CHESTERTON (Margaret May). Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, 25th June, 2019, at RSUH. Margaret, aged 78, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Colin William Chesterton, much loved mum of Joanne and Louise, treasured nan of Jenny, Holly and Ella, dear mother-in-law of Craig, very dear sister of Keith and a dear sister-in-law and auntie. Funeral cortege will leave her own residence on Thursday, 18th July for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations preferred in memory of Margaret for Cancer Research UK or The Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries and donations: Gail Spender, C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842.

ELWELL (Margaret Rose). Passed away suddenly at Leighton Hospital on Monday, 8th July. Margaret, aged 79, of Elworth. Beloved wife of the late John, treasured sister to Dennis, much-loved aunty to Paul, Antony and Julian, great-aunty and great-great-aunty. Funeral service to be held at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Tuesday, 30th July at 1pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

GIBSON (Kenneth “Ken”). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 4th July, 2019. Ken, aged 95, loving and devoted husband of the late Gertrude, much-loved dad of David and the late Susan, very dear granddad of Steven, James and Samantha, cherished great-granddad of Harry and Elizabeth. The funeral will take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 31st July at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquires: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GLENNY (Kevin Michael). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 7th July, 2019, at Leighton Hospital. Kevin, aged 64, of Rode Heath, and formerly of Congleton. Much loved husband of Hilary and devoted dad to Georgina and Stephanie. Funeral service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 26th July at 12.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

JONES (Michelle). Sadly passed away on 6th July, 2019, after a long illness borne with dignity and courage, with her family and friends by her side. Michelle, aged 43, of Congleton. Devoted wife of Phil, cherished mum of Keiran, Tyler, Willow and Charlotte, very dear daughter-in-law of Graham and Eileen and beloved wife of Ema. Michelle will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by her family, friends and all who knew her. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 24th July at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to City Dogs Home and Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire Blood Bikes. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

POINTON (Irene and Eric). Peacefully at the RSUH on 8th July, 2019, after a long illness. Irene, aged 78, of Knypersley. The dearly loved daughter of George and Elizabeth Pointon, much-loved sister of Kenneth, John and Eric and the late George, Kathleen and Cyril. A very dear sister-in-law, treasured aunt, and best friend to Beryl. Irene was a great friend to many and will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. Also, peacefully, after a long illness, on 12th July, 2019, Eric, aged 81. At his home with his loving family and friends by his side. The dearly loved son of George and Elizabeth Pointon. Much loved brother of Kenneth and John and the late George, Kathleen, Cyril and Irene. A dear brother-in-law, much-respected uncle, a best friend to Beryl and good friend to many. Eric will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. The joint funeral service will take place at 1.30pm on Friday, 26th July at St John’s Church, Knypersley, followed by committal at St Lawrence’s Church. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom and Cancer Department Ward 201, RSUH, in memory of Irene and Eric. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PORTER (Sadie). Peacefully on Thursday, 11th July, 2019, in the loving care of Turnpike Court Care Home, Sandbach, with her devoted family at her side. Sadie, aged 87, formerly of Congleton. Wife of the late Alexander, loving mum and mother-in-law of Alex and Sandra, gran of Stevie, Cal, Joe and Sam, and great-gran of Cameron. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 25th July, at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Turnpike Court residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries: Three Shires Funeral Service, Congleton, 01260 279507.

SLACK (Robert Anthony, “Bob”). Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday, 8th July, 2019. Bob, aged 84, of Weston, latterly Congleton. Beloved husband of the late Raey and much loved dad to David and Jonathan. Funeral service to be held at St John the Baptist Church, Smallwood, on Tuesday, 23rd July at 1.30pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SPENDER (Norman). Peacefully after a long illness on 8th July, 2019, at Stadium Court Care Home. Norman, aged 82, of Knypersley, the much-loved husband of Megan, cherished dad of Darran and Kerry, treasured granddad of Adam and Ella, also a dear brother of Marjorie. Norman was a great friend to many and will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 26th July, at 10.40am at Bradwell Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan nurses in memory of Norman. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SPILSBURY (Dennis). Formerly of Arclid, passed away at Green Gables Care Home in Congleton, on 4th July, 2019, after a short illness, aged 84. Husband of the late Mary, they are now together for always. Funeral service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd July at 3.20pm. Family flowers only please and any donations, if desired, in memory of Dennis to St Luke’s Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

WILLIAMS (Janet, née Morley). Passed away peacefully on 9th July, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Janet, aged 91, loving wife of the late Alan Morley and Roy Williams, much-loved mum of Susan and Mandy, treasured “Gingan” of Alex, Katie, Lauren, Liam and Ryan, cherished great-gran of Poppy, Florence, Maisie and Jasmine. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 30th July at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital ICU (Intensive Care Unit) — cheques payable to ECHO. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

​Death Notices, 11th July, 2019

BANKS (Nancy). Suddenly, after a short illness. Nancy, aged 94, of Biddulph. Loving wife of the late Alfred George, dearly loved mum of Ron, cherished sister, sister-in-law, aunty and great-aunt, also a much-loved friend to many. Nancy will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service to take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 23rd July at 2pm, followed by committal at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation in memory of Nancy. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HANNEN (Graham). Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, 3rd July. Graham, aged 77, of Sandbach. Loving husband of Sandra, cherished and much-loved dad to Clare, very dear father-in-law to Matt and a special and treasured granddad to Ollie and Isabelle. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 18th July at 2.15pm, followed by private committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HIGGINS (Madeleine “Suzanne”). Died peacefully at home on 3rd July, 2019. Suzanne, aged 77, of Sandbach Heath. Much loved wife of John and mother to Mark and Christian. Funeral service to be held at St John the Evangelist’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Friday, 19th July at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Huntington’s Disease Association. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

JONES (Samuel Winston, “Sam”). At rest on Sunday, 30th June, 2019, at RSUH. Sam, aged 78, of Mow Cop, formerly of Biddulph. The loving and devoted partner of the late Beryl, treasured dad of Shirley, Colin and the late Sharon, loving father-in-law of Clint, a dearest brother of the late Jack, cherished granddad, great-granddad and a very good friend to many. Sam will be deeply missed by all his loving family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 22nd July at 11am. 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, and gratefully received, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MAYBURY (Edith “Maureen”). Peacefully with her loving daughter Sandra by her side. Maureen, aged 80, of Congleton. Much-loved mum of Sandra, precious nanny of Katie and Natalie also great-nan of Sophia. Funeral service to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd July at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Maureen. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

NIXON (Arthur). Peacefully at rest on 3rd July, 2019, while in the loving care of his family at the RSUH. Arthur, of Biddulph, formerly of Packmoor, aged 85. Dearly beloved husband of the late Violet, devoted dad to Jeff and Les, and dearest father-in-law to Diane and Tracey. A loving and much loved granddad, a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 22nd July at 11am. Followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church and disperse at the crematorium. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis. Enquiries and donations: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

ROBINSON (Eric Norman). Peacefully on Thursday, 27th June, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice while in the presence of his loving family. Eric, aged 92, of Mossley, formerly of Knypersley. A beloved and cherished husband of Brenda, devoted dad of Judith and Christine, a treasured Papa of William and Ross and a very dear friend to many. Eric will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th July at noon. 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 and gratefully received to East Cheshire. No mourning attire please. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WILMAN (Desiree). The family wish to announce the death of Desiree Wilman, aged 94, formerly of Congleton, who passed away at her son’s and family’s home in Bodorgan, Anglesey, on 25th June, 2019. Funeral service takes place on Monday, 15th July. Service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.30pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donation appreciated for British Red Cross. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph 01782 513210.

​Death Notices, 4th July, 2019

BECK (Glenyss). Passed away peacefully following a short illness on 13th June, 2019, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Glenyss, aged 76. The loved and devoted wife of Stan, cherished mum of Emma, John and Kate, treasured nanna of Millie, Nathan, Luke, William and Vincent, very dear sister of Sally, dear sister-in-law of Paul and dear auntie of Lizi and Jim. Glenyss was an active member of many groups including the U3A WWII Walking Group, Rudyard Lake Sailing Club and Beartown Patchworkers and Quilters. The funeral will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 18th July at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BERRISFORD (Betty, née Worthington). Suddenly but peacefully on 22nd June, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, following a long illness borne with great dignity. Betty Berrisford, aged 89. Betty was the dearly loved wife of the late William (Bill) and loving mum of Alan and daughter-in-law of Barbara, a devoted nan of Rachel, Jenny and Christopher, the cherished great-nana of Lillianna and Georgia, dearest sister-in-law of Thelma and dear aunt of Geraldine. Betty will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 16th July at 2pm. Interment to follow at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BOFFEY (Jane Elizabeth). Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, 20th June, 2019. Jane, aged 70, of Congleton, former proprietor of Cloudview Dairy. Loving wife of David and wonderful mum to Sarah and Ruth, and a special nannie to Chloe, Ellie, Mac and Lennox. Funeral service to take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Wednesday, 10th July at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance and British Heart Foundation. Bright colours welcome. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

CARTLIDGE (Richard). At rest on 19th June, 2019, aged 87, at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton. Beloved husband of Annie, dearly loved dad to Paul and Cheryl, dearly loved granddad to Rosemary and Karl, father-in-law to Margaret and Ian, brother of Geoffrey and the late Philip. Cortege is to leave his daughter’s home on Monday, 8th July at 10.40am for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am prior to interment at St Mary’s Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance or Astbury Church Organ Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

CLEWLOW (Harry). 22nd June, 2019. With much sadness we announce the loss of a highly-respected Nantwich businessman, following a long battle with illness. Harry, very dear husband of the late Edna and a much-loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Passed away at home, aged 87. A service of celebration for his life will take place at St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, on Tuesday, 9th July at 1.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, please, for The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: AW Burrows and Son, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

FELTHAM (David John). Peacefully on Thursday, 13th June, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice, while in the presence of his loving family, after an illness fought with immense courage and dignity. David, aged 80, of Biddulph Moor and formerly of Congleton. The devoted and loving husband of Maureen, treasured dad of Lisa and Brad, dearest father-in-law of Mick and Mark, cherished Grampy of Jordon, Aaron and their partners Rob and Tanya, a special great-Grampy of Leo, dear cousin and a very good friend and neighbour to many. David will be deeply missed by all his loving family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 11th July at 1.20pm. 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 and gratefully received to East Cheshire Hospice c/o the funeral director. Mourning attire optional; bright colours welcome. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GUENNEL. Peacefully on 19th June, 2019, at The Laurels Nursing Home, Congleton. Winifred Doris Guennel, aged 94, of Congleton. Loving mum of Christine and Bernard. Cherished nan of Paul and Gail. Great-nan of Laura, sister of Philip and the late Elsie, sister-in-law of Barbara and the late Kurt. Cortege is to leave 32, West Street, Congleton, on Tuesday, 9th July at 11.40am for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon prior to interment at St Mary’s Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to NSPCC. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HARRISON (Joyce). Peacefully on Tuesday, 25th June, 2019, in the presence of her loving family, while at St Quentin Nursing Home. Joyce, aged 96, formerly of Biddulph Moor. The devoted wife of the late Jack, treasured mum of John, much-loved mother-in-law of Gwyneth, dearest sister of Margaret, loving sister-in-law of Ethel and Frank, and a loving aunt. Joyce will be sadly missed but always remembered. Funeral service to take place at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 12th July at 10.45am, prior to a committal service at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

LAWTON (Peter). Passed away suddenly on 24th June, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Peter, aged 78. The loving and devoted husband of Clair, much-loved dad of Matthew and Martin, dear father-in-law to Anne and Amanda, treasured granddad of Daniel, James, Bradley and Molly, missed brother of Roy, Joan, Bill and Sheila, and cherished uncle. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 9th July at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to National Autistic Society or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

POINTON (Jean Helen). Peacefully on 1st July, 2019, at home and in the loving care of her family. Jean, aged 68, of Sandbach. The beloved wife of the late Mike, the much-loved mum of Rebecca and Amy, dear mother-in-law of Steven and sister of Sue. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 17th July, with a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 12.45pm, prior to cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Brain Tumour Charity. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

ROBINSON (Eric Norman). Peacefully on Thursday, 27th June, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice while in the presence of his loving family. Eric, aged 92, of Mossley, formerly of Knypersley. A beloved and cherished husband of Brenda, devoted dad of Judith and Christine, and a treasured Papa of William and Ross. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

ROBINSON (Thessalie Anne Tyler). Passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in hospital on 13th June, aged 74, after a short illness. Dearly loved wife of husband John and very dear mother of Anne and Mark. Thessalie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and many friends. The committal will be on Wednesday, 10th July at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am, followed by a memorial service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 11.45am, both with the Little Moreton Singers. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at either or both services. Bright colours welcome, especially blue. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to ME Research UK in memory of Thessalie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

SHERRATT (Kenneth John). Passed away peacefully on 12th June, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ken, aged 84, loving and devoted husband of Rose, much-loved dad of Patrick and Anthony, very dear father-in-law to Marie and Debbie, treasured granddad to Jemma, Robert, Christopher and Stephen, cherished great-granddad to Liz, Beckie, Lacie, Jack and Scarlet, missed brother to Eddie and the late Dorothy. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 19th July at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

​Death Notices, 27th June, 2019

BALL (Mabel). Passed away peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home on 19th June 2019. Mabel, aged 98 years, of Betchton. The beloved wife of the late John and much-loved Mum to John and Marjorie. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton. The funeral service is to be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 2nd July, at noon, followed by interment in the churchyard. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BOFFEY (Jane Elizabeth). Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, 20th June 2019. Jane, aged 70 years, of Congleton, former proprietor of Cloudview Dairy. The loving wife of David and wonderful Mum to Sarah and Ruth, and a special Nannie to Chloe, Ellie, Mac and Lennox. Family flowers only. The funeral service is to take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Wednesday, 10th July, at 11.30am followed by burial in the churchyard. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

CALLAGHAN (Ruth, nee Aspinall). Suddenly on Sunday, 2nd June 2019, while on holiday at The Orchards Holiday Park in Newbridge, Isle of Wight, Ruth, aged 80 years, of Biddulph. The devoted and loving wife of John; treasured Mum of Ian and Angela; cherished Nanna of Daniel, Joshua and Callum; dearest sister-in-law of David, Kathleen, Paul and Helen; a dear neighbour, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 8th July, at 1.20pm. 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 the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DEAN (Margaret). Suddenly, with her loving partner Keith by her side, on 14th June 2019, at her home address, Margaret, aged 69 years, of Biddulph. The treasured mum of Paul and Kerry, dear grandma, sister to Geoffrey, Jean and the late Philip, aunty and much-loved friend to many. Margaret will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 10th July, at 10.30am, followed by a service of committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan in memory of Margaret. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.

FELTHAM (David John). Peacefully on Thursday, 13th June, 2019 at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with immense courage and dignity, and while in the presence of his loving family, David, aged 80 years, of Biddulph Moor, formerly of Congleton. The devoted and loving husband of Maureen; treasured Dad of Lisa and Brad; dearest father-in-law of Mick and Mark; cherished Grampy of Jordon, Aaron and their partners Rob and Tanya; a special great Grampy of Leo; a dear cousin and a very good friend and neighbour to many. David will be deeply missed by all his loving family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 11th July, at 1.20pm. 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 and gratefully received to East Cheshire Hospice c/o the funeral director. Mourning attire optional, bright colours welcome. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GROSS-NICKLAUS (Mike). Suddenly on 18th June 2019, at home, Michael John, “Big Mike”, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Janet; loving Dad of Caroline and the late Josie; dear father-in-law of the late Chris; cherished and treasured granddad of Adam and wife Carly; and great granddad of Maisie. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 18th July, at 12.40pm for a service 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 the NSPCC. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

LONGHURST (Audrey). Passed away peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home on Thursday, 20th June, Audrey, aged 80 years. The loved and devoted wife of Frank; cherished mum of Chris; very dear mother-in-law to Paula, and treasured sister to Ray. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 4th July, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

NASH (Judith, Judy). On 9th June 2019, peacefully in hospital, Judy aged 68 years, formerly of Rushton Spencer. The dearly loved daughter of the late Arthur and Muriel; beloved sister of Peter and David; cherished friend of Kate; loved sister-in-law of Moira and Carol, and a treasured auntie and great auntie. Judy will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 5th July, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of UK Sepsis Trust, Macclesfield Ladies Football Club or The Donkey Sanctuary. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853, andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk 

PERKIN (Judy Mary). Peacefully passed away on 10th June at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 61 years. Originally from Wildboarclough before settling in Congleton with much-loved husband Roy. She was the cherished mother to Michelle and Jenny, and a special granny to Jenson, Alfie, Madison, Harry and Kate. Her funeral is to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon on Monday, 1st July. Family flowers only; any donations if desired would gratefully be received to East Cheshire Hospice. Inquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382 048.

PORTER (Harold). Peacefully on 20th June 2019 at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Harold Edward James, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Hilda; loving dad of Beryl, Michael, Kay the late Val, Alan and Sandra; dear father-in-law of Roger, Anne-marie, John and Andrew; cherished and treasured granddad, great granddad and great great granddad, and a dear brother of Peggy and Mill. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 5th July, at 1.15pm for a service at St James the Great 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 the Salvation Army or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, afinneron.co.uk 

ROBERTS (Terence John). On Wednesday, 12th June, at home, on Fairfield Avenue, Sandbach, after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family, Terry, aged 74 years. The dearly-loved husband of Jackie and a much-loved dad and granddad. The funeral service and committal are to take place on Tuesday, 2nd July, at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Winsford. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762 230.

SHELLEY (Glen). After a long illness, peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on 18th June 2019 at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Glen aged 60 years, of Biddulph. The much-loved husband of Jackie; treasured dad of Dean, Greg, Andrew, Nathan and the late Alison; much respected father-in-law of Maxine and Kate, and adored granddad to Pippa; dearly loved son of Ann, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Glen will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him. The funeral service is to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd July, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations if desired to University Hospital of North Midlands ward 124, in memory of Glen. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SMITH (Edith). Peacefully on Monday, 17th June 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Edith, aged 84 years, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Ronald; much-loved Mum of Pat, Colin and Ian; cherished mother-in-law of Rachael; a treasured aunt, and a very dear friend to many. Edith will be sadly missed but always fondly remembered. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 5th July, at 1pm, prior to a committal service at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Douglas MacMillan Hospice c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven funeral services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WHELAN (Joyce). On Wednesday, 12th June 2019, peacefully in hospital and of Coniston Drive, Holmes Chapel, Joyce aged 67 years. The dearly loved wife of John Tegwyn Whelan and a much-loved mum, mother-in-law and granny. The funeral service and committal are to take place on Thursday, 4th July, at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 10.45am. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Middlewich 01606 836 708.

WILKINSON (Bridget Frances). On Thursday, 13th June 2019 in hospital, and of Clifton Road, Elworth, Bridget aged 81 years. The beloved wife of Arthur Wilkinson and a much-loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 1st July, with a service at St Peter’s Parish Church, Elworth, at 11am, prior to committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to Water Aid. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach 01270 762230.

​Death Notices, 20th June, 2019

CLEGG (Winifred). Peacefully on 9th June 2019, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Winifred, aged 85 years. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of Eric; loving mum of Stephen, Rachel, Caroline and Michael; dear mother-in-law of Karen, Kevin, Tom and Cath, and a cherished and treasured nana of Caitlin, George, Charlie and Alfie. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 28th June, at 10.50am 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 Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, afinneron.co.uk 

EDWARDS (Christine Julie). Peacefully on 9th June 2019, at home after an illness fought with great courage and dignity, Christine Julie, aged 50 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of John Mullin; loving mum of Kris and Josh; dear mother-in-law of Melissa; cherished and treasured nana of Harriet; much-loved daughter of Marie and Ricky; dear sister of Kathy and Lisa, and sister-in-law of Ian and the late Tony. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 24th June 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 either East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, afinneron.co.uk 

FINNEY (Lucy). Peacefully at rest on 10th June 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Lucy, aged 97 years, formerly of Sandbach and later at Bradwell Court, Congleton. The beloved Mum of Ivor, Jennifer and David, a treasured Nan and great grandmother. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 26th June, with a service at the parish church of St Mary, Sandbach, at noon followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to Bradwell Court Residential Home (cheques made payable to Sanctuary Care for Bradwell Court) or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HAGUE (Douglas). On 11th June 2019, peacefully at Sharston House Nursing Home, and formerly of Oak Farm, Morley, Doug, aged 92 years. The beloved husband of Betty; father of Graham, Philip, Jill and Julie; father-in-law of Ann, Mary, Ray and Matt, and a much-loved granddad, great granddad, brother of Joe, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will be held at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Wednesday, 3rd July, at noon followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations if wished for St Luke’s Church, Leicester House Care Home and Sharston House Nursing Home. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.

JACKSON (Desmond). The family of Mr Desmond Jackson wish to announce his peaceful death at East Cheshire Hospice on Monday, 10th June 2019, after a short illness. Desmond, aged 77, was the husband of June Elizabeth and father of David Andrew Jackson and Sarah Elizabeth Buchanan (Jackson). The funeral will be held at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Friday, 28th June, at 1pm. Family flowers only, and donations to East Cheshire Hospice, Macmillan or St Peter’s Church would be greatly appreciated. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

JONES (Arnold). Passed away peacefully on 10th June 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Arnold, the loving and devoted husband of Dorothy; dearly loved dad of David, Lynn and Ian; missed father-in-law of Dawn, and a dear uncle. Arnold was also a cherished and treasured granddad and great granddad. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th June, at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

MELLOR (Brian). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 12th June 2019. Brian, aged 79 years, of Sandbach. The beloved husband of Karen, and much-loved dad to John. Family flowers only; donations if desired to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is to be held at St John the Evangelist Church, Sandbach Heath, on Tuesday, 25th June at 11am, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

REGAN (Mary Winifred). Peacefully on 9th June in Leighton Hospital, Mary Regan aged 91 years. A devoted wife to the late Martin Regan, and a much-loved Mum to Eileen, Dan and Kevin; mother-in-law to Geoffrey, Carole and Dianne, and a loving Nanna and Great Nanna. Mary will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place on Tuesday, 2nd July, at St Winefride’s Roman Catholic Church, Sandbach, at 10.30am, prior to interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, please; donations if desired in memory of Mary will be gratefully received for The British Heart Foundation or Dementia UK. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

ROWLEY (Vera). Peacefully on 6th June 2019 at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, Biddulph, Vera, aged 91 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Fred; loving mum of the late Janet; cherished nan of Jayne, and a treasured great nan to Joshua and Oliver. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 27th 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 the Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton 01260 277622, afinneron.co.uk 

SUMNER (Harold, “Allen”). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Saturday, 15th June. Allen, aged 81 years, of Sandbach. The much-loved husband of Maureen and Dad to Nigel, Craig and Kerry. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Kinderton Masonic Lodge, Middlewich. Bright colours welcome. The funeral service is to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium on Friday, 28th June at 12.15pm. Enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SUMNER (Ivy Elizabeth). At rest on 6th June 2019 at Ash Hall Nursing Home, Werrington, formerly of Knypersley, Ivy 96 years old. The loving wife of the late Frank; sister of the late Florence May and Ronald; dear sister-in-law of Margaret and a treasured aunty and great aunty to many. The funeral service is to take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Wednesday, 3rd July, at 11.30am followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired to Ash Hall Nursing Home activities in memory of Ivy. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


​Death Notices, 13th June, 2019

BEESTON (John James). Taken suddenly on 2nd June 2019, at his home address with his loving wife by his side, John aged 91 years, of Biddulph. The much-loved husband of Jean; precious dad of Sue; cherished granddad of Sarah and Rachel, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. John was a great friend to many and will be sadly missed by his family and all that knew him. A service of committal to take place on Thursday, 27th June, at 1.20pm at Macclesfield Crematorium followed by a service to celebrate the life of John at 2.15pm at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to British Heart Foundation in memory of John. Enquires: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BLANCHARD (Marjorie). Passed away suddenly on 3rd June 2019, at Royal Bolton Hospital. Marjorie, aged 82 years, the loving and devoted wife of the late Graham; dearly loved mum of David and Nicola, and cherished nanny of Kimberley, Holly, Ella and Hallé. The funeral service will be held on at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 26th June, at 10.40am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to thebrooke.org, action for working horses and donkeys. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829 or jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

CROSSLEY (Dr Francis). Peacefully at rest on 27th May, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Francis, aged 83, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy; very dear father of Michael and Louis; dear father-in-law of Annette and Helen; much-loved granddad to Alice and Harriet, and brother of Laurie and Peter. Francis will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 25th June, at 1.20pm. Would family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DARLINGTON (Thomas Sproston, “Tom”). Passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital, aged 91 years, on 5th June 2019. Tom, beloved husband of Marion; dearly loved dad of Sarah and Wendy; much-loved granddad to Jack, Mollie, Max and Archie; and of Blakelow, near Nantwich. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Wistaston, Friday, 21st June, at 2pm. Family flowers only please, donations to the Nantwich Christie Hospital Support Group. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder and Son (Crewe and Nantwich Funeral Services), 01270 812512 or email us at  nantwichfuneralservices@yahoo.co.uk 

HUDSON (Margaret). Peacefully on 11th June 2019, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Margaret, aged 76 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Wilfred; loving mum of Mark and Tracy; cherished and treasured nana of Cameron and MacKenzie; dear sister of Derrick, Doreen, Kenny, Brian and the late Kevin, and a dear sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 21st June, 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 the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 or afinneron.co.uk

MEREDITH (John, “Les”). Peacefully on 28th May 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice, John Leslie “Les”, aged 88 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Diana Mary Meredith; dear brother-in-law of John, and uncle of Timothy. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 25th June, at 1.15pm 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 church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton 01260 277622 or afinneron.co.uk 

NEWALL (Ellen, nee Duckworth). Peacefully on 1st June 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ellen, aged 56 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Paul; loving mum of Paul, Teto and Aimee; cherished nan of Callum, Hollie and Amelia; dear sister of Paul and sister-in-law of Carol, and aunt of Stacy and Elliot. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 17th June, at noon for a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, 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 church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the high dependency unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, or afinneron.co.uk 

PODMORE (George). Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 23rd May, at East Cheshire Hospice, George, aged 85 years. The loving and devoted husband to the late Eileen, dear dad to Graham and the late Robert, granddad of six and great granddad of two. George is a dearly missed brother, uncle and friend. The funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Church on Monday, 8th July, at 11am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829 or jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

SHERWIN (Kenneth, “Ken”). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 4th June 2019, Ken, aged 80 years, of Sandbach. The much-loved husband of Pauline, dad to Julie and granddad to Alexander, Jason and Michelle. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to ward five at Leighton Hospital. The funeral service is to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 19th June, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SUMNER (Ivy Elizabeth). At rest on 6th June 2019 at Ash Hall Nursing Home, Werrington, and formerly of Knypersley, Ivy, age 96 years. The loving wife of the late Frank; sister of the late Florence May and Ronald; dear sister-in-law of Margaret, and a treasured aunty and great aunty to many. The funeral service is to take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Wednesday, 3rd July, at 11.30am followed by interment at St Lawrence’s burial ground. Family flowers only, by request. Donations if desired to Ash Hall Nursing Home activities in memory of Ivy. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TURNER (Joyce). Passed away suddenly on Thursday, 30th May, 2019, at Clayton Manor Home in Congleton. Joyce, aged 88. The loving and devoted wife of Michael; dearly loved and missed mum of Stuart and the late Paul, and cherished grandma of Gregory and Rhiannon. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 1st July, at 11.20am followed by a celebration of life service at Holy Trinity Church, Congleton, at 12.15pm. Flowers are welcome or donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 6th June, 2019

BARTON (Jennifer Elizabeth, née Darlington). Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 28th May, 2019. Jenny, aged 79, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late Arthur, much loved mum to Helen and Vicki, and sister of Diana. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 17th June at 11.30am, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BASKEYFIELD (Pauline). Suddenly on Friday, 10th May, 2019, while at home. Pauline, aged 73, of Brown Lees. The devoted wife of Paul, treasured mother of Scott and his partner Sarah, dearest sister of Vera, Bill, Pete and Elizabeth, loving sister-in-law of Les, Linda, Liz and Dave. Pauline will be sadly missed but always remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 12th June at 12.30pm. Will 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 RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BOND (Michael). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 26th May. The much-loved husband of Jane, and father of Alexander and Hester. The funeral service is to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley on Friday, 21st June at 11am, followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery at noon. Donations, if desired, to National Trust. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 7-9, James Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422734.

BREW. Peacefully on 18th May, 2019. Michael Edward, aged 76, of Siddington. Much-loved cousin of Jacqueline, Ann and George. Michael will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Service and interment will take place at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Friday, 14th June at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to All Saints’ Church, Siddington. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

BROADHEAD (Ian James). Passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Sunday, 26th May, 2019. Ian, aged 73, of Wheelock. Devoted husband of Pamela and loving and generous dad to John and Paul. Funeral service to be held at Wheelock Methodist Church on Monday, 10th June at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI and MEN United. Bright colours welcome. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

CHEETHAM. Peacefully on 26th May, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice. Trevor Joseph, aged 63, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Angela. Loving dad of Sarah, dear father-in-law of Dom, cherished and treasured granddad of Isaac, Max and Lydia, cousin of Julie and Peter, and a loving friend to many. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 12th June at 9.15am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Trevor’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 10.45am. At the request of the family, bright clothes and football shirts are to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

EDWARDS. Peacefully on 29th May, 2019, at home. Nellie, aged 100, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Edwards. Loving mum of Russell, Lillian, Philip, Marian, the late Mick and the late Carol, and step-mum of Margaret, dear mother-in-law of Patricia, Bob, Anita and Gary, and a cherished and treasured nana and great-nana. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 24th June at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Legion or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HYDE. Peacefully on 20th May, 2019, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Patricia Margaret, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Michael Hyde. Loving mum of Neil, Simon, Roger, Gill, Sarah, Lucy and Katie, dear mother-in-law of Sarah, Caroline, Neil, Eddie, Tony and David, cherished grandma of Amy, Hannah, Laura, Rosie, Pip, Charlie, Thea, Lydia, Stephen, Katie, Martha, Isaac and Grace, and treasured great-grandma of Elliott and Theo, and dear sister-in-law to David and Anne. Service is to take place at All Saints’ Church Siddington on Tuesday, 18th June at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. The wake will take place at Siddington Village Hall. Those not attending the interment, as this is for close family only, please accept this invitation to attend the wake at the village hall. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Girl Guide Movement. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

KENNEDY (Sandra Ann). Died peacefully on 21st May at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sandra Kennedy, aged 74, devoted wife of the late Raymond Kennedy, and a much-loved mum to Phillip and Emma. Sandra will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 12th June at 10.30am, at St Mary’s RC Church, Crewe, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Sandra will be gratefully received for Myeloma UK or North Staffs Hospital Equipment Fund. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

STANWAY (Dorothy Jean). On 22nd May, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Dorothy Jean. The loving wife of Ronald and loving mother to Melanie. The cortege will leave her home in Congleton on Friday, 7th June for committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Donations for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Fair Price Funeral Services, 0161 427 0630.

Death Notices, 30th May, 2019

BATEY (Pamela Jean). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 22nd May, 2019, and in the loving care of her two sons, Peter and David. Jean, aged 87, of Sandbach Heath. The dear and devoted wife of the late Philip and the much loved mum of Peter, David, Gillian and the late Suzanne. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 5th June with a service of thanksgiving at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath at 3pm. Family flowers only but a donation may be made, if desired, to RNLI or Hearing Dogs For The Deaf. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BEBBINGTON. Peacefully on 17th May, 2019, at Heliosa Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family. Irene, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Denis Bebbington. Loving mum of Pamela, dear mother-in-law of Dennis and a cherished nana of Tracy and Mark. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 12th June at 1.45pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

BRADLEY. Suddenly but peacefully on 6th May, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Gilbert Percy, aged 79, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rita. Loving dad of Sarah and Emma, dear father-in-law of Andy and Alec, and a cherished granddad of Charlotte, Alfie, Ailsa and Georgia. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 3rd June at 10.15am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am, prior to committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom or City Dogs Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

CLOUGH (Marjorie). At rest on 19th May, 2019, at Ladydale Residential Care Home, Leek, surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie, aged 81, much loved wife of the late Derek, treasured mum of Marjorie Jane and Lynn, very dear mother-in-law of Trevor and Andrew, devoted grandma of Christopher, Kim, Matthew, Dean and Joanne, great-grandma of Brooke and Robyn, and a beloved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Marjorie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 7th June at 2.15pm. Would family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

EDWARDS (Gwenda). Peacefully on 8th May, 2019, at Sea Croft Green Care Home, Leeds. Gwenda, aged 88. Cherished wife of the late Cyril, loving mum of John and Simon, loved mother-in-law of Janice and Jo, devoted Grams of Jessica and Connie, and a very dear sister-in-law and aunt. Gwenda will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 31st May at 10am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HYDE. Peacefully on 20th May, 2019, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Patricia Margaret, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Michael Hyde. Loving mum of Neil, Simon, Roger, Gill, Sarah, Lucy and Katie, dear mother-in-law of Sarah, Caroline, Neil, Eddie, Tony and David, cherished nana of Rosie, Pip, Charlie, Thea, Lydia, Laura, Amy, Hannah, Stephen, Katie, Martha, Isaac and Grace, and treasured great-nana of Elliott and Theo, and dear sister-in-law to David and Anne. Service is to take place at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Tuesday, 18th June at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Girl Guide Movement. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

LEWIS. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Peter Alan, aged 86, of Congleton, who departed this life peacefully on 22nd May, 2019, at Hollins Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy RIP. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Phyllis Maureen Lewis. Loving dad of Simon and Dominic, dear father-in-law Linda and Karen, cherished and treasured granddad of James, Andrew, Ysabella and Joel, and a dear brother-in-law of Carmel and Brian. Reception into St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Monday, 10th June at 5pm. Cortege is to leave his son Dominic’s home on Tuesday, 11th June at 10.45am for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Care UK Community Partnerships Ltd. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

MCLEOD. At rest on 22nd May in the care of East Cheshire Hospice. David, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Barbara. Dad to Deborah, Andy and Suzie. Father-in-law to Steve, Alison and Pete. Granddad to Tom, Jack, Emilia, Abbi, Rosie, Daniel, Finley, Isobel and Cameron. Funeral service to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 4th June at noon. Family flowers only; donations to Metabolic Support UK or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

PODMORE (Ewart Graham). Suddenly on 18th May, 2019, at his home, after a short illness. Ewart, aged 87, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Betty, much loved dad of Aileen, respected father-in-law of Darren and a treasured granddad to Josh and Jordan. Ewart will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 7th June at noon. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at Carmountside. No flowers by request; donations preferred for Cancer Research UK or Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Birches Head, 01782 212880.

THOMAS (Stuart Plenty). At rest on Wednesday, 15th May, 2019, at MDGH after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Stuart, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly devoted husband of the late Ann Thomas. A treasured father of Lilian, Susan and Mary, cherished granddad of Shaun, Claire, Jack and Alec, dearest father-in-law of Gordon, Leslie and Glyn, a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a good friend and neighbour to many. Stuart will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 10th June at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Town 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, and gratefully received, for Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 23rd May, 2019

BOWYER (Sylvia). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of her family at home in Biddulph on 16th May, 2019. Sylvia, aged 82. Treasured daughter of the late Harold Bowyer and the late Eva and William Barlow. Dearly beloved sister, aunt and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 5th June at 1.30pm. Followed by interment at the churchyard. Would all relatives and friends 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.

BRADLEY. Suddenly but peacefully on 6th May, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Gilbert Percy, aged 79, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rita. Loving dad of Sarah and Emma, dear father-in-law of Andy and Alec, and a cherished granddad of Charlotte, Alfie, Ailsa and Georgia. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 3rd June at 10.15am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am, prior to committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom or City Dogs Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

CHAPPELL (Arthur Roland). Peacefully on Thursday, 9th May, at East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield. Arthur, aged 97, of Rushton Spencer. The much-loved husband of the late Mary, dearest dad of Christine and treasured granddad of Nicky. Funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton Spencer, on Monday, 3rd June at noon, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to East Cheshire Hospice and St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton Spencer. Enquiries: David H Smith Funeral Directors, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21 Fountain Street, Leek 01538 399661. davidhsmith.co.uk

HULME. Peacefully on 16th May, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice. Robert, aged 69, of Congleton. Dearly loved brother of Dennis and the late Jean, dear uncle of Garry and Wayne, and great-uncle of Skye. Cortege is to leave his brother’s home on Wednesday, 29th May at 9.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

KENNEDY (Ann, née Mould). Suddenly but peacefully on Thursday, 2nd May, 2019, while at the RSUH. Ann, aged 76, of Mow Cop. The devoted wife of Robert (Bob), treasured mother of Joanne, cherished grandmother of Daniel Joseph, dearest mother-in-law of Darren, and a dear friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Wednesday, 29th May at 1.30pm, prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

KENNERLEY. Peacefully on 13th May, 2019, at home. Leslie, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Hilda and a much-loved uncle and great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 31st May at 12.15pm for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would 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. afinneron.co.uk

LANCASTER (Roy). Sadly passed away on Sunday, 5th May, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Roy, aged 88, of Middleport, and formerly of Kidsgrove. He was a much-loved dad, granddad, great-granddad, father-in-law and step-dad, and husband to the late Gloria and Brenda. Funeral service takes place at Whitehill Methodist Community Church on Wednesday, 29th May at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Thrive. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

MILLINGTON (Angela). Passed away peacefully in her sleep, on 7th May, 2019, aged 58. The beloved daughter of Reg and Mary; much loved sister to Peter and Susan, and auntie to Zoe and Chloe. Angie will be very sadly missed by family, friends and all who knew her. Angie’s funeral service will be held at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, CW11 4ST, on Thursday, 30th May at 2pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Christie, Macmillan Nurses and St Anne’s Hospice. Enquiries: Leech’s Funeralcare, 0161 226 5111.

ROBERSON (Gillian). Peacefully at rest at her home on 15th May, 2019, in the loving care of her family. Gill, aged 71, of Sandbach and formerly of Burslem. The dear and devoted wife of Lionel, precious mum of Nigel and Deborah, and a treasured grandma of Alfie, Lola, Jack and Evie. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 29th May at Vale Royal Crematorium, near Northwich, at 10.45am. Family flowers only, by request; donations may be made, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan unit, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

RYLES (Elaine, née Bennion). Died at home on 19th May, 2019, aged 78. Beloved wife of John, mother of Dawn, Antony and Andrew, much-loved nanny to Ethan, Amy, Dean and Ben, mother-in-law to Paul, Sharon and Pauline, great-grandmother to Elsie and Olivia. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 12th June at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Epilepsy Society. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

STEVENS (Janet). Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, 7th May, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Janet, aged 76, loving and devoted wife of Peter, treasured mum of Helen. Janet was a valued member of the community and was a leader in Congleton Guides as well as volunteering her time at Congleton Museum. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 29th May at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Museum, Congleton Trefoil Guild or 1st Buglawton Rainbows. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

STUBBS. Peacefully on 9th May, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Lily, aged 93, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John William “Jack” Stubbs. Loving mum of Pamela, Susan, John and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Arnold, Joyce and Susan, and a cherished and treasured nana. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 5th June at 1.15pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers or, if desired, donations to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

THOMPSON (James Brian). Passed away suddenly on 15th May, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Brian, aged 90. The loving and devoted husband of the late Mary, loving and wonderful dad to Sue, Ian and Chris, father-in-law to Jane and Aileen, cherished and treasured grandpa to eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 19th June at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Medical Assessment Ward (ward right), Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 16th May, 2019

BARRINGER (Carole Ann). Passed away peacefully at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel, on Friday, 3rd May, 2019. Carole, aged 77, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of David. Service of thanksgiving at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 24th May at 2pm, following a private committal at Crewe Crematorium. Bright colours welcome. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Sandbach Inner Wheel. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BATTERSBY (Agnes). Passed away peacefully at home on 2nd May, 2019. Agnes, aged 71, loving and devoted wife of Ian, dearly loved mum of Jane, special mother-in-law to Darren, treasured nanny of Ava and Casey, much-loved sister to Archie, David, Bert and Karen. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 23rd May at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BURGESS (Peter). Peacefully at home on 6th May, 2019, in the loving care of his family. Peter, aged 78, of Wheelock, Sandbach, the dear and devoted husband of Ann, also a treasured dad, granddad and great-granddad. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 21st May, with a service at Wheelock Congregational Church at 11am prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HURST. Peacefully on 30th April, 2019, at home. David, aged 79, of Biddulph. Loving husband of Denise, cherished dad of Patrick, Sally, Richie and Adam. Dearly loved father-in-law of Amanda and Gregg. Cherished granddad of Sam, Samantha, Tom, Alex, Ben and Obe. Loving brother of Sheila and Philip, and dear brother-in-law of Sue. A service of celebration for David’s life will take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Friday, 24th May at 2.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. At the family’s request, no mourning clothes preferable. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

MASSEY (Muriel). Peacefully, at Westbourne Nursing Home on 6th May, 2019. Muriel, aged 102, of Goostrey, the dearly beloved wife of the late Eric John Massey. Much loved mum of Eric, Christopher and Susan. Treasured grandma of Abigail, Tamsin, Paul, Richard, Graham, James and Alexandra, and great-grandmother to seven great-granddaughters. Funeral to take place on Monday, 20th May at 2.30pm. Service at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, followed by interment at St Luke’s Churchyard. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to Dementia UK or cash donations The Westbourne Nursing Home comfort fund. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

SEDDON (Clive). At rest on 3rd May, 2019 at home. Clive, aged 83, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of the late Alison Seddon and devoted father of Nicholas and Andrew. Clive will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 20th May at 1.45pm, followed by burial at Congleton Cemetery. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STUBBS (Brian). Peacefully at rest after an illness fought with dignity and courage on 5th May, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Brian, aged 69, of Sandbach. The loving and devoted husband of Jane. Much-loved dad of Katie, Amanda and Neil, respected by Mike and Megan, the best granddad of Joshua and Harry, also very dear brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law and friend to many. He will be sadly missed. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium, on Monday, 20th May, at 2pm. This is a celebration of Brian’s life; casual dress. Family flowers only; donations, if preferred, to Lions Youth Brass and The Christie. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

WHITMARSH (Violet May). Sadly passed away on Monday, 6th May, 2019, at home, in the loving care of her family. Violet, aged 87, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Bernard Jones and the late George Whitmarsh, loving mum to Dianne, cherished nanna to Rachel, sister to Wilfred, Mabel, Margarrita and Alice, and a loving sister-in-law, auntie and friend. Violet will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Funeral service to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 30th May at 2pm, followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WILLIAMS. Peacefully on 4th May, 2019, at home. David, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carol. Loving dad of Stuart and Jennifer, dear father-in-law of Hayley and Aran, cherished and treasured granddad of Frazer, dear brother of Pauline, Kenneth and the late Terence, and a dear brother-in-law of Tommy and the late Christine. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 24th May at 9.45am for service at Congleton Town Hall at 10am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the town hall. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Haematology and Transplant Unit or The Christie Palatine Ward. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 9th May, 2019

BOLSHAW. Peacefully on 24th April, at Leighton Hospital. Joan Bolshaw (née Nock), aged 95 of Holmes Chapel. The beloved wife of the late Gordon; dearly loved mum of Liz and the late Katy; cherished nana of Katie and Lucie, and great-nana of Olivia, Jack, Kieran, Sophie and Isla. Dear mother-in-law of Roy and loved by Tracy, Neil, Jean-Phillipe and Alister. Will relatives and friends join us for the funeral service, which will take place at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church on Wednesday, 15th May at 3.15pm. Family flowers only, please: any donations, if desired, to The Christie at Macclesfield Project (cheques made payable to The Christie) or the Royal British Legion. Enquiries and donations: Griffiths and Booth Funeral Service, Laburnum Cottage, 17, Macclesfield Road, Holmes Chapel, 01477 544602.

BOOTH (Armida, Mida). At rest on 30th April, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 90. The loving mother of Sylvia and Roy, mother-in-law of Derek and Annette, devoted grandma of Carmelle and nana of Marie, dearest great-grandma of Kane and Devan. Private family cremation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CRAIK (Paul). Died peacefully on 25th April, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Paul, aged 69, of Congleton. Beloved father to Matthew and John. Will be forever remembered by all who knew him. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 17th May at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at noon followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery at 1pm. Flowers are most welcome; donations, if desired, in memory of Paul to Stroke Association. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

DOE (Marion). Died peacefully on Friday, 26th April, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marion, aged 70. Wife of John, mum to Stephen and Simon, granny of Evie, Amelia, Bede, Bobbie and Billy. The funeral service will be held at Wellspring Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 22nd May at 3pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton 4 Congleton (C4C). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HEATH (John Leonard, formerly of Brown Lees). Suddenly and peacefully on 17th April, 2019. John, aged 73. Loving husband of the late Maureen, a beloved dad of Colin, Mark, Tracey and Marianne, and a cherished granddad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. John will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 23rd May at 11.30am followed by a private, family burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to air ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

KNOTT (John Raymond Henry, MBE). Passed away peacefully on 28th April, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 87, loving husband of Nina, very dear dad of Andrew and Elizabeth, loved granddad of Oliver, Freya, Felix and Linus, and dear uncle to Susan. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 21st May at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

LATHAM (Andrew). Passed away suddenly at his home in Congleton on 22nd April, aged 37. Deeply shocked and saddened loss to his family and friends. A huge void has been left in the lives of his wife Michelle, son Aaron and daughter Ebony, parents Kath and Stuart and brother Jason. Taken too soon and will be forever remembered by all who knew him. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 13th May at 10am in Congleton Town Hall, followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, in memory of Andrew to CGL. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

TOWNSEND (Catherine Joy, née Alcock). Sadly on Friday, 26th April, 2019, at RSUH. Cath, aged 58, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of Phill, treasured mother of Marie and Samantha, a loving step-mother of Stuart, dearest mother-in-law of Neil, cherished sister of Jayne and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Cath will be sorely missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Friday, 24th May at 12.30pm, prior to a private committal service. 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 and gratefully received to St Lawrence’s Church and/or British Heart Foundation c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

TURNER (Doreen Olga). Peacefully at home on Saturday, 20th April, 2019. Doreen, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Geoffrey, much-loved mother of Gilbert and Roland, treasured grandma of Theodore, Adam, Corinna, Harriet, Nicole and Andrew. Funeral to take place on Monday, 13th May at 1.30pm with a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

WHITELAW (Paula Haigh). Unexpectedly while on holiday in Krakow, Poland. Paula, aged 71, of Biddulph Moor. The devoted and loving wife of Tony, cherished mother of Andrew, Joanna and John, treasured nana of Isaac, Alice, Toby, Liam, Ava, Jack and Lana, a dear step-mother of Claire and Ross, mother-in-law, dearest cousin and a very good friend and neighbour to many. Paula will be deeply missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at Hill Top Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Biddulph Moor, ST8 7PE on Thursday, 16th May at 1.15pm, prior to a committal service 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, by request; donations preferred and gratefully received to Diabetes UK c/o the funeral director. No formal mourning attire, please wear bright colours in memory of Paula. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WICHELOW. Peacefully on 18th April, 2019, at home with his loving family around him. Jeremy Rex (Jeb) aged 81, of Congleton. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 16th May, at 11.20am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie at Macclesfield Project (cheques payable to The Christie). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 2nd May, 2019

BEARD (Christina, née Tunstall). At rest on 21st April, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Christina, aged 82, of Knypersley. Devoted wife of the late Philip, dearly loved mum, sister, grandma and great-grandma. Christina will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 16th May at noon followed by internment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DAWSON (Eric). Suddenly passed away after a long illness on 23rd April, 2019, at Rock Cottage Care Services, Brown Edge. Eric, aged 82, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of Elaine, dad to Ian, Neil and Christopher. Funeral service to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 17th May at 2pm followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Rock Cottage Care Services in memory of Eric. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GIBSON (Jean). Passed away peacefully on 19th April, 2019, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Jean, aged 87, formerly of Congleton. Devoted wife of the late Eric, loving mum of Alyn, Ann, David and Erica, cherished nana and great-grandma. Jean will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 7th May at 3.20pm. Would family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GIBSON (Terence Cyril “Terry”). Former Biddulph Town Mayor 2002–2003. At rest on Friday, 19th April, 2019, while at RSUH. Terry, aged 73, of Biddulph. The devoted and dearly loved husband of Joan, cherished father of Rachel, Nicola, Joanna and James, treasured granddad of Holly, Daniel, Sophie and Harry, much loved father-in-law of Sam, Paul and Margaret, dearest brother, uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Terry will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him. The funeral service will take place at Congleton Spiritualist Church on Friday, 17th May at 10.45am, prior to a committal service at Macclesfield 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 and gratefully received to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GOODER. Peacefully on 24th April, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Tom Edward, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Pat and the late Dorothy Gooder. Loving dad of Alan, Peter and Margaret, dear father-in-law of Claire and Peter, cherished granddad of Claire and Rachel, and a treasured great-granddad of Jack and Harry. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 13th May at 12.30pm for service and interment at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, at 1pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

TOULSON (Frank). Peacefully at rest on Friday, 19th April, 2019, at home, in the comfort of loved ones. Cherished and adored father to Kimberley and Bethany, loving brother to twin sister Beryl, and dearest brother to Anne, Barbara and Linda. A celebration of Frank’s life is to take place on Thursday, 9th May, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at noon, followed by committal at Macclesfield crematorium at 1.20pm. All family and friends are invited to join to commemorate the life of such a wonderful man at Stock at the Pavilion; reception from 2.30pm. As Frank was a keen scooterist, Kimberley and Bethany ask scooterists to join the procession, as he makes his final journey, and bid him a lasting farewell. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WHISTON (Glenys). Suddenly on Wednesday, 10th April, 2019, while at home. Glenys, aged 66, of Knypersley. The devoted wife of Selwyn, loving mum of Cath and Rob, cherished gran of Owen, Evie, Poppy and Amber, special mother-in-law of Howard and Claire, dearest sister of Marg, Dave and the late Doris, sister-in-law of Cath and the late Arnold and the late John, a much-loved aunt to her family and all the children she looked after, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Glenys will be sadly missed but always remembered by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 13th May at 12.45pm, prior to a committal service at Carmountside Crematorium. Would family 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 c/o the funeral director. Will mourners please wear a touch of purple in memory of Glenys. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 25th April, 2019

BAYLEY. Peacefully on 15th April, 2019, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Betty Bayley (née Worthington) aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Dennis Bayley. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 1st May, for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, 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 The Christie at Macclesfield Project (cheques payable to The Christie). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

BELFORD (Millicent “Milly”, née Worth). Peacefully on Saturday, 13th April, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Milly, aged 93, of Gillow Heath. Beloved wife of the late Jack, much-loved sister of Norman and the late George, a dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend. Milly will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 9th May, at 11.15am, prior to a committal service at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers, only by request; donations, if desired, to Marie Curie and British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HARDING (Dora). Peacefully at rest at St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice on 21st April, 2019, and in the loving care of her family. Dora, aged 78, of Sandbach, a dearly loved sister of Linda and Roy Gregory, also a beloved auntie and friend of many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 3rd May, with a service at the parish church of St Mary, Sandbach, at 11.45am followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HEATH (John Leonard). Formerly of Brown Lees. Suddenly on 17th April, 2019. John Leonard, husband of the late Maureen. A beloved dad of Colin, Mark, Tracey and Marianne. Funeral details to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HORTON (John Henry). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 11th April, 2019. John, aged 79, of Sandbach. Cherished husband of Pat, loving dad to Richard and Philip, and loving granddad. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 2nd May at noon, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Colostomy UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

JACKSON. Peacefully on 14th April, 2019, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Brenda, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Robert Gareth Jackson. Loving mum of Julie, Sue, Lynda and Peter, dear mother-in-law of Ian and Dave and a cherished and treasured Nainie and Red Nanny. Cortege is to leave her daughter Sue’s home on Wednesday, 1st May at 2.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

JACKSON. Peacefully on 5th April, 2019, at home. Geoffrey Paul, aged 62, of Congleton. Loving brother of Terry. Dear brother-in-law of Antonia and a cherished uncle of Lorna and Liam. Cortege is to leave Congleton Town Football Club on Tuesday, 30th April at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Marie Curie or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

NOLAN. Peacefully on 13th April, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ursula, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Thomas. Loving mum of James and step-mum of John, dear mother-in-law of Caroline and a cherished and treasured nana. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 29th April at 1.20pm, for service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

OAKES (Joyce). 15th April. Peacefully at Leighton Hospital with her family at her side. Joyce, aged 88. The loving wife of the late Stanley, dearest mum of Tracey, cherished grandma and great-grandma, who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family. Her funeral will take place on Tuesday, 30th April, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 11am followed by burial in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Joyce kindly received for Dementia UK. For further information and to offer condolences, visit josephoconnell.co.uk or call 01270 584447.

SPEAK. Peacefully on 14th April, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Barbara Vera, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Frank. Loving mum of Julie, David and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Edward and Linda and a cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 3rd May 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 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. afinneron.co.uk

WOOD (Derek). At rest on Wednesday, 10th April, 2019, at RSUH. Derek, aged 89, of Biddulph.  The dearly devoted husband of the late Marjorie, much-loved dad of Wendy, Steven and Gary, loving father-in-law of Tim, a dearest brother-in-law, uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour to many.  Derek will be sadly missed by all his loving family and many friends.  The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 30th April at 10.45am, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground.  Would relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service.  Family flowers only by request; donations preferred, and gratefully received, for ward 222, RSUH and / or Biddulph In Bloom c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 18th April, 2019

AUSTEN. Peacefully on 14th April, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. David Leonard, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pam. Loving dad of Sally and Rob, dear father-in-law of Lee. Cherished and treasured grandpa of Max and Millie, dear brother of John and brother-in-law of John, Eleanor and Marilyn. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd April, at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to a charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

BALL (Joy). Peacefully on Wednesday, 10th April, 2019, in the presence of her loving family at RSUH. Joy, aged 90, of Brown Lees. The devoted wife of Stan, much loved mum of Michael, Kevin and Diane, cherished nana of Ryan, loving mother-in-law of William and Sue, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Joy will be sadly missed but always remembered by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 2nd May at 12.45pm, prior to a committal service at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alice Charity and/or Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BARNETT (Bill). Peacefully at rest on 7th April, 2019. Bill, of Biddulph, formerly Tunstall, aged 70. The dearly beloved husband of Alice. A devoted dad to Duncan and Sarah. A dear father-in-law to Andy and Stacey. A much-loved granddad to Sienna-Grace. Bill will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 26th April at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations preferred to Dove Service. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

CRANSON (Colin). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 11th April, 2019. Colin, aged 74, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of the late Brenda and much loved dad to Paul and Karen. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 26th April at 1.45pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DICKENSON (Elizabeth “Betty”, formerly Shaw, née Irwin). Peacefully on 9th April, 2019, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Elizabeth, aged 90. The much-loved mother of Philip and Nigel, a dear mother-in-law and treasured nan. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 26th April at 9.30am. Will friends wishing to attend all kindly meet at Carmountside Crematorium. Flowers welcome. Enquiries and flowers: Joseph Lymer and Son, Trent Bridge, Bucknall, 01782 202270.

FERRIDAY (Keith Hamilton). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 8th April, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Keith, aged 84. Dearly loved and missed husband of Edna, cherished dad of Hilary and Craig, treasured Granda of Alex, Oliver, Joshua, Zachary and Dana. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 1st May, at St John’s Church, Congleton, at 2.15pm. A brief committal service will take place beforehand, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm, for anyone who would like to attend. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. www.dementiauk.org Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GUTTERIDGE (Constance “Connie”, née Howells). Passed away peacefully on 2nd April, 2019, at Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Connie, aged 94, devoted wife of the late Tom, loved mum of Pat and the late Bob, dear mother-in-law to Katrina, cherished gran to Amy and Steven, treasured great-gran to Olivia and Lucas. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 30th April, at 11am followed by a committal at Astbury Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to PDSA or British Heart Foundation. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HAGUE (Mary Elizabeth “Betty”, née Sharpley). It is with great sadness that the family wish to announce the sudden passing of Betty Hague, aged 82, of Holmes Chapel on 11th April. The much loved wife of the late Reg, loving mum of Audrey, Sheila and Janet and cherished grandmother to Mhairi, Kirsty and Aidan. She will be fondly missed by all her friends and family. Her funeral service will take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Monday, 29th April at 12.15pm. Family flowers only, please. Betty would have wanted any farewell donations to be made to the Children’s Society or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries or donations: Emma at Brian Sharples Funeral Directors, 44, Park Lane, Poynton, SK12 1RE, 01625 873122.

JACKSON. Peacefully on 7th April, 2019, at Leighton Hospital. Mabel “Betty” Elizabeth, aged 86, of Congleton. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 29th April at 10.35am 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 British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support or Salvation Army. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

KNIGHT (John). Passed away peacefully at Pinetum Care Home, Chester, on Tuesday, 9th April, 2019. John, aged 76, of Brook Farm, Arclid, and Porters Farm, Horton. Loving husband of Kathleen and devoted dad to Hazel, Sheila and Rosemary. Funeral service to be held at St Michael’s and All Angels’ Church, Horton, on Wednesday, 24th April, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

LOMAS (Violet, née Biddulph). Peacefully on Wednesday, 3rd April, surrounded by the love of her family and the staff of Ingersley Court, aged 95. Loved aunt of Janet, Sheila, Ken, Carole, Geoff, Jon, and the late Val, and a dear great-aunt and great-great-aunt. A service of thanksgiving for her life will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 29th April at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie at Macclesfield. Enquiries and donations: JW Brocklehurst, 17, Macclesfield Road, Prestbury, 01625 829232. cheshirefunerals.co.uk

MOORE (Carole Ann “Cass”, née Brown). Passed away in Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 76, on 21st March, 2019. Aunt of Peter and great-aunt of Nathan and Joshua. Funeral at York Crematorium on Friday, 26th April at 2pm. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Rowley and Sons, 01904 593096.

PROUDLOVE (Margaret). At rest in Lawton Manor Care Home on 12th April, 2019. Margaret, aged 76, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted wife of the late Alec. Funeral to take place on Monday, 29th April, 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, to Hope House Children’s Hospice or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

THOMPSON. Peacefully on 7th April, 2019, at home. Philip Denton, aged 73, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted husband of June. Cherished dad of Paul, Lisa and the late Derek. Father-in-law of Lisa and Billy. Loving granddad of Hope, Lauren and Connor. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 24th April at 10.30am for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton at 11am, prior to interment at St Michael’s Church, Horton. 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. afinneron.co.uk

TIMMIS (Charles James). Charles, aged 68, from Crewe and formerly of Brereton. Passed away peacefully following a short illness on 11th April, 2019. The beloved husband of the late Viv, devoted dad to James, Catherine, Jamie, Sally and Zoe, and a much-loved granddad, Charles will be sadly missed. Funeral arrangements to be advised. Enquiries: Steven Linde, Crewe Funeral Services, 01270 588980.

WOOD (Derek). At rest on Wednesday, 10th April, 2019, at RSUH. Derek, aged 89, of Biddulph. The dearly devoted husband of the late Marjorie, much-loved dad of Wendy, Steven and Gary, loving father-in-law of Tim, a dearest brother-in-law, uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 11th April, 2019

BYRNE (Margaret née Wilson). At rest on Saturday, 30th March, 2019, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice while in the presence of her loving family. Margaret, aged 71, of Biddulph and formerly of Congleton Edge. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Michael, treasured mother of Daniel, Dawn and the late Steven, cherished mama of Ben, Sam, Lucy, Stan, Joe, Mathew and Baby Byrne, great-mama of Ella-Rose, a dearest mother-in-law, sister and a very dear friend to many. Margaret will be sadly missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 18th April at 11.15am, prior to a committal service 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 and gratefully received to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

FODEN (George Howard). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 29th March, 2019, aged 90. Beloved husband of the late Julia, much loved dad of Emma and Sarah, and granddad of Liam and Juliet. Funeral service on Wednesday, 17th April, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RAF Association. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.

MORRIS (Joan). Peacefully at Clayton Manor on Saturday, 30th March, 2019. Joan, aged 92, of Congleton. Beloved wife of the late Dennis, much loved mum of Linda, Phil, Pete, Angela, Gill, Tim, Alex and Mandy. Treasured nan and great-grandma. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 24th April at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

PITT (Maureen “Mo”). Passed away suddenly with her family by her side on 4th April, 2019, at Leighton Hospital. Mo, aged 77, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late Frank and much loved mum to Hayley and Jo. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 17th April at 1.30pm, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or donations, if desired, to critical care unit, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

POUND (Alfred). Peacefully passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 2nd April, 2019. Alfred, aged 93, of Mow Cop and formerly of Shirley in Solihull, West Midlands. The much loved husband of the late Pauline, leaving behind his brothers, David and John, sister-in-laws Audrey and Pat, also close friend and companion Delia. The funeral service will be held at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, on Tuesday, 23rd April at 11.30am followed by a service of committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Royal Lifeboat Association. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WHITEHURST (Marguerita, Rita, née Longden). Peacefully on 1st April, 2019, at Greengables Nursing home, Congleton, aged 87. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry. Much loved mum of Philip and daughter-in-law Jill, Stephen and daughter-in-law Ann, Annette and son-in-law Michael, Elaine and son-in-law Patrick. Cherished gran of Antoinette, Lisa, Kadele, Matthew, Oliver, Stephanie, Michael and Max. Loving great-gran to Amelia, Jacob, Cade, Kiann and Colby. Dearly beloved sister of Josephine and the late Shirley and Kate. Rita will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 18th April at 2pm, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Street, Congleton, 01260 270290.

WOLFENDEN. Peacefully on 4th April, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Therese, aged 77, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Brian Peter Wolfenden. Cherished mum of Peter, Maria, Katrina, Joseph, John, Lucia and Anya. Loving grandma of Lauren, Aidan, Chelsea, Rebecca, Conor, Bradley, Daniel, Georgia, Ellie-Jade, Grace and Jack. Sister of Brenda. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 15th April at 10.40am for a requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

Death Notices, 4th April, 2019

BAILEY (Brian Charles). Passed away peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home on 25th March, 2019. Brian, aged 89, of Scholar Green. Dearly loved husband of Muriel and loving dad to Gillian, Helen and the late Marian. Funeral service to be held at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 5th April at 2.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Care Home and All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode (Odd Rode PCC). Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BILL (Jean Christine). Peacefully at rest on 22nd March, 2019, and in the loving care of her family at Royal Stoke Hospital. Jean, aged 77, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late John and the treasured mum of the late Helen, much-loved sister of Patricia and loving auntie to Mark and Peter and great friend of Joan. Funeral to take place on Saturday, 6th April, with a service at the Parish Church of St Peter’s, Elworth at 11am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Elworth or UHNM Purple Bow Scheme. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BUNN (Derek). Peacefully at rest on 30th March, 2019, at Telford Court Care Home, Crewe, and in the loving care of his family. Derek, aged 94, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of the late Gwen, also a much-loved dad, granddad and great-granddad. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 17th April, with a service at Wheelock Methodist Church at 12.15pm followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Wheelock Methodist Church. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

DUNN (Michael). Sadly passed away on 25th March, 2019, at Leighton Hospital. Michael, aged 76, of Sandbach Heath. Beloved soulmate of wife Pat, much-loved father of Robert and Louise, very dear father-in-law of Sylvia and Martin, dearest brother-in-law of Aileen and Tony, also devoted Grampy of Antonia. Michael is much-loved and very sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral takes place on Monday, 15th April, at 2pm at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
EVITTS (Margaret). Passed away peacefully on 22nd March, 2019, aged 75. A loving, life-long partner to the late Wilfred, and devoted mother to Marie. Forever remembered as a caring grandmother to Aaron and Daniel, she will be truly missed by all her friends and family. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 8th April at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road Congleton, 01260 270290.

MULROY (Peter John). At rest on 26th March, 2019, at Haywood Hospital. Peter, aged 88, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Lilian, much loved dad of Paul and David, dear father-in-law to Sharon and Ruby, cherished granddad of Katie & Stacey, great-granddad to Sienna-Grace, Harrison, Maggie & Logan, brother-in-law of Maura and Eva, also a very respected uncle to all his nieces and nephews. Peter will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 17th April at noon followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please, by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PULLEN. Peacefully on 22nd March, 2019, at his home. John Vernon, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lynette. Loving dad of Nicholas and Chris, dear father-in-law of Johanna and Helen, dear brother of Joan and Valerie and brother-in-law of Neil and David. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 11th April 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

RHODES (George). Peacefully passed away after a short illness on 29th March, 2019, at MDGH, with his loving family by his side. George, aged 90, of Biddulph Park. Dearly loved husband of Audrey, for 62 years, beloved father of Chris & wife Irene, Fiona & partner Steve & Julian. An inspiring grandpa of Rebecca, Jacob, Joshua, Gabriella & Peter, also great-grandfather to Jonah George. George was a remarkable man who lived life to the full and was greatly respected by all who knew him. Funeral service to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Friday, 12th April at 2pm followed by interment at St Lawrence’s burial ground. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to UHNM Charity (Fresh Hair Funds) & Ward 10 at MDGH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

ROBERTS Bryn (1943 to 2019)... After spending the afternoon cycling more than 25 miles with his good friend, couldn’t quite make it home. Thank you to all those kind people that tried to help. Bryn’s life ended exactly the way that he would have wanted, whilst out enjoying himself. The perfect end to an absolutely fantastic life. Di, Nick and Lee, his grandchildren and family will miss him dearly, but always with a smile. Bryn’s send off will be at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 9th April at 1440... No Formal attire. No flowers please. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

SHERRATT (Jean). At rest on 2nd April, 2019, at Brindley Court Care Home. Jean, aged 78. The dearly loved wife of John, loving mum of David, Stephen and Paul, cherished mother-in-law of June, Sarah and Tracy, dear sister of John, Pauline and Kathleen. Cortege to leave her home on Tuesday, 16th April at 10.15am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley at 10.30am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church for the service. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK in memory of Jean. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WORSLEY (John, “John off the markets”). John, aged 81, formerly of Alsager, died peacefully in the company of his wife, Cheryl and his daughter, Jennifer in a Macclesfield nursing home on Thursday, 14th March, 2019. John (always with a cigar in hand) loved standing the markets around Staffordshire and Cheshire and selling cotton wipers to local garages. Even in his late 70s and retirement his hobby was selling bric-a-brac - he loved a good deal! John and Cheryl were married for over 56 years and deeply loved one another, also their daughter, Jennifer and in recent years, her partner Erik. John leaves a big gap, he will be missed greatly but will always be fondly remembered. The funeral service will take place at the Parish Church of St Michael and all Angels, Macclesfield, on Thursday, 11th April at 1.30pm followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Everyone is welcome. Donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of Mind. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk jennifer.harkness@icloud.com

Death Notices, 28th March, 2019

BENTLEY (Norma, formerly Berks, née Taylor). Peacefully on 20th March, 2019, at RSUH. Norma, aged 87, of Bagnall Heights and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Allan Bentley and the late Stan Berks, much-loved mum of Geoff and daughter-in-law Janet, loved nan of Donna, Chris and Andrea, and great-nan of Maggie and Reggie. Norma will be very fondly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service at St Chad’s Church, Bagnall, ST9 9JR, on Monday, 8th April 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 Dogs Trust. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

BUCKLEY (Alan). 17th March, 2019. Passed away peacefully in The Elms Care, Home, Crewe, aged 89. Alan, beloved brother to Doris and Nancy. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 15th April at 2.40pm. Family flowers only, please. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe & Nantwich Funeral Services), 01270 812512.

CLIFF (David Gerald). Peacefully at rest on 20th March, 2019, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. David, aged 73, of Gillow Heath. Much loved and treasured husband of Christine. David was a truly kind and thoughtful man who will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Flowers welcome but donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice and British Lung Foundation. Funeral service to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Friday, 12th April at 9.45am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CUNLIFFE. Suddenly on 11th March, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Peter William (Silver) aged 73, of Congleton. Loving dad of Shaun, dearly loved brother of Angela. Dear brother-in-law of Neil and a cherished uncle of Kristian. Cortege is to leave his sister’s home on Wednesday, 3rd April at 9.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RSPB. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

FLEET (Maureen Anne “MO”). 12th March, 2019. Passed away peacefully in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, aged 66. Mo, the beloved wife of the late John, and a dearly loved sister, aunt and friend, of Smallwood, Sandbach. Funeral service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd April at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please, donations to Royal Stoke University Hospital, critical care unit. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe & Nantwich Funeral Services) 01270 812512.

GARVEY. Peacefully on 18th March, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Josephine, aged 76, of Congleton. Loving mum of Lisa and Jeremy. Dear mother-in-law of Graham and Lesley, cherished gran of Laura, Abigail, Sophie, Daniel and Justin, a loving aunt and great-aunt, and a dear sister of Eric, Patricia and Miles. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 2nd April 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 Congleton United Reformed Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HUGHES (Cynthia). On Monday, 11th March, 2019, at home, Crewe Road, Haslington. Cynthia, aged 77, beloved wife of Dudley Hughes and a much-loved mother and grandmother. Funeral service and committal to take place on Friday, 29th March at 1pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

LOVATT (Eileen). Suddenly but peacefully on 3rd March, 2019, at her home in Biddulph. Eileen, aged 77, formerly of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of the late Clive, cherished mum of Andrew, Sharon, Michelle, David and Richard, a precious nana and a great-grandma. Eileen will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 11th April at noon. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Younger Mind (Newcastle-under-Lyme). Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MIDDLETON (Margaret). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on 21st March, 2019. Margaret, aged 89, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late John and loving mum to Paul and Anne. Service of thanksgiving to be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 2nd April, at 11.30am, following private committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sandbach Methodist Church and Sandbach Inner Wheel. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

NIXON (Sylvia). At rest on 11th March, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sylvia, aged 80. Devoted wife of the late Fred, cherished cousin and a dear friend to many. Sylvia will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Wednesday, 3rd April, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SANDERSON (Iris, née Edwards). Suddenly after a long illness on 14th March, 2019, at Abbey Court Care Home, Leek. Iris, aged 80, of Gillow Heath and formerly of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved wife of the late Arthur, much-loved mum of David and the late Andrew, sister of John, special friend to many. Iris will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 5th April, at 2.30pm followed by internment at St Lawrence’s burial ground. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to DMH Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 21st March, 2019

BROWN. Peacefully on 2nd March, 2019, at The Laurels Nursing Home, Congleton. Beryl May Clarice, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Arnold, loving mum of Vanessa and a dear auntie. Cortege is to leave The Laurels Nursing Home on Tuesday, 26th March at 1.20pm 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

DALE. Peacefully on 7th March, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice. Anthony “Tony” John, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Dawn. Loving dad of David and Michael, dear father-in-law of Jane and a cherished grandad of Andrew, Thomas, Jocelyn, Catherine and Katrina. Cortege is to leave Dawn’s residence on Monday, 25th March at 10.45am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 11am, prior to interment at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

DEEBANK (John Edwards). On Monday, 11th March, 2019, peacefully at Treliske Hospital. John, aged 84, of Camborne, Cornwall, and formerly of Biddulph. Beloved husband of Jackie (deceased) and a much-loved dad, granddad and great-granddad. Funeral service at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 0BL, on Friday, 29th March at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if so desired, for The Cove Centre RCHT by retiring collection or c/o David Hendy Funeral Services, Treswithian, Camborne TR14 7NW. Telephone 01209 612025.

EGERTON. Peacefully on 8th March, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Barbara, aged 65, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of Graham. Loving mum of Daniel and Paul, dear mother-in-law of Hayley and a cherished and treasured grandma and nan of Chloe, Aaliyah, Holly, Harry and Lillie-Mae. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 27th 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

FOULKES (Margaret Elizabeth née Fawdry). At rest on Saturday, 2nd March, 2019, at the RSUH. Marg, aged 67, of Biddulph. The cherished and dearly devoted wife of Paul, loving sister-in-law of Liz, dearest friend to many, past and present, and a very dear neighbour. Marg will be deeply missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium, Chatterley Close, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, ST5 8LE (01782 635498) on Wednesday, 27th March 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 and gratefully received to Cats Protection. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GAMBLIN (Doris). Peacefully at Winsford Grange Nursing Home on Friday, 8th March, 2019. Doris, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of Alec, much loved mother of Ian and Alisonne, devoted grandma to Alex and Oliver, also dearly loved sister of Maureen. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 2nd April at 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

HOLLINSHEAD (Albert). Passed away peacefully on 12th March, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Albert, aged 88, of Bosley. Dearly loved husband of Ann and devoted dad to Charlotte, Elizabeth and partner Mark. Service of thanksgiving to be held at St Mary’s Church, Bosley, on Tuesday, 26th March at 11am, following a private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MALBON (David Francis). Died peacefully at home on Friday, 8th March. Much loved husband of Sue; proud and loving father of Alison, Gill and Nick; devoted and generous grandfather of Nick, Lizzie, James, Emily, Emma, Frannie and Gus. Many grateful thanks to the district nurses, carers from Carers 4All, Cherish You, the palliative care team and Hospice at Home, who attended Dave. A private family committal will take place at Macclesfield on Monday, 25th March. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

MOORE (Kathleen Houghton “Lynn”). Peacefully at rest in Turnpike Court Nursing Home, Sandbach, on 11th March, 2019, and in the loving care of her family. Lynn, aged 94, of Sandbach. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, 27th March, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 12.15pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

PAINTER (Elizabeth Rona, nee Birchall). Passed away suddenly on 10th March, 2019, at home. Elizabeth, aged 83, loving and devoted wife to the late John, much-loved mum to Anne, dear mother-in-law to Alex and cherished grandma to Theo and Archie. The funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 5th April, at 10.45am followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

THOMPSON (Mary, previously Stubbs, née Radford). Sadly but peacefully on 9th March, 2019, at Clayton Manor Care Home. Mary, aged 98, of Congleton and formerly of Biddulph. Beloved wife of Arnold, much-loved mum of Tony, a very dear step-mum of Joan and Colin, a dear step mother-in-law of Alan and Janet, and a loving grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Funeral service to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 8th April at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations preferred to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 14th March, 2019

BLEASE. Peacefully on 28th February, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Philip, aged 66, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Christopher and Adam, dear father-in-law of Amy and Arianne, cherished and treasured grandad of Oliver and Jessica, and a dear brother of Susan and Dianne. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 20th March at 1.30pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2.15pm. 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. afinneron.co.uk

CAEN (Marjorie Ruth). Peacefully at rest at the Manor Care Home, Middlewich, on 5th March, 2019. Marjorie, aged 81, beloved wife of the late George, and a much-loved mum, nana and mother-in-law. The funeral will take place on Monday, 18th March, with a service at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 11.45am, prior to committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

CARTER (Brian Sydney). Suddenly on Monday, 25th February, 2019, at RSUH. Brian, aged 76, of Biddulph and formerly of Chell. The devoted and loving husband of Maureen, treasured father of Chris and Gill, cherished granddad of Rosie, Liam, Emma and Aidan, great-granddad of Hailie, dearest father-in-law of Cathy, a dear brother, uncle and a very good friend and neighbour to many. Brian will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Michael’s Church, Chell, on Thursday, 21st March at noon, prior to a committal service 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 by request, donations preferred and gratefully received to RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

CHEETHAM. Peacefully on 25th February, 2019, at Stepping Hill Hospital. Cyril, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Andrew and Suzanne, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Charlotte, Ella, Adam and Liam. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 22nd March 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

GRZESIK (Janina). Peacefully passed away on 22nd February, 2019, at Ilford Park Polish Home, Devon. Janina, aged 90, formerly of Worcester Close, Talke. The dearly loved wife of Jan, much loved mum of Chris, Liz and Ali, dear father-in-law of Betty and Andy, treasured babcia of Julianne, Natalie and Blythe, and of her great-grandchildren, Ashton and Wilson, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Janina’s funeral service took place on Thursday, 14th March, at Ilford Park, Devon. In memory of Janina, a memorial service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium Chapel on Thursday, 28th March at 11.20am.  Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Flowers are most welcome. Enquiries: Gail Spender, C Edwards & Son (Funeral Services) Ltd, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842.

KEY (Joan). Passed away peacefully on 3rd March, 2019, at Lawton Manor Care Home on the day before her 91st birthday. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Leonard, much-loved mum of Alan and Anthony, dear mother-in-law, special and much-loved nana and great-nana, loving sister and auntie, also a good friend to many. Joan will be sadly missed by her dear family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 28th March, at Whitehill Methodist Community Church at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would friends wishing to attend, please meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Whitehill Methodist Community Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

RAYMOND (Jean Lorraine, née Clarke, known as Lorraine). It is with a very heavy heart that as a family we have to announce the sudden and unexpected death on Friday, 22nd February, of a precious mother and sister to our heartbroken family. She was a former Congletonian from the age of 10. Congleton was always Lorraine’s home as it is for us, her brothers and sister. She leaves behind her amazing children Paul and Claire, her daughters-in-law Rachel and Claire Louise, her beautiful granddaughter Sienna, brothers Laurie and Anthony, sister Lesley, and her sisters-in-law Kriss and Debbie, along with her nephew Matthew and nieces Danni, Hayley and Charlotte, great-nephew Connor and a much-loved wider circle of family and friends. She attended St James’s Primary school and Congleton Grammar School for Girls. She was an avid Girl Guide and worshipper with her family at the Congregational Church in Congleton (now the United Reformed Church). She worked for a while at Congleton War Memorial Hospital in the records department before moving out of the area. Her final location was the beautiful town of St Austell in Cornwall. Her funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th March, at 10.40am. The family would love any friends or old colleagues of Lorraine, who they have not been able to contact personally, to join them for the service and afterwards for a celebration of Lorraine’s life at the Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank, Congleton. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

WAKEFIELD. Peacefully on 3rd March, 2019, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Dorothy, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Brian Wakefield. Loving mum of David, Edward and Philip, dear mother-in-law of Helen and Helen, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Molly, Lucy, Sophie, Lewis and Isobel. Service of committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 22nd March at 1.20pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Dorothy’s life at 2.15pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton United Reformed Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WARHURST (Irene). Died peacefully on 8th March, 2019, at Leighton Hospital. Irene, aged 95, of Sandbach. Loving wife to Joe and mother to Brenda. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 22nd March at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 7th March, 2019

BEARD (Kenneth Aveson, “Ken”). Peacefully at rest in Royal Stoke University Hospital on 25th February, 2019. Ken, aged 89, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Margaret, also a much-loved dad, granddad and great-granddad. The funeral takes place on Friday, 8th March with a service at Sandbach Methodist Church at 1pm, followed by a private family committal at the crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs For The Blind or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BEECH. Peacefully on 10th February, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice, sadly, Jayne Lesley Beech, aged 52, passed away. The much-loved daughter of John and Ann Beech. Loving partner of Ian, devoted sister to Paul and Christopher and sister-in-laws Mandy and Natalie, cherished aunty to Sam, Billy, Megan, Charlie and Ava, much-loved niece and cousin, and a dear friend to many. Cortege will leave her parents’ home on Monday, 11th March at 10.10am for service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

COOK (Margaret Irene). Passed away peacefully on 21st February, 2019, at home with her loving family.  Irene, aged 79, of Brownlow and formerly of Congleton. She was the dearly loved wife of James, loving mother of Carolyn, Nicholas and Christopher, a dear mother-in-law of Paul, Karen and Jacqueline, adored nan of Georgina, Alexander and Emma, and a loved auntie of Malcolm and Diane.  Irene will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends.  Funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 15th March at 1pm followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church.  Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

COTTERILL (John Charles, “Jack” to colleagues). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of John, aged 82, of Biddulph, and previously of Bradeley. He was the loving husband of Andrea, cherished brother to Kathleen, uncle and friend to many. Funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 20th March at 10am at Biddulph Methodist Church, followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK & blf.org.uk (British Lung Foundation) in memory of John. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GIBSON (Shirley). Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 28th February, 2019. Shirley, aged 82. She was the loving and devoted wife of the late Bill, treasured sister to the late Kate, dear sister-in-law to the late Derek, cherished auntie of Jayne and Nick, much-loved great-auntie of Indie, Maddie, Esme, Finlay and Charlie. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 4th April at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired to Crohns and Colitis UK. Enquires: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOLLOWAY. Peacefully on 23rd February, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. June, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Malcolm Holloway and a loving and cherished mum of Dawn and the late Mark. Cortege will leave her home on Thursday, 14th 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 Kidney Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HUDSON (George Stewart). At rest on 24th February, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. George, aged 91. Cherished brother of the late Jack, Harry, Mary, Annie and Arthur, and a dear uncle and great-uncle.  George will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Saturday, 16th March at 11.30am, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Would family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cloud Methodist Church or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LILLEY (Mary, née Davenport). Passed away peacefully on 22nd February, 2019, at home with her son Peter in attendance. Mary, aged 95. She was the wife of the late John Robert Lilley, much-loved mother to Peter and Pauline. Thought of with kind regard by family and friends. A private ceremony takes place at 85, Lower Heath, Congleton. However those wishing to attend the house on Tuesday, 26th March, will be welcome and are kindly suggested to bring flowers. Donations, if desired, to Rood Lane Methodist Church. Enquires: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MADDOCK (Elsie May). Peacefully, at Leighton Hospital on 26th February. Elsie, aged 98, of Goostrey. The dearly beloved wife of the late Harold Maddock and a much-loved mum, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 14th March at 3pm. Service at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, followed by interment at St Luke’s Churchyard. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to Children with Cancer UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

OXBURY (Elsie). Passed away on 26th February, 2019, at Green Gables Care Home, Congleton. Elsie, aged 100. The much-loved mum of Peter, very dear mother-in-law to Maureen, cherished grandma to Steven. Elsie was a respected cook at Black Firs School, Congleton, for many years. The funeral service will be held at Carmountside Chapel on Tuesday, 26th March at 10.30am followed by committal at Carmountside Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

PERCIVAL (Philip Gordon “Tim”). Passed away peacefully at home on 27th February, aged 80, in the loving care of his wife and three sons. Devoted husband of Mary, loving dad of John, David and Michael. Cherished granddad of Daniel, Jacob, Hannah and Eloise, and a much-loved brother of Doreen and Margery. Tim will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Marton Church and East Cheshire Hospice. Funeral service will take place at the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, on Monday 18th March at 1pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WHITEHURST (Minnie). At rest on 14th February, 2019, at Claybourne Residential Care Home. Minnie, aged 95, formerly of Biddulph. Dearly beloved wife of the late Fred and mum to Freddie. Minnie will be sadly missed and remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 14th March, at noon, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Would family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet and disburse at the church. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Mental Health Research UK, Leicester. Charity No: 1125538. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WORTHINGTON (Donald). Passed away peacefully on 23rd February, 2019, at Clayton Manor care home. Donald, aged 86. Loving brother to Iris, a family friend and treasured uncle of Karen and his other nieces and nephews. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 21st March at 2.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 28th February, 2019

BESWICK (Nancy Jeanette). Peacefully on 17th February 2019 at Heliosa Nursing Home, Nancy Jeanette, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Peter; loving mum of Judith and Michael; dear mother-in-law of Janet; cherished nana of Paula, Neil and Emily and a treasured great nana of Liam, William, Hayden and Eva. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 15th March, at 12.50pm for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

BOOTH (Cecil). Peacefully at rest on Saturday, 16th February, 2019, in the presence of his loving family.  Cecil, aged 88, a retired butcher of Mow Cop, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Barbara, cherished father of Elizabeth, the late Helen, Robert and Jenny, and a loving granddad of Caroline, Catherine, Jonathan, Stefan, Julia, Christian, Jacqueline, Loraine and Jonathan. Fondly remembered by all his great grandchildren, family and friends.  The funeral service is to take place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Monday, 4th March at noon followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery, CW12 4AE. Would relatives please accept this intimation and would friends kindly meet at the church.  Family flowers only please. Enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

GIBSON (Raymond). Peacefully on 15th February 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Raymond, aged 90 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret and loving dad of the late Helen. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 13th March, at 10.25am for a service at Wellspring Methodist Church at 10.45am, 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. afinneron.co.uk 

JACKSON (Brian). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on 22nd February 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 84 years. The devoted husband of Barbara; loving dad of Geraldine, Glyn and Vivien; father-in-law of David and Karen; cherished granddad of Rachael, Deborah, Matthew, Sean, Liam, Martin and Susan; Great Grangy of Leigh-Anna, Maisie, Molly and Henry, and great granddad of Ryleigh. Brian will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Association. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th March, at 10am. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

JONES (Peter). Of Longville in the Dale, Shropshire, and formerly Sandbach, passed away at home with his family around him, on Thursday, 14th February, 2019, aged 78. Beloved husband of Sarah, much-loved dad of Alison and a very special granddad of Grace and George. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The funeral service takes place at Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury, on Friday, 8th March, at 10.45am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if so desired, to Hospice at Home. All donations will be very much appreciated, for which purpose a donations box will be provided at the crematorium. Enquiries: Andrew Woodhouse, Northwood and Sons Funeral Services, 52, High Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6AE, 01952 727248.

LOVATT (Frank). Peacefully on Monday, 18th February, 2019. Frank, aged 84, of Sandbach and formerly of Middlewich. Much loved husband of the late Elsie, treasured dad of Malcolm, Pauline and Ian and a dear father-in-law and devoted granddad. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 7th March, at 11.20am. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

MANNING (Mathew Patrick, “Paddy”). Passed away peacefully on 18th February at home, Paddy, aged 52 years. The cherished son of Carole and the late Joe; much-loved and missed husband of Rachael; treasured brother of Nick, Jaine, Sue and the late Sally, and a very dear son-in-law to Iris and the late Kenneth. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 8th March, at 10am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice mathew-patrick-manning.muchloved.com Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

PRENDAGLIA (Beryl Rose). Peacefully on 14th February 2019 at Bradwell Court Nursing Home, Beryl Rose, aged 85 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved mum of Chris and Anthony; dear mother-in-law of Hilary and Margaret; much-loved Nanny of Emma, Heidi, Gavin and Beth and great Nanny to Polly and George. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 5th March, at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Bradwell Court Residents Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

REES (John Desmond). Peacefully at home on 21st February, 2019, John, aged 91 years, of Holmes Chapel. The dear and devoted husband of the late Brenda; the much-loved dad of Michael and Philip; treasured granddad of Natalie, Imogen, Oliver and Amber, and loving brother of Betty. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 4th March, with a service at the Parish Church of St Luke’s, Goostrey, at 11am, prior to interment at St Luke’s Cemetery, Holmes Chapel. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made if desired to the RNLI in memory of John. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532000.

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Edmund “Eddie”). At rest on 13th February, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Edmund, aged 83, of Biddulph. Devoted husband and best friend to Pamela, much-loved dad to Philip and Wayne, cherished granddad to Lauren and partner Harry, also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Edmund will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 12th March, at 11am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers Welcome; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WHITTAKER (Beatrice “Doreen”). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 23rd February 2019, Doreen, aged 90 years, of Sandbach. The beloved wife of the late Arnold and much-loved mum to Jane. Family flowers only. Black colours not necessary. Donations if desired to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 8th March, at 11am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 21st February, 2019

BAILEY (Joyce, née Dale). Passed away peacefully on 10th February, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital surrounded by her family. Joyce, aged 90. The much-loved wife of the late Frank, devoted companion of the late Roy Woodward, much-loved mum of Beverley and Anthea, dear mother-in-law to Peter and Stephen, treasured grandma of Chris, Jason, Kayleigh and Jolie, cherished great-grandma to Edward, Charlotte and Felicity. The funeral service will be held at The Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, on Tuesday, 5th March at 1.30pm followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to MDGH, ward 9 (dementia unit). Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BAILEY (Janet). Sadly passed away on 10th February, 2019, at Claybourne Residential Home. Janet, aged 99. Dear wife of the late Wallace, much-loved mum of Norma, cherished aunty to Olwen. Janet will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 5th March, at 10am, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BEECH. Peacefully on 10th February, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice. Sadly, Jayne Lesley Beech, aged 52, passed away. The much-loved daughter of John and Ann Beech. Loving partner of Ian, devoted sister to Paul and Christopher, and sister-in-laws Mandy and Natalie, cherished aunty to Sam, Billy, Megan, Charlie and Ava, much-loved niece and cousin, and a dear friend to many. Cortege is to leave her parents’ home on Monday, 11th March at 10.10am for service at St Mary’s RC Church 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries ad donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

BEERE (David Arthur Mark). Born in Pampisford, Cambridge, Dave sadly lost his battle after a very long illness on Tuesday, 5th February, 2019, aged 89. He will be sadly missed by his wife Gracie, daughters Janet, Susan and the late Jackie, six grandsons Marc, Matthew, Martin, Darren, Craig and Andrew, and families, Cheryl, Bim, Laura and Jenny, and six great-grandchildren Eden, Ava, Marley, Florence, Gracie and Lucy. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 28th February at 1pm for service at St James the Great 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. Flowers or if desired donations to St James the Great Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

BROADBENT (Betty, née North). Passed away peacefully on 18th February, 2019. Betty, aged 91, of Sandbach and formerly Nantwich. Dearly loved wife of the late Gerald and mum to Sally and Amanda. Funeral Service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Thursday, 28th February at 2.15pm, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to NSPCC and Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

COPELAND (Doreen). Passed away peacefully on 7th February, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 86. Devoted wife of the late Reginald, loving mum of Reg, Linda and Ian, mother-in-law of Linda, Mike and Lynne, and a cherished nan and great-nan. Doreen will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 7th March at 10.30am. Can friends who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations in Doreen’s memory to ward 76B at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

FOWELL (William “Bill”). On 8th January, 2019, peacefully in Macclesfield District General Hospital. Bill, aged 72, of Macclesfield and formerly of Buglawton. Bill will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th February at 11.20am. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

GOODER. Peacefully on 7th February, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dorothy, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Tom. Step-mum of Alan, Peter and Margaret, cherished grandma of Claire and Rachel, and a treasured great-grandma of Jack and Harry. Service and interment will take place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Monday, 25th February at noon. 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 ward three, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

SNELSON. Peacefully on 2nd February, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John Hardy, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Helen, dear father-in-law of Ian, brother of Elizabeth and the late David and brother-in-law of Kathleen and Fred. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 7th March at 10.10am for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sarcoma UK or Newcastle-under-Lyme Rotary Club to support Polio Plus. Will relatives please accept this as the only invitation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

SMITH (Ronald). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 11th February, 2019. Ron, aged 86, of Sandbach. Much-loved husband of the late Ada Smith (née Wallace) and dearly loved dad to Philip. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 27th February, at 1.30pm, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Barnardo’s and Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SIMPKIN (Pauline). Peacefully on Thursday, 14th February, 2019. Pauline, aged 72, of Alsager. Much loved mum of Sarah, dear mother-in-law of Andy, treasured nanny to Phoebe, Holly and George, and beloved sister of John and David. Service at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager, on Wednesday, 6th March at 1pm, 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

THOMPSON (Mary). Peacefully on Sunday, 10th February, 2019, at RSUH. Mary, aged 86, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late James (Jim), cherished mum to Marj, Jim, Kev and Terry, treasured nana to Chris, Matt, Grant, Lucy, Joe, Alice and Hannah, a much-loved great-nana, dearest sister and aunt, a dear mother-in-law to John, Amanda and Lorraine, and a very good friend to many. The funeral service takes place at English Martyrs’ Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 8th March, at 1.15pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Josh Hadley CLIC/Sargent Memorial Fund c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

TOPPING. Peacefully on 11th February, 2019, at home. Val, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David. Loving mum of Nicola and Ian, dear mother-in-law of Ian and Katie, cherished and treasured Nanna of Tom, Joe, Daniel and Oliver, and sister-in-law of Janet. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 26th February at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 14th February, 2019

FORSTER (Margaret Anne “Maggie”). Passed away on 31st January, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Margaret, aged 70, of Biddulph. Loving wife of Bill, dearly-loved mum of Karen and Kirsty, also very dear nanna of Chloe. Margaret will be sadly missed and not forgotten. Funeral service to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 25th February at 2pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK in memory of Margaret. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HILL. Peacefully on 6th February, 2019, at Stepping Hill Hospital. Dennis William, aged 92. The dearly loved and devoted husband of  Marjorie for 66 years; formerly of Congleton. Loving dad of Steven, Peter and Deborah, dear father-in-law of Karen, Gina, Chris and the late Philippa, cherished granddad of Clare, Damon, Adrian, Laura, Jessica and Rebecca, and a treasured great-granddad of Jamie and Harry. Cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Tuesday, 26th February 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

LAMB (Kathleen). Sadly passed away after a short illness on 1st February, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Kathleen, aged 76, of Congleton and formerly of Peel Green. Dearly-loved wife of Bruce, much-loved mum of Michelle and Claire, treasured grandmother of Jordan, Rebecca and Lauren, and a very dear sister of Cynthia and Roy. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St James’s Church, Congleton, or The Community of The Resurrection Church, Mirfield. The funeral service will take place at St James’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 4th March at 11am followed by burial at Hartshill Cemetery. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MILLS (Michael Schofield). Passed away peacefully on 31st January, 2019, at home. Michael, aged 67, the devoted and beloved husband of Nicky, dear brother of David, much-loved dad of Jennifer and Samantha, treasured grandad of Zac, Ethan and Alfie. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, Congleton, on Tuesday, 19th February at 10.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

PROUD (Neil James). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, on Sunday, 3rd February, 2019. Neil, aged 51, of Sandbach and formerly Whitehaven. Wonderful husband of Carolyn and amazing son to Jim and Margaret. Funeral service at St Winefride’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 21st February, at noon, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SIMPSON. Peacefully on 31st January, 2019, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Mary, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted wife of the late Rex Simpson. Loving mum of Jane, Pat and Peter, dear mother-in-law of Robert, Richard and Karen and a cherished and treasured nan and great-nan. Cortege is to leave her daughter Pat’s residence on Friday, 1st March 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. afinneron.co.uk.

STAGG. Peacefully on 2nd February, 2019, at East Cheshire Hospice. Michael, aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Jean and the late Donald Stagg. Loving dad of David, dear brother of Linda and Andrew, and a dear brother-in-law of David and Tina. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 27th February, 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. afinneron.co.uk

STANLEY (Marian). Passed away on 1st February, 2019, at The Laurels Care Home, Congleton. Marian, aged 92, of Scholar Green. Loving wife of the late John (Jack), dearly-loved mum of Richard. Marian will be sadly missed and not forgotten. Funeral service to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th February, at 11am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Heart Research UK in memory of Marian. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STATON (Margaret). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on 3rd February, 2019. Margaret, aged 80, loving sister of the Annie, Elsie, Doris, Noel, Ernie and Harry, treasured auntie of Andrew, Paul, Kevin, Karen, Carol and Tina, cherished great-auntie of Grace, Jason, Vicky, Julie, Louise and Matthew, and very dear friend of May. The funeral service will be held at Congleton United Reformed Church on Friday, 1st March at 2pm, followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WEATHERBY-BOON. Peacefully on 31st January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Stella Elizabeth, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ernest Weatherby-Boon and the late Ken Lambert. Loving mum of Christine and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Susan and the late Maurice, cherished nan and grandma of Donna, Alison, Graham, John and Christopher, and a treasured great-nan and great-grandma of Harriet, Millie, Jessica, Ellie, Emelia and Jamie. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 19th February at 10.50am for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 11am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 7th February, 2019

DALE (Derek Roy). Peacefully passed away on 26th January, 2019. Derek Roy, aged 67, of Biddulph, and formerly of Rushton Spencer. The loving husband of the late Pamela; cherished dad of Richard and Jonathon; much-respected father-in-law; much-loved granddad of James and Thomas, and a dear brother. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 18th February, at 2pm at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, prior to internment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research in memory of Derek. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

EDWARDS (Thomas). With much sadness we announce the loss of  Thomas, aged 85. A lifelong resident of Sound, Nantwich, and employee of Fodens for over 50 years. The beloved husband of Ann, much loved dad of Diane and Mark, very special granddad to Emily-Marie and Jack and dear father-in-law of Julie; greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral service at St Margaret’s Church, Wrenbury, on Friday, 15th February, at 2pm and laid to rest in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for Wrenbury branch of the Royal British Legion. Enquiries: AW Burrows and Son, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

GAVIN. Peacefully on 11th January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Jennifer Ann, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Derek James Gavin. Loving mum of Tracy and a cherished and treasured nan of Ryan, Nikki-Lou and Molly. Cortege is to leave her grandson’s home on Friday, 22nd 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 UK Sepsis Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HARVEY (Ernest Douglas). Passed away peacefully at Clarendon Court Care Home, Nantwich, on 1st February, 2019. Ernie, aged 82, of Sandbach Heath. Much-loved husband of Beryl. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 15th February, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to German Shepherd Dog Rescue. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

LEACH. Peacefully on 28th January, 2019. Jane Elspeth, aged 59, of Congleton. The dearly loved daughter of Anne. Service and cremation take place on Wednesday, 13th February at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives and friends 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. afinneron.co.uk

NEWTON (Gertrude). Peacefully on Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Gertrude, aged 98, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Wilfred; loving mum to Brian and the late Trevor; cherished nan to Karen, Kelly and Kimberley; great-nan to Ruth, Benjamin, Lauren, Georgia, Rhys and Kelsey; treasured mother-in-law to Pauline and June, and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 15th February, at 2.15pm, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will family and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

STANWORTH (David Francis). Peacefully on 7th January, 2019, aged 81. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 14th February, at noon. Enquiries: Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.

STUART (Bryan). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 3rd February, 2019. Bryan, aged 62, of Sandbach. Beloved husband of Pam, much-loved dad to Kelly, Chris and Becky, and adored granddad of Emily, Henry, Harry and Arnold. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 15th February at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association and Mind. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TILDESLEY (Helen). Peacefully on 26th January, 2019, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Helen, the dearly loved wife of David, treasured mum of Richard and Edward, loving sister of Marie and dear sister-in-law of Jim. Helen will be loved and remembered by her family and many friends. A private cremation will take place, followed by a service of thanksgiving for Helen’s life, at Biddulph Methodist Church, Station Road, Biddulph, on Monday, 11th February at 12.45pm. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Lymer and Son, Trent Bridge, Bucknall, 01782 202270.

WEATHERBY-BOON. Peacefully on 31st January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Stella Elizabeth, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ernest Weatherby-Boon and the late Ken Lambert. Loving mum of Christine and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Susan and the late Maurice, cherished nan and grandma of Donna, Alison, Graham, John and Christopher, and a treasured great-nan and great-grandma of Harriet, Millie, Jessica, Ellie, Emelia and Jamie. Service will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WEBB (Lillian). Peacefully on Sunday, 27th January, 2019, at her home, in the presence of her loving family. Lillian, aged 78, of Congleton. The devoted wife of Bill; much-loved mum to Jacqueline and the late Susan; treasured nana to Sarah, Victoria, Marcus and Louise; great-grandma to Layla; cherished sister to Alan, Eric and the late William, and a very good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 18th February, at noon. Will family and friends please accept this the only intimation, and meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WOOD. Peacefully on 19th January, 2019, at Genesis Care Home, Macclesfield. Doreen, aged 90. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank Wood. Loving mum of the late David, dear mother-in-law of Barbara, cherished nan of Amanda and Darren, treasured great-nan of Jacob and Liam, and a dear sister of Irene, the late Gwen and the late Brian. Cortege leaves Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Friday, 15th February at 10.50am, for service at Congleton United Reformed Church, at 11am, 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. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 31st January, 2019

BARNES (Brian Arthur). Sadly, Brian Arthur Barnes passed away on Thursday, 17th January 2019, aged 70. Reunited with his beloved wife Pat, loved and admired by family and friends, he will live long in their memories. The funeral service will take place at 2.15pm on Friday, 8th February, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, will be gratefully received for the charity Scope. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762230. 

BRACEGIRDLE (Charles). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 26th January 2019. Charles, aged 95, of Smallwood. The dearly loved husband of Doris and father to Michael. The funeral service is to be held at St John the Baptist’s Church, Smallwood, on Wednesday, 6th February, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John the Baptist’s Church, Smallwood. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BROOKES (Arthur Russell). Sadly passed away after a long illness on 15th January 2019, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Knypersley. Arthur, aged 89, of Biddulph and formerly of Congleton and Sandbach. The much-loved husband of Jean; dearly-loved dad of Linda, Carol and Stephen; loving granddad and great-granddad, and a very dear brother of Gerald, Peter and the late Norman. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 6th February at 2pm at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK in memory of Arthur. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DANKS (William Bowen). It is with sadness that his family announce the death after a short illness of William Bowen Danks, aged 98 years. He was the husband of the late Joan and a loved and devoted uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. The cortege is to leave his nephew Stephen’s home on Thursday, 7th February at 1.30pm 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 Prostate Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

DAVIES (David John). Peacefully on 23rd January 2019, Captain David John, aged 78 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Madeline; loving dad of Peter, Mark and Stephanie; dear father-in-law of Galia, Joanne and Michael, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Joel, Emily, Imogen, Mathew, Luke and Adam. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 22nd February at 1.30pm 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 Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

GRAYSTONE (Shelagh Catherine). Peacefully on 10th January 2019 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Mrs Shelagh Catherine, aged 86 years of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Donald Graystone; loving mum of Mark, Robin, Donald, Sandy and Jason; dear mother-in-law of Christine, Theresa, David and the late Jane; a cherished grandma and great-grandma, and a dear sister and sister-in-law. The service and cremation are to take place on Wednesday, 6th February at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to a charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, afinneron.co.uk 

GREGORY (Elaine). Passed away peacefully on 23rd January 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 89, surrounded by her loving family. The devoted wife of the late Gerald, loving mother to Michael and Stuart, and a cherished grandma and great-grandma. Elaine will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Wednesday, 13th February at 11.30am followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Hilltop Methodist Church or Biddulph Moor Community First Responders. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HALL (Sheila, “Margaret”). It is with great sadness that the family wish to announce the sudden passing of Sheila Margaret Hall, aged 80, of Somerford Booths. The much-loved wife of the late Roger, loving mum of Roger Jnr and Douglas, and a cherished grandma. Sheila will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Monday, 18th February at 11am, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOLLAND (Mary). Peacefully on 24th January 2019, Mary, aged 88 years, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Holland; loving mum of David and Gill; dear mother-in-law of Terri and David; cherished nan of Paul, Owen, Ross and Andrew; treasured great-nan of Jack and Alice, and sister-in-law of Jean and Kath. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 12th February at 10.40am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. 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 pain clinic at Stepping Hill Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

MELLOR (Patricia Ann). Passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019. Pat, aged 80, of Sandbach. A much-loved sister to Peter and Terry. The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 7th February at 2.30pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MORTON (Derek). Passed away suddenly surrounded by his family on Thursday, 10th January 2019, at Wythenshawe Hospital. Derek, aged 78. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pauline; much-loved dad of Linda and Neil; treasured granddad to Darren, Gretta and Honor; cherished great-granddad to Harry, Heidi and Oscar. Derek will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 12th February at 1.30pm, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

STYLES (Gordon Maurice). Peacefully on 18th January 2019 at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Gordon Maurice, aged 92 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 70 years to Anne, “Nancy”; loving dad of Robert and a cherished and treasured granddad of Emma. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 13th February 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. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the North West Spinal Injuries Unit, Southport. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

THOMSON (Kathleen). The funeral of Mrs Kathleen Thomson will take place at 12.30pm on 5th February at St James’s Church, Congleton, followed by burial at Congleton Cemetery. All those attending are invited to join the family afterwards at the Farmers Arms on West Street. Ann was 74 when she passed away in Arrecife hospital, Lanzarote, and will be sorely missed by all who knew her but especially by her husband Tom; her three sons Robert, Andrew, Calum; three granddaughters Emily, Nicola, Sophia, and her grandson Roshan; her brother Douglas and his son Dean. Ann served Congleton as both town and borough councillor for many years and served as mayor for both. Upon standing down from the councils she was appointed honorary burgess by the town council and honorary alderman by the borough council. The family believes that rather than flowers, Ann’s preferred farewell gesture would be charitable donations to East Cheshire Hospice (eastcheshirehospice.org.uk). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

WOOD (Doreen). Peacefully on 19th January 2019 at Genesis Care Home, Macclesfield, Doreen aged 90 years. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank Wood; loving mum of the late David; dear mother-in-law of Barbara; cherished nan of Amanda and Darren; treasured great-nan of Jacob and Liam, and a dear sister of Irene, the late Gwen and the late Brian. The cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street on Friday, 15th February at 11.50am for a service at the United Reformed Church, Congleton, at noon, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. 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 

Death Notices, 24th January, 2019

FIELD (Joan Mary). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel. Joan, aged 96, the loved and devoted wife of Dennis, much-loved mum of John and Les, very dear mother-in-law to Sue and Anne, treasured nanny to Matthew, Thomas, Dominick, Simon, Jason and William, and  cherished great-nanny to many. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 1st February at 2pm. Could mourners please meet at the crematorium. All are warmly invited to join the family at Astbury Golf Club for light refreshments following the service. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GRAYSTONE. Peacefully on 10th January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Shelagh Catherine, aged 86, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Donald Graystone, loving mum of Mark, Robin, Sandy and Jason, dear mother-in-law of Christine, Jane and David, a cherished grandma, great-grandma and a dear sister and sister-in-law. Service and cremation will take place on Wednesday, 6th February at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to a charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HARDING (Grace Agnes). 16th January, 2019. Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital, aged 81.  Grace, of Shavington, the beloved partner of Harry. Funeral service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 30th January, at 11.20am. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe and Nantwich Funeral Services), 01270 812512.

HIGGINS (Pam). Suddenly on 14th January, 2019, Pam, of Biddulph Moor, aged 61. The devoted wife of Alan, loving mum to Wayne and Stuart, dear daughter to Edith Wilshaw, much loved sister to Dave and sister-in-law to Michelle, and aunty to Marie. Pam will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 31st January, at 1.30pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Will all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations preferred to Midlands Air Ambulance and MS Society. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

HULME. Peacefully on 16th January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Melvin Roy, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carol Ann. Loving dad of Carla, Caroline, Daniel, Wayne and Joanne, dear father-in-law of Ben, Sarah, Sam and Steven, cherished and treasured grandad of Ellie, Kian, Leighton, Eadie-May, Hugo, Mollie and Lola, much-loved son of Lily and the late Norman Hulme, and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 11th February at 12.15pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 12.45pm, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

JONES. Peacefully on 7th January, 2019, at home. Julie, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of William, loving mum of David, cherished daughter of Dorothy and a dear sister of David. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 6th February at 12.15pm for service at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield, at 1pm, prior to private 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 RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

LIGHTFOOT (Michael Robert). Beloved husband of Maureen, a dear brother-in-law and much-loved uncle, passed away on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019, aged 75. Funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 8th February at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cardiac Unit, Royal Stoke University Hospital and British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Albert R Slack, 84, South Oak Lane, Wilmslow, 01625 525063. cheshirefunerals.co.uk

LOWE (Jennifer Margaret). Passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer on Sunday, 20th January, 2019, at Lawton Manor Care Home. Jennifer, aged 68, of Odd Rode and formerly Bradwall. Much-loved wife of Robert and loving mum to Edward and Richard. Funeral service to be held at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Monday, 28th January, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Unit, Leighton Hospital and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MORRIS (Monica). 19th January, 2019. Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital, aged 84. Monica, formerly of Bridge Farm, Tetton, beloved wife of the late Richard, much-loved mum, gran and friend to many. Funeral service at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Thursday, 7th February at 11am. Family flowers only; donations to be advised. Enquiries: AW Burrows & Son, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524243.

SHAW. Peacefully on 29th December, 2018, at home. Malcolm Lee, aged 64, of Hendon and formerly of Congleton. Loving son of the late Goff and the late Barbara, and a dear brother of Michael and Trudie. Cortege is to leave his brother’s home on Thursday, 31st January at 1.50pm for service and interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton, 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

SHUFF. At rest on 1st January, 2019, at his home. Richard Lewis, aged 35, of Congleton. The dearly loved and cherished son of Peter and Jane, loving brother of Andrew and much loved by all family and friends. A service of thanksgiving for Richard’s life will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 30th January at 12.15pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

STEWART (Wilfred). Passed away peacefully on 16th January, 2019, aged 76. A loving partner to Margaret and devoted father to Marie. Forever remembered as a caring grandfather to Aaron and Daniel. He will be truly missed by all his friends and family. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 5th February at 3.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road Congleton, 01260 270290.

WRATHER (Arthur). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 16th January, 2019. Arthur, aged 94, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted husband of the late Audrey, also a much-loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 31st January, with a service at Sandbach Methodist Church at 12.45pm, prior to cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to BHF. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

Death Notices, 17th January, 2019

BAYLEY. Peacefully on 5th January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Margaret, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Lawrence “Lol” Bayley. Loving mum of Paul, Martyn and Jill, dear mother-in-law of Laura, Phyllis and Gary, cherished grandma of Sarah, Louise and Andrew, and a treasured great-grandma of Callum, Jessica, Lauren, Isobel and George. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 21st January at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Bradwell 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 Cats Protection. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

COOKE (Margaret). Passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, 11th January, 2019, at Leighton Hospital. Margaret, aged 80, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late Alf and much-loved mum to the late Julie and Tony. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 24th January at 11.45am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DONE (Maureen, née Roberts). At rest on 27th December, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Maureen Anne, aged 78, of Bosley. The dearly-loved wife of Leonard, much-loved mother of Clive, devoted sister of Sybil and her husband Nick, and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral on Monday, 21st January with a service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Bosley, at 2pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

HADDON (Harvey Evers). Passed away peacefully on 5th January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Harvey, aged 80, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margery. Loving, adored and much-respected dad of Tony and Jeff. A much-loved father-in-law and cherished granddad. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 30th January at 2.40pm. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Bloodwise. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

JONES. Peacefully on 7th January, 2019, at home. Julie, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of William, loving mum of David, cherished daughter of Dorothy and a dear sister of David. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 6th February at 12.15pm for service at St Michael’s Church, Macclesfield at 1pm, 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 RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

LANCASTER. Peacefully on 24th December, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Vincent, aged 81, of Congleton. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 22nd January at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and 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. afinneron.co.uk

MOSS (Dora). Dora died peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 5th January, 2019, aged 91, after a long illness bravely borne. She was the beloved widow of the late Stan Moss and the much-loved mother of Linda and David; mother-in-law of Eric and gran of Andrew, Oliver, Nathan and David. The funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 4th February at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will those wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and St Peter’s Building Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

PAIN. Peacefully on 7th January, 2019, at home. Kath, aged 103. Widow of the late Jack, mother to John and Chris, mother-in-law of the late June and Graham, grandmother to Jennifer and Janet, Richard and Tim, and great-grandmother of Nichola, Edgar, Santiago and Celeste. Much loved by her family and all who knew her. Following a private committal, there will be a service of thanksgiving for her life on Thursday, 31st January, at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton, at 11.30am. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

PICKERING (Josephine Mary “Josie”). Peacefully on Tuesday, 8th January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Josie, aged 80, of Congleton. The loving and devoted wife of Ray, treasured mother of David and his partner Gill, cherished grandma of Kieron and Blaine, and great-grandma of Cody, a dear sister and a good friend and neighbour to many. Josie will be deeply missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 24th January 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, and gratefully received, to Salvation Army. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SHUFF. At rest on 1st January, 2019, at his home. Richard Lewis, aged 35, of Congleton. The dearly loved and cherished son of Peter and Jane Sherwood, loving brother of Andrew and much loved by all family and friends. A service of thanksgiving for Richard’s life will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 30th January at 12.15pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to a charity of your own choice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

STANLEY. Peacefully on 8th January, 2019, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Doris, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Stanley. Loving aunt of Barrie, his wife Jane and Jacqueline, and a dear great-aunt of Sam. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

UNWIN (Alan James). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, at the UHNM surrounded by his loving family. Alan, aged 80, of Biddulph. The beloved husband to Barbara, devoted father to Ann, Andrew and Louise, and father-in-law to Alan. Treasured and much-loved grandad to Amy and Cerys. Alan will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The funeral service will be held at Tunstall Methodist Church on Tuesday, 22nd January at 11am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. Will friends and relatives please accept this intimation, and kindly gather at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK via https://alan-unwin.muchloved.com Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

WILDE (Peter Norman). Passed away peacefully, aged 66. Loving dad of Daniel and his partner Lauren, and a cherished brother of Ingrid. Peter will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 4th February, at 2pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Windyway Kennels. Could mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 10th January, 2019

BOULD (Pat). Peacefully on 29th December 2018, at Greengables Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family, Patricia “Pat”, aged 82 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Cecil; loving mum of Robert, Amanda and Samantha; dear mother-in-law of Vera and Patrick, and much-loved by Sue; cherished nan of Emma, Joe, Tom, Matt and Grace, and a treasured great nan, sister and sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 23rd January, at 10.25am for a service at St Stephen’s 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

BROWN (Margaret, “Meg”). At rest on 29th December 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Meg, aged 82 years, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Bill; dearly loved mother of Stephen and Jimmy, and dearest mother-in-law and grandma. Meg will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 17th January, at 3.20pm. Friends wishing to attend should kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to The National Heart and Lung Institute. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CHERRY (Margaret). Sadly died on 1st January 2019 at The Christie Hospital, Margaret, aged 60 years, of Congleton. The much-loved wife of Mark; cherished mum of Catherine and Suzanne; dearly loved sister of Lynda, and a very dear sister-in-law of Terry. Family flowers only, by request, donations if desired to The Christie. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 21st January, at 10.40am. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DONE (Maureen, nee Roberts). At rest on 27th December 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Maureen Anne, aged 78 years, of Bosley. The dearly loved wife of Leonard; much-loved mother of Clive; devoted sister of Sybil and her husband Nick, and a dear sister-in-law and aunt. Family flowers only, please, donations if desired to The British Heart foundation or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.

HANCOCK (Michael George). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Michael, on 1st January 2019, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. The devoted husband of Janet; cherished dad of Aron and Paul; treasured granddad to Chelsea, Lexie and Max; much-respected brother, brother-in-law and uncle, and a dear friend to many. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 24th January, at 2pm at Bradwell Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Cancer Research, in memory of Michael. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HARPER (Marjorie Lydia). Peacefully on 24th December 2018, at Macclesfield General Hospital, Marjorie Lydia, aged 88 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Brian Charles Harper; loving mum of Ann and the late Linda; mother-in-law of Graham and a cherished and treasured grandma and great grandma. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Tuesday, 15th January, at 10.40am 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

HOLLINGS (Terence Ernest). Peacefully, on 27th December 2018, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Terence Ernest, aged 82 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jean, and the late Freda; loving dad of Jennifer and Robert, and stepdad of Mark and David; dear father-in-law of Graeme and Pat; cherished and treasured granddad of Emma, Iain, Colin, Natalie, Tom and Rachel, and a dear brother of Keith and Muriel. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 24th January, 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 Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

HORTON (Frederick). Peacefully on 2nd January 2019, at Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Frederick, aged 84, years of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret; loving dad of Ruth, Karen, Peter and David; dear father-in-law of Peter, Julia and Rebecca, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Sam, Eliott, Freddie and Hal. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 23rd January, at 1pm for Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Oasis Relief Zambia (charity number 1000179) or the Christie Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

KEMP (Hilary Jane, Hassall). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Hilary, on 20th December 2018, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. The loving wife of Stephen; much-loved mum of Nicola and Donna; devoted Nannie to Alessia; cherished sister of Jayne, and a dear friend to many. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 25th January, at 1.30pm, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, prior to a service of committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Dementia UK or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. The family has requested the wearing of on orchid by friends who wish to attend the service, in memory of Hilary. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LANCASTER (Charles Adrian, “Adrian”). At peace on 30th December 2018 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a long period of ill health, Adrian, aged 72 years, of Cheadle, and formerly of Knypersley. The beloved husband of the late Margaret; loving dad of Debbie, Kath and Mark; dear father-in-law of Ian, Anthony and Hollie; treasured granddad of Rachel, Holly, Jack, Charlie and Eva; much-loved brother of the late Roger; caring son-in-law of Claude, and a dear uncle and special friend to many, who will be sadly missed. The funeral is on Friday, 18th January, with a service at Cheadle Methodist Church at noon followed by interment at Cheadle Cemetery. Family and friends wishing to attend are kindly invited to meet at the above church. Family flowers only, please; donations if desired for The Wild Trout Trust or The Dogs Trust. Donations and enquiries: JP Keates and Son Funeral Directors, Bank House, 37, Bank Street, Cheadle, 01538 752164, jpkeatesandson.co.uk 

LEE (Tony). Anthony “Tony” Lee, passed away peacefully on 3rd January 2019, aged 71 years, surrounded by his loving family. The devoted husband of Lesley; cherished dad of Vicki and the late Jenni; brother of Chris; brother-in-law of Jane, and uncle of Kirsty, Penny and Alistair. Tony will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only, by request, donations if desired to MacMillan Cancer Support. Mourners who wish to attend should kindly meet at the crematorium. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 28th January, at 1.20pm. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MOORE (June). Sadly passed away on 28th December 2018, aged 75 years. The devoted wife of the late Colin; loving mum of Dean, and a cherished nan of Neve and Joshua. June will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 17th January at 12.30pm, followed by burial in Biddulph, Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to The Dogs Trust. Mourners who wish to attend should kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

NICHOL (Joyce). Peacefully on 20th December 2018, at home, Joyce aged 80 years, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Peter Nichol; loving mum of David, Andrea and Lee; dear mother-in-law of Clare; cherished nan of Robert, Sophia, Thomas, Abigail, Lucy, Jack and Poppy, and a treasured great nan. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 10th January, at 9.15am for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 9.30am, 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; donation if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

O’LEARY (David). Peacefully on Monday, 31st December 2018, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, David, aged 71 years, of Biddulph. The loving and devoted husband of Julie and the late Irene, and a treasured father, cherished granddad, dearest brother and cousin, much-loved father-in-law and son-in-law, and a very good friend to many. The funeral service is to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 18th January, at 12.40pm. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan Hospice C/O the funeral director. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

PASS (Arthur Stuart). Passed away peacefully on Christmas Eve 2018 at Ashgrove Care Home, Gresford, near Wrexham, aged 90. The devoted husband of the late Betty, then the late Kirsten; loving and much-loved father to Jonathan, Rod, Deborah and Richard, and loving stepfather to Esther and John; treasured Grandpa to 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He delighted in them all. The funeral service is to be held at Mossley Church on Friday, 18th January, at 12.30pm followed by cremation at Macclesfield. Please accept this as the only intimation, and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Jacqueline Wilson, Independent Funeral Services, Hill View, High Street, Clotton, Tarporley, 01829 781572.

PERRY (Mary). Suddenly, on 26th December 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, with her family at her side, Mary Perry, aged 72 years, of Knypersley, sadly and peacefully passed away. The devoted and beloved wife of Allan for 52 years; treasured mum of Sarah and Emma; cherished mother-in-law of John and Gary; much-loved sister of Philip and the late Malcolm; dearest sister-in-law of Carol. Adored by Boo, Lola and Lily. A friend to many, Mary will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her family and all who knew her. The funeral service is to be held at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 15th January, at 11am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the church. Flowers are most welcome; donations, if desired, in memory of Mary can be made to Diabetes UK. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

POINTON (Muriel Sarah). Passed away peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home, Sandbach, on 23rd December 2018. Muriel, aged 103 years, of Sandbach. The beloved wife of the late Len. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Sandbach Talking Newspaper. The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 14th January, at 11am, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WALKER (Mary). Peacefully on 26th December 2018, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Mary, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Richard Walker; loving mum of Neil, Alan and Julie; dear mother-in-law of Kathy and James, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Stephen, Nick, George, Alice, Mario, Calum, Paloma and Skye. The cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Thursday, 17th January, at 12.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. 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 

WELCH (Brenda). Peacefully on 22nd December 2018 at East Cheshire Hospice, Brenda, aged 82 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Roy; loving mum of Alan, David and Peter; dear mother-in-law of Jaine and Hayley, and a cherished and treasured nan of Lisa, Lee, James, Sarah and Christopher. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 15th January, at 2pm 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. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either East Cheshire Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 


Death Notices, 3rd January, 2019

BAILEY (Doreen). Passed away peacefully on 18th December, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Doreen, aged 85, devoted wife of the late Ken, loving mum of John and Brian, very dear mother-in-law of Christine, loved sister of Derek, and the late Shirley and Anne, dear sister-in-law of Gladys, Beryl, Sheila and Tony, cherished nan of Simon and Clair, treasured great-nanny of Lucy, Louis, Leon and Jacob. The funeral will take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 7th January at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired to Macclesfield District General Hospital, ward nine. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

FARRALL. Peacefully on 22nd December, 2018, at Clayton Manor Care Home. Graham, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jackie. Loving dad of Laura and a cherished and treasured grandad of Esme. Brother of Judith, Peter, the late Michael and the late Susan. A loving uncle. Cortege is to leave his sister’s home on Thursday, 10th January 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

FIELDING (Adam). Sadly passed away on Thursday, 13th December, 2018, while at home. Adam, aged 64, of Scholar Green. The devoted and loving husband of Lynn, much-loved dad of Emma and adored papa of Benjamin. Adam will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Thursday, 10th January at 11am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

FISHER. Peacefully on 16th December, 2018, at home. George Harris, aged 83, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Gillian. Loving dad of Sam, Alison and Paula dear father-in-law of Piero, Dave and Simon, cherished and treasured grandad of Max, Maddox, Lottie and Frank, dear brother of David, late Jack, late Peter and late Martin and a dear friend of June. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 11th January at 12.30pm 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 Cancer Research UK, RNIB or Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

GOODWIN (Neil Robert). Passed away on Sunday, 30th December, surrounded by his family. Loving husband to Val, father to Darren, Daniel and Peter, granddad to Jessica, Kirsty, Grace, Sophie and Victor. The funeral will take place at Elworth Methodist Church on Wednesday, 9th January at 10am, followed by burial at the church on Ettiley Heath. Donations, if desired, for pancreatic cancer research or for Elworth Methodist Church. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth Funeral Directors, Glen House, 60, The Hill, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

HOLLINSHEAD (Norman). Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Leighton Hospital on 25th December, 2018. Norman, aged 90, of Smallwood. Loving dad to Jan, Gill, Stephen and Alan. Funeral service to be held at St John the Baptist’s Church, Smallwood, on Wednesday, 9th January, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sandbach Talking Newspaper or Galloway’s Society for the Blind. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

KELLY (Francis Kenneth “Ken”). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Leighton Hospital on 20th December, 2018. Ken, aged 86, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Cynthia and devoted dad to Mike, Tim, Paul and Gareth, and his extended family. Funeral service to be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Thursday, 10th January at 11.30am, following a private committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MOORES (Jack). Passed away peacefully on 19th December, 2018, at Green Gables Nursing Home. Jack, aged 85, devoted husband of Margaret, loving father of Wayne and Debra, very dear father-in-law of Gill and Dave, cherished grandad of Daniel, Joanna, Lee, Ben, Laura, and their partners Ian, Elysia, Rhys and Kevin, treasured great-grandad of Megan, Lexi, Macey, Mia and Isla. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 15th January at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK and Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

OAKES. Peacefully on 14th December, 2018, at her home. Ethel, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Robert Joseph Oakes. Loving mum of Robert, Beryl and Philip, dear mother-in-law of Lynn and a cherished and treasured nan and great-nan. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 9th January 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

OXLEY (Janet). Sadly passed away after a short illness on 18th December, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Janet, aged 81, of Elworth, dearly loved wife of David, much loved mum of David, dear mother-in-law of Tracey, cherished sister-in-law of Pat, also very dear aunty to Martin, Emma, Daniel and Max. She will be sadly missed. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 8th January at 10am at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations to Leighton Hospital, wards seven and 13. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

RAMSDEN (John William). Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on 20th December, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. John, aged 72, of Sandbach. Much-loved husband of Barbara, and dad to Robert, Gary and Kerry. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach on Friday, 11th January at 11am, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SIMPSON (Charles Derek). Sadly passed away on 13th December, 2018, at Park Lane Nursing Home with his loving family by his side. Derek, aged 85, of Knypersley. Dearly loved husband of the late Gwen, much-loved dad of Derek, Jennifer and Karen, dear father-in-law of Carole and Chris, also cherished grandad and great-grandad. Derek will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his friends and family. The funeral service at Bradwell Crematorium will take place at 10.40am on Friday, 11th January. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, by request. Donations to Park Lane Nursing Home Comfort Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WABY (Matthew John). With deep sadness, we announce the death of Matthew John Waby, (56), on Christmas Day. After a fall the previous week, Matt slipped into a coma and sadly never regained consciousness. Matt was born in Derbyshire on 10th April, 1962, and moved to Congleton when he was just two years old. He attended St James’ Primary School then Black Firs, before moving on to Sandbach Grammar School. Following a short time in the Royal Navy, Matt returned to Congleton to apprentice as a printer, remaining in the industry for much of his working life until ill health took its toll. Matt leaves behind his parents Barrie and Terry, his wife Susan, his daughter Kate, and his sisters Erica and Laurie. They and the rest of the family express their gratitude to all those who have passed on their sympathies. According to Matt’s wishes, a private memorial will be held. He will be dearly missed.

WASHINGTON (Joan). Peacefully at rest on Monday, 10th December, 2018, while at Lawton Manor Care Home, Church Lawton, in the presence of her loving family. Joan, aged 86, of Kidsgrove and formerly of Church Lawton. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill Washington, much-loved mum of Andrea and Mark, loving mother-in-law of Steven and Margaret, and a loved and adored granny and great-granny. Joan 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 Friday, 11th January at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

WOOD. Peacefully on 13th December, 2018, at her daughter’s home. Edith “Margaret”, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James “Jim” Wood. Loving mum of Anita, dear mother-in-law of Kevin, cherished and treasured granny of Sam and a dear aunty of Martin and Jacqui. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 3rd January, at 11.10am for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, 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 East Cheshire Hospice at home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

YATES. Peacefully on 18th December, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Jim, aged 70. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Mary Yates, of Congleton. Loving dad of Amanda, James, Laura and Paul. Dear father-in-law of Jim, Sharon, Ian and Kayleigh. Cherished grandad of Thomas, Jessica, Lewis, Isla, Jack and Charlie, and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege to leave his home on Tuesday, 8th January at 12.45pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton at lpm. Prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Lung (cheques payable to Oncology Trust Fund). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

Death Notices, 27th December, 2018

CORNWELL (Sandra “Sandy” Doreen, née Pass). Passed away peacefully on 30th November, 2018, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Sandy, aged 62, lived in Congleton and was the dearly beloved mum of Kiall and the late Daniel, cherished mother-in-law to Maria, amazingly kind and loving nan to Luke and Sofia, loving and devoted daughter to Hilda and the late Derek, dear sister of Jenny and Janet, and companion of Robert. The cortege will leave her home on Thursday, 3rd January, for subsequent service at St Peter’s Church, prior to burial at Congleton Cemetery. Can relatives and friends please arrive at St Peter’s Church ready for the service at 1pm. Everyone is very welcome to join Sandy’s immediate family after interment at Congleton Cricket Club from 3pm for food and drinks. Please contact Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, for enquiries regarding flowers and donations. Donations are welcome and proceeds will go to Kidney Research in Sandy’s memory.

COX (Cyril James). “A true gentleman”. At rest on Thursday, 13th December, 2018, at the RSUH. Cyril, of Biddulph town. A best friend and devoted husband of Eileen, cherished father of Elaine, Derek, Christopher and Philip, and step-father of Michael, treasured grandad of Lisa, Jennifer, Pamela, Emily, Rebecca, Helen, Caroline, Elliot, Amy Elizabeth, David and James, and step-grandad of Joshua and Zack, a loving great-grandad of Emily, Grace and Rose, dearest brother of Brenda, a much-loved father-in-law, uncle and a very good friend and neighbour to all. Cyril will be sadly missed by all his loving family and many, many friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 9th January at 12.15pm, prior to a private committal service. 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 and gratefully received to Action For Pulmonary Fibrosis and / or British Lung Foundation. Donations and enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DARLINGTON (Margaret “Joan”). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 19th December, 2018, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Joan, aged 77, of Ettiley Heath, Sandbach. Beloved wife of John. Funeral service to be held at The Church on the Heath, Ettiley Heath, on Wednesday, 2nd January at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Kidney Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HOUSTON. Peacefully on 11th December, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Allyson, aged 52, wife and best friend of Peter and proud mum of Andrew, Duncan and Robyn. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 3rd January, at 2.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Wear whatever colours you want but be sure to dress your best... Allyson always did. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HUGHES (Ruth). A service celebrating the life of Ruth Hughes, will be held at Congleton United Reformed Church on Saturday, 12th January, at 2.30pm. Ruth, a teacher in Congleton for over 40 years, passed away on 18th October, 2018. Anyone attending the service is asked to wear bright colours. Donations in Ruth’s memory will go to Congleton United Reformed Church and Christian Aid. After the service, a reception will be held in the church hall. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

JOHNSTON. Peacefully on 13th December, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. The Rev Ieuan Alfred, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved, devoted husband of Barbara. Loving dad of Mark and Paul, and step-dad of Andy, Jane and Alison, dear father-in-law of Fiona, cherished grandad of Samuel, Eleanor, Edward, Jake, Reuben, Jamie, Emily and Arthur, dear brother of Jo, Malcolm, Keith and Janie, and a dear brother-in-law of Keith, Lynn, Elizabeth and John. A service of thanksgiving for Ieuan’s life will take place on Friday, 4th January at 12.15pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this, the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK and Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

PROCTOR. Peacefully on 11th December, 2018, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Margaret Joan, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Donald. Loving aunty of Anita, Martin, Kevin and Jacquie, and great-aunt of Sam. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 7th 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

PAINTER. Peacefully on 16th December, 2018, at her home. Marion Annie, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Eric Painter. Loving mother of Nigel. Sister of the late Dorothy and the late Gordon. Dear aunt and cousin. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 8th January at 9.20am 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

THWAITE (Andrew). Honorary Alderman of Cheshire East and retired RAF Officer. Peacefully passed away on 8th December. Beloved husband, dad and grandpa. Funeral will be held on 9th January at noon, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only. The family thanks Astbury Mere care home for all their kindness and support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WOOD. Peacefully on 13th December, 2018, at her daughter’s home. Edith “Margaret”, aged 84, of Goostrey. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James “Jim” Wood. Loving mum of Anita, dear mother-in-law of Kevin, cherished and treasured granny of Sam and a dear aunty of Martin and Jacqui. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 3rd January at 11.10am for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, 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 East Cheshire Hospice at home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WOOD. Peacefully on 8th December, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Michael “Mick”, aged 83, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Maureen. Loving dad of Allison and father figure to Diane, dear father-in-law of Julian, cherished grandad of Amy and Ben, treasured great-grandad of Dillon and Betsy-Mo, dear brother of Philip, brother-in-law of Christine and uncle to Stephen. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 4th January at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium at 1.45pm. 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 Station House Care Home or Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 20th December, 2018

EVANS (Hilda Margaret). Passed away peacefully on 11th December, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Hilda, aged 92, of Brereton. Much-loved mum to Philip. Funeral service to be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton on Friday, 21st December at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Oswald’s Church, Brereton. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HOLLINS (Christine, formerly Cullen). At rest while in the loving care of her family and staff at Lawton Manor Nursing Home, Church Lawton, on 9th December, 2018. Christine, formerly of Green Farm, Balterley, aged 88. Dearly beloved wife of the late Geoff. Devoted mum to John, Jane, Paul, Janet and Peter. A dearest mother-in-law. A loving and much-loved grandma and great-grandma. A dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be truly missed. A memorial service will take place at St Bertoline’s Church, Barthomley, on Monday, 24th December, at 10.30am. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Stroke Association or Lawton Manor Nursing Home Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: C Mcgough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

HOUSTON (Allyson). Peacefully on 11th December, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Allyson, aged 52, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Peter. Loving mum of Andrew, Duncan and Robyn, much-loved daughter of Patrick and Isobelle, daughter-in-law of Helen, treasured sister of Brian, Graham and Scott, and sister-in-law of Jo, Tania and Angela. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 3rd January at 2.05pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would 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. afinneron.co.uk

JOHNSTON (Ieuan Alfred). Peacefully on 13th December, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, the Rev Ieuan Alfred, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Barbara. Loving dad of Mark and Paul, and step-dad of Andy, Jane and Alison, dear father-in-law of Fiona, cherished grandad of Samuel, Eleanor, Edward, Jake, Reuben, Jamie, Emily and Arthur, and a dear brother and brother-in-law. A service of thanksgiving for Ieuan’s life will take place on Friday, 4th January at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 12.15pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK and Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

MCDEVITTE (Joyce Thelma). Peacefully in Bethshan Nursing Home, Whitehaven, Cumbria, on Tuesday, 11th December, 2018, aged 93. Beloved wife of the late Robert. She will be sadly missed by relatives and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Distington Hall Crematorium, Workington, on Friday, 21st December, at 11.15am. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcome for Bethshan Activity Fund. Enquiries and donations: Adams, Read and Hocking Funeral Directors, Towerson Street Funeral, Home, Towerson Street, Cleator, 01946 810241.

PROCTOR (Margaret Joan). Peacefully on 11th December, 2018, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Margaret Joan, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Donald. Loving aunty of Anita, Martin, Kevin and Jacquie, and great-aunt of Sam. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 7th 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

THWAITE (Andrew). Thwaite, Honorary Alderman of Cheshire East and retired RAF Officer, peacefully passed away on 8th December. Beloved husband, dad and grandpa. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, 9th January at noon, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only. The family thank Astbury Mere care home for all their kindness and support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WAKEFIELD (Delia, née Mandeville). Passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, 14th December, 2018. Dee, aged 83, of Holmes Chapel. Service of thanksgiving to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Thursday, 27th December, at 10.30am, following a private committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Much-loved wife of the late Geoff and devoted mum to Phil, Neil and Simon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WASHINGTON (Joan). Peacefully at rest on Monday, 10th December, 2018, while at Lawton Manor Care Home, Church Lawton, in the presence of her loving family. Joan, aged 86, of Kidsgrove and formerly of Church Lawton. The dearly-loved wife of the late Bill Washington, much-loved mum of Andrea and Mark, loving mother-in-law of Steven and Margaret, and a loved and adored granny and great-granny. Joan 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 Friday, 11th January, 2019, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and would friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.


WOOD (Margaret). Peacefully on 13th December, 2018, at her daughter’s home. Edith “Margaret”, aged 84, of Goostrey. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James “Jim” Wood. Loving mum of Anita, dear mother-in-law of Kevin, cherished and treasured granny of Sam and a dear aunty of Martin and Jacqui. Service and interment will take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on a date and time to be arranged. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 13th December, 2018

BALL (Derek). Peacefully on Sunday, 2nd December, 2018, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Derek, aged 87, of Newtown, Newchapel. The devoted husband of the late Ida, much-loved dad of Peter, Andrew, Tim and Tracey, a dear brother of Mary, cherished grandad of Mathew, Daniel, Britney and Aaron, great-grandad of Freddie and Darcie, and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell crematorium on Friday, 21st December at noon. Family 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 and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BROWNE (Barbara). Passed away peacefully on 8th December, 2018, at Belong Care Home, Crewe. Barbara, aged 89, of Elworth. Much-loved wife of the late Les. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 21st December at 10.30am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

CARSON (Edward “Ted”). Peacefully on Friday, 30th November, 2018, in hospital and of Ettiley Avenue, Ettiley Heath, Sandbach and formerly of Holly Farm, Sproston. Ted, aged 91, beloved husband of Hilary Carson and a much-loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service and committal to take place on Monday, 17th December at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, CW9 7RQ, at 11.30am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

CORLETT (Margaret Rose). Peacefully at rest on 4th December, 2018, at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel, after a very long battle with Alzheimer’s. Margaret, aged 72, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Geoff, treasured mother of Mike and the late Sarah, precious grandma of Tommy, dearly-loved mother-in-law of Anna and a fondly remembered member of St Mary’s Church and Sunday school teacher. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 19th December, with a service at the parish church of St Mary, Sandbach, at 1.30pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Flowers will be greatly received or, if preferred, a donation can be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01260 762230.

DENNERLEY (Evelyn née Smith). Sadly passed away on 4th December, 2018, after a short illness fought with immense courage and dignity, while at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Haywood Hospital and finally at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton. Evelyn, aged 91, of Biddulph formerly of Sale, Manchester, a much-loved wife of late James Joel Dennerley, and loving mother to Philip, Jane and Mark, and cherished grandmother of Michelle, Danielle and Joanna, and great-grandmother to William and Phoebe. She was also a dearest sister of Patricia, Pamela, Valerie and the late Barbara and Pauline. Evelyn will be sadly missed by all her loving family. The funeral service takes place on Thursday, 20th December at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HEATH (Myra). Myra, aged 90, passed away on Thursday, 6th December, 2018, at Ernvale House Care Home. Funeral service to take place at St Luke’s Church, Endon, on Monday, 17th December at 11am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Derby Street, Leek, 01538 382214.

SHAW. Peacefully on 6th December, 2018, at home. Charles, aged 89, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Irene Shaw. Loving brother of Norma, Sylvia, Leonard, Irene, the late Gladys and the late Jim, dear brother-in-law of Margaret, Tommy and the late Stan, and a dear uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 17th December, at 1.15pm for service at St Peter’s 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 ward nine, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SHERRATT (Enid). Passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. Enid, aged 81, of Biddulph and formerly of Congleton. Much-loved wife of George, loving mum of Andy and Debbie, cherished mother-in-law of Ali and Phil, devoted nana of Dan, Ollie and Jamie, a precious sister to Graham and friend to many. Enid will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 17th December, at 3pm. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s UK or Asthma UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WEBB. Peacefully on 8th December, 2018, at home. Hilary, aged 74, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Douglas Webb. Loving mum of Richard, Sharon and Christian, dear mother-in-law of Lesley, Graeme and Jane, and a cherished and treasured nana of Darren, Rachel, Matthew, Emma, Olivia, Sean and Evie. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 21st December at 9.20am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers or donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WILSON. Peacefully on 7th December, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Patricia “Pat”, aged 81, of Congleton. Dearly loved sister of Hilda and Anne, dear sister-in-law of John and a loving aunt. Cortege is to leave her sister Hilda’s home on Friday, 21st December at 12.10pm for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, 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 Water Aid. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 6th December, 2018

BEECH (Myles William). At rest after a long illness on 29th November, 2018, at The Guardian Care Centre, Trentham. Myles, aged 78, formerly of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of Joan, much-loved dad of Karen, Jayne and Steve, very dear father-in-law of John and Stuart, loving grandad and great-grandad of Kerry, Mark, George and Archie, also treasured brother of Rose. Myles was a very well-known character in Congleton and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 12th December. Service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Astbury Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations appreciated for Nightingale Group Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BROWN (Phyllis “Mary”). Peacefully at rest, while surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, 15th November, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Mary, aged 97, of Congleton, the dearly devoted and loving wife of the late Fred Brown. A treasured mum of Susan and Michael, dearest mother-in-law, cherished nan, much-loved Great Nanny B and a very good friend to many. Mary will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church, on Tuesday, 18th December at noon, prior to a committal service at Macclesfield 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 and gratefully received to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BROWN (Terrence “Twigg”). Passed away peacefully after a long illness at home on Tuesday, 20th November, 2018. Terrence, aged 68, the loving and devoted husband of Christine, much-LOVED Dad of Jase, Claire and Jane, treasured Grandy of Skylah, Cian, Tierney, Nicola, Daniel, Victoria, Joshua and Emily, cherished Great-Grandy of Paige, Hugo and Lara. The celebration of Terrence’s life will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 11th December at 10am. Would all mourners please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

COATES (Joyce, née Goodall). At rest on Tuesday, 27th November, 2018, after a short illness at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Joyce, aged 89, of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of the late Philip, much loved mum of Lesley, Gillian, Phil and the late Phillippa. The centre of five generations, nana, great-nana, great-great-nana, sister, aunty and friend to many. Service and committal to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 20th December at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if wished, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

COPELAND (Janet). Peacefully on Thursday, 29th November, 2018, while at home and surrounded by her loving family. Janet, aged 57, of Brown Lees.  The devoted wife of Stephen, treasured mum of Shaun and Lee, loving daughter of Brian and the late Elsie, cherished nanny of Archie and Alice, a much-loved sister of Debra and dearest aunt of Chelsea and Shannon.  The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 17th December at 12.30pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Would family and friends please accept this, the only intimation and meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GUTERSOHN (Barbara). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Barbara, aged 79, of Knypersley, formerly of Sutton, Macclesfield. Loving wife of the late John, dearest mum of Michael. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 13th December at 10.30am at Carmountside Crematorium, Leek Road, Stoke on Trent, ST2 7A. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust in memory of Barbara. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HULME. Peacefully on 25th November, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Judith, aged 82, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Hulme. A much loved cousin, and dear friend to many. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 14th December at 10.40am for service and interment at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to New Road Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MOUNTFORD (Robert Brian “Bob”). At rest on 23rd November, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Bob, aged 82, of Knypersley. Devoted husband of Marian and the late Ivy, much-loved dad of Stephen and Philip, loving step-dad of Lynda and Andrew, dear father-in-law of Janette, Alison and Steve, treasured grandad and great-grandad, dearest brother of Jim and a loving brother-in-law and uncle. Bob will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 13th December at noon. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Bradwell. Family flowers only please, donations would be appreciated to UHNM Charitable Fund Vascular Unit. Enquiries: Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt, Hopkinson House, 15, Chetwynd Street, Wolstanton, 01782 715152.

SANDERSON (Harold). At rest on 21st November, 2018, in his golden year. Dearly loved by his wife Evelyn, son Brian and daughter-in-law Lesley. Grandad of Martin, Michael and Maralyn, and great-grandad of Emily, Thomas, Daniel, Jake, Erin and Isla. Respected brother-in-law and uncle. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th December at 1.20pm. Donations to Visyon, if desired. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STEVENS. Finally at peace. Gerald, aged 88. Passed away at Astbury Mere Care Home on Thursday, 29th November, 2018, surrounded by his family. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Ruth, loving father of Carol, Geraldine and Ian, dear father-in-law of Nicholas and Charlotte, cherished grandad of Hayley, Coral, Mariska and Natasha, treasured great-grandfather of Joe and a dear brother of Brian. Crematorium service at Macclesfield on 17th December at 10.40am for family and close friends followed by a thanksgiving service at Trinity Methodist Church at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Brain Tumour Charity. Will relatives please accept this as the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

THOMPSON (Daisy Helen, nee Prince). Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, 21st November, aged 74, after a long battle with cancer. Mother of Stuart and Joanne, and beloved grandmother to Jason, Max, Dex and Blu. Funeral service to be held at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 7th December at 11am. Donations, if desired, to Multiple Myeloma Trust UK. Enquiries: Ascension & Cliff Small Funerals, 01995 605548.

WELLWOOD (John). At rest after a long illness on 28th November, 2018, at Heliosa Nursing Home. John, aged 80, formerly of Sutton and Congleton, much-loved husband of Mary, loving dad of Kiernan and Janet, very dear father-in-law of Gaynor and Andrew, dearly loved grandad of Rory, Lauren, Angharad and Ellie, dear brother of Bill, treasured cousin of Sylvia and the late Ann. The funeral service will be held at St James’s Church, Sutton, on Friday, 21st December, at 12.15pm followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WHITEHURST (John Paul). Suddenly passed away at home with his loving wife by his side. John Paul better known as Jack, aged 99, of Congleton. Much-loved dad of Michael and Jennifer, also cherished grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 17th December at 10.30am at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, prior to a service of committal at Crewe Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice in memory of John. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WYNNE (Barry). Peacefully at Hollins Park Nursing Home on 23rd November, 2018. Barry, aged 80, of Sandbach, the dearly beloved husband of Marjorie, much-loved father of Sharon and Marie, father-in-law to Paul. After a long illness bravely fought, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral to take place on Friday, 14th December at 11.30am at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by cremation at Crewe at 12.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Hollins Park Nursing Home and Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.


Death Notices, 29th November, 2018

BROWN (Phyllis “Mary”). Peacefully at rest, while surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, 15th November, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Mary, aged 97, of Congleton, the dearly devoted and loving wife of the late Fred Brown. A treasured mum of Susan and Michael, dearest mother-in-law, cherished nan, much loved Great Nanny B and a very good friend to many. Mary will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HALLEN (Anthony Brooke). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 20th November, 2018, while at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Tony, aged 91, of Scholar Green. The devoted and loving husband of Mavis and a much-loved dad, father-in-law, grandad, great-grandad, brother, brother-in-law and friend to many. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 10th December 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

JONES (Trevor “Russell”). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 21st November, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Russell, aged 91, devoted husband of Bunty, loving dad of Simon, treasured grandad of Harriet and dear father-in-law of Helen. A celebration of Russell’s life will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 10th December at 2.40pm. Please can all mourners meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.


KANE (John). Suddenly but peacefully on 18th November, 2018, at RSUH. John, aged 72, of Alsager. Devoted husband of the late Hazel, treasured brother, uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. John will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends. Service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 5th December at 12.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Leighton Hospital (Scanner Appeal). Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

LOVATT (Eva). It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Eva, aged 84, of Biddulph, (formerly of Biddulph Park). Loving wife of the late Harry, dearest mum of Gillian, Barbara, Peter and the late Pamela, much-respected mother-in-law, cherished granny and great-granny, also dear sister to Hilda, Harold and the late Howard. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 6th December, at 1pm at Biddulph Methodist Church, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Christie Hospital in memory of Eva. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MCKENNA. Suddenly on Friday, 16th November, 2018, at home. Kevin Anthony, aged 60, of Congleton. The beloved son of Nora, loving brother of Ian, Karen and Paula, brother-in-law of Pam and loving uncle to Danny, Ryan, Christina, Emilia and Dan. Service is to take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Friday, 30th November 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

OLLIER (Vera, née Brookes). Sadly passed away on Saturday, 17th November, 2018, while at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home, Bradwell, Newcastle. Vera, aged 87, of Bradwell, formerly of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late John, much-loved mum of Jane, cherished mother-in-law of Steven, loving grandma of Michelle and Miky, adored great-grandma of Ronnie, Wilfred and Jasper, treasured sister of Hazel, a dear sister-in-law of Frank and a special aunty of Gary. Funeral service to take place at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church on Tuesday, 4th December at 11am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and would friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for Mount Pleasant Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.


UNWIN (Jane Elizabeth). At rest on Monday, 19th November, 2018, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, after a short illness fought with great dignity and courage while in the presence of her loving family. Jane, aged 69, of Biddulph and formerly of Biddulph Moor. The soul mate and best friend of Arthur, devoted mum of Carol, loving mother-in-law of Brian, treasured nan of Emily and Natalie, cherished sister of Alice and the late Michael, dearest sister-in-law of Bob and Margaret and a much-loved aunt. Jane will be deeply missed by all her loving family. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 3rd December at 1pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. 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 and gratefully received to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the funeral director. Enquires: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.


WALLEY (Eric). Sadly after a long illness on 16th November, 2018, at St Quentin’s Nursing Home. Eric, aged 77, of Biddulph, loving husband of Betty, much-loved dad of Nigel and the late Helen, dear brother-in-law of Bryan and Jean also dear uncle of Michael. Eric will be very sadly missed. Funeral service to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 4th December at 1.30pm, 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WEATHERALL (Alan). (A real grafter). At rest after a long illness on 22nd November, 2018, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Alan, aged 73, of Biddulph. Loving dad of Garin and Peter, dear father-in-law of Tracy, much-loved grandad of Abi and William, also a very dear brother. Alan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends. The service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 7th December at 2.40pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 22nd November, 2018

BUCKNALL (David). Finally at peace. David, aged 80. Passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Loving husband of Sandra, loved and devoted dad of Tim, much-loved brother-in-law of Lionel and Celia, cherished uncle to Julie, Sonya and Alison, and friend of Central Europe. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 28th November at 10.40am. Could relatives, neighbours and friends who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Donations, if desired, to ward nine, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

EDWARDS (Joan). Peacefully on Friday, 9th November, 2018, at RSUH. Joan, aged 76, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved daughter of the late Harry and Winifred Gibson. The devoted wife of Russell, cherished mum of Jayne and David, loving mother-in-law of Darren, treasured grandmother of Emma, a dear aunt and sister of the late Jean, and a good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 30th November at 2.40pm. 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, and gratefully received, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HITCHEN (Winifred). Passed away peacefully on the morning of 10th November after a short illness, aged 86, surrounded by her family. Win was really proud to be Congleton born and bred and the heart of five generations of her family. A much-loved mum, gran and friend, Win will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 27th November at 1.35pm 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

HORNER (David John). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 12th November, surrounded by his loved ones. Loving husband to Janice, dad to Ruth and Christopher, grandpa to Harvey, Tyler and Ruby-Paige. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 29th November at 2.40pm. Donations, if desired, for East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 124, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, 01625 425284.

KIRKHAM (William Brian). Suddenly on Sunday, 4th November, 2018, at his home in Rushton Spencer. Brian, aged 76. The dearly loved husband of Patricia, a much- loved dad of Lee, a respected father-in-law of Sarah and a devoted grandpa of Adam. He will be sadly missed. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 3rd December at noon, prior to interment in the Churchyard. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for The Christie. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853 www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

LAWTON (Jean). On Thursday, 15th November, 2018, peacefully in hospital and of Crabmill Drive, Elworth. Jean, aged 92, beloved wife of the late Percy Lawton and a much-loved mum to Andrea and Adrian. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 7th December at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice or ward four, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

LOVATT (Eva). It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Eva, aged 84, of Biddulph, formerly of Biddulph Park. Loving wife of the late Harry, dearest mum of Gillian, Barbara, Peter and the late Pamela, much-respected mother-in-law, cherished granny and great-granny, also dear sister to Hilda, Harold and the late Howard. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 6th December, at Biddulph Methodist Church, prior to internment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital in memory of Eva. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MCKENNA. Suddenly on Friday, 16th November, 2018, at home. Kevin Anthony, aged 60, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Nora and the late James McKenna. Loving brother of Ian, Karen and Paula, and a much-loved uncle. Service is to take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery on a date and time to be arranged. 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MOSS (Emily). Peacefully at rest on Friday, 9th November, 2018, while at Leighton Hospital in the presence of her loving family. Emily, aged 97, of Sandbach, formerly of Elworth. The devoted and loving wife of the late Frank Moss, much-loved and cherished mum of Barry and Jennifer, a dear mother-in-law of Carol and Alan, loved and adored nana of Sarah, Katie and Kelvin, and a treasured great-nana of Robert, Millie, Joe, Oliver, Florence and Theo. Emily will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 29th November at 11.20am. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

SIDDALL (Tom Edward). Peacefully at rest on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018, while at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Tom, aged 84, of Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop. The devoted and loving husband of Dorothy and a treasured brother-in-law and uncle. Tom will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Mount Pleasant Methodist Church on Friday, 30th November at 11am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

UNWIN (Jane Elizabeth). At rest on Monday, 19th November, 2018, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, after a short illness fought with great dignity and courage while in the presence of her loving family. Jane, aged 69, of Biddulph and formerly of Biddulph Moor. The soul mate and best friend of Arthur, devoted mum of Carol, loving mother-in-law of Brian, treasured nan of Emily and Natalie, cherished sister of Alice and the late Michael, dearest sister-in-law of Bob and Margaret, and a much-loved aunt. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 15th November, 2018

ADAMS (Mary). Peacefully on Friday, 9th November, 2018, surrounded by family at Leighton Hospital. Mary, aged 81, of Church Lawton. Loving mother of Lynda, Julie and Dee. Much-loved nana, mother-in-law and sister. Mary will be sadly missed by all of her family and many friends. Funeral service at All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton, on Monday, 19th November at 2.30pm followed by burial. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Myeloma UK. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

AMBROSE (Marion née Miller). Peacefully passed away on 30th October, 2018, while surrounded by her loving family. Marion, aged 58, of Biddulph. Marion will be sadly missed by Stephen, her loving family and her many friends. Funeral service to be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 26th November at 12.30pm. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly requested to meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations are preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the NSPCC. This is a celebration of Marion’s life, so please wear something pink to show your support for breast cancer awareness. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

BURROWS (Eric Walter). Peacefully in The Christie Hospital on Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, after an illness borne with much courage and dignity. Eric, aged 74. The dearly loved husband of Patricia, much-loved dad of Nigel, Nicola and Gill, and adored grandad of Katie, Harvey, Thomas and Sebastian. Former employee of Mottram Engineering, Congleton. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 27th November at 10.40am. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of The Christie. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.

CURRINGTON (Ann). Passed away peacefully on 8th November, 2018. First matron of East Cheshire Hospice. Much loved member of a small family. Funeral Tuesday, 27th November, with service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.

DALE (Alan). Passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on 4th November, 2018, aged 81. Beloved husband of Enid, much loved dad of Adrian and Julian, dear father-in-law of Stephanie, devoted grandad of Thomas and Eleanor. He will be so greatly missed by all of his family and friends. A service of thanksgiving will be held at Mickleover Methodist Church, on Thursday, 22nd November at noon. Family flowers only please; if desired, donations for Cancer Research UK may be given at the service or sent care of Wathall’s Funeral directors: 01332 345268 www.wathalls.co.uk

FREEMAN (Fiona Elaine). Peacefully in St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice on 7th November, 2018. Fiona, aged 54, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of Alan, loving mum to Ben and Georgina, and devoted grandma to Jacob and Samwise. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th November at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Bright colours requested to be worn. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HITCHEN (Winifred). Passed away peacefully on the morning of 10th November after a short illness, aged 86. Win was really proud to be Congleton born and bred and the heart of five generations of her family. A much loved mum, gran and friend, Win will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. 

MCCORMICK. Peacefully on 5th November, 2018, at home. James “Jim”, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Barbara Ann. Loving dad of Sharon, Johanne and Siobhain, dear father-in-law of Andrew and Michael, cherished grandad of Nathan, Ivie and Felix. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 26th 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 East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PARKER (Derek). Sadly passed away on 27th October, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Derek, aged 84, keen gardener and fisherman, loving husband of Margaret, treasured brother of Jacky and the late Graham, dear brother-in-law to Brian and Marie, cherished uncle and great-uncle. The funeral service will be held at St Peter’s Church on Monday, 19th November at noon, followed by committal at Congleton Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton and District Fly Fishers Ltd at Westlow Mere. Enquires: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

RATCLIFFE (Roy). Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, 31st October, 2018, at home. Roy, aged 86. Loving husband to the late Beryl, much-loved dad of Mark, very dear father-in-law to Wendy, treasured grandad to Paul and James. The funeral service will take place at Gawsworth Methodist Church on Monday, 26th November at 1pm followed by committal at Macclesfield Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Gawsworth Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WAY (Jean). Peacefully at rest on 3rd November, 2018, while in the loving care of her family and staff at Springbank Nursing Home, Jean Constance, formerly of Brown Lees, aged 86. The dearly beloved wife of the late Donald. A dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend who will be truly missed. The funeral service will be held at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 20th November at noon, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Cancer Research UK and Moorlands Dog Rescue. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155
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WEBB (Michael). Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, 31st October, aged 77. Loving husband of his devoted wife Mary, loving dad to Nicola and Paul, and grandad to six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 23rd November at 1pm followed by a private committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all mourners kindly meet at church. Family flowers only; donations to Macmillan Nurses. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WHITTINGHAM (Jessie). Passed away peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home on 6th November, 2018. Jessie, aged 97, of Elworth. Much-loved mum of Michael, Ann, Susan and Stephen. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 20th November at 1pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to 

Death Notices, 8th November, 2018

DALE (Ronald). Peacefully passed away after a short illness on 18th October, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ronald, aged 90, of Congleton. Beloved husband of the late Sheila, dearly loved dad of June, Ivan, Susan and Sylvia, dear father-in-law of Raymond, Keith and Phil, loving grandad of Stephen, Phillip, Alistair and the late Stephanie, also a very dear brother of Ethel. Funeral service to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 15th November, at 10.40am. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to the ICU at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01782 513210.

DAVENPORT (Grace). Peacefully on Friday, 2nd November, 2018, at Genesis Care Home, Macclesfield. Grace, aged 95, of Congleton. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 21st November at 11.20am. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.

DAVENPORT (Roy). Peacefully on 28th October, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Roy, aged 88, of Astbury. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Janet Davenport. Loving brother of Ruth, Ivy, Joan and the late Jean, best friend of Freda, dear uncle of Sandra, Peter and the late Anne, and a great and great-great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 13th November at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Astbury Church Fabric Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DIXON (Cyril Ernest). Peacefully on Tuesday, 30th October, 2018, at Springbank Nursing Home, Mill Hayes Road. Cyril, aged 82, of Knypersley. The devoted husband of Pat, much-loved father of Russell, Stuart, Rachel and the late Graham, treasured grandad to Jacob, Jade, Rebecca, Matthew and James, cherished grandad Cyril to Thomas, Samuel and Abigail, great-grandad to Bodhi Benjamin and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 16th November at 2.15pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family and friends please accept this, the only intimation and meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s UK or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HOWARTH (Barbara). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 2nd November, 2018, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Barbara, aged 74, loving and devoted wife of Fred, much loved mum of Jo and the late Angie, very dear mother-in-law to Gary, treasured nanna of Thomas and Sophie, dear sister-in-law to Emil and Barbara, and auntie to Steve and Julie. The service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 23rd November at noon, followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Colourful clothes can be worn, if desired. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HUGHES (Ruth). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Friday, 2nd November, 2018. Ruth, aged 86, of Winterley. Dearly loved wife of the late John and loving mum to John and Margaret. Funeral service to be held at Winterley Methodist Church on Friday, 16th November at 11.30am, following a private committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Winterley Methodist Church and Winterley Methodist Brass Band. Enquiries to Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

JOHNSON (Allen). Died suddenly but peacefully on 23rd October, 2018, at the RSUH. Allen, aged 73, of Abbey Hulton and formerly of Brindley Ford. Loving partner of Lynn, brother of Frank and the late Thomas. A dear brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and cousin. Funeral service to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 16th November at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Lymer and Son, Trent Bridge, Bucknall, 01782 202270.

KYLE. Peacefully on 26th October, 2018, at Prestbury House Care Home. Robert, “Bob” Roy, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Joan. Loving dad of Loraine and Louise, dear father-in-law of Terry and Simon, and a cherished and treasured grandad of Kyle and Grace. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 16th November at 1pm for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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 Salvation Army or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MILLER (Mary Teresa). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on 22nd October, 2018. Mary, aged 69, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late David Miller, beloved mum of Christopher, Elizabeth and Mandy, dear mother-in-law of Raymond, John and Sonnie, cherished nan of Aaron, Christopher, Liam, George, Jodie, Marie and Sammy, much loved nannie of Dylan, Aston, Devan and Dreux, loving sister to Vera, Mona, Pat and David, sister-in-law to Michael, Collette and the late Dennis and Peter, an auntie, great-auntie and cousin to many; also will be missed by Delboy and Fudge. Mary will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. A requiem mass will take place on Friday, 16th November at English Martyrs’ Catholic Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family and friends are all welcome at Knypersley Cricket Club after the service. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Coronary Care. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MORRISON. Peacefully on 25th October, 2018, at Astbury Mere Care Home. William “Basil”, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat. Loving dad of Stuart, Simon and John, dear father-in-law of Joanne, cherished and treasured grandad of Joshua and Hannah, and a dear brother of Dale. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 15th November at 11.45am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STACKHOUSE (Evaline “EV”). Passed away peacefully at home on 29th October, 2018. Ev, aged 89, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of Alan, cherished mum of Nigel, Mark, Karen and Paul, a loving mother-in-law, dearly loved grandma and great-grandma. Ev will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. A private cremation will be followed by a celebration of Ev’s life at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 16th November at 4.15pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 1st November, 2018

ANSELL (Russell). Sadly passed away at home on 24th October, 2018. Russell, aged 86, of Congleton. Devoted husband of the late Betty Doreen Ansell, loving dad of Kevin, Lisa and Mark, cherished grandad of Kieran, Joseph, Caleb, Kie, Tegan, Finley and Nikita Beth, father-in-law of Caroline, Marie Beth and Ricky. Russell will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at St Stephen’s Church on Tuesday, 13th November at 10.30am, followed by interment at Congleton Town Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BASKERVILLE (Dorothy Frances). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 27th October, 2018, at Lawton Manor Care Home. Dorothy, aged 83, of Rode Heath. Dearly loved wife of Frank and mum to Tony and Karen. Funeral service to be held at Rhema Mission Church, Rode Heath, on Thursday, 8th November at 10.30am, followed by interment at Christ Church, Wheelock. Donations, if desired, to Rhema Mission Church. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BEECH (Brian). Peacefully passed away on 27th October, 2018, with his beloved wife, Anne, of 50 years by his side. Brian, aged 75, was the eldest son of William and Ethel Beech, special brother to Wendy, brother-in-law to Herbert Brown, a precious father to Brian and cherished father-in-law to Deborah, a treasured grandad to Grace and Lily. Brian will be fondly missed and always remembered. The funeral service will be held at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel, Congleton, on Thursday, 15th November at 1.30pm followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire NHS Trust in memory of Brian to be used for the integrated respiratory team. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BEECH. Jean, aged 83, of Congleton, sadly passed away on Thursday, 18th October at home. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, 6th November at Congleton United Reformed Church at 1pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will friends 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

DAVIES. Peacefully on 22nd October, 2018, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Kenneth, aged 87, of Buglawton. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Olive. Loving dad of John and Peter, dear father-in-law of Janet and Jo and a cherished and treasured grandpa of Michael and Amy. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 7th November at noon for service and St John’s Church, Buglawton, 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FODEN (Brian). Passed away suddenly at his home on 20th October, 2018. Brian, aged 82. The loving and devoted husband of the late Margaret who passed away two weeks earlier. The joint funeral service will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 9th November at 12.30pm followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GREGORY (Lilian). Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, 17th October, 2018. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 8th November at 10.40am. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 124, Broken Cross, Macclesfield, 01625 425284.

HEATH (Derek Malcolm). Passed away suddenly on 15th October, 2018, aged 78. Derek, of Knypersley. Loving husband of Pauline, a cherished father of Philip, a dear brother-in-law of Kelvin and family, and a dear friend to many. Derek will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place at St Michael’s Church, Chell, on Tuesday, 6th November at 11am, followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOWELL (Leon). Passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, 20th October. Loving husband to his devoted wife Jean, caring father to Leon and the late Darron, and father-in-law to Charmaine. Forever remembered grandfather to Ashley and Rio, much-loved brother to Isabel and Alexander, and brother-in-law to John, Alan and Linda. Leon will be sadly missed by all his nieces, nephews and cousins and everyone who knew him. Funeral service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 7th November at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Stroke Association. Mourners to meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

LIVINGSTONE (Paul David). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 28th October, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Paul, aged 64, of Alsager, formerly Sandbach. Much-loved husband of Gill and dad to Jess and Harry. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 8th November at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward 201, cancer unit, Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MOSS (Juan). Peacefully on Friday, 19th October, 2018, at RSUH while in the presence of his loving family. Juan, aged 82, of Biddulph. The loving and dearly devoted husband of Chris, cherished father of Jeni and Lis, treasured grandad of Georgia, Dom and Jake, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Juan will be deeply missed by all his loving family and many friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 8th November at 12.45pm. 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, and gratefully received, to UHNM Charity (University Hospitals of North Midlands). Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

PADIN. Peacefully on 26th October, 2018, at Greengables Care Home. Evelyn, aged 87, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ron Padin. Loving sister of Norma, the late Jessie and the late Joyce. Cherished auntie and great-auntie. Cortege is to leave her sister’s home on Thursday, 8th November at 10.45am for service 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 The Christie Hospital or Communicare. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

ROBERTS (Martha “Pat”). Passed away peacefully on 22nd October, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Pat, aged 90, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of Ken and loving mum to Peter and Geoff. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 2nd November at 3pm, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

THOMAS (Joyce). Suddenly after a long illness graciously endured. Joyce, aged 87, of Newchapel. Loving wife of Tasman, very dear mum of Barbara, Susan and the late Brian, and very much-loved nana of Katie, Ben, Daniel, Rebecca and Phillip, and great-nana to nine. The service at St Lawrence’s Church will take place on Tuesday, 6th November, at 2.30pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. They are invited afterwards for refreshments at the Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

THORPE (Caroline “Caz”). Sadly passed away at home on 15th October, 2018. Caz, aged 54, of Congleton. Adored wife of Peter, much-loved mum to Charlotte and Daniel, treasured nana to Ryan and Lucas, loving daughter of Anne, cherished sister to Mick, Chris, Debbie and Darren. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 13th November at 2pm. Family have requested mourners to wear leopard print accessories, if possible. Donations, if desired, to Joceyn Solly Resource Centre in memory of Caz. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 25th October, 2018

BOOTH (Rosamond, Rose.) Peacefully passed away after a long illness, Rosamond, aged 81 years, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of Robert Maurice, and much-loved mum of Jane, Sue and Kerry. The funeral service and committal will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, 7th November, at Carmountside Crematorium. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only. The family have requested donations, if desired, to The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society in memory of Rose. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BOSTOCK (Beryl). Peacefully on 14th October 2018 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Beryl, aged 81 years, of Congleton. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 5th November, at 10.40am for a service and interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton, 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 British Heart Foundation and Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

BROWN (Joseph). Peacefully passed away on 15th October, 2018, with Steve and Jen by his side. Joe, aged 87 from Biddulph. The loving dad of Steve, treasured father-in-law of Jen, cherished granddad of Nicki and Toni, and great-granddad to Ryan, Ben and Jake. He was much respected by Jez and Phil, husbands of Nicki and Toni. Also a very dear brother to Shirley, and brother-in-law, Peter. Joe will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place on Friday, 2nd November, at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research in memory of Joe. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

COPE (Annie). At rest on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Annie aged 86 years, of Knypersley. The devoted wife of the late Norman Cope; loving mother of Martin, Michelle and David; cherished nana of Abbie, Kimberley and Matty; great nana of Finley and Isaac; much-loved mother-in-law of Alan and Julie; a dearest sister of Audrey, and a dear aunt and a very good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 1st November, at 11am prior to interment into St Lawrence’s 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 and gratefully received to Scotia Heights Care Home c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

FITHON (Philip James). Peacefully on 15th October 2018, at home, Philip James, aged 65 years, of Congleton. The brother of Raymond, Andrew and the late Richard, and uncle to Matthew, Katherine and Nathanial. The funeral service and interment are to take place at Davenport Chapel on Friday, 2nd November, at 11am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the chapel. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Arthritis UK or Davenport Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

HACKNEY (Leslie “Les”). Sadly passed away on Monday, 15th October, 2018, at Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. Les, aged 86, of Congleton, loving husband of the late Irene, much-loved father to Diane and Adrian, and adored grandpa to Daniel, Lydia, Jordan, Grace and Poppy. The funeral will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 5th November, 2018, at 12.15pm, followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Royal British Legion. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HAYWOOD (Hazel, nee Brough). Suddenly on 13th October 2018, at her home in Hassall Green, Hazel, aged 78 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Brian; loving mum of Amanda; much-loved sister of Tony and Harry, and a dear mother-in-law, sister-in-law, auntie and good friend to many. The funeral service is to take place at St James’s Church, Audley, on Wednesday, 31st October, at 11am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only, please, donations if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Horne Brothers Funeral Directors, Audley Funeral Home, Ravens Lane, Audley, 01782 720719. 

KITCHING (Peter). Passed away peacefully on 21st October 2018 at Sharston House Care Home, Knutsford. Peter, aged 89 years, of Chelford. The much-loved husband of Barbara and dad to Susan and Andrea. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. The funeral service is to be held at St John the Evangelist’s Church, Chelford, on Thursday, 1st November, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MCGARRY (Doreen). Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 21st October 2018, at home. Doreen, aged 85 years. The devoted wife of the late James; loving mum of Ann, Jane and Peter; dear mother-in-law of Roy and John; much-loved granny of James, Daniel, Sarah and Luke; treasured great granny of Jessica, Ny, Cole, Freya, Rocco and Rowan, and very dear sister of Lily and sister-in-law to Tommy. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 12th November, at 11.20am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired to The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

MOSS (Juan). Peacefully on Friday, 19th October 2018 at Royal Stoke University Hospital, while in the presence of his loving family, Juan, aged 82 years, of Biddulph. The loving and dearly devoted husband of Chris; cherished father of Jeni and Lis; treasured granddad of Georgia, Dom and Jake, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Juan will be deeply missed by all his loving family and many friends. The funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

RADCLIFFE (Evelyn “Bunty”). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 12th October, 2018. Bunty, aged 93, of Holmes Chapel, the dearly beloved wife of the late Jack Radcliffe, much-loved mother of Dianne and Stephen, and mother-in-law to Allan and Stephanie, treasured nana of Debbie, Tony, Kelly and Jody and great-nana of Harvey, Rose, Jack and twins Harry and Hazel. All friends, relatives and neighbours are welcome at the funeral service on Thursday, 1st November, at 11.30am. Service to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Diabetes UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.

REES (Mary Elizabeth). Peacefully on 15th October, aged 89 years, previously of Brendene Cottage, Blackden Heath. The funeral service will be held at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Monday, 29th October, at 2.30pm, followed by interment. Family flowers only but donations, if desired, to St Luke’s, Goostrey. Enquiries: FJ Tresidder, 01270 505878.

SCARRATT (Sharon Elizabeth). Suddenly, on Sunday, 7th October 2018, Sharon. Passed away at her home, aged 40 years, of Biddulph. A devoted wife of Chris; loving and treasured mum of Matthew, Mason and step mum to Jack; precious daughter of Kevin and Linda; cherished sister of Andrew and Wayne; a much-loved granddaughter of Julia; dearly loved daughter in law of Marje; and a dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, niece and loyal friend to many. Sharon will be sorely missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 2nd November at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Brockington Mother and Baby Unit, c/o the funeral director. No mourning attire by request, casual dress preferred. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SKELLERN (Lily). Peacefully on 16th October 2018, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home, and formerly of Congleton, Lily, aged 81 years. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Keith Skellern; loving mum of Nigel and Amanda; dear mother-in-law of Teresa; cherished nan of Kelvin, Leigh, Jamie, Billy and Ellie; treasured great nana of Lillie, and a dear sister of Barbara, Pearl, Glyn and the late Brian. The cortege is to leave her daughter Amanda’s home on Tuesday, 30th October, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Parkinson UK or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 


Death Notices, 18th October, 2018

BURKE. Peacefully on 10th October, 2018, at Wytham House Nursing Home. Peter, aged 87, of Oxford, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Jean Burke. Loving dad of Simon and Paul, dear father-in-law of Sharon and a cherished grandad of Ethan. Cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors on Tuesday, 30th October, at 1.15pm for service at St Mary’s Catholic 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK via https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/peter-burke-a-great-human-being. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KEELING (Joan). Passed away tragically on 7th October, 2018, at her home. Joan, aged 88, wife of the late Robert Alan Keeling, much-loved mum of Helen and Andrew, very dear mother-in-law to Anna, treasured grandma to Danielle, Kat and Sarah, and dearest friend of Hamish. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 26th October at 10am. Please can mourners meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk

KIRKLAND. Peacefully on 3rd October, 2018, at Greengables Nursing Home. Hazel Maud, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Randell. Loving mum of Steven, cherished nana of the late Daniel and a dear sister of Brenda, Edith and Lawrence. Cortege is to leave her son’s home on Wednesday, 24th 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 Leukaemia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Eveline, née Bailey). Sadly passed away on 10th October, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Eveline, aged 74, of Biddulph and formerly of Biddulph Moor. Much-loved wife of the late Robert, treasured mum of Karen, Jonathan, Arlene and Andrea, mother-in-law of Terry, Penny, Dylan and Chris, also devoted nan and great-nan of Stephanie, Michael, Martyn, Sophie, Shannon, Eleanor, Daniel, Rebecca, Hannah, Poppy and Isla. Funeral service to take place at New Road Methodist Church on Tuesday, 30th October at 2.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TAYLOR. Peacefully on 9th October, 2018, at Greengables Nursing Home. Dorothy, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ernest Taylor. Loving mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Robin, cherished grandma of Sarah and Penny, and a treasured great-grandma. Cortege is to leave her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 24th October 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 Children with Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

TWEATS. Peacefully on 12th October, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Phyllis, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William “Bill” Tweats. Loving mum of Susan and the late Pat, cherished grandma of Tracey, Christopher, Wayne and the late David, and a treasured great-grandma of Katie and Ellie. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 25th October 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 PDSA. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

​Death Notices, 11th October, 2018​

FODEN (Margaret). Sadly passed away at home on Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018. Margaret, aged 93. The loving wife of Brian. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 22nd October at 10.45am, followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Mourners to meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

FROST. Peacefully on 2nd October, 2018, at Clayton Manor Care Home. Dorothy “Dot”, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Percy Frost. Loving mum of Linda, Alan, Peter, Paul, a dear mother-in-law to John, Helen, Mavis and Jane, cherished nan of Helen, Angela, Lee, Lynzi, Hannah, Shaun, Paul, Carl, Mark, treasured great-nan of Molly, Lucy, Thomas, Ella, Thea, Hamilton, Keiran, Anita, Sabrina and Leyla. Cortege is to leave her son’s home on Wednesday, 17th October at 1.20pm 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

GRIMWOOD (Reginald). Suddenly on Friday, 28th September, 2018, while at home. Reg, aged 71, of Gillow Heath. A devoted dad of James, loving step-dad of Gareth, treasured grandad of Tommy, a dearest brother, uncle and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 17th October at noon, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. No mourning attire please, casual dress preferred. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HOPKINS (Margaret Lorna). Peacefully at her home and in the loving arms of her family on 8th October, 2018. Margaret, aged 89, of Goostrey. The dear and devoted wife of John and the loving mum of Tim, Peter and Christine, also a treasured grandma, sister and mother-in-law. Funeral to take place on Monday, 22nd October, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 1.45pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Goostrey Cancer Support Group. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01260 762230.

HUGHES (David Robert). Suddenly but peacefully on 26th September, 2018. David (Bob), aged 77. Beloved husband to the late Gillian, devoted brother to Jack, Gwen, the late Colin and the late Fran, much-loved uncle to Ruth and Claire, also a treasured great-uncle and friend to many. Funeral service to take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Monday, 15th October at 1pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Congleton, 01260 270290.

INGHAM (Harold). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on 6th October, 2018. Harold, aged 84, of Moston Green, Sandbach. Much loved husband of Madge and loving dad to Jane and Mark. Funeral service to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Thursday, 18th October at 2.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

LAMBERT (Lillie May). Aged 89. On the morning of 29th September, 2018, Lillie May passed away peacefully in North Staffordshire Hospital after a short illness. Dearly beloved wife of the late Jack Lambert, mother of June and Peter, and mother-in-law to Don and Jill, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to her loving family. A service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd October at 2pm. 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

LANGFORD (Elaine, née Barlow). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 30th September, 2018, at Green Gables Nursing Home, Congleton, aged 75. Elaine, the loving partner of Alex, treasured mum of Julie and Jane, dear sister of Margaret, respected mother-in-law to Michael and Alan, cherished nanny to Josh and Joe, dearly loved great-nanny to Olivia and Jesse. The funeral will take place at Wellspring Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 24th October at 10.45am, followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

LLOYD (Mary Agnes). Peacefully passed away on 3rd October, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Mary, aged 92, formerly of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Bert Lloyd, dearly loved mum of Paula, dear mother-in-law of John, cherished grandma of Mark, Lucy and Amy. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 16th October. Service at Carmountside Crematorium at 2.30pm. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LOWE (Norman John). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 3rd October, 2018. Norman, aged 76, of Wheelock. The dear and devoted husband of Margaret, the much-loved dad of Karen, Andrew and Dawn, treasured grandad aka Chubb of Josh and Hollie, and precious grandad of Adam and Abbie, great-grandad to Ethan, Spencer and Olivia, dear brother of Dennis and Shirley, and father-in-law to Mandy and Phil. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 23rd October, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

PENNINGTON (William “Ian”). Passed away unexpectedly at home on 4th October, 2018. Ian, aged 79, of Somerford. Loving husband of Margaret, father to Judith and Adrian and grandfather to Billy. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 19th October at 10am. Followed by a private interment at All Saints’ Chapel of Ease, Somerford. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust and The Christie. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

POINTON. Peacefully on 6th October, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Audrey, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alfred Pointon. Loving mum, step-mum, nana and great-nana. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 23rd 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 RNLI Silloth, Cumbria. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

RODGERS (Vincent Christopher). On Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018, peacefully at The Hawthorns Care Home, Wilmslow, and of Westway, Holmes Chapel. Chris, aged 69. Beloved husband of Jennifer Rodgers and a much-loved dad and grandad. Funeral service and committal to take place on Monday, 15th October, at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 1pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or The Hawthorns Care Home. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

SMITH. Peacefully on 6th October, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Joan Marie, aged 83, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mike Smith. Loving mum of Amanda and Juliette, dear mother-in-law of Paul, dear sister of John and sister-in-law of Jackie. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 26th 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STAPLES (Peter). Passed away unexpectedly on 23rd September 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Peter, aged 70, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Kath, loving father of Lorraine and Kathy, treasured grandad of Alice, Adam and Melissa, a dear father-in-law to Darren and Chris, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 15th October at 2.30pm at Biddulph Methodist Church, Station Road, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Peter to Greyhound Gap. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

SWORD (Vivien Ann). Sadly passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Friday, 28th September, aged 68. Loving and devoted partner of Mick Griffin, loving sister, mum and nan. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Funeral service to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 18th October at 10.40am. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the crematorium; donations, if desired, to Cinnamon Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

TRINDER (Stanley Philip “Phil”). Passed away peacefully on 2nd October, 2018, at St Luke’s Hospice. Phil, aged 76, of Sandbach. Loving husband of Liz and father to Catherine and Andrew. Funeral service to be held at Wheelock Methodist Church on Tuesday, 16th October at 2.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Wheelock Methodist Church or St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WOODHOUSE (Peter Graham). Sadly passed away while on holiday on 23rd September, 2018, aged 80. Devoted husband of Ann, loving dad of Vanessa and Georgina, and a cherished grandad of Lewis. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 23rd October at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 1.30pm, followed by a private family committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Peter will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 4th October, 2018

CARLISLE. Peacefully on 25th September, 2018, at home. Margaret Elizabeth, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Brian Carlisle. Loving mum of Hayley, dear mother-in-law to Hayley’s partner Darren, cherished grandma of Daniel, Stacey, Liam and Aaron, treasured great-grandma of Leyton, Halle, Liberty, Amelia and Abigail, and a dear sister of Trevor, the late John and the late David. Cortege leaves her daughter’s home on Wednesday, 10th October at 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. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CLIFFE. Suddenly on 16th September, 2018, at home. Josephine, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Henry “Derek” Cliffe, loving mum of Andrew and Suzanne, dear mother-in-law of Adam, and Andrew’s partner Louise. A cherished and treasured nana of Amy, Connel, Farrell, Alyssa, Luke, Max, Cyrus and Zachary. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 5th October at 1.20pm 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

COOKE (Noel “Harry”). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 18th September, 2018. Harry, aged 79, of Elworth. Beloved husband to the late Cath and much loved dad to Annette and treasured grandad to Richard and Julian. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 12th October at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Haemophilia Society. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach 01270 750852.

EDWARDS (Lily). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 19th September, 2018, aged 98. Devoted wife of the late Elmer, loving mother to Pat and the late John, dear mother-in-law to Sue and the late Barry. Much loved nan and great-nan. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 8th October at 12.45pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

GILES (Joyce Amelia). Peacefully at rest on 30th September, 2018. Joyce, aged 100, of Sandbach, the dear and devoted wife of the late Charles, and the much-loved mum of Brenda and Bernard. Funeral to take place on Monday, 15th October, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MADDOCK (Cyril). Passed away peacefully after a long illness at Leighton Hospital on 26th September, 2018. Cyril, aged 85, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Thelma and dad to Andrew. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 4th October at 2pm, followed by interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach 01270 750852.

SWINDELLS (John Henry “Swanee”). Peacefully passed away on 24th September, 2018, with his family by his side. John, aged 79, of Buglawton. Devoted and much loved husband of Hilda, precious dad of Adrian, Suzanne, Julian, Deborah, Richard and the late Simon, cherished father-in-law to Karen, Paul, Elizabeth, Brian and Angela, special granddad of Kelly, Lee, Andrew, Amiee, Daniel, Benjamin, Nia, Grace, Lily and Caledonia, and treasured great-grandfather to Ellis, Luis, Lily, Luke and Rory, and a dear brother to Beryl. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and internment to take place on Friday, 19th October at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 1pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK or Dementia UK in memory of John. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TAYLOR (Linda Ann). Passed away peacefully on 25th September, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Linda, aged 61, of Knypersley, devoted wife of Melvin and dearly loved mum of Carl. Linda will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 8th October at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TOMLINSON (Thelma). Passed away peacefully on 29th September, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Thelma, aged 83, of Haslington, formerly Wheelock. Dearly loved wife of the late George and loving mum to Andrew and Joy. Funeral service to be held at Winterley Methodist Church on Monday, 15th October at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WALDRON (Patricia). On Sunday, 16th September, 2018, peacefully in hospital and of Marsh Green Road, Elworth, Sandbach. Pat, aged 70, beloved wife of John Waldron, and a much-loved mum and grandma. Funeral service and committal to take place on Thursday, 11th October at Crewe Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to the coronary care unit, Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

YOUNG (Peter). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 23rd September, 2018, at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Peter, aged 87, loving husband of Marguerite, very dear dad of Charlotte and Richard, cherished grandad of Portia and Richard, and dear father-in-law of Lucy. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 10th October at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK or Royal Navy Benevolent Fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

​Death Notices, 27th September, 2018

AINSWORTH. Peacefully on 15th September, 2018, at home. Michael Frederick, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila. Loving dad of John, Mark and Paul and step-dad of Andrew, cherished and treasured grandad of Soraya and Jayden, dear brother of Patricia and uncle of James, Janice and Jennifer. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 3rd October 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 German Shepherd Rescue. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BARKLEY (Rowena Myfanwy). Peacefully on 17th September at home. Rowena Barkley, aged 83, devoted wife to Thomas and a much-loved mum to Janet, Pamela, Mark and Roger, and a loving nana to Tracey, Jonathan, Jade, Siannie, Shannon, Emily, Amy and William, and a great-nana to Isabella and Evie-May. Rowena will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 28th September at Christ Church, Wheelock, at 1pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Rowena will be gratefully received for Dementia UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

CLIFFE. Suddenly on 16th September, 2018, at home. Josephine, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Henry “Derek” Cliffe. Loving mum of Andrew and Suzanne, dear mother-in-law of Adam, and Andrew’s partner Louise. A cherished and treasured nana of Amy, Connel, Farrell, Alyssa, Luke, Max, Cyrus and Zachary. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 5th October at 1.20pm 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 Alzheimer’s Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DARLINGTON (Barbara). Much-loved mother of Alison. Passed away peacefully on 9th September in a nursing home in Warwickshire, formerly of Wheelock. The funeral service will be held at Canley Crematorium in Coventry on Monday, 8th October at 2.15pm. Family flowers only, donations to Macmillan Cancer. Enquiries: Henry Ison and Sons, 76-78, Binley Road, Coventry, CV3 1FQ, 02476 458665.

DUNNING (Roger James). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, 17th September, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Roger, aged 77, of Arclid, Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Marlis and dad to Paul, Mark and James. Funeral service to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium on Monday, 8th October at 12.15pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

KNIGHT. Suddenly on 17th September, 2018, at home. Jonathan, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Brenda Knight. Loving dad of David, Jeannette, Lynn, Gill and Robert, a dear father-in-law and a cherished and treasured grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 9th 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 North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LEYLAND (Martin James). After a short illness bravely borne. Martin, aged 53, of Alsager. Sadly passed away at home on Tuesday, 11th September, 2018. The devoted and much-loved brother of Sarah and Matthew, beloved brother-in-law and uncle. Martin will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all his family, friends and work colleagues. Funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday, 4th October at Bradwell Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the crematorium. In lieu of floral tributes, donations are preferred in memory of Martin to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, 96, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, 01782 776678.

MORGANS (Jean). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 16th September at Belong in Macclesfield. Jean, aged 86, loving and devoted wife of the late Daniel Vincent (Vince), cherished mum of Carole, much loved mother-in-law to Paul, treasured grandma to Brian and John and also Kate and Josie. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 5th October at 2.40pm. Colourful clothing may be worn. Donations, if desired, to Belong Care Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

POTTS (Derek). Sadly passed away at his home on Thursday, 20th September, 2018. Derek, aged 71, loving and devoted husband of the late Kate, very dear dad of Jayne and Nick, treasured grandad of Indie, Maddie, Esme, Finlay, Charlie and Mike, much respected father-in-law to Jonathan. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 3rd October at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SHELDON. Peacefully on 18th September, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Robert George (Bob), aged 64, of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Tom and Ben. Cortege is to leave his son Tom’s home on Tuesday, 2nd October 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 Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SIMPSON (Ronald Bruce, “Ron”). Passed away on 26th July at the age of 73 at home in Ware, Hertfordshire. Ron, formerly of 31, Moody Street, the brother of Ken, Pauline and Guy. Ron moved to London in the 1960s to work for the BBC where he worked until retirement. The family will be bringing his ashes back to be interred with his mother and father, Harriet and Oswald, at Christ Church, Alsager, on Tuesday, 2nd October at 2pm. Anyone who remembers Ron from all those years ago would be welcome. Enquiries: 01260 277328.

THOMPSON (Mary). Passed away peacefully on 20th September, 2018, at Green Gables Nursing Home, Congleton. Mary, aged 89, loving wife of Brian, dear mum of Sue, Ian and Chris, cherished granny of eight grandchildren and treasured great-granny to five. A good friend to many who will be missed by all. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 11th October at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

THORLEY. Peacefully on 15th September, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. James Alfred, aged 71, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rosalind. Loving dad of Peter and Edward, dear father-in-law of Marie and Sarah, cherished and treasured grandad of William, Joe and George, dear brother-in-law of Norma, Cynthia, Doug and Tony. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 4th October at 11.40am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Heads Together or Lymphoma Action. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WARD (Geoffrey Brian). Formerly of Congleton, died 17th September at Lathom, Lancashire, with his family by his side. A greatly-loved, wonderful husband to Margaret (Mag) and father to Simon and Roxanna. Geoff was the adored fun grandad of Gabriella, Scarlett, Poppy and Rosie, and great-grandad of Amelia and Matilda. Enquiries: Hunters Funeral Directors, 128b, Burscough Street, Ormskirk, 01695 572060.

Death Notices, 20th September, 2018

​BARKER (Albert Edward). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Albert Edward, aged 79 years, who departed this life on 4th September 2018 at his home. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Veronica (“Vera”) of Congleton, and a loving dad of Clare and a dear brother and uncle. Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 25th September, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. 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 East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622, afinneron.co.uk

BOOTH (Stephen James, “Steve / Toony”). Peacefully at rest on 9th September, at home in Biddulph, surrounded by his loving family, Steve, aged 43. A much beloved son of Jan and the late Chris; a dear brother to Lisa; a much-loved nephew, cousin and friend to many, who will be sadly missed. The funeral service and cremation are to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 24th September, at 1pm. Please wear something purple. Will family and friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations preferred to WaterAid. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

BROOKS (Gloria Jean). Peacefully passed away at East Cheshire Hospice on 11th September 2018, Gloria, aged 72 years, of Congleton. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 20th September, with a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 11am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers by request, but a donation may be made in memory of Gloria, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

CANN (Jonathan, “Jon”). Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 13th September 2018 at East Cheshire Hospice, Jonathan, 73 years. The loving and devoted husband of Margaret, dear Dad of Michael, Mandy and Nicky, and treasured Poppy of Kate, Sophie and Thomas. The committal service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 1st October, at 1.20pm, for family and close friends only. A service of thanksgiving will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Mosley at 2.15pm. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

CARTLIDGE (Philip). Sadly passed away on 6th September 2018, aged 92 years. The brother of Geoffrey and Richard; brother-in-law of Annie and the late Joyce; uncle to Paul and Cheryl; grand uncle to Rosemary and Karl. The cortege is to leave his niece Cheryl’s home on Wednesday, 26th September, at 10.40am for 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 organ fund St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

FLEMING (Mabel, nee Nixon). Suddenly on 7th September 2018, at her home in Leek, Mabel, aged 88 years. The widow of the late Ivor Fleming, and a much-loved and devoted mum, mum-in-law, nan and great nan, and a dearest sister and aunty. The funeral is on Tuesday, 25th September, with a service at St Edward’s Church, Leek, at 2.15pm 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 The Salvation Army (Leek). Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.

GLEDHILL (Rita). Peacefully on 18th September 2018, in hospital, from Goostrey and formerly Chelford, Rita, aged 80 years. The devoted wife of John and much-loved aunt to Helen and Ian. The funeral service is at Lower Withington Methodist Church on Thursday, 4th October, at 11am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if wished for Rossendale Trust. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.

PATTLE (Raymond John, “Ray”). On Tuesday, 11th September 2018, in hospital, and of Northway, Holmes Chapel, Ray aged 76 years. The beloved husband of Mary and a much-loved dad, granddad, great granddad and father-in-law. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 24th September, with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, at 12.15pm. Family only by request; donations if desire to the RBL Poppy Appeal. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01477 532000.

THORLEY (James Alfred). Peacefully on 15th September 2018 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, James Alfred, aged 71 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rosalind; loving dad of Peter and Edward; dear father-in-law of Marie and Sarah; cherished and treasured granddad of William, Joe and George, and a dear brother-in-law of Norma, Cynthia, Doug and Tony. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Heads Together or Lymphoma Action. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 012602 277622. afinneron.co.uk

TIBBLE (Lewis). Peacefully on 11th September 2018 at Leighton Hospital, Lewis Raymond, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 5th October at 10.40am. Will friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WAKEFIELD (Mary Josephine). Passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side on Thursday, 13th September 2018 at Leighton Hospital, Mary, aged 84 years, of Wheelock. The dearly loved wife of Wilf and cherished mum to Timothy. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Diabetes UK or The British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is to be held at Wheelock Methodist Church on Tuesday, 25th September, at 11am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WRENCH (Jean). Peacefully on 7th September 2018, at home, Dorothy “Jean”, aged 75 years, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of John; loving mum of Anne-Marie and the late James-Robert; loving mother-in-law of Michael and Lesley, and a cherished and treasured nanna of Lauren and Ryan James. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 24th September, at 1.45pm for service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor 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 Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 012602 277622. afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 13th September, 2018

BALDWIN. Peacefully on 31st August, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital after a battle fought with great courage and dignity. Emma Jane, aged 38, of Buglawton. Loving wife of Ian, treasured and cherished mum of Dylan, much-loved and respected daughter of Robert and Susan, loving sister of Nicky, dearly loved granddaughter of Sylvia Byrom and Freda Griffin, and a dear aunty of Luca. Cortege is to leave her parents’ home on Wednesday, 19th September at 10.45am for service and interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 11am. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

BARKER. Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Prof Albert Edward, aged 79, who departed this life on 4th September, 2018, at his home. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Veronica “Vera”, of Congleton. A loving dad of Clare and a dear brother and uncle. Requiem mass will take place at St Mary’s RC Church on Tuesday, 25th September 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 East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

BLOOD (Tony Robert). Peacefully on Monday, 3rd September, 2018, at RSUH. Tony, aged 80, of Gillow Heath, Biddulph. The devoted husband of Patricia, loving dad of Stephen and Nicholas, father-in-law of Debra, treasured grandad of Matthew, Abigail, Nathaniel and Amelia, dear brother of Brian, brother-in-law of Jean and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Friday, 28th September at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BRENNAN (Peter). On Wednesday, 5th September, 2018, peacefully at St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Winsford. Peter, aged 82, of High Street, Sandbach, beloved husband of Ann Brennan. A much loved dad and grandad. Requiem mass to take place on Monday, 17th September at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, at 11am, 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.

CARTLIDGE (Philip). Sadly passed away on 6th September, 2018, aged 92. Brother of Geoffrey and Richard, brother-in-law of Annie and the late Joyce. Uncle to Paul and Cheryl, grand-uncle to Rosemary and Karl. 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 the organ fund at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CURWEN (Jonathan Gregory). On Tuesday, 4th September, 2018, peacefully at home. Jonathan, aged 42, of Stretton Green, Tilston. Much loved husband of Vicki, devoted dad of Ashton, Blake and Jorja, and a dearly loved son of Pat and Tony. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Tilston, on Friday, 21st September, at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. Enquiries: Rolfe’s, Whitchurch, 01948 662209.

DALE (Arthur). Peacefully at home in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday, 4th September, 2018. Arthur, aged 77, of Mossley, Congleton. The dearly devoted husband of May, much loved dad of Ann and Andrew, cherished grandad to Millie, father-in-law of Jonathan, a dear brother of the late Allan, brother-in-law of Harry, Tony, Sandra, Sylvia and Martin, dearest uncle and cousin, and a good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 18th September at 10am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will family and friends please accept this, the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

EGERTON (Samuel). Passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer on Friday, 7th September, 2018 at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Sam, aged 86, of Goostrey, formerly of Mobberley. Beloved husband of Helena and loving dad to Barry and Bernadette. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Wednesday, 19th September at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.

GRAY (Stephen Elton). Passed away suddenly in Melbourne, Australia, on 21st August, 2018. Stephen, aged 46, formerly of Biddulph. Dearly loved son of Muriel and the late George, devoted dad of Lucas, much-loved brother of Emma, also a dear brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend to many. He will be sadly missed. Funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 14th September at 12.30pm. Please join Stephen’s family for the committal at Carmountside Crematorium following the service. Mourners are kindly invited, if desired, to wear an item of red and white in memory of Stephen’s passion for Stoke City Football Club. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Stoke City Football Club Community Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GREEN (Terence). Suddenly passed away at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home on 23rd August, 2018, aged 69. Loving dad of Andrew, devoted grandad of Samantha, father-in-law of Paula, brother of Anthony, Sheila and Anne, and a loving uncle. Terry will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 20th September at Bradwell Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only by request, donations in Terence’s memory to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HARPER (Violet, née Allmark). Peacefully passed away after a long illness on 4th September, 2018, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. Violet, aged 88, formerly of Brindley Ford and Bradley. The much loved wife of the late Ronald, loving mum of Sue, very dear mother-in-law of Tracey, also dear sister of Henry, and the late Doreen, Edward and Jenny. Funeral service will take place at 10.45am on Wednesday, 26th September at Brindley Ford Methodist Church, followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOWLE (David). Suddenly passed away on Tuesday, 28th August, 2018, aged 67. Dearly loved dad of Chris, dear father-in-law to Kara and loved brother of Les, Ken, Barbara, Sheila, Derek, Christine and the late Brian. Funeral service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 27th September at 11am. Would all friends and family wishing to attend meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

KASPEROWICZ (Beatrice). Passed away suddenly on 1st September, peacefully in her sleep. Dearly missed mum, gran and great-gran. Funeral service to take place at English Martyrs Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 27th September at 11.30am followed by burial at Woodhouse Lane Burial Ground, Biddulph. Would all family and friends willing to attend kindly meet at the church. Donations only please in memory of Beatrice kindly appreciated to Marie Curie and Dementia UK. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

REYNOLDS. Peacefully on 8th September, 2018, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Winford “Win”, aged 75, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marjorie “Marge”. Loving dad of Dawn, cherished and treasured grandad of Star, dear brother of Martin and brother-in-law of Rosemary, Hilary and Harry. A service of celebration for the life of Win will take place at New Life Church, Congleton, on Friday, 21st September 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SPOONER. The death occurred on 31st August, 2018, of Mr Sam Spooner, aged 20, of Crewe and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and cherished son of Judith and the late Paul, dear step-son of Dave. Loving brother of Vicky, Ben and Jack, and step-brother of Hannah and Lily, dear uncle of Alfie and George and a much-loved grandson of David Hey. Cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Friday, 14th September at 12.35pm for service at Congleton Town Hall 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 town hall. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to CALM. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WILSON (Audrey). Passed away peacefully on 29th August, 2018, aged 86. Wife of the late Sam, Audrey will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. A celebration of her life takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 17th September at 11.20am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Woodland Trust. Enquiries: GW Turner, 0161 480 3754.

WRENCH. Peacefully on 7th September, 2018, at home. Dorothy “Jean”, aged 75, of Knypersley. Dearly loved and devoted wife of John. Loving mum of Anne-Marie and the late James-Robert, loving mother-in-law of Michael and Lesley, and a cherished and treasured nanna of Lauren and Ryan James. Service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 012602 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 6th September, 2018

BROOKS (Robin). Sadly passed away on Tuesday, 14th August, 2018, aged 18. Dearly loved son of Keith and Sarah, loving brother of James and Heidi, uncle of Maisie and Archie, grandson, nephew and friend. Robin will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 7th September, at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request; donations to TLC (Teddies For Loving Care). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BURGHAM (Eva). The death occurred peacefully at Clayton Manor Nursing Home on 28th August 2018 of Eva, aged 86 years, of Congleton. She was the dearly-loved sister of Joan and Harold; dear sister-in-law of Donald and Mary, and an auntie and great auntie. The cortege is to leave her brother Bill’s home on Tuesday, 11th September, 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 the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

EDGE (Peter). Tragically at rest while at home in Birmingham on 18th August, 2018. William Peter, formerly of Biddulph Moor, aged 53. Dearly beloved husband of Mercy. Devoted dad to Veronica, treasured son of the late Graham and Veronica, a loving and much loved brother to Louise and the late Yvonne, a dear uncle to Kenny, Callum and Jordan and a dear friend to many who will be truly missed. Funeral service at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 10th September at 2.30pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations preferred to Breast Cancer Research UK and MIND. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 515155.

HARKER (Andrew Jonathan). Sadly on 16th August, 2018. Andrew, aged 48, of Biddulph. Dearly loved son of the late Joseph and Eleanor, much loved brother of Nicholas and David, very dear brother-in-law of Tracy and Asha, also a dear uncle of James, Bethany, Caitlin, Madeline and Thomas. The service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 10th September, at 11.20am. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support and Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOPWOOD (Olive Mary). Peacefully on 30th August 2018 at Heliosa Nursing Home, Olive Mary, aged 95 years, of Holmes Chapel. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Samuel Hopwood; loving mum of Antony; dear mother-in-law of Kate, and a cherished and treasured nana of Holly, Bethany, George and Felicity. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 17th September, at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the NSPCC. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

IRELAND (Elsie). Peacefully on Tuesday, 21st August, 2018, at Park Lane Nursing Home. Elsie, aged 87, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Reg, much loved mum of Terry, Wayne the late Pauline, Geoff, Hilary, Gaynor and Tracey, treasured mother-in-law of Tracy, loved nan of Andrew, Kirsty, Matt and Josh, and a dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 24th September, at 12.15pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MORGAN (David). At rest on 21st August, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. David, aged 65, of Rode Heath. Dearly loved husband of Sue, much-loved dad of Lynne and Anne, loving father-in-law of Craig, treasured granddad of Katie, Hollie, Toby, Toni, Megan, Isaac and the late Bethany. Service at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 7th September at 12.30pm, 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 the UHNM Charity (Ward 110). Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

PARKES (Derek). Long-time partner of June, passed away in hospital on the 25th August 2018, aged 78. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. His funeral begins at 11am on Monday, 24th September, with a Requiem Mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, followed by his burial at Congleton Town Burial Ground. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

ROWBOTTOM (Veronica). 30th August, 2018. Passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital, aged 82. Veronica, of Hassall, Sandbach, beloved wife of the late Tom, dearly loved mum of Nigel, Nick, and the late Lee, much-loved nan of Joshua, Jack and Tommy, loving great nan to Ava. Funeral service at Christ Church, Wheelock on Friday, 14th September at 1.30pm followed by a burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations to ward seven, Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder and Son (Crewe and Nantwich Funeral Services) 01270 812512.

WHITEHURST (Robert). The death occurred peacefully at home on 27th August 2018 of Robert “Bob”, aged 82 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Norah Whitehurst; loving dad of Janet and Susie; dear father-in-law of Graham and Michael; cherished granddad of Mathew, Rachael, Richie, Lucie, Roisin and Thomas, and a treasured great granddad of Oska and Vince. The cortege is to leave his daughter Janet’s home on Monday, 17th September at 1.30pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Macmillan Nurses or the Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

WILSHAW (Joan). At rest on 31st August at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Joan, aged 86. Dear wife of the late Arthur, and much loved mum of Wendy and Mark, nan to Daniel and great-nan to James, and much-loved aunty to many. Joan will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service and internment to take place on Tuesday, 18th September, at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Macular Degeneration (please make cheques payable to Eyecare Medical). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


Death Notices, 30th August, 2018

BROOKS (Robin). Sadly passed away on Tuesday, 14th August, 2018, aged 18. Dearly loved son of Keith and Sarah, loving brother of James and Heidi, uncle of Maisie and Archie, grandson, nephew and friend. Robin will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 7th September at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request. Donations to TLC (Teddies For Loving Care). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

ALLSOP. Dr David John, associate professor in psychopharmacology, Sydney University, Australia. It is with grief that the family announces the loss of David Allsop, formerly of Coronation Crescent, Sandbach, and pupil of Sandbach School. He died in Sydney on the 13th August, aged 43, following a brave battle against cancer. He was a much-loved son, father, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend to many. His funeral was held in Sydney on 21st August. There will be a memorial service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 21st September at 3pm.

BOOTH (Dorothy May). Passed away on Monday, 20th August 2018 at Darwin Court Nursing Home in Lichfield, aged 93 years. Dorothy will be sadly missed by Sandra and Neil and all her family and friends. Her life will be celebrated on Wednesday, 5th September at 2.30.pm at Lichfield and District Crematorium, Fradley. The theme will be pink so please do not wear the usual funeral attire. Family flowers only, please. Donations in memory of Dorothy will be sent to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Midcounties Co-operative Funeralcare, 1, Birmingham Road, Lichfield, 01543 416660.

GANNON (Jose). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Marie-Jose of Biddulph, who died peacefully while in the care of the Old Vicarage Nursing Home, Goldenhill, on 9th August 2018, aged 90 years. She was the dearly beloved wife of the late John; a dear step-mum to Tony and Monica, and a dearest friend, who was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church RIP on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Reception into English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph will be on Tuesday, 4th September, at 6pm. Requiem Mass is on Wednesday, 5th September at 11am, followed by interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. No flowers by request; donations preferred to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

GRAY (Stephen Elton). Passed away suddenly on 21st August 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. Stephen, aged 46 years, formerly of Biddulph. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOOD (Stephen William). Peacefully on 16th August 2018 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Stephen William, aged 69 years, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Hilary; loving nephew of Percy, and a dear cousin, friends and neighbours. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 4th September, at 10.30am for a service at Christ Church, Eaton, 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 Palliative Care Nurses Fund at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

KLAVER (Susan). At rest, 17th August 2018, aged 67, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. The dearly-loved mother of Marc and Catherine; cherished nanna of Xander and Ellie, and beloved partner to Ian. Sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 7th September, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please; any donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Congleton, 01260 270290.

LEESE (Leslie Gregory). Passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer, at home on Friday, 24th August 2018, Les, aged 67 years, of Sandbach. A former partner at L&S Motors. The beloved husband of Irene, and much-loved father to Carl and the late John. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to The Macmillan Treatment Centre at Leighton Hospital. The funeral service is to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 7th September, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

LEESE (Sheila, “Shez”). Peacefully on 21st August 2018 at Leighton Hospital, Shez, aged 54 years, of Wheelock. The dearly-loved wife of Kevin; much-loved mum of Dan, wife Gemma and the late Sam, and treasured “Glamma” to Meg. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to ward 11 and 13 at Leighton Hospital; cheques payable to Leighton Hospital MCHT. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 4th September, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

PIERPOINT (Brent Anthony). Brent Anthony Pierpoint peacefully passed away at home with his family by his side on Saturday, 25th August, aged 67, after a brave fight with cancer. He remained a very proud man to the end. Brent lived in Northwich but was formerly from Elworth, in Sandbach. With a heavy heart, Brent, a very loyal and devoted family man, leaves behind his beloved wife Annette of 36 years, his very much loved daughter Zoe and son-in-law Ash, and very loved grandson, Harley. Brent was a much-loved brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle to his nieces and nephews. Brent was also very well known to many at his local fishing club. Enquiries: George Bell Funeral Service, 49, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, 01606 42534 

POTTS (Gladys Elizabeth). Peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on 21st August 2018, Gladys, aged 88 years, of Biddulph. The dearly-loved wife of Herbert; loving mum of Stuart and Alison, and grandma to Richard, Colin and James. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St Mary’s Church, Astbury, or The British Heart Foundation. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Thursday, 6th September, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

PROCTOR (Nancy). Peacefully passed away on 20th August 2018, Nancy, aged 90 years, formerly of Moor Top Farm, Lask Edge. The devoted wife of the late Derek; much-loved mum of John and Jean; dear mother-in-law of Joy and Robert; cherished grandma of Vicky, Caroline, Andrew, Sarah, Christopher, Matthew and Charlotte; great grandma of Thomas, Georgia, Aaron, Paige, Nancie-Rose, Macie-Belle, Jayden, Evie, Zoe, Willow, Oliver, Emma and Sienna, and step great grandma to Harper. Nancy will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 4th September, at 10.40am. Friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to CRY. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SLATTERY. (Liam Thomas James). On 26th August 2018, suddenly at home in Cranage, Liam, aged 18 years. The much-loved son of Jean and Mark, and a much-loved grandson, nephew and cousin. Family flowers only please, donations if wished for Asthma UK. Donations and enquiries regarding funeral arrangements to George Bell Funeral Service, 49, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, 0160642534. Tributes may be left on our website bellfunerals.com 

WHITEHURST (Diane). Passed away peacefully at home on 15th August 2018, aged 70 years, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and devoted wife of the late Robert “Bob” Whitehurst, and loving sister to Jennifer, Carole and the late Walter. She was a dear sister-in-law to Harold, Stephen and Barbara, and a loving auntie and great auntie. A private family cremation is to take place on Thursday, 6th September, prior to a funeral service at St John’s Church, Congleton, at 11.30am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to either East Cheshire Hospice or the British Heart Foundation will be gratefully received. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

Death Notices, 23rd August, 2018

BALL (Joshua). Suddenly on Monday, 28th May, 2018, at RSUH. Joshua, of Biddulph, aged 26. The much loved and cherished son of Carol and Stephen, treasured dad of Olivia, devoted brother of Stevie, Martin, Bradley, Kaiden, Abigale, Christian and Joseph, a dearly loved uncle of Cherys and Lily. Josh will be sadly missed by all his cousins, aunts, uncles, step-mum Jackie, girlfriend Linzie, Roxy and all his friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 3rd September at 2.30pm 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, or if desired, donations gratefully received to Olivia’s trust fund c/o the funeral director. Dress to impress, no mourning attire please. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BEARDMORE (Anthony Edward “Tony”). At rest on 7th August, 2018, after a short illness. Anthony Edward “Tony” Beardmore, much loved father to Andrew and Lisa, very dear brother to Gillian and Carol, cherished uncle, treasured and much respected friend to many. The service will take place at 2.30pm on Monday, 3rd September at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers or donations in Tony’s memory, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BIRCH (Joyce). Passed away peacefully on 14th August, 2018, at Regency Care Home, Whitefield, Manchester. Joyce, aged 94, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late Dennis, and a loving mum and aunty. A service of thanksgiving takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 31st August at noon. Family flowers only; donations to St Peter’s Church, Elworth. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DALE (Kathleen May). Sadly passed away, aged 96, on Wednesday, 8th August, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. A dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Dale and loving mother to Maureen and Barbara. She was a dear mother-in-law to Malcolm and John, and a much-loved gran to Spencer, Paula and Christopher. She will be sadly missed by all her great and great-grandchildren. Kath was a good and dear friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 29th August at Christ Church, Eaton, at noon, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations to Guide Dogs for the blind or Eaton Church will be gratefully received. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

GRAHAM (Doris Pamela). Peacefully at Lawton Manor Care Home on Sunday, 19th August, 2018. Doris, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Brian, much-loved mother of Brian, Stephen and Lynn, sister to Nora, a treasured nan and great-nan. The funeral takes place on Friday, 31st August at 10am at Christ Church, Wheelock, followed by burial. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

HOOD. Peacefully on 16th August, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Stephen William, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Hilary, loving nephew of Percy and a dear cousin, friend and neighbour. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 4th September at 10.30am for service at Christ Church, Eaton, at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Palliative Care Nurses Fund at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JACKSON (Freda). Peacefully passed away on Thursday, 9th August, 2018, at Bradwell Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Freda, of Gillow Heath, aged 92. The wife of the late Kenneth Jackson, dear mother of Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Martha, devoted gran of Jason and Louise, and loving great-gran of April. Freda will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 29th August with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 10am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at Biddulph Methodist Church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, will be collected at the church on behalf of Jackfield Ward, Bradwell Hospital. Enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare, 96, Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove, 01782 776678.

JERVIS (George). Peacefully on 14th August in Lawton Manor care home. George Jervis, aged 84, devoted husband to the late Patricia Jervis and a much loved dad to Susan and Andrew and a loving grandad to Michael, Stacey and Kayleigh, and great-grandad to Emilia and Jenson. George will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 29th August at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach at 1pm prior to interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of George will be gratefully received for The Christie. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

PARKER (Janet). Amazing mum, loving partner and passionate rescue dog owner, passed away on 14th August at Astbury Mere Care Home after a short illness. Janet was a fantastic and loving mum to Samantha and Kristian, and adored companion to Richard. She was well known as a dog beautician and owner of Bow-Wows, the mobile dog grooming business before she retired. Aged 71, originally from Cheam, Surrey, Janet had lived in Congleton for the last 40 years. The funeral service will take place at Congleton Pentecostal Church, Cross Street on Monday, 3rd September at 10am followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. In celebration of her life, the family have asked for bright colours (preferably light blue or pink) to be worn at the service. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Pentecostal Church or Windyway Trust (supporting Windyway Animal Sanctuary). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SMITH (Glenn). Sadly passed away on Thursday, 16th August, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Glenn, aged 70, loving and devoted husband of Marjorie, cherished dad of Suzanne and Richard, treasured grandad of Daniel, Caitlin and Sienna. Glenn will be missed by all who knew him. The funeral will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 24th August, at 2pm, followed by a committal in Astbury Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the intensive care unit, Macclesfield District General Hospital or Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

STEPHENSON (Robert “Bob”). On Monday, 13th August, 2018, peacefully at Greenfields, Whitchurch. Bob, aged 94, of St John’s Road, Biddulph. Beloved husband of the late Norma, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, grandad and Grandad Bob. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Tilston (SY14 7HB) on Thursday, 30th August at 11.30am, followed by interment at Biddulph Cemetery (ST8 7RG) at 3.30pm. Donations, if desired, for St Mary’s Church, Tilston. Enquiries: Rolfe’s, Whitchurch, 01948 662209.

WALKER (Keith). At rest on Tuesday, 14th August, 2018, at RSUH. Keith, aged 65, late of Biddulph. Loving son of the late Gwen and Bill Walker, dearly loved brother to Gill and brother-in-law of Geoff, and much loved uncle of Rachel and Lauren. Funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 30th August at 1.20pm. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, would be much appreciated for Cancer Research and Shelter; a collection plate will be available at the crematorium. Enquiries: Geoff Tudor, Tudor-Davies Funeral Services, The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, 01782 811411.

WILKINSON (Geoffrey). Passed away peacefully on 19th August, 2018, at The Cedars Residential Care Home, Holmes Chapel. Geoff, aged 103. Dearly loved husband of the late Cissie. Much loved dad of Barry and daughter-in-law Gillian. Funeral service to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium on Monday, 3rd September at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK and Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 16th August, 2018

COPE.
On 7th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Christopher “Chris” Mark, aged 54, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Caroline. Loving dad of Adam, dear father-in-law of Carly, cherished and treasured grandad of Maisie, son of the late Roy and the late Jessie, and a dear brother, uncle and great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 28th August at 10.25am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Anybody wishing to join the family to celebrate Chris’s life is welcome to join us at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Kidney Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DALE (Kathleen May). Sadly passed away, aged 96, on Wednesday, 8th August, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. A dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harry Dale and loving mother to Maureen and Barbara. She was a dear mother-in-law to Malcolm and John, and much-loved gran to Spencer, Paula and Christopher. She will be sadly missed by all her great and great-great-grandchildren. Kath was a good and dear friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 29th August, at Eaton Church at noon, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please. Donations to Guide Dogs for the Blind or Eaton Church will be gratefully received. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DAWSON (Betty). Sadly passed away on Friday, 3rd August, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice surrounded by her loving family. Betty, aged 63, of Knypersley. Dearly loved partner of Colin, loved mum to Ciaran (Biggun) and step-mum to Amie. Funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 29th August at 2pm. Relatives and friends wishing to attend the service are kindly invited to meet at the crematorium. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research and Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Betty. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

LYTHALL (Roy). Peacefully on 12th August, 2018, at Newton Court Care Home, Middlewich, with his family at his side. Roy, aged 77, of Elworth. Beloved husband of Veronica (Ronnie) loving brother to Glenda, brother-in-law to Rob and uncle to Lee and Graham. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 24th August at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, will be given to Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MELLOR (Jane Alice “Jennie”). Sadly passed away at the RSUH on 1st August, 2018. Jane, of Biddulph Moor, aged 97. Loving wife of the late Jack, a much-loved mum, nana, great-nana and dear friend and neighbour who will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor on Friday, 24th August at 2pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Would all family please meet at the family home and will friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations preferred to Congleton War Memorial Hospital and New Road Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

NEEDHAM (Margaret, née Rogers). Passed away peacefully on 11th August, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Margaret, aged 83, devoted wife of the late Peter, loving mum of Andrew, Richard and Alison, beloved mother-in-law to Lesley, Pim and Steve, adored grandma to Jenny, Emma, John, Sophie, Kate and James. The funeral service will take place at Bosley Methodist Church on Wednesday, 29th August at 10.45am followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium for close family and friends. Donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan and Bosley Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SEBIRE (Stephen John, 81). Following a private family funeral, the Thanksgiving Service will take place at 11am on Tuesday, 4th September at the Parish Church of St Mary, Astbury. Stephen’s family would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of support and invite you to share your memories after the service at Stock at The Pavilion in Congleton Park and also in the memory book at Congleton Museum. The family would like to direct any donations to the registered charity Congleton 4 Congleton Ltd, via Andrew Smith Funeral Services, 01625 433853.

WRENCH (née Pemberton). Peacefully on 5th August, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Suzanne Gail, aged 44, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of John. Much loved and treasured daughter of Mary and the late John Pemberton, and a dear niece and cousin. Following a private committal, a service of celebration for Suzanne’s life will take place at Congleton United Reformed Church on Thursday, 23rd August at 2.15pm. Will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward four, Macclesfield District General Hospital or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 9th August, 2018

FORSTER (Mabel). Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 5th June, 2018. Mabel, aged 86, loving wife of the late Frank, dear mother to the late Gary, much respected mother-in-law to Maria, treasured grandma to Ben, Josh, Jordan and Cleo, cherished great-grandma to James and Annalise. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 21st August at 1.20pm. Will friends and family wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Donations, if desired, to Dementia UK in memory of Mabel. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GIBSON (Harold). Peacefully on Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, while in the loving care of the staff at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Harold, aged 79, of Biddulph. Formerly of Biddulph Moor. The cherished son of the late Charles and Sarah Ellen Gibson, treasured brother of Cyril, Phyllis, Elaine, Robert, Hilda and the late Ellis, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Harold will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 15th August at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, cash donations preferred to Tall Oaks Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GRIFFITHS. Peacefully on 26th July, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. John Stuart, aged 54, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Frank and the late Maureen Griffiths. Loving and cherished dad of Ellie and a dear brother of Jillian, Philip and Robert. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 14th August, at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would 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

KENT (Peter Jepson). Former teacher at Heathfield High School and St Joseph’s College. Passed away peacefully on 28th July, 2018, after bravely dealing with his pain and suffering. Deeply loved husband of Helen, adored father of Darren and Aimee, a loved brother-in-law and friend to many. A service for the celebration of the life of Peter will take place at Bradwell Crematorium, Newcastle-under-Lyme on Thursday, 16th August at 12.40pm. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations to Douglas Macmillan Hospice (c/o the funeral director, the family or at the service). Enquiries: Geoff Tudor, Tudor-Davies Funeral Services, The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, 01782 811411.

MCCORMICK. Peacefully on 30th July, 2018, at home. Barbara Ann, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of James. Loving mum of Sharon, Johanne and Siobhain, dear mother-in-law of Andrew and Michael, cherished nana of Nathan, Ivie and Felix. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 20th August at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. At the family’s request an item of bright clothing may be worn. Flowers welcomed or if desired donations to East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MELLOR (Jane Alice, “Jennie”). Sadly passed away at the RSUH on 1st August, 2018. Jane, of Biddulph Moor, aged 97. Loving wife of the late Jack. A much loved mum, nana, great-nana and dear friend and neighbour who will be sadly missed. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

MINSHULL (Doris “Doll”). The family wish to announce the passing of Doris on 27th July at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Doris, aged 92, of Mow Cop. Mum of Susan, mother-in-law of Tony, nan of Emma and Pete, great-grandmother to Thomas and Daniel. The funeral service will take place at 10.45am on Monday, 20th August at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop. Committal to take place at Bradwell Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome in memory of Doris. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PARROTT. Peacefully on 30th July, 2018, at Newton Court Nursing Home, Middlewich. Ann, aged 78, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George. Loving mum of Simon, the late Andrew and the late Susan, and a dear mother-in-law, nana and great-grandma. Service is to take place on Monday, 13th August at Rhema Church, Rode Heath, at 1pm, prior to interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would 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

WILCOX (Dennis). Peacefully on 2nd August in Leighton Hospital. Dennis Wilcox, aged 84, devoted husband to Glenys and a much-loved dad to Steven and Sandra, father-in-law to Sue and Philip, and a loving grandad and great-grandad. Dennis will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 17th August at Sandbach Methodist Church, Wesley Avenue, at 11am followed by interment at The Church on Ettiley Heath. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Dennis will be gratefully received for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

WRENCH (née Pemberton). Peacefully on 5th August, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Suzanne Gail, aged 44, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of John. Much loved and treasured daughter of Mary and the late John Pemberton, and a dear niece, aunty and cousin. A service of celebration for Suzanne’s life will take place at Congleton United Reformed Church on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward four, Macclesfield District General Hospital or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices 2nd August 2018
COOKE
(George). Husband of Lesley Cooke, passed away peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice following a short illness fought with dignity and courage surrounded by his loving family. George will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, on Wednesday, 15th August at 11.30am followed by burial in the churchyard. Can all who wish to attend please wear smart casual dress. Donations, if desired, to Greenfields Greyhound Rescue or East Cheshire Hospice. Family flowers only by request. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 270177.
DALE (John). At rest after an illness fought with courage on 24th July, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. John, aged 76. Loving husband of Elizabeth, cherished father of Julie, Kevin and Sarah, dear brother of Keith and a special grandad to Oliver and Jessica. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 10th August at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton at 12.30pm, followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or the Cecilia Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten Way, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
GIBSON (Harold). Peacefully on Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, while in the loving care of the staff at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Harold, aged 79, of Biddulph. Formerly of Biddulph Moor. The cherished son of the late Charles and Sarah Ellen Gibson, treasured brother of Cyril, Phyllis, Elaine, Robert, Hilda and the late Ellis, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Harold will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 15th August at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, cash donations preferred to Tall Oaks Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
GRIFFITHS. Peacefully on 26th July, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. John Stuart, aged 54, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Frank and the late Maureen Griffiths. Loving and cherished dad of Ellie and a dear brother of Jillian, Philip and Robert. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium 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
MCLEAN (Colin Derek). Passed away peacefully at Newton Court Care Home, Middlewich, on Sunday, 22nd July, 2018. Colin, aged 88, of Sandbach. Loving husband of Mary and dad to Edward and Derek. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 7th August at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RP Fighting Blindness. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
MOORE (Peter Harold). Suddenly on Thursday, 19th July, 2018, at home, Northway, Holmes Chapel. Peter, aged 73. Beloved husband of Doreen Moore and a much-loved dad and granddad, and former coach proprietor of Holmes Chapel. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 9th August with a service and committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to air ambulance. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532000.
SEDDON (Alison Helen, née Dale). At rest on 25th July, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Alison, aged 80, of Congleton. Dearly loved wife of Clive, devoted mother of Nicholas and Andrew. Alison will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 7th August at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton, at 1pm. Interment to follow at Congleton Cemetery. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
SHERWIN (Patricia “Pat”). Passed away peacefully on 22nd July, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Pat, aged 76, devoted and loving wife of Michael, very dear mum of Lesley and Glen, much respected mother-in-law to Sally, and a loving friend to Siobhan. A treasured grandma of Dion and Eleanor. Service to be held on Thursday, 9th August at St James’ Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm followed by a family committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
STANWAY (Jean Mary). Peacefully passed away on 28th July, 2018, at Abbey Court Care Home. Jean, aged 85, of Biddulph Moor. Devoted wife of the late Lewis Stanway, dearly loved mum of Michael, dear mother-in-law of Karen and a special grandma to Ian. Jean will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and interment take place on Monday, 13th August at Hilltop Methodist Church at 2pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
WAKEFIELD (Marjorie Wallace). Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 24th July, 2018, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Madge, aged 95, of Sandbach. Loving mother to Stuart. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 3rd August at 10.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
WEST (Diane Susan “Di”). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Monday, 23rd July, 2018, while at Leighton Hospital. Di, aged 78, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of Bob, and a much-loved mum of Paul, Lara and Tina. Di 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 Monday, 20th August at 11.15am 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 RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
Death Notices 26th July 2018
BURGESS. Peacefully on 6th July, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Andrew, aged 60, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carol. Loving dad of Tom, Joe, Emma, Elly and Etta, a dear father-in-law, brother of Caroline, Alison and Stephen, and a dear brother-in-law, grandad, uncle and great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 27th July at 10.25am for service at Christ Church, Eaton, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CHADDOCK (Jont). At rest on 17th July, 2018, at his home in Wetley Rocks in the care of his family. Jonathan, (Jont), aged 96, the beloved husband of the late Jenny, dearly loved step-father of John, Dorothy, Janet and the late Philip, a cherished grandad, great-grandad, and great-great-grandad, and a very dear brother. Funeral takes place on Friday, 27th July at Dilhorne Methodist Chapel at noon followed by interment at St John’s Churchyard, Wetley Rocks. Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the above chapel. Family floral tributes only please; donations, if desired, for Dilhorne Methodist Chapel or the Christian Blind Mission (CBM). Enquiries and donations: JP Keates and Son, Bank House, Cheadle, 01538 752164.
DALE (Sylvia Grace). Passed away peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on 17th July, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Michael and a dearly loved mum and grandma. Funeral takes place on Monday, 6th August with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.

EATON (Jill). Passed away peacefully on 16th July, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 68. Loving wife of Peter, cherished mum of Sarah, Christopher and Tanya, and mother-in-law of Karl, Tanya and Darren. Nan of Liam, Kayleigh, Lauren, Emma, Callum and Ellie. Sister of David, Lynn and family and Michael, Claire and family. Jill will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral will be held on Thursday, 2nd August at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. The family has requested that all mourners wear colourful clothing as a sign of respect for Jill. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

GIBSON (Harold). Peacefully on Sunday, 22nd July, 2018, while in the loving care of the staff at Tall Oaks Nursing Home. Harold, aged 78, of Biddulph and formerly of Biddulph Moor. The cherished son of the late Charles and Sarah Ellen Gibson, treasured brother of Cyril, Phyllis, Elaine, Robert, Hilda and the late Ellis, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
KENT (David). Passed away peacefully at home on 18th July, 2018, leaving his loving wife Eileen, sons and granddaughter, Andrew, Richard and Ava. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 2nd August at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. 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 (Roger). Peacefully on 11th July, 2018, at RSUH, with his family by his side, after a long illness bravely borne. Roger, aged 67, of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving father of Matthew, Tom and Rosalind, dear father-in-law of Priti, Sue and Darren, much-loved grandad of Ishya, Tabitha and Polly, treasured brother of Adrian and a dear uncle. A true friend and a trusted adviser to many. Funeral service at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 3rd August, at 2pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Floral tributes welcome or if preferred donations for Hill Top Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

MACHIN (Arnold John). At rest on 7th July, 2018, at home. Arnold “Arnie”, aged 82, of Mossley, Congleton. Much loved dad to Anne, dear brother to Russell and Harold. Arnold will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 12.30pm on Friday, 27th July at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to: Holy Trinity Church, Mossley. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MCGRAW. Peacefully on 15th July, 2018, at Lawton Manor Care Home. William “Bill”, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Jean McGraw. Loving dad of Kathleen, Darren and Louise, a dear father-in-law and a cherished and treasured grandad and great-grandad. Cortege is to leave his daughter Louise’s home on Monday, 6th August at 10.45am for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. 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 church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SHERRATT (Lester Allan). Peacefully on Sunday, 15th July, 2018, at Spring Bank Nursing Home, Knypersley. Lester, aged 84, of Biddulph. The most dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret, loving dad of Peter, Andrew, and daughter-in-law Gillian, special grandad of Alex, Stacie, Jake, Matthew and great-granddaughters Harleigh and Olivia, dear brother of John and the late James, a much loved brother-in-law and uncle, and a special friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 2nd August at 10.45am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK and or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

TOMKINSON. Peacefully on 19th July, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alfred, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Elizabeth Tomkinson. Loving dad of David, Linda, Allan and Lesley, dear father-in-law of Julian, Debbie and Malcolm, and a cherished and treasured grandad. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 3rd August at 10am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. 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

Death Notices 19th July 2018
BRINDLEY
. Peacefully on 30th June, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Ann, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Steven. Loving mum of Paul, Alison and the late Kathryn, dear mother-in-law of Lee and a cherished and treasured grandma of Eva and Harry. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 23rd July at 11.50am for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton 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. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Girl Guiding Congleton Cloud District or Diabetic Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BROWN (née Allen). Suddenly on 3rd July, 2018, at home. Elsie, aged 68. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Clive. Loving mum of Darren and Nichola, dear mother-in-law of Emma and Ian, cherished nana of Corey, Megan, Imogen, Leo, James, Adam and Thomas, a dear great-nana of Blair and Troy, and a dear sister of John, Margaret, the late Harold and the late Gladys. Service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury on Tuesday, 24th July 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
BURGESS. Peacefully on 6th July, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Andrew, aged 60, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carol. Loving dad of Tom, Joe, Emma, Elly and Etta, dear father-in-law, brother of Caroline, Alison and Stephen, and a dear brother-in-law, grandad, uncle and great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 27th July at 10.25am for service at Christ Church, Eaton 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CANTRILL (David John). Suddenly at his home on Saturday, 30th June, 2018. David, aged 63, of Gillow Heath, Biddulph. The devoted husband to Joan, cherished step-dad to Sharon and Denis, treasured grandad to Martin and Jono, a loving brother to Diana and Anthony, brother-in-law to David, a much-loved uncle to Claire and Cathy, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 31st July at 11.20am. 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, if desired, to Parkinson’s Disease Charity. Casual dress preferred. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

CHADDOCK (Joan, née Wardle). Sadly passed away after a long illness on 1st July, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Joan, aged 83, of Biddulph. Dearly loved wife of the late Roy Chaddock, much-loved mum of Angela, mother-in-law of Andrew and grandmother to Marie and Tanya. Funeral service takes place at 10.30am on Wednesday, 1st August at Biddulph Methodist Church followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

COOPER (Frank). Peacefully at rest on 9th July, 2018, at home in Biddulph. Frank, aged 76. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 20th July at 1.20pm. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice and British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

FREEMAN (Charles Sydney). On Saturday, 14th July, 2018, peacefully at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth. Charles, aged 84. Beloved husband of Phyllis Freeman and a much-loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service and committal to take place on Wednesday, 25th July at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to a charity of your choice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708 or 01270 762230.

GREEN (Donald). Peacefully passed away on 5th July, 2018, at Treetops Court Nursing Home. Donald “Don”, aged 92. Devoted husband of the late Doreen, brother of the late Bert, much-loved uncle of Pam and Mandy, also a great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Don will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 31st July at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am. Interment to follow at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Treetops Court Nursing Home, Leek. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GREGSON. Peacefully on 4th July, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ann Patricia “Pat”, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of John. Loving mum of David, Michael and Jane, dear mother-in-law of Linda, Keitra and Paul, and a treasured nan and gran of Vicky, Jock, Ollie, Josh, Gracie and Emmie. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 25th July 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, for the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HENSHALL (Brenda). Peacefully passed away on Friday, 13th July, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Brenda, aged 85, of Congleton. Devoted wife of the late Ronald, much-loved mother of Michael and Robert, respected mother-in-law of Sonia, loved nan of Daniel, Jake and Olivia and dear auntie of Noel, Dennis and Shaun. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 27th July at 9.20am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

JACKSON (Brian). Suddenly on Sunday, 8th July, 2018, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, after a short illness fought with tremendous courage and great dignity, while in the presence of his loving family. Brian, aged 63, of Biddulph. The devoted and loving husband of Karen, cherished dad of Mark and Rachael, treasured grandad of Ava, a dearest brother of Kevin and Shirley, a loving brother-in-law, uncle and a dear friend and neighbour to many. Brian will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Friday, 27th July 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 Sarcoma UK. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

JACKSON (John Alun “Taffy”). Sadly passed away peacefully on Monday, 9th July, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. John, of Sandbach, the dearly loved and devoted husband of Kath, loving dad to Linda and much loved grandad to Rhiannon, Bethan and Bryn. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 24th July at noon, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers; donations, if desired, to UHNM (Stoke, ward 103) or Diabetes UK in memory of John. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

LANCASTER (Roger). Peacefully on 11th July, 2018, at RSUH with his family by his side, after a long illness bravely borne. Roger, aged 67, of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving father of Matthew, Tom and Rosalind, dear father-in-law of Priti, Sue and Darren, much-loved grandad of Ishya, Tabitha and Polly, treasured brother of Adrian and a dear uncle. A true friend and a trusted advisor to many. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations for Hill Top Methodist Church Biddulph Moor. Funeral arrangements to be finalised. Enquiries: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

LITTLE. Peacefully on 5th July, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dorothy “Dot”, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Sydney. Loving mum of Mark and Clare, dear mother-in-law of Penny and Dameon, and a cherished and treasured nana Dot of Jacob. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 24th July at 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 Arthritis Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MOSTON (John Thomas Henry). Peacefully on Saturday, 14th July, 2018, at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel. John, aged 76, of Lower Withington. The dearly loved and devoted husband to Marie, father to Jane, Ruth and David, step-father to Paul and Stephen, father-in-law to Mike, Ian, Cathy, Gemma and Juliana. Loving Grandad to Alex, Becky, Matt, Emma, Isobella, James, Tilly, Flynn, Kerri, Jack, Alba, Quinn, Ellie, Roma, Sophia and Emily. Funeral service to be held at St John’s Church, Chelford, on Friday, 20th July at 4pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK and Lower Withington Church. All enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

MOUNTFORD (Dorothy, née Corden). Suddenly on 11th July at Royal Stoke University Hospital, with her family around her. Dorothy, aged 89, loving mum of Pat, cherished and treasured grandmother of Helen and Catherine, and very proud, adoring great-grandmother of Zac, Libby and Lucie. The funeral will take place on Thursday, 26th July, at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to University Hospital of North Midlands Charity.

POTTS (Shirley). In loving memory. Shirley Potts passed away 8th July, 2018, leaving loving husband Ron, daughter Diane, three sons Kevin, Wayne and Adrian, and all her grandchildren. Will be missed by all.
POWNEY (Ronald “Ron”). Suddenly and peacefully on 6th July, 2018, at the RSUH. Ron, aged 89. Devoted and much loved husband of the late Dorothy, much loved and loving dad of Stephen, Janet and Keith, a loving father-in-law of Cherry, David and Gill, and a loved and adored Grampa and Grampa Great. Ron’s family and friends will miss him enormously, but will treasure their memories of him and his loving, happy approach to life. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 27th July at 2.45pm. Would family and friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom, in memory of Ron. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

WILSHAW (Arthur). At rest on 10th July, 2018, at Park Lane Nursing Home. Arthur, aged 85. Dear husband of Joan, loved father of Wendy and Mark, grandfather to Daniel and great-grandfather to James. Arthur will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service and interment to take place on Tuesday, 24th July, at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to New Road Methodist Church. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.


Death Notices,  12th July, 2018

BARLOW
(Caroline Mary, née Emmett). 27th June 2018, passed away peacefully, aged 67 years, of 11, Margaret Street, Beaumaris, and previously of Fairacre, Giantswood Lane, Congleton. The loving wife and best friend of Mick; devoted mother of Rachael, Sarah, Andrew and Lauren; proud grandmother of Jim and Cathy, and cherished sister of Elizabeth Shaw. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends. A service to celebrate her life was held at St Mary’s and St Nicholas’s Church, Beaumaris, on Thursday, 5th July, followed by committal at Bangor Crematorium. Donations in memory of Caroline will be gratefully received towards St David’s Hospice, Llandudno c/o Melvin Rowlands of John O Williams and Son Funeral Directors, 29, Castle Street, Beaumaris, Anglesey, LL58 8AP, 01248 810642.

BOOTH (Janie). Peacefully on 17th June 2018 at Lawton Rise Care Home, Janie, aged 85 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Booth; loving mum of Paul; cherished nana of Tom, Chris and Andrew, and a treasured great nana of Ollie, Isabelle, Evie, Alfie and Amy. Reception into St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 16th July, at 3pm, followed by a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 17th July, at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Dementia UK. 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. afinneron.co.uk 

BOULTON (Edith Janice). Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, 7th July 2018. Janice, aged 75 years, of Elworth. A much-loved partner to Alan, and sister of Peggy. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. The funeral service is to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 24th July, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BRINDLEY (Ann). Peacefully, on 30th June 2018 at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ann, aged 70 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Steven; loving mum of Paul, Alison and the late Kathryn; dear mother-in-law of Lee and a cherished and treasured grandma of Eva and Harry. The service is to take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Girl Guiding UK or the Diabetic Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

BROWN (Elsie, nee Allen). Suddenly on 3rd July 2018, at home, Elsie, aged 68 years. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Clive; loving mum of Darren and Nichola; dear mother-in-law of Emma and Ian; cherished nana of Corey, Megan, Imogen, Leo, James, Adam and Thomas, and a dear great nana of Blair and Troy. The funeral service and interment are to take place on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk
 
CANTRILL (David John). Suddenly at his home, on Saturday, 30th June 2018, David, aged 63, years of Gillow Heath, Biddulph. The devoted husband of Joan; cherished stepdad to Sharon and Denis; treasured granddad to Martin and Jono; a loving brother to Diana and Anthony; brother-in-law to David; a much-loved uncle to Claire and Cathy, and a good friend to many. The funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

CLARKE (Jim). Peacefully at home in Wincham on 7th July 2018, and formerly of Lower Withington, Jim, aged 92 years. The dear husband of the late Jessie; much-loved dad of Barry, Peter and Keith, and a much-loved granddad and great granddad. Family flowers only please, donations if wished for Cancer Research UK. Donations and all enquiries: George Bell Funeral Service, 49, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, CW9 7SN, 01606 42534.

CRADDOCK (Doris) Peacefully on 30th June 2018 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Doris, aged 92 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Amos Craddock; loving mum of Patricia and Keith; dear mother-in-law of Sylvia; cherished grandma of Neil and Mark, and a treasured great grandma and great great grandma. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 17th July, at 1.05pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield 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 

FURNIVAL (Gladys Esme). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Monday, 9th July 2018, Esme, aged 91 years, of Cranage, Holmes Chapel. A dearly-loved Mum to Richard, John and the late Alan. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation, The Christie and St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel. The funeral service is to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Wednesday, 18th July, at 12.30pm, followed by interment in St Luke’s Cemetery. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HARDING (Yvonne). Please pray for Yvonne, of Knypersley, who died suddenly while in the loving care of her family at the RSUH on 22nd June, 2018, aged 74. The dearly beloved wife of Roy. Devoted mum to Tracey. Dearest mother-in-law to Gary. A loving and much loved nana to Jessica and her fiancé David and great-nana to bump. A dear sister-in-law, aunt and friend 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 to be held at St Mary’s RC Church, Norton, on Tuesday, 17th July, at 11.30am, followed by interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Flowers are most acceptable as are donations, if preferred, to St Mary’s RC Church, Norton. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

LITTLE (Dot). Peacefully on 5th July 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Dorothy, “Dot”, aged 76 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Sydney; loving mum of Mark and Clare; dear mother-in-law of Penny and Dameon, and a cherished and treasured Nan Dot of Jacob. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Arthritis Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

RATCLIFFE (Brian). Passed away suddenly, at home in Wheelock, aged 75 years. Brian, beloved husband of the late Cynthia, dearly loved dad to James and Clair, and much-loved granddad to Luca. The funeral service will be held at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 16th July, at 11.20am. Family flowers only please, donations to The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to Graham Tresidder and Son, Crewe and Nantwich Funeral Services, 01270 812512.

SHREEVE (John). Passed away suddenly on Monday, 25th June 2018, at Wythenshawe Hospital. John, aged 85 years, of Congleton. A devoted husband to Joan; loving father to Ian and Susan; respected father-in-law of David, and treasured granddad to James, Andrew and Daisy. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all that knew him. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 23rd July, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only by request. Donations if desired to North West Ambulance service NHS Trust in memory of John. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, Cheshire, 01260 298829.

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Raymond). Peacefully on 5th July 2018, at home, Raymond Leslie, aged 67 years, of Marton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Barbara; loving dad of Darren and Andrew; dear father-in-law of Vicky and George; cherished and treasured granddad of Tayla and Lilie; dear brother of Alan; brother-in-law of Wendy; cousin of Alice and uncle of Susan, Jenny and Lucy. The cortege will be leaving his home on Wednesday, 18th July, at 10.15am for a service and interment at Marton Church 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

TAYLOR (Michael John, “Mike”). Died 2nd July, 2018. Passed away peacefully at Ysbyty Gwynedd. Born in Worcester, aged 73 years. The devoted and loving husband to Kathy and much-loved Dad to Bev. The service will take place at Bangor Crematorium on Thursday, 19th July, at noon. Casual dress code - no black and no ties. Donations in lieu of flowers will be gratefully received towards the Anglesey (Ynys Mon) Branch of the RSPCA, care of Griffith Roberts and Son, Funeral Directors, Valley, Anglesey LL65 3EA, (01407) 740940.

TURNER (Max). Peacefully passed away on 1st July 2018, at his home, Max, aged 79 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret; loving dad of Jeff and Philip; dear father-in-law of Jane and Ruth; cherished and treasured granddad of Chloe, Alex and Eloise; dear brother of Rex, and brother-in-law of Barbara. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 25th July, at 10.40am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Parkinson’s Association. 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. afinneron.co.uk 

VENABLES (William Arthur “Bill”). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 2nd July, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Bill, aged 90, formerly of Northwood Farm, Siddington. Dearly loved husband of Margaret and dad to Audrey, Judith and Robert. Funeral service to be held at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, on Friday, 20th July, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WILLIAMS (Edmund Eddie). Peacefully after a long illness at Park Lane Care Home while surrounded by his loving family on 1st July, 2018. Edmund, of Biddulph, aged 89. The dearly loved husband of Gwyneth. A loving dad of Caroline and father-in-law to Colin. Treasured granddad of Jake and Teigan, a dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 16th July, at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations preferred to Biddulph in Bloom or Vascular Dementia BRACE charity. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

WRIGHT (Geoff). Peacefully on 6th July 2018, at home, Geoffrey “Geoff” Thomas, aged 69 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jenny; loving dad of Dan; dear father-in-law of Helen; a treasured granddad of Bella and Amelie; brother of Chris and husband Ronnie, and brother-in-law of Tony and wife Maureen and their families. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 20th July, at 10am for the service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Guide Dogs For The Blind. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. At the family’s request, no mourning clothes to be worn — summer shirts for gentlemen. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 


Death Notices,  5th July, 2018

BALL (Joshua). Suddenly on Monday, 28th May, 2018, at RSUH. Joshua, of Biddulph, aged 26. The much loved and cherished son of Carol and Stephen, treasured dad of Olivia, devoted brother of Stevie, Martin, Bradley, Kaiden, Abigale, Christian and Joseph, a dearly-loved uncle of Cherys and Lily. Josh will be sadly missed by all his cousins, aunts, uncles, step-mum Jackie, girlfriend Linzie, Roxy and all his friends. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BOOTH. Peacefully on 17th June, 2018, at Lawton Rise Care Home. Janie, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Booth. Loving mum of Paul, cherished nana of Tom, Chris and Andrew, and a treasured great-nana of Ollie, Isabelle, Evie, Alfie and Amy. Cortege is to leave her son Paul’s home on Tuesday, 17th July, at 10am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CALCUTT (Mike). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family on 23rd June, 2018. Michael, of Biddulph, aged 72. Devoted dad to Michelle and Nicholas. A dearest father-in-law to Adam and Jodie. A loving and much-loved Grampy to Isla, Elara, James and Bump. A dear brother to David, brother-in-law and friend. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th July at 2.30pm. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

CARTER (Roger). Sadly, after a long illness, on 24th June, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Roger, aged 77, of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved husband of Mair, loving dad of Brian and Julie, father-in-law of Ann and Tony, grandad to Peter, Jenna, Kalifsha, and Kaeman, also brother of Ian. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 11th July. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to RNLI. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CRADDOCK. Peacefully on 30th June, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Doris, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Amos Craddock. Loving mum of Patricia and Keith, dear mother-in-law of Sylvia, cherished grandma of Neil and Mark, and a treasured great-grandma and great-great-grandma. Funeral service is to 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DISHMAN (Douglas “Doug”). At, rest on Thursday, 28th June, 2018, while at home in the presence of his loving family. Doug, aged 63, of Biddulph Moor, formerly of Blyth. The loving and devoted husband of Pauline, cherished dad of Simon, step-dad to Becky, Charlotte and Tim, a dear brother of Denise, Joyce, Sandra and Angela, loving brother-in-law of Carl, Billy and Tim, a very special “Doug” to Jake, Jack, Dominic and Chloe, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Doug will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 13th July at 1.20pm. The funeral cortege will leave Hollinshead Coach car park, Biddulph, 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 or, if preferred, cash donations gratefully received to Royal Air Forces Association and/or Spinal Unit Action Group. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

KIRKHAM (Stanley). Passed away on 3rd June, 2018, at RSUH following a short illness, bravely faced with courage and humour. Stan, aged 90, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of the late Pamela Ann, much-loved dad of John, brother of Cyril and the late Dorothy and Dennis, brother-in-Law of Valarie and the late Betty. Also uncle of Donna, Stephen and Denise. Stan will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Funeral service to be held at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 17th July at 2pm. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly requested to meet at the church, flowers welcome. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

NORTON (John). Peacefully at rest on 27th June, 2018, in Macclesfield District General Hospital after a short illness borne with great dignity. John, aged 82, of Holmes Chapel. The dear and devoted husband of Liz. Funeral to take place on Monday, 9th July, with a committal service at Vale Royal Crematorium at 1.45pm followed by a service of thanksgiving at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church at 2.30pm. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice in memory of John. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532000.

SCRAGG (Ellis). Peacefully at rest on 26th June, 2018, while in the loving care of his family at Treetops Court Care Home Leek. Ellis, formerly of Biddulph, aged 87. Dearly beloved husband of the late Lilian, devoted dad to Gillian, Eileen and Margaret, a dearest father-in-law to Paul and Cameron, a loving and much loved grandad to Craig, Rebecca, Amy, Martin, Adam, Josh and Emily, a dear great-grandad, a loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Packmoor Methodist Church on Monday, 9th July at 2pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground, Biddulph. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

STAGG (Raymond “Ray”). Sadly passed away on 26th June, 2018, at home. Ray, aged 78, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of Ann, a wonderful dad to his loving daughters and sons-in-law, loving grandad and great-grandad, also a very dear brother and brother-in-law. Ray will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place on Tuesday, 10th July, at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers please by request. Donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WAKEFIELD (Kenneth). Passed away after a short illness at Leighton Hospital on Friday, 29th June, 2018. Ken, aged 85, of Wheelock. Dearly loved husband of Lily and loving dad to Stephen and Neil. Funeral service to be held at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Tuesday, 17th July at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers or donations to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 28th June, 2018

OGDON (Alan Stanley). On Wednesday, 20th June, 2018, peacefully in hospital and of Ash Grove, Middlewich. Alan, aged 82. The beloved husband of Barbara Ogdon and a much-loved dad, grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service and committal to take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, near Northwich, on Tuesday, 10th July at 1pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society or British Heart Foundation. Will all mourners kindly wear Manchester City Football Club colours. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

POWER (Thomas “Tom” Richard Power). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 20th June at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Tom, aged 86. The loving and devoted husband of the late Doris, dear brother to the late Bryan, much-loved father of Mark and Neil, and treasured grandad of Chilli, Milligan and Henry. The funeral service will take place on Monday, 16th July at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only by request. Any donations to Diabetes UK, please. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SPILSBURY (Nellie). Passed away peacefully at Adderley Green Care Centre on 17th June, 2018, aged 90. Devoted wife of the late Albert Spilsbury and a loving mum to Robert. Nellie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Monday, 2nd July at 2pm, followed by burial in Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request, donations in Nellie’s memory to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TRINDER (Bob). Passed away peacefully at home on 15th June, 2018. Funeral will take place on Wednesday, 4th July with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Macmillan Nurses. Flowers will be donated to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.

Death Notices, 21st June, 2018

BRASSEY (Rita). Passed away peacefully at home in the loving arms of her family on 2nd June, 2018. Rita, aged 79. Loving wife of Joe, cherished mum of Hilary, Alison and Mick, dear mother-in-law of Kelly and Dave, adored nan of Antony, Lisa, Donna, Phil, Tom, Jack and Stacey, great-grandma of Gracie, George, Lilah and Alfie. Rita will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 25th June at 3.30pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will family and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CHAMBERS (Eunice Elizabeth). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on 12th June, 2018. Eunice, aged 70. Devoted mum of Julie, Gareth, Chris and Neil. Cherished “Nannar” of Holly, Nicole, Natasha, Ben, Callum, Evan and Dario, great-nana of Louis, Cody and Hayden, a special auntie, sister and friend to many. Eunice will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 28th June at 2pm. Would family and friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only by request please. Donations in Eunice’s memory to Dementia UK and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DEAKIN (John). Passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on 29th May, 2018. John, aged 74. Loving and devoted husband of Christine, dearly loved dad of Sharron and the late Mark, father-in-law to Keith, much-loved grandad to Kirsty and Paul and Gavin and Steph, and great-grandad to Kaiyah, Joshua and Georgia. John will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th June at 11am. Family and friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DIMMICK. Peacefully passed away on 27th May, 2018, at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Kenneth James, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Phyllis Dimmick. Loving dad of Susan. Father-in-law of Michael, cherished grandad and great-grandad. A private burial took place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 13th June, conducted by the Rev Murray George.
HODGKINSON (Sheila Mary). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Monday, 18th June, 2018. Sheila, aged 90, of Hassall Green. The dearly loved mum of Dave, Ken, Pam and Andy. Funeral service to be held at Christchurch Wheelock on Friday, 29th June at 2pm. Donations, if desired, to St Philip’s Church, Hassall Green, and local charities. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

JONES (Donald “Don”). Suddenly on Sunday, 10th June, 2018, at RSUH. Don, aged 82, of Gillow Heath. The loving and devoted son of the late Mary and William Jones. A treasured brother of Stuart and the late Arnold, dearest brother-in-law of Barbara and Sylvia, a dear uncle and a very good friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 2nd July at 12.30pm prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

STANDEN. Francis “Norbert”, of Congleton, aged 100. Passed away peacefully on 7th June, 2018, at Macclesfield and District General Hospital. Loving father of the late Bernard and much-loved father of Maria, Francis and Michael. Dear father-in-law of Pat and Fiona, and dear friend of Brian. Cherished grandad, great-grandad, uncle and brother-in-law. Requiem mass will take place at St Mary’s Chapel, West Road, Congleton, on Tuesday, 3rd July at 11am, followed by interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Would relatives and friends wishing to attend, please accept this as the only intimation and kindly meet at the chapel. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WALTON. Peacefully on 8th June, 2018, at Greengables Nursing home. Ada, aged 98, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of David, Raymond and Phillip. Dear mother-in-law of Jenny, Megan and Kathleen. Cherished grandmother of Paul, Lorna, Nicholas, Emma, Miles, James, Mary and Samantha, and a cherished great-grandmother. A private committal is to take place, followed by a service of remembrance at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Monday, 2nd July at 11.30am. Would friends wishing to attend please 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

Death Notices, 14th June 2018

ADAMS (Marie). At rest after a long illness on 24th May, 2018, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Marie, aged 88, of Biddulph. Much-loved wife of the late Samuel Adams, loving mum of Stephen and Robert, very dear mother-in-law of Elizabeth and Paula, treasured grandma and great-grandma of David, Suzanne, Audra and husband Rob, Gemma, Natalie, Jack, Sienna, Ted, Freddie, Ludo and Stijn, also dear sister of Gordon and John, and sister-in-law of Jean and Margaret. Marie will be very sadly missed. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Luke’s Church, Endon, on Monday, 18th June at noon. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BLACK (Thelma Joan). Thelma, peacefully, at Leighton Hospital on Saturday, 2nd June, 2018, aged 90 of Alsager. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bill. Much loved mother of David and mother-in-law to Anne. Treasured gran of Stephen, Matthew, Peter and Andrew. Great-grandmother of Madeleine Thelma. Funeral to take place on Monday, 25th June at 1.20pm at Bradwell Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth Funeral Service, 01270 765783.

GASKELL (Mafalda). Passed peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 3rd June, 2018, aged 90. Mafalda, the dearly beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved mother of Angelina, Peter, Roger and the late Maria. Funeral to take place on Monday, 18th June at 1pm. Full requiem mass at St Winifred’s RC Church followed by burial at Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or donations to RNLI and Royal British Legion. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

GASKILL (Bert). Peacefully on 2nd June, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Herbert Brian (Bert) aged 80, of Mossley and formerly of Biddulph Moor. Devoted husband of Christine, brother of Wilf and the late Jack, brother-in-law of Jean, Jesse and Pat, Valerie and Alan, uncle of Sharon, Jesse and Christopher, Mandy and Melvin. Funeral Tuesday, 19th June, service and internment at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton at 3pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Flowers may be sent but donations preferred to UHNM charity. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

GOOD (Donald Nigel Nick). Suddenly on Wednesday, 30th May, 2018, at RSUH. Nick, passed away aged 80. Much loved dad of Matthew and Justine, treasured grandad of Natalie, Marcus and Isabella. Dear brother of Anne and Sue. Nick will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and many friends. Funeral service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 25th June at 2.15pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations preferred to RSPCA. Enquiries: Co-Operative Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton 01782 711244 / 315238 / 838724.

GOODE (Kathleen). Peacefully at rest in Newton Court Nursing Home on 11th June, 2018. Kathleen, of Sandbach, aged 87, the dear and devoted wife of Leslie, also a treasured sister-in-law, auntie and friend to many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 22nd June at Christ Church, Wheelock at 11.45am, prior to committal at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Wheelock or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HARDINGHAM (Rick). Suddenly on Thursday, 24th May, 2018. Rick, aged 56. The dearly loved husband of Sandra, brother to Jo, step-father to Robert, Dylan and Mark, and special granddad to his 10 grandchildren. Funeral service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm on Monday, 18th June. Friends wishing to attend, kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cheshire Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.

HIGGS (Maxwell). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 5th June, 2018. Max, aged 84, of Sandbach. A service of thanksgiving will take place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Saturday, 23rd June, at 12.30pm. Dearly-loved husband of Aileen. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

JONES (Donald “Don”). Suddenly on Sunday, 10th June, 2018, at RSUH. Don, aged 82, of Gillow Heath. The loving and devoted son of the late Mary and William Jones. A treasured brother of Stuart and the late Arnold, dearest brother-in-law of Barbara and Sylvia, a dear uncle and a very good friend and neighbour to many. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MAXWELL David (”Spoof”). Aged 66, David passed away peacefully on 21st May at Macclesfield District General Hospital with his wife Debbie and sons Adam and Phillip by his side. In accordance with David’s wishes, a private committal took place on 5th June at Macclesfield Crematorium. The family would like to express their appreciation to relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and cards of condolence at this very sad time. Grateful thanks also to staff on wards three and nine at MDGH for the exceptional kindness shown to both David and the family; Dr Stuart Thomas at Readesmoor Medical Practice for his care and concern and the team at Alan Finneron Funeral Directors for their sensitivity in arranging the committal. Donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or North West Air Ambulance, via the funeral directors. In celebration of David’s life, a get-together for friends and family has been arranged on 3rd August. Further details will follow regarding venue and time.

MILLS (David, Kenneth). Suddenly on Monday, 4th June, 2018, at MDGH. David, aged 87, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of Patricia with whom he led an adventurous and varied life. He will be sadly missed by all his friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 21st June at 11.30am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will all friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Royal National Lifeboat Institute. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SHROPSHIRE (Audrey). Passed away peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 30th May, 2018. Audrey, aged 82, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Robert Shropshire, loving mum of Gary, Allan and Marie, loving nana of Claire, Julie, Robert, Liam, Emily, Allana and Aaron, cherished great-nana, sister, auntie and friend. Audrey will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, 19th June at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WALTON. Peacefully on 8th June, 2018, at Greengables Nursing home. Ada, aged 98, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold. Loving mother of David, Raymond and Phillip. Dear mother-in-law of Jenny, Megan and Kathleen. Cherished grandmother of Paul, Lorna, Nicholas, Emma, Miles, James, Mary and Samantha, and a cherished great-grandmother. Service is to take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton at a time and date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West street, Congleton, 01260 277622.

Death Notices, 7th June, 2018

BOOTH (James “Jim”). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 20th May, 2018, while at the RSUH. Jim, aged 82, of Scholar Green. The devoted and loving husband of the late Anne, and a much-loved dad, father-in-law, grandad, brother and brother-in-law.  Jim will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends.  Funeral service to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Wednesday, 13th June at 10.45am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church.  Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Keystone Support Centre. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

BOOTH (Marjorie Ellen). Passed away peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Sunday, 20th May, aged 88. Loving wife of the late Victor Booth, mum to Graham and Christopher and devoted grandmother and great-great grandmother. Funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 8th June at 11am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CLEWS (Mary). Sadly passed away on 27th May, 2018, aged 86. Devoted wife of the late Maurice, loving mother of Graham and Carol, and mother-in-law of Gordon. “Bigga nana” of Ruth, Vicci, Amy, Lucy, Jessica, Marnie and Logan. Mary will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 22nd June at 1pm followed by burial at Horton Churchyard. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations to Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CUNNINGHAM (James Bernard Westbrook). Passed away peacefully on 25th May, 2018, at St Stephen’s Care Home after a long battle with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia. Jim, aged 81, of The Swettenham Arms. Dearly loved husband of Fran and treasured dad to Janette, Michelle, James, Lyndon, Ashley and Antony. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Saturday, 9th June at 11am. Followed by a private committal in Swettenham Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations to Parkinson’s Society. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

GASKELL (Mafalda). Passed peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 3rd June, 2018, aged 90. Mafalda, the dearly beloved wife of the late Jack, much-loved mother of Angelina, Peter, Roger and the late Maria. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

JACKSON (Evelyn). Peacefully on 29th May, 2018. Evelyn, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Ron, loving mum of Philip, Martin and Isobel. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 14th June at 3.20pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

MELLOR. Peacefully on 27th May, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Frank, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Joan and the late Margaret-Rose. Cherished dad, step-dad and grandad. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 11th June at 1.40pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton at 2pm, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church. 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

PARKINSON (Mary, née Moss). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Saturday, 26th May, 2018, while at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Mary, aged 76, of Odd Rode, Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of Bernard, a much-loved mum of Toni and Ian, and Jonty and Christine, and adored nana of Mark. Mary will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 14th June at 10.40am. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

WRIGHT (Clifford Humphrey). Peacefully at rest at his home, on 30th May, 2018, and in the loving care of his family and friends. Clifford, aged 83, of Haslington. The dear and devoted husband of the late Barbara and the loving and inspirational dad of Christopher and Paul. Funeral to take place on Monday, 18th June with a service at Haslington Methodist Church at 10.45am prior to committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Action For Children or All We Can (Methodist Relief and Development). Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

Death Notices, 31st May, 2018

COATES (Ivy, nee Worrall). Passed away peacefully on 21st May, 2018, at Clayton Manor Care Home surrounded by family. Ivy, aged 89, devoted wife of the late Bert, loving mum of Steve, David, Anthony, Vincent, Robert, Rosemarie and Jayne. Dear mother-in-law to Lynne, Linda, Diane and Stephen, beloved sister to Charlie and George, and sister-in-law to Doris, Margaret, Sheila and Fred, a treasured and cherished nan and great-nan to many, and a much missed auntie and friend. The funeral will take place on Monday, 11th June at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Cortège will leave at 10.10am from 12, Jackson Road. Will relatives and friends please accept this as the only invitation. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK in memory of Ivy. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DONOHOE (Ethel). Peacefully and gracefully at rest in Leighton Hospital, on 26th May, 2018, in the loving care of her family. Ethel, aged 74, of Sandbach and formerly of Dublin. The dear and devoted mammy of Fiona and Karl. Funeral to take place on Friday, 8th June, with a service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 2pm, prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 3.15pm. Family flowers only by request, donations to be confirmed. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

DOORBAR. Peacefully on 6th May, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Malcolm, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Gillian. Dear brother of Gillian and Beryl, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 1st June at 9.45am for service and interment at Hill Top Methodist Church at 10am. 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 Dogs Trust or Cats Protection. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LOWE (Julia Elizabeth). Peacefully passed away on 17th May, 2018, after a short illness. Julia, aged 87, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Harry, dearly loved mum of Roy and Beryl, treasured nan of Daniel. Julia will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The service takes place on Tuesday, 5th June at St John’s Church, Knypersley at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Churchyard. Will all family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK and Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MOORE (June). Peacefully on 27th May, 2018, at Turnpike Court Nursing Home, Sandbach. June Moore, aged 88, devoted wife to the late John and a much-loved mum to Christine and David, mother to Kevin and Gina, and grandmother to Ben. For funeral service enquiries, please contact: Co-op Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

SCRAGG (Lilian née Baddeley). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of her family at Park Lane Care Home on 10th May, 2018. Lilian, formerly of Biddulph, aged 85. The dearly beloved wife of Ellis, devoted mum to Gillian, Eileen and Margaret. A dearest mother-in-law to Paul and Cameron. A loving and much loved nana to Craig, Rebecca, Amy, Martin, Adam, Josh and Emily, a dear great-nana, a loving sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 5th June at 2pm. Followed by interment in Woodhouse Burial Ground. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

SIMMS (Robert “Bob” Samuel). Suddenly on Tuesday, 15th May, 2018. Bob, aged 77, of Knypersley. Devoted husband of the late Shelagh, loving father of Andy and Deborah, treasured grandfather to Jessica, Charlotte, Georgie and Tom, much loved great-grandfather to Rose also a special father-in-law to Simon and Jayne. Bob will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 13th June at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to UNICEF. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WALLEY (Hilda). Sadly passed away at home on 12th May, 2018, following a short illness, aged 93. Funeral service takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 7th June at 11am, followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Can mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Hilda’s memory to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WITCHELL (Frederick Thomas “Fred”). Peacefully passed away in the presence of his family and staff on ward 230 at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 7th May, 2018. Fred, aged 95, dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Edna, much loved dad of Dianne and Mark and father-in-law to Jim. Treasured grandparent and friend to many, Fred will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The funeral will take place on Friday, 15th June at 2pm at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward 230 RSUH. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514 204.

Death Notices, 24th May,  2018

BOWYER. Peacefully on 16th May, 2018, at her home. Emily, aged 105, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Bowyer. Loving aunt of Pat, Lynn and Della, and a dear great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 7th June at 1.50pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Church or Cardio Myopathy UK. Enquires and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DRANE (Christine Hilary, née Boon). Peacefully on Friday, 11th May, at East Cheshire Hospice. Christine, aged 76, of Macclesfield and formerly Congleton. The dearly loved wife of John, a much-loved mum of Kathryn and Heather, a loving step-mum of Jonathan and Sarah, a cherished grandma. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Methodist Church on Thursday, 7th June at 12.30pm, prior to a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. 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

OSBORNE (Joan). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital. Joan, aged 78, of Elworth, Sandbach. Loving mum of Michael and Michele, and a treasured grandma. Service of thanksgiving at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 1st June, at 10.30am following interment in Sandbach Cemetery at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward four, Leighton Hospital, or Macmillan Trust. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

PARSONAGE (Lily Sylvia). Peacefully at rest in Holymere House Care Home, Haslington, on 18th May, 2018. Lily, aged 100, of Wheelock, Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late Ray and a much-loved mum, nan and great-nan. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 6th June with a service at Christ Church, Wheelock at 1.30pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made to The Dementia Society in memory of Lily. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230

POINTON (Leslie). Peacefully at rest while in the presence of his loving family on 14th May, 2018, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Leslie, aged 71, previously of Barber Road, Chell and lately Knypersley. Loving husband of Loraine, much-loved dad to Darren, Tracey and Sarah, cherished grandad to Adam, Harrison, Henry, Bertie and Barney, also loving father-in-law to Mark, Lorraine and Jason. Les will be greatly missed and always remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Church Lane, Biddulph Moor, on Tuesday, 12th June at noon. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 17th May, 2018

BEECH (Dorothy). Formerly of Astbury Street, passed away peacefully at Clayton Manor Care Home, on Saturday, 12th May. Beloved wife to the late Donald Beech, much-loved mum to Simon, Helen and Andrew, cherished grandmother to George, Ed, Henry, Charlie, Joe and Edmond and great-grandmother to Harry and Jenson. The funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 25th May at 3pm followed by a burial at Astbury cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Dorothy to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DALE (John). At rest on Thursday, 19th April, 2018. John, aged 74, of Biddulph.  The devoted son of the late John and Mary Dale, dearly loved brother of Len and Vera, a much loved uncle and great-uncle, and friend to many who will be sadly missed. Funeral service and cremation on Monday, 21st May at 12.40pm at Bradwell Crematorium. Enquiries and floral tributes: Geoff Tudor, Tudor-Davies Funeral Services, The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 3HB, 01782 811411.

DOORBAR. Peacefully on 6th May, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Malcolm, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Gillian. Dear brother of Gillian and Beryl, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 1st June at 9.45am for service at Hill Top Methodist Church at 10am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust or Cats Protection. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

DRAGE. Peacefully on 3rd May, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John Robert, aged 84, of Congleton. The much-loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Paul and Robert, dear father-in-law of Sally and Jane, cherished grandad of Alan, Lee, Scott, Jenni and Katy, and treasured great-grandpa of Georgia and Harry. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield crematorium on Friday, 25th 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HAMER (Michelle). Passed away surrounded by her family on 7th May, 2018, at The Christie Hospital. Michelle, aged 48, of Goostrey, formerly of Sandbach. Much loved daughter to Maureen and the late Colin. Funeral service to be held at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Monday, 21st May at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HAND (Valerie Pearl, née Warburton). Suddenly on Monday, 7th May, 2018, at RSUH, surrounded by her loving family. Valerie (Val), aged 75, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of William (Bill), cherished mum of Andrea, Beverley and the late Adrian, Andrew and Melanie, a much-loved nana of Emma, Antonia and Daniel, a great-nan of Alisha, Owen and Ashton, loved mother-in-law to David, a dear sister to Rita, a much loved aunt and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 21st May at 11am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HARGREAVES (Sylvia). Passed away peacefully at her home on 7th May, 2018. Sylvia, aged 91, of Biddulph. Funeral service to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 24th May, at 11am followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HEEKS. Peacefully on 6th May, 2018, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Millicent Elizabeth, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Gerald. Loving mum of Soren, Denzel, Christian and Lavinia, dear mother-in-law of Bernadette, Susan and Paul. Cherished and treasured grandmother of Thomas and Daryl. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 24th May at 10.40am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetic Society or Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

HIGGINS (Irene Maud “Rene). On Friday, 4th May, 2018, peacefully, in hospital and of Abbey Road, Sandbach. Rene, aged 90. Beloved wife of the late Harold Higgins and a much-loved mother and mother-in-law. Funeral service and committal to take place on Thursday, 31st May at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Sandbach Animal Rescue. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01606 836708.

JENNINGS. Peacefully on 8th May, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marjorie “Madge”, aged 71, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Brian. Loving mum of Wayne, Brian and Darren, cherished grandma of Rebecca, Mark, Rachel and Suzy, and a treasured great-grandma of Leo. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 21st May at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would 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

JONES Donald (Don). Suddenly on Friday, 4th May, 2018, at his home. Don, aged 85. The loving husband of Shirley, devoted dad of Anthony and Tracey and husband John, precious grandad of Heidi, Harry and Lydia. Don will always be loved and sadly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 25th May at 9.20am. No flowers by request, please; donations, if desired, would be appreciated for the Jordan Burndred (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Memorial Fund. A donation plate will be available at the crematorium. Friends are invited to meet at the crematorium. If you cannot attend the service at the crematorium, everyone is invited to celebrate Don’s life from 10.30am onwards at the Royal Oak, Biddulph. Enquiries: Geoff Tudor, Tudor-Davies, The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, 01782 811411.

MATHEWS (Francis Michael “Frank”). Passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with cancer on Friday, 11th May, 2018. Frank, aged 63, of Sandbach. Loving husband of Diane. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 1st June, at 2pm. Family flowers only, donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
NIXON (Violet). Passed away peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Friday, 27th April. Beloved wife to Arthur, much-loved mum to Jeff and Leslie, and mother-in-law to Diane and Tracey, cherished nan to Chris, Hannah, Emily, Dan and Becky. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 22nd May at 10.15am followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

OSYPIW (Robert “Rob”). Suddenly on Monday, 23rd April, 2018, in the care of Royal Stoke University Hospital. Robert, aged 62, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Jane, loving father of James, Elizabeth and Edward, and father-in-law of Michelle. Robert will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him and worked with him. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 22nd May, at 2pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or St John’s Church, Knypersley. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TEDDER (Suzanne Margaret). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 10th May, 2018, and in the loving care of her family. Sue, aged 63, of Elworth, Sandbach. The much-loved daughter of Jean and the late Phil, and a treasured sister and friend to many. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Riding for the Disabled. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230. 

Death Notices, 10th May, 2018

ADDERLEY (Harold). Sadly passed away at home on 28th April, 2018, following an illness faced with great courage. Harold, aged 81, of Congleton, the dearly loved and devoted husband of Audrey, loving dad to Lynn, and father-in-law of Ray. Much loved grandad of Jessica and Rachel, treasured great-grandad of Alex, Poppy, Daisy and Aydan. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th May at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DAWSON (Joyce, née Holland). Peacefully passed away in the presence of her family at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 27th April, 2018. Joyce, aged 89, dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Anson, much loved mum of June and Ann and mother-in-law to Allen and Paul. Treasured nanna to Kerry, Tracey, Vicky, Adrian, Leigh and David. Loved great-nanna to Faith, Sophie, Lily-Mae, Mitchell, Cain, Phoebe, Sebby, George, Martha, James and Lucas. Step-nanna to William, Thomas and Charlotte, and step-great-nanna to Oliver and Joshua. The funeral will take place on Monday, 14th May at 1.30pm at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to UHNM, ward 78, to support funding of the relatives’ room. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

DAVENPORT. Peacefully on 26th April, 2018, at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Sandbach. Marjorie, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Horace Davenport. Loving mum of Michael, Margaret and Vivian, dear mother-in-law of Ann, David and the late Peter, cherished nan of Fiona, Paul, Leahann, Lisa, Robert and the late Christopher, treasured great-nan of Sophie, James, Holly, Bradley and Lucas. Cortege is to leave her daughter Margaret’s home on Thursday, 24th May at 12.30pm for service at Congleton Pentecostal Church 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 St Stephen’s Amenity Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

ANDREWS (Ruth Anne). Tragically taken from our hearts, before her time. Ruth, aged 84, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Ian, greatly loved mum, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend to many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 18th May at 2.30pm at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.ADDERLEY (Harold). Sadly passed away at home on 28th April, 2018, following an illness faced with great courage. Harold, aged 81, of Congleton, the dearly loved and devoted husband of Audrey, loving dad to Lynn, and father-in-law of Ray. Much loved grandad of Jessica and Rachel, treasured great-grandad of Alex, Poppy, Daisy and Aydan. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th May at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 3rd May, 2018

ADDERLEY (Harold). Sadly passed away at home on 28th April, 2018, following an illness faced with great courage. Harold, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Audrey, loving dad to Lynn, and the father-in-law of Ray. Much loved grandad of Jessica and Rachel, treasured great-grandad of Alex, Poppy, Daisy and Aydan. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends. The funeral is yet to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BOWKER. Peacefully on 24th April, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Eileen. Loving dad of Gillian, dear father-in-law of Christopher, cherished and treasured grandad of Hayley, dear brother of Nancy, the late Kenneth and the late Frank and a dear brother-in-law of Eileen, Pauline, the late Betty and the late Roy. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 18th May at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Friends For Leisure. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CHALLINOR (Raymond Harry). On Thursday, 26th April, 2018, peacefully at Westbourne Care Home, Holmes Chapel, and of Goostrey, Harry, aged 95. Beloved husband of Margaret Challinor and a much-loved brother and uncle. Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 8th May at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01477 532000.

DOYLE (Kevin Paul). Peacefully at home on 25th April, 2018, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved husband of Kim. Much loved father of Matt and step-father of Melanie and Stephanie. Treasured grandad of Ellisia, Ana, Libby, Rohan, Nahia and Jayden. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 8th May at 10am at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only please. Donations to Mid-Cheshire Hospitals Charity (for Macmillan Cancer Support). Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

ELKIN. The death occurred peacefully on 22nd April, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital of Mr Ronald Charles Elkin, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 61 years of Mrs Margaret Elkin. Loving dad of Gill and John, dear father-in-law of Julia and a cherished and treasured grandad of Jack. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 11th May at 10.45am for service at Trinity Methodist 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 The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HAWKINS. The death occurred peacefully on 22nd April, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice of Mr Jeffrey “Jeff” James Hawkins, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jeanette, loving dad of Martin, dear father-in-law of Sharon, cherished and treasured grandad of Oliver and Harrison. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 17th May at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MACHIN (Margaret). Margaret, aged 77, passed peacefully away at East Cheshire Hospice on Wednesday, 18th April, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Terry. Dearly loved mum of Bryan and Ricky. Margaret will be missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place on Tuesday, 8th May at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, may be sent for East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.

NEWTON. Peacefully on 22nd April, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Annie Rosina, aged 93, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Newton. Loving mum of Colin and Philip, dear mother-in-law of Jo-ann and Vera, cherished grandma of David, Peter and Mary, and treasured great-grandma of Zachary. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 16th May at 10.25am for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

NIXON (Ivan). At peace on 19th April, 2018, at RSUH. Ivan, aged 65, of Rudyard. The dearly beloved son of the late Ivan and Gladys, much loved brother of David, Philip, Carol and Jan, very dear brother-in-law of Christine, Sue, Alan and Martin, and a loved uncle. Funeral on Tuesday, 8th May, at Rudyard Methodist Church at 11am prior to a private cremation. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Rudyard Methodist Church. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.

POTTS (Maureen). Passed away peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday, 12th April, 2018, aged 89. Devoted wife of the late Harry, and loving mum to Robert, Sue, Ian and the late Jill. Mother-in-law to Susan and the late Graham. A loving nana to Samantha, Greg and Joanne, and all her great-grandchildren. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 14th May at 1.45pm for funeral service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, 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 please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SIMPSON (Daniel). Peacefully at home on 25th April, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Danny, aged 69, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Janet, cherished dad of Chris and Mel, dear father-in-law of Steve and Zuzana and a much-loved grandad of Jade, Ellie, Dani, Jake and Henry. Danny will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Monday, 21st May at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.15pm, followed by Cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STRINGER (Margaret Elizabeth). Passed away suddenly at Leighton Hospital on Wednesday, 25th April, 2018. Margaret, aged 87, of Sandbach. Much loved mum to James and inspirational grandma to Dougie, Jessie, Rosa, Alex and Luke. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Lower Whitley, on Wednesday, 16th May at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Church, Lower Whitley. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

THOMAS (Ann). Peacefully on Friday, 6th April, while in the presence of her loving family at MDGH. Ann, aged 78, of Congleton. The devoted wife of Stuart, cherished mum of Lilian, Susan and Mary, dearest mother-in-law of Gordon, Leslie and Glyn, treasured grandmother of Shaun, Claire, Jack and Alec, a loving sister of Doreen, Derek and the late Shirley and Robert - Brian, a dear aunt and a good friend and neighbour to many. Ann will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 11th May at 11am prior to interment into Biddulph Town 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 St Lawrence’s Church. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

VICKERS (Janice). Passed away suddenly on Saturday, 7th April, 2018, at home. Janice will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 8th May, at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cats Protection. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WALLER. The death occurred peacefully on 23rd April, 2018, at home of Mr Kenneth Waller, aged 79, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Mary Waller. Loving dad of Carolyn, dear father-in-law of Stephen, cherished grandad of Katie and a treasured great-grandad of Bonnie. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 9th May 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 26th April, 2018

BAILEY (Cedric). Suddenly on Monday, 9th April, 2018, at RSUH. Cedric, aged 84, of Biddulph. The devoted son of the late Hubert and Mary Bailey, treasured father of Pauline, dearest father-in-law of Robert, cherished grandad of Helen and Martyn, and a dear friend and neighbour to many. Cedric will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 4th May at 11.30am, prior to interment into 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice and / or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BAYLEY (Sylvia Joyce). Passed away peacefully on Thursday, 12th April, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 79. Beloved wife of the late John Edwin Bayley. Loving mother of Alastair and sister to George, Angela and the late David. Will also be missed by many other family and friends. The funeral service, followed by interment in the churchyard, will take place on Wednesday, 2nd May at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, at lpm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church, North Rode or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.

CUMMINGS. Peacefully on 19th April, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Graham Charles, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved brother of Michael and Robert, brother-in-law of Fay and Netta, dear uncle of Roger, Stephen, Jane and Andrew and a great-uncle of Lili-Ann, Elliott, Noah and Madelaine. Cortege is to leave his brother Michael’s home on Tuesday, 8th May 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DAVENPORT. Peacefully on 15th April, 2018, at Congleton War Memorial Hospital. Betsy “Betty” Marion, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Leonard Davenport. Loving mum of Eileen, Brian and Philip, dear mother-in-law of John and Kathleen, and a cherished and treasured gran and great-gran. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 27th April at 9.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help The Aged. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

EARDLEY. Peacefully on 14th April, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Jean, aged 58, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Patrick McGough. Loving daughter of John and the late Olwyn and a dear sister-in-law of Michael, Anthony and Dianne. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 3rd May at 10.50am for service at St Stephen’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, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HOLDCROFT (Ray). Peacefully on 22nd April, 2018. Ray, aged 79, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Paul, Julie and Claire, and father-in-law of Brian, treasured grandad of Niamh, James and Emilly, and a dear brother of Bob and Lynda. Service at St John’s Church, Knypersley on Wednesday, 2nd May, at 11am. Will all friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to Harplands Hospital, ward six. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

MILLER. Peacefully on 15th April, 2018, at home. Edward John “Ted”, aged 82, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Mrs Marion Miller and a loving dad to Gary and Sandra. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 30th April at 2pm for service at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield at 2.15pm, 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 St Michael’s Church or Marie Curie Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MORRIS (Ivor). Ivor Morris, of Cumberland Road, Congleton, after a short illness, aged 96, cycled off to eternity. Husband to the late Edna, father of Kevin, Pam and Eraine, grandad of Kathy, Sally and Lisa and lifelong cycling enthusiast. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, 1st May, at 11.20am at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Wheels For All Cycling Projects. Enquiries: J Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

NEWTON. Peacefully on 22nd April, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Annie Rosina, aged 93, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Newton. Loving mum of Colin and Philip, dear mother-in-law of Jo-ann and Vera, cherished grandma of David, Peter and Mary, and treasured great-grandma of Zachary. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 16th May at 10.25am for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

POTTS (Barbara). Peacefully in the care of Royal Stoke University Hospital on 14th April, 2018. Barbara, aged 85, late of Biddulph, formerly of Rookery. Devoted wife of the late Enoch Roy, much loved mum of Janice and mum-in-law of Phil, treasured nan of Stacie and Jack, and Stacie’s husband Andy, also sadly missed and much loved by Ellie and Ryan. Funeral service to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 11th May at 2pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family Flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

POTTS (Maureen). Passed away peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday, 12th April, 2018, aged 89. Devoted wife of the late Harry, and loving mum to Robert, Sue, Ian, and the late Jill. Mother-in-law to Susan and the late Graham. A loving nana to Samantha, Greg and Joanne, and all her great-grandchildren. The funeral takes place on Monday, 14th May at 2pm at St Stephen’s Church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and Stroke Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

RATCLIFFE (James “Eric”). Sadly passed away on 8th April, 2018, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton. Eric, aged 83, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Sylvia, cherished dad of Dawn and a dearly loved grandad and great-grandad. Eric will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service and cremation take place on Friday, 4th May at Carmountside Crematorium at 1pm. Family flowers only please. Cash donations in Eric’s memory to Heliosa Nursing Home are welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SMITH (Beryl). Suddenly at home on 5th April, 2018. Beryl, aged 88, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Joseph William Smith, loving mum of Susan, Paul and Pete, treasured grandma of Dan and Hannah, and much loved mum-in-law of Lynn. Beryl will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STANIER. Peacefully on 17th April, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Angela Mary, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Neil Stanier. Loving mum of Geoffrey and Robert, cherished and treasured grandma of Ryan and Liam, and a dear sister of Jenny and Mike. Cortege leaves her home at 2.35pm on Thursday, 3rd May 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 19th April, 2018

CUDDY. Peacefully on 9th April, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ronald “Ron” John, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved brother of Michael, Len and Chris, dear brother-in-law of Valerie and a dear uncle and great-uncle. Service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 26th April at 11.15am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton. 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DOBSON. Martin, aged 70, died peacefully at his home on 5th April, 2018, with his family present, following a long illness borne with great courage. Martin was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Celia, loving father to his son and daughter Christopher and Laura Dobson, and grandfather to his new grandson Luca. He also leaves behind his sister Carol Hood and son-in-law David Ashmore. The funeral will take place at St John the Baptist Church, Smallwood, on Friday, 4th May at 12.45pm prior to burial at Astbury Churchyard. Would friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations to Hospice at Home (East Cheshire Hospice) would be appreciated in Martin’s memory. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FARR (William Graham). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 7th April, 2018, at the RSUH, surrounded by his family. Graham, aged 80, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Alwyn, much loved dad of Alison and Joanne, very dear father-in-law of Mick and Chris, treasured grandad of Craig, Leanne, Sophie and Georgia, dear brother of Keith and Audrey, a dear brother-in-law and uncle and a good friend to many. The funeral service and interment will take place at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 27th April at 11am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Leukaemia Care. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

LAWTON (Joan, née Dale). Died in the care of Solihull Hospital on Wednesday, 4th April, 2018. Joan, aged 89, formerly of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Herbert, loving mum of Pamela, Peter, Jean and Stephen, also a treasured grandma and great-grandma. Joan will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at St John’s church, Knypersley, on Monday, 30th April, at 2pm followed by burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to a charity of your own choice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MILLER. Peacefully on 15th April, 2018, at home. Edward John “Ted”, aged 82, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Mrs Marion Miller and a loving dad to Gary and Sandra. Cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 30th April at 2pm for service at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, at 2.15pm, 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 St Michael’s Church or Marie Curie nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

POTTS (Barbara). Peacefully in the care of Royal Stoke University Hospital on 14th April, 2018. Barbara, aged 85, late of Biddulph, formerly of Rookery. Devoted wife of the late Enoch Roy, much loved mum of Janice and mum-in-law of Phil, treasured nan of Stacie and Jack, and Stacie’s husband Andy, also sadly missed and much loved by Ellie and Ryan. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

ROTCHELL (Eileen Hilda, née Nixon). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, in the presence of her loving family. Eileen, aged 86, of Scholar Green and formerly of Sneyd Green. The devoted and loving wife of the late Ray, much loved mum of Elizabeth, loved mother-in-law of Colin, adored and loving gran of Gareth and Natasha, treasured great-grandma of Sophia, Mason and Isabelle, a dear sister of Christine, and a special sister-in-law, aunty, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. Eileen 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 Thursday, 3rd May, at 12.15pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

SALT (John). Passed away peacefully after a short illness at his home on Thursday, 12th April, 2018, while in the presence of his loving family. John, aged 70, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of Kathleen, the much loved dad of John (Jnr), a treasured brother of Ann, a loving uncle of Lynne and Diane, and a very dear and good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 3rd May at 2.15pm prior to a committal service 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 by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SPEIRS (Susan Ann, “Sue”). Peacefully at rest on 10th April, 2018, at the Haywood Hospital. Sue, aged 63, of Butt Lane. A loving wife of Ian and devoted mum of Samantha. Sue will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Butt Lane Baptist Church on Tuesday, 24th April at 1.45pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations preferred to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt, 15, Chetwynd Street, Wolstanton, 01782 715152. www.hopkinsonwoottonlovatt.co.uk

TUNNICLIFF (Lorraine, née Potts). Suddenly at home, Lorraine Lesley, aged 59, of Tunstall, a traffic officer at Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The dearly loved wife of Robert Stanley Tunnicliff, a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral service will take place at Swan Bank Methodist Church, Swan Square, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent on Friday, 27th April at 2pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations preferred to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK c/o the family. Enquiries: A and E Leese and Sons, 1, Scotia Road, Burslem, 01782 837750.

TURNOCK. Peacefully on 9th April, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, following a short illness. Eileen Doris, aged 80, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gordon Turnock. Loving mum of Joy and Andrew, dear mother-in-law of Simon and Suzi, cherished nan of Sarah, Kate, Ronnie and Henry, a much-loved sister and sister-in-law, and a dear friend and neighbour to many. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 1st May at 12.30pm 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 Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WALKER (Clifford). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on Tuesday, 10th April, 2018. Cliff, aged 101, of Hassall Green. He was the loving husband of Mary and devoted dad to Diane, Gill and Vicki. Funeral service takes place at St Philip’s Church, Hassall Green, on Tuesday, 24th April at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Philip’s Church and The Stroke Club (Crewe). Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WHITEHURST (George Armitt). Passed with grace, 9th April, 2018. George, aged 86, of Scholar Green. Much loved by Linda, his two sons Christopher and John, daughter-in-law Lynn and son-in-law Stacy. George will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbours. Funeral service to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 11th May, 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 National Kidney Federation. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

Death Notices, 12th April, 2018.

BAILEY (Norah). At rest after a short illness on Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, at St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield, Norah, aged 87, of Biddulph. The cherished mother of Linda and Lesley; a dearest mother-in-law of Malcolm; treasured grandmother of Danny and Emma and great-grandmother of Bella, Macey and Willow; and a dear aunt and a very good friend and neighbour to many. Norah will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 19th April, at noon. 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 St Luke’s Hospice c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DANIEL (Reginald “Roy”). Peacefully on Sunday, 25th March, 2018, following a short illness. The devoted husband of Sheila; much-loved dad of Helen and James; father-in-law of Steve and Lisa; treasured granddad of Jo, Neil and Alexander, and a loving great granddad of Jack and Lillie. Reg will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes. The funeral is to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 19th April at 10.40am. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DERBYSHIRE (Pauline Ann). At rest in the comfort of her loving home on Wednesday, 21st March, 2018, Pauline, aged 80, of Biddulph Moor. The devoted wife of the late Alan Derbyshire; treasured mum of Ann and Andrew; loving grandmother of Adam, Connor and Callum; a dearest mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Pauline will be deeply missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Wednesday, 25th April, at 11.30am prior to interment into 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, cash donations preferred to Pauline’s Luncheon Club c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GLARVEY. Suddenly on 23rd March, 2018, Dickson, aged 75, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Vivienne; loving dad of Paul and Mark; dear father-in-law of Annie and Liz; dear son-in-law of Edna; cherished and treasured granddad of Patrick; dearly loved brother of Tony and Pat, and a dear brother-in-law of Annette, Paul, Paulyn and the late Tom. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 17th April, at 1.15pm for a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

GOODWIN (Kathleen, nee Allen). At rest on 4th April, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Kathleen (Kath) aged 80, of Blythe Bridge, and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Jim; a much-loved sister, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt and dear friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will be at Bradwell Crematorium, Newcastle, on Tuesday, 24th April, at 2pm. No flowers please by request, donations preferred for the Air Ambulance or Cats’ Protection. Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation and all kindly meet and disperse at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Lymer and Son, Trent Bridge, Bucknall, 01782 202270.

HALL (Micheal). Peacefully on 26th March in Royal Stoke Hospital. Mike Hall, aged 88. Devoted husband to Jean and a much-loved step-dad to Sue and Peter; a loving Gramps to Sarah and Richard, and great granddad to Taylor and Isabel. Mike will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 13th April, at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Mike will be gratefully received for Royal Stoke Hospital. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

LORET (Heinz Werner). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 8th April, 2018, at The Westbourne Nursing Home, Holmes Chapel, Heinz, aged 83, of Congleton. The loving husband of Shirley and dad to Heidi and Chris. The funeral service is to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 18th April, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to National Children’s Home. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MARLOW (Clifford). It is with sadness that the family announces the sudden death of Cliff Marlow, aged 85, on Sunday, 25th March, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital; retired production manager at Selectus. The dearly loved husband of the late Betty; loved and respected dad of Penny and Chris; dear father-in-law of Neil and Alison; cherished granddad to Claire, Morgan, Ellie and Megan, and great granddad to Dayton. Loved brother to Joan, Margaret and the late Eileen and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 20th April, at 12.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

PERRY (Keith). Passed away suddenly in his sleep on 1st April, 2018, Keith, aged 70, of Biddulph. A dearly loved husband of Linda; a devoted dad of Mark and Gareth, and father-in-law of Karen and Michaella, and a much loved “Granch” of Hannah, Mitchell, Olivia and Logan. Keith will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. The funeral service is to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 23rd April, at 10.15am. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly requested to meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations preferred to charity, c/o the family. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

SIMMILL (Elaine, nee Chaddock). Peacefully in the care of The Royal Stoke University Hospital surrounded by her loving family, Elaine, aged 70, and late of Biddulph Moor. The devoted wife of Paul and a loving mum, nana and great nana. Elaine will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 24th April, at 10.30am followed by burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground at 11.30am. Floral tributes welcome or, if desired, donations in Elaine’s memory to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, two Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SINGER (Lucy May). Peacefully on Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018, at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth and of Smithfield Lane, Sandbach. Lucy, aged 99, the beloved wife of the late George Singer and much-loved aunty. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 20th April, at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at 11am, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

SLATER (Jennifer Mary, nee Alcock). 27th March, 2018, Jennifer, aged 71, from Biddulph. Passed away suddenly in the loving home she shared with her devoted husband Christopher. The funeral service is at St Lawrence’s Parish Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 25th April, at noon followed by woodland burial in Stone Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the Salvation Army. Enquiries: Steven Linde, Cycle of Life Funerals, 01782 636338.

SQUIRES (Cynthia Mary). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Saturday, 31st March, 2018, Mary, aged 90, of Sandbach. The devoted wife of the late Bill and former proprietor of Squires Photography. The funeral service is at Vale Royal Crematorium on Saturday, 14th April, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TAGELL. Peacefully on 22nd March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ruby Winnie, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Fred Tagell; loving mum of Alan, Cynthia and Dorothy; dear mother-in-law of Joyce, Stewart and Dave; cherished gran of David, Richard, Judy and Fiona, and a treasured great-gran of Heidi. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 17th April, at 10.05am for service at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, at 10.15am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

WASSELL (John Frederick). Sadly passed away on 19th March, 2018, after a short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital, John, aged 85, formerly of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Barbara; cherished dad of Linda and Joanne; much-loved father-in-law of Robert; devoted granddad of James, Linda, Joanne and Anthony; loving great granddad of Courtney, Macauley, Romeo, Rhys, Phoebe, Andrew, Mylie and Annabelle, and dear brother of Bill and Leslie. John will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 19th April, at 1.20pm. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WILLIAMS (Hilary Christine). At rest on Friday, 16th March, Hilary, aged 75, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly devoted wife of Terry; treasured mum of Ruth, Peter and Rachel; loving mother-in-law of Darryl, Laura and Karl; cherished grandmother of David, Daniel, Catherine, Michael, Ellie and Freddie; dearest sister-in-law of Lilian and Peter, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Hilary will be deeply missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 16th April, at 11.30am, prior to a committal service 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 by request, donations preferred to Christ Church c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

Death Notices, 5th April, 2018

ARROWSMITH (Edward). Peacefully at rest at Leighton Hospital on 19th March, 2018. Edward, aged 75, of Elworth, Sandbach, the dearly loved husband of the late Christine. Funeral takes place on Monday, 16th April, at Crewe Crematorium at 10.40am. Would mourners please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

BAILEY (Norah). At rest after a short illness on Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, at St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield. Norah, aged 87, of Biddulph. The cherished mother of Linda and Lesley, a dearest mother-in-law of Malcolm, treasured grandmother of Danny and Emma, and great-grandmother of Bella, Macey and Willow, a dear aunt and a very good friend and neighbour to many. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BATTERSBY (Alan Ernest). Peacefully on Saturday, 24th March, 2018. Alan, aged 82, and late of Timbersbrook. Devoted husband of Linda and treasured cousin of Beryl. A service of thanksgiving and tribute will take place at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, on Wednesday, 25th April at 1pm following a private family committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, in Alan’s memory to The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BETTS. Peacefully on 21st March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Jeanette, aged 72, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Howard. Loving mum of Paul and Zoe, cherished and treasured grandma of Christina, dear sister of Colin and sister-in-law of Anne. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 13th April 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 Animal Lifeline. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CHARLES (Vera). Passed away peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home on Wednesday, 28th March, 2018. Vera, aged 95, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late Bob and much loved mum to Stephen. Funeral service to be held at Christchurch, Wheelock, on Friday, 13th April at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

CONIBERE (Edith). Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, 21st March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Edith, aged 87, dearly loved mother of Stephen and Stella, mother-in-law to Suzanne and Roger, grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, 18th April at Wellspring Methodist Church, Congleton, at noon following committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family Flowers only, donations to the Railway Children. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

COOPER (Maureen, also known as “Parcel Moe”. At peace on Friday, 23rd March, 2018, at RSUH Cancer Centre following an illness bravely fought and surrounded by her loving family. Maureen, aged 67, of Brown Lees and formerly of Biddulph Moor/Lask Edge. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry Cooper, much-loved mum of Mark, Natalie and Charlotte, dearest mother-in-law to Cheryl, Bryan and Edward, devoted nan and mamar to Lucy and Holly, a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Friday, 13th April at 11am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to ward 201 of the cancer centre at RSUH (cheques payable to UHNM Charity) or Maureen’s Memorial Fund (cash donations only, please) care of the funeral director. Enquiries and donations: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DERBYSHIRE (Pauline Ann). At rest in the comfort of her loving home on Wednesday, 21st March, 2018. Pauline, aged 80, of Biddulph Moor. The devoted wife of the late Alan Derbyshire, treasured mum of Ann and Andrew, loving grandmother of Adam, Connor and Callum, a dearest mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Pauline will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

EVANS (Brenda). Passed away 24th March, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. The devoted wife of the late Brian Evans, precious mum of Bryan and Gill, mother-in-law of Wayne and Anne. Treasured grandma of Daniel, Joanna, Lee and Nina. Great-grandma to Megan, Lexi, Macey, Mia and Isla. Funeral service will take place Thursday, 19th April at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2.40pm. Enquiries: Congleton Funeralcare, West Street, Congleton, 01260 270290.

GLARVEY. Suddenly on 23rd March, 2018. Dickson, aged 75, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Vivienne. Loving dad of Paul and Mark, dear father-in-law of Annie and Liz, dear son-in-law of Edna, cherished and treasured grandad of Patrick, dearly loved brother of Tony and Pat, and a dear brother-in-law of Annette, Paul, Paulyn and the late Tom. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 17th April at 1.15pm for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 1.30pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HODKINSON (David). Peacefully on 3rd March, 2018, at RSUH, after an illness. David, aged 72, of Biddulph Moor, the dearly loved husband of Gloria and a much-loved dad of Kevin. David will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 17th April, at 11am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request please, donations would be appreciated for the UHNM Charity (ward 222, RSUH). Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

JOLLEY (Ellen). Passed away in Blackpool Victoria Hospital on 8th March, 2018. Mrs Ellen Jolley, aged 96. She was the wife of the late Norman Jolley. The funeral service will be held at Congleton United Reformed Church on Monday, 9th April at 2pm, followed by burial at St Peter’s Churchyard at 3pm.

MARLOW (Clifford). Suddenly passed away on Sunday, 25th March, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Clifford, aged 85, former weaving manager at Selectus, Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Betty and loved and respected dad of Penny and Chris. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MASTERS (Carol Anne). Peacefully passed away on Thursday, 22nd March, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Carol, aged 75. Loving mum of Chris and Susan, devoted nan to Hollie, Danielle, Abbey, Hannah, Megan, Jack and Bobby. Much loved sister to Gill and Bob and friend to many. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, 18th April at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Flowers or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK in memory of Carol. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

MICHAEL (Norman). Passed away suddenly at home on 18th March, 2018. Norman, aged 92, devoted husband of the late Dorothy, loving dad of Derek, dear father-in-law of Karen, treasured grandad of Joanne and Nicola, dearly loved great-grandad of Joshua, Callum, Liam and Keenan. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 20th April at 2pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, can be made payable to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, Cheshire, 01260 298829.

SHERRATT (George Arthur). Passed away suddenly on Saturday, 24th March, 2018, at his home. George, aged 90, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of Marjorie, beloved brother of Mary and the late Milly and Elsie, a dear brother-in-law, a much loved uncle and a dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 17th April at 11.30am followed by interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or if desired donations to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

SLATER (Jennifer Mary, née Alcock). 27th March, 2018. Jennifer, aged 71, from Biddulph. Passed away suddenly at home following a long illness she bravely fought. The beloved wife of Christopher, Jennifer will be sadly missed. Funeral service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date to be confirmed followed by woodland burial at Stone Cemetery. Enquiries: Steven Linde, Cycle of Life Funerals, 01782 636338.

TAGELL. Peacefully on 22nd March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ruby Winnie, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Fred Tagell. Loving mum of Alan, Cynthia and Dorothy, dear mother-in-law of Joyce, Stewart and Dave, cherished gran of David, Richard, Judy and Fiona, and a treasured great-gran of Heidi. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 17th April at 10.05am for service at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, at 10.15am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

THORLEY (Mary Teresa). Peacefully on 2nd April, 2018, after a short illness, surrounded by her family. Mary, aged 91, of Congleton, formerly of Boarded Barn Farm, Scholar Green. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Herbert, loving mother of Joyce, Phillip and the late Malcolm, a cherished grandmother, sister and aunt. Mary was a dear friend to many. A requiem mass will be held at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 12th April at 11am, followed by a burial 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 British Red Cross. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

THORNTON (Granville). Peacefully passed away following a short illness on 24th March, 2018. Granville, aged 86, of Biddulph. A beloved and devoted husband of Jean, for 63 years. A deeply loved father of his two proud sons, Jeremy and Roger. Also a loving granddad and father-in-law. Granville was a gentleman who lived life to the full, and selflessly gave so much to his family and friends. He will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 12th April at 3.30pm. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly requested to meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations preferred to RNLI or Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Coop Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

Death Notices, 29th March, 2018

BATES
(Ian Ronald). Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Friday, 23rd March, at East Cheshire Hospice. Ian, aged 57, of Lower Withington and formerly of Cocksmoss Farm, Marton. Brother to David, Brian and the late Doug. Funeral service to be held at the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, on Tuesday, 10th April at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice and Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.

BETTS. Peacefully on 21st March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Jeanette, aged 72, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Howard. Loving mum of Paul and Zoe, cherished and treasured grandma of Christina, dear sister of Colin and sister-in-law of Anne. Funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Animal Lifeline. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BRATT (Patricia, née Carlisle). Passed away peacefully on 12th March, 2018, at East Cheshire Hospice. Patricia, aged 70. The devoted and dear wife of Peter, loving mum of Alicia and Julie, and the late David and Martin, treasured nana to Daniel, Rebecca, Hannah, Jamie and Jessica. Adoring great-nanny to Leah, Freddy and Ella. Funeral service will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 11th April, at 11.30am. Flowers or donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Patricia. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BROWN (William Ronald “Bill”). Sadly passed away after a short illness on 14th March, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. Bill, aged 83, of Knypersley. Dearly loved husband of Maureen, much loved dad of Peter, Ian and Lynn, a loving grandad and great-grandad also a very dear brother and brother-in-law. Bill will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place on Monday, 9th April at Carmountside Crematorium at 3pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

FREEMAN (Donald Graham). At peace on 15th March, 2018, at MDGH. Donald, aged 85, of Whitemore (formerly of Tittensor). The dearly loved husband of Nora, much loved dad of Elaine and Graham, very dear father-in-law of Mike and Jane, treasured grandpa of Rachel, Edward, Kathryn, Thomas and Lucy, and a dear brother and uncle. The funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 9th April at 3.20pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GREGORY (George). Peacefully passed away on 9th March, 2018, at St Michael’s House, Chell. George, aged 96, formerly of Knypersley. Dear husband of the late Margaret, loving dad of Leonard, Tony, Colin and Angela, father-in-law of Brenda, Joan and John, very dear grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad of Martin, Scott, Sharon, Rebecca, Julie, Mitchell, Ellie Mae, Olivia, Nathan, Dylan and Freddy. Funeral service to take place at St Michael’s Church, Chell on Thursday, 12th April at 11am, prior to burial at Tunstall Cemetery. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HANCOCK (Hannah May). At rest on 16th March, 2018, at home. Hannah, aged 95. Loving wife of Jesse Hancock, cherished mum of Betty, mother-in-law of Norman, nan of Christopher, Martin, Helena and Gill also “Big Nan” of Megan, Thomas and Sophie. Hannah will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Thursday, 12th April at 10am, prior to burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Marie Curie or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HEAP. Peacefully on 16th March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. William “Bill” Allen, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Heap. Loving dad of Allen, Jane and Tim, dear father-in-law of Nigel and Dawn, cherished grandad of Emma, Jamie, Emma, Billy and Jessica, and a treasured great-grandad. Cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Friday, 6th April 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

JONES (Dorothy, née Gregory). Peacefully on 13th March, 2018, while in Tall Oaks Care Home, Biddulph. Dorothy, aged 84, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Dennis Arthur, loving mother of Helen, dearest mother-in-law of John, precious Nana of Joe and to Claire and her husband Sam. Very special great-nana to Charlie and Max, dearest sister of Margaret and loving aunty of Peter and Sally and their respective families. Dorothy will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by friends and neighbours. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Wednesday, 4th April at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Salvation Army. Could anyone wishing to make a donation place it in an envelope marked with the chosen charity and pass it to a member of John Garside and Son’s staff. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MELLOR. Peacefully on 28th February, 2018, at Salford Royal Hospital. Lynne, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Geoffrey. Loving mum of Kimberly and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Nikki and a cherished and treasured nan of Bradley and Morgan. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 9th April 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 critical care unit, Salford Royal Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

NIBLETT (Gillian). Passed away peacefully after a brave battle with cancer on Wednesday, 21st March, 2018, at Leighton Hospital. Gillian, aged 78, of Sandbach. Devoted wife of Ivor and loving mum to Brent, David and Karon. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 6th April at 2.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sandbach Animal Rescue and Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

NIXON (Beryl). Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, on Monday, 5th March, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Beryl, aged 92. The devoted wife of the late Jack, cherished mum of Sylvia and John, much-loved mother-in-law of Roger and Carol, loving nan of Claire, Stephanie, Steven and Gareth, also great-grandma of 10. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 6th April, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am, prior to burial at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Arthritis Research or Action on Hearing Loss. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

POTTS (Marie). Passed away peacefully on 13th March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marie, aged 87, devoted and dear wife of the late John Potts and loving mum of John. The funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton, on Monday, 16th April, at 12.30pm. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research in memory of Marie. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SCALLY (John Edmund). At Royal Stoke University Hospital on Thursday, 15th March, aged 81. John, born in Manchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, 10th April, at 1pm, at Carmountside Crematorium, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7AB. Family flowers only; donations in John’s memory are welcomed for British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 96, Liverpool Rd, Kidsgrove, ST7 4EH, 01782 776678.

TAGELL. Peacefully on 22nd March, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ruby Winnie, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Fred Tagell. Loving mum of Alan, Cynthia and Dorothy, dear mother-in-law of Joyce, Stewart and Dave, cherished gran of David, Richard, Judy and Fiona and treasured great-gran of Heidi. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 17th April at 10.05am for service at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, at 10.15am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

THOMPSON (Roy). Suddenly but peacefully at rest at his home on 20th March, 2018. Roy, aged 80, from Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Lilian, the much-loved dad of Mark and a dear father-in-law of Isobel. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 11th April, with a service at the parish church of St Mary’s, Sandbach, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Flowers or donations if desired to St Mary’s Church, Sandbach. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

TRUEMAN. Peacefully on 17th March, 2018, at Greengables Nursing Home. Ivy, aged 101, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bill Trueman. Loving mum of the late Joyce, loving grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, and a dear and loved friend of many. Cortege is to leave Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, on Wednesday, 11th April at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and 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

WELCH (Joan). Peacefully on 19th March, 2018, at her home. Joan, aged 89, of Knypersley and formerly of Lask Edge. The dearly beloved wife of the late Roy, much-loved mum of Anne and Rosemarie, loving and very special nana to Jonathon and Suzanne, treasured great-nana to Aimy, Shawn and Rachel, loved by Kerstin, a very dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend. Funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 3rd April at 10am. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

WHEELDON (William John “Bill”). Sadly passed away after a long illness on 7th March, 2018, at Springbank Nursing Home. Bill, aged 82, of Knypersley. Much loved husband of Christine, and a dear father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 9th April at 11.20am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations desired for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 22nd March, 2018

BARLOW (Nancy). Passed away peacefully on 11th March at Park Lane Nursing Home, aged 97. Devoted wife of the late Horrace, loving mum of Carol and Nessie, and cherished grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. Nancy will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Donations in Nancy’s memory to British Heart Foundation and CRY (Cardiac Risk In The Young). The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church on Tuesday, 3rd April at 11.30am, followed by burial in Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

COOK. Peacefully on 12th March, 2018, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Alan, aged 90, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Jean Cook. Much loved dad of Diane, Sue and Wendy, dear father-in-law of Doug and Alan, cherished grandad of Victoria, Nichola and Alix, and treasured great-grandad of Eddie, Oscar, Connie, Stirling, Harry and Tiana. Cortege to leave his home on Friday, 23rd March at 11.20am for service at Christ Church, Eaton at 11.30am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Eaton, or Windyway Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FLANNAGAN (Keith). Sadly passed away on 14th March, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. Keith, aged 68. Devoted husband of Gillian, dearly loved dad of Lucy, the best grandad in the world to Evie and Zack, beloved brother of Joan and the late John and Alan, and a true and loyal friend to many. Keith will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

FORD (Frances). Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Wednesday, 14th March, 2018, at Park House Residential Home. Frances, aged 104, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late John and mother to Ronald, Hazel and Sheila. Funeral service to be held at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Wednesday, 28th March at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK (Holmes Chapel branch) and the Milkmaid Marchers. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

FOX (Janice Mary). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 12th March, 2018. Janice, beloved wife of Ray, much-loved mum of Ade, Mark and Jon. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 28th March, with a committal service at Crewe Crematorium at noon followed by a service of thanksgiving at Elworth Methodist Church at 1pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Elworth Methodist Church. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HEMSLEY (Linda). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 2nd March, 2018, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Linda, aged 80, devoted wife of the late Ken, beloved step-mum of Richard and Michael, much respected mother-in-law to Bebette and Christine, loving grandmother of Robert, Christine and Victoria, and great-grandmother to Alexander. The funeral will be held at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 27th March at 11.30am. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Congleton Youth Orchestra. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

IRELAND (Patricia Joan). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 14th March, 2018. Pat, aged 84, of Elworth, Sandbach and formerly of Sandbach Heath. The dear and devoted wife of the late Frank and the much-loved mum of David, Rachel, Philip, Jonathan, and Jeffery, also a treasured grandma, great-grandma and sister. Funeral takes place on Monday, 26th March, with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Mencap. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

JOHNSON. The death occurred peacefully on 12th March, 2018, at Greengables Nursing Home, of Marie, aged 91, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Alexander Johnson, loving mum of Stephen and a dear mother-in-law of Wanna. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 4th April at 10.45am for service at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would 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

REDDISH (Edna Glennys). At rest on 2nd March, 2018, at Tall Oaks Care Home, Biddulph. Edna, aged 75, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Mick, much-loved mum of Tony, Garry and Terry, loved mother-in-law of Francine, Laura and Amy, a loving and very special grandma to Kirsty, Christopher, Chloe, Connor and Jaxxon, dearest sister of Hilda, Tommy and the late Annette, a very dear sister-in-law, aunty and friend. Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 29th March, at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at Carmountside Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Parkinson’s Society or Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

SHERRATT (Jean). At rest on 28th February at Bradwell Hall Nursing home. Jean, aged 86. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Arthur (Brucie) of Sneyd Green, much-loved mum of Julia, loved mother-in-law of Mick, treasured gran of Josh, a loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral service at St Andrew’s Church, Sneyd Green, on Monday, 26th March at noon followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

WALLEY (Ada). Peacefully at rest on Thursday, 8th March, 2018, while at Springbank Nursing Home, Knypersley, in the presence of her loving family. Ada, aged 93, of Knypersley, and formerly of Sands Road, Harriseahead. The dearly loved wife of the late Leon, treasured mum of John, Jean and Ian, much-loved mother-in-law of Lynn, Ron and Lynn, and a special nan and great-nan to all her boys. Ada will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 3rd April, at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Ada’s favourite colour was green, therefore the family has requested that people wear an item of green clothing or an accessory. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Springbank Nursing Home, Knypersley. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

Death Notices, 15th March, 2018

BATES (James Edward “Jim”). James, of The Hill, Sandbach, passed away on Wednesday, 7th March, aged 82. He was the much-loved uncle of Barry, Pam, Geoff and Will. The funeral takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 26th March, at 10am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or donations, if preferred, to Dogs Trust and RSPB. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.

CADDY (Dr Donald Edwin). Of Congleton, formerly of Macclesfield and Cambridge. Passed away peacefully on 1st March, aged 73. The devoted husband of Linda and loving father of Lorna and Oliver; father-in-law of Graham and Edna, granddad of Louis and Rufus and step granddad of Ricky. The funeral takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 23rd March, at 11.20am. Would friends wishing to attend please meet for the service. Family flowers only, donations to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.

CRANSTON (Dennis Mitchell). Peacefully on Tuesday, 6th March, Dennis, aged 84, of Congleton. The much-loved husband of Julia and treasured dad of Ros. Dennis will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 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 the RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

GREGORY (Alys Audrey). Sadly passed away on 24th February, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Alys, aged 73, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Keith; loving mum of Steven and the late David; mother-in-law to Joanne; adoring grandma to Lydia Rose, and great-grandma to Laurence. Alys will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 26th March, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 10.45am, prior to committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends wishing to attend are kindly requested to meet at the church. Flowers are welcome; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

GRICE (George). Peacefully on 6th March. George, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Janet; loving dad of Joanne and Katy; dear father-in-law of Danny; treasured granddad of Alex; loving step-father of Andrew, Sally and Rebecca, and much-loved step-George of Daisey, Archie, Nancy and Ruby. The service and cremation will take place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th March, at 2pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request, but if desired a donation may be made to the Motor Neurone Association. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

HEMSLEY (Linda). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 2nd March, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Linda, aged 80. The devoted wife of the late Ken; beloved step-mum of Richard and Michael; much respected mother-in-law to Bebette and Christine; loving grandmother of Robert, Christine and Victoria, and great grandmother to Alexander. The funeral will be held at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 27th March, at 11.30am. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Congleton Youth Orchestra. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOLLAND (Doreen Patricia). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 10th March, at St Stephen’s Care Home, Elworth. Doreen, aged 79, of Sandbach. Loving wife of Joe and mum to Sharon, Richard and Rebecca. The funeral service is to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 27th March, at 10.30am, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Bright colours optional. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach 01270 750852.

HOLLIDAY (Dorothy Annie). Peacefully passed away on 2nd March, at Astbury Mere Care Home, aged 93. Dorothy, the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bill; loving mum of Stuart and Chris; dear mother-in-law of Thelma and Geraldine; cherished and treasured gran of Zelda, Fenella and Richard, and great-grandmother of Imogen. The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 28th March, at 12.45pm, prior to private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Attendees are invited to join members of the family for refreshments at the Egerton Arms, Astbury, following the service. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made payable to Shelter or Cancer Research UK in memory of Dorothy. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

LEESE (David Frederick). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 2nd March, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. David, aged 73, of Congleton. Dad to Julie, David and Suzy. The funeral service is to be held at Davenport Chapel, Congleton, on Saturday, 17th March, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

McGILLIGAN (Michael Joseph). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 26th February. Mick, the beloved husband of Glenys, much-loved dad of Nick, Mark and Tracey, and a treasured granddad. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 16th March, with a service at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, at noon prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to St Winefride’s RC Church. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

NIXON (Beryl). Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family, on Monday, 5th March, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Beryl, aged 92. The devoted wife of the late Jack; cherished mum of Sylvia and John; much-loved mother-in-law of Roger and Carol, loving nan of Claire, Stephanie, Steven and Gareth, and a great grandma of 10. The funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

POTTS (Shirley Mary). Peacefully passed away on 7th March, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Shirley, aged 82, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Jim; much-loved mum of Christine, Pauline, David, Michael, Derek, Angela and the late Susan; very dear mother-in-law of John, Ken, Hazel, Jane and John, and a loving nan and great-nan. The funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 19th March, at 10.40am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cat’s Protection League. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STOTT (John Cecil). On 8th March, at home with his family. John Cecil Stott, of Stables Cottage, New Galloway. The beloved husband of Jean. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 19th March, at Roucan Loch Crematorium, Dumfries, at 4pm. All friends are respectfully invited to attend. Enquiries: Ian Bendall Funeral Directors, New Market Street, Castle Douglas, 01556 503713.

WHEELDON (William John “Bill”). Sadly passed away after a long illness on 7th March, at Springbank Nursing Home. Bill, aged 82, of Knypersley. Much-loved husband of Christine, and a dear father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. The funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 8th March, 2018

BROOKES. (Annette). Suddenly at rest while at home in Biddulph on 13th February, Annette, aged 72. A devoted and cherished mum to Steve and Lisa and much-loved mother-in-law to Danny and Emma; a much-loved nana to Joe, Leah and Maisie, and a dear sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed. The funeral service will be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 14th March at 10.15am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations preferred to British Heart Foundation and Cardiac Risk in the Young (Cry). Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

BARTRAM (Alan). On 19th February, Alan Bartram, aged 90, of Holmes Chapel, formerly Congleton. The widower of Muriel; much-loved father of Lesley, Phillip and Amanda; treasured Pop to Richard, Rachel, Daniel, Ben, Olivia and Ellie, and proud great granddad of nine. The funeral service is to take place on Tuesday, 20th March at 11.30am at Vale Royal Crematorium. Donations in memory of Alan, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.

BROWN (William “Bill”). Peacefully passed away on Thursday, 22nd February, in the care of East Cheshire Hospice. Bill, aged 89. The dearly loved husband of Betty Doreen; treasured uncle of Bert and Vera, and a devoted great uncle and friend to many. The funeral will be held on Thursday, 15th March at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 2.15pm followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Flowers or donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society or East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Bill. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

CLAYDON (Ivan Rex). Peacefully on 2nd March, at East Cheshire Hospice, Ivan Rex, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Iris; loving dad of Karen, Lorraine and Jane; dear father-in-law of Phil, Richard and Mike; cherished granddad of Felicity, Jack, Tom, Emily, Patrick and Daniel, and a treasured great granddad of Freddy. The cortege leaves his home on Monday, 19th March at 2.40pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would 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. afinneron.co.uk.

COCKITT (Alan). Peacefully on Sunday, 25th February, aged 80. The beloved husband of Patricia and the late Nora; loved and loving father of Peter, Simon, Suzanne and the late Heather; a treasured granddad and great granddad. The funeral service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Nether Alderley on Tuesday, 27th March at 10.45am followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Donations and enquiries: Albert R Slack, 84, South Oak Lane, Wilmslow, 01625 525063. albertrslack.co.uk.

DIXON (Rene). Passed away peacefully at her home on 25th February, Rene, aged 94. The devoted wife of the late Arthur; loving mum of Nigel and Esme; much respected mother-in-law of Gillian; treasured nan of Paul, Emma and Adam; very dear gran of Andrew and Daniel, and a much-loved great-nan of Jasmine and Ava. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 13th March at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends take this as the only intimation and meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

ELLIOT (Edna Garside, nee Hill). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 4th March, at Leighton Hospital, Edna, aged 100, of Sandbach. The funeral service is to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 15th March at 12.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sandbach Animal Rescue. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

FAIRBROTHER (Linda, nee Slaney). Suddenly on Thursday, 15th February, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, while surrounded by her loving family, Linda, aged 58, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of Duncan; cherished mum of Lisa and Jodie; treasured grandmother of Kai, Ellie-Mai and Star; dearest daughter of Pamela and the late Peter Slaney; dearly loved mother-in-law of Andrew; a much-loved sister of Diane and brother-in-law Les; a dear aunt and cousin, and a very good friend and neighbour to many. Linda will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 14th March, at 2pm, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. 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 PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals). Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GILMAN. Peacefully on 26th February, at Stepping Hill Hospital, Diane, a former mid-day assistant at Mossley CE Primary School aged 60, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harold Gilman; loving mum of Rosemary and Christopher; dear mother-in-law of Kate, and a dear sister of Gary. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 13th March at 1.50pm for service at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley 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 The Christie. Enquiries and donations to Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

HEMSLEY (Linda). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 2nd March, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Linda, aged 80. The devoted wife of the late Ken; beloved step-mum of Richard and Michael; much respected mother-in-law to Bebette and Christine; loving grandmother of Robert, Christine and Victoria, and great grandmother to Alexander. The funeral will be held at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode on Monday, 26th March at 1pm. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Congleton Youth Orchestra. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HOUGH (Brian), aged 83, passed away suddenly at home on Saturday, 24th February. The loving husband of Georgina, caring father of John and Robert. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, 14th March at l0am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton 01260 270290.

LOWE (Christopher James). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 4th March, in Leighton Hospital. Christopher, aged 48, of Smallwood. The treasured son of Ray and Ann; much-loved brother of Robert and Judith; brother-in-law of Derrin and the late Stephen, and a loving uncle and great uncle. The funeral service is to be held at Brookhouse Green Chapel, Smallwood, on Monday, 19th March at 11am. Flowers or donations if desired to Brookhouse Green Chapel. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

PAINTER (Noel). Peacefully passed away with his family at his side on 28th February. Noel, aged 87, late of Astbury. The devoted husband of Stella; much-loved dad of Linda, Ray, Neil and Margaret, and a treasured granddad and great granddad. Noel will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. The funeral is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 21st March at 1.20pm, followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Mary’s Church, Astbury at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

RIMMER (Beryl). At peace on 28th February at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Beryl aged 85 years, of Biddulph, and formerly of Newcastle. The dearly loved wife of the late Geoffrey Rimmer; loving mum of Anthony, Philip, Carl, Susan, Penny and Mark; very dear mother-in-law of Patricia, Paula, Karen, Tony, Dean and Tracey; treasured grandma of Matthew, Stephen, Claire, Paul, Daniel, Carly-Ann, Gary, Rebecca, Ellie, Christian, Lucy, Jennifer and Jodie; a devoted great grandma, and dear aunty of Linda and Alan. The funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

TALLEN (William James, “Bill”). Peacefully on Sunday, 25th February at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Bill aged 70 years, of Biddulph. A treasured dad of Mark, Andrea, Claire and Callam; granddad of Connor, William and Romily; and a brother, uncle and a great mate to Steve. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside crematorium on Friday, 16th March at noon. 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 Alzheimer’s Society C/O the funeral director. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WOOD (Carol). Peacefully on 25th February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Carol, aged 65, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Philip; loving mum of Jenny; dear mother-in-law of Courtney; cherished and treasured MaMar of Lewis, Lydia, Bethan, Ellie, Benjamin, Samuel, Clara and Billy, and a dear auntie of Cherie. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 16th March at 10.45am for a 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. At the family’s request, an item of pink or baby blue clothing can be worn. Flowers of if desired donations to either the Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

Death Notices, 1st March, 2018

ADAMS (Mr William “Bill” Adams; “Mr Jantex”). Peacefully passed away on 2nd February at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Bill, aged 88, of Knypersley, devoted widower of Isobel “Jean” Adams; loving Dad of Vicky and Nick; also, a loving grandfather, great-grandfather and father-in-law. Bill will be sadly missed by his dear family and friends. The funeral service is to take place on Thursday, 8th March at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2.45pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. The family would welcome everyone to join them at Knypersley Cricket Club following the services. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to North Staffs Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BLAKEMAN (Dorothy, “Dot”). Peacefully on 15th February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dorothy “Dot” Ann, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Edward “Eddie” Blakeman; loving mum of Stephen; dear mother-in- law of Susan, and a loving friend to many. The cortege is to leave Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, on Monday, 12th March, 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 League of Friends (Macclesfield and Congleton hospitals). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

CHADDOCK (Jack). Peacefully on 14th February, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Jack, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Beatrice May Chaddock; loving brother of the late Bill and Bessie; a much-loved uncle of Stephen, Jean, Terry, Ian and Karen, and a great uncle and a great great uncle. The service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 2nd March, at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Heliosa Nursing Home Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

ENTWISTLE (Joyce). Joyce, aged 88, peacefully on 19th February in Sheffield. Formerly of Mossley, Congleton. Beloved wife of the late Ray; much-loved mother of Paul, Chris, Gill and Sue, and a very dear nanna and great-nanna. Private cremation followed by a service of thanksgiving at Christ Church, Fulwood, Sheffield, on Monday, 5th March at 10.45am. Enquiries: Jason Heath, John Heath and Sons, 0114 2722222.

FAWTHROP. Peacefully on 17th February, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Sandra, aged 69, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Paul; loving mum of Sarah, Karen and Emma; and a dear gran, sister and aunty. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 5th March, at 1.15pm 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 Prostate Cancer UK and Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

GILMAN (Diane). Peacefully on 26th February, at Stepping Hill Hospital. Diane, aged 60, of Mossley. Former mid-day assistant at Mossley CE Primary School. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Harold Gilman; loving mum of Rosemary and Christopher; dear mother-in-law of Kate, and a dear sister of Gary. The service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk

GREENSMITH (Frank). Peacefully on 21st February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Frank, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 65 years of Avril Greensmith; loving dad of Vanessa, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Daniel and Carina. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 7th March at 1.15pm for a 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

HOLLAND. Peacefully on 16th February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 91, of Knypersley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Mary; loving dad of David and Gill; dear father-in-law of Terry and David; cherished granddad of Paul, Owen, Ross and Andrew; treasured great granddad of Jack and Alice, and a dear brother of Kathleen and the late Graham. The cortege leaves his home on Monday, 12th March, at 9.20am for a service and cremation at Carmountside 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 ward seven, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

HOOD (Malcolm Alfred). Peacefully on 16th February, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Malcolm Alfred, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat; loving dad of Michael, Ian and Darren; dear father-in-law; cherished granddad Malcolm of Sarah, Samantha and Cora, and a treasured great granddad of Archer Ray. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 13th March, 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 Kidney Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

HORTON (Russell “Russ”). Suddenly passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 16th February, aged 86. Loving husband of the late Brigitte; loving dad of Peter, Robert and Chris; cherished granddad of Shane, Lee, Cloe, Robbie, Katie and Billy; great granddad of Megan, Freddie and Georgie, and sister of Doreen and Sandra. Russ will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 16th March, at 2pm followed by burial at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired to Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

KIRK (Ursula). At rest on Tuesday, 20th February, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home. Ursula, aged 90, of Alsager. The devoted wife of the late Jess; a much-loved mum of Sue and Tony, and a treasured nanna and great nanna. A service will take place at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager, on Monday, 5th March, at 11.30am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only; if desired, donations may be made to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

SHENTON (Gerald, “Gerry”). Died peacefully at Douglas Macmillan Hospice on 10th February. A thanksgiving service for his life will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 14th March, at noon. Donations, if wished, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Biddulph in Bloom.

STRATFORD (Joyce). Peacefully passed away on 9th February, aged 92. Devoted wife of the late Ernest; loving mum of George; cherished grandma of Laura and Neil, and great-grandma of Theo. Joyce will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 9th March, at 1.30pm. Flowers welcome or, if desired, donations to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TALLEN (William James, “Bill”). Peacefully on Sunday, 25th February, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Bill, aged 70, of Biddulph. The funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WHITEHURST (Doreen). Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 15th February. Doreen, aged 78. The devoted wife of the late Roy Brown Whitehurst; caring sister to Ron, the late Rita, Maggie, and infant David; loving mum of Julie, Colin and Andy; and much-loved nannie to Sophie, Hanna, Arran, Tawni and Ollie. The funeral takes place at Congleton United Reformed Church on Friday, 9th March, at 9.15am, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK and British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WILKINSON (Cicely). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 21st February, at Newton Court Care Home, Middlewich. Cissy, aged 97, of Sandbach. Loving wife of Geoffrey and much-loved mum to Barry. The funeral service is to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Friday, 9th March, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society and Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 22nd February, 2018

BASFORD (Reginald James). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, 19th February, aged 86, of Haslington. Beloved husband of the late Doreen and treasured dad to Michael and Neil. Funeral service to be held at St Matthew’s Church, Haslington, on Friday, 2nd March, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Haslington district nurses. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

BEECH (Margaret). On Thursday, 1st February, suddenly but peacefully in hospital. Margaret, aged 84. The beloved and loving wife of Norman, loving sister of Mary and a dear sister-in-law to John. Margaret will be missed greatly by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at 10am on Friday, 9th March, at Gawsworth Methodist Church, followed by private interment in the churchyard of St James The Great, Gawsworth. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk.

BOOTH (Florence, “Flo”). At rest on 1st February at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Flo, aged 84, formerly of Congleton. The very dear mum of Simon and Sandra. The funeral takes place on Monday, 5th March, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations preferred for MIND. Enquiries and donations: John Garside, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BOWLER (Nellie). Peacefully passed away on 4th February at The Laurels Residential Home. Nellie, aged 95, formerly of Rushton. The much-loved wife of the late Philip Bowler; dearly loved mum of Susan; very dear mother-in-law of John, and a dear Granny Nellie of Andrew and Paul. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 1st March, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, at 11am prior to interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations would be gratefully received for St Lawrence’s Church. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BROOKES (Annette). Suddenly at rest while at home in Biddulph on 13th February. Annette, aged 72. A devoted mum to Steve and Lisa; mother-in-law to Danny and Emma; much-loved nana to Joe, Leah and Maisie, and a dear sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 79, Roundwell Street, Tunstall, 01782 834300.

CANNON (Thelma, nee Moore). Peacefully, while surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, 10th February, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Thelma, aged 78, of Biddulph, formerly of Gateshead. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Raymond; dearest mum of Allan, Lorraine and the late Raymond; a treasured mother-in-law, nanna, great-nanna, sister, sister-in-law, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Thelma will be deeply missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 6th March, at 2pm prior to cremation 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 by request; donations preferred to Alzheimer’s Society care of the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DIXON (Joyce). Peacefully in Bentley Manor Care Home, Crewe on Monday, 19th February. Joyce, aged 83, of Alsager. The dearly beloved wife of the late Reginald. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 6th March, at Crewe Crematorium at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to Alsager Animals in Need. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.

ECKERT (Carole). Peacefully on 14th February at home. Carole Eckert, aged 61. Devoted mum to Kevin and Sallyanne, a loving partner to Julian, a much-loved nan to Chelsea, Josh, Lucy, Lewis, Luca and Valentina, and a loving sister to David. Carole will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service takes place on Thursday, 1st March, at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.

FROST (Kenneth Peter). Sadly passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 6th February, aged 88. Loving husband of the late Joan, a dearly loved brother and uncle. Kenneth will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will be held at Brindley Ford Methodist Church on Friday, 23rd February, at 11.30am, prior to burial at Tunstall Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations to ward 76 and ward 80 at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside & Son Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph 01782 513210.

HILTON (Alice Clair). Alice, aged 87, formerly of Troughstones Farm, Biddulph Park. Passed away peacefully at Lawton Rise Care Home on 7th February. The funeral service is to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 7th March at 3.20pm and afterwards at the Talbot Inn, Grange Road, Biddulph, for light refreshments. No flowers. Donations to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LEESE (Sharon). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 3rd February, at Royal Stoke Hospital, with her family by her side. Sharon, aged 67, was the daughter of Mary and the late Joseph Wilshaw. She leaves behind her devoted husband Brian and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered as a much-loved wife, mum, nanna, sister and friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Monday, 5th March, at 10.30am, followed by a private committal service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to the cancer centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

LEYDEN (Frederick Joseph). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Frederick, aged 92, who passed away peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 1st February. Devoted and loving husband of Bernadette, much-loved father of Máire, Fionnuala, John and Patrick, a dear father-in-law of Alex, and a treasured grandfather of Imogen and Odette. Freddie will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. He died fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church, RIP, on whose sweet soul, Jesus have mercy. Reception and requiem mass at St Mary’s Catholic Chapel, Congleton, on Monday, 26th February, at noon 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 St Mary’s Catholic Chapel, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

MAGUIRE (Leo). On 17th February, peacefully surrounded by the love of his family and in his own home, Leo passed away, aged 67. The beloved husband of Margaret; much-loved dad to Dermot, Adele, Antoinette and Leona, and a dearest brother and cherished granddad, who will be so sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Leo’s funeral will take place on Thursday, 1st March, at St Winefride’s Church, Sandbach, at noon followed by burial in Sandbach cemetery. Enquiries: Joseph O’Connell, 01270 584447. josephoconnell.co.uk 

MALBY (Patricia). In loving memory of Patricia Malby, who passed away on 5th February, aged 79. A loving sister to Joan and Mo, loving auntie to Amanda and a special friend to Janine, Rowena and family. Patricia will be greatly missed. The funeral service will be held at St James’s Church, Newchapel, on Wednesday, 7th March, at 11am, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Flowers welcome, or if desired, donations to Golden Oldies Animal Rescue. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

McMILLAN (Richard John). Richard passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 13th February, aged 101, at Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court, Stisted, Essex. Dearly beloved husband of Ethel, to whom he had been married for 77 years, and much-loved uncle to many nephews and nieces. Richard was a well-known figure in the Sandbach and district area, having been an active member of several local organisations and serving on many committees, particularly the Sandbach Almshouses. He was also a member of Sandbach Town Council for many years and became chairman of the council in 1992. The funeral will take place in Braintree, Essex on Thursday, 1st March at 1pm. No flowers by request.

MELLOR (Nancy). Sadly passed away at Leighton Hospital while in the loving care of her son, Peter, on 16th February. Nancy, aged 81, of Wheelock. The beloved and devoted wife of the late Terry Mellor; the much–loved mum of Peter and grandma of William; a dearly loved sister of John, Bill and Alec; and a dearest mother–in–law, aunt and sister–in–law and a very good friend to many. Nancy will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 2nd March, at 11.30am at Christ Church, Wheelock, Sandbach, prior to interment. Floral tributes are welcome or, if preferred, donations in Nancy’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230 or 01606 836708.

SHEPHERD (Trevor). On 9th February, at home in Goostrey, Trevor, aged 73. Husband of Eileen, dad to Neil, Amanda and Deborah and grandad to Darcey. Funeral service to be held on Thursday, 1st March, at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, at 10.30am followed by a service of committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if wished, to East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries: Fowles Funeral Service, 133-135, Delamere Street Winsford, 01606 592724 or 07970 900536.

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Jean). Sadly passed away on 6th February. Jean, aged 82, formerly of Biddulph Moor. The much-loved mum of John, Philip and Heather. The funeral takes place on Monday, 26th February, with a service at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor at 2.45pm prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives and friends kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

Death Notices, 15th February, 2018

BIBBY (Michael). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at Douglas Macmillan Hospice on 26th January 2018. Michael Edwin, of Brown Lees, aged 72. Dearly beloved husband of the late Pat, devoted dad to Karen, Mark and Lyndsey. A dearest father-in-law to Brian, Chloe and Wayne. A much-loved and loving granddad. A dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 27th February, at 2pm. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Iris’s Cats In Need. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

BOOTH (Lily). Sadly passed away on 30th January, at Royal Stoke University Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Lily, aged 92. Dearest wife of Frank, loving mum of Brian, Lorraine and Stephanie, and a dear mother-in-law of Amanda, Mick and Trevor. Lily will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 20th February, at 3pm, prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will family and friends wishing to attend please wear a splash of colour in Lily’s memory, at her family’s request. Floral tributes welcome or donations in Lily’s memory to an animal charity of choice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CLIFFE (Carol Angela). Peacefully at rest while in the presence of her devoted husband, Ray, on 12th February, at Royal Stoke Hospital. Much loved by her children, Anthony, Richard, Neil, Louise, Mark, and Andrew and by her 15 grandchildren. Dear sister and aunt, Carol will be sadly missed but tenderly remembered by all her family and friends, and everyone whose life she touched. Carol’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, 21st February, at 10am at St Gabriel’s Church, Alsager. Relatives and friends are welcome to the funeral. Immediate family will then follow on to Sandbach Cemetery for a private burial. Her body will be received into St Gabriel’s Church at 4.30pm on Tuesday, 20th February. There will be a donations box at the church, and proceeds will go to St Gabriel’s Church. Floral tributes and enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 252732.

FODEN (Ann, nee Stonier). Passed away suddenly on 29th January, at home. Ann, aged 70, loving mum of Alison, much-respected mother-in-law of Iain, dearly loved sister of Roy. The service will be held at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 27th February, at 2pm, followed by a committal at St Peter’s, Congleton. The family has asked mourners to wear something green in memory of Ann. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to the restoration of St Peter’s Church ceiling and The Children’s Society. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

FORSYTH (Jean Frances). At rest on 24th January 2018. Jean, aged 81, of Gillow Heath. Beloved wife of the late William, much loved mum of Kay, much loved sister and sister-in-law. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 19th February, at 2pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will family and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

JAMES (Hilda). Of Biddulph. Passed away on 26th January, aged 95. Loving wife of the late Bernard, much loved sister of the late Joyce Bailey, mother of the late Martin, grandmother of Thomas, Laura and Emma and recently a great-grandmother. Funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 23rd February, at 2pm followed by a private family committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, two Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

JEPSON (Susan). Suddenly on 4th February, at home. Susan “Sue” Ann, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Philip. Loving mum of Rebecca and step-mum of Amanda and Andrea, cherished and treasured nana of Ronny, Loen, Jack, Megan, Sam, Cally and Connor. Cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 20th February, at 1.20pm 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 Windyways Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 012602 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

KEY (Leonard, “Len”). Passed away peacefully on 27th January, at Royal Stoke University Hospital on the day before his 92nd birthday. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan, much-loved dad of Alan and Anthony, dear father-in-law, special and much-loved granddad and great-granddad, loving brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. Len will be sadly missed by his dear family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 21st February, at Whitehill Methodist Community Church, at 2.30pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend, please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Whitehill Methodist Community Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LEES (Marjorie Frances, “Marj”). On 27th January, at her home in Knypersley. Marjorie, aged 90, peacefully passed away. Beloved and devoted wife of the late Vic Lees. Loving mum of Alan and Janet, dear mother-in-law of Fiona and Wayne. Treasured grandma to Gemma and Gemma, Melissa and Ryan, Hannah and David, Nathan and Abi, cherished great-grandma of Abigail, and a much-loved sister, sister-in-law and friend. Marj will be truly missed but lovingly remembered by all those who knew her. Funeral service to be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Congleton, on Friday, 23rd February, at 2.30pm, followed by committal at Biddulph Cemetery. Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

LITTLER (Barbara). At rest on 31st January, at Leighton Hospital. Barbara, aged 81, of Alsager. Dearly loved wife of the late Colin, much loved mum of Mark and Philip, a treasured gran and great-gran. Service at Christ Church, Alsager, on Monday, 26th February, at 2.45pm 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 Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

MOUNTFORD (Margaret Jean, nee Bailey). Passed away peacefully on 29th January, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton. Margaret, aged 85, devoted wife of the late Gerald, missed sister of Rita, loving mum of Chris, much respected mother-in-law to Margaret, treasured grandma to Andrew and Peter, and cherished great-grandma of Jennifer. The service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd February, at 3.15pm. Family flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Salvation Army. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

SHAW (Joseph, “Bernard”). Retired farmer and former milk retailer. Peacefully at rest on 27th January, Joseph “Bernard” aged 84, of Moody Street Farm. Dearly loved husband of the late Doris Shaw, father of Robert, Charles, Barbara, Ernest and the late Stuart and dearly loved grandfather of Andrew, Katie and Charlie. The cortege will depart from the family residence on Tuesday, 27th February, for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 11am prior to interment at Congleton Cemetery. Will relatives, friends and neighbours kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom and St Peter’s Church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Margaret Jean). Sadly passed away on 6th February at Gold Hill Residential Home, Malvern. Jean, aged 82, formerly of Biddulph. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STANWAY (Stewart, “Stu”). At rest on Thursday, 1st February, after a long illness at home with his family. Stewart, aged 76, of Biddulph. Devoted husband of Hazel, loving dad of Steven and Mark, father-in-law of Sarah and Val, dearest granddad of Jenna, Jade, Sharla and Owen, brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, a dear neighbour and a very good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at New Road Methodist Church on Thursday, 22nd February, at 1pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome or if preferred donations to COPD Foundation. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

STUBBS (Joan). On Saturday, 3rd February, peacefully in hospital and of The Brambles, Haslington. Joan, aged 86. The beloved wife of the late Derek Stubbs and a much-loved mum and grandma. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd February, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

SWINDELLS (Charles). Peacefully on 1st February, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Charles Derek, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jean. Loving dad of Mark, Neil, Lisa and Paul, dear father-in-law of June, Sally, John and Sky, cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad, and a dear brother of Tony and Peter. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 22nd February, at 10.15am for service 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 Parkinson Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

TOWNLEY (Alan). Peacefully on 29th January, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Alan, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lilian. Loving dad of Gavin and Mark, dear father-in-law of Lorraine, cherished and treasured granddad of Grace, dear brother of David, Diane and Annette, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 1st March, at 10.15am for service at Congleton Town Hall 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 town hall. 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.

WAKEFIELD (Geoffrey Frank). Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, 1st February, 2018. Geoff, aged 83, of Holmes Chapel, former proprietor of Mandeville’s. Dearly loved husband of Dee, loving dad to Phil, Neil and Simon. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Wednesday, 21st February, at 1.45pm, following a private committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 8th February, 2018

BARLOW (Margaret). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield Hospital on 29th January, Margaret, aged 79. The devoted and much-loved wife of Colin; treasured mum of Jaqui and a dearly missed friend of many. Margaret was a very active member of local community projects and will be missed terribly. The funeral service is to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 26th February, at noon. Family flowers by request. Donations if desired to SOL Theatre School or Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829. email: jgarside.comgleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

BROMLEY (Michael). Peacefully on 28th January, at home, Michael Gerald, aged 81 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Judith Ida Bromley; loving dad of Philippa and Kevin; dear father-in-law of Alex and Grace; cherished and treasured granddad of Joshua, James, Katie, Freya, George and Sassy. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 12th February, 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 Congleton Cricket Club. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

CLAYTON (Michael). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield Hospital, ward seven, on 27th January. Michael, aged 74 years. The devoted husband of June; much-loved dad of Linda, Mark and Sarah; respected father-in-law of Bill, Sue and Ian; cherished granddad of Rob, Laura, Ryan, Ronan, Heidi and Georgia, and treasured great granddad of Elizabeth. The service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 19th February, at 10am. Family flowers only by request. Donations, if desired, to ward seven, Macclesfield Hospital, or The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

COOKE (Catherine Rosemary). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 11th January. Catherine, aged 78, of Elworth, Sandbach. The beloved wife of Harry and much-loved mum to Annette. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to The Haemophilia Society. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 12th February, at Vale Royal Crematorium at 1.45pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

DODD (Bryan). Suddenly on Sunday, 28th January, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the presence of his family, Bryan, aged 73 years, of Biddulph. The devoted husband of Beryl; much-loved dad of Andrea, Alyson and Lynne; dear father-in-law to Mark and Lee; loving granddad of Amy, Evie and Isla, and a very good friend to many. The funeral mass will take place at English Martyrs Catholic Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 19th February, at 2.15pm prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the mass. Family flowers only; please, donations if desired to COPD British Lung Foundation (cheques need to be made payable to the British Lung Foundation). Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven funeral services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DODDS (Flora Emma). Peacefully, following a long-term illness, on Wednesday, 31st January, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Flora, aged 79 years, of Biddulph. The devoted mum of Yvonne and Andrew; dear mother-in-law of Christine; a loving gram to Samantha, Becky and Kara; devoted great grandma to Liam, Rossi, Katie, Lexi, Mason, Carly and Bella, and a beloved sister and aunt. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 27th February, at 10.15am prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request please; donations if desired to ward 222 at Royal Stoke University Hospital (cheques payable to UHNM Charity), care of the funeral director. Enquiries to Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

FALCONER (Brian). Suddenly but peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 30th January, and in the loving care of his family, Brian, aged 80 years, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of June; much-loved dad of Chris and Nigel, and a loving granddad, brother and father-in-law. The funeral is to take place on Tuesday, 13th February, with a service at St Mary’s Parish Church, Sandbach, at noon prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only by request; donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

FORSYTH (Jean Frances). Of Gillow Heath, at rest on 24th January, aged 81 years. The beloved wife of the late William; much-loved mum of Kay; much-loved sister and sister-in-law. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 19th January, at 2pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, donations to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

GOODSELL (Sheila Iris, née Munday). Passed away peacefully at Green Gables Care Home, Congleton, on 27th January. Sheila, aged 89 years, loving mother of Dayvon and Jill; grandma to Daniel, Adam, Mark, Matthew and Luke; great grandma to Connie, Jake, Charlie, Isabelle, Oliver and Elise. The funeral will be held at St John the Baptist Church, Westfield, Hastings, on 22nd February, at 11am. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HAGUE (Nick). Nick, aged 47, passed away in his sleep recently after many years fighting kidney disease. The funeral service is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 21st February, at l0am. A celebration of Nick’s life will follow at the Farmer’s Arms, Congleton. No flowers but donations to Kidney Research UK via Co-operative Funeral Care. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeral Care, 20, West Street, Congleton, 01260 270290 or congleton@coop.co.uk 

LEESE (Sharon, nee Wilshaw). Peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, 3rd February. The dearly beloved wife of Brian; devoted mum of Emily, Kate and Jacob; cherished nanna of Anya, Freya, Niamh, Oliver and Aron; treasured best friend and godmother of Wendy and Matthew. Funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MOUNTFORD (Alma). Peacefully on 31st January, Alma, aged 94 years, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late William Bertram (“Bert”); loving mum of the late Dianne and David; dear mother-in-law of David; treasured nanna of Jane, Andrew and Helen; super granny of Sophie, Matthew and Benjamin, and close friend of the late Rex. The funeral service and cremation are at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 26th February, at noon. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

REED (Allyson Mary, nee Broome). Passed away suddenly at home on Monday, 29th January, aged 66 years, with her devoted soulmate Bill by her side. Allyson, a loving mother to her three sons and their families, and a friend to many. Formerly of Alderley Edge, Twemlow Green and lately of Bardsea, Cumbria. Friends please meet for a service of celebration of life on Monday, 12th February, at 1pm at Thorncliffe Crematorium, Barrow in Furness (LA14 5PD). Family flowers only please, or donations if so desired to be shared between the RSPCA (Barrow) and The Donkey Sanctuary UK, may be left at the service or sent c/o Little and Caine. By Allyson’s request, no black to be worn. Enquiries: Little and Caine, 48, Ulverston Road, Dalton in Furness, Cumbria, 01229 462564.

SHAW (Joan). At rest at last. Died peacefully in her sleep on 15th January at Lanercost Care Home, Carlisle. She was the beloved wife of the late Cyril; dearly loved mother of Patricia, and Diane; and a mother-in-law, grandmother and great nannie. Joan was sister to Margaret, Beryl and the late Jennifer; a much-loved sister-in-law, aunty, great aunty and cherished, friend to many. Formerly of Riverside Fish and Chips and Rampkin Pastures, Appleby, Joan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family, as well as her many friends in Cumbria, Staffordshire and Cheshire. Please show some colour in your dress for this fashionable lady. The funeral service and cremation are at Carlisle Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th February, at 12.10pm. Family flowers only are requested. Donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society, c/o the funeral directors. Enquiries: Glyn Jones Funeral Directors, 12, Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, 017683 51569.

SMITH (Anne). Passed away suddenly on 22nd January at Macclesfield General Hospital, aged 75. The loving wife of the late John Arnold Smith; mother to Mark, Robert and Melissa; and grandmother to Arelle, Elleya, Jayden, Liam, Mathew, Thomas, Liam and Joshua. She will be sadly missed. The funeral service is to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 13th February, at 11.20am. Any donations to Alsager Animals in Need. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.

SMITH (John). Passed away suddenly on 12th January at home, John, 79 years. The very dear husband to Rosemary; loving dad to Mark, Debra, Susan and Steven, and dear stepfather to Janette. The funeral will be held at Christ Church, Eaton, on Tuesday, 13th February, at 11am, followed by a committal at Christ Church. Family flowers only by request. Donations, if desired, to The Salvation Army. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside.congleton@dignity.co.uk 

SMITH (Kathleen). On 20th January, suddenly but peacefully at home, Kathleen, aged 96 years, of Congleton. Dearly loved aunt of Sheila, Sylvia, Jose, Doreen, Wendy, Jean, Maureen and Robert, and to her great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Kathleen will be missed greatly by all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at 11am on Wednesday, 14th February, at the parish church of St James The Great, Congleton, followed by private interment in Astbury churchyard. The family respectfully requests no mourning dress. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk 

SWINDELLS (Charles Derek). Peacefully on 1st February at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Charles Derek, aged 83 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jean; loving dad of Mark, Neil, Lisa and Paul; dear father-in-law of June, Sally, John and Sky; cherished and treasured granddad and great granddad; a dear brother of Tony and Peter, and brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 22nd February, at 10.20am for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 10.30am 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 the Parkinson Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

SWINDELLS (Doris Rowena). Passed away peacefully on 24th January at Park Lane Nursing Home, with her loving family by her side, Doris, aged 75 years, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of Roy; beloved mum of Darren and Jacqueline; dear mother-in-law of Jayne; cherished nan of Luke, Emma and Hope; much-loved sister of Rose, Sylvia, Philip and Marrion and the late Clifford and Clive; and a dear sister-in-law of Mary, Shelia and Pat. Doris will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am on Thursday, 15th February, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to Park Lane Nursing Home. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TOWNLEY (Alan) Peacefully on 29th January at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Alan, aged 67 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lilian; loving dad of Gavin and Mark; dear father-in-law of Lorraine; cherished and treasured granddad of Grace; dear brother of David, Diane and Annette, and a dear brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 1st March, at 10.15am for a service at Congleton Town Hall at 10.30am prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the town hall. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

VERNON (Joan). Peacefully at rest in St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, Winsford, on 4th February, Joan, aged 90 years, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Roy. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 16th February, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 1.15pm followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice or The Christie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

VINDEN (John Frederick). Passed away peacefully with his children by his side at Macclesfield Hospital on Wednesday, 31st January. John, aged 70 years. The devoted husband of the late Janet and proud dad to Matt and Becky. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Riding For The Disabled (Singapore). The funeral Service is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 16th February, 2018 at 3pm, following a private committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach.

WILLIAMS (David Alwyn). On 30th January, suddenly but peacefully in hospital, David, aged 92 years. Noted grocer of Chelford and Holmes Chapel for many years. The dearly-loved husband of Freda; loving father of Grenville, Fred and the late Haydn and Barry; devoted papa of Samantha, Carrie, Gareth, Darryn, Kimberley, Natalie, Ashley, Mark and Craig, and a much-loved great granddad. The funeral service will be in St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Friday, 16th February, at 12.30pm, followed by interment in Holmes Chapel Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, or The British Heart Foundation may be sent to the funeral directors. Enquiries: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.

WILLIAMS (Frank). Passed away peacefully on 22nd January at Bradwell Hospital, Frank Roy Williams, aged 95 years, of Biddulph. The beloved husband of the late May; much-loved dad of Betty; dear father-in-law of David; devoted granddad of Paul, Philip and Catherine, and great granddad of Aleshia, Isabel, Maisie and Joseph. The funeral is on Thursday, 15th February, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 9.30am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if desired, to The Stroke Association. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.

WORRAD (Olwyn Emily). Peacefully on Saturday, 27th January, Olwyn, aged 93 years, of Scholar Green. The much-loved mum of Ian and Roderick; dear mother-in-law of Julia and Jan, and a loving grandma and great grandma. The service and cremation are at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th February, at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to the RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

Death Notices, 1st February 2018

ABRAHAMS (Leon). Passed away suddenly on 18th January at Macclesfield Hospital, Leon, aged 83 years. The devoted husband of Judith; loving father of Nigel, Leon and Nadine; cherished granddad of Henry, Ruby, Darci, Molly, Jack and Neve. The funeral service is to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 8th February, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, by request. Donations, if desired, to The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829, jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

BORLESI (Giuseppe, “Joe”). Sadly passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 23rd January, aged 89 years. The devoted husband of Enid; loving father of Carla and Pierre, and father-in-law of Kevin. A much-loved Grampy of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Floral tributes welcome. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th February, at 10am. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BOWERS (Reginald Davies). Peacefully on Monday, 22nd January, Reg, aged 86 years, and late of Mow Cop. The loving husband of Pat and devoted dad of Nicholas. Flowers welcome. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 8th February, at Bradwell Crematorium, at 10am. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CLIFF (Robert Reginald). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, 24th January, at Tabley House. Bob, aged 92 years, of Moreton-cum-Alcumlow. The dearly loved husband of the late Mary, and treasured father to John, Peter, Patsy and Sara. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Air Ambulance UK and Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy (cheques payable to Churches Together in Cheshire). The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 6th February, at 11am, following a private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

COOK (Jean Mary). Peacefully on 21st January, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Jean Mary, aged 91 years, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alan Cook; much-loved mum of Diane, Sue and Wendy; dear mother-in-law of Doug and Alan; cherished granny of Victoria, Nichola and Alix, and treasured great granny of Eddie, Oscar, Connie, Stirling, Harry and Tiana. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 8th February, at 10.50am for a service and interment at Christ Church, Eaton, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Christ Church, Eaton, or to Windyway Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 afinneron.co.uk 

COPELAND (Arthur). Peacefully at home with his family by his side. Arthur, aged 88 years, and late of Biddulph Moor. The devoted husband of Winnie; much-loved father of Tom, Christine and Steven; dear father-in-law of Steven and Cathy; loving granddad of Steven, Robert, David, Richard and Lucie, and a treasured great granddad of Chloe, Olivia and Harriet. Arthur will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew him. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Douglas MacMillan Hospice, Marie Curie or The Salvation Army. The funeral service will take place at The Salvation Army Citadel, Dunning Street, Tunstall, followed by cremation at Carmountside, on Monday, 12th February, at 11.45am. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

DAVIDSON (Ronald). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield Hospital on 16th January, Ron, aged 83, of Congleton. The former chief executive of Smurfit. He was a dearly loved husband of the late Jean and loving dad to Stephen, Russell, Jacqui and Andrew. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Parkinson’s UK. The funeral service is to be held at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, Congleton, on Friday, 9th February, at 1.30pm, following a private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

FALCONER (Greta). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 25th January, Greta, aged 94 years, of Wheelock. The dear and devoted wife of the late David; much loved mother of David; loving mother-in-law of Ann; treasured nan of Darren and Joanne, and precious great nan of Harry. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 7th February, with a service at the parish church of Christ Church, Wheelock, at 1.30pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers preferred, but a donation may be made to the church if desired. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

FISHER (Gillian, “Shirley”). Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, 20th January, Shirley, aged 72, of Sandbach. The beloved wife of Michael, and devoted mum to Simon and Paul. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is to be held at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Wednesday, 7th February, at 11am followed by a committal at Crewe Crematorium at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

FORSYTH (Jean Frances). Of Gillow Heath, at rest on 24th January, aged 81 years. The beloved wife of the late William, much-loved sister and sister-in-law. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 19th February, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 3pm. Family flowers only by request, donations to The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HANCOCK (Alwyn Stanley). Called home on 11th January, aged 61 years. The beloved husband of Val; loving father of Christopher and Matthew, and much-loved granddad of Korey. A service of thanksgiving will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 9th February, at 1.45pm, following committal at Carmountside crematorium at 12.45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the crematorium and the church. Family flowers only by request, donations in Alwyn’s memory to The Motor Neurone Disease Association. Informal dress would be appreciated. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HANCOCK (Nellie). Peacefully on 28th December at Astbury Mere Care Home, Nellie, aged 96 years, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Wilfrid Hancock; much-loved and respected mum of John; a dear mother-in-law of Beverley, and loving nan of William. The cortege is to leave her son’s home on Friday, 9th February, at 10.25am for a service at the United Reformed 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 the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

HULME (Trudie). Peacefully on 15th January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Gertrude “Trudie”, aged 94 years, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Hulme; loving mum of Norma and Martin; dear mother-in-law of Tony; cherished nan of Claire and Mark; treasured great nan of Lucy and Katie; and a dear sister of Margaret and sister-in-law of Brian. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 9th February, at 1.50pm for a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

KNIGHT (Richard Alastair Hamilton). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 24th January, at St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford. Richard, aged 63 years, of Sandbach. The devoted husband of Tracy, and loving dad to Gemma, Tania and Nicola. Family flowers only; donations if desired to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium on Tuesday, 13th February, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MILLWARD (Beulah Lottie). Peacefully on 21st January, at home, Beulah Lottie, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Leonard Millward; loving mum of Michael, Pat, Lynn, Jayne and the late Ken; dear mother-in-law of Jennifer, Bernard, Dave and John, and a cherished and treasured nan and great nan. The cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 12th February at 1.45pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to interment at St Peter’s 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 the Meningitis Research Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

PENLINGTON (Ernest). Peacefully on 23rd January at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Ernest “Ernie” William Reginald, aged 88 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Yvonne Penlington; loving dad of Karen, Dean and Yvette; dear father-in-law of Helen and Nigel, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Donna, Katie, Heather, Tim, Matthew and Jessica. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 16th February, at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request, donations if desired to Help for Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

SHARPE (Kay). Suddenly on Saturday, 13th January, at home with her family by her side, Kay, aged 65 years, and late of Biddulph. The devoted wife of Derek; loving mother of Mark, Terri, Kelly and the late Phillipa, and treasured Momar of Carla, Ronnie and Michael. Kay will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Flowers welcome, donations to ward 222 at Royal Stoke University Hospital. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 13th February, at 3.45pm. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SHAW (Joan). At rest at last. Died peacefully in her sleep on 15th January at Lanercost Care Home, Carlisle. She was the beloved wife of the late Cyril; dearly loved mother of Patricia, and Diane; and a mother-in-law, grandmother and great nannie. Joan was sister to Margaret, Beryl and the late Jennifer; a much-loved sister-in-law, aunty, great aunty and cherished, friend to many. Formerly of Riverside Fish and Chips and Rampkin Pastures, Appleby, Joan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family, as well as her many friends in Cumbria, Staffordshire and Cheshire. Please show some colour in your dress for this fashionable lady. The funeral service and cremation are at Carlisle Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th February, at 12.10pm. Family flowers only are requested. Donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society, c/o Glyn Jones Funeral Directors, 12, Battlebarrow, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, 017683 51569.

TAYLOR (Charles, “Charlie”). Peacefully after a long illness on 21st January at the Westbourne Nursing Home, Charles, aged 77 years, of Congleton. The much-loved husband of Marion; devoted dad of Sharon; dear father-in-law of Lee; treasured granddad of Sian-Phoebe and Lexi-May; loving brother of David; very dear brother-in-law of Sheila, and a special uncle to Samantha, Lisa and Abigail. He will be very sadly missed. Floral tributes welcome. The funeral service is to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 9th February, at 10am. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WALKER (Evelene Margaret). Peacefully at rest in Macclesfield District General Hospital on 22nd January, Margaret, aged 79 years, of Holmes Chapel. The dear and devoted wife of John; much-loved mum of Jane; treasured grandmother of Alys, and a loving mother-in-law, sister and auntie. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 9th February, with a committal service at Vale Royal Crematorium at 10.45am followed by a service of thanksgiving at the parish church of St Luke’s, Holmes Chapel, at 11.30am. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made to Dementia UK or Age UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532000.

WILLIAMS (Frank). Passed away peacefully on 22nd January at Bradwell Hospital, Frank Roy Williams, aged 95 years, of Biddulph. The beloved husband of the late May; much-loved dad of Betty; dear father-in-law of David; devoted granddad of Paul, Philip and Catherine, and great granddad of Aleshia, Isabel, Mairie and Joseph. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Stroke Association. Enquiries: S Sigley and Son, Funeral Director, Leek, 01538 382048.

WOLTERS (Vera). Peacefully on 16th January at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Vera, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Eelke Wolters; loving mum of Maaike, Kenneth, Sylvia and the late Betty; loving mother-in-law of Neville, Susan and Stan and a cherished and treasured grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. The cortege is to leave her daughter Maaike’s home on Tuesday, 6th February, at 1.20pm for a service at Christ Church, Eaton, 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co. uk.

WORRALL (Frank). Peacefully on 21st January, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Frank, aged 93 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Irene Worrall; loving and much-respected dad of Alen and Julie; dear father-in-law of Margaret; cherished grandad of Helen, Robert and Rachel; treasured great grandad of Caden, Leo and Harry, and a dear brother-in-law of Brenda, Tom, Beryl, Bod and the late Keith. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 13th February, at 1pm for a service at the United Reformed Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the LOL Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk 

Death Notices, 25th January 2018

BIRTLES (Frederick Duncan, “Fred”). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Saturday, 13th January, while at home. Fred, aged 92 years, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved husband of the late Joan, and a dear brother-in-law, uncle and cousin. Fred will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and interment are to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Monday, 5th February, at 11am. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to the UHNM Charity (respiratory fund). Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937. 

BROOKES (Thomas Robert, “Bob”). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 16th January, while at home in the presence and loving care of his family. Bob, aged 70 years, of Congleton, was a dearly loved husband of Ann, much-loved dad of Lesley and Neil, dear brother of Jenifer, a special brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. Bob will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Tuesday, 30th January, at 11am, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Macmillan Cancer Support Mid Cheshire or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

BURROWS (Lily). Lily passed away peacefully on ward four in Leighton Hospital, aged 95 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph, much-loved mum of Terry and his wife Yvonne, and a cherished nana. Lily will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Lily’s funeral will take place on Friday, 2nd February, at St Peter’s Church in Sandbach at 11am, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Enquiries: funeral director Joseph O’Connell on 01270 584447, josephoconnell.co.uk 

BYRNE (Ellen Jackson, Eleanor). On 11th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital, with loved ones by her side, Eleanor, aged 77 years, sadly passed away. The beloved and devoted mum of Kevin, Raymond, Sharon, Shaun and David; cherished mother-in-law of Debbie, Hazel, Micky and Jayne; much-loved partner of the late Pat; treasured nana to all her many grandchildren; adored great grandmother and dearest sister to Brian, Sheena and her late siblings. Eleanor will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all her family and friends.  The funeral service is to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 31st January, at 11am.  Will relatives and friends please accept this intimation, and kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome. 

DALE (Kath). Peacefully on 13th January at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Kath aged 79 years, of Church Lawton, formerly of Holmes Chapel. Devoted wife of Arthur; much-loved mum of Lorraine and Jonathan; dear mother-in-law of Guy; treasured grandma of Aimee, Hannah, Sophie and Adam and great grandma of Liam. The funeral service and cremation will be at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 31st January, at 12.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to Central Cheshire Buddies Scheme. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

GRAYSON (Peggy, nee Reardon). Passed away suddenly on 16th January at Macclesfield Hospital. Peggy, aged 83 years. The devoted wife of the late Eddie; dear mum of Liz, Rob, Jackie, Dominic and John; treasured grandma to Tom, Amy, Niamh, Sean, Robert, Kate, Annie, Joe, Harry, Alice and Jack, and much loved great-grandma of Harry, Archie, Evie and Isla. The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 31st January, at 2.30pm. Flowers welcome and donations, if desired, to The British Heart Foundation in memory of Peggy. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829 or email: jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk 

GRIFFITHS (Robert Andrew). Peacefully on 19th January at his home, Robert Andrew, aged 71 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Beverley; loving dad of Andrew and his partner Michelle, and Jeremy and his partner Farida. The cortege is to leave his house on Thursday, 1st February, at 10am for a service and cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium at 10.45am. 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 Blue Cross or National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

HANCOCK (Alwyn Stanley). Called home on 11th January, aged 61 years. The beloved husband of Val, loving father of Christopher and Matthew, and much-loved granddad of Korey. A service of thanksgiving will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 9th February, at 1.45pm following a service of committal at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.45. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in Alwyn’s memory to The Motor Neurone Disease Association. Informal dress code would be appreciated. Enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HANCOCK (Nellie). Peacefully on 28th December at Astbury Mere Care Home, Nellie, aged 96 years, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Wilfrid Hancock; much-loved and respected mum of John; a dear mother-in-law of Beverley, and loving nan of William. The cortege is to leave her son’s home on Friday, 9th February, at 10.25am for a service at the United Reformed 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 the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

HIBBERT (Andrew). The death occurred suddenly but peacefully on 1st January, at home, of Mr Andrew (“Andy”) Patrick Hibbert, aged 64 years, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Susan (Sue) Hibbert; much-loved and respected dad of Donna and Paul; a dear brother of Robert, John, Rick, Jeff and the late Garry, and a dear brother-in-law of Maria, Karen, Denise, Theresa, Paul, Stefan and Bernie and the late Val. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 26th January, at 1.45pm for a service at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 2pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Macmillan Nurses or the haematology transplant unit at the Christie Manchester (please make cheques payable to The Christie). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

HULME (Trudie). Peacefully on 15th January, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, “Trudie”, aged 94 years, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Hulme; loving mum of Norma and Martin; dear mother-in-law of Tony; cherished nan of Claire and Mark; treasured great nan of Lucy and Katie; dear sister of Margaret, and sister-in-law of Brian. The cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 9th February, at 1.50pm for a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 2pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations if desired to Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

KENNERLEY (Barbara Ann). On Wednesday 10th, January, in hospital and of Middlewich, formerly of Congleton, Barbara Ann Kennerley, aged 80 years. A much-loved mum and grandmother. The funeral service and committal are to take place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Monday, 5th February, at 3.15pm. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Help The Aged. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

LEADBEATER (Fred). At peace on Sunday, 14th January, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Fred, aged 87 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Doris; son of the late Nellie and Bill; loving dad of Michael and Leslie; very dear father-in-law of Jackie; treasured granddad of Michael and Jenna, Jason and Grace, Andrew and Kim; a devoted great granddad; dearest brother of Harry, Dora and the late Leslie, Beryl and Billy; a dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Tuesday, 6th February, at 10.45am prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: Michael Goulding, Dolven funeral services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

LORAN (Donald Francis Carley). Passed away peacefully on 16th January at Leighton Hospital. Don, aged 81 years, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly-loved husband of Jean, and adored father to Mark and Gayle. Donations if desired to The Macular Society. The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s, Middlewich, on Monday, 29th January, at 1pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MATHER (Joyce). Passed away peacefully at Douglas MacMillan Hospice, with her family by her side, on Saturday, 6th January. Joyce, aged 73, of Biddulph, originally of Ashton-in-Makerfield. The wife of the late James Mather; mum of Jane and Gemma; sister of Barbara, and a dear aunt and grandmother. Following a private committal at Carmountside Crematorium, the funeral service will take place on Friday, 2nd February, at 2.30pm at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PROCTOR (Hazel, nee Bould). Passed away peacefully on 14th January, at Heliosa Nursing Home in Congleton, Hazel, aged 93 years. The devoted wife of the late Arnold; dear mum of Brian, Kathleen, Ronnie and Sheila; much-respected mother-in-law of Susan, Fred and Jim, and a cherished and treasured grandma and great grandma. The funeral service is to be held at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 5th February, at 10.30am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to The British Heart Foundation in memory of Hazel. Enquiries: J Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829 or jgarside.congleton@dignity
funerals.co.uk 

RATHBONE (Roy). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at Leighton Hospital on 15th January. Roy, aged 82, of Sandbach. Loving husband of Dorothy and much-loved dad to Colin, Trevor and Ian, and treasured granddad of Melissa. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses. The funeral service is at Sandbach Heath Methodist Church on Wednesday, 31st January, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

UNWIN (Dorothy). At rest on Saturday, 13th January, while at home in the presence of her loving family after a long illness fought with tremendous courage and great dignity, Dorothy, aged 82 years, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of Stanley; cherished mum of Steven, Stewart, Alison and Jamie; treasured grandmother of Oliver, Edward, Joseph and Georgia, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Dorothy will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 30th January, at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donation preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice C/O the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

WOLTERS (Vera). Peacefully on 16th January, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Vera, aged 94 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Eelke Wolters; loving mum of Maaike, Kenneth, Sylvia and the late Betty; loving mother-in-law of Neville, Susan and Stan, and a cherished and treasured grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. The cortege is to leave her daughter Maaike’s home on Tuesday, 6th February, at 1.20pm for a service at Christchurch, Eaton, at 1.30pm prior to committal 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

WORRALL (Frank). Peacefully on 21st January at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Frank, aged 93 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Irene Worrall; loving and much respected dad of Alen and Julie; dear father-in-law of Margaret and Derek; cherished granddad of Helen, Robert and Rachel; treasured great granddad of Caden, Theo and Harry, and a dear brother-in-law of Brenda, Tom, Beryl, Bob and the late Keith. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 13th February, at 1pm for a service at the United Reformed Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the LOL Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 

Death Notices, 18th January 2018

AMERY. Peacefully on 10th January, 2018, at Heliosa Nursing Home. Gladys Maud, aged 85, of Mossley. The loving and devoted wife of the late Harold Amery. Dearly loved mum of Roy, Mark and Julie, dear mother-in-law of Maureen and Julie, and a dear gran of Lee and great-gran of Anna. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 5th February 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. 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

BRATT (Gwynneth May). At rest at the RSUH on Friday, 5th January, 2018, after a short illness. Gwynneth, aged 88, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Harry, loving mum of Melvyn and daughter-in-law Samantha, dearest sister of Harry and sister-in-law Margaret and a dear aunt, great-aunt and great-great-aunt. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 26th January at 1.30pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to AGE UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

DALE (Philip OBE). Peacefully on Friday, 29th December, 2017, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Philip, aged 96 years. Devoted Husband of Sue and of the late Joan; loving Father of Celia, Pippa and the late Anthea; adored Stepfather of Jane and Kate and proud Grandfather of ten. Following a private Service of Committal at Macclesfield Crematorium, a Service of Thanksgiving will take place at the Parish Church of St Mary, Astbury on Friday, 19th January at 12 Noon. Family flowers only by request, but if desired, donations may be sent for Astbury PCC. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6HN, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk

FALLOWS (Reginald James “Reg”). In peace on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018, at the RSUH surrounded by his loving family. Reg, aged 75, of Basford, beloved husband of Jean and the late Maureen, dearly loved dad of Stephen, Reggie and Julie, much loved grandad and great-grandad and a much-loved uncle. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop on Wednesday, 24th January at 1pm, prior to burial within the churchyard. Would relatives and friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if so desired, to UHNM Charity - Critical Care Unit c/o the family. Enquiries: Marsh & Son Funeral Care, 36, Friarswood Road, Newcastle. ST5 2EG, 01782 717019.

HANLON (Audrey). On Monday, 1st January, 2018, peacefully in hospital and of Dingle Lane, Sandbach. Audrey, aged 80. Beloved wife of Peter Hanlon and a much-loved mum, nana and sister. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 25th January at St Mary’s Parish church, Sandbach at noon, prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Flowers or donations to British Heart Foundation or Diabetic Association. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, 01270 762230.

HART (Colin). Passed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 8th January, 2018, surrounded by his family. Colin, aged 73, of Sandbach, formerly of Burslem and Biddulph. Son of Charles and Elsie Hart, husband of Pamela, dad of Tim, Sam, Nikki and Alex. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach on Friday, 26th January at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MADDOCK (Joseph Alan). Passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Leighton Hospital on Friday, 5th January, 2018. Alan, aged 63, of Holmes Chapel, much-loved husband of Sue and devoted dad to Joe and Marie. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel on Friday, 26th January at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Ward, Leighton Hospital (cheques made payable to MCHT). Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

MATHER (Iris Valerie, formerly Richards). On Saturday, 30th December, 2017, at the Princess Royal Hospital, Kent. Iris, aged 75, of Cyprus and formerly of Congleton and Middlewich. Former town mayor of Congleton and beloved wife of Andrew Mather. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 24th January at Middlewich United Reformed Church, Queen Street, at 11am prior to committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Shelter. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.

RUSH. Peacefully on 30th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Hazel Jean, aged 88, of Siddington. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Raymond. Loving mum of Rachel, Edmund and the late Peter, dear mother-in-law of Allan and Sara, cherished grandma of Claire, Amy and Hannah, and a treasured great-grandma of Felicity, Charlotte, Elliott and Theo. A service of celebration for Hazel’s life will take place on Saturday, 20th January at All Saints’ Church, Siddington at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to All Saints’ Church, Siddington. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 23rd January at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SCRAGG (William Walter). Passed away peacefully at St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, on Thursday, 11th January, 2018. Bill, aged 73, of Elworth. Husband to Sheila. Funeral service to be held at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham at 10.45am on Tuesday, 23rd January following a private committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Haemophilia Society. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

THOMAS (Brenda). Passed away peacefully at Lawton Manor Care Home on Monday, 15th January, 2018. Brenda, aged 101, of Elworth. Dearly loved wife of the late Ronald and much-loved mother to Graham, Miles and the late Jeremy. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth on Monday, 29th January at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Elworth. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TOFT (Mike). Peacefully on January 2nd, Mike aged 88. Legendary and much missed Dad of Eric and Deb, much loved Grandpa T to Kate, Chris, Cam, Oliver and Phoebe; Zoë, Paul, Reuben, Jesper and Flynn; Natalie and Eloise, and Big Mikey T to Ross. Funeral Monday January 29th, 1.20pm at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers gratefully received by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Congleton, 01260 298829.

UNWIN (Dorothy). At rest while at home on Saturday, 13th January in the presence of her loving family after a long illness fought with tremendous courage and great dignity. Dorothy, aged 82, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of Stanley, cherished mum of Steven, Stewart, Alison and Jamie, treasured grandmother of Oliver, Edward, Joseph and Georgia, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Dorothy will be sadly 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.

Death Notices, 11th January, 2018

BOOTH (Ailsa May). Sadly passed away on Wednesday, 27th December, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Ailsa, aged 97, of Knypersley. Beloved wife of the late Wilmot Ronald Booth “Ronnie”, dearly loved mother of Dulcie, cherished grandmother of Jacqueline and a precious great-grandmother to her great-grandson. Devoted sister to the late Alan, dear sister-in-law of Sylvia, much loved auntie, great-auntie and great-great-auntie, and loyal friend to many. Funeral Wednesday, 17th January, service at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11.45am followed by private interment. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Biddulph Moor (churchyard fund) and Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House, 17/21, Fountain Street, Leek 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk

BROWN (Jean). Peacefully on Tuesday, 12th December, 2017. Jean, aged 83, of Biddulph. Dearly loved wife of the late George, devoted mother of Carole, and mother-in-law of Ron, treasured nan of Aaron, also a loving cousin of Barbara and her family, and a special friend and neighbour of Sue. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral to take place on Monday, 22nd January. Service at Biddulph Methodist Chapel, Station Road at 2pm prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the chapel. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Tall Oaks Care Home. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BROWN. Peacefully on 29th December, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Gladys Jane, aged 92. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Brown. Loving mum of Diane, dear mother-in-law of Allan and a cherished and treasured nana of Laura and Andrew. Cortege is to leave her daughter Diane’s home on Monday, 15th January at 11.15am for service and interment at Hill Top Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, 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 RSPCA or RSPB. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FISHER (Cyril). Peacefully passed away on 25th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Cyril, aged 94, devoted husband of the late Betty, much loved father of Sheila, respected father-in-law of Bernard and dearly loved grandad of Joe. Funeral service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th January at 2pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to the comfort fund at Heathview. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

FORSTER (Derek Graham). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 5th January and in the loving care of his family. Derek, aged 69, of Sandbach. The beloved husband of Linda, much loved dad of Jennifer and Kelly, and treasured Grandy of George, Riley, Madison and Daisy. The funeral takes place on Monday, 22nd January with a service and committal at Crewe Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to British Lung Foundation. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

GOODWIN. Peacefully on 4th January, 2018 at home. Harold, aged 91, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Dorothy Goodwin. Loving dad of Lesley, John and Debra, dear father-in-law of Alan, Jackie and Jason, cherished granddad of Sarah, Robert, Joshua, James and Annie, treasured great-granddad of Harry, Tiana, Sienna and Jessica, and a dear younger brother of Doris, Fred, Clem and Jack. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 25th January 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 East Cheshire Hospice, Marie Curie or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HANDLEY (Roy Albert). Peacefully on Tuesday, 26th December, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at the RSUH. Roy, aged 83, of Biddulph Moor. The devoted husband of the late Cynthia Handley. A treasured father of Lorrae, Mark and Debbie, a dear father-in-law of Phil, Bev and the late Tony, a loving brother of Dennis, Joan, Beryl and the late Brian, a much loved grandad of Laura, Hannah, Matthew and Robert, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Roy will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 15th January 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 please; donations preferred to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HAYWARD. Peacefully on 3rd January, 2018, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Evelyn Mary, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David. Loving sister of Audrey and Peter, and a dear aunty. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 25th January 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. No flowers by request; 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

HIBBERT. The death occurred suddenly but peacefully on 1st January, 2018, at home of Mr Andrew (Andy) Hibbert, aged 64. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Susan (Sue) Hibbert. Much loved and respected dad of Donna and Paul, dear brother of Robert, John, Rick, Jeff and the late Garry and a dear brother-in-law of Maria, Karen, Denise, Theresa, Paul, Stefan, Bernie and the late Val. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 26th January at 1.45pm for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or The Christie. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

CRAWSHAW (Keith). The death occurred peacefully on 20th December 2017 at East Cheshire Hospice of Mr Keith Crawshaw, aged 85, of Congleton. He was the beloved husband of Anita. Service and cremation to take place at 11.20am on Thursday, 18th January at Macclesfield Crematorium. 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

HULME (Pauline May). Suddenly but peacefully on Thursday, 28th December, 2017. Pauline, aged 79, and late of Knypersley. Beloved wife of the late Bill and much loved mum of Kelvyn and Jayne and Jayne’s partner Chris, treasured nan of Kelly and her husband Andy, loving sister of Lynda and the late Clifford, also a special auntie and cousin to many. Pauline will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her. Funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 18th January at 3pm followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HURSTFIELD (Margaret “Peggy”). Peacefully at Lawton Manor Nursing Home on 29th December, 2017. Peggy, aged 93, of Holmes Chapel. A much loved mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 16th January at 2.15pm. Service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, followed by private committal. Flowers welcome or donations, if preferred, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01477 532427.

JACKSON. Peacefully on 30th December, 2017, at Greengables Nursing Home. Jean, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Brian Jackson, loving mum of Simon and Tim, dear mother-in-law of Annalisa and Karen, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Natasha, Lydia, Lucas and Calum. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 22nd January 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 Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KNIGHT (Marie Mavis). Sadly passed away on 23rd December, 2017, aged 66, following a long illness. Marie spent her final days at home with her family. Loving wife of David and loving mum of Tracy and Stephanie, mother-in-law of Mark and Chris, devoted grandmother of Thomas and Isabel, and sister of Barry and Derek. Marie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at All Saints’ Church (Odd Rode), Church Lane, Scholar Green, on Thursday, 25th January at 2.30pm, followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request; donations in Marie’s memory to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Could mourners who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LEWIS (Roy). Suddenly on Monday, 11th December, 2017. Roy, of Smallwood, devoted brother of Elsie and loving uncle of Paul. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 12th January at Christ Church, Wheelock at 2pm followed by burial. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01270 765783.

MELLOR (Kathleen). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 24th December 2017. Kathleen, aged 78, of Sandbach. Beloved sister of Janet, treasured auntie to Linda, Philip, Simon and Tracey, great-aunt to Ben, Lucy and Bradley. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 18th January at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01270 765783.

OAKES (Paul Reginald). Passed away suddenly on 22nd December, 2017, at his home. Paul, aged 70, loving son of the late Reginald and Gladis, very dear brother to Angela, Graham and Patricia, and much respected brother-in-law to Geoff, Lynne and Peter. Service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th January at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or RNLI in memory of Paul. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

POINTON (Leonard). Passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday, 30th December, 2017. Leonard, aged 77, of Sandbach. Much loved husband of Margaret and loving dad to Richard. Funeral service to be held at Vale Royal Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd January at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to PSPA (Progressive Supernuclear Palsy Association). Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SANDBACH. Peacefully on 30th December, 2017, at Greengables Nursing Home. Agnes May, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Tresler Sandbach. Loving mum of Adele, dear mother-in-law of Robert, cherished and treasured grandma of Alicia. Cortege is to leave her daughter Adele’s home on 26th January 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 Ruby’s fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SAYLE (Doris). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday, 2nd January. Doris, aged 92, of Ettiley Heath. Dearly loved wife of the late Norman, and loving mum to Trevor and Dawn. Funeral service is to take place at The Church On The Heath, Ettiley Heath, on Monday, 15th January at 12.15pm following committal at Crewe Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Church On The Heath. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

TATTON (Gwen née Page). Sadly passed away on 27th December at The Haywood Hospital. Gwen, aged 89, of Brown Lees. Much-loved wife of Don, cherished mum of Jane, Michael, Stephen and Ann, a very dear mother-in-law of Robert, Lorna, Suzanne and Paul. Loving nana and great-nana of James, Kieran, Timothy, Elizabeth, Edward, Olivia, Jack, Gracie and George, also a very dear sister of Sylvia. Gwen will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Family flowers only by request; donations in Gwen’s memory to Douglas Macmillan Hospice and The Haywood Hospital. Funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Wednesday, 17th January at 9.30am followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

TOFT (Mike). Passed away peacefully on 2nd January, 2018, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Mike, aged 88. Legendary and much missed dad of Eric and Deb, much loved grandpa to Kate, Chris, Cam, Oliver, Phoebe, Zoe, Paul, Jesper, Flynn, Natalie and Eloise, and big Mikey to Ross. Service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 29th January at 1.20pm. Donations in lieu of flowers gratefully received by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

WILLIAMS (Ivor). Passed away peacefully at Mount Pleasant Nursing Home, Allostock on Tuesday, 2nd January. Ivor, aged 82, of Holmes Chapel. Devoted husband of the late Jill, dearly loved dad to Andrew, Annie and the late Robert. Funeral service to be held at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, on Monday, 22nd January at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to dementia wards at Leighton Hospital (cheques made payable to MCHT). Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

Death Notices, 4th January, 2018

BRERETON (Doris). Passed away peacefully on 25th December, 2017, in Leighton Hospital and in the loving care of her family. Doris, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Roy, the much-loved mum of Stephen and the late Jill. Funeral service to take place at Wheelock Methodist Church on Monday, 15th January at 11.30am, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Royal British Legion. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.

COOPER (Mary, née Astbury). Passed away on 15th December, 2017, at her home in Sandbach, aged 76. Mary will be greatly missed by her husband Jim, son Barry, daughter-in-law Sue, grandchildren and all her family and friends. Funeral service will take place on Friday, 12th January at noon at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by a burial at Sandbach Cemetery at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, would be gratefully received for Elmhurst Rehabilitation Centre, Winsford.

DALE (Philip OBE). Peacefully on Friday, 29th December, 2017, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Philip, aged 96 years. Devoted Husband of Sue and of the late Joan; loving Father of Celia, Pippa and the late Anthea; adored Stepfather of Jane and Kate and proud Grandfather of ten. Following a private Service of Committal at Macclesfield Crematorium, a Service of Thanksgiving will take place at the Parish Church of St Mary, Astbury on Friday, 19th January at 12 Noon. Family flowers only by request, but if desired, donations may be sent for Astbury PCC. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6HN, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk.

EKIN (Kathleen Ethel). Peacefully at New Milton House, Alsager, on 28th December, 2017. Kath, aged 93, of Moston, formerly of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Wilf, loving mum and mother-in-law of Susan and the late Paul, special nana to Kelly, Lauren and Alex, great-nan to Poppy and Lucas. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 15th January at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK or Sandbach Animal Rescue. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HIBBERT. The death occurred suddenly but peacefully on 1st January, 2018, at home of Mr Andrew (Andy) Hibbert, aged 64. He was the dearly loved and devoted husband of Susan (Sue) Hibbert. Much loved and respected dad of Donna and Paul and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Funeral service will take place at St James the Great Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LEECH (Graham). Peacefully passed away on Monday, 11th December, 2017, in the presence of his family while in the care of RSUH. Graham, aged 83, of Biddulph. Much loved husband of Brenda, much missed and loved dad of Hazel and Lisa, and dear father-in-law of Simon, also a treasured and special grandad. Funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, l0th January at 10am. Relatives and friends wishing to attend the service are kindly invited to meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, are preferred to Cancer Research UK in memory of Graham. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well St, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

LEWIS (Roy). Suddenly on Monday, 11th December, 2017. Roy, of Smallwood. Devoted brother of Elsie and loving uncle of Paul. Funeral service details are yet to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01270 765783.

LOCKER (Peggy). Passed away at Lawton Manor Care Home on 24th December, 2017. Peggy, aged 92, of Congleton, formerly of Biddulph. Peggy was the widow of Malcolm Locker and mum of Sue, Andrew and the late Patrick. The funeral service and cremation will take place, along with a memorial to Malcolm at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 22nd January, at 11.20am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Lawton Manor Residents’ Comfort Fund. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

MACHIN. Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on 24th December, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Mary Elizabeth, aged 79, of Lask Edge. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Russell. Loving mum of Margaret (Mags) and Stewart, dear mother-in-law of John and Lillian, cherished nanna of Christopher, Declan, Jake, Lilly, late Jared and late Brody, and step-nanna of Charlene, Michelle and Natasha, and a treasured great-nanna, dear sister of John, David and the late Peter, sister-in-law of Elsa, Arnold, and the late Lily, Harold and Audrey and a dear auntie. Service is to take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 11th January at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial Ground. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. 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

MELLOR. Peacefully on 20th December, 2017, at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Jean, aged 93, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Stanley Mellor. Loving mum of Richard and Robert, dear mother-in-law of Sue and Julie, and a cherished and treasured grandma of Nicholas, Matthew, Jonathon, Thomas, David and Ruth. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th January at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

PICKIN (Doreen, née Owen). Peacefully at rest on 14th December, 2017, while in the loving care of her family at the RSUH. Doreen, of Biddulph Moor, aged 82. Dearly beloved wife of Graham, devoted mum to Andrew and a dear friend to many. She will be truly missed. The funeral service is to be held at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Saturday, 6th January at 10.30am followed by interment at the churchyard. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Flowers are acceptable as are donations, if preferred, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

RIGBY. Peacefully on 22nd December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ann, aged 77, of Congleton. Loving daughter of Marjorie. The dearly loved sister of Terence, Patricia and Jacqueline, dear sister-in-law of Doreen and John, an aunt and great-aunt. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 12th January at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

RUSSELL. The death occurred peacefully on Christmas Day 2017 at home after a long illness of Dr Neil John Russell, aged 59, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Lindsay, loving dad of Alice, Polly and Tessa, dear father-in-law of Tom, dear brother-in-law of Sally and Tony Sharp and Ann Bullman, dear brother of Steven, dear brother-in-law of Jane, Paul, Jason Jeremy and the late Rupert. A private celebration of his life with friends and family will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 18th January 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 Hospice at Home (Douglas Macmillan). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SAINT (Carol Ann). 26th December, 2017. Passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side. Carol, of Sandbach Heath, aged 74. Cherished wife to the late Campbell, dearly loved mum to Alison and Andrew. A wonderful and giving nana and sister, and a very special friend to many. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 18th January at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice and Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe and Nantwich Funeral Services), 01270 812512.

STANWAY. Samuel “Sam” Stanway, of Biddulph Moor. Died on 16th December, 2017, at Springbank Nursing Home, aged 87. He was the husband of the late Freda and brother to Peter, Betty, Brian, Margaret and the late Pearl, Marie, Sid and Stan. Also a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, in Sam’s memory to New Road Church. Funeral service will take place at New Road Church, Biddulph Moor, on Tuesday, 9th January at 11am, followed by burial in the churchyard. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

STATHAM. Peacefully on 28th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Michael Oliver, aged 72, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce and the late Lesley. Loving dad of Debbie and Kerry, dear father-in-law of Paul and a cherished and treasured granddad of Lola Rose, Oscar Harry, Laurence, Olly, Hatty, Louis and Sienna. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 16th January at 1.25pm for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.45pm, 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STREET (Frank). At rest on 25th December 2017. Frank, aged 89, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved husband of the late Elizabeth, loving father of Jeanette and Angela, a dear father-in-law and a devoted grandad. Service and burial at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel on Monday, 8th January at 1.30pm. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Dementia UK or St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

STREET (Geoffrey Edward). Suddenly on Monday, 18th December, 2017. Geoff, aged 82, of Church Lawton. Much loved husband of Jean, treasured dad of Jo and Debbie, dear father-in-law of Dean and devoted Gramps to Matthew, Danny, Emma, Miles and Robert. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 19th January at 11.20am. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to The Salvation Army. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

WICKSTEAD (Doreen May). Peacefully on Tuesday, 26th December, 2017, at the RSUH. Doreen, aged 87, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Ronald, loving mum of David and Neil, dearest mother-in-law of Alison and Amanda, cherished nan of Steven, Christopher and Lianne, Liam and Gemma, devoted great-grandma of Annabelle, much loved sister of Ellen, Nancy, Peter and the late Vincent and Kath, dear sister-in-law of Doris and Dorothy, a special aunty and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at English Martyrs RC Church, Biddulph, on Tuesday, 23rd January at 11.15am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and 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.

Death Notices, 28th December, 2017

ASH. Peacefully on 21st December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Rachel, aged 98, of Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Thomas Ash. Much loved mum of her nine children and a cherished and treasured Granny Ash, great-granny and great-great-granny. Cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 3rd January 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. Flowers or, if desired, donations to WindyWay Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FODEN. Peacefully on 16th December, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Maureen, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Eric. Loving mum of Mark and Jane, dear mother-in-law of Sue and Roy, cherished gran of Mathew, Alexander and Daniel, and a treasured great-gran of Caidin and Elexa. Following a private committal service, a service of thanksgiving for Maureen’s life will be held at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Tuesday, 2nd January at 11.30am. Flowers or, if desired, donations to British Heart Foundation or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

FORD (Leonard Charles). Peacefully at home on 19th December, 2017. Len, aged 66, of Smallwood. Dearly loved dad of Sally, Rachel and Claire, step-dad to Oliver and Nikki, also a special grandad to Ethan, Jacob and Samuel. Thanksgiving service at St John’s Church, Smallwood, on Thursday, 11th January, at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Smallwood. It was Len’s wish, for those attending to wear bright colours. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HARRIS (Joan). Suddenly but peacefully at her home on 5th December, 2017. Joan, aged 82, of Holmes Chapel. The much-loved mum of Geoffrey and Michael. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 2nd January, at 11.20am with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to BHF. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532000 or Sandbach, 01270 762230.

HUBBERT (Leonard “Len). Passed away on Thursday, 14th December, after a prolonged illness. Len, aged, 76, and late of Holmes Chapel. Beloved husband of Ann, treasured dad of Tracy and her husband Paul, devoted grandad of Clinton and Leigh, and loving great-grandad to five boys. Also a much-loved brother to Jacqueline and her husband Paul. Funeral service on Thursday, 11th January at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel at 11.30am followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Legion or Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, 01477 532427.

PARKHOUSE (Gaynor). Peacefully on Tuesday, 5th December, 2017. Gaynor, aged 70, formerly of Congleton. A treasured friend to many. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 10th January at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

PICKEN (Doreen, née Owen). Peacefully at rest on 14th December, 2017, while in the loving care of her family at the RSUH. Doreen, of Biddulph Moor, aged 82. The dearly beloved wife of Graham, devoted mum to Andrew. A dear friend to many, if needed. She will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Saturday, 6th January, at 10.30am, followed by interment at the churchyard. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Flowers acceptable; donations, if preferred, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

RODDIS. Peacefully on 18th December, 2017, at Lawton Manor Care Home. Enid Mary, aged 92, formerly of Biddulph and Timbersbrook. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Leslie Roddis and the late Reginald Cottrell. Loving mum of Gillian, David and Triscia, dear mother-in-law of David, Elizabeth and Eric. Cherished nan of Shaun, Jonathan, Lesley, Graham and Robert, and a treasured great-nan. Cortege is to leave her daughter Gillian’s home on Tuesday, 9th January at 10.35am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 11am, prior to interment at Biddulph Churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Talking Newspaper or Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SHILL. Peacefully on 15th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Edna May, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Joseph Harold Shill. Loving mum of Susan, Jackie, Norma and John, dear mother-in-law of Michael, Dennis, Gareth and Paula, and a cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Cortege leaves her daughter Jackie’s home on Friday, 12th January 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 RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

SUMNER. Peacefully on 18th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Cynthia, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Clifford Sumner. Loving mum of Dr Mike Sumner MB.CHB, Msc, DRCOG, MRCGP and a dear sister of Nancy. Cortege will leave her home on Tuesday, 2nd January at 1.50pm for service at St James the Great Church, Congleton 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Age Concern. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

THORNHILL (Wilfred). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 17th December, 2017. Wilfred, aged 88, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of the late Phyllis and much-loved dad to Peter. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 10th January at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WARREN (Phyllis Mary). 20th December, 2017. Aged 99. Beloved wife of the late Philip and loving mother to David, Peter, Ruth and the late Daphne. A grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Southport Crematorium on Monday, 8th January, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Dean Brothers, Formby, Liverpool, 01704 872023.

WATSON (Yvonne). Peacefully passed away on 12th December, 2017, at home. Yvonne, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Louis Watson, also much loved mother and grandmother. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 4th January, at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at noon, prior to interment at Astbury Churchyard. Friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

Death Notices, 21st December, 2017

BERTOLONE (Katharine “Kath”). Passed away peacefully on 8th December, 2017, in the care of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Kath, aged 85, of Biddulph. Beloved wife of the late John Leslie Bertolone, beautiful and much-loved mum of Les and daughter-in-law Julie, loving sister of Beryl and Graham, and a much loved sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral will be held on Monday, 8th January at 11am at St Lawrence’s Church, prior to interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will family and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BOON (Kenneth Peter). Peter passed away peacefully after a short illness at East Cheshire Hospice on Tuesday, 12th December, aged 88. Devoted husband of the late Patricia, loving dad of Andrew and Jonathan, much respected father-in-law of Linda and Barbara, cherished grandad of Katie and Rachael, and much loved great-grandad to Sylvia. Also a highly regarded member of the Eaton Lodge No.533 and ardent supporter and advocate for Congleton Museum. A service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 29th December, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, for East Cheshire Hospice, British Heart Foundation or Congleton Museum. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

BOYLE. Peacefully on 15th December, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Gladys, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late John Boyle. Loving mum of Kathleen, Kevin, the late James, the late David and the late Tom, dear mother-in-law of Paul, Gwen and Lesley, and a cherished and treasured nan and great-nan. Cortege leaves her daughter Kathleen’s home on Thursday, 28th December at 10.40am for service at St Mary’s RC Church at 11am prior to interment at St Peter’s Churchyard. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. 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

FODEN. Peacefully on 16th December, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Maureen, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Eric. Loving mum of Jane and Mark, dear mother-in-law of Roy and Sue, cherished gran of Mathew, Alexander and Daniel, and a treasured great-gran of Caidin and Elexa. Following a private committal service, a service of thanksgiving for Maureen’s life will be held at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on a date to be arranged. Flowers or if desired donations to British Heart Foundation or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

GOODWIN (Andrea, née Bailey). 14th December, 2017. Peacefully passed away at St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford, aged 49. Andrea, of Willaston. Dearly loved wife to David, much-loved mum to Bethan, loving daughter to Anne and Stephen and a much-loved sister to Amanda and David. Funeral service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd January, at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations to St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford. Enquiries: Graham Tresidder & Son (Crewe and Nantwich Funeral Services), 01270 812512.

HALL (John Francis). Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, 13th December, 2017. John, aged 82, of Winterley. Much-loved husband of Joyce and dearly loved dad to Phil and Jane. Funeral service to be held at St Michael’s Church, Middlewich, at 2.30pm on Thursday, 28th December, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HOUGH. Peacefully on 4th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Norman Raymond “Ray”, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila, loving dad of Nigel, Adrian and Lisa, and a cherished grandad of Cherise, Callan, Tyler and Aston. Requiem mass takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Friday, 29th December, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KIRK (Barry). Passed away peacefully at home on 11th December, 2017, aged 76. Treasured son of the late William and Elsie, husband of Mimi, “Pops” of Alistair and Anthony, father-in-law of Debs and Lesley, and grandfather of Phoebe and Imogen. Barry will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only by request; donations in Barry’s memory to Werrington Primary School Music Department. Funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 28th December, at 3.20pm. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

LANDER (Jean). On 10th December, 2017, peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice, Winsford. Jean, aged 89. Beloved wife of the late Jim Lander and a much-loved aunt and great-aunt. Funeral service at St Oswald’s Church, Lower Peover, on Thursday, 4th January at 1pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for British Heart Foundation may be sent to the funeral directors. Enquiries: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.

LEAKE. Peacefully on 12th December, 2017, at Macclesfield General Hospital. Dorothy, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife, of Michael, loving mum, of Nigel and Paul, a dear mother-in-law of Wendy and a cherished and treasured gran of George and Katie. A very best friend of Helen. Cortege is to leave her house on Friday, 5th January, 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 Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LONGMAN (Ethel). Peacefully on 18th December, 2017, at Lawton Manor Nursing Home. Ethel, aged 88, of Church Lawton. Dearly loved wife of Bill, a much-loved mum of Denise, Keith, Derek and Peter, and treasured grandma of David, Michael, Max, Lewis and Nye. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 4th January at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Could all those attending please refrain from wearing mourning attire. Flowers or, if preferred, a donation may be made to Stroke Association. Enquiries, floral tributes and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

MOSS (Raymond Alan). Peacefully at Lawton Manor Care Home on Friday, 15th December. Ray, aged 88, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved husband of the late Hazel Mary and the late Marjorie May, loving father of Pauline and Patricia, dear step-father of Roger, Tricia and Jayne, brother of Pamela and a beloved grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 2nd January at 1pm. Service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel followed by a private committal at Crewe Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth Funeral Service, 01477 532427.

PARROTT. Peacefully on 13th December, 2017, at her home. Mary “Molly”, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife, of the late Arnold, loving mum of Kath, mother-in-law of Arthur, a cherished grandma Molly of Sally and Sean, Steven and Tracy, a much-loved great-grandma Molly and great-great-grandma Molly. Service to take place at St James the Great Church, Congleton, on Wednesday, 27th December 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. 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

RODDIS. Peacefully on 18th December at Lawton Manor Care Home. Enid Mary, aged 92 (formerly of Biddulph and Timbersbrook). The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Leslie Roddis and the late Reginald Cottrell. Loving mum of Gillian, David and Triscia, dear mother-in-law of David, Elizabeth and Eric. Cherished nan of Shaun, Jonathan, Lesley, Graham and Robert, and a treasured great-nan. Service will take place at Congleton United Reformed Church, prior to interment at Biddulph Churchyard on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Talking Newspaper or Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

STANWAY (Samuel “Sam”). Samuel “Sam” Stanway, of Biddulph Moor. Died on 16th December, 2017, at Springbank Nursing Home, aged 87. He was the husband of the late Freda and brother to Peter, Betty, Brian, Margaret and the late Pearl, Marie, Sid and Stan, also a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral service and interment will be held on Tuesday, 9th January at 11am at New Road Chapel, Biddulph Moor. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to New Road Chapel, Biddulph Moor. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

SUMNER. Peacefully on 18th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Cynthia, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Clifford Sumner. Loving mum of Dr Mike Sumner MB.CHB, Msc, DRCOG, MRCGP and a dear sister of Nancy. Service will take place at St James the Great Church, Congleton, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, 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. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Age Concern. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk.

WALKER (Nancy). Peacefully on Wednesday, 13th December, 2017, under the loving care of the staff at Hillesden Care Home, Leek. Nancy, of Biddulph, aged 87. Loving and devoted wife to the late Colin. Fond sister of the late Terry, Thelma and brother-in-law James, beloved aunt to Alan, Keith and Bill, and treasured cousin to Dickie, Jane, Ellie, Gracie and Flo. Service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 5th January at 4pm. Donations only please to Hillesden Care Home in memory of Nancy. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

Death Notices, 14th December, 2017

BRIGGS (Mary Lily, née Whitmore). Suddenly but peacefully on 30th November at home, after a long illness bravely fought. Mary, aged 88. The devoted wife of the late Frank, loving and caring mum of Carol, Lorraine and Christopher, a much loved mother-in-law of Michael and Heather, a cherished and treasured grandma of Hannah, Brendan, Liam, Dominic, Patrick, Carmel, Estelle and Isabel, adored great-grandma of Harry, Samuel and Joseph and a highly respected figure to Paul. The cortege is to leave her family home on Monday, 18th December at 1.50pm for a service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends please accept this as the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BROOKES (Victor). Peacefully on Thursday, 7th December, 2017, at RSUH. Victor, aged 85, of Biddulph Moor. The only son of the late Ellen and Tom Brookes, a devoted partner of Joan, and a very dear friend to Howard and Tony. Victor will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 28th December at 12.30pm followed by interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and meet for the service. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GOODWIN (Joseph Leslie). Peacefully in Rock Cottage Nursing Home, Brown Edge, on 6th December, 2017. Les, aged 90, of Congleton. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary, loving dad of Ian, Ron, Rose and Steve, father-in-law to Jane, Joanne, Peter and Tracy, treasured grandad and great-grandad, and brother to Maurice and the late Percy and Ken. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Michael’s Church, North Rode and Arthritis Research UK. Funeral Service at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, on Tuesday, 19th December, at 11am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

HARDING. Peacefully on 5th December, 2017, at Lawton Manor Care Home. Doris “Edna”, aged 98. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Sidney. Loving mother of John, dear mother-in-law of Diane, cherished grandmother of Claire and treasured great-grandmother of Elsa. Cortege is to leave her son’s home on Tuesday, 19th December, 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 Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HEAPS (Ernie). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at the RSUH on 1st December, 2017. Ernest Robert, of Biddulph, aged 78. The dearly beloved husband of Mary, devoted dad to Jayne and Brian, a dear father-in-law to Philip and Lynette, a much-loved and loving grandad to Alex, Amy, Lois and Isaac, a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Wednesday, 20th December, at 2pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Keele University Respiratory Fibrosis Research. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

HOUGH. Peacefully on 4th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Norman Raymond “Ray”, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila. Loving dad of Nigel, Adrian and Lisa, and a cherished grandad of Cherise, Callan, Tyler and Aston. Requiem mass is to take place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton on Friday, 29th December, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

LEESE (Doris). Sadly passed away on Saturday, 25th November, 2017, while at the RSUH. Doris, aged 96, of Mow Cop and formerly of Congleton. The devoted and loving mother of Peter, and a much-loved nan and great-nan. Doris will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th December at 12.40pm. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK, Crewe and South Cheshire Group. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

MASSEY. Peacefully on 1st December, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. John, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of the late Fred and the late Elsie Massey. Loving brother of Margaret, the late Freda and the late Roy, dear brother-in-law of Alen and a dear uncle and great-uncle. Cortege is to leave his sister’s home on Wednesday, 20th December 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 Clayton Manor Nursing Home Comfort Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

MCALLEN Bernard (Bob). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 9th December, 2017. Bob, aged 84, of Elworth. The dearly loved husband of the late Jane, loving father of Caroline, father-in-law to Peter and grandfather to Sam and Patrick. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 21st December, at 11.20am. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

NORRIS (Colin). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 3rd December, 2017, at the RSUH. Colin, aged 71, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved husband of Joan, loving dad of Shaun and Carole, and a devoted grandad of Shelby and Kayla. Colin will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 20th December, 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. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.

READ. Peacefully on 9th December, 2017, at home. Gerrard Frank, aged 75. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan. Loving dad of Angela, Shaun and the late Colin, dear father-in-law of Darren and Dawn, cherished granddad of Kirsty, Ashley, Liam, Ryan, Tom and Christopher, and a treasured great-granddad of Grace, Poppy and Heidi. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 21st December at 9.45am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church 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 Macmillan Nurses or East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

RODEN. Peacefully on 7th December, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Glenda, aged 82, of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Roden, dear sister of Jacqueline, Vera and Bill and a cherished auntie, great-auntie and great-great-auntie. Service is to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 22nd December at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

WORSNOP. Peacefully on 5th December, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Audrey, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Bob Worsnop and the late John. Loving mum of Jenny, Anne and Richard, dear mother-in-law of John and John, cherished baba of Nic, Victoria, Louisa and Amanda, treasured great-grandma baba of Oliver, Charlotte, Ben, Tom, Milly, Daisy, Poppy, Phoebe and Imogen. Service takes place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 21st December at 2.45pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to SANE. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 7th December, 2017

ANDREW (Linda). Peacefully after a long illness on Friday, 24th November at home with her family, Linda, aged 84, of Congleton, and formerly of Hyde. The widow of the late Gilbert Andrew; devoted mum of Jenny, Christine and Paul; and loving grandma of Tom, William, George, Joe, Rosie and Hana. The funeral service and cremation will be at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 11th December, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers, please. Donations to East Cheshire Hospice (care of the family). Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare Biddulph, 01782 514204.

BAILEY (Edna Ellen, née Sanderson). Peacefully passed away on 16th November at home. Edna, aged 81, of Brown Edge. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry Bailey; loving mum of Robert, Carole and Michael, mother-in-law of Angela, Brian and Annette; loving grandma of Samantha and Dan and Jeff and Millie; much-loved great grandma of Florrie, a very dear sister of Sheila and Betty, and sister-in-law to Iris. The funeral will be held on Monday, 11th December at 11.15am at New Road Chapel, Biddulph Moor, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to New Road Chapel, Biddulph Moor. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BEARDMORE (Reginald, “Reg”). At Manchester Royal Infirmary on Monday, 20th November, aged 78, and of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and loving husband of Christine; much loved by his sons David, Martin and Paul and daughters-in-law Lorraine, Tracey and Emma; deeply loved grandy and granddad of Olivia, Ella, Caitlin, Maisie, William and Henry; treasured by mum-in-law Brenda and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 15th December at 11am. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes and enquiries: Arlington funeral Services (SJ Boulton and Family), Arlington House, Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, 01782 818888.

BRIGGS (Mary Lily, née Whitmore). Suddenly but peacefully on 30th November at home, after a long illness bravely fought, Mary, aged 88. The devoted wife of the late Frank; loving and caring mum of Carol, Lorraine and Christopher; a much-loved mother-in-law of Michael and Heather; a cherished and treasured grandma of Hannah, Brendan, Liam, Dominic, Patrick, Carmel, Estelle and Isabel; adored great-grandma of Harry, Samuel and Joseph, and a highly respected figure to Paul. The cortege is to leave her family home on Monday, 18th December at 1.50pm for a service at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 2pm, 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 Dogs Trust. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

ENTWISTLE (Ray). Aged 88. Peacefully on 28th November in Sheffield, and formerly of Mossley, Congleton. The beloved husband of Joyce; much-loved father of Paul, Chris, Gill and Sue, and a very dear grandpa. A private cremation followed by a service of thanksgiving will be held at Christ Church, Fulwood, Sheffield, on Monday, 18th December at 10.45am. Enquiries: Jason Heath, John Heath & Sons 0114 2722 222.

FLETCHER (Margaret Alice). At rest after a long illness, while at home surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, 30th November Margaret, aged 93, of Biddulph Moor. The devoted wife of the late Tom Fletcher; a loving mum of Sandra, Yvonne and Barry; a dear mother-in-law of Keith and Steve; a treasured nana of Jayne, Daniel, Matthew, Anthony, Dominic and the late Paul; a great-grandma of Brandon, Katie and Ben, and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Margaret will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Friday, 15th December at New Road Methodist Church at 12.15pm 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 First Responders and / or Royal National Institute of Blind People c/o the funeral director. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GLYNN (Samantha, “Sam). Peacefully on Saturday, 25th November, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, in the presence of her family, Sam, aged 52, of Biddulph. The much-loved daughter of Ricky and the late Cynthia; loving mum to Soron and Callum; dearest mother-in-law to Katie; devoted “Nana G” to Beau, Mia, Harvey and Brodie; precious sister of Sharron, Donna and Sean; a very special auntie; devoted partner of Mick, and good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium Chapel on Monday, 11th December at noon prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Family flowers only please by request; donations if desired to PDSA or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GOODWIN (Stanley Gordon). Suddenly on 20th November, at home, Stanley Gordon, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joyce; loving dad of Gordon, Stephen and Caroline; dear father-in-law of Louise, Sara and Dave, and a cherished and treasured granddad and great-granddad. The cortege is to leave his daughter Caroline’s home on Thursday, 14th December at 1.15pm 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 Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HATTON (Angela Christine). Peacefully went to sleep on 29th November, 2017, under the loving care of the staff at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Angela, aged 68, of Biddulph, will be sadly missed by her devoted husband Eric, beloved children Liessa and Ian, son and daughter-in-law Gareth and Hannah, treasured grandchildren Freya, Sophie, Keira, Casey, Ashley and Georgia, and half brother Michael; a much loved sister-in-law to John, Debra, Janet and Paul, and aunt to Olivia, Justine, Julie and Jennifer. Funeral service to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 21st December at noon. Enquiries: Coop Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

HEAPS (Ernie). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 1st December, Ernest Robert, of Biddulph, aged 78. The dearly beloved husband of Mary; devoted dad to Jayne and Brian; a dear father-in-law to Philip and Lynette; a much-loved and loving granddad to Alex, Amy, Lois and Isaac; a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, who will be truly missed. Funeral arrangements later. No flowers by request, donations preferred to Keele University Respiratory Fibrosis Research. Enquiries and donations: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

HULME (Mark Anthony). Suddenly passed away on 21st November, 2017, at home. Mark, aged 56, of Biddulph. Much loved son of Eileen and husband Brian, dearly loved brother of Andrew and Lorraine, loving uncle of Daniel and Ryan, very dear nephew of Barbara and a dear cousin of Dawn. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th December, at 12.45pm. Will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Age UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

MOFFA (Joan). Peacefully at Avandale Lodge Nursing Home on Monday, 27th November. Joan (née Hulme) Moffa, of Holmes Chapel, aged 97. The beloved wife of the late Tom Moffa; much loved mother of Vivian, Antoinette, John, Derek and Perry; and daughters-in-law Tricia, Nancy and Nicki; loving nan to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family flowers only please, but donations if wished to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Griffiths & Booth, Holmes Chapel, 01477 532427.

WEAVER (Marylyn, Mal). Peacefully on 21st November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Mal, aged 69. The dearly loved wife of Clive, of Biddulph; much-loved mum of Katy and the late Clare; treasured nana of Ryan, Kara, Callum and Ruby; a loved sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. The funeral service and cremation are at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 15th December at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this intimation; will friends kindly meet at Carmountside. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Williamson Brothers, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212880.

​Death Notices, 30th November,  2017

ANDREW (Linda). Peacefully after a long illness on Friday, 24th November, 2017, at home with family. Linda, aged 84, of Congleton and formerly of Hyde, Cheshire. Widow of the late Gilbert Andrew. Devoted mum of Jenny, Christine and Paul. Loving grandma of Tom, William, George, Joe, Rosie and Hana. Funeral service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 11th December at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers please. Donations to East Cheshire Hospice (care of the family). Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Biddulph, 01782 514204.

BANNER. Peacefully on 21st November, 2017, at her home. Cynthia Margaret, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Keith Banner. Loving mum of Sharon and Marie, dear mother-in-law of Darren, cherished and treasured nan of Jack, Benjamin and Josh, dear sister of Pam and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 7th December, 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 RNLI or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BEARDMORE (Reginald “Reg”). At Manchester Royal Infirmary, on Monday, 20th November, Reg, aged 78, of Biddulph Moor. Dearly loved and loving husband of Christine, much loved by his sons David, Martin and Paul, and daughters-in-law Lorraine, Tracey and Emma. Deeply loved “Grandy” and Grandad of Olivia, Ella, Caitlin, Maisie, William and Henry. Treasured by mum-in-law Brenda and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Funeral arrangements later. Enquiries: Arlington Funeral Services (SJ Boulton and Family), Arlington House, Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, 01782 818888.

BEVAN (June). Sadly passed away after a long illness on 19th November at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home. June, aged 81, of Buglawton. The devoted wife of Eric, loving mother of David and Mark, much-loved grandmother to Alex, Lucy, Duncan and Ian. Also very dear sister of the late Mary. Funeral service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 6th December at 9.20am. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Bradwell Hall Nursing Home in memory of June. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829 email jgarside.congleton@dignityfunerals.co.uk

BOOTH (Ellis “Bryan” Booth, aged 87). Peacefully on Sunday, 19th November, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. The dearly loved husband of Edith, loving dad of Richard and Robert, much-loved father-in-law to Eileen and Helen, grandad to Laura, Katie, Emma, Harriet and Benjamin, and a great-grandad who will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 7th December at 11.20am. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations to Macclesfield Accident and Emergency Department. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BYATT. Peacefully on 19th November, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice after an illness fought with bravery and courage. Roland, aged 76. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine Byatt, of Congleton. Loving dad of Janine and Ian, dear father-in-law of Tony and a much cherished granddad of Kirsty and Sophie. Cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 5th December at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

DE LA ROCHE (Irene). Passed away peacefully at Brantwood Care Home on Saturday 25th November, 2017. Irene, aged 94, of Haslington, much loved mum of Elizabeth, John and Richard. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 6th December at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

GAUNT. Suddenly on 25th November, 2017, at his home. Kevin Paul, aged 55, of Congleton. Dearly loved partner of Kate. Loving and devoted dad of Max and dear uncle of Shannon, Roxanne, Bryony and Megan. Cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 8th December 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

GOVER (Michael Reginald). Peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, 19th November, 2017, aged 65. Michael, of Congleton, and formerly of West Sussex, devoted husband to Jill, loving father to Jonathan and Rachel and adoring grandad of Levi. Committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am, prior to a thanksgiving memorial service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph on Friday, 8th December, at 11.15am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, in memory of Michael to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

HILL. Peacefully on 12th November, 2017, at home. George Thomas, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Winifred “Win” Hill. Loving dad of George, Christopher and Elaine, dear father-in-law of Katie and the late Julie, cherished granddad of Gareth, Oliver, Laura and Charlotte and a treasured great-granddad of Monty and Penny. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 7th December at 11.45am for service at Christ Church, Eaton 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 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

JEPSON (Cyril). Suddenly but peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Cyril William, of Biddulph, on 24th November, 2017, aged 85. Dearly beloved husband of Sylvia, devoted dad to Sue, dearest father-in-law to Glyn, a much-loved and loving grandad to Emma and David, Rebecca and Joanne, and great-grandad to Ella and Edie. A brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to so many. Cyril will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor on Friday, 8th December, at noon. Followed by interment at Biddulph Moor Churchyard. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Donations preferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital (ward D8), Diabetes UK or Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Enquiries and donations: C McGough & Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.

MILLWARD. Roy, aged 70. Passed away peacefully at home on 26th November, 2017, following a long illness fought with dignity and determination. Dearest husband of Linda, much-loved father of Helen and Heather and “Grandee” to Matthew and Tom. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Thursday, 7th December at 11.30am, followed by burial at Swettenham Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire NHS Trust Oncology Trust Fund or Swettenham Church. Enquiries: JW Brocklehurst, Prestbury, 01625 829232.

PEEVER (Joan Elizabeth). Passed away peacefully on 19th November, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Joan, aged 90, of Sandbach. Beloved wife of the late Dennis, special mum of Nick and Tim, mother-in-law to Julie and Judith, and treasured grandma to Natalie. Funeral service to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 1st December at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie, (cheques made payable to Lymphoma Innovation Education and Research). Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

ROWLINSON (John Bernard). Passed away suddenly on 21st November, 2017. John, aged 74, of Gawsworth. Dearly loved husband of Wendy, much-loved dad of Mike and Steph, dearest father-in-law of Rachel and Allan, treasured grandad to Penny, James and Robert. Funeral service at St James the Great Church, Gawsworth, on Monday, 4th December at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

SCRAGG (Norma). At rest on 23rd November, 2017, in the loving care of her family. Norma, aged 74, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of Philip, loving mum of Andrew and the late Martin, dear mother-in-law of Susan and treasured nan of Charlotte and Emily. Service at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Monday, 4th December at 11.45am 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 Leighton Hospital (MCHFT, ward 4). Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

SPENCER (Rene Joan). Peacefully in St Luke’s Hospice on 25th November, 2017. Rene, aged 69, of Holmes Chapel. Dearly loved wife of John and treasured sister of Stephen. Thanksgiving service to be held at Wheelock Methodist Church on Friday, 8th December at 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WADE (Kenneth Arnold). Peacefully at St Stephen’s Nursing Home on 18th November, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ken, aged 81, of Sandbach. Dearly loved husband of Joy, father of Stephen and Karen, father-in-law of Robin and Jan and treasured grandad to Thomas, Matthew, Rebecca, Charlotte and William. A service of thanksgiving (preceded by cremation) will be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 5th December at 1.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

WALKER. Peacefully on 19th November, 2017, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Richard Stanley, aged 94, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Mary. Loving dad of Neil, Alan and Julie, dear father-in-law of Jim, cherished and treasured granddad of Stephen, Nick, George, Alice, Mario, Calum, Paloma and Skye. Cortege is to leave his daughter Julie’s home on Tuesday, 12th December at 11.15am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. 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 November,  2017

ADAMS. Peacefully on 12th November, 2017, at home. William “Bill” James, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Pamela Adams. Loving dad of Tracey, dear father-in-law of David, cherished and treasured granddad of James and Charla, dear brother of Iris and uncle to Phillipa. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 28th November at 10.45am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

BERESFORD (Muriel). Peacefully on 10th November, 2017. Muriel, aged 87, of Alsager. Devoted wife of the late Bill, dearly loved mum of Philippa and Paul, dear mother-in-law of Adrian and Claire, and treasured nanna of Daniel, Sam, Olivia and Cameron. Service and burial at Christ Church, Alsager, on Friday, 24th November at 1pm. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to Leighton Hospital (ward four). 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. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 30th November, at 11.30am, 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

BROWN (Audrey). Audrey, aged 76, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, 20th November, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones. She will be truly missed by all her family and friends. Audrey’s funeral will take place on Monday, 4th December, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.30am followed by interment at Biddulph Community Graveyard. Family flowers only, any donations would be greatly appreciated in honour of Audrey, for Kidneys For Life. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Street, Congleton, 01260 270290.

BYATT. Peacefully on 19th November, 2017, at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with bravery and courage. Roland, aged 76. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine Byatt, of Congleton. Loving dad of Janine and Ian, dear father-in-law of Tony and a much cherished granddad of Kirsty and Sophie. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium 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

DALGLEISH. Peacefully on 13th November, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Bruce, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan. Loving dad of Andrew and Ian, step-dad of Linda, Pierre, Anndrea and Deborah, dear father-in-law of Jane, Sonia and Paul, cherished granddad of Iona, Lee, Kirsty and Francesca, and treasured great-granddad of Cerys and Kaida. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 4th December, 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 British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

HALL (Russell). At peace on Tuesday, 14th November, at MDGH. Russell, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Dorothy, loving dad of the late David, treasured grandad of Katie and Sam, loved great-grandad of Lottie and Nancy, and a very special friend to June. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 1st December at 10.40am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support or Institute of Cancer Research. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

HILL. Peacefully on 12th November, 2017, at home. George Thomas, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Winifred “Win” Hill. Loving dad of George, Christopher and Elaine, dear father-in-law of Katie and the late Julie, cherished granddad of Gareth, Oliver, Laura and Charlotte, and a treasured great-granddad of Monty and Penny. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 7th December at 11.45am for service at Christ Church, Eaton, 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 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

JACKSON. Peacefully on 12th November, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Joyce, aged 88, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Jackson. Loving mum of Terry and Geoff, dear mother-in-law of Antonia and a cherished and treasured grandma of Liam and Lorna. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 6th December at 1.25pm for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, 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 Marie Curie or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

KOUBLE. Peacefully on Thursday, 8th November, 2017, at home. Jan Fransicek, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Judith Kouble. Loving dad of Daniel, Roland and Steven, dear father-in-law of Fiona and Erika, cherished and treasured granddad of Roxanne, Avalon, Gabriella and Emily. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 23rd November 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 British Heart Foundation.
Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

TATTON (Ruth, née Sherratt, Toft, Hulme). Sadly passed away on 4th November, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Ruth, aged 98, of Biddulph. Wife of the late George Arnold Tatton, much-loved mum of Tony and Bruce. Funeral service to take place on Friday, 1st December, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Refreshments will be at St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Biddulph. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

WILLIAMSON (Joeseph Robert). Suddenly passed away on 7th November, 2017. Joe, aged 33, loving son of Tom and Corinne, dear brother of Ben and brother-in-law of Sian, beloved partner of Michaela, devoted dad of Alanis, Leyton, Ralphie–Joe and step-dad to Rylan, a loving grandson, 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 Visyon. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

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 l