Deaths

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death Notices, 13th April, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Death Notices, 6th April, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death Notices, 30th March, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

HOPE. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alice, aged 88, of Moreton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Hope. Much loved mother of Brian, Susan and Robert. Dear mother-in-law of Glenys, cherished nana of Claire, Mark, Timothy, Matthew, Melanie and Sophie, and a treasured great-nana of Edward, Amelia and Brandon. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 6th April, at 11.05am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 11.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Death Notices, 23rd March, 2017

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

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

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

GREENWOOD. Suddenly on 13th March, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Thomas “Tom” Stanley Jack Greenwood, aged 20, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved and cherished son of Gary and Sarah, loving brother of Owen, treasured grandson of Maureen and Terry Booth, Linda and the late Colin Greenwood and Molly Cooper, dear nephew, cousin and boyfriend of Megan. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 29th March, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Mountain Rescue England and Wales. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

HOPE. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 15th March, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Alice, aged 88, of Moreton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril Hope, much-loved mother of Brian, Susan and Robert, dear mother-in-law of Glenys, cherished nana of Claire, Mark, Timothy, Matthew, Melanie and Sophie, and a treasured great-nana of Edward, Amelia and Brandon. Service and interment will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

Death Notices, 16th March, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Death Notices, 9th March, 2017

ANDERSON. Peacefully on 28th February, 2017, at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield. Margaret, aged 72, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Matthew Anderson, loving mum of Robert and Carol, dear mother-in-law of Shaun, cherished and treasured nana Margaret of Danny, Kieran, Shelby and Kayla, and a dear sister of Clive. Cortege leaves her daughter’s home on Thursday, 16th March, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

HULME. Peacefully on 25th February, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marjorie, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Geoff Hulme. Loving mum of Tim and the late Graeme, dear mother-in-law of Rose and Wendy, cherished and treasured grandma of Joshua, dear sister of Vera and Cyril and sister-in-law of Joan and Ron. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 13th March, at 1.45pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death Notices, 2nd March, 2017

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

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

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

HULME. Peacefully on 25th February, 2017, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Marjorie, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Geoff Hulme, loving mum of Tim and the late Graeme, dear mother-in-law of Rose and Wendy, cherished and treasured grandma of Joshua, dear sister of Vera and Cyril, and sister-in-law of Joan and Ron. Service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death Notices, 23rd February, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SMITH. Peacefully on 17th February, 2017, at Leighton Hospital. Nancy, aged 94, of Swettenham. The dearly loved sister of Norman, the late Ben and the late Bill, dear sister-in-law of Dorothy, loving aunt of Margaret and Rita, great-aunt of Emma, Steven, Nicola and Lee, great-great-aunt of Caleb and Saul. Cortege leaves her brother Norman’s residence on Thursday, 2nd March, at 10.45am, for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

Death Notices, 16th February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death Notices, 9th February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

HULME. Peacefully on 26th January, 2017, Doreen, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 67 years of Mr Ron Hulme. Loving aunt of Tim and the late Graham, and a dear sister-in-law of Marjorie. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 13th February, at 1.45pm, for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILLIAMS. Peacefully on 24th January, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Peter Anthony, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Rebecca and Christopher, dear brother-in-law of Mary, William, Mark and Ann and a dear uncle of Matthew and Helen. Cortege leaves his home tomorrow (Friday, 10th February), at 10.45am for service at Congleton Town Hall at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the town hall. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

Death Notices, 2nd February 2017

AGAR. Peacefully on 16th January, 2017, at Greengables Nursing Home. Sheila, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Charles Agar. Loving dad of Nigel and a dear aunt of Sheree, Yvette and Tina. Cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 7th February, at 10.05am for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am, prior to a service of thanksgiving at St James the Great Church, Congleton, at 11.45am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

HULME. Peacefully on 26th January, 2017. Doreen, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 67 years of Mr Ron Hulme. Loving aunt of Tim and the late Graham and a dear sister-in-law of Marjorie. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 13th February, at 1.45pm for service and interment at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILLIAMS. Peacefully on 24th January, 2017, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Peter Anthony, aged 74, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret. Loving dad of Rebecca and Christopher, dear brother-in-law of Mary, William, Mark and Ann, and a dear uncle of Matthew and Helen. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 10th February, at 10.45am for service at Congleton Town Hall at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

Death Notices, 26thJanuary 2017

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

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

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

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

CHILDS (Eileen). Peacefully on 13th January at Astbury Mere Care Home, Eileen, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Alan Childs; loving sister of Ruth and the late Margaret, and dear aunt of James. The cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Thursday, 2nd February, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends kindly meet at the crematorium. Friends who are unable to attend the service are welcome to join the family afterwards at Astbury Village Hall at approximately 12.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

COTTON (Brenda, née Collinge). Peacefully on 10th January, surrounded by her loving family, Brenda, aged 88, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late John; devoted mum of Jacqueline and Sandra; much-loved mother-in-law to Mark and David; a treasured nana of Ryan, Matthew and Rowan; a loving sister, aunty, cousin and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 3rd February, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.45am, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SOPER (Dorothy “Joan”). Peacefully on 17th January at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, Dorothy “Joan,” aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Alan; loving mum of Hazel and Richard; dear mother-in-law of Julian and Dawn, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Ben and Alisha. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 1st February, at 1.20pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

Death Notices, 19th January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

CHILDS (Eileen). Peacefully on 13th January at Astbury Mere Care Home, Eileen, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Alan Childs; loving sister of Ruth and the late Margaret; dear aunt of James and Mark, and a dear cousin of David and Janet. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

HACKNEY (Beryl). Peacefully on 27th December at University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Beryl, aged 79, of Biddulph. The loving and devoted wife of the late Geoffrey; cherished mam of Paul and Susan; mother-in-law of George; nanna of Robert and Joseph; great-nan of Olivia; auntie of Hilary, and sister of Alvin, Derek, the late Ida, the late Joan and the late Jack. The cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 26th January, at 10.30am for a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.45pm prior to committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Leukaemia and Myeloma Research UK. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death Notices, 12th January 2017
 
ASHMORE (Anthony). Peacefully in Royal Stoke University Hospital on 28th December, Tony, aged 79, of Haslington. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; loving dad of Debbie, Paul and Mark; proud granddad and great-granddad. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to ward 124, Royal Stoke University Hospital (cheques payable to ward 124, UHNM). The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 20th January, at 11.30am. Men to wear colourful ties and ladies to dress at their own discretion. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CARTER (Irene). Peacefully on 29th December at Salford Royal Hospital, in the presence of her loving family, Irene, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bill Carter; loving mum of Christine and Jill; dear mother-in-law of Bob and Mel; cherished gran and nan of Douglas, Emma and Claire; treasured great-grandma of Oliver and Harry, and a dear sister of Stan and Madge. The cortege leaves her daughter Jill’s home on Monday, 23rd January, at 12.15pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ICU Salford Royal Hospital. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CHARLESWORTH (Gladys). Peacefully on 4th January, Gladys, aged 93, of Shavington, and formerly of Wybunbury. The dearly loved wife of the late Harman; loving mum of Brian, Donald, Jayne and the late Stanley and Ian; grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired to Donna Louise Trust and St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Minshull. The funeral service takes place at St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Minshull, on Thursday, 26th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CLACKER (Ronald). Peacefully on 25th December at home, Ronald, aged 84, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of May; loving dad of Martin and Susan; dear father-in-law of Wendy; cherished granddad of Helen, Ben, Bethany, Sam and Isabella; treasured great-granddad of James, Charlie-John, Layla, Jackson, Dylan and Nathan; dear brother of John and brother-in-law of Pat. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 18th January, at 1.25pm for a service at Rood Lane Methodist Chapel at 1.45pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Rood Lane Methodist Chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLIFF (Doreen). Passed away very peacefully on 3rd January at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 87. The dearly loved wife of Michael Cliff; devoted and adored mother to Robert, David and Lynda; loving nana to Richard and Sally, and great-nana to Imogen. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 19th January, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only by request; donations in Doreen’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
COCKAYNE (Marjorie). Passed away peacefully at Clayton Manor Care Home on 5th January, aged 86. The devoted wife of the late Mr Charles Stanley Cockayne; loving mum to Audrey, Sandra, Michael, Peter and the late Paul, and a loving grandma and great-grandma. Marjorie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 2pm on Tuesday, 24th January, at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, followed by burial in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations in Marjorie’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DALE (Alan Gordon). A former teacher at Chell High School, at rest on 23rd December, at his home in Biddulph. Alan, aged 84; the loving dad of April and father-in-law of David. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 18th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Age UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HAMNETT (John). Passed away on Christmas Day surrounded by his loving family, John, aged 87, of Rode Heath. The dearly loved husband of Betty; much-loved dad of Steven and Christine, and father-in-law of Jane and Martin; treasured grandad of Michelle, Miky, Becky and Kerry, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral cortege will leave his own residence on Monday, 16th January, for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations preferred in memory of John for Macmillan Cancer Support c/o the funeral director. Enquiries and donations: Gail Spender, C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842.
 
HEATH (Harrison John). Peacefully on 19th December at Salford Royal Hospital, Harrison John, aged 16, of Congleton. The dearly loved and treasured son of Kathleen Bracegirdle and John Heath, and a cherished grandson of Kathryn, John, Steve and Sue. The cortege leaves his home tomorrow (Friday, 13th January) at 11.45am for a service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon, prior to burial in Macclesfield Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Windyway Trust. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SEABRIDGE (Diane). Peacefully on 30th December at Macclesfield General Hospital. Diane, aged 52, of Congleton. The dearly loved daughter of Beryl and the late John; cherished sister of Julie and Sharon; sister-in-law of David; devoted auntie of Hannah, Emily and a best friend of Cheryl. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 24th January, at 1.30pm for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 1.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK or MS Society (Macclesfield branch). Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHELDON (Joan Mary). Peacefully on New Year’s Day, Joan, aged 93, formerly of Bemersley. The dearly loved wife of the late William (“Billy”) Sheldon; dearest mother of David and Margaret; very dear mother-in-law of Hilda and Robert, and a dear grandma, great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service takes place at St Anne’s Church, Brown Edge, on Friday, 20th January, at 1.30pm, prior to interment at Brown Edge Lawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom or St Anne’s Church. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
WAIN (Doris). Sadly passed away on 4th January at Greengables Nursing Home, aged 97. The devoted wife of the late Mr Frederick William Wain. Doris will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 9.30am on Thursday, 19th January, at Congleton United Reformed Church, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations in Doris’s memory to British Heart Foundation or Sunflower Centre at East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WHITHEY (Iris, née Gregory). Peacefully passed away on 3rd January, with her loving family by her side, Iris, aged 86. The dearly loved widow of Sydney Derek; a treasured mum, mum-in-law, grandma, great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law and auntie. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 26th January, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WORRALL (Cynthia). Peacefully on 5th January at East Cheshire Hospice, Cynthia “June” Worrall, aged 80. The dearly loved and devoted wife for 61 years of Charlie Worrall, of Congleton. Much-loved mum of Dianne, Raymond, Graham, Viv and Lynne; dear mother-in-law of Derek, Angela, Kath, John and Ian, and a much-cherished nan and great-nan. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 24th January, at 10.05am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 5th January 2017
 
BAYLEY (Graham James). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 21st December. Graham, aged 71, of Wheelock. The loving dad of Kerry and Donna, and grandad of Ada. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Funeral service takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th January, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRIGGS (Barbara). Peacefully at rest on 21st December. Barbara, aged 86, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly and much-loved wife of the late Ernest Briggs; loving mum of Beverley and Hilary; mother-in-law of Chas and Steve; devoted nan of Mark, Jeni, Lee and John; treasured great-nan of Megan, Mia, Sienna, Ollie, Bobby and Isabelle, and a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral takes place on Friday, 6th January, at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred to Biddulph Moor First Responders. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BROWN (Margaret Joan). Suddenly on 16th December at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Margaret, aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John; much-loved mum of Pauline, Stephen and Debbie; a devoted and loved nan and great-grandma, and a very dear friend to many. The cortege leaves her home on Friday, 13th January, at 9.20am for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BUXTON (Joseph). Suddenly on 18th December, Joseph Lennard Edward, aged 28, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Philip and Lea; loving brother of Amanda, Philip, Rebecca, Beatrice, Emma, Paul, Melissa, Louis, Natalie and the late Chris; a dear brother-in-law and a cherished and treasured grandson of Jean and David Buxton, and Len and Betty Snelling. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, today (Thursday, 5th January) at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CHILD (Timothy Luke Surinder). Died unexpectedly, but peacefully on Boxing Day, 26th December, aged 47. The well-loved adopted youngest son of Mary and David; brother to Damian, Daniel, Nicholas Ifan, Gareth, Marie-Claire and Gabrielle; father of Zachary and Matthias. A talented chef, plagued by years of illness, he is now at rest. May God rest his soul. Requiem mass takes place at 11am on Friday, 13th January, at Our Lady and St Teresa RC Church, Gorsey Bank, Wirksworth, DE4 4AD, followed by cremation service at 1pm at Alfreton Crematorium, (Amber Valley Crematorium), Derby Road, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1BH. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Anthony Gell’s Almshouse and Charity of Anthony Bunting, Wirksworth. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.
 
CLOWES (Liam). Peacefully at rest while in the loving care of his family at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 24th December. Liam Michael, of Congleton, aged nine. The dearly beloved and precious son to Sarah and Tom; loving and much-loved brother to Megan; a very dear and dearest grandson, great-grandson, nephew and cousin, who touched the world in his own inimitable way and will remain in our hearts forever. The funeral service takes place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 12th January, at 12.15pm, followed by a private family committal. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Please wear something red. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515155.
 
CROPPER (Audrey). Peacefully on 16th December at Greengables Nursing Home. Audrey, the dearly loved mum of Jill, Trisha and Deborah; dear mother-in-law of Dave; cherished grandmother of Brian, Joe, Anthony, Christopher, Alex, Peter, Amber and Andrew, and a treasured great-grandmother. The cortege leaves 32, West Street, Congleton, on Wednesday, 11th January, at 10.40am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Echo Hospital and Community Healthcare Charity. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DALE (Reginald). Peacefully on 26th December at Heliosa Nursing Home. Reginald, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Joan and a loving uncle of Robert and Irene. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 10th January, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HEATH (Harrison John). Peacefully on 19th December at Salford Royal Hospital. Harrison John, aged 16, of Congleton. The dearly-loved and treasured son of Kathleen Bracegirdle and John Heath, and a cherished grandson of Kathryn, John, Steve and Sue. The cortege leaves his home on Friday, 13th January, at 11.45am for service at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at noon, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LAWTON (Kenneth Everard, “Ken”). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 26th December, aged 75. The much-loved husband of Enid, loving dad of Steven and Debbie, and a treasured granddad of Emma Louise and Robert. The funeral service will be held at Bretby Crematorium, Burton Upon Trent, in the Carnarvon Chapel, on Monday, 9th January, at 12.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Kenneth may be placed in the collection box at the service and will be forwarded to Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust. Enquiries: Wellings Funeral Service, 55, Derby Street, Burton Upon Trent, 01283 563555.
 
LONGMORE (Edith May). Peacefully on 28th December at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a short illness courageously borne. Edith, aged 85, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late John Cecil (“Jack”); devoted mum of John and Paul; a very dear mother-in-law, cherished grandma and great-grandma, much loved sister and sister-in-law, a dear aunty and a very special friend of Marian and John. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 17th January, at 11.25am for a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Relatives please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
MCALLISTER (Brenda). Peacefully on 25th December, aged 84, of Mossley, Congleton, after a brief illness. The dearly loved wife of Charles (“Mac”) McAllister; mother of Lindsay, Neil and wife Hazel; sister of Geoff, Derek and Peter Gardiner and the late Jean Hughes, and very dear friend to many. The funeral takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 12th January, at 10am. Family flowers only please. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622.
 
SHELDON (Joan Mary). Peacefully on New Year’s Day. Joan, aged 93, formerly of Bemersley. The dearly loved wife of the late William (Billy) Sheldon, dearest mother of David and Margaret, very dear mother-in-law of Hilda and Robert, and a dear grandma, great-grandma, sister, sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service and interment will take place at St Anne’s Church, Brown Edge on a date to be confirmed. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SHUFFLEBOTHAM (Frank). Passed away peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home on 25th December, aged 84. He was a loving brother to Mary. Frank will be missed by all his family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 13th January, at 11am at Key Green Methodist Church, followed by burial at St John’s Churchyard, Buglawton. Can all who wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Frank’s memory should be made to Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
STUBBS (David). Peacefully at rest on 27th December. David, aged 85, of Biddulph. The devoted and loving husband of Doreen; treasured dad of Mark and Julie; a loving grandad of Jordan and Charlotte, and a dear brother, uncle and cousin. David will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Monday, 16th January, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.30am, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to British Heart Foundation.
 
TAYLOR (Mary, née Stuart). On 26th December, peacefully in Abbeyfield Residential Home, Ilkley, aged 99, and formerly of Fieldbank Road, Macclesfield and Gorse Farm, Astbury. The beloved wife of the late Frank Trafford Taylor, much-loved mother of Janice and Robert, and a dear grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Parish Church, Addingham, on Friday, 20th January, at 11.15am, followed by cremation at Skipton Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to WaterAid. Enquiries: John Whitham Funeral Services, Ilkley, 01943 831375.
 
THOMPSON (née Green). Peacefully on 23rd December at University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Elsie, aged 96, of Congleton. The devoted wife of the late Ernest; mother of Russell; mother-in-law of Fiona, and much-loved gran of Gemma and Charles. The service takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 2pm on Wednesday, 11th January, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only invitation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Holy Trinity Church, Mossley. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 29th December 2016
 
BOURNE (Elizabeth). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 19th December, Elizabeth, aged 84, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Albert; loving mum of George and wife Jan, and treasured grandma of Kathryn and Jennifer. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to district nurses at Ashfields Primary Care Centre. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 6th January, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRIGGS (Barbara). Peacefully at rest on 21st December. Barbara, aged 86, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly and much loved wife of the late Ernest Briggs; loving mum of Beverley and Hilary; mother-in-law of Chas and Steve; devoted nan of Mark, Jeni, Lee and John; treasured great-nan of Megan, Mia, Sienna, Ollie, Bobby and Isabelle, and a very dear sister and aunt. The funeral takes place on Friday, 6th January. The service will be held at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred to Biddulph Moor First Responders. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BROWN (Margaret Joan). Suddenly on 16th December, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Margaret, aged 84, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of John; much-loved mum of Pauline, Stephen and Debbie; a devoted and loved nan, and great-grandma, and a very dear friend to many. The funeral service will take place on a date to be confirmed. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BUXTON (Joseph). Suddenly on 18th December, Joseph Lennard Edward, aged 28, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Philip and Lea; loving brother of Amanda, Philip, Rebecca, Beatrice, Emma, Paul, Melissa, Louis, Natalie and the late Chris; a dear brother-in-law and a cherished and treasured grandson of Jean and David Buxton, and Len and Betty Snelling. The funeral service takes place at Siddington Church on Thursday, 5th January, at 2pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Help For Heroes. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
NEWTON (Roger). Peacefully at home in Sandbach Heath on 20th December, Roger, aged 84. The dearly loved husband of Marjorie and loving dad of Alexandra. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is on Thursday, 5th January, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, at 11.45pm. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROBERTS (Clara Millicent, “Claire”). At rest on 11th December at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Claire, aged 95, of Biddulph. The devoted and very much loved wife of the late Harold Roberts, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 4th January. The service will be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries and donations: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
Death Notices, 22nd December 2016
 
BAILEY (Roy). Peacefully after a long illness on 11th December, with his family by his side, at home in Knypersley, Roy, aged 84. The devoted and loving husband of Betty; treasured dad of Joanne; dear father-in-law of David, and a loving granddad of Grant. Roy will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 3rd January, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 10.45am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to DMH or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Biddulph, 01782 692764.
 
BARTLE (Pamela). Peacefully on 16th December at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Pam, aged 72, of Knypersley. The dearly loved wife of the late Benjamin Bartle; loving mum of Dawn, Steven, Jayne, Jimmy, Marie and Adelle; dear mother-in-law of Simon, Sarah, Dave, Tracy, Rob and Paul; and a cherished nanna and great-grandma, beloved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Pam will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 6th January, at 12.30pm. Relatives and friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Tunnicliffe (Adams), Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BULMER-KIRBY (Gladys). Died 14th December, aged 95. Passed away peacefully in Southport. She was the wife of the late John; mother of Janet; mother-in-law of Dave; grandmother of Kathryn and Emma, and great-grandma of Jessica and Amy. She will be missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 30th December, at Southport Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: H Johnson & Sons, 147, Roe Lane, Southport, 01704 227067.
 
HIGGINS (Brian Patrick). Peacefully on 11th December at his home, Brian Patrick, aged 80, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Rhoda “Marjorie” Higgins; loving dad of David and Andrew; dear father-in-law of Carolyn, and a cherished and treasured granddad of Laura Sophia and Thomas. The cortege leaves his home on Monday, 9th January, at 12.55pm for a requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 1.15pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Lions. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PLAYLE (Patricia Mary). Unexpectedly on 10th December in Royal Stoke Hospital. Patricia, aged 56, of Winterley. The dearly loved wife of Lawry and beloved mum of Jordan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or justgiving.com/fundraising/jordan-horseman. Requiem mass takes place at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 4th January at noon. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
PRESCOTT (Peter). On 12th December, 2016, after a long illness stoically borne, Peter (retired police superintendent) aged 80, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sylvia (née Clarke); very special and proud dad of Jon and Nic; treasured granddad of Sam, Tamsin and George; loving great-granddad of James and Megan, and respected and loved by Jase, Lorraine and Liam. He passed away peacefully at home in the loving care and presence of his family. The funeral is on Friday, 6th January, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cardiac Risk in the Young (cheques payable to Cry). Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
SUTTON (Mary). Peacefully on 13th December at Clayton Manor Care Home. Mary, aged 99, of Congleton. The dearly loved, and devoted wife of the late William; loving mum of Tony, Ann, Phil and Sue; mother-in-law of Geoff, Elaine and Kevin, and a loving and cherished nanna and great-nanna. The cortege leaves Clayton Manor on Thursday, 29th December, at 9.45am for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10am followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 15th December 2016
 
ALLEN (Jean). Died at Leighton Hospital on 4th December, 2016, aged 92, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly beloved wife of Eric, and much-loved mother of Stephen. Heartfelt thanks to the many staff who looked after her. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 20th December, at 1pm at Vale Royal Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to MCHT Scanner Appeal. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.
 
BEAVAN (Steven). Peacefully at home on 5th December, Steven, aged 49, of Wheelock. The dearly-loved son of Doreen and the late John. The funeral service and committal take place at Crewe Crematorium today (Thursday, 15th December) at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Ashfields district nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BURGESS (June Norma). Peacefully at rest on 7th December, 2016, in Leighton Hospital, June Norma, aged 82, of Wheelock, Sandbach. The dear and devoted wife of the late Norman Burgess; the much-loved mum of Marie and Jane; treasured nana of Sophie, Laura and Emily, and precious great-nana of Hallie. The funeral service takes place on Tuesday, 20th December, at Crewe Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made to Parkinson’s UK in memory of June. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
BURROWS (Jilly, Rosemary Jillian, née Sproston). Her family are sad to announce the death on 7th December of an amazing mummy, sister/Blister, aunt, Ski Granny, Ski Mummy, friend, and foot miracle worker! Jilly passed away surrounded by her family at Belong, Macclesfield, following 10 years of living with cancer. She did not believe in “negative energy” and achieved things that many others found incredible. Her courage, cheer and selflessness mean that this remarkable and fabulous woman will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. There is to be a celebration of Jilly’s life on Wednesday, 21st December, at Macclesfield Crematorium (11.20am), followed by a service at St Bartholomew’s, Wilmslow (12.30pm). Please join her family for some or all of this. Drinks and food will then be available at Wilmslow Rugby Club. Wear something turquoise to remember Jilly by. Enquiries: Jacqueline Wilson Independent Funeral Services, Hill View, High Street, Clotton, 01829 781572.
 
GIBSON (Gillian). Peacefully on 27th November at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Gillian, aged 62, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Stuart Gibson; loving mum of Barry, Karen and Kathleen; mother-in-law of Steve and Ray; cherished and treasured nanny of Jack, Sophie, Matthew, George, Alex, Charlie, Alfie; daughter of Jean; sister of the late Tracey; sister-in-law of Pam and Geoff. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 19th December, at 9.20am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HASSALL (Ann) Peacefully on 2nd December at Astbury Mere Care Home, Ann, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Keith; loving mum of Claire and Sally; dear mother-in-law of Mark and Lee; cherished and treasured grandma; dear sister of David and sister-in-law of Sheila. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 19th December, at 12.45pm for a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 1pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HAYES (John Stuart). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 4th December, John, aged 68, of Sandbach Heath. The dearly loved husband of Patricia; loving dad of Louise and Melanie; father-in-law to Simon and Ian; Dradra to Samantha, Katie, Oliver, Ethan and Alicia. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to critical care unit, Leighton Hospital (cheques payable to MCHT). The funeral service and committal take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, on Tuesday, 20th December, at 12.15pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HEROD (John). Passed away suddenly on 4th December, aged 76. Loving husband to Mary; devoted dad to Jonathan, Nicola, Adrian, Madeleine and Catherine; granddad to Rebecca, Charlotte, Antonia, Alex, Finnley, Devin and Sky. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th December, at 10am. Family flowers only by request; donations in John’s memory to Macclesfield ICU. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HOLLAND (Wynn). Peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, 3rd December, Wynn, aged 69, of Biddulph Moor. Wynn will be sadly missed by loving husband Hugh and family Jane, Dave, Tom and Becca. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th December, at 10.40am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations preferred in memory of Wynn for Buxton Donkey Sanctuary and Macmillan cancer nurses. Donations and enquiries: C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 782842.
 
HUBBARD (Anthony James “Tony”). At rest on 30th November, 2016, at home. Tony, aged 48. The devoted husband of Deb, treasured dad of Matthew and Robert. A very special and much-loved son of Christine and the late Ken, a dear brother of David and Derek, son-in-law, brother-in-law and uncle. Tony will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral to take place on Thursday, 22nd December, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon, followed by a private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Bloodwise. Enquires: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JORDAN (Peter Vincent). Peacefully on 6th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Peter Vincent, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Muriel Jordan; loving dad of Catherine and Michael; dear father-in-law of Peter; cherished and treasured granddad of Matthew and Helen, and a dear uncle of Trevor. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 21st December, at 10.40am for a service at St Mary’s RC Church at 11am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie or Walsingham Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LOWE (Trevor John Barry). Peacefully on 2nd December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Trevor John Barry, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Lowe; loving dad of Andrew; cherished and treasured granddad of Amy and Johnathan; dear brother of Barbara and brother-in-law of Dennis, Janet and Frank. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 20th December, at 12.30pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.10pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to ward nine, Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MITCHELL (Beryl). Peacefully at home, Beryl, aged 87, died on 2nd December. The beloved wife of the late Len Mitchell; much-loved auntie to John and Jean McRobert, and cherished great-auntie to Judith and Michael, Christine and Megan. The funeral takes place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 20th December, at noon. Donations, if desired, to the Dogs’ Trust and Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Sandbach, 01270 764802.
 
SELMAN (Ida May). Peacefully on 8th December at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ida May, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Roy; loving mum of Stephen and Julie, Elizabeth and Simon; step-mum of Sue and Mark, Vicky and Maggie; cherished nana of Leam, Nadia, Sam, Sebastiaan, Rebecca, David, Olivia, Maria and Francesca; great-grandma of Theo, Aiden, Jamie and Findley. The cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 22nd December, at 10.10am for a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations if desired to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SMYTH (Maisie Jones). At rest on 4th December at home, Maisie, aged 88, of Biddulph. The loving wife of the late George (Geordie) Smyth; forever in our hearts, Mum of Catherine (Kay) and Maureen; dear mother-in-law of Phil and Jason; much-loved granny of Andrew, Paul, Jamie and Kyle; great-granny of Ashley and Wee Oscar. Maisie will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 20th December, with a service at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will anyone wishing to attend the funeral kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquires: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SWORD (Florence May). Peacefully on 9th December at Haywood Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Flo, aged 92, of Biddulph, and formerly of Wallsend. The much-loved mum of Malcolm, Pamela, Zena, Maureen and the late Billy; a loving nana, great-nana, great-great-nana and dear companion of Fred. Flo will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Friday, 23rd December, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this intimation and please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
THOMPSON (Arthur William). Peacefully on 11th December at his home, Arthur William, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Chris, Heather and Dawn; dear father-in-law of Rowena, Hedley and Marcus; cherished granddad of Gary, David, Andrew, Adam, Beckie, Sam, Ange and Katie; treasured great-granddad of Louis, Sam, Riley and Layla; dear brother of Derek, Philip and June, and brother-in-law of Shirley, June and Sam. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 20th December, at 9.20am for a service and interment at St Michael’s And All Angels’ Church, Horton, at 10am. Flowers or, if desired, donations to Salvation Army. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
VICKERS (William). Peacefully at home on Wednesday, 7th December, Will, aged 68, of Biddulph. The much-loved husband of Pam; treasured dad of William, Carl and Steven; dearly loved step-dad of Kathleen, Robert and Nicola; and a loving grandad, beloved brother and dear father-in-law. The service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd December, at 11am. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan nurses). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.
 
Death Notices, 8th December, 2016
 
BARNETT (Neil Edward). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 2nd December, 2016. Neil, aged 72, of Wheelock. Dearly loved husband of Maureen, loving dad of Carl, Fiona and husband Ian, treasured grandad of Edward and Emily. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Diabetes UK. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th December, at 1.20pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BEAVAN (Steven). Peacefully at home on 5th December. Steven, aged 49, of Wheelock. Dearly loved son of Doreen and the late John. Funeral service and committal at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 15th December, at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Ashfields district nurses. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CASEWELL (Lilian). Suddenly but peacefully on 26th November, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital with her loving family by her side. Lily, aged 97, of Biddulph. Much loved wife of the late Alan, treasured mum of Kath, David, Margaret and the late Eileen and Tony, mother-in-law of Peter, Janet, Philip and Doreen. A special nana and great-nana Lily, also dear sister-in-law of Dot. Lily will be sadly missed by her loving family. Funeral service on Monday, 12th December, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2.30pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Anyone wishing to attend the funeral kindly meet at the church. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
COX (Patricia Anne). At peace on 26th November, 2016, at MDGH. Pat, aged 74, of Congleton (formerly of Macclesfield). The dearly loved daughter of the late Bill and Rene Griffiths, very dear cousin of Howard, Linda and Nigel, and a good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Thursday, 15th December, at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs For The Blind. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
FITHON (Margaret). Peacefully on 29th November, 2016, at home. Margaret, aged 96, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Harold Fithon. Loving mum of Philip, Raymond, Andrew and the late Richard, dear mother-in-law of Gill, cherished and treasured gran of Matthew, Katherine and Nathaniel and a dear sister of the late Bill. Service and interment take place at Davenport Chapel, Somerford, on Friday, 16th December, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at chapel. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Davenport Chapel, Age Concern or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Charles). At peace on Thursday, 24th November, 2016, at Park Lane Care Home, Knypersley. Charles, aged 94, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris, loving dad of Dennis, Kevin, Stephen and the late Susan, a very dear father-in-law, much loved grandad and great-grandad, a dear cousin and good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 12th December, at 11am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
HASSALL. Peacefully on 2nd December, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Ann, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Keith. Loving mum of Claire and Sally, dear mother-in-law of Mark and Lee, cherished and treasured grandma, dear sister of David and sister-in-law of Sheila. Cortege is to leave her home on Monday, 19th December, at 12.45pm, for service at Trinity Methodist Church at 1pm, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Trinity Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KILMARTIN (Maria). Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, 29th November, 2016, in hospital after a tremendous fight, fought with much courage and dignity. The much loved and dearly devoted wife of Steve. Mia will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family, friends and former work colleagues. Steve would like to thank all the various nursing staff involved, for their selfless dedication and care throughout Maria’s illness. The funeral service of thanksgiving and celebration for her life, will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 19th December, at 11.20am. It is the desire that no black mourning wear need be worn by family and friends wishing to attend. No flowers by request, if desired donations may be sent for Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
LEWIS (Margaret Rosina “Rose”). Suddenly on 28th November, 2016, at her home in Biddulph. Rosina, aged 81. The much loved wife of the late James Lewis, special mum of Sharon and the late Keith and Diane, mother-in-law of Melvin, also a treasured nanny, great-nanny, a dear sister and aunty. Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 14th December, service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NEWMAN (Denis). Peacefully passed away on 27th November, 2016, at Royal Staffordshire University Hospital. Denis, aged 75. The dearly and much loved husband of the late Sylvia, loving dad of Paul, father-in-law of Sarah and treasured grandad of Ellie. Funeral to take place on Monday, 12th December. Service at New Road Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
VERNON. Peacefully on 17th November, 2016, at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Charles Edward, aged 64, of Whitchurch, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Helen, dear step-dad of Gareth and Emma, cherished granddad of Georgiana and Nicholas, a dear brother of Angela and a dear brother-in-law of Ian. Service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 12th December, at 11am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMS (Shirley). Passed away peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on 1st December, aged 80. Devoted wife to Albert, loving mum to Angela and Martin, mother-in-law to Julie, Paul and Guy. Grandma to Lauren and Becky and great-grandma to Seren. Shirley will be missed by all her family and equally as important, her friends. Funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Thursday, 15th December, at 11am, followed by a private family burial at Congleton Cemetery. Will all who wish to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Shirley’s memory to Macmillan nurses and Cancer Research. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
Death Notices, 1st December, 2016
 
BRITTAIN (Dilys). Peacefully on 22nd November at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Dilys, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of 65 years of Geoffrey Brittain; loving mum of Robert; dear mother-in-law of Susan; cherished nan of Guy and Nina; treasured great-nan of Jenson and Georgette; dear sister of Audrey and Glynn, and sister-in-law of Mavis. The cortege leaves her home on Monday, 5th December at 10.40am for a service at St James The Great Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St James The Great Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CALVERLEY (Belinda, née Dutton). Peacefully on 22nd November, 2016, at her home in Ipstones, surrounded by her family, Belinda, aged 51. The dearly loved wife of John; much loved daughter of Margaret and John; sister of Karen; sister-in-law of Brian; auntie of Antonia and Greg, and great-aunt. The funeral is on Wednesday, 7th December, with a service at St Bartholomew’s Church, Butterton, at 11am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers please by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Enquiries: S Sigley & Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
CUMBERBATCH (Maureen Edith). At rest on 27th November, 2016, at home and surrounded by her loving family and friends. Maureen, aged 79, of Biddulph. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 16th December, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at noon followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Macmillan and Marie Curie Hospice at Home. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
GOODWIN (Charles). At peace on Thursday, 24th November at Park Lane Care Home, Charles, aged 94, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris; loving dad of Dennis, Kevin, Stephen and the late Susan; a very dear father-in-law; much loved granddad and great-grandad, dear cousin and good friend to many. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
GREPPELLINI (Quinto). At rest on 18th November, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Quinto, aged 89, dearly loved husband of Vittoria. The dear dad of George, Anna, Angelo, Robby, Alan and the late Maria. Dear father-in-law, loving granddad and great-granddad; also a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle who was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church RIP, on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. Reception into church Thursday, 1st December, at 5.15pm. Requiem mass to be held on Friday, 2nd December, at English Martyrs RC Church at 8.30am, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Vittoria and family have requested, with the mass being so early in the morning, if anyone would like to attend the service at Bradwell Crematorium at 10am, they are more than welcome. Formal attire or Stoke City colours to be worn. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to UHNS charitable fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Funeral Directors, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HANCOCK (Sam). Suddenly at home on 23rd November, Sam, aged 95, of Alsager, formerly of Hassall Green. The dearly loved husband of the late Doris; loving dad of Keith, Lynda, Jean and the late Paul and David; a treasured granddad and great-granddad and dear companion of Alice. The funeral service takes place at St Phillip’s Church, Hassall Green, on Thursday, 8th December, at 11.15am. Will all friends please meet at the church. Flowers and enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
HILL (Julie) Peacefully on 25th November at her home, Julie, aged 61, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of George; loving mum of Gareth and Oliver; dear mother-in-law of Ekqa and Isobel; cherished grandmother of Monty and Penny; sister of Keith; sister-in-law of Mary. A loving and caring friend to many. The funeral service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Friday, 9th December, at 11.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to either East Cheshire Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HODGKISS (Isobel Jean, née Hancock). Passed away peacefully on 20th November. Isobel, aged 81, loved and sadly missed by daughter Gillian and granddaughter Joanne. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 14th December, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association or Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JACKSON (Steve). Peacefully on 20th November at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge. Steven, aged 58, of Sandbach. The dearly loved dad of Adam. The service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MYATT (Grace). Peacefully on 22nd November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Grace, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frederick “Fred” Myatt; loving mum of Wendy, Pamela, Sylvia and Mary; dear mother-in-law of Clifford, Michael, David and John; cherished gran and treasured great-gran Grace. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 7th December, at 1.10pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OAKES (Maureen Mary, née Foster). At peace on 24th November at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Maureen, aged 74, of Biddulph, and formerly of Leek and Brown Edge. The loving partner of the late Harold Timms; much loved mum of Martin, Geoff, Lesley and Anthony; devoted nanny of Ollie, Bethany, Chris, Helena, Tyler, Zach and Indie; very dear sister of Des and Jenny, and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 6th December, at 10.15am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
TWIGG (George Daniel). Peacefully at home on 25th November, George, aged 89, of Wheelock Heath. The dearly loved wife of Judith, dad and granddad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. The funeral service and committal take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 5th December, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
VERNON (Charles Edward). Peacefully on 17th November at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Charles Edward, aged 64, of Whitchurch, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Helen; dear step-dad of Gareth and Emma; cherished granddad of Georgiana and Nicholas, and a dear brother-in-law of Ian and Angela. A service and interment take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 12th December, at 11am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WANNOP (James). Peacefully at home on 18th November following a short illness, with his family by his side, James, aged 58, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine; loving dad of Kate and Robert; cherished son of Urlan and Jean and dear brother of Christy. The cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 8th December, at 1.20pm for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for James’s life at New Life Church, Congleton, at 3pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Support or Pancreatic Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WITHNALL (Eric George). Passed away peacefully at Clayton Manor Care Home on 22nd November, aged 87. A devoted partner to Lilian and lovingly remembered by Michael, Angela, Melanie, Andrew, Amy, Joseph, Wayne, Rachel, Phoebe and Mathew. The funeral service takes place at Davenport Methodist Church, Somerford on Friday, 9th December, at 11am followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers welcome or, if preferred, donations to Clayton Manor residents’ fund. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
 
Death Notices, 24th November, 2016
 
COBBE (Betty). Peacefully at Sarah’s home on 21st November, aged 94. The loving wife of the late Bill; devoted mother of Jane and Sarah; much-loved grandmother of Laura, Ruth, Kate and Esther, and adored great-grandmother of Elsie, Poppy and Betty Mei. The funeral service is to be held at Manchester Crematorium on Friday, 2nd December, at 11.30am. Flowers or donations to Save the Children. Enquiries: R Pepperdine and Sons, 0161 8815363.
 
DALE (Nancy Clowes). Peacefully on 9th November at her home, Nancy Clowes, aged 91, of Congleton. The service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Tuesday, 29th November, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
DOLMAN (John). Passed away peacefully at home on 6th November, aged 81. Devoted husband to Patricia; loving dad to Peter, Gary, Joanne and Andrew, loving granddad to Benjamin, Archie, Miley, Andrew, Stephen and Laura, and great-grandad to George. The funeral service takes place today (Thursday, 24th November), at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations in John’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DYKES (Clarice). Peacefully at rest at her home on 14th November, Clarice, aged 89, of Sandbach. The much-loved mother of Sandra; dear sister of Gwendoline and Dorothy, and loving grandma of William. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 29th November, with a service at the parish church of St John, Sandbach Heath, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Flowers only by request. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
ENGLISH (Emma). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 13th November while at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. Emma, aged 86, of Church Lawton. The devoted and loving wife of Alex, and a much loved and adored mum, grandma, great-grandma and sister. Emma will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 29th November, at 2pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to the family’s chosen charity. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
GREPPELLINI (Quinto). At rest on 18th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Quinto, aged 89, of Biddulph. Funeral arrangements to follow. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JEFFERSON (Brian). Peacefully on 19th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brian, aged 88, of Buglawton (aka Widow Twankey). The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Marjorie Jefferson; loving Pa of Penny, Laynie and Nicholas; dear father-in-law of Catherine and the late Billy; cherished grandpa of Beverley, Zoe and Carlaya, and a treasured great-grandpa. The funeral service and cremation take place on Tuesday, 6th December, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Daneside Theatre. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JONES (Shirley). At rest on 16th November, at Spring Bank Nursing Home, Knypersley. Shirley, aged 70, of Brown Lees. The much-loved sister of Elaine, also Leslie and Susan; loving sister-in-law of Terry, and loving aunt of Gary, Michele and their son Sam. Shirley will be sadly missed by her loving family and all the care staff at Spring Bank Nursing Home. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 30th November, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 2pm. Would anyone wishing at attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
KIELY (Eileen Bridget). Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen Bridget, aged 86, of Buglawton who departed this life on 21st November. Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, RIP. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Nicholas John Kiely; a loving and much respected mum of Annette, Nicholas, Michael, Maria and Tony; dear mother-in-law of Billy, Wendy, Julie, Mark and Sarah, and a cherished and treasured nana. The cortege leaves her son Michael’s residence on Thursday, 1st December, at 10.40am for requiem mass at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, at 11am, prior to interment at St John’s Church, Buglawton. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEESE (Maxwell Millward). Peacefully at home in Sandbach on 15th November, Max, aged 75. The dearly loved husband of Judith; dad of Andrew, Julie, David and Amy, and grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, in memory of Max’s granddad the Rev Charles Plumber, former curate at St Mary’s Church, and Cancer Research UK (Sandbach Group). The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Monday, 28th November, at 11.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LEESE (William Noel, “Billy”). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 12th November, aged 72. The much-loved husband of Jillian; dearly loved father and friend of Kathy, Sara and her partner Adam; cherished son-in-law to Janet; brother to George, and loving granddad to Alex and William. He will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service, followed by committal, takes place on Friday, 25th November, at 2pm at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. Friends and family are then invited to join in light refreshments and in sharing in memories of Billy at the Rose and Crown pub. Family flowers only please; donations gratefully received for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
LOMBARDI (Mary). Suddenly in Leighton Hospital on 16th November, Mary, aged 63, of Sandbach. The dearly loved daughter of Violet and the late Greg, and loving sister of the late Peter. The funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Wednesday, 30th November, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MCDONALD (Edith May). Peacefully on 14th November, aged 105. A much-loved wife of the late Fred, and a dearly loved mum, grandma and great-grandma. The service and cremation take place at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 2nd December, at 10.40am, followed by a service of thanksgiving at Mount Pleasant Chapel, Sandbach. Kind donations, if desired, for Turnpike Court Care Home. Enquiries: Oxley’s, 01270 214009.
 
MIDDLETON (John Herbert). Peacefully at home on 18th November, John, aged 85, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Margaret, dad and grandpa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Rotary charities and Sandbach Methodist Church. The funeral service takes place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Tuesday, 29th November, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MITCHELL (Eric). At peace on 15th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Eric, aged 77, of Brown Lees, and formerly of Hollin House Farm, Harriseahead. The dearly loved husband of Pat; much-loved dad of Stephen and Richard; dearest brother of Roy, Alan, Jean and the late Arnold and Harry; a very dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 28th November, at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
NORMAN (Derek Charles). Passed away suddenly after a very short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital, on Tuesday, 15th November, aged 59. He will be sadly missed but remembered by all his family and the local community. The funeral service is at Carmountside Crematorium, with the date and time to follow. Family flowers only please at the family’s request; donations gratefully received for Stroke Association. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514 204.
 
PHILLIPS (Peter). Peacefully on 18th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Peter, aged 85. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marjatta; loving dad of Debbie and Mark; dear step-dad of Ginette, Jean Pierre and Andre, and a cherished granddad. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 6th December, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Arthritis Research UK. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SPROSON (David William). Peacefully on 14th November at his home, David William, aged 71, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Jeanette Sproson; loving dad of Kimberley, Spencer and Bradley; cherished granddad of Oliver, Ema and Sam and a dear brother-in-law of Pat and John. The cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 1st December, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STALEY (Maureen). Suddenly on 16th November at Weston Park Nursing Home, Macclesfield, Maureen, aged 81, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Peter. Loving mum of Karen, Stephen, Tracy and Peter; dear mother-in-law of John, Annie, Anthony and Sue, and cherished and treasured gran. The cortege leaves her daughter Tracy’s home on Wednesday, 7th December, at 10.35am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHURST (Gwen, née Chaddock). Peacefully on 5th November, 2016, at Hilltop Manor Care Home. Gwen, aged 84, of Knypersley. The dearly cherished wife of the late Bill; loving mum to Alison, Grant and Steven; devoted grandma to Clair, James, Hannah, Scott, Joshua and Elliot, and great-grandma to Billy. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 2nd December, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.15am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK or Sightsavers. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
Death Notices, 17th November, 2016
 
ANDREWS (Ian). Peacefully at home following a long illness, on Wednesday, 9th November, Ian, aged 84. The dearly beloved husband of Ruth; much loved father of Roy and Gillian; treasured grandpa of Katy, Sarah and Nick; great-grandpa of Alexia, and father-in-law to Carol and Kevin. The funeral service takes place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd November, at 11.30am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
BLOOR (Kathleen Mary). Peacefully on 8th November in Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Kathleen, aged 87, of Holmes Chapel and formerly of Goostrey and Brereton. Kathleen was the dearly loved wife of the late Peter; loving mum of Dinah, Linda and Hilary; treasured grandma, great-grandma and sister. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Funeral service at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Thursday, 24th November, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CROSS (Melinda, “Linda”). Sadly passed away on 5th November, aged 95. The devoted wife of the late Jim Cross; loving mum to John and Jennifer; gran of Josephine and Lauren, and mother-in-law to Jimmy, and auntie. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Monday, 21st November, at 1.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. Please can all that wish to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only by request; donations in Melinda’s memory to St John Ambulance and RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DEY (Neil James Alexander). Tragically following a road accident on Monday, 7th November. Neil, aged 31, of Willaston. The dearly beloved fiancé of Eadaoin; much-loved son of Mike and Gail; devoted brother of Laura, and uncle of James. The funeral details are not yet confirmed. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
DOLMAN (John). Passed away peacefully at home on 6th November, aged 81. Devoted husband to Patricia; loving dad to Peter, Gary, Joanne and Andrew, loving granddad to Benjamin, Archie, Mikey, Andrew, Stephen and Laura, and great-grandad to George. The funeral service takes place on Thursday, 24th November, at 10.40am at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations in John’s memory to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DOORBAR (Russell). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, aged 82. The devoted husband of the late Dot; loving father to William, Diana and Lee; father-in-law to Cindy, Mark and Nicky; granddad to Julie, Louise, Vicky, Grace, Mathew, Jack, Amy, Stefan, Yazz and Keiran; great-granddad to Chloe, Callum, Joanna, Lucas, Amelia, Malakai, Maisie, Lexie, Thomas, Nial, Dylan and Esmie; brother to Colin and brother-in-law to Lynne, Mary, Russell, Graham, Annie, Brian, Lil, George, Hilda and Kath. The funeral service took place on Wednesday, 16th November, at Macclesfield Crematorium. Donations were collected in Russell’s memory for Oakfield Oldies Dog Trust.
 
EARLES (Simon David). Aged 52, on Saturday, 12th November, Simon, sadly passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side, after a short illness bravely borne. The beloved son of Pamela and the late David Anthony; much loved partner of Sue; step-father of Gary, Craig, Lucy and Bella; step-grandfather of Ellis and Luis; dear friend of Norman, and a loving foster parent. Simon will be sadly missed by his family and all his loyal friends and colleagues. The funeral is on Tuesday, 29th November, with the service and interment at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 11am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
GLASSEY (Bessie). Peacefully on 7th November, Bessie, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Joy and Karen; dear mother-in-law of Barry and Jim; cherished grandma of Joanne, Eleana, Jonathan, Anthony, Claire, Emma, Jennifer and Leaghanne, and treasured great-grandma Lydia, Maisie and Bessie’s ex-husband Arnold. The funeral service is at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 2pm on Tuesday, 29th November, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Redwings Horse Sanctuary or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBSON (Audrey). Former postmistress and shopkeeper at Astbury, at peace on 11th November at Clayton Manor Care Home. Audrey May, aged 81, of Congleton, and formerly of Astbury. The dearly loved daughter of the late James and Katie Gibson; very dear sister of the late George and a dear cousin. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Thursday, 24th November, at 1.30pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please, donations if desired, to Christ Church, Eaton. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
GLOVER (Joyce). Peacefully at home on 12th November, Joyce, aged 74, of Swettenham Heath. The dearly loved wife of Gordon; loving mum of Gordon, Carole and Julie, and special nan to Jake and George. Donations to Macmillan Nurses. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Friday, 18th November, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Bernard Kenney and Daughter Funeral Service, Thornheyes, Longridge Lane, Peak Dale, Buxton, 01298 26421.
 
JENNINGS (Joyce). Peacefully in Lawton Manor Nursing Home on 9th November, Joyce, aged 87, of Sandbach. Dearly loved wife of the late Derek; loving mum of Mark and Alison; grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Inner Wheel charities and Sandbach Methodist Church. A service of thanksgiving will take place at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 25th November, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
MINNITT (Mavis Griffiths). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 8th November, aged 84. A devoted wife to Bill, loving mum to Gary, Caryn and Christine; and nanna to Aaron, Josh, Claire, Lydia, Harry and Rosie. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 24th November, at 2pm. Family flowers only by request; donations in Mavis’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MITCHELL (Eric). At peace on 15th November at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Eric, aged 77, of Brown Lees, and formerly of Hollin House Farm, Harriseahead. The dearly loved husband of Pat; much-loved dad of Stephen and Richard; dearest brother of Roy, Alan, Jean and the late Arnold; a very dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 28th November, at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
MITFORD (Doreen). Peacefully on 6th November at Tall Oaks Nursing Home, Doreen, aged 83. The dearly and much loved wife of Michael; loving mum of Beryl and Dawn; mother-in-law of Reg and Mark, and a treasured nanny of Holly and Daisy. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 22nd November, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.30pm, followed by a private cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please. Donations preferred to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
SCHOLES (James William). On Saturday, 5th November, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, James, aged 78, of Congleton. The much-loved dad of Martyn; father-in-law of Carol; granddad of Laura and Lucas; dear brother of Ken and Lorraine, and kind friend to many. The funeral service is at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 25th November, at 11.20am. Family flowers only by request. Will family and friends please meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
WHITEHURST (Hilda). At peace on 7th November at Macclesfield District General Hospital Hilda, aged 93, of Congleton, and formerly of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Camwall (“Stan”) Whitehurst; loving mum of Camilla and her partner Andy, and a dear sister-in-law of Grace Mountford. The funeral service and interment will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, on Tuesday, 22nd November, at 1pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Diabetic Association, Stroke Association or Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
Death Notice, 10th November, 2016
 
ATHERLEY (“Irene”, Mary Amelia). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital, on 25th October, Irene, aged 102 years, of Sandbach. The dearly loved wife of the late Edward; loving mum of Aileen; grandma to Karen, Siân, and a great grandma. Family flowers only; donations to St Mary’s Church. A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Saturday, 19th November, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CARR (Joan). Peacefully on 7th November at Congleton War Memorial Hospital, Joan, aged 90 years, of Congleton, and formerly of Manchester. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Harold Carr; loving mum of Hilary Ann; dear mother-in-law of Walter; cherished grandma of Claire and her husband Martin, and cherished great grandma of Thomas. The funeral service is to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium Chapel on Thursday, 17th November, at noon prior to interment in Macclesfield Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
DAVIES (Arthur) Peacefully on 30th October at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Arthur, aged 98 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Marjorie; loving dad of Arthur and Cynthia; dear father-in-law of Sylvia and Bill; cherished granddad of Samantha, Penny, Lynnette, Peter and Stephen; treasured great granddad; dear brother of Wilf, and brother-in-law of Harry and Violet. The funeral service and interment are to take place on Monday, 14th November, at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, at noon. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to ward seven at Macclesfield District General Hospital or the Royal British Legion. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
GLEDHILL (Elsie Joan Turner). Passed away peacefully on 23rd October at Bank House Care Home, Hambleton, Poulton, Lancs. Joan, aged 90. The wife of the late John Gledhill and Bill Turner of Congleton; loving mum of Judith and Margaret; Nana to Daniel and James and Great Nana to Brandon, Turner and Harry, all of South Carolina USA. A private cremation was held and a celebration of her life will take place at a later scheduled date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the staff at Bank House Care. Enquires and donations: Moons Funeral Service, 01253 810492.
 
PEPIN (Gerald Arthur). Peacefully on 3rd November at Merlewood Care Home, Surrey, aged 86. The son of the late Leonard and Lena Pepin of Sandbach. The funeral service is on Tuesday, 15th November, at 11.45am, at Woking Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations welcomed to the Stroke Association or the Salvation Army if desired. Inquiries: Lodge Brothers, Englefield Green, 01784 433 692.
 
REYNOLDS (Brian, “Mister Softee”). Suddenly on 28th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Brian David, aged 66 years, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Louise; much loved dad of Paul and Heather; very dear brother of Kevin and the late Michael; dearest son-in-law of May; a dear brother-in-law, and uncle and good friend to many. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th November, at 12.45pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The British Lung Foundation or Age UK. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SUTTON (George). At rest on 5th November in the care of the staff at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, Elworth, with his family by his side, George, aged 68 years, of Hassall Road, Winterley. Dearly loved husband of Brenda; devoted father of Ruth and Mark; father-in-law to James; proud granddad of George and Lucy; son of the late George and Margaret, and brother to Christine and the late Ann. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society, the staff at St Stephen’s Nursing Home, who have devotedly cared for George (cheques payable to Williams and Lowe), and St Mary’s Church, Sandbach. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 22nd November, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
Death Notices, 3rd November, 2016
 
HILL (Andrew James). Peacefully passed away on 24th October, with his family by his side, Andy, aged 79 years. The devoted husband of Indra; dearly loved father of Shareena, Dev, Ameera and Sumi; a much-loved granddad, treasured brother, uncle and father-in-law, and good friend to many. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 10th November, with a service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, at 11.30am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium at 1pm; all welcome. Friends and relatives wishing to attend please meet at the church. No flowers by request but donations if desired to Help for Heroes. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
JOHNSON (George Saxon). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on the 30th October, George, aged 79 years, of Hough, formerly of Blakelow Farm. Dearly loved husband of Joy, loving dad of Lionel and wife Lesley, the late Colin and granddad to Stephen. Family flowers only, donations if desired to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Funeral service at St John’s Methodist Church, Shavington on Monday, 14th November 2016, at 12.15 pm. All enquiries to Williams & Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach CW11 4SA Tel 01270 750852.
 
JONES (Russell, “Russ”). On Friday, 21st October at Cypress Court Care Home, Crewe, Russ, aged 82 years. The funeral service and committal are to take place on Monday, 7th November, at the graveside at Sandbach Cemetery at noon. Family flowers only; donations if desire to Cypress Court staff fund. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.
 
MALKIN (Barbara)
The death occurred peacefully on 17th October at Weston Park Nursing home of Mrs Barbara Malkin, aged 87, of Congleton. She was the widow of Mr Arthur Malkin. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, on Friday, 4th November.
 
REYNOLDS Brian. (Mr Softee). Suddenly on 29th October, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Brian, aged 66 years, of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Louise; much loved dad of Paul and Heather; very dear brother of Kevin and the late Michael; a dear brother-in-law and uncle, and a good friend to many. The funeral arrangements are to be confirmed. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
STRODE (Eric). The death occurred peacefully on 23rd October at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Eric, aged 72 years, of Congleton. He was the dearly loved husband of Sheila; loving dad of Jacqueline; dear stepdad of Gavin; step granddad of Robert; brother-in-law of Cath and uncle of Robert and Tracy. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 9th November, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations if desired to Heart Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
WILSHAW (Arthur). Suddenly on Thursday, 27th October, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Arthur, aged 68 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved son of the late Horace and Eliza Wilshaw; much loved brother of Kathleen and the late Colin; very dear uncle to Amanda; loved grandad to Caleb; a dear cousin and good friend to many. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 7th November, at 10.50am for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11am prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to the critical care unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 27th October, 2016 
 
BAGNALL (John Myles). Peacefully on 21st October, 2016, with his family at his side, aged 85. Myles, the dearly loved dad of Wayne, Julie, John and Jayne, a much-loved grandad and great-grandad, a treasured brother, uncle and father-in-law, and good, kind friend to many. Funeral service at Ettiley Heath Methodist Church on Thursday, 3rd November, at 11.15am followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only please; donations welcomed for Ettiley Heath Church. Enquiries: Oxley’s, Crewe, 01270 214009.
 
BICKERTON (Ascilla “Cilla”). Peacefully in Mount Pleasant Nursing Home, Allostock, on 20th October, 2016. Cilla, aged 88, of Byley. Much loved sister of Frank and the late Bill, auntie and great-auntie. Funeral service at St John the Evangelist Church, Byley, on Wednesday, 2nd November, at noon. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St John’s Church, Byley, or The Cedars Nursing Home. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HARRISON (Kathleen, councillor). Peacefully fell asleep on Friday, 14th October, 2016, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Kate, aged 75, of Biddulph. The much loved wife of Coun James (Jim) Harrison. Loving mum of Andrew, Suzy and Jo, dear mother-in-law of Evelyn, Graham and Andy. Nan of Sarah, Lucy, Martin, Christopher, Katie and Harrison, also a loving great-nan and much loved daughter of the late Joseph Wharton, of Tunstall. Funeral to take place on Friday, 28th October, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to DMH. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HODGKINSON Annie (Nancy). Following a tragic accident on 28th September, 2016, while on holiday in Tenerife. Nancy, aged 79, of Biddulph. Loving wife of Roy, much loved mum of Gareth, Joy and partner Jeff. Nancy will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral to take place on Monday, 31st October, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph at 2pm prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this the only intimation and please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Rheumatoid Arthritis Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JAMES. Peacefully on 19th October, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. David George, aged 68, of Congleton. The dear brother of Brenda and Jean. A loving uncle, and a dear friend of Karen, Tony and Helen. Also a very good friend to all those who knew him as “the judge”. Cortege leaves his home on Monday, 31st October, at 10.40am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MALKIN. Peacefully on 17th October, 2016, at Weston Park Nursing Home. Barbara, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Arthur Malkin. Loving mother of Graham, Isabel and Stuart, dear mother-in-law of Vivien, cherished and treasured grandma of Lauren, Elliot, Sean, Jenna and Alexander, and a dear sister of James and the late Margaret. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 4th November at 2pm for service and interment at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, at 2.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia UK or St Michael’s Church, North Rode. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHAW (William). Peacefully at rest on 19th October, 2016, in Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, and in the loving care of his family. Bill, aged 91, of Wheelock, Sandbach. The beloved husband of the late Dora and good friend to many. Funeral to take place on Friday, 4th November, with a service at Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11.30am followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to NSPCC or Stroke Association. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SUTTON. Peacefully on 18th October, 2016, at Hollins Park Nursing Home. Colin John, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Sandra Sutton. Service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st November, at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TAPLIN. Peacefully on 17th October, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice, Robert “Bob”, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Norma Dale. Bob will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 3rd November, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
TURFREY. Peacefully on 20th October, 2016, at The Christie. Andre, aged 54, of Congleton. The dearly loved brother of Anita, Maria and Carl, dear brother-in-law of Paul and a loving son of the late Claude and the late Rina. Cortege leaves his sister Maria’s home on Wednesday, 2nd November, at 1.45pm for service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, at 2pm prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to The Christie or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 20th October, 2016
 
BALL (Mary Ellen). Passed away peacefully on 11th October at Tall Oaks Care Home, Mary, aged 99. The devoted wife of the late Jacob Ball; loving mum of the late Royston and Laura; mother-in-law of Chris and Tracey; nan of Carol and Andrew, and great-nan of Richard, Emma, Charlotte and Mathew. The funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 21st October), with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at noon. Anyone wishing to attend, please meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BRIGHT (Susan Ellen). Peacefully on Friday, 7th October, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Susan Ellen, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved partner of Mr Peter Redfern; loving mum of Vincent; dear mother-in-law of Mandy; cherished grandmother of Sarah, and a dear sister of Peter, Graham, Judy, and the late Michael. The cortege leaves her home on Friday, 28th October, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Children In Need. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BURGESS. Peacefully on 11th October at Astbury Mere Care Home, Pamela Annie, aged 76, of Holmes Chapel. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Don; loving mum of Sandra and Sue; dear mother-in-law of Andy; cherished grandma of Kelly and Shaina; treasured great-grandma of Riley and a sister of Ray. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 26th October, at 12.45pm for a service at St Luke’s Church, Holmes Chapel, at 1pm, prior to interment at St John the Evangelist Church, Chelford. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the Macmillan Nurses or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CASEWELL (Anthony, “Tony”). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Tony, aged 70, of Tunstall. The beloved husband of Doreen; devoted dad of Mark, Malcolm and Stephen, and a much-loved granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 24th October at Christ Church, Tunstall, at 1.15pm followed by interment at Tunstall Cemetery at 2pm. Flowers welcome or donations, if desired, for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Johnson and Sons, 22, Madeley Street, Tunstall, 01782 837832.
 
CRUMPTON (David Rhys). At peace on 7th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital. David (Dave), aged 51, of Burslem. The eldest son of the Rev Colin and Rita Crumpton, brother of Sian and Stephen, and father of Liam. The funeral service takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Hamil Road, Burslem on Monday, 24th October, at 2pm. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Mercy Ships or Ministry Aviation Fellowship. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services (Family Funeral Directors), 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DERBYSHIRE (Paula Michelle). Of New Street, Biddulph Moor. Passed away suddenly on 9th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital. The dearly loved wife of Andrew; devoted mum to Connor and Callum; much loved daughter of Sonia, and sister and sister-in-law to Alan and Ann. Paula will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Biddulph Moor Parish Church at 10.30am on 2nd November, followed by light refreshments at The Rose and Crown. Flowers welcome, or donations gratefully received for Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquires: Co-op Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
FOSTER (Dorothy). Peacefully passed away on 11th October at Bradwell Hospital, Dorothy, aged 91. The devoted wife to the late Joseph Foster; loving mum of David and dear mother-in-law of Alison; nanna of Katie and Mark and great-grandma of Daniel. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 25th October, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will anyone wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HARRISON (Kathleen, Coun). Peacefully fell asleep on Friday, 14th October, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Kate, aged 75, of Biddulph. The much-loved wife of Coun James (Jim) Harrison; loving mum of Andrew, Suzy and Jo; dear mother-in-law of Evelyn, Graham and Andy; nan of Sarah, Lucy, Martin, Christopher, Katie and Harrison; also, a loving great-nan and much loved daughter of the late Joseph Wharton, of Tunstall. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 28th October, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Will anyone wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium; flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HOLLOWAY (Cynthia). Peacefully on 14th October at Heliosa Care Home. Cynthia, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Gerald; loving mum of Susan; cherished gran of Victoria, Joanne and her husband Keith; treasured great-gran of Joseph and Holly; and dear sister of Harry and Kenneth, and sister-in-law of Jean. The funeral service and interment take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 28th October, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOSS (Raymond Ernest, RE Moss Butcher’s). Suddenly on 11th October, 2016, at his home in Smallwood, Ray, aged 73. The much-loved father of David and Darren. A private funeral will take place at a later date. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
KIRKHAM (Betty Mary). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 11th October, at Tall Oaks, Biddulph, with loving family at her side. Betty, aged 85, formerly of Mow Cop. The dearly loved wife of the late Dennis Kirkham; loved and cherished mum of Denise and Steven; much loved mother-in-law of Brian and Marianna; devoted nan/nana to grandchildren Matthew, Katy, Daniel and Emily, and great-grandchildren Isabel, Ava, William and Samuel. She was also a beloved sister, sister-in-law, auntie, great-aunt and friend. The funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 28th October, at 11.20am. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. In celebration of Betty’s life, we would appreciate brightly coloured ties and scarves to be worn. Flowers welcome or donations to Kidney Research UK c/o the family. Enquiries: Salt and Son, Bridge Street, Newcastle, 01782 617073.
 
POPE (Brian John). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday, 11th October, while at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Brian, aged 83, of Scholar Green. The devoted and loving husband of Pamela. Brian will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 28th October, at 1.20pm. Would relatives please accept this intimation; will friends kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
POPE (Derek Aram). Died peacefully on Friday, 7th October, at Royal Stoke Hospital. Derek, aged 89, of Lower Withington. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; a much-loved dad of David; a loving father-in-law of Veronica, and a cherished grandpa of Victoria. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 24th October, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Arthritis Research. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. andrewsmithfuneral services.co.uk
 
SPROSTON (Tom). Suddenly on 2nd October at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Tom, aged 90. The much-loved husband of Emma Sproston, of Biddulph; a loving dad, father-in-law, granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. The funeral takes place on Monday, 24th October, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers please; donations, if preferred, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
TRISTRAM (Peter). Formerly of Belgrave Avenue, Congleton. Sadly passed away on 12th October, aged 77. The devoted husband of the late Hilda Tristram; loving dad to Andrew and Michael, and a loving grandad, brother, uncle, father-in-law, brother-in-law and friend to many. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 27th October, at 11.30am, followed by burial at Astbury Churchyard. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if preferred, to Douglas Macmillan. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
Death Notices, 13th October, 2016
 
BAGNALL (Robert “Bob”). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital, Crewe on 10th October, Bob, aged 89, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Mary; loving dad of Robert and wife Sue and the late Wendy; a precious grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 21st October, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
CRUMPTON (David Rhys). At peace on 7th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital, David (Dave), aged 51, of Burslem. The eldest son of the Rev Colin and Rita Crumpton, brother of Sian and Stephen, and father of Liam. The funeral service takes place at Holy Trinity Church, Hamil Road, Burslem, on Monday, 24th October, at 2pm. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Mercy Ships or Ministry Aviation Fellowship. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVENPORT (Lesley). At peace on 7th October at Park Lane Nursing Home, Margaret Lesley (“Lesley”), aged 70, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of Jim; loving mum of Barry and his wife Debbie; devoted nan of Ben and Katy; dearest sister of Pat and Susan, and a dear sister-in-law and aunty. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 21st October, at noon, prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to National Brain Appeal (Rare Dementia Support). Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVIS (Marjorie). Peacefully at rest on 30th September, in the care of her loving family at Park Lane Care Home, Knypersley, Marjorie, aged 86. The dearly and much-loved wife of Ken; loving mum of Andrew and Susan; mum-in-law of Elaine and Bob; treasured grandma of Daniel, Peter, Christopher, Stephen, Carl, Liam and Sarah; great-grandma of Flynn, Ava and Pippa, and a dear aunt. The funeral takes place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 17th October, at 10am, followed by burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HARVEY (Michael Samuel, “Mick”). Tragically on Sunday, 2nd October, in Knypersley, Michael (Mick), aged 66, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved partner of Sylvia; much loved dad of Sarah and Emma; very dear father-in-law of Mark and Jim; devoted grandad of Sienna, Harvey and Holly and grandad Michael to Ellie, Grace and Florrie, and a good friend to many. The cortege leaves his home on Monday, 17th October, at 1.15pm, for a service and interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, at 1.30pm. The family will follow from home on foot; any mourners wishing to join the family to walk to church are welcome to do so. Donations preferred to Biddulph Moor Community Association Playground Fund (cheques made payable to BMCA Playground Fund). Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
PIERCE. Peacefully on 27th September at his home, Peter Henry Pierce, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jennie; loving dad of Amy, Helen, David and Robin; dear father-in-law of Richard, Chris, Gillian and Natalie; a cherished granddad of Ryan, Olivia, Jacob, Isla and Henry; brother of Heather, and brother-in-law of John, Jill, Sarah and Ian. The service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 21st October, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. At the request of the family no mourning clothes are to be worn. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Motor Neurone Disease Cheshire branch. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
SMITH (Christopher). Suddenly on 28th September at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Chris, aged 54, formerly of Biddulph. The loving dad of Antoinette, Alex and Stacie, and cherished granddad of Tyler, Corban and Harley. Chris will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Friday, 14th October, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 10am. Anyone one wishing to attend the funeral, please meet at the crematorium. Immediate family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WALKER (Gerald John). At rest on 5th October at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Gerald, aged 92, of Brown Lees. The much loved and devoted husband of Doreen; loving dad of Wendy and Tina; treasured grandad of Kelly, Liam, Johnathan and James, great-grandad of George and a very good friend to many. The cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 18th October, at 12.45pm, for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to stroke unit, Royal Stoke University Hospital (cheques made payable to UHNM Charity For Stroke Unit). Enquires: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 6th October, 2016
 
BERRY. Peacefully on 24th September, 2016, at home. Elizabeth “Elsa” Maria, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Clive Berry. Loving mum of Robert and John, and a cherished and treasured nana of Lauren and Natasha. Service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 13th October, at 2.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BIRD (Christina Ann). Peacefully at RSUH on 28th September, 2016. Ann, aged 80. The much loved wife of Albert Bird, of Biddulph, loving aunt and great-aunt, sister of Dennis and Laura and the late Fred. Ann will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 13th October, with a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends kindly accept this, the only intimation and please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to DMH or RSPCA. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BLOOR (Peter). Peacefully on 3rd October, 2016, at Acorn Hollow Nursing Home, Lostock Gralam. Peter, aged 85, of Holmes Chapel and formerly of Goostrey and Brereton. Peter was the dearly loved husband of Kathleen, loving dad of Dinah, Linda and Hilary, treasured grandad, great-grandad and brother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK and Parkinson’s Society. Funeral Service at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 18th October, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BOON (John). Peacefully passed away on 24th September, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. John, aged 81. The dearly and much loved husband of the late Kathleen Boon. Loving dad of Lesley and the late Gaynor, father-in-law of Alan and also a very special friend of Brenda. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 11th October. Service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 2pm, followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Parkinson’s UK. “The light of life has faded and no longer sees night and day, that your love, patience, kindness and humanity be etched in our hearts and forever with us stay.” Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BRADBURY (Roy Malcolm). Peacefully at home in Elworth on 2nd October, 2016. Malcolm, aged 81. He was the dearly loved husband of Thelma, loving dad of Ian, Christine and husband Keith. Peter was a former employee of Foden’s. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Tuesday, 11th October, at 12.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRITTAIN (Jean). Peacefully on 25th September, 2016, at Prestbury House Care Home, aged 60. The dearly loved partner of Ken. Loving mother of David and the late Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Jemma and a dearly loved daughter of Lilian and the late Harold. The cortege is to leave her mother’s home on Tuesday, 11th October, at 10.15am for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Prestbury House residents’ fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPESTAKE (Una). Entered into eternal rest at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 23rd September, 2016. Una, aged 85. The dearly and much-loved wife of the late John (Jack) Copestake, loving dad of John and David, father-in-law of Pamela and Debra, devoted grandad of James, Samantha, Jack, Phoebe, Paige and Daniel, also a dear sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Funeral takes place on Friday, 7th October. Service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.30pm followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HARVEY (Michael Samuel - “Mick”). Tragically on Sunday, 2nd October, 2016, in Knypersley. Michael (Mick) aged 66, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved partner of Sylvia, much loved dad of Sarah and Emma, very dear father-in-law of Mark and Jim, devoted grandad of Sienna, Harvey and Holly, and grandad Michael to Ellie, Grace and Florrie, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and interment will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on a date to be arranged. Donations preferred to Biddulph Moor Community Association Playground Fund. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
KNAPPER (Helen). Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 27th September, 2016, while at Station House Care Home, Crewe, in the presence of her loving family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Helen, aged 62, of Mow Cop, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of Michael, loving mum of Jonathan, Stefan, Julia and Christian, also a cherished mother-in-law, grandma, sister, sister-in-law, auntie and cousin. Helen will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop, on Wednesday, 12th October, at 1.15pm, followed by cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation and will friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
MOORS. Peacefully on 26th September, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice after a battle fought with great courage and dignity, Victoria Lee (nee Andrew) aged 33. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Rob. Loving and cherished daughter of Paul and Sue Andrew, dearly loved sister of Jamie and sister-in-law of Danielle. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 10th October, at 12.20pm for service at The Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
OGDEN. Peacefully on 25th September, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Carol Ann, aged 63. She was the dearly loved and devoted wife of Philip. Loving mum of Kerrie and Christopher “Chris”, dear mother-in-law of Barry and Katie. Cherished and treasured nanny of Yvie and Nancy, dear sister of John and Stephen and sister-in-law of Gillian, Lesley and Ray. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 7th October, at 2.45pm, for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. At the request of the family no mourning clothes are to be worn. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SEYBEN. Peacefully on 23rd September, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Olive, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Johannes Seyben. Loving mum of Michael, the late Pamela and the late Harry, mother-in-law of Rikka, dear sister of John and Beryl, cherished nana of Angie and Olivia and a good friend to Pam. Cortege is to leave her friend Pam’s home on Tuesday, 11th October, at 12.40pm, for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STRINGER. Peacefully on 25th September, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton. Frank Gerrard, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband, of the late Gretel Stringer. Loving dad of Anne and Pamela, dear father-in-law of John and Howard, treasured granddad of Lizzie, brother of Chris, brother-in-law of Peter and Sheelagh. A service and cremation takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 14th October, at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind or Station House Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WALLEY (James). At rest on Monday, 26th September, 2016, at RSUH after a short illness. James, aged 32, of Knypersley. Devoted father of Libby, dearly loved son of Tony and Anne, much loved brother of Jane, Helen and Andrew. Service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 12th October, at 10.45am, followed by burial at Biddulph Cemetery. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to UHNM Charity (Critical Care Unit). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
WEBB. Peacefully on 26th September, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Norman Arthur, aged 91, of Congleton. The dearly loved dad of Bernard, Richard, Jeffrey and Christopher, dear father-in-law of Caroline, Rosaline, Hilda and Lynn and a cherished and treasured granddad of Richard, Sarah, Joanna and Sophie. Service is to take place at St James the Great Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 25th October, at 10.15am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St James the Great church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILSON (Margaret). Suddenly at home on 22nd September, 2016. Margaret “Maggie” Wilson, aged 69, of Lower Withington. The dearly beloved partner of Peter, much-loved sister of Freda, Brenda, Kath and Leonard; treasured auntie and great-auntie. Funeral takes place on Tuesday, 11th October, at noon at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to Diabetes UK (Crewe and South Cheshire). Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01477 532427.
 
WILSON. Peacefully on 19th September, 2016, at her home. Sylvia May, aged 101, of Congleton, and formerly of Matlock, Derbyshire. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Herbert Wilson. Loving mum of Marlene, dear mother-in-law of the late Raymond, cherished nan of Julie and her husband Michael and Diane and her husband Chris, treasured great-grandma of Lauren, Sam, Richard, Luke, Hollie and Megan. Cortege leaves her granddaughter’s home on Thursday, 13th October, at 10.40am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 29th September, 2016
 
Mrs G Baker
The death occurred on 20th September at Cynthia Spencer Hospice, Northampton, of Mrs Gillian Baker (née Key) formerly of Smallwood.
She was the wife of Mr Peter Baker and the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jack and Mollie Key.
The funeral takes place on Tuesday at St Andrew’s Church, Yardley Hastings, Northampton.
 
BURNS (Anne). Formerly of Padgbury Lane, Congleton, passed away peacefully after a short illness at Southampton General Hospital on 22nd September. She was the widow of Thomas Robert Burns; loving mother of Tom; mother-in-law of Tania, and grandmother of Toby. She was a regular parishioner of St Mary’s Church, Congleton. The cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 5th October, at 1.15pm for service at St Andrew’s, North Baddesley, prior to interment at Woodley Cemetery, Braishfield Road, Romsey. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Southampton Hospital Charity (Hyper Acute Stroke Unit) c/o Jonathan Terry Funeral Directors, 3, College Place, London Road, Southampton SO15 2FB.
 
HOLLINSHEAD (Linda). At rest on Sunday, 18th September, at Station House Care Home, Crewe, Linda, aged 88, of Crewe and formerly of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of the late Malcolm; loving mum of Hilary; Jane, John, Paul and the late Lindsay, also a treasured mother-in-law, nan, great-nan, sister, sister-in-law, auntie and cousin. Linda will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service takes place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 4th October, at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green 01782 785937.
 
MOUNTFORD (Edith). Peacefully on 20th September at Clayton Manor Care Home, Congleton, Edith “Alice”, aged 97, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Joseph Thomas Mountford; loving mother of Joseph, Dorothy and the late Sylvia; dear mother-in-law of Hazel and George; treasured nan of Steven, Susan, Meryl, Mark, Joanne, Tina, Diane and Victoria, and cherished great-grandmother of Tom, Robert, Georgina and her extended family. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 4th October, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor Residents’ Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Mrs I Poulson
The death occurred on Sunday, 18th September, of Mrs Irene Poulson, aged 81, formerly of Congleton.
She was the wife of Mr Philip Poulson.
The funeral service takes place at Boston Crematorium, Lincolnshire, on Monday.
 
PRESCOTT (Jean). Peacefully on Sunday, 25th September, at her home in Bemersley Green, Jean, aged 73. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Ray; loving mum of Karen, Colin and Rick; a loved and respected mother-in-law of Richard Angela and Heather; loving sister of Graham, and a treasured nana and friend to many. Jean will be sadly missed but always remembered. Jean’s funeral service will be held at a Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 4th October, at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Arlington Funeral Services, SJ Boulton and Family, Arlington house Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 818888.
 
ROBERTS (Mary). Of Whitmore, Staffordshire, passed away in Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, on 20th September, aged 83. She was wife to the late J Alan Roberts, and devoted mother to Paul and Simon. A memorial service takes place today (Thursday, 29th September) at 12.30pm at St Mary’s and All Saints’ Church, Whitmore. Enquiries: Forrester Brothers Funeral Services, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 313874.
 
SMITH (Lisa). Peacefully on 18th September at her home, Lisa Louise, “Lou”, aged 47, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Neil; cherished mum of Laura and Jack; loving daughter of Brian and Sylvia; dear sister of Will and Ruth; daughter-in-law of John and Julie, Jean and Robert; sister-in-law of Claire, Philip and Nat, and a dear auntie of Rachel, Eleanor, Harry, Jake and Grace. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 6th October, at noon, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Midland Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STRINGER (Frank). Peacefully on 25th September at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, Frank Gerrard, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Gretel Stringer; loving dad of Anne and Pamela; dear father-in-law of John and Howard; treasured granddad of Lizzie; brother of Chris, and brother-in-law of Peter and Sheelagh. A service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date and time to be arranged. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind or Station House, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILSON (Sylvia May). Peacefully on 19th September at her home, Sylvia May, aged 101, of Congleton and formerly of Matlock, Derbyshire. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Herbert Wilson; loving mum of Marlene; dear mother-in-law of the late Raymond; cherished nan of Julie and her husband Michael, and Diane and her husband Chris; treasured great-grandma of Lauren, Sam, Richard, Luke, Hollie and Megan. The cortege leaves her granddaughter’s home on Thursday, 13th October, at 10.40am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 22nd September, 2016
 
BELL (Alan). Peacefully on 12th September at East Cheshire Hospice, Alan, aged 73, of Buglawton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Irene; loving dad of Jason and Natalie; dear father-in-law of Helen and Chris; cherished and treasured granddad of Sophie, Charlie, Archie and Ava; dear brother of Audrey and brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 28th September, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CHANCELLOR. Peacefully on 17th September at Astbury Mere Care Home, Kenneth, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Olive; loving dad of Anita, Carole, Janice, Kevin and Lise; dear father-in-law of Robert, David, Debra and Lee; cherished granddad of Leonie, Christopher, Benjamin, Jackie, Laura, Jacob, Anthony, Thomas, Bethany and Jack, and a treasured great-granddad of Amelie, Mae, Eleni, Reuben, Freddie, Zac and Will. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 3rd October at 10am for service at All Saints’ Church, Siddington, at 10.30am, prior to cremation at Macclesfield crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLOWES (William David). Peacefully at rest on 13th September in Leighton Hospital and in the loving care of his family, David, aged 81, of Elworth, Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Joyce; much loved dad of Trevor and Christine; treasured grandad of James and Alice; loving brother of Paul and Jill, and dear brother-in-law of Malcolm. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 26th September, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11am followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request, but a donation may be made, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230
 
ETHELL (Michael John). Peacefully on 14th September at East Cheshire Hospice, Michael John, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Patricia Ethell; loving dad of Angela, Sally, Louise, Richard and Matthew; dear father-in-law of Eamonn, Lee, Aré, Janet and Andrea, and a cherished and treasured granddad. Reception into St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, will be on Sunday, 25th September, at 6pm. Requiem mass is to take place on Monday, 26th September, at 10.30am, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries, flowers and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FROST. Peacefully on 15th September at her home, Rose, aged 87, of Moreton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Cyril “Sid” Frost; loving mum of Karen, Andrew and the late Peter; dear mother-in-law of Vernon, Tracy and Mary; cherished nana of Gemma, Annalisa, John, Thomas, James and Jordan, and a treasured great-nana of Neve, Lacie, Henry, Felix and Lucy. The cortege is to leave her home on Tuesday, 27th September at 12.55pm for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 1.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
IKIN (Frederick Ellis, “Fred”). Sadly passed away on Sunday, 11th September, while at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Fred, aged 92, of Packmoor, and formerly of Mow Cop. The devoted and loving husband of the late Vera, Fred will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at Packmoor Methodist Church on Tuesday, 27th September, at noon followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquires to: Wilsons Funeral Directors, (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
JACKSON (Tom) Tragically on 29th August in Australia, Thomas Leslie “Tom”, aged 30, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Les and Sandra; loving brother of Daniel and Olivia; cherished grandson of Jean, and a much loved nephew. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 30th September, at 12.20pm for a service of thanksgiving for the life of Tom at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 30th September, at 1pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Red Cross or Australian Red Cross. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KENNERLEY (Peter). Peacefully in The Christie Hospital on 11th September, Manchester, with his wife and son at his side, Peter, aged 75, of Sandbach. The dearly loved husband of Christine; loving dad of Tim and the late Darron; treasured grandpa of Dale, Lewis and Jacob. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. The funeral service is to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 26th September, at 2pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
LAWTON (Sam George). Sadly passed away on Wednesday, 7th September, Sam, aged 25, of Congleton. The devoted and loving son of Trudy and Michael; much loved grandson of Raymond and Ann, and a special brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew and cousin. Sam will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at New Life Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 29th September, at 1pm followed by interment at Congleton Cemetery. Would relatives please accept this intimation; friends kindly meet at the church. No mourning attire at the family’s request; casual clothing is preferred. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to New Life Church, Congleton. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
LOCKER (Malcolm). Passed away at Macclesfield District General Hospital on 13th September, Malcolm, aged 88, of Congleton, formerly of Biddulph and Kidsgrove. He was the husband of Margaret (Peggy) Locker. A private funeral service will be held. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
MEREDITH (John Gerald). Peacefully in Greengables Nursing Home on Thursday, 15th September, Gerald, aged 84, of Holmes Chapel, formerly of Allum Brook Farm. The dearly loved husband of Hilda; devoted dad of Michael, Adrian and Sandra; treasured grandad, father-in-law and brother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Age UK and the air ambulance. The funeral service will take place at St Oswald’s Church, Brereton, on Tuesday, 27th September, at 1.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
RATCLIFFE (Donald). Peacefully passed away on Sunday, 11th September, at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after a short illness. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Brenda; loving dad of Ian and Karen; dear father-in-law of Sandra and Russell; cherished grandad of Donna and Paul, John, Damian and Kirsty; treasured great-granddad of Stanley and Declan. Donald’s wish was to be brought back to his beloved Biddulph. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 30th September, with a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 12.30pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; friends wishing attend please meet at the church. The family has requested no flowers; donations, if desired, to North Staffs Heart Foundation. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph.
 
SMITH. Peacefully on 18th September at her home, Lisa Louise, “Lou”, aged 47, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Neil; cherished mum of Laura and Jack; loving daughter of Brian and Sylvia; dear sister of Will and Ruth; daughter-in-law of John and Julie, Jean and Robert; sister-in-law of Claire, Philip and Nat; a dear auntie of Rachel, Eleanor, Harry, Jake and Grace; daughter-in-law of John and JulieJean and Robert, and a dear sister-in-law of Claire, Philip and Nat. The funeral service is to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on a date to be arranged. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILTSHIER (James, “Jim”). The death occurred peacefully on 14th September at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Walter James “Jim” Wiltshier, aged 79, of Congleton. The much loved husband of Pat; loving dad of Jane and John; father-in-law of Martin and Miyuki; grandpa of Marie, Jonathan, George and Hannah. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 26th September at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers, or if desired donations, to Macclesfield District General Hospital. Enquiries, flowers and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
Death Notices, 15th September, 2016
 
AXSON (Peter, MBE). Peacefully on 2nd September at his home, Peter Axson MBE, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan Axson; loving dad of Ruth and John; dear father-in-law of Jerry; treasured grandfather of Dan, Lois, Ben; great-grandfather of Harvey and Artie-J. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 22nd September, at 10am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Inclosure Trust, The Swimming Trust or Injured Jockeys Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLIFFE (George). Peacefully on 8th September at Clayton Manor Care Centre, George Cliffe, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Jessie Cliffe. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 19th September, at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor residents’ fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GIBBS (Bridget Philomena). Peacefully at rest on 7th September and in the loving care of her family, Phil, aged 73, of Goostrey. The funeral takes place on Monday, 19th September, with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Goostrey, at noon followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to Echo, in memory of Phil. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
JACKSON (Tom). Tragically on 29th August in Australia, Thomas Leslie “Tom”, aged 30, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted son of Les and Sandra; loving brother of Daniel and Olivia; cherished grandson of Jean, and a much loved nephew. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 30th September, at 12.40pm for a service of thanks giving for the life of Tom at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Red Cross or Australian Red Cross. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MACCABEE (Alan, “Mac”). Peacefully passed away on 6th September, 2016, at his home in Congleton, Mac, aged 81. The dearly and much loved husband of Julia; loving father of Kay and Paula; father-in-law of Martin, and grampy of David and Robert. The funeral takes place on Thursday, 22nd September, with a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NEWALL (Betty). At rest on Thursday, 8th September, Betty, aged 83, of Rode Heath. The devoted wife of Rock; much loved mum of Paul; loving mother-in-law of Karen; treasured grandmother of Sophie and Joseph; beloved sister of Brenda and Phyllis, and a good friend to many. The funeral service will take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 23rd September, at 10am followed by a private cremation. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
ROBINSON. Peacefully on 4th September at Greengables Nursing Home. Dennis “Raymond” Robinson, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Ethel; loving dad of Paul, Dawn, Peter and David; dear father-in-law of Rose, Ken, Deborah; granddad of Wendy, Matthew, Michael, Mark, Leigh, Daniel, John and great-granddad of Maddison, Jordan, Ethan, Ruby; a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The service is to take place at Elim Church, Parsonage Street, Macclesfield (SK11 7GY) on Friday, 16th September, at 2.15pm, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Relatives and friends please accept this as the only intimation to attend. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research or Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMS (Ronald). At peace on 10th September at Heliosa Nursing Home, Ronald (Ron), aged 89, formerly of Knypersley and Mount Pleasant. The dearly loved husband of Thelma and the late Vera; much loved dad of Lynne, Kevin and the late Malcolm; dearest father-in-law of John, Mavis and Suzanne; a very dear step-dad of Geraldine and her husband David; a treasured granddad, step-granddad and step-great-granddad; dearest brother of Len, Iris and the late Shirley, and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. Interment will take place at Biddulph Town Cemetery on Thursday, 22nd September at 10.30am prior to a service of thanksgiving for Ron’s life at Biddulph Methodist Church at 11.15am. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at Biddulph Town Cemetery or Biddulph Methodist Church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
 
Death Notices, 8th September, 2016
 
ALLWAY (Kenneth). Peacefully on 23rd August, at Heliosa Nursing Home, Kenneth Willoughby, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Elizabeth; loving brother of Brenda, and dear brother-in-law of Richard. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 12th September, at 2.40pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Stroke Association. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BARNETT (Alison). Passed away peacefully on 28th August, 2016, at Clayton Manor Care Home, aged 51. The funeral service takes place on Thursday, 15th September, at 3.20pm at Macclesfield Crematorium. Flowers welcome; donations in Alison’s memory to Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
CHADDOCK (Fred). Peacefully at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 1st September, 2016, Frederick Hugh, aged 85, of Gillow Heath, Biddulph. The beloved husband of the late Doris; much loved dad of James, Albert and Robert; father-in-law of Glenys, Brenda and Joyce, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 16th September, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
 
COOPER (Harry). At peace on 3rd September at Douglas Macmillan Hospice in the presence of his loving family, after an illness fought with bravery and dignity. Harry, aged 68, of Brown Lees, and formerly of Tunstall. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Maureen; loving and much-loved dad of Mark, Natalie and Charlotte; very dear father-in-law of Cheryl and Bryan; treasured grandad of Lucy and Holly; a dear brother-in-law and uncle, special friend to Stuart and a good friend to many. Harry will be always loved and sadly missed by his family and friends. The cortege leaves his home on Friday, 16th September, at 10.55am for a service at Christ Church, Tunstall, at 11.15am prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVENPORT (Matthew Craig). Matthew, fell asleep on 24th August, aged 43, of Sandbach. A loving husband, dad, son and brother. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Sleepy Meadow Pet Cemetery. The funeral service takes place at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Monday, 12th September, at 11.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HITCHINS (Beryl). Peacefully on Saturday, 3rd September, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Beryl, aged 93, of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late Joe Hitchins and loving mother of Grant. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Karen, Matthew and Kate and her great-grandchildren Nathan, Amelia and Harry. The funeral service takes place at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, on Friday, 16th September, at 11am, prior to interment at St Peter’s Churchyard, Congleton. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ILGMANN (Julie Alison). Peacefully at rest on 28th August, 2016, in the loving care of her family. Julie, aged 55, of Holmes Chapel. The dear and devoted wife of Stephan; treasured mum of Richard and partner Christy; loving daughter of Muriel and Jed; precious nan of Mia and Isla; special sister to Martin and friend to many. The funeral takes place today (Thursday, 8th September), with a service at the parish church of St Luke’s, Holmes Chapel, at 11.30am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
KASPEROWICZ (Antoni, “Bernard”). Peacefully, after a long illness, on Wednesday, 24th August, while at home surrounded by his loving family. The much-loved husband of Beatrice, and a dearly loved dad, granddad and great-granddad. Bernard will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends. Evening reception at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Biddulph, tonight (Thursday, 8th September) at 5pm. Requiem mass tomorrow (Friday, 9th September) at 1.30pm followed by interment at Biddulph Town Burial Ground, Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends please meet at the church. No flowers by request. Donations preferred to Marie Curie c/o the family. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Well Street, Biddulph, 01782 514204.
 
LEWIS (Brian John). At rest on 31st August, 2016, at his home in Knypersley, after a long illness bravely fought to the end. Brian, aged 68. The devoted husband of Anna; much loved dad of Simon and step-dad of Jonathan; dear father-in-law of Lynne and Becky; the most wonderful granddad of Amy, Emily, Molly, Owen, Joshua, Spencer and Ashleigh, and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Brian will also be fondly remembered by Aunty Mary and lifelong friend Ray; he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Funeral takes place tomorrow (Friday, 9th September), with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1pm, prior to interment at Biddulph Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to DMH or The Christie hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MITCHELL (Harry). Peacefully on 30th August at East Cheshire Hospice, Harry, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Marlene; loving dad of Andrew and Linda; dear father-in-law of Pam; a cherished grandad of Gemma, Chloe, Leo, and Josh, and a treasured great-grandad of Tilly, Oscar and Henry. The cortege leaves his home at 2pm on Thursday, 15th September, for a service and cremation at Macclesfield crematorium at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. For friends who are unable to attend the funeral, the family invites you to join them afterwards at The Maskery, Swan Bank, Congleton, at around 3.45pm for light refreshments. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PASS (Roy, retired window cleaner). Peacefully on 26th August at Weston Park Nursing Home. Roy, aged 82, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Margaret Anne; loving dad of Michael, Aileen, Lesley and the late Christine; dear father-in-law of April, Chris and Alan, and a treasured and cherished granddad and great-granddad. The cortege is to leave his home on Thursday, 15th September, at 9.45am for a service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PEMBERTON (Gladys Mary). The devoted wife of the late Charles Pemberton; loving mum to Sharon and Sandra; dear mother-in-law to Ian and Ray, and loving nan of Darren, Caroline, Craig, Tracy, Rachael, James, Darren and Ian. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 14th September, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 2pm, prior to interment at the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation; will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WAKEFIELD (Brian Edward). Peacefully on 30th August at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Brian Edward, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Dorothy; loving step-dad of Dave, Eddie and Philip; dear father-in-law of Helen and Helen; cherished and treasured step-granddad of Molly, Sophie, Lucy, Lewis and Isobel; dear brother of Janet Moss; dear brother-in-law of Ron and uncle of David and Daniel. A service of thanksgiving for Brian’s life will be held at Congleton United Reformed Church on Wednesday, 14th September, at 11.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton United Reformed Church or Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WILLIAMSON (Jennifer Mary). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 31st August, with her daughters at her side. Jenny, aged 73, of Elworth. The dearly loved wife of the late Tony; loving mum of Wendy and Kirsty; mother-in-law to Paul and Steve, and treasured nan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research and RNLI. The funeral service will take place at St Winefride’s RC Church, Sandbach, on Thursday, 15th September, at 10.30am. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
Death Notices, 1st September, 2016
 
Mrs J Brittain
The death occurred peacefully on 25th August at her home of Mrs Jill Brittain, aged 66, of Congleton. She was the wife of Mr Philip Brittain. The funeral service and interment are to take place at Eaton Church on Monday, 5th September.
 
Mr J Butler 
The death occurred peacefully on 8th August at Macclesfield Hospital, of Mr James Butler, aged 73. He was the widower of Mrs May Butler. The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, 7th September with a service at St John’s Church, Buglawton, followed by interment in the churchyard.
 
Mr G Fisher
The death occurred peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home, aged 78, on 21st August of Mr Gordon Fisher. He was the husband of Mrs Cynthia Fisher. The service is at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 6th September, followed by cremation at Crewe.
 
Mr F Homewood
The death occurred peacefully at home on 7th August of Mr Fred Homewood, aged 77, of Scholar Green. He was the husband of Mrs Rosamund Homewood. The funeral service is to take place at St James Church, Gawsworth, on Friday, 2nd September, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.
 
Mr C Pierce
The death occurred peacefully on 23rd August of Mr Cyril Pierce, aged 84, of Congleton. He was the husband of Mrs Joyce Pierce. The funeral service is to take place at Lower Withington Methodist Chapel on Tuesday, 6th September, at 2pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield.
 
Mr N Rowe
The death occurred on 23rd August at Royal Stoke University Hospital of Mr Neville Rowe, aged 83, of Knypersley. He was the widower of Mrs Marion Rowe. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 2nd September) for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. His grandchildren would appreciate if mourners could wear an item of colourful clothing where possible.
 
Mr MR Smith 
The death occurred suddenly at home on Friday, 19th August, of Mr Martin Robert Smith, aged 52. He was the husband of Mrs Rachel Smith. The funeral will take place on Friday, 9th September, with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.
 
Mrs M Turner
The death occurred peacefully at home in Elworth, surrounded by her family, of Mrs Maureen Turner, aged 77, formerly known as Maureen Foster. She was the wife of Mr Mike Turner. The funeral service will be at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Friday, 16th September.
 
Mr GD Wheat
The death occurred peacefully on 19th August at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Mr George Desmond Wheat, aged 82, of Congleton. He was the widower of Mrs Gladys Wheat. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 5th September, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium.
 
Death Notices, 25th August, 2016
 
BROWN. Peacefully on 13th August, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Frank (retired school caretaker at Havannah and Black Firs schools) aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband for 65 years of June. Loving dad of Linda, dear father-in-law of Peter, cherished granddad of Laura and Rebecca, treasured great-granddad of Freddie, Harry and Esme, dear brother of Wilfred, Grace, Ernest and Eva, and a dear brother-in-law of Bill. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 30th August, at 10.30am for service at Congleton United Reformed Church at 10.45am, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Congleton Carers Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
FISHER (Gordon). 21st August 2016. Peacefully passed away at St Stephen’s Care Home, aged 78. Gordon, the devoted husband to Cynthia, much-loved dad to Nigel, dear father-in-law to Lucy, treasured grandad to Andrew and Michael, and a cherished brother to Terry. Service at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 6th September, at 1pm, followed by cremation at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to: The Christie and St Stephen’s Care Home. Enquiries: Oxley’s, 01270 214009.
 
GODFREY (Rev Ian). Peacefully on 7th August, 2016, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. The Rev Ian Godfrey, aged 59, of Goostrey. Vicar of St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, and St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Audrey, loving dad of Matthew, Christopher and Louise, dear brother of Duncan and brother-in-law of Jane, Marian, Philip, Patrick and Davis. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 26th August, at 2pm, prior to interment in Swettenham Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Paediatric Diabetes UK Group. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOSS (Joyce). At peace on 18th August, 2016, at RSUH. Joyce, aged 90, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Cyril, loving mum of Steve and daughter-in-law Dawn, devoted nan of Rob and the late David, dearest sister of Cyril and Iris, and a dear aunty. Cortege to leave her home on Wednesday, 31st August, at 11.15am for service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 11.30am prior to interment at Biddulph Town Cemetery. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to CRY or Biddulph in Bloom. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
DAVIES (Kenneth James). Peacefully at rest in Leighton Hospital on 16th August, 2016. Ken, aged 79, of Crewe, formerly of Buckinghamshire and Sandbach. The dear and devoted husband of Mary also a very much-loved dad, grandad, great-grandad and father-in-law. Funeral to take place on Friday, 26th August, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 2.40pm. Family flowers only by request but a donation may be made, if desired, to COPD in Ken’s Memory. Ken will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
SNAPE (Patricia Mary “Pat”). Surrounded by love at St Stephen’s Care Home on Friday, 19th August, 2016. Pat, aged 79, of Sandbach and formerly of Kidsgrove. The dearly beloved wife of Howard, much-loved mother of Paula and Stephanie, granny of Molly, loved sister of Jinty, reunited with husband Howard, who died at Leighton Hospital two months earlier. “The strongest and bravest of women.” Funeral to take place on Wednesday, 7th September, at 11.30am at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich. Family flowers only please; donations to St Stephen’s Care Home. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
WHITEHURST (Sandra Elizabeth). Peacefully at her home on Friday, 5th August, 2016, after a long illness borne with much courage and dignity. Sandra, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Nick and Luke, a loving partner of Alan, a cherished daughter of Betty Jackson and the late Eric, and a treasured sister of the late Chris. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral took place on Tuesday, 23rd August, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, prior to interment in the churchyard. Donations were collected for Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.  This announcement should have appeared in last week’s Chronicle but was omitted. The Chronicle apologises unreservedly for this omission and the distress caused. — Editor.
 
WARING (Susan, née Whalley, “Sue”). Peacefully on Friday, 12th August, 2016. Sue, aged 67, and late of Sandbach. Much-loved mum of Michelle and David. Treasured gran of Jasmine, Nicholas and Annalise, and a loving sister of Keith, Stephen and the late Janet. Funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 26th August, at noon, followed by cremation. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Leighton Hospital, Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
Death Notices, 18th August, 2016
 
BANNER. Peacefully on 14th August, 2016, at Prestbury House Care Home, Macclesfield. Keith, aged 76, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Cynthia. Loving dad of Sharon and Marie, cherished and treasured “Pops” of Jack, Benjamin and Josh, dear brother of Anne, Gordon, Stuart and the late Andrew, and a dear brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Thursday, 25th August, at 10.45am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance or RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BIDDULPH. Peacefully on 5th August, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sheila, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Allan, loving mum of Michael, dear mother-in-law of Carole, cherished gran of Emma and Natalie, and great-gran of Hollie-Grace and Aiden. Cortege leaves her home on Wednesday, 31st August, at 12.15pm for service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BROWN. Peacefully on 13th August, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Frank (retired school caretaker at Havannah and Black Firs schools) aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband for 65 years of June. Loving dad of Linda, dear father-in-law of Peter, cherished granddad of Laura and Rebecca, treasured great-granddad of Freddie, Harry and Esme, dear brother of Wilfred, Grace, Ernest and Eva, and a dear brother-in-law of Bill. Service will take place at Congleton United Reformed Church, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation or Congleton Carers Trust. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ELKIN (Rosa). Died peacefully at home on 14th August, aged 92. Daughter of the late Harry and Rose Barker, sister to the late Annie, Bill, Sunny, James, Percy and Gwendoline; auntie to Robert, Philip, Joanne, Beryl, Gill and Lorna. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, followed by burial in the churchyard on Thursday, 25th August, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
FITCH (Eva). Peacefully on Thursday, 4th August, 2016, in the care of Heliosa Nursing Home. Eva, aged 89, and late of Congleton. Beloved wife of Les Fitch. Eva’s wishes were to thank everyone who cared for her over the last few years both at home and at Heliosa. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Asthma Campaign. Funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 22nd August, at 2.40pm. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 60, The Hill, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
GODFREY (Rev Ian). Peacefully on 7th August, 2015, at Manchester Royal Infirmary. The Rev Ian Godfrey, aged 59, of Goostrey. Vicar of St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, and St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Audrey. Loving dad of Matthew, Christopher and Louise, dear brother of Duncan and brother-in-law of Jane, Marian, Philip, Patrick and Davis. Funeral service takes place at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 26th August, at 2pm, prior to interment in Swettenham Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Paediatric Diabetes UK Group. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Peter). Peacefully at rest on 9th August, 2016, at MDGH after an illness bravely fought with great courage. Peter, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Edith, loving dad to Michelle, father-in-law to Jason, devoted grandad to Nathan, son of Thomas and Rene, dearest brother of Stanley, Ann, Christine, Carole and Keith, a dear brother-in-law and uncle and a great friend to many. Cortege to leave his home on Thursday, 25th August, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred to Diabetes UK. Enquires: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
HOMEWOOD. Peacefully on 7th August, 2016, at home. Frederick “Fred”, aged 77, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Rosamund. Loving dad of Clive, Luther and Julie, dear father-in-law of Sian, Louise and David. Cherished “Fry Dad” of Amy, Gareth, Hannah, Ben, Hayley, Natasha, Yelena, Alexandra, Amoret and Arthur, treasured great-granddad of Ellie and a dear brother of David. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 2nd September, for service at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 1.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Parkinson’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KELLY (Alan). Suddenly on Monday, 8th August, 2016, at his home in Biddulph. Frederick Alan (Alan), aged 74. The devoted husband of Kath, much loved dad of Angela, dear father-in-law to Darren and cherished grandad of Sam, Henry and Archie. Cortege to leave his home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 23rd August, at noon for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
LUNN (Annie “Betty”). At rest on 28th July, 2016, at Hilltop Manor Nursing Home. Betty, aged 95. Dearly and much loved wife of the late Alfred, dear mum of Tom and the late Geoffrey, also a very special mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral takes place on Friday, 26th August, at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm, followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome. Donations for Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
MACINTOSH. Peacefully on 10th August, 2016, at Astbury Mere Care Home. Alastair, aged 83, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat. Loving dad of Andrew and Karen, dear father-in-law of Leanne and Mark, cherished granddad of Daniel and Robert, dear brother of Ian, and a dear brother-in-law of Eunice, Stephen and Christine. Cortege leaves his home on Tuesday, 23rd August, at 1.15pm for interment at Congleton Town Cemetery at 1.30pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Alastair’s life at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Station House. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RADLEY. Peacefully on 12th August, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. George Arthur Hemingway Radley, aged 93, of Somerford Booths. The dear husband of the late Elizabeth. Loving father of Tim and Sue, dear father-in-law of Wendy and Grant, cherished grandpa of Max and Tom, and a dear brother of Meg and the late Prue. A service of thanksgiving for George’s life will be held at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 24th August, at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RAF Benevolent Fund or Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WHITEHURST (Sandra Elizabeth).Peacefully at her home on Friday, 5th August, 2016, after a long illness borne with much courage and dignity. Sandra, aged 57, of Congleton.
The dearly loved mum of Nick and Luke, a loving partner of Alan, a cherished daughter of Betty Jackson and the late Eric and a treasured sister of the late Chris. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. Following a horse drawn cortege, the funeral service will take place at the Parish Church of St Mary, Astbury, on Tuesday, 23rd August, at 11am, prior to interment in St Mary’s Churchyard. Family flowers only by request; if desired, donations may be sent in favour of Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853.
 
WRIGHT. Peacefully on 5th August, 2016, at home. Phyllis Gwendoline, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ben Williamson and the late Harold. Loving mum of Diane and Lynn, dear mother-in-law of Neil and Geoffrey, cherished grandma of Becci and Robert, and a treasured great-grandma of Bethan. Cortege leaves her home on Friday, 26th August, for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 10.15am, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 11th August, 2016
 
ALLSOP (David). Suddenly in the Royal Stoke University Hospital on 31st July, 2016. David, aged 70, of Sandbach. Dearly loved partner of Patricia, loving dad of Paul, Beverley, Nick and Dave, grandad and great-grandad. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to stroke unit at Royal Stoke University Hospital (cheques payable to UHNM Charity (Stroke Unit)). Funeral service to take place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th August, at 2.30pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BAILEY (Margaret, Elizabeth). At rest on Friday, 5th August, 2016, at her home at Greenway Bank. Margaret, aged 68. The much loved wife of Robert and a devoted mum of Mark, Richard and Joanne, mother-in-law to Beth, Dawn and Richard and an adored granny to James, Hettie, John, Rosanna, Oliva and Jessica, sister to Robert and a devoted sister-in law, auntie and a very good friend to many. Cortege to leave her home on Friday, 19th August, at 11.45am for service at St Anne’s Church, Brown Edge, at noon, followed by interment at Brown Edge cemetery. Family flowers by request; donations, if desired, to St Anne’s Church or Biddulph In Bloom. Family and friends please accept this the only intimation and please meet for the service. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
BIDDULPH (Sheila). Peacefully on 5th August, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Sheila, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Allan, loving mum of Michael, dear father-in-law of Carole, cherished gran of Emma and Natalie, and great-gran of Hollie-Grace and Aiden. Service to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk
 
BROOKS (Ian Stewart). Peacefully on Wednesday, 3rd August, 2016, in Macclesfield District General Hospital. Ian, aged 68, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Christine, loving dad of Nicola and a much-loved son-in-law. Ian will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service takes place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 19th August, at 3.20pm. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of Muscular Dystrophy UK or St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82 Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853, andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
BROWN (John). Peacefully on 1st August, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. John, aged 84, of Congleton and formerly of Sandbach Heath. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jean, loving dad of Neil, Desne and Matthew, dear father-in-law of Janice and Anne. Cherished granddad of Ben, Michaela, Gabriella, Phillippa, Jacob, Oscar and Fergus, and a treasured great-granddad of Felix, Piers, Matilda, Amelia and Zachary. Cortege is to leave 32, West Street, Congleton, on Monday, 15th August, at 1.30pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society or Stroke Association. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk
 
COCKITT (Donald Goodwin). Quietly passed away on 2nd August at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 80, following a long illness. He was the loving son of the late Charlie and Mary Cockitt. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 15th August, at 11am at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, followed by burial in the churchyard. Floral tributes welcome; donations in Donald’s memory to Barnardo’s. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DENNERLEY (James Joel, “Joe the bricklayer”). Peacefully after a short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 22nd July, 2016. Joe, aged 92, of Biddulph and formerly of Sale, Manchester. Much loved husband of Evelyn, loving father of Philip, Jane and Mark, also a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Joe will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 17th August, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 1.15pm, prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
ETCHELLS (Neil). Suddenly on Monday, 1st August, 2016. Neil, aged 56, of Harriseahead. Devoted father of Mark and Nicola, dear father-in-law of Kylie, treasured grandad of Jack, Lily and Tommy and much loved friend of Lorraine. Service at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, tomorrow (Friday, 12th August) at noon followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only but, if desired, a donation may be made to Midlands Air Ambulance. Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, King Street, Kidsgrove, 01782 775333 or 01270 882097
 
GARNER (Kaye neé Joynson). Peacefully in St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Kaye, aged 57, of Winterley. Dearly loved wife of Terry, loving daughter of the late Walter and Muriel Joynson. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie Hospital. Funeral service to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 15th August, at 12.40pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
GUBBINS (Paul Philip). Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, 6th August, aged 66. For details of when the funeral service will take place and for those who will be attending, please contact Paul’s family or the funeral director. Family flowers only, by request. Donations in Paul’s memory to Motor Neurone Disease Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
HOLLAND (Phyllis Mary). Peacefully at Turnpike Court Care Home, Sandbach, on 7th August, 2015. Phyllis, aged 85. Dearly loved wife of the late Stewart, loving mum of Michael, Jill and Barbara, mother-in-law to Brigitte and Dave, grandma and great-grandma. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Turnpike Court Comfort Fund (cheques payable to CLS Care Services) and Alzheimer’s Research UK. Service of thanksgiving to be held at Sandbach Methodist Church on Friday, 19th August, at 11am following a private committal. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
ROWBOTHAM (Irene Mavis). Peacefully on 7th August, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Irene Mavis, aged 95, of Eaton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Frank. Loving mum of Hazel and Irene, dear mother-in-law of the late John and the late John, cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Service and interment take place at Christ Church, Eaton, on Wednesday, 17th August, at noon. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk
 
SHERRATT (Donald). At rest on 29th July, 2016, at Stadium Court. Donald, aged 94, of Gillow Heath. The devoted husband of Eva, much loved dad of Beverly, father-in-law of Stephen, loving grandad of Alex and Scott. Donald will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 18th August. Service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 1.15pm followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to paramedics or air ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
WHITEHURST (Sandra Elizabeth). Peacefully at her home on Friday, 5th August, 2016, after a long illness borne with much courage and dignity. Sandra, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Nick and Luke, a loving partner of Alan, a cherished daughter of Betty Jackson and the late Eric, and a treasured sister of the late Chris. She will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at the Parish Church of St Mary’s, Astbury, on a date yet to be arranged, prior to interment in St Mary’s Churchyard. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent in favour of Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853, andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 4th August, 2016
 
ATKIN (Allan). Peacefully on 27th July at Cedar Court Nursing Home, Audlem, Allan Keith, aged 65, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of Dorothy and the late Bernard; loving brother of Hazel, Christine, Lesley and Susie, and a dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. The funeral service and cremation are at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 11th August, at 2.40pm. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request but if desired a donation may be made to Morris Care (to fund social activities at Cedar Court). Donations and enquiries: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.
 
BEAMON (Janet Marie). Aged 54, and of Alsager, Janet entered into God’s keeping 14th July, unexpectedly while holidaying in Spain. She was the beloved wife of Tom and cherished mum of Charlotte and Phil. Her loss will be profoundly felt. A family committal is at Bradwell Crematorium followed by a service of remembrance and thanksgiving at Alsager United Reformed Church on Friday, 5th August, at 2.45pm. Donations in lieu of flowers would be gratefully accepted for the Colostomy Association and Alsager United Reformed Church (and may be left at the church). Enquiries: Geoff Tudor, Tudor-Davies, The Beeches, 142, Waterloo Road, Burslem, 01782 811411 www.tudor-davies.co.uk
 
BOOTH (Herbert, “Ernest”). Sadly passed away on 30th July, 2016, at Clayton Manor Care Home, aged 86. Loving dad to Janet and Carole; father-in-law to Mark; devoted grandad to Vicky, Jo and Dan; great-granddad to Dylan and Dexter, and cousin to David. The funeral service will take place at St Stephen’s Church, Buglawton, Congleton, on Friday, 12th August, at 11am, followed by burial at Congleton Cemetery. Mourners please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations in Ernest’s memory to a local mental health charity. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
BOWERS (Ann, née Shelmerdine). Passed away in Leighton Hospital on 24th July surrounded by the love of her family, Ann, aged 68. The dearly loved wife of Peter, a loving and caring mum and grandma. Very sadly missed. The funeral service takes place at St Leonard’s Church, Warmingham, on Monday, 8th August, at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations to Lymphoma Research Trust. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BROWN (John). Peacefully on 1st August at Macclesfield District General Hospital after a short illness, John, aged 84, of Congleton, and formerly of Sandbach Heath. The dearly loved husband of Jean Brown; loving dad of Neil, Desne and Matthew; dear father-in-law of Jan and Anne, and a much cherished granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GOODWIN (Raymond). Suddenly on 31st July at his home, Raymond Harold, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved ad devoted husband of Joan Goodwin; loving dad of Christopher; dear father-in-law of Stephanie; cherished granddad of Tom and Lauren; dear brother of Stuart and brother-in-law of Pat, Margaret, John, John and Jean. The cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 10th August, at 1.15pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Stephen’s Church, Congleton. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JOB (Sylvia, “Sylv”). Peacefully at rest on 25th July, 2016, at her home in Knypersley, after an illness bravely fought, Sylvia, aged 77. The dearly and much-loved wife of the late Bob; mum of David and Debbie; mother-in-law of Karene and Brian; treasured grandma of Matthew and Ewan; and a very dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and cousin. She will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral is to take place on Thursday, 11th August, with a service at St John’s Church, Knypersley, at 3pm, followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if preferred, to Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LUCAS (Audrey). On Tuesday 5th July, died peacefully at Sandy Croft Nursing Home, Blackpool, aged 85. Her funeral took place on 15th July at Park Crematorium, Lytham St Anne’s. Sons Andrew and Mark would like to thank family and friends for all their support at this sad time. Especially family from Stoke-on-Trent, mum’s brother Frank, wife Irene, sons David, Ian and daughter Suzanne, sister-in-law Jackie and daughter Karen. Special thanks to Andrew’s wife Joan, Mark’s partner Andy. Sadly missed by granddaughters Heidi, Robyn and great-grandson Leo. Thanks also to Mum’s lifelong friend Doreen. Fond memories of life in Biddulph, with mum Audrey, dad Richard, “Dicky Bud” to his workmates at the Victoria Colliery. Sleep tight, mum. Dad will look after you.
 
MITCHELL (Jean). Of Ruskin Road, Congleton. Sadly passed away on 23rd July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 84. Jean will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 9th August, at 2pm at Congleton United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations in Jean’s memory to Cancer Research or The Christie hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
NUTTALL. Peacefully on 26th July, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, Sarah, aged 31. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Lee Nuttall, of Congleton; cherished and treasured mummy of Alfie and Honey May; much loved daughter of Edward and Jill Candlish; sister of Diane and Suzanne; dear daughter-in-law of Helen and Paul, and loving aunty to Connor, Bailey, Taylor and GraceLily. The cortege leaves her home on Tuesday, 9th August, at 12.05pm for a service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, at 12.30pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses or Women Versus Cancer. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
STANWAY (Ernest). Peacefully on 30th July at Greengables Nursing Home, Congleton, Ernest, aged 91. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 65 years to Gwyneth “Gwen” Stanway, of Buglawton. Loving dad of Glyn; cherished granddad of Simon and Laura, and treasured great-granddad of Neave and William. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 8th August, at 12.45pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macclesfield District General Hospital or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 28th  July, 2016
 
BAMFORD (Jessica). Aged 88, passed away peacefully on 19th July. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral takes place next Friday (5th August) with a service and committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. No flowers requested. Donations to Dementia UK and Save The Children. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 25, High Street, Macclesfield, 01625 422583.
 
COVER (Valerie Jean). Peacefully at rest on 22nd July, following an illness endured with the greatest courage and dignity, Valerie, aged 81. The dearly loved wife of Reg; loving mother of Martin and Stuart; treasured mother-in-law of Deborah and Sharon, and cherished nana of Alexander, Nicholas, Bronwyn and Ewan. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd August, at 2.40pm. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations to East Cheshire Hospice much appreciated. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CRIMES (Dorothy). On 22nd July, peacefully at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton, and formerly of Goostrey, Dorothy, aged 90. The dearly loved wife of the late Stanley; loving mother of Maureen, Elaine and Hilary; mother-in-law of Ken, Roy and Peter; a devoted gran and great-gran, and sister of Violet. A service of thanksgiving will be held in Knutsford Methodist Church on Tuesday, 2nd August, at noon. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, for Knutsford Methodist Church, may be sent to the funeral directors. Enquiries: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632644.
 
HOWARTH (Barbara). Passed away peacefully on 24th July, 2016, at Leighton Hospital, aged 86. The much loved wife of the late John Howarth; mother of Diane and Jill; grandmother and great-grandmother, and mother-in-law to Alison. The funeral service takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 5th August at 11.20am. Flowers welcome and donations will be given to a charity of the family’s choice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JAMES (Lillian). At rest after a long and difficult illness on 12th July, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Lillian, aged 85, of Biddulph. Lillian will be sadly missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, 2nd August, at St Thomas’s Church, Mow Cop, at 10.30am, followed by burial in St Lawrence’s churchyard. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JEFFRIES (Stephanie Elizabeth). The death occurred on 6th July of Mrs Stephanie Elizabeth Jeffries, aged 51, of Congleton. The dearly loved mum of Jacob and Emily and a dear sister and sister-in-law. The funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Thursday, 4th August, at 11am prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Girl Guiding or the Samaritans. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
JONES (Mary). Suddenly at Glan Clwyd Hospital on Wednesday, 20th July, 2016. Mary, aged 90, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved wife of the late Granville; much-loved mother of Olwyn and Glynis; treasured nana of Michelle and Tracy; great-nana to Chloe and Louie. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 3rd August, at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765783.
 
MALLENDER (Tony). Peacefully on Thursday 21st July, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Tony, aged 77, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Jeanette; a much loved dad of Andy and Liz; a loving father-in-law of Frances, and a devoted granddad of Harry. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the RNLI. Enquiries: Andrew Smith, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneral services.co.ukwww.andrewsmithfuneral
 
MOORE (David). A member of the North Staffs Railway Study Group, peacefully at rest in the care of his family, at home in Biddulph on Tuesday, 19th July, aged 69. The dearly loved husband of Christine; much loved dad of Louise and Ian; dear father-in-law of David and Tracey; much-loved granddad of James and Haruki, and very dear brother to Sue. The funeral takes place on Wednesday, 3rd August, at 1.20pm at Bradwell Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers by request, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NUTTALL (Sarah). Peacefully on 26th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, Sarah, aged 31. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Lee Nuttall, of Congleton. Cherished and treasured mummy of Alfie and Honey May. A much-loved daughter of Eddie and Jill, and sister of Suzanne and Diane. The funeral service is to take place St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PICKEN (Winifred Mary). Peacefully on 20th July at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Winifred Mary, aged 90, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Frank Picken; loving mum of Jenny, Glenn, Gary and Judith, Amanda and Daz; cherished nan of Robert and Tina, Kelly and Mark, Gemma, Natalie, Josh, Becky and the late Ben; treasured “Granny Winnie” of Katie, Rhys and a dear sister to Frank. The cortege is to leave her daughter Jenny’s home on Wednesday, 3rd August, at 10.45am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Clayton Manor residents’ comfort fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHENTON (Neil John). Peacefully on 20th July at East Cheshire Hospice, Neil John, aged 73, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pam; loving brother of Kenneth, and a dear brother-in-law of Karen, Irene and Alan. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 1st August, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
VALENTINE (Anthony). Peacefully on 21st July at East Cheshire Hospice, Anthony, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret; loving dad of Yvonne, Paul and his partner David; dear father-in-law of Gareth; cherished and treasured granddad of Emma; dear brother of William; brother-in-law of Elizabeth and a dear uncle. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 5th August, at 11.25am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 21st  July, 2016
 
RIGBY. The death occurred on Sunday, 17th July, peacefully in hospital after a short illness, and of Tatton Drive, Sandbach, of Mrs Jean Rigby, aged 90. She was the widow of Mr Charles William Wentworth Rigby. The funeral service is to take place on Monday, 25th July at the parish church of St Leonard, Warmingham, followed by interment in the churchyard.
 
BOARDMAN. The death occurred peacefully on Saturday, 16th July in St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, after a long illness borne with bravery and dignity, of Mr Ken Boardman, aged 78, of Sandbach. He was the husband of Mrs Val Boardman. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Wednesday, 27th July.
 
DE VAAL. The death occurred on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Mr John “Andre” de Vaal, aged 74, of Buglawton. He was the husband of Mrs Jean de Vaal. The funeral service and cremation are to take place on Friday, 22nd July at Macclesfield Crematorium. 
 
DALE. The death occurred peacefully on 12th July at Heliosa Nursing Home of Mrs Ada Dale, aged 85, of Buglawton. She was the widow of Mr Stan Dale. The funeral service and cremation are to take place on Tuesday, 26th July at Macclesfield Crematorium. 
 
THORLEY. The death occurred peacefully on 14th July at Heliosa Nursing Home of Mr Frank Thorley, aged 90. He was the widower of Mrs Linda Thorley. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery on a date to be arranged.
 
JEFFRIES. The death occurred on 6th July of Mrs Stephanie Elizabeth Jeffries, aged 51, of Congleton. She was the mum of Jacob and Emily. The funeral service is to take place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to interment at Congleton Town Cemetery on a date to be arranged. 
 
PHIPPS. The death occurred at home on 7th July of Mrs Freda Phipps, formerly of Mossley, Congleton. She was the wife of Brian. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, 26th July at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich.
 
SMITH. The death occurred suddenly on Monday, 11th July, aged 56, of Mr George Smith. A celebration of his life will take place on Thursday, 28th July at Vale Royal Crematorium, Davenham, Northwich, followed by a Blue Rooster tribute at The Market Tavern, 8, The Square, Sandbach.
 
CUNLIFFE. The death occurred peacefully on 6th July of Mr John Edmund Cunliffe, aged 93, of Alsager. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 1st August. 
 
WINDSOR. The death occurred peacefully on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Mrs Kathleen Ann Windsor. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th July. 
 
HANCOCK. The death occurred peacefully on 9th July at East Cheshire Hospice of Mr David John Hancock, aged 67, of Congleton. He was the husband of Mrs Patricia Hancock. The funeral service is to take place on Friday, 22nd July at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, prior to cremation at Macclesfield. 
 
LAMPARD. The death occurred peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 17th July, of Mrs Dorothy Lampard, aged 86, of Sandbach Heath. She was the wife of Mr Gordon Lampard. The funeral service will be at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 28th July.
 
McCLELLAN. The death occurred peacefully at his home in Biddulph, on 12th July, surrounded by his family, of Mr Bryan Malcolm McClellan, aged 59. He was the husband of Mrs Linda McClellan. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 25th July for service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.
 
Death Notices, 14th July, 2016
 
CARBUTT. Peacefully on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Ronald Edward “Eddie,” aged 79 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carol Carbutt of Blackden; loving dad of Janet and Linda; dear father-in-law of Neil; cherished granddad of Daniel, Jack, Tom, Matt, Mary and James; treasured great granddad of Josh; a dear brother and brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Monday, 18th July, at 10.45am for a service at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, at 11am prior to cremation at Vale Royal Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CLARK (Rhoda, “Betty”). Died peacefully on 8th July, a much loved mum and grandma who will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her. A private committal will take place prior to a service of thanksgiving on Thursday, 21st July, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 1.15pm. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Astbury Church. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
CORLETT (Geoff). It is with great loss and sadness that his family announce that Geoff, aged 79 years, passed away at home in Sandbach. A devoted husband to Margaret; loving father to Mike and Sarah; proud granddad to Thomas, and much loved uncle to Joanne, Judith and Rachel. The service will take place today (Thursday, 14th July) at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762230
DAVENPORT (Sheila). Passed away peacefully at home on 10th July aged 84 years. The beloved wife of the late Philip, and loving mother of Ian and Susan. Sheila will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Family flowers only; donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
DAVENPORT (Sheila). Passed away peacefully at home on 10th July aged 84 years. The beloved wife of the late Philip, and loving mother of Ian and Susan. Sheila will be sadly missed by all family and friends. Family flowers only; donations to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
DE VAAL (John, “Andre”). Peacefully on 7th July at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John “Andre”, aged 74 years of Buglawton. The dearly loved husband of Jean de Vaal; loving dad of Anndrea, Pierre, Deborah and Susan; and a dear father-in-law, granddad and great granddad. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 22nd July, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Croft Ward, cheques payable to CWP Charitable Fund for use on Croft Ward. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
HANCOCK (David John). Peacefully on 9th July at East Cheshire Hospice, after an illness fought with great courage and bravery, David John, aged 67 years. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Patricia Hancock of Congleton; much loved dad of Keely; dear father-in-law of Paul and a much cherished granddad of James and Callum. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 22nd July, at 1.35pm for a service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 2pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
HANCOCK. Peacefully on 3rd July at her home, Edith, aged 82 years. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Kenneth Hancock; loving and devoted mum of Julie; a dear mother-in-law of Adrian; grandma of Sam and Jake; sister of May and Betty; sister-in-law to Jean; and a loving auntie and friend. The funeral service is to take place at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 19th July, at 10.40am followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either the British Heart Foundation or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MCDONOUGH (Dorothy Edna). Peacefully on 4th July at her home, Dorothy Edna, aged 87 years. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Mr Bernard McDonough of Biddulph Park. Loving and devoted mum of Janet and dear mother-in-law of Tim. The cortege is to leave her home on Wednesday, 20th July at 12.35pm for a service of committal at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm followed by a service of thanksgiving for her life at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 2.15pm. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Parkinson’s Society. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at either the crematorium or church. Donations and enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622 www.afinneron.co.uk
 
REYNOLDS (Louie). At peace on 5th July at Royal Stoke University Hospital Alice Louisa (“Louie”), aged 93 years, of Knypersley, and formerly of Brown Lees. The dearly loved wife of the late Cyril Reynolds; loving mum of Brian, Kevin and the late Michael; a very dear mother-in-law of Louise, Beverley and the late Hazel; treasured nana of Samantha, Heather, Paul, Darren and his wife Angela, and a devoted great nana of Samuel, Henry and Archie. The cortege is to leave her home tomorrow, (Friday, 15th July) at 1.45pm for a service at Biddulph Methodist Church at 2pm prior to interment at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, donations if desired to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
Death Notices, 7th July, 2016
 
BAILEY (John). Suddenly on 27th June, 2016, at home. John, aged 76, of Brown Lees and formerly of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret, treasured and loving dad of David and Susan, dear father-in-law of Kathy and Marcus, cherished and loving grandad of Andrew, Sophie, Jack and Joseph. Dear brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. John will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. Funeral takes place on Thursday, 14th July, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church at 11am followed by interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOND (George Roy). Peacefully on 25th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, George Roy, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Nellie; loving dad of Alison and David; dear father-in-law of Joanne; cherished and treasured granddad of Hayley and Daniel, and a dear brother of Joan, Eric, Malcolm, the late Alan, the late Jimmy, the late Rita and the late John. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 13th July, at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BOULTON (Eric Cecil). Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Royal Stoke University Hospital, on 26th June. Eric Cecil, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 52 years of Jennifer; loving dad of Susan and Lisa; dear father-in-law of David; cherished and treasured granddad of Jasmin, Billy and Darcey, and a dear brother of John. The cortege is to leave his home tomorrow (Friday, 15th July), at 1.25pm for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BURT (Jean Margaret). Passed away peacefully on 29th June, 2016, at Heliosa Nursing Home,
aged 85. Loving and devoted wife of David, mother of John and Steven, mother-in-law of Glen and Fliss, nana of Amanda, Andrew and Rachel, great-grandma of Laura, Ellie, Drew, Scarlett, Mollie and Olivia. Loving sister of Ray and sister-in-law of Joan. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 13th July, service at St John's Church, Buglawton, at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please by own request. Donations in Jean's memory to Alzheimer's Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
DRAISEY (Joan). Passed away peacefully on 14th June at Springbank Nursing Home, aged 92. The loving and much-loved wife of the late William Anthony Draisey, and member of a wider family. The funeral service takes place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 7th July, at 11.30am, followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Joan’s favourite charities. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
LEAKE (Jeffrey, P and L Motors). Passed away after a short illness on 18th June at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Jeff, aged 74, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Mavis, and precious dad of Wayne and Darrell. Jeff will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends. The funeral took place on Monday, 4th July, with a service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11am. Donations were collected for Multiple Sclerosis Society. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
NICHOLLS (Derek). Peacefully after a short illness on 1st July in Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor. Derek, aged 83, of Elworth, Sandbach. The funeral takes place on Friday, 15th July, with a service at the parish church of St Peter’s, Elworth, at 11am followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium, near Northwich. A donation may be made, if desired, to Broadgreen Hospital or The Christie. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
 
RYAN (Denis William). Peacefully on 24th June at Spring Bank Nursing Home, Denis William, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Doreen Ryan; loving dad of Michael and Andrew, and a dear father-in-law of Yvonne and Lynne. The funeral service and cremation take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday, 14th July, at 10.30am. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WOODWARD (Tom). Suddenly on 27th June, aged 25. The treasured and much-loved son of Beth Peacock and Allan Woodward. Sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral takes place on Tuesday, 12th July, with a service and interment at St James’s Church, Gawsworth, at 2pm. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Hooley Watson and Buckley, 01625 422734.
 
Death Notices, 30th June, 2016
 
BAILEY. Peacefully on 21st June, 2016, at home. Brian, aged 55, of Alsager. The dearly loved and devoted partner of Gwen. Loving dad of Victoria, Shane, Lisa, James and Louise, cherished granddad of Jordan, Dina, Amir, Athea, Lia, Olivia, Isabel, Jasmin, Tiana and Melody, dearly loved son of Beryl and a dear brother of the late David. Cortege is to leave his mum’s home on Tuesday, 5th July, at 10.10am for service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Woodhouse Lane Burial Ground. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
BARBER (Peter). Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, 19th June, 2016, aged 76. Much-loved husband of the late Sylvia, loving dad of Clair and Nick, treasured granddad of Lucie and Ellie, and father-in-law of Dave. Funeral service at Biddulph Methodist Church on Tuesday, 5th July, at 10.45am, followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of Peter to Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, 01782 513210.
 
BOWLER. Peacefully on 19th June, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Arthur, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Alma Bowler. Loving dad of Alan, Neil and Ann and a dear father-in-law of Chris. Service and cremation take place on Monday, 4th July, at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COPESTICK (Linda). Passed away suddenly on 17th June, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Linda, aged 62. The loving mother of Phil, Claire and Bob, and a devoted nanny of Evie, Caitlin and Pippa. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday, 6th July, at Congleton United Reformed Church at 2pm, followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Schools for Gambia. Please wear bright colours. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
EATON. Peacefully on 21st June, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Jean, aged 70, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Michael. Loving mum of Carole and Patrick, dear mother-in-law of David and Sian, cherished grandmother of Kerys, Joe and Rhys, dear cousin of Allan and a dear sister-in-law of Margaret and Christine. Cortege is to leave her home on Friday, 8th July, at 12.30pm for service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 12.45pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
LEESE (Brenda). Suddenly on 20th June, 2016, at RSUH. Brenda, aged 75, of Biddulph and formerly of Ball Green. The dearly loved wife of John, loving mum of Janet, John, Andrew, Ann, Susan, Dianne, Pat and Paul, a very dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-nana, dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty, and a good friend to many. The funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th July, at 11am. Close relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. No flowers by request please; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries: Jane Adams, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
SNAPE (Howard). Bravely at Leighton Hospital on Sunday, 19th June. Howard, aged 81, of Sandbach and formerly of Rode Heath. The dearly beloved husband of Pat. Much-loved father of Paula and Stephanie, Grampy to Molly and loved brother to Derek. “He was the best of men”. Funeral to take place on Tuesday, 5th July, at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich, at 11.30am. Family flowers only please; donations, if preferred, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, 01270 765783.
 
WINTERTON-BROCKLEHURST (Sue). Tragically on 10th June, 2016. Susan Jane, aged 50, of Bosley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mick Allen. Loving mum of Paul “Ollie”, and Luke, cherished daughter of Jean and Philip and step-daughter of Mae. Loving sister of Julia, Neil and Daniel, and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege is to leave her dad’s home on Thursday, 7th July, at 11.45am for service at Key Green Chapel at 12.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
WOLF. Peacefully on 21st June, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Keith Cornelius, aged 67, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Jean. Loving dad of Tracy and Amanda, dear father-in-law of Paul. Cherished granddad of Sammy, Chloe and Josh, treasured great-granddad of Charlie and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 6th July, at 12.45pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
Death Notices, 23rd June, 2016
 
BOON (Winston). At rest on 7th June at his home in Biddulph, after fighting a long battle against motor neurone disease, Winston aged 73 years. The dearly and much loved husband of Wendy; treasured dad of Wayne, Karl and their partners Lynda and Alex; special granddad of Laura, Nathan and Danny, and a very dear, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. The funeral is to take place on Monday, 27th June, with a service at Key Green Methodist Church at 11.45am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will all friends and relatives wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Small sprays of flowers welcome or, if desired, donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association or Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BOWLER (Arthur). Peacefully on 19th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Arthur, aged 83 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of the late Alma Bowler; loving dad of Alan, Neil and Ann, and a dear father-in-law of Chris. The service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on a date to be arranged. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
COOK. Peacefully on 5th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Marian, aged 84 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Reginald Cook; loving mum of Steven, Julie and Debbie; dear mother-in-law of Moyra and a cherished and treasured nan and great nan. The cortege is to leave her daughter Julie’s home on Friday, 8th July, at 10.05am for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk 
 
COPELAND (Janice Sandra). Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, 7th June, at Ernvale Nursing Home, Cheddleton, Janice, aged 77 years, of Biddulph. The loving wife of Cyril, dear mum of Martin and a treasured sister, aunt and great aunt. Janice will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends. The funeral service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 30th June, at 11.15am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at church. No flowers by request; if desired donations may be made to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Janice. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
HENDERSON. Peacefully on 17th June at home, Neil, aged 79 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Maureen; loving dad of Blair; cherished grandpa of Rafe, and a dear brother of Gay and the late Susan. The cortege is to leave his home on Friday, 1st July, at 1.20pm for committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm, prior to a service of thanksgiving for Neil’s life at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 3pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the RNLI. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
KENNERLEY. Peacefully on 9th June at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Betty, aged 89 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Alfred Roy Kennerley; loving mum of Margaret; dear mother-in-law of George; cherished nan of Nicole, Gary and Simon, and a treasured great gran of Samuel, Imogen and Annie. The cortege is to leave her home on Thursday, 30th June, at 10.15am for a service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 10.30am prior to interment at Sandbach Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. At the family’s request, ladies are invited to wear bright colours and men to wear bright ties. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Cancer Research UK or the MS Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MOGFORD (Katherine, “Kitty”). Peacefully on 10th June at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Kitty, aged 98 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved widow of Ken; treasured mum of Kenneth, David, Margaret and the late William; and a dear mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service is to take place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, on Monday, 4th July, at 2.30pm followed by burial at St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Biddulph. Would all relatives and friends please meet at St John’s Church. Flowers welcome or, if preferred, a donation may be made to Biddulph In Bloom in memory of Kitty. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
RIDINGS (Hilda Vera, née Edwards). On 18th June, peacefully in her sleep at home, of Sandbach and formerly Holmes Chapel and Salford, Hilda, aged 60 years. The devoted wife of Les, much loved mother of Gareth and Catherine and a sadly missed nana of George, Max, Ben and Sam. The funeral service and committal are at Agecroft Crematorium, Salford, on Tuesday, 28th June, at 3pm. Family flowers only please, donations if wished for Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries and donations: George Bell Funeral Service, 49 Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Northwich, 01606 42534.
 
SMITH (Melvyn Barry). Peacefully at home in Sandbach, surrounded by his family, on 19th June, Barry, aged 77 years. The dearly loved husband of Christine; loving dad of Andrew, Paul, Joanne and Robert; treasured granddad of Lydia, Laura and Becky; and brother to Keith, Terry and the late Roy. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Barry’s favourite charities (Sandbach Animal Rescue and Alsager Animal’s in Need). The funeral service is at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Thursday, 30th June, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
STEPHENSON (Ivy Mary). Mrs Ivy Mary Stephenson passed away peacefully on 10th June, aged 86 years, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Mr Eric Bainbridge Stephenson, and mother to Michael, Jayne and Christopher. The funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 29th June, at 3.20pm. Friends and family wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only by request. Donations in Ivy’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
TAMKIN (Daphne Jane). On 15th June, in hospital and of Sandbach and formerly of Pevington Farm, Egerton, Kent, Daphne, aged 89 years. The dear wife of the late Bill Tamkin and much loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The funeral service is at Vale Royal Crematorium on Thursday, 30th June, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please; donations if wished for Dementia UK. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s Funeral Service, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.
 
WINTERTON-BROCKLE-HURST (Susan). Tragically, on 10th June, Susan Jane, aged 50 years, of Bosley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Mick Allen; loving mum of Paul “Ollie”, and Luke; cherished daughter of Jean and Philip and step daughter of Mae; loving sister of Julia, Neil and Daniel, and a dear sister-in-law. The cortege is to leave her dad’s home on Thursday, 7th July, at noon for a service at Key Green Chapel at 12.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the chapel. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
Death Notices, 16th June, 2016
 
BARKER (Hilary). Peacefully in The Christie Hospital on Monday, 13th June, 2016. Hilary, aged 52, of Haslington. Dearly loved mum of Kirsty, loving daughter of Frances and the late Harry, treasured sister of John. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to The Christie. Service of Thanksgiving at Wheelock Methodist Church on Friday, 1st July, at 1.30pm. It is at Hilary’s request that bright clothes be worn. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
BRITTAIN (Annie Marie). Sadly passed away on Wednesday, 1st June, 2016, aged 83. Devoted wife and best friend of the late Eric, loving mum of Jeff, Beverley and Alison, a very dear mother-in-law of Joan, David and Ian, much-loved momma of Jenny, Kate, Phoebe, Jacob and Lydia, a dear sister-in-law, auntie and good friend. Funeral service to take place today (Thursday, 16th June) at 11am at Biddulph Methodist Church, followed by burial at Woodhouse Burial Ground. The family have requested that all mourners wear bright-coloured clothing. Flowers welcome (cut flowers only) or donations, if desired, in memory of Marie to First Responders. Enquiries: John Garside & Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
BULLOCK (Christine). It is with great loss and sadness that her family announces that Christine, aged 76, passed away on 11th June, 2016. The dearly loved wife of the late John. Much loved mum of Mark and Jane, dear mother-in-law to Sue and Ian, proud granny of John, Winnie, Sarah and Flo. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, 23rd June, at 11.30am at St Michael’s Church, North Rode, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Asthma UK, British Heart Foundation or North Rode PCC. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
DAAMS (Margaret, formerly Shone, née Barnett). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 5th June, 2016, in the presence of her loving family. Margaret, aged 87, of Scholar Green, formerly of Tunstall. Beloved sister of Norman, much loved aunt of Michael, Loraine and Margaret, and a loving stepmother of Susan and Jane. Margaret will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Tuesday, 21st June, at 11.30am followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode. Donations and enquiries: Wilson’s (I J Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
 
DUFF (Gillian Maud “Gill”). On 10th June, 2016, peacefully at Mount Pleasant Nursing Home and of Holmes Chapel and formerly Goostrey. Gill, aged 80, the much loved wife of Roy, mum of Mark and Alison, mother-in-law of Kim and Brian, and grandma of William, Danni and Dougie. Family flowers only please; donations, if wished, for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice where Gill worked for several years. Donations and enquiries: Dodgson’s, 25, Manchester Road, Knutsford, 01565 634251.
 
GOESTEN (Adrianus “Adrian”). At rest on Thursday, 9th June, at East Cheshire Hospice. Adrianus, “Adrian”, aged 73, of Congleton. The devoted husband of Eileen, much loved and loving dad of Louisa, dear father-in-law of Stuart, a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle who will be sadly missed. Funeral Wednesday, 22nd June. Service and cremation at Macclesfield crematorium at 10am. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: David H Smith, Fountain House Funeral Home, 17/21, Fountain Street, Leek, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk
 
HILTON (Kenneth William). Kenneth, of Weymek Pottery and Rose of England China. At rest on Saturday, 4th June, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 86. The much loved husband of Alice, loving dad of Ian and Christopher, treasured grandad of Claire, Adrian, Richard and Becky, great-grandad of Brooke, Ethan and Evie, father-in-law of Sarah (Sandra) and Gwenda. Funeral service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 20th June, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JONES (Maureen née Cartlidge). At peace on Saturday, 11th June, 2016, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Maureen, aged 80, of Biddulph and formerly of Fegg Hayes. The dearly loved wife of Colin Jones, loving mum of Andrew, Michael and Annette, very dear mother-in-law of Robert and Lesley, treasured nan of Becky, Matthew, Chloe, Josh and Chloe, devoted great-nan of Sophia, dearest sister-in-law of Brian and Maureen Jones and Brian Smith, and a dear aunt. Cortege to leave her daughter’s home in Biddulph on Friday, 24th June, at 12.40pm for service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.15pm. Relatives please accept this the only intimation; would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, 31, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.
 
LIVESLEY (Roger). Peacefully on 11th June, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Roger, aged 78, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Carolyn, loving dad of Andrew and Jonathan, and a very dear father-in-law to Treena. Roger will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service takes place at 12.30pm on Wednesday, 29th June, at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, followed by private committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433853. www.andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk
 
LOACH (Kathleen Agnes). Passed away peacefully on Monday, 6th June, 2016, at Leighton Hospital, aged 80. Much loved wife of the late Clive, loving mum of Sue, Marie, Andrew, Elaine, Robert and David. Treasured nana to Catherine, David, Hollie, Jodie, Alex, Jessica, Sharn, Kerris, Briony and Tonisha, devoted great-nana of Isla, Jessica, Xavier, Ava and Kacee, dear mother-in-law of George, Simon, Heather, Jim, Linda and Dawn. Funeral service takes place on Friday, 24th June, at 10.30am at St Gabriel’s RC Church, Alsager. Flowers welcome; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses at Leighton Hospital. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
MACCREATH. Peacefully on 4th June, 2016, at Lawton Manor Care Home, Alsager. Margaret, aged 93. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James MacCreath. Loving mum of Barry, Stuart and Richard, dear mother-in-law of Anne, Sandra and Lyn, cherished nanny of Laura, Ben, Rebecca, Adam, James, Sophie and Cai, and a treasured “little nanny” of Olivia, Poppy, Harriet and Evelyn. Cortege leaves her home on Monday, 27th June, at 10.15am for service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI (cheques made payable to Moelfre Lifeboat Station). Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SHEMWELL (William “Bill”). At rest on 8th June, 2016, at his home in Knypersley. Bill, aged 77. The dearly and much loved husband of Annie, beloved father of Melvin, Teresa, Kay, father-in-law of Deborah, Michael and Robert, a loving grandad and great-grandad, a dear brother of Richard and a special uncle and good friend to many. Bill will also be very sadly missed by his dog, Charlie. Funeral takes place on Wednesday, 22nd June, at 1pm at Biddulph Methodist Church followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Would all relatives and friends please meet at the church. Family flowers only by request, but if preferred donations may be made to Biddulph In Bloom. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, 01782 513210.
 
SMALLWOOD (Vera May). Peacefully on 8th June in Leighton Hospital, Aunty May (Vera May Smallwood) aged 95, formerly of Sandbach Heath, a much loved aunty to Matthew and Lisa and Amanda and Mike, great-aunt to Max, Archie, Harvey and Luke. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 30th June, at Crewe Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, in memory of May will be gratefully received for the RSPCA. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeralcare, Middlewich Street, Crewe, 01270 584329.
 
SMITH (William Roy). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 9th June, 2016. Roy, aged 81, of Sandbach Heath. Dearly loved husband of Jean, loving dad of Steven and Michael, treasured grandad of Lucy, Sophie and Annie. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or Macmillan Cancer Unit, Leighton Hospital. Funeral service at St John’s Church, Sandbach Heath, on Friday, 17th June, at noon. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
Death Notices, 9th June, 2016
 
BUXTON. Peacefully on 27th May, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Peter, aged 84, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sheila Buxton. Loving dad of Cyril and Trevor, loving father-in-law of Val and Denise, cherished granddad of Robert and Helen, treasured great-granddad of Luca and a dear brother and brother-in-law. Cortege leaves his home on Wednesday, 15th June, at 10.10am for service and interment at the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton, at 10.30am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
GORDON. Peacefully on 28th May, 2016, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Margaret Mary “Peggy”, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Kenneth Gordon. Loving mum of the late John and the late Wendy, dear mother-in-law of Theresa, cherished granny of Alexander. Peggy leaves her loving family in southern Ireland, a dear sister of Thomas and the late Carmel and sister-in-law of Betty and the late Joe, and a loving aunt of Yvonne, Denise, Caroline, Paul and Thomas. Service takes place at St Mary’s RC Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 14th June, at 10.30am, prior to interment at Whitegate, Northwich, at 12.15pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
HILTON (Kenneth William). Of Troughstones Farm, Biddulph Park, Weymeck Pottery and Rose of England China. At rest on Saturday, 4th June, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 86. Much loved husband of Alice, loving dad of Ian and Christopher, treasured grandad of Claire, Adrian, Evie, father-in-law of Sarah and Glenda. Funeral service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 20th June, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 01782 513210.
 
KNOWLES. Peacefully on 27th May, 2016, at East Cheshire Hospice. Maureen, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Vic. Loving mum of Helen, dear mother-in-law of Anthony, dearly loved sister of Keith, John, Carol, Paul and Pat, and a dear sister-in-law. Cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 16th June, at 11.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
PICKERING. The death occurred peacefully on 26th May, 2016, at Macclesfield District General Hospital of Winifred Blanche Pickering, aged 96, of Congleton. She was the dearly loved mum of Gerald and Diane. Dear mother-in-law to David and Gerald’s partner Diane, and a cherished and treasured grandmother of Karen and the late Jonathon. Cortege leaves her daughter Diane’s home on Wednesday, 15th June, at 2.40pm for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
SCHOFIELD (Patricia). Of Goostrey, died peacefully on 4th June, 2016, aged 79. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James Schofield. Loving mum of Anne, Andrew, Robin and the late Janet, dear mother-in-law of Stuart, Tricia and Donna, and a cherished and treasured grandma and great-grandma. Service and interment take place at St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, on Friday, 17th June, at 1.30pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Friends of Rosie — Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
TAYLOR. Peacefully on 30th May, 2016, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Roy, aged 85, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Flora and a much-loved uncle, great-uncle and great-great-uncle. Cortege leaves his home on Friday, 17th June, at 9.25am for service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 10am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
YATES (Lilian née Clarke). Passed away peacefully at home in Congleton on 30th May, 2016. Devoted wife to the late Mr James Yates. Loving mother to Linda and the late Carol. Mother-in-law to Paul, treasured nan to Mark, Darren, Damon and Joanne; great-nan to eight great-grandchildren. Funeral service takes place at St Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, Congleton, tomorrow (Friday, 10th June) at 2pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298825.
 
Death Notices, 2nd June, 2016
BOOTH. Peacefully on 19th May at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Jean Mary, aged 79, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Dereck Booth; loving mum of Martyn and Andrew; dear mother-in-law of Debbie and Jill; cherished and treasured nana of Samantha, Katie and Michael; dear sister of Josh and partner Anne, and sister-in-law of Colin, Celia and Ann. The cortege leaves her home on Thursday, 9th June, at 10.40am for a service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
CRIMES (Florence, “Flo”). Peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 27th May, Flo, aged 87, of Wheelock. The dearly loved wife of the late Roy; loving mum of Pam, Carol, Jill, Mike and Dawn, and a gran and great-gran. Flowers or donations to Christ Church, Wheelock. The funeral service is at Christ Church, Wheelock, on Wednesday, 8th June, at 3pm. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
GROVES (George Stanley). Peacefully in St Stephen’s Care Home on Wednesday, 25th May, George, aged 71, of Brereton. The dearly loved husband of Thirza. The funeral service is at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 13th June, at 11.20am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer Unit, Leighton Hospital or St Stephen’s comfort fund. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe, Willow Barn, Alsager Road, Hassall, Sandbach, 01270 750852.
 
HAYDON (Doris). At rest on Thursday, 19th May, at her home in Biddulph, Doris, aged 89. The much-loved wife of the late Thomas; a loving sister of Eileen and the late Glyn and Joan; a dear aunt of Michael and the late David; and a treasured great-aunt of Emily, Evie and Tom. The funeral service takes place on Monday, 13th June, at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.30pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Would all friends and relatives please meet at the church. Family flowers only please, however donations may be made to Biddulph In Bloom in memory of Doris. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
JARVIS (Julie, née Holdcroft). It is with great loss and sadness that her family announce that Julie, aged 55, passed away on 19th May at North Manchester Hospital. Formerly of Biddulph, she was the loving daughter of Jean and the late George Holdcroft, and devoted wife to Paul. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Enquiries: Lilleywhite Funeral Services, Kenyon House, 301, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, 0161 7732749.
 
KNOWLES. Peacefully on 27th May at East Cheshire Hospice, Maureen, aged 66, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Vic; loving mum of Helen; dear mother-in-law of Anthony; dearly loved sister of Keith, John, Carol, Paul and Pat, and a dear sister-in-law. The cortege leaves her home at 11.25am on Thursday, 16th June, for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at noon. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. At the family’s request no mourning attire to be worn. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
MATTHIAS (Iris). Peacefully passed away on Saturday 21st May, at Heliosa Nursing home, Congleton, Iris, aged 89. The much-loved wife of the late Terrence Joseph Matthias; devoted mum and best friend of Pauline; treasured “Nanan” of Anthony and Andrew; “great-Nanan” of Brandon and Tia, and loving mother-in-law of Tony. The funeral takes place on Friday, 3rd June, with a service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 3.30pm, prior to interment at the churchyard. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation, and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations preferred to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquires: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
 
PAGE. Peacefully on 22nd May at East Cheshire Hospice, John Howard, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Louise Page; loving dad of Amy; son of the late Gene and the late Norma; brother of Paul and Mark; brother-in-law of Andrew; son-in-law of Kathleen, and a loving and cherished uncle. The cortege leaves his home at 1.45pm on Monday, 6th June, for a service and interment at St Michael’s Church, Hulme Walfield, at 2pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
ROBERTS. Peacefully on 21st May at Leighton Hospital Crewe, Mary Margaret, aged 93, of Crewe, and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved wife of the late George Roberts and a loving mum of the late Michael Roy Roberts. The funeral service and cremation take place at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 6th June, at 10.40am. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
RUTHERFORD (Michael). Peacefully passed away on Saturday, 21st May, at Bradwell Court Residential Care Home. The devoted husband of the late Mrs Annett Rutherford; loving father of Nicholas, Jenny and Andrew; father-in-law of Chris and Vicky; brother of John and proud granddad of Luke, Hannah, Emily, Katie and Sophie. The funeral takes place on Monday, 6th June, with a service and cremation at Crewe Crematorium at 1.20pm. Will relatives kindly accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only by request please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquires: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
 
SUTTON (Gladys). Peacefully on 22nd May at Stepping Hill Hospital. Gladys, aged 87, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late William Sutton; loving mum of Dianne, Barbara, Carolyn and Keith; dear mother-in-law of Timothy and the late Graham and a cherished and treasured granny and great-granny. The cortege leaves her home on Friday, 3rd June, at 12.45pm, for a service of committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.20pm, followed by a service of thanksgiving for Gladys’s life at Wellspring Methodist Church, Congleton, at 2.15pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium or church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or Crossroads Care (please make cheques payable to Crossroads Care CMM Ltd) Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. www.afinneron.co.uk
 
 
Death Notices, 26th May, 201