Mrs PJ Brookes
The funeral and thanksgiving service took place on 20th December of Mrs Patricia June Brookes, of Biddulph, who died at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 26th November, aged 74.
The Rev Keith Jones conducted the service at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, where the hymns Lord of All Hopefulness and Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer were sung. Entrance music played was Cavatina by John Williams and Chanson De Matin by Elgar was played on exit.
Mrs Brookes was an active member of the Biddulph community and will be greatly missed.
Mourners from John Garside and Son: Mr P Waller and Ms E Zimmer (brother and sister-in-law), Mr M and Mrs J Wells (brother-in-law and sister), Messrs P, R and C Wells (nephews), Miss H Edmonds, Mrs S Sherratt and Mrs J Locker.
Mourners whom met at the church included: Mr and Mrs C and K Wright (rep Mr and Mrs G Waller and Mr N Waller), Miss EK Wright, Mrs V Darn, Mrs S Ball, Mr and Mrs J and K Beardmore, Mr and Mrs Linney, Mr N Dunn, Mr and Mrs Johns, Mrs G Johns, Mr and Mrs M and S McGregor, Mrs T Stubbs, Mr and Mrs K Yearsley, Mr S Webster, Mr J Brookes, Mr and Mrs R Allen, Mrs C Stevenson, Mr P Watts, Mr and Mrs Myatt, Mr C Bell, Mr F Hibbert.
Mr A McDonald, Mr D Sutton (rep Mr and Mrs W Jolley), Mrs D Wickstead, Mrs M Spencer, Mr T Osbourne, Mr D Prince, Mr D Lunn, Mr N Rowley, Mrs M Bamford, Mrs J Shingler, Mr and Mrs Watman, Mrs C Pruden (rep Mr R Pruden, Mr and Mrs T and M Hancock (rep Biddulph U3A), Mr and Mrs G and V Wells, Mrs D Artess, Mr J Dawson, Mr B Pountain, Mr A Goldstraw, Mr D Stubbs, Mrs H Wilshaw (rep Biddulph Grange Garden), Mrs J Caddy and Mrs S Lawler (rep Biddulph U3A), Mrs H Pemberton, Mr and Mrs D and M West, Mrs E Newport, Mr and Mrs R Baxter, Mrs J Wakelin (rep U3A), Mrs C Burton.
Mrs G Giovann, Mr J Sait, Mr K Sait, Mr J Lowe, Mr and Mrs J and T Turner, Mr and Mrs J Holdcroft, Mr J Askey, Mr and Mrs R and A Sheriddan, Mr and Mrs C and M Hooper, Mrs A Haydon (rep Hollinshead Coaches), Mr J Hammond, Mr and Mrs C Postles, Mr G Ainsworth, Mr and Mrs S Purcell, Mr and Mrs P and L Price, Mr D Shutt, Mrs A Bailey (rep Mrs D Bott, Mr and Mrs J and L Scragg, Mr F Reed (chairman, Biddulph U3A), Mr P Degg, Mr S Rogers, Mrs S Smith, Mr J Ellsum, Mrs G Bailey.
Messrs John Garside and Son, of Cross Street, Biddulph, were the funeral furnishers and supplied bearers.