BAYLEY (John St Clair). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 20th February 2022, John aged 87 years, of Sandbach. The devoted husband of Elizabeth; amazing dad to Debbie, Mark and Claire, and treasured granddad. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the RNLI or North West Air Ambulance. Bright colours welcome. The funeral service is to be held at the United Reformed Church, Haslington, on Wednesday, 16th March at 11.30am, followed by committal at Vale Royal Crematorium. All enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
BLOOR (Victoria Jane, Vicky). Peacefully at rest on 25th February 2022, while surrounded by her loving family, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Vicky, of Biddulph, aged 47 years. The dearly loved daughter of Peter and the late Pamela; treasured sister to Clare and Louise; sister-in-law to Wayne and Darren, and a loving aunt and friend who will be truly missed. The funeral service will be held at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Monday, 14th March at 10am, followed by interment at Woodhouse Cemetery at 11am. Family flowers only, donations welcome to Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515 155.
BOON (Mary). Peacefully passed away on 27th February 2022, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, with her loving family by her side, Mary, aged 85 years of Gillow Heath. The dearly loved wife of the late Ellis; much-loved mum of Louise and partner Tony; cherished grandma of Tom and partner Rhian; treasured great grandma to Molly and Chloe, and a special sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend to many. The funeral will be held at 10.45am on Tuesday, 22nd March at Biddulph Methodist Church. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
CRITCHLOW (Betty). Peacefully at rest on Friday, 25th February 2022, while in the care of The Poplars Nursing Home, Alsagers Bank, Betty, aged 85 years, of Biddulph. A much-loved wife of the late Terry; beloved mum of Steve and Michael; loved mother-in-law of Susan and Helen; treasured nan of Daniel, Lewis and Max, and a great grandmother of Jesse. Betty will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, on Thursday, 17th March at 1.45pm prior to interment in the churchyard. Flowers most welcome or, if desired, donations in memory of Betty for the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquires: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
DALE (Malcolm). Passed away peacefully at Spring Bank Nursing Home Stoke-On-Trent, aged 82. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 17th March at 9.15am. Family flowers only, donations if desired in loving memory of Malcolm to Age Concern UK. Enquires to Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270 290.
DAVIES (Bernard Edmondson). Of Swettenham Village, passed away peacefully on 21st February 2022 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Bernard aged 95 years. The dearly loved husband of the late Vera; much-loved dad of Stanley, the late Desmond and Christine; cherished father-in-law of Joanne and Wendy; treasured granddad of Jonathon, Rebekah, Tina and Graham; loved great-granddad of Zander and Kayden, and a special brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Bernard will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. The funeral service will be at 1.30pm on Tuesday, 22nd March at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, followed by a committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations, if desire, to St Peter’s Church, Swettenham. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
FOWER (John Harry). In the loving care of his family on 1st March 2022, at his home, John Harry, aged 84 years, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Pamela; loving father of Sandra and Tim; dear father-in-law of Rob and Helen, and cherished and treasured Grandy of Daniel, Matthew and Emilia. The cortege is to leave his home on Wednesday, 23rd March at 12.35pm for committal at Macclesfield Crematorium, prior to a service of celebration for John’s life at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, at 2.15pm. Will relatives and friends please accept this the only intimation, and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations if desired to either Pancreatic Cancer Research or The East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
HOUGHTON (John Samual). Peacefully on 19th February 2022, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, John Samuel, aged 83 years, of Buglawton, Congleton. The loving husband of Valerie, and a much-cherished father, granddad, great-granddad and a dear brother and brother-in-law. The cortege is to leave his home on Tuesday, 15th March at 10.45am for a service at St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield, at 11.15am, 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 East Cheshire Hospice. All enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
SALT (Yvonne). Sadly passed away on Monday, 21st February at Woodview Care Home, Bradwell, Yvonne aged 75 years, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly beloved daughter of the late Reg and Annie; much-loved sister of Susan and cousins Stephen, John, Ann and the late John. Yvonne will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St James’ Church, Newchapel, on Wednesday, 16th March at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Relatives and friends wishing to attend the service are kindly invited to meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations if desired are preferred to Animal Lifeline in memory of Yvonne. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, 01782 711 244.
TURNER (Kenneth, Ken). Peacefully on 27th February 2022, at Station House Care Home, Crewe, Ken aged 79 years, of Sandbach. He was the much-loved son of the late Ernest and Naomi; beloved brother of Maureen and the late John; dear father of Angela, David, Anthony and Barbara, and grandfather of Daniel, Michael, Jessica and the late Laura. The funeral service and cremation will be at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 16th March at noon. Will all friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, but if desired a donation may be made to Cancer Research UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. All donations and inquiries to Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882 097 or 01782 775 333.
WALKER (Alfred Henry, Alf). Of Biddulph Moor, Stoke-on-Trent, and formerly of Selattyn, Oswestry. Passed away peacefully in Stafford County Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones, on Wednesday, 16th February 2022, aged 86 years. The loving and devoted husband of the late Kelly, and a much-loved dad, cherished granddad and great-granddad. Alf will be sadly missed by all. The funeral service is at St Mary’s Church, Selattyn, on Thursday, 17th March at noon followed by interment in Hengoed Cemetery. Family flowers only please; donations if desired to Moor County First School, Biddulph Moor. Enquiries: AJ Sumner and Son, Funeral Directors, Coronation Cottage, Criftins, Nr. Ellesmere, 01691 690 328.
WILLOUGHBY (Alan). Suddenly but peacefully, and taken away from us far too soon, on Wednesday, 2nd March 2022, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a short illness fought with great courage and dignity, Alan, aged 73 years of Newcastle and formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and loving husband of Doreen; the much-loved and treasured dad of Julie, David and Susie; a dear father-in-law of Michael, Marie and Michael; a dearly loved and cherished granddad of Joseph, Josh, Charles, April, Callum and Ethan, and a much-loved great-granddad to Harry. Alan will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 15th March at noon. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Messages of condolence may be left on the funeral director’s website, kevinlowndsfuneralservices.com. Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Alan to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ward 126. All enquiries to Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services, 12-13 Andrew Place, Newcastle, 01782 914 777 or 07841 028 404.