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Death Notices, 11th February, 2021

BENNETT (Margaret Jean). Peacefully on 26th January, 2021, at home. Margaret Jean, aged 85, of Mossley. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Roy Bennett; loving mum of Glyn and the late Stuart; dear mother-in-law of Alison; cherished grandma of Sam, Tom, Andrew and Charlotte, and a treasured great-grandma of Sophia and Reggie. The funeral service and cremation take place on Friday, 19th February at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to RSPCA. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.

BROAD (Thomas, “Tom”). Peacefully on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Tom, aged 88, of Biddulph, and formerly of Goldenhill. The dearly beloved husband of the late Maureen; cherished dad of Lesley and Jackie; loving father-in-law to Eddie and David; devoted granddad of Michael, Jenny, Nicola, Andrew and their partners Emma, Lee, Lee and Gemma; treasured great-granddad of Rory, Chloe, Lucy and Lucie; and a dearest brother, brother-in-law, uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour to many. Tom will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by all his dearest family and many friends. A private funeral service will take place at English Martyrs’ Roman Catholic Church by invitation only. Family flowers only, by request; donations preferred and gratefully received to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, dmhospice.org.uk/donate. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.

BROWN (Doreen, nee Henshall). Peacefully on 21st January, 2021, after a short illness, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, in the presence of her devoted daughter, Joanne. Doreen, aged 93, of Congleton. The beloved wife of the late Graham; dearly loved and loving mum of Robert and Joanne; mum-in-law of Dave; cherished ma to Holly and grandma to Gavin, and dear friend to Eileen and Alan. There will be a private funeral. No flowers, please, by request; donations can be made for much-needed supplies for the Congleton District Nursing Team. Enquiries to S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382 048.

COPESTICK (Peter). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021. Peter, aged 71. The much-loved husband of Fran; very dear dad of Phil, Claire, Bob, Charlene and Gina; dear step-dad to Steph and Vanessa; cherished granddad to Evie, Caitlin, Ava, Pippa, Lilia and step-grandson Harvey; much-missed brother to Barbara, Beryl, David, Christine and the late Marcia, Brian, Ken, Russell and Stephen, and missed brother-in-law, father-in-law, uncle and friend. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. A private family funeral takes place at St Peter’s Church, Congleton at 10.30am on 26th February. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Storehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.

FREEMAN (Nora, nee Dean). Peacefully on Saturday, 30th January, 2021, at Astbury Mere Care Home, Congleton. Nora, aged 90, of Congleton, and formerly of Tittensor. The dearly beloved and devoted wife of the late Donald; cherished mum of Elaine and Graham; treasured gran of Rachel, Edward, Kathryn, Thomas and Lucy; dearest mother-in-law to Mike and Jane, and a very dear friend to many. Nora will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all her loving family. A private funeral service took place at Bradwell Crematorium. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379191.

GOODDEN (Alan). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Saturday, 30th January. Alan, aged 85, of Holmes Chapel, and formerly Lower Withington. The dearly beloved husband of Rosemary, much-loved father to Margaret, Cathy, Paula and the late Andrew. Alan was also a treasured granddad and great-granddad. The funeral takes place on Friday, 19th February at Birches Crematorium at 11am. Family flowers only; donations if preferred to Macmillan Cancer Care. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth Funeral Service, Sandbach, 01270 765 783.

HAYDON (John Graham). Sadly passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 5th February, 2021. Graham, aged 74, of Biddulph. He was the devoted husband of the late Margaret; much-loved dad of James; dearly loved brother of Gillian, Kathleen and the late David, and a very dear brother-in-law. Graham was a good friend to many and will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his loving family and all who knew him. A private funeral service will take place, by invitation only. Donations in memory of Graham, if so desired, via the family, to Macmillan Nurses or East Cheshire Hospice. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.

JONES (Keith). Peacefully passed away on 23rd January, 2021, at his home address with his loving family by his side. Keith, aged 77. The dearly beloved husband of Jean; devoted dad of Andrew and Andrea; cherished father-in-law of Trang, and treasured granddad of Alfie and Isabelle. Keith will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. A private service is to take place at Biddulph Methodist Church, followed by committal at Woodhouse Burial Ground on Friday, 26th February. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association UK via the family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.

JONES (Kevin). Now at peace, on Saturday, 23rd January, 2021, at University Hospital of Burton-on-Trent, aged 65. Kevin, formerly of Biddulph. The much loved son of the late Clifford and Edna; loving brother of Rita, Clive and the late Elaine, and a dearly loved brother-in-law and uncle. Kev will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A private family funeral due to covid restrictions will take place on Monday, 22nd February. If you would like to show your last respects to Kev, please meet by Church Road playing fields at 9.55am. Floral tributes are welcome in memory of Kev. Enquiries: John Johnson Funeralcare, 22, Madeley Street, Tunstall, 01782 837 832.

MCMILLAN (Bridget Evelyn). Peacefully passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on 23rd January, 2021. Bridget, aged 58, of Biddulph. The devoted partner of Arthur, much-loved mum of Daniel and Scott, and cherished sister of Heather, Melvin and Joy. Bridget will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. A private funeral service and committal takes place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 22nd February. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research via the family in memory of Bridget. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.

MILLWARD (Stuart Edward). Passed away peacefully at Bentley Manor Care Home, Crewe, on 5th February, 2021. Stuart, aged 84, of Sandbach. The loving husband of Anne, dad to Diane and Yvonne, and granddad and great-granddad. The funeral service will be held at Sandbach Cemetery on Wednesday, 24th February at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach 01270 750 852.

OLLERTON (Christine Ann). Christine passed away peacefully following a short illness bravely fought on Wednesday, 27th January, 2021, at home, aged 67. The beloved wife of Arthur; loving mum to Mandy; mother-in-law of Mark; beautiful sister to Sue; treasured nan of Josh and Georgia, and aunty to eight nieces and nephews. Christine will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by everyone who knew her. The funeral will be held privately at Birches Crematorium, Northwich, on Friday, 19th February. The family are truly grateful for all the kind messages of condolences, cards and flowers that have been sent in Christine’s memory. We request that instead of flowers, donations can be made to the Georgia Leigh Ogden Foundation (gofundme.com, search for “The Georgia Leigh Ogden foundation”). Enquiries: Jason and Abi, Larvin and Clegg Funeral Care, 20, Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297 963. larvinandclegg.co.uk.

PARKER (Josephine Ann). On 31st January, 2021, peacefully in hospital, of Goostrey and formerly of Holmes Chapel, Josie, aged 73. The dearly loved wife of Ashley; much-loved and loving mum of Petra, Lorraine and Chris; a devoted nana and great-nana. Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will be held; flowers only. Enquiries: JA Whiston, King Street, Knutsford, 01565 632 644.

PICKIN (Graham). Peacefully at rest on 27th January, 2021, while at home in Biddulph Moor. Graham, aged 86. The dearly beloved husband of the late Doreen, devoted dad to Andrew, a dearest father-in-law and friend who will be truly missed. The funeral service is to be held at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, on Thursday, 25th February at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Hilltop Methodist Chapel. Due to the present pandemic regulations, attendance at the church will be limited. Please keep Graham and his family in your thoughts and prayers. No flowers by request; donations preferred to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515 155.

PUGH (Ernest). Sadly passed away on Thursday, 4th February, 2021, while at home, in the presence and loving care of his family, after a short illness, fought with great courage and dignity. Ernest, aged 86, of Ackers Crossing, Moreton. The dearly loved husband of the late Kathleen, “Dink”, much-loved dad of Ian; loving father-in-law of Deb, and a treasured granddad of Taymer and Micah. Ernest will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. A private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK in memory of Ernest. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785 937.

TOMLINSON (Keith). Entered eternal rest on 7th February, 2021, at home, surrounded by his dearest family. Keith, aged 74, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly devoted husband of Sandra; treasured dad of Jayne and the late Paul; cherished granddad of Brandon, Katie and Ben; loving brother of Sue, Mal and Barbara; dearest brother-in-law to Charles, Fred, Yvonne, Steve and Barry; a much-loved uncle, and a very good friend to many. Keith will be sadly missed by all his loving family and dear friends. A private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium, by invitation only. No floral tributes, by request; donations preferred and gratefully received to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, dmhospice.org.uk/donate. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.

WALTON (David). Peacefully at home on 27th, January, 2021, aged 76, formerly of Buglawton. The devoted husband of Jenny; treasured dad to Lorna, Emma and Miles, and a loving granddad to Ben and Amelia, baby Hannah (late), Olivia and Isabella and Georgia and Eadith. Also a much-loved brother to Ray and Phil. A private funeral service will take place at St Mary’s Church, Eccleston, on Thursday, 18th February at 2pm followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only, please; donations, if so desired, to Bowel Cancer UK. Enquiries and donations: N&K Harvey Funerals, 5-7, Balcarres Road, Leyland, 01772 622 203.

WARDLE (Harold William). Peacefully on Thursday, 4th February, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Harold, aged 90, of Whitemore, Congleton. The dearly devoted husband of the late Irene; cherished dad of Brenda, Janet, Linda, and Kathleen; dearest brother of John and Graham; loving brother-in-law to Jill; a treasured father-in-law, granddad, great-granddad and uncle, and a good friend to many. Harold will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all his family and friends. A private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium, by invitation only. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK c/o the funeral director. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.

WHITEHURST (Derek). Peacefully on 1st February, 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Derek, aged 88, of Congleton, a Korean veteran. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Elsie Whitehurst; loving dad of Susan and Louise; dear father-in-law of Phillip; cherished granddad of Michelle, Melissa, Rebecca, Robert and Elysia, and a treasured great-granddad of Arabella and Ted. The funeral service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Monday, 22nd February. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Royal British Legion. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.

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