BEECH (Mary). Peacefully on 28th February, 2021, at Maple Tree Court Nursing Home, Kidsgrove. Mary, aged 84, formerly of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Ted Beech; loving mum of Sally Anne and Martin; dear mother-in-law of Andrew and Sharon; dear gran of Jessica, Edward, James, Marcus, William and Reece; treasured great-gran of George and Marnie, and a dear sister to Peter. The service and cremation take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 18th March. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
CHALLINOR (Mark, MA, Oxon). At rest on 27th February, 2021. Mark, aged 63, of Mow Cop. The dearly loved son of the late Doris and Bill, and treasured brother of Simon. A service and burial will take place at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop. Should you wish to make a donation in memory of Mark, the charity of choice is St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Independent Funeral Directors of 144/146, Crewe Road, Alsager, 01270 882 097.
CLOWES (Derek). Peacefully on 2nd March, 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Derek, aged 63. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Janet; much loved and respected dad of Kristian, Angela, Lucy, Antony and Stephen; dear father-in-law of Clair, Andrew, Lance, Stella and Becky; and cherished and treasured granddad of Charlie, Lockley, Woody, Poppy, Thomas, Ruby. The service is to take place at New Life Church, Congleton, on Monday, 15th March, prior to committal at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to New Life Church or MSA Trust. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
McGARRY, (Eric, “Ecka”). Peacefully on Monday, 22nd February, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Eric, aged 63, of Mow Cop. The dearly devoted and cherished dad of Emma, Amy, Franky, Flora and Polly; treasured granddad of Harry, Reggie, Marvin and Ralph; dearest father-in-law to Frank, Scott, Paul, Dave and Steve; a loving brother of Robert, and a very good friend to many. Eric will be greatly missed but lovingly remembered by all his loving family and many friends. A private funeral service will take place by invitation only. No floral tributes by request, donations preferred and gratefully received to University Hospitals of North Midlands c/o the funeral director. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33 Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.
McKEOWN (John Francis). Passed away peacefully at home in Congleton, on 4th March, 2021, on his 77th birthday, after an illness borne with fortitude. The dearly-loved and devoted husband of Pauline; treasured father of Rowena and Catherine; respected father-in-law of Bruno and Danny; much loved granddad of Anais and Max and beloved big brother of Jane. John will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A private cremation will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 6th April. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
NIXON (Joice, née Sutton). Passed away peacefully at Elmhurst Care Centre, Winsford, on 1st March, 2021. Joice, aged 96, of Sandbach, and formerly Biddulph Moor. The cherished wife of the late John Nixon, daughter of the late William and Rhoda Sutton, cousin and friend. The funeral service takes place at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 16th March at 11am, followed by interment at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Mary’s Church, Sandbach. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
SIMCOCK (Frank). Suddenly on Monday, 22nd February, 2021, while at home. Frank, aged 82, of Biddulph, formerly of Brown Edge. The dearly devoted and loving husband of Nancy; cherished dad of Kathleen, Andrew and Joyce; treasured granddad of Lisa and her partner Matthew, and Paul, Heather, Laura and Philip; dearest father-in-law to Alan and Philip; much loved brother of Keith and David and brother-in-law to Winifred and Doreen; a dear uncle and a very good friend to many. Frank will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his family and friends. A private funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd March at 2pm. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation 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.
STOCKTON (Linda Carol). Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on 7th March, 2021. Linda, aged 67, of Wheelock. Loving partner of Benny, daughter to Ivy, much loved mum to Donna and Lisa and nan to Byron. Funeral service to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 19th March at 12.15pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Brain Tumour Charity. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
STUBBS (Jonathan). On Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, peacefully at St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, and of Cecil Rigby Close, Sandbach. Jonathan, aged 56. The dearly loved son of Kathleen and the late Brian Stubbs, and a much loved brother. The funeral service is to take place on Wednesday, 17th March at St Mary’s Parish church, Sandbach, at 11am, prior to interment in Sandbach Cemetery. Family flowers only, by request, donations to be confirmed. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01270 762 230