CURTIS (Joseph William). Peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Thursday, 28th April 2022, Bill, aged 86, of Sandbach. The dearly beloved husband of Brenda, and much-loved brother of Barbara. The funeral is on Friday, 20th May at Crewe Crematorium, at 11.30am. Family flowers only, please; donations, if preferred, to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth, Sandbach, 01270 765 783.
DRAKEFORD (Alan). Sadly passed away in Tenerife while on holiday, Alan, aged 74, of Biddulph. The loving husband of Linda; devoted dad of Suzanne, Carolyn and their husbands Philip and Ian; proud granddad of Charlotte, Nick and Max; great-granddad to Henry, and cherished brother of Carol and Geoffrey. The funeral service is on Monday, 23rd May at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 11.15am, prior to a short committal at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only, please; donations preferred in memory of Alan to Cancer Research UK. Refreshments will be available after the service at Knypersley Sports and Social Club, Tunstall Road, Knypersley, ST8 7AH. Enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 478 639.
FINNEY (Ronald Arthur, “Ron”). Passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side, at Tall Oaks Care Home, Biddulph, on 27th April 2022, Ron, aged 92, of Gillow Heath, and formerly of Shelton. A devoted husband of Mavis; much-loved dad of Joy and Debbie; cherished father-in-law of Steve and Mark, and a dearly loved grandpa and great-grandpa. Ron will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends. A funeral service is to be held on Tuesday, 17th May at 1.30pm to celebrate the life of Ron at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, followed by committal at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Would family and friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Floral tributes welcome in memory of Ron. Mourning clothes not necessary, as per Ron’s wishes. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 478 639.
GROVES (John). Of Station Road, passed away 27th April 2022. John will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. The funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 25th May at 10.45am. We ask for family flowers only but donations, if desired, to RSPB. Enquiries: Griffiths and Booth Funeral Directors, 01477 532 427.
MCKIE (John Gordon). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Friday, 22nd April 2022, John, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Samuel and Iris, and much-loved brother of Eric. The funeral is at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 24th May at 10am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
MOORS (William, “Bill”). Peacefully at rest on Thursday, 9th December 2021, while at Delray Medical Centre, Florida, United States, Bill, aged 90, of Florida, United States, and formerly of Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent. He was the dearly loved husband of Leslie; loving dad of the late Nicholas; a much-loved step-dad of Sheri and Dawn; beloved father-in-law of Alex and Bryony; adored granddad of Robbie; devoted step-grandpa of Danielle, Robyn, Stephanie, Samantha and Joshua; cherished great-granddad of Reece Nicholas; a special brother of Margaret, and a dear brother-in-law of Clive. Bill will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. A memorial service and interment take place at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, on Friday, 20th May at 2pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No mourning attire at Bill’s request; colourful clothing is preferred. Donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation in memory of Bill. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785 937.
PRICE (Margaret Catherine). Peacefully on 29th April 2022 at The Laurels Residential Home, Margaret Catherine, aged 95, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Walter Price; loving mum of David, Christine and Ruth; dear mother-in-law of Pamela, Neill and Jonathan, and a cherished and treasured nanny. The cortege leaves her son’s home at 1.25pm on Tuesday, 24th May for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 2pm. 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 Dementia UK. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
WADDUP (Mark). Suddenly on 25th April 2022 at home, Mark, aged 51, of Congleton. The much-loved son of Carol and the late Lawrence; dearly loved fiancé of Jayne Reynolds; loving brother of Steve; dear brother-in-law of Nicola, and cherished uncle of Holly, George and the late Maudie. The cortege leaves his home at 11.40am on Friday, 27th May for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 12.15pm. 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 RNLI or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
WATTS (Doreen, nee Hollinshead). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 1st May 2022, at home in the presence and loving care of her family after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity, Doreen, aged 85, of Madeley, and formerly of Scholar Green and Mow Cop. The dearly beloved wife of the late Arthur; much-loved mother of James and Philip; loving mother-in-law of Rosemary and Marilla, and a precious granny of Jessica and Robert. Doreen will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. The funeral service and cremation are at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 19th May at 12.40pm. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes welcome or donations, if desired, to Madeley Methodist Chapel in memory of Doreen. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785 937.