BALL (Arnold “Arnie”). Suddenly at home on Thursday, 29th July, 2021. Arnie, aged 93, former proprietor of Somerford Motors. Devoted husband of Janice and also a loving granddad. Arnie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Funeral service will take place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 18th August at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Three Shires Independent Funeral Services, 7, Moody Street, Congleton, 01260 279507.
HALLIWELL (Frederick Herbert). A dearly loved husband, dad and friend to many. Passed peacefully away on 23rd July, 2021, aged 83. Frederick’s funeral service is being held on Tuesday, 17th August, at the Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton. Enquiries: MG Evans and Sons, Long Street, Atherstone, CV9 1AX, 01827 713240.
PARKINSON (Joan, nee Gray). At rest on Wednesday, 4th August, 2021, while at home in the presence and loving care of her family, after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Joan, aged 92, of Astbury. The dearly loved wife of the late Roy, loving mother of Jill, cherished nana of Emma, Stephen and Gemma, treasured great-nana of Isaac, Alfie and Matthew. Joan will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Monday, 23rd August at 1pm followed by a private cremation. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice and East Cheshire Hospice at Home. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3HR, 01782 785937.
PEAL (lsabel, Cecilia). At rest on Monday, 26th July, 2021 at Park Mount Care Home, aged 91. Much loved wife of John; loving mum of Hilary, Mary, Sarah and Andrew; granny of Steven, Jenny, Peter, Abi, Charlie, Robbie and Lewis; great-granny of Samuel, Renly, Arlo, Madeleine, Max and Cody; sister of Allan and Ann; and mother-in-law of Peter, Colin, Ron and Barbara. The funeral is to take place on Friday, 27th August, with cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11.20am, followed by a service of thanksgiving at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, at 12.15pm, Family and friends are kindly asked to meet either at the crematorium or church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Save the Children or the Pallottine Missionary Sisters. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
SENIOR (Michael William). Michael passed away on Friday, 30th July, 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 70. The amazing and most wonderful dad to Clare, the adored granddad to Annabel, brother to Keith and former husband to Beryl. Michael will be fondly remembered for the laughs, his witty proverbs and his ability to just listen when you needed it. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. The funeral will be held at Birches Crematorium, Lach Dennis, CW9 7SU at 1pm on Friday, 20th August. The wake will take place from 4pm at the Queen’s Head in Congleton. All are welcome to both or either. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcomed and can be made to Thrombosis UK. The Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jason at Larvin and Clegg, 20 Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297963, www.larvinandclegg.co.uk Please direct all enquiries there.
SHERWIN (Phyllis). Passed away peacefully on Friday, 30th July, 2021, at Park Lane Nursing Home, Knypersley. Phyllis, aged 99, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late Reginald, treasured mum to Barrie, much loved mother-in-law to Vivien, cherished grandma to Richard and David. Much loved great-grandma also devoted auntie to Wendy, Margaret, Derek and David. Phyllis will be sadly missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 26th August at 11.15am, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will family and friends please accept this, the only intimation and kindly meet for the service at church. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise Trust. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, ST8 6DY, 01782 379191.
SHIPLEY (Jayne, nee Glimmerveen). Peacefully on Wednesday, 4th August, at RSUH after a long illness. Jayne, aged 61, of Leek. Precious wife of Mick, much loved and loving mum of Tom and Jen, treasured nan of Robin and Charlie. Jayne will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, may be sent to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: David H Smith Funeral Directors, Fountain House, 17/21, Fountain Street, Leek, ST13 6JS, 01538 399661. www.davidhsmith.co.uk.
SMITH (Ada, nee Conway). Passed away peacefully on 2nd August, 2021, at East Cheshire Hospice surrounded by her family. Ada, aged 98, of Congleton. Loved and devoted wife of the late Jack, much loved mum of Jacqueline and Michael, very dear mother-in-law of Stephen and Sandra, treasured nanna, great-nanna and great-great nanna, cherished aunty of Pam and Eddy. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
TAYLOR (Michael Arthur). Mike passed away peacefully on Saturday, 31st July, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 71. The beloved husband of Carol, treasured father of Rob, Paula and Chris and adored granddad to Toby, Amber, Zac, Jared, Isaac, Lilac, Asher and Arthur. Mike will be fondly remembered for his warm sense of humour, positive outlook on life and a compassionate and friendly nature and he will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. The funeral will be held at Birches Crematorium, near Lach Dennis, on Thursday, 19th August at 1pm. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcomed and can be made to The Woodland Trust. For those who wish to join the family to celebrate his life, please feel free to follow the family by wearing a dash of colour. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jason at Larvin and Clegg, 20 Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297963. www.larvinandclegg.co.uk Please direct all enquiries there.
THORLEY (Jeffrey “Big Jeff” “Dinky”). At rest on Sunday, 1st August, 2021, at his home in Biddulph, after a short illness surrounded by his loving family. Jeffrey, aged 62, formerly of Brown Edge, devoted and beloved husband to Kay, cherished dad to Kimberley and Benjamin, treasured Gangad to Rose, a dear brother, uncle and friend to many who will be deeply missed and fondly remembered. The funeral service will take place at Christ Church, Biddulph Moor on Thursday, 19th August at 11am followed by interment in the churchyard. Will relatives and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. Masks must be worn on entering and leaving the church. For those wishing to social distance, the service will be relayed outside. Flowers welcome but donations are preferred to Cancer Research UK or Diabetes UK. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.
WILLIAMS (Albert). Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, 1st August, 2021. Albert, aged 89, of Congleton. Loved and devoted husband of the late Shirley, dearly loved father of Martin and Angela, cherished grandpa of Lauren and Beckie and treasured great-grandpa of Seren. The funeral service will take place at St John’s Church, Congleton, on Friday, 20th August at 10.30am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Congleton Museum Trust. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
WILSON (Dorothy, “Dot”). Dorothy, who resided in Congleton, passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital, on 26th July, 2021, aged 73. Dorothy was a devoted wife to Ian, and a dearly loved mother to Simon and Colin. The funeral ceremony will be held at The Birches Remembrance Park and Crematorium on Monday, 16th August at 1pm. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for MND Association and East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4ER, 01260 270290.
WOODWARD (Kathleen). Entered eternal rest on Wednesday, 21st July, 2021, while at RSUH. Kath, aged 78, of Biddulph Moor. Kath will be sadly missed by all her loving family and so many dear friends. We have so many happy memories they often make us smile, we love you, as we miss you all the while, thank you for all you gave us, our love can’t be measured by anything on earth. The funeral service will take place at Oasis Community Church on Friday, 13th August at 1pm prior to a private committal service. Family flowers only, by request; donations preferred and gratefully received to Oasis Community Church c/o the funeral director. Due to the current regulations, mourners are encouraged to wear face coverings. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, SOT, ST8 6DY, 01782 379191.