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Death Notices, 14th January, 2021

ADAMS (Claude Douglas). Sadly passed away on 21st December, 2020, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Claude, aged 96, of Biddulph. Dearly loved husband of the late Ivy Adams, much loved dad of Doug, Lyndene and Nicholas also a cherished granddad and great-granddad of Joanne, Ben, George, Sarah, Henry, Dan, Josh, Mistaya, Sebastian, Jude and Liv. A private funeral takes place on Wednesday, 27th January at Bradwell Crematorium at 12.40pm. Family flowers only, donations appreciated for Cancer Research UK or Leukaemia UK c/o the family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

BAILEY (Betty). Peacefully passed away on 4th January, 2021, after a long illness borne with dignity and courage. Betty, aged 84, of Knypersley. Beloved wife of the late Roy, devoted mum of Joanne, sadly missed mother-in-law of David, treasured grandma of Grant, much loved sister of Cynthia, also a special auntie. Betty will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. A private service takes place at St John’s Church, Knypersley, followed by committal at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday, 3rd February. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice (DMH). Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

CHATTERTON (Margaret Eleanor). Margaret Eleanor Chatterton was born on 12th April, 1932, in Manchester.  The beloved wife of John Percy, mum to Andrew Franklyn, mother-in-law to Charlotte, nana to Holly, James, Amelia, Georgina, Benjamin, Samson & Eleanor and aunty to Mark, Michelle and Susan. Margaret had the most wonderful life, filled with love. She never had a bad word to say about anybody and was a truly faithful wife to John. Margaret loved her badminton and played for Lancashire for many decades in the veterans’ circuits around the UK and worldwide. She was a super crossword and Scrabble player, and loved the history of the Royal Family. Margaret passed peacefully, with John and Andrew holding her hands, on 6th January, 2021, and will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. Rest in peace, Margaret, and we will see you again. Enquiries: Joseph Edwards & Sons, Alsager, 01270 882097.

COOKE (Stephen). Peacefully passed away at Royal Stoke Hospital on 19th December, 2020, with his loving family at his side. Stephen, aged 67, of Congleton. Dearly loved partner of Christine, much loved dad of Andrew, Lee and Stacey, treasured granddad of Kia, Sian, Molly, Madison, Haydyn, Lexi, Liam and Poppy. Sadly missed brother of Anne, Sandra, Paul and the late Alan, loved brother-in-law of Stuart and Ken. Stephen will also be lovingly remembered by Kathy, Daniel and Kerry, Christine’s children. Stephen will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A private family service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th January at 10.40am. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.

COPELAND. Peacefully on 26th December, 2020. Maureen Ann, aged 72, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of John. Loving mum of Nick and Rachel and a cherished and treasured nana. Service and interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Wednesday, 20th January. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

EARDLEY (Patricia Ann). At rest on 1st January, 2021, at Leighton Hospital. Pat, aged 75, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of Geoff, much loved mum of Gavin, Paul and Andrew, treasured nana of Grace, Mya and Eva and a very dear mother-in-law. A private family funeral service takes place on Wednesday, 20th January at All Saints’ Church, Church Lawton at 1pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations preferred in memory of Pat for visyon.org.uk Enquiries and donations: Gail Spender, C Edwards & Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, 01782 782842. cedwardsfuneraldirectors.co.uk.

ECCLESTONE (Roy, aged 87). Peacefully passed away at home on 4th January, 2021, with his loving wife at his side. Roy, from Mow Cop and Congleton, the dearly loved husband of Eileen for 60 years. Much loved dad of John, Karen and Julia and respected father-in-law of Lou and David, treasured granddad of Emily, Lucy, Ben, Jack, Tom, Connor, Casey, Grace and Albert, precious GG of Khalid, Kai, Junior, Owain, Maria, Noor and Niamh and dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of Jean and Sylvia. Roy’s ministry touched hundreds of lives in many churches throughout the UK, including Congleton. He was dearly loved and will be lovingly remembered by all who knew him. A private service will take place at Cross Street Pentecostal Church on Friday, 29th January at noon, followed by burial at St Peter’s Churchyard. A memorial/celebration service will be held later, once the restrictions have been lifted. Flowers to Garside’s Funeral Directors, donations to Cross Street Pentecostal Church and East Cheshire Hospice all gratefully received. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, CW12 1DF, 01260 298829.

HANFORD (Gwyneth, nee Hargreaves). Passed away peacefully at home after a long illness, surrounded by her family on 23rd December, 2020. Gwyn, aged 77, of Packmoor. Cherished wife to the late Ian, treasured mum to Louise and Lydia, devoted Mamar to Laura, Matthew and Daniel and much loved sister to Linda and the late Bill. Gwyn will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her family and friends. Funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday, 21st January at Bradwell Crematorium at noon. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.

HOLLINSHEAD (Robert, MBE, LLB, retired solicitor, D-Day veteran and Legion D’Honneur). Passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on 1st January, 2021. Much loved husband of Margaret, devoted father of Edward, adored by Sweta, brother-in-law of Ann and Graham, special uncle to Kathryn and Ivan and treasured “Ro Ro” to Olivia and Harry. Service at St Stephen’s Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 19th January, prior to interment at St Mary’s Church, Astbury. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Royal Dragoon Guards Association or LOL Foundation, Congleton. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

HULME (Lilian). Peacefully at rest on Monday, 28th December, 2020, in the care of Goldenhill Nursing Home. Lilian Hulme, of Biddulph, aged 91. Wife of the late Harry, dearly beloved mum of Yvonne, mother-in-law of the late Paul. Grandma of Sarah, Martin, Mat and Heather. Cherished great-grandma to Isabelle and William. A dearest auntie, great-auntie, and friend to many, who will be dearly missed. Funeral service to be held at Biddulph Methodist Church on Thursday, 21st January at 1.30pm, followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Due to the present pandemic regulations, access to the chapel is limited. Family flowers only; donations preferred to Biddulph Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, ST8 6AA, 01782 515515.

LAKIN. Peacefully on 11th January, 2021, at Clayton Manor Nursing Home. Arthur, aged 92, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 73 years of Gwyneth. Loving dad of Thomas and Dorothy, dear father-in-law of Christine and Philip, cherished granddad of Trevor, treasured great-granddad of Jack and a dear step-granddad. Service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 22nd January. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

LEWIS (Harold). Died on 20th December at Manor House Nursing Home, Stafford. Harold, aged 91, formerly of Congleton, was the devoted husband of both the late Vera and Win. He was a much loved dad, father-in-law, granddad and great-granddad. The funeral will take place on 19th January at Stafford Crematorium. Enquiries: Co-operative Funeral Care, 94, Queensville, Stafford, 0185 259847.

MARCHANT (Kathleen, nee Price and Mawby). Peacefully on 31st December, 2020, in hospital, aged 85, formerly of Congleton. Dearly beloved wife of Alan, loving mum of Andrew, Richard, Susan and Elizabeth, and much loved grandma of Marc and Rachel. She will be greatly missed. Funeral service will be held at Lawnswood Crematorium, Leeds, on 27th January, with limited numbers. Donations in memory can be made to Kathleen’s favourite charities using www.justgiving.com/remember/829808/Kathleen-Marchant. Enquiries: Good’s Funeral Directors, Otley, 01943 462646.

MOSS. Peacefully on 30th December, 2020, at Macclesfield District Hospital. Gwendoline “Gwen”, aged 88, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Ernest. Loving mum of Karen and Diane, dear mother-in-law of Dominic, cherished nanna of Craig, Patrick, Danny, Catherine, Hannah, Millie and Mark and a treasured great-nanna of Noah and Luna. Service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 21st January. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

NIBLETT (David). Passed away peacefully at home on 1st January, 2021. Dave, aged 56, of Sandbach. Much loved dad to Josh, Jake and Jaimie, brother of Brent and Karon, granddad and uncle. Funeral service at Crewe Crematorium on Wednesday, 20th January at 11.30am. Due to current regulations a restricted number of mourners applies. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to CALM. Enquiries: Williams & Lowe, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750852.

PERKS (Michael Charles). Peacefully at home on Thursday, 31st December, 2020. Michael, aged 85, of Alsager. The dearly loved husband of the late Maureen, loving father of Stephanie and Duncan, a treasured grandfather of Emma, Robert and Marcus and great-granddad to Harrison. A private family funeral will take place, however should anyone wish to make a donation in memory of Michael, the charity of choice is Cancer Research UK (https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/mikeperks). Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

PURCELL. Peacefully on 5th January, 2021, at John Munroe Hospital, Leek. Michael, aged 81, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Anne. Loving dad of Angela, Sarah and Jamie, dear father-in-law of Sam, cherished granddad of Jonathan, Chris, Emily, Emma and Charlotte, and treasured great-granddad of Daisy and Lottie. Service and cremation will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th January. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

SIMMONDS (Audrey). Peacefully on Monday, 4th January, 2021, at RSUH. Audrey, aged 89, of Biddulph. The dearly loved wife of the late Robert (Bob), much loved mum of Trevor and daughter-in-law Kath, a dear sister-in-law and aunt. Audrey will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her family, friends and all who knew her. A private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium by invitation only. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the funeral director or via the family. Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, SOT, ST8 6DY, 01782 379191.

STANYER (Anthony Russell “Tony”). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 2nd January, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Tony, aged 77, of Scholar Green. The beloved and devoted husband of Peg, loving father of Mathona and Vincent, a special father-in-law of Kevin, much loved granddad of Chris, Steven and Gary, a cherished great-granddad and great-great-granddad, and a dear brother-in-law. Tony was known to close friends as Mr Woods, and was described as a true gent, he will be greatly missed. 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 Tony. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, ST7 3HR, 01782 785937.

TICKLE (Geoffrey). At rest on 29th December, 2020, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, following a short illness. Geoffrey, aged 83, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Joan. Loving and cherished dad of Lisa and Stephen, much loved father-in-law of Steve and Stephen’s partner Caroline, cherished and treasured granddad of Scott, a special brother, uncle and friend to many who will be sadly missed. Service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, on Monday, 18th January, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to the Hospice at Home Team, East Cheshire Hospice in thanks for the care given to Geoff’s late wife, Joan who recently passed away. Enquiries: Alan Finneron, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.

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