CLARKE (Graeme Nelson). Passed away suddenly at his home on 11th July 2021, Graeme, aged 83. The loving husband of Lynn; dear brother of Ivan and Bev; cherished step-dad to Sharon, Mark and Jo; treasured granddad to Charlotte, Niamh, Lucy and Connor, and very dear friend of Brian and Jan. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Cancer. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
COUPE (Claudia Edith Rosalie). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 11th July 2021, Claudia, aged 83, of Alsager, formerly Sandbach. The beloved wife of Bill; much loved mum to David and Jo, and a wonderful granny. The funeral service is to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth, on Friday, 23rd July at 2.15pm, followed by committal at Crewe Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
GOODE (Ellen). Passed away peacefully at St Stephen’s Care Home, Elworth, on 9th July 2021, Ellen, aged 93, of Wheelock, and formerly Congleton. The loving wife of the late Jack; much loved mum to Sandra; special grandma of Kathryn and Stuart, and great-grandma of Calum. The funeral service is to be held at Wheelock Methodist Chapel on Wednesday, 21st July at 11am. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Wheelock Methodist Chapel. Bright colours welcome. Enquiries: Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
GOODWIN (Terry). At home with his family on Saturday, 3rd July 2021, Terry, aged 67, late of Congleton. The devoted husband of Sheila; loving dad of Scott and Kim; treasured granddad of Georgie, Cece, Archie and Freddie, and a special brother of Karen and the late Neil. The funeral service will take place at 11am on Wednesday, 21st July at The Birches Crematorium, Birches Lane, CW9 7SU. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice (hospice at home team). Enquiries: Three Shires Independent Funeral Services, 7, Moody Street, Congleton, 01260 279 507.
HARGREAVES (Hilda). Passed away peacefully on 2nd July 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Hilda, aged 87, of Brindley Ford; she formerly worked at Selectus in Biddulph. The beloved mum of John and Andrew. Hilda will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The service will take place at St Lawrence’s Church at 1.30pm on Wednesday, 21st July, followed by burial in St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Flowers welcome but donations preferred to Alzheimer’s UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
HOLLAND (Arthur). Peacefully at rest on 29th June 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, after a long illness bravely borne with courage and dignity, Arthur, aged 74, of Biddulph. The dearly loved husband of Kathleen; treasured dad of Deborah; very dear father-in-law of Mark; loving granddad of Sophia and Samuel; dear brother of Pauline, and a special uncle, cousin and brother-in-law. He will be very sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his family. A funeral service to celebrate Arthur’s life will take place at a later date. Due to the current restrictions still in place, this will be by invitation only. Would friends wishing to attend please contact the funeral director. Floral tributes welcome or if desired donations to Prostate Cancer UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
MELLOR (Alec John). Of Blakeney. Peacefully at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on 30th June 2021, aged 78. The beloved husband and soulmate of Gill; a proud and loving father to Joe and Will; a caring father-in-law to Lou and Janice, and devoted grandfather to Jack, Kate and Harrison. So many happy memories. The funeral will be held at St Nicholas’s Church, Blakeney, on Wednesday, 21st July at 2pm. Anyone who wishes to attend should contact the funeral directors. Family flowers only, please but donations, if desired, will be shared between the Blakeney Twelve and the critical care unit at Norwich University Hospital. Cheques made payable to “Blakeney Twelve” or “NNUH Charitable Trust” can be sent c/o Lloyd Durham’s, 11a, Avenue Road, High Kelling, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6RD, 01263 713 113. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOSS (Brian Geoffrey). 4th July 2021, peacefully at The Manor Care Home, Middlewich, aged 83. The loving husband of Joan. Brian will be loved and remembered with affection by all who knew him. The funeral will take place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Thursday, 15th July at 11am. For further information and to offer your condolences, please visit josephoconnell.co.uk /recently deceased or telephone the funeral home on 01270 584 447.
PEARCE (Blanche Kathleen). Peacefully while sleeping surrounded by her loving family, Blanche, aged 101, of Biddulph Moor. The devoted wife of the late Phil; dearly beloved and cherished mum of Anne, Sylvia and June; and a treasured and much loved grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandma and a dear friend and neighbour to so many. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 26th July at noon. Will all relatives please accept this the only intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only by request, donations preferred and gratefully received to Help For Heroes, which is a charity very close to Blanche’s heart. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, SOT, ST8 6DY, 01782 379 191.
ROWLEY (Joan). Gently at rest on 8th July 2021, at home with her family by her side. Joan was almost 99 and the devoted wife of the late Jack. Loving mum to twins Keith and Alec; much loved mother-in-law to Joan and the late Lyn; devoted gran to Karen, Vickie, David and Jim; loving great-grandma to Ryan, Katie, Chloe, Joel, Erin, Zander, Biella and Zack and an adored great-great-grandma to Kyra-Lyn. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 23rd July. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to British Heat Foundation. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
SLATER (Mary). Sadly passed away on 5th July 2021, at East Cheshire Hospice, Mary, aged 86, of Congleton. The much-loved wife of the late Bob Slater; dearly loved mum of Gordon; mother-in-law of Shirley-Ann, and very dear granny of Alex. The funeral takes place on Monday, 26th July at St Peter’s Church, Congleton, at 1.30pm prior to cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium. Would friends wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.