BROWN (Michael) Peacefully on 31st May 2022, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Michael Thomas, aged 79 years, of Congleton. The loving dad of Anthony and Michael; dear father-in-law of Julianne and Andrea; cherished granddad of Bradli, Ebony, Sarah, Amy and Lucy, and a treasured great-granddad of Harlow and Hudson. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, 24th June at 1pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries and donations to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
CHAPMAN (Margaret Ann). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 12th June 2022, Margaret, aged 75 years, of Sandbach. The much-loved wife of the late Robin; best mum to Neil, Sharon, Adrian and Kelly; devoted nan to Jodie, Abbie, Georgia, Freya, Robbie, Lyndon, Jessica and Thomas, and wonderful great-nan to Maiya, Elisia and Grace. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St Mary’s Church, Sandbach. The funeral service is to be held at St Mary’s Church, Sandbach, on Tuesday, 21st June at 11am, followed by interment at Sandbach Cemetery. All enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
FOSTER (Steve). Steve passed away peacefully on Sunday, 5th June 2022 at East Cheshire Hospice. The much-loved son of Hilda and brother of Debbie and Jane. A loyal friend to many. Steven will be lovingly remembered for his wry sense of humour and love for his family and friends, his passion for Stoke City football Club, music and horse racing. He was also a former employee of both the Congleton Chronicle and the Stoke Sentinel, the latter for 18 years. The funeral will be held at Birches Crematorium, Northwich, on 21st June at 1pm. The family are truly grateful for all the kind messages of condolence and cards that have been sent in Steve’s memory. We request that instead of flowers, donations can be made to East Cheshire Hospice, who cared for Steve so lovingly throughout his illness and in his final days. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Larvin and Clegg Funeral Care, 20, Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297 963. Please direct all enquiries to them.
SIMMS (Margaret June, nee Brundrett). Peacefully, following a short illness, surrounded by her family, Margaret, aged 88 years, passed away on Sunday, 5th June 2022. She was formerly of Endon and then Northwich. The loving wife of the late Graham; devoted mum to Suzanne and Nigel; treasured grandma to Hannah, Robert, Jessica and Edward, and a very much loved great grandma to Beatrice. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Kidneys for Life. The funeral service will take place at 11am on Saturday, 25th June at St Luke’s Church, Endon, followed by burial. For further information, contact Three Shires Independent Funeral Services Congleton, 01260 279 507.
STREET (Raymond Geoffrey, “Ray”). Managing Director of RG and ME Street and Son Ltd, Cranage. It is with great sadness that the family announce Ray passed away in hospital on Thursday, 9th June 2022, aged 67 years. The dearly loved husband of Margaret; much-loved dad to Christopher and father-in-law to Taz; treasured “Ga Ga Ray”; dear brother to Mike, Carole and Naomi, and friend to many. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK or the specialist palliative care team (Macmillan Nurses). The funeral service is to be held at St John’s Church, Chelford, on Saturday, 25th June at 11.30am, followed by interment in the churchyard. All enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
TAYLOR (Dorothy “Dot”, nee Smith). Founder member of Biddulph Green Fingers Club. Peacefully on Monday, 6th June 2022 in the comfort of her loving home, surrounded by family, Dot, aged 76, of Biddulph and formerly of Morecambe, Lancashire. The dearly loved sister of the late Edwin Smith “Eddie”; a devoted and much-loved friend to Jean and Betty; and a loving mum, aunt, and a dearest friend to so many. Dorothy was a beautiful soul with true grit and character and for that she will be so deeply and sadly missed by all who knew her. She touched the lives of many. The funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 27th June at 1pm. 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 Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Hospice at Home) c/o the funeral director. No mourning attire please. Blue to be worn at Dot’s request. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.
WALLEY (Andrew, Andy). Peacefully at rest on Monday, 6th June 2022 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Andy, aged 60 years, of Biddulph. The dearly loved and cherished husband of Angela; the much-loved stepdad of Tanya and Marie; a treasured granddad of Evie-Rose; a loving son of Jean, and a dearly loved brother, brother-in-law, cousin and uncle. Andy will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Carmountside Crematorium, tomorrow, Friday 17th June, at midday. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Floral tributes and inquiries to Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services, 12-13 Andrew Place, Newcastle, 01782 914 777 or 07841 028 404.
WEBB (Margaret). Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 1st June 2022, aged 89. The much-loved wife of Derek; devoted mum to Jane, and adored nan and caring great-nan. Margaret will be truly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is at The Birches remembrance grounds and crematorium on Friday, 17th June at noon. All donations are gratefully received for the Women’s Institute in loving memory of Margaret. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 37a, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, 01270 762 230.
WILLCOCK (John). John passed away peacefully on Friday, 27th May 2022 in hospital, aged 89. The cherished husband of Marjorie; father of Stephen, John and Roger, and much-loved granddad of Stephanie, Jack, Ben, Leo and Sammy. The funeral will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 1pm on Thursday, 23rd June. Following the service at Holy Trinity, John will be interred in Congleton Town Cemetery with his late wife Marjorie. The family are truly grateful for all the kind messages of condolences and cards that have been sent in John’s memory. We request that instead of flowers, donations can be made to Stroke Association UK or The Injured Jockeys’ Fund. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Larvin and Clegg Funeral Care, 20, Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297 963. Please direct all enquiries to them.
WILLIAMS (Jean). Passed away peacefully at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton, on Monday, 30th May 2022, Jean, aged 84 years. Much-loved mum of Paul, Claire and David, and cherished nan of Ellen and Jade. Jean will be sadly missed by her family and friends. The funeral service will be at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 29th June at 10.45am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.