BAILEY (Jesse). At rest on 6th June, 2021, at his home on Cloudside. Jesse, aged 76, dearly loved husband of Pat, much loved dad of Sharon and Jesse, treasured granddad of Kerry, Siobhan, Andrew and Laura, dearest brother of Christine and Valerie and uncle of Christopher. Funeral Wednesday, 23rd June. Service at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton, at 11.30am followed by private interment on his own land. Limited attendance in church – social distancing must be observed for those outside. No flowers please, by request; donations, if desired, to Midlands Air Ambulance. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382048.
BEECH (Michael Anthony “Mick”). Suddenly but peacefully on Friday, 4th June, 2021, while at RSUH with his loving wife and niece by his side. Mick, aged 77, of Biddulph. The most dearly loved and devoted husband of Gillian (Gill), a dearest brother-in-law to Gordon, Robert, Kath and Margaret, much loved uncle, great-uncle and a very dear friend and neighbour. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Wednesday, 30th June at 11am, prior to a committal service at Bradwell crematorium. No floral tributes by request, donations preferred and gratefully received to Biddulph In Bloom c/o the funeral director. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Ryan Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, ST8 6DY, 01782 379191.
BEECH. Peacefully on 9th June, 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Elsie, aged 84, who was born in Prospect Street, Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted wife of Derek William Beech. Mother to Mark and loving son Grant and former daughter-in-law Vivian, the youngest sibling of seven to Jim, Brenda and the late Annice, late Joe, late Roy, late Lillian and the late Elsie. Service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 25th June. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.
BOOTH (Nora, nee Mellor). Peacefully passed away at Ernvale House Care Centre, Cheddleton, on 6th June, 2021. Nora, aged 94, of Biddulph. Devoted wife of the late Claude, loving mum of John and Sandra, dearly loved mother-in-law of Susan and William, devoted nan of Nicola, Sharon, and Richard, loving great-nanny of Alex, Chloe, Megan, Harry, Lola, Milo and the late Darcy, also a special sister, auntie and friend to many. Nora will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family, friends and neighbours. A funeral service is to be held to celebrate the life of Nora. Due to the present pandemic regulations, attendance at the church and crematorium will be limited. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Donna Louise in memory of Nora. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513210.
BRICE (Basil John Bonamy). Passed away peacefully at home on Monday, 7th June, 2021. Basil, aged 89, beloved husband of Jean, and a much-loved dad and granddad. Funeral service to take place at Vale Royal Crematorium on Wednesday, 16th June. Family flowers only please, by request; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Basil. Baz will be sadly missed by all his friends and family. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
LARVIN (Pamela). Peacefully on Wednesday, 9th June, surrounded by her loving family, aged 62. The dearly devoted and loving wife of Ian, cherished mum of Gemma and Abigail, adored Nanny of Isabella, Emilia, Grace and Charlie, much loved mother-in-law to Dean, Jason and Craig, and a treasured friend to many. Pam will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Pam’s celebration of life will take place at Birches Crematorium, Northwich, on Saturday, 26th June at 1pm. Donations, if desired, will be gratefully received and gifted to Macmillan Cancer Support or Target Ovarian Cancer charities. Enquiries: Jason at Larvin and Clegg Funeral Care, 20, Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297963. www.larvinandclegg.co.uk.
LEESE (Michael Thomas “Mick”). Suddenly on Saturday, 5th June, 2021, while at home. Mick, aged 63, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved and treasured husband of Jean, proud and devoted dad of Carla, a special father-in-law of Matt, cherished granddad of Adam and Nathan, and a much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and godfather. Mick will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday, 25th June at 1.20pm. Regulations will still limit attendance. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance and British Heart Foundation in memory of Mick. Enquiries and donations: Wilsons Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, ST7 3HR, 01782 785937.
NEILL (Robert Watson Kerr M.B.Ch.B F.R.C.S). Retired consultant general surgeon. Died, 6th June 2021, in the tender loving care of staff on ward two, with devoted family at his bedside, in Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 87. Dear Bob will be greatly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 24th June. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries: Hooley, Watson & Buckley, 01625 422734.
NORTON (Elizabeth). Passed away peacefully in East Cheshire Hospice on Sunday, 6th June, 2021. Liz, aged 76. Beloved wife of the late John Norton. Funeral service will be held at Holmes Chapel Methodist Church on Wednesday, 23rd June at 2pm. Numbers of mourners are restricted, so should you wish to attend, please contact the funeral directors. Family flowers only, by request, but any donations received instead will go to East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Liz. She will be greatly missed. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
POWNEY (Margaret Ann). Passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, 6th June, 2021. Margaret, aged 78. Beloved Mum to the late Sian, Lisa, Lorraine, Louise, much loved Nan and Nanny to Margi, Izzy, Harry, Franki and Freddie, dear friend of Joyce and Margaret. Funeral service to take place at Crewe Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd June. Family flowers only please, by request; donations, if desired, to Women’s Aid or The Donkey Sanctuary in memory of Margaret. Margaret will be sadly missed by all her friends and family. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762230.
THOMAS (Michael “Mike”). Suddenly and unexpectedly at home on 19th May, 2021. Michael, aged 72, of Norton, formerly of Biddulph. Loving son of Joan, dearly loved dad of David and Mark, and their partners Rama and Deborah, devoted granddad of Analicia, Sophia, Samuel, Andrew and Jasmine, very dear brother of Marilyn, Helen and Ivan, also a dear uncle, cousin and brother-in-law. Michael will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and neighbours. A service to celebrate Michael’s life will take place at a later date. Due to the current pandemic regulations, attendance will be by invitation only. Would friends wishing to attend please kindly contact the funeral director. Floral tributes welcome in memory of Michael. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, ST8 6BD, 01782 513210.
TIPPING (Kenneth Alfred, “Ken”). On Thursday, 10th June, 2021, at St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Winsford, and of Sandbach, formerly of Congleton. Ken, aged 74, a much loved partner, brother, uncle and great-uncle. Funeral service and committal to take place on Thursday, 24th June at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich at 4pm. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836708.