BEDFORD (Geoffrey Robert). Geoff died peacefully in hospital, on Thursday, 17th June 2021, aged 84. The beloved husband of the late Anne; loving father of Fiona and Maura; father-in-Law to Mark and Duncan, and devoted grandfather of Katie, William, Georgette and Xander; dear brother of the late David, and brother-in-law to John. Geoff will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will take place. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. Enquiries: Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433 853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk.
COOMBES (Janet). Peacefully at rest on 20th June 2021, while in the loving care of her family at home in Biddulph Moor, Janet, aged 85. The dearly beloved wife of Bob; devoted mum to James and Daniel; a dearest mother-in-law to Susan; a loving and much loved granny to Peter, Thomas and Charlotte, and a dearest sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend who will be truly missed. The funeral service and interment are to be held at Hilltop Methodist Church, Biddulph Moor, on Wednesday, 7th July at 1.30pm. Due to the present pandemic regulations, attendance in the church will be limited. Flowers are welcome, as are donations if preferred to Sight Savers International. Donations and enquiries: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515 155.
COPE (Alfred Geoffrey. Geoff passed away peacefully on Friday, 25th June 2021, at East Cheshire Hospice, aged 74. He was the loved and devoted husband to Brenda; dearly loved dad of Kim and Norman; cherished granddad of Nathan, Rhys, Ryan and James; treasured brother to Christine, and a dear uncle and brother-in-law. Geoff will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
COUTTIE (James). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Monday, 14th June 2021, James, aged 86. The loved and devoted husband to Joyce; dearly loved dad of Gill, Grant and David; beloved father-in-law to Nick, Rachael and Sam; cherished granddad to Katie, Emma, Izzy, Andrew, Lewis, William and Jessica, and dear brother to David, Gordon and the late Margaret. James will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Family flowers only; donations, if desired to Stroke Association or Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
DOORBAR (Anthea Mary). Anthea passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 16th June 2021, at Macclesfield and District General Hospital, aged 80. The beloved wife of Roy and treasured mum of Jason and Stephen; the loved sister of Jennifer, Janet and Christine, and also the late Stuart. Anthea will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. The funeral will be held privately at Birches Crematorium, Northwich, on Tuesday, 6th July. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcomed and can be made to Ronald McDonald House (Alder Hey) or Diabetes UK. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jason at Larvin and Clegg, 20, Antrobus Street, Congleton, 01260 297 963. Enquiries: larvinandclegg.co.uk.
GREEN (Ronald Gregory, “Ron”). Peacefully passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital with his loving family by his side, on 21st June 2021, Ron, aged 72, of Gillow Heath. The devoted husband of Laima; loving dad of Laura, Eddie and the late Richard; dearly loved father-in-law of Joanne; much loved granddad of Archie and Annie; special brother, brother-in-law and a special friend to many. Ron will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and neighbours. A funeral service is to be held to celebrate the life of Ron. Due to the present pandemic regulations, attendance at the church and crematorium will be limited. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dougie Mac Hospice in memory of Ron. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
HERRINGTON (Stephen John). Aged 72, sadly passed away on 24th June 2021, surrounded by his loving family. Even though failing health took him away from his loving and devoted family, he will be remembered for his calm, laid-back and joyous approach to life and all of its challenges. Steve is survived by his wife, Jennifer. He was a proud father to two sons, Graham and Stephen. He was a very proud grandfather to his six grandchildren Amy, Jessica, Danielle, Sam, Sophie and Olivier. Steve was extremely lucky to have also been a very proud great-grandfather to George, Alfie and Bobby. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Steve. Whether it was watching football or playing cribbage, his cheerful, laid-back attitude and smile could be seen and will be sorely missed by all. “We are not together now but our love will always carry on”, Jen. A ceremony will be held at 10.30am on Friday, 2nd July at Congleton United Reformed Church, Antrobus street. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Congleton 01260 270 290.
KNIGHT (David). Peacefully passed away on 19th June 2021, at Douglas Macmillan Hospice. David, aged 68, of Scholar Green. The dearly beloved husband of the late Marie; much loved father of Tracy and Stephanie; loved father-in-law of Mark and Chris; a loving and very special granddad of Thomas, Isabel and Ava, and a special son of Pearl and the late Douglas. David will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and neighbours. A funeral service is to be held to celebrate the life of David. Due to the present pandemic regulations, attendance at the church and crematorium will be limited. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of David. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
LOVATT (Ros, nee Kirkham). At rest on 19th June 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Rosalind (Ros), aged 77, of Knypersley and formerly of Biddulph Moor. The dearly loved and loving wife of Stuart; much loved mum of Wayne and Debbie; dear mum-in-law of Megan and Tony; cherished nanna of Hollyanna, Liam, Iesha, Sian and Dale; great-nanna of Finley, Rory and Maxley and a dearest sister, sister-in-law and aunt. No flowers please, by request; donations, if desired, to Christ Church, Biddulph, or Moorlands Dog Rescue. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Leek, 01538 382 048.
MARTIN (Richard). Sadly passed away after a short illness on 18th June 2021, at East Cheshire Hospice, Richard, aged 69, of Congleton. The dearly loved son of the late Audrey Worsnop and the late John Martin; stepson of Bob Worsnop; loving brother of Jenny and Anne; much loved uncle of Nicholas, Victoria, Louisa and Amanda; a dear great-uncle and a treasured friend to many. Richard will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. A funeral service to celebrate Richard’s life will take place at a later date. Due to the current restrictions still in place, this will be by invitation only. Would those wishing to attend please contact the funeral director. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for East Cheshire Hospice and SANE. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
WARING-LEES (Lynne). Sadly passed away on 21st June 2021, at East Cheshire Hospice with her daughter by her side after an illness borne with dignity and courage, Lynne, aged 71, of Congleton. The loving mum of Tim and Sam; devoted gran of Georgia, Corey and Harrison; much loved sister of Helen, and a very dear friend of Linda. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family, her friends at the Ram and Bailey the dog. A funeral service to celebrate Lynn’s life will take place at a later date. Due to the current restrictions still in place, attendance will be by invitation only. Those wishing to attend, please contact the funeral director. Family flowers only, donations appreciated for East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten house, Stonehouse Green, Congleton 01260 298 829.
WHALLEY (Doris). Peacefully on Friday, 25th June 2021, at Astbury Mere Care Home, while in the presence of her loving granddaughter, Doris, aged 101, of Biddulph. The dearly devoted and beloved wife of the late Harold; cherished mum of Pat; treasured nana of Lynne and Marianne and their husbands Ross and Paul; loving great-nana of Leia and Hannah; dearest sister of the late Beryl; a loving aunt to Jennifer and the late James and a very dear friend to so many. Doris will be greatly missed by all her loving family and many friends. The funeral arrangements are to follow. Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.
WINSTANLEY (Sheila). Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 26th June 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Sheila, aged 84. The loved and devoted wife to Kevin; cherished mum to Michael and the late David; very dear mother-in-law to Jenny, and treasured nanny to Annabelle and Alexander. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to the ME Association. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.