Death Notices, 20th May, 2021

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BAILEY (Iris). Passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, 11th May 2021, surrounded by her loving family, Iris, of Congleton, aged 85. The devoted wife of the late Ken; loved mum of Robert and Rachael; very dear mother-in-law to the late Matthew (Paddy); cherished grandma of Sami and Jacob; treasured great-grandma of Oliver; and much-missed sister of Ronald, Joyce, the late Eric and Ivy. Iris will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to North West Air Ambulance. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.

BATTERSBY (Alan). Peacefully passed away after a short illness at Royal Stoke University Hospital, on 12th May 2021, Alan, aged 72, of Biddulph. The dearly loved dad of Charlotte; step-dad to Laura; father-in-law of Nathan, and a special cousin of Graham and Ann. Alan 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 Alan. For further details please contact John Garside and Son. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to RNLI in memory of Alan. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.

BROOKS (Betty). At rest on Thursday, 13th May 2021, while at Clayton Manor Nursing Home, Congleton, Betty, aged 93, of Scholar Green. The dearly loved wife of the late Richard; much-loved mum of Lynn and partner Anthony; a special grandma of Richard, partner Kim and Deborah, and adored great-grandma of Toni and Ryan. Betty will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all her family and friends. A private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium. No flowers, by request; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Betty. Enquiries and donations: Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785 937.

BURKHILL (Jonathan). 12th May 2021, at peace at his home in Church Lawton, in the care of his loving family, Jonathan Mark, aged 62, formerly of Sandbach. The much-loved husband of Nicola; cherished and loved dad of Emma, Robert, Andrew and Peter; father-in-law of Stephen, Erin, Jane and Kate; adored granddad, treasured son of June and the late Gerald, and dearest brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. The funeral is on Friday, 28th May at All Saints’ Church, Odd Rode, at 2pm, followed by interment at All Saints’ Churchyard, Church Lawton. Attendance will be in accordance with covid regulations. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to The Christie, Manchester. Enquiries: S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382 048.

DARMON. Peacefully on 4th May 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Brian, aged 89, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Eileen Darmon; loving dad of Stephen and David; dear father-in-law of Hilary and Susan, and a cherished and treasured granddad, great-granddad and great-great-granddad. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Thursday, 27th May. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.

DEVAAL-MERRILL. Peacefully on 8th May 2021, at home, Deborah, aged 57, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of David; loving mum of Simon; step-mum of Davina and Lisa; dear mother-in-law of Julie; much loved daughter of Joan, and a dear sister of Pierre, Andrea and Linda. The funeral service and cremation are to take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 1st June. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to the NSPCC. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.

ERRINGTON (Derrick). Passed away peacefully on 21st April 2021, with his family by his side, Derrick, formerly of Biddulph. The beloved husband of Kathleen and a dearly loved and respected dad, granddad and great-granddad. The funeral took place on Tuesday, 11th May at St Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph, and was followed by interment at Biddulph Cemetery. Donations, if desired, will be divided between the RAF Benevolent Fund and WWF-UK. Enquiries: Oxley’s Funeral Services, Crewe, 01270 214 009.

HANCOCK. Peacefully on 7th May 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Norma, aged 87, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Roy Hancock, of Congleton; loving mum of Alan and David; cherished and treasured nan of Jack and William; a dear sister of Sylvia and Irene, and a dear sister-in-law. The funeral service and interment will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, on Friday, 28th May. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to British Heart Foundation. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.

TWEATS. Peacefully on 6th May 2021, at Leighton Hospital, Crewe, Arnold, aged 86, of Astbury. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Joan; loving dad of Robert; dear father-in-law of Lynne; cherished granddad of Demi and Zoe and treasured great-granddad of Heidi and Ava. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, on Friday, 21st May. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, via the family to Ruby’s Fund. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.

WHATMORE (Freda May). Peacefully at rest on Thursday, 6th May 2021, at Maple Tree Court Care Home, Kidsgrove, with her loving son by her side, Freda, aged 95, of Brown Lees. The dearly loved and devoted mother of Allan; dearest mother-in-law to Janet; devoted nana of Helen, Adam and Phillip, and a treasured great-nana of Arthur, Clara, Noah, Lily Grace and Alfie. Freda will be sadly missed but never forgotten. A private funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church by invitation only. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Biddulph in Bloom c/o the funeral director. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.