BIRCHALL. (Lilian). Passed away peacefully on 8th June 2022, at her home in Biddulph, surrounded by her loving family, Lilian, aged 91 years. The devoted wife of the late Arnold; cherished mum of Barbara & Roger, and a much-loved nan and great nan. Lilian will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving family & friends. The funeral service is to take place at St Lawrence’s Church on Friday, 1st July at 9.45am, followed by a private committal. Those wishing to attend please kindly meet at the church. Family Flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Biddulph Bloom. Enquiries to John Garside & Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph.
COOKE (Irene May). Peacefully passed away at Davlyn House, care home, on 4th May 2022, Irene aged 99 years, of Brindley Ford. The devoted loved wife of the late Denis; dearly loved mum of John; cherished mother-in-law of Sue; a much-loved sister and aunty, and a special friend to many. Irene 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 Irene at The Village Church, Brindley Ford, on Monday, 4th July at 11.30am, followed by committal at Carmountside Crematorium. Mourners wishing to attend please meet at the church. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The Donna Louise Trust in memory of Irene. All enquiries to John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
GIBSON (Carole). Peacefully on Thursday, 9th June 9th 2022, at Haddon Hall CH, Buxton, and formerly of Rushton Spencer, Carole Anne, aged 59, passed away surrounded by the love of her family and the caring staff. She was the dearly loved sister of Janet, Sheila and Ken, a dear sister-in-law of John and Geoff, and a much-loved aunt and great-aunt. There will be a family committal at Carmountside Crematorium on Saturday, 25th June at 10am, followed by a service of Thanksgiving for Carole’s life at St Lawrence’s Church, Rushton Spencer, at 11.30am. No mourning clothes, bright clothing preferred. No flowers please; donations if desired can be made to either St Lawrence’s Church or The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to S Sigley and Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382 048.
POPE (Margaret). Died peacefully on Wednesday, 8th June 2022 at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Margaret aged 93 years, of Lower Withington. She was the dearly loved wife of the late Derek; a much-loved mum of David; a loving mother-in-law of Veronica, and a cherished grandma of Victoria. Margaret will be missed greatly and most fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 8th July at 2.45pm. Family flowers only, by request, but donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of Shelter. All enquiries to Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433 853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk.
RAINFORD (Alban Wroot). Peacefully on Saturday, 11th June 2022, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Alban, aged 85 years, of Congleton. A dear husband of Margaret; proud and loving father of Paul and Mark; much-loved father-in-law of Carolyn and Jenny, and cherished grandpa of Georgina and Nathaniel. He will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service and committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium, on Wednesday, 13th July at 2pm. Family flowers only by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the Alzheimer’s Society or Dementia UK. All enquiries to Andrew Smith Funeral Services, Park Green House, 82, Sunderland Street, Macclesfield, 01625 433 853. andrewsmithfuneralservices.co.uk.
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.
TWISS (Kathleen Mary). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 12th June 2022, Kathleen, aged 85 years of Wheelock, Sandbach. The beloved wife of Derrick and much-loved sister-in-law to Margaret. The funeral service is to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Monday, 27th June at 1pm. All enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, 01270 750 852.
WOODWARD (Frank). A service of thanksgiving will be held on Monday, 4th July at 1pm at St Boniface Church, Bunbury, to celebrate the life of the late Frank Dobson Woodward, who passed away on 7th May 2020 at the start of the covid pandemic. The family, who were unable to hold a service of remembrance due to restrictions at the time of his death, would like as many of his extended family and friends to join them in a memorial service at St Boniface Church, Bunbury, with musical accompanist Graham Eccles to celebrate Frank’s life and afterwards for refreshments at the Dysart Arms (opposite the church). Any enquiries can be made to AW Burrows and Son, Family Funeral Directors, Swanley, Nantwich, 01270 524 243.