BOND (Richard Christopher, “Chris”). Took his last breath Friday, 20th August, ending a life lived full with family and friends. The loving husband of Cornelia (Corry); wonderful father to Andrew, Stefan and Ashley Bond, and doting grandfather to four boys. Chris’s warmth and undemanding generosity has shaped the lives of many, with a strong legacy to be proud of. A celebration of life will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Mossley, at 1pm on Sunday, 19th September. Please, no flowers. If desired donations may be made to Parkinson’s UK. Enquiries to Andrew Bond, 07707 308 655.
BROUGH (Cynthia Cicely). Passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on 25th August 2021, Cynthia, aged 85 years, of Ettiley Heath. The much loved wife of Sam; treasured Mum to Karen, Audrey, Jacqueline, Diane, Steven, Jason and the late Gary, and a nanna and great nanna. Family flowers only; donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. The funeral service is to be held at Crewe Crematorium on Thursday, 9th September at 1pm. Enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach 01270 750 852.
BUTLER (Dora). Peacefully on Monday, 23rd August 2021, at Treetops Court Care Home, Leek, Dora aged 98, of Biddulph. The devoted and beloved wife of the late Jack; treasured mum of Paul and the late Carol, Anne and Keith; dearest mother-in-law to Peter and Glenys; cherished grandma of Jane, Andrew, Claire and the late Peter; dearest sister of Harry; a much loved great-grandma and great-great-grandma; a loving sister-in-law, aunt and a very dear friend to many. Dora will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her family and many friends. The funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Monday, 13th September at 2.15pm prior to a committal service at Carmountside Crematorium. Will friends and family please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the funeral director. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.
DALE (Ray). Peacefully at rest on Thursday, 5th August 2021, while at Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, in the presence of his loving family, Ray, aged 80, of Congleton. He was a much loved dad, Poppy, Great-Poppy, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin. Ray will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and cremation take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 13th September at 11.20am. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Stroke Association and Dementia UK. Donations and enquiries to Wilson’s Funeral Directors (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785 937.
LILLIE (Alec). Suddenly but peacefully at rest on Monday, 23rd August 2021, while at home. Alec, aged 71, of Church Lawton, was the dearly loved husband of Janet; much loved dad of Jackie and Matt; treasured father-in-law of Kev and Carla, and cherished granddad of Adam, Amy and Nathan. Alec will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. Funeral service and cremation take place at Birches Crematorium (CW9 7SU) on Tuesday, 14th September at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the crematorium. No flowers by request; donations, if desired, to UHNM Charity (Shine Clinic). Donations and enquiries to Wilsons Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785 937.
PAINTER (Jessie McDonald, nee Hutton). Died peacefully on Thursday, 19th August 2021, at the Glen Nursing Home, Baildon, West Yorkshire, aged 98. The dearly loved wife of the late Ronald Painter, of Congleton; mother of Margaret and Rosalind; grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service and interment will be held at St Peter’s Parish Church, Congleton, at 1pm on Wednesday, 8th September. Family flowers only please, with donations to Dementia UK (dementiauk.org). Enquiries to Albert Pratt Funeral Directors, Bingley, 01535 272 109.
ROBERTS (Marjorie Hazel). 11th August 2021. Sadly passed away at her home in Trawsfynydd, aged 90, widowed by the death of her late husband Harold. There will be a graveside funeral service at St Mary’s Church Cemetery, Astbury, on Tuesday, 7th September at 1pm. Family flowers only; donations gratefully received in memory for British Heart Foundation via the funeral directors: Pritchard A Griffiths Cyf, Dublin Street, Tremadog, 01766 512 091.
RODDY (Denis Michael). At home with his family on Monday, 23rd August 2021, Denis, aged 68, formerly of Green Lane, Maghull, and late of Biddulph Moor. The loving husband of Irene; devoted dad of Emma, Sally Ann and Andrea and father-in-law of Ashley, and treasured granddad of Calum, Imogen, Kieron, Hannah, Chloe, Dylan and Ellis. The funeral service will take place at 1.20pm on Tuesday, 7th September at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries to Three Shires Independent Funeral Services, Moody Street, Congleton, 01260 279 507.
ROWLEY. Peacefully on 24th August 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stanley, aged 73, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sylvia; loving dad of Mark and Paul; dear father-in-law of Kate; cherished and treasured granddad of Alyssa and Saffron, and a dear brother to Jack. The cortege is to leave his home for a service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium on Friday, 10th September. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Macmillan Nurses. Enquiries and donations to Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.