AUSTIN (Peter). Peacefully at rest on Sunday, 13th August 2023. Peter, aged 77, of Moreton, Congleton. He was the loving husband of the late Pauline, and a dear dad, father-in-law, granddad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Peter will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. The funeral service and interment is to take place at St Mary’s Church, Astbury on Thursday, 7th September at noon. Would relatives and friends please accept this intimation and kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only please; donations, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Research UK in memory of Peter. Donations and enquiries to Wilsons Funeral Directors, (IJ Kirkham), 48, Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, 01782 785937.
CLAYTON (June Elizabeth). Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, 23rd August 2023. June, the devoted wife of the late Michael. Lovingly missed by her children, Linda, Mark and Sarah, very dear mother-in-law of Bill, Sue and Ian. Cherished nana of Robert, Laura, Ryan, Ronan, Heidi and Georgia, caring sister of Ann and brother-in-law of Jim and all her many great-grandchildren. June will be greatly missed by family and friends. The funeral service will take place at 10.45am on Friday, 8th September at Macclesfield Crematorium, 87, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BU. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for East Cheshire Hospice or Dementia UK. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, CW12 1DF, 01260 298829.
HOPKINS (Harry Edward). Passed away peacefully at Macclesfield District General Hospital on Tuesday, 15th August, aged 91. The funeral will take place at St John’s Church, Buglawton, on Friday, 8th September at noon followed by committal at Congleton Cemetery. Family flowers only; donations in loving memory of Harry to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4ER, 01260 270290.
LANCASTER (Alfred “Alf”). Peacefully on Tuesday, 8th August 2023. Alf, formerly of Daffodil Dell, Swettenham and late of Mossley, Congleton. Loving husband and father of the late Sally and Ian. Also a devoted grandfather. Alf will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. The funeral will be held at the Birches Crematorium and Remembrance Park, Birches Lane, Lach Dennis, Northwich, CW9 7SU, on Monday, 11th September at 3pm. For further information please contact Three Shires Independent Funeral Services, Units 1 and 2, The Old Band Club, Worrall Street, Congleton, 01260 279507.
MAYERS (Rita). Peacefully on 12th August 2023 at Astbury Mere Nursing Home, Congleton. Rita, aged 91, of Congleton and formerly of Mobberley. The beloved wife of the late Norman Mayers, devoted and loved mum of David, Neil and Judith, a dearest mum-in-law and a very dear sister, sister-in-law and aunty. Funeral Wednesday, 6th September. Service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium at 12.15pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK. Enquiries to S Sigley and Sons Funeral Directors, Leek, 01538 382048.
PERCIVAL (Rachel). It is with much sadness that Christine and Lynda announce the passing of their beloved mum, Rachel at Moorland House Care Home, Barton on Sea, on 11th August, aged 94. Devoted wife of the late Donald Percival, dear mother-in-law of Ivor, cherished grandmother to Christopher, Helen, Emma, and Matthew; and great-grandmother to Juniper, Alex, and Jack; treasured sister of Suzanne. Rachel was born at Higher Gorsley Farm, Marton, and a long-time resident of Oak Lane; taking an active part in village life. She will be remembered as a wonderful lady, and deeply missed by family and friends alike. At Rachel’s request, a private cremation took place at New Forest crematorium on 24th August. A memorial service to celebrate Rachel’s life is to be held at the Church of St James and St Paul, Marton; to be arranged in the autumn.
PHILLIPS (Geoffrey). Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on 22nd August 2023. Geoff, aged 96, of Elworth. Cherished dad to Melvyn and Sheron, father-in-law of Andrew and loving granddad to Callum and Christopher. Funeral service to be held at St Peter’s Church, Elworth on Thursday, 7th September at 1.30pm, followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to St Peter’s Church, Elworth and St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. All enquiries to Williams and Lowe Funeral Directors, Field House, 40, Congleton Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HJ, 01270 750852.
POOLE (Janet). It is with great sadness that we announce that Janet Poole passed away suddenly at East Cheshire Hospice on Sunday, 20th August 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Janet, aged 83, of Congleton. The loved and devoted wife of George; cherished mum of Gina, Ian, David and Brian; very dear mother-in-law of Tracey and Jane; treasured nanny of Laura, Vicki, George, Bethan, Chloe and Lottie, and much-loved great-nanny to her seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service will take place at 10am on Wednesday, 6th September at the Birches Crematorium, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Lach Dennis, (CW9 7SU). Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
TAYLER (Joan). It is with great sadness we announce that Joan Tayler passed away at Dougie Mac Hospice on Saturday, 19th August 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Joan, aged 68, of Congleton. The loved and devoted mum of Nicola and Stuart. Very dear mother-in-law of Sean and Charlene, treasured nana to Amy, Rebecca, Lee, Luke and Jessica. Much loved sister to Enid and sister-in-law to Bill. Affectionate aunt of Sarah. Joan will be missed by family and friends and all who knew her. The funeral service will take place at 3pm on Tuesday, 12th September at the Birches Crematorium, Birches Lane, Lostock Green, Lach Dennis, CW9 7SU. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, for Douglas Macmillan or Cancer Research. Enquiries to John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, CW12 1DF, 01260 298829.