BEVERIDGE (Frank John). Frank Beveridge, formerly of John Street, Biddulph, sadly passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital at 5.45pm on 7th February, 2021, aged 98. The much-loved husband to the late Nancy Beveridge who died on 19th August, 2020, and father to John, Andrew, Jean and Katherine; also a much-loved father-in-law, granddad and great-granddad. Frank will be dearly missed by all his extended family and friends. A private funeral service takes place at English Martyrs’ Roman Catholic Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 12th March prior to cremation at Carmountside crematorium. Family flowers only; donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
BOLLINGTON (Maurice). Peacefully on Wednesday, 17th February, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Maurice, aged 93, of Biddulph Moor. The dearly beloved husband of Eileen; cherished dad of Margaret and Kevin; devoted granddad of Joanne, Karen, Anna and Amanda; treasured father-in-law to Howard and Jackie; dearest brother-in-law to Jean, Marie and Raymond, and a much-loved great-granddad. Maurice will be greatly missed by all his loving family. A private funeral service will take place by invitation only. No floral tributes by request, donations preferred and gratefully received to Douglas Macmillan Hospice, dmhospice.org/donate. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31–33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.
COPELAND (Denis). Peacefully on 18th February, 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Denis, aged 85, of Biddulph, and formerly of Knypersley. The dearly loved husband of Jean; much-loved dad of Howard and daughter-in-law Andrea, and a loving and very special granddad to Grace and Isaac; dearest brother, a very dear brother-in-law, uncle and good friend to many. Due to the current situation a private funeral service for the family will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday, 15th March. No flowers by request; donations preferred for Dementia UK. Donations and enquiries: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, 01782 212 880.
FROST (Eric). On Saturday, 13th February, 2021, peacefully in hospital and of Crewe Road, Wheelock. Eric, aged 86. The dearly loved husband of Rose Frost and much-loved dad of Caroline and the late Julie. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 5th March at Christ Church, Wheelock, at 11am, prior to interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only, by request; donations, if desired, to Dogs Trust or The Donkey Sanctuary. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, 01606 836 708.
LITTLEMORE (George Allan). Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, 20th February, 2021. George Allan Littlemore, aged 83. A private funeral service is to take place at Crewe Crematorium. For more information, please contact Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, on 01270 762 230.
RATHBONE (Abigail, nee Holdcroft). Peacefully on Monday, 22nd February 2021, at Royal Stoke University Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Abi, aged 97, of Biddulph. The devoted wife of the late John; cherished mum of Margaret; dearest mother-in-law to Michael and a treasured nan of Richard. Abigail will be sadly missed by all her loving family and fondly remembered by many who knew her from Fynney’s greengrocers and florists. A private funeral service will take place at Biddulph Methodist Church on Friday, 19th March at Biddulph Methodist Church, followed by interment at St Lawrence’s Churchyard. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Dementia UK 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.
SPIERS (Vera May). It is with great sadness we announce that Vera, of Bosley and Congleton, (previously of Moss Cottage, Cocksmoss Lane, Marton) passed away suddenly on Friday, 26th February, 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, aged 86. The date would have been her daughter Janet’s 60th birthday. Vera survived her beloved husband, Brian Trevor Spiers, by 54 years (deceased 2nd April, 1967), and her youngest daughter Janet by only one year (deceased 21st February, 2020). Vera was the dearly loved, mother of Stephanie, Andrew and the late Janet, mother-in-law of Julian Alston, and proud grandmother to Charlotte and Abigail. Vera was the only daughter of William Siviter Knight Fielding, furniture store proprietor in Spring Gardens, Buxton, and May Eveline Fielding (nee Heafield). In life, Vera was a valued and longstanding nurse in the intensive care unit at Macclesfield hospital, and was also respected in dog breeding and showing circles in the 1970s and 80s. A strong woman who inspired independent women before her peers, Vera will be sadly missed by all who knew her but especially by her surviving daughter Stephanie who had been her friend and support in her final decade. A small private committal will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium in the coming weeks. This may be followed by an outdoor memorial service in summer when rules allow. Donations, if so desired, can be made in Vera’s memory to The Salvation Army. Please honour and remember Vera now, in your own special way. Enquiries: John Garside and Son Funeral Directors, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.