BAILEY (Sheila). Peacefully at rest on Friday, 22nd October, 2021, at Astbury Mere Care Home in the presence of her devoted husband. Sheila, aged 82, of Congleton. A much loved wife of Michael, much admired mum of Mark and the late Lesley, loved sister of Muriel and aunt to Jean. Sheila will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton, on Tuesday, 9th November at 2.15pm, prior to committal at Macclesfield Crematorium. No flowers by request, please; donations preferred in memory of Sheila to Macmillan Cancer Support. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298829.
BENNETT (Reginald). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 17th October, 2021, at RSUH. Reginald, aged 96, of Newchapel. Now reunited with his beloved wife Nancy. A much loved dad of Kevin and Wendy and the late Alan, loved father-in-law of Susan and Christopher, treasured granddad of Paul, Claire, Karl, Sarah, Emma, Lucy, Lewis and Jack and great-granddad of Lily-Rose, Hugh, Kade, Livvie-Lea, James, Joshua and Everly. Reginald will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. Funeral service at Newchapel Methodist Church on Wednesday, 10th November at 11.30am prior to interment at Woodhouse Burial Ground. Family flowers only by request, please; donations preferred in memory of Reginald to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, 2, Cross Street, Biddulph, 01782 513 210.
CLARANCE (Eva, Pearson). Passed away peacefully on 22nd October at East Cheshire Hospice, with her daughter Wendy and her sister Julie holding her hands. She will be sadly missed by her entire family and her many friends and colleagues around the world. Eva will be having a private cremation and then, in early December, we will be holding a celebration of her life, in Congleton Town Hall. Anyone wishing to join us please contact Wendy and Paul for further details on 01260 280032 or Messenger. Flowers would be most welcome and will be distributed locally to be enjoyed afterwards. Donations, if desired, would kindly go to Macmillan Nurses or East Cheshire Hospice.
COPELAND (Stephen). Peacefully at RSUH on Thursday, 28th October, 2021. Stephen, aged 62, of Brown Lees. The devoted husband of the late Janet, treasured dad of Shaun and Lee, dearest brother of John and Richard, cherished granddad of Archie and Alice, loving father-in-law to Katie and Nicola, much loved uncle of Shane, Jemma, Leona, Declan, Chelsea and Shannon, a dear partner to Alison, brother-in-law and a very good friend to many. Stephen will be missed dearly by all his loving family and friends. The funeral service will take place at St Lawrences’ Church, Biddulph, on Friday, 12th November at noon, prior to a committal service at Bradwell Crematorium. Will family and friends please accept this the only intimation and kindly meet for the service. Floral tributes welcome, donations if preferred 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, ST8 6DY. 01782 379191.
EDWARDS (Lynne). Passed away after a long illness on 21st October, 2021, aged 65, and of Congleton. Devoted and beloved niece and cousin of Alen and Margaret (uncle and aunty), Helen (cousin), Martin, Caden and Leo. The funeral service will be held at Macclesfield Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th November at 3.30pm. Family flowers only, please; donations, if desired, in memory of Lynne will be gratefully received for East Cheshire Hospice. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270290.
HAMILTON-FEY (Anne). Suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday, 26th October, 2021. Anne, aged 86, of Alsager. Much loved partner of Neil, treasured mum of Clare and Ian, dear mother-in-law of Joanne, devoted grandma of Charlotte, Sarah, Peter, Myles and William and very good friend to many. Please could all mourners wear something bright as Anne’s favourite colour is purple. Service at Wesley Place Methodist Church, Alsager on Monday, 8th November at 1pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to either Guide Dogs for the Blind or NSPCC. Enquiries and donations: Joseph Edwards and Sons, independent funeral directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove, 01270 882097.
MCLEAVY. Peacefully on 19th October, 2021, at her home. Margaret, aged 92, of Alsager (formerly of Congleton). Dearly loved and devoted wife of the late James. Loving mum of Christine and Diane. Dear mother-in-law of the late David. Cherished nanna of Deborah and Nichola. Treasured great-nanna of Oliver, Harry, Myah, Max and Reuben. Cortege leaves her home at 1.30pm on Friday, 5th November for service at Trinity Methodist Church, Congleton at 2pm, prior to interment at Congleton Edge. Will relatives please accept this, the only intimation and would friends kindly meet at the church. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Iris Resource Centre or Crewe and Congleton Talking Newspaper. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.
WOOLLAM (Keith). It is with great sadness that the family of Keith Woollam announces his passing on 28th October, 2021, at the age of 86. Keith, dearly loved husband of Enid, devoted dad of Ian and Elizabeth, treasured grandpa of Josephine and dear father-in-law of Jackie and Robert, passed away peacefully at home, and will be lovingly remembered, always. Keith was a dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. The funeral will be held at St Luke’s Church, Mow Cop at 11.45am on Monday, 15th November followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 2pm. All are welcome to attend. No flowers by request. Please make any charitable donations to Douglas Macmillan c/o the funeral directors. Enquiries: C Edwards and Son, 155, High Street, Talke Pits, ST7 1AW, 01782 782842.
WORTH. Suddenly, after a short illness, on 22nd October, 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital. Shaun Kenneth, aged 59, of Congleton. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Lucy. Cherished stepdad to the late Ian. Funeral service at St Peter’s Church, Congleton on a date and time to be arranged, prior to interment at All Saints’ Church, Siddington. Enquiries: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR, 01260 277622. afinneron.co.uk.