BAKER. Peacefully on 22nd July 2021, at home, Michael Thomas Vawdrey, aged 81, of Swettenham. The dearly loved and devoted husband of 58 years to June. The funeral service and interment are to take place at St Peter’s Church, Swettenham, on Tuesday, 10th August. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Swettenham Church. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
BIBBY. Marjorie “Marj”, who resided in Rode Heath, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday, 23rd July 2021, at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home, aged 79. Marjorie was a devoted wife to Dennis; a dearly loved mother to Diane and Carol; a loving mother in-law to Karl and Chrys; a treasured grandmother to Martin, Matthew, Brittany, and Alex, and was a dear sister, sister in-law, aunt, and cherished friend. A funeral ceremony will be held for Marjorie at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday, 9th August, at 1.20pm. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for Alzheimer’s Society UK, to aid its battle against, and research into, Dementia. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, Congleton, 01260 270 290.
COUSINS (Graham). At rest after a long illness bravely borne with dignity and courage on 30th July 2021, at East Cheshire Hospice with his loving family by his side. Graham, aged 75, of Congleton. The dearly loved husband of Janice; much loved dad of Stephen and Lindsay; very dear father-in-law of Sarah and Sam; devoted granddad of Thomas and Max, and a dear brother-in-law, uncle and cousin. He will be very sadly missed. The funeral is on Monday, 16th August. The Service and cremation are at Macclesfield Crematorium at 12.15pm. Would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice and Cancer Research UK. Donations c/o the family. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
EVANS (Vera). Peacefully passed away at Royal Stoke University Hospital on Tuesday, 6th July 2021, Vera, aged 82, of Scholar Green. The funeral service is at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday, 10th August at 3.20pm. Will friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium. Flowers welcome. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 1, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle, 01782 711 244.
GROSSICK (Peter). Passed away peacefully at East Cheshire Hospice on 23rd July 2021, Peter, aged 80. The beloved husband of Margaret; much loved dad to Cath, Jo and Sal, and a special granddad and great-granddad. Donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice in memory of Peter at justgiving.com/fundraising/peter-grossick. Peter will be sadly missed by all his friends and family. Enquiries: Peter Forshaw Funeral Services, Sandbach, 01270 762 230.
HARTSHORN (Jeffrey). Peacefully passed away in the early hours of Monday, 26th July 2021, surrounded by his family at his home in Biddulph, Jeffrey, formerly of Kidsgrove, aged 68. He was a wonderful husband to Laura and loving dad to Jeffrey and step-dad to Tracy, Sarah and Michael. He was also a much-loved granddad, uncle, brother-in-law and friend who will be truly missed. The funeral service takes place on Friday, 13th August at Carmountside Crematorium at 12.30pm. Will family and friends please meet at the crematorium. Family flowers only, donations welcome to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries and donations: C McGough and Sons, 69, High Street, Biddulph, 01782 515 155/834 300.
HAWLEY (Mavis). Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 25th July 2021, at The Laurels Residential Home, Mavis, aged 92, of Congleton. The loved cousin of Merren, Angus, Jennifer, Andrew, Dawn, Robert, Shirley and Derek; dear close friend of James, Heather, Rosie, Joseph, Harrison, George, Jane, June, David, Frank, Margaret, Connie, Hillary, Judith and Pete. Mavis will be missed by all who knew her. The funeral service will be held at Wellspring Church, Congleton on Thursday, 12th August at 1.30pm. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK. Enquiries: John Garside and Son, Mountbatten House, Stonehouse Green, Congleton, 01260 298 829.
PARR. John Brian, who resided in Congleton, passed away peacefully at Royal University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, on Tuesday, 27th July 2021, aged 89. John was a devoted husband to Brenda; a dearly loved father to Karen, Keith, Kevin, and John; a loving father in-law to Denise Parr and Mark Ellement; a treasured grandfather to Kirsty, Lindsey, Brian, Sian, Sophie, Michaela, and Jade, and a dear brother to Betty and Mamie. A funeral ceremony will be held for John at Macclesfield Crematorium, on 10th August at 3.30pm. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for Springbank Nursing Home, Mill Hayes Road, Knypersley. Dad, you were always loved, you will be always remembered with love, and will be sorely missed – Your beloved family and friends. Enquiries: Co-op Funeralcare, 20, West Road, Congleton, 01260 270 290.
STACEY (Ray). Peacefully on 23rd July 2021, at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Raymond Leonard, aged 86, of Congleton. The dearly loved and devoted husband of Margaret; loving dad of Lisa and Charles; dear father-in-law of Brian and Claire; cherished granddad of Rachael, James and William, and a treasured great-granddad of Hera. The funeral Service and cremation are to take place on Friday, 6th August at Macclesfield Crematorium. Family flowers only; donations, if desired, to East Cheshire Hospice or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries and donations: Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, 32, West Street, Congleton, 01260 277 622. afinneron.co.uk.
STAPLES (Phyllis Ada). Died peacefully on Monday, 26th July 2021, in the presence of her loving family at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Ada, aged 83, of Biddulph, and formerly Chell Heath. The devoted wife of the late John; beloved mum of Susan and Steve; cherished nana of Colleen and Kimberley, and great-nana to Connor, Mollie, Morgan and Caiden. Also, the treasured mother-in-law of Eddy and grandmother-in-law of Andrew. Ada was a loved and respected friend to many. The funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday, 12th August at 12.40pm. Would all relatives and friends accept this, the only intimation, and would those wishing to attend meet at Bradwell Crematorium for the service. Family flowers only, by request, donations preferred and gratefully received by Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o funeral director. Casual wear at Ada’s request. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33, Congleton Road, Biddulph, 01782 379 191.