Always on our minds, forever in our hearts – the death notices made this week in North Staffordshire


This week, these are the loved ones remembered in the funeral notices and family announcements in The Sentinel.

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Here are is a list of those to appear in North Staffordshire in the last week.

Cecil ADAMS (Monty)

Peacefully at rest after a short illness on Saturday 4th April 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Monty aged 93 years of Forsbrook, formerly of Blythe Bridge.

Devoted Husband of Pauline, loving Dad of Christine, proud Grandad of Elizabeth, Joanne, Anna and Adam, cherished Great Grandad and a dear Brother of George.

Monty will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. Sadly due to the current circumstances a private service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium

 No floral tributes please, donations if desired for Cancer Research UK. Donations and enquiries to J.P Keates and Son Funeral Directors, Bank House, 37 Bank Street, Cheadle, ST10 1NR. Tel. 01538 752164 www.jpkeatesandson.co.uk

Margaret DUNDAS

It is with great sadness that Heather and Cameron announce the passing of their beloved Mum who fell asleep on Saturday 11th April 2020. Margaret, aged 85, died peacefully after a long battle with dementia at Chesterton Lodge Care Home, Newcastle.

Always on our minds, forever in our hearts. A private service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium.

Philip George EARDLEY

Passed away peacefully on Monday 6th April 2020 at Brindley Court Care Home, Longport. Aged 79 years; formerly of Blurton and lately of Adlington House, Wolstanton, Phil is now re-united with his beloved wife Ann.

He was the much loved dad of Joanna and William, father-in-law of Paul and Victoria, treasured grandad of Ciaran, Sean, Thomas, Megan & Grace and brother of Stewart, Margaret and Frank.

A caring and ever generous man, Phil will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all his family and friends. A private cremation is to take place on Friday 24th April at Bradwell Crematorium.

The family would like to thank all for their kind messages and letters of condolence at this very sad time. No flowers please. Donations in memory of Phil to a Stoke homeless charity: Brighter Futures, 5 Whittle Court, Town Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 2QE.

Inquiries to:- Co-op Funeralcare 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffs ST5 8AX Tel:- 01782 711244

John Desmond FOSTER

On the 8th April 2020 at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home, John, aged 88 years, peacefully passed away. Devoted and beloved husband of Sylvia, treasured dad of Julie and Steven, cherished grandad of Niamh and Aine, a brother, uncle and friend to many, John, will be missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

Funeral and cremation service to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday 24th April 2020 at 2.30pm.

Due to social distancing protocols, it is with regret and advance apology that the family are required to allow only 10 mourners to attend the service.

The family wish to thank all relatives and friends for all the kind words, flowers and cards of condolence they have received following the sad passing of John.

Family flowers only please with donations gratefully appreciated to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare, Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 8AX Tel: 01782 711244

Joyce GREEN (nee Sheppard)

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Joyce of Stanfields who died peacefully whilst in the loving care of her family and staff at Brindley Court Nursing Home on the 1st April 2020 aged 92 years. Dearly beloved Wife of the late Peter.

Devoted Mum to Gerard and Angela. Dearest Mother-in-Law to Maria and Arthur. A loving and much loved Nana to Annette, Rebecca, Matthew, Joshua and Philip and great Nana to Andrew, Aimee, Sidney and Kane.

A dear Sister, Sister-in-Law, Aunt and friend who was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church R.I.P on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

A funeral service and burial took place at Tunstall Cemetery on Wednesday 15th April 2020. Please keep Joyce and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Enquiries to:- C McGough & Sons 79 Roundwell Street Tunstall Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5AW 01782 834300

Dorothy LAINTON

Sadly passed away aged 90 years at the Douglas Macmillian Hospice on 10th March 2020. Dorothy was the loving Mother to Paul, Andrea, Howard and Michael, a treasured Grandmother to Aynsley, Liam, Jamie, James and Nathan, also much loved Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother.

Precious Aunt, Great Aunt and Great Great Aunt. Dorothy was dearly loved by all of her family and friends. There will be a live stream service provided for those who are unable to attend, would family and friends wishing to view the service online please contact the family for the log in details.

Enquiries to: ARLINGTON FUNERAL SERVICES (SJ BOULTON & FAMILY) Family Funeral Directors Arlington House Ford Green Road Smallthorne SOT ST6 1NX Tel. 01782 818888.

Millicent MAWBY

Died peacefully at her daughter’s home on Saturday 4th April 2020 Millicent, aged 89 years of the Westlands. Much loved and loving mum of Susan and Fay, treasured nan of James, Sophie, Andrew and Roger. Millicent will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all her many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private family funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium. All inquiries to: MARSH & SON Funeralcare 36 Friarswood Road, Newcastle Tel. 01782 717019.

James MAXFIELD

Peacefully after a short illness on the 1st April 2020, James of Kidsgrove, aged 92 years. Loving husband of Winifred for 70 years and the father of John and Paul.

James was well liked by all who knew him. A private service will be held for immediate family members only. Enquiries:- C McGough & Sons 79 Roundwell Street Tunstall Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5AW 01782 834300.

Jane MOULD

Passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday 4th April 2020 aged 91 years. Reunited with her late husband Len, dearly loved by Linda, Jeff, Julie, Marie and the late Eric and her Loving Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grand Children.

Jane will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. A private service will take place due to Covid-19 a celebration of her life will take place once it is safe to do so.

Family flowers only please. Donations preferred for Dementia UK care of www.leeses.co.uk/online-donations All donations and inquiries to: Harold H Leese (A.Boulton & Sons) Funeral Directors & Memorial Masons St Peter’s Close Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST4 1LP 01782 744433

Sarah RIGBY  (Sally)

Peacefully on 10th April 2020, Sally aged 85 years of Talke. The dearly loved wife of the late Ernest and a loving mum, mother in law, nana and great nana.

A private family cremation will take place but a service to celebrate Sally’s life will be held in due course. Thank you for your understanding.

All inquiries to JOSEPH EDWARDS & SONS, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove. TEL: 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

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Irene Lily ROBERTSON (nee Dean)

Passed away and now at peace after a short illness on Thursday, April 2nd 2020 at the RSUH, Irene aged 89 years formerly of Bentilee and later of Westcroft Nursing Home, Hanley.

A dedicated wife to the late Harry, a much loved mum of Leona, Melvyn, Harry, Iain and Moira, dearest gran to Zhenka, Laura, Ben and Robert, great nan to Natasha, Ryan, Astrid, Lydia, Benjamin, Joshua, George and James, also a great-great nan to Kameel.

A dear sister and sister-in-law to Peter, Joan, Sheila and the late Billy and Raymond, a dear mother-in-law to Sue, Mick and the late Julie.

Irene was loved and respected by all her family and friends. Due to Government guidelines on social distancing a private immediate family only service and cremation will take place on Tuesday, April 21st at Carmountside Crematorium.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and a special thanks to the staff at Westcroft Nursing Home. All inquiries to: Caroline Raftery 90 Trentham Road, Dresden, Staffs. ST3 4DY Tel: 01782 315437

Ruth RYMILL

At rest on April 4th 2020, at Beech Lodge Nursing Home. Ruth aged 95 years, formerly of Werrington. Devoted Wife of the late Ken, treasured Mum of Mike & Judith and Margaret & Ray and a cherished Nana and Great Nana.

Ruth will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Private funeral service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium.

Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Benjamin James SPEED (Jim)

12th April 2020. At peace at last on Easter Sunday. Dearly loved Husband of Barbara, Father of Angela and Gillian, Father-in-law of Derrick. No flowers.

Donations if desired to R.N.L.I. Any enquiries to Graham Tresidder & Son Tel: 01270 812512.

Ray THOMPSON (Tommo)

Peacefully on 8th April 2020 at the R.S.U.H. Tommo aged 79 years, the loved Husband of Anne, much loved Dad of Steven, Dawn and Daley.

Loved Father-In-Law of Jackie and Charlotte. Treasured Grandad to Bobby, loved and respected by Martin and Samantha, a loving Brother, Brother-In-Law, Uncle and friend to many.

A private service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 28th April at 2.30pm. No flowers by request.

Donations preferred for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, donations and enquiries to Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Andrew John WELFORD

 At rest on April 2nd 2020 at R.S.U.H with his Mum and Dad at his side. Andrew aged 43 years of Trent Vale. Treasured Son of Carol and John, dear Dad to Demi and Josh, much loved Brother of Sharon and the late Alison, and a special Uncle of Jacob and Emily.

Andrew will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A private funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium. No floral tributes by request, donations preferred to the Air Ambulance.

Carol and John wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kindness, support and messages of sympathy during this difficult time.

Donations & enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Doreen BEDSON

Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 7th April 2020 at Amberley House Care Home. Doreen aged 85 years of Meir Heath. The dearly beloved wife of the late Ron.

The much loved and loving mum of Susan, Philip and the late Stephen. A dear mother in law and a devoted grandmother and great grandmother.

Due to current circumstances a private service for close family members will take place at Carmountside Crematorium. No flowers please by request, donations in memory of Doreen would be much appreciated for The Douglas Macmillan Hospice Blurton c/o The Funeral Director.

Donations & Enquiries to PAUL DAVIES HARRY DAWSON FUNERAL SERVICES 105 Upper Normacot Road Normacot, Longton. Tel : 313428.

Robert (Bobby) BURTON

Sadly passed away on Saturday 4th April, 2020 at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Bobby aged 64 years of Longton. Treasured Son of the late Sarah & Arthur. Devoted Brother of Derek, Andrew, Paul, Kathy, Mandy, Claire & the late Arthur & Susan. Also a dear Brother-in-Law & Uncle.

Bobby will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends. Private Funeral Service. Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson House, 15 Chetwynd Street, Wolstanton, ST5 0EQ. Telephone: 01782 715152. www.hopkinsonwoottonlovatt.co.uk

Sandra COOPER

Peacefully at rest on Saturday 4th April 2020 at her home in Lightwood surrounded by her loving family. Sandra aged 76 years.

The dearly beloved wife of Keith. The much loved and loving mum of David, Helen and Claire, the dear mother in law of Jacquie, devoted nana of Kayleigh, Connor and Bailey, and the much loved sister of Rita and Ann.

Sandra will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Due to current circumstances a private cremation will take place for close family members on Friday 24th April at Carmountside Crematorium at 1.00 pm.

No flowers please by request, donations in memory of Sandra would be much appreciated for The Douglas Macmillan Hospice Blurton c/o The Funeral Director.

Donations & Enquiries to NICOLA DAVIES HARRY DAWSON FUNERAL SERVICES 105 Upper Normacot Road Normacot, Longton. Tel : 313428.

John FROST

Peacefully at rest on the 24th March 2020 whilst in the loving care of his family at home in Kidsgrove, John aged 80 years. Dearly beloved Husband of the late Mary.

Devoted Dad to Robert, Deborah and Amanda. A loving and much loved Grandad. Dear Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle and friend who will be truly missed.

A funeral service and burial took place at Tunstall Cemetery on Tuesday 14th April 2020. Please keep John and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Enquiries to:- C McGough & Sons 79 Roundwell Street Tunstall Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5AW 01782 834300.

Geoffrey Frank HALL

At peace on Friday 3rd April 2020 at the R.S.U.H, Geoff aged 78 years, formerly of Oakhill. The dearly loved husband of Anne, much loved dad of Jeanette, Carolyn and Jonathan, a very dear and loved father-in-law, grandad, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Geoff will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed. Due to the Covid 19 outbreak a private burial will take place. Donations can be given in memory of Geoff to the Alzheimer’s Society via our website: leeses.co.uk/online-donations (A. Boulton & Sons) St. Peters Close Stoke. ST4 1LP Tel : 01782 744433.

John Anthony HANCOCK

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our most precious John Anthony Hancock on Monday 6th April aged 80.

A devoted, loving husband and soulmate of Alwyn; devoted and treasured Dad of his girls, Alison and Nicky; proud and loving Grandad to Ellie and Meg; loved and respected father in law to Chris and Jake and loving uncle, brother in law and friend. John will be missed and remembered always.

Goodnight and God bless.

Donations in memory of John to British Heart Foundation and Mind c/o John Garside Enquiries to: John Garside & Son, 2 Cross Street, Biddulph, Stoke on Trent, ST8 6BD. Telephone 01782 513210.

Allan JOHNSON

Peacefully at rest after a short illness on Wednesday 8th April 2020, whilst at Treetops Court Park Nursing Home, Leek. Allan aged 81 years of Dimsdale, formerly of Cross Heath.

Much loved husband of the late Maureen, devoted dad of Dawn and son-in-law Kevin, cherished brother of Howard and brother-in-law of Raymond. Allan will be deeply and sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. A private cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium.

A memorial service will take place at a later date, where all can attend to celebrate Allan’s life. All enquiries to: Mr John Rowland, Rowland & Foulkes Funeral Services, 2a St Michael’s Road Cross Heath Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 9LW Tel: 01782 901080. www.rowlandandfoulkes funeralservices.co.uk

Mary MARFLEET  (nee Clewley)

Passed away peacefully, aged 85, 01.04.2020. Loved wife of the late Derrick, mum to Susan, Paul and Julie, treasured nan and great-nan, sister and sister-in-law.

Funeral for close family only, due to current circumstances.

Margaret MASON

Aged 84 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday 2nd April at the RSUH and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Graveside service and interment to take place on Thursday 16th April at Hartshill Cemetery at 10.00am.

Flowers welcome Inquiries to :- Co-op Funeralcare 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, ST5 8AX Tel:- 01782 711244

Roy MAXFIELD

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 26th March 2020 at The Belong Nursing Home, Newcastle, Roy, aged 90 years, formerly of Knutton.

Beloved husband of the late May, a loving dad of Christine and Gill, sons-in-law John and Dez, also a cherished grandad, great-grandad and great-great-grandad.

Roy will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. A private funeral service will take place. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Salt & Son Funeral Home Bridge St, Newcastle. Tel. 01782 617073.

Howard SMITH

On April 4th 2020 at The Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton, Howard aged 50 years of Cheddleton (formerly of Kidsgrove and Trentham).

The dearly loved and devoted husband of Sarah, much loved son of Grace and the late Ken, cherished brother of Neill and Angela, devoted son-in-law of Joyce and Keith and a very dear brother-in-law and uncle.

Funeral Private. Donations may be sent if desired to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Inquiries to S. Sigley & Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, Tel. 01538 382048.

Arthur SMITH

At rest on Monday 6th April at RSUH, aged 88. Arthur of Clayton, husband of the late Hilda, will be deeply missed by his children John, Gary, Judith and their families, along with his friends and neighbours.

A private funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium. Donations in Arthur’s memory are welcomed for The British Heart Foundation and can be made online.

All enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare 1 Park Ave Wolstanton ST5 8AX Tel: 01782 711 244.

Horace SPROSTON

At rest on Thursday 9th April 2020 at the R.S.U.H, Horace aged 92 years of Hanley and formerly of Biddulph.

The much loved husband of the late June, devoted father of Ann, Alan and John, dear father-in-law of Tony and Lisa, a treasured grandad and great-grandad.

Horace will be loved and remembered by his family and many friends. Owing to the current situation a private graveside service and burial will take place at Burslem Cemetery on Wednesday 22nd April at 12 noon.

Enquiries: JOSEPH LYMER & SON Independent Funeral Director Trent Bridge, Bucknall. Tel. 01782 202270.

Monica TATTON  (nee Bettany)

Suddenly on April 4th 2020 at her home in Cheddleton, Monica aged 87 years, the dearly loved and loving wife of George, treasured mum of John, dearest sister-in-law of Glenys and a treasured aunty.

Funeral Private. Donations if desired to St Johns The Baptist Church, Wetley Rocks. Inquiries to S. Sigley & Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, Tel. 01538 382048.

Keith TAYLOR

Peacefully on March 21st 2020 at his home in the care of his loving family Keith John aged 63 years, the dearly loved and devoted husband of Rita, much loved dad of Rachel and son-in-law James and Ashley and partner Chloe, devoted grandad of Elodie, Teddy and Freddie, dearest son of Jean and the late Ray and a very dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Funeral Private. Donations may be sent if desired to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Blurton. Inquiries to S. Sigley & Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, Tel. 01538 382048.

Jean TURNER (nee Willshaw)

Peacefully on Monday 6th April 2020 at Abbey Court Care Home, Leek, formerly of Kniveden Lane, Leek. Jean aged 89 years beloved wife of the late Harold Turner, much loved and cherished Mum of Christine, Colin, Irene and Andrew and a treasured Grandma and Great Grandma.

Private Ceremony due to current restrictions. Donations may be sent if desired to Cancer Research or Crohn’s and Colitis Research. Inquiries to S. Sigley & Sons, Funeral Directors, Leek, Tel. 01538 382048.

Dorothy WILLATT

On the 8th April 2020 at St Quentin’s Nursing Home (The Hawthorns), Dorothy, aged 89 years peacefully passed away.

Devoted and beloved wife of the late Eric, treasured mum of Yvonne, Margaret, Joyce, Gillian and the late Alan, cherished mother-in-law of Malcolm, Stuart, Bob and Nigel, much loved and missed by her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, a sister and friend to many, Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

Funeral and burial service to be held at Keele Cemetery on Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 11am. Due to social distancing protocols. it is with regret and advance apology that the family are required to allow only 10 mourners attending the service.

They do wish to thank all family and friends for all the kind words, flowers and cards of condolence they have received following the sad passing of Dorothy.

The family would like to express a big thank you to all the staff at The Hawthorns for their loving and dignified care of Dorothy.

Flowers welcome or any donations gratefully appreciated to St Quentin’s Nursing Home (The Hawthorns). Enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs, ST5 8AX Tel: 01782 711244.

Pamela Ida WILLIAMS (Thorndyke)

25 September 1941 to 8 April 2020 It is with great sadness that the family of Pam Williams announce her death after a short and sudden illness.

Thanks to the amazing NHS staff in ICU at Royal Stoke University Hospital, paramedics, all support staff, family, neighbours and friends who worked so hard and showed such dignity, respect and love.

Funeral to be announced in the future. Details will be provided to Price and Stubbs Stone, Staffordshire.

Frances May WOOD

Peacefully at rest on Friday 3rd April, 2020 at the RSUH surrounded by her loving family, aged 94 years.

Wife of the late James, treasured mum of John and the late Gladys, mother-in-law of Janet and Brian, much loved grandmother of Tony, Tim, Terri and Paul, great grandmother of Ben, Jamie, Jade, Courtney, Taylor, Bradley, Ben, Harriet and William, great-great-grandmother of Taylor, Layla, Nancy and Charlie, Frances will be greatly missed by Craig, Julie, Caroline, Hayley, Sophie, Becky and Joe and all her family and friends.

A private funeral service will be held in light of the current situation. Donations would be appreciated for the Midlands Air Ambulance and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Donations & enquiries to Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

George Malcolm BENNISON

At peace on Saturday 4th April 2020 at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Malcolm aged 86 years of Biddulph.

The devoted Husband to the late Brenda. Loving Dad to Susan and Carole, dear Father in law to Jamie and Chris. Treasured Grandad of Andrew, Matthew, Richard and Wife Emma and Robert and Partner Mia, Brother to the late Sheila, Brother in law to Maurice, Uncle to Jonathan and the late James.

Malcolm will be sadly missed by all his family and friends, But always remembered. A private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium.

Donations to be sent directly to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Memory of George Malcolm Bennison. All enquiries to: Michael Goulding Dolven Funeral Services Independent Family Funeral Directors 31-33 Congleton Road Biddulph, Stoke on Trent ST8 6DY 01782 379191.

John COOPER

Peacefully at rest on April 6th 2020 at the RSUH after an illness, John aged 83 years of Abbey Hulton.

The dearly loved husband of Joan, much loved dad of Stephen and Michelle, loved father-in-law of Matilda and Kevin. Treasured grandad of Simon & Gemma and Emma & Dave and a loving great-grandad of Freddie, Lena, Brandon and Jessica.

John will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends.

A Private Funeral Service will be held in light of the current situation. Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Alan DALE

Peacefully at rest at UHNM on 2nd April 2020 after a long illness, Alan aged 73 years of Tunstall, devoted husband of Ann and treasured dad of Alison.

Alan will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Private family funeral service to take place, a memorial service to be arranged in the future to celebrate Alan’s life.

Donations will be gratefully received for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Alan. All enquiries: John Johnson Funeralcare 22 Madeley Street Tunstall Stoke on Trent ST6 5AT.

Reginald FARR

“Reg” Passed away peacefully on Friday 10th April 2020 in the care of the staff at NG Healthcare Trentham, beloved husband of Zena, loved dad of Michael, Karen and Andrew, dear father-in-law of Mary and Allan, cherished grandad of Stephanie, Matthew, Dominic, Rachael and Mark, treasured great grandad of Alicia, Toby and Sienna.

Reg will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.

A private cremation service will be taking place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 29th April and a Memorial Service will take place at a later date.

The family would like to thank all family and friends for their kind messages and cards of condolence at this very sad time. Flowers welcome Inquiries to :- Co-op Funeralcare 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire ST5 8AX Tel:- 01782 711244.

Jeanette JURCZYK  (Formerly Rudzik) nee Clayton

At rest on Sunday 5th April 2020, Jeanette Laura aged 87, the dearly loved wife of the late Jan Jurczyk and of the late Wojciech Rudzik, the much loved and loving mother of Michael A.J.Rudzik and daughter-in-law Jolanta, treasured grannie of Selina and Maciej, Roxanna and Timothy, great grannie of Matthew, cherished sister of Margery and the devoted daughter of the late Thomas and Lilian.

Due to the current restrictions with regards to Covid-19, a private funeral service, followed by interment will take place at Newcastle Cemetery on Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 3pm.

Will family and friends please accept this the only Intimation. No flowers at her own request but any donations for the City Dogs Home would be very much appreciated. All inquiries to: MARSH & SON Funeralcare 36 Friarswood Road, Newcastle Tel. 01782 717019.

Dorothy LAINTON

Sadly passed away aged 90 years at the Douglas Macmillian Hospice on 10th March 2020. Dorothy was the loving Mother to Paul, Andrea, Howard and Michael, a treasured Grandmother to Aynsley, Liam, Jamie, James and Nathan, also much loved Great Grandmother, Great Great Grandmother.

Precious Aunt, Great Aunt and Great Great Aunt. Dorothy was dearly loved by all of her family and friends.

There will be a live stream service provided for those who are unable to attend, would family and friends wishing to view the service online please contact the family for the log in details.

Enquiries to: ARLINGTON FUNERAL SERVICES (SJ BOULTON & FAMILY) Family Funeral Directors Arlington House Ford Green Road Smallthorne SOT ST6 1NX Tel. 01782 818888.

Christine Ann LLOYD (nee Griffiths)

At rest on Saturday 4th April at the RSUH following a short unexpected illness, Chris, aged 77 years, of Cellarhead.

Beloved wife of David, loving mum of Susan and a cherished nana of Nathan and Kian. Due to current circumstances a private funeral service for Chris’ immediate family only will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday April 22nd at 10.30am.

Family and friends please contact Williamson Brothers for details of the live webstream of Chris’ service. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for the UHNM Charity.

Donations & enquiries to Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Harry LOWNDES

Peacefully on April 5th 2020 at his home in Abbey Hulton after a long illness bravely borne, Harry aged 90 years.

The dearly beloved husband of the late Beryl, much loved dad of Gary and Gillian, loving father-in-law of Jackie and Andrew, treasured grandad of Melissa, Gemma, Gareth, Jessica and great-granddaughter Grace and dearest brother of Hilda, Tom and the late Millie.

Harry will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A private funeral service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday April 24th at 10.30am.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Marie Curie Cancer Care. Donations & Enquiries to: Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Alan MANN

Peacefully on April 3rd 2020 at Ash Hall Care Home surrounded by his loving family, Alan aged 75 years of Berryhill.

The dearly loved husband of Pauline, much loved dad of Philip and Lisa, loved father-in-law of Emma and Craig, a loving and very special grandad to Sam and Megan.

Treasured great-grandad to Amara and Jack. Dearest brother of Philip and Ken, a very dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend. A Private Funeral Service for the family will take place at Carmountside Crematorium because of the current situation.

Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Elaine MIDDLING

Sadly passed away on Friday 3rd April 2020 aged 73 years, of Birches Head. Loving and caring wife of Bernard, cherished step-mother of Guy, Mark and families.

Devoted nana of seven. A kind friend to many.

Elaine will be remembered for her caring and thoughtful nature and her warming and welcoming smile. Due to current circumstances a private service and cremation will be held at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am on Friday 24th April 2020. Floral tributes welcome.

Enquiries: JOSEPH LYMER & SON Independent Funeral Director Trent Bridge, Bucknall. Tel. 01782 202270.

William (Bill) PEPPER

Peacefully passed away on Sunday 5th April 2020 at the RSUH, Bill aged 69 years of Newcastle.

Beloved husband of Susan, much loved dad to Annmarie, Angela and Claire, treasured grandad to Xander, Elijah, Kaiden, Willow, Jay and Chloe. Special brother to Hazel and brother-in-law to John.

Due to the current restrictions with regards to Covid-19 a Private Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 21st April, 2020 at 12:40pm at Bradwell Crematorium.

Donations would be appreciated to The UHNM Charity via funeral-notices.co.uk All inquiries to: MARSH & SON Funeralcare 36 Friarswood Road, Newcastle Tel. 01782 717019.

Barbara May STANYER

Sadly on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 6.25am after a courageous battle with cancer, in the loving arms of her family. Barbara aged 69 years of Ball Green much loved wife for 52 years to the late Alan, devoted mum to Tracy, Amanda and Stephen, adored grandmother to Tom, Sam and Paige, loving sister of Pat and Terry also a sister in law and aunty.

ALAN STANYER

Passed away on Thursday 2nd April 2020 after a short illness on ward 76b of the RSUH in the arms of his loving family just eight days after his beloved wife Barbara passed away.

Alan aged 72 years of Ball Green. Much loved husband for 52 years to the late Barbara, devoted dad to Tracy, Amanda and Stephen, adored grandad to Tom, Sam and Paige, loving brother to big sister Joan, also a brother in law and uncle.

Barbara and Alan will be greatly missed by all of their family, friends and all those who knew them. The family would like to extend their thanks to all the amazing district nurses for their support during the last days of Barbara’s life.

They would also like to give their sincere thanks and gratitude to all the staff on ward 76b for the dignity and care shown to Alan during the final days of his life.

All enquiries: John Johnson Funeralcare 22 Madeley Street Tunstall Stoke on Trent ST6 5AT Tele: 01782 837832.

Yvonne TOMKINSON

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 8th April 2020, aged 73 years old. Loving Wife of Peter, much loved Mum to Julie, Craig, David, Darren and the late Paul, caring nana and mother in law.

Yvonne will be truly missed by all family and friends. The funeral service is private, and there will be a memorial service to celebrate Yvonne’s life later in the year.

Donations in fond memory of Yvonne are appreciated directly to The Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare Sandon Road Meir, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 7DJ Tel. 01782 315238 / 711244.

Irene WHALAN

At rest on Tuesday 7th April 2020 at St Quentin Nursing Home, Irene aged 93 years, formerly of Milehouse.

Beloved wife of the late Boyce, loving mum of Peter and Paul and the late Glyn, dear mother in law of Joy and Karen, a devoted nana of Laura and Charlie and step great-nana of Sophia and Thomas. Irene will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends.

A private funeral service will take place. Donations if desired to be sent direct to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice or St Quentin Nursing Home, Newcastle. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Salt & Son Funeral Home Bridge St, Newcastle Tel. 01782 617073.

Florence COLCLOUGH

Passed away on Sunday 5th April 2020 at RSUH, aged 96 years. Now reunited with her dear husband Jack. Florence will be deeply missed by all her family and friends.

Private Funeral Service and Cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 21st April 2020 at 4pm. Enquiries to : Co- operative Funeralcare 1 Park Avenue Wolstanton Newcastle Staffordshire ST5 8AX Tel -01782 711244.

Michael Leonard Arthur M.B.E. HARRISON  (Mick)

Peacefully on April 2nd 2020 at The Douglas Macmillan Hospice after a long illness fought with great dignity and courage, Mick aged 59 years of Newcastle.

The dearly loved and adored husband of Karen, precious dad of Samantha and Philippa, loved father-in-law of Liam and Nick, dearest brother of Julie, Claire and Robbie and a loving son.

Mick dedicated his life to public service having served Staffordshire Police for 33 years and also Commissioner for Staffordshire County Council.

A Private Funeral Service for the family will take place at Bradwell Crematorium because of the current situation. A Thanksgiving Service will be held when possible and all friends and colleagues will be notified.

Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Jane Morrison RHODES

Peacefully at rest on 6th April 2020 at Clayborne Care Home Jane, aged 95 years formerly of Bleak Street, Cobridge. Very dear wife of the late Frederick Edward Rhodes, loving mum of Terrance, Melvin and Diane, cherished mother-in-law of Carmela, Cristina and Darren, loved nanna to Darren, Jason, Julian, Dominic, Mark, Dayle and Luke.

Great-grandma to Alura, Danielle, Lewis, Olly, Joshua, Jamie, Jayde, Jaxson, Alicia and Blaize. Such a lovely lady, Jane will be greatly missed by all family, friends and all that knew her. A private graveside service will take place at Biddulph Cemetery on Monday 20th April at 11.00am.

Due to the present circumstances and restrictions a limited number of family are only able to attend. Donations can be made to The British Heart Foundation in remembrance of Jane.

Donations & enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Terence ALLEN

Peacefully passed away on 7th April 2020 at Westcroft Nursing Home, Terry aged 81 years of Longton.

Husband of the late Patricia, dear dad of Carol, Christine, John, dear father in law, grandad and great grandad, also a much loved brother, brother in law and uncle. Due to current circumstances a private family interment will take place at Hartshill Cemetery.

Inquiries to Forrester Brothers Funeral Service 56 Trentham Road Longton Stoke on Trent ST3 4DJ Tel:01782 313874.

John BOOTE

At rest on Sunday 5th April at Clarendon Court Care Home, Nantwich aged 82. John, of Alsager, will be deeply missed by his loving wife Christina and children Alison and Laura and their families.

There will be a private funeral service for the family. Donations in John’s memory are welcomed for the Alzheimer’s Society and can be made online. All enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare 96 Liverpool Rd Kidsgrove, ST7 4EH Tel: 01782 776 678.

Joseph (Joe) BRADBURY

At rest on March 31st 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family, Joe aged 93 years of Bradwell. The dearly beloved husband of the late Flo, much loved dad of Shirley and the late Jean, a loving and very special grandad to Emma, Steven, Louise and Susan and a treasured great-grandad.

A Private Funeral Service for the family will take place at Bradwell Crematorium because of the current situation. Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Audrey DAVIES

Peacefully at rest on Friday 3rd April, 2020 at Goldenhill Nursing Home. Audrey aged 89 years of Newcastle. Loving Wife of late Wilf and devoted partner of the late Bernard.

Much loved Mum of Martin & loving Mother-in-Law of Carol. Treasured Nan of Emma & Jenny & Great Nan. Audrey will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family & friends.

Private Funeral Service. Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson House, 15 Chetwynd Street, Wolstanton, ST5 0EQ. Telephone: 01782 715152. www.hopkinsonwoottonlovatt.co.uk

Jean Mary FALLON

Sadly passed away on Saturday 4th April 2020 at RSUH, Jean aged 86 years, resident of West Croft Nursing Home, formerly of Norton.

Now reunited with her devoted and loving husband Bill. Much loved mum of Patricia, Susan, Julie and Nicola, cherished grandma and great grandma, dear mother in law, sister and sister in law. Jean will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all her family and friends.

Private Funeral Service at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday 17th April 2020 at 4pm. Family flowers only, donations c/o the family will be gifted to the nursing staff at RSUH to help with The Coronavirus situation.

Enquiries to Co operative Funeralcare 1 Park Avenue, Newcastle, Staffordshire. ST5 8AX Tel 01782 711244

Michael FOX

In loving memory of Michael Fox who passed away peacefully on 26th March 2020 at The Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Much loved husband of Kathleen Fox and also a loving father to Denise, Gary, Glynn and Lindsay. A loved father-in-law to Wayne, Angela, Kellie and Kathy.

A loving brother to Kelvin and a great bother-in-law to Karen and June. A dearly missed grandfather to Chantelle, Caitlan, Demi, Lexi and Dannii also a great-grandather and uncle.

A memorial will be held at a later date with donations preferred to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries to: ARLINGTON FUNERAL SERVICES (SJ BOULTON & FAMILY) Family Funeral Directors Arlington House Ford Green Road Smallthorne SOT ST6 1NX Tel. 01782 818888.

Maureen Ann FRANCIS

Maureen passed away peacefully aged 85 on 5th April 2020 at the Royal Stoke Hospital. Late of Betley, Maureen was the much loved wife of the late Tom and the beloved Mum to Susan, Wendy, Kenneth and Karen, a dear sister of Ian and a treasured Nan to Lynsey, Tony and Billy.

Family flowers only please. Kind donations will be received for Rowan Court Care Home. All enquiries to Oxley’s Funeral Services Telephone 01270 214009.

David Graham HANCOX  (Dave the weld)

At peace on Saturday 4th April 2020 at his home in Meir Hay, Dave aged 72 years.

The dearly loved husband of Rosalind, much loved dad of Lee and Faye, dearest father-in-law of Kirstie, devoted grandad of Zara, Lily-Rose, Harry and Emily-May, very dear brother of Lynda and Trevor, dear brother-in-law of Norman, Maureen, Elizabeth and Sue, a loved uncle and special friend of Lynne and Steve.

Due to the Covid 19 outbreak a private cremation will take place.

Donations can be given in memory of Dave to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice via our website: www.leeses.co.uk/ online-donations (A. Boulton & Sons) St. Peters Close Stoke. ST4 1LP Tel : 01782 744433.

Anita Frances HIGGS

Peacefully at rest on 5th April 2020, Anita aged 81 years formerly of Bignall End. The dearly loved Wife of the late Les, much loved Mum of Denise & Louise and loved Step Mum of Adrian. Treasured Mother-in-Law of Paul, Richard and Rosie.

Devoted Nana of Joanna, Lennie & Jack, much loved Sister of Peter & Paula and sister-in-law of Doreen and Phil. Due to the current circumstances a private family funeral will take place at Bradwell Crematorium.

Any donations in memory of Anita are gratefully received to Cartlidge House Care Home care of the Funeral Directors. Enquiries to: HORNE BROTHERS Audley Funeral Home, Ravens Lane, Bignall End. Tel. 01782 720719.

Joyce HOLFORD

At rest after a long illness fought with great courage, strength and dignity in the loving care of Julie and Ryan, Joyce, aged 79 years of Weston Coyney.

A loving wife of the late John. Private family funeral service and cremation to be held at Carmountside Crematorium.

Enquiries to:- W.R. BETTELLEY Funeral Directors, 315 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Tel. 01782 313542.

Doreen HUMPHRIES

Peacefully at rest on the 7th April 2020, at the Place Up Hanley Residential Home, Doreen aged 79 years of Bucknall.

The loved wife of the late James Humphries, loving mum of Jill and Louise, mother-in-law of Dave and Mick, cherished nan of Suzanne, James and the late Amy. Beloved sister of Dorothy and Hilda, affectionately remembered by all who knew her.

Due to the current circumstances a private graveside service will be held at St. Mary’s Churchyard, Bucknall on Monday 20th April at 11.00am.

A Memorial Service for Doreen to celebrate her life with family and friends will be arranged at a later date. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

Donations and enquiries: JOSEPH LYMER & SON Independent Funeral Director Trent Bridge, Bucknall. Tel. 01782 202270.

Anthony (Tony) KEELING

Sadly passed away on March 29th 2020 at the R.S.U.H. Tony aged 73 years of Draycott, formerly of Cheadle.

Dearly loved husband of Geraldine, very much loved dad of Paul and Leon, dear father-in-law of Samantha and Nicky, devoted grandad of Charlotte and Reece, a loving brother of Pauline and a much loved brother-in-law of Jackie, Tony, Paul, Sheila and Brian.

Tony will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. In light of the current situation, a private funeral service will take place on Tuesday April 21st at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.45am.

All enquiries to: H. Dale Funeral Services, 176 Anchor Road, Sandford Hill Longton, Stoke On Trent, ST3 5EF Tel. 01782 313866.

George Henry KING

Passed away peacefully at Amberley House Nursing Home Saturday 4th April 2020 aged 89 years. Dearly beloved son of the late Henry and Ethel, Brother to Colin, dearest Uncle to Jean, David, Jacqueline and the late Ivy, Great Uncle, true and dear friend to many.

George will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Private Funeral Service at Carmountside Crematorium Tuesday 2ist April 2020.

Followed by a celebration of his life at a later date. Co op Funeralcare 33 High Street Stone Staffs ST15 8AR 01785 813375.

Grace (nee Gannon) LAWSON

Of your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear sister Grace who departed this life peacefully on Tuesday 24th March 2020 at the RSUH, aged 86 years.

Grace will be deeply missed by her husband of 53 years John, daughter Paula, son-in-law Stephen and grandson Harrison.

Due to the current restrictions with regards to Covid19 a private funeral service will take place on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 2.40pm. Donations would be appreciated to the UHNM Charity, Ward 75, via funeral-notices.co.uk

Valerie MACHIN

Peacefully on 5th April 2020 at St Quentin Care Home, Val aged 76 years, formerly of Madeley. The dearly loved Wife of the late Ken, much loved Mum of the late Dawn.

Treasured Nan of Kenny, dear Sister of Margaret, Christine, Jackie and good friend to many. Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium.

Any donations in memory of Val are gratefully received for the West Midlands Air Ambulance c/o the Funeral Directors.

Enquiries to: Horne Brothers Funeral Directors Audley Funeral Home Ravens Lane Bignall End Stoke-on-Trent ST7 8PS Tel: 01782 720719.

Betty TIDESWELL

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our treasured mum Betty, devoted wife of the late Gordon.

Mum peacefully grew her wings on the 3rd April 2020, aged 81 years, at Trentham House Nursing Home after a long battle with her health. She is now reunited with her beloved Gord – together just as they wished.

A precious, loving and caring mum to Susan and Robert, wonderful mother-in-law of Wayne and Mandy, cherished nan of Philip, Lianne, Charlotte, Kirsty and their partners Emma, Samie and Glen, adored nannie of Dylan, Kian, Kacie and Rahen and great great nannie to Tommy.

Betty will be forever missed but never forgotten by all her family and friends. (A. Boulton & Sons) St. Peters Close Stoke. ST4 1LP Tel : 01782 744433

Thomas SHINGLER

Tom Passed away on 8th April 2020 aged 92 years. Due to the current situation a private funeral will be held.

A memorial service will take place later in the year at St Johns the Baptist Church, Barlaston where Tom was previously Church Warden. Details will be announced in due time.

Further enquiries to Wellings Funeral Service. Telephone 01283 563555.

Kathleen TRENAM

Peacefully at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice on Thursday 2nd April 2020 aged 71 years. Beloved Wife of the late Jack, Cherished Mum and Mother-in-Law. Nana & Great Nana. Much loved Sister. Friend to many. No mourning clothes please.

Due to Covid-19 a private service will take place with a celebration of life at a later date once it is safe to do so. Family flowers only by request.

Donations can be given in memory of Kath to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice via our website: www.leeses.co.uk/online-donations All donations and inquiries to: Harold H Leese (A.Boulton & Sons) Funeral Directors & Memorial Masons St Peter’s Close Stoke on Trent Staffordshire ST4 1LP

Dorothy Winifred WAREHAM

At rest on Saturday 4th April 2020, Dorothy aged 92 years of Longton.

The beloved wife of the late Reginald James Wareham, a loving mum, grandmother, great-grandmother and great great-grandmother. Dorothy will be fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.

A private funeral service will take place followed by a memorial service at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Salt & Son Funeral Home Bridge St, Newcastle Tel. 01782 617073.

ZEISLER Elisabeth Dunkley Diana Elisabeth Ziesler (nee Dunkley)

Emigrated to New Zealand 1973. Lived previously in Trent Vale, attending Oakhill School. Passed away Friday, 3rd April, 2020.

Daughter of Howard and Doreen Dunkley (deceased). Dearly loved wife of the late Chris. Dearest sister and best of friends, to brother Paul and sisters Susan, Mandy and Joanna.

Especially loved by all her family and friends in New Zealand, England and Switzerland. “You make known to me the path of life, in your presence there is fullness of joy, at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11.

Cynthia Mary ZOROCH

Peacefully on March 30th 2020 at the RSUH Cynthia, aged 69 years of Bradeley Village, formerly of Norton Green.

The dearly beloved wife of the late Stan, much loved mum of Chris and Louise, loved mother-in-law of Joanne and James, a loving and very special nana to Jake and Morgan, dearest sister of Sandra and the late David.

A Private Funeral Service for the family will take place at Carmountside Crematorium because of the current situation. Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Joyce ANDERSON

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 5th April 2020 at St. Quentins Nursing Home, Newcastle, Joyce aged 85 years formerly of Thistleberry, Newcastle, now reunited with her beloved husband James (Jimmy), the dearly loved and loving mum of Stephen and Graham, a loving mother in law of Alison and Rachel, a much loved and treasured nan of Amanda and Micky, Katie and Simon, Mark, Matthew and Libby, Tommy and Lotti.

Also a dearly loved and cherished great nan of Ruby, George, Ava and Hannah. Joyce will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral will take place at Bradwell Crematorium, a memorial service to celebrate Joyce’s life will take place later in the year. All enquiries to Kevin Lownds Funeral Services 12-13 Andrew Place Newcastle, ST5 1DL Tel: 01782 914777.





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