‘Our thoughts are with you all’ – Here are the death notices made in North Staffordshire this week


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. To see the death notices made in the whole of Staffordshire, you can visit here.

ALEXANDER Elizabeth (Betty)

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Betty who passed away on 19th May 2020 at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, aged 87 years, fortified with the rites of Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy RIP.

The dearly beloved wife of the late Tom, much loved mum of Robert, Donald, Caroline and the late Peter, loved mother-in-law, treasured nan of Mark, Cheryl, Sara, Stuart, Andrew, Matthew, Richard, Rhys and Skye, cherished great-nan, loving sister, sister-in-law and aunt.

A private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday 29th May at 11.30am. No flowers by request, donations preferred for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations & enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

BARBER Sylvia

Peacefully on 17th May 2020 at the Haywood Hospital Sylvia, aged 87 years of Abbey Hulton.

The dearly loved wife of the late Joseph Henry Barber, much loved mum of Neil and Karen, Terance and Delcie, Keith and Linda and Ian and Benedict, a treasured nana and great-grandma.

Owing to the current coronavirus restrictions a private service and cremation will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 at 11.30am.

A memorial service for Sylvia will be held at a later date. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for the D.M.H. Donations and enquiries: JOSEPH LYMER & SON Independent Funeral Director Trent Bridge, Bucknall. Tel. 01782 202270.

BRADBURY Malcolm

Peacefully on Monday 11th May 2020, after a long illness bravely fought, Malcolm aged 82 years of Harpfields formerly of Cliff Vale. Much loved husband of Elaine, treasured dad of Pam, Jeff and Craig, a dear father in law, loving grandad and great grandad.

Malcolm will be sadly missed by all. A private family funeral will take place. Donations in Malcolm’s memory may be made to the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

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

CARR Doreen

Suddenly passed away on the 19th May 2020, at home. Doreen was 80 years old and was the devoted wife of Ken. Loving mum of Julie and Gary and a treasured Nanna and Great Nanna She will be missed by all who knew her.

Funeral arrangements later Inquiries to : (A. Boulton & Sons) St.Peters Close Stoke ST4 1LP Tel: 01782 744433.

CIPOLLA Stella

Passed away peacefully on May 4th, 2020, Stella aged 84 of Norton (formerly of Catanzaro, Italy).

The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Raimondo, loving mum to Concetta, Vitaliano and Sebastiano, much loved mother-in-law of Nicola, treasured nana and great-nana of Christopher, Anita, Adam and Scott, Samantha, Ashley, Libby, Ryley, Archie, Lilac and Oscar, beloved sister, sister-in-law and aunt.

Family flowers only please. Donations preferred to the British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to: ARLINGTON FUNERAL SERVICES (SJ BOULTON & FAMILY) Family Funeral Directors Arlington House Ford Green Road Smallthorne SOT ST6 1NX Tel. 01782 818888.

CRAGG Lisa Jane

Suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday, May 9th 2020 at her home in Dresden, Lisa aged 51 years.

Much loved and loving mum of Sean, Sophie, Nathan and Lee, devoted nanny of Harrison and Eva-Lilly, the treasured daughter of Lesley and the late Albert, dear sister of Diane and Dave and the loving auntie of Lola.

Lisa will sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. The funeral cortege will leave her home in Dresden on Thursday, June 4th.

Due to Government guidelines on social distancing a private family only service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Floral tributes in memory of Lisa are welcome. All inquiries to: David Podmore 90 Trentham Road, Dresden, Staffs. ST3 4DY Tel: 01782 315437

DAVIES Elsie Cynthia (Cynthia)

Sadly on 16th May 2020 at Brindley Court Nursing Home, Cynthia aged 89 years formerly of Chesterton.

Devoted wife of the late Ken, treasured mum of Angela, loving mother-in-law of Michael, much loved nan of Sharene, Emma, Michelle, Linda and a great nan & great great nan.

Cynthia will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all of her loving family and friends. Private funeral service to be held. Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson House, 15 Chetwynd Street, Wolstanton, ST5 0EQ. Telephone: 01782 715152. www.hopkinsonwoottonlovatt.co.uk

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EDWARDS Lee Russell

Sadly on May 10th 2020, Lee aged 37 years of Abbey Hulton passed away. A dear husband to Michelle, a much loved and cherished dad to Charlie and Isla-Grace, a devoted son to Julie and Russell and brother to Laura and Kelly.

Lee will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends. Funeral to take place on Tuesday June 2nd. If you would like to pay your respects to Lee the cortege will arrive at SSG Garage at 11.15am and will be leaving at 11.30am for the service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 12pm.

In the current situation please remember to keep 2 metre distance when showing your respects at the SSG Garage.

No flowers by request donations appreciated for Child Bereavement UK. Donations & enquiries to: H Dale Funeral Service 176 Anchor Road Sandford Hill Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5EF

FORRESTER Connie

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Constance of Newcastle who died peacefully on 9th May 2020 whilst in the loving care of her family at the Haywood Hospital aged 94 years.

The dearly beloved wife of the late Roy. Devoted mum to Paul, dearest mother- in- law to Sue, a loving and much loved grannie con con to Olivia, Calum and Ellie, a dear sister, sister- in- law, aunt and friend who will be truly missed and 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 Keele Cemetery on 21st May 2020. Would you please keep Connie and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Enquiries:- C McGough & Sons 79 Roundwell Street Tunstall Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5AW 01782 834300

GALLAGHER Emma

Unexpectedly on Wednesday 6th May 2020 in Great Yarmouth, Emma aged 37 years of London. Much loved Mum to Danniella, Rory and Annie, Devoted Sister to Justin and Alison and Cherished Wife to Clare, Much loved Daughter to Terresa. Emma will be sadly missed by all her loving Family and Friends.

Funeral service to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 9th June 2020 at 12.00 noon. Will all relatives please accept this only intimation.

Due to Government restrictions and Social Distancing only 10 mourners will be allowed into the Crematorium, This includes immediate family members, Invitation only please.

All Enquiries to: Neil Venables Dolven Funeral Services Independent Family Funeral Directors 1 Nashe Drive Blurton, Stoke on Trent ST3 2HD 01782 599156.

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HANCOCK Irene (nee Morrey)

After a battle bravely fought at her Etruria home, Irene aged 90 years, fell asleep at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home on May 15th 2020.

Devoted wife of the late Ted, cherished mum of Lynn and Tracy, mum-in-law of Dave and Andrew, treasured nan of Thomas and Rebecca and a loved great-nana, a very dear aunty and friend.

A private funeral service for the family will take place on June 2nd at Carmountside Crematorium because of the current situation. Donations preferred to Approach (a local charity for Dementia support). Donations & enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

HILL Jean

Peacefully on Friday 15th May 2020 while at home, Jean, aged 82 years of Harriseahead. The devoted Wife of Gordon, treasured Mum to Julie & Kathryn, loved Mother in Law to Ian and Rik, cherished Nan to Chris and his wife Kelly, Ben and Matthew, Great Nan of Jamie, Daniel and Vinnie, a dear Sister to Cyril, Sheila and Sylvia.

Jean will be sadly missed by all her friends and family but always remembered. A private funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday 4th June 2020.

Family flowers only by request, donations if desired please send directly to N.S.P.C.C (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). All Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33 Congleton Rd, Biddulph, SOT, ST8 6DY. Tel: 01782 379191.

HOLDCROFT Mary (nee Armitt)

Peacefully at rest on Friday 15th May 2020 whilst at home in the presence and loving care of her family. Mary, aged 80 years of Mow Cop, formerly of Dales Green was the dearly loved wife of the late Bill, much loved mum of Carol and John, loving mother-in-law of Kevan and Jackie, adored nan of Christopher, Matthew, Beth and Jack, a special great-nan of Duncan, Lewis and Oliver and a dear sister-in-law and auntie.

Mary will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.

A private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium. Donations if desired to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Mary. Donations and enquiries to: WILSONS FUNERAL DIRECTORS (I J Kirkham) 48 Cinderhill Lane, Scholar Green, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3HR. Tel. (01782) 785937.

KELSALL Arthur Graham

It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Arthur at RSUH on Wednesday 13th May 2020, aged 84 years of Burslem. Arthur will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all of his loving family and friends.

Due to the current situation a Private Funeral will take place on Wednesday 27th May 2020. The family would like to thank you all for your kind words of sympathy at this very sad time.

Family flowers only donations preferred to Dementia UK, which can be made through funeral-notices.co.uk. All Enquiries to:- Co-op Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, N-U-L, Staffs. Tel:- 01782 711244.

KHOSA Dave

On the 15th May 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Dave, aged 60 years, sadly passed away. Beloved and devoted husband of Amy, treasured dad of Anita and Geeta, cherished brother of Harry, dearest uncle of Chris, Olivia and Joshua.

A friend to many, Dave was dedicated to his family and will be very dearly missed by the community he served through being Postmaster at Wolstanton Post Office and his much needed and popular Premier Shop in Bucknall.

Funeral and cremation service to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday 5th June 2020 at 12noon. 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.

Family flowers only please with donations gratefully encouraged to the NHS. Enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 8AX. Tel: 01782 711244

NICKLIN Ellen Mary

Peacefully after a long illness on Saturday 16th May 2020 at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Ellen aged 78 years of Fenton/Silverdale. Much loved Mum to Jacquie and Susan, Treasured Nan to Georgina and Emily. Ellen will be sadly missed by all her loving Family and Friends

Funeral service to be held at Fenton Cemetery on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at 12.00 noon, Will all relatives please accept this only intimation.

Due to Government Restrictions and Social Distancing only 10 mourners will be allowed into the cemetery, This includes immediate family members, Invitation only please.

Care of the funeral director. All Enquires to: Neil Venables Dolven Funeral Services Independent Family Funeral Directors 1 Nashe Drive Blurton, Stoke on Trent, ST3 2HD 01782 599156

OLLIER Christine Anne

Peacefully on Sunday 10th May 2020 at the RSUH, Chris aged 66 years of Blurton. Much loved Friend to Alan, Cherished Sister to Caroline, Marie, Paul, Mark and David also Auntie.

Chris will be sadly missed by all her loving Family and Friends. Funeral Service to be held at Tunstall Cemetery on Friday 5th June 2020 at 11.00am.

Will all relatives please accept this only intimation. Due to Government restrictions and Social Distancing only 10 mourners will be allowed into the Cemetery, This includes immediate family members, Invitations only please.

All Enquires to: Neil Venables Dolven Funeral Services Independent Family Funeral Directors 1 Nashe Drive Blurton, Stoke on Trent ST3 2HD 01782 599156.

PICKFORD Linda (nee Billington)

Died peacefully at her home in Baddeley Green on May 15th 2020, Linda aged 74 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Graham, devoted mother of Simon and daughter-in-law Izabela.

Doting grandmother of Ewa Teresa and much loved sister of Terry. Linda will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Due to the current situation a Private Service will take place at Carmountside Lawn Cemetery on Friday May 29th.

A Service to celebrate Linda’s life will take place at a later date. All floral tributes and enquiries to Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

ROWLEY Norman

At rest on 2nd May 2020 at Harplands Hospital Norman, aged 86 years of Werrington. The dearly beloved husband of Shirley, much loved dad of Susan, dear father-in-law of Mick, treasured grandad of Dean and Lisa, sadly missed by Mick and loving great-grandad of Brandon, Layla, Charlotte and Thomas.

Owing to the current coronavirus restrictions a private service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday 1st June at 11.00am.

Family flowers only please, donations preferred for the Alzheimer’s Society. Donations and enquiries: JOSEPH LYMER & SON Independent Funeral Director Trent Bridge, Bucknall. Tel. 01782 202270.

WHITFIELD Jennifer

At rest on Monday 11th May, 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Jenny of Sandford Hill aged 69 years. Cherished mum of Kirstie, mother-in-law of Tony, dearly loved nana of Alexander and Freyja and a treasured sister, sister-in-law and aunt who will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.

The funeral cortege will leave from Jenny’s home on Friday 29th May, followed by a private funeral service at Carmountside Crematorium.

No black mourning attire to be worn, family flowers only please and donations kindly requested in Jenny’s memory to the MS Society UK. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Nile Street, Burslem. Tel. 01782 838724.

WILLIAMS Jean

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020 at the RSUH after a short illness, Jean aged 84 years of Longton, formerly of Coalville Estate, the dearly beloved wife of the late Jack Williams and the loving mum of Ian and Alan, Jean will be sadly missed by all her loving family, friends and neighbours.

The Funeral cortege will leave her home in Longton on Thursday, June 4th. Due to Government guidelines on social distancing a private family only service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. No flowers please by Jean’s own request. All inquiries to: David Podmore 90 Trentham Road, Dresden, Staffs. ST3 4DY Tel: 01782 315437.

WILSON Winifred (Betty)

At rest with her Lord after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity in the loving care of her family on Saturday 9th May 2020, Betty, aged 89 years.

Beloved wife of the late John Wilson, a loving mum of John and Janette, treasured nan of Maria, Garry, Joanna, Abigail and Darren, great-nan and great-great-nan.

Betty will be sadly missed by all her loving family, Church and many friends. 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.

CROSSLEY Barry Michael

Sadly passed away on the 4th May 2020 aged 37 years. Cremation to take place at Carmountside Crematorium Thursday 28th May at 1.30pm. Barry will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

EMERY Dorothy (Dot)

At rest on May 12th 2020, Dorothy, aged 99 years, of Penkhull, the dearly beloved wife of the late Albert, much loved mum and mother-in-law, a loving and very special nana, great-nana and a very dear aunty.

Dot will be missed by her many friends. A private funeral service for the family will take place at Carmountside Crematorium because of the current situation

If you wish to make a donation in memory of Dot, please do so direct to the Alzheimer’s Society or British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

FORRESTER Deborah Jayne

It is with great sadness that Debbie, passed away suddenly on 1st May in the RSUH, aged 35 years.

The dearly loved daughter of Yvonne and the late Stuart, loved mum to Brandon, Owen and Elizabeth, a dear sister to Adam, Nathan and Daniel. Debbie, will be deeply missed, never forgotten and will remain in our hearts forever

A private service and cremation, will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday June 1st at 1.30pm. Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

ILAGAN-BAILEY Shirlene Melody Cruz Cherri

Peacefully on Thursday 7th May 2020 while at the R.S.U.H with her loving husband by her side, Cherri aged 53 years of Knypersley formerly of Charleston, South Carolina.

The dearly devoted Wife of Andrew, beloved Daughter of Sonny and the late Lynn, treasured Sister of Andre and Donn, cherished Daughter in Law to Sheila and the late Graham, dearest Sister in Law to Karen and Katrina, a much loved Aunt, Cousin and a very dear friend and neighbour to many.

Cherri was loved by many and will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. A private funeral service will take place by invitation only.

A service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Cherri’s life will be held on a future date to be announced. Floral tributes welcome. All Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33 Congleton Rd, Biddulph, SOT, ST8 6DY. Tel: 01782 379191.

SIMM Graham

Sadly on May 6th 2020, Graham aged 82 years of Hartshill passed away at his home. A much loved brother to Harry and the late Clive. Graham will be missed by all his family and friends.

A private funeral to take place on Thursday June 4th. Service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium at 11am. Donations appreciated for St Luke’s, Church Hanley. Donations & enquiries to: H Dale Funeral Services 176 Anchor Road Sandford Hill Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5EF 01782 313866.

TANSLEY Brian

At rest at Belong Village on Sunday 17th May 2020, Brian aged 81 years of Milehouse. Adored dad of Juliet, Joanna and Fiona. Brian will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends.

A private funeral service will take place on Thursday 28th May by invitation only due to the current situation.

The cortege will leave from the Belong Village in Newcastle at 1.00pm heading towards Meadow Lane for approx 1.10pm for anyone wishing to pay their respects.

Donations if desired to be sent direct to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Salt & Son Funeral Home Bridge St, Newcastle Tel. 01782 617073.

WOOLRIDGE Albert

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Albert aged 95 years on 16th May 2020, formerly of Bentilee.

The dearly loved husband of the late Mary, much loved and loving dad, grandad, great grandad, great great grandad also a dear brother, father in law and uncle.

Albert will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. Due to the current Covid 19 restrictions a Private Funeral will take place on May 29th at Longton Cemetery.

Enquiries to Forrester Brothers Funeral Service 56 Trentham Road, Longton, Stoke On Trent ST3 4DJ Tel:01782 313874

WORRALL May Nèe Allbutt

Peacefully on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at the R.S.U.H, May, aged 89 years of Brown Lees.

The devoted Wife of the late Reginald, cherished Mum of the late David, much loved Mother in law to Linda, treasured Nana of Matthew, the loving Partner of the late Stan, dear Sister to Ted and Sister in law to Irene, loved aunt and a very good friend to many.

May will be sadly missed but always remembered. A private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 1st June 2020. Family flowers only please.

All Enquiries: Michael Goulding, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33 Congleton Rd, Biddulph, SOT, ST8 6DY. Tel: 01782 379191.

ADAMS Hilda

Sadly passed away on Monday 11th May at The Chimes Residential Care Home. Hilda aged 89 of Middleport. Dearly loved wife to Bill, much loved mother to John and proud grandmother to Evie and Joseph.

A private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on the 28th May.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired are preferred to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Hilda. All Enquiries to:- Co-op Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, N-U-L, Staffs. Tel:- 01782 711244.

DUNN Andrew Charles (Andy)

Passed away suddenly on May 6th 2020, Andrew, aged 52 years of Newcastle. Dearly loved son of Rita and the late Terence and a dear brother of Sara.

A private funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday May 28th at 12.00 noon. A service of Celebration for Andrew’s Life will be held at a later date.

No floral tributes by request, donations preferred for the Lyme Trust. Donations and enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

FORRESTER Anthony ( Fonz )

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 10th May 2020 at the R.S.U.H. Anthony aged 67 years of Meir

The dearly beloved husband of Pauline. Much loved and loving dad of Anthony, Jen, Paul, Barry and Beki. Devoted grandad of Joshua, Baby Heather, Mason, Ethan, Olivia and Hollie and great grandad to be to Luna Rose.

Cherished son of Elsie and the loved brother of Billy. Anthony will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all his loving family and many friends both near and far.

Due to current circumstances a private family service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd June at 12.30 pm. No flowers please by request, donations in memory of Anthony would be much appreciated for The Royal British Legion c/o The Funeral Director.

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

GIANNITTO Amelia

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of our dear sister Amelia, from Baddeley Green, who departed this life on Wednesday 13th May, 2020 aged 90 years at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Shrewsbury.

Fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, rest in peace. Amelia is reunited with her husband Cono and son Reno.

She leaves behind her daughters Giovanna and Maria, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was the strength of them all and will be loved and missed forever.

Due to the current circumstances, a very private graveside funeral service will take place on Tuesday 26th May, 2020. A memorial service fulfilling all Amelia’s funeral requests will be announced at a later date.

Funeral enquiries: Coop Funeralcare, Nile Street, Burslem. Tel: 01782 838724.

JOHNSON Janet Sylvia

Janet At rest on 10th May 2020, Janet aged 91 years of Stone. Dearly loved wife of the late Ken Johnson, much loved mother of Philip and David and a dear sister, grandma and great grandma.

A private funeral service will take place. Donations in memory of Janet, if desired, can be sent to the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries to PRICE & STUBBS (A Boulton & Sons) Funeral Services Mill Street, Stone. Tel. 01785 812556.

KIMBERLEY (Jen )

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 7th May 2020 at the R.S.U.H. Jen aged 69 years of Bentilee. Devoted mum of Tracy and Jane. Treasured nan of Josh, Callum and Beth.

Respected mother in law of Craig. Adored sister of Carole and her husband Nidge and special aunty of Simon, Mathew & Suzanne, Carly & James. Jen will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all her loving family, neighbours and many friends.

Due to current circumstances a private family service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium. Floral Tributes Welcome. Enquiries to NICOLA DAVIES HARRY DAWSON FUNERAL SERVICES 105 Upper Normacot Road Normacot, Longton. Tel : 313428.

Steadman MICHAEL DAVID

Mike Suddenly passed away on Monday 11th May. Mike aged 46 of Stoke-on-Trent. Dearly loved Son, Brother, Uncle, Dad, Grandad and Partner.

A private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 26th May. Due to the current restrictions at the crematorium, Mike’s family will be organising a memorial service for relatives and friends to attend at a later date.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired are preferred to British Heart Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Trust in memory of Mike. All Enquiries to:- Co-op Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, N-U-L, Staffs. Tel:- 01782 711244.

PARKER Joan

Peacefully at rest on May 13th 2020 at Trentham House Care Home, Joan aged 90 years. Beloved wife of the late Bill Parker, loving mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Graham, much loved nan of Joshua and Aimee.

Joan will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Due to Government guidelines on social distancing a private immediate family only service and interment will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd at Fenton Cemetery.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. Floral tributes welcome in memory of Joan. Inquiries to: Caroline Raftery 90 Trentham Road, Dresden, Staffs. ST3 4DY Tel: 01782 315437.

PERRY Daisy May nee Poole

Peacefully at rest on Monday, May 11th 2020 at the RSUH, Daisy aged 87 years of Shelton, much loved and loving mum of Barbara and Michael, dear mother-in-law of Paul, devoted nanna of Jonathan, Timothy and Melanie, a treasured great nan and the dearly loved aunty of Angela. Daisy will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends.

The funeral cortege will leave her home in Shelton on Monday June 1st, due to Government guidelines on social distancing a private family only service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time. No flowers please by request, donations in memory of Daisy may be sent for either the Worldwide Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses or Diabetes UK c/o the Funeral Director.

Donations and inquiries to: David Podmore 90 Trentham Road, Dresden, Staffs. ST3 4DY Tel: 01782 315437

PYE Gordon

Peacefully on 3rd May 2020, Gordon aged 93 years of Longton passed away at Rowley House Nursing Home, Stafford. Re-united with his beloved wife Brenda, a much loved dad to Alan and Carole, loved father in law to Kath and Denis, treasured grandad of Gavin, Angela, Stephanie, Rachel and the late Christopher, great-grandad of Niamh, Ashley and Jessica also a dear uncle.

A private funeral service will take place at Carmountside Chapel on Monday 1st June at 10.30am followed by interment at Fenton Cemetery at 11.30am.

A memorial service for Gordon will be held at a later date. Flowers welcome or if desired donations to The British Heart Foundation. Enquiries to: H Dale Funeral Service 176 Anchor Road Sandford Hill Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5EF.

TYLER Emily

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Emily on 12th May 2020. Loving wife of Tony, much loved Mother of Lesley, Kevin and Lee.

A beloved Mother in-law, Nana and Nani to 12 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren. Also a loved Sister. A private funeral service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium.

Any donations to Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Emily’s memory will be very much appreciated. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare 1 Park Avenue Wolstanton 01782 711244

WHILOCK Mary (Nee Stevenson)

Peacefully on May 11th 2020 at the R.S.U.H Mary aged 75 years of Cellarhead, the beloved wife of the late Joseph Geoffrey (Joe) Whilock, dearly loved mum of Steven and Ian, dearest mum-in-law of Zoe and Zoe treasured grandma of Ruby, Wesley, Georgia and Mitchell very dear sister of Margaret and the late Geoffrey and a dear aunty.

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

WHILOCK Mary (Nee Stevenson)

Peacefully on May 11th 2020 at the R.S.U.H Mary aged 75 years of Cellarhead, the beloved wife of the late Joseph Geoffrey (Joe) Whilock, dearly loved mum of Steven and Ian, dearest mum-in-law of Zoe and Zoe treasured grandma of Ruby, Wesley, Georgia and Mitchell very dear sister of Margaret and the late Geoffrey and a dear aunty.

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

WOOD Jean Mary

Peacefully on Wednesday 13th May 2020, Jean aged 71 years of Rookery. Much loved mum of Anthony and Shirley, dear mother in law of Kerry and Arwel, devoted nan of John, Zack, Sam and Ethan.

A private family funeral will take place. Family flowers only but if desired a donation may be made to the U.H.N.M. Charity. All donations and inquiries to JOSEPH EDWARDS & SONS, Independent Funeral Directors of King Street, Kidsgrove. TEL: 01782 775333 or 01270 882097.

WOODWARD Bernard Ronald (Ron)

At rest on Thursday 14th May 2020 at Amberley House Care Home, Ron aged 87 years formerly of Cheadle.

Owing to the Coronavirus restrictions a private service and cremation will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd June 2020 at 10.30am. Enquiries to: JOSEPH LYMER & SON Independent Funeral Director Trent Bridge, Bucknall. Tel. 01782 202270.

AMISON John Terence

At rest on Tuesday 12th May 2020, John aged 77 years of Milton. The dearly loved and loving husband of Sandra, devoted dad of Julie, John, Tina and Yvonne and a treasured grandad and great grandad.

He will be dearly missed by all his family and many friends. Due to the Covid 19 restrictions a private burial will take place. A Memorial Service for John will be held at a later date.

All inquiries to: (A. Boulton & Sons) St. Peters Close Stoke. ST4 1LP Tel : 01782 744433.

BROCKLEHURST David

At rest on May 7th 2020 at the RSUH, David aged 84 years of Endon. A dearly beloved husband of the late Pauline, much loved dad of Jonathan, Christopher and Joanna, loved father-in-law of Karen and Ian, a loving and very special grandad to Fraser, Ruby, Daniel and Alexander, dearest brother of Joan, a very dear uncle and friend.

A private funeral service for the family will take place on May 29th at Carmountside Crematorium, because of the current situation donations in lieu of flowers to Asthma UK. Donations and Enquiries to: Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

BURGESS Ernest

At rest on 17th April 2020, aged 72 years, of Manor House Nursing Home, Stafford, formerly of Meir. A funeral service will take place on 22nd May at Carmountside Crematorium.

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

BUTTERS Walter

Walter aged 90 years passed away peacefully at Weston House Stafford on Wednesday 13th May 2020. Walter much beloved husband of Margaret, treasured Dad to Georgina, loving Granddad to Lauren and Dan.

Walter will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Due to the current covid situation a private funeral service to take place at Stafford Crematorium Wednesday 27th May 2020.

Donations in Walter’s memory to Alzheimer’s Society Co op Funeralcare 33 High Street Stone Staffs ST15 8AR 01785 813375.

KIRKHAM Sylvia

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 14th May 2020 whilst in the care of Tree Tops Nursing Home, Leek, Sylvia aged 87 years of Tunstall.

The dearly loved wife of John, much loved and loving mum of Carole, Sandra and Lynn and dear mum in law to John, treasured nan of Ian, Simon, Stacey, Lisa, Kimberley, Michael and their partners Emma, Phil and Jason, also a treasured great nan, dear sister, sister in law and aunt.

Sylvia will be very dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Due to the current circumstances a private funeral service will take place in memory of Sylvia on Thursday 21st May 2020.

All enquiries to: John Johnson Funeralcare, 22 Madeley Street, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent ST6 5AT 01782 837 832

LAKIN Victor

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Victor Hubert who died whilst at home in Clayton on the 14th April 2020 aged 92 years.

Dearly beloved Husband of the late Cecilia Lakin. Devoted Dad to Michael, David, Elizabeth and Peter. Dearest Father-in-Law to Susan, Christine, Christopher and Joanne. A loving and much loved Grandad to Matthew, Kevin, Christopher, Eve, Sarah, Edward, Harry, Grace and Emma and Great Grandad.

A dear Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle and friend to many, who will be truly missed and was fortified with the rites of the Holy Catholic Church R.I.P on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

A funeral service and cremation took place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 11th May 2020. A memorial service will take place in the future. Please keep Victor and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Enquiries:- C McGough & Sons 79 Roundwell Street Tunstall Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5AW 01782 834300

McCROSSAN Michael

Peacefully on May 12th 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family, Michael, aged 83 years, of Werrington, treasured husband of Maisie, much loved dad of Peter and Damian, cherished poppy of Kerry and Julie, dear father-in-law of Sue, Andrew and the late Andrew and special grandad to Kaitlin, Ashleigh, Cameron, Ciara, Max and Isabelle.

Michael will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. A private graveside service and interment for Michael’s immediate family only will take place at St John’s Churchyard on Tuesday May 26th at 1:30pm.

A service of thanksgiving for Michael’s life will be held at a later date. No floral tributes please by request, donations preferred to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

MULLINEUX Paul

Sadly passed away at his Blurton home on 14th April 2020 aged 54 years. Dearly loved son of the late Margaret and Billy. Service to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on 22nd May at 1.30pm. Any enquiries to Arlington Funeral Services.

SALMON Kate

Peacefully on 14th May 2020, Kate aged 84 years of Alsager. The dearly loved wife of the late Alan. A private funeral will take place at Bradwell Crematorium.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Kate, her charity of choice is Parkinson’s UK. All donations and inquiries to JOSEPH EDWARDS & SONS, Independent Funeral Directors of Alsager and Kidsgrove. TEL: 01270 882097 or 01782 775333.

SHERRATT Edith

At rest on May 3rd 2020 at the RSUH Edith, aged 90 years, a resident of Chesterton Lodge Care Home, formerly of Berryhill Village. The much loved mum of Carole, David and Angela, dear mother-in-law of John and Brenda, treasured nanna of Nichola, David, Jake, Daisy, Patrick, Rosie, Natalie and Amber and a loved great-nanna to her 8 great- grandchildren.

“Although she is far away, we will hold her close in our hearts and thoughts.”

A private funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium will be held on Friday May 22nd in light of the current situation. Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

TITLEY VALERIE

Peacefully fell asleep on Sunday 26th April 2020. Valerie, aged 59 years of Fenton.

The precious wife of Ian Titley, the beloved daughter of the late Cyril and Dorothy Podmore, much loved sister of David and Josie. Valerie was a treasured daughter-in-law, auntie and friend to many who will always be loved and sadly missed

. A private ceremony will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 26th May 2020 at 12 noon. A Memorial Service to celebrate Valerie’s life will take place at a later date for everyone to attend following the lifting of the current social restrictions.

Immediate family flowers only please. Donations if desired would be gratefully accepted towards Cancer Research UK. All donations & enquiries to: Geoff Tudor TUDOR-DAVIES Independent Family Funeral Services, The Beeches, 142 Waterloo Road, Burslem. Tel. 01782 811411.

TURRELL Dorothy (nee Warburton)

At rest on May 5th 2020, at the RSUH, Dorothy, aged 80 years, of Milton. Devoted and beloved wife of Geoff, treasured mum of Sharon & David and David & Gill, adoring nan of Thomas and Isabelle, special cousin to Ann and dear friend of Dorothy & John. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

A private funeral service for Dorothy’s immediate family only will take place at Carmountside Cemetery Chapel on Wednesday May 27th at 1:30pm, followed by interment in the Lawn Cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations preferred to The British Heart Foundation. Donations and enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

WOOD Ivy ‘Mary’

On the 13th May 2020 at her home with family at her side, Mary, aged 78 years, peacefully passed away.

Devoted and beloved wife of the late Ray, treasured mum of Geraldine, Philip, Mary, Charlie, Steven and Melissa, cherished mother-in-law of Mick and Alan, much loved nana, great nana, sister and twin sister to Alice.

Funeral and burial service to be held at Burslem Cemetery on Thursday 28th May 2020 at 12 noon. 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.

Family flowers only please with donations gratefully appreciated to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle under Lyme. Tel: 01782 711244.

AUSTIN Derek

At rest on April 17th 2020, at the RSUH, Derek, aged 76 years of Dresden.

The dearly loved husband of Ann, much loved and proud dad of Lucy and her partner Dan, a devoted and treasured grandad to Grace, 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, a celebration of Derek’s life will be arranged in the near future when possible. Any charitable donations to be care of the family.

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

MAYER Brian

Passed away peacefully on May 8th 2020 at the R.S.U.H. Brian aged 82 years of St. Michael’s Care Home, Chell (formerly of Harrison Road, Norton).

The dearly loved husband of the late Gladys, much loved dad of Antony and the late Paul, loving father-in-law of Mandy and treasured grandad of Hayleigh, James Eloise and Max.

Brian will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A private funeral service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday May 29th at 2.30pm

Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the NHS. Donations and enquiries to Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors, Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.





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