‘May you all rest in peace’ – These are the death notices made in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire over the last week


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

To see the full list of family announcements, visit this section of the StokeonTrentLive website where you can search by name, date and location. You can also post your own announcements and notices there.

You can also see the latest listings from your area on the InYourArea section.

Stanley BLUNDRED

Passed away peacefully on the 29th December 2020, aged 94 years old.

Devoted husband of the late Mabel, much loved dad to Maurice and wife Linda, caring grandad to Mark, Simon and their partners Elaine and Karen, loved great grandad to Amy, Daniel, Lauren and Natalie and great great grandad to Dexter & Freddie.

Stanley will be truly and sadly missed by all family and friends. Due to Covid 19 there is a private funeral to be held on Wednesday 20th January at Carmountside.

Family flowers only by request, all donations greatly appreciated directly to the Alzheimer’s Society in memory of Stanley. Enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare Sandon Road Meir, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 7DJ Tel. 01782 315238 / 711244.

Reginald Gordon CONWAY ‘Gordon’

Peacefully in the loving care of his three children on December 18th 2020, Gordon aged 82 years of Parkhall, formerly of Middleport and Shelton.

Loving husband of the late Joan, much loved dad of Helen, David and Deby, a loved father in law, treasured grandad and great-grandad. Funeral Arrangements later. Enquires to:- H Dale Funeral Service 176 Anchor Road Sandford Hill Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5EF Tel: 01782 313866.

Neville George JEFFERY

Passed away at RSUH on Monday 21st December 2020. Neville aged 84 years, formerly of Hanley.

Devoted husband of Wendy, loved dad of Karen and Dawn, respected Father In law of Chris and Dawn’s partner Chris. Treasured grandad of Leanne, Christopher, Aimee, Jonathan, Charlie and their partners Hannah, Mike and Neil.

Dear brother of Tommy and Irene. Dear uncle and friend to many. Neville will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all of his loving family and many friends.

Due to the current COVID restrictions a private Funeral Service and Cremation will take place on Tuesday 12th January 2021 at Bradwell Crematorium. A live streaming link is available and can be provided by the funeral directors.

Family flowers only, donations gratefully received in memory of Neville to C-R-Y.org.uk ( Cardiac Risk in the Young) and Cancer Research UK. All Enquiries to:- Co-op Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, N-U-L, Staffs. Tel:- 01782 711244.

Vera LEESE

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Vera, aged 95 years, of Meir Hay, on Thursday 17th December at Westfield Lodge Care Home.

Dearly loved and devoted wife to the late Ray, adored Mum to Anne and Anthony, much loved mother in law to Mark and dearly thought of by Anthony’s partner Linda.

Treasured Grandma to Danny, Ben, Wayne, Brett and his wife Liz, and also a great gran, sister, aunt, cousin and great friend to many. Vera will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all of her family and friends.

Funeral service and cremation to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday, 8th January at 9.30 a.m.

Due to government guidelines only 30 people are allowed to attend the service Family flowers only please. Donations preferred to Douglas MacMillan Hospice. Enquiries to:- W.R. BETTELLEY Funeral Directors, 315 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Tel. 01782 313542.

Margaret BOURNE

Peacefully at rest on the 14th December 2020 whilst at the RSUH, Margaret of Clayton, aged 91 years. Dearly beloved Wife of the late Reg Bourne.

A dear Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, Aunt and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 9.20am.

Due to the present pandemic regulations attendance to the chapel will be limited. Please keep Margaret and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Enquiries:- C McGough & Sons 79 Roundwell Street Tunstall Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5AW 01782 834300.

Alan David BRAMMER (Bram)

Sadly after a short illness on 15th December 2020 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital Alan aged 75 years of Porthill.

Devoted husband of Jenny, brother of the late Gordon and cousin of Jackie. Alan will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends.

Due to the current Government restrictions a private funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 10.40am.

Donations much appreciated to Cancer Research UK. Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson House 15 Chetwynd Street Wolstanton ST5 0EQ Telephone: 01782 715152 info@hwlfunerals.co.uk www.hwlfunerals.co.uk

James Alan COLLIER

Passed away peacefully on the 18th December 2020, aged 83 years old.

Devoted husband of the late Dorothy, much loved dad to Wendy, Julie, Karl and Paul, loving father-in-law to Peter and Jane, adored grandad and great grandad.

James will be truly and sadly missed by all family and friends. Due to Covid 19 there is a private funeral to be held on Friday 15th January at Carmountside.

Family flowers only by request, all donations greatly appreciated directly to the Stroke Association UK in loving memory of James. Enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare Sandon Road Meir, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 7DJ Tel. 01782 315238 / 711244.

Eileen DAWSON (Nee Holdcfort)

Passed away peacefully on December 15th 2020 at the RSUH, Eileen aged 98 years (formerly of Birches Head).

The dearly beloved wife of the late John, much loved mum of Ann and the late Tony, loving mother-in-law of David and Joan and much loved by all her grandchildren Mark, Michael, Malcolm, Alison, Neville, Philip and their families.

Dearest sister of Russell and the late Beryl, a loving aunty and fondly remembered by Sue. Eileen will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

A private funeral service will be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday January 11th at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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

Eleonor ELLAM ‘Ellie’

On the 14th December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ellie, aged 67 years, sadly passed away.

Devoted and beloved wife of Roy, much loved by Sarah, Simon, James and Emily. Ellie will be lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

Funeral and cremation service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 18th January 2021 at 11.20am. It is with regret and advance apology that the family are required to allow only 20 mourners to attend the service.

Family flowers only please with any donations appreciated to the M.S.Society. Enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle under Lyme. ST5 8AX. Tel: 01782 711244.

Gillian GIBSON

On the 18th December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, with loved ones at her side, Gillian, aged 71 years, sadly passed away.

Devoted and beloved partner of Keith, cherished mum of Mandy, Sue, Steph and Chris, much loved nan of Elly. Gill, a dear friend and colleague to many at Coop, Penkhull will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew her.

Funeral and cremation service to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 18th January 2021 at 2pm. It is with regret and advance apology that the family are required to allow only 20 mourners attend the service.

Family flowers only please with any donations appreciated to Cancer Research UK. Enquires to: Coop Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, Newcastle under Lyme. ST5 8AX. Tel: 01782 711244.

John Arthur GREEN

Peacefully at the Royal Stoke Hospital on 24th December 2020 John Arthur Green aged 76 years. Brother of Kathleen, Neville, Melanie, David and the late Mary.

Beloved husband of Mary, father to James and John and grandad to Jack, James, Shannah and Josie. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Will be sadly missed by friends and acquaintances.

Marjorie HUGHES

On 24th December 2020 at Hanford Court Care Home, Marjorie aged 89 years formerly of the Westlands, Newcastle.

The beloved wife of the late Alan, dearest sister to Doreen and the late Harry, loved step-mother to Helen and Jane. A dear step-gran, aunt and great-aunt.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 11th January 2021 at 9:20 am.

Family flowers only please, donations instead to any charity of your choice. Enquiries to: Salt and Son Funeral Directors, 01782 617073.

Jennifer Lynn LEESE

After a short illness on 23rd December at home in Kidsgrove aged 73.

Jennifer will be deeply missed by her loving husband Marshall, daughters Michelle and Adele, grandchildren Samantha, Carly, Nathan, Rebecca and great grandchildren along with other family members, friends and neighbours.

Jennifer’s funeral service is to be held on Tuesday 19th January at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only by request; donations in Jennifer’s memory are welcomed for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice All enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare Nile Street Burslem ST6 2BH Tel 01782 838 724.

Wilf Frank MILLWARD

Suddenly on December 2nd 2020 at his home, Wilf, aged 85 years of Hanley.

The dearly beloved husband of the late Laura, loving uncle, a very dear brother-in-law and good friend to many. Due to the current situation a private funeral service for the family will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday January 11th.

Enquiries to:- Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Ian ROGERS

Peacefully on 21st December at his home in Middleport after a long illness borne with courage and dignity, Ian, aged 60 years, the dearly loved and devoted husband of Julie, much loved dad of Steven, Claire, Ian and Christopher, a treasured grandad, loving son and son-in-law, loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many.

Funeral service and cremation at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday January 14th 2021 at 12 noon. Due to government guidelines only 20 people are allowed to attend the service.

Family flowers only please, 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.

Shirley Anne ROWLEY

Peacefully at rest on 10th December 2020 at home with her family, Shirley aged 84 years of Trentham, much loved Wife of Graham, loving Mum of Mark and Julie and Mum-in-law to Amanda and Mark, treasured Nan to Daniel, Jessica, Samantha, Natalie, Emma and Georgia, Great Nana to Scarlett, Brodie, Ashton, Delilah-Jane, Alyeah, Daisy-May, Dakota-Rose, Brooklyn, Imogen.

Loved Sister of Eric and the late Douglas Bond, Sister in-law to Sheila Bond, the late Marie Bond and the late Kenneth and Dora Rowley. Aunty to Linda, Susan, Dawn, Leslie, Christine and Robert.

Cousin to Steve. Dearly loved and sadly missed by all her family and friends. A private funeral service at Saint John’s Church, Trent Vale followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium will take place on 7th January 2021 Due to government restrictions and social distancing only 30 mourners are allowed into church / crematorium, face coverings must be worn.

Family flowers only please, Donations can be given in memory of Shirley to Douglas Macmillan Hospice either via our website: www.leeses.co.uk/ online-donations or care of the Funeral Director. All Enquiries to : Harold H. Leese (A. Boulton & Sons) St.Peters Close Stoke ST4 1LP Tel: 01782 744433.

Sheila WHITEHEAD

At rest on December 9th 2020 at the RSUH, Sheila, aged 85 years of Baddeley Green. The dearly loved and devoted wife of Ellis, much loved mum of Nigel, Janice, Diane, Andrew and Joanne, loved mother-in-law, a loving and very special nanna and great-nanna, dearest sister-in-law, a very dear aunty and good friend to many. Due the current situation a private funeral service for the family will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday January 12th. Floral tributes welcome. Enquiries to:- Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Sylvia WOOD

Sadly passed away at RSUH on Tuesday, 15 December, 2020. A much loved mum to Jason and Justin, cherished nana and sister and good friend to many.

Funeral service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium on Friday 8th January 2021 at 14.30 Family flowers only please, any donations to the RSPCA. Enquiries to:- W.R. BETTELLEY Funeral Directors, 315 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Tel. 01782 313542.

Frederick WOOLRICH

At rest on December 15th 2020 at the RSUH, Fred aged 86 years, formerly of Harriseahead.

The loved and devoted husband of Sheila, much loved uncle of Sandra, Kenneth and the late David, a very dear great-uncle and good friend to many.

Due to the current situation a private service and burial for the family will take place at Biddulph Town Cemetery on Monday January 11th. Enquiries to:- Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Jill ALEXANDER (Née Mendiuk)

Suddenly on 28th December 2020, Jill aged 64 years. The very dear sister of Adele. Funeral arrangements later.

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

Tony ANTROBUS

At rest 20th December 2020, Tony aged 74 years of Kidsgrove, former publican of the Cozy Club, Haslington.

The dearly loved husband of Sheila and a dear father, grandad, brother and friend to many. A private family funeral will take place, but should you wish to make a donation in memory of Tony, the charity of choice is Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan Nurses).

All inquiries and any donations to 3 King Street, Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, ST7 1HW 01782 775333.

Alec BARCROFT

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 20th December 2020, Alec, aged 89 years, of Baldwin’s Gate.

At peace with his beloved wife Joan, truly adored dad of Hil and Denton and a loving grandad. A well-known dentist and magistrate. Alec will be deeply missed by all his loving family and friends.

A private service will be taking place due to current circumstances. Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Salt & Son Funeral Home Bridge St, Newcastle Tel. 01782 617073.

Stuart BENTLEY

Mr Stuart Bentley sadly passed away on the 14th of December 2020.

Dad to Jackie and Philip, husband to his late wife June, brother of Peter and Brian, grandad to Mathew and father in law of Andy Stuart was very much loved by all.

Stuart will be sadly missed by family and friends. Rest in peace Stuart we’ll all meet again one day. Stuart’s funeral service is to be held on Wednesday 6th January, 1.30pm, at Carmountside Crematorium.

Family flowers only by request; donations in Stuart’s memory are welcomed for the Alzheimer’s Society. All enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare Nile Street Burslem ST6 2BH Tel 01782 838 724.

Marjorie COPE

Peacefully passed away on Friday 18th December 2020 at St Josephs Nursing Home, Stafford. Marjorie aged 95 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Bill, cherished mother of Cindy and Richard.

Treasured mother in law of Neville and Ann. A loving gran and great gran who will be greatly missed. A private funeral service will be held at Stafford Crematorium on Monday 11th January 2021 at 11:30am.

Family flowers only. Any donations appreciated for St Josephs Nursing Home. All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeralcare, 94 Queensville, Stafford ST17 4NX 01785 259847.

John DAVIES

Peacefully on December 13th 2020 at his home in the arms of his loving wife, John aged 76 years of Bradeley.

The dearly loved husband of Jean, much loved dad of Stephen and Shaun, loved father-in-law of Siobhan and Jayne, a loving and very special grandad to Mark, James, Eithne and Eve-Anais, dearest brother-in-law of Kevin and Sharon, very dear uncle and friend.

Due to the current situation a private funeral service for the family will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday January 6th.

No flowers by John’s own request. Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Michael John DEAN

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 16th December 2020 at his home in Blythe Bridge Michael aged 82 years. The dearly beloved husband of Jeanette.

Much loved and loving father of Julia and Karen. Dear father in law of Philip and David and the devoted grandad of Jonathan, Danielle, Heather and Maria.

A very dear brother brother in law and uncle. Michael will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all his loving family and many friends.

Due to current circumstances and restrictions a private family funeral will take place on Wednesday 6th January. Service and Cremation at Stafford Crematorium at 12.00 noon.

No flowers please by request, donations in memory of Michael would be much appreciated for The British Heart Foundation c/o The Funeral Director.

Donations & Enquiries to PAUL DAVIES HARRY DAWSON FUNERAL SERVICES The Funeral Home 105 Upper Normacot Road Normacot, Longton, Stoke on Trent. ST3 4QG. Tel : 01782 313428.

Alan DEAVILLE

Suddenly left us on December 20 2020, aged 72 years of Loggerheads. A private family funeral will take place due to the current restrictions.

Family flowers only but donations if so desired can be forwarded directly to The Firefighters Charity in Memory of ALAN. All inquiries to please to : J R Williams Funeral Directors, Market Drayton, Telephone : 01630 654490.

Claude EVANS

At rest on December 12th 2020 at Trentham House Care Home, Claude aged 89 years of Meir. The dearly loved husband of Doreen, much loved dad of Lorraine, Pat and Andrea, loved father-in-law of Steven, a loving and very special grandad to Kimberley, Anthea, Daniel and Rebecca and a treasured great-grandad.

Due to the current situation a private funeral service for the family will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Thursday January 7th.

Family flowers only, donations preferred for the Alzheimer’s Society. Donations and Enquiries to: Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Madge HALLAM

Peacefully on 19th December, 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Madge aged 92 years of The Westlands.

Devoted wife of the late Ken, also a loved sister, sister in law, aunt and great aunt. Madge will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.

Due to the current government restrictions a private funeral service will be held at St Mark’s Church, Basford followed by a burial at Newcastle Cemetery on Tuesday 12th January, 2021 at 2:15pm. Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson House 15 Chetwynd Street Wolstanton ST5 0EQ Telephone: 01782 715152 info@hwlfunerals.co.uk www.hwlfunerals.co.uk

Wayne HOLLAND

Unexpectedly while at R.S.U.H on Sunday 13th December, Wayne, aged 67 of Knypersley.

The beloved and devoted Husband of Prue, treasured Dad of Westley and Gemma, a dearest Brother of Coleen, cherished Grandad, Father in Law, Brother in Law, Uncle and a very loved and respected friend and neighbour to many.

Wayne was a true gentleman who will be greatly missed by all his loving family and many friends. A private funeral service and cremation will take place by invitation only.

Floral tributes welcome, donations if desired to Douglas Macmillan Hospice dmhospice.org.uk/donate. All Enquiries: Vanessa Dolman, Dolven Funeral Services, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 31-33 Congleton Rd, Biddulph, SOT, ST8 6DY. Tel: 01782 379191.

Florence JENNINGS (Flo)

At rest on December 11th 2020 at the RSUH Flo, aged 94 years formerly of Bucknall.

The dearly loved and devoted wife of the late Bill, much loved mum of Hazel, Susan and the late Yvonne, loved mother-in-law of Ronnie and Gary, treasured nan to Clair, Mark, Grant and Ryan and great-nan to Liam, Jordan and George a very dear sister, sister-in-law, aunty and friend.

Flo was loved by all who knew her. Due to the current situation a private funeral service for the family will take place at St Mary’s Church, Bucknall on Thursday January 7th, followed by interment in the church yard.

Family flowers only, donations preferred for Dementia UK. Donations and Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Elizabeth MADDOX (née Peacock)

Peacefully on December 11th 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after a brief illness, Elizabeth, aged 86 years of Leek.

The beloved mum of Martin, Simon and Tim Maddox and the devoted granny of Dominic, Rebecca, Max, Millie, Amelia, Isabel and Ed. A Funeral service will take place privately.

No flowers please and Donations to Leek Home for Strays. (patwoodsleekhomeforstrays.com/) All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare, Nile Street, Burslem. Tel 01782 838724.

Jessie MUSSO (nee Jagger)

Peacefully at Abbeywell Court Nursing Home, on 21st December surrounded by family, Jessie aged 84 years of Shelton.

Devoted mum of Rosa Marie, Giovanni, Orlando and Teresa, treasured grandmother of Alix, Adam, Daniel, Lianne and Chloe, a loving great grandmother and friend to many. Jessie will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends.

A private family funeral will take place, but anyone wishing to make a donation in Jessie’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. All donations and inquiries to 3 King Street, Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, ST7 1HW 01782 775333.

Kath PHILLIPS

Passed away peacefully on December 3rd 2020 at the R.S.U.H. Kath aged 62 years of Longton.

Loving sister of Jimmy, Mary, Betty, Tommy, Rose, Theresa, Eileen and the late Bridie, a dear sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt. Funeral to take place on Monday January 18th.

Service and cremation at Carmountside Crematorium at 11.30am. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions the service is by invitation only.

Floral tributes welcome, or if preferred donations appreciated for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations and enquiries to: H Dale Funeral Service 176 Anchor Road Sandford Hill Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5EF Tel: 01782 313866.

John SANDERS PRESIDENT OF HEM HEATH CRICKET CLUB

Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 15th December 2020 at The R.S.U.H. surrounded by his loving family. John aged 78 years of Hanford. Formerly of Trentham.

The dearly beloved husband of Margaret. Treasured dad of Darren, Mark, Robert and Abigail. A dear father in law and a devoted grandad.

A very dear brother, brother in law and uncle. John will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all his loving family and many friends.

Due to current circumstances and restrictions a private family funeral will take place ( Invitation Only ) on Tuesday 19th January. Service at Holy Trinity Catholic Church London Road Newcastle at 12.00 noon followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of John would be much appreciated for Dementia UK c/o The Funeral Director.

Donations & Enquiries to PAUL DAVIES HARRY DAWSON FUNERAL SERVICES The Funeral Home 105 Upper Normacot Road Normacot, Longton, Stoke on Trent. ST3 4QG. Tel : 01782 313428.

Michael TURNER

Peacefully at rest on the 15th December 2020 whilst in the loving care of his family at the RSUH, Michael of Wolstanton aged 72 years.

Dearly beloved Husband to Sarah. A devoted Father to Daniel, Hannah and Nicholas. A dearest Father-in-Law to Laura, Nicholas and Becky.

A loving and much loved Grandpa to Emma, Annabella and Persephone. A dear Brother, Brother-in-Law, Uncle and friend who will be truly missed. Funeral service and cremation to be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 11th January 2021 at 1.20pm.

Due to the present pandemic regulations attendance in the chapel is limited. Please keep Michael and his family in your thoughts.

No flowers by request, donations preferred to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations & Enquiries c/o:- C McGough & Sons 79 Roundwell Street Tunstall Stoke-on-Trent ST6 5AW 01782 834300.

Albert WEAVER

At rest on December 9th 2020, surrounded by his loving family, Albert aged 89 years of Weston Coyney.

Devoted husband of the late Barbara, adored dad of Cheryl, Daryl and Debra, dearly loved father in law of Lisa, Mark and the late John, treasured grandad of Ryan, Rebecca, Matthew, Kieran and the late Greg. Funeral to take place on Wednesday January 20th.

Service at St Peters Church, Caverswall at 11.30am, prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations appreciated for Midlands Air Ambulance.

Due to the current situation. the funeral will be by invitation only. Donations & Enquires to: H Dale Funeral Service 176 Anchor Road Sandford Hill Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5EF Tel: 01782 313866.

John CLIFFE(Jacko)

After a short illness on 8th December at RSUH aged 85. Loving husband to the late Grace; cherished dad of Alan, Doreen, John and Tony and a devoted grandad.

John will be missed by all. John’s funeral service for the family is to be held on Thursday 7th January, 9.30am, at Carmountside Crematorium.

Family flowers only by request; donations in John’s memory are welcomed for Douglas Macmillan Hospice All enquiries to: Coop Funeralcare Nile Street Burslem, ST6 2BH Tel: 01782 838 724.

Margaret DAVIES

At rest on Friday December 18th 2020 whilst at Ash Hall Residential Home and Nursing Home Margaret aged 95 years of Brown Edge, (formerly of Abbey Hulton).

The dearly devoted wife of the late Harry Gordon, much loved mum of Rita, David, Elaine, Robert and Richard. Margaret also had a much loved extended family comprising of 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Margaret will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all her family and friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service for a maximum of 30 mourners will take place at St Anne’s Church Brown Edge on Thursday 7th January 2021 at 1.15pm prior to interment at Brown Edge Lawn Cemetery opposite the Church.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired are preferred to Alzheimer’s Society or Guide Dogs for the blind in memory of Margaret. using the link www.funeral-notices.co.uk. All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare, Nile Street, Burslem. Tel 01782 838724.

David Christopher HAMBLETON

David passed away peacefully at RSUH on Thursday, 3rd December 2020 aged 72 years.

A dear brother to Derek and brother-in-law to Elaine, a special uncle to Andrew and Liz. and Great Uncle to Sophia and William. David will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his family and friends.

Funeral service and cremation to be held at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday, 5th January 2021 at 1.30 p.m. Flowers welcome. Enquiries to:- W.R. BETTELLEY Funeral Directors, 315 Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent, Tel. 01782 313542.

Joyce HEWITT

Peacefully on 21st December 2020 at Newford Nursing Home, Joyce aged 92 years formerly of Bentilee and Berryhill.

The dearly loved wife of the late Doug, much loved mum of Jennifer, Michael and Annette, dear mother-in-law of Paul, Janet and David, a treasured nan, great-nan, great-great-nan, loving sister of Joan and sister-in-law of Ivy.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service and cremation will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday 18th January 2021 at 11.00am. Family flowers only please, donations preferred for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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

John George HOOPER

On Monday 14th December 2020, at home in the loving care of his family, John, aged 84 years of Kidsgrove and Talke. Much loved husband of Mary, a loving dad of John and Mark.

A dear father in law to Sheila and Karen, brother, brother in law, uncle and friend. Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday 8th January 2021 at 2.40pm.

Due to the government restrictions, attendance to the funeral is by invitation only.

Flowers welcome, but donations preferred please to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Donations can be donated by using funeral-notices.co.uk All enquiries to: John Johnson Funeralcare 22 Madeley Street Tunstall Stoke on Trent ST6 5AT Tele: 01782 837832.

Joan PRITCHARD

Suddenly on December 12th 2020 at the RSUH, Joan aged 85 years of Werrington. The dearly beloved wife of the late David for 62 years.

Much loved mum of Steven, Adam and Elizabeth, loved mother-in-law of Monique, Julie and Ken, a loving and very special granny to Aaron, Mitchell, Brett, Harley and Sienna, dearest sister of the late John and sister-in-law of Margaret, a very dear aunty and friend.

Due to the current situation a private funeral service for the family will take place at Carmounside Crematorium on Friday January 8th.

Family flowers only, donations preferred for the Alzheimer’s Society. Donations and Enquiries to: Williamson Brothers Family Funeral Directors Birch House, Birches Head Road, Hanley, ST1 6LH. Tel. 01782 212880.

Dennis (John)SAMMONS

Sadly on the 9th December 2020, Dennis (John), aged 89 years of Lightwood passed away at the RSUH.

Much loved husband of Joan, loving dad to Diane and Mark and son-in-law Neil, a cherished grandad to Becky and Lucy. Dennis will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral services to take place at Carmountside on January 4th at 12:30pm. Due to the current situation the funeral will be by invitation only.

Doris Pamela STUBBS (Pam)

At rest on 12th December 2020, at the RSUH Pam, aged 82 years of Tunstall.

Dearly loved wife of Derek, treasured mum of Janice and Nigel, loved mother in law of Mark and Kasia, dear grandma to Leo and Lily, much loved sister to Ethel and the late Ray and Fred, dear sister in law and aunt Funeral service to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday 8th January 2021 at 2pm.

Due to the current guidelines, attendance to the funeral is by family invitation only. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Christ Church, Tunstall All enquiries to: John Johnson Funeralcare 22 Madeley Street Tunstall Stoke on Trent ST6 5AT Tele: 01782 837832.

Audrey Loretta SUTTON

After a short illness on Monday 14th December 2020 at the RSUH, Audrey aged 89 years of Endon.

Dearly loved wife of the late Derek Sutton, much loved mum of Ian and Elizabeth, dear mother-in-law of Elaine and David, treasured nan of Rachel and Ray and Jamie and Charlotte and great-nana of Millie, Charlie and Harry.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 12th January 2021.

Family flowers only please, donations preferred for Douglas Macmillan to be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rachel-jones205 All enquiries to PRICE & STUBBS (A Boulton & Sons) Funeral Services Mill Street, Stone. Tel. 01785 812556.

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Charles Thomas SWIFT

Passed away on December 5th 2020 at the R.S.U.H. Charles aged 94 years of Fenton.

Beloved husband of the late Joan, father of Andrew, Howard, Mandy, Nicholas and Timothy, father-in-law of Nancy, Andrea, Kevin, Tracey and Amanda, a loving grandad and uncle, fortified by the Rites of the Holy Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy. R.I.P

His remains will be received into St Gregory’s R.C. Church, Longton on Sunday January 10th at 6pm. Requiem mass on Monday January 11th at 1.15pm, prior to interment at Fenton Cemetery.

Floral tributes welcome or if preferred donations appreciated for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the Donna Louise Trust. Donations and enquiries to: H Dale Funeral Service 176 Anchor Road Sandford Hill Longton Stoke-on-Trent ST3 5EF Tel: 01782 313866.

John Alfred UPTON British Empire Medal Officer of the Order of St John.

Passed away peacefully 15th December 2020. Aged 91 years. Beloved Husband of the late Maureen, Dear Brother of Joyce, Special Uncle of Jeremy And a dear friend to many.

Funeral to take place on Wednesday 13th January 2021. Service at St Francis of Assisi Church, Meir Heath at 12.30pm prior to interment at Stone Cemetery. Family flowers only please.

Donations if desired to Cardiology or Renal Units of Royal Stoke Hospital. Due to Current Covid restrictions attendance is strictly by invitation only. Enquiries to: Forrester Brothers Funeral Directors 56 Trentham Road, Longton, Stoke on Trent ST3 4DJ Telephone 01782 313874.

Frederick CLARKE (Arthur)

Former Liberal County Councillor 1972 – 1976 Sadly on the 18th December, 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. Arthur aged 82 years of Trentham.

Devoted husband of Eileen, dear brother of David and brother in law of Mandy, Kathleen, Paul, Jean & David. Arthur will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends.

Due to the current government restrictions a private funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 6th January, 2021 at 12:40pm.

Donations much appreciated to The Woodland Trust. Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson House 15 Chetwynd Street Wolstanton ST5 0EQ Telephone: 01782 715152 info@hwlfunerals.co.uk www.hwlfunerals.co.uk

Georgina Cynthia GRIFFITHS

At peace on Wednesday 16th December 2020 at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home, Georgina aged 88 years, formerly of Stoke.

The dearly loved wife of the late John Griffiths, much loved mum of Robert, very special aunty of Lynn and Mary (Marie) and her husband Terry, and a treasured great aunty.

Due to current restrictions a private service and cremation will take place. No flowers by request please, donations may be given in memory of Georgina to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice at www.leeses.co.uk/online-donations or care of the funeral director. Harold H Leese (A. Boulton & Sons) St. Peters Close Stoke. ST4 1LP Tel : 01782 744433.

Margaret LOVATT

Sadly after a short illness on 11th December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Margaret aged 84 years of Audley, devoted wife of the late Raymond, loving mum of Geoffrey, the late Adrian and Michael. A dear mother in law of Julie and Tracy.

Also a treasured nana, great nana, sister in law and aunt. Margaret will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.

Due to the current government restrictions a private funeral service will be held at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday 7th January, 2021 at 1.20pm.

Donations much appreciated to The British Heart Foundation. Hopkinson Wootton Lovatt Hopkinson House 15 Chetwynd Street Wolstanton ST5 0EQ Telephone: 01782 715152 info@hwlfunerals.co.uk www.hwlfunerals.co.uk

Audrey ROSE

Audrey of Melrose Avenue, Newcastle, died peacefully on Friday 18th December, aged 91 years.

She was very much loved and will be missed enormously by her husband Peter and her daughter Hilary. The funeral will take place on Monday 4th January at Bradwell Crematorium.

Rather than flowers, friends and relatives are invited to donate to Dementia Research UK All Enquiries to:- Co-op Funeralcare, 1 Park Avenue, Wolstanton, N-U-L, Staffs. Tel:- 01782 711244.





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