Recently Deceased

Christine ‘Chris’ Thomas

“Memories, let them fill your mind, warm your heart & lead you through.”

Peacefully at rest Friday 13th January 2023 following a long illness borne with courage, patience and dignity, and never losing her sense of humour, at home with her husband and children by her side, Christine aged 74 years of Westbury Park, Clayton. The most treasured and loving wife of John. Much loved and cherished mum of Carri-ann, Heather, Adam and Ben, and a very dear mother – in – law of Colin, Steve, Maria and Suzanne. A devoted and adored Grandma of Tally, Albert, Kian, Finley and Reese. A very valued sister and sister- in- law.

Chris will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Requiem Mass to take place at St. James The Great Church, Clayton on Thursday 9th February 2023 at 2.00pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Christine to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research.

Donations can be made below if you are viewing this notice online, alternatively there will be a collection box available at the church and crematorium on the day of the service.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed:  13th January 2023

Funeral Date:  9th February 2023

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Carol Ann Wilson (Nee Allen)

Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.

At rest on Friday 6th January 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Carol aged 73 years of Westbury Park, Clayton, now reunited with her beloved husband Bernard, the dearly loved and treasured sister of Jeff, a loving sister in law to Julia, also a much loved and cherished auntie to Louise and her husband Will.

Carol will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 12.40pm.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Carol to UHNM, Renal Ward 124

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 6th January 2023

Funeral Date:  7th February 2023

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John James Paton (Tate)

“Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there is a memory, they live in our hearts to stay. ”

 Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 27th December 2022 at Florence House Residential Care Home, Porthill, John (Tate) aged 90 years of Newcastle, the dearly loved dad of Philip, Nicholas and Simon, a loving father in law of Denise, Anna and Vicky, also a much loved and treasured grandad of Philip, Ben and Rosie. John (Tate) will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and many friends.
Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 23rd January at 12:40pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.
Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of John (Tate) to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. 

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed:  27th December 2022

Funeral Date:  23rd January 2023

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David John Machin (John)

“The intensity of hurt only bears testimony to the depth and meaning of the love you were privileged to share with him”

Peacefully at rest on Saturday 24th December 2022 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, John aged 69 years of Trentham, the dearly loved and loving husband of Gail, the much loved and treasured dad of James and Christopher, a dear father in law of Clare, a dearly loved and cherished grandad of Georgia and Emily, a loving son in law of Bill and Betty also a dear brother in law of Jeff and Sharron. John will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends.
Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 18th January 2023 at 2.40pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.
Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of John to Cancer Research.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed:  24th December 2022

Funeral Date:  18th January 2023

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Eileen Josephine Redfern

“Little by little we let go of loss, but never of love.”

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Eileen who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving and devoted family and the staff at Florence House Residential Care Home, Porthill on Tuesday 20th December 2022 fortified with the rites of the Holy Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy R.I.P. Eileen aged 90 years, of Newcastle, the dearly loved and treasured mum of Janet, Eileen, Joan, Shaun and the late Sheila, a dear mother in law of Ray, Ben and Dave, a much loved and cherished nan of Christopher, Martin, Samuel, Peter, Jonathan, Sally, Stephen, Neil, Lynsey, Ryan and Jack also a dearly loved great nan to her great grandchildren. Eileen will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.
Evening reception to take place at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Newcastle on Wednesday 11th January 2023 at 6.00pm
Requiem Mass on Thursday 12th January 2023 at 10.00am prior to interment at Newcastle Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Church.
Flowers or if preferred donations in memory of Eileen to Dementia UK

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed:  21st December 2022

Funeral Date:  12th January 2023

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Marion Knapper

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.”

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 11th December 2022 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital Marion aged 81 years of Kidsgrove, the dearly loved and loving wife of Charlie, the much loved and treasured mum of Jonathan, a loving mother in law of Lucy, a dear sister of Barbara also a dearly loved and cherished nan of the late baby William Charles Knapper.
Marion will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.
Funeral Service to take place at St. James Church, Newchapel on Friday 6th January 2023 at 11.45am prior to cremation at Carmountside Crematorium.
Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Church.
Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Marion to Cancer Research UK

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed:  11th December 2022

Funeral Date:  6th January 2023

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Charles ‘Charlie’ Mountford

“One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief”

Suddenly but peacefully on Sunday 11th December 2022 at his home in the presence and loving care of his devoted family, Charlie aged 71 years of Abbey Hulton, a treasured and much loved brother of Peter and Jimmy, a loving brother in law of Ann and Jean also a dearly loved and cherished uncle of Robert, Pearl, Danny, Joe and Corby.

Charlie will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and many friends.

Funeral Service to take place at Carmountside Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 at 1.00pm prior to interment in Carmountside Lawn Cemetery.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Carmountside Crematorium Chapel.

Family Flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Charlie to Cancer Research

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed:  11th December 2022

Funeral Date:  3rd January 2023

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Paul Andrew Whittaker

“One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief”

Suddenly on Saturday 10th December 2022, Paul, aged 51 years of Hartshill, a much loved and loving son to Mick and Janet, a wonderful brother to Hazel, also a treasured uncle to Matthew, godfather to Rhead, good friend to Michaleen and many others.

Paul will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Funeral service to take place at Stoke Minster Church, Stoke -on-Trent on Monday 9th January 2023 at 12pm followed by cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.

Will family please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.

Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Paul to BackUpTech & Macular Society North Staffs.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed:  10th December 2022

Funeral Date:  9th January  2023

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Irene Hilda Smith

“How lucky I am to have someone that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 30th November 2022 at Lawton Rise Care Home, Goldenhill. Irene aged 83 years formerly of Sandford Hill, now reunited with her beloved husband Alan, the dearly loved and treasured mum of Irene, Andrew, Diane and Rachael also a much loved and cherished mother in law, sister, nana and great nana. Irene will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. Irene’s family would like to pass on their special thanks to all the nursing staff at Lawton Rise Care Home for the outstanding care shown to Irene and all her family over the last 4 years.
Funeral service to take place at Christ Church, Hilderstone on Friday 16th December 2022 at 11.30am prior to interment in the churchyard. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.
Irene’s family have requested that all mourners attending the service wear non-black attire to celebrate her life. 

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 30th November 2022

Funeral Date: 16th December 2022

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Nancy Rogers

“Those we love and lose are no longer where they were before, they are now wherever we are.”

Donations would be preferred in memory of Nancy to Harplands Hospital, Ward 4.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 25th November 2022

Funeral Date: 15th December 2022

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Joan Bennett

“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.”

Organist at the Parish Church of St.Peter, Maer
Peacefully at rest on Monday 21st November 2022 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity. Joan aged 84 years of Baldwins Gate, wife of the late Ken, the dearly loved sister of Sue, a dear sister in law of Malcolm also a much loved auntie of Alan and his wife Jackie, also Julie, Annette and their partners Trevor and Brid.
Joan will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.
Funeral Service to take place at The Parish Church of St.Peter, Maer on Wednesday 14th December 2022 at 12:15pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Church.
No flowers please by request. Donations would be preferred in memory of Joan to The Parish Church of St.Peter, Maer.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 21st November 2022

Funeral Date:  14th December 2022

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Roland Rave

“Like scattered seeds memories bloom forever.”

Peacefully at rest on Friday 18th November 2022 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, surrounded by his loving and devoted family, Roland aged 82 years of Newcastle, now reunited with his beloved wife Sue, the much loved and treasured dad of Jacqueline and Donna, a dear father-in-law of Rick and Steve, a dearly loved and loving grandad of Michael, Luke, Nicole and Mya also a loved and cherished great-grandad of Kaeden-James.
Roland will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family, his extended family in Mauritius, sisters, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service to take place at The Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Newcastle on Thursday 8th December 2022 at 12.30 pm prior to interment at Keele Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.
Flowers or if preferred donations in memory of Roland to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 18th November 2022

Date of Funeral: 8th December 2022

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