Recently Deceased

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Betty Anderson

The most important thing is, even if we are apart, I’ll always be with you.”

Peacefully at rest on Saturday 6th March 2021 in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Quentin’s Residential Care Home, Newcastle, Betty aged 91 years, formerly of Trentham, now reunited with her beloved husband Ron, the dearly loved and precious mum of Susan and Mark, a loving mother in law of Miles and Joanne, a much loved and treasured Grandma to Maisie, Meg, Rose and James also a dearly loved sister to Joan and the late Bill, Margaret and Peter.

Betty, was a well known and respected lady, an inspiration to us all, an extraordinary, strong lady who battled with dementia for a number of years with great strength, courage and dignity, and even fought off Covid at 91 years of age. She will be dearly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 3.00pm.
There will be a live webcast of the service, for log in details please contact the funeral directors.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Betty to ‘Dementia UK’ c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 6th March 2021

Funeral Date: 23rd March 2021

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Eileen LOWNDS (Nee SHENTON)

“Tears can heal, memories can comfort, love lives on forever.”

Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 in the wonderful care of the staff at The Chimes Residential Care Home, Penkhull, Eileen aged 85 years formerly of Stoke, Hartshill, Oakhill and Trent Vale, the dearly loved and amazing mum of Chris, Kevin, Maria, Sharon and Steven, a dear mother in law of Sue, Andy and Charlotte, a much loved and treasured Nan to Jacqui, Mark, Jayne, Fran, Jack, Lee, Lewis, Ty and Oliver. Also a dearly loved and cherished great Nan to James, Grace, Max, Poppy, Albie, Harriett and Noah.

Born in Water Street, Stoke on 20th September 1935, Eileen liked the simple things in life. She loved socialising with her friends enjoying a few games of bingo but her main priority was her children and family. Being a hard worker she had many jobs and would give you her last pound out of her purse. Her strong work ethic even came into action when having a meal in a restaurant on her first holiday abroad. When finishing, she started to clean the plates and cutlery up. Eileen loved her animals having a dog who used to follow her everywhere, also a cat, a ferret, magpie, squirrel, cockatoo and owl, but had to tow the line somewhere and sure did with a wasps nest in the garden, she hated wasps.

Eileen showed love and support to those around her and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at St.Peter Ad Vincula, Stoke Minster Church on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 12 noon prior to interment at Hartshill Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

For all floral tributes and for any further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 2nd March 2021

Funeral Date: 16th March 2021

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Brian Turner

“Death can only part you from the person temporarily until finally you reunite with them in heaven forever.”

Passed away peacefully and with dignity at his home on Wednesday 24th February 2021, surrounded by his loving family, Brian aged 79 years of Burslem, now reunited with his beloved wife Carol, a loving son of the late Ellis and Doris the dearly loved and treasured dad of Susan and Jayne, a much loved and devoted grandad to David, Leigh, Harry, Chloe and Isabella, a dearly loved and cherished great grandad to Rylan and Cory, a loving father in law, brother, brother in law and uncle.

Brian, forever young at heart, organised and independent, lovable and kind, caring and genuine, a family man, a spades a spade type of chap, a true Stokie, red and white through and through, Brian was Burslem born and bred, a lovable rogue growing up, he travelled for work and lived in: Scotland, Wales and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He left Burslem a teddy boy and returned a man.

Brian loved his Yorkshire tea and a good chuckle with his infectious laugh, he loved his gadgets having more than he knew what to do with, his most recent being his electric salt and pepper grinders. He was a huge fan of Amazon and there would always be a parcel with his name on it. Brian loved music and loved to dance especially if the song was a “ripper”. But, more than anything Brian loved his family and has now gone to be reunited with his soul mate Carol

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

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Monday 15th March 2021 at 12 noon. There will be a live webcast of the service, for log in details please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services

Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Brian to the Donkey Sanctuary via the funeral director.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website

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

Date Passed: 24th February 2021

Funeral Date: 15th March 2021

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Ann Dunn

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

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 21st February 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ann aged 68 years of Adlington House, Wolstanton, formerly of Denby Dale and a Maths Teacher at Holmfirth High School, beloved sister of Michael and Sylvia, a dear sister in law of Christine and Graham, loving aunt to Kathleen, Emma, James and Phillip, a loved great aunt to Gracie and Freddie, godmother to Simon, Joanne and Rachel, also a dear friend to many in Stoke-on-Trent and Yorkshire and will be sadly missed by them all.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Wolstanton Methodist Church, Newcastle, Staffordshire on Thursday 4th March 2021 at 12.45pm prior to Cremation at Bradwell Crematorium. There will be a live webcast of the service at Bradwell Crematorium at 1.30pm, for log in details please contact the funeral director.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Ann to Wolstanton Methodist Church or Macmillan Cancer Support c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 21st February 2021

Funeral Date: 4th March 2021

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Bernadette Ford (Bernie)

“As long as there is love and memories, there is no true loss.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 18th February 2021 at the Douglas MacMillan Hospice, Bernie aged 71 years of Waterhayes, the dearly loved and loving partner of Nigel, the much loved and treasured mum of Martin, Paul and Michael, a dear mother in law of Joanne also a dearly loved and cherished nan to Immy and Noah. Bernie will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at St.Luke’s Church, Silverdale on Friday 5th March 2021 at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium where a further service will begin at 2.00pm and a live webcast will take place, for all log in details please contact the funeral director.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Bernie to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 18th February 2021

Funeral Date: 5th March 2021

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Ariane Hancock (Azz)

“Like snow flakes you were unique and beautiful but gone all too soon.”

At rest on Wednesday 17th February 2021, Azz aged 40 years of Hartshill, a beloved daughter of Ann and Keith, a loved and a cherished sister to Diane and Paul, a loved and loving aunty to Jessica, Mason, Lily and Romeo, a loved granddaughter to Tom, a much loved cousin to Nicola and Gregory, a loved niece to Helen and Julie, a ‘bestest’ friend in the whole wide world to Sam, a great friend to Jody, Flick, Mandie, Debbie, Vee, Clare, Jodie and Katie, also a treasured house mate and friend to Sam.

Arianne was a ball of energy, she loved music and any opportunity to have a boogie was taken with two hands. A bit of a prankster and always up for a good laugh, a naturally gifted artist, and a kind hearted soul who would give you her last pound.  She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 12.30pm. There will be a live webcast of the service, for log in details and password please contact the funeral director.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Azz to the Dogs Trust c/o the funeral director

For any further enquires please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 17th February 2021

Funeral Date: 9th March 2021

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Nadia Tara OAKLEY

“When you need her touch and loving gaze, gone but not forgotten is the perfect phrase.”

At rest on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at her home and surrounded by her loving and devoted family, Nadia, aged 39 years of Basford, the dearly loved and loving wife of Paul, the much loved and cherished mummy of Tara and Paul Jr, a loving daughter of Frances and Javad, a treasured daughter in law of Michelle and Ian, a dearly loved sister of Roxane, Julian and Lee, also a loving sister in law to Elizabeth and Tim.

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

Due to the current restrictions a private Requiem Mass will take place at Our Lady of the Angels and St.Peter in Chains Roman Catholic Church, Stoke on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 11.30am prior to interment at Hanley Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Nadia to Ward 108 RSUH c/o the funeral directors.

For any further enquires please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 9th February 2021

Funeral Date: 2nd March 2021

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Owen Flynn

“When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know”

At rest on 29th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Owen aged 88 years of Madeley who was a spritely man, who was still driving and always made sure to do his press ups, will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends.

Due to the current restriction a private funeral service will take place at the Holy Trinity Church Newcastle followed by a committal at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 2:00pm. a live webcast of the funeral will be broadcast, please contact the funeral directors for the login details.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Donations to be made to the Alice charity in memory of Owen Flynn donations can be made through the funeral directors.

For any further enquiries please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 29th January 2021

Funeral Date: 24h February 2021

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Glenn Riley

“My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies. Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die. I can fly, my friends. The show must go on!”

At rest on  18th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Glenn, aged 48 years of Newcastle, the dearly loved and loving son of the late Marjorie and Ronald Riley and a much loved and treasured brother of  Pauline and Shirley.

Glenn was a kind man of many hobbies: gaming, bird watching, fixing TV’s, tapping into truck drivers radio systems to have a chat, or sometimes police radio systems to have a listen. He also had great memories of camping in his younger years, latterly Glenn lived a quiet life and kept himself to himself, he was philosophical about life and had no fear of what was to come.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday 4th February 2021 at 3:20pm. A live webcast of the funeral will be broadcast, please contact the funeral directors for the login details.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Flowers welcome.

For any further enquires please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 18th January 2021

Funeral Date: 4th February 2021

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Ian Parkinson

“The loss is immeasurable but so is the love left behind.”

At rest on Friday 15th January 2021 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ian aged 52 years of The Westlands a treasured and much loved  husband of Michelle, adored dad of Tilly and loving brother and brother in law.

Ian was an avid Manchester United supporter, and loved attending the matches with his daughter Tilly. He is going to be so sadly missed by all his loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 1.20pm.

The family request donations if wished in memory of Ian to be divided between The Royal Stoke University Hospital Critical Care Pod 5 and a trust fund for his daughter Tilly, via the funeral director.

There will be a live webcast of the funeral service; for log in details and any further queries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777.

Date Passed: 15th January 2021

Funeral Date: 2nd January 2021

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Grace Besong-Ayuk

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”

At rest on the 9th January 2021, at home after a courageous battle fought with great strength and dignity, Grace, aged 51 years of Blurton, a loving wife, a dearly loved and loving mother, daughter, sister and a much loved and treasured friend. Grace was a beautiful person, inside and out, she touched the hearts of so many by her helpful and caring nature which she showed to all around her. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at The Seventh Day Adventist Church on Friday 5th February 2021 at 11:30am followed by interment at Fenton Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Grace to Breast Cancer – Cancer Research UK c/o the funeral director.

Date Passed: 9th January 2021

Funeral Date: 5th February 2021

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Joan Hall France

“A truly patch-worked life held together by the thread of kindness.”

At rest on 9th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Joan, aged 73 years of Meir Heath, the dearly loved and loving wife of Chris and a much loved and treasured mum of Steven and Caroline.

Joan, was very happy to make new friends in Stoke. She was a people person. Her love of travel meant she touched the souls of so many people far and wide. She liked rock and roll and folk music and her love of anything to do with needlecraft and home decoration fed her creative nature.  She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 2:30pm. A live webcast of the funeral will be broadcast, please contact the funeral director for login details.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Joan to Staffordshire Blood Bikes c/o the funeral director.

For any further enquires please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 9th January 2021

Funeral Date: 9th February 2021

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