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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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Roy Edward Nicklin

“When a great man dies, for years beyond our ken, the light he leaves behind him lies upon the paths of men.”

Peacefully at rest on Friday 8th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Roy aged 87 years of Madeley, the dearly loved and loving husband of Doreen, the much loved and treasured dad of Lynn, Karen and Claire, a dear father in law of Mark, Darren and Enzo, a dearly loved and cherished grandad (Grandy) of Luca, Enrico, Louise, Matt, Jack, Harry, Melanie and Leigh, a loved and treasured great grandad (Great Grandy) of Albie and Reuben, also a loving brother, brother in law and uncle. Roy 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 25th January 2021 at 9.20am. 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 preferred in memory of Roy, to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 8th January 2021

Funeral Date: 25th January 2021

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Joan Kirkham

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”

At rest on Sunday 3rd January 2021 at Springbank Nursing Home, Joan, aged 82 years of Halmerend, the dearly loved and loving wife of the late Harry, a much loved and treasured mum of Paul, Sharon and Carl, a dear mother in law of Rachel, a dearly loved and cherished grandma of Brandon, Ellie, Stephen, Tamara, Kimberly, James, Cole and the late Jake, a loving sister of Tommy, Eidie, Margaret, Billy and the late Ann.

Joan was a firm but fair mother, always there to help when you needed her, she would let you know she loved you in her own way, she has been longing to be reunited with her soul mate Harry, they will be dancing together again, this time amongst the stars. Joan 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 Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 3:20pm.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Joan to Springbank Nursing Home comfort fund c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 3rd January 2021

Funeral Date: 20th January 2021

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Roy Hayes

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

At rest on Monday 28th December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Roy, aged 70 years of Silverdale, the dearly loved and loving husband of Christine, a much loved and treasured dad of Deborah and Jason, a dear father in law of Craig and Jenny, a dearly loved and cherished grandad of Daniel, Matthew and Thomas, a loving brother of Sam and Billy also a dear brother in law of Kathleen.

Roy 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 Keele Cemetery Community Rooms on Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 11.00am prior to interment at Silverdale Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.
For all floral tributes and enquires please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 28th December 2020

Funeral Date: 13th January 2021

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Anthony Gibson (Tony)

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

At rest on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Tony, aged 74 years of Meir Heath, the dearly loved and treasured husband of Elaine, also a much loved brother in law and uncle.

Tony 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 Carmountside Crematorium on Monday 11th January 2021 at 4.30pm.

There will be a live webcast of the service, 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 Tony to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Cardiac Unit.

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

Date Passed: 23rd December 2020

Funeral Date: 11th January 2021

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Norman Hill

“Those who live no more, whom we loved, echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.”

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Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Norman, aged 73 years of Hanley, the dearly loved, treasured and respected dad of James, a much loved father in law of Stephanie, a loving brother of John also a dear brother in law of Wendy.

Norman 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 Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 19th January 2021 at 9:30am.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.
Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Norman to the Douglas MacMillan Hospice c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 23rd December 2020

Funeral Date: 19th January 2021

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Kenneth Webb (Ken)

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no separation.”

At rest on Thursday 17th December 2020, at Doddlespool Hall Care Home, Crewe, Ken aged 87 years formerly of Clayton, the much loved and devoted husband of the late Betty, dearly loved and cherished dad of Julie and Sue and a loving grandad to Jennie. Their “hero”, Ken, loved his family with a passion and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by them all and his many friends.

Ken and Bett were a team, you couldn’t imagine him without her, all they ever wanted was each other. They are now reunited; back together to continue their love story in a more peaceful place.

Due to the current situation a private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday 31st December 2020 at 12:40pm. There will be a live webcast of the service, for log in details please contact the funeral director.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

For enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 17th December 2020

Funeral Date: 31st December 2020

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Matthew Jonathan Gibson

“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”

At rest on Monday 14th December 2020, at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Matthew aged 50 years of Porthill, will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his family and many friends.

Due to the current situation a private funeral service and cremation will take place at St Mark’s Church, Basford on Friday 15th January 2021 at 9:15am.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Matthew to the Diabetes UK c/o the funeral director

For enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 14th December 2020

Funeral Date: 15th January 2021

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Edward Johnson (Ed)

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

At rest on Sunday 13th December at his home, Ed aged 67 years of Newstead,  a much loved and treasured dad, father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and grandad. He was a huge football fan and a keen a caravaner who loved anywhere by the sea, a kind and irreplaceable gent. A loving family man and a supportive and proud dad and grandad, Ed, will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Wednesday 30th December 2020 at 1.00pm. There will be a live webcast of the service, for log in details please contact the family.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

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

Date Passed: 13th December 2020

Funeral Date: 30th December 2020

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David Henry Ratcliffe (Dave/Pomps)

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

With heartfelt sadness, Andrea, Carl and Mark wish to announce the graceful and peaceful passing of our wonderful and inspirational Dad whilst in our loving arms on 3rd December. Dave is now reunited with his loving wife Pat (Sweet P).

His life of 80 years was filled with love, happiness and special memories. To his precious grandchildren, Jade, Jessamyn, Katie, Annie, Thomas, Lucy and great grandson Rome, he was the most adored and loving Pomps. A treasured brother always to Sue and the late Pat, a cherished father in law, uncle, brother in law and a true friend to so many people.

Due to the current restrictions a private Requiem Mass will take place at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Newcastle on Thursday 17th December 2020 at 12.45 pm, followed by interment at Newcastle Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

All floral tributes and and further enquiries to Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services – 01782 914777

Date Passed: 3rd December 2020

Funeral Date: 17th December 2020

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