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Peter McColl

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.”

Peacefully at rest on Saturday June 13th, 2020, Peter aged 93 years of Hartshill, a devoted husband of the late Julia and Monica, a treasured friend of Renee, a loving dad of Rosemary, Ian, Lawrence, Ann, Stuart and Debra. A cherished father-in-law to Keith, Tony, Denise, Sarah and the late Margaret. Also a much loved grandad and great grandad.

Peter James Joseph Brooke McColl was born in Shipston on Stour on 29th May 1927. His mother was a nurse and his father a Post Office wireman. He was a dedicated family man with an amazing capacity for love, life and learning; and he sported a keen sense of humour. He had a passion for gardening, growing fresh vegetables and cricket.

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

Due to the current restrictions a private family graveside service at Our Lady of The Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Swynnerton on Wednesday 24th June, 2020. A mass will take place at Our Lady of the Angels & St.Peter in Chains Roman Catholic Church, Stoke to celebrate dad’s life at a later date.

Floral tributes are welcome care of the Funeral Directors.

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

Date Passed: 13th June 2020

Funeral Date: 24th June 2020

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Walter Edward Rawlins (Wat)

“We love them. We miss them. We grieve them. And so, we live our lives to make them proud.”

Peacefully at rest on Friday 29th May 2020 at RSUH, Walter aged 85 years of Newcastle, the dearly loved and loving husband of Hilda, a much loved dad of Wayne and Karen, a loving grandad of Craig, Andrew, Lisa, Lucy, Matthew, Penny, Daniel and Jackson, also a treasured great grandad.

A kind hearted, loving, gentle man, with a potty mouth and a dry sense of humour,  he could create laughter that would travel round the room like a bouncy ball, ricocheting off anyone in ears distance.
He was a creature of habit and knew how his day would run, as did those closest to him, but would still make sure to tell them each and every time just to make sure.

Walter was a hard-working man both in the Army and as a porter. He was adored in his roles and did them all to a high standard and with great humour. He would throw his arms open to anyone in need of a squeeze and say ‘step into my office’.

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

Due to current restrictions a private family service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday 11th June 2020.

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

Date Passed: 25th May 2020

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Sylvia Jane Tideswell

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

Peacefully at rest on Monday 25th May 2020 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, Sylvia aged 60 years of Oakhill, now reunited with her beloved husband Robert, the dearly loved and loving mum of Kerry, Sarah and Martyn, a much loved and treasured nan of Christopher, Jake and Jordan, a loving daughter of June and the late Gordon Baddeley, a dearly loved sister of Diane, June, Douglas and the late Gordon, a much loved auntie to Zoe, David, Charlotte, Josh, Ryan and Ben, a dear sister-in-law to Alan, Eric, Carol and Stewart, a loving niece to Shirley and Reg, also a much loved daughter-in-law to Margaret and the late Ray.

Sylvia was a beautiful person, inside and out, she touched the hearts of so many by her caring, considerate and empathetic manner in her job and her wonderful, bright, happy, helpful and caring nature shown to all, around her. She worked hard, showing much determination & commitment in everything she did from working, to caring for her family & friends. Colleagues recall her good sense of humour and one liners saying she always ‘kept them laughing’.

Sylvia, who was a keen gardener, went to Oakhill grammar school and had lived in Oakhill nearly all her life. She enjoyed going on holiday and walking her dog and took pleasure in simple things like going out for a coffee and piece of cake

Sylvia will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family, many friends, work colleagues and her lovely little dog Phoebe.

Due to the current restrictions a private graveside service will take place at Hanley Cemetery, a memorial service to celebrate Sylvia’s life will take place later in the year.

Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Sylvia would be gratefully received for The Critical Care Unit, RSUH.

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

Date Passed: 25th May 2020

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Lillian Barbara Gennery

“The life given to us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal.”

Former Cub Leader 74th Silverdale Scout Group

Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 19th May, 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Lillian aged 90 years of Silverdale, wife of the late Donald, also a dearly loved and treasured Mum, Sister, Auntie and friend.

Lillian, who was Vice President and Cub Leader at the 74th Silverdale Scouts, was well liked by the many cubs who passed through the group. She spent many years taking part in a wide range of activities and playing games, nurturing the cubs in her care with plenty of time spent outdoors. She would often report being spoken to in the village by cubs when they had grown-up remembering their time spent together.

Lillian had a particular skill in art and crafts which she brought to the group and was often making collages with the cubs from natural material found either in the HQ grounds or on walks around the village.

Lillian 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 at 2.00pm. A memorial service to celebrate Lillian’s life will take place at a later date to be confirmed.

For friends wishing to pay their respects to Lillian and show their support to the family the funeral cortège will be travelling from Victoria Close to Abbey Street at 1.10pm, turning into Farmers Bank then going down Earl Street, from there we will be joining Vale Street at 1.25pm and pausing at the Scout Hut on Friday 19th June, 2020

Family flowers only please. Donations would be preferred in memory of Lillian to Age UK or The Dogs Trust care of the Funeral Director.

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

 

Date Passed: 19th May 2020

Funeral Date: 19th June 2020

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Carol Kathleen Turner (NEE Allen)

Nothing on earth will ever replace the sound of your voice or the smile on your face.

Passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday 3rd May 2020 knowing that she was loved deeply. Carol aged 87 years of Burslem, the dearly loved and loving wife and soulmate of Brian, the much loved and most precious mum of Geoffrey, Susan and Jayne, a devoted and treasured nan of David, Leigh, Harry, Chloe and Isabella, a dearly loved and cherished great nan of Rylan and Cory, a loving mother in law and a dear sister.

Carol left school aged 14 years old where she went to work on Jones’ Pot Bank in Stoke, as a flower maker, as the years went on Carol showed her flower making skills to her grandchildren, but with play dough, all were highly impressed at her ability. Carol loved her family, she loved a house full to the brim of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she was very family orientated and always there for them all,
her family describe her as the matriarch, the glue of the family.

Carol 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. A memorial service to celebrate Carol’s life will take place later in the year.

Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Carol would be gratefully received for Ward 222 (NIV) Critical Care Royal Stoke via the funeral director.

Messages of condolence can be left on this website.

For any further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777, thank you.

Date Passed: 3rd May 2020

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Jo Kimberley Breed

“Sad are the hearts that love you, silent the tears that fall.”

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Jo, who passed away suddenly on Friday 1st May 2020 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, fortified with the rites of the Holy Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy.

Jo of Hartshill was only 31 years old, the dearly loved and most precious daughter of Debbie and Kevin, loving stepdaughter of Eleri, also a dear sister of Jemma.

Jo had such a laugh that was unique to her, whenever she laughed everyone who heard her laugh, laughed WITH her not AT her and smiled for a long time. She always looked for the good in people even when they had done something wrong, she was always the one who tried to make things better. Her motto was “If I have it is yours if I don’t then you cannot have it”

Jo’s mum Debbie says, ‘Jo had a cat called Fred, they were inseparable from the day I brought him home, they are now reunited, I hope, as he passed away last year aged 19. Jo absolutely loved going to visit her dad Kevin and step mum Eleri in Wales, she use to come home with all sorts of news of how many chickens they now have and how many trees her dad had cut down whilst there, she was always tired when she arrived back and she insisted it was down to all the walking they did with the dog Bob, however she loved it all the same, Jo also loved it when her dad visited Stoke on Trent, they use to go to the cinema together then onto the play rooms, she was particularly good at bowling as she did it overarm instead of under arm!! Jo loved to read, oh boy didn’t she just love to read, Harry Potter, The Twilight Saga and The Shadow Hunters  to name a few, she read them that often we had to buy them all again as the print was fresh!’

Debbie and Jo meant the world to each other, they loved to holiday together and had some amazing and happy expeditions, the memories of which are even more precious now.

Friends say, Jo was a beautiful lady with a big heart, a lovely smile and a cheeky laugh. She was very caring and thoughtful, truly beautiful inside and outside.

She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who were lucky enough to know her.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium. A memorial service to celebrate Jo’s life will take place later in the year.

Donations in memory of Jo would be gratefully received for The Epilepsy Society via a just giving page – ‘Jo Breed’

Messages of condolence can be left on this website.

For any further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777, thank you.

Date Passed: 1st May 2020

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Keith Michael Jones

‘Memories are precious, they don’t go away, we think of you always and not just today’

“Shine on you crazy diamond”

Suddenly on Thursday 30th April 2020, Keith aged 52 years of Silverdale
The dearly loved and loving husband of Sharon, the much loved and treasured
dad of Adam and Brooke, a loving son of Ann and the late Keith, a dear brother
of Lee, a dearly loved brother in law of Barry and Hazel, Melvin and Angela
and Joanne, a loving uncle, nephew, cousin also much loved by Becky
and Ethan. Keith 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.

A wake will take place to celebrate Keith’s life at a later date to be confirmed.
For friends wishing to pay their respects to Keith and show their support to the family,
the funeral cortège will be travelling down the High Street in Silverdale at 11.25am. on Wednesday 20th May 2020.

Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Keith to ‘Mind’,  care of the funeral director. Messages of condolence can left below. For any further enquiries please contact
Kevin Lownds Funeral Services, on  Tel : 01782 914777.

Date Passed: 30th April 2020

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Eileen Betty Webb

We love you so much, you have left behind broken hearts, but you will never leave us as you live on in us all.

At rest on Thursday 30th April 2020, at Heyfields Nursing Home Tittensor, Betty aged 86 years formerly of Clayton, much loved and devoted wife of Ken, dearly loved and cherished mum of Sue and Julie and a loving nan to Jenny. Betty loved her family with a passion and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by them all and her many friends.

Due to the current situation a private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium.

For enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 30th April 2020

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Raymond Taylor

Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped away into another room. Whatever we were to each other we shall remain.

At rest on 29th April 2020 at his home, Broadmeadow Court Residential Care Home, Ray aged 81 years, formerly of Clayton will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving family and all who knew him. Due to current circumstances a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium. May Ray rest in peace.

Date Passed: 29th April 2020

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Vera Baker

Beautiful memories silently kept, of one that we loved and will never forget.

Peacefully at rest on Friday 17th April 2020 at her home, Vera aged 95 years of Bagnall Heights, Bagnall, now reunited with her beloved husband Arthur (Art), a much loved aunt, neighbour and a dear friend to many. Vera will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her.

Vera was a land girl during the second world war and was awarded a medal for her contribution to the war effort. The picture above shows Vera taking a trip on ‘The Orient Express’, which she did more than once.

Due to current restrictions a private funeral will take place at Carmountside Crematorium.

A memorial service will take place later in the year. Donations would be gratefully received in memory of Vera to the RNLI, via the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 17th April 2020

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Maureen Blakemore

Loving memories never die. In our hearts a memory is kept, of ones we loved and will never forget.

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 15th April 2020 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, Maureen aged 82 years of May Bank, the dearly loved and loving wife of Gerald, the much loved mum of Roger, Hilary and Martin, a dearly loved and treasured Nana of Charlotte and Oliver also a loving mother in law of Lisa and Kate.

Mo lived for her family, especially her grandchildren, who she loved looking after.

She always dressed smartly, she had her hair done every week even after she went into care. She also knew how to shop, she loved a bargain, that’s why she had 72 pairs of shoes!

She was an enthusiastic gardener and she and Gerald had dogs all their lives, she loved all their pets. She also loved  cakes from Chatwin’s and loved to get an assortment of cakes in a box from there.

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

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium. A memorial service to celebrate Maureen’s life will take place later in the year. Donations in memory of Maureen would be gratefully received for ‘Approach for positive dementia support’ ( Stoke on Trent, North Staffordshire), via the funeral director. Messages of condolence can be left on the funeral director’s website. For any further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777.

Date Passed: 15th April 2020

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Joyce Anderson

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure.

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 5th April, 2020 at St. Quentins Nursing Home, Newcastle
Joyce aged 85 years, formerly of Thistleberry, Newcastle, now reunited with her
beloved husband James (Jimmy), the dearly loved and loving mum of Stephen and Graham, a loving mother in law of Alison and Rachel, a much loved and treasured nan
of Amanda and Micky, Katie and Simon, Mark, Matthew and Libby, Tommy and Lotti.
Also a dearly loved and cherished great nan of Ruby, George, Ava and Hannah.
Joyce will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.
Due to the current restrictions a private funeral will take place at Bradwell Crematorium,
a memorial service to celebrate Joyce’s life will take place later in the year.

Date Passed: 5th April 2020

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