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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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Jasbir Anup Singh Sahota (Jas)

“Remembered for his laughter, generosity and his care for others.”

Died suddenly on 30th November.

Jas was the much loved son of Surjit Kaur and Jagat Singh, brother to Inderjit, Sunder and Sandra and uncle to Tish, Kimran, Kirran and Simran, and a good friend to many.

Jas did everything he could to look after his mum and dad, working hard all his life to build them a lovely home.

All those that knew him will remember him for his laughter and generosity and his care for others.

He will be missed.

Date Passed: 30th November 2020

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Donna Yvonne Eagles

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

At rest on Sunday 29th November 2020 at the University Hospital Coventry, Donna aged 42 years of Hartshill, a much loved and cherished daughter of her mum and dad, the dearly loved and treasured mum of Liam, Charlette, Garry, Stone and Kaine, also a loving sister of Claire, Natalie, Dean and Chelsea. Donna 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 16th December 2020 at 12.40pm. There will be a live webcast of the service, for log in details and password please contact the funeral director.

Messages of condolence may may  be left on this website.

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Donna to the British Heart Foundation c/o the funeral director

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

Date Passed: 29th November 2020

Funeral Date: 16th December 2020

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Dorothy Palmer (Dot)

“In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, no-one else will ever fill.”

At rest on Tuesday 24th November 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Dot aged 89 years, formerly of Rowan Court Care Home, Silverdale, the dearly loved and treasured mum of Andrew, Carol and Robert, a loving mother in law of Gillian and the late Brett, a dearly loved and loving nan of Lauren and Simon, Victoria and Ollie, a much loved and cherished great nan of Arlo, also a loving sister, sister in law and aunt. Dot 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 Thursday 17th December 2020 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 would be preferred in memory of Dot to Rowan Court Care Home Comfort Fund c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 24th November 2020

Funeral Date: 17th December 2020

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Stephen Willock (Wick)

“My life, my pride, my joy.”

Suddenly on Sunday 22nd November at his home, Stephen aged 54 years of Hanford, the dearly loved and loving husband of Sara, a much loved and treasured dad of Danny, Chris, Dean and Zoe, a loving father in law of Lisa, Sarah and Michael, also a dearly loved and cherished Grandad Wick. Stephen, mentioned by his friends as a ‘genuine, loyal, great friend, true legend’, 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 Friday 11th December 2020 at 4.00pm. 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 any further enquires please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 22nd November 2020

Funeral Date: 11th December 2020

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Peter Cope (Pete)

“When someone that you love becomes a memory, that memory will then become a treasure.”

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 22nd November 2020 at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice after a short illness fought with great courage and dignity, Pete aged 44 years of Blurton, the dearly loved and treasured husband of Dawn, also a much loved and cherished dad of Aidan, Miley and Jakey. Pete 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 Friday 11th December 2020 at 12 midday. The family have requested that casual clothing be worn. 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 Pete to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 22nd November 2020

Funeral Date: 11th December 2020

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Francis Anthony Baines (Tony)

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

Tony peacefully at rest on Saturday 21st November 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, aged 86 years, of Stafford and formerly of Hartshill. The dearly loved husband of Sheila, and treasured dad of Victoria and her husband Adam. Much cherished grandad of Owen, Reuben, Malachi and Felix. Loving brother of Peter and very special uncle. Tony will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Our Lady of the Angels and St. Peter in Chains, Roman Catholic Church, Stoke on Tuesday December 8th 2020 at 1.00pm prior to interment at Hartshill Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Tony to Katherine House Hospice c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 21st November 2020

Funeral Date: 8th December 2020

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Philip Dwight Whale (Phil)

“When you love someone enough, there is no such thing as goodbye.”

Suddenly, on Thursday 12th November 2020 at his home, Phil aged 72 years of Blurton, the dearly loved and loving husband of Maureen, the much loved and treasured dad of Dave, a loving father in law of Nicola, a dearly loved and cherished grandad of Lewis, also a loving brother, brother in law and uncle. Phil 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 7th December 2020 at 9:30am. 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.

For floral tributes and further enquires please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 12th November 2020

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Harold Gratton

“May you find comfort knowing those that love the Lord live forever in heaven, even as their memory lives forever in our hearts.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 12th November 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Harold aged 93 years of Rowan Court, Newcastle, now reunited with his beloved wife Maureen, the dearly loved and loving dad of Karen, a dear father in law of Phil, a much loved and treasured grandad of Emma and Ande, also a dearly loved uncle of Net and Paul.

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

A funeral service will take place at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Newcastle, on Monday 23rd November 2020 at 10:45am, following the current government guidelines on the number of attendees, followed by a private family interment.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Harold to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 12thNovember 2020

Funeral Date: 23rd November 2020

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Stanley Axon (Stan)

“Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold on to your memories because forever they will remain.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 12th November 2020 at Clement Court Care Home, Chell, Stan aged 90 years of Stoke, the dearly loved and loving husband of Mary, the much loved and treasured dad of Mark and Anthony, a loving father in law of Nelyn, a dear brother of John also a dearly loved and cherished grandad of Zoe, Jake, Brooke and Paloma.

Stan, a true grafter and a no fuss gentleman, who had time for anyone who needed him, a truly devoted, protective and loving husband and a fantastic, encouraging and supportive father 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 Thursday 26th November 2020 at 9am.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Stan to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 12thNovember 2020

Funeral Date: 26th November 2020

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Debra Jackson (Debby)

“Remember her and only that she is gone, or cherish her memory and let it live on.”

At rest on Sunday 8th November 2020, Debby aged 47 years of Cheadle, a dearly loved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, auntie and friend to many. Debby will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.

A private family funeral service will take place. 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: 8th November 2020

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