Recently Deceased

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Carol Anne Ashley

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

Peacefully at rest on Friday 7th August 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Carol aged 62 years of Tunstall, was a lady of many interests from singing and dancing to painting and drawing. She was compassionate and good-hearted doing lots of work for charity.

Carol, the much loved and loving wife of Dave, a dearly loved and treasured mum of Ellen, Martin and Dean, a loving sister of Yvonne, a dear sister in law of John also a much loved and cherished nan and great nan, 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 Friday 21st August, 2020 at 1.30pm. Mourners unable to attend may follow the service on the live webcast, for log in details and password please contact the funeral directors. Messages of condolence can be left on this website.

No flowers please by request. Donations would be preferred in memory of Carol to Staffordshire Buddies c/o the funeral director.

All enquiries to Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on Tel: 01782 914777

Date Passed: 7th August 2020

Funeral Date: 21st August 2020

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Ethel Petts

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

At rest on Thursday 6th August 2020, Ethel, aged 90 years of Werrington and previously Clayton, a loving and loved mother and grandmother who 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.

Donations would be gratefully accepted in memory of Ethel to The World Wildlife Fund – Born Free Foundation and The Donkey Sanctuary, care of the funeral director.

Messages of condolence can be left on this website. For any further queries please call Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on Tel: 01782 914777.

Date Passed: 6th August 2020

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David Russell GOURDIE

“As long as we live, he too will live. For he is now a part of us, as we remember him.”

At rest on Saturday 25th July 2020, at his home, David aged 59 years of Chell was a man of many interests from books to bikes, from creatures to cars. A handyman with a generous heart. Anything he had he was happy to share and he was always up for a laugh.

Such a loving and loved family man who 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 Friday 7th August 2020. Anyone who cannot attend the funeral due to the current government guidelines on numbers are very welcome to meet with the family at The Sneyd Arms Pub, 1431, Leek Road, ST2 8BY, for a drink after the funeral at 10.30 am. Donations would be gratefully accepted in memory of David to Iris’s Cats In Need, care of the funeral director.

Messages of condolence can be left on this website. For any further queries please call Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on Tel: 01782 914777.

Date Passed: 25thJuly 2020

Funeral Date: 7th August 2020

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Albert Carter (Alb)

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose, all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 16th July, 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, in the presence of and loving care of his daughter, Alb aged 93 years of Abbey Hulton and formerly of Cobridge and Sneyd Green, now reunited with his beloved wife Nancy, the dearly loved and treasured dad of Vida, a dear father-in-law of Neil, a loving brother of the late John, Vida, Mary, Sam and Betty, a loving brother-in-law of Geoff, a dear uncle, also a much loved little dad.

Albert was a dedicated family man with an amazing capacity for love, sporting a keen sense of humour. He would always make sure you were fed and watered and would have given his last pound to anyone who needed it. Heaven has certainly gained a true gentleman!

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

His funeral service will take place at Carmountside Crematorium, on Monday 27th July, 2020, at 10:30am. Due to the current restrictions this will be a private service.

Flowers are welcome

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

Date Passed: 16th July 2020

Funeral Date: 27th July 2020

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Raymond Peter Walsh (Ray)

“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

Peacefully at rest on Monday 22nd June, 2020 at his home surrounded by and knowing he was loved by his devoted family, Ray aged 87 years of Knutton, now reunited with his beloved wife Joan, a dearly loved and treasured dad of Julie, Jane and Andrew, a loving father-in-law of John, Winston and Julie, a dear brother of Julia and  brother-in-law of Jeff, a loving uncle, also a much loved and cherished grandad, great grandad and great great grandad.

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

His funeral service will take place at Vale Royal Crematorium, Northwich on Friday 3rd July, 2020, due to the current restrictions this will be a private service.

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

The family have requested no flowers please. Donations would be preferred in memory of Ray to the RAF Benevolent Fund c/o the family.

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

Date Passed: 22nd June 2020

Funeral Date: 3rd July 2020

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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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