Recently Deceased

Craig Lewis

“In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams … that is where you and I shall meet.”

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Craig who passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice on Friday 1st December 2023, fortified with the rites of the Holy Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy R.I.P. Craig aged 54 years of Clayton the dearly loved and amazing husband of Sonia, the much loved, treasured and very special dad/daddy of Kieran, Sam and Harrison, a loving son of Barry and Mary, a dear son in law of George and the late June, a loving brother of Scott, a dear brother in law of Penny and Andy, also a cherished uncle of Ella and William.

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

Requiem mass to take place at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Trent Vale on Monday 18th December 2023 at 12:30pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Church.

At the family’s request, could all mourners attending where a splash of purple in memory of Craig.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Craig to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and Windmills

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 1st December 2023
Date of funeral: 18th December 2023

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Barbara Peers

“When it is darkest, we can see the stars.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 30th November 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by her loving children, Barbara, aged 79 years of Knutton, now reunited with her beloved husband Peter, a treasured mum of Angela, Adrian and Angela’s partner Paul, a much-loved nan of Daniel and his partner Rachael, cherished sister of Cynthia and the late Sheila and wonderful friend to many.

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

Funeral service to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 27th December 2023 at 12pm.

Will family please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Barbara to Cancer Research UK. A donation box will be available on the day should anyone wish to leave a donation then.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 3rd December 2023
Date of funeral: 14th December 2023

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‘Betty’ Christine Elizabeth Franks (Nee Aucock)

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”

aged 84, sadly passed away at UHNM Royal Stoke in the loving care of her family on Thursday, 30th November, 2023 on a cold and frosty morning.

Dearly loved wife of John for 63 years.

Christine was a loving Mum of Andrew, proud Nanny of Leah, Heather and Thom, sweet Mother-in-Law to Michaleen, cherished Nan of Rhead and Gemma and Great-Nanny to Finlay. She was also a loyal Sister of Joan, Pat and Gwen and was loving and devoted to their families. Christine was important to her wider family and friends too, who will certainly mourn the loss of a friend, confidant, and role model.

Fondly remembered by staff and friends at Adlington House – ‘meetings, quizzes, film nights and knit and natter will not be the same without her.’ A lot of people are going to miss her.

John, Andrew, Leah, Heather, Michaleen, Thom, and family would like to thank you for all your condolences, thoughts, and prayers.

They would also sincerely give their thanks to the staff from UHNM Royal Stoke, especially Ward 210 FEAU, Ward Manager Jo Reece and Dr Aitor Tapia who were outstanding in their care, approach and support. There should be more like this team.

Christine’s goodbye and celebration of her life will be held at Wolstanton Methodist Church on Tuesday 19th December 2023 at 11:30 a.m. Her Cremation will be held with family only at Bradwell Crematorium following this service, and her family would ask anyone attending to please remain at Church for refreshments until they return.

We know Christine loved flowers but family and friends wishing to honour Christine are asked instead to make a donation to Cancer Research and Asthma & Lung UK via our funeral director.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 30th November 2023
Date of funeral: 19th December 2023

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Joan Bithell

“Loving you changed my life. It should come as no surprise that losing you has done the same.”

Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 28th November 2023  surrounded by her loving Family.

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

Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Joan to Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 28th November 2023

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Gwilym ‘Gwil’ Roberts

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”

At rest on Monday 27th November 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital surrounded by his loving and devoted family, Gwil aged 85 years of Newcastle, the dearly loved husband of Ann, the much loved and treasured Stepdad of Ian, Rachael, Richard and the late Stephanie, a dear father in law of Robert, Andrea and Michael, a dearly loved and cherished Grandpa of Christopher, James, Laura, Alice, Sasha, Alfie and Tilly, a much loved great grandpa of Ellie-Mae, Mia, Sarah, Zaieem, Eliza, Ayrah, Caius, Leah-Grace, Marissa, Ivy-Rae, Jack, Amelia and the late Isaiah, a loving brother of Gwen and Sheila, a dear brother in law to Idris and the late Geoff, also a much loved uncle beardy to Rick, Richard and Steve, and much loved great uncle to Daniel.

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

Funeral service to take place at St. Mark’s Parish Church, Basford on Thursday 21st December 2023 at 12.00 midday prior to interment at Newcastle Cemetery.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Church.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Gwil to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 27th November 2023
Date of funeral: 21st December 2023

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Norma Cuthbert

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at Bradwell Hall Nursing Home surrounded by her loving and devoted family after a long illness fought with great courage and dignity, Norma aged 79 years of Wolstanton, now reunited with her beloved mum and dad, Edna and Horace, the dearly loved and loving wife of Brian, the much loved and treasured mum of Lisa and Jason, a loving mother in law of John and Netty, also a dearly loved and cherished nan of Luke, Josh, Emma and Beth.

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

Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday 7th December 2023 at 3.20pm.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Norma to Alzheimer’s Society.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 22nd November 2023

Funeral Date:  7th December 2023

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Dave Clarke ‘Clarkey’

“And in the morning, I’ll be with you. But it will be a different kind”

Suddenly on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the loving arms of his mum and family, Dave (Clarkey) aged 32 years of Trent Vale, the dearly loved, funny and amazing son of Pam and the late David, a much loved brother of Stacey and Lee, a dearly loved and cherished uncle to Tegan, Troy, Tom, Georgia and the late Tianna, a loving grandson of John and the late Sheila, a dear partner of Sue, also a much loved and treasured nephew of Dawn, Darren, Philip and the late Julie.

Dave (Clarkey) will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and many friends.

Funeral Service to take place at St. Peter Ad Vincula (Stoke Minster Church) on Wednesday 20th December 2023 at 1.15pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Dave (Clarkey) to the Critical Care Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 22nd November 2023
Date of funeral: 20th December 2023

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Susan ‘Suzie’ Davies

“Grief and love are sisters, knit together from the beginning. They reminds us that there is no love that does not contain loss and no loss that is not a reminder of the love.

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice surrounded by her loving and devoted family after a long illness fought with great courage, dignity and bravery, Suzie aged 67 years of Wood Lane, Audley, now reunited with her beloved husband Neal, a loving daughter of Glenis and the late Leslie, a dearly loved and loving mum of Paul and Kevin, a loving mother in law of Natalie and Laura, a dear daughter in law ‘Mrs Woman’, a much loved and very special sister of Wendy, Pammy, Robert and Sandra, a dear sister in law of Rob, a dearly loved and cherished nan of Immi and Scarlett, also a loving auntie.

Suzie will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family, many friends and Snoop the dog.

Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 13th December 2023 at 12:40pm.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

The family have requested no black attire please, but in memory of Suzie and to celebrate her life, they would like people to wear Christmas jumpers or bright colourful clothing.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Suzie to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

 

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 22nd November 2023

Funeral Date:  13th December 2023

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Brian Bates ‘Buzzard’

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

At rest on Friday 17th November 2023 at his home in the presence and loving care of his family after a short illness fought with great courage and dignity, Brian aged 69 years of Sandford Hill, Longton, the dearly loved and loving husband of Bev, also a much loved and treasured dad, father-in-law, grandad, son-in-law and brother.

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

Funeral service and cremation to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Monday 4th December 2023 at 11.00am.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

Immediate family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Brian to the Alice Charity – Domestic Violence.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 17th November 2023

Date of Funeral: 4th December 2023

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Anthony Toplass ‘Ant’

“Those who love with their souls will never be separated.”

At rest on Friday 17th November 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in the presence and loving care of his devoted family, after a short illness fought with great courage and dignity, Ant aged 59 years of Trent Vale, now reunited with his dearly loved dad and mum, Cyril and Brenda, the much loved and treasured brother of Dave, Bev, Kev, Alan, Ann and the late Paul, a loving dad of Hayley and Jason, also a dear brother in law of Graham, Tina and Dawn.

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

Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Carmountside Crematorium on Tuesday 12th December 2023 at 2.00pm

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Ant to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

 

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 17th November 2023

Funeral Date:  12th December 2023

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Paul ‘Po’ Burdon

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 15th November 2023 at the Old Vicarage Nursing Home, Goldenhill with his loving and devoted family by his side, Paul (Po) aged 74 years formerly of Springfields Road, Trent Vale, beloved and eldest son of the late Emma and Harry, a dearly loved brother of Kathleen, Christine, Henry, Andrew and David, also a much loved uncle.

Paul (Po) will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends.

Funeral service to take place at St. Thomas’s Church, Penkhull on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 11.00am prior to interment at Hartshill Cemetery.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Paul (Po) to Alzheimer’s Research UK

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 15th November 2023

Funeral Date:  5th December 2023

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Jennifer Scarratt

“Treasured with a love beyond all feeling, missed with a grief beyond all tears.”

Peacefully at rest on Saturday 11th November 2023 in the loving care of her family and the staff at Heliosa Nursing Home, Congleton after a long Illness fought with great courage and dignity, Jennifer aged 76 years formerly of Hartshill and Knutton, the dearly loved and loving wife of Leslie, a much loved and treasured mum of Emma, a dear mother in law of Jonathan, a dearly loved and cherished grandma of James, a dear sister to Andrew, a loving sister in law to Wendy, Michael and Christine. Also a much loved auntie.

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

Funeral Service to take place at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Knutton on Tuesday 28th November 2023 at 1.00pm prior to cremation at Bradwell Crematorium.

Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Church.

Flowers or if preferred donations in memory of Jennifer to Alzheimer’s Society

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 11th November 2023

Funeral Date:  28th November 2023

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