Recently Deceased

George Henry Clewley

“Love is a bond that death cannot part. Gone from my arms, but still held in my heart.”

Suddenly on Friday 3rd November 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, George, aged 76 years of Etruria, a loving husband of Val, the dearly loved and treasured father of Ang, the much loved grandad of Matt and Dan, a dear grandad in law to Kitti and Chloe. Also a cherished great grandad to Tyler, Laila and Ava.

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

A private family service and cremation will take place in memory of George.

Flowers welcome

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 3rd November 2023

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Marlene Madge HULME (Walklet) (Nee Blundred)

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure”

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 1st November 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Marlene aged 84 years of Longton, now reunited with her beloved husband Doug and the late Clive, the dearly loved, devoted and treasured mum of Denise, a loving mother in law of Andrew, a much loved and loving nanny-noo to Alistair and his partner Lauren, a dearly loved and cherished noo-noo to Emmie-Mae and Eadie-Grace, also a dear sister to Pauline and sister in law to Mike.

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

Funeral Service to take place at St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church, Blurton on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at 10.30am prior to a private family interment at Longton Cemetery.

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

Messages of condolence may be left below

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

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

Date Passed: 1st November 2023

Funeral Date:  22nd November 2023

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Joan Dabbs

“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.”

At rest on Monday 30th October 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in the presence and loving care of her family, Joan, aged 91 years of Clayton, now reunited with her beloved husband Sid also her loving late partner Don, the dearly loved and treasured mum of Maxine, a dear mother in law to Michael, a much loved and cherished nan of Louis and his partner Naomi. Also a loving sister of Roy and sister in law to the late Jean.

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 on Tuesday 14th November 2023 at 1.20pm.

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

Messages of condolence may be left below

Flowers or if preferred donations in memory of Joan to the RSUH – Cardiac Ward 220

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

Date Passed:  30th October 2023

Funeral Date: 14th November 2023

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Doreen McGiff (nee Poole)

“Memories, let them fill your mind, warm your heart & lead you through.”

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 22nd October 2023 whilst in the comfort of her own home and in the care of her loving family, Doreen aged 87 years, now reunited with her beloved husband Bernard and parents Herbert and Alice Poole, the much loved, adored and treasured mum of Carole and Sean, a dear mother in law to Charles, dearly loved and cherished ‘non’ to Olivia, loving sister to the late Roy and Sidney and auntie to many.


Doreen will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her family and many friends.

Funeral Service to take place at St. Teresa’s Roman Catholic Church, Trent Vale, prior to interment at Hartshill cemetery, on Wednesday 8th November 2023 at 11:45am.

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 Doreen 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 October 2023

Funeral Date:  8th November 2023

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Maureen Grocott

One day we will remember how lucky we were to have known their love, with wonder, not grief.

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 8th October 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital surrounded by her loving daughters, Maureen aged 88 years of Fenton, now reunited with her beloved husband Eddie, the dearly loved and treasured mum of Sue, Jan and Carol, a dear mother in law to Kev, Clive and the late Ray, a much loved and cherished nana to Andy, Jason, Clare, Dan and Sarah, a dearly loved great nana to her 12 great grandchildren. Also a loving sister of Rita and Michael and a dear sister in law to John.


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

Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday 27th October 2023 at 12.40pm.

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

Messages of condolence may be left below.

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Maureen to The Douglas Macmillan Hospice or Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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

Date Passed: 8th October 2023

Funeral Date:  27th October 2023

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Jeffrey ‘Jeff’ Exon

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart and I’ll stay there forever.”

Suddenly on Saturday 7th October 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital surrounded by his loving and devoted family, Jeff aged 72 years of Stoke, formerly Trent Vale, now reunited with his beloved mum and dad, Betty and Arthur, the dearly loved and treasured brother of Chris, Carol, Barbara, Denise, Kay, Lez, Jane, Louise, and the late Tony, Sandra and Paul also a much loved brother in law and uncle.

Jeff 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 Friday 3rd November 2023 at 1.00pm.

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

Messages of condolence may be left below’

Flowers welcome.

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

Date Passed: 7th October 2023

Funeral Date:  3rd November 2023

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Lilian ‘Lil/Lily’ Powner

“You will be remembered each day right from the start, for the memories that we shared forever live within our hearts.”

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 4th October 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family, Lillian (Lily) aged 69 years of Trent Vale now reunited with her beloved husband Ken, the dearly loved and treasured mum of Matthew, Mark and the late Andrea, a loving mother in law of Dawn and Gemma, a much loved and cherished nan to Charlie, Owen, Olivia, Ruben, Harry, Conor, Abi and Billy, a very special great nan to Kobe also a loving sister to Vera and the late Myra and their late husbands Ken and Bryan.

Lillian (Lily) will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.

Funeral service to take place at St. Thomas’ Church, Penkhull on Tuesday 24th October 2023 at 12.45pm followed by a private family interment at Newcastle cemetery.

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 Lillian (Lily) to The Douglas MacMillan Hospice.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 4th October 2023

Funeral Date:  24th October 2023

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John Thomas Smith ‘Jacky’

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

At rest on Wednesday 4th October 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Jack aged 92 years of Chesterton Lodge Care Home and formerly of Knutton Lane, now reunited with his loving mum Ethel, a dearly loved and treasured brother of Jean, Walter and the late George, Ann, Joan and David also a much loved and cherished uncle.

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

Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 18th October 2023 at 2.40pm.

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 Jack to Dementia UK

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 4th October 2023

Funeral Date:  18th October 2023

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Lee William Jones

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

Suddenly at rest on Friday 29th September 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Lee, aged 49 years of Silverdale, the dearly loved son of Susan and Dennis, a wonderful brother of Justine, a much-loved dad to Stephanie, Kian, Leanne, Mia and Craig and grandad to Kai, Isaac and Daisy. Also, a loved grandson, nephew, uncle and friend to many.

Lee will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all his loving family and friends.

Funeral service to take place at Bradwell crematorium on Friday 17th November 2023 at 12:40pm.

No formal attire required.

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 Lee to Cancer 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:  29th September 2023

Funeral Date:  17th November 2023

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Shabab ‘Bobby’ Shepherd

“You will be remembered each day right from the start, for the memories that we shared forever live within our hearts.”

Suddenly on Friday 29th September 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Bobby aged 42 years of Silverdale, the dearly loved and treasured partner of Hayley, the much loved and cherished dad of Josh, Jade, Bobby and Alisha, also a loving son of Marie and Abdul.

Bobby will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his loving family, sisters, brothers, many friends and his dearly loved and amazing dogs Tia and Arnie.

Funeral Service to take place at Cornerstone Elim Church, High Street, Silverdale on Thursday 26th October 2023 at 12 noon prior to interment at Silverdale cemetery.

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

The family have requested no black attire; colourful clothing would be preferred in memory of Bobby who loved his bright colours, especially orange, red and pink.

Messages of condolence may be left below.

Flowers or if preferred donations in memory of Bobby to MIND

A donation box will also be available at the church.

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

Date Passed: 29th September 2023

Funeral Date:  26th October 2023

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Lacey Chan

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

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 28th September 2023, Lacey, aged 86 years of The Westlands, will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.
Flowers welcome

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 28th September 2023

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Linda McGuinness

“When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 21st September 2023 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in the presence and loving care of her devoted husband, Linda aged 73 years of Trentham, the dearly loved and treasured wife of Derek, the much loved and precious sister of Susan and Julie, a dear sister in law of Andy and Barry, a loving auntie to Marc, also a cherished cousin to Ida.

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

Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 10th October 2023 at 2.00pm.

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

Formal clothing not required, casual clothing welcome.

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Linda to Greyhound Gap

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 21st September 2023

Funeral Date:  10th October 2023

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