Recently Deceased

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Bernadette Ford (Bernie)

“As long as there is love and memories, there is no true loss.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 18th February 2021 at the Douglas MacMillan Hospice, Bernie aged 71 years of Waterhayes, the dearly loved and loving partner of Nigel, the much loved and treasured mum of Martin, Paul and Michael, a dear mother in law of Joanne also a dearly loved and cherished nan to Immy and Noah. Bernie 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 St.Luke’s Church, Silverdale on Friday 5th March 2021 at 12.30pm, followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium where a further service will begin at 2.00pm and a live webcast will take place, for all log in details 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 Bernie to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 18th February 2021

Funeral Date: 5th March 2021

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Ariane Hancock (Azz)

“Like snow flakes you were unique and beautiful but gone all too soon.”

At rest on Wednesday 17th February 2021, Azz aged 40 years of Hartshill, a beloved daughter of Ann and Keith, a loved and a cherished sister to Diane and Paul, a loved and loving aunty to Jessica, Mason, Lily and Romeo, a loved granddaughter to Tom, a much loved cousin to Nicola and Gregory, a loved niece to Helen and Julie, a ‘bestest’ friend in the whole wide world to Sam, a great friend to Jody, Flick, Mandie, Debbie, Vee, Clare, Jodie and Katie, also a treasured house mate and friend to Sam.

Arianne was a ball of energy, she loved music and any opportunity to have a boogie was taken with two hands. A bit of a prankster and always up for a good laugh, a naturally gifted artist, and a kind hearted soul who would give you her last pound.  She 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 Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 12.30pm. 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 Azz to the Dogs Trust c/o the funeral director

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

Date Passed: 17th February 2021

Funeral Date: 9th March 2021

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Nadia Tara OAKLEY

“When you need her touch and loving gaze, gone but not forgotten is the perfect phrase.”

At rest on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at her home and surrounded by her loving and devoted family, Nadia, aged 39 years of Basford, the dearly loved and loving wife of Paul, the much loved and cherished mummy of Tara and Paul Jr, a loving daughter of Frances and Javad, a treasured daughter in law of Michelle and Ian, a dearly loved sister of Roxane, Julian and Lee, also a loving sister in law to Elizabeth and Tim.

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

Due to the current restrictions a private Requiem Mass will take place at Our Lady of the Angels and St.Peter in Chains Roman Catholic Church, Stoke on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 11.30am prior to interment at Hanley Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website

Family flowers only please donations would be preferred in memory of Nadia to Ward 108 RSUH c/o the funeral directors.

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

Date Passed: 9th February 2021

Funeral Date: 2nd March 2021

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Owen Flynn

“When you need her touch and loving gaze, gone but not forgotten is the perfect phrase.”

At rest on 29th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Owen aged 88 years of Madeley who was a spritely man, who was still driving and always made sure to do his press ups, will be sadly missed by his loving family and friends.

Due to the current restriction a private funeral service will take place at the Holy Trinity Church Newcastle followed by a committal at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 24th February 2021 at 2:00pm. a live webcast of the funeral will be broadcast, please contact the funeral directors for the login details.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Donations to be made to the Alice charity in memory of Owen Flynn donations can be made through the funeral directors.

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

Date Passed: 29th January 2021

Funeral Date: 24h February 2021

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Glenn Riley

“My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies. Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die. I can fly, my friends. The show must go on!”

At rest on  18th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Glenn, aged 48 years of Newcastle, the dearly loved and loving son of the late Marjorie and Ronald Riley and a much loved and treasured brother of  Pauline and Shirley.

Glenn was a kind man of many hobbies: gaming, bird watching, fixing TV’s, tapping into truck drivers radio systems to have a chat, or sometimes police radio systems to have a listen. He also had great memories of camping in his younger years, latterly Glenn lived a quiet life and kept himself to himself, he was philosophical about life and had no fear of what was to come.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Thursday 4th February 2021 at 3:20pm. A live webcast of the funeral will be broadcast, please contact the funeral directors for the login details.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Flowers welcome.

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

Date Passed: 18th January 2021

Funeral Date: 4th February 2021

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Ian Parkinson

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

At rest on Friday 15th January 2021 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ian aged 52 years of The Westlands a treasured and much loved  husband of Michelle, adored dad of Tilly and loving brother and brother in law.

Ian was an avid Manchester United supporter, and loved attending the matches with his daughter Tilly. He is going to be so sadly missed by all his loving family and many friends.

Due to the current restrictions a private funeral service and cremation will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd February 2021 at 1.20pm.

The family request donations if wished in memory of Ian to be divided between The Royal Stoke University Hospital Critical Care Pod 5 and a trust fund for his daughter Tilly, via the funeral director.

There will be a live webcast of the funeral service; for log in details and any further queries please contact Kevin Lownds Funeral Services on 01782 914777.

Date Passed: 15th January 2021

Funeral Date: 2nd January 2021

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Grace Besong-Ayuk

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

At rest on the 9th January 2021, at home after a courageous battle fought with great strength and dignity, Grace, aged 51 years of Blurton, a loving wife, a dearly loved and loving mother, daughter, sister and a much loved and treasured friend. Grace was a beautiful person, inside and out, she touched the hearts of so many by her helpful and caring nature which she showed to all around her. She 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 The Seventh Day Adventist Church on Friday 5th February 2021 at 11:30am followed by interment at Fenton Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Grace to Breast Cancer – Cancer Research UK c/o the funeral director.

Date Passed: 9th January 2021

Funeral Date: 5th February 2021

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Joan Hall France

“A truly patch-worked life held together by the thread of kindness.”

At rest on 9th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Joan, aged 73 years of Meir Heath, the dearly loved and loving wife of Chris and a much loved and treasured mum of Steven and Caroline.

Joan, was very happy to make new friends in Stoke. She was a people person. Her love of travel meant she touched the souls of so many people far and wide. She liked rock and roll and folk music and her love of anything to do with needlecraft and home decoration fed her creative nature.  She 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 Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 2:30pm. A live webcast of the funeral will be broadcast, please contact the funeral director for login details.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Joan to Staffordshire Blood Bikes c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 9th January 2021

Funeral Date: 9th February 2021

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Roy Edward Nicklin

“When a great man dies, for years beyond our ken, the light he leaves behind him lies upon the paths of men.”

Peacefully at rest on Friday 8th January 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Roy aged 87 years of Madeley, the dearly loved and loving husband of Doreen, the much loved and treasured dad of Lynn, Karen and Claire, a dear father in law of Mark, Darren and Enzo, a dearly loved and cherished grandad (Grandy) of Luca, Enrico, Louise, Matt, Jack, Harry, Melanie and Leigh, a loved and treasured great grandad (Great Grandy) of Albie and Reuben, also a loving brother, brother in law and uncle. Roy 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 Monday 25th January 2021 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 preferred in memory of Roy, to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 8th January 2021

Funeral Date: 25th January 2021

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Joan Kirkham

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”

At rest on Sunday 3rd January 2021 at Springbank Nursing Home, Joan, aged 82 years of Halmerend, the dearly loved and loving wife of the late Harry, a much loved and treasured mum of Paul, Sharon and Carl, a dear mother in law of Rachel, a dearly loved and cherished grandma of Brandon, Ellie, Stephen, Tamara, Kimberly, James, Cole and the late Jake, a loving sister of Tommy, Eidie, Margaret, Billy and the late Ann.

Joan was a firm but fair mother, always there to help when you needed her, she would let you know she loved you in her own way, she has been longing to be reunited with her soul mate Harry, they will be dancing together again, this time amongst the stars. Joan 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 20th January 2021 at 3:20pm.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Joan to Springbank Nursing Home comfort fund c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 3rd January 2021

Funeral Date: 20th January 2021

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Roy Hayes

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

At rest on Monday 28th December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Roy, aged 70 years of Silverdale, the dearly loved and loving husband of Christine, a much loved and treasured dad of Deborah and Jason, a dear father in law of Craig and Jenny, a dearly loved and cherished grandad of Daniel, Matthew and Thomas, a loving brother of Sam and Billy also a dear brother in law of Kathleen.

Roy 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 Keele Cemetery Community Rooms on Wednesday 13th January 2021 at 11.00am prior to interment at Silverdale Cemetery.

Messages of condolence may be left on this website.
For all floral tributes and enquires please call Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777

Date Passed: 28th December 2020

Funeral Date: 13th January 2021

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Anthony Gibson (Tony)

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

At rest on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Tony, aged 74 years of Meir Heath, the dearly loved and treasured husband of Elaine, also a much loved brother in law and uncle.

Tony 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 11th January 2021 at 4.30pm.

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.

Family flowers only please; donations would be preferred in memory of Tony to the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Cardiac Unit.

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

Date Passed: 23rd December 2020

Funeral Date: 11th January 2021

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