Recently Deceased

Ann Susan Hancock

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

Peacefully at rest on Monday 17th January 2022 at St. Quentin’s Home, Langley House, Ann aged 69 years, previously of Thistleberry, Newcastle, a dearly loved and loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Ann enjoyed life and was full of fun, she loved her garden. She will be loved forever and sadly missed by her loving family and many friends.

A funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 1:20pm. Will relatives please accept this the only intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

Flowers or donations in memory of Ann to the City Dogs Home would be welcomed 
Messages of condolences may be left below.
For all further enquiries please contact Kevin Lownds Family Funeral Services on 01782 914777
Date Passed:
17th January 2022

Funeral Date: 1st February 2022

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William Speakman ‘Bill’

“The Lord is close to those broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Bill, who passed away peacefully at his home in the presence and loving care of his devoted family on Wednesday 12th January 2022, after a short illness fought with great courage and dignity, fortified with the rites of the Holy Church on whose soul sweet Jesus have mercy, R.I.P. Bill aged 67 years of Trentham, the dearly loved and most precious husband of Vanda, the much loved and treasured dad of Shaun, Mark and Paula, a loving son of Ethel and the late William, a dearly loved, cherished and amazing grandad of Caprice, Alyssa, Poppy and Billy also a much loved brother, brother in law and uncle. Bill 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 Friday 28th January 2022 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.
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Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Bill to The Macari Centre and Windmill Children’s Bereavement.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 12th January 2022

Funeral Date:  28th January 2022

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Susan Lesley Turner ‘Sue’

“Nothing will ever take away our memories.”

Suddenly but peacefully on Saturday 1st January 2022 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital in the presence and loving care of her devoted family, Sue aged 65 years of Hartshill, the dearly loved and loving partner of Keith, the much loved and treasured mum of Kerry, James and Mel and their partners Paul and Ash, also a dearly loved and cherished nan of Thomas and Jake. Sue will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends. Funeral service to take place at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Hartshill on Monday 24th January 2022 at 11:30am prior to interment at Hartshill Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church. The family have requested traditional funeral attire but with bright colourful additions would be much appreciated in memory of Sue.
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Floral tributes welcome. Bright vibrant colours would be preferred in memory of Sue.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 1st January 2022

Funeral Date:  24th January 2022

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Patricia Hanly ‘Pat’

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Peacefully at rest on Friday 31st December 2021 in the loving care of her family and the staff at The Chimes Residential Care Home, Penkhull, Pat aged 87 years formerly of Pyenest Street, Shelton, now reunited with her beloved husband Thomas, the dearly loved and loving mum of Janet, Jimmy, Tommy, Sammy and Kate, a loving mother in law of Janet, Sue, John and Richard, a much loved and treasured nan of Richard, Nicola, Louise, James, Greg, Bethan, Abigail and Katie- Leigh also a dearly loved and cherished great nan, sister and auntie to many in Dublin. Pat will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends. Requiem Mass to take place at The Sacred Heart, Roman Catholic Church, Jasper Street, Hanley on Thursday 20th January 2022 at 12.00 noon 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 to Cats Protection in memory of Pat would be preferred.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 31st December 2021

Funeral Date:  20th January 2022

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Christopher Dobson ‘Dobbo’

“Always loved. Forever missed. Never forgotten.”

Peacefully at rest on Sunday 26th December 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, Dobbo aged 70 years of Trentham, the dearly loved and loving partner of Wyn, the much loved and treasured dad of Christopher, Martin, Joanne and Jamie, a dear father in law of Beth, Becky and Curly, a dearly loved and cherished grandad, a loving brother of Mary also a dear brother in law of John. Dobbo will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and so many friends.
Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 19th January 2022 at 12.40pm. 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 Dobbo to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Messages of condolences maybe left below.

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

Date Passed: 26th December 2021

Funeral Date:  19th January 2022

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Elsie May Brown

“We never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.”

Former School Teacher
Silverdale County Primary

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Elsie aged 88 years of Madeley, the dearly loved and loving sister of Mavis, a loving sister in law of Harry also a much loved and treasured Auntie to Judith and her husband Peter.
Elsie will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.

Funeral Service to take place at Keele Cemetery Community Rooms on Tuesday 11th January 2022 at 10.45am prior to interment at Keele Cemetery.
Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at Keele Cemetery.

No flowers by request. Donations would be preferred in memory of Elsie to Midland Air Ambulance.

Messages of condolences maybe left below.

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

Date Passed: 22nd December 2021

Funeral Date:  11th January 2022

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Carl Payne

“I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart. I am never without it. Anywhere I go, you go my dear.”

(Sculptor)
Unexpectedly on Tuesday 21st December 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Carl aged 52 years of Harriseahead, the dearly loved and loving husband of Georgie, the much loved and treasured dad of Daisy and Jake and Leif and Alisha, a loving son of Harold and Kathleen, a dear son in law of Beverley and the late John, a dearly loved and cherished brother of Jennifer, Raymond, Donna and Sharon also a dear brother in law of Sharon and Robbie. Carl will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and so many friends.
Funeral service to take place at Bradwell Crematorium Chapel on Tuesday 25th January 2022 at 12.40pm prior to interment at Keele Cemetery Woodland Burial Area. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the Crematorium Chapel.
There will be a live stream of Carl’s service; for log in details please contact the funeral directors.
Family flowers only please, donations would be preferred in memory of Carl to The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice

Messages of condolences maybe left below.

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

Date Passed: 21st December 2021

Funeral Date:  25th January 2022

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Elizabeth Taylor ‘Betty’

“The life given to us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal.”

Peacefully at rest on Monday 20th December 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Betty aged 93 years of Newcastle now reunited with her beloved husband Alan, the dearly loved and loving mum of Ruth and the late Paul, a dear mother in law to Ian and Rosie, a much loved and treasured Grandma and Great-Grandma. Betty will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and friends.
Funeral Service to take place at St.John’s Parish Church, Keele on Thursday 13th January 2022 at 11:30am prior to cremation at Carmountside 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 Betty to Dementia UK.

Messages of condolences maybe left below.

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

Date Passed: 20th December 2021

Funeral Date:  13th January 2022

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Jean Bourne

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

Suddenly but peacefully passed away at home in Bradwell on Friday, December 17th 2021, Jean aged 77 years. The loved and devoted wife of Terry, and the much-loved mum of Michelle, Chris, and Danielle. A dear mother-in-law to Darren, Joanne, and David, and a loving and cherished nan to Adam, Joe, Robert, Matthew and Daniel. Jean will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all of her family and friends.
Funeral service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Friday January 14th 2022, at 11.20am. Will relatives please accept this intimation and friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.  
Flowers welcome, or if preferred donations in memory of Jean to the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. 

Messages of condolences maybe left below.

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

Date Passed: 17th December 2021

Funeral Date:  14th January 2022

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Margaret Victoria Simpson

“May love be what you remember most.”

Peacefully at rest on Monday 13th December 2021, Margaret aged 66 years of Knutton, the dearly loved and loving wife of Peter, a much loved mum of Clinton and Dean, a dearly loved and treasured sister of Mary and Jackie, also a loving nan. Margaret will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her loving family and many friends.
Funeral service to take place at St.Mary’s Parish Church, Knutton on Thursday 6th January 2022 at 11.30am prior to interment at Silverdale Cemetery. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the church.

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: 13th December 2021

Funeral Date:  6th January 2022

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Anthony John Taylor ‘Tony’

“We knew how to love him in his presence, now we must learn to love him in his absence.”

At rest on Sunday 12th December 2021, Tony aged 53 years of Newcastle, the dearly loved and loving partner of Joseph, a loved son of Daphne and a friend to many. Tony will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and many friends.
Funeral service to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 12:40pm. Will relatives please accept this intimation and would friends wishing to attend kindly meet at the crematorium.

Flowers welcome but if preferred donations in memory of Tony to a charity TBC.

Messages of condolences may be left below.

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

Date Passed: 12th December 2021

Funeral Date:  12th January 2022

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Lee Granville Robinson

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved into stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

Peacefully at rest on Wednesday 8th December 2021 at the Royal Stoke University Hospital, Lee, aged 76 years of Bignall End, the dearly loved and loving husband of Sylvia, a much loved and cherished dad of Caroline, a dearly loved and treasured grandad of Dan, a loving uncle of Sean also a very special brother of the late John.
Lee will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family and many friends. Funeral Service and cremation to take place at Bradwell Crematorium on
Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 12:40pm. Will relatives please accept this the only 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

Messages of condolences maybe left below.

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

Date Passed: 8th December 2021

Funeral Date:  21st December 2021

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