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Michael Smith (Jack)

“His life a beautiful memory, his absence a silent grief.”

Peacefully at rest on Monday 31st August, 2020, Jack aged 56 years of Congleton, the dearly loved dad of Frank and Daniel, a dear father in law of Alex, a loving son of Graham, a much loved and treasured brother of Vivien and Stephen, a dear brother in law of Paul and Andrea, also a dearly loved and cherished grandad of Jasmine, Courtney and Freddie. Jack 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 Thursday 17th September 2020 at 12pm. Mourners unable to attend may follow the service via a live webcast; for log in details and password please contact the funeral directors.

Family flowers only please. Donations would be preferred in memory of Michael to The Christie, Wilmslow Road, Manchester c/o the Funeral Director

Messages of condolence can be left on this website

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

Date Passed: 31st August 2020

Funeral Date: 17th September 2020

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Marie Thorley

“A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our loved ones are sealed inside to comfort us.”

Peacefully at rest on Thursday 27th August 2020 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, Marie aged 72 years of Newcastle, the dearly loved and loving mum of Pauline and Chrissie, a dear mother in law of Richard and Mark, also a much loved grandmother of Hannah.

God saw you getting tired

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered “Come to me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

 

Marie 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 16th September 2020 at 12pm.

Messages of condolence can be left on this website.

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Kevin Lownds Funeral Services,
12 – 13 Andrew Place,
Newcastle, ST5 1 DL

Tel : 01782 914777

Date Passed: 27th August 2020

Funeral Date: 16th September 2020

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Ian Charles Doward

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

Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 25th August 2020 at The Royal Stoke University Hospital, Ian aged 54 years of Harsthill, was a man of great humour, when he was around laughter was never far from him. Known as ‘a loving toe rag’ in his younger years, he was a family man through and through.

The much loved husband of Liz, a dearly loved and treasured dad to Amy, Robert, Michael and Nancy and a dearly loved and loving son of Brian, he 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 7th September 2020 at 1:00pm. Mourners unable to attend may follow the service via a 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 Ian to PDSA c/o the funeral director.

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

Date Passed: 25th August 2020

Funeral Date: 7th September 2020

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James Wheeler (Jim)

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

Peacefully at rest on Tuesday 18th August 2020, Jim aged 92 years of The Westlands, Newcastle, the dearly loved husband of Pauline, a much loved dad of Sandra, a loving father in law of Bern also a dear uncle of Ken, Derek and Ron. Jim was well known locally and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all his loving family, neighbours and friends. A private funeral service will take place at Bradwell Crematorium on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 1.20pm. with a webcast available for those who wish to but are unable to attend. Messages of condolence can be left on this website, all enquiries to Kevin Lownds Funeral Services

Tel: 01782914777

Date Passed: 18th August 2020

Funeral Date: 9th September 2020

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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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