Death notices and funeral announcements from Manchester Evening News this week (2023)

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Death Notices


Peacefully passed away on 26th September 2022, at home with his loving family by his side, aged 84 years.

The dearly loved Husband of Margaret, devoted Father to Mark, Linda and Donna, a wonderful Father-in-Law to Janine, Paul and John, cherished Grandfather to Alexandria, Victoria, Nicholas and Andrew and a treasured Great Grandfather to Xavier, Evelyn and Cora.

Beloved son of the late Florance and Richard. May your final sleep be filled with dreams of happiness, peace and eternal joy. The Funeral service will be held at Blackley Crematorium on Monday 10th October at 1 pm. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, Blackley. Tel: 0161 795 3400.

Richard (Rick) ATHERTON

Peacefully at home on the 27th September 2022 aged 75 years. Loving partner, father, grandfather and brother. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Willow Wood Hospice. For all enquiries, please contact: Oldham Co-op Funeralcare Tel: 0161 624 2807.

Christopher TAYLOR

Chris passed away peacefully at home on the 17th September, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Chris was a larger than life character, who touched many lives and so we are expecting many people to attend to pay their respects, which we know would mean a great deal to Chris.

The committal service will take place at Skipton Crematorium on Monday 17th October, 2022 at 11.00am (please note there is limited seating inside the chapel and we kindly ask you to reserve this for the family). However, the family would love everybody to join them for a church service at St Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Clitheroe which will follow at 1.00pm.

Flowers or donations are welcome, the preferred charity to donate to in memory of Chris is 'Yes to Life'. Further details for donations on the day can be found at INQ: Langshaw Calverley Funeral Directors. TEL: Whalley (01254) 824529.

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Patricia (Pat) BREWER

Passed away peacefully after a long illness on September 12th 2022, aged 81 years. Pat formerly of Fallowfield will be deeply missed by all her cousins and many friends.

Service and Committal to take place on Thursday 20th October 2022 at Manchester Crematorium (Old Chapel) at 11:00am. Family flowers by request, donations preferred to 'The Christie'.

All donations should be forwarded along with enquiries to Stewart McCrakan of Greater Manchester Funeral Service 0161 681 1864.


On, Tuesday 20th September 2022, peacefully at home; Jean aged 88 years and of Cheadle Hulme. Loving wife of the late Robert, much loved mum of Susan, Judith & Tracey, cherished grandma of Stephanie, Amber & Michael and great grandma of Eleanor & Thomas.

Service and committal at Stockport Crematorium (Cypress Chapel) on Monday 10th October at 3:00p.m. Family flowers only please, donations of desired for the benefit of Bowel Cancer UK.

To donate online, please visit All enq. to Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd, Brook House, Brook Road, Cheadle, Cheshire. SK8 1PQ. Tel: 0161 428 2097.

Winifred Elsie DAWSON (Ann)

Peacefully at Glan Clwyd Hospital surrounded by her family, on the 20th September 2022. Aged 79 years. Beloved Wife of Alan. Loving Sister to Brothers Tommy, Michael, Tony, John and the late Steve and Vincent.

To Sisters Joan and Margaret. Devoted Sister-in-law, and Aunt to her many Nieces and Nephews. Ann will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends. Funeral Service at Droylsden Cemetery Chapel, followed by an Interment at the Cemetery on the 12th October 2022 at 13:15pm.

Family flowers only please but donations will be gratefully received for PDSA, The Vet Charity for Pets in Need. Further enquiries to Tegid O Jones & Son, 232-234 High Street, Prestatyn. LL19 9BP. Tel:01745 853949.

Shalleen FERRIS

Passed away peacefully at Wyncourt Nursing Home on 12 September 2022, aged 88 years. A dear mother to Schelene (Lisa), Shalleen was a beloved partner to Samuel Hall and previously Peter Ferris. Shalleen will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

The funeral service will take place on Friday 14 October 2022 at Altrincham Crematorium 2.30pm, followed by the wake to be held at The Church Inn, Church Road Urmston, M41 9BU.

Donations if desired can be made to The Salvation Army and St Ann's Hospice. All enquiries to Ashton Brookes Funeral Directors, Churchside, Church Street, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4DB. 0161 928 2000.


On the 15th September 2022, I lost my partner, friend and soulmate. She passed away peacefully at Fairfield Hospital, after a long fight with her health.

She leaves behind, her son, David, grandchildren Jamie, Phoebe, Nathan, Aimee, Aaron and Luke. A loss hard to bear after a difficult last 2 years. Now at peace with no suffering. My darling Anne - Rest in Peace. Love Brian xx

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May sadly passed away on Saturday 1st October 2022 aged 92 years. A much loved mum, nan, great nan and mother-in-law, she will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Funeral service will take place at Rochdale Crematorium on Friday 28th October 2022 at 11:50am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, can be made to Dementia UK. For further enquiries contact Spotlandbridge Funeral Service on 01706869995.

Stuart Anthony HEMPSTOCK

Sadly passed away at his flat, aged 45 years. A much loved son of Judy, the late Bob and brother of Rob. Stuart will be greatly missed by all his family and all who loved him. Family flowers only please.

Funeral will take place at Stockport Crematorium, Rowan Chapel on Monday October 17th at 1.45pm. All welcome after the service at the wake at the Alma Lodge, Buxton Road, Stockport. All enquiries to G Burdett Funeral Services Ltd Tel 01663 762618.

Mavis Joan HORSFIELD (nee Ward)

Formerly of Huddersfield and Manchester, a widow to her beloved husband James. Mavis passed away at Stepping Hill Hospital in the arms of her loving son David at the magnificent age of 99.

A much loved Mum to David, Marion, Margaret, June, Jimmy and Mavis. A devoted and proud Nan, Gran, Great Grandmother and Mother-In-Law. She will be missed so much by her family and friends.

Committal and Service will be held in the New Chapel at Manchester Crematorium on Wednesday the 19th October at 11:30am. Donations to Dementia UK. All enquiries to Co-op Funeral Services, Handforth. 01625 532 878.


Passed away peacefully on 26th September 2022 aged 72. Beloved Mother of Lesley, Christopher and Nikki, Mother-in-law to Paddy, and second Mum to Debbie. A caring Sister and Sister-in-law to Gillian and Tony.

A treasured and devoted Auntie, Nana and Great Nana. She will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends. Service to be held at St. Clement's Church, Manor Avenue, Urmston, on Wednesday 12th October 2022 at 12:30pm, followed by committal at Eccles Crematorium at 1:40pm.

Family flowers only please. Donations may be made to Macmillan Cancer Care. All donations and enquiries to Daniel J Mellor Independent Funeral Director 118 Gatley Road, Gatley, Cheshire SK8 4AD. Tel: 0161 491 2500/ 747 4177.

John Anthony KEHOE

Peacefully on 17th September 2022, fortified by the Rites of holy mother church, John aged 82 years R.I.P and of Prestwich.

The much loved father of Vivienne, devoted grandfather of Grace, a dear brother of Betty and Tessie and the late Andy, Radie, Nellie, Jimmy, Maura, Kitty and Sheila.

A Requiem Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Thursday 6th October at 12 noon prior to the repatriation to Ireland.

Family flowers only please; donations if desired for the benefit of Caritas and can be made via All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 215 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 8GW Tel 0161 796 6018.

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On 3rd October 2022, passed away peacefully after a brief illness. Peter aged 90, widower to May who he missed terribly, adored Father to Karen and David and much loved Grandad to Georgia, Jasmine, Chloe and Amber.

Peter's love of life and sense of humour will be sorely missed by all who knew him, especially his lifelong friends from Blackley Golf Club and former colleagues from the CIS. A Service and Committal will be held at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 11th October at 1pm.

A celebration of his life will take place from 2pm at Blackley Golf Club. Donations in lieu of flowers please to Cancer Research All enquiries to The Co-op Funeralcare, Blackley. Tel 0161 795 3400.

Rosemary Patricia LAWSON (nee Moore)

Passed away peacefully in Hospital on Tuesday, 20th September 2022, aged 80 years. Rosemary, of Cheadle Hulme, the loving Wife of George and a much beloved Mother of Sonya and Gavin. Rosemary will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Requiem Mass at St. Ann's RC Church, Cheadle Hulme, on Friday 14th October at 11am prior to interment at St. Mary's RC Cemetery, Worsley, at 1pm. Family flowers only please.

Donations if desired to Age UK. All enqs. and donations to Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd., Brook House, Brook Road, Cheadle, SK8 1PQ. Tel 0161 428 2097.

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Passed away on the 27th September 2022, aged 63. A loving husband to Paula and a much-loved Dad to Harrison. A Cherished son to Joan and Brian, brother to Maxine and a great friend to many. Dion will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral service to take place at Rochdale Crematorium on Wednesday 19th October at 11:50am. Family flowers only please. Any kind donations are welcome to Springhill Hospice via the following link: All enquiries to Kavanagh and Coates Funeral Service Tel no: 01706 623 623.

Margaret Veronica MAGUIRE

Fell asleep on the 27th September 2022, aged 96 years. A loving wife to the late James Bernard. A much-loved mother to John, Brian, Martin, Brendan, Kearn, Sharon, Benjamin and the late Thomas. Mother in law to Margaret, Deborah, Sharon and Janice.

A cherished grandmother and great grandmother. Margaret will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Joseph's RC Church, Heywood on Friday 14th October at 9:30am followed by the interment at Heywood Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Any kind donations are welcome to Springhill Hospice via the following link: All enquiries to Kavanagh and Coates funeral services, Tel: 01706 623 623.


Peacefully at home in Clayton, after a long suffering illness on Friday 23rd September 2022, aged 76 years. Loving and dearest wife to Vincent. Loving mother to Margaret, Sharon, Vincent junior, Maria and Andrew. Loved mother in law.

Special Nanna and Great Nanna. Also a dear sister, sister in law and auntie. Mairie will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Family flowers only by request, donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses.

Requiem Mass will be held at St Willibrord's R/C Church on Monday 10th October at 12noon, followed by interment at Droylsden Cemetery at 1.30pm. All enquiries to Louise at Braithwaite & Sons Funeral Service, 55 North Road, Droylsden, M43 6LH. Tel: 0161 637 3434.


On 5 September 2022 suddenly yet peacefully in hospital and of Bury aged 77 years. Formerly of Ramelton, County Donegal. Beloved husband of Mary, loving father of Anne, Angela and Louise, much loved grandad and father in law.

Requiem Mass will be at St Bernadettes Roman Catholic Church, Whitefield on Tuesday 11 October at 12 noon followed by committal at Radcliffe Crematorium at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please.

Donations if desired, cheques made payable to CAFOD may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Service, Spring Lane, Radcliffe, M26 2TQ or via the family's memorial page at Enquiries tel 0161 723 2383.

Anthony ROBINS (Dr)

Passed away peacefully aged 82 surrounded by his children. Beloved husband of the late Ann Robins, dearly loved Father of Carolyn, Joanne and James and adored Grandfather and Great-Grandfather of many.

A Clinical Biochemist who gave decades of dedicated service to the NHS and always held his birthplace, North Wales, close to his heart. Funeral service to be held in Manchester, Thursday 6th October.

Any donations to benefit Hope House Children's Hospices. All enquiries to Ashton Brookes Funeral Directors Tel. 0161 928 2000.

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David died peacefully on Sunday 25th September 2022 in Fernlea Care Home, Hazel Grove. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Doreen, son Martin, stepdaughter Sally, stepson Ian, daughter-in-law Monica and grandchildren Seamus and Maeve.

Grateful thanks to all those who supported his care both at home and at Fernlea. David served for 12 years as a Liberal councillor in Hazel Grove and will be known by many in the community.

His funeral is to be held in The Cypress Chapel, Stockport Crematorium on Tuesday 18th October at 1.30pm. Family flowers only. All enquiries to: Brian Sharples & Son Ltd Funeral Directors 52 Stockport Road Marple SK6 6AB 0161 427 2079.

Maisie SAFFER (Loveday)

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs Maisie Saffer announces her passing on September 29th, 2022, at the age of 77.

Maisie passed away peacefully at home and will be lovingly remembered by husband John, her treasured son Robert, and her wider family of Emma & Patrick, Hinda, Theo, Felix & Gregor. Her wisdom & wit will be greatly missed.

The funeral service will take place at Manchester Crematorium (New Chapel), Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton on Wednesday 12th October at 1.30pm. No flowers please. Donations if desired to the Spinal Injuries Association

Colin TODD

On 29th September 2022 peacefully at Llandudno Hospital of Church Street, Conwy formerly of Sale aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Jude for 50 years, very much loved father of Adam and James, cherished grandad of Lily, Heidi, Emma and James and a much loved brother of Carole.

Funeral service takes place at Colwyn Bay Crematorium on Thursday 13th October at 2pm. Family flowers only please but donations if so desired will be gratefully accepted towards Parkinson's UK And may be sent c/o A C Lambert & Son, Funeral Directors, 69, Conwy Road, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9LT. Tel: 01492 581072.

Margaret (Maggie) WALKER

Died peacefully at home, surrounded by family on the 28th September 2022. A loving wife, mother, nana, grandmother and nan nan to her great granddaughter. Memorial details to be confirmed. Rest easy my love until we meet again Caz.

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Passed away on 31st August 2022 aged 94 years. Beloved Husband of the late Edith and much loved Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Funeral service to take place on Friday 7th October 3.15pm at Altrincham Crematorium.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to benefit Cancer Research UK. All enquiries to Kenneth Dewey & Sons, 2 Grove Lane, Hale, WA15 8JE. Tel 0161 980 7010.

Bernard Anthony WILD

On September 27th 2022, peacefully at his son Lee's home. Bernard, aged 75 years, of Offerton. Dearly loved husband of the late Sue, much loved Dad of John, David, Lee, Dean & Kris, dearly loved Father-in-law of Shelley, Becky & Emma, devoted Grandad of Josh, Darryl, Millie, Jenny, Jacob and Isaac.

Great Grandad of Reece and Esme, dearly loved brother of Jenny and much loved by Elisabeth. Service & Committal at Stockport Crematorium (Rowan Chapel) on Friday, October 21st at 1.00pm.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to either the 'British Heart Foundation' or 'The Christie' Enqs. and donations to Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd., Brook House, Brook Road, Cheadle. SK8 1PQ tel. 0161 428 2097.

In Memoriams

Jean BICKLEY (McLeod)

(McLeod ) Fell asleep 7th October 2017 Time passes, memories stay Loved and remembered every day Forever in our hearts Husband Colin, Julie, Neil and Jill, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren

James IGOE

In loving memory of James on his fourth anniversary. Deep are the memories and precious they stay, no passing of time can take them away. Every day, no matter where, in our hearts you are always there. Sadly missed. Love Evelyn and family xxx

Birthday Memoriams


Birthday Memories 4th October, 1980 Also remembering tragic death on duty serving with the Royal Marines in the Scottish Highlands 16/10/2005. You left us far too early, with many dreams unfulfilled. It is so hard and unbelievable that someone special is missing.

You lived life to the full and lit up everywhere around you with your cheeky smile. We are so proud of you, we miss you and love you more each day.

Your loving Mum and Dad, Sister Tracey, Brothers Paul and Philip, Brother-in-law Paul, Sisters-in-law Dawn and Lauren, Nieces Sophie, Hannah, Aimee, Lexi and Nephew Harry Steven xxxx

Nicholas HOBIN

09.10.1976 - 02.08.2009 "OUR NICK" On this day, a star was born. Happy Birthday to our precious, adored, treasured, cherished Son. Never more than a thought away, Never more than a tear away.

To have known him was to have loved him. Love and miss you every minute of every day. Love you mills and crills and trills. Your devoted to you Mam and Dad XXXXX


Precious birthday memories for the 5th October 2022 for my dearest wife Sheila who God has in his keeping. The love and happiness we shared meant more than you could ever know.

Your day is as special as you are. Happy birthday She missing you beyond words xxx Bernard xxx Birthday messages sent to heaven for a much Loved mum, nana and great nana missed every day, Sean, Janice, Sarah, Sam, Axell, Arielle, Annette, David & Jack xxxx

Michele TONGE

02.10.58 - 21.07.90 Happy Birthday Michele for 2nd October. Always in our thoughts. With all our love Mum, Dad, Chris, Jen and Emily Michele.

Rose Margaret WARD

Loving birthday memories of a dear Wife, Mum and Nana. Love from all the Family xxx

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