Tributes have been left over this past week in memory of loved ones in Manchester who have recently passed away.
Announcing the death of a family member has been a time-honoured tradition for family and loved ones at a time of grieving.
We have gathered the messages posted this week in one place.
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Here is a list of those who have appeared over the last week in the Manchester Evening News. Our thoughts go out to all friends, family and loved ones.
Of Denton, passed peacefully on 13th April 2022. Loving husband to the late Christine. Much loved dad to Judith, Gillian and the late Anthony. Proud grandad to Lyndsey, Kyle, Alyson, Luke, Will, Amy and Thomas, great-grandad to James and Lucy.
Forever in our hearts. The funeral will take place Friday 6th of May, at 16.00 at Dukinfield Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations to Multiple Sclerosis. All enquiries please contact Dowse Catterall Funeralcare on 0161 336 6023.
Passed away peacefully in hospital on Wednesday 13th April 2022, aged 87 years. Dearly loved husband of Shirley, loving father of Heather, Paul & Michael. John will be sadly missed and forever remembered by all those that knew him.
A Requiem Mass to take place on Wednesday 11th May 2022 at St Mary of the Annunciation RC Church, Littleborough at 10:00am followed by an interment at Dearnley Cemetery at 11:15 am.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Acute Medical Unit at Royal Oldham Hospital. All enquiries to Kilpatricks Coop Funeralcare 634 Halifax Road, Littleborough, Rochdale OL16 2SQ Telephone: 01706 374461.
Peacefully in Hospital on 21st April 2022, Iris aged 98 years. Loving Wife to Jack, Beloved Mother to Keith, Mother-in-Law to the late Janice and a Dear Grandma to Paul, Steven and the late Andrew. Iris will be sadly missed by all her loving family.
Funeral Service and Committal to take place on Monday 21st May at Rochdale Crematorium at 1.00pm. All further enquiries to Kilpatricks Funeralcare. Tel: 01706 374461.
Peacefully passed away at Barley View Care Home, Whitworth on the 24th April 2022 aged 96 Years. Loving wife of the late Alexander ‘Alec’. Loving mum of Elaine and Son in Law Steve. A loving Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Hilda will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Funeral Service to take place at Trinity Baptist Church, Bacup on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 2.15pm, followed by interment at Whitworth Cemetery at 3.15pm.
Flowers would be gratefully received, any kind donations would be welcomed to Barley View Care Home, Whitworth a donation box will be available on the day. For all enquiries please contact F Duffy & Son Funeral Service 254 Market Street Whitworth. OL12 8PW Telephone: 01706 868696.
Patricia (Norma) Goodall
On 22nd April 2022, Norma passed away peacefully at home, aged 82 years.
The dearly beloved wife of Peter, a much loved mother of Pamela, Stephen & Robert, and mother-in-law of Brian and Janet. And a devoted Grandmother to Louise & Paul, and Great Grandmother to Felicity, Chloe, Sophie, Freyja and Lillie.
A service will take place on Wednesday 11th May 2022 at Hatherlow Church, Romiley, at 12:00noon followed by interment at Highfield Cemetery at 1:00pm.
Flowers welcomed and/or donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK Donations & enquiries please to Brian Sharples & Son. 52 Stockport Road, Marple SK6 6AB. Telephone 0161 427 2079.
Margaret (Maggie) McCose Henry
Peacefully passed away on the 13th April 2022 at The Royal Oldham Hospital, Maggie aged 65 years.
Loving and devoted wife of Stephen. Loving Mum to Dawn and Luke. Loving Step Mum to Guy and Sharon. Loving Grandmother to Willow, Zander and Raine Maggie will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew her.
Service of Celebration to take place at Rochdale Crematorium on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at 11.50am. Family flowers only please by request, donations if desired to Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, a donation box will be available on the day.
For all enquiries please contact F Duffy & Son Funeral Service 254 Market Street Whitworth. OL12 8PW Telephone: 01706 868696.
Of Openshaw, West Gorton, Haughton Green. Passed peacefully on 15th of April 2022 Loving wife to the late Patrick – happily reunited again.
Loving Mum to the late Bernadette, the late Paul, Andrew, John and Terence. Proud Grandma and Great Grandma to all her grandchildren. Much loved Mother-in-Law. Will be missed by all her family and friends and will remain in our hearts always.
The funeral will take place on 20th May 2022 at 10.00 at St Fisher Church. All enquiries to Dowse Catterall on 0161 336 6023.
Barbara Dempsey (South)
(Gan Gan Barbie) Formerly of Droylsden & Salford. Passed away peacefully at MRI Manchester on 10th April 2022 aged 88 Years. Treasured Mam of Karen, Julie & Terry. Mother in law to Terry Mc, Chris & Bev.
Much loved Gran to Helena, Katie, Laura, Terrie, Jordan and Reece and much loved step gran to Rachael, Scott & Ste. She also leaves 15 great grandchildren. Barbara will be sadly missed by all family and friends, plus friends from Village Cafe and Wilkos in Droylsden.
Mam will be re-united with the love of her life Dad, Edward (Terry) Dempsey. Funeral & requiem Mass to be held at St Stephens RC Church, Chappel Road Droylsden at 10.30 11th May and on to Droylsden Cemetery for interment.
Close family flowers only. Enquiries to James Bradley & sons funeral directors, North Road, Clayton. M11 4 WE 0161 223 0595 barbara-dempsey. much loved.com Donations to Dementia UK.
Gerard Anthony Francis
On 14th March 2022 passed away peacefully in Salford Royal Hospital aged 74 years. Requiem Mass to be held in Holy Cross Church, Eccles on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 10am, followed by Interment at St Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley at 11.15am. C/o Ann Blyth & Son Funeral Directors 147 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9ET (Tel) 0161 748 2121
Beloved son of the late Charlie and Nora Gibson. Passed away on Sunday 17th April, aged 76 years. David will be sadly missed by friends and family. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday 11th May at Rochdale Crematorium at 2:20pm.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired, are gratefully being received for Macmillian Cancer Support and The British Diabetic Association. All further enquiries to Rochdale Funeralcare, Co-op. Tel: 01706 653622.
Passed peacefully on 19th April 2022, aged 79 years. Loving Mum of Carolinn and Deborah. Supportive Mum-in-law of Peter and Ian. Proud Grandma of Luke. Special thanks to the STARS home care team.
Funeral to be held on Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 3:00pm at Rochdale Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations to Cats Protection in loving memory of Diana.
All enquiries to Cutgate Funeralcare tel: 01706 643215.
Susan (Sue) Agnes Griffin
Loving wife to Frank, mother to Rob, sister to Lyn and Grandma to Harry and bump. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Service and Cremation to place at Rochdale Crematorium on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 1.40pm. Donations to The Dogs Trust.
All Enquiries to Leach and Clegg Funeral Service 99 Dale Street Milnrow Rochdale OL16 3NW Tel: 01706347377.
Donald James Thomas Hall
On April 11th 2022, aged 86 years, peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Don, the dearly beloved husband of the late Audrey R.I.P. Dearly loved dad of Glen and Wayne, father-in-law to Joanne and Linda.
Devoted grandad to Brett, Jennifer, Stacey and great-grandad to Harry. A loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation (B.H.F.)
Funeral Service and Committal at Hollinwood Crematorium on Friday 6th May at 1:00pm. All enquiries to Daniel c/o Alan J Bradley & Sons, 900 Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 4GT Tel 0161 223 0101.
Kevin Gilbert Johnson
Passed away peacefully on 8th April 2022, aged 75 years. Cherished husband of Janet Johnson. Loving dad of Craig & Ryan Johnson. Kevin will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
Funeral Service will take place at Dukinfield Crematorium on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 10am. Family flowers only. Donations if desired in Kevin’s memory to Willow Wood Hospice. All enquiries to C Taylor Funeral Directors Tel: 0161 223 0793.
On April 19th 2022 peacefully at home in Firswood, Ray aged 61 years. RIP. The dearly beloved Husband of Pauline. Loving Dad of Gemma, Lorna, Amanda and Patrick.
A Much Loved Son, Brother, Uncle and Father in Law. Requiem Mass at St Alphonsus RC Church, Old Trafford on Friday May 6th at 10-00am prior to interment at Stretford Cemetery.
Family flowers only by request, donations preferred to Pancreatic Cancer UK. All donations and enquiries to P Loftus & Son, 263 Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton, M21 7GJ or Tel 861-9336.
It is with great sadness we announce Brian passed away on 12th April 2022 aged 60 years surrounded by his loving family. Loving Dad of Marcella and Anton. Treasured Grandad of Curtis and Marcus. Dear Father-in-law of Todd and Chantelle. Much loved and devoted son of Enid.
Dear Brother of Pauline, Sharon and Harold. Much loved uncle of Nicole, Naomi, Dale, Kisha and Fallon and great uncle of Caleb and Olivia. Loving lifelong partner to Marina, a considered son-in-law of Christine. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
Family flowers only please, donations preferred to Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. On Wednesday 4th May Brian will be received into Blackley Crematorium for service and committal at 12 noon.
All further enquiries to Karen Brammer at Greater Manchester Funeral Service, Moston Tel 0161-681-1864.
Marie Alicia Thompson
Passed away peacefully on 6th April 2022 aged 91 years. Marie was a devoted wife to the late Tom (RIP), a cherished mum to Alwyn and the late Colin (RIP), a loving Grandmother to Stuart, Matthew, Sarah and Kate and a loved great-grandmother to Luke, Kitty and Tadhg.
Marie will be sadly missed by all her loving family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St Luke’s Church, 173 Kenyon Lane, Moston, M40 5HS on Thursday 12th May 2022 at 1.15pm followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. All further enquiries to Moston Funeral Care Telephone 0161 683 4334.
Peter Michael Walsh
Peacefully at home in Fallowfield on April 10th 2022 Whilst Fortified By The Rites Of Holy Mother Church Peter aged 46 R.I.P. The dearly loved Son of Peter and the late Helen R.I.P. and dear Brother of the late Francis R.I.P. and Victor.
Also a much loved Uncle and Brother-in-Law. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Requiem Mass to take place at St. Kentigern’s R.C. Church Hart Road, Fallowfield on Thursday May 5th at 10.00 a.m. followed by Burial at Southern Cemetery.
No flowers please but donations if desired may be sent to Leukaemia UK. All donations and enquiries to Eamonn A. Kennedy Funeral Directors, 390 Palatine Road, Northenden, Manchester M22 4FZ. Tel. 0161 945 2097.
Sadly passed away on the 13th April. Originally a Heaton Norris boy. A loving husband to Beryl, also A loving dad to Kevin and Richard and grandpa to Jack. Will be missed by all family and friends. Donations to Parkinson’s research.
Margaret Shirley Kemp
Passed away on 24th March 2022 aged 86 years. Born in Heald Green and latterly of Macclesfield and Congleton. Service and committal at Manchester Crematorium, Old Chapel on Wednesday 4th May 2022 at 2.00 pm.
The family would like attire to be colourful. All enquiries to the Funeral Director, Ryan, at Jonathan Alcock and Sons Ltd, Brook House, Brook Road, Cheadle. SK8 1PQ. Tel: 0161 428 2097.
Patrick (Paddy) Mullen
Passed away on the 23rd April 2022, peacefully in hospital aged 87. Paddy was a loving husband to the late Agnes, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
The funeral will take place on the 18th May at Sacred Heart Church at 11.30am, followed by a graveside committal at Southern Cemetery at 1.15pm.
The family invite you back to The Sacred Heart Parish Centre 92 Floatshall Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M23 1HP to pay your final respects. Family flowers only. Donations to Macmillan if desired. Please direct all enquiries to Arthur Gresty Funeral Services on 01619982307.
Sinead Eibhilin Murphy
Passed away peacefully in hospital on April 15th 2022, surrounded by her loving family, aged 31 years. The much loved and adored Daughter of the late Rosemary O’Connor (now reunited).
Treasured Sister of Terry and the late Brian RIP. Also a dear Auntie, Great Auntie and Cousin. Who will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all her family and friends.
On Wednesday 4th May, Sinead will be received into Our Lady of Mount Carmel RC Church, Blackley at 1:00pm followed by Interment at St Joseph Cemetery, Moston.
Family flowers by request, donations preferred to “Together Trust” All donations should be forwarded along with enquiries to Stewart McCrakan of Greater Manchester Funeral Service. Moston, Manchester 0161 681 1864.
Alexander Scaife D.F.M
Died peacefully in hospital on 8th April 2022. Alexander, aged 98 years, was the much loved husband to the late Joan.
Beloved Father to Collette, much loved Grandad to Paul and Martin, Grandfather-in-law to Paula and Cheryl, and adored Great-Grandad to Edison and Margaux.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday 4th May at Our Lady, Star of the Sea and Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Wheatland Ln, Wallasey CH44 7ED at 12pm followed by interment at Landican Cemetery. Donations in memory of Alexander to be forwarded to Catholic Deaf Association.
Allan James Stanway
Passed away on 7th April 2022, aged 86 years, Peacefully in Stepping Hill Hospital, late of Davenport.
Beloved Father & Husband to Wife, Beryl and Children, Elisabeth, John and Cath. Grandfather to Georgia, Stephen, Christopher, Matthew, Adam, Jack, Daisy and Harry and his great grandchildren. Allan will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Family flowers only. Donations to ‘Dementia awareness UK’ in memory of Allan: https://allanstanway.muchloved.com/Fundraising/Events/651974958 Service and Committal to take place at Our Lady’s Church, Edgeley on 5th May 2022 at 11.15 am.
Funeral Service entrusted to the care of Co-op Funeral Care Davenport, 0161 456 1709 for any enquiries.
Derek Stanley Tipton (Tippers)
Peacefully at home on 9th April 2022. Much loved Dad to Lesley and Gill, Grandad to Philip and Sabrina, James and Victoria, Great Grandad to Max, Harrison, Lara and Alfie.
Loved and respected by everyone who knew him, especially at the F.B.L.T.C. where he spent many happy hours playing snooker and tennis and serving as Club Treasurer. Always in our thoughts.
The Funeral Service will be held at Manchester Crematorium at 11:am on 11th May. Please wear a splash of colour to honour Derek. All enquiries to Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes. Tel-0161-973-1515.
Charles (Charlie) Murray Watt
Passed away peacefully at home on April 9th 2022. Much loved Husband, Dad, Brother, Uncle, Grandad and a dear Great-Pampa. Charlie will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by his Family and Friends.
Funeral service to take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 11.00am at Altrincham Crematorium. No flowers please, but donations in lieu, if desired, to Royal Osteoporosis Society. All enquiries and donations to Co-Operative Funeralcare, 172, Marsland Road, Sale. M33 3NE. Tel 0161 905 1735.
On 19th April 2022 Peacefully at Calderdale Royal Hospital, aged 74 Years. Loving Husband of Dawn, much loved Dad and Grandad. Will friends please meet for the service at Parkwood Crematorium on Tuesday 17th May at 3pm.
If desired donations would be appreciated for Macmillan Nurses which may be left as you leave the service. Any enquiries to Pearson Funeral Service 7-9 Station Street Meltham, Holmfirth HD9 5NX Tel: 01484 688575.
Betty Edith Matilda Lydia Finney (Butcher)
Peacefully passed away on the 14th April 2022 in Sale, aged 98 years. Betty leaves behind her beloved husband of 76 years, Bert, and children Brenda and Robin.
A much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Betty will be missed enormously by all who knew her.
Funeral Service to take place at St George’s Parish Church, Altrincham, on Friday 29th April 2022 at 11:00am to which all are welcome, followed by private interment.
Family flowers only please by request, donations if desired are to the Women’s Fellowship – a donation box will be available on the day. For all enquiries contact Arthur Gresty Funeral Homes, 305 Manchester Road, West Timperley, WA14 5PH. Tel: 0161-532 5872.
William Barry Horgan
Surrounded by his family, peacefully passed away on Monday 11th April 2022. Funeral to be held on Tuesday 3rd May at Blackley Crematorium, 11am. Wake at British Legion, Boothstown. Donations to be made to Christies.
On April 16th 2022, peacefully in hospital and of Cheadle Hulme. Alec, aged 88 years.
The much loved husband of Vera, dearly loved dad of Lynda, June and the late Jean, dear father-in-law of Andrew and Mike, much loved grandad of Simon, Steven, Natalie, Philip, Claire, Sarah, Mark, Jodie, Dyane, Kelly and Jennifer and a dearly loved great grandad.
Service & Committal at Stockport Crematorium (Rowan Chapel) on Tuesday, May 10th at 12.15pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to ‘Cancer Research UK’. Enqs. and donations to Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd., Brook House, Brook Road, Cheadle. SK8 1PQ tel. 0161 428 2097.
On April 15th 2022 in Worthing, West Sussex aged 86 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Harry, much loved mum to Sue, mother in law to Vernon, grandmother to Molly, she will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.
A celebration of her life will take place at West End Methodist Church, Fitzroy Street, Ashton Under Lyne OL70JP on Thursday May 19th at 1pm followed by Dukinfield Crematorium, Hall Green Rd, Dukinfield SK16 4EP.
As this is a celebration of Joyce’s life, colourful attire is welcomed. Flowers or donations for PSP Association may be sent c/o H. D. Tribe Ltd, 130 Broadwater Road, Worthing, BN14 8HU. Tel 01903 249913 or online at www.hdtribe.co.uk.
Mary Elizabeth Killick
Late of Romiley, Stockport, Mary passed away peacefully on 7th April aged 92 years at Berrycroft Manor Care Home. Mary will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
By request family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Mary’s memory to the benefit of a charity called Caritas Cornerstone Day Centre, where Mary was a volunteer. www.caritassalford.org.uk/service-view/cornerstone/. Your gift will help them to provide a much-needed practical response, such as purchasing essentials.
Mary’s funeral service will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 5th May at Our Lady and St Christopher RC Church, Romiley, and will be followed by a burial at St Joseph’s RC Cemetery in Moston. Funeral service entrusted to the care of Memories Funeral Service 25 Compstall Road Romiley SK6 4BT 0161 302 9753
Robert (Bob) Mulholland
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of Robert Mulholland on 25th March 2022. He was a dearly loved husband to Brenda, father to Beverley, Julie and Dawn and grandfather to Luke, Nathan, Lewis, Ava and Emma.
The funeral will be held on 10th May at 11:40 at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Stroke Association.
Paul Alan Taylor
We are sad to announce the passing of Paul Taylor. His funeral will take place on Monday 9th May at Stockport Crematorium at 12.15pm Any enquiries to G W Turner Funeral Services Donations in Paul’s memory are welcome to The Dogs Trust.
The family and friends of Alan are sad to tell you of his death on the 26th March 2022 aged 72 years. Son of the late Harry and Edith Bradshaw.
Funeral will be held on Friday 6th May, 11.30am in the Rowan Chapel Stockport Crematorium. All enquiries to J Brierley & Sons Dignity funerals.
Samuel Robert Harding
On Sunday 10th April 2022, aged 20 years. Sam, of Hazel Grove, the loving Son of Colin and Liz, much loved Brother of Amy and a cherished Grandson and Nephew.
Sam will be greatly missed and loved by all his family, friends and teammates and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Sam xx.
Service at Norbury Parish Church, Hazel Grove on Thursday, 5th May at 1pm prior to a private family committal at Stockport Crematorium, Cypress Chapel, at 3pm. All friends are welcome to join the family to share memories of Sam at Hazel Grove Golf Club.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Once Upon a Smile. All enqs and donations to Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd., Brook House, Brook Road, Cheadle, SK8 1PQ Tel 0161 428 2097.
Norman William Baker
Peacefully on Wednesday 30th March 2022 at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Norman, aged 89 and of Droylsden will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Funeral service to be held at St Christopher’s RC Church, Ashton-under-Lyne on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at 12:30 followed by interment at Hurst Cemetery.
Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Dementia UK care of the funeral director. All enquiries contact N. Gill Funeral Directors Ltd, Droylsden :- 0161 370 2129.
Gail Elizabeth Fitzsimmons (née Sugden)
It is with great sadness that Gail Elizabeth, aged 68 years, died suddenly on 12th April 2022. Loving wife of the late Alan, much loved mum of Peter and wife Jayne, beloved daughter of Brenda and the late Jack, loving sister of Denise and loved niece and cousin.
No flowers at Gail’s request. Funeral in Shrewsbury – date to be confirmed. All enquiries: 07970 261656.
David Michael Fletcher
David Michael Fletcher On 21 April 2022 Sadly passed away unexpectedly, aged 64 Devoted Husband of Lorraine and loving Father to Carl and James. A dear Son, Uncle , Brother in law and Grandad who will be missed by all.
Funeral service to take place at West Lancashire Crematorium on Thursday 5th May 2022 at 4pm Black attire not necessary. Family flowers only, but donations, if so desired in lieu of flowers, can be made to Get Hooked on Fishing www.ghof.org.uk.
Enquiries to Southport Funeral Care ltd, Independent Funeral Directors 25/27 Shakespeare Street, Southport. Telephone 01704 547274.
Passed peacefully on Thursday 14th April, aged 88 years. Loving Father to Duncan, Colin and Alan. Also a loving Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday 3rd May at Rochdale Crematorium at 10:30am.
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Dementia UK. All further enquiries to Rochdale Funeralcare, Co-op. Tel no:- 01706 653622.