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Obituary - Michael Donald Butterworth

On 2nd September 2015, peacefully in hospital, Michael aged 69 years and of Whitefield. Much loved Dad of Stephen, Melody and Nicholas, a cherished father-in-law and grandad, a special person in the lives of Patricia, Ann and Cathy, and friend to many. The funeral service took place at Blackley Crematorium on Monday 14th September. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Graham Hanson Kershaw

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On 28th August 2015, suddenly in hospital after an illness bravely borne, Graham, aged 65, and of Prestwich. Loving partner of Julie, much loved Dad of Robert and Barrie, grandad of Grace, cherished brother of Lesley and brother-in-law of the late Mike, a dear uncle and friend to many.

Graham was a well respected professional photographer, businessman and teacher in the Prestwich area for over 30 years and will be much missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Graham’s life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Wednesday 9th September. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel: 0161 796 6018

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Obituary - Patricia Schofield

On 21st August 2015, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Pat aged 63 years R.I.P. and of Heywood. The dearly beloved wife of Paul, much loved mum of Robert and Heather, loving mother-in-law of Rochelle and Josh, devoted and proud grandma of Jaxon, cherished sister of the late Winifred, dear sister-in-law Janice, Keith and the late Brian, auntie of Vincent and Jen and step-daughter of Edna.

The funeral service and committal took place at Rochdale Crematorium on Friday 4th September. Donations if desired for the benefit of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis U.K. may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury Old Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Sister Mary Patricia McKeown FCJ

On 20th August 2015, peacefully at Kersal Hill Convent, after a short illness, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, aged 95 years and in the 77th year of her profession as a Faithful Companion of Jesus. Sister Pat will be deeply missed by her FCJ Sisters, her family and the caring staff at Kersal Hill Convent.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours on Friday 28th August followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Brian Rawson

On 13th August 2015, suddenly in hospital, Brian aged 78 years and of Blackley, late of Chadderton and Miles Platting. Dearly loved husband of Maureen, much loved Dad of Gail, Julian, Joanne, Susanna, Lisa and the late Paul, father-in-law of Tim, Elaine, Mark, Simon and Michael, a devoted and proud grandad and great-grandad, a cherished brother and brother-in-law to John and Betty, and a dear uncle.

A Celebration of Brian's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 27th August. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Kevin McAlinden

On 14th August 2015, Kevin aged 77 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved dad of Karen, dear father-in-law of Lee, loving grandad of Scott, Ryan and Abbie and great-grandad of Miah, Jacob and Callum, and a cherished brother of Bobby and cousin of Brian. The funeral service took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Monday 24th August. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Mary Gibbons

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Peacefully on 5th August 2015, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Mary aged 84 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. Much loved Mum of Carmel and Paul, cherished mother-in-law to Tim and Sue, and a devoted grandma of Maeve, Tom, Ruth, Emily and Finn.

A Requiem Mass, led by Father C Lough, was offered at St Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Thursday 20th August followed by Committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of MIND. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel: 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Francis Brendan Gildea

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On 14th August 2015 peacefully in Nazareth House after a short illness, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Brendan aged 85 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. Dearly loved husband of the late Doreen, much loved Dad of Tony and Rory, cherished father-in-law to Jane, devoted grandad to Scott and Louise and great-grandad to Noah.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 19th August followed by interment in the churchyard of All Saints', Stand. Donations, if desired, are being received for the benefit of Nazareth House. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Martin Quinn

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On 3rd August 2015, peacefully at the Priory head injury unit, Walshaw Road, Bury, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Martin aged 74 years R.I.P. Dearly beloved husband of Beryl, much loved Dad of Martin and Chris and father-in-law of Rachael, a devoted grandad of Danielle, Bronwen and Isaac and a cherished brother.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered at Our Lady of Dolours (Servite) Church, Kersal on Tuesday, 18th August, followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. Donations are being received for the benefit of Head Forward or CAFOD in Martin’s memory. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel: 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Susannah Mary Haide

Peacefully on 8th August 2015, Susannah Mary aged 94 years and late of Blackley Village. Dearly beloved wife of the late Thomas, much loved Mum of Thomas, David, Susan, Veronica, Maureen, Deborah and the late Roland, a devoted & cherished grandma, great-grandma & great-great-grandma. The funeral service and interment, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM took place at St Joseph’s RC Cemetery, Moston on Friday 14th August. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Eveline Mary Sharman

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On 5th August 2015, peacefully in Bury Hospice, Eveline aged 87 years and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved wife of George, much loved mum of John, George and Kevin, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma and a cherished sister. The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Canon Alison Hardy, Rector of All Saints' Church, Stand, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 13th August. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - John Savage

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On 14th July 2015, suddenly in hospital, John aged 66 years R.I.P. and of Levenshulme. A dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

A Requiem Mass, led by Father David Lannon, was offered at St. Augustine’s Church, Grosvenor Square, Manchester, on Monday 17th August followed by interment at Southern Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Cornerstone Day Centre may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - George Albert Lloyd

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On 26th July 2015, peacefully in hospital, Albert aged 89 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved husband of Jean, much loved dad of Kathryn and Janet, a dear father-in-law of Paul and Alan and a devoted and proud grandad of Karen, Warren, Kevin, Gregory and Steven.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Dr John Findon, Rector of Bury, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 4th August. Donations if desired for the benefit of Dementia UK. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Ann Teresa Smethills

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On the 26th July 2015, peacefully in hospital, Ann aged 60 years and of Hollins, Bury. The cherished daughter of the late Teresa and Jack, much loved sister of Patricia, Jane and Susan, loving sister-in-law of Clive and Harry and a devoted auntie of Hannah and Elliot. Ann will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

A Celebration of Ann's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 6th August. Donations for the benefit of Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary are being received and may be forwarded along with all enquiries for funeral arrangements to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Brian Wilson Gardner

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Peacefully on 22nd June 2015, Brian aged 79 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved husband of Carole, much loved dad of Tracey and Lee, dear father-in-law of Neil, devoted grandad of Lauren and Emily and a loving brother of Martin.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft, took place at St. Hilda’s Church, Prestwich on Thursday 23rd July followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation or Cancer Research. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Marian Minshull

On 11th July 2015, peacefully in hospital, Marian aged 76 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved partner of Gerard, much loved mum of Denise and Tracy, a dear mother-in-law of Greg and Tony, a devoted grandma of Melanie, James and Hannah and great-grandma of Rose Alice.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Gordon Joyce, took place on Thursday 23rd July at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice may be forwarded along with all enquiries for funeral arrangements to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Angela Mary Quayle

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Peacefully on the 12th June 2015, surrounded by her family, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Angela aged 57 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. The dearly loved mum of David, Andrew and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Louise and Kelly, a devoted granny of Molly, Maddie, Ruby, Scarlet and Sadie, cherished daughter of Maureen and the late Kieran and a loving sister of Eileen, Tina, Anthony, Julie and Desmond.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Friday 19th June, followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Donald Clarke

Peacefully on the 15th May 2015 Donald aged 83 years and of Harpurhey. The dearly beloved son of the late David and Nellie, a much loved nephew of Jean and a dear cousin.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Mike McGurk, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 4th June. Donations if desired for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Anthony (Tony) Cooke

Peacefully on 23rd May 2015, surrounded by his family, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Tony aged 76 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of Lois; a much loved dad of Jane, Colin, Kate, and Beth, a devoted and proud grandad and a loving brother of Trish.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Friday 29th May followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Prostate UK. Donations may be forwarded along will all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Veronica Lockery

On 17th May 2015, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Veronica aged 76 years and of Whitefield. The dearly loved sister of Jean, a loving aunt, great aunt and friend to many.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father C Lough, was offered at St Michael's Church, Whitefield on Thursday 28th May followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Macmillan Nurses. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Rita McLoughlin (nee Crewe)

On 6th May 2015, peacefully at her home in Whitefield, Rita aged 78 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Joe, much loved mum of Michael, Kevin, Donna, Maxine, Tracy and Lee, a devoted grandma of Charlie, Mike, Kayleigh, Holly, Kieran, Megan, Georgi, Jake, Joe, Conor, Tom and Rio and a cherished great-grandma of Kayden and Jack.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Caroline Greenwood, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 15th May. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Patricia Ann Shriane

On 3rd May 2015, peacefully at her home in Bury after a short illness and surrounded by her loving family, Pat aged 78 years. The dearly beloved wife of Rob, much loved mum of Elaine and Alan (New Zealand) dear mother-in-law of Tim and Christine (NZ,) a devoted grandma of Christopher and Natalie and Michael and Richard (NZ) and a cherished great-grandma of Jack and Ava-Grace.

A Celebration of Pat's Life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium Chapel on Thursday 14th May followed by interment at Radcliffe Cemetery. Donations if desired for the Bury Hospice are being received in Pat's memory and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Margaret Makin

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On 30th April 2015, suddenly at her home in Prestwich, Margaret aged 85 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bob, much loved mum of Alan and Graham, dear mother-in-law of Diane and Glynis, a devoted and proud grandma of Steven and Anne-Marie, Stephanie and Phil, Suzanne and Marcus, Paul and Cara, Kirsty and Martyn, a cherished great-grandma of Ellie, Joe, Blaine, Drazen, Leah, Bobby, Summer, Saffron, Lacey-Rae, Kobe and Keira. Margaret will be deeply missed by her family and all her many friends.

The funeral service took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 14th May. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Peter Birtwistle

On 25th April 2015, peacefully in hospital, Peter aged 84 years and late of Bury. The dearly beloved husband of Iris, much loved dad of James, Susan and Dawn, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and a loving brother of Alan and brother-in-law of Dorothy.

A Celebration of Peter's Life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Friday 8th May. Donations if desired for the benefit of The Christie are being received in Peter's memory and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Rita Clarke (nee Hamil)

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On 25th April 2015, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Rita aged 71 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of Alan, much loved mum of Catherine, dear mother-in-law of Marcus, a devoted and proud gran of Georgia and Ethan and a loving sister, sister-in-law and auntie.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Michael’s Church, Whitefield on Wednesday 6th May followed by committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations if desired for the benefit of Macmillan Nurses are being received in Rita's memory and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Charlotte O'Brien

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On 9th April 2015, peacefully in hospital, Charlotte aged 78 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of John, much loved mum of Wendy, Graham and Martin, step-mother of Paul, Mark and Andrew, a devoted granny and great-granny and a loving sister of Betty, Veronica and the late Tommy, Zanders, Roberta and Ellen.

A Celebration of Charlotte's Life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 28th April. Donations are being received in Charlotte's memory for the benefit of The Christie. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - David Edward Shuck

On 12th April 2015, peacefully after a short illness, David aged 71 years and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of Pauline, much loved dad of Mark, Lee, Lisa and Alison, dear step-father to Katrina, Darrell and Gary and a devoted and proud grandad of Alex, Hannah, Jonathan, Joshua, Keeley, Ellis and Molly.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Chris Wedge, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 21st April. All enquiries Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Helen Blake

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On 6th April 2015, peacefully in hospital, Helen aged 64 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved wife of Harry, much loved mum of Stephen and Alex, devoted grandma of Reanna, Ryan, Carl, Liam and Nathan and a loving sister of Kevin and the late Margaret.

The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 16th April. Donations are being received for the benefit of Prestwich Cricket Club Junior Section. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Lily Harding

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On 29th March 2015, peacefully in hospital, Lily aged 100 years and of Unsworth. Dearly loved wife of the late Frank, much loved Mum of Jillian and the late Brian, dear mother-in-law of Barry and Elaine, devoted grandma of Simon, Sharon, Rachael and the late Hayley, cherished great-grandma of Sam, Will, Megan, Charlie, George, Harry and Maisy.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Canon Martin Ashworth, took place at the Parish Church of St. Margaret, Holyrood, Prestwich on Friday 10th April followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Guide Dogs for the Blind may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Brian Baker

On 16th March 2015, peacefully in hospital, Brian aged 81 years and of Royton. Dearly beloved husband of Dora, much loved Dad of Carol, dear father-in-law of Paul, devoted grandad of Martyn and Kate, a dear brother and brother-in-law.

The funeral service was held at Hollinwood Crematorium on Wednesday 1st April. Donations are being received in Brian's memory if desired for the benefit of the Coppice Nursing Home. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Mary 'Babs' Sloane

On 14th March 2015, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Babs aged 86 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved wife of Billy, much loved mum of Tony, Adrian and Karl and a devoted grandma.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Thursday 26th March followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Macmillan Nurses. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Mary Winifred Feeney

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Peacefully on 17th March 2015, surrounded by her family, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Mary aged 88 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of the late William Terrence, much loved mum of Mary, Paul and the late Michael, dear mother-in-law of Sybina, Kenneth and Anne, devoted grandma of Helen, Euan, Catherine, Luke, Rachel and Michael, a proud great-grandma to her eight great-grandchildren and a loving sister of Rita and sister-in-law of Tommy

Mary’s family would like to thank the sisters, nurses and staff of Nazareth House for the devotion and exceptional care shown to Mary during her stay.

Mary was received in to Nazareth House Chapel, Prestwich on Tuesday 24th March. A Requiem Mass was offered on Wednesday 25th March followed by committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations if desired for the benefit of The Christie. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Cheryll Barlow

On 9th March 2015, peacefully in hospital and late of Whitefield, Cheryll aged 62 years. The dearly loved mum of Hadley, Rachael and Kelvin, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and a loving sister and aunt. A celebration of Cheryll's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 24th March. Music included Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, White Horses by Jacky, and Wild Horses by Susan Boyle.. Donations are being received in memory of Cheryll for the benefit of Ward 23 at Preston Royal Hospital.. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Michael Irwin

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On 4th March 2015, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Michael aged 79 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of the late Agnes, much loved dad of Michael, Richard, Janet, Helen and Sean. A dear father-in-law and a devoted grandad.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal on Wednesday 18th March followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. Donations are being received for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation in Michael's memory and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - James Wilfred Knox

Peacefully on the 4th March 2015, Wilf aged 73 years and of Salford. Dearly loved brother of Sandra, brother-in-law to Derek, a loving uncle of Ben and devoted great-uncle of Millie.

A Celebration of Wilf's Life took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Wednesday 11th March. Mr William Sheldon gave a reading and music included Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys, Memories by Elvis Presley, and Jerusalem sung by Alfie Boe. Donations are being received for the benefit of Dementia UK in Wilf's memory and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Peter Milton Hughes

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Passed away peacefully on 19th February 2015, age 85, after a short illness in North Manchester General Hospital, fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church. Beloved Husband of Hilda, dearly loved Father of Howard, Philip and Hilary and Grandpa of Terri, Danielle and Robert.

Peter was received in to St Bernadette's RC Church Whitefield on Thursday 5th March and a Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father C Lough, was offered on Friday 6th March followed by Committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations for the benefit of The Christie are being received in Peter's memory and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel: 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Monica Philomena Macklin

On 19th February 2015, peacefully in a nursing home, Monica aged 76 years R.I.P. and late of Wythenshawe and Didsbury. Dearly loved Mum of Paul, Ged and the late Stephen and devoted grandma of Bobby, Emily and Stephen.

A Service of Thanksgiving, led by the Reverend Father C Wright, took place at the Manchester Crematorium on Wednesday 4th March. Donations are being received in Monica's memory for the benefit of Dementia UK. and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Alan James Turton

On 13th February 2015, peacefully in hospital following a short illness, Alan aged 72 years. Beloved husband of the late Eunice and loving brother of David and brother-in-law of Irene. The funeral service, led by the Reverend Canon Noel Proctor took place place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 27th February. Donations are being received in Alan’s memory for the benefit of The Alzheimer’s Society, and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Anne Cunningham

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On 14th February 2015 suddenly at her home in Sunnybank, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Anne aged 77 years R.I.P. Dearly beloved wife of the late Jim, much loved Mum, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

Anne was received in to the Chapel at Nazareth House, Prestwich on Thursday 26th February. A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father R Morrow was offered on Friday 27th February, followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. Donations are being received for the benefit of Bury Hospice in Anne's memory and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - John Livesey

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On 15th February 2015 peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, John aged 73 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved husband of Norma, much loved Dad of Debra and Stephen, cherished father-in-law of Pauline, devoted grandad to Jake, Helen and Thomas and a loving brother.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Prestwich on Thursday 26th February, followed by committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations are being received for the benefit of The Christie or Macmillan Nurses in John’s memory and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Neville Martin

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"We have loved him in life, let us not forget him in death." St Ambrose

Peacefully on 11th February 2015, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Neville aged 77 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. Dearly loved Dad of Francesca, Christine, Angela, Paul and the late Joseph, dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and a loving brother and uncle.

Neville was received in to Our Lady of Dolours (Servite) Church, Kersal on Tuesday 24th February at 6.30pm. A Requiem Mass, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered on Wednesday 25th February followed by committal and interment at St Mary's RC Cemetery, Wardley. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society are being received in Neville's memory and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Pamela Nuttall

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On 31st January 2015, Pam aged 71 years and of Bury, late of Haslingden. The dearly loved mum of Peter, Andrew, Mark, Barry and Jamie, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma. The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Anthony Barnshaw, took place at Overdale Crematorium, Bolton on Friday 20th February. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Lina Antonini

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On 6th February 2015, peacefully at Heathlands Village Care Home, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Lina aged 97 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. Dearly beloved wife of the late Venceslao, much loved Mum of Miranda and Daniela, dear mother-in-law of Bruno, and a devoted Nonna and Nonni.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered at Our Lady of Dolours (Servite) Church. Kersal on Tuesday 17th February, followed by interment at St Joseph’s RC Cemetery, Moston. Donations if desired are being received for the benefit of Francis House or Alzheimer’s Research UK. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018

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Obituary - Norman Holland

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On 27th January 2015, suddenly but peacefully at his home in Unsworth, Norman aged 97 years. Loving and caring brother of Marjorie, much loved uncle of Diana, Pamela and Elaine, and a dear friend to many.

The funeral service, concelebrated by the Reverend Donna Williams and the Reverend Ann Whittleworth, took place at The Parish Church of St George, Unsworth on Monday, 16th February followed by committal at East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations are being received in Norman’s memory for the benefit of St George’s Church and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Charlotte Kimberley Goodwin

On 21st January 2015, suddenly in hospital, Charlotte aged 34 years and of Rochdale. Beloved partner of John, devoted Mum of Emily, Alyssa and Sophira, cherished daughter of Selina, much loved sister of Christine and Elizabeth, loving aunt of Abigail, James and Joseph, and a dear friend to many.

A celebration of Charlotte’s life took place at Rochdale Crematorium on Thursday 12th February. Charlotte's daughter Emily gave a reading and music included Home by Michael Buble, The Rose by Bette Midler, and It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones. Donations are being received in Charlotte’s memory for the benefit of the Critical Care Unit at Salford Royal Hospital and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Peter Nolan

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Peter Nolan – On 30th January 2015, peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his loving family, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Peter aged 74 years R.I.P. Beloved husband of Rita, loving dad of Peter, Mark and Ann, father-in-law of Liz, Lorraine and Paul, devoted grandad of Leon, Nathalie, Sarah, Daniel, Martha and Charlie and prod great-grandad of Noah.

Peter will be sadly missed but not forgotten by his family and friends.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 11th February followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Margaret Ramsbottom (nee Wallace)

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On 22nd January 2015 peacefully in Bury Hospice, Margaret aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Arthur and much loved mother of John and Janet. Also a dear grandmother to Christopher, Paul, Matthew, Simon and Sarah.

The funeral service took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Friday 6th February. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice are being received in Margaret's memory and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Thomas William Weatherilt

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Suddenly on 20th January 2015, Tommy aged 47 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved husband of Sue, devoted and proud dad of Matthew, Thomas, Alex, Aston, Jacob, Charlie, Louie and the late Daniel, a loving son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Chris Wedge, took place at the Parish Church of All Saints, Stand, Whitefield on Thursday 5th February. At the request of Tommy’s brothers and sisters, donations are being received for the benefit of Charlie and Louie and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Albert Knowles

On 26th January 2015, peacefully at his home in Prestwich, Albert aged 92 years. The dearly beloved husband of Marion, much loved dad of Beverley and Barry, dear father-in-law of Clair and Rog and a devoted and proud grandad of Edward, Sophie, Rosie and Anna.

The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Wednesday 4th February. Donations if desired for the benefit of Prostate Cancer UK. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - June Constantine

On 11th January 2015, peacefully in hospital, surrounded by her family, June aged 87 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved sister of the late Esme Ashwin and the late Frank Constantine; a dear aunt and great-aunt.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Chris Wedge, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Wednesday 28th January. Donations are being received in lieu of flowers for the benefit of the NCPCC and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Vera Collin

On 10th January 2015, peacefully in hospital, Vera aged 84 years and of Hattersley. Dearly loved wife of the late Derek, much loved Mum of Sue and mother-in-law of Mike, a devoted grandma to Jessica and Nadine, cherished great-grandma to Michael and Annie, a dear sister to the late Eddie and sister-in-law to Linda.

The funeral service took place at St Barnabas Church, Hattersley on Thursday 22nd January followed by Committal at Dukinfield Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Willow Wood Hospice are being received and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Barry Samuels

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On the 12th January 2015, suddenly in hospital, Barry of Unsworth, Bury. The dearly loved husband of Lorraine, father of Errol, father-in-law of Catrina, grandad of Joshua, loving brother of the late Walter, brother of Carlton,brother-in-law of Jan and Chris, Beverley, Ron and Marie, David, Jackie and a cherished uncle.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Caroline Greenwood, took place at the Parish Church of All Saints, Stand, Whitefield on Tuesday 27th January followed by a private interment. Donations are being received in Barry's memory for the benefit of The Christie. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Audrey Matthews

On 5th January 2015, peacefully at her home in Prestwich, Audrey aged 80 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Charlie, much loved mum of Susan, Gary, Barbara, Clive and Deborah, a dear mother-in-law, devoted nanna of Emma, Hayley, Ben, Michael, Thomas and Hannah and a cherished great-nanna.

The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Wednesday 14th January. Donations are being received for the benefit of Killelea House in memory of Audrey. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Gerard Kevin Welch

On 31st December 2014, suddenly at his home in Prestwich, Gerard aged 72 years R.I.P. the dearly beloved husband of Eleanor, much loved dad of Austin, Kevin and Marie, dear father-in-law of Andrea, devoted grandad of Ethan, Mia and Jessica, loving brother of Austin and brother-in-law of Peter, Joanne and Helen.

Gerard was received in to Our Lady of Dolours (Servite) Church on Wednesday 14th January at 7 pm and a Requiem Mass, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered on Thursday 15th January followed by interment in the Churchyard of St. Mary the Virgin, Prestwich. Donations for the benefit of CAFOD in Gerard's memory may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - William George Devine

On 29th December 2014, suddenly at his home in Prestwich, George aged 86 years. The dearly beloved husband of Doreen, much loved dad of Lisa and a devoted grandad of Alex.

The funeral service took place at Besses United Reformed Church on 13th January 2015 followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Kenneth Hickman

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On 27th December 2014, peacefully in St. Ann’s Hospice, Ken aged 72 years and of Walkden. The dearly beloved husband of Anne, much loved dad of Joseph, James and Sally and a devoted grandfather of Lillie and Ava.

The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 9th January. Donations if desired for the benefit of St. Ann’s Hospice or WaterAid. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M56 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Reverend Father Thomas Robinson OSM

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On 28th December 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, aged 82 years and in the 61st year as a solemn-professed Servite Friar and Priest. He will be deeply missed by his nieces, nephews, Servite Friars, Parishioners and many friends.

Chalice photoFather Thomas was received in to Our Lady of Dolours Church, Kersal at the evening Mass on Wednesday 7th January and a Requiem Mass was offered on Thursday 8th January followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley. Donations if desired for the benefit of Servite Missions. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - John Parker

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On 25th December 2014, peacefully at his home in Whitefield, surrounded by his family, John aged 72 years. The dearly beloved husband of Beryl, much loved dad of Deborah and John, dear father-in-law of Allen and Mary, devoted grandfather of Rebecca and Matthew, loving brother of Jean, Sylvia, Margaret, Carol and the late Sheila and a cherished uncle of Katie, Ian and Gary.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Stephen Tomasson, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 6th January. Donations if desired for the benefit of The Christie in memory of John may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - James (Jimmy) Nickeas

On 27th December 2014 Jimmy passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Whitefield, aged 76 years R.I.P. Beloved Husband of Barbara, loving Father of Julie and Paul, much loved Gramps to Zac and Grandad to Danielle and Cody, a dear Brother to Keith, Brother-in-law to Brenda and Pat and a loving Uncle. Will be sadly missed by all.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Anne Whittleworth, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 6th January. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Mary Caffrey (nee McEvoy)

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On 14th December 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, Mary aged 84 years RIP and of Prestwich, formerly Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan. The dearly beloved wife of the late Philip, much loved mum of Marie, Sean, Paul, Joanne and the late Peter, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma, and a cherished sister.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church Prestwich on Tuesday 30th December, followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. Donations if desired are being received for the benefit of Eachstep. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Leslie Albert Sands

On 6th December 2014, suddenly at his home in Lytham St Annes, Les aged 46 years, and late of Whitefield. Much loved son of Albert and Maureen, loving brother of Lorraine, cherished uncle of Emma and friend to many.

A celebration of Les's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 23rd December. Music included Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Show; The theme from Chariot's of Fire by Vangelis and He's My Brother by The Hollies. Donations are being received in Les's memory for the benefit of the RNLI or Help for Heroes and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Derrick Poole

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On the 9th December 2014, suddenly at his home in Prestwich, Derrick aged 86 years. The beloved husband of 61 years to Vera, much loved Dad of Christopher, Martin and Alison, a dear Father-in-Law of Wendy and Caroline, devoted Grandad of Victoria and Jamie, Aaron, Tara, David and Shannon, cherished Great-Grandad of Ava, a loving Brother-in-Law and friend to many.

A service to celebrate Derek's life, led by the Reverend Lisa Battye, took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 19th December. Music included Close To You by The Carpenters, There Is Always Sunshine Above the Clouds by James Last & Richard Clayderman; and Boys in Blue by Manchester City FC. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice or Macmillan Nurses are being received and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Mychailo Doczyminskyi

Peacefully on 28th November 2014, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Mychailo aged 90 years R.I.P. and of Crumpsall. Cherished and loved husband of Pauline, loving tato to his sons and daughters-in-law, beloved dido to his six grandchildren and great-dido to his great-grandchild.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St Mary’s Ukrainian (Uniate) Catholic Church, Salford on Tuesday 9th December followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Joyce Skinner

On 29th November 2014, peacefully in hospital, Joyce aged 76 years and of Unsworth. The dearly beloved wife of the late Ken, much loved mum of Mark and Craig, dear mother-in-law of Lesley and Sara and a devoted nan of Sophie, Evie, Aaron and Poppy.

The funeral service, led by The Reverend Caroline Greenwood, took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 5th December. Donations if desired for the benefit of The Christie may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Gilbert (Pike) Allen

On the 26th November 2014, peacefully in his sleep following a short illness, Pike aged 79 years and of Whitefield, late of Belfast. The dearly beloved husband of Adrienne, much loved dad of Gillian, Andrew and Wayne, devoted grandad of Sophie, Andrew, Lauren, Daniel, Richard and Julian and a cherished great-grandad of Niamh, Isabella, Lilly and Violet.

A celebration of Pike's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 5th December. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Stroke Association. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Laurence Wakeling

On 21st November 2014, peacefully in hospital, Lol aged 69 years and late of Norden. The dearly beloved husband of Winifred, much loved dad of Fiona and Craig, step-father to Steven and Colleen, a dear father-in-law and devoted grandad.

The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 4th December. Donations if desired for the benefit of Diabetes UK may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - James (Jim) Garvey

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On 24th November 2014, peacefully in his sleep, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Jim aged 79 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of Diane, much loved dad of Stephen and Tony, dear father-in-law of Diane and Debra, devoted and proud grandad of Paul, Ian, Alex, Kyle and Francesca and a cherished brother.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Father David MacFarlane, took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd December. Donations in Jim's memory are being received for the benefit of Dementia UK and can be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Smita Chaudhary

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On the 16th November 2014, peacefully in hospital, Smita aged 48 years. The dearly loved wife of Rajendra and a much loved mother of Shruti and Arunay.

The funeral service and committal took place at the Manchester Crematorium on Wednesday 19th November. Donations if desired for the benefit of Cancer Research UK. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Ernest Anthony Rampley

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On 4th November 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Ernest aged 79 years R.I.P. and late of Bury. The dearly beloved husband of Roslin, much loved dad of Stuart, Stephen, Richard and Rachel, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandpa and great-grandpa and a loving brother.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 13th November. Donations if desired for the benefit of Parkinson's U.K. are being received and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Eileen Elizabeth Doyle

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On 1st November 2014, peacefully in Nazareth House, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Eileen aged 92 years R.I.P. late of Salford and Prestwich. Beloved wife, mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, and a friend to many.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father R Morrow, was offered at Nazareth House on Wednesday 12th November followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations are being received for the benefit of The Stroke Association or Nazareth House. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Malcolm Garner

On 22nd October 2014, peacefully at his home in Whitefield, Malcolm aged 71 years R.I.P. Beloved husband of Maureen, much loved Dad of Geoffrey and Jennifer, dear brother of Joyce and brother-in-law of Dave.

The funeral service took place at Blackley Crematorium on Wednesday 5th November. Donations if desired are being received for the benefit of the British Lung Foundation. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - John Joseph Bradley

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On 14th October 2014, peacefully in Bury Hospice, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, John Joe aged 84 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved husband of the late Phyllis Mary, much loved dad of Karen, Jayne, and the late John Peter, a devoted grandad, a loving brother and godfather.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father C Lough, was offered at St Bernadette’s RC Church Whitefield on Thursday 30th October followed by interment at Bury cemetery. All enquiries may be forwarded to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018

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Obituary - Sharron Lynn Copple

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On 13th October 2014, peacefully in hospital, Sharron aged 67 years and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved wife of Paul, much loved mum of Elaine and Craig, dear mother-in-law of John, devoted grandma of Sarah and Shannon and a cherished sister of Bert and Sheila.

A celebration of Sharron's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 24th October. John Brady gave a Reading, Phil Jones and Ruth Latham gave tributes; and 'Sharron's Ladies' placed roses. Music included Nearer My God To Thee by Daniel O'Donnell, the Hymn Sweet Sacrament Divine, I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder, and Blue Moon by Rod Stewart featuring Eric Clapton. Donations are being received in Sharron's memory for the benefit of The Christie or The Dog’s Trust. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Kate McGuire

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On 13th October 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Kate aged 96 years R.I.P. and of Broughton Park, late of Allesley, Coventry. The dearly beloved wife of the late Philip, much loved mum of Sheelagh and Brian, dear mother-in-law of Laurence and Anne and a devoted grandma and great-grandma.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM was offered at Our Lady of Dolours (Servite) Church on Wednesday 22nd October, followed by interment at Canley Cemetery, Coventry on Thursday 23rd October. Donations if desired for the benefit of Salford Loaves and Fishes or CAFOD may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Clifford Walton Blood

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On 8th October 2014, peacefully in Broughton House, Cliff aged 94 years. Reunited at long last with his darling wife Kay, dearly loved father of Dave and Sue, loving father-in-law of Elaine and John, adoring and proud grandad of Mandy, Dan, Paul and Sarah and doting great-grandad of Mia, Caitlin and Matthew (Sam) also Godfather to Ian and friend to so many people.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Canon Noel Proctor, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday 16th October. Donations are being received in Cliff's memory for the benefit of Broughton House, home for ex-servicemen whose outstanding care and attention for Cliff and his family at this difficult time will always be appreciated. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Margaret Irene Picken (nee Kirkham)

On 28th September 2014, suddenly at her home in Prestwich, Margaret aged 75 years. The dearly beloved wife of Danny, much loved mum of Howard and the late David, devoted nana of Harrison, loving sister of Graham and the late Ruth and Gordon and a cherished aunt of Tracey.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 9th October. Donations in memory of Margaret are being received for the benefit of Francis House. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Jean Doherty

On 29th September 2014, peacefully in hospital, Jean aged 71 years and of Blackley. The dearly beloved wife of Danny, much loved mum of Ian, Gary, Alan, Paul, Tracey and Maxine, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma.

The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 7th October. Donations if desired for the benefit of The Christie may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Mildred Lith

On 28th September 2014, peacefully in hospital, after a short illness, Mildred aged 86 years and late of Prestwich and Unsworth. The dearly beloved wife of the late Derek, much loved mum of Susan and Alan, dear mother-in-law of John and Adele, devoted grandma of Joanne and Gemma and cherished great-grandma of Macie and Josie.

The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 7th October. Donations for the benefit of Bolton Hospice, in Mildred's memory, may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Janina (Joan) Koczka (nee Kochanski)

On the 12th September 2014, suddenly in hospital, Fortified by the Prayers of the Holy Mother Church, Joan aged 89 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved wife of the late Michal, devoted mum of Angela, Helena, Ursula, and Barbara, a dear mother-in-law, cherished grandma of Claire and Michael, much loved great-grandma of Louise and a loving sister, aunt, and good friend.

A Requiem Mass was offered at Our Lady of Dolours (Servite) Church, Kersal on Tuesday 30th September followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. Donations in lieu of flowers are being received for the benefit of St. Chad’s RC Church, Cheetham Restoration Fund. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Anne Clare Edwards

Suddenly on 22nd June whilst working in Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia, Anne aged 55 years, and late of Coombs, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak. Much loved daughter of June and the late Ralph, and a dear sister of Kathryn and Jane.

No flowers by request. Donations are being received in Anne’s memory for the benefit of Cat’s Protection or Help for Heroes. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries for funeral arrangements, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - James 'Jimmy' Mulligan

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On 12th September 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Jimmy aged 73 years R.I.P. The dearly loved husband of Kath, much loved dad of Peter, Paul and the late Simon, dear father-in-law of Suzanne and Kylie, devoted grandfather of Ryan, Christopher, Ben, Lauren, Aaron and Rhianna and great-grandfather of Orlaith and Darcy, cherished brother of Anne and Thomas and brother-in-law of Alan and Lesley.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Jeremiah Budau, was offered at St. Clare’s RC Church, Blackley on Friday 26th September followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138- 140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Norman Ganner

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On 12th September 2014, suddenly at his home in Blackley, Norman aged 81 years. The dearly beloved husband of the late Edith, much loved dad of Paul, Annette, Andrew, Philip and the late Julie. A dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Jonathan Elcock, took place at The Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Failsworth on Thursday 25th September followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Asthma U.K may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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photo of Norman & Edith

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Obituary - Brenda Knowles

the late Brenda Knowles of Whitefield

On 3rd September 2014, peacefully in hospital, Brenda aged 79 years and of Unsworth, Bury. Dearly beloved wife of the late Leslie, a much loved mother of Steven, Lynda, Elaine, Gail, Diane and the late David, cherished mother-in-law of Roz, Michael, Rob and Loz, and a devoted nanna and great-nanna.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Ann Whittleworth, took place at Rochdale Crematorium on Friday 19th September. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel: 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Albert Kay

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On 8th September 2014, suddenly in hospital, Al aged 72 years and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved husband of Ina, a dear brother, uncle and friend.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Alison Hardy, Rector of All Saints Church, Stand, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday 18th September. Donations, if desired, are being received in Al’s memory for the benefit of Kidney Research UK. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

To the love of my life.

If Tears could build a stairway and thoughts of memory lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again,
No Farewell words were spoken
No time to say good-bye
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knows why.

Your loving wife, Ina xx

Remember Me

Remember me in quiet days,
While raindrops whisper on your pane,
But in your memories have no grief,
Let just the joy we knew remain,
Remember me when evening stars,
Look down on you with steadfast eyes;
Remember if once you wake,
To catch a glimpse of a red sunrise,
And when your thoughts do turn to me,
Know that I would not have you cry,
But live for me and laugh for me,
When you are happy, so am I.

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Obituary - Charles Cleary

photo of Charles Cleary and Lisa

On 4th September 2014, peacefully at home after an illness bravely bourne, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Charles aged 59, R.I.P., and of Prestwich. A much loved son to Julia and the late Charles, the devoted Dad to Lisa, a special person in the life of her partner Martin, a beloved brother to Linda, Michael and Myra, a cherished uncle, cousin and friend.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace RC Church on Tuesday 16th September, followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations are being received, in lieu of flowers, for the benefit of Bury Hospice. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.

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“Deep in his heart for us the wound of love he bore;
That love wherewith he still enflames the hearts that him adore.”
From the Hymn ‘To Christ the Prince of Peace’


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Obituary - Margaret Mary Flanagan

photo of the late Margaret Flanagan

On 20th August 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Margaret aged 98 years R.I.P. and of Higher Broughton. Beloved wife of the late John James, much loved Mum of Christopher, Rita, Marie, John and Dina, a devoted grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father David Macfarlane, was offered at St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church, Higher Broughton on Friday 5th September followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Ellen Keepe

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Peacefully on 26th August 2014, Ellen aged 91 years and of Kersal. Dearly beloved wife of the late Charles Irvine, much loved mother of Eileen, Howard, Terence and David, a dear mother-in-law, a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother.

The funeral service, concelebrated by the Reverend Lisa Battye and the Reverend Michael Woodhall, took place at the Parish Church of St Paul, Kersal Moor on Wednesday 3rd September, followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations are being received in Ellen’s memory for the benefit of the RNLI. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Gordon Rayner

photo of the late Gordon Rayner

On 6th August 2014, peacefully in hospital, Gordon aged 79 years and of Simister. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, and the late Eileen, loving Dad of Karl and Kevin, step Dad of Sarah, Michael, Dominic and Matthew, a dear father-in-law and devoted grandad.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 27th August, followed by interment at St Joseph’s RC Cemetery, Moston. Donations, if desired, in memory of Gordon are being received for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.

photo of Gordon Rayner and son
photo of Gordon and Margaret Rayner of Simister

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Obituary - Maria Assumpta Mulvey (nee Callaghan)

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On 26th July 2014, peacefully at her home in Bury, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Assumpta aged 88 years R.I.P. Beloved wife of the late Paul, a much loved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and sister.

A Requiem Mass, concelebrated by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough, the Reverend Canon Kevin O'Connor and the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at St Bernadette’s RC Church, Whitefield on Tuesday 5th August followed by Committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium. Donations are being received for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Assumpta. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Ethel Nuttall

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On 21st July 2014, peacefully after a short illness, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Ethel, aged 100 years R.I.P. Beloved wife of the late George, much loved Mum of Anthony, Annette, Brian and Terence, dear mother-in-law of Mary, Christine, Liz and the late Mike, a devoted grandma and great-grandma, and a loving sister.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St Clare’s RC Church, Blackley on Wednesday 30th July followed by interment at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. Donations are being received for the benefit of The Christie in memory of Ethel and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Doris Vaughan

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On 18th July 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, surrounded by her loving family, Doris aged 91 years and late of Salford. Dearly beloved wife of the late Bill, much loved Mum of Susie, Barbara, John and the late Norman, a dear mother-in-law, devoted Nana & great-Nana, a loving sister of Norman, George and the late Olive.

A celebration of Doris' life took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 25th July which included three pieces of music, I Left My Heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett, Mammy by Al Jolson and Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye by Gracie Fields. Donations are being received in Doris’ memory for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel: 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - John Graham

An elephant having her nails done by farrier John Graham

On 9th July 2014, peacefully at his home in Bury, surrounded by his loving family, John aged 83 years. The dearly beloved husband of Jean, much loved dad of Jeannette and Julie, dear father-in-law of Philip and Kaz, devoted grandad of Sherridan, Melissa, Luke and Kyle and great-grandad of Adam and Evangeline.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Gordon Joyce, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Wednesday 23rd July. Donations are being received for the benefit of the Royal British Legion in memory of John. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Hilda Maguire

Hilda MAguire photo at Christmas

On 25th June 2014, peacefully at her home, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Hilda aged 88 years R.I.P. Beloved wife of the late James, much loved Mum of Leon, Lorraine, Sue & Jimmy; devoted Nana of Leon, Jennifer, Vicki, James, Kieran, Josh, & Hope, and great-grandma to Jada.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace RC Church, Prestwich on Thursday 3rd July followed by Committal at St Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley. Donations if desired are being received for the benefit of The Christie and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Julian Bagnall

On 5th June 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Julian aged 88 years R.I.P. and of Bury. The dearly beloved husband of the late Rene, much loved dad of Rowena and John, dear father-in-law of Ian and Sharon, devoted grandad of Martin, James, Jenny and great-grandad of Harry.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 20th June. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice in memory of Julian may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Keith Maddick

Peacefully On 10th June 2014, after a long illness, Keith aged 66 years and of Prestwich. The much loved partner of Chris and dad of Suzanne and Steven.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Chris Wedge, took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 19th June. Donations if desired for the benefit of Diabetes UK in memory of Keith may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Jessie Whitehead

On 9th June 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Jessie aged 75 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of Bob, much loved mum of Andrew, Philip and Andrea, dear mother-in-law of Ann and Stacey and a devoted grandma of Rhiannon, James, Alice and Daniel.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Tuesday 17th June. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Norman Long

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Peacefully on the 29th May 2014, Norman aged 75 years and of Whitefield. Beloved husband of Doreen, much loved Dad of Carol, Tony and Tracey, devoted granddad of Nicola, Adam, Amy, Emma, Hannah, Chris and Ben, cherished great-granddad of Kiera and Lily-Mae, loving brother of Sylvia and Kath. Norman will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

The funeral service and celebration of Norman's life, led by the Reverend Ann Whittleworth, took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 12th June. Donations are being received for the benefit of The Christie Hospital in memory of Norman and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Albert Culpan

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On 2nd June 2014, peacefully in Broughton House, Albert aged 92 years. The dearly beloved husband of Joan, much loved Dad of Paul and Cheryl, a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Canon David Wyatt, was offered at the Church of the Ascension, Salford on Tuesday 10th June followed by Committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations in memory of Albert for the benefit of Broughton House, if desired, are being received and may be forwarded together with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - John Quinlan

John Quinlan funeral

On 1st June 2014, peacefully at his home in Whitefield, after a long illness borne with dignity and fortitude, John aged 72 years. The dearly beloved husband of Barbara, much loved dad of Louise and David, dear father-in-law of Paul and a devoted grandad and great-grandad.

A celebration of John's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Monday 9th June. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Macmillan Nurses may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Sylvia Leahy

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On 23rd May 2014, suddenly at her home in Prestwich, Sylvia aged 77 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Raymond, much loved mum of Sonya, Paul and the late David, a dear mother-in-law of Joe and Debie, devoted grandma of Duncan, Matthew, Jessica and Joseph, a loving sister of Alec, Joe, Jimmy and the late Alma and a cherished sister-in-law of Sheila, Denise and the late Rita.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft, took place at the Parish Church of St. Hilda, Prestwich on Wednesday 4th June, followed by interment at Stretford Cemetery. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Alan James Lawson

Suddenly on 16th April 2014, Alan, aged 65 years. Dad to Joanne & Emma, brother of Margaret, uncle to Mark, Kerri, Katy & Veronica and a friend to many.

A celebration of Alan's life, with tributes from his many friends, took place at Manchester Crematorium on Friday 9th May. Donations in Alan's memory for the benefit of Bury Hospice may be sent, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Jacqueline Ann Traynor

On 28th April 2014, peacefully at her home in Prestwich, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Jackie aged 59 years R.I.P. The dearly loved mum of Nick, Jaymie, Katie and Laura, a dear mother-in-law, devoted nana and a loving sister. Jackie will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered at Our Lady of Delours (Servite) Church, Kersal on Friday 9th May followed by Committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of The Christie, in memory of Jackie, may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Margery May Foulkes (nee Smith)

Margery Foulkes

On 24th April 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Margery aged 74 years R.I.P. and of Davyhulme. The dearly beloved wife of Ted, much loved mum of John, Michael, Suzanne and Deborah, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma of Darren, Simon, James, Mia, Aiden and Daniel and a loving sister of Larry, Eve and the late Cath.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Michael Cleary, was offered at St. Hugh of Lincoln R.C. Church, Stretford on Thursday 8th May followed by committal at Peel Green Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Dementia U.K. in memory of Margery may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

Wedding photo of Ted and Margery
Family photo with Margery

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Obituary - Ruth Hurst

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On 20th April 2014, peacefully in hospital, Ruth aged 92 years and of Kersal, late of Holcombe Brook. Beloved wife of the late Raymond, much loved Mum of Raymond and Diana, dear mother-in-law of Graham, devoted grandma of Robert and Carolyn, and Ashlee and Brenton, great-grandma of Benjamin and Anya.

The funeral service, led by The Rev Lisa Battye, took place at the Parish Church of St Paul, Kersal Moor on Tuesday 6th May followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to St Paul’s Church. Donations may be forwarded, together with all enquiries to Paul Williams Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Suzanne McMillan

Sue McMillan

Suddenly on 19th April 2014 at her home in Prestwich, Sue aged 61 years. The dearly beloved wife of Frank, much loved mum of Paul and Joanne, cherished daughter of Sheila and the late Ken, dear mother-in-law of Wesley, devoted Nana of Joel, Lleyton and Ole, a loving sister of Anthony and sister-in-law.

The funeral service and celebration of Sue's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Friday, 2nd May. Donations if desired for the benefit of Francis House may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Nora Eileen Bradley-Sutton

On 11th April 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, Nora aged 92 years and late of Colwyn Bay. Beloved wife of the late Bert, much loved mother of the late Isabel and Glenda, a devoted grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma.

The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium, Manchester on 22nd April. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Herbert McCabe

Peacefully on 9th April 2014 at home in Bury, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Herbert, aged 81 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved husband of the late Ruth; a much loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough, was offered at St. Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Tuesday 15th April followed by interment at Radcliffe cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice in memory of Herbert may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018.


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Obituary - Marie Bradley

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On 19th March 2014, in hospital with her son by her side, Marie aged 89 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved wife of the late Cyril, much loved Mum of Philip, dear Mother-in-Law of Maria, a devoted Grandma & Great-Grandma.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Ronald Croft, was offered at the Parish Church of St Hilda, Prestwich on Wednesday 9th April, followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. No flowers by request, instead donations are being received in aid of the Dog’s Trust in memory of Marie. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Michael John Kilham

On 25th March 2014, suddenly in hospital, surrounded by his family, Michael aged 73 years. The dearly loved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Jayne, Simon and Emma, dear father-in-law of Blond and Steve, devoted granddad of Elwood, Elise, Jamie, Hollie and Tara and great-granddad of Tallie.

The funeral service, led by Rev Ann Whittleworth, took place at St. George’s Church, Unsworth on Friday 4th April followed by interment at Radcliffe Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Cancer Research may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - James Airey

On 21st March 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, James aged 92 years and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of the late Theresa, much loved dad of Jennifer and Joseph, a dear father-in-law, devoted granddad and great-granddad.

The funeral service and committal took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Wednesday 2nd April. Donations if desired for the benefit of Broughton House may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Barbara Elizabeth Glynn

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On 20th March 2014, peacefully at the Alexian Brothers Care Home, Surrounded by her family, after a long illness borne with dignity and fortitude, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Barbara aged 58 years R.I.P. and of New Moston. The dearly beloved wife of Lawrence, cherished daughter of Betty and the late Joe, loving sister of David and Elizabeth and a dear aunt of Andrew, Jack and Paul.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Christopher Hilton, was offered at St. John Bosco R.C. Church, Blackley on Thursday 27th March, followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired, in memory of Barbara, for the benefit of The Christie may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD.


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Obituary - May (Mabel) Peatfield

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On 11th March 2014, peacefully in hospital, May aged 91 years, and of Whitefield. Beloved wife of the late Eric, much loved Mum of Margaret, Janet and Hilary and a dear mother-in-law of Terry and Peter.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Rev Alison Hardy, Rector of All Saints Church, Stand, took place on Wednesday 19th March at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations to any animal charity of choice, in memory of May, are being received and may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161 796 6018.

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Obituary - Margaret (Maureen) Black

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On 2nd March 2014, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Maureen aged 83 years R.I.P. and late of Crumpsall. The dearly beloved Wife of the late Peter, much loved Mum of Louis, Chris, Kenny, Sandra, Veronica and Geraldine, a dear Mother-in-Law, devoted Gran and Great-Gran and a loving Sister.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father David MacFarlane, was offered at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Higher Broughton on Friday 14th March, followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. Donations for the benefit of the Stroke Unit Ward 5 Endowment Fund. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Dorothy Sweeney

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"And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils."

On 10th February 2014, peacefully at Pendleton Court Care Home, Dorothy aged 93 years. The dearly loved mum of Pauline and the late June, devoted Nana of Mark and Kathy, Jason and Karen, Scott and Astrid, Luan and Gareth, Philip and Jason and a cherished great-nana.

The funeral service and celebration of Dorothy's life took place at Agecroft Cemetery on Wednesday 19th February. Donations are being received for the benefit of Pendleton Court Care Home and may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Lisa Michelle Gilbert

On 26th January 2014, peacefully in hospital, Lisa aged 41 years, late of Rochdale and Burnley. The dearly loved mum of Cassie and Caitlin and a dear sister of Marcus, Anna, Corey, Tom, Susie and Matthew. The funeral service and committal took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday 20th February. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Wilfred Lucas

On 8th February 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, Wilf aged 96 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of the late Mary; much loved dad of Adrian, Laurian, Damian and the late Julian, and a devoted granddad of Michelle, Simon and Ellie. A Requiem Mass led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Thursday 20th February followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. All enquires to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Ruth McCabe (Nee Chadwick)

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Suddenly on 30th January 2014, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, a former teacher in Bury, Ruth aged 80 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved wife of Herbert; a much loved sister, sister-in-law and aunt.

A Requiem Mass led by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough was offered at St. Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on 13th February. Family flowers only please; donations if desired for the benefit of Henshaws Society for Blind People, Bury Hospice or CAFOD. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018.

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Obituary - John Joseph Gething

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On 23rd January 2014 at his home in Ramsbottom and late of Denton, John aged 52 years. The dearly beloved father of Georgia & Louis, step-father to Chelsea, cherished son of Hazel and the late Joe, a much loved brother of Carol, Jill & Peter, and a dear nephew, cousin & uncle.

The funeral service led by the Rev Sarah Peppiatt took place on 4th February at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired in memory of John for the benefit of Cancer Research. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors,138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Captain Terence Peter Mather

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On 17th January 2014, peacefully at his home in Prestwich, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Terry aged 64 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved husband of Bridget, dear step-father of Brainerd, a devoted grandad and a loving brother of Paul, John and Bill.

A Requiem Mass led by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 29th January followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of CAFOD. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Meese

Betty Meese

Betty and BernardOn 14th January 2014 in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, in the presence of her family, Betty R.I.P. A loving wife to Bernard, and loved by her children Philip, David, & Rhona, her grandchildren Martina, Jade, Dominique & Benjamin, and great-grandchildren Morgan, Millie and Taliah.

A Requiem Mass led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM was offered at Our Lady of Dolours (Servite) Church on Tuesday 28th January followed by Committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired to CAFOD. Donations may be sent, together with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018.

Mary Elizabeth Meese

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Obituary - Margaret Elizabeth Gladstone-Kennedy

Manchester Funeral home

On 8th January 2014, peacefully in a nursing home, Margaret aged 91 years and of Cheetham, late of the Isle of Man. The dearly beloved wife of the late Albert, much loved mother of Dorothy, Frank, David, Fenella, Janet, Jean and the late Robert, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma.

The funeral service and committal, led by Father Paul Addison, took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 24th January. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Christopher Stewart Dyche

On 10th January 2014, peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer, Chris aged 59 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved brother of Joe and Tony, dear brother-in-law of Jean and Tracy and a devoted uncle of Sam and Mal and great-uncle of Myles and Catherine.

The funeral service and committal led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft took place on Monday 20th January 2014 at Agecroft Creamatorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Roger Barrie Carr

Prestwich Funerals

On 30th December 2013, after a short illness, surrounded by his family, Roger aged 67 years and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved partner of Jackie; he will be sadly missed by Alison, Lindsay and Vinny and his grandchildren, Paul and Jess.

The Funeral Service and celebration of Roger's life, took place on Tuesday 21st January 2014. Donations if desired for the benefit of Broughton House. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Janina Smolinska Meigh

Janina Meigh

On 31st December 2013, suddenly at her home in Bury, Janina aged 64 years R.I.P. The dearly loved mum of Jeannetta, Martin and Mariusz and a devoted nana.

A Requiem Mass led by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough was offered at St. Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Tuesday 14th January followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Mary Tomlinson

Mary Tomlinson

On 27th December 2013, peacefully in her sleep, Mary aged 95 years. Beloved wife of the late Frederick, loving mother to Stephen and Patricia, a dear mother-in-law, and a devoted grandma and great-grandma.

The funeral service took place on 7th January 2014 at the East Lancashire Crematorium led by the Reverend Doctor John Findon, Rector of Bury. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 9AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Doreen Croston

Doreen Croston funeral

On 16th December 2013, peacefully in hospital and of Whitefield, Doreen aged 83 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bill, much loved mum of Pauline, Denise and Graham, dear mother-in-law of Graham, Dave and Jeanette, devoted grandma of Michelle, Helen, Tricia, Lee, Marie, Katie, Vikki, Samantha and Karen and a cherished great-grandma and great-great-grandma.

The funeral service took place at All Saints Church, Stand, led by the Rev Alison Hardy, on Monday 23rd December 2013. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Stephen Anthony John Addison

Stephen Addison

On 6th December 2013. suddenly at his home in Little Lever, Stephen aged 18 years. Beloved son of Steve, brother of Paul and Tammy, nephew to Trevor and Pauline, cousin of Katheryn and Emma, dear friend of Faheem, Lee and Sully.

"Always loved and dearly missed."

The Funeral Service and interment, led by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, took place at Radcliffe Cemetery on Monday 23rd December. Donations to Diabetes UK in memory of Stephen, welcome. Donations may be forwarded, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Kevin Stanley

Kevin Stanley

On 27th November 2013, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, aged 92 years and of Prestwich. Much loved and devoted husband of Eileen, father to Brenda and Pauline, son in laws Ray and Ronnie. Grandfather of Mathew, Sarah and her husband Kieran and "GG the Man" to Evie Mai.

Kevin StanleyA Requiem Mass celebrating Kevin's life was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 4 December 2013. Donations in memory of Kevin to the Save The Children - Philippine Typhoon Emergency Appeal may be sent, along with all enquiries, to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Bernard Flood

Bernard Flood

Bernard FloodSuddenly on 18th November 2013, in hospital, Bernard aged 74 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield.
Dearly beloved husband of Margaret, much loved Dad of Deborah, Stephen and Robert; father-in-law of Robert and Elizabeth; devoted grandad to Thomas; brother of Margaret, Lawrence and the late Joan.

A Requiem Mass was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich, on Tuesday 3rd December followed by Committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium. Flowers and donations to The British Heart Foundation welcome. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD. Tel 0161-796-6018.

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Obituary - Nancy Cawley

On 16th November 2013, peacefully at her home in Higher Broughton, Nancy, aged 76 years.

A dear friend who played a significant part in the lives of Simon & Joyce, the late Robert & Anita Sack, & Lawrence & Marguerite Lang.

She touched the lives of many people and will be deeply missed.

A Funeral Service and celebration of Nancy’s life took place on 27th November at Agecroft Crematorium.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, to The Dog’s Trust in memory of Nancy may be forwarded, along with all enquiries,to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018.


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Obituary - Stephen Hughes

Suddenly on 1st November 2013 at his home in Prestwich, Stephen aged 72 R.I.P. Beloved husband of the late Bettina, dear brother of Paul, uncle of Elaine and Kevin, great-uncle to Paul, Emma and Natalie and a dear cousin.

The Funeral Service and Committal took place on 14th November at Agecroft Crematorium. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel: 0161-796-6018.


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Obituary - Rhys Paul William Taylor

Rhys Taylor

On 30th October 2013, in hospital following an illness bravely borne, Rhys aged 21 and of Bury. The dearly loved and cherished son of Lee and Marie, much loved brother of Naomi and Olivia, a loving and adored grandson, uncle and nephew.

What Rhys suffered he told but few
He never deserved what he went through
He left us so suddenly
His thoughts unknown
But Rhys left us with a memory
We are proud to own.
Forever in our hearts night night Rhys shine bright
Love always Dad, Mum, Olivia, Naomi, Carl & Ethan xxxxx

You always had a smile to share
Time to give time to care
A loving nature kind and true
It is this way we will remember you.
Night Night god bless darling Rhys
Love always Nana, Grandad & Auntie Nic xxx

No long farewell embraces
No time to say goodbye
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
We thank god for those precious years with you.
Until we meet again Rhys
All our love always Uncle Andrew, Louise, Ashley,
Charlotte & Harrison. Xxxxx

The Funeral Service took place at The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bury, on Monday 11th November, followed by interment at Bury cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of CLIC Sargent. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Frank Sunderland

On 31st October 2013, peacefully in St. Anne’s Hospice, Frank aged 74 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved husband of the late Brenda, much loved dad of Paul, Philip and Angela and a devoted grandad of Matthew, Abbey, Joseph, Jack, Peter, Amy and Emily.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Friday 8th November followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley. No flowers by request, donations if desired for the benefit of St. Anne’s Hospice. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD. Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Dr Binoy Gopal Chakravorty

On 29th October 2013, peacefully in hospital, Binoy aged 82 years and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved husband of Jayanti, much loved Dad of Bodhisatta, Srabasti, Indrani and Abhirudra. The Funeral Service and committal took place on Tuesday 5th November at East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD. Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Ewan Connolly

On 27th October 2013, peacefully in hospital, Ewan, aged 86 years and of Bury, late of Edinburgh. Beloved father of Stephen, Blake & Craig; a dear father-in-law to Sarah, Helen & Josephine; and a devoted grandad.

The Funeral Service and Committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on 1st November. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018.


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Obituary - Lawrence Gannon

On 7th October 2013, peacefully in hospital, Lawrence aged 67 years R.I.P., and of Stockport. Beloved brother of the late Terence, Joseph and Beryl; and a dear uncle to Michael, Paul, John and Julie. Lawrence, lately a painter and decorator but also a retired professional musician whose work included sessions at the former Strawberry Studios, will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

The Funeral Service and Committal took place at Stockport Crematorium on Tuesday 29th October. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018.


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Obituary - Patricia Hunter nee Gale

Beloved mother, mother-in-law, nana and great-nana, devastatingly passed away at her home in Prestwich, surrounded by her family on 14th October 2013. So many wonderful memories to cherish; she will forever remain in our hearts. Love always Joanne, Andrew, Janette and Stephen.

The funeral service took place at St. Paul’s Church, Kersal on Thursday 24th October followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

Pat (from Laps), so well known and well loved within many generations of Manchester’s Jewish community, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her.


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Obituary - Donald Goddard

On 8th October 2013, peacefully in his sleep, Donald aged 89 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved husband of the late Audrey, much loved dad of Tony and Peter and a devoted grandad of Cassie, Jennifer, Stephanie and Chris.

The Funeral Service and Committal took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 22nd October followed by a reception at Stand Golf Club. Family flowers only please; donations if desired for the benefit of Save the Children. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Michael John Buckley

Mick Buckley playing for Everton

Former Everton and Sunderland Footballer

On 7th October 2013, peacefully in his sleep, Mick aged 59 years and late of Whitefield. The much loved dad of Michael and Darren and a devoted grandad of Tia and Zac.

The Funeral Service and Committal took place on Thursday 17th October. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Everton Former Players Foundation. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Mick Buckley Everton player

Mick Buckley Everton

Obituary - Robert Longshaw

Robert Longshaw

Peacefully on 18th September 2013, Bob aged 84 years and of Prestwich, late of Oldham.

The dearly beloved husband of Lily, much loved dad of Alison and Andrew, dear father-in-law of Ken and Sarah and a devoted grandad of Elena, Adam, Joshua and Alex.

The funeral service and committal took place place at Agecroft Crematorium on Wednesday 25th September. No flowers by request, donations if desired for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


Robert Longshaw

Obituary - Winifred Mary Smith

On 10th September 2013, peacefully in a nursing home, surrounded by her loving family, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Winnie aged 92 years R.I.P. late of Blackley and Deganwy.

The dearly beloved wife of the late Andrew, much loved mother of Christopher, Anthony, Michael, Paul and the late Veronica, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandmother, great-grandmother and a dear sister of Celia and the late Frank and Marie.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Friday 20th September followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. No flowers by request, donations if desired for the benefit of Age U.K. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Alice Corcoran

Alice Corcoran

On 13th September 2013, peacefully in Nazareth House, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Alice aged 79 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich, late of County Galway.

Alice CorcoranThe dearly beloved wife of Jack, much loved mum of John, Edward, Teresa and Michael, a dear mother-in-law, devoted Nana and a cherished sister, sister-in-law and aunt.

A Requiem Mass was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Thursday 19th September followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Nazareth House. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


Winifred Mary Smith

Obituary - Ben O'Shea

Picture of Benjamin O'Shea

On 3rd September 2013, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Ben aged 12 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly loved and cherished son of Sarah and Paul; much loved brother of Ryan, Declan and Logan and a loving and adored grandson of Dan and Christine; Frank and the late Mary.

A Funeral Mass was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 11th September followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Young Oncology Unit at The Christie. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Colmkill O'Halloran

Peacefully on 24th August 2013, at home with his wife by his side, Col aged 54 years R.I.P. and of Lyndhurst, Hampshire, formerly Bury. The dearly loved husband of Dawn, much loved dad of Dennis and Roger, devoted grandad of Aiden-Joe, cherished son of Mary and Brendan and a dear brother of Val, Mark, Dermet and the late Vincent.

Col O'HalloranCol, thank you for sharing 36 years of your life with me, loving me and caring for me.
I will always love you and will miss you so much,
everyday for the rest of my life.
Watch over me, goodnight, until we meet again.
I love you, your wife Dawn.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Joseph’s Church, Bury on Friday 6th September followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

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Obituary - Michael Gareth Lowe

Michael Lowe Death Notice

Peacefully on 24th August 2013, Mike aged 67 years and of Bury. The dearly loved husband of Lesley, much loved dad of Jennie and Peter, dear father-in-law of Clair, devoted grandad of Charlie, Oliver and Darcy and a dear brother-in-law of Graham. The Funeral Service took place at St Margaret’s Church, Prestwich on Monday 2nd September 2013. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice may be forwarded along with all other enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel 0161-796-6018

Michael Lowe
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Obituary - Mary Towey

The late Mary Towey

On 18th August 2013, peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Mary aged 82 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich, formerly Shanballymore, County Galway. The dearly beloved wife of Malachy, much loved mum of Patricia, Kevin, Sean, Brendon, Kathy, Aidan and Kieran, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma and a cherished sister of Martin and the late Patrick, Kevin and Michael.

A Requiem Mass was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on 28th August 2013.
All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD. Tel: 0161 796 6018

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Obituary - Patrick Joseph Reynolds

The late Patrick Reynolds

On 13th August 2013, after a long illness borne with dignity and fortitude, Packy aged 77 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield, late of Finea, County Westmeath. The dearly beloved husband of Rita, much loved dad of Jane, Margaret and John, dear father-in-law of David and Charlotte, devoted Gang Gang of Lottie, Georgia, Hannah, Ryan, Lewis, Daniel, Gabriel and Elliot, Cherished brother of Vincent and Mary and a dear uncle.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all medical professionals and carers who have supported Patrick through his illness with compassion and great care.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Michael’s Church, Whitefield on Thursday 22nd August 2013. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, for the benefit of the Motor Neurone Disease Association may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018.

The late Patrick Reynolds as a younger man

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