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In Loving Memory 2015 & 2016

Requiescant In Pace - May They Rest In Peace


Funeral Services in Manchester Salford and Prestwich

Obituary - John Sneddon

On the 15th December 2016, peacefully in Archmoor Care Home, John aged 91 years. The dearly loved husband of Dorothy, a much loved dad of Iain, Heather, David, Keith, Craig and the late Pamela, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad. 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 - Mary Jones (nee Braithwaite)

On 14th December 2016, peacefully after a long battle with dementia, Mary aged 83 years R.I.P. The dearly loved mum of Stephen, Helen and Donna, devoted nana to Louise, Andrew, Jane, Olivia and George and a cherished great-nana. A very special lady, we will forever miss you. A Requiem Mass was offered at The Servite Church of Our Lady Of Dolours, Kersal, on Thursday 22nd December followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Dementia 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 - Marian Wood

On 1st December 2016, peacefully after a short illness, Marian aged 90 years and of Whitefield. A founder member of Aquarius Church, Bury. The dearly beloved wife of the late Tim, much loved mum of Jenny, a dear mother-in-law of John and a devoted grandma of Rachel and Ellie. Family flowers only please; donations if desired for the benefit of the Aquarius Church. 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 - Sylvia Hadfield

On 29th November 2016, at her home in Prestwich, Sylvia aged 80 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late Clive, much loved mum of Jud, Susan and Geof, dear mother-in-law of Becky and Dave, devoted grandma of Aron and Gemma, Declan and Steph, Lydia, Ewan, Daniella and Louie and a cherished great-grandma of Lucas and Emily.

The funeral service took place at Prestwich Methodist Church on Friday 9th December followed by committal at Agecroft 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 - Paul Norman 'Rod' Ganner

On 19th November 2016, suddenly at his home in Cheetham, Rod aged 60 years. The dearly loved son of the late Edith and Norman, much loved brother of Annette, Andrew and Philip and a devoted uncle and great-uncle.

The funeral service took place on Friday 9th December at The Church of The Saviour, Collyhurst followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Charter Street Mission. 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 Florence Taylor

On 29th November 2016, peacefully at her home in Hollins, Bury, surrounded by her loving family, Margaret aged 70 years. The dearly beloved wife of William, much loved mum of Andrew, Lee and Nicola, a dear mother-in-law of Marie and a devoted nanna and great-nan.

The funeral service took place on Thursday 8th December at the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Bury followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. 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 - Jessie Margaret Hood

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On 15th November 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Jessie aged 97 years R.I.P. and of Blackley. Dearly beloved wife of the late Douglas, much loved mother of Peter, Paul and Philip, a dear mother-in-law of Sylvia, Elaine and Sheryl, a devoted grandmother of James, Simon, Natalie, Amanda and Anthony, and cherished great grandmother of Emily, Alexis, Bradley and Jamie.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St Clare’s Church, Blackley on Friday 2nd December followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired 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 - Georgina Jean Foster

On 5th November 2016, peacefully in hospital after a short illness, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Jean aged 85 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved wife of the late Kevin, much loved mum of Martin, Robert, David, Kevin and Damien, a dear mother-in-law, devoted granny and great-granny and a loving sister of Joan and cherished auntie.

A Requiem Mass was offered at Our Lady Of Dolours Church, Kersal on Wednesday 16th November followed by committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations if desired 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 - Rosaleen Ebbs

On 21st October 2016, peacefully at The Christie, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Rosaleen aged 77 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bernard, much loved mum of Gillian and Gordon and a devoted and proud grandma of Alexander, Joshua, Leon and Lucy.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Michael’s Church, Whitefield on Friday 11th November followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. 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 - Sister Barbara Patricia Hughes

Faithful Companion of Jesus

On 30th October 2016, peacefully at Kersal Hill Convent, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, aged 84 years and in the 62nd year of her religious profession. The former Principal of Sedgley Park Teacher Training College. Sister Barbara will be deeply missed by her FCJ Sisters, the caring staff at Kersal Hill, her family and many friends.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal on Wednesday 9th November 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 - Beryl Lou Foster

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On 15th October 2016, peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family, Lou aged 73 years and of Stoneclough, late of Lower Broughton. The dearly beloved wife of Peter, loving sister of Geoff, John and Brian and a cherished, sister-in-law, aunt and great-aunt.

The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 4th November. Donations if desired 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 - Olive Nightingale

On 7th October 2016, peacefully in Woodend Care Home, Altrincham, Olive aged 102 years. She will be deeply missed by her friend Val and the caring staff at Woodend. The funeral service and committal took place at Altrincham Crematorium on Friday 28th October. 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 - Sister Agnes Convery

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On 18th October 2016, peacefully at the Alexian Brothers Care Centre in Manchester, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Sister Agnes aged 93 years, R.I.P. and in the 68th year of her religious profession. She will be deeply missed by her F.C.J. Sister, the caring staff at the Alexian Brothers, family and many friends.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Alexian Brothers Care Centre chapel on Thursday 27th October followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Moston. 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 - Winifred Eileen Murphy

On 15th October 2016, peacefully at her home in Prestwich, surrounded by her loving family, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Eileen aged 85 years. R.I.P. Dearly Beloved wife of the late Brian, much loved mum of Julie, Michael, Moira, Christopher and the late Catherine, dear mother-in-law of Bernard and Ian, devoted nana of Kate, Sophie, Georgina and Lindy, great-nana of Grace and Leo and a loving sister of Kevin and sister-in-law of Mary.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady Of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 26th October followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Marie Curie. 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 Moran

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On 2nd October 2016, peacefully at Dr. Kewrshaw’s Hospice, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, John aged 72 years and of Crumpsall. The dearly loved husband of Una, much loved dad of Martin and Melisena, devoted grandad of Aleah and Jessica and a dear brother.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Reverend Father David MacFarlane, was offered at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Higher Broughton on Tuesday 25th October, followed by interment at Blackley Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Dr. Kershaw’s 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 Frederick 'Fred' Brennand

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On 15th October 2016, peacefully at his home in Bury, late of Heywood, Fred aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband of Marguerite, much loved uncle of Carol, Rhona and Stella, a dear brother-in-law of George. The funeral service and interment took place at Heywood Cemetery on Monday 24th October.. 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 - Marjorie Beatrice Skinner

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On 10th October 2016, peacefully after a short illness, Marjorie aged 90 years and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of the late Bert, much loved mum of David and Christine, a dear mother-in-law and devoted grandma.

The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 21st October at 1.30 pm. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Imperial Cancer Research 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 - Jennifer Mary Jane Coutts

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On 1st October 2016 after a short illness bravely born, Jennifer, retired paediatric dietitian. She will be much missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends. The Funeral service, led by the Reverend Donna Williams, took place on Wednesday 19th October at St George’s Church, Unsworth. Donations if desired to the Children’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.


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Obituary - Philip Glasgow - 'Big Phil'

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On 5th October 2016, suddenly whilst on holiday in Thailand, Phil aged 64 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved partner of Susan, much loved dad of Michelle, Philip, Jenny, Chris and Rose, step-dad of Victoria and Craig, a devoted and proud grandad and a loving brother of Barbara, John and Keith. Family flowers only please; donations if desired for the benefit of Elliott George, cheques only, payable to the ‘Bleasedale School.’ 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 - Angela Mary Baird

On 25th September 2016, peacefully at her home in Whitefield, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Angela aged 80 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bernard, now reunited, much loved mum of Paul, Bernard, Sarah and Kevin, dear mother-in-law of John and Beccy and a devoted grandma of Billy, Joshua, Tom, Mel and Erin.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Michael’s Church, Whitefield on Thursday 6th October followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. 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 - Daniel Patrick Nolan

On 20th September 2016, peacefully in Bury Hospice, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Danny aged 68 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. Beloved husband of Glenys, much loved Dad of Anthony, Emma, Melissa, and Caroline, a dear father-in-law and a devoted Grandad of Erin, Libby, Lexi, Michael and Marisa.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Monday 3rd October 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 - Deborah Jane Derbyshire

On 18th September 2016, peacefully at her home in Prestwich, Debbie aged 59 years. The dearly loved wife of Bob, much loved mum of Emma, Liam and Michael, devoted grandma of Sophie, Jack, Ben and Thomas, cherished daughter of Betty and a loving sister. The funeral service and committal took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 27th September at 11.30am. 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 - Veronica Barker

Peacefully on 13th September 2016, Veronica aged 90 years and of Prestwich. Beloved wife of the late Tom, much loved mum of Susan and Lynda, dear mother-in-Law of Terry and Ivan. Devoted grandma, great grandma and great great grandma. The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 22nd September. 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 - Barbara Ong

On 5th September 2016, peacefully after a short illness, Barbara aged 77 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved mum of Jacquie and Chris, dear mother-in-law of Peter and Sarah, devoted grandma of Simon, Emma, Brittany and Christopher, great-grandma of Madoc and a loving sister of Roger. A celebration of Barbara's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Friday 16th September. 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 - Graham Heaney

On 2nd September 2016, peacefully at his home in Tottington and late of Prestwich, Graham aged 68 years. The dearly beloved husband of Dorothy, much loved dad of Dawn, Graham, Jacqui and Colin, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad and a loving brother of Sandra.

A celebration of Graham's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday 15th September. Donations if desired 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 - Pamela Keigher

On 24th August 2016, suddenly at home in Radcliffe, Pamela aged 67 years. The dearly loved mum of Warren, loving sister of Alicia and a cherished aunt of Simon, Carl, Gary and Glen. Family flowers only please; donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice. 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 - Geoffrey Herbert Hughes

On 23rd August 2016, Geoffrey aged 91 formerly of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The beloved husband of the late Celia. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Family flowers only please; donations if desired for the benefit of Holy Innocents’ Church, Fallowfield. 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 - Roger Warwick Gregg

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Suddenly on 13th August 2016, after a long illness, Roger aged 64 years R.I.P. and of Salford. The dearly loved dad of Kelly, Tracy and Paul, much loved brother of Vivien, dear brother-in-law of Ron and a cherished grandad, great-grandad and uncle.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal on Wednesday 31st August followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. Donations if desired 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 - David White

On 6th August 2016, peacefully at his home in Whitefield, David aged 74 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved husband of Stella, much loved dad of Deborah and John, dear father-in-law of Bryn and Ellen, devoted grandad of Isobel, Lucy and Esme, loving brother of Edie and a cherished uncle.

The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Tuesday 23rd August. Family flowers only please; 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 - Hilda Wright (nee Pritchard)

Peacefully on 8th August 2016, Hilda aged 84 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of Leonard, much loved mum of Susan, dear mother-in-law of Peter, devoted nan of Jodie, great-nan of Maia, loving sister of Geoffrey and sister-in-law of Edna and Carol.

The funeral service and committal took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Friday 19th August. Donations if desired for the benefit of Rose Court 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 - Fred Allan Tonge

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On 1st August 2016, at home in Prestwich, Fred aged 89 years. The dearly beloved husband of Betty, much loved dad of Fred, Geraldine, Allan and Andrew, a devoted grandad of Nick and Joanna and great-grandad of Jessica, Amy and Sienna.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 18th August. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Royal British Legion. 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 - Sister Carmella Malone FCJ

Faithful Companion of Jesus

On 28th July 2016, peacefully at Kersal Hill Convent, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Sister Carmella aged 95 years R.I.P. and in the 75th year of her religious profession. She will be deeply missed by her FCJ Sisters, the caring staff at Kersal Hill, her family and friends. A Requiem Mass was offered on Tuesday 9th August at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal 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 - Janice Booth

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On 22nd July 2016, suddenly at her home in Simister, Janice aged 66 years R.I.P. The much loved mum of Darren and Andrew, dear mother-in-law of Heather and Zoe and a devoted nana of Sonny, Ross, Daniel, Elizabeth and Luke.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Friday 5th August followed by Committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of the NSPCC. 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 Sweeney

On 27th July 2016, after a short illness, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Michael aged 64 years R.I.P. and late of Whitefield and Wythenshawe. Beloved husband of Aom and a devoted dad of Bobby.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough, was offered at St. Michael’s Church, Whitefield on Thursday 4th August followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice or 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 - Wilf Sharples

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On 24th July 2016, peacefully in hospital, Wilf aged 72 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved partner of Gill, much loved dad of Claire and Alix, step-father of Jason, dear father-in-law of Phil and John and a devoted grandad of George.

A celebration of Wilf's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Monday 1st August. 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, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Ann Corfield

On 7th July 2016, in hospital after a short illness, Ann aged 71 years and of Blackley. The dearly beloved partner of Denis, much loved Mum of Michael, Debbie and Steven, dear father-in-law of Angus and a devoted grandma of Jack, William, Sophie and Eleanor. The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 22nd July. 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 Vessey

On 20th June 2016, suddenly in hospital in Sri Lanka. Keith aged 70 years and of Stannington. Dearly loved husband of Sagarika, much loved dad of Martin, Hannah and Sarika. The funeral service and Interment took place at Abbey Lane Cemetery on Thursday 21st July. 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 - Geoffrey Alan Connor

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On 7th July 2016, peacefully in hospital after a long illness bravely borne, Geoff aged 62 years and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved husband of Linda, much loved Dad of Mark and a dear father-in-law of Tonie-Jane. A celebration of Geoff's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Wednesday 20th July. Donations for the benefit of Kidney Research UK are being received. 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 Ryan

On 5th July 2016, peacefully at his home in Prestwich, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, John aged 61 years R.I.P. The dearly loved husband of Christine, devoted dad of David, a dear father-in-law of Heather, loving brother of Eddie, Paul and Pat and brother-in-law of Gary.

A Requiem Mass celebrated by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 20th July at 12 noon followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice, Macmillan Nurses or Marie Curie. 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 (Les) Thorpe

On 6th July 2016, peacefully at his home in Failsworth, Les aged 87 years and late of Ancoats, a former telephone exchange manager at BT. The dearly beloved husband of Marie, much loved Dad of Denise and Mark, dear father-in-law of Mario and Bev, devoted grandad of Lee and Angi, Paul and Claire, Gemma, Michael, Dean and Stacey and a cherished great-grandad of Rhianne, Macey, Ryan, Mianna, Georgie-Lee, Ella and Grace.

A celebration of Les's life took place prior to interment at Blackley Cemetery on Thursday 14th July. Donations if desired for the benefit of Dr. Kershaw’s 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 - Irene Dianne Hall

On 6th July 2016, peacefully in a nursing home after a long illness, Dianne aged 73 years, and late of West Didsbury. Much loved sister of Roger, dear sister-in-law of Judith, loving auntie of Joanne and Karen, and great-auntie of Molly, Freyja, Hannah and Hilde. The funeral service took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 14th July. Flowers accepted, or donations for the benefit of Alzheimer’s 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 - Chris Dalton

On 24th June suddenly in hospital, Chris aged 63 years and of Prestwich. Much loved Dad of Siobhan and Michael and a dear brother and brother-in-law. A celebration of Chris's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Monday 18th July. Donations are being received for the benefit of The Christie Hospital in Chris’s memory. Donations may be forwarded, alonng 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 (Jack) Valentine Davidson

On 18th June 2016, peacefully in hospital, John aged 86 years and of Simister. Dearly beloved husband of Tess, much loved Dad of Keith and Andrew, a dear father-in-law of Jayne and Jill, a devoted grandad of Kate, Olivia, Rachel, Sarah and William. Jack will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.

The funeral service, celebrated by the Reverend Canon Steve Williams, took place at St George's Church, Simister on Friday 8th July, followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of St. George’s C of E Church, Simister . 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 - Ada Jones

On 27th June 2016, peacefully in Whitefield House, Ada aged 101 years, late of Conway Avenue, Whitefield. Mother-in-law of Vivienne and a cherished Nanna of Gareth and Victoria and great-Nanna of Guenna and Henry.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Ann Whittleworth, took place at the Parish Church of All Saints, Stand, on Wednesday 6th July followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. Flowers welcome 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 - Elsie Williams

Peacefully on 24th June 2016, surrounded by her loving family, Elsie aged 89 years and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved wife of Eric, much loved Mum of Gordon, Susan, Margaret, Glenis and Hazel, and devoted gran and great-gran.

The funeral service, celebrated by the Reverend Caroline Greenwood, took place at St Andrew’s Church, Whitefield on Tuesday 5th July 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 - Edward Henry (Ted) Foulkes

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Peacefully on 20th June 2016, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Ted aged 81 years R.I.P. and of Davyhulme. Dearly beloved husband of the late Margery, much loved Dad to John, Michael, Suzanne and Deborah, dear father-in-law, devoted Grandad of Darren, Simon, James, Mia, Aiden and Daniel, and a cherished brother & brother-in-law. Ted will be deeply missed by his loving family.

The funeral service, celebrated by the Reverend Father Michael Cleary, took place at St Hugh of Lincoln Church, Stretford on Thursday 30th June followed by committal at Altrincham Crematorium. Donations are being received in Ted’s memory for the benefit of The Christie 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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Funerals in Simister

Obituary - Kenneth Ernest Gray

On 16th June 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by his caring family, Kenneth aged 83 years. The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Monday 27th 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 - Michael Sutherland

On 10th June 2016, peacefully in Bury Hospice, Michael aged 60 years and of Whitefield. Much loved Dad of Nichola and Damian, beloved brother of Diane and Karen, devoted and proud grandad of Frazer, Alastair and Elspeth and dear uncle of Grace.

A celebration of Mike's life took place at The East Lancashire Crematorium. Radcliffe on Wednesday 22nd June. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice 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.


Funerals Prestwich

Obituary - Lynda Walsh

On 11th June 2016, peacefully after a short illness, Lynda aged 66 years and of Alkrington. The beloved wife of Geoff, a loving mother of Colin and Heather and a devoted nanna of Ewan and Adora. The funeral service took place at Alkrington and Providence United Reformed Church, Midddleton on Friday 17th June followed by committal at Middleton Crematorium. 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 798 6018.


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Obituary - Bernard Kerridge

On 11th June 2016, after a short illness, Bernard aged 79 years R.I.P and of Cheetham. Dearly loved husband of Ellen, much loved dad of Anthony and devoted grandad of James. The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 17th June. 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


Funerals Manchester

Obituary - Mark Faulkner

On 1st June 2016, suddenly at his home in Bury, Mark aged 53 years. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. The funeral service and committal took place at The East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018.


Funerals Radcliffe

Obituary - Carrol Paul

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On 29th May 2016, peacefully in hospital, Carrol aged 41 years and of Prestwich. Dearly loved wife of Jason, the devoted Mum of Hannah, Jade, Sophie, Callum and Ethan, a dear sister of David. Carrol will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Samuel Uwimana, took place at Heaton Park Methodist Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 15th June followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. Mr Jason Paul gave the eulogy, Miss Sophie Paul gave a tribute on behalf of all Carrol's children, and Mr Martin Evans gave the Reading. 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 - Michael Gormley

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On 20th May 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Mike aged 78 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich, late of Johnswell, Co Kilkenny . Beloved husband of Mary, much loved dad of Elizabeth, Caroline and Douglas. A dear father-in-law, devoted grandad of Cait, Jack, Patrick, Shannon and Mary. A loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich, on Tuesday 7th June followed by interment at Blackley 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 - Margaret Elizabeth Ibeagha

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Peacefully on 27th May 2016, Margaret aged 68 years and of Brandlesholme, Bury. Former teacher at Thorpe Primary School, Royton and Haslingden Primary School. Margaret will be deeply missed by all her family, friends, colleagues and pupils.

A celebration of Margaret's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Monday 6th June. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Cancer Care or 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 - Barbara Quinlan (nee Heyes)

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On 21st May 2016, suddenly in hospital, Barbara aged 72 years and of Whitefield. Dearly loved wife of the late John, much loved Mum of Louise and David and mother-in-law of Paul, a devoted Nana of Ashley, Emma, Jack, Jamie, Danni, Charlie, and Lilli, a cherished great-Nana of Jordan, Liam, Faye, Louie and the late Joshua, a dear sister of Anne and sister-in-law of Les.

A celebration of Barbara’s life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday 2nd June. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Macmillan Nurses are being received in loving memory of Barbara. 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 - Bill Yonke

On 17th May 2016, peacefully in hospital, Bill aged 69 years and of Miles Platting. Dearly beloved husband of Andrea, and a dear friend of Gordon and Tony. The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Father Paul Addison, took place at the Manchester Crematorium on Wednesday 1st June. 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, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Robert (Bob) Worsley

On 19th May 2016, peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Bob aged 83 years and of Whitefield. The dearly loved partner of Gwen, much loved dad of David, Gillian, Joanne and Catherine, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad.

A celebration of Bob's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 26th May at 3pm. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Motor Neurone Disease 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 - Nannette Marguerite Hyland (Nee Gilchrist)

On 11th May 2016, peacefully at her home in Prestwich and surrounded by her family, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Nannette aged 77 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved wife of Dominic, much loved mum of Clare, Siobhan and Jane, dear mother-in-law of Matthew, Julian and Richard and a devoted nanna of Julian, Helena, Clara, Patrick and Ava.

A Requiem Mass, concelebrated by the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool and the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours,Kersal, on Thursday 26th May followed by interment in the Churchyard of the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Prestwich. Donations if desired for the benefit of Marie Curie. 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 - Adrienne Allen

Peacefully on 14th May 2016, Adrienne aged 75 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of the late Gilbert, much loved mum of Gillian, Andrew and Wayne, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma.

A celebration of Adrienne's life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 24th May. Donations if desired for the benefit of the NSPCC . 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 - Peter Booth

On 10th May 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Peter aged 80 years R.I.P. and of Unsworth, Bury. The dearly beloved husband of Angela, much loved dad of John and Andrea, dear father-in-law of Nicola and a devoted grandad of James.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough was offered at St. Michael’s Church, Whitefield on Monday 23rd May followed by committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations if desired for the benefit of the British Heart Foundation or 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


Funerals in Radcliffe

Obituary - Paul Frederick Blissett

On 6th May 2016, peacefully after a short illness, Paul aged 77 years and of Prestwich. Former Director of Music at Bolton School Girls’ Division. The dearly beloved husband of the late Alfreda Hodgson, much loved father of Alison and Rosie and a devoted and proud grandfather of Oliver, George and Francis.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Chris Wedge, Dean of Bury, took place at the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Prestwich on Thursday 19th May followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations for the benefit of the Musicians Benevolent Fund or Bolton Hospice 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 - Lilian Ford

On 2nd May 2016, peacefully at her home in Prestwich, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Lilian aged 90 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved wife of the late Roger, much loved mum of Michael, Deborah and Sharon, dear mother-in-law of Denise, Jonathan and Paul and a devoted grandma and great-grandma.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 18th May 2016 followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations for the benefit of Dementia 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 - Peter Edward Rogers

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On 1st May 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Peter aged 78 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved father of Kevin and Clare, devoted grandfather of Ethan, Lucy, Tom and Seana and a loving brother of David, Maureen, Anne, Kathleen, Christine and Michael.

A Requiem Mass, concelebrated by the Right Reverend J F Allen and the Reverend Father Paul Addison OSM, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 11th May followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley. Donations if desired for the benefit of SPUC 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 - Joan Davies

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On 28th April 2016, peacefully in hospital, Joan aged 89 years, late of Bredbury and Woodley. The beloved wife of the late George, much loved mum of Michael, Margaret, Alan and the late James, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma. A celebration of Joan's Life took place in the chapel at Southern Cemetery prior to interment on Monday 9th 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 - Albert Crabtree

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On 20th April 2016, peacefully at Springhill Hospice, Albert aged 94 years. Beloved uncle of Barbara, dear friend of Bertha. The funeral service and committal took place at Rochdale Crematorium on Thursday 28th April. Donations if desired for the benefit of Springhill Hospice 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 - Terry Hughes

photo of the late Terry Hughes

On 16th April 2016, peacefully after a long illness and surrounded by his loving family, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Terry aged 80 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich, late of Salford. The dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, much loved dad of Terry, Tony and Elaine, dear father-in-law of Martin, devoted and proud grandad of Frankie and Jack and a loving brother of the late Tilly.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal, Salford on Wednesday 27th April followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired for the ‘Friends of Each Step’ 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 David Milner J.P.

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On 12th April 2016, peacefully at his home in Didsbury, Manchester, John aged 66 years, the former Principal Director of AQA. He will be deeply missed by his many friends and colleagues. A service of Thanksgiving, led by The Reverend Canon Philip Miller and The Reverend Professor Peter Scott, was held at the Parish Church of St. Chad, Ladybarn on Tuesday 26th April. Donations if desired for the benefit of Christian Aid or Oxfam 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 - Dean Ogden

On 5th April 2016, peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his family and friends, after a long illness borne with dignity and fortitude, Dean aged 54 years. The dearly loved husband of Helen, devoted and proud daddy of Grace, Emily and Tom, cherished son of Bernice and the late Harold, loving brother of Neil and Anthony, a dear brother-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and best friend to Ray.

The funeral service and committal, celebrated by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 19th April. Donations if desired for the benefit of Myeloma 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 - Mike Cookson

On 27th March 2016, peacefully at his home in Whitefield after a long illness, Mike aged 67 years. Beloved husband of Janet, much loved Dad of Mark and Phil, devoted grandad to Emily and Lexie. Heartfelt thanks to his G.P. who was there for him throughout, Mike will now be enjoying the music he loved so much pain free.

A celebration of Mike's life took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 14th April. Music included Hello Again by Neil Diamond, Say Goodbye Today by Carole King; and Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel. All enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018

Maybe it's been crazy and maybe I'm to blame
But I put my heart above my head
We've been through it all
And you loved me just the same

This love was endless
We were working on forever
It was good in every way
I can't believe we're gonna say goodbye today

I said I love you and that's forever
And this I promise from my heart
I couldn't love you any better
I love you just the way you are.


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Obituary - Mark Edward Rimmer

On 1st April 2016, suddenly at home after a short illness so bravely borne, Mark passed away aged 32 years R.I.P. The dearly loved son of Stuart and Mary and much loved brother of Simon.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St Hilda's Church, Tottington on Wednesday 13th April. Donations if desired in memory of Mark may be made to the Roy Castle Lung Cancer 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.


Manchester Funerals

Obituary - Doreen (Bunty) Sewell

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Peacefully on 3rd April 2016, Doreen aged 87 years and of Whitefield. Beloved wife of the late Ernest, much loved mum of Collette and Paul, dear mother-in-law of Lynne and John, devoted grandma of Paul, David and Westley and a cherished great-grandma of Aimee and Alfie.

The funeral service, celebrated by the Reverend Deborah Sandercock-Pickles, took place at the Parish Church of St Margaret, Holyrood, Prestwich on Monday 11th April followed by interment in the churchyard. Donations if desired 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 - Edward Alfred (Eddie) Wain

On 18th March 2016, Eddie aged 86 years and of Ellesmere Park, Eccles. The dearly beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Jonathan, David and Benjamin, dear father-in-law of Angela and a loving grandfather of Harry.

The funeral service and committal took place at Peel Green Crematorium on Tuesday 5th April. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Salvation Army 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 Fenton

On 18th March 2016, peacefully after a long illness, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Kevin aged 82 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of Grace, much loved dad of Anne, Paul, Janet, Mark, Margaret, Clare, Peter and Catherine a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad.

Kevin was received in to the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal on the evening of Tuesday 29th March. A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM was offered on Wednesday 30th March followed by interment in the churchyard of the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich. Donations if desired 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 - Harry Matthews

On 12th March 2016, peacefully in hospital after a short illness, Harry aged 87 years and of Holcombe Brook, Bury. The dearly beloved husband of June, much loved dad of Hilary, dear father-in-law of Chris and a devoted grandad of Penny.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft, took place on Tuesday 29th March at the Parish Church of St Hilda's, Prestwich. 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


Funerals in Prestwich

Obituary - Geoffrey Anthony (Tony) Norman

On 14th March 2016, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, Tony aged 67 years. Beloved husband of Rose, devoted and proud dad of Jack and a loving brother of Edna, Jacqueline, Pat and Margaret. Tony will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

The funeral service and interment, led by The Reverend Canon Alison Hardy, Rector, took place on Thursday 24th March at the Parish Church of All Saints, Stand, Whitefield. 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 - Dorothy Dolan

On 15th March 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Dorothy aged 92 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. Beloved wife of the late Leo, much loved mother of John, Richard, Mary, David and the late James, a dear mother-in-law and devoted grandmother.

A Requiem Mass, celebrated by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 23rd March at 12 noon, followed by interment at St Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley. Donations if desired, for the benefit of the NSPCC. 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 - Patrick Joseph Farry

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Passed away peacefully on the 2nd March 2016, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Patrick aged 74 years R.I.P. Life President of OISIN GAA. The beloved and loving husband of Monica and the late Mary, father of Marie, Joseph and Adrian, step-father of Denise, dear brother of Frank, brother-in-law, father-in-law and grandad. Sacred Heart of Jesus take him into your heart.

Patrick was received into St Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Monday 21st March. A Requiem Mass, concelebrated by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough and the Very Reverend Father Peter Conniffe OSM, was offered on Tuesday 22nd followed by interment at Agecroft Cemetery. 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 - Susan Smith

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On 4th March 2016, suddenly in hospital, Susan aged 64 years and of Hollins, Bury. Dearly beloved wife of Trevor, much loved Mum of Stephen & Michelle and Michael & Kas. Susan will be sadly missed by her many friends and beloved pets.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Monday 21st March. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of NOWZAD animal rescue charity 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 (Jack) Corkill

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On 22nd February 2016, at his home in Prestwich, Jack aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Mary, much loved Dad of John and father-in-law of Anne, a devoted grandad of Lisa & Mark, and David & Katie, and a special friend of Minnie.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Canon Alison Hardy, Rector of All Saints', Stand, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Tuesday 15th March. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Henshaw’s Society for Blind People 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 - Teresa Dease

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On 6th March 2016, peacefully in Nazareth House, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Teresa aged 87 years R.I.P. and late of Miles Platting. Beloved wife of the late George, a cherished aunt of Ann, Pat, Moira, Teresa, Marie, John and the late Rita, and a loving great-aunt.

Teresa was received in to the Chapel at Nazareth House on Monday 14th March. A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Bernard McGarry was offered on Tuesday 15th March followed by interment at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Nazareth House 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 - Mildred Mary Tipper

On 20th February 2016, peacefully in a nursing home, Mildred aged 86 years. Beloved mother of Lynne, Meryl, Lance, and Paul. Devoted nanna and great nanna and a loving sister. A celebration of Mildred's life took place at Blackley Crematorium on Monday 29th February. Donations are being received for the benefit of Springhill Hospice 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 - David Michael Hepburn

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On 10th February 2016, at his home in Salford, Dave aged 51 years. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. A celebration of Dave's life took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 25th 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 - John Bagshaw

On 9th February 2016, peacefully at his home in Whitefield, John aged 82 years R.I.P. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, much loved Dad of Julie, Maria, Angela and John and a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad of Josh, Lauren, Tess, Anna, Lizzie, Jude, Joseph and Freya, great-grandad of Ada.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Tuesday 23rd February followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. 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 - Terence Arthur (Terry) Crawley

On 9th February 2016, peacefully at his home and surrounded by his loving family, Terry aged 82 years. The dearly beloved husband of Lena, much loved dad of Jaqueline, Jonathan, Timothy and Andrew, a dear father-in-law and a devoted and proud grandad and great-grandad.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Deborah Sandercock-Pickles, took place at the Parish Church of St. Margaret, Holyrood, Prestwich on Monday 22nd February followed by a private committal. Donations if desired for the benefit of ‘cureleukaemia.’ 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 - Joan Higgins

On Sunday 31st January 2016, peacefully at the home of her younger son Stephen, Joan aged 82 years and of Bury. Much loved mother of Dennis and Stephen, a cherished mother in law to Gail and Andrea. A very special Grandma in the lives of Gemma, Jayne, Louise, Matthew, Michelle, Caroline, Steve junior and her great grandchildren. Also a very dear friend to many.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough, was offered at St Bernadette's Church, Whitefield on Friday February 19th followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. 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 - Bernard Baird

On 4th February 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Bernard aged 78 years R.I.P and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved husband of Angela, much loved dad of Paul, Bernard, Sarah and Kevin, dear father-in-law of John and Beccy, and a devoted grandad of Billy, Joshua, Tom, Mel and Erin.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough, was offered at St Michael's Church, Whitefield on Thursday 18th February followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. Donations if desired for the benefit of Shelter. 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 - Vivienne Fisher

On 25th January 2016, suddenly in hospital, Viv aged 71 years and of Prestwich. The dearly loved wife of the late Jack and a much loved Mum of Trevor.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Canon Steve Williams, took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Friday 12th February. 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 - Timothy Patrick O'Brien

On 30th January 2016, peacefully in hospital after a long illness bravely borne, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Tim aged 76 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly beloved husband of Norma, much loved dad of Paul and Matthew, dear father-in-law of Viv and Kelly, devoted grandad of Niall, Connor and Sam, a dear brother, brother-in-law and friend to many.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Friday 12th February followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice or Ward 20 at Fairfield General 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 - Hilda Margaret Hughes

On 29th January 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Hilda aged 85 years R.I.P. and of Whitefield. Beloved wife of the late Peter, dearly loved Mother of Howard, Philip and Hilary and a devoted nana of Terri, Danielle and Robert.

Hilda was received in to St Bernadette's Church, Whitefield on Wednesday 10th February, and a Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father Christopher Lough, was offered on 11th February followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Dementia UK are being received in Hilda'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 - Laurence Joseph (Big Lar) O'Rourke

On 28th January 2016, peacefully at his home, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Larry aged 75 years R.I.P. the former caretaker of St. Edmund’s school, Miles Platting. Beloved husband of the late Mary, much loved dad of Robert, Simon, Kenneth and Julie, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad, a loving brother, uncle and friend to many.

A Requiem Mass, concelebrated by the Right Reverend Monsignor J F Allen and the Reverend Father David MacFarlane, was offered at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Higher Broughton on Tuesday 9th February 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 - Magdallen Margaret (Peggy) Smith

On 26th January 2016, peacefully in Nazareth House, Peggy aged 97 years. The dearly beloved wife of the late James Brooks-Smith, much loved mother of the late Sandra Grimshaw and a dear grandmother of Andrew. Peggy will be sadly missed by all her many friends.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Chris Wedge, Borough Dean of Bury, took place at the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Prestwich on Friday 5th February followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations, if desired, are being received in Peggy's memory for the benefit of Dementia UK or 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

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Undertaker PrestwichI don’t have fancy words to say,
Or special songs to sing.
I only have what’s in my heart,
And that, is everything!
We had love and much compassion,
Got by just fine, in our tin-pot fashion.
I know you’ll know, when I say it's true,
How very much that I Love you!
I’ll miss you every single day,
But in my heart, you’re here to stay.
Goodnight my Peggy
Tracey

We love and miss you Peggy.
Saman and Kaleigh


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Obituary - Doreen Whitehead

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On 20th January 2016, peacefully in hospital, Doreen aged 81 years and of Whitefield. A dearly beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The funeral service and interment, led by the Reverend Chris Wedge, Borough Dean of Bury, took place at The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich on Monday 1st 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 - Dorothy Marie Bell

On 20th January 2016, peacefully in a nursing home, Dorothy aged 84 years and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved wife of the late Frank, much loved mum of Susan, Alan, Bill and Elsie, a dear mother-in-law, devoted grandma and great-grandma.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Donna Williams, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 2nd February. 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


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Obituary - Pamela Sharpe

On 22nd January 2016, peacefully at Springhill Hospice, Pam aged 70 years. Dearly loved wife of the late David, much loved Mum of Vivienne, Wendy and Paul, a dear mother-in-law of David and Samantha and a devoted Granny to Joseph, Miley and Gia.

The funeral service and interment, led by the Reverend Canon Alison Hardy, took place at the Parish Church of All Saints, Stand on Friday 29th January. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Springhill Hospice or the Motor Neurone Disease Association are being received in Pam'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 - Patricia Griffin

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On 20th January 2016, peacefully at her home in Whitefield following an illness she bravely faced, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Patricia aged 74 years R.I.P. The devoted wife of William (Billy) much loved mother of Valerie and Margaret, dear mother-in-law of Stephen, loving and proud grandma of Grace and Liam and a much loved sister, sister-in-law and auntie. Patricia will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

A Requiem Mass was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Wednesday 27th January followed by interment at Radcliffe Cemetery. 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 - Thomas 'Tom' Dawson

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On 16th January 2016, peacefully in hospital after a long illness borne with dignity, Tom aged 78 years and of Alkrington, past Chairman of the Friends of Heaton Park and a retired police Inspector from Whitefield. Dearly loved husband of Sheila and a loving father of Clare.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Deborah Sandercock-Pickles, took place at the Parish Church of St Margaret, Holyrood, Prestwich on Tuesday 26th January followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Macmillan Nurses 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 - Martin Moore

On 1st January 2016, at his home in Prestwich, Martin aged 63 years R.I.P. The dearly loved dad of Elizabeth, David and Charlotte, devoted grandad of Ezra, a much loved brother of James, Thomas, Nancy, William, Eileen, Michael, Joseph and John and a dear brother-in-law and uncle.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal on Monday 18th January followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. Donations if desired for the benefit of St. Patrick’s Mission. 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 - Patrick Joseph Burns

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On 1st January 2016, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Pat aged 79 years R.I.P. and of Bury, formerly Longsight. The dearly beloved husband of Phyllis, much loved dad of Jacqueline and Deborah, dear father-in-law of Barry and Tony and a devoted a proud grandad of Mark, Francesca, Jennifer and Paolo.

Pat was received in to St. Marie’s Church, Bury on Tuesday 12th January at 7 pm, a Requiem Mass led by the Reverend Father Francis Wadsworth, was offered on Wednesday 13th January followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. 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 - Sister Marie Therese Atkinson FCJ

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On 29th December 2015, peacefully at Kersal Hill Convent, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Sister Marie, aged 78 years R.I.P. and in the 57th year of her religious profession as a Faithful Companion of Jesus. She will be deeply missed by her FCJ sister’s, family and the caring staff at Kersal Hill.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Kersal on Tuesday 12th January 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 - Lesley Dawson

On 28th December 2015, peacefully in Bury Hospice, surrounded by her loving family, Lesley aged 63 years and of Whitefield. The dearly loved mum of Mark, Carl and Dawn, dear mother-in-law of Julie and Claire and a devoted nanna of Millie, Reece, Grace, Aiden, Izzy, Lauren and Neave. The funeral service and committal took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 7th January. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice 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 - Gerald Kennedy

On 9th December 2015, suddenly in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Gerald aged 69 years R.I.P. and of Unsworth, Bury, formerly Head of Silverdale Junior School, Salford and Ofsted Inspector of Schools. The dearly beloved son of the late James and Winifred Kennedy, loving brother of the late Father Jim Kennedy and a dear cousin.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Canon Michael Cooke, took place at St Michael's RC Church, Whitefield, on Thursday 31st December followed by interment at St Joseph's Cemetery Moston. Donations if desired for the benefit of 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 - Michael Craig Stephenson

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On 25th November 2015, suddenly at his home in Unsworth, Bury, Michael aged 74 years. The dearly loved husband of Jean, father of David, Sean and Jonathan, step-father of Nicholas, Simon, Daniel and Belinda, grandfather of Jessica and Ashley and step-grandfather of Ben and George.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Canon Alison Hardy, Rector of All Saint's Stand, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Tuesday 29th December. 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 - Derek Daniel Malone

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On 12th December 2015, peacefully in a nursing home, Derek aged 83 years and of Bury, late of Prestwich. Dearly beloved husband of the late Jean, much loved Dad of Elaine, Derek and Mark, dear father-in-law of Alan, Kath and Debbie and a devoted and proud grandad and great-grandad.

The funeral service took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Wednesday 23rd December. Donations if desired for the benefit of The Manchester Children’s 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 - Joseph Boylan

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On 11th December 2015, peacefully in St. Ann’s Hospice, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Joe aged 89 years R.I.P. and of Salford. The dearly beloved husband of the late Margaret, much loved dad of Stephen, Joseph, Ann, Julie and the late Margaret, a dear father-in-law, devoted grandad and great-grandad.

A Requiem Mass was offered at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Higher Broughton on Tuesday 22nd December followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of St. Ann’s 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 - Robbie (Bob) Wright

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On 30th November 2015, peacefully in hospital, Bob aged 82 years. R.I.P. and of Prestwich, formerly of Dublin. The dearly beloved husband of Irene, much loved brother of Nora, Violet, Noel and John and the late Moira and Bernadette and a cherished Uncle and Great Uncle.

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 Friday 11th December, followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired, 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


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Obituary - William (Bill) Gulland

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On 27th November 2015, peacefully in hospital after a long illness, bravely borne, Bill aged 95 years. The loving husband of Mary; Bill will be greatly missed by all the family, Anne, Richard, Michael, Geoff, Sandra and Janet; grandchildren Jack, Helen and Joe and all his many friends.

A Celebration of Bill's Life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Friday 11th December. 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 - Stephen Anthony Lee

On 1st December 2015, peacefully at his home in Blackley, Stephen aged 62 years. The dearly loved fiancé of Tracy and a loving brother of David. Stephen will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

The funeral service and committal took place at Blackley Crematorium on Thursday 10th December. 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, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018


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Obituary - Bernard Sweeney

On 23rd November 2015, peacefully in hospital in Galway, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Bernard aged 85 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved husband of the late Teresa and the late May, much loved dad of James, Francis, Joseph and Bernadette, a dear father-in-law and a devoted grandfather.

A Requiem Mass, led the Reverend Father Patrick McMahon was offered at Our Lady and St. John’s Church, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy on Wednesday 9th December followed by interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley. Donations if desired for the benefit of Claregalway District Day Centre. 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 - Muriel Lancaster

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Peacefully on 24th November 2015, Muriel aged 93 years and of Prestwich. Dearly beloved wife of the late Harry, much loved Mum of Graham, a dear mother-in-law, and a devoted grandma and great-grandma.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Laurie Bullas, took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Friday, 4th December. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of Parkinson’s UK 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 - Audrey Pickles

On 18th November 2015, peacefully in hospital, Audrey aged 85 years and of Whitefield. Dearly beloved wife of the late Alan, much loved Mum of Christine and Judith and mother-in-law of Frank and John, a devoted Nan to Collette, Craig, Laura and Hayley and cherished Great-Nan of Jack, Lily and Abbie.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Deborah Sandercock-Pickles, took place at the Parish Church of St Margaret, Holyrood, Prestwich. on Friday 27th November followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of the RNIB. 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 - Theresa (Marion) Blake

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Peacefully on 14th November 2015, Marion aged 103 years RIP and of Prestwich. The beloved wife of the late Harry, much loved Mum of Harry, dear mother-in-law of the late Helen, devoted grandma of Stephen and Alex and a cherished great-grandmother of Nathan, Reanna, Ryan, Carl and Liam.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Friday 27th November 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 - Sean David Mullaney

Suddenly on 9th November 2015, Sean aged 49 years RIP and of Prestwich. The dearly loved dad of Sianne and Kirsty, cherished son of Margaret and a devoted grandad of Harrison, Bradley, Ashton, Amelia, Talia and Corbin.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Father Andrew Starkie, took place at Blackley Crematorium on Monday 23rd November. 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 - Beryl Bertha Hughes

On 14th November 2015 in hospital, Beryl aged 85 years and of Pendlebury. The dearly beloved wife of the late Ted, much loved mum of Susan and Paul, dear mother-in-law of Derek and Debbie, devoted grandma of Graeme and Kerrie, Eilidh and Rob and a cherished great-grandma of Freya and Arran.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Vera Tyldesley, took place at the Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, Pendlebury on Monday 23rd November followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired for the benefit of St. John’s Church. 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 - Leo Francis Leeming

On 7th October 2015 peacefully in hospital, Leo aged 88 years and of Prestwich. A much loved Husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. A celebration of Leo’s life took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Monday 16th November. Donations if desired, for the benefit of Asthma 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) Watts

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On 2nd November 2015, peacefully at his home in Whitefield, Jim aged 91 years R.I.P. A dearly beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

The family has requested that no black is worn and if you would like to wear something red in support of his favourite football team it would be appreciated.

A celebration of Jim’s life took place at Agecroft Crematorium on Thursday 12th November. Donations if desired for the benefit of Dementia UK. All donations and 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 - Amanda Jane Brumby (nee Leigh)

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Suddenly on 9th October Amanda aged 44 years and of Bury. Devoted Mum of Alex, much loved daughter of Hazel and John, loving sister of Craig, wife of Graham, cherished granddaughter of Betty, and a dear friend.

A celebration of Amanda’s life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday 5th November. Donations, if desired, for the benefit of the Multiple Sclerosis 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


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Obituary - Sister Philomena O'Grady FCJ

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On 23rd October 2015, peacefully at Kersal Hill Convent, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church aged 84 years R.I.P. and in the 64th year of her religious profession as a Faithful Companion of Jesus. She will be deeply missed by her FCJ sisters, her family, the caring staff at Kersal Hill Convent and her many friends.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours on Tuesday 3rd November 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 - Mary Arab (nee Neil)

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On 18th October 2015, in hospital surrounded by her loving family, Mary aged 71 years. Dearly beloved wife of the late Shaukat Ali, much loved Mum of Joe, Alan, Azra, Salma, Aaron and Jay, dear mother-in-law of Geoff, Chris, Gill, Michelle and Helen, a devoted Grandma to Rachel, Alexandra, Sarah, Rebecca, Yasmin, Kaine, Kyson, Dylan, Jona, Lucas, Theo, Teresa, Roxanne, Elissa, Alfie and Carl, a cherished great-grandma to Isla-Grace and Freddie, sister to John and sister-in-law to Maralyn.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Sally Thornton, took place at Whitefield Methodist Church on Tuesday 27th October followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations are being received in Mary’s memory 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 - Joan O'Rourke

On 11th October 2015, peacefully at her home in Prestwich and surrounded by her family, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Joan aged 76 years R.I.P. The dearly beloved wife of John, a much loved mum of Siobhan and Carmel, dear mother-in-law of Frankie, a devoted Nan Of Niamh, Orla, Jack and Ava and a cherished sister-in-law, auntie and cousin.

Joan was received into St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Hr. Broughton on Wednesday 21st October. A Requiem Mass, led by the Reverend Father David MacFarlane, was offered on Thursday 22nd followed by interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Moston. Donations are being received in Joan'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 - Marjorie Holland

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On 3rd October 2015, peacefully at Holt House, Marjorie aged 95 years. The much loved sister of the late Norman, dear aunt of Diana, Pamela and Elaine and friend to many. The funeral service, led by the Reverend Caroline Greenwood, took place at the Parish Church of St. George, Unsworth on Tuesday 20th October followed by committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations if desired for the benefit of St. George’s Church. 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 - Terry Plummer

On 7th October 2015, peacefully after a long illness borne with dignity, Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, Terry aged 79 years RIP and of Whitefield. The dearly beloved husband of Marguerite, much loved dad of Ruth and Ann, dear father-in-law of Pat and Nicholas, devoted and proud grandfather of Sean, Naomi, Hannah and Daniel and a cherished uncle of Sylvia and Maureen.

A Requiem Mass, led by Reverend Father C Lough was offered at St. Bernadette’s Church, Whitefield on Monday 19th October followed by committal at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe. Donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice or CAFOD are being received in Terry'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 - Brian Lomas

On 2nd October 2015, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Brian aged 82 years R.I.P. and of Leyland formerly Irlams o’th Heights. The dearly beloved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Theresa, Chris, Martin, Marie and Cath a dear father-in-law and a devoted and proud grandad of Peter, Lauren, Rachel and Joseph.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours on Friday 16th October followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations if desired 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, M45 6AD Manchester Tel 0161 796 6018


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Obituary - Francesco Sciascia

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On 28th September 2015, suddenly at his home in Prestwich, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Francesco (Frank) aged 84 years R.I.P. Dearly beloved husband of Carmelina, much loved Dad of Gino, Maria, and Armando, a dear father-in-law to Kim, a devoted and proud Nonno of Marco and Sophie and a loving brother. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

A Requiem Mass was offered at the Servite Church of Our Lady of Dolours on Thursday 15th October followed by interment at Bury Cemetery. 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 - Gerard Morris

On 5th October 2015, peacefully in a nursing home, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Gerard aged 89 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. A beloved husband and a cherished brother, Gerard will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich, on Wednesday 14th October, followed by committal at Agecroft Crematorium. 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 - Theresa Lloyd

On 26th September 2015, peacefully in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Theresa aged 90 years R.I.P. and of Prestwich. The dearly loved aunt of Mary, Theresa, David, Celia, Annie and Francis, a devoted great-aunt and dear friend to many.

A Requiem Mass, led by the Right Reverend Monsignor JF Allen, was offered at Our Lady of Grace Church, Prestwich on Tuesday 13th October followed by interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Moston. 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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Stephen James Davies

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On 17th September 2015, in hospital , Stephen aged 50 and of Prestwich. Devoted Dad of Nikki, Scott and Ronnie, cherished son of Graham and Hazel and a dear brother of Mark and Lisa. Stephen will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

The funeral service and committal, led by the Reverend Father Ronald Croft took place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday 9th October. 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 Lomas

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On 17th September 2015, suddenly at her home in Prestwich, Pat aged 68 years. Dearly beloved wife of Peter, much loved Mum of Carly and Jennifer, devoted Grandma of Oliver, Aaron, Nicole and Theo, a cherished sister, sister-in-law and aunt. Pat will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.

A Celebration of Pat’s Life took place at the East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday 1st October. Donations if desired for the benefit of the Alzheimer’s Society 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 - Ronald Barton

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On 15th September 2015, peacefully at his home in Prestwich, Ron aged 71 years. Dearly beloved husband of Sonya, much loved Dad of Nigel and Susanna, dear father-in-law of Tracy and devoted grandad of Emily and Alfie.

The funeral service, led by the Reverend Steve Williams, took place at the Parish Church of St Gabriel, Prestwich on Thursday 1st October followed by committal at Blackley Crematorium. Donations, if desired, are being received for the benefit of Bury Hospice or the Christie Hospital in Ron’s memory. 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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