Donations and tributes

  1. Photo: Ron Williams

    Ron Williams

    9th February 1932 – 14th November 2018

    Much loved husband of the late Mue, dearest father of Mark, Jane, Lisa & Anne, loving grandad of Dayna, George, Ted, Emma, Laura, India, Sam & Ryan, beloved brother of Pat. Donations, if desired, for The Stroke Association.

  2. Photo: Kathleen Gow

    Kathleen Gow

    23rdSeptember 1926 – 9thNovember 2018

    Much loved wife of the late John, dear mother of the late Peter, beloved nonna to Elinor, Alex, and James, great-nonna to Finley and friend. Formerly of Gloucester.  Kathleen’s service was held at the Cyprus Chapel at Stockport Crematorium.



  3. Photo: Jenni Hardy-Rooney

    Jenni Hardy-Rooney

    29th August 1948 – 7th November 2018

    Loved and loving wife of Kevin, mother of Dion, Lee and Justin, step-mother of Claire and Jody, grandma of Gabi, Alyssa, Luca, Logan, Xavier, Jessica, Tamara & AlexDonations, if desired, for Willow Wood charity.


  4. Photo: Jan Hendrik Oldenburg

    Jan Hendrik Oldenburg

    8th October 1947 – 14th October 2018

    Loved and loving father of Jennifer and Luke, grandfather of Jacob and Oliver and dear friend. Jan’s funeral was held at Manchester Crematorium, Chorlton,  followed by a gathering at Night & Day Cafe.


  5. Rhoda Hobbs

    18th October 1940 – 8th October 2018

    Much loved wife of the late Jak, dear mother of Dawn, Julie and Glen, beloved sister, grandmother, aunty and friend to many people and animals. Donations, if desired, for Parkinson’s UK.


  6. Photo: Dan Wild-Beesley

    Dan Wild-Beesley

    6th September 1985 – 10th October 2018

    Much loved and loving husband of Jess, son of Maria and Michael, brother of Anna, and friend to many. Dan’s funeral took place at Clogh Foot Cemetery, Todmorden followed by a celebration of hs life at Todmorden Unitarian Church. If you would like to make a donation in Dan’s memory please make it for Spring Hill Hospice.

  7. Photo: Valerie Campbell

    Valerie Campbell

    16th July 1949 – 13th October 2018

    Much loved wife of the late Peter, dear mother of Malcolm and Catherine. A Requiem Mass for Valerie took place at St. Marie R C Church, Bury.

  8. Photo: Margaret Livesey

    Margaret Livesey

    1st April 1932 – 7th October 2018

    Beloved wife of the late Jim, much loved mother of Michael and Alasdair, dear grandma of Zowie, Sinead, Shannon, Felix, Lula and Imogen, great-grandma of Sonny and a valued friend. Donations, if desired, for The Christie Hospital.

  9. Photo: Kirsty Florence

    Kirsty Florence

    2nd March 1987 – 24th September 2018

    Much loved wife of Niall, girlfriend of Hannah, daughter of Mandy and Derek, sister of Louise, granddaughter of Val, Sylvia and John, aunty of Ella and a dear friend to many. If you would like to make a donation in Kirsty’s memory please make it for The Christie Hospital that gave her such great care.

  10. Photo: Jake Norfolk

    Jake Norfolk

    7th July 1994 – 16th September 2018

    Much loved son of Sharon and John, brother of Alfie, grandson of Pauline, Jon, Ann and Dave and a loved friend. Jake’s ceremony took place at NIAMOS Radical Arts Centre, Hulme. If you would like to make a donation in Jake’s memory please make it for Lifeshare a charity for young local homeless people. Click here to donate.

  11. Photo: Sylvia Evans

    Sylvia Evans

    31stMarch 1931 – 15thSeptember 2018

    Née Ogden. Much loved wife of the late Reg, dear mother of Jane, beloved aunt to David and Douglas, and friend to many people and animals. Donations, if desired, to Otterspool Animal Haven or St Anne’s Hospice.


  12. Photo: Nicola Abbott

    Nicola Abbott

    1stApril 1989 – 15thSeptember 2018

    Much loved daughter of Sheralyn and Rick, beloved mum of Logan, Emelia and Archer, adored sister of Daniel, Graeme, Lucy, India, Esme and Harley, step daughter of Barrie,aunty and dear friend. Nicola’s service was held in The Side Chapel followed by burial in The Woodlands at Blackley Cemetery. Donations in Nicola’s memory for Trinity Hospice or The Christie Hospital.

  13. Photo: Ian Smith

    Ian Smith

    15th August 1945 – 10th August 2018

    Much loved dad of Matthew, Simon and Rebecca, grandfather to Liam, Ross and Erin, brother to Stuart, father-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Woodland burial at Greenacres Woodland Burial Ground. Ian was a prolific poet and had a poem for every occasion. Here is one of them:


    Remember me as I was
    not as I will be
    when the time comes
    when my mind and body fail
    and I become
    someone not knowing who I am
    don’t let me be shut away
    but remember the day
    when I flourished and laughed
    and loved you
    remember me sometimes
    but don’t feel sad
    I live on through you.

    Ian smith  ©

  14. Philip Sykes

    22nd August 1937 – 3rd September 2018

    A much loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.


  15. Photo: Margaret Bullock

    Margaret Bullock

    11thJune 1932  – 29thJuly 2018

    Much loved wife of Graham, dear mother of Fiona, beloved grandma of Calum, Fraser and Georgina, mother-in-law of Damian and friend. Margaret lived in Sale and was formerly of The Wirral.

    Donations, if desired, can be made for The Polycystic Kidney Disease charity (PKD) or Water Aid.

  16. Photo: Joseph Stafford

    Joseph Stafford

    6thOctober 1948 – 21stJuly 2018

    Much loved husband of the late Mary,  dear father of John, Paddy & Geraldine. Grandad to JJ, Liam, Conor, Callum, Kieran, Laudae, Bobby, Brandon, Tamika, Tianna, Maite, Galipip & Uzi. Uncle to Darren and great grandfather to Mia, Jake, Olivia, Imogen-Jai, Hallie, Joey, Finley, Olly, Brody, & Lucy. Great friend to many.
  17. Photo: Richard Butterworth

    Richard Butterworth

    1stAugust 1966 – 9thJuly 2018

    Much loved and loving father of Ruby and Florrie, papa of Myla, son of Mary and the late Alan, brother of Kate, brother-in-law of Conrad, uncle of Ziva and dear friend to many.  Formerly of ABa Quality Monitoring Ltd. Donations, if desired, for Manchester homeless charities. Please see Richard’s Just Giving.


  18. Photo: Anne Worrall

    Anne Worrall

    8th February 1944 – 29thJune 2018


    Much loved mother of Jane and Sarah, dear sister of Barbara, Peter, Michael and the late John, beloved grandma of Kyle and Tyler,  and friend.


    Anne’s funeral will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 18thJuly in The Woodlands at Blackley Cemetery. The Woodlands is the highest point of the cemetery. Please meet at the large stone that is engraved ‘The Woodlands’ just before 2pm. Unless you have limited mobility please park lower down in a designated parking area. Once gathered at the stone we will then walk together up the hill to the grave. Please note that the ground is uneven . If you have mobility issues please let the funeral director Rosie know and she will arrange for you to get a lift up the hill. Ordinary cars can not do this last part of the journey.


    Anne’s family request that you don’t bring bought flowers. Instead either bring a flower from your own garden or make a donation in Anne’s memory for Trinity Hospice. Donations can be given to the funeral director or posted to the funeral home.


    Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690



  19. Nigel Reynolds

    12thFebruary 1954 – 25thJune 2018


    Loving and loved husband, father, brother and friend.


    Nigel’s funeral will take place in the Old Chapel at Manchester Crematorium at 4pm on Friday 13thJuly.  Followed by a celebration of his life at Chancellors from 5pm and later at the family home.


    No flowers or donations, consider instead setting up a Lend With Care account.


    Nigel would want everyone to be comfortable at the funeral so dress however you wish.


    Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690



  20. Photo: Patricia Leahy

    Patricia Leahy

    25th June 1932 – 26th June 2018


    Much loved wife of the late Michael, dear mother of Moira, Anne, Christine, Richard, Teresa and Frances, beloved sister of Pauline and Michael, loving grandma of Keiran, Claire, Patrick, Rosamund, Catherine, Josephine, Mark, Rachel, Sophie, Michael, Matthew, Ian, Samantha, Amelia, Jo and Dan, great grandma of Theo, Orlaith and Oren, and wonderful friend.


    Chair, Central Manchester Community Health Council 1989–1992, General Secretary NUT Manchester Teachers Association 1979-1985, school Governor, teacher, Member of Buckinghamshire County Council 1967-1968 and a life long member of the Labour Party.


    Private burial for family and close friends followed by a celebration where we will pay tribute to Pat’s life at  12.00pm on Tuesday 3rd July at The Albert Tennis and Bowling Club, 39-41 Old Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury, M20 2PA  to which everyone is welcome. A further celebration of Pat’s life is being planned for later in July where we’d love you to share your memories of Pat.  Further details to be announced.


    Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Royal Northern College of Music ( This it to support their outreach work bringing music into the community including the Didsbury Coffee Concerts at the Emmanuel, which Pat enjoyed so much.  There will be a donations box at the memorial or you can send donations to Natural Endings.


    Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel: 0161 969 6690.