Donations and tributes

  1. Photo: Susan Weston

    Susan Weston

    27th October 1955 – 15th January 2018

    Loved and loving wife of David, mother of Laura, Mike and Donal, step-mother of Ceara, Peter and Lucy, dear friend of Margaret.

    Susan’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Monday 4th February in the Old Chapel at Manchester Crematorium.

    Please do not feel like you need to wear black. If you would like to make a donation in Susan’s memory for the Young Minds charity there will be a donations box at the crematorium or donations can be sent to Natural Endings

  2. Photo: Stefan Wild

    Stefan Wild

    7th September 1958 – 10thJanuary 2019

    Much loved husband of Sue, father of Rachel and Leah, brother of Christine, uncle to Sam and David, father-in-law to Jamie and Mark, valued friend and honorary family to many more.

    Stef’s funeral will be held at 3.15pm on Friday 1st February in the Rowan Chapel at Stockport Crematorium.

    Please don’t feel like you have to wear a suit to the funeral, Stef would want you to feel comfy and be yourself. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in Stef’s memory, he would have liked you to support The British Heart Foundation, Mind mental health charity or Clever Dogs Rescue in Urmston where we first met his dog Tia.

    There will be a donations box at the crematorium of donations can be sent to Natural Endings.

    Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690

  3. Photo: Gerald Larner

    Gerald Larner

    9th March 1936 – 18th December 2018

    Much loved father of Alice and Melissa, brother of Peter and husband of the late Lynne Walker. Author and journalist. For Gerald’s Times obituary.

    Following a private family burial  Gerald’s memorial will take place at 2pm on Friday 18th January at Alderley Edge Methodist Church, Cheshire. No flowers – donations please to Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis. There will be a donations box at the memorial or donations can be sent to Natural Endings.

  4. Photo: Rene Reynolds

    Rene Reynolds

    31stMay 1933 – 18thDecember 2018

    Much loved wife of the late Ray, dear mother of Jenny and Alison, mother-in-law to Ron and Russell, grandma to Dale, Kate and Tim, great-grandma to Maddison and Reuben, sister  and valued friend. If you would like to make a donation in Rene’s memory please make it for The Wellspring (a local charity for the homeless).

  5. Photo: Joyce Rainbow

    Joyce Rainbow

    12th October 1931 – 30th November 2018

    Much loved sister, aunt and friend. Joyce’s funeral took place at St.John’s Church, Old Trafford.

  6. Photo: Lawrence Perrins

    Lawrence Perrins

    12th May 1958 – 15th November 2018

    Loved and loving husband of Wendy, brother of Mary and Joe and valued friend. Lawrie’s funeral wtook place at St.John’s Church, Chorlton followed by a committal at Manchester Crematorium.


  7. 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.

  8. 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.



  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.


  18. 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.

  19. 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  ©

  20. Philip Sykes

    22nd August 1937 – 3rd September 2018

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