Donations and tributes
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.
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:
WHEN THE TIME COMES
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 ©
22nd August 1937 – 3rd September 2018
A much loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many.
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.
6thOctober 1948 – 21stJuly 2018Much 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.
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.
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
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
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 (https://www.rncm.ac.uk/support). 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.
11th December 1933 – 16th June 2018Much loved wife of the late Winston, dear mother of Yvonne, beloved gran of Miles, Joss and Joe, gran in law of Helen, great gran of Bobby, friend and resident of Brook Court, Chorlton. Formerly of Bolton.Joyce’s funeral will take place at 12.30pm on Thursday 28th June in the New Chapel at Manchester Crematorium.Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for St.Ann’s Hospice who provided such wonderful care.Enquiries to Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690
Dr Peter Gerzon
25th September 1941 – 30th May 2018
Much loved husband of Christine, dear father of Anne and Gemma, beloved cousin and friend.
Peter’s service will take place on Thursday 14th June at Greenacres Woodland Burial Ground, Blindfoot Road, Rainford, Saint Helens, WA11 7HX. There is plenty of parking at the site and teas and coffees will be served before the service.
Family flowers only please. Donations in Peter’s memory, if desired, for The British Lung Foundation. There will be a donations box at the service or donations can be sent to the funeral directors.
Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 969 6690
10th May 1983 – 27th May 2018
Much loved husband of Elinor, adored son of Julie and Tim, beloved brother of Tristan and Lawrence and friend to many.
Tom’s funeral service will take place on Friday 15th June at 2pm at St.George’s Church, Buxton Rd, Stockport, SK2 6NU.
The entrance is between Buxton Road and Bramhall Lane South.
Followed by a committal at Stockport Crematorium.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired for St.Ann’s Hospice. There will be a donations box at the church. Alternatively you can donate and leave a message at Much Loved.
Any enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 969 6690
Prof Norman Blackburn
27th May 1930 – 24th May 2018Formerly of Manchester University.Beloved husband to Joan who predeceased him, dear father to Virginia and Caroline,grandfather to Lucas and Max and friend. He will be much missed. Funeral to takeplace on Friday 8th June at 1pm at North Chapel, Southern Cemetery,212 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 7GL.Family flowers only but donations, if desired, for National Deaf Children’s Society. There will be a donations box at the funeral or donations can be forwarded to Natural Endings Funeral Services.Any enquiries please phone 0161 969 6690.
Dr Peter Bowers
2nd June 1946 – 15th May 2018
Peter died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. And of Fallowfield. Much loved husband of Lesley, treasured father of Juliet, Jonathan and Anthony, devoted grandad of Harry, brother of Jenifer and Cliff, a dear father-in-law, uncle and friend.
There will be a private family committal on Saturday 9th June followed by a service of thanksgiving at 11.30am at St.Chad’s Church, St Chad’s Road, Withington, M20 4WH to which everyone is welcome.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for MIND. There will be gift aid envelopes and a donations box at the church.
If you would like to provide a written memory and/or photographs of Peter, there will be a box to collect them for Peter’s family who would be most grateful.
Enquiries to Natural Endings Funeral Services. Tel; 0161 969 6690
22ndJuly 1944 – 11thMay 2018
Much loved mother of Zarah and Frances and mother in law of Tarn, beloved sister to Margo, dear Nada of Luke, Rex, Charlie, Sam, George and Alice.
Mandy’s funeral will take place at 2.15pm on Tuesday 22ndMay in the Myrtle Chapel at Springwood Crematorium.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Cats Protection League. There will be a donations box at the crematorium or donations can be sent to Natural Endings Funeral Services.
For any enquiries please call Natural Endings. Tel; 0161 969 6690.
26thMarch 1953 – 4thMay 2018
Beloved daughter of the late Moira and Geoff, loving sister of Pete and sister in law of Sonia, dear aunt of Clare and Dan and great aunt of Edie, respected colleague, wonderful friend to so many people and devoted owner of Boris.
Heather’s memorial will take place at 2.30pm on Thursday 24thMay at Heaton Moor Golf Club, Mauldeth Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3NX.
No black clothes, please.
No flowers, please. Donations , if wished, for St Ann’s Hospice (Heald Green), Ambulance Fund or Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be a donations box at the memorial or donations can be sent to Natural Endings.
If you have any enquiries please contact Natural Endings Funeral Services.
Tel; 0161 969 6690.
13thFebruary 1969 – 20thApril 2018
A celebration of Helen’s life will be held at Manchester Crematorium, in the old chapel, on Wednesday the 2nd of May at 2.30pm.
Thank you to everyone for their kindness and support following her death. No flowers please but if you would like to make a donation in her memory, to support the work of the Macmillan Nurses, please do so through Helen’s tribute fund page, via the donations box at the crematorium, or send to Natural Endings (please make cheques payable to ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’).
As ‘purple’ was Helen’s favourite colour, if you could wear a little something in purple, she would love it.
The crematorium is on located on Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M21 7GZ, and if you’re driving should you find it difficult to park there is a little on-street parking in front of the shops on Barlow Moor Rd and on Hardcastle Avenue, which is within the estate on the opposite side of Barlow Moor Road to the crematorium.
Any enquiries please contact Natural Endings on 0161 969 6690.
12th May 1987 – 12th April 2018
Much loved partner of Kate, dear daughter of Gillian and Dermot, beloved sister of Colm, Róisín and Niall, darling granddaughter of Alice and Hugh, sister-in-law to Hannah, a much loved niece, cousin and friend.
Áine’s funeral will take place on Friday 27th at 3pm at Manchester Crematorium, Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M21 7GZ. Currently there is limited parking at the crematorium. There is a little on street parking in front of shops on Barlow Moor Rd and on Hardcastle Ave within the estate on the opposite side of the road to the crematorium.
Afterwards everyone is welcome upstairs at The Didsbury Pub, 852 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 2SG to share memories of Aine and to celebrate her life.
Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for the Labour Party (Didsbury Branch) who Áine very much supported. There will be a donations box at the crematorium or donations can be sent to Natural Endings. Cheques should be made to ‘The Labour Party’.
All enquires to Natural Endings Funeral Services.
17th June 1928 – 23rd March 2018Peggy Norton nee SmithPeggy died peacefully, with her children by her side, on 23 March 2018. She was the loving and much-loved wife of the late Eric, beloved Mum of Sue and Chris, greatly loved Nonny of Paul and Rob, proud great-grandmother of Reid and Leo and loving mother-in-law of Mario.Peggy was a long-time Timperley resident who had recently moved to Keate House, Lymm.Peggy’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 24th April at 12.00 at Altrincham Crematorium. At her request – please no black clothes and no flowers, but donations if desired to the North West Air Ambulance or the RNLI. There will be a donations box at the crematorium or donations can be sent to Natural Endings.Any enquires please contact Natural Endings on 0161 969 6690.
26th February 1941 – 21st March 2018
Much loved mum of Jacqueline and Lorna and the late Candas and Vincent. Dear partner of Darryl. Beloved gran of Dawn and Sam and great gran of Jermaine.
If anyone would like to make a donation to charity in Dorcas’ memory please make it for ‘Can Survive UK’ who run Women Only Wednesdays, cancer support group, at the Kath Locke Centre Hulme. A place where Dorcas had fantastic support and friendship. There will be a donations box at the church or donations can be forwarded to Natural Endings Funeral Services.
Any enquiries about Dorcas’ funeral please contact Natural Endings.