Peacefully at 98 and after a long illness on 28th December, Margaret Smith (nee Curry) died, surrounded by the love and care of the staff in Waterside House, Vida Grange, Pannal, North Yorkshire.
Much loved mother of Joan and aunt to Val, stepmother of Di and Pam.
A funeral service will be held at St Edward the Confessor Church, Tadcaster Road, Dringhouses, York at 2:30pm on 18th January 2022.
To view the service broadcast please click the link below which will take you to the Church’s youtube channel. From here, please click on the live stream.
If you are watching the service online, you will notice the musical extracts will be muted throughout their playing. If you wish to listen to these please click them below.
- Erik Satie – Gymnopédie No.1
- Hymn – Lord of the Dance
- The Lord Bless You – John Rutter
- Happy – Pharrell Williams
To view the order of service, please click here
Michael Roy Barber (Mikey), died peacefully on Thursday 23rd December 2021, aged 62 years.
Michael is the much loved son of Mollie and the late Roy Edward Barber, husband of Janis, brother, step dad and friend.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday 1st February, 1pm at Rawdon crematorium, followed by refreshments at the Ings pub, Ings Lane, Guiseley, LS20 9HR
Donations in lieu of flowers would be gratefully received for the Spinal Injuries Association, using the donation button below.
Peter Michael Berrisford, died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday 8th January aged 76 years.
Peter is the very much loved dad to Lyndsey and Daniel, granddad to Zachary, Jacob, Patrick and Delilah and friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
His funeral service will be held on Monday 24th January, 1pm at Rawdon crematorium.
Donations in lieu of flowers would be gratefully received for Cancer Research UK, using the donation button below.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Joan Crowther. Joan of Highgate Crescent, Lepton and latterly Skelmanthorpe died peacefully on 12th December at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Wife of David Crowther, who died in 2004 and proud mother of Yvonne, Mark and Sarah and beloved grandmother of Lily, Elijah, Jamie and George.
Joan is deeply loved and will be painfully missed, but we are grateful for the time that we had with Joan, and for the memories that continue to make us happy every day.
A private funeral is being held on Christmas Eve.
A memorial service for Joan will be held in the New Year.
Family flowers only please, If you would like to make a donation in Joan’s name, it would be much appreciated to go to the Stroke Association https://www.stroke.org.uk/ or Speak with IT https://www.speakwithit.
Mandy died at Kirkwood Hospice on the 2nd of December 2021, aged 53 years.
Beloved wife of Andrew, mother to Elliot, stepmother to Amanda, daughter to Carol and “Nannie Mandy” to Hollie. Mandy was a friend to many. She was an angel and will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Mandy planned her own funeral, which will take place at Huddersfield Crematorium on Thursday the 30th of December 2021 at 9.15am. Mandy’s family warmly invite you to join them there in person or via the webcast.
Mandy was loved by many people and wanted us to make sure that everyone was kept safe. To help with this, if you would like to attend then please let us by filling in this form. If you would do this before 23rd December 2021 this would be hugely appreciated.
What to wear
Mandy has requested no black to be worn at her funeral (unless this is a #bemoremandy black t-shirt). Please could you also make sure that you are wearing something that shows a little (or a lot of) sparkle – because Mandy would have loved that!
Also, due to recent advice from the government, anyone attending Mandy’s funeral will be required to wear a facemask to ensure we keep everyone as safe as possible from the new variant of Covid 19.
Family flowers only please, but Mandy requested that any donations in her memory be made to #bemoremandy campaign.
The funeral service will be live streamed for those that are unable to attend in person. This option will enable many of us to come together to reflect positively on Mandy’s life and say farewell. To access this please use the following details:
Username – naxu7794
Password – 062476
Service Date – Thursday 30th December
Service Time – 9:15am
Service Viewing Time – 9:11am – 9:50am
Website – https://watch.obitus.com
Following government guidance, could everyone please wear a face covering in the crematorium (unless medically exempt)
For all enquiries, please contact Full Circle Funerals on 01422 400 430 or email [email protected]
Beth Badrock has sadly died on 16th November 2021.
We would really like you to meet us at Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland on Thursday 9th December at 12:00pm to give Beth back to the earth.
Brackenley Ln, Skipton BD23 3LA
Afterwards there will be a gathering of loving friends, tea and cake and a time for remembering Beth to be held at Utopia.
Church Ln, Broughton, Skipton BD23 3AE
If you can come, please feel free to bring something – A note, drawing, flower for Beth to be buried with.
No dress code
If you come to Skipton by train, please call 01756 796666 for a free taxi which will bring you up and onwards to Utopia and back to the train station again if you need it.
Simpson, Miranda Jane
Passed away peacefully in Harrogate on 11th November 2021, aged 69 years.
Beloved sister of Kate and mother of Vaughan, Ben and Vickie.
Besotted grandmother to Phoebe, Ruby, Livia, Elliot, Archie, Hamish and Reuben.
A funeral service will be held on Monday 29th November 2021 at 2:30pm at Stonefall Crematorium, Harrogate HG3 1DE map
Followed by eating, drinking, crying and laughing at the Hotel du Vin map
Flowers welcome, charity donations to Age Concern also welcome.
Should you wish to attend or let us know of your absence please click here
The family can be reached at [email protected]
For all enquiries, please contact David at Full Circle Funerals, 01423 740799
Norah died at Leeds General Infirmary Hospital on the 25th of October 2021, aged 91 years.
Beloved mother of Christine, grandmother to Dave, Sue and Joe, great grandmother to Caitlin, Isabelle and Jake, and friend to many. Norah will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
There will be a funeral service at Rawdon Crematorium on Tuesday the 16th of November at 10.45am, this will be followed directly by an informal gathering at Woodhall Hills Golf Club where Norah’s family welcome you to join them for refreshments and to share stories of her life.
Family flowers only please, but charitable donations in memory of Norah would be greatly appreciated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
For all enquiries, please contact David at Full Circle Funerals, 0113 320 0049
Steve died at St James’s University Hospital on the 8th of October 2021, aged 73 years.
Beloved father of Gavin & Karen, grandfather and friend to many. Steve will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
There will be a funeral service at Rawdon Crematorium on Friday the 5th of November at 10am, this will be followed directly by an informal gathering at Pudsey Congs Cricket Club where Steve’s family welcome you to join them for refreshments and to share stories of his life.
Family flowers only please, but charitable donations in memory of Steve would be greatly appreciated for the British Heart Foundation.
For all enquiries, please contact David at Full Circle Funerals, 0113 320 0049
Waterhouse, Edward Roger
Roger died peacefully at home on 27th September, with his family by his side, aged 85 years.
Beloved husband of Patricia, father of Valerie and Janet, brother, grandfather and friend. Roger will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
There will be a funeral service at Skipton Crematorium on Monday 11th October at 10am followed directly by a thanksgiving service at Utopia, Broughton Hall, Skipton, BD23 3AE.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to Breathing Matters www.breathingmatters.co.uk and National Trust Making Meadows Appeal www.nationaltrust.org.uk/appeal/making-meadows-appeal
Enquiries to Full Circle Funerals, 01943 262626
John Foster Boyd, Esq. O.B.E.
Much loved husband, father and grandfather
Passed away, now in peace
22 September 2021
“Write me as one that loves his fellow men”
From Dick’s favourite poem
Abou Ben Adhem by Leigh Hunt
Remembered with love, har abada
A funeral service will be held at Stonefall Crematorium on Friday 22nd October at 12:20pm
Please click here to confirm your attendance on the day.
If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of John, these would be gratefully received for
Salvation Army – https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/donate
Please click here to read words of tribute from family and friends and have the option to post your own message.
Soulmate to Ronnie, Mum to Elaine, Andrea, Steven, Barbara and David, and Nanna to Amanda, Jamie, Robert, Jenny, Sophie, Cloe, Daniel and Richard, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
Joyce is deeply loved and will be painfully missed, but we are grateful for the time that we had with Joyce, and for the memories that continue to make us happy every day.
A private funeral is being held. If you would like to make a donation in Joyce’s name, you can do so to Dementia UK.
We would like to invite you to join us at the cremation funeral service to celebrate and commemorate the life of Christopher John Penkett.
The cremation service will take place at Park wood Crematorium, Elland, HX5 9HZ at 2:15pm on Friday 24th September.
Afterwards, we will be holding a Wake afternoon tea Celebration of Christopher’s life at No. 1 Brook Street at Bertie’s in Elland HX5 9AW and we hope very much that you can join us there.
Please wear whatever you will feel most comfortable with for honouring Christopher’s passing, if your are attending in person.
If you would like to contribute to Christopher’s tribute page please contact [email protected] with your words. We request no flower’s, but you can make a donation, in Christopher’s name, to support Christopher’s small local cricket teams in Cambridge. Donations in Christopher’s name can be made here.
The funeral will also be live-streamed via Wesley Media and here is the link and login details if you would like to view his service:
Login / Order ID: 109614
Christopher’s service will contain two pieces of music, which might not be heard on the webcast. If you would like to listen along, wherever you are, the pieces included in Christopher’s service are as follows:
Christopher enters Park Wood: Ave Maria Bach/Gounod (Yo Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott):
We say goodbye to Christopher: Elgar Nimrod (sung by Voces8)
Please call 01422 400430 if you have any issues accessing Christopher’s service broadcast. We hope that you can join us and please do let us know if you can attend.
With our best wishes,
Stuart, Marigold, Fiona, Clive and Rebecca
Tributes for Christopher
I am writing this statement in my previous role as Direct NIHR BioResource – Rare Diseases, a function I occupied in the University of Cambridge from 2013-2018. During this 5-year stint I have worked closely with Dr Christopher (Chris for us) Penkett. Chris was appointed by me as Team Lead for the NIHR BioResource – Rare Diseases Core Bioinformatics Team of six staff. In 2013 we embarked on a journey of discovery in modern genomics. In 2012 it had been shown by colleagues at the Wellcome Sanger Institute that it was feasible to read the entire DNA code of a human, or so called genome within a matter of days. Under my supervision the NIHR BioResource team set out to bring this new diagnostic opportunity to the bedside, with a focus on improving the diagnosis of rare diseases. One in 20 babies born experience ill-health in the early decades of life because of the presence of a mutation in their DNA code, either past on from the parents or arisen ‘de-novo’ during conception. Typically parents would wait on average halve a year before a genetic diagnosis had been reached and a conclusive diagnosis was only obtained in less than 20% of patients.
The NIHR BioResource – Rare Diseases project set out to reduce the length of this diagnostic odyssey and to at least double the portion of patients for whom a conclusive diagnosis could be made. This groundbreaking project engaged over 13,000 patients and their doctors in over 100 hospitals, in the UK and overseas. The Whole Genome Sequencing test was applied to their DNA samples. The team led by Chris was responsible for processing and annotating the sequence information which flowed from the instruments used for the deciphering of the DNA code. This was a true large data project because a single computer file holding the sequence data of one DNA sample requires five ‘mobile phones’ of storage space (e.g. 150 Gb). Over the 5-year duration of the project the Core Bioinformatics Team led by Chris did oversee the processing, annotation and archiving of 2.5 Petabyte of DNA sequencing data. Altogether, the NIHR BioResource – Rare Diseases project was a worldwide first, it laid the foundation for the successful delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project and based on its results the NHS is now in the process of implementing the Whole Genome Sequencing test as the standard of care for patients with an assumed diagnosis of a rare disease.
Chris was accountable to me for the work of his team. Over the years I became aware that Chris had a reputation in the Cambridge bioinformatic scene as one of the brightest and most concise writers of compute code in town (there are thousands of people with similar skills in the University and one the Welcome Trust Genomic Campus). It was his commitment, deep knowledge and perseverance that contributed to the success of this transformational research project, which will not only bring benefit to thousands of NHS patients in the UK each year but over the next decade bring improvements to millions of patients worldwide. The results of the research has been published in over 50 manuscripts, many having been co-authored by Chris. More specifically Chris and I co-authored 18 original manuscripts with many appearing in high-impact journals like Nature, Nature Genetics, New England Journal of Medicine and Science.
It with immense sadness that I heard about Christopher’s early death – we tried to support him over the past few years but sadly to no avail – that he may rest in peace,
With best regards
Willem H Ouwehand FMedSci
Professor of Experimental Haematology, University of Cambridge
Honorary Consultant in Haematology, Cambridge University Hospitals,
University College London Hospitals and NHS Blood and Transplant
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have only known Chris for a short time but I know that Chris was an exceptional bioinformatician and a great human being and will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of grief. May God bless you and your family and give you the strength to carry on from this immense loss.
My deepest condolences for your loss. I knew Chris from working down the hall at the NHS Blood Centre during my PhD. He was always a pleasure to chat to and he helped me out with bioinformatics on several occasions for which I will be forever grateful. The loss comes as a big shock to me too, and I wish you my deepest sympathies from the bottom of my heart.
I am so sorry for your loss. Chris provided support to some of my staff with a complex project. I remember his unfailing kindness and patience in helping my students to understand complex concepts.
Dear Stuart and Marigold,
I’m so sorry for your loss, Chris was a top bloke we thought the
world of him in our team, a great player always great with
advice and free with his time. I had no knowledge of his
struggles with mental illness for which I am sad as I could have
reached out. He will be very sadly missed.
My deepest condolences
Very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Chris, he was
always friendly and kind with a smile whenever our paths
crossed at the Cambridge Blood Centre where I worked for
the Dept of Haematology at the time. I know he will be
missed by many who had the pleasure of working with him.
My sincere and deepest sympathies to you all as a family
at this difficult time.
I was so very sorry to hear of Chris’ passing. I remember
Chris as a wonderful and kind colleague who contributed so
much to our work on rare diseases. Please accept my
sincerest condolences and the deepest sympathy.
My thoughts and prayers are
with you at this difficult time.
Sending my deepest condolences.
Dear Stuart and Marigold
I am so sorry for your loss and send condolences to you
and your wider family.
I worked with Chris for many years. He was easy going,
kind and used his skills and expertise to work out
difficult problems. He was patient and would always
spend time explaining things when I did not understand.
Please know that Chris’s work in our translation
research team contributed directly to the diagnosis of
hundreds of people with rare diseases and that these
projects continue to influence rare disease diagnostics
in the NHS and in healthcare systems across the world.
“We know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”
It was an honour and a privilege to have Chris as one of our esteemed members and he will be remembered by all the staff and teachers with Love
Light & Love,
Christopher was only 17 months older than me and when we were children, we always played together. We used to make up imaginary scenarios and take small toys on family weekend walks to incorporate into our make-believe world. This world included the hedge, which became a space ship or the hoods of our coats, which became papooses for our toys. One November, while talking about toys for Christmas, I said to Christopher, “It must be really boring being a grown-up because they don’t play with toys.” And he replied, “Yes.”
Christopher continued his love of playing throughout his life, whether it was cricket, cards or board games with family or friends, playing brought so much enjoyment to him. Christopher was always quite quiet but he loved doing activities in groups, allowing him to interact with others without having to make a lot of conversation.
Christopher was a dear brother to me and we kept our close connection throughout our adult lives. We lived around the corner from each other for a few years in Cambridge and socialised together, whether with his group of friends or mine. He really enjoyed socialising with family and good friends and he had plenty of them because he was very popular with his kind, gentle, generous and humble nature. He touched the hearts of so many. During lock-down we supported each other by doing yoga online together every week, which always lifted our spirits during these troubling times.
Christopher, I miss our moments together but I know that you’ll still be with us all in spirit while exploring the next part of your journey.
I got to know Chris quite recently as he lived next door to a friend of mine at church in Cambridge (Hope Community Church). As we heard from family tributes at his funeral, he was thinking lots about the meaning of life. This led him to come on a Zoom ‘Christianity Explored’ course we were running.
On the first week, we realised we’d met years previously through a former girlfriend of his (my niece). Anyway, each week, he’d join us on Zoom from his sister’s house in Yorkshire. He was really engaged in finding out about Jesus and the Bible. The group on the course got on really well together. There was real fondness for Chris – he was kind, open and vulnerable.
At the end of the course, he wrote to me to say that he had put his trust in Jesus and wanted to continue learning more about what it meant to follow Jesus. After Easter, Chris occasionally joined our church small group on Wednesdays – still on Zoom because of the lockdown – that’s when it didn’t clash with yoga with his sister! We were all very fond of him and were looking forward to getting to know him better when and if he got back to Cambridge. I shared his love of the outside, bird song and cricket.
I am truly thankful to God for having met Chris and can rejoice as a fellow believer because of what Jesus says in the Bible (Gospel of John chapter 11 verses 25 and 26) about those who truly believe in him.
In those verses, Jesus, the Son of God, says: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
Thank God, Chris did come to believe this for himself and therefore he will be raised to new and eternal life when Christ returns. Hallelujah.
With love in Jesus,
-Martin and Josette Brooke
Queen’s Rd, Ilkley LS29 9QL
Chris introduced me to walking. He would suggest a short walk in the countryside on a Sunday afternoon which I found difficult but felt the mental benefits of immediately. Due to the mental benefits I have continued walking and it has helped me manage the negative emotions caused by dealing with my uncontrolled epilepsy. Everyday I walk and it makes my mood so much better, so thank you Chris for introducing me to something so simple but so effective.
Love Stephanie Brooke x x
Susanne (Su) Maria Williams
Su passed away peacefully at the Thistle Hill Nursing Home in Knaresborough on 7 September 2021 at the age of 94.
Su lived in Weston Road, Bath before moving to Horsforth, Leeds in 2007. Wife of Theo Williams, who died in 2008, and proud mother of Peter, Pippa and Andrew, and grandmother of Charlie, Joe, Lily and Reuben.
The funeral service will take place at Tarn Moor Memorial Woodland near Skipton on Monday 4 October 2021.
No flowers please; donations instead to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital [https://www.gosh.org/donate/make-one-donation/].
Please contact David at Full Circle Funerals on 01423 740 799, or email directly to [email protected], if you are planning to attend, and for any enquiries.
Keith ‘Sid’ Pearson died peacefully at home with his wife, Sarah and his dog Burt by his side on 9 September 2021, aged 52 years.
Loving husband, best friend and life companion to Sarah, caring and cool dad to Izzi and Fred and a quality friend.
His funeral service will take place on Friday 1st of October at Rawdon Crematorium at 2.30pm and Sid asked that you don’t wear black, and you don’t wear suits – please wear casual clothes that you are comfortable in. You are invited to join us for refreshments afterwards at Mawcroft Cottage.
Family flowers only please but all charitable donations would be gratefully received to Wheatfields Hospice through Sue Ryder who provided excellent support for Sid & his family at home or to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund to help prevent this cruel disease taking more people before their time.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals on 0113 320 0049
Patrick Thomas Lake died peacefully at home on Sunday 22nd August 2021, aged 21 years.
He is and always will be dearly missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
His funeral is open to attend for all who knew Patrick. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 22nd September at 1.30pm at St.Mary’s Church, Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, LS18 4AG, followed by a committal at Lawnswood Crematorium, Otley Rd, Adel, Leeds LS16 6AH at 3.15pm.
You are invited to join the family for refreshments after the service at Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS.
Please dress comfortably. More bright than black and it would be nice to see a touch of red which was Patrick’s favourite colour.
Patrick’s employer – the Open Data Institute, has created a wonderful tribute page dedicated to his memory at https://odileeds.org/about/team/plake.html
Donations in lieu of flowers to either:
The Bridge Project who help people make sustainable, positive changes in their lives – https://www.justgiving.com/bridge-project or;
OUCH, Organisation for Understanding Cluster Headaches – https://ouchuk.org/donate
Enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 01943 262626
On August 7th 2021 peacefully at home Beryl, in her 99th year (formerly of The Streets In The Sky.)
The dearly loved wife of the late Maurice, a loved mum to John and Carol, dear mother-in-law to Jill and Brian, devoted grandma to Richard and Rebecca and great grandson Henry.
The funeral service shall be held at Park Wood Crematorium on 31st August at 2:15pm. Wearing of something bright would be welcome.
Family flowers only please, donations in her memory may be given for the benefits of Overgate Hospice.
Will friends please accept this intimation.
Welcome to the tribute page of Harriet Elizabeth Dow.
After a long period of illness, Harriet passed away peacefully on August 8th aged 44 years.
Beloved wife of Robin, mother, daughter to Jean and Rupert.
A Celebration of Life service will take place at Cedar Court Hotel on Wednesday 1st September at 10:30am followed by a private committal at Stonefall.
This will be followed by a buffet.
Should you wish to attend, please click here to register your attendance by 27th August.
Hand sanitizer will be available on site and guests are welcome to wear masks should they wish.
Please dress comfortably on the day, with minimal black.
For further enquiries please use the following email address [email protected] or alternatively call 01423 740799.
Tel: 01423 858585
For online room booking click here
(Upon arrival you will be asked to register your vehicle at reception)
Mick Thornton finally found peace on 23/07/2021
He will be sorely missed.
There will be a small funeral with limited numbers on Friday 20th August at 1pm.
The venue requires people to wear masks.
This will take place at:
Full Circle Funerals
The Globe, 275 Broad Lane
No pressure, but we will all be wearing something red, as it was his favourite colour.
No flowers please, but if you feel inclined, please follow this link to donate in his memory.
Please join us afterwards at the west end pub for food and a few drinks in his memory.
West End House
26 Abbey Road
Bentley, Cameron sadly died on 28/07/2021, aged 51 years.
Loving husband to Claire, Father to Alex and Sam, and a friend to many.
His funeral service is due to take place at Burley-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church, Main Street, LS29 7DT, on Friday the 20th of August at 3pm, with a private cremation service the following day at Skipton Crematorium, Walton Wray Cemetery, Waltonwrays Cemetery, Carleton Rd, Skipton BD23 3BT, at 11am.
As Cam was loved by all of the communities he was part of, and to keep people safe, his family have asked if you could please use the link below to confirm your attendance. If you could confirm your attendance before 17.08.2021 this would be hugely appreciated.
Due to the number of people expected to be in the church, please ensure you bring a mask with you on the day of the service, to wear inside the church, so we can keep everyone as safe as possible.
Cam loved the colour orange and as a fitting tribute his family will be wearing a touch of orange on the day to reflect this. Please feel free to join the family if you wish in this mark of respect.
Family flowers only please, but all charitable donations would be gratefully received to https://www.mountainrescue.org.uk/make-a-donation/
If you are not able to attend in person, but would like to watch the service online, please use webcast details below to login.
Please note: due to copyright restrictions, unfortunately there will be no music available on the webcast.
Cameron’s family warmly invite you to join them at Burley-in-Wharfedale Cricket Club, Hodson Park, Grange Road, LS29 7HG, following his service at the church to celebrate Cam’s life and to share fond memories of him.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 01943 262626
Welcome to the tribute page of Alwyn Michael Grange.
Alwyn passed away peacefully at St Michael’s Hospice on the 29th July.
A funeral service will take place at Stonefall Crematorium in Harrogate on Friday 20th August at 10:20am.
The service can also be accessed on the day via webcast using the following details:
Service viewing time: 10:16am-11:05am
No flowers please. Donations are gratefully received to
St Michael’s Hospice at the funeral or alternatively online, by clicking here.
Alison Joanne Ridley
If you ever met Alison, you will never forget her.
A once-in-a-lifetime character full of fun, love and empathy.
Alison has been living with a rare form of cancer for over 18 months, defying the odds and making the most of every moment. From Brighton Beach to the Northumbrian Coast, Alison thrived through illness in ways other couldn’t, with her own unique sparkle.
Sadly, her spirit left for its next adventure in the early hours of Wednesday 29th July 2021. She passed away peacefully beside her ‘son and heir’, William, at St James Hospital, Leeds.
Plans to celebrate her life are yet to be finalised, but please continue to check this page for more information as it becomes available.
One thing you could always guarantee with Alison is that she cared deeply for others. With that in mind, if you would like to show your love and commemorate her at this time, she would love you to donate to either of the charities below:
St George’s Crypt
This amazing charity was very close to Alison’s heart; and they provide care, compassion and hope to the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering from substance dependence.
Donate here: https://www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk/donate
Alison’s love for animals and hatred for those who abuse them was evident to anyone who knew her. Help the Hunt Sabs save wildlife from bloodsport by donating via the link
Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/huntsabs
Morgan, Marion sadly died on 22/07/2021, aged 90 years.
Loving mum to Mark and Douglas, Grandmother to Nathanael and Siona.
Her funeral service is due to take place on Thursday the 12th of August at Cottingley Crematorium at 2.30pm.
Family flowers only please, but all charitable donations would be gratefully received to https://marionmorgan.muchloved.com/
If you are not able to attend in person, please use the webcast details below to login and watch online.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 0113 3200049
Welcome to the tribute page of Bob Steed.
Bob passed away peacefully at home on 14th July 2021 aged 66 years.
A funeral service will take place at Stonefall Crematorium in Harrogate on Thursday 29th July at 12:20pm to be attended by close friends and family. If you plan to attend could you please e-mail [email protected]
Afterwards you are warmly invited to The Spotted Ox at 1.30pm to join us for a Celebration of Bob’s life ceremony followed by refreshments.
Please note, physical attendance to Stonefall is by invite only.
The Spotted Ox
Peace, Kathleen sadly died on 01/07/2021, aged 71 years.
Loving mum to Robin and Stephanie and amazing Nana to Leo, Lexie, Tyler and Jessika.
Funeral service is due to take place on Wednesday 21st of July at Pontefract Crematorium.
Family flowers only please.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 0113 3200049
17th November 1966 to 4th July 2021
A funeral for our beloved ‘Sparky’ will be held at 11.30am on Monday 26th July at St Oswald’s Church in Farnham. This will be followed by a reception at The General Tarleton in Ferrensby.
Please contact Full Circle on 01423 740799 or alternatively email [email protected] if you are planning to attend the funeral. Due to the pandemic, there are restrictions on the numbers permitted in the church and it is likely that some attendees may be required to stand outside.
If you need accommodation, some rooms are being held for us at The General Tarleton. Please contact them directly with Mark’s name as a reference.
St Oswald’s Church, Farnham, Knaresborough, HG5 9JD
The General Tarleton, Ferrensby, Knaresborough, HG5 0PZ. Tel: 01423 340284
No flowers to the church, please. A collection for the Harrogate Palliative Care Team and for Macmillan will be taken at the church. You may wish to donate online using the following links:
Harrogate Palliative Care Team – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/markvallance
On the Day
On the day of the funeral, we request that you undertake a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test. If you test positive or are experiencing symptoms, please do not attend.
As there is a limit on the number of people allowed within the church, there will also be an outside area to view the service. Please see the list of names below for attendees to be seated inside the church. This list may change over the next couple of days so you may want to check again on Monday morning.
For those of you viewing the service from outside the church, note this is a grassy area of the grounds and you will be exposed to the elements so please plan accordingly.
After the church service, the immediate family will be taking some time at the graveside with Mark. At this point, please can all other guests make their way to the General Tarleton.
Parking at the church
Parking is very limited near the church so please plan ahead and expect to have a short walk from your vehicle.
Please do not park on the main road outside the church.
The map below will give you an indication of possible parking in the area.
Attendees to be seated inside the church
- Nicky Vallance
- Felix Vallance
- Ned Vallance
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Welcome to the tribute page of Sheila (known as Jane) Rosemary Giles.
Jane sadly passed away at home on 30th June 2021 aged 95.
A funeral service will take place at Stonefall Crematorium in Harrogate on Tuesday 3rd August at 12:20pm. Physical attendance is by invite only, however everyone is welcome to watch the service which will be viewable via webcast using the details below.
Donations can be made at the service or online to Parkinson’s UK
After the service you are warmly invited to Wood Hall Hotel to join us for afternoon refreshments and buffet.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa
Welcome to the tribute page of Ann Hudson, wife of the late John Hudson (2014) and sister of the late Linda Hannah (2021), sister to Herbert Graham.
Ann Hudson passed away peacefully in York on the 10th June 2021 aged 74 years.
In life Ann touched the hearts of her family, relatives, friends and many, many hairdressing clients. Ann will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.
Due to the current challenges of Covid-19 – the funeral service will be live streamed for those that are unable to attend in person. This option will enable many of us to come together to reflect positively on Ann’s life and say farewell. To access this please use the following details:
Service viewing time: 12:15pm – 1:05pm
It is Ann’s wishes that the Cremation will be held at York crematorium, Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 2QD. The cremation will take place on the 29th June at 12.20pm.
No flowers thank you, however donations are welcome to Cancer Research UK both at the crematorium or alternatively click here to donate online.
Due to the Government restrictions placed at 18 people attending in person, attendance inside will be by invitation only. Wearing a face mask inside and following Coronavirus advice is requested to maximise safety of self and others.
TATTERTON, ALEX (nee Blackburn)
Passed away peacefully on May 27th 2021, aged 87
Beloved wife to late Alan, Mother to David and Carol, and Grandmother to Jacob, Alice, George, D’Arcy and Piers
The funeral service will be held at Stonefall Crematorium on June 11th at 1pm followed by refreshments. Family flowers only please, but any donations would be appreciated to Saint Michael’s Hospice or Yorkshire Cancer Research
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals on 01423 740 799
passed away peacefully on 21st May 2021 aged 72 years. Loving mother of Jacqueline Ann Bird, wife of the late John Hannah (2017) and sister of Ann Hudson and Herbie Graham.
The cremation will be held at Cottingley Hall in Leeds on 10th June 2021 at 2:30pm, followed by a Celebration of Life service at Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HN at 3.30pm.
No flowers thank you. Anyone wishing to make a donation please donate to St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.
Physical attendance at either service is by invite only but everyone is welcome to watch either service using the live streams available.
Sheila Rachel Schimmel sadly passed away on 23rd April and is at rest and no longer in pain.
Loving Mother of Heidi, Gail and Beverlie. Grandmother to Karl and Rachel, she will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew her.
Sheila loved the simple things in life and was a caring and generous Mother and friend wanting to make people happy.
On moving to Harrogate late in life she easily made friends in her new community. Her legacy is her smile, kindness and generous and giving nature. Sheila Schimmel will truly be missed.
A funeral service will be held at Stonefall Crematorium in Harrogate on 18th May at 11:40am. Please contact Full Circle Funerals if you would like to attend. The service will also be live streamed via webcast. If you would like to watch this, please go to www.obitus.com, type in the username moqi0515 and the password 275978.
Thomas died at St James’s Hospital on 19th April 2021, aged 79 years.
There will be a funeral service at Rawdon Crematorium. Please contact Full Circle Funerals if you would like to attend. Family flowers only. Please send any donations in memory of Tom to Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Donations can be made directly to the charity or sent to Full Circle Funerals, 114 Otley Road, Guiseley, LS20 8LZ, 01943 262626.
Slater, Cora Christine sadly died on 07/04/2021, aged 72 years.
Cora’s funeral service is due to take place on the 5th of May at Pudsey Parish Church followed by an internment at Pudsey Cemetery. Unfortunately, attendance is limited.
Family flowers only please, but donations would be much appreciated to go towards Leeds Cancer Centre at https://www.leedshospitalscharity.org.uk/donate/leeds-cancer-centre
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 0113 3200049
Vivien Summers, cherished mum of Rachel, fun loving Nanna of Ash and Merryn died on 17th February after the compassionate care of Overgate Hospice.
Vivien would have been upset that her tulips hadn’t been planted this year, so we invite you to remember Vivien when tending to the flowers. Remember her light and her laughter, and her adventurous spirit. Remember her when you hear joyful music that lightens your heart, as she always did ours, and memories of her always will.
A private celebration of Vivien’s life will be held at Park Wood Crematorium on 19th March.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of Vivien to Overgate Hospice please use the button below.
Martin John Harrison passed away peacefully on 7th February 2021 aged 69. Beloved son of Lilian Harrison, loving husband to Carol Willis, father to Amy Harrison and Daniel Willis and doting grandfather to Leon Willis. Martin loved the arts and theatre, to travel and cook, and spending time with family. He worked in education for many years in Greater Manchester and Harrogate. In later years, he enjoyed painting, listening to Huddersfield Town on the radio, and helping to organise Knaresborough’s annual arts festival. A funeral service will be held at Stonefall Crematorium in Harrogate on 4th March 2021 at 3pm.
Martin’s family have also requested you come dressed smartly, but in a way that you feel comfortable. Donations appreciated to Imagine If Theatre Company: [email protected]
Martin’s service is also being streamed live, due to the restrictions on the amount of people able to attend due COVID 19. If you would like to watch this, please go to www.obitus.com, type in the user name Gafi7536 and the password 836594.
Welcome to the funeral service of Jean Caryll Wilson (my Mum). Due to the current challenges posed by COVID-19 we have arranged for the service to be streamed live online for those unable to attend in person. In life, Mum touched hearts and made a positive impact on many people’s lives. Providing the option to join the funeral online enables more of us to come together to celebrate her life, share our memories and say our goodbyes.
Please click on the link below the access the service.
If you would like to make a donation, it would be appreciated if this could be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Society UK, which you can access via the button below.
Thank you for participating.
Shepherd, Peter Malcolm died following a brave fight against cancer at his home on Sunday 6th December, 2020, aged 76 years.
Much loved husband of the late Wendy Shepherd was a wonderful father to Debbie and Peter, Brother and Uncle to Rita and Mike, loving grandfather to Danielle and Lucy , retired soldier and a friend to many.
No flowers please, but donations would be appreciated to The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund (www.junehancockfund.org)
Peter’s service is also being streamed live, due to the restrictions on the amount of people able to attend due COVID 19. If you would like to watch this, please go to www.obitus.com, type in the user name Sate7610 and the password 647329.
Bruce Clarke died peacefully at home in Ben Rhydding on Thursday 3rd December, aged 97 years. Dearly beloved husband of Pamela and dad to Debbie and Ky. Beloved grandad of Hannah, Frances, Laura and Lucy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A private family funeral will be held at Skipton Crematorium. If you would like to make a donation in Bruce’s memory please see the links below for his selected charities.
Yeadon, Stuart sadly died on 29th October 2020 aged 70 years, beloved husband of Lynn.
Stuart’s funeral service is due to take place at 2pm on the 19th November 2020 at St Oswald’s Church, Guiseley, LS20 9BB followed by a committal at 3.10pm at Rawdon Crematorium.
The service is invite only due to the current pandemic restrictions. If you would like to pay your respects the cortege will pass along Oxford Road from the junction with Oxford Avenue to St Oswald’s Church at 1.45pm.
If you would like to make a donation to Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Stuart’s memory please click here.
Family Flowers only please
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 01943 262626
Alex Bower sadly died on 18.07.2020, aged 73 years.
Alex’s funeral service is due to take place at 2.20pm on the 31st of July at Stonefall Crematorium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG3 1DE.
Family flowers only please, but charitable donations would be much appreciated to go towards Macmillan Cancer Support. Please click on the link below if you would like to donate.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 01423 740 799
Below is a statement in memory of Alex from the Journal of Pharmacy Management
“It is with a profound and deep sense of sadness that we have to announce the death of Alex Bower after a short illness.
Alex was involved in the original meeting for the creation of the Journal of Pharmacy Management in 1985 and maintained close links with PM throughout his stellar career in the NHS in both England and Wales. That career saw Alex go from being a Senior Pharmacist in an Acute Trust in England to a Chief Administrative Pharmaceutical Officer (CAPO) in West Wales and then to Yorkshire to become the Regional Pharmaceutical Officer – based in Harrogate.
He finished his career at a Leeds PCT and joined PM as the Editor of the Journal of Pharmacy Management in 2002.
Many Pharmacists who are now in senior positions in the NHS will be able to attest to the remarkable qualities that Alex brought to bear on any interaction with colleagues. A man with the most genuine of feelings for his fellow pharmacists and who always achieved he highest of professional standards within his work.
His skills were many and varied. Not only was he an outstanding Editor of our publications but he was an excellent facilitator and chairperson of meetings, plus he project managed the first Celtic Conference in Edinburgh in March 2019.
But perhaps most of all……….
Throughout his career he provided the most open and constructive approach to any issue or problem – a great positive thinker and permanent supporter of colleagues whether they were in the NHS or at Pharmacy Management.
The world of today needs more people with the qualities of Alex Bower and in due course there will be further information as to how to PM will be honouring and remembering Alex in a permanent manner.
Finally, we send our condolences and thoughts to the Bower family who have supported Alex and allowed us at PM to experience working with such a unique and special human being.”
Due to the restrictions in place around the number of people allowed to attend Alex’s funeral because of the current global pandemic, there will be a live webcast of the service for those who are unable to physically attend. If you would like to watch Alex’s service please use the details below to do so.
|Service Date||31-Jul-20 at 2:20|
|Service Chapel||Chapel – Stonefall|
Shepherd, Wendy sadly died on 01.07.2020, aged 77 years.
Wendy’s funeral service is due to take place at 11am on the 22nd of July at St John’s Church, Harrogate, HG1 1GT. The service is invite only due to the current global pandemic, but if you click on the link below at the start time of Wendy’s funeral service, St John’s will be live streaming the event through their Facebook page.
Family flowers only please, but donations would be much appreciated to go towards St Michael’s Hospice & Cancer Research UK.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 01423 740 799
Hall, Sue sadly died on 26.06.2020, aged 68 years.
Sue’s funeral service is due to take place at 12.20pm on the 10th of July at Stonefall Crematorium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG3 1DE. Unfortunately, attendance is limited to family only.
Family flowers only please, but donations would be much appreciated to go towards St Michael’s Hospice (please click on the button below to go directly their website) or Marie Curie (https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/).
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 01423 740 799
Farrall, Helen sadly died on 24.06.2020, aged 58 years.
Helen’s funeral service is due to take place at 11am on the 8th of July at Stonefall Crematorium, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG3 1DE.
Family flowers only please, but donations would be much appreciated to go towards the cost of the funeral itself.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 01423 740 799
Rebecca died on 19th May 2020 at Aireview Care Home.
Wife of the late Arthur, much loved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandma & Great Great Grandma.
She will be remembered by everyone for her kindness and sense of humour.
Her funeral will take place at Cottingley Crematorium on 12th June at 11.50am.
A memorial will take place at a later date at Holy Trinity Church, Ripon
Judith Mary “Jubi” Thompson, 1948 – 2020
In loving memory of Judith Mary Thompson, better known to friends and family as Jubilee – or Jubi for short – who died on Monday 2nd March in St Michael’s Hospice, Harrogate, aged 71 years.
Jubi’s life will be remembered at a service to be held in Christ Church, High Harrogate (full address Church Square, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4SW), at 11:00 am on Monday 16th March. This is a celebration of a full and happy life rather than an occasion for mourning, so please do not feel obliged to come in your most funereal garb!
Everyone attending is invited to join the family for refreshments and to share their memories of Jubi at Goldsborough Hall, Church St, Goldsborough, Knaresborough HG5 8NR, immediately following the service. If you plan to come the family would appreciate knowing in advance for catering numbers; the refreshments will include vegetarian options but advance notice of any more specific dietary requirements would also be helpful. (Contact Alan Robiette, [email protected] or on 01423-527618, or via Full Circle Funerals on the contact number below).
Family flowers only please, but for anyone wishing to make a donation in Jubi’s memory the chosen charity is the Eve Appeal (https://eveappeal.org.uk/donate/), whose mission is to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers and fund research into early detection, prevention and treatment of these cancers.
All enquiries to Full Circle Funerals, 01423 740 799.
Desnee and Kate wish to thank all those who have already sent so many kind words of support.
A date has now been confirmed for Andy’s celebration of life service.
Wednesday the 4th March, 2020 at Skipton Crematorium, Waltonwrays Cemetery, Carleton Rd, Skipton BD23 3BT, at 11.50am
Refreshments afterwards to be served at The Riverside Hotel, 26 Bridge Ln, Ilkley LS29 9EU.
Family flowers only please, but donations to the Stroke Association and the Leeds General Infirmary Intensive Care Unit.
As this event is a celebration of Andy’s life, please feel free to reflect this. Ideally with a bit of a nod to Preston North End colours, so a hint of blue, yellow or white would be a good choice!
For further details and directions to venues, please contact Full Circle on 01943 262626 or [email protected]
Beloved wife of Phil, mum of Robert, grandma, sister, auntie.
Passed away on 8th February 2020.
A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held on Friday 6th March at St Mary’s, Burley-in-Wharfedale at 1pm, followed by a final journey to Rawdon Crematorium for 3pm.
Refreshments will follow at The Red Lion, Burley-in-Wharfedale.
Lynn’s family warmly welcome all to partake in a celebration of a life so dearly missed.
Donations on the day will benefit the nurses of ward J87.
Enquiries to Full Circle Funerals Tel: 01943 262626.
Forever love my Paulie ❤ XX
Nigel passed away on Thursday 2nd January 2020. He requested a private cremation but everyone is welcome to join Nigel’s family for a celebration of his life on Wednesday 22nd January at 1pm at Northcliffe Golf Club, Shipley, BD18 4LJ
Could everyone please wear a touch of pink to celebrate Nigel’s life. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Nigel these would be gratefully received for Maggie’s centre.
Store, Joyce sadly died on 19.11.2019 in Blackpool Hospital, aged 88 years.
Joyce’s funeral service is due to take place at 10:20am on the 3rd of December at Cottingley Crematorium, Ring Rd, Leeds LS11 0EU. Joyce’s family would like to invite all guests attending to join them in sharing memories of her at Fulneck Golf Club, Fulneck, Pudsey, LS28 8NT immediately following the service for refreshments.
Family flowers only please, but donations would be much appreciated to go to Cancer Research.
All enquires to Full Circle Funerals, 0113 320 0049