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Shashana Brown

All the death notices and funeral announcements from this week

Announcing the passing of a loved one in local news media is a long-standing tradition and we are proud of the trust placed in us to make these important announcements. Every notice published in our newspaper and news site also appears on - the UK’s number one site for death notices and memoriams.

Every notice remains online forever providing friends and families with a lifelong tribute to their loved one, a safe place online to share memories, add tributes, photographs and make donations in memory.

Each week we pay tribute to the loved ones remembered in our area with a funeral notice and online tribute page. To read the latest announcements, including all the one listed here, and add tributes to those from our area who have passed away, you can visit Bristol Live Funeral Notices.

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Here is a selection of notices published earlier this week.

Death Notices

Kathleen Elizabeth Marie (Mary) ALWAY

(Mary) 15.09.1941 - 13.01.2023 Passed away peacefully, aged 81 years. Mary will be greatly missed by her husband Richard, daughters Christine and Linda, don Darren and all the extended families. We will never forget you until we meet again Mary. The funeral service will take place at Westerleigh Crematorium, Woodland Chapel on Tuesday, February 21 at 12.15 pm. Everyone welcome.

M.Ed., M.A. Brian John Henry BLANCHARDE BA (SA)

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Brian, much-loved husband, father, Grandfather (Papa) & Great Grandfather. He was a soldier in the Rhodesian Army, Squadron Leader in the RAF, taught history at Bristol University & University of the West of England, a missionary with USPG, a wordsmith and a house-husband. He passed away surrounded by love on December 31, 2022, aged 89. He will be greatly missed by all. Funeral to be held at Horfield Parish Church (BS7 8SP) at 10 am on Wednesday, February 8 followed at 12 noon at Canford Crematorium (BS9 3PQ). Donations to USPG. Any queries to R Davies & Son, 63 Westbury Hill, Bristol BS9 3AD. Tel. 0117 9628954.

June Mavis BRAY

Passed away at the Bristol Royal Infirmary on January 6 aged 77. A much-loved wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed. Funeral service to be held on Friday, February 17 at South Bristol Crematorium at 3 pm. Donations for RSPCA may be made at the service or sent care of Thomas Davis Funeral Directors, Southville Lodge, Southville Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1DJ Tel: 0117 966 3268.

John Henry BRYANT

(Funeral Notices)

Passed away peacefully on January 5 in Torbay Hospital, age 88. John lived and worked in the Bristol area for most of his life (most notably at McDougall Rose in Stokes Croft) but moved to Devon with his beloved late wife Eileen in 1998. He will be sadly missed by his much-loved family and cherished friends. The funeral service is at Torquay Crematorium on February 2 at 11.15 am. Family flowers only, please. Further enquiries to Torre Valley Funeral Directors 01803 424 972.


Passed peacefully away at Southmead Hospital on January 10 aged 91 years. A much-loved husband of Jean, Dad to Steve & Denise, Julie & Mike, Step Dad to Kathryn & Tim, and Craig & Jane. Grandfather to Alex & Adam, Chantal, Jay, Zoe, Dale, and Lily & great-grandfather to Rosie. Lovingly remembered by all who knew him.

Jeffrey Richard COTTLE

Passed away peacefully at Southmead Hospital on January 19 after a short illness aged 80. Much-loved husband, dad, brother-in-law, uncle, friend, neighbour and work colleague, Jeff will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 14 at 11.45 am at Westerleigh Crematorium followed by a wake at The Bell, Badminton Road, Old Sodbury, BS37 6LL to which everyone is welcome. Family flowers only please but donations will be collected for St Peter's Hospice. c/o Funeral directors - F. Woodruff, 118-120 Station Road, Yate, BS37 4PQ. Tel: 01454 320005.

Marina Jean FOSTER

Known by some for her fundraising at Marina and Friends in Sandy Park. She peacefully passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Aged 88 Years. She will be deeply missed by all of her family and everyone who knew and loved her. Marina's funeral will be held on Monday, February 13 12 pm South Bristol Crematorium. The family have kindly requested that instead of flowers if you would like to leave a donation in memory of Marina in favour of MPS Research- there will be a collection after the service for you to do so. For any enquiries please contact R. Davies & Son Bedminster at 01179637848.

Patricia Evelyn GARDINER

After a short illness, Pat passed away peacefully at the Bristol Royal Infirmary on January 16 aged 81. Beloved mother of Eve, Mark, and Andrew, daughter-in-law Angela, Lee and partner Gill. Grandmother and great-grandmother to 18. Partner to Terry and survived by sister Pamela. She will be sadly missed by all of us. Funeral service to be held at South Bristol Crematorium on Tuesday, February 21 at 2:15 pm. Donations to the British Heart Foundation may be made at the funeral service or sent care of Thomas Davis Funeral Directors, Southville Lodge, Southville Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1DJ. Tel: 0117 966 3268.


Passed away peacefully on January 10 aged 100 years. Dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service St Andrew's Church, Congresbury, Friday, February 17 at 1.00 pm. Flowers to Keith C. Britton & Son Funeral Directors, 10 High Street, Yatton BS49 4JA.

John David HAYMAN

Formerly of Hillcroft Farm, Charterhouse. Passed peacefully away at home on January 12. Dearly loved Husband and Friend of Christine for 65 years and a wonderful Dad to Shirley and Gill, much loved Father-in-law, Grampy and Great Grampy who will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Thanksgiving service is to be held at Priddy Church on Tuesday, January 31 at 2.30 pm. Donations if desired to The Dyson Cancer Centre, R.U.H., cheques made payable to RUHX c/o Michael W Rowe Funeral Directors, 2, The Vinery, Harford Square, Chew Magna, BS40 8RD.

Joan Selma HUDSON (nee Hale)

20/12/1933 - 20/12/2022. With the onset of frailty and illness, Joan passed away suddenly but peacefully at home. Widowed to Brian in 1998, mother to Liese, Neil and Garry, grandmother and great-grandmother. Joan will be sadly missed by those that loved and cared for her. The Funeral has taken place. A request from "Joanie". Loves final gift is remembrance, "In Summer time perhaps gather some flowers and visit my final resting place, do not shed a tear for I am peaceful here and remember just a happy smiling face". Garry would like to take this opportunity to express both his and Joan's gratitude to all the Doctors and Staff at Chew Medical Practice, not forgetting the Team of District Nurses for their compassion and professionalism over many years of her care.


Passed away at home on Wednesday, January 4 aged 77 years. She will be greatly missed by her husband John, son Brian, daughter Lisa and grandson Dan. Funeral service to be held on Monday, January 30 at 2.15 pm at South Bristol Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations for Jessie May Trust may be made via Arthur E Davey, 82 Silver Street, Nailsea, BS48 2DS. Tel: 01275 852307.


Of Sharpshaw Farm, Nunney. Passed peacefully away at the Royal United Hospital, Bath on December 30, 2022, aged 85 years. A Service of Thanksgiving will take place at All Saints' Church, Nunney on Friday, January 27 at 12.00 pm. Family flowers only please, but donations for the Stroke Association may be sent to Wayne Kelly Independent Funeral Directors, R20 Marshall Way, Commerce Park, Frome BA11 2FE (01373 476277).


Passed away peacefully on January 11 aged 91 years. Dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium, Wednesday, February 15 at 12.30 pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Luhimba c/o Keith C. Britton & Son Funeral Directors 10 High Street Yatton BS49 4JA or via

Patricia (Tricia) PEARSON

Passed away peacefully at Glenview Nursing Home on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. She will be greatly missed by family, friends, and all that knew her. Funeral service to be held at Canford Crematorium on February 8 at 2:15 pm. All welcome. Donations can be left at the service in aid of St Peter's Hospice and the RSPCA.

Eileen Marion PUNTER (née Preddy)

Passed away peacefully at Southmead Hospital on January 12 aged 90 years. Mum, you will forever be in our thoughts, we will miss you so much. "Night, Night God Bless" from son John & daughter-in-Law Joy. Funeral 1.15 pm Monday, February 13 at Westerleigh Crematorium, Waterside Chapel. Family flowers only, kind donations to Cancer Research UK, c/o Roy Preddy Funeral Directors, 2 Cossham St, Mangotsfield, Bristol BS16 9EN

"Nanny Punt" In loving memory of our dear Nan, rest in peace. From grandson Mark, Becky and Leah. Grandson Martin, Murella, Cory, Freya and Sebastian.

Dorothy (Dot) SAGE

Passed away peacefully on January 7 aged 99 years young. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. A service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held at Lynch Chapel, Winscombe on Wednesday, February 8 at 11.30 am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Mendip Society & Lynch Chapel may be sent to C V Gower Funeral Directors, The Square, Winscombe, BS25 1BS. Tel: 01934 843555. Personal tributes and donations may also be made at

Bessie Alma STEVENS

Passed away on January 14 aged 82 years. Beloved wife and partner to Gordon, mum and grandmother. Will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A service of Thanksgiving will take place at 2 pm on Thursday, February 16 at St Mary's Church, Witham. Donations in memory of Bessie for Cancer Research UK and Dementia Uk may be sent c/o A J Wakely & Sons, Carrington Way, Wincanton BA9 9JS. Tel: 01963 31310. Please make cheques payable to the Charity.

Terrence William (Terry) TAYLOR

Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, January 12. He will be so greatly missed by his wife Yvonne, sister Pamela, nephew Mark, niece Emma and family, friends and neighbours. The funeral service will be held at Westerleigh Crematorium on Tuesday, February 7 at 11.45 am. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Terry if desired to Great Western Air Ambulance c/o F Woodruff Funeral Directors, 2 High Street, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1JN.

Donald Thomas THOMAS

Passed away on January 2 aged 90 years. A much-loved Husband to Bettina, dad, grandfather and Friend. Donald will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral service and Committal are to be held on Friday, February 3 at 10:30 am at St Andrews Church of England, Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5DX. Enquiries to R G Rawlings CO-OP Funeralcare 5 Woodlands Road, Clevedon, BS21 7QD. Tel. 01275 873210.

Ernest John WASHER

On Friday, December 30, 2022, Ernie of Somerton, Somerset, previously of Capton Dittisham passed away at home surrounded by his family aged 91 years. Much loved husband of Jean (deceased), dear dad to Susan and Shirley, adored grandad and great-grandad. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service to be held in St George's Church Dittisham on Tuesday, January 31 at 1.30 pm. Family flowers only, please. Donations instead to Cancer Research UK by retiring collection or c/o R C Pillar & Sons Ltd. Anzac Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9DL, Tel 01803 832121.

Lilias May (Timmy) WHITCOMBE

(Timmy) of Sharpham passed peacefully away at home on January 17 aged 96. Dearly loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service at St Benedict's Church, Glastonbury on Friday, February 10 at 10.30 am followed by cremation at Mendip Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for Cats Protection or RNLI may be made online (via or forwarded to Forsey and Son, Funeral Directors, Willowfields, Lowerside Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9GY.


Mr Melvyn Williams obituary notice It is with great sadness that the family of Mr Melvyn Williams announces his passing on December 25, 2022, at the age of 95. Mel passed away peacefully at Edgemont View Nursing Home in Oldland Common and will be lovingly remembered by Megan, his wife of 71 years, his three children Stephen, Jan and Caroline, their spouses Joanne, Peter and Gerry, their five grandchildren and partners and eight great-grandchildren.

Mel had a 50-year career in the baking industry and was the production and factory manager for the Mother's Pride Bakery in Warmley, before his retirement. The funeral service will be held at Wick United Reformed Church at 3:00 pm on Monday, January 30 followed by cremation at a family-only service at Westerleigh. The wake will be held at Tracy Park Golf Club from 4:30 pm.


Harry BATH

(Funeral Notices)

Grandson, one year ago today Our family chain was broken, and nothing seems the same, but God calls us back one by one, and the chain will link again. Forever in our hearts, love granfer Dean & nanny Barb Bath xx.


We all miss you so much, mum. A new baby boy Gene in the family, guide us as you always have done mum. Love from Annita and Danny, Carole and Martin, and all your family.


(Funeral Notices)

In loving memory of my dear husband Gordon who passed away a year ago today. Still sadly missed by all the family and your ever-loving wife Marian.

Patrick (Paddy Pop) MCDONAGH

(Paddy Pop) dad, Paddy Pop, 20 years ago on January 22 we said our goodbyes. Memories of you will always be in our hearts and we miss you every day. Marie, Bernadette, Paul, Andy, all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Philip Alan (Shepp) SHEPPARD

(Funeral Notices)

January 28, 2020, three years without you. We are missing you so much. It is very hard without you here but time cannot take away the heartache, the tears and the memories of the love we have for you. With all our love, mum, Sue, Andrew, Sarah, Jan and Families. xxxx.

Shirley Nita Yvette SKYRME

(Funeral Notices)

Dear mum, I can't believe it's been a year since I lost you. I miss you so much. But I take comfort in the knowledge that myself, Pat, Beth, Luke & Ben were always there for you, throughout happy times and sad - even though you were suffering from dementia in the years following losing dad, you still recognised all of us. I recall all of our many visits to see you throughout the years, and the many happy times when we laughed a lot, all of your Birthdays, Mother's Days and Christmas'. I am so lucky not only to have had a wonderful mum like you but I have been left with a lifetime of precious memories of my mum. Love you always. Julie, Pat, Ben, Luke & Beth. Xxx.

Michael Robert (Moffy) SLADE

(Funeral Notices)

When tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see; If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me, I know how much you love me, as much as I love you. And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too, So when tomorrow starts without me. Don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart. Loving husband of Mary XXX. Much loved dad of David, Mark, Paula Jane. Loving Gramp of Aaron Kyrell, Ethan, Matthew, Alexander, Theo. Loving Bampy of Braydon and great-granddaughter Aaleyah-may.

Evelyn Beatrice TUCK

Ten years ago you passed away. Our thoughts are with you every day. Always in our hearts. Daughter Sheila And All The Family xxx.


Many years have passed since you were taken from us so suddenly. You are always in our thoughts, from your loving family, Chris, Dawn, Mathew, Courtney and grandchildren.

A special wife any man would be lucky to have had. I was the lucky one. Eleven years have passed. You are still in my thoughts and heart and always will be. Your ever-loving husband Andy.

Birthday Memoriams

Claire Elizabeth MCCANN (CASELEY)

(Funeral Notices)

In memory of my mum on what would have been her 76th birthday. We are always thinking of you and missing you. Lots of love Lisa xx.

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