Each week, a number of death notices and births are announced in the Huddersfield Examiner.
Making announcements of a loved one’s death has always been a time-honoured tradition as life must be celebrated and not forgotten.
Deaths have been announced in various ways throughout the years but regional papers have been the main choice for a long time.
We know the lockdown rules may also mean it is more difficult for you to get your newspaper, so we have compiled a list of notices which have appeared in the Huddersfield Examiner’s death and funeral announcement pages throughout the week.
Due to current coronavirus restrictions, funerals will be held privately with immediate family only, and so details have been omitted from the below list.
You can also see the full list of family announcements by visiting the section of the ExaminerLive website here.
On March 31, suddenly at home, aged 73, of Slaithwaite. Beloved wife of James, much loved sister to Judith and Marian, aunt to Catherine, great-aunt to Ruby and Katrina and a dear friend to many.
The funeral service will take place at Huddersfield Crematorium on Friday, April 16 at 9.15am. Family flowers only please with donations in lieu to the Coronary Care Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital (www.cht.nhs.uk) if so desired. All enquiries to Coop Funeralcare Greenhead Road. Tel: 01484 428961.
On April 6, aged 96, of Netherthong and formerly of Kirkheaton.
The beloved wife of the late Eric, devoted mum of John and the late Neil and a dear mother-in-law of Kathryn. Funeral service at All Saints Church, Netherthong, on Wednesday April 28, followed by a private committal.
Family flowers only please. Donations if wished would be appreciated for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA or online at radcliffefuneralservice.co.uk-obituaries.
Violet Crowther (nee Gardner)
On March 28, peacefully at Rastrick Hall Care Home (Brighouse), aged 99, dearly loved wife of the late Leslie Crowther, devoted mother to Paul, Gwyn and Wendy and much-loved grandmother of Lizzie, Rob, Sam and Catherine.
A private service (close family only) will be held at Huddersfield Crematorium in Fixby on Monday, April 26, at 11.30 a.m. No flowers please, at the request of the family. Messages of condolence and sympathy may be sent to: email@example.com.
Margery Gladys Gelling
On April 4, peacefully at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, aged 93. Beloved wife of the late Peter Gelling, much loved mother of Jane and Paul, grandmother of Christopher, James and Simon and great-grandmother of Ellis and Islay.
Peter and Margery together again. Due to the current restrictions a private family cremation will be held at Huddersfield Crematorium. Any enquires to Highfield Funeral Service. Tel: 01484 428243.
On April 5, suddenly, aged 71, of Meltham. The much loved wife of Ian, cherished and adored mum of Stephen and Rachel, very dear mother-in-law of Paula and Mark, a proud and loving grandma of Liam, Archie and William, dear sister of Christine and the late John and a great friend to many.
Funeral service will take place at St Bartholomew’s Church Meltham on Tuesday, April 27, followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations if wished would be appreciated for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA or online at radcliffefuneralservice-obituaries.
William Edwin Jackson
On March 30, tragically aged 73, of Netherton and formerly of Sheffield and Derbyshire. Much loved husband of Carol, a loving dad, grandad, brother, uncle and loyal friend to many.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Kirkwood Hospice. A private funeral will be held on Thursday April 29. All enquires to The Taylor Funeral Service. Tel 01484 656156.
On April 2, peacefully at Kirkwood Hospice, aged 86, of Mount. Devoted wife of Peter, much loved mum of Joanne and Rachael, mother-in-law of Chris and Paul, a special grandma of Sam, Jamie and Josh and a dear sister of Clifford.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to The Kirkwood, 21 Albany Road, Dalton, Huddersfield, HD5 9UY or Mount Methodist Church, 7 Moorlands Road, Mount, Huddersfield, HD3 3UQ or online at taylor-funerals.co.uk-obituaries.
Due to current restrictions a private funeral will take place. For webcast details please contact The Taylor Funeral Service, tel: 01484 656156.
On April 7, peacefully at HRI, aged 92, of Holmfirth. Beloved wife of the late Herbert, much loved mum of Christine and Jackie, mother-in-law of Graham and Michael, devoted grandma of Emily, Ben and Megan and doting great grandma of Arthur.
A private service will take place at Grenoside Crematorium. Donations if wished may be given for Marie Curie c/o Radcliffe Funeral Service, 16 Westgate, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6AA. Will friends please accept this intimation.
On Thursday, April 1, peacefully at home with her family by her side. Mavis, aged 86. Loving wife to the late Ronnie, dearly loved mum to the late Mark, devoted grandma to Zoey, Vikki and Chloe, cherished great-grandma to Elias, Olivia and Noah, dear sister to Doreen, sister-in-law to Rodney, much loved auntie to Maxine, Neil, Sue and Dawn also great-auntie, cousin and friend to many.
Mavis was born in Rishton before moving to Huddersfield. On her return to Accrington Mavis sought employment with Jas Broadleys and Allspeeds. Mavis loved to go dancing and at the age of 15 she met her future husband Ronnie. Mavis was a devoted family lady and surrounded herself with the ones she loved the most.
Family holidays were always looked forward to whether it be in the UK or abroad. Mavis had a love of music and would always be up on her feet whenever she had the opportunity. Mavis was a selfless lady and loved her animals, especially her cat. She took great pleasure out of donating to the Donkey Sanctuaries to give the donkeys a better life. Mavis also supported British Heart Foundation and Mental Health Charities.
Mavis will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.
A private family funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. Flowers are welcome and donations are being gratefully received on behalf of Dementia UK in memory of Mavis. To make a donation please visit champfunerals.com/ obituaries. All enquiries to Champ Funeral Services, Clayton-le-Moors.
Sylvia Veronica Oldroyd
On March 29, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, aged 84 years, of Dalton.
Beloved wife of the late Norman, devoted mum of Les, Steven, Patricia, Philip, Kenneth and the late Janice, dear mother-in-law of Diane and Linda, cherished grandma of Jonathan, Shireen, Sam, Christopher, Terri, Benjamin, Ronan, Lewis, Alecia, Billy, great-grandma of Freya, Connor, Cole, Riley, Ava, Noel, Cienna, Ocean, Phebe and Cohan also a dearly loved sister of Arnold and a good friend to many.
Due to the current restrictions, a private funeral service will be held. Donations may be made online if so desired to Marie Curie www.mariecurie.org.uk/donate. Enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare, Mackness Funeral Home, Moldgreen. Tel: 01484 542255.
Valerie Stansfield (nee Gledhill)
On April 1, peacefully at home in Oakes, aged 76 years. Beloved wife of Melvin. Much-loved mum of David and Mark. Mother-in-law of Suzanne. Cherished grandmother of Ben and Emily. Great-grandmother of Hugo, also beloved Sister of Molly and Pauline.
Funeral service takes place on Tuesday, April 27, at Huddersfield Crematorium. Donations if so desired would be appreciated for Alzheimer’s Society either online or via Huddersfield Funeral Home, 106 St Thomas Road, Huddersfield HD1 3LL. Tel: 01484 531441
Rita Crawford (nee Blackburn)
On March 27, peacefully at Kirkwood Hospice, aged 76, of Longwood. Beloved wife of the late Derek.
Dearly loved mum of Keith, Neil and Lynn. Treasured grandma of Lucy, Oliver, Charlotte, George and Kate. Dear mother-in-law of Maureen, Sara and Richard.
A private service will be held at Huddersfield Crematorium on Thursday, April 15, at 10.45am. If anyone would like the webcast to watch the service, please ring Deborah Ingham Funeral Service telephone number 01484 451313.
Donations in lieu of flowers if so desired to Kirkwood Hospice, Albany Road, Huddersfield, HD5 9UY.
On March 30, peacefully at home in Netherton, aged 74. Much loved husband of Edith, devoted dad of Neil and Diane, proud grandad of Eli, respected father-in-law of David and a good friend to many.
Due to current restrictions, a private funeral service will take place on Tuesday 20th April. Family flowers only please but donations would be appreciated for Marie Curie Yorkshire. All enquiries to T W Birks & Son, 317 Meltham Road, Netherton, HD4 7JX. Tel: 01484 665115.
Stephen John Potts
On April 6, peacefully at home in Mount, aged 61. Dearly loved husband of Karen, much loved dad of Nicola and Kelly, proud grandad of Oliver, Chloe, Cody and Riley. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Kirkwood Hospice. A private funeral will take place. All enquiries to The Taylor Funeral Service. Tel 01484 656156.
On April 5, peacefully at Paddock Lodge Care Home, formerly of Oakes, aged 87, dear wife of the late Ernest, a loving mum of David, Kathryn and Andrew, devoted grandma of Luke and loved mother in law of Judith, David and Sallie, a dear sister and sister in law.
Former Ladies Section President of Golcar Royal British Legion.
A private family funeral service will take place at Huddersfield Crematorium. Donation in lieu of flowers in Doreen’s memory may be made for the Poppy Appeal, The Royal British Legion, 199, Borough High Street, London SEI 1AA. Enquiries to Golcar Funeral Directors Ltd, 01484 644650.
Jean Whitwam (nee Wright)
On March 29, peacefully at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Jean aged 85, of Shelley and formerly of Cowlersley.
Beloved wife of the late Stuart, much loved mum of Michael, Liza and the late Russell, special grandma of Ben, Abbey, Joseph, Corrinne and James and a dear mother-in-law and sister.
Due to current restrictions a private funeral will take place. Donations in lieu of flowers, can be made to British Heart Foundation, 2300 The Crescent, Birmingham, B37 7YE and Dementia UK, 7th Floor, One Aldgate, London, EC3N 1RE. All enquiries to The Taylor Funeral Service, tel: 01484 656156.
On March 18, peacefully at Croftlands Care Home Kirkburton and of Skelmanthorpe. Geoffrey Ibbotson aged 73, the dearly loved partner of the late Alan Smith and the beloved brother of Janet and David.
Due to the current restrictions, a private funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 8, at Wakefield Crematorium at 1pm. All enquiries to Morley Rhodes and Wainwright Funeral Directors, Skelmanthorpe. Tel: 01484 862095.
Keith Jackson Oates
On March 28, peacefully at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary on his 87th birthday, of Salendine Nook. Dearly loved and loving husband of Joan, beloved dad of Beverley, Helen, Kathryn and dear step-dad of Neville, a much loved grandad and great-grandad, also a respected father-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and uncle and dear friend of many.
A private funeral service, by invitation only, will take place at Park Wood Crematorium, Elland, on Thursday, April 22, at 12.45pm. All enquiries to Golcar Funeral Directors Ltd 01484 644650.