Coventry remembers 'lovely mum and nan' in latest death and funeral notices

A 'lovely mum and nan' has been mentioned among the latest death and funeral notices for Coventry 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.

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Here is a selection of notices published earlier this week.


Graham John Bannister passed away peacefully on April 24, 2024, at University Hospital Coventry. He is greatly missed by his children Tracy and Darren, and their partners Mark and Rachael. He will be much missed by his grandchildren Luke, Isaac, Megan, Mollie and Ellis. The funeral will be held at Canley Crematorium on Tuesday, May 21, at 10.30am in the Cannon Hill Chapel. Henry Ison & Son 175 Daventry Road Coventry CV3 5HF Telephone :02476504650.


Sadly passed away on Wednesday, April 24 2024, aged 82 years. Beloved husband of Julie, loving dad to Paul and Sharon, proud grandad of Ciaron and Jack and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed. The funeral will take place at Charter Chapel, Canley Crematorium on Wednesday, May 15, at 1pm. Family flowers only but any donations for Cancer Research UK will be gratefully received. Enquiries to A Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 4AE (Tel: 02476 223343)

Pauline Helena CLARKE (nee Sawyer)

(nee Sawyer) Sadly passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024, aged 86 years. A much loved wife of the late Tony. Dearly loved mum to Stephen, Andrew and Debbie, mother-in-law to Jane, Heather and Tim. Grandmother to Iain, Martyn and Ashleigh and great grandmother to 7 great grandchildren. Pauline will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held on Tuesday, May 21, at Cannon Hill Chapel, Canley Crematorium at 12 noon. No dark clothing. No flowers by request, but donations if desired to British Heart Foundation, on the day or to A. Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry, CV1 4AE Tel: 02476 223343

Derek John DUNKLEY

01/09/1947 - 17/04/2024. Derek sadly passed at home on April 17. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. A service for him will take place on Monday, May 20, at 10am, at St. Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry, CV5 7BX. Any enquiries to: John Taylor Kenilworth, 01926854261


Sam sadly passed away at home with is family by his side on Friday, April 26, aged 60 years. Sam was a very loving caring Husband, Dad, Grandad and Father-in-Law. Sam was a very proud man who will deeply be missed, his Wife Rita, Daughter Marion, Sons Gareth, Sam, Shane, John and Rocky, Daughter-in-Laws Charlotte and Shania and his Grandchildren Freddy, George, Brogan, Booklyn, Mason, Amber and Courtney.

Sam will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. Sam's Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 13, at Canley Crematorium in the Cannon Hill Chapel in Coventry at 10:30am. Family Flowers only please. Donations are welcome to be made to Myaware Charity. Enquiries c/o Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors, 118 Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NG.

Dianne Elizabeth FLETCHER

Beloved wife of Ray. Dearly loved mum of Helena and mother in law of David. A much loved grandma of Freya and Esme. A special sister, auntie and friend. Passed away peacefully on May 2, 2024, aged 78 years. Funeral service to be held at Our Lady RC Church, Bulkington, on Thursday, May 16, at 11am followed by a burial in the Churchyard. Donations if desired payable to Cancer Research UK in memory of Dianne which can be made via J E Hackett and Sons website (make a donation) or by post to J.E.Hackett and Sons Ltd 93 Leicester Road, Bedworth CV12 8AH. Tel: 024 76 313 326.

Rose Marie GIBBS

Gibbs Rose Marie Much loved Mum of Kevin and Edward Mother in law to Sarah and Selena Passed away peacefully and reunited with her beloved Husband Roger on April 11, 2024, aged 86 years. Funeral service to be held at Mill Street Methodist Church, Bedworth On Thursday May 23, at 12.00pm Flowers or donations if desired payable to Alzheimer's Society in memory of Rose Marie which can be made via J E Hackett and Sons website (make a donation) or by post to J.E.Hackett and Sons Ltd, 93 Leicester Road, Bedworth CV12 8AH. Tel: 024 76 313 326.

Mary Kerr GRANT

Mary sadly passed away Thursday, April 25 2024, aged 72 Years. It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mary, much loved daughter of Adam (Deceased) and Jenny (Deceased). Loving sister to Margaret, Sandra, Janet and Gary. Sister-in-Law of Barry, Adrian, Lorraine and the late Bob. Auntie, Great Auntie and Great Great Auntie to many nephews and nieces who she adored. Also Auntie and Great Auntie to Richard (Deceased) and Megan (Deceased). Also much loved friend of many.

Mary will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Funeral Service to take place on Thursday, May 16 2024, at Canley Crematorium in the Cannon Hill Chapel, Coventry for 11:15am. Family flowers only. Online donations if desired to Zoe's Place. Enquiries C/O Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors, 118 Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NG.

Mary Ann HAZEL (Noble)

(Noble) Alison and Vicky are sad to announce the passing of our lovely Mum, Mary Hazel on April 26, 2024, in Myton Hospice, Coventry. Beloved Wife of the late Vic, our Mum and very proud Nanny of Katie, Andrew, George and Samuel. Also Great-Nanna of Toby, Annie, Lydia and Diana Mary. She was also a very much loved Sister, Auntie, Friend and Neighbour. She died knowing how much she was loved. Private burial as she wished but a celebration of her life will follow. Any queries to Alison on 07918 692962.

William (Bill) HENRY

Bill Passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 26, 2024, aged 78 years. Loving husband to Bridie, devoted Dad to Billy, Finola & John. Adored Grandad to Niamh, Callum, Jack, Zoe, Tom & Aoife. A wonderful father in law to Helen & Greg, special brother and a cherished friend to many. Funeral service will take place on Monday, June 3, at 1.15pm at St George’s Church, 118 Barker’s Butts Lane, Coventry, CV6 1EA followed by committal at Canley Gardens. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for Cancer Research may be sent online to Funeral Notices via or placed in the donation box at the service.


Our lovely mum and nan passed away peacefully at home on April 30, 2024, aged 84 years. Reunited with her beloved Les. She will be forever loved and greatly missed. All are invited to join us in celebrating her long and happy life at Cannon Hill Chapel, Canley Crematorium on Friday, May 24, at 3pm. Floral tributes welcome or, if preferred, donations to British Heart Foundation in Brenda's memory at All enquiries c/o Henry Ison & Sons 188 Allesley Old Road, Coventry CV5 8GJ Tel : 02476 713643

James Arwyn (Jimmy) JENKINS

Jimmy Jim passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home in bed on April 24. He was a widower and Much loved husband to late Margaret Jenkins, married for 27 years. A father to Mike and Ann, grandchildren Sarah, David, Luke and great grandchild Evelyn. A beloved brother to Mair, Nelian and Eirwyn, and late brother Hywel, and their families and children. He will be greatly missed by so many, who had so many kind words about him, by his friends, neighbours, car enthusiasts / clubs, and work colleagues, as a kind, giving and thoughtful person always willing to help people where he could. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, May 28, at 14.15pm, Cannon Hill Chapel Coventry Crematorium. 180 Cannon Hill Rd, Coventry CV4 7DF Family flowers Only by request. Donations to British Heart Foundation made by online via Or sent too c/o John Taylor funeral directors, 178 Warwick Rd, Kenilworth CV8 1HU Tel. 01926-854261.

To add your own tributes to the loved ones from our area, or to publish a notice for your loved one, visit Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those we have lost.

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