Death notices and funeral announcements from Hull Daily Mail - May 1, 2024

Tribute images of Jim Kemp, left, and Doris Little
Tributes have been paid to Jim Kemp and Doris Little

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Here is a selection of notices published in the past week, beginning with death notices. These tributes have all appeared in the pages of the Hull Daily Mail.

Death Notices

Peter (Ben) ADAMS

Ben Passed away surrounded by his Loving Family aged 84 years. Beloved Husband to the late Mavis. Much Loved Dad to Donna, Helen and Vanessa. Loving Grandad to Owen, Jake, Adam, Noah, Millie and Ellis, and Great Grandad to Kinsleigh, Mason and Willow. He will be sadly missed by all his loving Family and Friends. Funeral to take place on 24/05/24 at 2:30pm in the Large Chapel at Chanterlands Crematorium. Family Flowers only please but donations welcome to the NSPCC. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Bransholme 01482- 370220.


Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Figham House Care Home, Monday 22nd April 2024 aged 87 years. Reunited with his beloved wife Dorothy. A loving father to John and in-law Lynn. Loving grandad to Jack and wife Casey and great grandad to Tokio. A close companion to Helena. A service for Colin will be held at the Haltemprice Crematorium, Willerby, Friday 10th May at 11.30am. Family flowers only please but any donations, if so desired, may be left following the service for the Hornsea Inshore Rescue. All enquiries to - F. Stephenson & Son Beverley Tel:- 01482 881367

Mike (Driving Instructor) BAKER

(Driving Instructor) Passed away peacefully on the 18th of April 2024. Dearly loved husband of Chris. Dearest Dad to Michelle, Gemma & Kirsty, in-law Phil, partners Kristian & Michael. Treasured Grandad to Lewis, Bradley, Paige, Amelia, Liam, Zachary and Xavier. Sleep in peace Mike, forever in our hearts. Funeral to be held on Friday 17th May at 10:30am in the Large Chapel at Chanterlands Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations can be left in loving memory, to Cancer Research UK. The family would like to invite you to celebrate Mike's life and share memories at The Saltshouse Tavern after the service. All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare 63b Goodhart Road Bransholme HU7 4EF 01482 370220

Pauline Mary COOPER

Passed away on 16th April 2024 peacefully with loved ones. Aged 102 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Leslie Cooper and previously the late Ronald Cecil Wood. Much loved mum of Penelope and Richard Anthony, in laws Brian and Hazel. Dear grandma to Natalie and Alex. Funeral service at The Haltemprice Crematorium, Willerby on Friday 10th May at 1.30pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired for The RNLI and The Royal British Legion may be given at the service. Please wear bright colours.

Rita GRAHAM (Nee Toker)

(Nee Toker) Passed away Peacefully at Hull Royal Infirmary on the 12th April 2024. Aged 94 Years. Reunited with Husband Johnny. A Beloved Mother of Patrick, Terence, Rita, Linda, Alison, Andrew, the Late John & Jeffrey & In-Laws, Lynda, Cath, Terry & the late Mick. A much Loved Grandma & Great-Grandma. Will be sadly Missed, Goodnight, God Bless. Cortege to leave Residence Thursday 9th May 10:45am for service & interment at Eastern Cemetery 11:00am. Resting Mike East & Family Funeral Directors, 239 Southcoates Lane. Chapel hours Mon - Fri 10am to 4.30pm.

Keith Archer HEALEY

On 21st April 2024 suddenly aged 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Doreen, devoted dad of Chris and Andy, in-laws Mark and Tracy, a much loved grandad of Hannah and Iain. He will be very sadly missed by all his family and friends. A service to celebrate Keith's life will be held at 2.30pm on Friday 10th May at the Haltemprice Crematorium, Willerby. Family flowers only please, but donations to the British Heart Foundation and Dove House Hospice may be left at the service. Any enquiries to Rudstons of Hessle The Chevin, Beverley Road, Hessle. 01482 649065.

David Albert JOHNSON

Peacefully at home after a short illness on 5th April 2024, aged 73 Years. Loving Husband of Shirley. Much loved Dad of Tina & Debbie, Inlaw Nando. Devoted Grandad of Kelly, Shara, Danielle, Matteo & Harley, Inlaws Mark, Daryl & Kaine. Great Grandad of Millie, Mason, Nella, Charlie & Jack. Loved Uncle of Julie & Paul. A private family funeral is to take place.


Passed away peacefully on Sunday 21st April 2024 aged 77 years. Reunited with his beloved wife Dee, much loved dad of Claire, Emma, Tammie, James and Matthew, a loving grandad and great grandad. Funeral service to be held at Chanterlands Crematorium (Large Chapel) on Thursday 9th May at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please.

Margaret LAW

Passed away peacefully on Monday 22nd April 2024 aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late David, a much loved mum of Michael and the late Christopher, dearly loved granny of Matt and Josh. Margaret was a former Teacher, Magistrate and long standing member of St Marys Church, Beverley. A service of thanksgiving for Margaret's life will be held at St Mary's Church, Beverley on Thursday 16th May at 2pm. No flowers. Donations much appreciated for Save The Children Fund. All enquires to Lewis Northen Funeral Directors 1 Lincoln way Beverley HU17 8RH Tel - 01482 888658

Doris LITTLE (Nee Cockerill)

(Nee Cockerill) Passed away on 17th April 2024. Aged 98 years. Reunited with her beloved Husband Eric. Much loved Aunty of Jackie and Billy. Great Aunty to Alex, Ryan and Shannan and Great Great Aunty who will be deeply missed. Dot Dot, you were one of a kind, we all loved you so very very much. Service and interment will be held at Eastern Cemetery, Preston Road on Friday 17th May at 11.00am. Flowers welcome.

Peter James ROBINSON

Passed away 7th April 2024. A great friend to us all. Rest in peace Peter. From Esther, Tony, Elinor, Adele, Andrew, William, Robert and families

Stephen Paul (Steve) STAVES

(Steve) Our Dearly beloved Dad, Grandad, Brother, Uncle and Partner who has left us too soon. Our hearts are full of love for him and the special memories we have will live on in us always. A service will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Barrow-Upon-Humber on Thursday 9th May at 10am for loved ones to celebrate his life. All enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare 344 Holderness Road Hull Tel: 01482329131 (by appointment only)

Clifford (Cliff) TOWNEND

Peacefully on the 15th April at Red Stacks, Hessle. Dearly loved husband of the late Gwen. Dad of Sara and Glynis, in-law John. Grandad of Richard, Robert and William. Great-Grandad of Kayleigh, Dominic and Alexander. Uncle to Philip and Richard. Service to be held at Haltemprice Crematorium on Friday 17th May 2024 at 11:30am Family flowers only but donations to The Royal British Legion would be appreciated. Resting at H Kemp and Son Ltd 01482 844695

George Norman WOOD

Peacefully on 14th April 2024 aged 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Doreen, a dear dad of Heather, Graham and Kevin and a treasured grandad and great-grandad. Service to be held at Haltemprice Crematorium, Willerby on Monday 13th May at 12.30pm. No flowers by request, but donations if desired to Miller Day Centre, Beverley. Any enquiries H. Kemp & Son Ltd. Tel. 844695

In Memoriams

Gillian BELL

10 years have passed since we lost you. We still miss you dearly with your caring personality and wicked sense of humour. From loving husband Chris, daughters Claire, Lisa, partner Jason and granddaughter Amy. Lots of love xxx

Birthday Memoriams


Birthday memories of my loving partner Joan, 73 today. Loved and missed so very much. Your Devoted Partner Brian x

Cheryl Elaine KITT

Birthday wishes for Sunday 21st April. To our lovely daughter and sister. Love you, miss you. Mum, Allison, Julie and Family x x

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