Football fan who died suddenly among death notices from Coventry this week

Ian Gatenby, who has died aged 39
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The family of Ian Gatenby have remembered their lost one this week, as the Coventry City fan passed away aged just 39. The beloved son, brother and grandson, who was also a loving partner and father, is one of the loved ones who has been honoured in the latest funeral notices in the Coventry Telegraph.

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 to our newspaper and news site also appears on funeral-notices.co.uk - the UK’s number-one site for death notices and memorials.

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.

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Here is a selection of notices published earlier this week.

Albert ALLEN

Albert Allen died on April 29 aged 81 years
Albert Allen died on April 29 aged 81 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

It is with broken hearts Albert's family are saddened to announce that he passed away peacefully on April 29 surrounded by his loved ones, aged 81 years. A beloved husband of Sue.

A dearly loved dad of Andrew, Annette, Lindsay and Victoria. A caring grandad to his seven grandchildren and great-grandson.

Funeral service to be held at Bedworth Parish Church on Wednesday, May 29 at 1.30 pm followed by a burial at Marston Lane Cemetery. The family welcome all who wish to celebrate Albert's life, please wear something blue.

Family flowers only please donations if desired payable to PDSA in memory of Albert 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.

Audrey Edith Mary ARCHER

Audrey sadly passed away Friday, May 10 aged 93 years at Evedale Care Home, Coventry. Beloved wife of the late William Hugh Archer and loving mother of two daughters, the late Joanne Catherine Archer, she is survived by daughter Elaine Audrey Archer.

Audrey will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Funeral service to take place on Monday, May 20 at Canley Crematorium Charter Chapel, Coventry at 2:30pm. Family Flowers Only. Donations to Dementia UK Enquiries C/O Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors,118 Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NG.

Josephine (Josie) BRENNAN

(Josie ) Brennan Josie Devoted wife of the late John (Jack) Brennan. Loved mother of Peter, Lesley and Alan.

Adored grandmother of Amy and Nick. Passed away on May, 5 aged 91 years.

The funeral will be held on Thursday, May 30 at 10.30am at Canley Crematorium in the Cannon Hill Chapel. Family flowers only but donations if desired in the memory of Josie to Sands via the Henry Ison tribute page.

Henry Isons Henry Ison & Son 175 Daventry Road Coventry CV3 5HF Telephone: 02476504650.

Valentine Peter CALDER

Valentine Calder died on April 25 aged 81 years
Valentine Calder died on April 25 aged 81 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

Former employee of Roots/Chrysler/Talbot/Peugeot. Val passed away peacefully on April 25, aged 81 years.

Loving and devoted husband to Pauline, and father to Craig and Keri. Val will be sadly missed by his family and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Funeral will take place on Friday, May 24, at 10.30am in Cannon Hill Chapel, Canley Crematorium. Family flowers only.

Donations if desired for Cancer Research UK can be left in the box at the exit of the chapel. All enquiries to Franklin and Hawkins Family Funeral Directors, 333 Tile Hill Lane, Coventry, CV4 9DU Telephone 024 7647 3000.

Sylvia Valerie CHATER

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 17, aged 90 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.

Funeral service will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 10.45am in the Charter Chapel, Canley Crematorium. Donations in loving memory of Sylvia can be made to the Dog's Trust, The Donkey Sanctuary or The Cat's Protection, online at sylviachater.muchloved.com. Enquiries to Henry Ison & Sons 76-78 Binley Road Coventry CV3 1FQ Tel. 02476 458665

Anne Christina DUFFY

August 7, 1960 - May 15, 2024: It is with immense sadness that we announce Anne's death in Brisbane, Australia. Anne was the much-loved daughter of Chris (d) and Frank (d), a sister to John (d), Tom, Brendan and Berni and the cherished wife of Snowy.

Anne was dearly loved and will be so sadly missed by her family and many, many, friends. A funeral service will take place at St Catherine's Church, Moggill, Queensland on Wednesday, May 22, at 11am.

A live link to the service can be obtained by emailing: Info@legacyfuneralsbrisbane.com.au Note: Service will be at 2am on May 22 BST

No flowers please, but charitable donations to the Ipswich Hospice can be made via the link here https://www.ipswichhospice.org.au/tax-appeal/. Anne's funeral service will be followed by a memorial service in the coming weeks at St John Fisher RC Church Coventry details of which will follow.

Anne DUFFY

It is with immense sadness that we announce Anne’s death in Brisbane, Australia. Anne was the much-loved daughter of Chris(d) and Frank(d) Duffy, a sister to John(d), Tom, Brendan and Berni and the cherished wife of Snowy. Anne was dearly loved and will be so sadly missed by her family and many, many friends.

A funeral service will take place at St Catherine’s Catholic Church, Moggill, Queensland on Wednesday, May 22, at 11am. A live link to the service can be obtained by emailing: Info@legacyfuneralsbrisbane.com.au Service will be at 2am BST.

No flowers please, but charitable donations to the Ipswich Hospice can be made via the link: https://www.ipswichhospice.org.au/tax-appeal/ Anne’s funeral service will be followed by a memorial service in the coming weeks at St John Fisher RC Church, Coventry, details of which will follow.

Ian David GATENBY

Ian Gatenby, who has died aged 39
Ian Gatenby, who has died aged 39 -Credit:Funeral Notices

26.9.84 - 5.5.24: We are heartbroken to announce that Ian passed away suddenly at home on May 5, aged 39 years. A beloved son, brother and grandson.

Loving partner to Kelsey and the most amazing dad to Ella, Freddy and Ava (d). Celebration of Ian's life to take place on Monday, June 3 at 3.45pm at Cannon Hill Chapel.

Please wear Coventry City shirts or something sky blue for Ian. Afterwards at Ian's favourite pub The Brickmaker's Arms, 307 Station Road, Balsall Common, Coventry CV7 7EG.

Flowers welcome or donations to Zoe's Place Baby Hospice. The Heart of England Co-op Funerals Lower Holyhead Road Coventry CV1 3AX.

Adrienne (Lesley) HAMMOND

(Lesley) Passed away peacefully on May 2, aged 78 years. Dearly loved wife, mum and granny.

She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Committal service to be held at Canley Crematorium in the Cannon Hill Chapel on Wednesday, May 22 at 2.15pm.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired payable to Mary Ann Evans Hospice and Cancer Research UK in memory of Lesley 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.

Jean Ada HATT

Jean Hatt passed away on April 30
Jean Hatt passed away on April 30 -Credit:Funeral Notices

December 4, 1933 - April 30, 2024. It is with sadness that Jean passed away peacefully. Much-loved wife of Arthur (deceased), loving mum to Lynn, Susan, Ron, David and Mark, beloved mother-in-law and loved by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Jean's life will take place at Charter Chapel, Canley Cemetery on Friday, June 7, at 10.00am, followed by interment in the Cemetery Garden. Flowers or donations on the day for Eric Williams House. Enquiries to A Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 4AE (Tel: 02476 223343).

Kathleen Theresa (Kathleen Canny) HAUGH

(Kathleen Canny) Passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25, aged 83 years. Beloved wife of Paddy Haugh.

Loving sister and much-loved aunt. Funeral service to be held at St Osburg's RC Church, Barras Lane, Coventry CV1 4AQ.

The reception of Kathleen's body will be held on Friday, June 7, at 5pm. Funeral mass on Saturday, June 8, at 10.30am, followed by burial at Canley Garden Cemetery, Charter Ave, Coventry, CV4 7DF.

Floral tributes welcome. Donations, if desired to National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, Dementia UK, Cancer Research & The British Heart Foundation.

Further information may be obtained from the Funeral Director at: The Heart of England Co-op Funerals 11 Lower Holyhead Road Coventry, CV1 3AX Tel: 02476 225 826.

Edward HOBSON

Edward Hobson died on April 25, aged 85 years
Edward Hobson died on April 25, aged 85 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

Devoted husband of Jeanne (deceased), son of Scotty (deceased) and Sarah (deceased), loving dad of Alan and Andy, father-in-law of Emma, dearest grandad of Ryan, Brad, Morgan, Josh and Mitchell, great-grandad of Kiara, Kaelan and Keehan, also brother to John, Neil (deceased) and Irene (deceased), brother-in-law of Trevor, Pearl, Muriel, Sheila and Ray (deceased). Passed away on April 25, aged 85 years.

Funeral service to be held at The Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton on May 21 at 10.15 am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired payable to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Edward 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.

Peter JENKINSON

of Honiley Court, Lillington Road, Wood End, Coventry CV2 1ET, passed away in University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. Please could any relatives of Peter contact us regarding funeral arrangements? A J Lloyd Funeral Directors Allesley - Ernesford Grange - Keresley 024 7627 4444.

Patricia May JOHNSON (nee Pearson)

(nee Pearson) Dearly loved mum of George and Kenny, sister, auntie and friend to many, Passed away peacefully on April 23, aged 77 years. Funeral service to be held at Canley Crematorium in the Cannon Hill chapel on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:15am.

Flowers may be sent to J.E.Hackett and Sons Ltd Longford Bridge, Coventry, CV6 6BH. Tel: 024 76 367 149.

Mary Philomena JORDAN

Mary Philomena Jordan has died
Patricia Johnson died on April 23, aged 77

Beloved wife of the late Dennis, much-loved mother of Phil, John, Dennis, Chris and Paul (deceased), mother-in-law to Bev, Phil and Jackie, devoted grandmother, great-grandmother and a good friend to many. Reception and funeral mass to take place at 7 o'clock on Friday, May 31, at Christ the King Church, Westhill Road, Coventry.

Mum will then be taken to St Michael's Church, Clifferna, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland to be re-united with Dad. Reception Monday, June 3 at 7 o'clock, Requiem Mass Tuesday, June 4 at 12 o'clock.

No flowers please but donations if desired to Dementia UK. Enquiries to A. Pargetter & Son Ltd., Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 4AE. (Tel: 02476 223343)

Philomena Mary (Phyllis) KIRWAN

Phyllis Kirwan died on May 6, aged 93 years
Mary Philomena Jordan has died -Credit:Funeral Notices

(Phyllis) It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Philomena Mary Kirwan (Phyllis), who died peacefully at home on May 6, aged 93 years. Phyllis was wife to her late husband, Patrick Christopher Kirwan, loving mother to 'her four boys', Patrick, Paul, David and Mark, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and auntie.

Phyllis will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The service will take place at St Mary and St Benedict Church, Raglan Street, Coventry at 11am on Thursday, May 23, followed by Committal at 12.45pm at Canley Crematorium, the same day.

All those who knew Phyllis are very welcome to attend and share some memories! Colourful and casual clothes welcome.

The family politely request no flowers please, but if desired, donations can be made to St Barnabas Hospice please send to Maton and Sons, 35 Raglan Street, Hillfields, Coventry, CV1 5QF.

Peter Keith LITTLE

Passed away peacefully on April 28, aged 76 years. Beloved husband of Lily.

Loving Dad of Richard, Stephen, Dawn, Peter and Robert. Much loved grandad of Holly, Jessica, Chelsea, Reece, Jade, Johnathan, Nathan & Sophie.

Loving great grandpapa of Ivy and Riley. Beloved brother of David and loved master of our fur baby Tigga.

Funeral service to be held at Canley Crematorium, Cannon Hill Chapel on Friday, May 31 at 11:15am. Family flowers only please.

Donations, if desired, to RSPCA, Coundon Wedge, Coventry, or Dogs Trust, Kenilworth. Further information may be obtained from the Funeral Director at: The Heart of England Co-op Funerals 11 Lower Holyhead Road Coventry CV1 3AX Tel: 02476 225 826.

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

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