Kent loved ones remembered in death and funeral notices this week

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Here is a selection of notices published earlier this week.

Patricia Maureen BEARMAN

Passed away, in her sleep, on May 5, 2024. Sadly missed by all her friends. Funeral to be held at Thanet Crematorium on Friday, May 31, at 1.45pm. Flowers welcome, donations if desired to Dementia UK. All enquiries and donations to Gore Brothers Margate, Tel: 01843 223534.

David Bert CHUTER

15.02.1943 - 14.04.2024 David Bert CHUTER sadly passed away on April 14, 2024, aged 81 years. Dearly devoted Husband to the late Jacky, beloved Father to Joanne and Paul, much-loved Grandfather to Josh, Ben, Sophie, Harry and Issy and dear Great-Grandad to Olivia. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Funeral Service to celebrate David's life will be held on Monday, June 10, at 1.30pm at The Parish Church in Tonbridge, followed by burial at Tonbridge Cemetery. Flowers welcome. All enquiries to T. W. Boorman Funeral Directors Tonbridge.

Euphemia Sarah COYNE

Passed away on March 31, 2024, aged 81 years. Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother. Sadly missed by all her Family & Friends. Funeral service at Hawkinge Crematorium on Friday, May 31, at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired to Macmillan Nurses via

Peter Colin DAWES

Passed away peacefully on May 9, 2024, aged 93 years. Sadly missed by his loving children Anthony and Rosemary, his daughters-in-law Rose and Claire and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Reunited with his dearly departed wife Barbara and son Peter. Funeral to take place on Monday, June 3, 1.30pm at Hawkinge Chapel, followed by burial at Hawkinge Cemetery.


Sadly passed away on May 8, 2024, aged 86. Will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service to take place at Hawkinge Crematorium on Monday, June 3, at 11.30am Family flowers only please, Donations if desired to The Lord Whiskey Sanctuary via Sterry Folkestone:

Teresa Ann HOBBS

Passed away peacefully at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. She will be greatly missed by her husband Alan, family and friends. A service will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 11.30am at the Kent & Sussex Crematorium, Tunbridge Wells. Donations, if desired, to Kidney Research UK c/o Abbey Funeral Services Ltd, 173 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1Bx Tel: 01732 360328 or or at

Margaret KNIGHT

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, aged 87 years. Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Margaret will be missed by all those who loved and knew her. Funeral service to be held at Tunbridge Wells Cemetery Chapel on Monday, June 10, at 13:00 pm. No black please. Margaret loved colour. Family flowers only but donations if desired to Hospice in the Weald and Stroke Association.


Dorothy Patricia Merriman. Sadly passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Loved and missed by all. The Service will take place at Thanet Crematorium on Thursday, May 30, at 1.45 p.m. c/o H. R. Palmer, Funeral Directors, Ramsgate CT11 8QF 01843 592720

Frank Arthur PRICE

Peacefully passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, aged 87 years. Reunited with his beloved wife Mary & youngest son Nick. Frank will be greatly missed by all his family and many friends. Frank's funeral service will be held at SS Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, Lichfield on Monday, June 3, at 11:30am. Followed by a burial at Stychbrook Cemetery, Lichfield at 1pm. Family flowers only by request, but if desired, donations will be gratefully received for the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries to Ryan at Jukes Funeral Services, House of Minster Funeral Home, 26 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ Tel: 01543 415050

Ann Georgina SMITH

Sadly, passed away on April 28, 2024. A much-loved and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service on Monday, June 17, at 11am at St Mary's Church, Kemsing followed by a burial. Family flowers only. Donations if desired, to Hospice in the Weald can be made online through Justgiving:

John Angus (Goose) WALKER

(Goose) Youngest son of Frank and Cynthia Walker. Brother to Anthony (Tony) and Peter. Passed away suddenly on March 20, 2024. Funeral at Barham Crematorium on 4th June 2024 at 12 noon.

In Memoriams
Theresa STONARD (Jeffery)

(Jeffery) A loving mother, the source of magic. A wonderful daughter, the source of pride. A spirited achiever, the source of awe. Forever in our hearts. Oliver, Ben, Millie and Mandy

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