Much-loved mum and nan among those remembered in Coventry funeral notices

Margaret Powney died on May 5, aged 89 years
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A much-loved mum and nan has been remembered in this week's funeral notices. Margaret Powney passed away peacefully with her family beside her on May 5, aged 89 years, and they believe she is now reunited with her beloved husband Kenneth.

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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To read the latest announcements and add tributes to those from our area who have passed away, or to create a funeral notice yourself, click here. Alternatively, you can create a notice by calling our helpful team on 01482 908084. Here is a selection of notices published earlier this week.

Roy Derek MORTON

Roy Morton died on April 28, aged 76
Roy Morton died on April 28, aged 76 -Credit:Funeral Notices

Beloved husband of Philomena. A dearly loved dad of Sarah and Stephen, and father-in-law to John and Nicola.

A loving grandad of Elliot Jack, Jessica and Amelia. A much-loved brother of Keith (dec), Barry, Pat, Gary, Christopher and Janet.

Passed away peacefully on May 6, aged 80 years. He will be very sadly missed by all of his family and friends.

Funeral service to be held at Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton on Tuesday, May 28 at 2.45 pm. Immediate family flowers only please, donations if desired payable to Dogs Trust in memory of Roy 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 76313326.

Michaela Anne MURRAY (Micky)

Micky Murray has died on April 27, aged 57
Micky Murray has died on April 27, aged 57 -Credit:Funeral Notices

(Micky) A dear daughter of Lois and Phil, much-loved sister to brother Pip, very much-loved mum to Danny and Lois and a special nanny to Carter and Amara.

Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Passed away peacefully on April 27, aged 57 years.

Funeral service to be held at The Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton on Tuesday, May 14 at 12.30 pm. Flowers or donations if desired payable to George Eliot League of Friends in memory of Micky 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.

Terrence Anthony (Terry) MURRISON

passed away on May 3, aged 77
passed away on May 3, aged 77 -Credit:Funeral Notices

Terry passed away on May 3, aged 77. Loving husband to Lynn.

A loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, May 28, at 2.30pm in Charter Chapel, Canley Crematorium. Family flowers only please.

Donations may be left in the donation box at the exit of the chapel for Asthma & Lung UK if desired. All enquiries c/o Franklin & Hawkins Family Funeral Directors, 333 Tile Hill Lane, Coventry CV4 9DU Telephone 024 7647 3000.

Kathleen (Kay) POOLE

Kay Poole died on May 2, aged 83 years
Kay Poole died on May 2, aged 83 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

Kay - much-loved wife of the late Eric, dearly-loved mum of Carol and Debbie, dear mother-in-law of Ian and Phil, devoted nan of Sarah, Dave, Carl, Chris and Kirsty, big nan of Megan, Molly, Chloe, Chloe Mae, Keira, Kai, Macauley and Olivia Rose, dear auntie and friend to many, passed away peacefully on May 2, aged 83 years. Funeral service to take place on Tuesday, June 11, 11.00am at St Luke’s Church Holbrooks, followed by burial at St Paul's Cemetery.

Flowers or donations if desired payable to ‘Dementia UK’ in memory of Kay can be made via J E Hackett and Sons website (make a donation) or by post to J.E. Hackett and Sons Ltd Longford Bridge, Coventry, CV6 6BH. Tel: 024 76 367 149.

Margaret Anne POWNEY

Margaret Powney died on May 5, aged 89 years
Margaret Powney died on May 5, aged 89 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

Much-loved mum of Steven and Clive Loving Nan of Sarah Jane, Emma, Jodie, Lewis and Hayden passed away peacefully with her family beside her and now reunited with her beloved Husband Kenneth on May 5, aged 89 years. Funeral service to be held at St James Church, Bulkington on Thursday, May 30 at 9:15am followed by committal at the Heart of England Crematorium.

Donations if desired payable to MS Society in memory of Margaret 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.

Roy SELBY

Passed away peacefully at George Eliot Hospital on Monday, May 6, aged 85 years. Roy was a much-loved husband and devoted father, grandad and great-grandad.

Roy's funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 13 at Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton at 14:00. Family flowers only, but donations if desired for Alzheimer's Society and Kidney Research UK.

All enquiries to MG Evans & Sons, Avenue Road, Nuneaton, CV11 4JT Telephone 02476 382124.

Frances (Mavis) SHAW

(Mavis) Beloved wife of Alan, dearly loved mum of Graham and Lynette, adored nanny of Ethan, Zane, Aimee, Isla and Liam. Passed away peacefully on April 27, aged 78 years.

Funeral service to take place at Heart of England, Nuneaton on Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 1:15pm Family flowers only, donations if desired payable to 'R.S.P.C.A' in memory of Mavis which can be made via J.E. Hackett and Sons website or by post to J.E. Hackett and Sons Ltd Longford Bridge, Coventry, CV6 6BH. Tel: 024 76 367 149.

Jean SMITH

Jean Smith died on April 29, aged 85 years
Frances Shaw died on April 27, aged 78 years

Sadly passed away on Monday, April 29, aged 85 years following a short illness. Wife of the late John Trevor Smith and loving mum to Annette and Peter.

A friend of many who will be greatly missed. The funeral takes place on May 10 at Macclesfield Crematorium at 3.30pm and a Memorial gathering in Bulkington will be arranged for a date in July TBA.

Any donations to the Air Ambulance will be gratefully received. Enquiries to Bernard Kenney and Daughter Funeral Directors, Thornheyes, Longridge Lane, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8AD Phone 01298 600394.

Brian Sidney STAFFORD

06/03/1946 - 01/05/2024: Landlord of The Blue Lias Inn, dearest husband of Margaret. Loved dad of Jane, Paul and Jayne, and Neil.

Grandad to Charlotte, Jess, Charlie, George, Taylor and Elsie. Many thanks to Castle Ward and Opat Team, Warwick Hospital for their wonderful care of Brian over the last seven months.

The funeral service will take place at Rainsbrook Crematorium, Hillmorton, Rugby in the Avon Chapel on Tuesday, May 28 at 2pm. Family flowers only. Enquiries: Heart of England Co-op Funerals 75 Coventry Street, Southam CV47 0EA Southamfs@heartofengland-coop.co.uk 01926 800930.

Iceline Mordella STEWART

Iceline Stewart died aged 93 years on Sunday, April 21
Jean Smith died on April 29, aged 85 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Age 93 years on Sunday, April 21.

Beloved wife of the late Reginald Stewart, loving mother to Noel, Calvin (Deceased) and Carol. A loving nanny, great-nan, sister, auntie and friend to many.

Funeral Service Thursday, June 6 at St Pauls Church Foleshill Road at 11 am followed by Burial at Lentons Lane. We all love you so much, sleep tight you will always be with us always xxx.

Margaret SYMONS

Margaret Symons died on May 3, aged 77 years
Iceline Stewart died aged 93 years on Sunday, April 21 -Credit:Funeral Notices

Beloved wife of Jeff, dearly-loved mum of Jeff, Maxine, Phil and Trev. Adored nan of Sam, Beth, Meg, Harry and Charlie.

Passed away peacefully on May 3, aged 77 years. Funeral service to take place on Friday, May 24, 10.45am at Canley Crematorium in the Charter Chapel.

Flowers or donations if desired payable to Cancer Research UK in memory of Margaret which can be made via J E Hackett and Sons website (make a donation) or by post to J.E. Hackett and Sons Ltd Longford Bridge, Coventry, CV6 6BH. Tel: 024 76 367 149.

David John WALKER

David Walker died on Monday, May 6
Margaret Symons died on May 3, aged 77 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

David John Walker (Dave), loving husband to Pat (deceased) of Allesley Park passed away peacefully on Monday, May 6. Well-known locally, he had a wide range of interests and held a wealth of knowledge, particularly relating to his engineering background.

Although he slowed down physically in recent times, he kept an active mind and was in contact with many friends via phone, email and even Facebook. He will be sadly missed by many, and leaves behind two surviving children, Liz and Matthew along with their partners, Mark and Louise (respectively), daughter-in-law Didem, wife of Ian (deceased) and five grandchildren.

Funeral to be held at Canley Crematorium, Canon Hill Chapel on Monday, May 20 at 3pm. Video Link: for details please contact lizandmatty@yahoo.com or Franklin & Hawkins Funeral Directors 333 Tile Hill Lane, Coventry Family flowers only please, however if anyone would like to make a donation, being born by the sea, Dave was always a loyal supporter of the RNLI.

Gwen WELLS

Gwen Wells died on Saturday, May 4, aged 83 years
David Walker died on Monday, May 6 -Credit:Funeral Notices

After being ill for a few months Gwen passed away peacefully at Myton Warwick Hospice on Saturday, May 4, aged 83 years. Gwen was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a caring friend to many in Coventry and beyond.

She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Gwen, as a follower of Jesus Christ, believed she will be reunited with her beloved Peter, family and friends in heaven. Alleluia!

Funeral service to take place on Friday, May 24. Gwen's family are holding a private Committal Service.

Following this, they invite everyone who wishes to honour Gwen to join them for her Memorial Service at 12:30 pm at St Barbara's Church, Rochester Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6AG. Please dress to reflect Gwen's love of colourful clothing and joy in life.

Family flowers only please. Gwen was a supporter of Myton Hospices and the staff lovingly cared for her at the hospice in Warwick.

Instead of flowers her family invite you to make a donation to the ongoing work of Myton in her memory either at the service or see details online at: https://www.mytonhospice.org/how-you-can-support-us-2/donate/ Enquiries C/O Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors, 118 Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NG.

In Memoriams

Margaret (Peggy) MCCARTHY (Sayers)

Peggy McCarthy died three years ago
Gwen Wells died on Saturday, May 4, aged 83 years -Credit:Funeral Notices

(Sayers) (Peggy) It's been three years since you left us Mum, and not a day goes by without thinking about you. Miss you so much. Love always, Denise xxx

Bhajan Kaur SAHOTA

Bhajan Sahota has been remembered
Peggy McCarthy died three years ago -Credit:Funeral Notices

16.03.2006 To my dear mum, grandma and nannie, I can't believe it's been 18 years since your sudden death on March 16, 2006. We miss you so much, you were courageous, wonderful and had a great presence in the family.

We loved your wise words, your lovely sense of humour and your great advice. With all our love, your dear daughter Jasvir and family. xxx

Dot THOMAS

Dot Thomas died in 2020 and has been remembered
Bhajan Sahota has been remembered -Credit:Funeral Notices

Passed away on May 14, 2020. You are always in our thoughts and will be sadly missed forever. Love Bill and Family x

Birthday Memoriams

Rory MARKS

Beautiful memories of happy birthdays gone by, Sending our love to you to touch the sky. For you will always be Forever Loved, Forever Young, Forever Free Mum x Dad x Harry x Nan x Auntie Julie x Uncle Mark x Ryan x & all your family & friends xxxx

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