Plymouth funeral notices and tributes to 20 lost loved ones

A wave of tributes have been left for people from Plymouth or those with links to the city who have died recently. The heartfelt messages appeared in the funeral notices section of PlymouthLive's sister title, The Herald.

The messages, placed between June 3 to June 7, provide comfort to the loved ones of those either lost or being celebrated. There was also one birthday memoriam and one acknowledgement.

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Here are a selection of notices published between June 3 and June 7.

Death Notices

Ivy Tina Marion BARKER

Born in Plymouth on the 28th of August 1957 Passed away peacefully at home on the 28th of May 2024, aged 66 years. She was surrounded by her family, after a long and courageously fought illness. Much loved wife of David. Loving mum to Elaine, Lee, and Hayley. Beloved nanny to April. Cherished sister to Sharon. The funeral will be held on Friday the 21st of June 2024, at Compton Methodist Church at 1:00pm. Followed by a private committal at Efford Crematorium. Family flowers please, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ivy will benefit the Mayflower Ward and Kidney Transplant Unit at Derriford Hospital, may be left as a retiring collection or made on-line at All enquiries to Westcountry Funeral Service, Elburton PL9 8HH Tel: 01752 402941.

Susan (Sue) BIRKENHEAD (nee Cross)

Passed away with Rachel and Chris by her side on 22nd May 2024, aged 73. Precious daughter of Jean and Stan (deceased). Loving and devoted mum to Rachel and son-in-law Chris. Cherished sister of Roger & Stephen and sisters-in-law Christine & Barbara. Dear cousin of Helen & husband Dave, and Paul. Caring niece and aunty. Special friend.

Our lovely mum, you left us suddenly and peacefully to join granny and grandad. We looked after you because we love you and they will once again now. Devoted, fun and mischievous, forever in our hearts. We will cherish our memories and your love forever, you filled our world and we will miss you always, sleep tight. We will be together again one day, your loving daughter Rachel and son-in-law Chris xx

Beloved sister to Stephen and sister-in-law to Barbara, aunt to Tom & Sophie, great aunt to Christian & Zoe. Much loved and taken too soon but now at rest with mum & dad, always in our hearts, God bless.

So sorry that you have passed away my little sister Sue. Things haven't been easy for you in recent years but you managed a lovely welcoming smile whenever I saw you. Thanks for the treasured memories of growing up together. Love and fondest memories Rog, Chris and family.

Rest in Peace Sue as we remember the happy days, the fairground rides, smiles of youth and summers that seemed to last forever. Always in our hearts and memories to cherish. Forever in our prayers. Cousins Paul, Helen and Dave.

Rest in Peace Susan my lovely Niece. Always in my prayers. Auntie Sheila.

Funeral service will be held at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Southway, on Wednesday 19th June at 10.00am, thence Weston Mill Cemetery. Formal attire please, but not all black. All flowers (no lilies please) and enquiries to Walter C. Parson Crownhill, PL6 5DY. Tel: 01752 767676.


It is with great sadness that the family of Bryan Burgess, announce his passing on 30th May at The Old School House, age 84. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Bryan's service is to be held at Weston Mill Crematorium on Friday 14th June at 12.15. The family have requested no flowers , instead donations if desired can be made to Parkinsons UK. A wake is to be held at the Union Inn Plympton. All enquiries to Southwest Funeral Care, 333 Southway Centre, PL6 6QR, Tel 01752 651020.

Jennifer CLARKE

To our beautiful sister and aunty, Jennifer Clarke. We are cherishing and holding close precious memories. Our hearts remain full of love, never to be forgotten. Nina, Eric, Tina and Abagael xxxx

Jennifer Lesley (Jenny) CLARKE

(Jenny) Passed away peacefully at home on Friday 31st May 2024, aged 76 years. Loving Wife to Royston and Mother to Martin, Jamie, Nathan, Jenna, Mother-in-law to Selina, Olivia, Amy and Mark. Nanny to Nicola, Hayley, Stephen, Sophie, Jessica, Evie-Belle, Martha and Matilda. Will be greatly missed by everyone whose life she touched. Funeral service to be held at Efford Crematorium on Friday 28th June 2024 at 10am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, can be made by retiring collection and online, in aid of St Luke's Hospice, in memory of Jenny. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Plympton (01752) 208059.

Alfred John ("John, Deano or Noddy") DEAN

Aged 75 years. Devoted Husband of Maggie, Loving Father & Father In Law to Michael, Steven & their Partners Lou & Tracy, Cherished Grandfather to Sophie, Ethan & Ava, Bonus Grandfather to Harry & Oliver Full, Loved & Missed Friend to all who knew him. John's funeral ceremony will be held on Thursday 13th June 2024 at 14:30pm St Mary's Church, Tamerton Foliot followed by private committal ceremony at Weston Mill Crematorium. Please wear comfortable clothes, colourful or otherwise; (Dad loved his waistcoat/gilet if you would like) all in celebration of John's life. No flowers by request please, Donations made in loving memory of John at the rear of the church will benefit Shekinah. Drinks to toast John at the local bar following.

Gerald Anthony DOIDGE

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Gerald passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday 28th May 2024, aged 87 years. Devoted husband to Kath. Dearly loved dad to Julie, Lynne, John and partners. Treasured grandad to 6 grandchildren and 5 great granddaughters. The funeral service will take place at Efford crematorium on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 14:45 Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, will benefit St Lukes & Marie Curie. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare 72 Pomphlett Road Plymstock 01752 482900.

Jennifer Elsie GLIDDON

Passed away peacefully following a terminal illness on 22nd May 2024 at Woodland Villa, aged 76 years. Lovely wife of Clive, dearly loved mum of Clare, devoted grandmother of Leah, only sister of Jackie Marshall. Sadly missed by all her WI and Nuffield friends. Funeral service will be held at Church of the Ascension on Thursday 13th June at 1.00pm. Either flowers or donations if desired for The Salvation Army may be left online at All enquiries to Walter C. Parson Crownhill, PL6 5DY Tel: 01752 767676.

Harvey (Bob) GRIMSHAW

Passed away unexpectedly on 25th May 2024, at Derriford Hospital, aged 78 years. Devoted husband to Sylvia (deceased) Dearly loved father to Carlyn and father in law to Kevin. Funeral service to take place at Efford Crematorium on 14th June 2024 at 11:30am. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for Margaret Green Animal Rescue. Dad we will miss you so much. Reunited now with mum and all our rescue animals. Co-op Funeralcare Crownhill Plymouth PL6 5AJ. Tel: 01752 30383.

Sylvia HARRAWAY (Summerhayes)

Jeff and Dawn are sad to announce the passing of their lovely Mum on Tuesday 7th of May at Cann House in Plymouth. Treasured memories of a loving Mum, Nanny, Great-Nanny and Sister. She will be loved, remembered and greatly missed by Dave, Dawn, Sammy, Neal and Hilda, Ben and Jasmine. Also Jeff, Sue, Carrie, Mark, Sarah, Liam, Barni and Jasmine. Also Colin. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 11th of June at Weston Mill Crematorium at 10.00 a.m. All enquiries to The Co-operative Funeral Service, Crownhill, Plymouth.


Passed away peacefully on 24th May aged 90 years. Beloved partner of Ann (deceased), Mum to Nick and Tim. Dearly loved grandma to Jade and Darren and great grandma to Azalea. Thank you to all the staff at Thornbury Villa for their kindness and care. Funeral service to take place at Weston Mill Crematorium on Tuesday 11th June at 9.15am.

Raymond Joseph LAWTON

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond. Raymond sadly passed away at his home on Saturday 11th May 2024. He was a much loved member of his family, and will be missed by us all, but never forgotten. We often sit and wonder why we had no time to say goodbye, but in our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day. Funeral service will be held at Efford Crematorium on Friday 14th June 2024 at 12.15. Family flowers only, and donations in lieu of the British Heart Foundation. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Crownhill 12-14 Morshead Road Crownhill Plymouth PL6 5AJ.

Eugenie Melanie (Janie) PECK

Sadly passed away on Tuesday 7th May 2024. In memory of a loving Mum and Nan. Funeral service to be held at Efford Crematorium on Tuesday 11th June 2024 at 14:45pm. Donations, if desired, can be made by retiring collection, in aid of The Motor Neurone Disease Association, in memory of Janie. All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Plympton (01752) 208059.

Patricia (Pat) THORNE

Passed away on 11th May 2024. Much loved wife of Ray (deceased), will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral to be held on Wednesday 12th June at 2.00pm at Efford Crematorium. Family flowers only. No black please. Donations if desired to Cancer Research All enquiries to James Brothers Funeral Directors, Leeds House, Colebrook Road, Plympton PL7 4AA Tel No: 01752 881419.

Norman Hedley B.E.M. TOUT

Passed away peacefully at St Anne's Care Home on 31st May 2024. Aged 93 years of Saltash. Devoted husband of Kath (Deceased) Loving father of Angela and Judith. Beloved grandad of Matthew, Janine, Scott, Chad and Freya. Great grandad of Maisie, Layla, Maia, Hattie, Brinley and Addison. Funeral service will be held at St. Nicholas and Faith Church Saltash on Friday 14th June 2024 at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Norman will benefit the Royal British Legion or Alzheimer's Society. May be left as a retiring collection or made online at All enquiries to Pengelly Funeral Service Saltash PL12 6AB. Tel: 01752 848838.


Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Derriford Hospital 19/05/2024. Age 82. Widowed to Margaret Vanderleest. Dearly loved Father to Mark and Father In Law to Laney. Grandfather to Kevin, Katie & Amy. Great Grandfather to Thomas. Also dear Brother to Bill. Funeral service to take place Weston Mill Crematorium Wednesday 5th June at 15:30. Family flowers only please. Donations will be gratefully received for Macmillan Cancer Support 12-14 Morshead Road Crownhill Plymouth PL6 5AJ Tel: 01752 303830.

John VINE (Edward)

Passed away peacefully at Bodmin Hospital after a short illness. Much loved husband to Maureen. Dearly loved dad to Stephen and Andy. Father-in-law to Clare and Sherrin. Treasured grandad to Emma, Alison and Julie. Great grandad to Jonathon, Nathan, Jessica, Bethany and Amy. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Forever in our hearts, always in our thoughts. Funeral service will be held at Weston Mill Crematorium on Wednesday 12th June 2024 at 11.30am. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of John can be made payable to Dementia UK and may be left as a retiring collection at the Crematorium. All enquiries to Pengelly Funeral Service Saltash PL12 6AB. Tel: 01752 848838.

Margaret WEEKES

Formerly of Millbrook. Passed away peacefully at Torcare Nursing Home, Torpoint on 30th May aged 76 years. Beloved wife of John, much loved mum of Shaun and Sally and John and Meg. Dearly loved gran and great-gran. Funeral Friday 14th June, service at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin at 9:30am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, for the works of either St. Luke’s Hospice or the Cornwall Air Ambulance may be left as a retiring collection or made on-line at Service will be live-streamed, for details, please contact Westcountry Funeral Service, Saltash. Tel: 01752 844437 or e-mail:

Pauline Lois WOODMAN

Fell asleep peacefully on 4th May, 2024 aged 93, leaving behind her son and daughter-in-law, John and Sharon and their family. Always in our hearts and memories. Funeral service will be held at Efford Crematorium on Thursday, 13th June at 2:00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Pauline may be left by retiring collection or sent to: The Mustard Tree, c/o Macmillan Cancer Support, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH. All other enquiries to: Co-op Funeralcare 61 Exeter Street Plymouth PL4 0AH Tel. 01752 303800.

Birthday Memoriams

Robert John COOKSLEY

Sunrise 03.06.1972 Sunset 24.10.2015 Remembering our wonderful son Robert on this his special day, Happy heavenly Birthday Rob. All our love Mum, Dad, Mike, Steven and Families xxxx



To all family, friends and brothers who attended the funeral of Mike and for all messages of sympathy and love my very sincere thanks. You made me feel very proud. Special thanks to my guardian angels Dominic and Trudy and to Paul for the service and his support.

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