Tribute to 'dearly loved' Sarah in 19 new Coventry death and funeral notices

A 'dearly loved' grandmother has been remembered in Coventry's latest death and funeral notices. Sarah Maxwell died on Tuesday, May 14.

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Here is a selection of notices, including Sarah's, published earlier this week.


Much loved wife of the late Sam, dearly loved mum of Sam, Tom and Sarah, dear mother-in-law of Darren, Jean and Gwen and a loving gran of Heather and Elodie. Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, aged 82 years. Reception into St. Thomas More RC Church on Wednesday, June 19, at 5.30pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday 20 at 11am, followed by interment in Canley Garden Cemetery. Family flowers only but, donations if desired for Myton Hospice to A Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 4AE (Tel: 02476 223343)

Anne Marie MCELWEE

Anne Sadly passed away Friday, May 10, 2024, aged 88 years. Anne will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Funeral service to take place on Friday, June 7, 2024, at Canley Crematorium, Charter Chapel, Coventry at 9:15am. After the Service all are welcome to the wake at Brandon Hall Hotel, Main Street, Wolston, CV8 3FW Flowers Welcome c/o Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors, 118 Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NG.


Former Employee at Alvis Car and Engineering Ltd Member of Nuneaton Golf Club Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, aged 80 years. Beloved husband of Patricia, cherished dad to Sarah, Sinead, Siobhan and Katherine. Loving grandad to Connor, Aidan, Megan, Danny, Liam and Elsie. A respected father in law, brother, uncle and friend who will be sadly missed. "Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam" Requiem Mass to take Place at St John Fisher Roman Catholic Church on Thursday, June 27, at 11am, followed by burial at Lentons Lane Cemetery Family flowers only please, donations if desired in aid of Alzheimer's Society may be sent c/o Devall & Son Funeral Directors or made online via Devall & Son Funeral Directors, 1 Jubilee Crescent, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX Tel:024 7660 0649


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Mum, Nan and Mamo, Sylvia Meredith who passed away on Friday, May 10, 2024, aged 91 years. You have left a huge hole in all our lives. A kind, thoughtful and loving Mum with a wickedly funny sense of humour. You leave behind a heartbroken Trevor, Bryn, Lauri and Suzanne. You will be missed dearly by Katie, Jonathon, Jade, Harriet and an adoring Ronnie-James. As well as Johanna, Michael, Svea and Erik across the miles in Germany. All our lives will never be the same. You'll never walk alone..... Bye Mum. The funeral service will take place at the Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton on Friday, June 14, at 2pm. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made if desired to Breast Cancer UK. All enquiries c/o Heart of England Co-op Funerals 10 High Street Bedworth CV12 8NF Tel: 02476 314 823


Passed away on May 5, 2024, aged 79 years of Earlsdon, Coventry. David served his apprenticeship at the Coventry Climax and then worked at the Jaguar, Browns Lane ending his career at the Ford Motor Company, Essex. David leaves daughter Johanna, son Jonathan, five grandchildren and Christine Mundy. Funeral to take place on June 7, in Essex.

Anthony John (Tony) QUINN

(Tony) Loving husband of Mo, a devoted father to Lauren and Kim, proud grandfather to Mason, Charlie, Leo and Jude. Passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, aged 59 years. Funeral service will take at Charter Chapel, Canley Cemetery on Friday, June 14, at 1.45pm, followed by interment in the Cemetery Garden. Family flowers only. Enquiries to A Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 4AE (Tel: 02476 223343).

David Paul Reece ROBERTS

Sadly died on May 10, 2024, aged 50. A much loved son of Howard and Jennifer, brother of Richard, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike, as well as by those who knew him from his years of working at the Earlsdon Co-op and in the local community. A funeral service will be held for David on Monday, June 17, at 12pm at Canley Crematorium Cannon Hill Chapel. All welcome. If you wish to make a donation to the British Heart Foundation in David's name you can do so by visiting Further information may be obtained from the Funeral Director at: The Heart of England Co-op Funerals 11, Lower Holyhead Road Coventry Tel: 02476 225826.


Passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Much loved husband of Lilian, loving father to Steven and David. Devoted grandad to Leo, James, Emma, Jessica and George. Missed by sister Sue, brother-in-law Joe and all his family and friends. Funeral service will take place at St. Thomas More Church, Knoll Drive, Coventry CV3 5DE on Tuesday, June 11, at 10.30am, followed by interment at Canley Garden Cemetery. Family flowers only but, donations if desired, may be made on the day to support Air Ambulance. Enquiries to A Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 4AE (Tel: 02476 223343)

Geoffrey SANDERS

Geoffrey, known by many as Geoff, sadly passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2024, aged 101 Years at Coventry Myton Hospice. Beloved husband of the late Joyce for 74 years, devoted Dad to Valerie and a much-loved Uncle to Lin, Jo and Annabel. Geoff will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at St Martin in the Fields Church, Coventry at 11:00 am. Family Flowers only please. Donations if desired to Myton Hospice or Royal British Legion. Enquiries C/O Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors,118 Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NG


Jean sadly passed away at home on Thursday, May 9, 2024. Dearly loved and deeply missed Mom & best friend to Lesley, Steve, Derek and Helen. Much loved Nan, Great Nan, Mother-in-Law and Friend. Funeral Service to be held at The Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton at 11.45am on Wednesday, June 5. Donations gratefully received on behalf of Myton Hospice & The Air Ambulance. Enquiries C/O Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors, 118 Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NG.

Eileen Margaret SHAKESPEARE

Much loved Mum of Michael, Andrew, Stephen and Margaret and a very special Gran. Passed away peacefully and reunited with her beloved Husband Edward on May 5, 2024, aged 86 years. Funeral service to be held at St Francis, RC Church, Bedworth on Friday, June 14, at 9:30am, followed by The Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton Donations if desired payable to Marie Curie in memory of Eileen 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.

Doreen Valerie TRENT

Doreen sadly passed away Sunday, May 12, 2024, aged 91 Years, watched over by her son Tony. Doreen will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her, and especially by her care worker Kerry, who took such loving care of her in recent years. Many thanks go to all the other care workers who helped her over the years, and to the Palliative Care Team who kept her comfortable at home in her final days.

Funeral service to take place on Monday, June 3, at Canley Crematorium, Charter Chapel, Coventry at 13.45pm. Mum didn't want her funeral to be a solemn occasion, so please feel free to wear brighter colours if you feel comfortable doing so. Flowers will be welcome, but a contribution to Age UK will be equally welcome. Flowers C/O Grimmett and Timms Funeral Directors,118 Albany Road, Earls don, CV5 6NG

Derek George TRIGWELL

Derek passed peacefully away at home on May 11, 2024, aged 94 years. Beloved Husband of 72 years to Joyce and much loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. Derek's funeral is to be held on Monday, June 10, at Charter Chapel, Canley Crematorium, Canley Coventry at 1:45pm. Family flowers only please Donations can be made to the Mercia Therapy Centre via All enquires to Henry Ison & Son 76-78 Binley Road, Coventry, CV3 1FQ. tele 0247648 665.


Beloved husband of Lesley (deceased), much loved father of Tracy and Kerry, father-in-law of Wayne and Peter, dear brother of Brian and Margaret, Roy (deceased) and Margo and a loving grandfather and great grandfather. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, aged 79 years. Funeral service will take place at Charter Chapel, Canley Crematorium on Wednesday, June 5, at 11.30am. Flowers or donation for Myton Hospice to A Pargetter & Son Ltd, Funeral Directors, City Mews, Lamb Street, Coventry CV1 4AE (Tel: 02476 223343)

In Memoriams
Concetta PASEKA

Treasured memories of a much loved wife and mother. Always in my thoughts. Love Maria.

Graham (Gray) PICKERING

(Gray) My darling Gray a wonderful husband and father and never met grandad who passed away 14 years ago today. I close my eyes and see your face, smiling at me from a beautiful place. You tell me you are never far away and that we will meet again someday. I ask if you could stay a while because I miss your laugh, I miss your smile, then you whisper gently into my ear, I never leave you I'm always here. Love you Mr Pick hugs and kisses Mrs Pick xxxxxx

Graham (Gray) PICKERING

(Gray) A dear brother-in-law and Uncle who died 14 years ago today. Dearest Graham, a lovely caring man. We will always remember your great Sunday lunches. We think of you often Gray, and remember you with love and affection. Hoping you are enjoying a pint with Lawrence, and one day we will all be together again. We all miss you Gray. All our love, sister-in-law Norma and family xxxxx


(Late of Ericcsons) Left us 13 years ago, on May 29, 2011, now with Dad. Missing you more as time goes by, forever in my thoughts. Love from Mum

The Late Geraldine Katherine CRAVEN

Geraldine Katherine Craven R.I.P The Thornton-Craven families wish to thank all friends far and near for their messages of sympathy and floral tributes received on the sad occasion of Geraldine's death R.I.P. Also, for the numerous Mass Cards for her intention. Thanks also to Deacon Keith for his lovely service and consoling words. Thanks also for his visit to the home to organise the Order of Service for the Funeral. Thanks to Father Tom for his reading of The Lesson. Thanks to Ursula McKenna for her support, which was invaluable. Thanks to Mary & Jerry for The Mass for Geraldine, post funeral. Last but not least, thanks to A J Lloyd Funeral Directors for their professionalism, compassion and care for Geraldine while in their care. A Mass will be offered for all your intentions.

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