Woman who was aged 104 among those with funeral notices in the Leicester Mercury this week

A woman who reached the age of 104 has passed away at home. Dorothy Bonser, who was a great-great-grandmother, is among those whose funeral notices have appeared in the Leicester Mercury in the past week.

She was described as a "dearly loved mum to Jean, Geoff, Keith and the late Gillian. Devoted grandma, great grandma and great great grandma who will be sadly missed by all."

Heartfelt tributes have been made to many other recently deceased family members this week. Others listed below were aged from 54 up to 93.

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Sivakumaran BALARATNAM

Sadly, passed away On the 27th of April, aged 54 years. Siva will be missed by all that knew him.


Sadly passed away on April 21st 2024 aged 93. Beryl will be loved and missed by all her family and friends.

Dorothy BONSER

Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 4th May 2024 aged 104 years A dearly loved mum to Jean, Geoff, Keith and the late Gillian. Devoted grandma, great grandma and great great grandma who will be sadly missed by all.

John (Chunky) BRINE

Of Hinckley Road, Stoke Golding passed away on 28th April 2024 at home. Aged 73 years.

Allan Cyril BROWN

Allan Cyril Brown (F.R.I.C.S.) Passed away peacefully on Saturday 4th May 2024 aged 93 years. Dearly loved husband of Sheila, loving father to Richard & Pam and Penny & Andy and devoted grandpa to Samantha & Adam, Jessica & Will, Charlotte & Jackson and Joe. Allan will be sadly missed by all.

Marcene Gladys CROCKER

Passed away peacefully at Leicester General Hospital on 25th April 2024, aged 90 years. Loyal and loving wife to the late John Crocker and treasured aunt to Penny. Marcene was very involved with Loughborough Baptist Church.

Ronald Carl DENNIS

Known as Carl. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 1st May 2024, aged 73 years. A Loving Dad, Son, Brother and Friend, his passing is felt by many.


April 26, 2024. Peacefully with her family in Leicester and formerly from Broughton Astley and born in Deiniolen aged 85 years. Reunited with her husband Alun Wynne Evans. Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and a dear friend to many. She will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends.


Of Burbage, formerly Coventry. Passed away peacefully at home on the 28th April 2024, aged 91 years. Beloved husband of the late Molly. Much loved dad of Annette & Robert and father in law to Tom & Diana. Treasured grandad to Nicola & Mark, great grandpa to Jessica, Keira, Stephen, Paige & Oliver and great great grandpa to Harrison & Frejya.

Richard James HANCOCK

Passed peacefully away on 30th April 2024 aged 86 years. Dearly loved husband to the late Jean. Dear Father to Ian, Stuart and Malcolm, Father in Law to Karen, Lorraine & Charlotte and a much loved Grandad.


1930 - 2024 Sadly passed away peacefully at his home in Frisby on the Wreake on 8th May aged 93. A huge loss to wife Pauline, sons Chris and Steve, Daughters-in-Law Jan and Jane, grandchildren Sarah, Robbie, Alice, Jack and Tom and great grandchildren Rueben, Florrie, Beatrix, Arlo, Kasper and Frankie. A hole has been left in all our lives and we will think of you each and every day.


Passed away peacefully on May 1st aged 55. Much loved husband to Tracey, Loving dad and step dad to Jacob, Daisy and Caitlin. Loving son of Roy and Carol, brother to Gavin and Dawn. A special man who will be sadly missed and loved always.

Dorothy Muriel JOHNSON (Nee Pedge)

Dorothy Muriel Johnson (nee Pedge) Passed peacefully away at home on 27th April 2024 aged 93 years. Reunited with beloved husband Bill. Much loved Mother to Lorraine and Hazel. Greatly missed by her Grandchildren Jenny, Lorna and Josh, Great Grandchildren Max and Emmie, Sons in law Nick and John and all of her family, friends and neighbours.


Beloved Husband of Marilyn, died peacefully in Northfields House Residential Care on Friday 26th April 2024, aged 92 years. Derrick will be forever remembered for his athleticism, good humour and generosity.

Cynthia Marguerite MACKAY

Passed away peacefully on 3rd May 2024 Aged 78 Years

Matthew John (Joe) MERCER

It is with great sadness the family of Matthew (Joe) announce his passing on the 2nd of May 2024, aged 80 years, whilst in the devoted care of Langdale House Care Home, Leicester. Much loved Brother of Bill, beloved Uncle to Jacqui, Helen and Gavin, a great friend and teacher to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Patricia Jane (Pat) MOORE (Nee Raynor)

Loving wife of the late Robert Jack Moore. Passed away on 2nd May 2024 aged 78 years at the Willows Care Centre, Shepshed, after a long illness. Sister of Kathleen and the late Robert. Sister-in-Law to Ken, aunt to Stephen and Jo and Great Aunt to Jenna and Sasha. She will be sadly missed by her friends and family.

Valerie Ann MUSTON (Nee Morris)

Devoted wife to Richard and loving mother to Toria and Lucy and caring aunt to many.

Brenda OXMAN

Of East Goscote Passed away on Thursday 2nd May 2024, aged 79 Years.

Eileen Margaret PILKINGTON

Aged 87 years. Passed away peacefully on 30th April 2024. Beloved wife of the late Colin. Much loved mum to Stephen and the late Andrew.

Alan Tansley POTTER

Alan Potter formerly of Smithy Lane, Long Whatton passed away peacefully aged 87 years on May 12th 2024 at Everdale Grange Care Home. Last of a family generation of farmers at Glebe Farm, Drypot. Husband to Janet, dad to Tina, Kathy, Susan and Andrew, grandfather and great grandfather.


It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald announce his passing on May 11th 2024, aged 84 years. Much loved husband of Lindsay, father to Angie, Gill and Alison; he was also a father figure, grandfather and great grandfather to his extended family.

Gwendoline RUSSELL

Sadly passed away on Saturday 4th May 2024 aged 87 years. Gwendoline will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Eamonn RYAN

Loving husband to Karen, brother to Sean and Sue and a loving uncle. Eamonn you were taken too soon. You'll never be forgotten by everyone who knew you, you are much loved and greatly missed. God bless.

Susan Catherine (Susie) SMALL (nee Taylor)

Susie passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday 25th April 2024 aged 65. Beloved wife to Jim. Much loved Mother to James and Emma. Sister to David and Sister in Law to Gillian Sue will be greatly missed by all who knew her

Graham Low THOMSON

Passed away peacefully at home on 5th May 2024, aged 87 years. A loving husband to Margo, father to Craig, Shona and Kyle, grandfather to Daisy, Poppy & Violet. Will be sadly missed.

Kathleen (Beryl) TIMMIS

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday 1st May 2024. Aged 90 Years.


Sadly passed away on Friday 26th April 2024 aged 79 years. Chris was much loved and will be greatly missed.

Joyce Sheila WILLETT

Passed away peacefully at Bosworth Court Care Home on Friday 26th April 2024, aged 88 years. Much loved and sadly missed.


It is with much sadness that family inform of the unexpected passing of David on Saturday 4th May 2024 at the age of 81 years.

Eileen WYKES

Aged 89 years. Passed away peacefully in hospital on 20th May 2024. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving Mum and Nan.