Surrey death announcements and funeral notices from the last week

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Here are a selection of notices published earlier this week.

Death Notices

Michael ASHBOLT

Of Littleton, died peacefully at Freeland’s Croft in Church Crookham on 26th December 2022, aged 83 years. Devoted husband, father and grandfather. Funeral service at Guildford Crematorium on Tuesday 24th January at 12.00 noon. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Alzheimer’s Society – www.michaelashbolt.muchloved.com. Cheques can also be sent c/o Paul Weightman, Godalming Funeral Service, Meadow Croft, Bridge Road, Godalming GU7 3DT Tel 01483 970610.

Macdonald (Don) BOOKER
Don Booker
Don Booker

(Don) Don Booker passed away peacefully at home on 4th December 2022 aged 94, after a short illness. Cremation at Randalls Park, Leatherhead, Monday 16th January 9.30am. Greatly missed already.

Leslie CORT

Leslie passed away on December 26th at Signature Care Home, Sonning, aged 98. Formerly of West Meads, Guildford. Reunited with his beloved wife, Jean. Funeral service to be held at Reading Crematorium on Monday January 16th at 3:00pm. Enquiries to Cyril H Lovegrove 58 Briants Avenue Caversham Reading RG4 5BA Tel: 0118 9461393.

Sally Anne COZENS

Ex Matron of Cranleigh Village Hospital, beloved wife of the late John Cozens, Headmaster of Glebelands School, died peacefully on January 6th at Frimley Park Hospital. Funeral service is to be held at Cranleigh Methodist Church on January 27th at 2.15pm, followed by refreshments at Cranleigh Sports and Social Club. Family flowers only, with donations, if desired, to The Prostate Project c/o Cranleigh Funerals 01483-275758.

Robert GENT

Known as Bob, from Guildford. Passed away peacefully on 26th December 2022 at Hooklands Care Home. Devoted husband to Irene Marjory Gent. Dearly loved father to Angela, Deborah, Paul & Simon, father-in-law to Trevor, Rick, Steve, Kim & Jo. Treasured grandfather to Luke, Daniel, Becky, Charlotte, Anna, Faye, Edward, Stephanie, Suzanne & Sarah. Funeral service to take place at Chichester Crematorium on 16th January 2023 at 12:30. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, will be gratefully received for The British Heart Foundation. All enquiries C/O FA Holland Funeralcare, 4 New Parade, Cakeham Road, East Wittering, PO20 8EA. 01243 671 396.

Raymond Barry GIDMAN

Barry passed away peacefully at home in Surrey, aged (a proud) 90. A devoted father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed. Funeral service at St Mary’s Church, Walton-on-Thames at 10.30am on Tuesday 31st January. Family flowers only please with donations to Princess Alice Hospice (pah.org.uk).

Cyril HUGHES

Formerly from West Horsley and East Clandon, passed away peacefully at home in Ripley on the 1st January 2023 with family by his side. Funeral service is to take place on Thursday 26th January 2023 at 11.15am at Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming, GU7 3DB. No flowers please, but donations if desired to Phyllis Tuckwell via the link – https://cyril-hughes.muchloved.com/

Graham Vine JACKMAN

Died 1 January 2023, aged 94 peacefully at Anchorstone Nursing Home in Farnham. Beloved husband of the late Jean Moreen Jackman who died of Multiple Sclerosis in 2013. Formerly of Kingfield Drive, Woking. Funeral Friday 27 January 11.00 am at Woking Crematorium. Donations, if desired, to the MS Society c/o Thorne-Leggett Funeral Directors on 01252 715520.

Richard MACKENZIE FREEMAN

In loving memory of Richard Mackenzie Freeman who died on 9th December 2022. Much loved Husband of Helen, father to sons John, Mark and Simon. Father in law to Sue and Mary. Loving grandpa to Ben, Sasha, Rosie and Charlotte. He will be much missed. The celebration of his life will take place on Monday 16th January 2023 at Guildford Crematorium at 2:15pm. Then following on to The Three Horseshoes Thursley. Family flowers only and informal dress code. If wished donations to, Variety the children’s charity and Cancer Research UK. Enquiries to J Gorringe & Son F/D- 01483 416403.

Sheila OVERTON

Aged 92, passed away peacefully on 11th December after a short illness. She will be sadly missed by Suzanne, Peter, Shirley and Valerie. Funeral to be held at South Holmwood Church on 26th January at 11am.

John Frederick SMITH
John Frederick Smith
John Frederick Smith

Sadly passed away on 20th December 2022 aged 90. Widower of Nita, much loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. He loved to make people laugh and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. The service will take place at St. Nicolas Church, Cranleigh on Monday 30th January 2023 at 1pm. Following a private burial, all will be warmly received at Wey Valley Indoor Bowls Club, Guildford. Family flowers only but donations if desired to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Farnham. Enquiries to Cranleigh Funerals 01483-275758.

Cyril (Bob) SMITH

Of Briarwood Nursery, died peacefully, aged 94 years. He was much loved and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral to take place on Monday 16th January 2023 at Emmanuel Church, Mayford at 13.00. Flowers welcome Donations if desired to British Heart Foundation c/o the funeral directors or via web: alangreenwoodfunerals.com. Alan Greenwood & Sons Funeral Directors, 66 Send Road, Send, GU23 7EU.

In Memoriams

Doris COOPER (Page)
Doris Cooper
Doris Cooper

(Page) Can’t believe it is two years since you were taken from us (11.01.21). You are missed and loved every day. Lovely memories sustain us until we meet again. It is a comfort to know you are reunited with your loving husband (Bert). All our love always, Val, Peter & Jack and John, Ann Marie and family xxx

John Edward LAMBERT

16th January 2011. In Loving Memory of a dear husband, dad and grandad. Forever in our hearts. Rosemary, Jonathan and Jan, Jane and Robert, Matthew, Graham, Adam, Owen, and Edwin x

Clare WHIFFIN

19.1.35 – 12.1.15. Never forgotten. Love Jacky and Family. xxx

To add your own tributes to the loved ones from our area, or to publish a notice for your loved one, visit funeral-notices.co.uk. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those we have lost.

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