This week's Leicester Mercury death notices (2024)

A series of touching tributes feature in this week’s Leicester Mercury death notices. The moving words look back on the lives of dear family members and the closest of friends who have all recently died.

This week’s collection features 23 notices from the recent days, weeks and months. The list includes an intensive care doctor from the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Tributes have also been paid to a former bank manager and the former owner of Hawgrip Nurseries in Enderby. Those listed are in alphabetical order.

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Sheela BHALLA

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Sheela Rani Bhalla, aged 85, passed away peacefully on 22nd June 2024, surrounded by her family. Sheela was a beloved mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Sheela's life was a tapestry of love and community service. To continue her legacy, we humbly request that instead of flowers, should you wish, please donate to a charity of your choice. The funeral service will be held at Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QG, on Monday 1st July 2024 at 11.30am.

Eileen BOOTH

Passed away peacefully at home on Thursday 20th June 2024 aged 83 years. Beloved wife of the late John, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Eileen's funeral service will be on Monday 1st July at 9:30am at Loughborough Crematorium. Family flowers only please, but donations may be made to 'Cancer Research UK' using the link https://eileen-booth.muchloved.com, Chris Meynell and Family Funeral Directors 28 Wellington Street Syston Leicestershire LE7 2LG Tel:0116 2607954 email; info@meynellfunerals.co.uk.

Helen BOWERS-LOVETT

Helen, ex owner of Hawgrip Nurseries. Sadly passed away at the Leicester Royal Infirmary on Friday 14th June, aged 70. Beloved wife to Colin. Much Loved Mum to Jane. Helen's funeral will take place at South Leicester Crematorium on Tuesday 9th July 2024 at 10am. Family flowers only please, donations can be made in lieu to Dementia UK and can be sent c/o Richard Ward Funeral Services Ltd 2b Cross Street, Enderby, Leicester. LE19 4NJ Tel: 0116 2866858 enderby@rwfs.co.uk www.rwfs.co.uk.

Russell John (Rutty) CLARK

(Rutty) Passed away on 18th June 2024, aged 91 years. Beloved husband, father and grandad. Will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Russell's funeral service will take place at 10:15am on Friday 5th July 2024 at Loughborough Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if desired for the National Council for Palliative Care may be made online at www.ansteyfunerals.com or sent to Anstey & District Funeral Service Talbott House, Leicester Road, Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AT 0116 234 0548.

Barry William Harry COMPTON

Passed away peacefully on Friday 14th June 2024 aged 86 years. Loving husband of Norma, loving dad to Mark, Tracey and Lisa, father-in-law to Liz, Phil and Stephen, grandpa to Laura, Gemma, Emily, Ellie, Jack, George, James, Becky and Ryan, great grandpa to Avah, Kolbi, Cruz, Charlie and Oakley. Will be dearly missed and loved by all who knew him. Barry's celebration of life will take place at St. Lukes Church, Thurnby on Tuesday 9th July at 12.30pm followed by cremation at Great Glen Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, are to British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK. c/o A.J. Adkinson and Son Funeral Directors 12 London Road Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5DG Tel: 0116 2712340 or online www.ajadkinsonandson.com.

Herbert Norman (Norman) DANIELS

Norman Passed away at Nightingales Nursing Home, on 19th June 2024, aged 100 years. Norman's funeral service will take place at 2:30pm on Thursday 18th July 2024 at Gilroes Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations to Anstey Methodist Church may be made online at www.ansteyfunerals.com or sent to Anstey & District Funeral Service Talbott House, Leicester Road, Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AT 0116 234 0548.

Jean Mabel DICKIE

Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday 16th June 2024, aged 93 years. Much loved husband to Gilbert Dickie (1922-2011), mother to John, Claire and Fiona, and grandmother to seven. Service of commemoration: All Saints' Church LE7 4UU, Tuesday 9th July 2024 at 12:30, followed by a reception. Family flowers only. Donations to RNLI via the Jean Dickie memorial page on Just Giving. Further enquiries c/o G E Gamble & Sons, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 57 High Street, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1GQ, Tel: 0116 2607500.

Hubert Alfred (Doddy) DODSWORTH

(Doddy) Passed away peacefully on Monday 10th June 2024 aged 94 years. Beloved husband of the late Barbara, father of Helen and Anne, grandfather to Michael, Alice, Jacob and Lucy. A service to celebrate his life will be held at All Saints Church, East Norton on Monday 1st July at 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be made to East Norton PCC c/o A.J. Adkinson and Son Funeral Directors 12 London Road Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5DG Tel: 0116 2712340 or online www.ajadkinsonandson.com.

Gerald Howard GOLDINGHAM

Passed away peacefully on 19th June 2024 aged 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Rose Mary, father of Yvonne and David and in later years husband of the late Clairé. A thanksgiving service will be held at Holywell Church, Loughborough on Monday 1st July 2024 at 12:30pm. Family flowers only please; Donations if desired and cheques made payable to The Gideons International or SASRA may be sent via G. Gamble & Sons (Quorn) Ltd. Independent Funeral Directors 101A Meeting Street, Quorn LE12 8AQ. Tel:01509 415415.

Francis Gerald (Gerry) HANEY

(Gerry) Passed away peacefully at home on 1st June 2024. Much loved husband of the late Marian, Father of Charlotte, Robin, Ursula and the late Sarah and a special Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Gerry's funeral service will take place at Mount St Bernard Abbey, Oaks Road, Coalville on Monday 8th July at 11am followed by burial at Anstey Cemetery. Donations for Alzheimer's Society will be kindly received at the service. All enquiries to Central Co-op Funeral 12b Tournament Road, Glenfield LE3 8FP Tel 0116 2322373.

Edith Grace ('Edie') HARDING (nee Gillett)

(nee Gillett) ('Edie') Edie passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Wednesday 12th June 2024 aged 94. Beloved Mum and mother-in-law to Wendy & Joe, Jackie & Brian. Cherished Nana to Phil & Jo. Great-Nana to Kasey & Riley. Edie, who, will be missed by all those who knew her. Now reunited with Ken. Edie's funeral will be held at Gilroes Crematorium on Friday 5th July at 10am. Casual dress, no black clothing as was Edie's request. Family flowers only please with donations if desired for the Leicestershire, Derby and Rutland Air Ambulance. Any further enquiries to, Central Coop 182 Thurncourt Road, Leicester LE5 2NG Tel: 0116 241 4422.

Valerie HENTON

Sadly passed away on Wednesday 12th June 2024 aged 70 years. Valerie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. The funeral service for Valerie will take place on Thursday 4th July 2024 at 11.00 am at South Leicestershire Memorial Park and Crematorium, Foston Rd, Countesthorpe, Leicester, LE8 5QP. Family flowers only by polite request. Donations if so desired to be forwarded thereafter to the family's chosen charity. All enquiries c/o Paul Pender & Son, Independent Funeral Directors, The Shakespeare, 226 Braunstone Lane, Leicester, LE3 3AS. Tel: 0116 2896608.

Derek William MITCHELL

JP (Ret'd) City of Leicester, of Upwell, Norfolk (late of Herricks Avenue, Leicester). Derek sadly passed peacefully away, aged 91, at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Kings Lynn. Beloved, precious husband of Barbara for 67 years, loving father of Claire and Kate, father in law and friend of Ken and Lee, special grandad of Romy, Zanthe and Sonny, proud great grandad of Leo, devoted brother of Anne and good friend to many. His family was his life and he will be sadly missed by us all. The Eulogy will be held at St Clements Church, Outwell, Norfolk at 2pm on Saturday 6th July and afterwards at 'The Heron', Stowbridge. Everyone will be welcome to join us to say "Goodbye".

Florence Joan (Joan) O’BRIEN

O'BRIEN Florence Joan (Joan) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 18th June 2024 aged 86 years. Joan's Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday 2nd July 2024 at 10.15am at Loughborough Crematorium, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicester. LE11 2AF All enquiries to Central Coop Funeral, 1-3 Crossways, Birstall, Leicester. LE4 4ED. Tel: 0116 2671624.

Noel Patrick OLIVIER

Passed away peacefully on 20th June 2024 aged 93. Loving husband to the late Pauline, much loved Dad to Colleen, Maria, Michele, Adrian, Paul, Lisa and Jane, Grandad to Emma, Kate, Sarah, Amelia, Phoebe, Jack, Noah, George and Hannah and Great Grandad to William, Harry, Henry, Bobby and Bonnie. Noel's funeral will take place at Great Glen Crematorium on Monday 22nd July at 12:30pm. No flowers please, donations in lieu are being collected on behalf of Dementia UK. All Enquiries and donations to Central Coop Funeral, 66 The Parade, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5BF. Tel: 0116 2710568.

David Anthony PANTHER (Dave)

(Dave) Passed away peacefully but suddenly on Friday 7th June 2024 aged 77 years. Dave's funeral service will take place at Elizabeth Park Centre, Thurmaston on Monday 15th July 2024 at 11:00 am. All flowers welcome or donations to Cats Protection. Donations are to be made payable directly to Cats Protection via G E Gamble & Sons Website https://www.gamblefunerals.co.uk/obituaries/. Further enquiries c/o G E Gamble & Sons, Independent Family Funeral Directors, 57 High Street, Syston, Leicester, LE7 1GQ, Tel: 0116 2607500.

Dr Michael Leon PEPPERMAN

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dr Mike Pepperman on Monday 17th June 2024 at LOROS. Mike spent the vast majority of his career serving the people of Leicester through his work in Intensive Care and Theatres at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. A memorial service is being held at 11:30am on Thursday 11th July at St Bartholomew's Church, Kirby Muxloe and afterwards at the Royal Oak Kirby Muxloe afterwards. Family flowers only, donations if desired for LOROS may be made online at www.ansteyfunerals.com or sent to Anstey & District Funeral Service Talbott House, Leicester Road, Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AT 0116 234 0548.

John RAWSON

Of Market Bosworth. Former Bank Manager and a valued member of the Bosworth Community. Passed away on the 9th June 2024, aged 86 years. Beloved husband of Donna. Much loved brother of Anne & John, Duane & Judie and Earl & Sandy. A dear uncle and friend to many. Committal to take place at the Heart of England Crematorium, Nuneaton on Wednesday 3rd July at 10.15am, followed by a service of Thanksgiving at St Peters Church, Market Bosworth at 11.30am to which all are welcome to attend. Family flowers only please. Donations may be made in memory of John payable to 'Donation Fund' (in which all money will be split between Bosworth in Bloom and St Peters Church) c/o G Seller Independent Funeral Directors, 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, Leics, LE10 1RH. Tel: 01455 637457 or online at www.gseller.co.uk/obituaries.

Anita Marian SMART

Passed away on 7th June, much loved and will be greatly missed by all her family. Anita's funeral will be held at Gilroes chapel on Friday 19th July at 1pm, followed by a burial at the cemetery. Smart attire please, colours welcome, doesn't have to be black. Ginns & Gutteridge 97 Swan Street Sileby Leicestershire LE127NN 01509 814404.

Margaret Winifred SMITH

Margaret passed away peacefully on Sunday 16th June 2024 aged 90. Beloved Sister to Harry and Colin. Sister to the late Michael & Eric. Much loved sister-in-law to Gail. Margaret's funeral service will be held at Gilroes Crematorium on Tuesday 9th July 2024 at 12.30 pm. Family flowers only Any further enquiries to, Central Coop 182 Thurncourt Road Leicester Tel: 0116 241 4422.

Dennis Alfred (Luke) TOWNSEND

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(Luke) In loving memory of Dennis 'Luke' Townsend who sadly passed on Saturday 27th April 2024 aged 73 years. It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our dear father, brother, uncle and friend He will be sadly missed by all who knew him Funeral service: Tuesday 23rd July 2024 2.30pm Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Rd, Leicester LE3 9QG All enquiries: funeraldennis@hotmail.com.

Doreen WILCOX

Wife of the late Bill, and mum to Julie and the late Mark. Love you, miss you loads. Lots of love. Julie, Benji, Cody and Dotty xxxx

Alfred James Nathaniel YOUNG

Passed away peacefully at Leicester Royal Infirmary on Thursday 13th June 2024. Aged 80 years. A loving and caring Dad to his two Sons Ian & Anthony. You will be sadly missed by many Always and forever in our hearts xx Alfred's Funeral Service will be held at Gilroes Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd July at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please Donations if desired, for The British Heart Foundation can be kindly received on the day. Further enquiries to Abbeyoak Funeral Service. Tel: 0116 2515639.

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