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REVELL, JOHN. Passed away on 20th May 2020, aged 87.  Funeral service to be held at West Wiltshire Crematorium.  Donations, if desired, in memory of John for Wiltshire Air Ambulance can be made care of DJ Bewley, 15 Bank Street, Melksham SN12 6LE. Tel: 01225 702521, or via www.bewleyfunerals.com/funeral-details.php.

EATOUGH, VALERIE 20-05-1926 – 13-05-2020. Passed away peacefully with family present Mother of Paul, Michael and Susan. Much loved Granny to 8 and great granny To 2 She will be sadly missed by all the family. A private family funeral service takes place Monday 1st June, 2.30pm at West Wiltshire Crematorium, Semington. Donations if desired are for Alzheimer’s Support via www.bewleyfunerals.com Or c/o DJ Bewley Funeral Directors 15 Bank Street, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6LE

WILKINS, SUSAN MARY nee Barnett Peacefully passed away on the 12th May 2020 at home aged 73. Dearly loved wife of the late Gerald. Mum to Steve and Clare. Nan to Mike and Chloe. Sister to Tony. A small private funeral will be held at West Wiltshire Crematorium on Tuesday 2nd June at 11.30am. There will be a Memorial gathering when circumstances allow. No Flowers, donations only in Memory of Sue going to Dorothy House and The Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

RITCHENS, ROBERT (BOB) of Melksham passed away peacefully on 3rd May 2020 aged 75 years. Dearly loved Husband of Rachel, Father to Sharon and Paul, Grampy to Rebecca, Luke, Ella and Aimee, Sadly missed by all her family and friends. Private family funeral service takes place Friday 22nd May, 2pm at Melksham Cemetery. Donations if desired are for Diabetes UK via www.bewleyfunerals.com or 15 Bank street, Melksham, Wilts. Tel 01225 702521

MOORE, JACQUELINE ELIZABETH nee Johnson Passed away peacefully on 30th April at home. Dearly loved wife, mum and nanny. Jacquie will be sadly missed by her husband Brian. Sons Matthew and James, daughter Lucy and grandsons Frankie and Fraser. Rest in Peace.  Donations if desired will go to the ‘M S Society’, and can be made via www.bewleyfunerals.com/funeral-notices

HAWKINS, DES Flt Lt Rtd Bomber Command, passed away peacefully on 26th April at the Dorothy House Hospice, aged 97. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. The family also wish to extend special thanks to those at Dorothy House who helped him through his final days. Donations if desired will go to Dorothy House, c/o D J Bewley, 15 Bank Street, Melksham, SN12 6LE. Read more about Des HERE

KNIGHT, EDWARD HENRY Passed away peacefully at Blenheim House Care Home, Melksham on 25th April 2020 aged 86. He will be sadly missed by Allyson and Ian. Also a much loved brother to Peggy and Mary. Rest in peace.

Geraldine Flowers

FLOWERS, GERALDINE passed away peacefully on the morning of Friday 17 April at Bath RUH.  Geraldine was a beautiful Mum to Graham, Angela and Sandra. Much loved Grandma and Nannie to Mark and Charlotte. Mum has joined her husband and best friend, Ronnie in heaven. Private funeral with family only at St Andrews Church on Monday 27 April with Rev Alison saying prays. Geraldine loved going to Church and the Rainbow Club to meet with all her friends.

HARDING, GRAHAM passed away peacefully at home on 11th April, Aged 93. Devoted Husband to Queenie and Much Loved Father to Sue, Tina & Sarah and a Loving Grandfather to Melissa, Rob, Emily, Harriett and Tia. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. There will be a private ceremony held for Graham at West Wiltshire Crematorium. c/o D J Bewley, 15 Bank Street, Melksham, SN12 6LE.

ELWELL, MEG (MARGARET)  Passed away peacefully at Mavern House Care Home on 27th March 2020 aged 81. Dearly loved wife of Geoff and mum of Chris and Nigel. Sadly missed by all the family in particular grandchildren Anita, Millie and Stephen. Private funeral only at West Wiltshire Crematorium. Memorial event later in the year.  Donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Support Wiltshire, c/o D. J. Bewley, 15 Bank Street, Melksham, SN12 6LE.

FILIPOWICZ. TEDEUSZ, TED, TEDDY  Passed away on March 21st 2020 aged 93. The love of Pammy’s life, the most caring Father, Grandad and Great Grandad. He will be missed forever.

YORK, SHIRLEY JOYCE, passed away peacefully on 19th March at Hungerford House Care Home, Aged 86 years. The family wish to extend enormous thanks to all at Hungerford House for making the last of her life so comfortable and happy. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. There will be a private service held for Shirley, but donations if desired can be sent c/o D J Bewley, 15 Bank Street, Melksham, SN12 6LE or online via funeral notices at www.bewleyfunerals.com‘ or at https://shirleyyork.muchloved.com

ASH, WILLIAM (BILL) died 7th June 2012.  So devoted,  you constantly remain with me in endless love. Beryl.

DIXON, OLIVE died 18th May 2011. A shared love and devotion to our irreplaceable Mum.  Terry, Beryl and Lyn.

PHILLIPS, MICHELLE MARIE 23/1/78 – 9/4/2004 (Good Friday) You are in our Hearts and Thoughts everyday Michelle, we all miss you so very much and always will. With all our love, Mum & Dad, Darren & Annabel,Darrel & Sharon and your Niece & Nephews and also now your new Great Nephew! Xxxx

DIXON, OLIVER (OLLIE) died 14th April 1979. We still cling to all those loving memories of our dear Dad.  Terry, Beryl and Lyn.


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