DYNAMICS ABC are hosting an amateur boxing show at Radcliffe Civic Hall on Friday, March 2.
Ramsbottom A maintained their lead at the top of the Bury and District Table Tennis League First Division, showing title-winning form to beat Prestwich C 9-1.
A NEW-look Radcliffe Borough side including former Premier League midfielder Darren Sheridan and two new loan signings ended a run of five games without a win at home to Ossett Town on Tuesday night.
MUHAMMAD Danish has won through to his second consecutive National Schoolboy Boxing Finals after he stopped semi-final opponent Daniel Stringer in the second round at Gorton on Saturday.
THE man they call “Pan” has arrived at Gigg Lane promising he’ll quickly be cooking on gas.
UNSWORTH Cricket Club have confirmed that South African all-rounder Jonathan Fowler will be returning as pro for the 2012 season.
BURY ran out worthy winners in a tight derby match at Burnley that was played out in bitter conditions.
STEVEN Schumacher has challenged the Shakers to “man up” as the going gets tough in League One.
THE crowd that gathered for the first Central Lancashire 5km Grand Prix of the series at Leverhulme Park, Bolton on Sunday led a minute’s applause for former Radcliffe AC president Terry Nortley before the race.
ELTON Vale put in a spirited performance but were knocked out of the Murray Shield after league rivals Fives Athletic scored a last-gasp winner.
WITH only two games played in the Lancashire Amateur League Premier Division, Bury GSOB took advantage with a well deserved three points to extend their lead at the top of the table.
HARD working underdogs AFC Bury were denied a place in the semi-finals of the Gilgryst Cup when they went down 3-1 at home to high flying Manchester League Premier Division rivals AVRO.
RAMSBOTTOM United suffered a major setback in their quest for the North West Counties League Premier Division title after losing at home to their fourth-placed North West Counties Premier Division rivals on Tuesday night.
OPINIONS might have differed in the camp as to whether Giles Coke deserved his red card in Milton Keynes – but there was no argument that his dismissal was a pivotal point in the Shakers’ fifth game without a win.
A BURY soccer club secretary has hit out at “foul” play.
A DETECTIVE who spent 41 years solving crimes in Bury has been recognised for his decades of service.
CONSUMER rights champions need help to research the difficulties people have when using cash machines.
A MOTORIST was believed to be driving at about 10mph when he hit and killed a cyclist, a court heard Bernard Parkes, aged 64, suffered a serious head injury and died hours after his bike was struck by Lee Kenny’s Peugeot 307, near to Bury College on March 23 last year.
18th ALEX PACHOLEK 20 February 2012 Congratulations on your 18th Birthday Love from Mum, Dad and Konrad.
KEVIN JOHN WILKINSON On February 14, 2012, peacefully in Bury Hospice, after a long illness borne with dignity and fortitude, Kevin aged 60 years and of Bury. The dearly beloved husband of Barbara, much loved dad of Paul and a dear father in law of Caroline. He would have been a devoted Grandfather to Samantha Louise, who was born into the world on the day he departed it. The Funeral service and committal will take place at Blackley Crematorium on Friday, February 24 at 1.30 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the benefit of Bury Hospice. Donations may be forwarded along with all enquiries to Paul Williams Independent Funeral Directors, 138-140 Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6AD Tel 0161-796-6018
JACKIE RIDGLEY Can't believe you are gone, You will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Love Mandy, George, Dean and Jenna xx
JOSHUA MILLS BROOKS It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Joshua Brooks on Friday, February 17, 2012, aged 89 years. Very dearly loved and loving husband of Lillian, dearly loved and caring dad to Audrey, Pauline and the late Marjorie and Stephen and a dear father in law to Keith and Mark, also a very much loved grandad of Matthew and Adam. We will all miss him so much. The funeral service will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Metro Christian Centre at 11 am. Followed by committal at East Lancashire Crematorium (Radcliffe) at 12 noon. Family flowers only please, donations if desired payable to the Macmillan Nurses or Bury Hospice c/o and all enquiries to Unsworths Funeral Service Cooper Street Bury BL9 0LJ Tel: 0161 764 8622.
LYNN SAVILLE (nee Webster) Sadly passed away peacefully in North Manchester General Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, aged 48 years. Lynn will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. Peace perfect peace, God Bless. We love you dearly, Benjamin and Charlotte, Mark, Pauline and Carol and all the family x x x Reunited with Mum and Dad, the late May and John Webster. The funeral service and interment will take place at St. Mary’s C of E Church, Prestwich on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 3pm. The family have requested no black to be worn where possible. All flowers and enquiries to Luke Martin of Lilleywhite Funeral Service, Prestwich. Tel: 0161-773 2749
JOSEPH ODDIE February 12 A heart of gold stops beating, Two smiling eyes at rest, God took the best, Rest In Peace. Jean and Brian
GEORGE GERRARD 6.3.1928 - 16.2.2012 Died suddenly at Elmhurst, Whitefield and of Bury. Husband of Dorothy and loving father of Lynne and Andrew. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn't go alone, A part of me went with you, The day God called you home. My lovely dad, Love you always. All enquiries please to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane, Radcliffe. Tel: 0161 723 2383
IRENE (RENE) LEIGH On February 14, 2012, peacefully in hospital and of Ainsworth, aged 88 years. Beloved wife of the late William, loving mum of Ann and Brian, dear mother in law of Keith and Karen, loving nana of Darren, loving grandma of Sarah and Mark and much loved gran of Morgan, Sophie, Felicity, Billy and Emma. The service will be at Ainsworth Parish Church today Thursday, February 23 at 12.15pm followed by committal at Radcliffe Crematorium at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please donations if so desired cheques only made payable to The British Heart Foundation to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane, Radcliffe, M26 2TQ. Tel 0161 723 2383.
ROY HALSTEAD On February 14, 2012, peacefully in hospital and of Tottington, Roy, aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Mavis, loving dad of Stephen and Colin, dear father in law of Shelley and Nicola, loving grandad of Katie, Marcus, Olivia, Sebastian, Georgia and Lucy and dear brother of Geoffrey. Was cremated at Radcliffe crematorium on February 22, 2012. Donations if so desired in lieu of flowers, cheques only please made payable to Diabetic UK or to Bury Hospice and send to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane, Radcliffe. M26 2TQ. Cherished memories of Roy. Brother of Geoff and brother in law of Elizabeth, uncle of Ian and Russell and great uncle of Nicholas, Ben, Victoria, Owen, Tom and Alice. Rest in Peace.
MILLICENT IRENE THORN ‘Millie’ Passed away peacefully at Fairfield Hospital on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, aged 91. Beloved wife of the late George, loving mother of Pat and Christine, mother in law of Michael and Micky and also a much loved nanny. Funeral service to take place at East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe on Thursday, February 23, at 11.00 am. All enquiries to Bernadette Gibson Funeral Director, Fairfield House Funeral Home, 289 Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7SA. Tel: 761 6214
WALTER HEAVEN On February 6, 2012, peacefully whilst in hospital aged 86 years. Ex-Royal Navy, retired GMP officer with 30 years service. Beloved husband of the late Julia, now reunited. Much loved dad of Walter, Stuart, Julia, Ian, Neil and Diane, dearest brother of Amy and the late Margaret, loving uncle, father in law, brother in law, grandad and friend to many. Rest in peace Dad x x x x x x Funeral service to take place at St Hilda’s Church, Whittaker Lane, Prestwich on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 1.30pm prior to interment at St Margaret’s churchyard. Funeral flowers acceptable or donations if preferred to either Diabetes UK or St Hilda’s Church PCC. All donations & enquiries to Lilleywhite Funeral Service, Kenyon House, Bury Old Road, Prestwich, M25 1JA. Tel: 0161-773 2749
ALAN MELELEU Of Tottington Passed away peacefully aged 74 years, after a short illness on February 16, 2012. Much loved husband of the late Ann, a loving brother, brother in law, uncle, great uncle and friend to many. Family flowers only, donations if desired payable to Cancer Research UK. Funeral service will take place tomorrow, Friday, February 24 at East Lancashire Crematorium, Radcliffe at 3.00pm. All enquiries and donations to Co-operative Funeralcare, 22 Silver Street, Bury. BL9 0EX. Tel. No. 0161 764 4177 A golden heart stopped beating, Two smiling eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best, Of all the precious gifts in life, How ever great or small, To have you as a brother, Was the greatest of them all. One thing we are sure of, And that’s without a doubt, You’re so wonderful to think of But so hard to live without. Rest in peace Alan. God Bless. Sister Linda and brother in law Derek Fondest memories of a dear brother in law and uncle. Reunited with Ann. Both sadly missed. Frank, Margaret, Edward and family Always in our thoughts. Sister in law Jean and family You were a truly lovely man and no words can express how much we will miss you, And how proud and lucky we have been, to have you as our uncle. You will never be forgotten and always in our hearts. All our love, Neil, Janet, Amy, Joe and Fay We have been so proud to have you as our uncle, You brought us so much joy and laughter, Our lives will not be the same without you, You have always been there for us, And we were so privileged to be there for you. All our love, now and always, Andrew and Gail x x x x The best uncle anyone could wish for, who never failed to make us smile. Missing you always. lots of love, Sarah, Stephen, Jessica and Jamie x x x x It’s an honour and a privilege to have had you as our uncle, Always there for us, always kind, loving and funny, A true gentleman. Miss you more than words can say, Always in our hearts, Always in our thoughts, Never forgotten. All our love Karen, Chloe and Emily x x x Rest in peace, dear friend, Will be sadly missed. Bernard and Janice
MARGARET MELIA Passed away after a short illness, aged 93 years. Loving mum to Bernard, Ann, Stuart, Eric and Linda. Funeral to take place Monday, February 27 at Rochdale Crematorium at 3pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to The Salvation Army. All enquiries and donations (cheques only please) to Co-operative Funeralcare, 22 Silver Street, Bury, BL9 0EX Tel: 0161 764 4177
Look Who's SASHA ROSTRON February 20. Congratulations. Love, all the family. xxx
18th LAURA JAYNE BROOKS 17.2.2012 To all the world you are 18 to us you are all the world Lots of love Mum, Dad, Lucy and Liam xxxxxx
ADRIAN ATKINSON Happy Birthday February 21. We send you all our love. Mum, Lawrence and Gran xxx
JONES MULLARKEY Denise & Pete Jones are delighted to announce the engagement of their son Gareth to Catherine, eldest daughter of Elaine & Greg Mullarkey. Lots of love from both families.
50th ANN WYLIE Can you believe it? Ann Wylie is 50! 17th Feb With lots of love from all the family, Col, Deane, Helen, Scott, Brogan, Jenny and Katie xx
ALLAN SMITH On February 17, 2012, peacefully at his home in Radcliffe, aged 85 years. Beloved husband of the late Catherine, loving father of Janice and Patricia, much loved grandad of Chris, Ian, Martin and Claire and great grandfather of Becky, Lauren and Megan. The service and committal will be at Radcliffe Crematorium today Thursday, February 23 at 10.00am. Family flowers only, donations if desired for the hospice at home, cheques only made payable to Bury Hospice may be forwarded to Silletts Funeral Service, Spring Lane, Radcliffe, M26 2TQ. All enquiries tel 0161 723 2383.
THOMAS ARTHUR KING Died February 19, 2012, peacefully at Fairfield Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Mary, father to Martin, Jill and Suzanne and grandfather to Lauren, Ellie, Anna, Thomas, Andrea, Daniel and Rachel. Sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Christies Hospital care of the Funeral Director. All enquiries to Bernadette Gibson Funeral Director, Fairfield House Funeral Home, 289 Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7SA. Tel: 761 6214.
TED ANDREW We can't believe we will never see your face again, Or see your smile, or hear your jokes, or share a meal. My heart is truly broken. We will never forget you. Love always Linda and Phil.
BRIAN SHAW On February 17, 2012, most suddenly at home in Greenmount, Brian, aged 67 years. Beloved wife of Christine, devoted father of Suzanne, dear father in law of Mike, dearly loved grandad of Hannah and Sophie and son in law of Hilda. All enquiries to Silletts Funeral Directors, Spring Lane, Radcliffe. 0161 723 2383
CLARA PHILLIPS Peacefully on February 11, 2012, aged 89 years. Loving wife and carer to the late John Phillips, sister to the late Irene Neill, mum to Stephen and Alan, grandma to four,and great grandma to seven. Warm thanks to Bank House Care Home staff and district nurses of Bury for their excellent care. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to the Alzheimers Society. Service to take place at Christ Church URC, Burnage Lane, Manchester on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 10.00am followed by committal at Manchester Crematorium at 11.20am. All enquiries to Charles Robb & Sons Funeral Directors, 22 Errwood Road, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2PA Tel: 0161 224 1200.
BEATRICE RIGBY (nee Ball) On February 13, 2012, Beatrice, aged 86 years. The beloved wife of Frank, loving mum of Brian and Paul, and the dearly loved sister of Elsie and Syd. The funeral service took place at Rochdale Crematorium on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Donations in lieu of flowers to Bury Hospice please. All further enquiries please to Brierley’s Funeral Service, Rochdale. Tel: 01706 641 344
MALCOLM TAYLOR On February 15, 2012 peacefully at home in Prestwich, Malcolm aged 64 years. The dearly loved husband of Diane, much loved dad of Wayne and Paul, dear father in law of Jane and Kelly and a devoted grandpa of Stacey, Katie, Jordan, Charlie, Anthony and Amy. The funeral service took place on Tuesday, February 21, at Agecroft Crematorium. Donations are being accepted in lieu of flowers for Parkinson’s UK or Cancer Research UK. All donations and enquiries to Lilleywhite Funeral Service Tel 0161 773 2749.
ELSIE ISHERWOOD In memory of my dear wife, who died February 25, 2003 Memories keep you near and dear. Loving husband Eric and son David
EDWARD GEORGE JACKSON February 24, 1972. Loving memories. Can't believe it's 40 years today, The Angels came and took you away. Still loved and missed. Loving wife Jean, daughter Lynn, son Stephen and grandchildren xx
BRENDA and JOSEPH OUTRAM In loving memory of Brenda and Joseph Outram. We can't have all the old days back, when we where all together, But secret tears and loving thoughts will stay with us forever. God bless you mum and dad. From Stephen, Peter, Les and Netty
JIMMY LYONS 1/3/1950-8/2/2012 If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, I would walk right up to heaven to bring you home again. No farewell words were spoken, No time to say good bye, You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow, What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Love you forever Enid. God saw that you were weary a cure was not to be, He put his arms around you and whispered come with me. From mother and family. He suffered in silence when no one knew, he didn't deserve what he went through. Then God saw him looking weary and did what he thought best. He closed his eyes so gently and whispered come and rest. From Eric, Norma and Shirley.
JOHN JOSEPH McCLEARY (Died February 3, 2012) John's family wish to thank everyone who offered sympathy and support following their recent bereavement, to those who sent cards, messages and flowers, thank you. Our thanks to Father Manock and those who attended the funeral Mass and the family wish to acknoweledge the caring staff of Ward 20 and the kind support from the Sillett family.
ANNE KING John and family would like to sincerely thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy, cards and donations during their recent sad loss of a much loved wife, mum and grandma. Particularly, thanks to Father Paul Cannon and Father Michael Clearry for a sincere and moving Requiem Mass, to all Silletts Funeral Service for all their guidance and support and to Sharon Beech and parishioners of Guardian Angels for their caring help and kindness. For all those who were able to attend Anne's funeral it make us so proud to know how much she was loved by all who knew her, God Bless You.
GEOFF CHADWICK Margaret and the family of the late Geoff Chadwick would like to offer their sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbours for the messages and cards of condolence and donations made to Macmillan Cancer Care in memory of Geoff. Thank you to Ian taylor for his kind ministrations and to all who attended Geoff's funeral service at Heywood Cemetery and finally thanks to the management and staff at Kavanagh and Coates Funeral Services for the professional manner in which they made all the arragements.