At a time of loss, words can offer some much needed comfort to those left behind. And these words can act as such a comfort many years later too.
Memories of lives shared, adventures embarked on, a love that stood the test of time, or a friend that made life all the more special; each week Bristol Live shares the messages of Bristolians who have lost someone close to them.
Some of these tributes have been sent to the Bristol Post as a way of sharing the sad news and happy memories of someone who has passed away, in the form of death and funeral notices.
Read more: All the Bristol death and funeral announcements this week
Below are the death and funeral announcements, as well as some messages shared on the anniversary of a loved one’s death, between April 8 to April 15. They are listed in alphabetical order, by surname.
If you wish to share a message or tribute for a friend or relative, leave donations or find out funeral details, you can do so by visiting the Funeral Notices website and searching for Bristol Post.
Sadly passed away, Wednesday April 6 in Hazlewood Nursing Home.
Auntie Joan you were a great person to look after for the last several years. You are at peace now. Love Gerald, your nephew. Funeral arrangements to follow.
Joan Margaret Ballinger
Aged 92 years. Now at rest. Funeral Service to be held at Canford Crematorium on Tuesday April 26, 2022 at 10am. Any enquiries to Brunel Funeral Directors on 0117 374 2002.
Kenneth Bartlett passed away peacefully on March 20, 2022 aged 99 years. Funeral service to take place at Westerleigh Crematorium, Waterside Chapel on May 3, 2022 at 2:45pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Peters Hospice, in memory of Kenneth.
Sylvia Mary Casey
Passed away on March 15 2022. Funeral service will be held at Canford Crematorium on Wednesday April 13 at 3pm. Sylvia’s family have requested that donations in memory of Sylvia will be to the Salvation Army. There will be the opportunity to donate at the end of funeral service.
(nee Holtham) Suddenly on March 30, aged 81 years.
Dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Funeral Service at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium, Wednesday April 20 at 11.30am.
Family flowers only, donations if desired to The British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK c/o Keith C Britton & Son Funeral Directors, 10 High St, Yatton, BS49 4JA or Online via much loved.com.
Kevin and Nigel and their families would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy, their donations to Lymphoma Action, the many beautiful flowers and for attending Marguerite’s funeral service. Please accept this note as our personal acknowledgement and heartfelt gratitude.
Diane Patricia Ellis
Passed peacefully away on Wednesday April 6, aged 78 years. She will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered by all her family & friends.
Funeral service to take place on Tuesday May 10 at 11:00am Westerleigh Crematorium, Waterside Chapel.
All welcome to attend. Family flowers only. Donations in Diane’s memory may be made to St Peter’s Hospice. C/O H G Harris Funeral Directors, Cavendish House, 2a Victoria Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5JS.
Ivor Victor Franklin
Passed peacefully away in the Bristol Royal Infirmary on March 17 2022 aged 96 years.
Husband of Joan and Father of David, now at peace together, Father of Chris and Philip, Grandfather of Becci, Ellie and Scott, Great Grandfather of Emily.
Will be sadly missed.
The funeral service will take place on Wednesday April 20 2022 at Canford Crematorium, 11.15am.
Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Ivor may be given to the RNLI.
Clive Allan Gowen
Clive sadly passed away on March 18 2022, aged 57 years. He will be greatly missed by his wife Kim, his family and his many friends.
Clive’s funeral will be held at 1.15pm on Friday April 29, 2022 at Westerleigh Crematorium in the Waterside Chapel.
Donations to Friends of Huck Charitable Organisation can be given on the day of the service. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roy Preddy Funeral Directors. TEL: 0117 9562834
John Gwynne Grenfell
Beloved wife of Patricia and father of Rowena and Jennifer and grandfather of John, Luke, Kira and Hazel Funeral service at St Mary’s Stoke Bishop, Mariners Drive BS9 1QJ on Thursday April 21 at 2.30pm followed by a private committal at Canford Crematorium.
Donations in lieu of flowers to support Luke’s fundraising expedition: See Bristol2Beijing.org All enquires to R. Davies & Son Funeral Directors, 63 Westbury Hill, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3AD. Tel 0117 9628954
Merrice John Hamblin
Merrice sadly passed away at Avon Lodge Care Home on March 26 2022, aged 87 years.
Much loved Dad and Granfer of daughter Amanda, partner Pete and Grandson Liam.
You will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered always. Now reunited with beloved wife Rita.
Merrice’s funeral will be held at 3pm on Thursday April 21 2022 at South Bristol Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations to British Heart Foundation can be given on the day of the service.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roy Preddy Funeral Directors. TEL: 0117 9562834
Bridget Esther Hassell
In loving memory of my wonderful wife Bridget. Who left me and my family 3 years ago today.
My darling Bridget how I miss you. You were my wife, a mother and grandmother. My lover and best friend. When you died, my heart was broken.. No one knows my sorrow that I try so hard to hide, but losing you my love has left me completely empty inside.
I will remember you forever, the wonderful life we had together with our family. 59 years of marriage full of happiness and then came sorrow and tears. I loved you in life my darling and I still love you now. Goodnight and God bless you my love until we meet again. Loving Husband Ken, Sons Paul & Christopher, Grandsons Joe & Ryan, Daughters in law Colleen & Teresa, Granddaughter in law to be Shelby. X x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x X
Passed away at home peacefully with his family around him on Monday April 4 2022 aged 90. A dearly loved Dad, Father in law and Grandad. Now reunited with his late wife June. Funeral to take place at South Bristol Crematorium on May 3 2022 at 1:30 pm. Donations if desired to RNLI.
(Mikey) Passed away at Oaktree Care Home on April 5 2022 aged 78 years after much suffering and pain. I am lost without you, but could not wish for you to suffer anymore. Love you loads, your loving wife Heather.
Dad, you were the strength within our storms. Our lives were filled with your love and laughter Dad, you will be greatly missed with each passing day. All our love Kevin and Suzanne.
Our grandad/great grandad was always there whenever we needed him. A piece of our hearts has been lost with him and we will miss him greatly everyday. We will love him forever with love from all of the Grandchildren.
Who will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by all of his family and friends. Funeral Service to take place at Westerleigh Crematorium on Wednesday May 11 at 12:30pm. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to The Stroke Association c/o F Woodruff Funeral Directors 118 – 120 Station Road, Yate Tel: 01454 320005.
In loving memory of much loved brother-in-law who will always be remembered for the good times. Bett, Marg, Gord and family xx.
Raymond John Hunt
19/12/1931 – 25/03/2022 In Loving memory of my big brother Raymond. Passed away peacefully at home. Now you can walk the Moors once more with your darling Wife and Soul mate. Always in my heart, your little sister Janet and all your family here in NZ. Rest in Peace and Love
John Stanley Kendall
Passed away at his home on Sunday March 20 2022, aged 89 years. Funeral service to be held at South Bristol Crematorium on Wednesday April 20 2022 at 2:15pm. Donations in memory of John for CLIC Sargent may be given on the day or sent care of Thomas Davis Funeral Directors, Southville Lodge, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1DJ. Tel: 0117 966 3268. Tributes and donations may also be made via John’s memorial page by visiting bristol.ourmemorialpages.co.uk.
Todd Paul Andrew King
(Toddy) Time marches on but your loss still fills our hearts every day. Shine bright in the stars my beautiful boy. I know you are watching over us and still walk beside us in all we do. Love Mum, Dad, Jenna, Jorgie & Ben xxx
Alfred Ernest Moore
April 13 2015. One thing’s for certain, all else is lies. The flower blooms then forever dies. Death is a curtain, sweep it aside. For in our hearts and our memories, you are alive. Nikki
Mum one year today you left us (April 10). We love and miss you every day. Loving children Roger and Sandra x
Died on Monday April 4 2022. Beloved and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A Requiem Mass will be held on Friday May 6 at 2pm, at Holy Trinity Church, Bristol BS7 8ST.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made via bank transfer to the Holy Trinity Horfield PCC Charity Account. To provide aid to those in distress in Ukraine. May Rita rest in peace, and rise, with Christ, in glory. Enquiries to: R Davies & Son 381 Gloucester Road, BS7 8TN. 0117 9424039.
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Dear son Martin, This day is remembered and quietly kept, Words are not needed, I shall never forget. Loving and missing you always. Love Mum xx
Anthony Frederick Silcocks
(Tony) Passed away peacefully on March 26 2022, aged 83. Husband of Maureen, now at peace together. Father of Angela and Andrew. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. The funeral service will be at Westerleigh Crematorium in the Woodland Chapel on Wednesday May 11 at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Tony may be given to support the work of the British Red Cross.
Enquiries to: R Davies & Son 381 Gloucester Road BS7 8TN 0117 9424039
(née Smart) Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family just as dawn was breaking on Sunday April, 3 aged 77. Much loved wife, mother, sister, friend and grandmother. Funeral service to be held at Haycombe Crematorium, Top Chapel on Thursday April 21 at 3pm. Donations, if desired, to Dorothy House Hospice online and may also be sent c/o L J Guyan 12 Charlton Rd Keynsham, Bristol. BS31 2JA
Elaine Kay White
(Wife of the late Cyril, Mother of the late Leslie and Michael and retired Publican of Manor House, Chedzoy) passed away peacefully on March 28 2022, aged 84. A Funeral service will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Chedzoy on Wednesday April 13 2022 at 2pm followed by interment. Family flowers only please. Arrangements are being made by H Biffen & Sons Ltd. 32 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater Tel: 01278 423333
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