Bristol funeral and death notices this week as loved ones pay tribute

Announcing the passing of a loved one in local news media is a long-standing tradition and we are proud of the trust placed in us to make these important announcements. Every notice published to our newspaper and news site also appears on funeral-notices.co.uk – the UK’s number one site for death notices and memoriams.

Notices remain online forever, providing friends and families with a lifelong tribute to their loved one, a safe place online to share memories, add comments, photographs and make donations in memory. Each week we remember loved ones lost in our area with a funeral notice and online tribute page.

To read the latest announcements and add tributes to those from our area who have passed away, click here. Here are a selection of notices published earlier this week (December 5-December 9).

Read more: All the Bristol death notices and in memoriam last week

Death notices

Thelma Applegate
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(Woodruff/Vowels). The celebration of Thelma’s life will take place at All Saints Church Nunney at 3pm on Tuesday 13-12-2022 for family and friends. A private cremation will take place after and Thelma would like us all to wave goodbye at the church. The family would then like to invite you all to the George Inn Nunney for a buffet and farewell drink. No flowers please a collection will take place in the church for diabetes UK. Please wear some bright colours. Thelma loved bright clothes. XXXXXXX

Passed peacefully away on Tuesday 29th November, aged 84 years. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by all her family and friends. Reunited with her beloved Terry. Funeral service to take place on Wednesday 28th December 1.45pm, Westerleigh Crematorium, Woodland Chapel. Family flowers only but donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society c/o F. Woodruff Funeral Services, 2 High Street, Winterbourne, BS36 1JN. Tel: 01454 773 776

(Dannie) Passed away unexpectedly, at home on 4th November 2022, aged 88 years. Much loved father of Stephen and Vincent, Father-in-law of Anna and Tricia and Grandad of Jacob and Lucas. A wonderful man who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

(nee Cooper) passed peacefully away at home in Portishead on Saturday 3rd December 2022 aged 80 years. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Mum, what a legacy you’ve given our family to draw strength, example and encouragement from. A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Pauline will be held at Pill Salvation Army Hall on Thursday 22nd December at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, for Brightwell, West of England MS Therapy Centre may be forwarded to F. H. Halliday and Son Funeral Directors, 115 High Street, Portishead BS20 6PT. (01275) 842120.

Passed away peacefully at home on the 16 November 2022 aged 70. Devoted Father to Johanna, James, Joseph and Gerald. Much loved Grandfather to Connor, Thomas, Declan, Maddie, Draco, Tommy, Lincoln, Zoe and Ryan. Funeral service will be at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Forest Road, BS16 3QT on Friday 16 December at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Joseph can be made to support the work of St Peter’s Hospice – www.stpetershospice.org Enquiries to: R Davies & Son 381 Gloucester Road BS7 8TN 0117 9424039.

Former proprietor of The Gaiety Cinema, Knowle. Passed away peacefully on November 29th 2022, aged 96 years. He will be loved and missed by all of the family. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Chew Magna on Wednesday, December 21st at 12.00 noon. No flowers by request. Donations if desired for The R.N.L.I. are being accepted in memory of Denys by Michael W Rowe Funeral Directors, 2, The Vinery, Harford Square, Chew Magna, BS40 8RD. Telephone 01275 332565F.

Aged 90 years, of South Cheriton. On 1st December 2022, peacefully at Cookson’s Court Nursing Home, Yeovil. A much loved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. Funeral Service at Yeovil Crematorium, on Thursday 15th December at 2.40pm. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Alan are being invited for Dementia UK, c/o Harold F. Miles, Funeral Director, South Cadbury, BA22 7ES. Telephone. (01963) 440367.

Passed peacefully away at home, surrounded by his family, aged 94. Will be greatly missed by wife Mary, son Mike, Wendy and all his family and friends. Service to be held at Westerleigh Crematorium, Woodland Chapel on Thursday 15th December at 10.45am. Family flowers only. Donations to Diabetes UK or St Peters Hospice.

(O’Neill) Passed away peacefully in her sleep on 9th November at Southmead Hospital aged 87 years. Much loved wife of Mike and mum to Kathryn, Michael and Joanne. Now at peace and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Funeral service to be held on 15th December at 1pm at St. Bernard’s Church, Shirehampton, Bristol. Family flowers only. Donations to Cancer Research UK may be given on day or sent c/o: Co-operative Funeralcare, 20 High Street, Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3DU

(Known as John) John sadly passed away at Riversway Nursing Home on 28th November 2022, aged 90 years. A wonderful Father and Grandfather, he will be greatly missed by his family, his many friends and all who knew him. John’s funeral will be held at 3.30pm on Friday 23rd December 2022 at Westerleigh Crematorium in the Waterside Chapel. Family flowers only. Donations to The British Heart Foundation can be given on the day of the service. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Roy Preddy Funeral Directors. TEL: 0117 9562834

Past away peacefully at Southmead Hospital on 30th November 2022 aged 90 years. Funeral service to take place at South Bristol Crematorium on Wednesday 21st December 2022 at 2.15 pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Cancer Research UK. All enquiries c/o E C Alderwick & Son Ltd 71 High Street, Hanham, Bristol BS15 3DG Tele: 0117 935 3746

Although I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye to you, memories of childhood days in Lansdown View, and our happy days out together, since then … I will always remember. JB

Mike to his friends and family passed away peacefully on Saturday 19th November aged 69 years. A much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service to be held at South Bristol Crematorium, 12 noon on Wednesday 14th December. Any donations, if so desired, for The RNLI or Diabetes UK may be sent c/o Arthur E. Davey & Sons Ltd, 82 Silver Street, Nailsea BS48 2DS. Tel: 01275 852307

Passed away on November 19th aged 63 years. He will be sadly missed and always remembered and loved by his dad, Graham and his three brothers Colin, Nigel, Peter and their families. The Funeral Service will be held at Westerleigh Crematorium, Waterside Chapel on Monday 12th December 2022 at 10.15am. Family flowers only, Donations if desired can be made to St. Peter’s Hospice at the Funeral

(Morse) Sadly, passed away peacefully on 24th November 2022. Reunited with her husband, Larry. She will be greatly missed by Mark and Mary, Paul, John and Joanne, Jason and Tracey, her grandchildren, great-grandchild, family and friends. Funeral at South Bristol Crematorium on Thursday 22nd December 2022 at 10.30am and afterwards at Knowle Cricket Club, Broad Walk, Bristol, BS4 2RD. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, 513 Wells Road, Hengrove, Bristol BS14 9AL. Tel 0117 977 4421. Email hengrove@letsco-operate.com

Previously of 17 Cleeve Lodge Road, Downend. Passed away peacefully at Gracefields Nursing Home aged 96 years. Funeral is at Westerleigh Crematorium on Wednesday 14th December at 14.30pm. Family flowers only but donations for the Alzheimer’s society can be sent c/o HG Harris, 2a Victoria Street, Staple Hill, Bristol, BS16 5JS.

Sadly passed away suddenly aged 61 years. Funeral service to be held at Haycombe Crematorium on Monday December 19th at 12.15pm. No flowers please. Donations for the N.S.P.C.C may be sent c/o L J Guyan Funeral Directors 12 Charlton Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2JA.

(Betty) Passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday 23 November 2022, aged 91. Beloved wife of the late Ivor Gundy. She will be sadly missed by all her family, friends and neighbours Funeral will take place at Canford Crematorium on Tuesday 20 December at 3.45pm No flowers by request, donations in memory of Betty can be made to support the work of St Peters Hospice – www.stpetershospice.org Enquiries to: R Davies & Son 381 Gloucester Road BS7 8TN 0117 9424039

(nee (Morrissey) (Knowle, Bristol, formerly of Swindon, Narraghmore and Naas Co.Kildare) November, 27, 2022 peacefully in her 97th year at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in the company of her loving children. Reunited after so long with her husband Edward (Sonny). Beloved mother and grandmother, mother in law, aunt, great and great great aunt. She will be mourned and missed by all of her family and friends but her passing marks the end of a long and happy life. Requiem Mass, Monday 12th December at 10am at St Gerard Majella Catholic Church Knowle, Bristol live streamed at http:/www.gerardmajellaknowle.co.uk/live-streaming/followed by repatriation and burial in Ireland.

Passed away on 22nd November aged 93yrs. Funeral Service at South Bristol Crematorium on 14th December at 3.45pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to https://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org.

(Humphries) Passed away peacefully at home on 29th November 2022, aged 74. Beloved wife of Leslie. Loving mum of Kirsty and Tammy, and their husbands Darren and Paul, and caring Nan of Chloe, Katie, Robert and Amie. A very special lady who will be sadly missed by family and friends. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday 4th January at St Peter’s Church, Pilning at 11.00am, followed by a burial service at Mill Farm. After, you are invited to join us at The Plough in Pilning for a celebration of Elaine’s life. We kindly ask for family flowers only, but if you desire donations can be received on the day for St Peter’s Hospice. Any enquiries please contact R Davies and Son, 63 Westbury Hill, Westbury on Trym, BS9 3AD. Tel: 01179628954

Sadly passed away on December 1st at Southmead Hospital. He will be desperately missed and always loved by his wife Jan, daughters Kathryn and Sally and his five grandchildren. Neil taught at Moorlands Junior School for nearly 30 years. His funeral will be at Haycombe Crematorium on January 4th at 12.15pm. All friends are very welcome. Please don’t wear black. Family flowers only but donations appreciated for Southmead Hospital Neurosurgery Dept. Please send to Funeralcare, 116, Rodway Road, Bristol BS345PG.

(Steve) Formerly of Holbrook Common, Wick Steve passed away at home on 28th November 2022 aged 83 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday 4th January 2023 at St James The Great Church, Abson at 12 noon. Flowers are welcome or donations in memory of Steve for the Dyscover Aphasia charity may be given on the day. Bright clothing or Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. All enquiries to Roy Preddy Funeral Directors, Mangotsfield on 0117 9562834.

Passed away peacefully on Sunday 4th December 2022, aged 84 years. Much loved by all his family, who will miss you very much. Funeral to take place at South Bristol Crematorium on Wednesday 21st December at 09.30am. Family flowers only. Donations, in John’s memory, can be made payable to The friends of the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre. Thomas Davis Funeral Directors Southville Lodge Southville Road Bristol BS3 1DJ 0117 966 3268

(Bob) It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Bob Murphy on 6th October 2022, at home. He is survived by his three daughters. His funeral will take place on 19th December 2022 at 12.45pm at South Bristol Crematorium.

Victor Wilfred Osmond
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Passed away peacefully at Southmead Hospital on 26th November 2022 aged 85 years. Funeral service to take place on Thursday 22nd December 2022 Westerleigh Crematorium (Waterside Chapel) at 2.00pm. Gathering afterwards at Centuries Club Kingswood to share memories of Victor. Family flowers only please but donation if desired for The Grand Appeal (Bristol Children’s Hospital) All enquiries c/o E C Alderwick & Son Ltd 71 High Street, Hanham, Bristol BS15 3DG, 0117 935 3746.

In loving memory of Vic. Vic was a best mate of Ken and a great friend to all the family over many years. He will be sadly missed and our thoughts go out to all the family. Maureen, Deb & Rod Melksham and Partners xxx

(Known as Esme) (Rees) Passed away peacefully on 17th November 2022 at Oakhill Mansions, aged 98. Much loved wife of John Ottewell, mother of Chris and Sally, grandmother of Louise, James, Steven, Emmanuelle, Claire and Isabelle, and great grandmother to Connor, Lauren, Lilou, Noa, Louis, Yoan and Sarah. She will be sadly missed. The funeral service will take place on 13th December at Westerleigh Crematorium at 2.45pm. Family flowers only, donations in memory of Esme for British Tinnitus Association may be given on the day or sent c/o R Davies & Son, 63 Westbury Hill, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 3AD

Sue Padfield
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(GASPER) Sue Padfield of High Bank, Stratton on the Fosse sadly passed away on Saturday 26th November. Her funeral will be held on Monday 19th December at 11.30 am at St. Vigor’s Church, Stratton on the Fosse, BA3 4QT. Everyone is very welcome to attend the Church service and refreshments afterwards which will be served in the Weld Refectory/Cloisters at Downside Abbey, Abbey Road, Stratton on the Fosse, which is walking distance from the Church. There will be car parking available at Downside Abbey before and after the service, please follow the signs off the A367 (Fosseway) to Abbey Road, BA3 4RH. If anyone would like to make a donation in Sue’s memory in lieu of flowers, this would be divided between: “Childrens Hospice South West”, “The League of Friends of Paulton Memorial Hospital”, “The Stars Appeal” (Salisbury District Hospital) Donations can either be left at the church or sent to “Nick Maggs Funeral Services”, Highfield House, Bath Road, Oakhill, Radstock, BA3 5AF.

Passed away peacefully at Bamfield Lodge Care Home, Bristol on 22 November 2022 aged 99 years. Devoted husband to Stella and much loved father of Sandra and Simon, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all his family. Funeral Service to be held at South Bristol Crematorium on 22 December 2022 at 12.45pm and afterwards at The Royal British Legion, Staunton Lane, Bristol BS14 0QF. Donations in lieu of flowers to Cancer Research UK.

Passed away peacefully at home on 27th November 2022 aged 86 years. A much loved wife, mum, grandma and great grandma. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. A service to celebrate Sheila’s life will be held at Weston super Mare Crematorium on Monday 19th December at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for the British Heart Foundation may be sent c/o C V Gower Funeral Directors, The Square, Winscombe, BS25 1BS. Tel: 01934 842945 Tributes and donations may also be made at www.sheilapearce-2022.muchloved.com

Andrew Christopher Quinlan
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Passed away peacefully on 18th November 2022, aged 59 years. Much loved husband of Hilary, father of Natalie, Henry and Evie and son of Sue. Private cremation. Please join us for a Celebration of Andrew’s life on 6th January 2023 at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton BA22 8HT. Arrival at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Light refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome. Andrew’s request was that something bright should be worn and if wearing socks, please make them odd. Enquiries to Forsey and Son Funeral Directors, Willowfields, Lowerside Lane, Glastonbury BA6 9GY. Tel: 01458 831020.

Of Brent Knoll. Passed peacefully away on 22 November 2022, aged 95 years. Beloved Husband of Jean. Much loved Dad to Julia and the late Ralph. Mac will be missed by all his family and many friends. A Thanksgiving Service to be held on Friday, 16 December at St Michael’s Church, Brent Knoll at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for Alzheimer’s Society can be made online to macrich.muchloved.com or (cheques payable to the Charity) may be sent to Burnham Funeral Services of 97 Oxford Street, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, TA8 1EW. Telephone (01278) 795009.

(Nee Clark). Born 16/07/1934 – Passed away 26/11/22 Special and loving mum to Steven, Susan, Helen and Daniel and mum-in-law to Alexis and John. Doting nan to all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Retired BT telephonist (Bristol and Plymouth). Rest easy now mum and enjoy the odd glass of red. Until we meet again, all our love Steve, Sue, Helen and Dan xxxx

Passed away peacefully in hospital aged 60 years. A dear brother of Michael, son of the late John & June, brother in law, uncle and a dear friend to many. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Any enquiries regarding funeral service please contact Brunel Independent Funeral Directors, 3 Concorde Drive, Bristol, BS10 6PS. Tel 0117 374 2002

Vita Francesca Smith
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(Nee Cocchiara) Married Dennis Smith, Sons Vincenzo, David Antonio and Patrizio, Grandchildren, Silvana, Mario, Sergio, Elisa and Riccardo, Great Grandchild, Vinny. Vita came to England in 1960, and lived in Bristol with her family, she worked at an Italian restaurant in Old Market, where she met her future husband, Dennis. The couple courted for over four years until they had approval for marriage from her parents, as the Sicilian custom, they settled in Bishopston where they embraced Sicilian, Irish and English traditions. Vita with her husband took their young son to Sicily to see Vita’s family. She later went on to work at the children’s hospital on St Michaels Hill until she retired, after the death of her husband in 2006 and the loss of her son Vincenzo in 2016, she was heartbroken. To be closer to family Vita moved from Bishopston to Henleaze, where she was able to remain independent and close to her family, she will be greatly missed as La Mamma and La Nonna. The funeral will be Wednesday 21st December at St Bonaventure’s Church at 11.30am, family flowers only, donations please to the British Heart Foundation.

Passed away peacefully at Southmead Hospital on 23rd November 2022 aged 87 years. Funeral service to take place at Haycombe Crematorium on Thursday 22nd December 2022 at 11.30am. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Dorothy House All enquiries c/o E C Alderwick & Son Ltd 71 High Street, Hanham, Bristol BS15 3DG Tele: 0117 935 3746

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our son Joe after a long battle. The pain has gone now sunshine but you are forever with us, by our sides. Ian, Angie, Zack and Paige. Funeral service at Westerleigh Crematorium on 23 December 2022 at 4.15pm and afterwards at The Pavilion, Stoke Gifford Playing Fields (BS34 8XL). Family flowers only please and donations to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan (boxes available at service).

(Kiernan) 21/11/1920-30/11/2022. Passed away peacefully at home on 30th November 2022. At the amazing age of 102 years. Loving Mum of Maureen and Michael, four grandchildren Lisa, Tracy, Paul and Andrew. Ten Great-Grandchildren and six Great-Great-Grandchildren. The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday 20th December at Bernard’s Catholic Church Shirehampton at 11am. Followed by a burial at Shirehampton Cemetery. You are all warmly invited to join the family at the service and afterwards at Shirehampton Workman’s Club.

Sadly, passed away at Gloucester Royal Hospital on Monday 21st November aged 84 years. Devoted and loving husband to the late Amelia, outstanding brother to Mary and brother to Philip and the late Bill, John, Robert and Graham, uncle to many. The funeral service will be held at Forest of Dean Crematorium, Yew Tree Brake, Speech House Road Nr Cinderford on Tuesday 13th December at 11.30am. The family request no flowers but donations in memory of Bernard, if desired, for Friends of Staunton Surgery (charity no 1069938) can be made on the day or sent c/o Smiths Funeral Services, Furnace Lane, Newent GL18 1DD. Tel 01531 820474

Of Cheddar, formerly of Wedmore. Passed away peacefully at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton on 20th November 2022 aged 102 years. She will be sadly missed by Val, Samantha, Steve, Ethan, Kyle and Noah, Joanne, Pam. Rich, Steve, Kirsty and Benjamin. Dave, Ann and Rosa. Michelle, Mark, Rebecca and James. Funeral service to be held at Sedgemoor Crematorium on Thursday 15th December at 11.00am. Family flowers only but donations if desired to the British Heart Foundation may be sent to M J Sheppard Funeral Directors, Cornerways, Church Street, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3RF. Tel 01934 742885

Passed peacefully away at home on Thursday 24th November 2022 aged 72 years. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by his wife Julia, Daughters Rachael, Kellie, Grandchildren and all his family and friends. His funeral service will be held at All Saints Church Publow at 12.45pm on Wednesday 21st December 2022. Followed by a private family Burial at South Bristol Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired to St Peters Hospice or Wiltshire Air Ambulance. R Davies & Son, 10, Gilda Parade, Whitchurch, Bristol. BS14 9HY

(Taff) Former football and cricket player well known in St George & Hanham. Peter passed away on 25th November 2022 aged 82 years. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday 21st December 2022 in the Woodland Chapel, Westerleigh Crematorium at 4pm. Flowers are welcome and may be sent c/o Roy Preddy Funeral Directors, Mangotsfield on 0117 9562834.

Kenneth Barrington Woodruff
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(Ken) Passed away peacefully aged 83 years on 1st December 2022 at Avon Lodge Care Home. He will be sadly missed by son Paul, Amanda, Grace and Jedd. Funeral service to take place at Westerleigh Crematorium (Woodland Chapel) on Monday 19th December 2022 at 3.15pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Bristol Animal Rescue Centre All enquiries to E C Alderwick & Son Ltd 71 High Street, Hanham, Bristol BS15 3DG Tele: 0117 935 3746

In Memoriams

Passed away 3 years ago. Sadly missed but lovingly remembered by husband Mike & Family.

2 years to the day we lost her. Lots of treasured memories, never forgotten. Remembered by Dave, family and friends. Grandsons Callum and Ashley.

To dearest Tony, with all our love from Soozer and the girls on the anniversary of your Heavenly birthday (09.12.22) Missy purrs.

Birthday Memoriams

Happy 16th Birthday Frazer If we could write a story, it would be so true, about a special Son, that person would be you. Chapters filled with stories of happiness, joy and pain. Every time we’re feeling down, we’ll read it back again. Tears would fall on every page, on every word we penned. This story is like the love we share, it will never end. Miss you always. Lots of love, Mum, Dad and family xxxx

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