Here are the death announcements carried in the SNJ this week.


of Minchinhampton, widow of Norman Alan Baker.

Died on 15th November 2020, aged 90 years at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

A small family funeral will take place on Wednesday 9th December, 2pm, at Holy Trinity Church Minchinhampton.

Greatly loved mother to Jenny, Lucy and Katy, mother-in-law to Jonathan, James and Andy and grandmother to eight grandchildren.


Formerly of Uplands.

Passed away peacefully on 8th November aged 95 years.

Husband of the late Pat, Dad to Carol and David, Grampy to Chris and a friend and colleague to many.

Funeral service will be on Monday 7th December at 12.30pm at Gloucester Crematorium.

Flowers welcome.

For further details please contact Philip Ford & Son Funeral Directors, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos GL5 4ES.

Tel. 01453-763592


of Chalford.

Died on 13th November 2020, aged 88 years.

Loving husband to Margaret, father of Andrew and brother to Jackie.

There will be a private family funeral with a service of thanksgiving at a later date.

Donations in lieu of flowers to The Cotswold Canal Trust may be sent to: Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House,

Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AR Tel. 01453 790900

or online at


Peacefully passed away at Cheltenham General Hospital on the 12th November 2020, aged 80.

Beloved husband of Thelma and Father to Floyd, Nicholas, Chris, Shelley and Cathrin. Father in Law to Shirley, Sandra and Alan.

Grampy ‘Bo’ to Megan, Emma, Rachael, Curtis, Chloe, Jordan Jade and Aidan. Only Brother to Jill.

There will be a private funeral at St. Swithun’s Church, Leonard Stanley.

Donations in lieu of flowers, may be sent for The Salvation Army c/o Allen-White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King’s Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3JG.

Tel: 01453 822409


It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Barbara Sheila Philpott, née Townley at home on November 13th 2020.

Very much missed by her loving husband Robert (‘Bob’) who was by her side to the end, daughters Francesca and Anna, sons Daniel, Edward and Benjamin and her eight grandchildren.

Predeceased by her dear brother Derek and sadly missed by sisters Veronica and Frances, brother Richard, nieces and nephews and all of her extended family, her foster families and friends of whom she thought so much.

The funeral of Barbara Philpott will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton 1.30pm on Friday 27th November.

Due to current restrictions only immediate members of the family may attend the service.

Reverend Canon Howard Gilbert has very kindly arranged the live-streaming of the funeral. The service can be viewed on-line at either or on Zoom using meeting code 3869678340 followed by password 1662.

If you would like to bring flowers, these may be left at the lychgate or can be ordered through Philip Ford & Son Funeral Directors on 01453 763 592.

In memory of Barbara, donations may be made to the Born Free Foundation, a charity close to her heart, at

Please contact Philip & Son Funeral Directors on 01453 763592 with any further queries. Thank you.


Sadly passed away at home on Saturday 14th November, 2020 aged 66 years.

Much loved husband, father and grandfather “Tattat”.

Due to the current circumstances an invite only funeral service will take place on Monday 7th December at Gloucester Crematorium, 1.30pm.

The family will be having the service live streamed, should you wish to watch this online please contact Philip Ford for details.

Donations in memory of Dave for Cancer Research can be sent by cheque c/o Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4ES.


Cheryl died peacefully at Leckhampton Hospice on Wednesday 18th November, aged 64.

Much loved mother to Anthea and Zoë, and adored grandmother to Finlay, Ruben, Seth and Bodhi.

A popular face around Nailsworth, Cheryl will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

A private funeral will take place on Friday 4th December.

Family flowers only. Donations for the hospice – in lieu of flowers - will be gratefully received and can be sent via this link:


Of Stonehouse.

Sadly and unexpectedly passed away on 6th November 2020, aged 74 years.

A much loved husband of Dawn, father of Gemma, Sophie and Christopher, a dear grandfather and father-in-law

Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will take place.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu for Teckels Animal Sanctuary may be sent c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud. GL5 3AR. Tel. 01453 790900