Here are the death announcements carried in the Stroud News and Journal this week.

Mary Bovey

Of Brimscombe, died peacefully on February 9, 2021, aged 87 years.

Beloved wife of Franklyn, mother to David and Peter, grandmother to Josh, Jade and Ryan, great-grandmother to Kyle, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, auntie and friend to many.

Due to current circumstances a private, family funeral service will be held.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to The Lullaby Trust may be sent to Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AR, or online at

Pamela Brooks “Pam”

Pam died peacefully at home after a short illness on February 8, 2021, aged 97 years.

Much loved wife of the late Charles, mother of Janet, Andrew, José and Fiona, grandmother of James, Amy, Lauren, Edward, Pamela, Pearl, Joanna and Francisca, great-grandmother of Seve and India.

Nigel Leonard Burt

Of Painswick, passed away peacefully at Cheltenham General Hospital on February 7, 2021 aged 87 years.

Dearly loved by his wife Jane, son Tim, daughter Sarah, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Formerly of Bristol and Bath, he lived the last 19 years in Painswick where he was well known in the local community.

Private funeral with celebration later in the year.

He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Donations if desired For St Mary’s Church Painswick, Marah (charity for the homeless in Stroud) or RNLI may be sent to Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, GL5 3AR, or online at

Richard John Hensley

Former employee of Daniels / John Brown (1970’s/1980’s).

Died peacefully at home after a battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, aged 74 years.

Much loved husband of Kay.

Father of Caroline, Elizabeth and Pauline.

Grandfather to Chloe and Olivia.

Funeral Service to take place at Gloucester Crematorium on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3pm (live streamed).

Due to current restrictions a celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date.

Family flowers only please.

Donations, if desired, may be sent for St. Cyr’s Church (payable to Stonehouse PCC) c/o Allen-White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King’s Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3JG. Tel: 01453 822409.

Gloria Violet Hopkins (formerly Hathaway)

Passed away peacefully at Brunswick House, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, aged 75 years.

Beloved wife of John, much loved mother of Paul and Lorna, dear sister to Joan and Mike, she will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

Due to government restrictions, attendance at the funeral is by invitation only.

Flowers welcome, or donations, if desired for St Cyr’s Church (cheques only, payable to Stonehouse PCC), may be sent c/o The Vicarage, Elm Road, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 2NP.

Gerald (Gerry) Douglas Luff

Of Dudbridge, Stroud, eldest son of Ronald and Grace Luff, has sadly passed away at the age of 80 on February 2, 2021.

He is survived by his wife Ann (formally Shergold) of 57 years and his three daughters Teresa, Kathryn and Hayley and his sister Elizabeth (Liz).

May he rest in peace.

Martin O’Driscoll

Of Ireland, Yorkshire and Dursley, passed away peacefully at home, on February 6, 2021 aged 71 years.

Much loved husband to Kathryn, father to Lizanne and Wayne, grandfather to Nahum, Rose and Thelma and great grandfather to Riley.

A Service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 1pm, with livestream details available via

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu are for The Lewy Body Society c/o L.W.Clutterbuck Ltd, Funeral Directors 01453 542754.

Jack Stephens

Died on February 7, 2021, the day after his 91st birthday.

Husband of Jean for 67 years, devoted dad of Barbara and Andy, dear Granddad of Stephen, Andrew and Jemma and great granddad of Toby, Olive, George and Molly.

Family funeral service on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Gloucester Crematorium. Family flowers only.

Donations in Jack’s memory for the British Heart Foundation can be sent c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, GL5 3AR Tel 01453 790900 or online at

Dorothy Georgina Sutton

Of Painswick, sadly passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30, 2021, aged 95 years.

Dorothy, who you may know by her middle name Georgina, lived in the village for most of her adult life and taught in the local colleges until her retirement.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Due to the latest guidelines, a private family funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

If you would like to send flowers or make a charitable donation in her memory please visit Philip Ford & Son Funeral Directors at


Peter Witts

Of Cashes Green, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021, aged 90 years, after a long illness bravely fought.

Dearly loved husband of Liz, loving dad of Angela and Patrick and a dear gramps to Adam, Laura, Stuart, Grace, George and Louie.

Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will be held.

Donations for Longfield may be sent c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors Ltd, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, GL5 3AR or online at

In Memoriam

Jamie Fletcher

We will always remember you with deep love and affection.

Forever in our hearts.

Love dad, Hazel and family.

Elliott Phelps

February 15, 2010.

Always remembered.

With love Lesley & family.