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


Anthony Desmond


Passed away at Cirencester Hospital on the 15th April 2021, aged 90 years.

Much loved Husband of the late Jean, Father to Jacky and Lee, Grandfather to Adam and Great Grandfather to Vinnie and Jaxson.

A sportsman all his life - boxing in the Navy, playing Rugby for Hoffmans, Painswick and Cainscross before taking up running with Stroud District A.C. A true inspiration who will be sorely missed by all of his friends and family.

Private family service to be held at Gloucester Crematorium, Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 12.30pm. Family flowers only.

Donations if desired to Prostate Cancer UK, Fourth Floor, The Counting House, 53 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QN.


Violet May

Peacefully passed away in the exceptional care of Richmond Village Painswick, aged 80 years.

A loving Mother to Jackie and Kevin, Mother-in-law to Allan and Tania, Granny to Samantha, Steven and Michael and Great Granny to Phoenix

At the wishes of Violet, a private funeral will take place.

Family Flowers Only. Donations for Alzheimer’s Society may be sent to: Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AR Tel. 01453 790900 or online at



Of Minchinhampton.

On 15th April 2021 at Cheltenham General Hospital, aged 74 years.

A much loved Sister and Aunt to many generations.

Due to the ongoing circumstances a small private funeral will be held.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) CLIC Sargent c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth, Glos. GL6 0DQ or donate online at



Of King’s Stanley, Stonehouse.

Sadly, passed away on Wednesday 14th April 2021, aged 89 years.

Much-loved Husband of Valerie.

Devoted Father to Jeremy, Gavin and Hugh.

Loving Grandad to Guy, Fay, William, George, Molly, Callum, Daisy and Poppy.

Private funeral service due to restrictions.

c/o Allen-White Ltd., Crown Mews, Bath Road, King’s Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3JG. Tel: 01453 822409.



Died peacefully at home in Minchinhampton on 15th April 2021, aged 88, after a long illness.

Dearly beloved Husband of Hilary, mourned by his family, Sharon, Jade, Jamie, Charlie and his many friends.

There is to be a private cremation.

A celebration of his life will be arranged later at Holy Trinity Church.

Grateful thanks to the wonderful carers, nurses and Dr Beard who made it possible for Bryan to stay at home.

If desired, donations can be made in Bryan’s memory for RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) or Prostate Cancer UK and may be sent c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, GL5 3AR.


Janet Pauline Melody

(previously Pritchett and Beazley)

Formerly of Wishanger, Miserden.

Passed away peacefully and with dignity on Thursday 15th April 2021, aged 89 years.

In loving memory of a respected and elegant Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

Loved and sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Donations, if desired, may be sent for Cats Protection or Victim Support c/o Allen-White, Funeral Directors, Crown Mews, Bath Road, King’s Stanley, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3JG. Tel: 01453 822409



Of Minchinhampton.

Died peacefully at Horsfall House on 20th April 2021 aged 92 years.

A beloved husband and father.

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

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Horsfall House (cheques payable to M.C.E.) may be sent to Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud GL5 3AR or online at




Of Wilford, Nottingham, formerly of Stroud.

Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 20th April, aged 81.

A dearly loved father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed by all his family and those who knew him.

His Funeral will be held in Nottingham on 10th May in accordance with current guidelines.