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


BEARD Helen Mary

Sadly passed away at Gloucester Hospital on Tuesday 7th March, aged 66 years. Funeral to take place on Tuesday 11th April at Gloucester Crematorium, 2pm. Donations if desired for CLIC Sargent. Philip Ford and Son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4ES.

CARROLL Joseph Hudson

Of Eastcombe.

Peacefully on 15th March at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, aged 83 years. A much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Funeral service at Cheltenham Crematorium (Willow Chapel) on Thursday 30th March at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, donations in lieu may be sent for (and made payable to) West Midlands Air Ambulance c/o Fred Stevens Funeral Directors, Old Bussage Garage, Bussage, Stroud, Glos. GL6 8BA. or donate online at

EAST David

Sadly passed away at home on 12th March aged 76 years.

Beloved Husband to Mary, Adored Father to John, Rachael and Clare and Loving Grandfather to Ted, Daisy and Jay.

Will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral service will be held at Cheltenham Crematorium, Oak Chapel on Thursday 6th April at 3pm.

Please wear a bright colour. Family flowers only but donations, if desired, to Cancer Research UK or c/o Philip Ford & son, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4ES

HARVEY William James

Of Rodborough.

Passed away peacefully at home on 9th March aged 80. Much Loved Husband of Josie, Dearest Father, Gramps and Great Grandfather.

He will be sadly missed by his Family and Friends. Funeral Service to take place at St. Martin’s Parish Church, 3 Priory Fields, Horsley, GL6 0PT on Friday 31st March at 2pm. Family flowers only with donations to Cancer UK and The British Heart Foundation, c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station Road, Stroud, GL5 3AR

MARKS Stephen Anthony (Steve)

Sadly passed away at Cheltenham General Hospital on Sunday 12th March 2023 aged 67.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Corinne and all his Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Brothers and Sisters and Duggie the Dog.

Funeral Service to take place at Gloucester Crematorium on Tuesday 4th April at 11.00am Family Flowers Only. Donations, if so desired, to Asthma & Lung UK, may be sent c/o Michael Gamble Funeral Directors, Station House, Station Road, Stroud, Glos. GL5 3AR


It is with great sadness that the family regret to inform you of the peaceful passing of Pauline at Scarlett House Care Home on 25th February aged 80.

Pauline was a much loved wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral service to take place at 10.30am on Monday 27th March at St Matthews, Cainscross. Followed by a family burial at St Mary’s Church in Fretherne. Flowers are welcome, charitable donations can be made to Teckels. c/o Philip Ford Funeral Directors, Cainscross Road, Stroud, GL5 4ES.

WOODWARD Robert Charles

Sadly passed away at Gloucester Royal Hospital aged 67 years Beloved Husband to Woody and loving Brother to Margaret Funeral service to be held on Monday 3rd April at St Matthews Church, Cainscross at 10.30 then to follow on to Cheltenham Crematorium for service at 12.00.

Donations if desired to The Oncology Unit, Cheltenham Hospital or c/o Philip Ford & Son Funeral Directors, Dirleton House, Cainscross Road, Stroud, Glos, GL5 4ES