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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 29-12-2020
flowers2.jpg Farewell Bob Smith
  Geoff Stokes contacted us with the sad news of the death of Robert 'Bob' Smith.

I have just heard the sad news that Bob Smith Level 1 on Manchester South Construction staffs has sadly passed last Saturday after a short illness.

The funeral will be at Dukinfield Crematorium but there are no other details as yet.

Bob's funeral details:-

Tuesday 5th January 2021 at 3:30pm
Dukinfield Crematorium
Hall Green Rd
SK16 4EP

Due to current restrictions only 30 people can attend the funeral service although it is possible that extra attendees can pay their respects from outside.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 9-12-2020
candles.jpg Farewell Trevor Bigham
 John Skelton contacted us with the sad news of Trevor's passing.

Trevor Bigham who was known throughout his working life as Tommy passed away peacefully in his own bed on Monday night 30th November aged 91.

He joined the GPO Telephones in the mid 50's as he wanted a steady reliable job after getting married. He started his working life as a fitter and then moved up to being a High Grade Fitter where his problem solving skills found him doing jobs where N Diagrams did not exist or needed to be created.

He leaves behind his wife Margaret of 65 years 4 children 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. A man small of stature quietly spoken but of immense character.

Cheers John


Trevor's funeral arrangements

Tuesday 15th December 2:30pm
The Rowan Chapel
Stockport Crematorium
Buxton Road

Due to the current restrictions the funeral party is limited to 30.
There may be an opportunity to attend but any additional attendees can pay their respects from outside the chapel.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 3-12-2020
2pints.jpg Steve Nangel escapes
  Steve Nangle has finally pushed the button. Another Doo in the pipeline!

Hello All

After 41 years inglorious service the Company and myself have come to a parting of ways after continued ill health.

My last day of service will be 8 12 20 but I will be handing back my laptop and BT phone tomorrow.

Many Thanks for all those shits and giggles over the years – amazing how many people have beaten me to the exit sign.

If and when We ever find a pub open you will be invited to it.

Please pass on to anyone you think might give a toss.

Personal mobile withheld contact us if you want it

So Long – and thanks for all the fish.

Stay well.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 20-11-2020
flowers2.jpg Farewell Brian Pike
  Glynn Flectcher contacted us regarding the death of Brian he spotted in a local paper.

Brian Pike was a fitter in 70s 80s in Stockport area. When he left BT he was the landlord of the White Hart in Whaley Bridge.


Brian died at the age of 82 there will be a private ceremony at Macclesfield crematorium on the 23 November.

There is an obituary published in the Buxton Advertiser here:
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 16-11-2020
cross.jpg Farewell Sid Rowe
 Glynn Fletcher contacted us with the news of the death of Sid.

Hi. Just heard on grapevine that Sid Rowe off construction has died.

Sid lived in Lytham but was originally from Ardwick. Sid passed away peacefully in a nursing home aged 87.

He was an East End Bowler a keen motorcycle enthusiast and a Manchester City supporter.

Sid died in October and his funeral was held on November 7th.
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From: Mike NorrisPosted: 17-11-2020
rose.jpg Dennis Holyland RIP
  We have received the very sad news that Dennis Holyland passed away last Friday as a result of Covid related symptoms.

Dennis was a larger than life character who graced Dial Irwell House for many years as part of the Private Wire Empire and for many of those years was based on 5th floor Irwell House

His unmistakable Liverpudlian accent and love of Liverpool FC together with his fantastic sense of humour made such a wonderful impression on so many people over the years. It was always such a pleasure for those lucky enough have spent time in his company. Dennis truly did brighten up the room with his presence.

Unfortunately in these times funeral arrangements and attendance is not straightforward but if and when we get details we will post them.

We now have the funeral arrangements and we have been told all welcome but only 30 people are allowed inside for the service.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2nd at 10:00 am

M46 0PZ
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 5-11-2020
cross.jpg Farewell Norman Faulkner
  Jeff Horsfall has been in touch regarding the sad news of the death of Norman.

Norman was a Subs Apps and Line engineer working in the Macclesfield area South Manchester. He died on 27th October 2020 at the age of 93.

RIP Norman.

Norman's funeral will be private with family only in attendance. Donations if desired to The Christie at Macclesfield.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 31-10-2020
wreath.jpg Farewell Dennis Mulcahy
 Graham Beesley has been in touch about the death of Dennis.

I have it confirmed from his wife that Dennis Mulcahy passed away on Thursday 22nd October.
I am in contact with his daughter Janine and will pass on any further information when available.
Dennis was a Faultsman Jointer based in Manchester.


Funeral arrangments

Friday 6th November at 10:20am
Agecroft Crematorium
Langley Road
M27 8SS

All available seats have been allocated but the family are happy for people to stand outside where speakers will relay the service.
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From: Nigel MilnePosted: 19-10-2020
candles.jpg Farewell Dave Turton
  Dave’s wife Ivy and daughter Amanda sent me the very sad news that he passed away suddenly last Monday the 12th October.

He left BT in the mid 1990’s on release; then worked part time at B&Q Bury where I know he enjoyed bumping into former colleagues for a chat.

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Dave on various occasions in the 1980 90’s when he worked in the ADCO & Datel Planning offices moving latterly to Customer Network Operations Project Management all based in Telephone House Manchester. Previously he had worked on external works groups around the Greater Manchester telephone area.

He was a true gentleman extremely knowledgeable and always great company.

The funeral is arranged for Monday the 26th October at Radcliffe Crematorium; due to current restrictions it will be strictly family only in attendance.
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From: Graham WhitesidePosted: 24-10-2020
flowers2.jpg Farewell Dave Edwards
  Jeff Horsfall has been in touch with the sad news of Dave's death.


I received a telephone call from Dave Armstrong to inform that Dave Edwards from Macclesfield sadly passed away on Friday 16th October 2020 shortly after his 70th birthday. He was in Macclesfild hospital suffering from sepsis.

Before retiring Dave was a Customer Service engineer working for Openreach in the Macclesfield area. He also used to cover the PABX customers around Macclesfield Congleton and surrounding areas. His wife Geraldine died some years ago but he leaves two daughters and grandchildren who are sure to miss him. RIP Dave.

Funeral details:-

Monday 2nd November at 11:20
Macclesfield Crematorium
87 Prestbury Road
SK10 3BU

Although only 30 people are allowed to attend the service due to Covid rules other people who wish to attend can stand outside to show their respects. The facility to set up a Zoom call can also be arranged should anyone want to attend remotely.

Dave's daughter's Emma and Natalie have requested that any donations be made to East Cheshire Hospice.

Can you please forward the details to anyone not on the circulation list who knew Dave.

We have the contact information for Dave's family if anyone wishes to get in touch them about any of the funeral arrangements including the Zoom meeting.
Please use our contact page if you need further details.
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