THE following death notices have been published in the Worcester News this week.

NORMAN GARDNER Passed away peacefully on March 22nd, aged 91. Dearly devoted Husband to Sheila and much loved Dad to Keith and Karen. Loving Grandad and Great Grandad to Hannah, Louise, Richard, Jonathan and George. He will be very sadly missed by his family and friends. Private funeral service only due to current situation but donations if desired to Alzheimers Society where a tribute fund in his memory is available online.

DIANA HANGLIN Of Fernhill Heath. Passed away peacefully on March 11th, 2020, aged 81 years. Loving Wife of the late John, Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. A Private Funeral Service will take place at Worcester Crematorium. A Service of Thanksgiving to be announced at a later date. Enquiries to E J Gumery & Son, 68/70 Ombersley Road, Worcester, WR3 7EU

CELIA BUTLER 'C' Malvern, formerly of Winchester. Sadly passed away after a short but bravely fought illness, on Monday, March 16th, 2020, aged 81 years. Dearly loved Mother to Phillip, Step Mother to Alison, Mother in Law to Julie, a loving Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt, Great Aunt and a very dear Friend to many. Funeral Service for close Family to take place at Worcester Crematorium on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 10 a.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate Celia's life to be held at a later date. Donations in favour of Cancer Research can be sent to Jackson Family Funeral Directors, 54-56 Barbourne Road, Worcester, WR1 1JA.

WILLIAM EDWARD TOWNLEY 'TED' Of Church Lane, Hallow. Former head of history at Worcester College Of Higher Education. Passed peacefully at home on March 18th, aged 87. Greatly loved Husband of Susan, Father to Mark and Simon and Grandfather to Adam and Eleanor Townley. No funeral service. A humanist memorial service will be held when conditions permit.

DOREEN BERYL BULL Passed away peacefully on March 17th, 2020, aged 85 years. Much loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Family flowers only. Donations if desired, to St Richard's Hospice. George Crump and Son Funeral Directors, 32-33 Hanbury Road, Droitwich, WR9 8PW. Tel: 01905 773339.

CHARLES JOHN BOULTON Of Gheluvelt Court, formerly of Penhill Crescent. Passed away peacefully on March 9th; 2020 aged 97 years. Will be sadly missed Funeral Service to take place at Worcester Crematorium at 12.15 p.m on Thursday, April 2nd. No flowers please with donations to Cancer Research UK sent care of Bedwardine Funeral Services. 30 Bromyard Road, St Johns, Worcester. WR2 5BT Tel No: 01905 748811

FREDERICK CHARLES BALDWIN 'GEORGE' Sadly passed away on March 5th, 2020 aged 90 years Much loved Husband of the late Rita, adored Dad to Sheila and Son in Law Mick, a loving Grandad and Great Grandad Due to the current situation with the Covid virus a private family Burial will be taking place only By request any donations to The Alzheimer's Society may be sent c/o Bedwardine Funeral Services, The Coach House, 30 Bromyard Road, Worcester WR2 5BT Tel 01905 748811

JACQUELINE BAKER (nee BENNETT) formerly BEARDSLEY Passed away suddenly but peacefully, with her family at her side, on March 8th 2020, aged 78 years. Loving Wife of John, Mother to Nichelle, Julie, Mark, Casey and Stepmother to Tony, Steven and Helen. A dear Mother in Law, Nan and Great Nan who will be sadly missed by all her Family and Friends. Always loving, caring and giving, now in the arms of The Lord. A graveside service will take place at Astwood Cemetery on Tuesday, March 31st at 1pm, however a memorial service will be arranged at a later date at The Elim Church Lowesmoor. Flowers may be sent to Bedwardine Funeral Services or donations to The Elim Church

Peter “billy” Bufton

PETER BUFTON 'BILLY' Passed away at home with his close Family by his side, aged 63 years. A loving and devoted Husband to Sarah, Step Dad to Lisa, Adam, Carl and their partners Barry, Karen and Nikita. An adored Grandad to Robbie and Grace, and a much loved Brother and Uncle. He will be greatly missed by all his Family and Friends. For any Funeral details please contact Co-op Funeralcare. Tel. 01386 446188.

VICTORIA MAY MORRIS 'MAY' Of Broughton Hackett Former employee of Royal Worcester Porcelain Passed away peacefully at Austen Court Nursing Home on March 20th 2020, aged 90 years. Beloved Wife to Ray, a loving Mother to Anne, Lois and Ralph, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all. Funeral service private by family request. Donations if desired to St Richard's Hospice may be sent to E. Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1HZ.

DOROTHY GULLIVER Passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2020, aged 96 years, Loving Wife of the late Edward, proud Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Rest in Peace. Please contact Bedwardine Funeral Service for funeral information on 01905 748811. Donations if desired for Midlands Air Ambulance.

MICHAEL BRUFORD 'MICK' (Ex BT Engineer) Sadly passed away on March 11th, 2020, aged 84 Beloved Husband to Peggy, dearly loved Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad and Brother Due to the current situation there will be a private Funeral with a celebration of his life at a later date Details to follow Family flowers only, but donations if desired to Alzheimer's Society may be sent to A V Band St Johns WR2 4LE