The funeral of Stan Kukalowicz will take place at Stockport Crematorium on Monday 23rd June 2014 at 10.30am. Stan was a founder member of The Lift Global Music Club in Glossop and had been active in many aspects of community life in Glossop and beyond. In an online tribute one friend said "Stan was an exceptional man: warm, kind, intelligent: he devoted his life to achieving social justice through political and social work. He was also an excellent DJ with an outstanding soul and reggae collection! Latterly he took to the Dharma with great integrity and commitment.."
Walter Heywood died on Thursday 24 September in Oakford Manor Nursing Home at the age of 94. His funeral will take place at Dukinfield Crematorium on Wednesday 7th October at 10.30. Walter was originally from near Eccles and joined the army at the age of 19. He spent the Second World War on the frontline with Montgomery's Tactical Headquarters and remained in Germany at the HQ of British Army of the Rhine until 1946. After being demobbed he became an architect and raised his family in Glossop. His wife Doreen predeceased him and he is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Walter was passionate about music and literature and will be greatly missed by his many friends.
Raymond Stevenson aged 66 passed away on Tuesday 11th Aug. He will be buried on Thursday 27th Aug. Wear something Red. No ties! Going from his home, 38 Totley Avenue, Gamesley SK13 0BQ, at 11.45 am. The service will be at St Johns Church Charlesworth Glossop SK13 around 12.15. Then onto Southern Cemetery Manchester around 1.30 pm afterwards from around 2.30 pm at Glossop Cricket Club, North Road. Glossop SK13 7AS. Anyone who knew Ray is welcome to join us in his celebration of life. Contact a family member on FB or myself Charlotte (Ray's sister) for any further details
Frank Ackley of Old Glossop has died. Frank had been chairman of Old Glossop Residents Association for more years than anybody could remember when he retired from the post in 2014. He worked tirelessly to make Glossop a better place and will be very badly missed. The funeral will be on 13th February followed by wake in the Wheatsheaf. Details below.
With great sadness we report the death of Roger Broadbent of Glossop. Roger was a driving force behind many activities in Glossop, including Glossopdale Action for Allotments, Glossop Labour Club and the Creative Writing Group. He was a founder member of Glossop Wholefood Co-operative. Roger seemed to always be in the thick of things around Glossop where it mattered, and where there was a chance of being outdoors and doing something out there. He will be remember for his sense of humour, his kindness and his many contributions to Glossop life. His funeral is at Dukinfield Crematorium, 11.30, Tuesday 5th August.
" A cracking bass trombone player and a top bloke". The popular and highly respected trombonist and conductor Jim Cant has died. Jim had an association with the Glossop Old Band for almost 50 years, starting a trombone player and later returning, much to the delight of everyone involved with the organisation, to conduct them during several enjoyable tenures. A trombonist of the highest pedigree, he enjoyed successful spells with the likes of Fairey, but it was a conductor of encouragement, good humour and selfless determination that helped a number of bands in the North West in particular to become highly successful.
Respected teacher, organiser of Glossop Carnival and manager of the former Glossop Heritage Centre Peggy Davies died last weekend. Mrs Davies was a teacher at St Andrews and Hadfield Infants and a major force in Glossop. Described by a former pupil as "a lovely, warm and formidable lady", many tributes can be found on the Glossop's Heritage Facebook page. The funeral is on Tuesday 24th June