FAMILIES are mourning the loss of loved ones this week.

Here are some of the people who have passed away; please feel free to leave your tributes in the comments section below.

Kathleen Elizabeth (Betty) Wills

Peacefully after a short illness at The Cumberland Infirmary on August 9, aged 87 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Tom, much loved and devoted mam of Caroline, Dawn, Alan, Martin, Peter and Catherine, very much-loved grandma, great-grandma, mother-in-law, sister to Joyce and friend to many. A funeral service to be held at St Mary's Church Wigton on Monday 22nd August at 11.00am followed by interment in Wigton Cemetery. Wearing of black is not a requirement. Family flowers only please with donations to The Great North Air Ambulance. Studholme Funeral Director Reeds Lane Wigton. 

Joan Gibson

Joan passed away peacefully at the Cumberland Infirmary on August 3, aged 86. Beloved wife of Ian and devoted mother of Andrew, Elizabeth and daughter-in-law Joyce. Funeral service to be held at Carlisle Crematorium at 3.00pm on 12th August. Family flowers only, donations may be made to The Dementia Society c/o Ian Blair Undertaker Tel. 016977 41741

Janet Stewart

Janet Keith, Deborah, Sally and family would like to thank all friends, neighbours and relatives of the late Janet for all their kind words, wishes of sympathy, flowers, cards and donations received. Thank you to June Hearsey for the heartfelt service, to Vandella for the stunning flowers, The Bridge End at Dalston for providing a lovely funeral tea and the wonderful staff at Eden Valley Hospice for the care they gave not only Janet but all of the family. Finally special thanks to Claire and all of the staff at Jill Glencross Independent Funeral Directors for the care and support given to Janet and the family at this difficult time.

Gail Marie Donnelly 

After a short illness, Gail passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, aged 65 years, adored wife of Keith, a very much loved mam of Kelly and Lee, dearly loved sister of Jackie and the late Linda. Gail will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service to be held at Carlisle Crematorium on Wednesday August 17 at 11am. Family flowers only with donations in lieu to support Hospice at Home. Tributes and donations can also be made online via the following link https://gaildonnelly.muchloved.com

Audrey Nichol 

Passed away peacefully at Kingston Court Nursing Home, Carlisle on Thursday 4th August 2022. Wife of the late Captain J C Nichol, mother of Judith, Julia, Debra and Michelle. Grandmother to Pollyanna, sister to the late Tom Workman, sister-in-law to Beverly Workman and aunty to Christine, Geoffrey, Alex and Adrianne. Friends, please join us in celebration of Audrey's life at Carlisle Crematorium, Wednesday, August 17 at 3pm. By request, no flowers kind donations if desired to the RNLI. All enquiries to Coop Funeralcare 32 Spencer Street Carlisle, 01228 523467

Claire Lawson

Peacefully on August 1 with family and friends by her side, aged 51 years. Much loved mother to Lauren, cherished friend to Rachel, Pam and Steph to name a few. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service will take place at Carlisle Crematorium on Monday 15th August at 2.20pm. Purple or black to be worn. Flowers most welcome, or donations in lieu accepted in aid of Eden Valley Hospice. Any enquiries to Walkers Funeral Directors Tel 01228 515650

Wendy Susan Harrison

Wendy Susan swadly passed away, suddenly on Tuesday August 2 at home, Wendy aged 42 years. Devoted and much loved mam of Poppy and Alfie, also a much loved step-mam of Jason and Kerry, loving partner of Peter, treasured daughter of Charlie and Mary, dearly loved sister, sister-in-law, niece, special auntie, wonderful nana Wendy of Elana and a lovely friend to everyone. Funeral service to be held at Christ Church, Silloth on Tuesday 16th August at 1:00pm followed by interment in Causeway Head Cemetery. As Wendy would have said, 'wear what you feel comfortable in'. Family flowers only please, donations to Silloth First Responders. Enquiries to Hill's Undertakers Station Road, Wigton 016973 42635.

Ronald M.b.e Ball

Ronald passed away peacefully on August 2. Ron loving husband of the late Rene, dearly loved father of David and Andrew, Ron will be missed by many. Funeral service to be held on August 16 2022 at 1.40pm at Carlisle Crematorium. Family flowers only, donations if so desired to Eden Valley Hospice. All enquiries to the Coop Funeralcare 32 Spencer Street. Tel no 01228 523467.

Graeme Alan French

Suddenly but peacefully at home on August 1, aged 53 years. Dearly loved son of Christine and the late John, cherished brother of Lisa, loved brother-in-law of Shane, adored and proud uncle of Sam and Joe. Graeme will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral Service to be held at Carlisle Crematorium on Monday 15th August at 3:40pm. Donations in memory of Graeme to Downright Worthy Cumbria. All enquiries to Jill Glencross Independent Funeral Directors. Tel: 01228 317373.

Philip Andrew Wilkinson

It is with great sadness we inform you that Phil sadly died at the Freeman Hospital on Monday 8th August 2022, aged 53 years, with his family by his side. A loving and adored husband of Debbie, dad of Alice and stepdad of Martin, proud grandad of Annabelle and Millie, much loved son of Norma and Howard, brother of John, brother-in-law and good friend to many. Funeral service to be held at St. John's Church, Houghton on Tuesday 16th August at 11:15am followed by a private committal at Carlisle Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Phil to Cumbria Deaf Association. All enquiries to Jill Glencross Independent Funeral Directors. Tel: 01228 317373.

William (Billy) Briggs

Peacefully on August 3 with his family by his side, William (Billy) Briggs, Georgefield, Westerkirk, formerly of Kingside Hill, Abbeytown, husband to Sandra, dad to Ashley and Hayley, father-in-law and grandad. Funeral service at Roucan Loch Crematorium, on Friday 19th August at 1pm, all friends respectfully invited, family flowers only, donations in lieu to local charities, collection at service.

Renee Smith

Peacefully in Canada on 6th August, aged 97 years. Beloved wife of the late Arthur and dearest mother of Marjorie, Brenda, Joan and the late Colin, loving grandma and great-grandma. Will be sadly missed by all.

Sandra Roberts

Sandra Died on August 1 at home, with her beloved husband James at her side. Dearly beloved daughter of Violet and the late Kenneth Smith, precious sister of David. Oh how we will miss her ! Forever in our hearts. The funeral is at Peterborough Crematorium on Wednesday 31st August at 11.00am.

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