Recent Obituaries

GREEN: Unexpectedly at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle on Tuesday 15th May, William (Derek) of Carleton, Penrith, beloved husband of Joan, stepfather, much loved brother, uncle and friend to many. Aged 90years. Service at Christ Church, Penrith on Monday 4th June at 11.00am followed by interment at Penrith Cemetery. Family flowers only, but if desired donations for Eden Valley Hospice may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


SINCLAIR, (nee Dobson): Peacefully, at The Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, on Friday, 18th May, Joyce of Penrith, beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved mam of Philip, Roy and Julie and a dearly loved grandma and great-grandma. Aged 91 years. Service and cremation at Carlisle Crematorium on Wednesday, 30th May at 12.20 pm. Family flowers only, but if desired, donations for Eden Valley Hospice may be left at the Service or sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.

“Friends will be welcome at a buffet celebration at Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith at 1.30 pm”


MURPHY: Tragically and unexpectedly, on Sunday, 8 th April whilst pursuing his passion for diving on the south coast. Peter (David) formerly of Shap, Penrith, beloved son of Eileen and the late Peter and a much loved and greatly missed, brother, father, brother-in-law, Unc and nephew. Aged 53 years. Service at St. Michael’s Church, Shap on Saturday 26 th May at 12.00 noon followed by interment at Shap Cemetery. Family flowers only, but if desired donations in memory of David for RNLI Brighton may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


THOMPSON: Peacefully at Penrith Hospital, on Saturday, 12th May, Margaret of Penrith, beloved wife of the late Donald, dearly loved mother of Stephen, David and Simon, proud grannie of Tara, Jessica, Sarah, Stevie, Stephen and Adam, and great -grannie to Noah, Arthur, Tabitha and Scarlett. Aged 98 years. Service at Christ Church, Penrith on Friday,25th May at 11.00am followed by a woodland burial at Penrith Cemetery. Family flowers only, but if desired donations for Eden Sight Support may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


YOUNG: Peacefully, at home on Monday 14th May, Roland Evelyn (Rey) of Croft Terrace, Penrith, much loved husband of Joyce and the late Betty, dearly loved father of Heather, Iain, Linda, Dave and Carol, father-in-law of Chris, Belinda, Neil and Tania, proud grandpa of Martin, Erica, Millie, Fras, Claire, Nick, Liam, Matthew, Millie, Alex, Sophie, Lucy, Maddie, Ruben, Jasmine and Serena. A good friend and neighbour, Rey will be sadly missed by all. Aged 97 and a half years young! Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving at St. Andrew’s Church, Penrith on Tuesday 22nd May at 1.30pm followed by interment at Penrith Cemetery. Family flowers only, but if desired donations which will be divided between St. Andrew’s Church and Eden Animal Rescue may be made at the Service or sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR. Please wear a splash of colour in Celebration of Rey’s long and full Life.


BARNES: Very peacefully, and aware-to-the-end, at home, in the presence of Bob and carers Dawn and Irena on Thursday, 3rd May, Helen of Greystoke, Penrith, (formerly of Covingham, Swindon) beloved mum of Bob and Malcolm, much loved nan of Andy and Susan and very proud great-nan of identical twins Alistair and Rowan born last December. Service and cremation at Carlisle Crematorium on Tuesday, 22nd May at 11.40 am on what would have been her 93rd birthday. Anyone who knew her welcome. Family flowers only, but if desired donations for Aldbourne Brass Band Funds may be left at the service or sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR. Helen wanted a "bright party celebration" and to hear laughter, so no mourning clothes please.


STAMPER: Peacefully, at home, after a short illness, on Tuesday 8th  May, Ken of Blencarn, Penrith, dearly loved husband of Jill, much loved dad of Angela and Helen, father-in-law of Dave and Nick and a devoted granda of Thomas, Robert, Charlie and Annie. Aged 78 years. Service at St. Andrew's Church, Penrith on Monday, 21st May at 11.00 am followed by private interment at Penrith Cemetery. Family flowers only, but if desired, donations for Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


IRVING, nee Reay: Peacefully, at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, on Tuesday 1st May, Rita of The Dales Care Home, Maryport, (formerly of Carlisle and Penrith ) beloved wife of the late Arthur, much loved mother of Stephen, loving grandmother of Kelly and partner Michael and great-grandmother of Ellie and Jack. Aged 95 years. Service and cremation at Carlisle Crematorium on Tuesday, 15th May at 3.00 pm. No flowers by request, but if desired, donations for The Dales Care Home may be left at the Service or sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


BIRCH, Nee Boyko: passed away peacefully, at Eden Valley Hospice, Carlisle, on Sunday, 29th April, Julie of Penrith, dearly loved wife of Anthony, much loved mum of Jenny, dear mother in law of Robert, special grandma of Shianne, cherished sister of Tadu, Olga and the late John, loving sister in law of Elaine, Andrew and Lesley, adored auntie of Paul, Michael, Jonny, Jamie, Dominic and Clare, and special friend to many. Aged 69 years. A celebration of Julie’s life to be held at St Andrew’s Church, Penrith, on Monday, 14th May at 11.00am, followed by cremation at Carlisle Crematorium at 3:40 pm.  If possible, please wear something bright.If desired, donations in memory of Julie for Eden Valley Hospice may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


WILLAN: Peacefully, at Applegarth Nursing Home, Carlisle, on Monday 30th, April, Dorothy of Penrith, beloved mother of James, wife of late Malcolm. Aged 78 years. Service and Interment at St Andrew’s Church, Dacre, on Friday, 11th May at 1.30pm.  Family flowers only, but if desired, donations in memory of Dorothy for Save the Children, may be left at the church or sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


BICKERSTAFF, Nee Edmondson: Peacefully, at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, on Tuesday, 1st May, Patricia ‘Patsy’ of Arthur St, Penrith, beloved wife of Steve, loving mum of Martin, Laura and Marie, much loved mother in law of Steve and John, cherished granny of Joseph, Lois, Millie, Jamie and Harry, loving sister, sister in law, niece, auntie, cousin and friend to many. Aged 72 years. Service at St Andrew’s Church, Penrith on Friday, 11th May at 11:00am followed by interment at Penrith Cemetery.  Donations for Bright Red (blood cancer charity supporting the Freeman Hospital), may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


TAYLOR: After a short illness, at the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle, on Friday, 27th April, Peter of Lazonby, beloved husband of the late Jillian, loving father of  Sarah, Rachel and Rebecca and the late David, Papa of Matthew, Joshua, Adam, Hannah and Oliver. Aged 88 years. Service at St Nicholas’s Church, Lazonby, on Thursday, 10th May at 11.00am  followed by private cremation.  If desired, donations in memory of Peter for Fight for Sight may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.


SHAW: Peacefully, at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, on Tuesday, 24th April, Richard Emmott Ch.M., FRCS, aged 101 years, of Langwathby, much loved husband of the late Jean, devoted and adored father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Service at St. Peter's Church, Langwathby on Friday 11th May at 11.30 am followed by private cremation. Family flowers only, but if desired, donations for the Macular Society may be sent c/o Richardsons Funeral Directors, Victoria Road, Penrith, CA11 8HR.

The family is grateful for the kindness and support shown by people of Langwathby since Richard and Jean moved there in 2006.