Every week, the Knutsford Guardian publishes death notices and funeral announcements from the families of loved ones who have died.

As well as appearing in print, our death notice pages will remain online as a lasting tribute to the memory of those we have lost.

Anyone who wishes to send their own message of condolence can do so by visiting the deceased's death notice page.

Here are the most recent notices placed in the Knutsford Guardian:

Anthony 'Tony' Ranfield

The 82-year-old, a former mayor of Knutsford and alderman of Cheshire East Council, died unexpectedly Friday, January 5.

Tony was the beloved husband of Elaine, and a devoted father and grandfather.

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Vincent De Paul RC Church, Knutsford, on Wednesday, January 31, at noon followed by a private burial at Tabley Hill Cemetery, Knutsford.

No flowers by families request. Donations if so desired, may be made in memory of Tony to The Therapy Stars Foundation, Reg. Charity 1196925, Unit 36, Penley Industrial Estate, Wrexham, LL13 0LQ or on line at www.justgiving.com/campaign/tonyranfield.

Enquiries to The Alty Funeral Service (family owned), Broomfield Place, Blackburn, BB2 1XF. Tel: 01254 503240. Email: admin@altysfunerals.co.uk.

Thomas Gathercole

The 97-year-old died suddenly at home in Mobberley on January 10.

Tom was the dearly loved husband of the late Elsie and a loving dad of Stephen, Jane and David.

Funeral Service in St Wilfrid's Church, Mobberley, on Friday, January 26, at 11am, followed by interment in the churchyard.

Family flowers only please, donations if wished for the benefit of Windyway Animal Rescue may be sent to Whiston & Britland Funeral Services Ltd, 45C King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DW. Tel: 01565 632644.

Joan Brown

The 92-year-old, of Barnton and formerly Knutsford, sadly died at home on December 26, 2023.

Joan was the wife of the late Jack, much-loved mum of Jeff and Wayne, mother-in-law to Pauline and Pamela, and grandmother of Stephen.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 23, at Walton Lea Crematorium at 11.20am.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu of flowers will be kindly received for Cancer Research.

For all enquiries please contact F Hayes Funeralcare, Barnton, Northwich, CW8 4JP. Tel: 01606 74665.

More death notices

You can see all our death notices here, or you can place a death notice here.