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Death and funeral notices in the Birmingham Mail last week

Each week people across the city pay tribute to their loved ones in the pages of the Birmingham Mail.

We have gathered the messages posted over the week commencing November 22 in one place.

The messages are submitted by friends, family and loved ones as a way of saying goodbye to those they have lost.

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These notices provide comfort to the nearest and dearest of those who have passed away.

Readers can view the death and funeral notices from the week commencing November 15 here.

You can also post your own announcements and notices to us via this website.

Monday, November 22

Barbara Ann GARSTANG

Passed away peacefully at Good Hope Hospital on October 29.

Devoted wife of the late Peter. A much loved mother to the late Denise, Julia, Lyn, Michelle and Lisa. A cherished grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.

Funeral service will be held at Woodlands Crematorium on Friday, November 26 at 1pm.

Family flowers only. Donations welcome to Alzheimer’s Society and British Heart Foundation.

BrumWish 2021 aims to get thousands of Christmas gifts to young children in need across our city – the homeless, the vulnerable, kids in care and kids who have little.

This year’s appeal is bigger and better than ever – because we have teamed up with our partners at #Toys4Birmingham, including Thrive Together Birmingham, the Birmingham Playcare Network, the Edgbaston Foundation and Birmingham Forward Steps.

Also involved are Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Spurgeon’s children’s charity, the Springfield project in Sparkhill, St Paul’s Community Development Trust and Your Local Pantry, which runs food hubs in 12 locations across Birmingham and the Black Country.

You can buy a gift from the #Brumwish Amazon Wishlist here.

Or you can collect and drop off donations of new and nearly new toys and gifts to special donation days at Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU, on Saturday November 27, Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4, from 11am to 3pm, where volunteers will be waiting to see you.

Brand new or nearly new, unwrapped gifts, books and toys for all ages will be accepted.

You can also donate cash, which will go into a fund held by a charity partner to use to plug gaps or buy specialist toys for children with additional needs. This is the link to make a donation.

David Leonard PALMER

Sadly passed away at home on Tuesday, November 16, aged 74 years.

David will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A service to celebrate David’s life will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Friday, December 10 at 11.45am.

All enquiries may be made to Thomas Brothers The Funeral Directors, 66 Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0DD, tel: 01527 831700.

Tuesday, November 23


Wonderful mother and friend to Clive and wife of Ron.

Passed peacefully on October 31.

Funeral at Lyndon Methodist Church at 1.30pm on November 30. Donations in her memory to The Leprosy Mission.



Son of Cath and Frank, father of David, twin to Ed, brother to Pete, Kevin, Eileen, Steve and Catherine.

Died after long illness in Warwick Hospital on October 19.

Formerly of Godiva Harriers and Jaguar Motors.

John’s funeral will be held at Cannon Hill Chapel, Canley Crematorium on December 3 at 3pm.

Anyone who has known or helped John over the years is very welcome to attend.

No flowers please but donations to Mind and/or CRUK greatly appreciated. All enquiries to Co-op Funerals, 46, Kenpas Highway, tel: 024 76411 806.

Elizabeth MURPHY (nee Maguire)

Passed away peacefully on the November 9.

Elizabeth was the wife of the late Desmond Murphy, mum to Desmond, Gary, Monica, David, Anthony and Leo, and many grandchildren.

Service on Wednesday, December 1 at St Edwards Church 12pm followed by Burial at Kings Norton Cemetery. Flowers are welcome or donations to Dementia UK.

Michael (Mick) PALFREY

Keen fisherman from the Midlands.

Peacefully passed away at home on November 14, aged 79 years.

Sadly missed by all family and friends.

A funeral service will take place at Robin Hood Crematorium on Thursday, December 9 at 1.30pm.

Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Mick are for Royal Free Charity and can be made via, or c/o Stephen & Philip Painter Independent Family Funeral Directors, 213 Yardley Road, Acocks Green, B27, tel: 0121 707 1172.

Wednesday, November 24

Bernadette (Bernie) COLFER

Passed away peacefully at home on November 18.

Dear wife of Mark, much loved mom of Pat and Caroline. Cherished nanny of Sean, Erin, Megan and Niall. Great nanny of Riley and Nathaniel. Mother in law of Susan and Anthony.

Reception into St Ambrose Barlow Church on December 6 at 6pm. Requiem mass on December 7 at 10.30am, followed by committal at Widney Manor Cemetery at 12 noon.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Diana Josephine FLYNN

Passed away peacefully at Tanworth Court Care Home on Friday, November 5, aged 75.

Loving wife to Patrick, much loved mum to Tracey, Patricia, David and Anthony, loved mother-in-law, nanny, great nanny, sister.

Funeral service will be held at St Alphege Parish Church, Solihull, on December 6 at 11am, then onto Widney Manor Cemetery, Solihull at 12.30.

Family flowers only please. Donations in Diana’s memory for Dementia Research UK.


Loving daughter, sister, mom and nanny.

Keep on dancing. Love you always xxx

Colin Barrie STAMPS

Passed away suddenly, aged 83, on November 14.

Beloved husband to the late Dorothy, and wonderful dad to Susan, Jayne and Lisa, granddad to Lucas and William.

Will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Colin’s funeral will take place at Lodge Hill Crematorium on Monday, December 6 at 1.45pm.

David (Len) WALTERS

Sadly passed away on November 8, aged 74.

David will be deeply missed by his wife Veronica, his son Tavis and by all his family and friends.

David worked at the Austin Rover from 1963 to 2001.

Funeral service will take place on Monday, December 13 at 1.30pm at the Christian Life Centre, Selly Oak followed by a cremation at Lodge Hill Crematorium at 2.30pm.

The church doors will be open from 1.20pm. Flowers are welcome.

Brenda Mary PALLETT

With great sadness, we announce the loss of Brenda on November 10, aged 83.

Loving sister to Mavis, loving aunt to Mark and Kevin, great aunt to George, Louis, Natalie, Craig and Helena and great great aunt to Callum, Louie, Theo and Archie.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.

Please join us to mourn the passing of Brenda at Lodge Hill Crematorium on December 7 at 1pm.

Thursday, November 25

Ronald Joseph BIRD

Passed away on November 5, aged 92 years.

Much loved father of Jillian, Janet, Vera, Petula, Jacqueline, Ron, Graham, John, Darren, Neil, Stanley and George.

He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral Service at St Chad’s Church, Rubery on Friday, December 10 at 1pm, followed by interment at Kings Norton Cemetery at 2pm.

Mary BLAND (nee MCGEE)

Of Billesdon and formerly of Quinton, Birmingham.

Passed away peacefully on November 12, aged 61 years.

Beloved wife of David and loving mother of Katie.

She will be sadly missed.

Funeral Service at Billesdon Baptist Chapel, Leics. on Monday, December 6 at 2.30pm.

Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, for MIND, may be made online at or sent to J. Stamp & Sons, Funeral Directors, The Chestnuts, 15 Kettering Road, Market Harborough, LE16 8AN, tel: 01858 462524.

Stanley Alfred DAWSON

Sadly passed away on Friday, November 12 at home, aged 87 years.

Will be dearly missed by his beloved wife Mary, children and grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at Immanuel Church, Highters Heath Lane, Wednesday, December 8 at 10.30 am, followed by burial at Kings Norton Cemetery at 11.30am.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Alzheimer’s Society.

Kathleen (Kath) FLANAGAN

Passed away peacefully at home on November 10, aged 76.

Beloved wife of Pat, wonderful mother of Jayne and Chris, devoted nan of Patrick, loving great nanny of Ciara, Shay and Erin, dear sister of Mary, Helen, John and the late Cissie and friend to many.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Requiem mass to be held Friday, December 3 at 1.15pm at St Augustine’s Church, Avenue Road, Handsworth followed by committal at Handsworth Cemetery at 2pm.

Family flowers only please, but donations in lieu to Dementia UK. A collection box will be available on the day.

Christian LAWSON

11.07.1973. Passed away suddenly on 07.11.2021 at home, aged 48 years.

Dearly missed by children Bel and George, mum and dad, brothers and sisters, family and friends.

Funeral service to take place at Our Lady & All Saints on December 3 at 11am, followed by committal at Stourbridge Crematorium Chapel.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for Make a Wish Foundation UK c/o H. Porter & Sons, Funeral Directors, Old Church House, 60 South Road, Stourbridge, DY8 3UJ.

Dr Michael Graham MUCKLOW

Of Helensburgh and Toronto.

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16 after a long illness.

A private service of remembrance will be held at a later date.

Terence Arthur PAYNE

Sadly passed away on November 16, aged 79 years.

He will be greatly missed by Pat, family and friends.

Funeral service to be held at Woodlands Crematorium on Wednesday, December 8 at 12pm.


A true gentleman.

Sadly passed away on October 26.

He will be a massive loss to all of our family.

Funeral service at Yardley Crematorium on Friday, December 3 at 2.30pm.


Passed away peacefully at home on November 5.

Sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral service will take place at Woodlands Crematorium on Thursday, December 2 at 10am.

Family flowers only. Donations welcome to John Taylor Hospice.

Friday, November 26


Sadly passed away on November 16, aged 98 years.

She will be greatly missed by daughters, Janet and Carol, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren as well as her dear friends.

A service to celebrate Flo’s life will take place at Redditch Crematorium on Tuesday, December 7 at 12.30pm.

Family flowers only. Donations if so desired to Dementia UK may be gifted on the day or via All enquiries to James Giles & Sons Ltd, tel: 01527 872318.

Anne Marie JOYCE (nee Goulding)

With great sadness we announce the loss of Anne on November 17.

Loving wife to Alex, much loved mum to Ruby, Cara and Max, cherished loving daughter to Mary and Kevin, much loved sister and beautiful auntie.

Funeral service will be held at Holy Family Church, Small Heath on Monday, November 29 at 11.45am.

Saturday, November 27

Derek Joseph FLYNN

Sadly Derek left us aged 89 on November 1.

His funeral will be at Robin Hood, December 6 at 3.30pm.

Past friends welcome.

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