Here are the death notices carried in the Gazette last week, on Thursday, September 17.

COTTRELL, Leonard George. Passed away peacefully on 6th September 2020 aged 93 years. Much loved Dad of Sue and Lyn, loving Grandfather and Great Grandfather of Tim, Ben, Adam and Lucy, Sam and Zak. A true Tadleyite, he will be sadly missed by all of his family and many friends. The funeral service will be held at Tadley Cemetery on 21st September at 11am. Please note, attendance of funeral services has been restricted, if you wish to attend, please confirm with the family before attending. Please do not send flowers. If desired, donations can be made at Any queries, please contact Howe and Son funeral directors. Tel 01635 298303.

LONG, Jean. Passed away peacefully on 9th September in her 89th year. Devoted wife to the late Arthur, loving Mum to Shirley, Heather and Jane. Nan to Derek, Tanya and Tristin, Great Nan to five. For funeral service details please contact Ashbrook Funeral Directors, 28 Mulfords Hill, Tadley, RG26 3JE. Donations, if desired to Thames Valley Air Ambulance

SIMPSON, Peggy Lilian. Passed away on Wednesday 9th September 2020, aged 93 years. Will be dearly missed by all her family, friends and all those who knew her. Funeral service at St. Leonard’s Church, Oakley will comply by current restrictions. Flowers c/o Spencer & Peyton Funeral Directors, 380 Worting Road, Basingstoke. RG22 5DZ. Tel: 01256 323165.

WATSON, Michael John Vincent. Died on Saturday 15th August 2020, aged 59 years. He was born on 4th December 1960. His undeniable humour, sense of fun and love for music will be greatly missed by his friends and family, including his son Joseph, and three daughters, Sarah, Amy and Hannah, and three grandchildren, Poppy, Oliver and Jacob. Alongside his four siblings, Janet, Anne, Brenda and Christine and his partner Patricia. The funeral service remains private. Donations, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation, may be sent c/o Ash Brook Independent Funeral Directors, Mulfords Hill, Tadley, RG26 3JE.

In Memoriam

ALLUM, Susan, who died 23.9.1998. The years go by, but your memories will always stay in our hearts, of a dear Daughter, we loved and miss so much. So to the grave where you are resting, we will go and place each flower with care, and when we turn to walk away, we seem to hear Susan say, “thank you Mum for being here for a while today”. Love Mum xx

WOODS, Robin Adair. Also known as Willy or Bert. In loving memory of Robin, who passed away 22nd September 2018. Our lives go on without you, but nothing is the same. We have to hide our heartache when someone speaks your name. Sad are the hearts that love you, silent are the tears that fall. Living without you is the hardest part of all. Your ever-loving wife Pauline, daughter Sharon, son Shaun, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nigel Billington. 16 September 1945 - 16 August 2020. Nigel lived and loved life to the fullest. He leaves behind his partner Donna, Sister Judy, brother-in-law David, daughters Emma and Tara, grandsons Luke and Max, extended family in California, and friends everywhere who will all keep him alive in their hearts and memories, especially today his 75th birthday. Nigel travelled the world for work and pleasure, and lived his last eight years both in England with his kids and grandkids and in America with Donna, Judy and David. He was laid to rest in Basingstoke 10 September, 2020 and will be interred with his parents in Tadley.