Obituary and Memorial of the Late Hilda Margaret Chaddock
Hilda Margaret Chaddock (née Davenport) passed away at her home on 18th January 2021 after a short illness. She was mother to Peter, Susan and Andrew, mother-in-law to Christine and Lesley, grandmother to Nicola, Gemma, Damien, Rebecca and Jordan, and great-grandmother to James, Harry and Maja.
Born in Paradise Row, Congleton in 1930 to Edith and George Davenport, Hilda was the eldest of three children, being big sister to Janet and Lorna. Embracing her talent for art and music, Hilda studied at the Burslem School of Art before commencing a career in dress design.
In 1953, Hilda married John Derrick Chaddock, and they settled down together in Congleton. After taking a break to raise her family, she returned to the fashion industry, designing children’s clothes.
Hilda was a gifted artist, seamstress and potter. She was an early member of Congleton Art Society and a well-known local artist, known for her pen and ink drawings, watercolours, and ceramic pots and figurines, producing pottery in her own garden studio until the very end of her life.
Hilda was a keen ballroom dancer, and enjoyed dancing throughout her life.
A skilled gardener and a renowned cat lover, Hilda was loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed.
Her funeral took place on Thursday 28th January at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Congleton. After a service at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hilda was buried at St Peter’s and is reunited with her late husband Derrick.
Attendees were Susannah Chaddock (Daughter) Andrew and Christine Chaddock (Son and Daughter in Law), Peter and Lesley Chaddock (Son and Daughter-in-Law, Nicola (Granddaughter) and Chris Little, Gemma (Granddaughter) and Martin Renwick, Jordan Chaddock (Grandson), Rebecca Chaddock (Granddaughter), Lorna (Sister) and Tony Bailey, Joanne Jones, Alison and Chris Bailey, Suzy and Michael Green, Samantha Green, Ron and Margaret Yates, Emmanuel Iyoha, Juliana Iyoha.