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Obituary and Memorial of the Late Robert Hughes (Bob)

Robert (Bob) passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Friday 13th October 2023 at home, aged 79.

The loving father to Daniel, much loved father-in-law to Samantha, much loved grandad of Bradley & Betsy, cherished brother to Phyllis & Janet and the late Michael & Sheila.

Bob will be lovingly remembered for his sense of humour and warm personality and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Bob’s funeral was held at St Peter’s Church, Congleton on Wednesday 8th November 2023 and conducted by the Reverend Ian Enticott. Bob was brought into church accompanied by Giving it All Away by Roger Daltry. Reverend Enticott opened with a prayer and then welcomed everyone to the service. Everyone stood to sing the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful. Reverend Enticott read the eulogy provided by Bob’s sister, Phyllis, and Dar Barrow read the eulogy provided by Bob’s son, Daniel. The poem In Memoriam by William Morecomb was then read by Jane Holdcroft. The music Seasons (Waiting on You) – Future Islands was played for reflection. The Reverend Enticott followed with a bible reading from the First Letter of St Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 13, following with prayers and everyone saying the Lord’s Prayer together. The congregation were invited to stand and sing the hymn Amazing Grace. Reverend Enticott brought the service to an end with prayers of commendation and the farewell. Music on leaving church was These Are the Days of Our Lives by Queen. The service was followed by family committal at Birches Crematorium, Northwich. After the service everyone was invited to continue sharing their memories of Bob at Congleton Cricket Club.

Donations were gratefully received towards the work of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and the NSPCC.

Attending mourners were Mr D Hughes and Miss S Irwin (Son & Daughter in Law). Master B Hughes (Grandson). Miss B Hughes (Granddaughter). Mrs P Brightwell (Sister), Mr M Bayley, Mrs J Holdcroft (Stepdaughter), Miss E Brearley (Granddaughter), Miss G Brearley (Granddaughter).

Mr Ian Holdcroft (representing Mrs S Holdcroft, Charlie, Oliver & Bea) Mr G Duckworth & Mrs S Duckworth. Mr Stuart Perkins. Mr P Cottrell. Mr G Cottrell. Mr C Banks. Mr G Stanway. Miss G Lowe representing Miss J Lowe, Miss C Lowe and Mr D Lowe. Mr & Mrs D Copestick. Mrs R Heather. Mr P Boswell representing Mr P Howell. Mr A Smith representing Mr S Harding and Mr B Buckley. Mr & Mrs A Howell. Mr & Mrs R Barnett.  Mr D Lindop representing Mr S Lindop. Mrs D Lacey representing Mrs N Dale. Mrs J Brammeld representing Mr J Broadhurst. Mr C Howell. Mr & Mrs P Beech. Mr H Johnson & Mr V Johnson. Mr J Higginson representing Mrs C Higginson. Mr & Mrs R Molloy representing Mr D Molloy. Mr S Hulme. Mr M Barton. Ms L Diack. Mrs M Elphick. Mr B Brennan. Mr J Irwin, representing Mrs M Irwin. Mr O Lees. Mr K Parr. Mrs D Parr. Mr C Green. Mr M Clulow. Mr M Cuddy. Mrs S Sparks representing Mr T Sparks. Mr S Lindop representing Mrs L Lindop. Mrs A McKenna representing Mr & Mrs R Yearsley. Mr G Porter. Mr & Mrs O Green. Mr & Mrs B Critchlow. Mr & Mrs G Tomkinson. Mr R Scarlett. Mr & Mrs A Hurst. Mr C Gittings. Mr & Mrs J Roach. Mr Bob Egerton representing Mrs H Egerton. Mrs S Connor representing Mrs P Greenwood. Mrs C Booth. Mr J Booth. Mr & Mrs B Dooley representing Mr R Dooley & Mrs S Davenport. Mr A Park representing Mrs E Park. Mr Bob Hall. Mr A Johnson. Mr & Mrs E Shaw. Mrs P Hancock. Mr B Richardson. Mr R Smith. Mr K Whitehurst. Mr S Davies representing Mrs J Davies. Mr G Smith. Mr D Townley representing Mrs H Townley. Mrs S Holland representing Mrs D Holland. Mr A Banks representing Mrs P Banks. Mr & Mrs A Stubbs. Mr S Muirhead. Mr R Garret representing Mrs C Garret. Mr T Booth. Mr P Rhodes. Mr & Mrs A Barnett. Mrs Waltho. Mr C Machin. Miss J Hughes. Miss K Hughes. Mr T Mountford. Miss D Mountford. Mr & Mrs A Irwin representing Miss J Irwin. Miss M Lindop. Mr D Cardall. Mr & Mrs M Tomlins. Mr M Chaddock. Mr K Sutton. Mr & Mrs W Benson. Miss K Benson. Mr D Barrow. Mr D Taylor. Mrs H Taylor. Mr E Taylor. Miss Y Bailey. Mr J Coppock representing Mrs J Coppock. Mr S Brightwell representing Mr D Coppock and Mr A Coppock. Mr & Mrs J Crowther. Miss J Mackey representing Mr Bill Heath. Miss S Heath. Mr A Raffo.

The funeral arrangements were overseen by Larvin and Clegg of Antrobus Street, Congleton. Larvin and Clegg also provided the coffin bearers.

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