Here are the family announcements carried in the Wilts and Glos Standard this week.



Heather Rosemary

At 68 years, unexpectedly and suddenly passed away on Wednesday 6th October 2021.

Darling wife of Derek, devoted mother to Graeme, Tom and daughter-in-law Mel and an adored grandma to Isabelle and Isla.

A service will take place to celebrate Heather’s life at Kingsdown Crematorium on Monday 25th October at 12 noon.

All are welcome to attend and afterwards join for refreshments at Swindon Town Football Club, SN1 2ED.

It is requested that if persons attending are a Swindon Town fan, that they wear club shirts to the funeral as Heather was a programme seller for the club and it was one of her many passions.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu would be appreciated to Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon SN1 3DF or online

Enquiries; tel 01793 522797


Passed away on 11th October aged 85 years.

Beloved husband of the late Joan and much loved father and grandad.

The funeral service will take place at St Peter’s Church Rendcomb at 1.30pm.

Family flowers only donations may be given in memory of David to Alzheimer’s Society.


Passed away peacefully on the 26th September 2021, aged 92 years.

Father to Colin, Richard, Susan and the late Jean. David will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral Service to take place at Fairford United Methodist Church at 11.00 am on Friday 29th October.

Burial to follow in Shilton, near Burford.

Family flowers only but donations in lieu to The Fisherman’s Mission or Send A Cow may be made on the day or may be sent c/o Peter Smith & Son Funeral Directors Ltd, 135 Burwell Drive, Witney, Oxon, OX28 5LP. Tel: 01993 702000.


Of Meysey Hampton

Peacefully on 8th October 2021 aged 90.

Dearly loved husband of Valerie much loved father grandfather and Great Grandfather.

Will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral service at st Mary’s Church Meysey Hampton on Friday 5th November at 11.00am.

Family flowers, donations to Wiltshire Air Ambulance c/o A Slade & Son 35 Dyer St Cirencester, GL7 2PP,

01285 656336.


Died peacefully on October 12th aged 87.

Beloved husband of Gaye. Devoted father of Sara and Steven, stepfather to Belinda and Jo, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Private cremation followed by thanksgiving service at 2 p.m. on 5th November at Holy Cross, Ashton Keynes, SN6 6NY.

Donations in lieu of flowers to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and St. John’s Ambulance.

Enquiries to Carter Funeral Directors, 4 The Lotts, Ashton Keynes.



It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of

Barbara Sedman on 23rd August aged 88.

A friendly Yorkshire lady, Barbara had made Cirencester her home

for the past 49 years and was a familiar face to many around town

each Friday.

A kindhearted lady and one of life’s great encouragers.

She lived life to the full and will be deeply missed by Robert,

Geraldine, Richard, Maureen, Maurice, Rebecca, Andy and family.

Donations are welcome in memory of Barbara, to

The British Heart Foundation c/o A Slade & Son, 35 Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP.


Suddenly after a long illness, aged 77, at his home in Cirencester on Tuesday 12 October 2021.

Brother of Peter Shepheard, brother-in-law of Magdalene and uncle to Kirsty, Aislinn, Katie and Hannah and great uncle to their families.

Funeral arrangements to follow.


Joan Violet

Died peacefully at home on 9th October 2021, aged 100 years.

Will be greatly missed by all the family.

Service of Thanksgiving to take place on Tuesday 26th October at 2:00pm at St Leonards Church Minety.

Enquiries to Carter Funeral Directors, Ashton Keynes.

In Memoriam




25th October 1990

Everlasting love and gratitude.

Also remembering Gerald.

Jean, Lyn and Mark