Current Funerals

These are the current funerals that we are arranging. Click on a name to see the funeral arrangements.

WIGMORE, Keith David

Of Holloway Peacefully at his home on 30th June 2024, aged 85. Beloved Husband of the late Doreen, much loved Dad of Mark and Alison, Father-in-law of Sue and Lyndon and Grandad to Leanne, Sophie and Vicky. Funeral service to be held at Amber Valley Memorial Park & Crematorium on Wednesday 24th July at 1.00pm. Donations in lieu of flowers are being received for Cancer Research UK and The RNLI. These may be given online: www.greatorexfunerals/donations or cheques payable to ‘Jepson Funerals Ltd’ may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock. DE4 3BU.

HURLEY, Celia

Sadly passed away on 30th June 2024 aged 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Geoff, loving mum of Jackie & Nigel and a dearly loved grandma & great grandma. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service at Chesterfield Crematorium on Monday 15th July at 3.50pm, family flowers only please and donations in memory of Celia for Cancer Research UK may be given at the service, via our website www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk or cheques made payable to the charity may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU

SAUNDERS, Norman Keith

Of Matlock. On 16th June 2024 at his home, aged 80 years. Much loved Husband of Jean, Dad of Leigh, Clare and Alan, Father-in-law of Claire, Andrew and Catherine, and Opi to Charlie, Harry, Katie and Sadie. Funeral Service to be held at Amber Valley Memorial Park & Crematorium on Thursday 18th July at 2.00pm. Donations in lieu of flowers are being received for The British Heart Foundation and may be given online : www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations, or cheques payable to the charity may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock. DE4 3BU.

LEES, Elsie

Of Darley Dale. Peacefully on 22nd June 2024 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, aged 92 years. Beloved Wife of Ernest, much loved Mum of Andrew and Martin, Mother-in -law of Nadine and Denise, Nana of Matthew, Rachel, Lauren, Megan, Bethany and Hannah. Great Nana of Phoebe, Morgan, Ellie-Mae and Christopher. Funeral Service to be held at Darley Dale Methodist Church on Thursday 11th July at 11.00am followed by family burial. Donations in lieu of flowers are invited for Underhall Respite and Resource Centre. These may be given online: www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations, or cheques payable to the charity may be sent to: Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock. DE4 3BU. Gentleman are asked to wear a bright tie with their suit and ladies something bright and cheerful.

LESTER, Michael Percy ‘Mick’

Of Matlock. Passed peacefully away on 20th June 2024 at Ashgate Hospice, aged 82. Much loved Husband of Jen, loving Dad of Debbie and Antony, Father-in-law of Neil and Michelle, Grandad of Chelsea, Sam, Isabelle and Freya, Great Grandad of Jaxon, Brother of Geoff and brother -in-law to Kate. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him. Funeral Service to be held at Darley Dale Methodist Church on Tuesday 23rd July at 11.00am prior to interment in Darley Dale Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers are invited for Ashgate Hospice. These may be given online: www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations, or cheques payable to the charity may be sent to: Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock. DE4 3BU.

WALTON, Paul Joseph

Of Matlock Moor. On 23rd June 2024 at Ashgate Hospice, aged 70. A much loved husband, dad and grandad. Funeral Service to be held at St. Giles Church, Matlock, on Wednesday 10th July at 2.00pm prior to private family interment. Donations in lieu of flowers are invited for Ashgate Hospice. These may either be given online: www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk, or cheques payable to the charity may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock. DE4 3BU. Tel: 01629 582470.

RUNHAM, Edwin Frederick. ‘ED’

Of Two Dales. Peacefully at his home on 19th June 2024, aged 80 years. Beloved husband of the late Jill and a loving dad and grandad who will be greatly missed by all family and friends. Funeral Ceremony to be held at Chesterfield Crematorium on Tuesday 16th July at 1.10pm. Donations in lieu of flowers are invited for Ashgate Hospice and Blythe House. These may either be given online: www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations, or cheques payable to ‘Jepson Funerals Ltd’ may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock. DE4 3BU.

GILLESPIE, Margaret ‘Shona’

Shona passed away peacefully on 11th June 2024, aged 81 years. Dearly loved and missed by her family and friends. All are welcome to attend her Pink and Tartan service at Amber Valley Memorial Park & Crematorium on Tuesday, 9th July at 12:00 Noon. Followed by wake at The Gate, Tansley from 1.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, can be made to Ashgate Hospice either directly via ashgatehospice.org.uk/donate/ or may be made through www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations. Cheques payable to the charity may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons Funeral Directors, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU.

MOSLEY, Christopher Dalton

Chris sadly passed away on 7 June 2024, aged 76 Years. Beloved husband of Jill, loving dad of Georgina & Victoria and a dearly loved grandad, father in law, brother, brother in law and uncle. He will be greatly missed by all his family & friends. Funeral service to take place at Chesterfield Crematorium on Tuesday 16 July at 11:10am. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Chris for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and The Air Ambulance Service may be given at the service, at www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk or cheques made payable to the charities may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU.

WILKINS, Margrette. Nee Fearn

Of Cromford. On 5th June 2024 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Ken and a loving sister and aunt who will be sadly missed by her family and wide circle of friends. The Committal will take place at Darley Dale Cemetery on Monday 8th July at 12 noon prior to a Service of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Church, Cromford at 12.45pm. Donations in lieu of flowers are invited for Helen’s Trust. These may be given online:www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations, or cheques payable to the charity may be sent to: Thomas Greatorex & Sons. 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock. DE4 3BU.

REDFERN, Glennis

Glennis REDFERN of Matlock. Sadly passed away on 28 May 2024, aged 79 Years. Loving wife of the late Norman, beloved Mum to Carl and the late Nigel, much loved Step-Mum to Mark, treasured Mother-in-Law to Amanda and Barbara and Grandmother to Chloe, Glennis will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Funeral service to take place at Amber Valley Memorial Park & Crematorium on Wednesday 26 June at 3:00pm. Donations are invited to Cats Protection. These may be made online at www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations or cheques made payable to the Charity may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons Funeral Directors, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU.

HOPKINSON, Margaret

HOPKINSON, Margaret. Sadly passed away on 1 June 2024, aged 78 Years. A treasured Mum to Paula, Jeanette and Lisa, a much-loved Nanna to Louise, Matthew, Jack and Emma, and a loving Great-Nanna to Ava and Madilyn. Funeral service to take place at Chesterfield Crematorium on Wednesday 10 July at 11:30am. Coloured clothing to be worn please. Donations are invited for Age UK Derby & Derbyshire, where Margaret volunteered for many years. These may be made online at www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk/donations or cheques made payable to the Charity may be sent to Thomas Greatorex & Sons Funeral Directors, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU.

BOOTH, James Michael

Sadly passed away on 17 May 2024, aged 89 Years. Dearly loved and missed by all his family. Cremation service to take place at Amber Valley Memorial Park & Crematorium on Monday 24 June at 11:00am. Donations if desired can be made to Barnardo's at www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk. Enquiries to Greatorex Funeral Directors, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU.

MOUSLEY, Sylvia Marion

sadly passed away on 26 May 2024, aged 79 Years. Dearly loved and missed by all her family. Cremation service to take place at Markeaton Crematorium on Wednesday 19 June at 1:30pm. Donations if desired can be made to Blythe House for their Roaming Cars Service at www.greatorexfunerals.co.uk. Enquiries to Greatorex Funeral Directors, 29 Knowleston Place, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3BU.

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Testimonials

What our families say

We would like to thank you so much for everything you have done for our Dad and father-in-law, Garry Wilson. Dad couldn’t have been in better hands. The care and respect you all showed was exemplary and wonderful. Even running over time, you didn’t hurry us, just can’t thank you enough. Keep doing what you do Russell for those that have born through the doors of Greatorex’s and for those to come, such a valuable vocation.
With all our very best wishes

Jackie, Lorraine and Peter

Testimonials

What our families say

We would like to thank you so much for everything you have done for our Dad and father-in-law, Garry Wilson. Dad couldn’t have been in better hands. The care and respect you all showed was exemplary and wonderful. Even running over time, you didn’t hurry us, just can’t thank you enough. Keep doing what you do Russell for those that have born through the doors of Greatorex’s and for those to come, such a valuable vocation.
With all our very best wishes

Jackie, Lorraine and Peter