“Memories are precious, they don’t go away. We think of you always and not just today.”
Stuart sadly passed away on 13th June 2018, aged 67 years, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born to parents Annie and James in Nantwich before moving up to Scotland during his schooling years, then returning to live in Crewe with his older brother Malcolm and younger siblings Mark, Lester and Laraine. They had a happy, early life, always out playing, Stuart often sending Lester out to get him an egg custard!
Stuart started work at the Nantwich Tannery before taking a job at Leighton Hospital where he would loyally remain for 41 years! Stuart enjoyed his job which was ideal for his friendly and cheerful personality, he was able to get along with anybody. Stuart was an extremely hard worker and only begrudgingly took early retirement from the hospital when the mental health ward at Leighton moved.
In 1971 Stuart was outside the chip shop in West Street when he set eyes on Mary, a friend of a friend, he was totally hooked. After just three months of courting at the cinema or listening to music in Mary’s sisters front room, they got engaged. They married in August 1972. This was a particularly special day for Mary, although she would not have realised at the time, not that it was her wedding day, it was the only time Stuart would actually say her name! From then on he would always call her by a nickname! Despite this, they loved each other completely, on one occasion Stuart won Mary a cuddly elephant at a fair with his last 40p, then having to retrieve it-and Mary’s suitcase-off the M6 when they flew off the roof rack of the car!!
In 1973 they were blessed with a son, John and two years later their family was complete when Lee was born. They would holiday every year, either camping or caravanning. Stuart was a devoted father and would do anything for his family, he loved taking Lee to see the wrestling whenever it came to Crewe.
There was another love affair in Stuart’s life….it was Disney! Over the years the family would visit Disneyworld in Florida 11 times! and Disneyland Paris an amazing 26 times! He loved Mickey Mouse, the rides and everything else about these holidays, the family having fond memories of the fireworks over the parks in Florida.
Stuart always kept in great health and it was a real shock when he fell ill. Mary would like to thank everyone who looked after Stuart and their family during his illness.
His funeral will take place on Monday 25th June in the Crematorium Chapel, Crewe at 2pm, followed by cremation.
For further details regarding Stuart’s funeral please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.