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Carol Ann Titley

Wonderful was your love for us, You are in our hearts forever 

Wonderful was your love for us, You are in our hearts forever 

Carol passed away on 4th April in the care of Leighton Hospital after a sudden and unexpected illness. Carol was born in Nantwich in the January of 1959 to her now deceased parents Ann-Ellen and Richard Tegfan Williams. A few years earlier, her parents had settled in Crewe after from Anglesey, North Wales along with Carol’s older brother Terry (also deceased). Carol remained very close to her Welsh family and was extremely proud of her heritage.

Carol met her beloved husband Graham at the age of 16 and they married in Crewe Green in 1981. They have been together for 44 years and will have been married for 39 years this month. They have three children together – Ceri, Emma and Marc who she loved dearly. She was also a loving and devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren, Isla (6), Jacob (4), Evie (2) and Alex (1). She loved sharing stories about all of them and was immensely proud of all they have individually achieved. Carol had a thoughtful and caring nature.  This was evident throughout her career as a Registered General Nurse but also felt by her family and friends, whose needs she would often put before her own. She touched so many people throughout her life and will be remembered for being social and for her love of making other’s smile.

In her nursing career, she dedicated over 30 years working for Leighton Hospital in Crewe before later moving on to work for the South Cheshire Private Hospital. She retired in 2019. She was a passionate, caring and hard working nurse who was liked and respected by both her patients and her colleagues. She was incredibly proud of her profession and in particular her contribution serving the NHS.

Aside from her family, Carol loved the sunshine and being outdoors and took pleasure in gardening and walking. She was an enthusiastic music and comedy fan, and enjoyed the many live events her and Graham attended together. Her love of music was also demonstrated through playing the guitar and the piano. She was a keen reader, with a penchant for autobiographies.  She enjoyed keeping fit and was a keen member of her gym, taking part in regular Zumba and yoga classes. She also enjoyed to travel with Graham and all the family have many happy memories of her from their shared holidays together.

A small funeral service for the immediate family will be held at Crewe crematorium on Monday 20th April. Graham, Ceri, Emma and Marc are planning for a larger gathering to celebrate Carol’s life which would be attended by family, friends and ex-work colleagues, once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Rather than flowers, the family will be arranging a collection for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charitable Fund. For those that would like to donate in Carol’s name, donations can also be made via the JustGiving Page 


23 Condolences

  1. Susan Salt jones on April 13, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    My best friend of 57 +yrs
    A friend is someone who is always there for you
    Friend is caring kind and thoughtful
    A friend knows you better than most do
    through tough times
    A friend brings laughter and happiness and whatever life brings your way true friendship never grows apart
    A friend is somebody just like you
    Y ou were my best friend and will never be replaced or forgotten

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  2. Andrew and Sarah Ebrey on April 13, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    A beautiful person inside and out. A friend who truly cared, never judged and loved unconditionally.

    Carol had a great sense of humour and a fantastic taste in music!!!

    A privledge to know her.

    Will always be missed. Will never be far from our thoughts and always, always in our hearts.

    May God look after you now.

    Andrew and Sarah Ebrey

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  3. Julie on April 13, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Carol my lovely rock chick friend , she always laughed when I called her that I have only known her for 9 years in that time it was very clear that her family gave her the greatest joy . Carol practically levitated when she told me she was going to be a granny (each time ) mark she was so proud of you becoming a fireman .we often spoke about life after death I know she believed . She’s only ever a thought away God bless her beautiful soul , condolences to you all x

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  4. Linda Jones on April 13, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    My dear friend Carol. A school friend,
    A growing up friend who became a long distance friend.
    No matter how many miles were between us you were in my thoughts and in my heart.
    I admired you, I loved you and now I sadly miss you. Sleep tight my friend Goodnight x

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  5. Neil Beardsmith on April 13, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I am quite shocked to hear that my friend Carol has passed away. I have never met a more nicer person in my 74 years.
    I play in a band and that is how we know each other. Carol loves listening to bands play because of her love for music, we spoke and had a lovely conversation about all the local bands she knows, that was about 19 years ago.
    We also shared a passion for spirituality and spoke about meditation and what books we were reading on the subject.
    My condolences to her husband Graham and her lovely family.
    I will miss you my friend, God bless.

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  6. Mark on April 14, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Carol was my mate.Carol was so friendly and had a caring nature she had a wonderful smile when she walk into a room. I had a operation last year and she kept in contact with me everyday while I was getting better. I will miss you Carol but where ever you are now I hope you are rocking out to some band while looking down on us all.

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  7. Mark on April 14, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Carol was my mate she had such a caring wonderful nature I will miss that wonderful smile which always lite up are room I had an operation last year she kept in contact every day. Where every you are I hope you are rocking out to some band while looking down on us all. Take care my friend Carol

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  8. Suzanne Evans on April 14, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    For our dear beautiful Carol, you were such a kind and caring lady, with a most beautiful and contagious smile, you never failed to brighten up a miserable day, you were always so kind . We were so shocked and deeply saddened by your sudden passing.
    It always made my day when I had seen you and we had a chat you cared so much about everyone you knew, and never judged anyone.
    You loved and were so proud of your beautiful family and all the achievements they had made.
    You will be missed so much by so many.
    Our thoughts are with Graham, Ceri, Emma, Marc and all the family.
    May you rest in peace beautiful lady.xxx

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  9. Eurwen and Tecwyn Owen on April 14, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Dear little Carol, how cruel was your passing,. Why could we not have had one last hug, one last kiss, one chance to remember old times, how many times you asked me to tell you a story, to relate bits and pieces of family history, the good and the bad, tales of your dad who died when you were only twelve years old… I console myself by knowing that all our missed opportunities will be made good some other time, some other place. For now Eurwen and I and all my family miss you so much and will always cherish the joy of having been part of your life…. We love you…

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  10. Sian Meinir on April 14, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I loved Carol- she was my fabulous first cousin. I was one of her bridesmaids at her and Graham’s wedding.
    We are all deeply shocked and devastated as a family by her passing. She meant a great deal to us and we knew how proud she was of her Welsh roots and how much all her family meant to her. She was a loyal, kind and beautiful person. She made anyone who was in her company feel beautiful too. Above all she was an honest person who loved life and gave generously of her love to others without expecting anything in return. She will be missed greatly and will always be alive in our hearts and minds. I’ll finish like we both always did in all the texts and messages we sent each other- Love you fave cousin, Sian xxx

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  11. Vanessa Harratt. on April 14, 2020 at 4:22 pm


    My friend and fab colleague, oh we had some fun on nights at the Hospital. I’ll miss you 😘

    Lots of love to you all.

    Ness X

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  12. Kath Harris on April 14, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Carol was a wonderful friend who always had a ready smile and a ready heart. We both love our native Anglesey and our strong bond was made even stronger by that. Her very early departure from this life has left a massive hole in mine.
    She adored her family and all her little grandchildren.
    She will be so greatly missed by Graham, Ceri, Emma and Mark. Much love to you all xxx

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  13. Jenny Greensmith on April 15, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Carol you taught me so much. We spent many a night together on ward 19. We laughed and cried. Your patients loved you and the staff respected you. Your family were everything to you and you were so proud of all of them. Fly high beautiful. You will always have a special place in my heart xxx

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  14. Mandi Thomson on April 16, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Dearest Carol, I’m shocked and saddened by your sudden departure of this world. Loved working with you on ward 19 & at the south Cheshire hospital. We only did a dance class at the gym not long ago and will miss your big smile and sense of fun. My heart goes out to your family. Rest in peace Carol xxx

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  15. Alison McGuire on April 18, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Carol I’ve only known you for a short time. You were the first neighbour to welcome us when we arrived. We became friends straight away. Our love of shopping “for a bargain” live music 🎶 and cats 🙀. Rory made us both very happy. You gave me the confidence to go back to the gym. You loved the spin class, I didn’t. I loved aqua fit, you didn’t. So we agreed on zumba, tapfit and yoga. What a laugh we had,Singing loud and making a lot of noise in tap. I was so proud to be your friend. I’m missing you. Sleep tight special lady xx

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  16. Eileen Downes on April 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Dearest Carol our loving thoughts are with you and your dear family.Will miss our chats and texts and family photos.Sleep tight lovely lady,we will meet again Cariad ,your loving Cousins Eileen and John
    ,Richard and Buddug,and your family in Southampton 💜

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  17. Tracy Dyer on April 19, 2020 at 6:28 pm

    My big sister that became my friend 😍
    We talked , we cried , we laughed together over the years ….. we had a special bond and a silly sense of humour ♥️ You were taken to young and our hearts are broken 💔 but the memories we have , the chats and tears and laughter we shared will mend our hearts and we will never forget you ….. shine bright my lovely 😊 we will never forget you 😘😘xx

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  18. Tracy Dyer on April 19, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    My big sister that became my friend 😍
    We talked , we cried , we laughed together over the years ….. we had a special bond and a silly sense of humour ♥ You were taken to young and our hearts are broken 💔 but the memories we have , the chats and tears and laughter we shared will mend our hearts and we will never forget you ….. shine bright my lovely 😊 we will never forget you 😘😘xx

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  19. Mr D Salt & fam on April 20, 2020 at 8:12 am

    God bless Carol R. I. P xx

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  20. Debbie Shufflebotham on April 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Oh Carol
    What a wonderful caring and understanding person you were.. You were always there for me when I needed someone to lift my spirits up.. I always remember you pushing me to go to the gym and have some really funny times at the Zumba classes.. You will always be remembered for helping me through through my grief of losing my beloved mum back in 2018. I will always love you and keep those special memories in my heart. You are up in heaven now with your parents and brother.
    I know for sure that your family were very proud of you for what you achieved throughout your life.
    You enjoyed spending special moments with your dear grandchildren who were loved by you so much.. and more importantly your wonderful husband Graham who I know is going through this hard time at the moment but I am sure he will cherish all the wonderful times you had together living a full and enjoyable life
    I’m not very good with words like you but want to say that I will miss you so much and hopefully will meet again.. LOVE YOU SWEETHEART ♥️💖 rest in peace now Debbie Xx

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  21. Jacki Penny on April 26, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Carol was a school friend from the age of 11 years old attending Brierly Street School and what happy memories of that time I have. Our friendship group remained in touch though the years and Carol was a big part of our group, with her engaging smile and zest for life . A beautiful person who will be very sadly missed. God bless you Carol.
    Jacki xxx

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  22. Pam Boffey on April 29, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Dear Carol, I only knew you briefly through going to the gym but you made a deep impression. We always had a laugh and you were so caring and concerned when I faced a major operation in 2018. I’ll always remember that lovely hug you gave me when we met on my return back to the gym months later, it was so lovely to be welcomed back in that way.
    Carol you will be so sadly missed it was a privilege to have known you.

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  23. jane renshaw on May 6, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Carol a long time friend, we went through school together and we all remained good friends, such a happy beautiful lady, always smiling and loved by us all.
    So tragic you have been taken away from us to soon, you will be so missed by so many,
    Rest in Peace Carol,
    Nite Nite God Bless
    Jane xxx

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