HERE are the death notices published in the Halstead Gazette this week.

Ian Benson

BENSON Ian (formerly of Earls Colne) passed away peacefully on 26th December 2021, aged 80 years. Much loved by all who knew him. A private funeral service will take place later this month. Donations in Ian’s memory are being gratefully accepted for the Alzheimer’s Society and may be sent via Richard Ward Funeral Services. For flowers and all other enquiries, please contact: Richard Ward Funeral Services Ltd, 2B Cross Street, Enderby, Leicester, LE19 4NJ. Tel: 01162866858. Email:

Patricia Evelyn Buckley

BUCKLEY Patricia Evelyn. Peacefully at home on 2nd January 2022. Aged 72 years. Beloved Wife, Mother, Granny and friend to many. At Patricia’s request there will be a private cremation but a Celebration of Life Service will take place in May. Family flowers only, donations if desired to ‘Farleigh Hospice’ may be made via or sent to Paul J King Funeral Directors 10 Station Road Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8BG 01621 784884.

Margaret Dannatt

DANNATT Margaret passed away peacefully on 4th January 2022, aged 101 years. A much loved Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma. Funeral service will take place at Three Counties Crematorium on Monday 24th January at 2.30pm. All flowers welcome. Halstead Hall Care Home, Residents Fund has been chosen for family and friends to donate in memory of Margaret. Please visit to make a donation and to leave a condolence message. Alternatively, donations may be sent c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons, 7 Manor Street, Braintree Essex CM7 3HW 01376 320582.

Alan Hale

The funeral service commemorating Alan’s life will be held on Tuesday the 25th January at Felsted URC Church, Stebbing Road at 11 O’clock. Refreshments after at the Royal British Legion hall, Felsted. Family flowers only please but donations to the Royal British Legion in remembrance of Alan would be greatly appreciated. 

Richard John Henderson

HENDERSON Richard John passed away on 9th December 2021 aged 66 years. Sadly missed and dearly loved Husband, Dad, Grandad and Brother. A funeral service will be held at Three Counties Crematorium, High Garrett on 24th January 11.30am. Family flowers or donations if desired, in memory of Richard, to Essex & Herts Air Ambulance sent c/o Braintree Co-op Funeral Directors, 6 Clare Rd, Braintree, CM7 2PA 01376 551951.

Robert Kent

Robert, formerly of Kelvedon, died from cancer aged 37 in Mississippi, USA on 3rd January 2022. He was the much-loved husband of Lisa and devoted father of Peter and Zachary. Rob was the dear son of Tony and Ruth and brother to Pamela. He attended Honywood School and Colchester 6th Form College and was friend to many in Essex and beyond. His funeral will be held in Vicksburg beside the Mississippi.

Robin Moyle

Robin's funeral will be on the 24th of January at Three Counties Crematorium at 9.30am. Family flowers only, donations to Farleigh Hospice.

Betty Newman

Betty sadly passed away on 1st January 2022, aged 89 years. Dearly loved Mum, Nan and Great Nan (Little Nan) who will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday 1st February, Chelmsford Crematorium at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Farleigh Hospice via or c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Services, 13/15 Market Hill, Maldon, CM9 4PZ.

Christina Partridge

Christina, formerly of Southminster, peacefully passed away at Parkland House Care Home, Exeter on 30th December 2021 aged 99. Much loved Mother, Granny and Great Granny. Funeral service to take place at St. Leonards Church, Southminster on 31st January 2022 at 11:30am. Followed by burial in the Churchyard. Family flowers only. Donation’s appreciated to a charity of your own choice in memory of Christina.

Russell Bernard Pitt

Sadly Passed Away 20th November 2021. He Will Be Greatly Missed.

David Victor Robinson

Passed away peacefully on 20th December 2021 aged 93 years. Lovingly remembered by his Wife Susan, Daughters Christine and Heather and their families. “With Christ, which is far better” Philippians 1:23. Funeral service to be held at Braintree Gospel Hall at 12.15pm, followed by interment at Bocking Cemetery at 1.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired are being received for Pilgrims’ Friend Society and can be made online at All enquiries to G. Collins & Sons Funeral Directors. 4 The Street, White Notley, CM8 1RH Tel; 01376 583750.

Carol Ann Short

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones on 18th December 2021. Much loved Wife to Jack, Mum to Paul and Lorraine and Nan to Christopher, Natalie and Samantha. Funeral service will be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 10.30 am. Family flowers only please. Donation details if required are for Dementia UK. These can be made payable through the much loved page at or sent to East of England Co-operative Funeral Services. 101 Station Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex CM0 8HR.

Georgina (Georgie) Tatlow

Sadly passed away at Broomfield Hospital on 4 January 2022. Georgie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her and by her former King & Hines customers. Funeral Service details will be available at via Tributes & Donations. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, may be sent to Cancer Research UK or British Heart Foundation (website details above) or passed to: Paul J King Funeral Directors. 10 Station Road, Burnham on Crouch, CM0 8BG 01621 784884.