OBITUARY AND MEMORIAL OF THE LATE Stuart Edward Poole
The funeral took place on Friday April 24th 2020, of the late Stuart Edward Poole.
Stuart passed away peacefully on April 12th 2020 at Macclesfield and District General Hospital. Aged 82.
Stuart was born on the 29th August at 17 Woodland Avenue, Congleton. Shortly afterwards he moved with Mum, Elsie, and Dad, Albert to 3 Fountain Street. This would be Stuart’s home for almost 80 years. Over the next 14 years Stuart became a much loved “Big Brother” to four sisters. Anthea, Jennifer, Janet and Christine.
Despite mobility problems he was never afraid of hard work. On leaving school, instead of taking the easy option of staying home, he started work as a welder at Poloarcold Engineering. He remained there until retirement, never having time off, a fact that was recognised by his employers with a commendation for his loyalty and long service.
Never one for sitting about, Stuart had an enthusiasm for gardening and shared an allotment with cousin Grahame, where they spent many happy hours together.
On Saturday’s he ran a knitwear stall on Congleton Market, where he had many regular customers. But, the rest of the weekend was spent at the Bull’s Head Hotel, where he helped out in Dave’s bar. Here he had a busy social life, with many friends with whom he enjoyed outings and foreign holidays. He also enjoyed the family caravan in Wales and other holidays with family. In his later years he carried on his love of gardening in his own garden, and a new hobby, making wooden planters and bird tables for himself and family. Stuart will be greatly missed by family and friends, and be remembered as a kind, thoughtful, gentle man, by all who knew him.
The funeral service was held at Macclesfield Crematorium and conducted by Susan Foxall. Stuart was taken into the service and accompanied by “Stranger on the Shore” sung by Acker Bilk. Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion's 'The Prayer' was played as a reflection and the service concluded with “Bring Him Home” by Alfie Boe.
Mourners who attended the service were Jenifer and John Beech (Sister and Brother in law), Janet (Sister), Christine and Kevin O’reilly (Sister and Brother in law), Graham and Dinah Hough (Cousins), Jason Doorbar (Representing Anthea and Roy Doorbar), Stephanie Cunningham (Neice) and Jenny (a family friend).