THE following death notices were published in the Evesham Journal this week.

Christopher Merriman

Merriman Christopher Of Chipping Campden and Canada. Passed away peacefully at his home in Canada on 3rd April, aged 82 years. His family were with him, Son William, Mary and Grandchildren Kyle, Justin and Emily. The Cree Community express their appreciation for all the help he has given them over the years. He will be sadly missed by his family in England, Sisters, Brothers, Nephews and Nieces. The funeral has taken place in Canada.

Tracey Holmes (Nee Aston)

Holmes (nee Aston) Tracey Of Evesham. Passed away suddenly at home on the 3rd April 2021, aged 59 years. Loving Mum to Ben and Emily. She will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. A Private Service will take place at The Vale Crematorium. Family flowers only. Enquiries to Merstow Green Funeral Home, Evesham. Tel. 01386 49903.

David Robert Howell

Howell David Robert Of Potters Bar. Passed away on April 11th 2021, after a short illness in Hospital. Born in Chipping Campden, elder Son of the late Geoffrey and Edna Howell, Brother to Alan, Wife Melvina, Godfather to Jane and Elizabeth, Husband to Stella, Sons Geoffrey, Andrew, Peter, Daughter in Law Claire, Grandchildren Layla and Alexi. Much loved will be sadly missed.

Margaret Ann Jelfs Nee Stanley

Jelfs (Nee Stanley) Margaret Ann Peacefully passed away on 5th April 2021, aged 85 years. Much loved Wife of the late Brian, loving Mother of Jean and the late Garry. Mother-in-Law of Doug. A proud Nan and Great Granny. Will be greatly missed by her Brothers and Sisters and many Family and Friends. The funeral service will take place on Monday 26th April 2021 at 12noon at St Leonards Church Bretforton. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St Leonards Church and Cancer Research may be sent c/o Martin Grinnell Funeral Services, 1 Bewdley Street, Evesham, Worcs. WR11 4AD. Tel: 01386 422233.

James Edward (Jim) Rogers

Rogers James Edward "Jim" Of Broadway Passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on Saturday 3rd April, aged 74 years. Loving husband of Ros, beloved "Pops" of Emma and Jo also their partners Craig and Colin and adoring "Grampy" of George and Wilfy. Private family service. No flowers. Any donations to Diabetes UK via

Trevor Douglas Ballinger

Ballinger Trevor Douglas (Proprietor of Fine Furniture Design, Honeybourne) died peacefully on 5th April 2021, aged 66 years. Much loved Husband of Carol. A dear Brother and Friend, will be lovingly remembered. The hearse will leave Trev's home in Sheep Street, Chipping Campden at 10.15 a.m. and proceed down the High Street on Thursday 22nd April for a funeral service at The Vale Crematorium commencing at 11.00 a.m. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired for Kidney Care UK may be sent to Merstow Green Funeral Home, Evesham WR11 4BD or online at

Patricia Mary (Pat) Smith

Smith Patricia Mary 'Pat' Of Pershore Passed away peacefully on April 4th 2021, aged 92 years. Pat will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service at the Vale Crematorium, Fladbury on Thursday April 29th at 12 noon. Family flowers only, donations for Number 8 (Community Arts Centre) may be sent to E Hill & Son Funeral Directors, Pershore, WR10 1HZ, 01386 552141.

Julie Upton

Upton Julie Of Evesham, died peacefully at The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch on 12th April 2021, aged 55 years. Treasured wife of Kevin and devoted mother of Simon and the late Thomas. Dear mother in law of Sally, loving daughter of Pauline and the late Ivor. A proud and loving grandmother. Will be remembered with love and affection by all her Family and many Friends. Funeral service at The Vale Crematorium on Monday 26th April at 12 Noon. Donations in remembrance of Julie for CLIC Sargent may be sent to Merstow Green Funeral Home, Evesham WR11 4BD or online at