THE following obituaries were published in the Bridgwater Mercury of October 13, 2020.

G Stockham

GRAHAM Stockham passed away peacefully on December 28, 2019, aged 81.

A funeral service was held at Sedgemoor Crematorium on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Mourners: Sheila Chappell representing Colin, Jenny Poole representing Ray Dena, John King and Mr and Mrs. Boobyer, Alison Hamblin, Tara Jarvis representing Mike, Trevor Palmer, Rod and June Savage representing Frank Kyle, Terry and Alison Bell representing Rebecca and Ellen, Dave Broadstock representing Lynn, Tony Young representing Barry Dunham, Graham Sampson (President of Wills CC) representing Dave and Hilary Hall, John Martin, Steve Willis representing Knowle Inn Skittle Team, Brian March representing Mike Saunders, Ken Wilkins representing Malcolm and Carol Singleton, Tony Salisbury, Michelle Phillips (Niece), Robin Phillips, Claire Burton (Niece), Tim Burton (Nephew), Chris Sully, Alan Pasco, John Pitcher, Gwyn and Elaine Jones, Mr and Mrs Loaring, Carol and Jenny (Lions Club B Skittle Team), David and Beverley Wride representing Mervyn, June Mantle representing Christine and Derek Thomas, Bill and Sandy Thomas, Mark and Helen Coray, Sue and Rich Miles, Nick Rees, Elisha Warren, Margaret and Philip Watts, Andreas Simon, Dave Tucker representing Becky Fountain, Dennis Healy, Keith and Lynn Dyer and family, Julie and Derek Pitcher, Alex and Audrey Bull, Mervyn Ingram representing Evelyn, Derek Hayes (Wills CC), David Hamblin, John Hamblin, Pete Smith, Eileen Farrant, Clifford Stockham with, Kim and Carol (Daughters) and Pete O’Donnell, John Morgan, Philip Stockham, Doreen Stockham, Roy Coombes, Rachel Phipps, Martyn Smyth.

There were family flowers only with donations in memory of Graham for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Arrangements were taken care of by Bridgwater Funeral Services, 15 Bristol Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4AU. Telephone 01278 457755.

The Bristol family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours of Graham and in particular all his workmates from Wills’, team mates from skittles and football (as on following list) who all turned out in the worst weather for a decade and filled Sedgemoor Crematorium to capacity. This showed us how loved and respected Graham was in his home town.

The family would also like to say a big thank you to Bridgwater Funeral Service for all their help to us and their professionalism throughout which is much appreciated.

We apologies for any names omitted.

J V Thomas

MR James Victor Thomas, of Bridgwater, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 84.

The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 10, at Taunton Crematorium. The service was conducted by Rev James Taylor.

Finally at peace after a long illness bravely borne.

Family Mourners: Ethel Thomas (Wife), Joanne Coleman (Daughter), Dave Coleman (Son-in-Law), Isabelle Coleman (Granddaughter), Rose Bird (Sister-in-Law), Mervyn Durant also rep Dorothy Durant (Brother-in-Law), Vivien James and Gregg James (Niece and Husband), Chris Ward and John Ward (Niece and husband), Anne-Marie Ward (Great Niece), Maurice Durant and Sigrid Durant (Brother-in-Law and wife).

Other Mourners: Pat Regan, John Regan, Sharon Knight, Ron Cosgree, Alisha Giles, Eleanor Giles, Mary Holderness, Mike Holderness, Helen Grady, Diane Storey, Gerald Storey, Jeanette Coleman, Peter Coleman.

There were family flowers only with donations in memory of Jim to Marie Curie and Mesothelioma UK.

A huge thank you to Sarah Biffen and her team at H Biffen and Sons Ltd for all your help, support and kindness and Rev James Taylor for his guidance and delivering such a wonderful service.

The family would like to thank everyone that came to the house to give Jim his final farewell wave, to those that attended the service and to everyone that also joined us in saying goodbye through the webcast provided during these difficult times.

Thank you for sharing your memories of Jim, a very special husband, dad and grandad, he was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by us all.

We appreciate all the kind messages that have been sent and are truly grateful to all our family and friends that have shown so much love and support at this sad time.

Please accept this as our personal acknowledgement of Thanks.