HERE are the death notices published in the Gazette this week:

VALERIE (VAL) ANNE GORDON: Passed away at Colchester General Hospital on 11th August 2021, aged 74. Much loved Wife of Mike, devoted Mother to Becky and Tim, wonderful "Nana" to Indigo and Cassius and Mother in Law to Lizzie. Will be so sadly missed by all. A Service of Thanksgiving for Val's life will be held at All Saints Church, Great Horkesley on Thursday 2nd September at 2pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Val's life to Cancer Research, can be made via John J Smith. No black attire please.

JENNIFER ANN MORTIMER (NÉE BETHUNE): 89, was promoted to glory on Friday 6th August 2021, passing peacefully in her sleep. She had a lifelong passion for the natural world. An avid gardener. Cat lover. Opinionated debater, on almost any topic. But most of all, just simply, a great Mum. She is survived by her Sons, Roger and Rod, her Daughters-in-Law, Heather and Cindi, her Grandchildren, Beth, Rory, Jude, Israel and Max and her Great Grandchildren, Lily, Alexis, Myla, Ella, Ava, Reuben and Caleb. She will also be greatly missed by all her friends in the UK and family in Australasia. 'To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.' (Thomas Campbell) "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8'

JOAN GOFF: 6th October 1946 - 14th August 2021 Passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday 14th August, surrounded by her family. Much loved Wife of Peter, Mum to Richard, Anne, Charlotte and Victoria and Grandma. Funeral to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Monday 6th September at 3.30. Black attire not essential. Family flowers only. Donations welcomed for St Helena Hospice via Hunnaball Funeral Directors, Stanway.

DEBBIE THERESA WILD: Passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday 21st July 2021 aged 56. Devoted Wife to Edward and much loved Mum to Shannon, Lewis and Charlie. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 1.15pm. Flowers welcome. All enquiries to Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT Tel 01206 760049.

GRAHAM BENJAMIN 'BEN' BENTLEY: Passed away peacefully on 3rd August 2021 aged 80. Devoted Husband to Margaret and much loved Dad to Clive. Grandfather to Samuel. Will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, may be given via All enquiries to Hunnaball of Colchester, York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT. Tel 01206 760049.

INGEBORG 'INGE' WIEHE-SUHR FORMERLY 'WORLAND': Passed away on Friday 23rd July 2021 aged 74. Devoted Wife to the late Dieter "Didi" and beloved Mum to Julie and Ann. Funeral service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 10th September 2021 at 3.30pm. Donations in Inge's memory for RSPCA may be given via All enquiries to Hunnaball of Colchester, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT Tel 01206 760049.

BRONWEN OLLEY WILLIS: Dearly loved wife of Raymond, mother of Glynis and Marilyn and much loved Grandma and Great Grandma died peacefully in hospital on 9th August after a long illness quietly endured. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The funeral is to be held at Colchester Crematorium at 12:30pm on 2nd September. Family flowers only please. Any enquiries to Eustace King Funeral Directors.

JOHN LEONARD CATER: (JC/John the gas). Passed away peacefully on Monday 16th August 2021 at Colchester Hospital, aged 66. Loving Husband to Pam, Devoted Father to Anita & Emma. Wonderful Grandad to Jon-Paul & Kourtney. He will be sadly missed x

KEITH MIRAMS: 86, died peacefully in hospital on Thursday 5 August 2021. Well-known in the Colchester area for his work through Mirams Design, with clients including the Mercury Theatre, Milsom Hotels and Lay and Wheeler Wine Merchants, he was a former Chair of Colchester Art Society. In retirement, he enjoyed writing with the Untapped Writers. He is survived by Wife Elizabeth, Children Sarah and Robert, and Grandchildren Jess and Bridget. The funeral will take place at Seven Hills Crematorium on Thursday 26th August, 3pm. Family flowers only. Donations to Dementia UK may be sent c/o R Gwinnell & Sons, 112 Ipswich Road, Colchester CO4 0AA or via the Tribute Page at

JOHN STANLEY GEORGE BEEDLE: 29th July 1935 Passed away at Colchester General Hospital on 7th August 2021 aged 86 years. Much loved Husband, Brother-in-Law, Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Stepfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A Funeral Service will be held at St Leonard's Church, Lexden, Colchester on Monday 23rd August 2021 at 10:30 am. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the British Heart Foundation & Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity Trust may be made via or sent c/o Hunnaball of Stanway, 8 Chapel Road, Colchester CO3 0PU Tel: 01206 489212.