Here are the death notices published in the Colchester Gazette newspaper this week:

WOODHOUSE John Roy 28.2.1943 – 9.9.2021 Passed away peacefully in Colchester General Hospital. Beloved Husband of Jenny, Father of Adam and Matthew, Grandfather of William, Father-in-law of Neil and Charlotte. Much loved Brother and Friend. Funeral Service to be held at St John’s Church, Colchester at 11am on Thursday 30th September. No mourning - Colour welcome. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, made payable to St Johns Church PCC (to benefit Youth Outreach) may be sent c/o R Gwinnell & Sons, 112 Ipswich Road, Colchester CO4 0AA or via the Tribute Page at

BLOOMFIELD David Charles ‘Dave’ Former employee of Betts, Colchester Passed away peacefully on 26th August 2021, aged 74. Devoted Husband to Sandra. Much loved Dad to Ian and John, Father in Law to Vicki and Charlotte. Treasured Grandad to Liam and Harry. At David’s request, no black ties, casual wear please. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 8th October at 12:30pm. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of David for Colchester, Parkinson’s UK may be sent c/o East of England Co-operative Funeral Service, 89 Wimpole Road, Colchester, CO1 2DB.

DOBSON Ann Passed away suddenly but peacefully on 6th September 2021. Aged 81 years. Much loved Mum and Nan. Funeral Service to take place at Colchester Crematorium on Friday 24th September 2021 at 12.30pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, payable to Guide Dogs for the Blind may be sent c/o John J Smith Funeral Service, St Mary’s Chapel, Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 8RT Tel: 01206 761800.

Daphne Pamela Bees (née Wright) Died peacefully on August 29th 2021, aged 88 years. Dearly loved by her husband Bill, children Melanie, Michael and Timothy, and grandchildren Laura, Tom, James, Zoe and Katie. Daphne’s funeral will be held on September 21st at Colchester Crematorium at 2pm. Family flowers only, but please wear a flower in her memory. The service will be available via a webcast, email for details. Donations may be made to Sightsavers c/o Kembles Funeral Service, 16 High Street, Brightlingsea CO7 0AE.

BELCHEM Barry Died peacefully at home September 1st. Beloved Brother of Linda and Stephen. Much loved fantastic Uncle to Sophie and Phoebe. Service to be held at Three Counties Crematorium, Braintree CM7 5PB Friday 24th September 3.30pm. No flowers, but donations, to Cancer Research or Injured Jockeys Fund if desired.

BRUNNING James Alan (Jim) Passed away peacefully on the 7th September 2021. Aged 88 years. Dearly loved Husband of Connie, Father of Ann, who will be greatly missed by his loving family. Service to be held at 12.30pm on Monday 27th September at Colchester Crematorium. No flowers by request, donations, if desired, payable to St Helena Hospice may be sent c/o: John J Smith Funeral Service, St Mary’s Chapel, Mersea Road, Colchester. CO2 8RT Tel: 01206 761800.

Iris Doris Martin (née Rippingale) Sadly passed away in hospital 5th September following a short illness. Funeral to be held at Colchester Crematorium 30th September 3.30pm - all friends are welcome. Family flowers only please but donations to Cancer Research if desired.