In the past week, there have been 21 death notices published in the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times, including tributes to a doctor and a lady who loved cats.

Each week, our publications share the death notices and funeral announcements from families of loved ones who have passed away in our county.

As well as appearing in print, our death notice pages will remain online as a lasting tribute to the memory of those we have lost.

Anyone who wishes to send their own message of condolence can do so by visiting the deceased's death notice page.

Some choose to have a full obituary to their loved one in the newspaper. If you would like a tribute to your loved one written in the newspaper, you can do so by contacting obituary writer Abygail Fossett by emailing

Here are the most recent notices placed in the EADT and Ipswich Star:


Sherman Joseph Read

Sherman Joseph Read's family announced sudden passing of the much loved husband of Mary, dad of Zöe, grandad of Leah and Keira, and father-in-law of Neal. 

Read Sherman Joseph Read's funeral notice in full

Jeffery Hammond

Jeffery Hammond passed away peacefully on June 12, 2024, aged 82. Devoted husband of Elizabeth, father of Jason and Jonathan, step-father to Robert. A dear grandad to seven grandchildren and great grandad to six.

Read Jeffery Hammond's funeral notice in full

Robert Grenville Brockbank

Robert Grenville Brockbank died peacefully at home after an illness bravely borne, on  June 17 2024, aged 70. Loving husband of Elizabeth, devoted father to Ruth and Anna, and adored Grandad to Iris and Henry.

Read Robert Grenville Brockbank's funeral notice in full

Norman Edward Ware

Norman Edward Ware died peacefully at St Nicholas Hospice Bury St Edmunds. Formerly of Stratford St Mary, latterly of Great Ashfield. Loving husband to Jean, father to Graham, Antony and Susan, and Grandad. 

Read Norman Edward Ware's funeral notice in full

Arthur Frank Lilley BEM

Arthur Frank Lilley BEM died peacefully after a short illness on June 8, 2024, aged 98 years. Ex Royal Navy and RHS Holbrook. 

Read Arthur Frank Lilley BEM's funeral notice in full

Marian E C 'Wendy' Goodchild

Marian E C 'Wendy' Goodchild (née Robertson) passed away peacefully on June 4, 2024, aged 87. Much loved wife and soulmate of the late Keith for more than 60 years. Treasured mum of Mark, Helen and Ann, and loving mother-in-law to the late Barbara, Leila, Martin and Jules. 'She will be so missed by all her family, and we will treasure our beautiful memories.'

Read Marian E C 'Wendy' Goodchild's funeral notice in full

John Charles Thorn

John Charles Thorn passed away peacefully on June 16, 2024, aged 86 years. Beloved partner of Kerstin, father to Robert, father-in-law to Rucine and uncle who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Read John Charles Thorn's funeral notice in full

Alexander Charles Mulhall

Alexander Charles Mulhall, 'Alick' of Great Bricett, passed away in Ipswich Hospital on June 6, 2024, aged 74 years. Dear husband of Stephanie, much loved father to Susan and proud Grandad to Richard and Daniel. 

Read Alexander Charles Mulhall's funeral notice in full

Robert Charles Gayfer

Robert Charles Gayfer passed away suddenly on May 31 2024, aged 82 years. Loving husband to Patricia, brother to Eddie and Paul, uncle to many nieces and nephews, dearly loved by us all, and dear friend to his neighbours, who will be greatly missed.

Read Robert Charles Gayfer's funeral notice in full

Sheila Rivers

Sheila Rivers, a much loved wife of the late Ron, Mum, Nanna, Great-Nanna and friend, sadly passed away on Monday June 17, aged 85 years. She will be greatly missed.

Read Sheila Rivers' funeral notice in full

Carole Joan Woollard

Carole Joan Woollard passed away peacefully in Ipswich Hospital on June 14, aged 85. The funeral service will be held at Seven Hills Crematorium on Thursday July 4 at 9.45 a.m. The family have requested no black to be worn and will be wearing clothing embracing Carole's love for cats. 

Read Carole Joan Woollard's funeral notice in full

Dr Peter Russell Max Ernst

Dr Peter Russell Max Ernst passed away peacefully on June 19, 2024, aged 91 years. Loving and devoted Husband of Margo, kind and loving father to Lizzie and Henry, grandfather to James and Charlotte. 

Read Dr Peter Russell Max Ernst's funeral notice in full

Hazel Mary Morris

Hazel Mary Morris died peacefully in Hadleigh, Suffolk (formerly of Boxford) on May 23, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and dear friend to many. 

Read Hazel Mary Morris' funeral notice in full

Caroline Erskine

Caroline Erskine died on June 12, aged 96. Widow of Antony Lyttelton/Chandos and of David Erskine.

Read Caroline Erskine's funeral notice in full

Liam Adam Fairfull

Liam Adam Fairfull's family wrote: "Liam, words can't express our loss of you. We'll love you forever. Your dogs have joined you on your journey. Keep safe. Miss you so much. Love, Mum, Dad and Brothers xxx."

Read Liam Adam Fairfull's funeral notice in full

Gerry Free

Gerry Free was an art teacher, professional photographer and keen golfer. Passed away peacefully after a battle with cancer on June 17 2024, aged 71 years. Life partner and best friend to Lyn, proud father to Jack and grandfather to six grandchildren. 

Read Gerry Free's funeral notice in full

Peter James Blowers

Peter James Blowers passed away June 13, 2024. Beloved husband to Rita. Cherished father to Kevin, Michael, and Tracy. Wonderful father-in-law to Gail and Kevin and a dear grandad and great grandad. 

Read Peter James Blowers' funeral notice in full

Merfyn Roberts

Merfyn Roberts, 'Taffy', passed away peacefully on June 14, 2024, aged 87 years. Much loved husband of Irene, loving dad to Clive, Ian, David, Philip and baby Raymond (deceased), a devoted grandad, dear brother, uncle and kind friend to many.

Read Merfyn Roberts' funeral notice in full

Dorothy May Bourne

Dorothy May Bourne passed away on June 6, 2024, age 87. Wife of the late Frederick 'Blues' Bourne. Loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law and friend. She will be sadly missed by all.

Read Dorothy May Bourne's funeral notice in full

Lynne Christine Garwood

Lynne Christine Garwood's family wrote: "Remembering my dear wife, who was taken suddenly on July 6, 2023. A kind, caring person who is always in my thoughts. Also a loving mother and grandmother, sadly and deeply missed."

Read Lynne Christine Garwood's funeral notice in full

Brian Stannard

Brian Stannard's family wrote: "Happy Heavenly Birthday Bri, love and miss you every day, but even more so today. Always in my heart from your ever-loving wife Ann and Family xxxx."

Read Brian Stannard's funeral notice in full