George Smirthwaite (1 Jun 1936 - 22 May 2021)

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Funeral Service

Location
St Margaret's Church Chapel Lane Great Barr B43 7BA
Date
22nd Jun 2021
Time
2.30pm
Funeral Director
Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors, Brownhills

Burial Details

Location
St Margaret's Church Chapel Lane Great Barr B43 7BA
Date
22nd Jun 2021
Time
3.15pm

Sadly, we announce that our father, George Henry Smirthwaite passed away peacefully on Saturday 22nd May 2021 a few days before his 85th Birthday.
Husband of over 60 years to Valerie, father to Kerry, Debbie, Dean and Lee. Father-in-law to John and Michele. Grandfather to Alex, Jamie, Natalie and Holly, Brother, Uncle, and loyal friend to many!
Dad was the life and soul of the party. A huge character, well-loved for his sense of fun, friendly outgoing nature, loyalty and of course his stories, most of which it turns out, were true !!
He was an amazing Dad and Grandad, and we have been comforted by the love and words of support from family, friends, and ex-work colleagues. He was a big presence in all of our lives and will be deeply missed.


The funeral service and burial will take place at St Margaret’s Church, Chapel Lane, Great Barr, B43 7BA, on Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 2.30pm.

Due to the pandemic, attendance inside the Church and at the burial afterwards, is still quite limited. However If you would like to attend, please contact a member of the family as the situation may change in line with the latest government guidelines.
We ask for family flowers only, but should anyone wish to make a donation, The Royal British Legion, were a great support to both Mom & Dad following Dad’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s and were Dad’s favourite charity.
A link to the JustGiving page for donations can be found in the link:-

Phil Howden donated £30 in memory of George

With love Phil and Suzanne

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PHILIP WAYNE donated £50 in memory of George

With love from Lorna, Phil and Stu. We have so many memories of great times with the 'Smirthwaites' from George and Brian being friends since their teenage years, and each others' Best Men, family holidays and more dinners and parties than anyone could imagine. We are so very sorry that you have had such an awful year in losing both Val and George. We hope you will be comforted by happy memories. X

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Jennifer Ashe & Son Funeral Directors donated £60 in memory of George

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Gail Powell donated £75 in memory of George

With love John, Sheila, Gail and Mark xx

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Richard Foster donated £10 in memory of George
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Richard Foster wrote

So sorry to hear of George's passing.
I remember, as a teenager, watching him one day in his garden next door to ours, tamping down his newly-laid turf with a Heath Robinson device of his own making, and putting in such a lot of effort that I thought he would burst. But it seemed to do the trick.
He gave me a lift home one day from the bus stop at The Bell Inn, when I was returning from school. During that 5-minute car journey, George gave me some life-style advice, which has stuck with me to this day. I didn't heed his advice, though; I still eat too much.

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Judy Whitney donated in memory of George
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Harnaik Singh donated £20 in memory of George
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Dave Crump donated £20 in memory of George

Happy memories of a great bloke.

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Andy Howden donated £50 in memory of George

My condolences to you all, was sad to hear about Uncle George. The most difficult of times but always remember the good times we all spent together. My thoughts are with you all

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Richard Robbins donated £50 in memory of George

In loving memory of a kind man who welcomed me warmly into his family, often with an anecdote or two. R.I.P. George. Richard

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Janet Lock donated £100 in memory of George

Margaret and I were so sorry to hear the very sad news about Uncle George. We have many fond memories of our Uncle, the most enduring of which was that he was always such good company. With much love from Margaret, Janet and families.

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Stephen Smirthwaite donated £50 in memory of George

Reunited with Val. Remembered very fondly. Our love Stephen and Mary

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Vicki Craig donated £20 in memory of George
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  • Always a smile and a story - will so miss our cuppas and catch ups listening to all his many great stories ❤️

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  • My heart is just full of love and sadness all at the same time - how I will remember your mom and dad always. A lovely photo of them both ❤️

    Posted by Gail on 13/06/2021 Report abuse
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