Here are the death announcements carried in the Reading Chronicle last week.

Tom Mcguinness

Tom Mcguinness passed away at Royal Berkshire Hospital on Wednesday 24th March, aged 74. Much loved brother and uncle, Thomas will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Requiem Mass will be held at 2pm on Thursday 8th April at St. James RC Church, Reading. All enquiries to A.B. Walker Tel. 0118 947 7007.

Margaret June Fiolka

Margaret June Fiolka passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday 9th March 2021, aged 87 years. Margaret was born on 14th October, 1933 in Reading, Berkshire and was the eldest daughter of the late Rose and Albert Luker. She married the late Serafin Leon Fiolka in April 1957 and gave birth to her one and only son, Jan Leon Fiolka, on 3rd October, 1965. Her first job at 16 years old was at the Gillette Factory in Reading, where she remained a popular and respected employee until the birth of her son. Margaret was a truly loving, kind and caring person to all who knew her. This was highlighted by her work in later life as a nursing home carer at the former Alice Jenkins Home in Reading, where she was extremely popular with both residents and fellow staff alike for her exemplary care and teamwork spirit. Margaret is survived by her sister, Joan Lawrence; one son, Jan Leon Fiolka; and grandson, Christian Jan Fiolka. A private funeral service is to be held at Reading Crematorium, on Wednesday 7th April. Flowers welcome. All enquires to A B Walker, Blyth House, 158 Reading Road, Henley on Thames, RG9 1EA Telephone 01491 413434.

William Alan Barry (“bill”) Dance

William Alan Barry "Bill" Dance passed away peacefully on 22nd March, aged 74 years. Devoted husband, father, grandfather and master to Jan, Steve, Tom, Megan and Gypsy. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Bill will travel via Swallowfield Street to West Berkshire Crematorium, where the funeral will take place on Thursday 15th April at 12 noon. No flowers. Please send donations in Bill's memory to 'Help for Heroes' c/o Ash Brook Funeral Directors, Mulfords Hill, Tadley, RG26 3JE or donate online at

Maria Williamson

Maria Williamson passed away at home with her family by her side on Saturday 20th March, aged 99. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Maria will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral will be held at Henley Road Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday 6th April. Donations if desired to Duchess of Kent House Hospice may be made at All enquiries to A. B. Walker Tel 0118 947 7007.

Peter Cornforth

Peter Cornforth. The family are very sad to announce the death of Peter. A much loved Father of David and Denise, and grandfather to nine much loved grandchildren. Private family funeral service, family flowers only please. Donations in Peter's memory may be made via All enquiries to AB Walker, Tilehurst, 0118 304 0068

Pamela "pam" Harwood

Pamela "Pam" Harwood passed away peacefully on 6th March 2021 Aged 88 years. Pam will be sadly missed by her Family and many Friends. This is a private Funeral Service. Donations in memory of Pam for Ascot Residential Homes may be made via All enquiries to A B Walker Tel: 0118 957 3650.

Raymond Stanley Page

Raymond Stanley Page passed away peacefully, after a long illness, at The Royal Berkshire hospital on Friday 12th March 2021aged 85 years. He was a much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. The funeral has taken place. Donations in memory of Raymond, if desired, can be made to Cancer Research at Co-op Funeralcare Caversham 42 Church Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 8AU Telephone 0118 947 9213.

Sheila Joyce Smyth

Sheila Joyce Smyth In loving memory of a beloved Sister, Auntie and Friend to many. A devoted Wife to her late Husband Dennis, we will all miss her terribly and never forget her. From all the Family.

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