John Gunstone (Ordinand, 1950-1952)

I am writing to inform you of the sad news that John (Rev Canon John TA Gunstone) died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, 24th July. He was 91 years of age, and had been suffering from a general decline in health, aggravated by cancer. He remained bright and lucid until his final hours, and died peacefully in the presence of family (his wife, Margaret, and son, Peter), clergy, and a neighbour.

John’s funeral will be in St James’ Church, Stenner Lane, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RQ on Monday, 13th August at 10.30am, followed by a burial at Mill Lane Cemetery, Manchester Road, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 2PX. Afterwards, there will be a light buffet available in the Parish Centre behind Emmanuel Church, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TR. All are welcome.

No flowers please. There will be an opportunity to make an retiring offering to MacMillan Nurses.

“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live.” (John 11:25, NRSV)


Received 29th July 2018