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2022 Obit: Lorna Davies - UK

30 Oct 22 - 11:20 AM (#4156739)
Subject: Obit: 2022 obit Lorna Davies - UK
From: Stilly River Sage

This announcement was posted to the Facebook page. Any additional information about Ms. Davies much appreciated.

From Malcolm Hawksworth:

As many of you will know, our dear friend Lorna Davies passed away at 2:30pm on Friday 7th October.

She will be greatly missed by so many people in the folk scene worldwide and in her beloved Staffordshire Moorlands.

Wal sends his thanks for the huge number of messages of sympathy and tributes that he has received.

Her funeral service will be held at 10.15am on Wednesday 9th November at Carmountside Crematorium, Leek Road, Milton,
Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 7AB.

For those wishing to follow the cortege in their own vehicles from Leek please gather at 9.30am. at the undertakers
Samuel Sigley & Sons Lyndhurst House, Queen St, Leek ST13 6LS
No Flowers please
Donations gratefully appreciated -
Cash or cheques made payable to
S Sigley & Sons, (Donations Account).

Proceeds will go towards providing direct support for the Palliative Care Service at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.

After the service guests are welcome to join the wake gathering which will be held at Leek Rugby Club, Esterchem Park, Chestnut Walk, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, ST13 7BJ.

RSVP to assist the catering arrangements please respond (inc. any special dietary requirements) by email to or by text messages to 079 415 49901

30 Oct 22 - 07:58 PM (#4156784)
Subject: RE: 2022 Obit: Lorna Davies - UK
From: MoorleyMan

Oh, how very sad. I had not heard.
News doesn't travel fast outside of facebook, it would seem.

Lorna will be much missed.
Deep sympathies and condolences to Wally.


17 Mar 23 - 11:34 AM (#4167818)
Subject: RE: 2022 Obit: Lorna Davies - UK

By timesecholife on in All News, Leek news

"She leaves a hole in everyone’s heart”

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved singer in the Moorlands.

Lorna Davies, who was very well-known on the folk scene in the Staffordshire Moorlands and beyond, sadly passed away on Friday (October 7 2022).

Lorna, who lived in Cheddleton Heath, was involved in many aspects of the music and creative arts in the area.

She was a member of the quartet ‘Floored Diamond,’ sang with her husband Wal as ‘Koinonia,’ a life member of Potteries Folk Club, a founding director and treasurer of Peace Through Folk, founding member of Leek Peace Choir, and also founder and coordinator of the North Staffs Folk Diary.

Fellow Peace Through Folk founder Malcolm Hawksworth said: “It is with great sadness and shock that we have to tell you that Lorna Davies passed away at 2.30pm on Friday (October 7).

“She had been suffering from a very aggressive and untreatable cancer.

“Lorna will be greatly missed by so many people in the folk scene worldwide and in her beloved Staffordshire Moorlands.”

Lorna was also a poet, singer/songwriter, an artist, photographer, as well as a maker and creator of Christmas, birthday and greeting cards.

Malcolm added: “Her passion for these and many more talents were endless; she leaves a giant’s footprint, and a hole in everyone’s heart.

“Over the coming weeks much will be said in tribute to our friend Lorna.

“For now, our thoughts and consolations go out to her deeply loved husband Wal.”

For several years Lorna spent a good deal of her time producing a weekly email; keeping everyone in touch with all the folky goings on in the area.

17 Mar 23 - 01:52 PM (#4167825)
Subject: RE: 2022 Obit: Lorna Davies - UK

I remember her as a song writer, and i last saw her at the potteries folk club, 3 years ago, valentines day, she was a talented person who was very pleasant. RIP and condolences to all her friends and family.