The following death notices were published in the Echo this week:

Michael Charles Abrams

16th May 2017 In loving memory of my dear Husband, our dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. Love you and miss you forever. Lil, Gary, Tina, Julie, Robert and Family. XXX

Ernie Buchan

17.05.1933 - 21.05.2014 Always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Daphne, Christina, Rob, Pauline, Anthony, Christopher, Jeanette, Steve, Bradley, Damon and all family. xxx

Pearl Rose Harding

Passed away peacefully in hospital on Sunday, 1st May 2022 aged 85 years. Much loved Wife, Mum & Nan. She will be greatly missed by all family & friends. Funeral service to be held at Woodside Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 11:00am, followed by the burial. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to RSCPA via or can be placed in the box after the service. All enquiries c/o S. Stibbards & Sons Ltd, 4 Commonhall Lane, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2RN, 01702 558717.

Linda Joan Russell

Passed away peacefully on 29th April 2022 aged 70 years. Greatly loved and missed by husband Mick, children Joanne, Michael, James and Ben, and granddaughter Betsy. Funeral Service to be held at Southend Crematorium, West Chapel at 2.40pm on Monday 30th May. All family and friends welcome. Family flowers only please, donations are gratefully received for Cancer Research UK c/o F P Guiver & Sons Ltd, 641 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2PN, 01702 467426 or online at