Devon funeral notices: Tributes paid to man, 53, who died unexpectedly

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a man from Devon who died unexpectedly at the age of 53. The family of Paul Hammacott from Tiverton say they will remember him as a “dearly loved” son, brother, uncle and friend. Their tribute is among more than 80 that have been left to lost loved ones from around Devon in this week’s death and funeral notices.

Every week, we carry out the longstanding tradition of publishing the death and funeral notices. Last week, the family of 41-year-old Exeter mum Suzy Johnson announced that she had died earlier this month. They described her as a “much loved mum”, “beloved partner” and “precious daughter” who will be missed by all those who knew her.

The notices first appear on, alongside in memoriams and acknowledgements. The website offers a permanent online space for people to remember their loves ones, where they can also add tributes, photos and donations, should they wish to do so.

The most up-to-date death and funeral notices in Devon can be found here. Below are the notices from earlier this week:

Death Notices

John Joseph Bailey (Jim)

(Jim) Warrant Officer R.N. Retired. Died aged 83 years at home. Husband of heartbroken Jan, father of Suzanne and Michele, father-in-law of Robert, grandfather of Luke, George, Ellie, Jaimee, Hayley, Ashleigh, Nicky and Clair. Always in our hearts. No flowers and donations for the R.N.L.I Funeral to be held at Weston Mill Crematorium on 1st May 12.15pm. Any enquiries to Plymouth & District Funeral Services, Tel. 01752 407100

William George Barthorpe

We invite all those that knew and loved Bill to join us in a celebration of his life, on Tuesday 30th April at Weston Mill at 2:45pm, and afterwards at The Treasury in Plymouth. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Bill to support the work of The Mustard Tree Cancer Support Centre by visiting I never thought this day would come, when we had to say goodbye, those dark clouds you once washed away for me have now returned, so darling remember this, True Blue I love you. Yours forever, Gracie Xxx Goodnight and God bless Dad, lots of love Nat, Jaime, girls and the gang xxx We will all miss you Dad, goodnight God Bless, Love VB, Mark, Billie and all our Boys xx Goodnight Pa, wherever you are. BBWOW forever. We love you. Rachael, Sid and Maya xxx Good night God bless Bill. With all our love Damon, Lisa and Verity xxx Bill, Thank you for coming into my life and making it a better sunnier place. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for you. We will all miss you so much and will love you forever. Donna, Mark, Tiana and Holly Xxxx All enquiries to Co-op Funeralcare Plympton. (01752) 208059.

Passed away peacefully, at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, on Tuesday April 2nd 2024, aged 87 years. Loving dad of Steven, Ian, Nicholas and Melanie, a dear grandad and great grandad, a respected brother of Jean, Ann and Tony and a much loved uncle. Funeral service will be held at Glynn Valley Crematorium, Bodmin, on Friday May 3rd at 11.30am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired are for the Renal Unit at Derriford Hospital, by retiring collection, or sent c/o Albery & Redstone Funeral Directors, 15 East Street, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AS, 01837 55299.

Passed away peacefully at Vicarage Care Home on Sunday 31st March 2024, aged 89 years. Beloved wife of David Stanley Beasor. Loving mother to Paul, Paula, Robert, Andrew and their partners. Wonderful nanny to all her grand and great grandchildren. Thanks to all the staff at Vicarage Care Home for their loving care and support whilst mum was in their care. Funeral service will be held at Weston Mill Crematorium on Friday 26th April at 10.00am. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Diabetes UK may be left online at All enquiries to Walter C. Parson Plympton, PL7 1QW Tel: 01752 343848