Book of condolence for former Councillor Angie Farrell

Oldham Council is saddened to learn of the death of former Liberal Democrat Councillor Angie Farrell (Angela Mary Cheeseman) who passed away peacefully in hospital on May 15, aged 61.

Angie served the Liberal Democrats and Liberals during her political career which began when she was elected as a Shaw councillor in Shaw in 1991.

She served on many committees including Licensing, Health and Environment Overview and Scrutiny, Health and Adult Social Services Overview and Scrutiny Commission, Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People, First Choice Homes Oldham – Shaw and Royton Local Board and was a very active member of the A V Davies Charity.

Angie was Chair of the Parish Council on 2 occasions – from 2001 to 2002 and from 2016 to 2017.

Former Liberal Democrat colleague, Councillor Howard Sykes, describes Angie as a “first class champion for residents” as well as a “happy and jolly soul.” She was a glass half full person.

A lifelong fan of rugby league, Angie travelled all over the country in her passion for the game, even attending a Grand Final at Old Trafford.

We owe a huge thanks to Angie for her many years of service to Oldham, she will be sadly missed.

Due to the current coronavirus lockdown, a book of condolence will be available online only.

7 thoughts on “Book of condolence for former Councillor Angie Farrell

  1. Louie Hamblett

    Good bye Angie
    Will always remember your kindness, honesty, stalwartness for Shaw, championing Disability equalities and justice, your strive toward everlasting peace and brilliance on the Parish Council.
    Will miss you at events and how we always had a laugh and giggle they way you lit up a room and brought warmth to people you spoke too.

    Sending my thoughts to all your family.

    Rest In Peace Angie your friend Louie X X X


  2. Richard Outram

    Dear Angie, We thought you were a most remarkable and inspiring person. That you gave so much to others despite your personal difficulties was an incredible testament to the selfless soul and warm-hearted human being that you were.

    We will always remember how committed you were to promoting peace as Shaw and Crompton Parish Council’s first Peace Champion and we were so proud when you and your rock, husband Wayne, were able to sign the application for Shaw and Crompton to become the world’s first Parish Council to join the Pledge to Peace (

    You will be much missed but we shall think fondly of you as we continue in your name your work for peace in Shaw and Crompton.

    With many condolences to Wayne, family and friends for their loss. RIP Angie XXX

    Maria Ellis and Richard Outram, The Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum


  3. Sue Warren

    Sorry very sad to hear this news. I have fond memories of Angie giggling with my Dad Keith Alexander when they worked together in treasurers. When I joined the authority the first time, she made me so welcome and I always saw her out and about in Shaw and she was always smiling and so lovely. Rest in peace Angie


  4. Lorraine Brown

    So very sad to hear about Angie. She was indeed a wonderful person, so hard working for Shaw, always a joy to speak to and always ready for a chat. Love and best wishes to her family, Shaw will not be the same without Angie.


  5. Very sorry to hear this sad news.
    I have fond memories of happy times at civic occasions in Shaw and Oldham throughout Angie’s long political career. Most notable though are the fun times at the garden party at Chris and Margaret Stephens and the New Years Eve curry.
    For all the work and things to be done and seriousness that went along with that, I recall the fun you brought and your wicked sense of humour.
    Thanks for everything you did for others, what you represented, and the role model you provided. You raised the bar and broke the stereotype barrier where ability and disability were concerned and you and your family must take great pride in changing the way some people are treated. A maverick, I admired your determination most of all. RIP.


  6. We were very saddened at the loss of our good friend Angie Farrell. We first met Angie a long time ago when she was a Councillor. We soon became good friends and have many happy memories of time spent together. Angie worked tirelessly in our community, helping people with personal difficulties and championing topics of concern to local residents of Shaw & Crompton; she was also a great supporter of several charities.
    Angie was always smiling and seemed to have a unique perspective on life in general.
    You will be greatly missed.
    Love Margaret & Chris


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