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Obituary listings and death notices in remembrance

Please see below our continuously updated list of obituaries in memory of cherished loved ones and information with regards to donations in their memory.  "Ever in our thoughts"

Peter Roney

Funeral Service

11:40am, Friday
01 September 2017

Peter's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant, Lianna Champ.

Peter Roney

1930 - 2017

On 17th July peacefully at his home in Billington, Peter aged 86 years. Former owner of Holts Jewllers, Blackburn.  The dearly loved husband of Betty, much loved Dad of Lynne, Diane, Susan, Michael and Chris, also a loving father-in-law, grandad and great grandad.

Peter did his national service in Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, serving with the Royal Signals. Following his demob, he joined the family business, Holts The Jewellers ofllowingi n his fahter's footsteps. A true gentleman, Peter was greatly loved by all his customers. He had a great eye for design often matched special pieces to individual customers. In his spare time he loved pottering in his garden and liked to keep it weed-free. Peter liked to be on the go with something to do or a task to ocmplete. He also enjoyed watching the old black and white films, Westerns and James Bond. Family was everythng to Peter and he adored being a Grandad and Great Grandad. Many happy family holidays were enjoyed in Spain and Peter was indeed a most lovely husband and father. 

Donations may be made in memory of Peter to Alzheimer's Society

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Guy Landles

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Tuesday
29 August 2017

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at Mitton Hall Hotel, Mitton, Whalley BB7 9PQ. Please assemble at 12.30pm.

Guy Landles

Simply The Best

Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family, Guy aged 59 years of Brockhall village.  The cherished and loving husband of Dawn, much loved and proud dad of Ruby and Izzy, dearly loved son of Etta and the late Fred, and a special and dear friend to many.

Guy spent most of his working life with Renault where he was recognised as intelligent, energetic and dedicated. Hard work was the order of each day and, as with anywhere Guy went, lifelong friendships were forged. He was popular and always had a tale to tell, delivered with a smile and a twinkle in his eye.  He loved fashion, motorbikes and cars and adored all music.  A wonderful husband and father, Guy was so very proud of his family.  A Pied Piper of people, he had the most beautiful temperament.  His life was a lesson in loyalty, kindness and steadfastness and he was quite simply the "Best".  

Donations may be made in memory of Guy on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

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Cyril James Masheder

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Friday
25 August 2017

Cyril's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington, BB5 6HA

Cyril James Masheder

1942 - 2017

On 16th April 2017 in hospital, Cyril aged 74 years of Blackburn.

In times of darkness, love sees…
In times of silence, love hears...
In times of doubt, love hopes…
In times of sorrow, love heals...
And in all times, love remembers.
May time soften your pain
Until all that remains 
Is the warmth of the memories
And the love. 

 

 

Bernard Burke

Funeral Service

11:00am, Friday
25 August 2017

Bernard's graveside funeral service will take place at Dill Hall Cemetery, Clayton-le-Moors led by Civil Celebrant, Lianna Champ.

Bernard Burke

Lover of nature

On 14th August 2017, Bernard aged 70 years died peacefully at his home in Oswaldtwistle.  A much loved brother of Sheila and Stuart, loved uncle of Leesa and Lindsey, a dear cousin of Josie and a dear friend to many.

Bernard worked as a welder for Millercare, Escalator and Elevator in Accrington and then worked as a school caretaker at several schools.  Bernard was an avid birdwatcher and loved all type of birds.  He had every bird and animal book going and loved anything to do with nature.  He spent many happy hours at the Local Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwistle and even worked as a volunteer there.  No matter where he was, he always had a pair of binoculars to hand.  He also enjoyed watching nature programmes on TV and war documentaries.  Bernard also liked to smoke and enjoyed a drink in the pubs in Oswaldtwistle.  He was also a well-known face in Trickys on Thwaites Road.  Despite suffering with ill-health for the last ten years, Bernard remained a very charming, popular and kind-hearted person who loved to keep up-to-date with his nieces.

Donations may be made in memory of Bernard on behalf of RSPB or Macmillan Cancer Support

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Audrey Duckworth

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Thursday
24 August 2017

Audrey's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant, Lianna Champ

Audrey Duckworth

Former Winstanley Babe

On 12th August 2017 peacefully in hospital, Audrey aged 93 years of Huncoat.  Much loved mum of Maurice and daughter-in-law Janet, loving grandma of Sarah and Scott, great grandma of Matthew, Alfie & Tilly.

Audrey moved to Huncoat when she married her husband Jack in 1946 and Huncoat Methodist Church was a big part of her life.  She was fascinated with dancing and the stage and at the age of 12 Audrey joined the Winstanley Babes and supported theatre shows around the country.  She started work at the age of 16 at the Co-op in Westend, Oswaldtwistle before moving to her friend's grocery shop in Huncoat and then in early 1970s she joined Joseph Lucas Ltd in Burnley as an admin assistant, where she worked for several years until her reitrement.  Audrey produced many amateur shows for churches all around Lancashire.  She had a wonderful joie de vivre and was popular lady who was always smiling, always happy and always a pleasure to be with.

Donations may be made in memory of Audrey to Derian House Children's Hospice.

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