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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"

Marian Miller

Funeral Service

11:00am, Monday
23 October 2017

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

Marian Miller

Loving mother, grandma and auntie

On 9th October 2017 at Lindens Rest Home, Marian aged 94 years of Haslingden.  Devoted wife of the late Robert Spencer and much loved mum, grandma and auntie.

Marian was an eccentric character who liked her jewellery and bling and who loved all animals, especially cats, so much so that strays seemed to seek her out and Marian would always welcome them.  She was also a very friendly lady who would talk to anyone.  Marian was a very independant lady who always liked to keep herself active and busy.   She loved Africa and lived their for a short time. She enjoyed listening to all types of music, especially classical and opera.  Above all, Marian was a loving family lady.

Donations may be made in memory of Marian on behalf of The Christie Charitable Fund.

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Evelyn Brotherton

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Friday
20 October 2017

Evelyn's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Canon Peter Hallam

Evelyn Brotherton

Happy life loving lady

Peacefully on 9th October 2017 at Altham Care Home, Evelyn aged 92 years formerly of Bridge Heywood Caravan Park, Read and Harwood Barr Caravan Park.  The much loved mum of Kevin, Katrina, Julie, Marina and Amanda, a dear mother-in-law and cherished gran and great-gran.  Evelyn also leaves her beloved pet companion Gizmo.

Evelyn worked as a barmaid for most of her life in various pubs and bars in Nelson, Brierfield and Barrowford.  Evelyn loved her garden and always kept it immaculate and blooming with seasonal colours throughout the year.  She also liked to go out walking with her beloved dogs and she particularly enjoyed living in her caravan home where she made many good friends on the site.  Evelyn was a happy life loving lady who was partial to a glass of brandy and who always had a smile on her face.  She was also a proud nan and family life was very important to her.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Evelyn on behalf of R.S.P.C.A. Altham 

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Lilian Hall

Funeral Service

11:40am, Friday
20 October 2017

Lilian’s funeral service will take place on Friday 20th October 2017 at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ.

Lilian Hall (née Brooks)

Former newsagent


Peacefully on 12th October 2017 in the Woodlands Care Home, Lilian aged 92 years, formerly of Blackburn.  The wife of the late Arthur.  Lilian will be sadly missed by her daughter, sister, grand-daughter and great-grandchildren and their families.  All Lilian’s family would like to give thanks to all at the Woodlands for their love and care given.

Lilian started her working life at Newman's Slipper Works in Blackburn and later worked in the office and in various other office roles.  She ran her own newsagents in Burnley for a couple of years too.  Lilian loved learning and attending many evening classes to extend her vast knowledge and learn new skills throughout her life.  She loved animals and was also a volunteer at Bleakholt charity shop in Blackburn.  Lilian enjoyed many a family holiday both in the UK, Spain and Malta.

Family flowers only please and donations if desired to Dementia UK.


Kathleen Rigby

Funeral Service

12:20pm, Thursday
19 October 2017

Kathleen's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium Chapel, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA followed by interment at Accrington Cemetery.

Kathleen Rigby

Former Mayoress of Blackburn 1968

Peacefully whilst sleeping on 5th October 2017, Kathleen aged 91 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted and much loved wife of Duncan, loving mum of Paul and his partner Sue, cherished nannie of Paula and Kirsty and great-grandma of Max.

Kathleen was a devoted housewife and former Mayoress of Blackburn in 1968. She was also an animal lover and volunteer secretary at the R.S.P.C.A in Altham.   Kathleen loved classical music and always looked forward to attending classical concerts.  She regularly visited Bridgewater Hall with her friend and neighbour Peter and travelled around Europe to watch Paverotti.  She also loved her holidays in Cornwall, Devon and North Wales.

Family flowers only.  Donations may be made in memory of Kathleen on behalf of R.S.P.C.A  Altham.

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Gary James Price

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Thursday
12 October 2017

Gaz's funeral service will take place at Langho & Billington Community Centre, Whalley Road, Langho, Blackburn BB6 8AB followed by interment at Old Langho Cemetery

Gary James Price

The life and soul of the party

Suddenly at his home on 1st October 2017, Gary aged 47 years of Great Harwood, formerly of Old Langho.  The dear son of Donna and the late Ray, loving dad of Meghan, dear brother of Ryan and Eva, a dear uncle of Isaac and Harriet and a true and loyal friend to many.

Gary was a support worker at Brockhall Hospital and then later at Calderstones.  He was passionate about his work and a well-respected member of the team.  Gary was the life and soul of the party.  He loved to socialise and was always with his friends, especially Col and Scotcher.  The three of them loved to go out drinking together.  Gary enjoyed going to festivals, stag do's and random unplanned trips.  Beatherder was a particular favourite and he never missed a year.  Gary loved his family and was a doting dad who loved spending time with his precious Meghan and always enjoyed trips with her to the cinema and days out.

Donations may be made in memory of Gary on behalf of East Lancs Hospice.

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