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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"

Michael Ivens

Funeral Service

11:30am, Tuesday
21 March 2017

Michael's Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium led by Rev'd Toby R Webber

Michael David Ivens

A True Gentleman

On 9th March 2017 peacefully in the Hospice with his loving family by his side, Michael aged 64 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The dearly beloved husband of Lynne, much loved dad of Nicola and Carley, dear father-in-law of Paul, loving grandad of Joshua, Caelen and Oliver, also a much loved brother of Alan and Christine and a dear brother-in-law and uncle.

Michael was a time served City & Guilds toolmaker at Town Bent Engineering for 42 years in a job that he loved.  He was hard working and meticulous with a keen eye for detail as well as having a great work ethic never missing a day's work.  He even drove to work once with a broken leg.  Lynne and Michael did everything together and right from being married Michael would even help out with the cooking and cleaning around the house.  Michael also doted on the girls, Nicola and Carley.  In his spare time Michael enjoyed clay pigeon shooting, sea fishing in Blackpool and Arnside with his brother Alan and his friend David and most recently he belonged to a model airplane flying club. He also loved his shed where he would spend many hours building his planes. Michael was a true gentleman.

Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Michael on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

Robert Farrow

Funeral Service

11:40am, Thursday
16 March 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Bob's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Robert Farrow

Much loved family man

On 3rd March 2017 peacefully following a short illness in hospital, Bob aged 94 years formerly of Church.  The devoted husband of the late Vera, much loved dad of Colin and Barbara, dear father-in-law of Sue and the late John.  Cherished grandad of Steven, Jill, Lois and Jonathan and great-grandad of William, Anna, Harriet, Hermione and Scarlett.

Bob served in the Northumberland Hassars during World War II and continued to serve following the war. He later worked as an aircraft fitter for English Electric.  Bob enjoyed doing DIY, he could turn his hand to any job.  He also loved going on walks in the local area.  Bob could often be found relaxing either water colour painting or playing a game of bowls.  He was a life member of the grange bowling club where Vera was too a member. Bob enjoyed his holidays abroad, often travelling to Europe where he liked to relax in the sunshine watching the world go by.

Donations in memory of Bob on behalf of Hope House c/o Champ Funeral Services (Cheques payable to Hope House)

David Nockels

Funeral Service

11:00am, Tuesday
14 March 2017

The service and cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium

David Nockels

Avid United fan

On 28th February 2017 peacefully at his home in Accrington, David aged 62 years. The dear husband of Carol, much loved Dad of Stuart, Kelly and Kieran and loving grandad of Tess, Ashley, Scott, Aurun, Chloe, Regen and Carter. 

David spent 4 years with the Royal Air Force as a steward. Upon leaving the RAF David had several jobs but worked mainly as a butcher. David loved sport and was a huge Manchester United fan. He also loved rugby and he played darts too. He liked to watch snooker and the athletics on TV. David and Carol moved from Manchester to Accrington in 2001 to be nearer to their children and grandchidlren. David was always singing and dancing and played his music constantly. He loved all artisits but Bowie was his best. He also enjoyed doing crosswords. The family have requested no mourning clothes and please wear football shirts if possible but only Man U and Man City.

Donations in memory of David may be given to Carol please

Maureen Entwistle

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Wednesday
08 March 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Maureen's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Minister, Lianna Champ

Maureen Entwistle

Devoted family lady

On 26th February 2017 peacefully in The Hospice, Maureen aged 70 years formerly of Oswaldtwistle.  The dearly loved and loving wife of Alan, much loved mum of Vicky and Martin, dear mother-in-law of Andy and Sara Jane and loving grandma of Alex, also much loved sister, sister-in-law and auntie.

Maureen worked at the Royal Ordnance Factory as a progress chaser for many years before taking over M & M Newsagents in Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors with her husband Alan which they ran for 14 years until retiring in 2003. Maureen enjoyed chatting with all the customers and always had a smile on her face. She enjoyed yoga and dancing and was an avid reader of spy novels and thrillers. 10 years ago she and Alan moved to Catalonia, Spain to be near Martin, Sara Jane and grandson Alex. Maureen loved the sunshine and was a keen swimmer and joined a swimming club in Spain. Ever active and happy in company, Maureen was a very popular member of various womens' groups.  She was a very sociable and loving character who was always smiling.  Practical, modest and gentle, Maureen will be remembered for her sunny disposition and warm sense of humour. Devoted to her wonderful family, she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Donations in memory of Maureen on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

Frank Davies

Funeral Service

09:40am, Monday
06 March 2017

Frank's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Frank Davies

A true Clayton man

On 27th february 2017 peacefully at his home with his family by his side, Frank aged 80 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted husband of Doreen, loving dad of Christine, Craig, Michael, Jacqueline and Chantel, dear father-in-law, grandad, great grandad and brother.

Frank worked as a refuse collector for Hyndburn Borough Council.  In his spare time he enjoyed woodwork and pottering in his garden.    Frank also enjoyed watching films, in particular action films.  He was a true Clayton man who was very proud of his home and town.


Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Frank on behalf of the British Heart Foundation.

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