Latest Obituaries & Donations in Memory
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"
Funeral Service01:45pm, Tuesday
02 May 2017
The service to celebrate Stephen's life will take place at Hope Church, Watson Street, Oswaldtwistle BB5 3HH followed by private committal
Stephen George Brown
Devoted husband, dad, son and brother
On 18th April 2017 suddenly in hospital, Stephen aged 57 years of Great Harwood, formerly of Blackburn. Loving husband of Gail, devoted dad of Abigail, much loved son of June and Keith, loved brother of Deborah and Michael, a loving son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, respected colleague and a dear friend to many.
Stephen spent a successful career in Manufacturing, specialising in Quality Management. Throughout his career he held several senior leadership roles, most recently as a Director at Air Filtration Solutions Ltd and Medical Filtration Solutions Ltd, both being companies that he'd helped to start. He played football, cricket, crown green bowling and later golf. He had a great sense of humour . He threw himself into life and thoroughly enjoyed the company of others. Growing up he attended the Church of the Saviour, Blackburn, working his way up from the boys brigade to leader of the youth group. He was a loving, generous and caring husband and father and his family was the most important thing in the world. One of his strongest characterisitics was his happiness and his integrity. He loved travelling and also had an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He will be remembered for his ready smile and happy personality.
Donations are being recieved to raise funds for a defibrillator (PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO CATHERINE GAIL BROWN) c/o Champ Funeral Services
Funeral Service01:45pm, Friday
28 April 2017
David's funeral will take place at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Rishton followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium
David Gardner (Dave)
Much loved and devoted husband
On 12th April 2017 suddenly in hospital, David aged 66 years of Rishton. He leaves his much loved and devoted wife Joan and all her family.
David was a HGV driver for Crown Paints for many years as well as various other haulage companies and he then went on to work as a wide / heavy load escort. He was an amazing showman and spent a lot of his spare time breeding and showing shire horses and judging at shows. David shared this hobby with his wife Joan and together they also made many friends throughout the country. They also loved spending time in Devon and Cornwall, and especially enjoyed family time together.
Please wear something bright to celebrate David's life.
Funeral Service11:00am, Friday
21 April 2017
Alice's Funeral Ceremony followed by Cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA
A dearly loved mum, gran & friend
Funeral Service11:40am, Thursday
20 April 2017
The service to celebrate Bill's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium led by Civil Funeral Minister Lianna Champ
William Joseph Holden (Bill)
Writer of beautiful poetry
On 8th April 2017 peacefully in Clitheroe Hospital, Bill aged 81 years of Accrington.
Funeral Service12:00pm, Wednesday
19 April 2017
The funeral service to celebrate Malcolm's life will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors, led by Toby R Webber, followed by interment at Dill Hall Cemetery
Malcolm William Horrabin
Big Leicester City Fan
On 9th April 2017 suddenly at Royal Blackburn Hospital, Malcolm aged 75 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly beloved husband of Rosemary, cherished dad of Simon, Michelle and Nicola, devoted and loving grandad, and a dear brother, brother-in-law and uncle.
Malcolm carried out his national service as a driver in the Royal Logistics Corps before studying teaching at the University of Leicester. He then taught English, Mathematics and Religious Education for many years. He also spent some time working as a miner. A font of wisdom, there was little Malcolm didn't know. He was a real whizz at crosswords and could never leave one unfinished. He loved being the centre of attention and would do anything to get it. It was this love of the limelight that led him to get involved in amateur dramatics and he loved being on the stage. With his cheeky smile, his wicked sense of humour and a glint in his eye, he was a popular character. He was the ultimate football fan of his beloved Leicester City Football Club. Malcolm was also a champion player of darts, cribbage and dominoes. Malcolm was truly devoted to his wife Rosemary. May he rest in peace.