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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"

Norma Joinson

Funeral Service

11:15am, Thursday
02 March 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Norma's life will be held at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Norma Joinson

An amazing family lady

On 25th February 2017 peacefully in St Catherine's Hospice Norma aged 93 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted wife of the late Harold, much loved mum of Stephen and David, dear mother-in-law of Diana and Elaine, cherished grandma of Matthew, Rebecca, Stewart and Charlie, great grandma of Peter, Rosa, Willow and close friend Ron.

Norma worked at Enfield Adult Day Care Centre for many years before retiring at the age of 59.  She enjoyed a long and happy retirement.  Norma loved her ballroom dancing and would go dancing with her husband every Saturday.  She also enjoyed her holidays, be it touring the UK in her caravan, holidays abroad in northern Europe or cruising.  Norma was a lifelong member of All Saints Church where she was a member of the Mothers' Union and an active member of the Church where she took part in the flower rota.  She enjoyed all things relating to crafts and in particular flower arranging and knitting.  Norma was also a very keen gardener and always kept her garden immaculate.  Above all, she was an amazing family lady who loved all her family and always enjoyed getting together with her family.  

Donations in memory of Norma on behalf of St. Catherine's Hospice

David Jeffrey Bradshaw 'Jeff'

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Tuesday
28 February 2017

The service to celebrate Jeff's life will be held at Blackburn Cathedral followed by private family committal at Pleasington Crematorium

David Jeffrey Bradshaw 'Jeff'

Devoted husband and much loved by his family

On 10th February 2017, Jeff aged 84years.  The devoted husband of Anne, adored father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Jeff will be remembered with deep affection and will be sadly missed.

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. 

Donations in memory of Jeff on behalf of Wooden Spoon which is The Children's Charity of Rugby
Veronica Gamson

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Monday
27 February 2017

Vera's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Funeral Celebrant Bernadette Nuttall.

Veronica Marie Gamson 'Vera'

Life loving lady

On 18th February 2017 peacefully in hospital Vera aged 81 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted wife of the late Jack, much loved mum of Pauline and Graham, cherished grandma of Simon, Claire, David and Nicholas, great-grandma of Isabella, dear sister of Sarah, Ronald and his wife Marie, and also dear friend of Harold and Joyce.

After leaving school Vera started her working life as a weaver.  She later worked as a book-keeper and eventually retired early due to ill health from Ward Knowles where she worked as a cleaner.  Vera loved to go out dancing in local clubs with her husband Jack and their many friends.  She also enjoyed her sun holidays in Europe with Jack and Jack's cousin Walter.  In her spare time, Vera enjoyed arts and crafts and got involved within local card making clubs and always sent homemade cards to her family and friends for all occasions.  Vera always looked forward to her weekly trips to Accrington for a spot of lunch with her good friend Joyce.


No flowers by request.  Donations in memory of Vera on behalf of the Stroke Association.

Linda Shanks

Funeral Service

11:15am, Monday
27 February 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Linda's life will take place at Trinity Community Church followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Linda Shanks née Renton

Active member of Trinity Church

On 16th February 2017 Linda, aged 67 years of Baxenden, formerly of Accrington.  The devoted wife of the late Donald, much loved mum of Paul, David and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Helen and Louise, cherished grandma of Morgan, loved sister of Tony and Norman, dear sister-in-law of Hazel, Margaret and Susan, and a treasured auntie and dear friend to many.

Linda worked as a shop assistant throughout her working life and retired from the Works Bookshop in Accrington.  Linda enjoyed watching Rugby League and attending matches and was a big fan of Wigan Warriors.  She loved her relaxing holidays in the sun and Lindos in Rhodes was a particular favourite of hers.  Linda was an active member of Trinity Community Church and got involved in Sunday School and the Craft Group.  She also got involved with the 2nd Accrington Company Boys Brigade based at Woodnook Baptist Church.  She enjoyed all kinds of crafts, needlework and knitting and knitted clothes for her three boys.  She also liked to read and watch DVD's and spending time with her dog Buddy and her cat Dominoe.

Family flowers only by special request.  Donations in memory of Linda on behalf of the Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Parkinsons Disease Support Group.  Cheques payable to: Parkinsons Disease Society Hyndburn & RV c/o Champ Funeral Services

Jean Midgley

Funeral Service

10:00am, Friday
24 February 2017

Jean's funeral service will take place at St James' Church, Accrington followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Jean Marion Midgley

Devoted family lady who loved cooking

On 15th February 2017 peacefully in hospital Jean aged 87 years of Accrington.  The devoted wife of the late Tony, much loved mum of Rosalie, Stuart, John, Judith and the late Russell, dear mother-in-law to Stewart and Yvonne, cherished grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma.

Jean started work aged 14 in the shoe industry and continued to work in retail for many years and later in life worked in the offices of Metflix.  Jean loved her holidays in her caravan and following the loss of her husband she travelled worldwide and loved to go sightseeing.  She also loved cooking and always prepared beautiful meals for her family.  Jean liked to spend time in her garden and always kept it immaculate.  In her spare time, she enjoyed needlework and was also partial to the odd glass of wine in the evening.


Donations in memory of Jean on behalf of Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation

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