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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"

Joseph French

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Thursday
23 February 2017

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

Joseph French 'Joe'

Loving dad and grandad

On 10th February 2017 peacefully at his home, Joe aged 64 years of Rishton and formerly of Maryport Cumbria.  The devoted and loving dad of Daniel, Jennifer, Sarah, Wayne, Calum, Jack and Lisa, dear brother of Josephine, Freda, Ann, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Helen and James and cherished grandad of Mackenzie, Kai, Olivia-Sue, Alexis, Karmel and Kiera.

Joe was born in Cumbria and was very proud of his roots. He loved to tell stories of his time at Maryport Docks.  Joe always liked to keep himself busy and especially enjoyed walking and collecting things.  He loved watching horse racing and enjoyed visiting the bookies for a flutter on the horses.  He also enjoyed socialising and having a drink with his friends and enjoyed family visits.  Joe was a very proud grandad.  

Family flowers only and Donations in memory of Joe on behalf of Macmillian Cancer Support

Janice Trickett

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Wednesday
22 February 2017

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

Janice Winifred Trickett

Respected teacher

On 11th February 2017 peacefully at her home with her husband by her side and surrounded by her loving family Janice, aged 59 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted and much loved wife of Paul, treasured daughter of Hugh and Hannah, loving mum of Katie and Simon, dear mother-in-law of Laura and cherished nanny of Ethan, Lewis, Keira, Carlson, Jenson, Grace and Theo, dear sister of David and his wife Mari and also a much loved relative and dear friend.

Janice was a teacher all of her working life.  She worked at Spring Hill Primary School for many years and retired early due to ill health in December 2015. She loved her work and was passionate about children and making sure that they got what they needed in life.  Janice enjoyed taking holidays in France in their caravan and in later years enjoyed sun holidays for rest and relaxation.  In her spare time, Janice was an avid reader and loved going to music concerts, to the theatre and to musicals.  She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and loved seeing all of her family.

Family flowers only and Donations in memory of Janice on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support and East Lancashire Hospice

Roger Pickering

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Tuesday
21 February 2017

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

Roger Pickering

Much loved family man

On 12th February 2017 Roger aged 88 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted husband of Hilda, much loved dad of Ian and Jean, dear father-in-law of Sharon and Michael, cherished grandad of Gavin, Carrie, Justin, Tammie, Kellie, Russell, Hollie, Cameron, Ewan, and great-grandad of Lily, Kyle, Willow, Mia, Alex, Isla, Jaden, Skyla and Noah.

Roger was a mechanic and maintainence fitter at Mullards for 25 years before he became a school caretaker.  After his retirement, he became a lolly pop patrol man in Little Harwood.

Roger loved getting away and travelled the length and breadth of the UK in the touring caravan and motor home.  In the early 60's and 70's he would spend every weekend with the children at the their static caravan at Warton and then Garstang, and he loved cycling the coast on his tandom bicycle together with his wife Hilda, to whom he was married for 64 years.  Roger and Hilda met at Butlins club at the Jubilee Hall in Blackburn in 1949 and married in 1952.  In their younger years, they were often seen out together on their motorbike with sidecar.  In his spare time Roger enjoyed watching football and followed Blackburn Rovers.  He was also an avid reader.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Roger on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

Mary Irene Drinkwater

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Friday
17 February 2017

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

Mary Irene Drinkwater

Amazing family lady

On 5th February 2017 peacefully in a private nursing home, Mary aged 100 years of Accrington.  The devoted wife of the late John William, and much loved mum of Susan, Jennifer and Janet, dear mother-in-law of Joe, Keith and Doug, cherished grandma of Christopher, Stephanie, Lisa, Joanne, Natalie, Zoe, Luke and Jake, cherished great grandma, and dear sister of Joan and the late Alan.
Mary went to the Notre Dame Convent school in Blackburn and then worked at Buchanan’s in Burnley where she qualified as a tailoress.  In later years, Mary worked at Woodlands Care Home in Clayton-le-Moors as care assistant.
When she was 18, Mary’s mum bought her a sewing machine.  Mary loved sewing and making all the family clothes.  She even made her own wedding dress and the sewing machine is still in the family today.  Mary was a very family-orientated lady who loved to look after her family from her own children right down to her great-grandchildren.   Mary had a very sharp brain with a great mind for information and she could always think on her feet.  Right up to the age of 100, she kept abreast of current affairs.  She was a smart well presented lady who enjoyed reading the daily newspaper and doing crosswords.

Family flowers only please and donations in memory of Mary on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice 

Terence Smith

Funeral Service

11:40am, Thursday
16 February 2017

The funeral to celebrate Terence's life will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Terence John Lee Smith

Steam engine fanatic

On 9th February 2017 Terence aged 89 years of Clayton-le-Moors and formerly of Bebington, the Wirral.  The devoted husband of Patricia, much loved father of Rosemary, Jonathon and Michael, dear father-in-law of Richard, Maria and Vicky, cherished grandad of Jacob, Christopher, Ben, Abigail, Chloe, Olivia and Harry, and dear son-in-law of Rosie and brother-in-law of Janet.

Terence spent 45 years of his working life at Ellermans in Liverpool where he worked as a Shipping Manager.  In his spare time, he was a steam engine fanatic and in his younger years enjoyed sitting watching the trains rolling in and out of the station.  Terence also enjoyed his holidays, in his younger years in the Lake District, but his special favourite was holidays in the Algarve where he went at least once a year for the last 27 years, and in his later years he also enjoyed trips to France.  Terence was a proud grandad who always loved to see and spend time with his grandchildren.

Donations in memory of Terence on behalf of North West Air Ambulance

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