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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"

Sarah Hitchen

Funeral Service

11:40am, Tuesday
23 May 2017

Sarah's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ

Sarah Hitchen

Peacefully whilst on holiday on Saturday 13th May 2017, Sarah aged 61 years of Clayton-le-Moors, formerly of Oswaldtwistle and Glasgow.  The devoted and much loved wife of Paul, loving mum of Paul, Michelle, Sharon and Donna, dear step-mum of Simon, Damian and Joseph, loved mother-in-law, cherished nan, and dear relative and friend to many.

Born in Scotland, Sarah moved to Blackburn.  Sarah worked as a blade inspector at R.L.C. in Altham before taking early retirement due to ill-health.  Sarah loved going out on day trips and also spent every weekend at Ocean Edge where she had a static caravan.  She enjoyed her relaxing holidays in the sunshine in Europe and worldwide.  Sarah was a bit of a party animal and she always knew how to have a good time.  She enjoyed life and always made the most of what she had.  Sarah was a proud nan who loved her grandchildren very much and always enjoyed family visits.


Flowers and donations are welcome in memory of Sarah on behalf of Parkinson's UK

Andrea Pinder

Funeral Service

11:00am, Tuesday
16 May 2017

Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s RC Church, Osbaldeston followed by interment in the churchyard.

Andrea Veronica Pinder

Beautiful earth angel

On 6th May 2017 'Fortified By the Rites of Holy Mother Church' Requiescat in Pace, Andrea aged 52 years of Ramsgreave, formerly of Mellor.  The devoted and much loved wife of Michael, cherished and devoted mum of Alicia and Amy, also a dearly loved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, auntie and much loved friend to many.

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. 

Family flowers only and Donations in memory of Andrea on behalf of the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Pauline Lord

Funeral Service

10:20am, Friday
12 May 2017

Pauline's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ

Pauline Lord

Devoted family lady who loved life

Peacefully at her home on 3rd May 2017, Pauline aged 71 years of Great Harwood. The devoted wife of the late Derek.  Much loved mum of Derek and Ann, cherished nana of Hadley, loving sister of Jack and dear relative and friend to many.

Pauline worked as a cashier in the office at the Co-op in Great Harwood.  In her spare time, Pauline enjoyed grabbing a bargain from QVC and she particularly loved travelling.  She travelled on holiday worldwide and liked active holidays where she would take in the different sights and cultures.  She travelled every year to Majorca with her best friend Eileen, Les and Terry, and she also loved her family holidays to the south of France, Florida and New York.   Pauline was full of fun and enjoyed her girly weekends too.  She was a devoted family lady who loved life.  She took great pleasure in completing her family tree and always filmed family events and always gave all the family members a copy.


Donations in memory of Pauline on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

John Hyde

Funeral Service

11:30am, Thursday
11 May 2017

The service to celebrate John's life will take place at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn BB2 5LE

John Hyde

A true family man

On 3rd May 2017 peacefully at the Old Gates Nursing Home, John aged 80 years of Blackburn.  The devoted and much loved husband of Joyce, loving dad of Chris and Karen, dear father-in-law to Louise, cherished grandad of Zoe, Thomas, Oliver, Jacob and Caitlyn, great grandad of Rhyley and Meeya, Harry, Jude, Scarlett and the late Arabella.

John did his national service in the army cadets and later worked as an engineer and fitter at Phillips Blackburn for 25 years. He enjoyed touring the length and breadth of the UK in his caravan and had a soft spot for the south of England.  He also enjoyed spending time walking his dog.  In his spare time, he also enjoyed watching the QVC shopping channel.  Above all, John was a family man.  He was a very proud grandad who loved to spoil his grandchildren.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of John on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society

Harold Norman

Funeral Service

10:45am, Friday
05 May 2017

The service to celebrate Harold's life will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Harold Norman

Lover of steam engines

On 24th April 2017 at his home, Harold aged 89 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted husband of the late May (Mamie), loving dad of Harold Peter, dear father-in-law of Linda, cherished grandad of Rebekah, Jonathan, Peter and Clair and a much loved great-grandad and friend to many.

Harold and his late wife May enjoyed a long and happy 65 years of marriage. Harold owned his own business where he ran a hardware stall on Blackburn and Burnley markets for many years.  Through his work, he became a well known and friendly face.  Prior to that, Harold worked as a steam engine driver, hence his great love of steam engines.  Harold enjoyed holidays together with May all over Europe where he enjoyed local cultures and sightseeing.  A devoted family man, he always made time in his life for his family.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Harold on behalf of All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors

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