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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"

Bernard Roberts

Funeral Service

11:00am, Wednesday
08 February 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Bernard's life will be held at St. Paul's Church, Plantation St, Accrington, BB5 6RT followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA. The service will be led by Rev'd Ian Endicott.

Bernard Roberts

Dedicated freemason and popular gentleman

On 26th January 2017 peacefully at his home in Accrington, Bernard aged 91 years.  The dearly loved husband of Joan and the late Mildred, loving step-father of Mark, loving step-grandad of Thomas and step-father-in-law of Julie, brother of Olwyn and the late Dilys, a dear uncle and a good friend of many.

Bernard served his national service with the Royal Air Force and later worked at Platt Saco as a department manager for all his working life and was a member of Probus for many years.  He was also a long standing Freemason and honorary member of 3 lodges.  This was a big part of his life and he particularly enjoyed the masonic social events.  Bernard loved music and to sing and was a talented pianist.  He was also a life member of Accrington golf club.  He could be spotted on the golf course 3 or 4 times per week playing 18 holes with his partners Jack, Ron and Jeff and over the last few years playing 9 holes with Eric and Colin, and between them they won several trophies.   Bernard also liked his football and was a member of Burnley Football Club and in his younger years played for Woodnook Amateurs. He was also a lifelong member of St Paul's Church.  In his spare time, he enjoyed watching John Wayne cowboy films and war films. Bernard loved cruising and holidays to the Isle of Man and also to Llandudno. Bernard was truly devoted to his wife Joan and they particularly enjoyed their days out to Fleetwood together.

No flowers please by request.  Donations in memory of Bernard on behalf of St. Paul's Church, Accrington

John Newton

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Monday
06 February 2017

The service to celebrate John's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA. The service will be led by Rev'd Toby Webber.

John Newton

Devoted and popular family man and friend to many

On 26th January 2017 peacefully in hospital, John aged 69 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The dearly loved husband of Val, also a much loved father, father-in-law, grandad and great grandad.

John was a well known painter and decorator and worked for several firms in the area.  He was very outgoing and sociable and enjoyed nights out in Accrington with Val and friends. John loved his music, barbeques and rides out on his motorbike in his younger years.  He was also partial to a potato pie butty.  John loved and always had lots of fun on his CB radio with his handle being "Crazy Cossack".  He enjoyed watching rugby and football especially Blackburn Rovers and he liked to rib the Burnley fans.  John was devoted to his family, having 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren he was always busy.  He loved to go down water slides with them and he once kept his white socks on to keep his feet dry in the pool and the grandchildren then all copied.  John loved travelling to different countries, learning and experiencing the many cultures. He loved far flung holidays in the sunshine even though he didn't like the heat.  John and Val survived the Tsunami in 2004.

Donations are being received in memory of John on behalf of Help for Heroes

Rosemand Kennedy (Rosa)

Funeral Service

11:00am, Friday
03 February 2017

Rosa's funeral service will take place at St Mary and All Saints Church, Whalley followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Rosa Kennedy (Rosamund)

Devoted mother

On Tuesday 10th January 2017 at The Royal Blackburn Hospital, Rosa, aged 87 years, passed away suddenly. Much loved Wife of the late Alec Kennedy, dearly beloved Mum of Ian, Lindsey, Alexandra, Donald, Fiona and Julian and a cherished Grandmother to Paul, David, Sarah, Victoria, Cassandra, Olivia, Thomas and Great Grandmother to Grace, Connor, and Bradley.

A very popular lady with all her carers and many friends in Whalley.

Family flowers only and donations if so desired made to either North West Air Ambulance or Alzheimer's Research UK 

Geoffrey Heap

Funeral Service

01:15pm, Thursday
02 February 2017

Geoff's funeral service will be held at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by interment at Dill Hall Cemetery

Geoffrey Heap

Former Director and lifelong supporter of Accrington Stanley

Suddenly but peacefully in hospital on 22nd January 2017, Geoff aged 84 years.  Devoted husband of the late Terry.  Treasured uncle of Roy, Mark, Janet and the late Julie and cherished great uncle of Sam, Jacub, Jenny, Rose, Toby, Theo, and a much loved and well respected friend to many.

Geoff worked with his dad and eventually took over and ran the family demolition and haulage contractors business, Richard Heap Ltd, until he retired.  Geoff was a keen horse racing fan and owned his own racehorse.  He was also a former Director and lifelong supporter at Accrington Stanley football club and often took his nieces and nephews along to watch the games.  Geoff was a devoted uncle and great uncle who loved family get togethers.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Geoff on behalf of Age UK and Arthritis UK

Mary Guilfoyle

Funeral Service

10:00am, Thursday
02 February 2017

Mollie’s funeral will be held at St Mary’s R.C. Church, Clayton-le-Moors on Thursday 2nd February, conducted by Father A Clarke, prior to burial at Dill Hall Lane cemetery at 11.30am

Mary Agnes Guilfoyle

Longstanding member of St. Mary's RC Church

Surrounded by her loving family and fortified by the rites of the Holy Mother Church, Mary Agnes Guilfoyle (nee O’ Hara) passed away peacefully at Altham Care Home, on Saturday 21st January, aged 90 years.

Mollie was the devoted wife of the late Harold, much loved mum of Julia, Rosalind, Neil and John, cherished gran of Matthew, Michael, Sarah, Emma and Chloe, dear mother-in-law of David, Gordon and Janice and loving sister of Florence and Margaret.

Born in Cartron, County Mayo, Ireland, one of 9 children, she came to England in 1947 and settled in Oswaldtwistle.  She married Harold in 1953, moving to Altham West, where she lived in the same house for 60 years.  Mollie latterly worked at Worthmore Cooked Meats in Rishton, before leaving to raise her family.  She was a longstanding member of St Mary’s R.C. Church, Clayton-le-Moors, where she sang in the choir with her children and grandchildren.

Patient and caring, Mollie always put other people before herself.  Family orientated, she delighted in looking after her grandchildren and loved family occasions, celebrations and holidays together.  She was accomplished at knitting, sewing and baking and loved tending her small garden.

Family flowers only please with donations in memory of Mollie to St Mary’s Church, Clayton-le-Moors

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