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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"

Joan Jones

Funeral Service

01:40pm, Wednesday
01 February 2017

Joan’s funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington, BB5 6HA and will be led by Civil Minister Lianna Champ.

Joan Jones

Much loved wife and mum

On 20th January 2017 peacefully in hospital, Joan aged 92 years of Accrington. The dearly loved wife of the late John, much loved mum of Howard and partner Susan.
Joan was born in Durham and worked in Annfield Plain in Langley Park.  She moved to Accrington in 1965 with her husband John’s work.  Joan was shopping in Prices Bakery (now Greggs) when the owners, the Price brothers, were in the shop and were also from Durham.  Upon hearing Joan’s accent when ordering her bread, they offered her a job.  Joan worked at the bakery as Manageress for several years before her retirement.   She loved her job and was efficient and organised. 
Joan had a wonderful life with her husband John and they often toured Europe in their caravan and they loved their sunshine holidays in Tenerife. She was a true lady and a very strong character.  She was also very talented at floral art.
Flowers are being received at the Funeral Home.
Barry Edward Nowell

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Friday
20 January 2017

Barry's funeral will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA. The service will be led by Civil Funeral Minister Lianna Champ.

Barry Edward Nowell

Well-known former shopkeeper

Suddenly at his home on 9th January 2017, Barry aged 75 years of Accrington. The husband of Anne, devoted dad of Peter and Geoff, dear father-in-law of Louise and Jill, cherished grandad of Alfie, Stan and Tommy, uncle of Garry, Philip, Mark, Anthony, and the late Deborah, brother of Bill and the late Barbara.

Barry started his working life as a railway signalman, and later worked at Star Paper Mill, Manchester Corporation Works and as a motor mechanic of cars and HGV vehicles.   Before his retirement, Barry ran his own business along with his wife Anne for 18 years at  'Our Anne's' general store on Annie St, Accrington and it was there that he became a well-known shopkeeper and familiar face.  Barry enjoyed meeting up with his friends once a week and this social event became known as the Tuesday Club.  He also enjoyed a game of snooker with his friends and singing with various choirs.  Barry enjoyed the outdoors and walking with his beloved dog Tilly.  Barry was an avid fan of vintage motobikes and loved his Royal Enfield.  He also enjoyed travelling and driving in Europe by car.

Donations in memory of Barry on behalf of RSPCA, Altham Branch c/o Champ Funeral Services

Elizabeth Shoreman 'Liz'

Funeral Service

11:00am, Friday
20 January 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Liz's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA followed by cremation. The service will be led by Civil Funeral Minister Lianna Champ.

Elizabeth Shoreman (Liz)

Avid sport follower

Peacefully in hospital on 21st December 2016 Liz aged 85 years of Billington.  The devoted wife of the late Ronald, much loved mum of Paul, Fred, Stephen and Tony, cherished step-mother of Marie, dear mother-in-law to Jenni, Tae, and Gabi, loving grandma of Sammie, Shannon, Jaymes, Henry, Meechia, Edward, Daniel and William, dear great-grandma and a much loved relative and friend.

Originally from Islington, North London, Liz moved to Manchester after meeting her late husband Ronald through work, and later moved to Billington where she lived for over 40 years.  She was a former evacuee from Derbyshire along with her twin sister Peggy, with whom she always kept in touch. Before retiring, Liz had worked at Calderstones as a care worker.  In her spare time, LIz enjoyed a game of darts and played for the Billington Brass Band Club team.  She was a very sociable lady who loved to meet friends and family, and she even travelled to Australia to visit her brother.  She adored her children, always enjoying have them around her and she was a very proud grandma.  in later years she particualry enjoyed her holidays in Spain.  Liz was also an avid sport follower and always kept up-to-date.  In her younger years she did time trials to train the Olympians.

Flowers welcome and Donations in memory of Liz on behalf of Barnados

Peter Maurice Ashton

Funeral Service

09:40am, Friday
20 January 2017

Peter's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA. The service will be led by Fr Lawrence.

Peter Maurice Ashton

Keen Ballroom and Sequence Dancer

Peacefully at his home on 12th January 2017 Peter aged 81 years of Accrington and formerly of Burnley.  The devoted and much loved husband of Ann, loving father of Paul and the late Mark, dear father-in-law of Wendy and a cherished grandad to Charlotte, Danica, Dominic and James, and great-grandad of Harley and Kyon.

Peter spent most of his working life at Lucas Aerospace, and also ran a grocers shop for a period of time with his wife Ann.  In his spare time Peter enjoyed a game of snooker with his friends and he loved dancing. It was whilst ballroom dancing that Peter met his wife Ann and they later enjoyed sequence dancing together.  Peter also enjoyed the great outdoors, in particular walking in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, and he enjoyed relaxing holidays both abroad and in the UK where he could enjoy a well deserved rest.

The family will aways be grateful to Dr Westwood and the District Nursing team for their love, care and support.

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

Stephen Anthony Riley

Funeral Service

11:20am, Thursday
19 January 2017

Stephen's funeral service will take place at Burnley Crematorium, Accrington road, Burnley BB11 5QD.

Stephen Anthony Riley

On 10th January 2017 suddenly in hospital following a long illness, Stephen aged 66 years of Blackburn and formerly of Burnley.  The much loved husband of Agnes, loving dad of Paul, Raymond and Craig, dear father-in-law of Kay, Anne-Marie and Taan, cherished grandad to Katie, Maisie, Jack, Joseph, Patrick and Gabrielle, and great-grandad to Archie and Kayle.

Family flowers only please and Donations in memory of Stephen on behalf of Chemotherapy Care Unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital (cheques payable to ELHT) and Royal British Legion c/o Champ Funeral Services, Bank House Whalley Road, Accrington BB5 5DY Tel: 01254 390731



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