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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"

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

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 

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