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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"

Barbara Masterman

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Wednesday
21 December 2016

Barbara's funeral service will take place at St Peter & St Paul's Church, Rishton followed by interment at Great Harwood Cemetery

Barbara Masterman

Devoted Mum

On 9th  December 2016 peacefully in hospital, Barbara aged 86 years of Rishton.  The dearly loved wife of the late Donald and loving and much loved mum of Frank and the late Nicholas.

Barbara spent several years of her working life as a carer at the Acorn Lodge in Accrington and later worked at Express Gifts until her retirement. She enjoyed afternoons spent at the Rishton Centre chatting away over a cup of tea.  Barbara enjoyed watching all the soaps on TV, never missing an epsiode of her favourite Corronation Street.  She enjoyed reading her magazines and watching a good detective drama on TV .  Barbara was always smiling and was warm and sunny natured. She will be remembered for being gentle and nice.

Flowers are being received at The Chapel of Rest

Katherine (Mary) Hartley

Funeral Service

11:40am, Tuesday
20 December 2016

The funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Katherine (Mary) Hartley

Much loved family lady

Katherine Mary Hartley of Clayton le Moors and formerly Thorn Street Great Harwood peacefully passed away on Saturday 10th December 2016 at Royal Blackburn Hospital, with her loving family beside her.  Katherine was the much loved wife of Donald, mother of David and the late Stephen, mother in law of Jane, cherished grandmother of Shada, Daniel, Geraldine and Brendan, great grandmother of Jade, Jacob, Noah, Autumn and Hunter.  Katherine will be greatly missed by the wider family and her friends. 

Katherine and Donald were well known and respected in Great Harwood since their time running The Dairy on Glebe Street and also their milk round in the surrounding areas.  

 

Donaitons in Memory to Our Lady & St Hubert's Church c/o Funeral Director

David Breackell

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Monday
19 December 2016

David's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

David Breackell

Popular darts player

On 10th December 2016 peacefully in hospital, David aged 77 years of Church.  The dearly beloved husband of the late Emma, the loving and loved brother of Keith and Margaret and also a dear brother in law and uncle.

David spent most of his working life as a minor working in various mines over the years. He also worked at Express Gifts as a labourer  before his retirement.  David was a great dominoes and darts player and was well known on the circuit in Oswaldtwistle and Accrington.  David was popular and always friendly. He enjoyed being in company and having a drink. He loved pigeons too and was a real pigeon fancier and even kept a few at his home. David liked music and adored his Blackburn Rovers football team.  He also enjoyed watching sports on TV.

David's family have requested Family Flowers Only Please

Nicholas Sharples (Nicky)

Funeral Service

12:30pm, Friday
16 December 2016

Nicky's funeral service will take place at St. Leonard's Church, Padiham followed by interment at St. John's Cemetery

Nicholas Sharples

Much loved family man

On 8th December 2016 at his home in Padiham Nicky aged 54 years.  Dearly loved husband of Melanie, much loved Dad of Aynsley, Natalie, Simon, Hayley, Amy and the late Nicky, father in law of Fran, Gilly, Brad and Shane, cherished grandad of Dylan, Kian, Robin, Danni-Mai, Logan, Faith, Malachey, Scarlet and baby on the way.

Nicky liked to spend time with his dad sorting scrap and he also enjoyed gardneing.  He loved being outdoors surrounded by nature where he enjoyed spotting the different types of birds of which he knew many of the breeds. He was also interested in and fascinated with the moon and the stars. Nicky also loved castles and history and was an avid supporter of Burnley Football Club. He had a great sense of humour and each day gave his very best to everything he did. But most of all Nicky adored his family.

Flowers are being received at The Chapel of Rest

Gwendoline Margaret Clegg (Gwen)

Funeral Service

01:40pm, Thursday
15 December 2016

Gwen's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Gwendoline Margaret Clegg (Gwen)

Avid antique collector

On 5th December 2016 peacefully in hospital aged 84 years of Accrington, formerly of Rossendale.  Much loved mum of Yvonne, dear mother-in-law of the late Robert, cherished nanny of Deborah and Phillip and his partner Kelly, great grandma of Jake, Caitlan, Charlie and Noah, and dear and treasured friend of Alan.
Gwen spent her working life in a variety of roles having worked in the early days at Ewbank, also as a window dresser, and her last job was working at Woolworths where many people got to know her.  In later years, Gwen loved to go to car boot sales and was an avid antique collector.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing the keyboard, watching horror movies and making jumpers for her family on her knitting machine.  Gwen also spent a lot of time with Alan and together they shared a keen interest in trains, model railways and photography.  They also enjoyed many holidays together and her favourite place was Whitby.  


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