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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"

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

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

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