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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"

Kathleen Taylor

Funeral Service

09:40am, Thursday
15 December 2016

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

Kathleen Taylor

Much loved family lady

On 6th December 2016 at her home Clayton-le-Moors Kathleen aged 65 years.  Much loved mum of Shane and Maxine and treasured nanna of Shannon, Corey, Murren, Starr, Hannah and Rebakah.

Kathleen worked as a care assistant in Askam in Cumbria prior to returning to Accrington and finally settling in Clayton-le-Moors. She loved her home and her family were her world.  Kathleen was a happy and friendly lady who was always smiling. She always saw the good in everyone and put others first. Kathleen enjoyed socialising with her friends and sharing a much loved cup of tea.  She loved talking, watching TV, handbags and purses.

Flowers for Kathleen are being received at the Chapel of Rest



Catherine Philamena Doyle 'Kathleen'

Funeral Service

11:00am, Friday
09 December 2016

Requiem Mass will be Celebrated for Kathleen by Fr A Clarke in St Wulstan's Roman Catholic Church, Rushton Street Great Harwood BB6 7JQ at 11.00am followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Catherine Philomena Doyle 'Kathleen'

Devoted family lady with great sense of humour

On 29th November 2016 peacefully in Hospital Kathleen aged 88 years of Great Harwood. The devoted wife of the late Eddie, loving and much loved mum of Philip, Christopher and the late Frances, dear mother-in-law of Pauline, Lesley and Derek, cherished grandma of Sarah, Sue, Helen, Laura and Anthony and great-grandma of Lewis, Aaron, Isla, Lucy, Ryan, Amelia, Madeleine and Henry and also a dear relative and good friend to many. 
Born in Clayton-le-Moors in 1928 Kathleen moved to Great Harwood with her family aged six years old and made it her home ever since. Her working life was spent as a shop assistant for various companies and she also ran her own shop on Railway View with her husband Eddie. A talented lady who loved cake decorating Kathleen could often be found in her kitchen creating her next masterpiece and she always provided her family each year wth a delicious Christmas cake. Kathleen also enjoyed knitting and often made clothes for her family members. Holidays were taken with other family members and they became known as ’The Golden Girls’ and enjoyed visiting Cornwall, Isle of White and Florida. She enjoyed line dancing and Tai Chi and loved nothing more than getting her family together for a celebration and always looked forward to Christmas. A life long devoted member of St Wulstan’s RC Church she loved to be involved in Church events and even travelled to Rome on a pilgrimage with her Church friends and her granddaughter Laura. A loving lady with a fantastic sense of humour who will be greatly missed.


Donations in Memory of Kathleen on Behalf of Diabetes UK

Philippa Jane Mahon

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Friday
02 December 2016

Requiem Mass will be Concelebrated in St Peter's Church at Stonyhurst followed by the interment at Clitheroe Cemetery

Philippa Jane Mahon

Extraordinary contributor to life

'Fortified By The Rites Of Holy Mother Church' on 24th November 2016, Philippa passed away peacefully after her long illness which she faced with courage and dignity in The East Lancs Hospice' aged 46 years of Clitheroe. Beloved daughter of Phil and Pat, dearly loved sister of Chris and his wife Justine and the adored auntie of Amy and Kitty. 

Philippa's work as a Sports Events Manager took her all over the world and included working with the Olympics, The Commonwealth Games, The Rugby World Cup and the Lions Tour. Philippa was dynamic, creative and had a kaleidescope of talents. She lived her life with a liveliness and passion which stayed with her to the very end. She loved skiing, horse riding, swimming and she adored her wine and Champagnes - of which she was a connoisseur. Great fun and with a 'joie de vivre' which was infectious,  Philippa touched so many people in so many ways because of her generous, kind and giving nature and she raised thousands of pounds for charity, climbing the Three Peaks and completing The London Marathon whilst she was ill herself. Philippa was a wonderful friend - the best kind to have.  Like a pebble dropped in a pond, we all got splashed. Requiescat in Pace.

Donations in Memory to EAST LANCASHIRE HOSPICE


Kenneth Stanton (Ken)

Funeral Service

11:40am, Tuesday
29 November 2016

The service to celebrate Ken's life followed by cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA with the attendance of the Royal British Legion

Kenneth Stanton (Ken)

Former Sergeant of the 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers

On 9th November 2016 peacefully in hospital, Ken aged 81 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  Much loved husband of Edith, devoted dad of Lynne and son-in-law Nigel, wonderful grandad to Christopher and Gemma, dear brother-in-law to Joan, and uncle to Gareth and Gillian.

Ken was a very proud, upright and hardworking gentleman.  Having served in the 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers for 22 years he then worked for the Lancashire Police in Accrington as a Prison Van Driver before his retirement. Ken had also been a devoted and active Freemason for 30 years and twice Grand Master.  In his spare time Ken enjoyed caravanning in the UK with Edith. He was an avid reader of war books and loved to watch war films and westerns whilst smoking his pipe with the cat sitting on his knee. He particularly liked to reminisce about his army days and never missed a re-union. He loved steak pudding and chips and thoroughly enjoyed a gin and tonic. Ken was a wonderful and definite character. He seemed to know everyone and was very popular amongst his friends and enjoyed his pint of mild. 

Donations in memory of Ken on behalf of North West Air Ambulance

Jean Kenyon

Funeral Service

10:30am, Monday
28 November 2016

Jean's funeral service will take place at St. Bartholomew's Church, Gt. Harwood followed by committal at Burnley Crematorium

Jean Kenyon

Avid reader

On 20th November 2016 peacefully in the loving care of East Lancashire Hospice and surrounded by her loving family, Jean aged 74 years of Great Harwood, formerly of Accrington.  The devoted and much loved wife of Peter, loving mum of Glen and Sue, dear mother-in-law of Chris and much loved step-mother of Mark and Ian, cherished gran of Gabby, Oliver, Tom, Ben, Isla, Nieve, and dear friend to Bernice and Dorothy.

Jean was an avid reader of biographies and a skilled IT user.  She would often spend time on her iPad hunting for her next bargain or searching for a new place to explore for her next adventure, be it a leisure holiday or an active holiday.  She loved gardens, sewing and shopping trips.  Jean worked as a civil servant for the Job Centre all her life up until retiring and became a well known face in Accrington as a result of her work.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid traveller, extensively visiting Europe and the U.S.A.

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


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