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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"

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



Joyce Fenton

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Wednesday
18 January 2017

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

Joyce Fenton

Devoted wife of the late Dr Fenton

Peacefully at her home on Wednesday 11th January 2017 surrounded by her loving family Joyce aged 90 years of Accrington. The devoted wife of the late Dr Fenton and a much loved mother and grandmother. 

In times of darkness, love sees…
In times of silence, love hears...
In times of doubt, love hopes…
In times of sorrow, love heals...
And in all times, love remembers.
May time soften your pain
Until all that remains 
Is the warmth of the memories
And the love. 

Peter William Hargreaves

Funeral Service

12:30pm, Tuesday
17 January 2017

The Funeral Service will take place at St. Charles RC Church, Rishton followed by interment at Great Harwood Cemetery

Peter William Hargreaves

Dog lover

On 7th January 2017 peacefully in hospital, Peter aged 73 years of Bolton, formerly of Rishton and New Longton.  A much loved brother of David and Kathleen, brother-in-law of Isobel and Paul, and uncle to Catriona and Michael.

Peter had several jobs in his working life including being an electrician, a driving instructor and a driving test examiner.  He went to college in Germany and liked it there so much that he stayed for 7 years and that is where his love for german classical music grew.  He also enjoyed his time as a truck driver and travelled to locations such as Saudi Arabia and Syria.  Peter always enjoyed his food but never cooked a meal in his life, preferring the ease of a ready meal.  In his spare time Peter enjoyed a flutter on the horses and bird watching.  He was also a big animal lover, especially dogs and he enjoyed walking them.  


Family flowers only and Donations in memory of Peter on behalf of Age UK

Maria Hargreaves

Funeral Service

10:15am, Monday
09 January 2017

Maria's funeral service will take place at St. Mary's RC Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by burial at Dill Hall Cemetery

Maria Hargreaves

Devoted family lady and amazing cook

On 29th December 2016 in hospital, Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church , Maria aged 88 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted wife of the late Peter, much loved and loving mum of Geoffrey, Graham, Barry, David and Christine, dear mother-in-law of Lynda, Emma, Vicky and Ian, and cherished grandma to John, Leanne, Charmain, Matthew-James and Matthew-Peter, George, Arthur and great-grandma of Evan, dear sister of Freda, Franz and Gerhard, and also a dear relative and friend.

Maria was born in Germany in 1928 and moved to England in 1949 with a friend to find work and she began working in a textile mill in Todmorden.  She then became a full-time mum and later worked at Asda as a checkout operator and retired from her job as checkout supervisor in 1988.  Following her retirement, Maria worked as a part-time cleaner at St. Mary's school and was a member of St. Mary's RC Church.

Maria loved cooking and feeding her family and was well-known for her famous goulash.  She was also very house proud and kept the house immaculate at all times.  Maria was a keen sport follower, especially football, ski-ing and motor racing and always kept up-to-date. 

Maria was a devoted family lady who enjoyed visiting family in Germany and as a proud grandma also looked forward to visits from grand-children.

Family flowers only and Donations in memory of Maria on behalf of McMillan Cancer Support

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