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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"

Donald Walker

Funeral Service

01:15pm, Thursday
24 November 2016

Donald's funeral service will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by interment at Dill Hall Cemetery

Donald Walker

Lifelong Accrington Stanley Supporter

On 14th November peacefully at the Hollies Nursing Home, Clayton-le-Moors, Donald aged 92 years formerly of Accrington.  The dearly loved husband of the late Mary, much loved dad of Donald and Brian, step-dad of Philamena, dear father-in-law of Frances, Joanna and Raymond, a cherished grandad, great-grandad and great-great grandad and also a dear relative and friend to many.

Donald served in the second world war in the Royal Signals and was stationed in many different countries throughout the war.  He later went on to work at Ewbank, Pioneer and GEC in the stores retiring at the age of 65 from his senior storeman's position.  Aside from work Donald loved to watch football.  He was a lifelong supporter of Accrington Stanley and always attended the matches in his younger years.  Donald always enjoyed holidays to Knott End and Fleetwood and he always looked forward to family visits so long as it did not interfere with his football.  He loved listening to music and playing bingo.  Donald was a kind gentleman who would help anyone and always put others first.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Donald on behalf of the British Heart Foundation

Margaret Lang

Funeral Service

10:30am, Thursday
24 November 2016

Margaret's funeral service will take place at Pickup Bank Congregational Chapel in Darwen followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium

Margaret Lang

Much loved family lady

On 14th November 2016 peacefully in a private care home, Margaret aged 89 years formerly of Darwen and Baxenden.  The devoted wife of the late Milton, much loved mum of Allan, Ian, Keith and Kathryn, dear mother-in-law to Jacquline and David, cherished grandma of Alison, Helen, Adam, Victoria, Charlotte, Olivia and Katie, dear sister of Jean and Jimmy and also a cherished relative and friend.





Donations in memory of Margaret on behalf of Alzheimer's Society


Linda Anne Hanson

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Wednesday
23 November 2016

The service will take place in St Michael & All Angels Church, Fouldridge then Linda will be laid to rest in the Churchyard

Linda Anne Hanson (Nee Fletcher)

Remarkable Lady

On 12th November 2016 peacefully in The Christie Hospital, Linda aged 69 years. The very much loved Mum of Michael Oliver, former wife of Michael Fred Hanson and lifelong friend until the end, loved daughter of the late Florence and Fred Fletcher, much loved sister of Susan, Stephen and the late Janine, dear sister in law of James (Jim) and loving auntie of James and Edward. 

Linda was brought up on The Old Engine Farm in Altham and attended Accrington High School for Girls. She began her working life in sales and was intelligent, energetic and determined. When Linda married Michael, she became involved in the Hanson family business and later became Head of Sales at Hanson Trucks. She was very successsful and dynamic in her position and went on to develop her own successful private medical business. She had natural skills and a great business acumen. She retired to Bodrum in Turkey to enjoy the sunsshine. Linda had a big heart and was very loving and caring. She truly believed in the circle of care- that you couldn't receive love and kindness without giving them back in full measure. She was popular and always beautifully presented. A lovely lady inside and out. 

Donations in memory of Linda to Christie Charity

Marjorie Metcalfe (Marj)

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Tuesday
22 November 2016

The funeral service will take place at Burnley Crematorium, Rossendale Road, Burnley BB11 5DD

Marjorie Metcalfe (Marj)

Dog and cat lover

Suddenly in hospital on 8th November 2016, Marj aged 90 years of Colne.  The treasured daughter of the late Roland James and Frances Mary, loving sister of the late Donald William , dear friend of Cath, Mark, Danie, Michele, Bernard and Anne

All are invited back to Burnley Golf Club, Colne for refreshments and to share your memories.

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 the pain
Until all that remains 
Is the warmth of the memories
And the love. 
Mark Newman

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Monday
21 November 2016

The service to give thanks for the life of Mark will be held at The Accrington Crematorium Chapel followed by cremation

Richard 'Mark' Newman

Talented & Creative Chef

On Wednesday 9th November 2016 suddenly in hospital Mark aged 55 years of Accrington. The much loved partner of Jackie, loving Dad of Amy and Tom, dearly loved son of Rosemary, a loved brother of Kathryn, Stephen and Helen, also a dear brother in law and uncle. 

Mark was a renowned and excellent chef who worked for many years with his Mum at The Tudor Rose in Whalley where he was very well known and respected. Mark was creative and liked to experiment with different recipes. At home, he would be like a whirlwind in the kitchen and Jackie would follow behind cleaning up. Mark baked lovely breads and had great patience when trying new recipes. He particularly liked Nigella. Mark loved swimming and had his 21st birthday celebration in the pool at Hyndburn Sports Centre. He enjpyed cycling and adored fishing too. His brother in law Colin said that Mark was the nicest man he had ever met. Even though Mark could be grumpy, his heart was huge. He was kind and generous and always considerate of the needs of others. He was at his happiest in the heart of his family.

Donations in Memory of Mark to The British Heart Foundation

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