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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"

Alan Cook

Funeral Service

10:30am, Monday
21 November 2016

The funeral service will take place at St Wulstan's RC Church followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Alan Cook

Much loved family man

ALAN COOK on 10 November 2016 died suddenly but peacefully at Royal Blackburn Hospital.  Beloved and devoted husband of Margaret, dearly loved father of Aidan and Matthew, much loved by daughters-in-law Donna and Kirsty, grandchildren Fenton and Sophia.  Alan will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.





Donations in memory of Alan on behalf of Vasculitis UK


Edna Scholes Purvin (Nee Whiteside)

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Friday
18 November 2016

A celebration of Edna's life will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington followed by interment at Dill Hall Cemetery. Conducted by Rev Toby Webber.

Edna Scholes Purvin (nee Whiteside)

Lifelong devoted member of All Saints Church

Mrs Edna Purvin beloved wife of Charles John Purvin for almost 66 years, passed away Friday morning peacefully at home with her family by her side. Edna was a devoted mother of Hilary, Jean and Andrew, a kind mother-in-law to Ian, Richard and Elizabeth, a much loved sister of Connie, the late Harry and Elsie and the most wonderful Grandma and Great Grandma.

Edna lived in Clayton-le-Moors all her life attending All Saints school and marrying John at All Saints Church on the 16th December 1950. Over the years she played an active part in the Church Life, teaching at Sunday School, enjoying being a member of the Mothers' Union and regularly cleaning the Church brasses and flower arranging. As a young woman Edna worked as a weaver and at Clayton Laundry.  As her family grew she worked at English Electric and Wellfield HFE until her retirement.  As a family over the years, holidays camping and caravanning in Cornwall and Scotland (with St. Ives being a special place) were enjoyed by all.  As the years passed Edna found great pleasure in visiting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren all over the British Isles.

Flowers and Donations in memory of Edna on behalf of Derian House and Macmillan nurses.

Ada Gibson

Funeral Service

10:45am, Thursday
17 November 2016

Ada's funeral service will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Ada Gibson

A truly inspirational local legend

On 9th November 2016 peacefully at Hope House Ada aged 101 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The dearly loved wife of the late Thomas, much loved mum of Barbara, Adele and Peter, dear mother-in-law of Alan and Tony, cherished grandma, great grandma and great great grandma.

Ada left school at 14 years of age and began working as a seamstress.  She then spent the rest of  her working life in the sewing industry. She was a lifelong member of All Saints Church and loved to attend the Church services.  Ada lost her husband Thomas in 1971 and then devoted her time to raising money for charities such as Arthritis, Epilepsy and the Sharron Davies Swim for Life Charity. She was a truly inspirational lady, learning to swim at the age of 75.  She thought nothing of swimming 40 lengths at a time and raised thousands of pounds as a result.  She was a very strong and independent lady who knew what she wanted out of life.  She liked to keep herself fit and she enjoyed seeing her family "on her own terms".  Ada said that everyone should start the day with a "smile and never mind what anybody else says".  She will be greatly missed.

Donations in memory of Ada on behalf of Cancer Research UK

James Shaw (Jim)

Funeral Service

11:00am, Tuesday
15 November 2016

The funeral service to celebrate Jim's life followed by cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

James Shaw 'Jim'

Well respected former newsagent

Suddenly at his home on 3rd November 2016 Jim aged 81 years of Accrington and formerly of Oswaldtwistle.  The dearly loved and devoted dad of Joan, Susan and Alec, dear father-in-law of Martin, Amanda, and the late Peter, cherished grandad of Christopher, Charlotte, Kerry-Rose, Alfie, Orla, great grandad of Harlow, dear brother-in-law and uncle.

Jim was brought up at Sough Lane Farm, Guide where he helped with the family poultry business.  In later years he became a well known and well respected local shop owner having formerly been the owner of Shaws Newsagents on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle.  He was also a Groundsman at Accrington Stanley Football Club from 1986 until his retirement aged 67 years.  He loved his work and his sports and had been  a keen supporter of Blackburn Rovers and enjoyed attending the matches.. A DIY enthusiast, Jim could turn his hand to any job and was always happy to help out the family.  He was a private man who liked to keep himself to himself but would always put others first.

Donations in memory of Jim on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

Kenneth Ernest William Brown

Funeral Service

01:30pm, Wednesday
09 November 2016

The service and cremation to give thanks for Ken's life will take place at Pleasington Crematorium, Blackburn BB2 6AF

Kenneth E W Brown 'Ken'

Devoted and loving family man

On 30th October 2016 suddenly at his home in North Wales, Ken aged 74 years formerly of Accrington. The devoted and loved husband of the late June, much loved Dad of Kim and son in law Kevin, loved grandad of Karl, Lee, Kieron and Ashley, great grandad of Summer Louise, Josh, Ashton, McKenzie, Ellie May, Jake, Leighton and Lewis, also a dear brother of Trevor and a dear brother in law and uncle. 

For most of his working life Ken was a foreman at Prestige in Burnley and Blackburn. He was first and foremost a devoted and loving husband and family man. An avid fisherman, he loved camping too - at his happiest being outdorors in nature. He and June enjoyed their sunshine holidays abroad throughout Europe. They bought a caravan in Caernarvon in Wales and loved it so much that they moved to Prestatyn, thoroughly enjoying the way of life there and being by the sea. Ken enjoyed watching TV especially the Carry On films. He liked reading too. Ken and June had shared a wonderful marriage and were best friends. He was devoted to Kim and his grandcihldren and great grandchildren. 

Flowers are being received at the Funeral Home

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