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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"

Nicholas Sharples (Nicky)

Funeral Service

12:30pm, Friday
16 December 2016

Nicky's funeral service will take place at St. Leonard's Church, Padiham followed by interment at St. John's Cemetery

Nicholas Sharples

Much loved family man

On 8th December 2016 at his home in Padiham Nicky aged 54 years.  Dearly loved husband of Melanie, much loved Dad of Aynsley, Natalie, Simon, Hayley, Amy and the late Nicky, father in law of Fran, Gilly, Brad and Shane, cherished grandad of Dylan, Kian, Robin, Danni-Mai, Logan, Faith, Malachey, Scarlet and baby on the way.

Nicky liked to spend time with his dad sorting scrap and he also enjoyed gardneing.  He loved being outdoors surrounded by nature where he enjoyed spotting the different types of birds of which he knew many of the breeds. He was also interested in and fascinated with the moon and the stars. Nicky also loved castles and history and was an avid supporter of Burnley Football Club. He had a great sense of humour and each day gave his very best to everything he did. But most of all Nicky adored his family.

Flowers are being received at The Chapel of Rest

Gwendoline Margaret Clegg (Gwen)

Funeral Service

01:40pm, Thursday
15 December 2016

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

Gwendoline Margaret Clegg (Gwen)

Avid antique collector

On 5th December 2016 peacefully in hospital aged 84 years of Accrington, formerly of Rossendale.  Much loved mum of Yvonne, dear mother-in-law of the late Robert, cherished nanny of Deborah and Phillip and his partner Kelly, great grandma of Jake, Caitlan, Charlie and Noah, and dear and treasured friend of Alan.
Gwen spent her working life in a variety of roles having worked in the early days at Ewbank, also as a window dresser, and her last job was working at Woolworths where many people got to know her.  In later years, Gwen loved to go to car boot sales and was an avid antique collector.  In her spare time she enjoyed playing the keyboard, watching horror movies and making jumpers for her family on her knitting machine.  Gwen also spent a lot of time with Alan and together they shared a keen interest in trains, model railways and photography.  They also enjoyed many holidays together and her favourite place was Whitby.  

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


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