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Obituary listings and death notices in remembrance

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"

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

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

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