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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"

Michael Ellingworth Raine

Funeral Service

11:20am, Monday
12 September 2016

Funeral Service for Michael will take place at Burnley Crematorium, Accrington Road, Burnley

Michael Ellingworth Raine

Lover of the outdoors

On 1st September 2016 peacefully at East Lancashire Hospice surrounded by his loving family, Michael aged 72 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and much loved husband of Susan, loving dad of John and Helen, dear father-in-law of Katherine and Paul, cherished grandpa of Matthew, Adam and Stella, dear brother of Susan and a treasured relative and good friend to many. 

Michael worked for Newman’s Footwear, Blackburn, for over thirty years leading to his retirement. He was a very active man who appreciated the outdoors and loved nothing more than escaping on a long walk around the fells of the Lake District and the hills of the Yorkshire Dales. An active supporter of Accrington Stanley and member of Clayton Harriers, Michael enjoyed competing in many fell races and completed several marathons. On less active days he loved to get together with friends for a jam session on the guitar playing his favourite folk songs. Michael loved life and lived every day to its full. He had a positive outlook and remained the same throughout his illness. He will be greatly missed by all his family and his many friends.

Donations in memory of Michael on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Suppory & East Lancashire Hospice

Jackie Mercer

Funeral Service

11:40am, Thursday
08 September 2016

A Funeral Ceremony to celebrate Jackie's life will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Jackie Mercer

Well known local lady

On 29th August 2016 suddenly at her home Jackie aged 46 years of Accrington and formerly Clayton-le-moors. The dearly loved daughter of Ron and the late Rose, much loved partner of Mark, loving step-mum of Rachel and the dearest younger sister of Sharon and Debbie, loving sister-in-law of Nev and Ted. Jackie was also a cherished Auntie to Rachel, Daniel and Annie and a true and loyal friend to many. 
Jackie worked as a packer for over sixteen years at Senator in Blackburn. She always looked forward to getting to work and hearing the latest gossip floating around the factory and catching up with her many friends. Holidays were eagerly looked forward to and her favourite destination was her beloved Benidorm. Days would be spent relaxing in the sunshine and in the evenings she enjoyed the entertainment. Jackie was a well know local girl who loved going out to socialise  and her favourite pub was the Castle where she was a former member of the darts and pool teams. Cupid fired his arrow over eleven years ago when Mark and Jackie realised  they were more than just friends and they enjoyed a wonderful and happy relationship together. 
Jackie will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. 
Roy Graham Smith

Funeral Service

12:15pm, Friday
02 September 2016

Roy's Funeral Service will take place at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn

Roy Graham Smith

Caring man who loved his new cars

Suddenly at his home on 23rd August 2016 Roy aged 74 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly loved and devoted son of the late Tom and Kath Smith and treasured friend to Kalum.
Roy retired from work at the age of thirty five years from the family business and enjoyed a long and fulfilled retirement. Each year he would treat himself to a brand new car which he would spend hours meticulously choosing his latest model. A quiet and gentle character who will be fondly missed.

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. 

Mark Anthony McPherson

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Wednesday
31 August 2016

Mark's Funeral Service will take place in All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors he will then be laid to rest at Dill Hall Cemetery

Mark Anthony McPherson

Kind gentle man who loved life

Suddenly on 22nd August 2016 Mark aged 46 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The much loved son of Carol and the late Tommy, loving dad of Emmie, cherished grandad of Tilly, treasured brother of Amanda, Danny, Garry and the late Tracey, a dear uncle and friend to many.

Life and soul of the party Mark loved to sing and dance and he would do anything for others. He had a strong faith and enjoyed attending church services. His favorite music was Lionel Richie and all the Motwown classics and he loved the Carpenters. Mark was a loving dad and was very proud when he became a granddad. He was the apple of his mothers eye and they did everything together.

Donations in memory of Mark on Behalf of The Epilepsy Society 

Norman Willliam Todd

Funeral Service

12:20pm, Tuesday
30 August 2016

Norman's Funeral Service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Norman William Todd

Honorary member of South Lancs caravan club

On 18th August peacefully at Each Step residential home Blackburn, Norman aged 89 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and much loved husband of Betty, loving dad of Carol and Lynne, dear father-in-law of James and the late Howard, cherished granddad of Adele, Nicola, Denny, Tammy and Sally, and a treasured great-granddad and good friend to many.
Norman and Betty met in Knutsford during national service and married on the 15th May 1948 and enjoyed a wonderful sixty eight years marriage together. Caravan enthusiasts Norman and Betty loved to get away in the caravan for the weekend and enjoyed travelling both around the UK and Europe and have made many good friends through the South Lancs Caravan Club which they have become honorary members of. Norman enjoyed his garden and kept it immaculate throughout the year. His working life was spent as a haulage driver and he ran his own company Great Harwood Light Haulage. Norman always looked forward to family visits and loved his trips to South Africa to visit his family.
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