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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"

Carol Anne Walker

Funeral Service

10:30am, Monday
31 October 2016

Carol's Funeral Service will take place at Champ Funeral Services Chapel of Rest followed by Interment at Haslingden Grane Cemetery

Carol Anne Walker

A truly house proud lady

On 23rd October peacefully in Hospital Carol aged 73 years of Haslingden. The devoted and much loved mum of Vera, Roy and Ian, dear mother-in-law of John and Nicky, cherished gran of Nathan, Thomas and Eva and , dear sister of Peter and John and a treasured sister in law to Jean.

Carol spent her working life as a weaver at Ilex Mill until its closure in the early 1980’s. A true homemaker Carol moved to her Haslingden home in 1975 and created a true family nest, her house was always kept immaculate and her small yard garden bloomed with colour throughout the year. Devoted to her family she loved nothing more than giving her time to her children and took great pleasure from visiting their homes to give them a good spring clean. Carol’s life became complete when she became a grandma and loved nothing more than spoiling them at any given chance. She enjoyed many days out with her family visiting various national trust sites. 
No Flowers or Donations by request
Following the Funeral Service all who have attended are invited for refreshments and to share fond memories of Carol at Do-Dah's Bistro, Bank Street, Rawtenstall BB4 7QN
John Munro

Funeral Service

11:00am, Thursday
27 October 2016

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

John Munro

Bingo lover and devoted family man

On 19th October 2016 peacefully in hospital in Scotland, John aged 83 years. Devoted and loving husband of the late Joan, loving dad of Paul and Mark, a dear father-in-law and loving grandad of Lisa.

John spent his national service with the Lancashire Fusiliers and served for a time in Korea.  Upon leaving the army, his working life was spent as a bricklayer and he was hard working and practical.  He was totally devoted to his wife Joan and was a loving family man.  He enjoyed playing bingo with his brother Den and he also spent many happy hours playing on fruit machines. He enjoyed socialising at the local pub with his friends and Sundays were always happy family days.  He loved his KFC and enjoyed watching nature programmes and all the soaps in his later years.  After Joan passed away, John moved to Scotland with his son Mark, where he spent a happy ten years.  John will be remembered for his happy fun loving ways.

Donations in memory of John on behalf of British Heart Foundation

Steven Garratty

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Tuesday
25 October 2016

Steven's funeral service will take place on Tuesday 25th October in All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Steven Garratty (Ste)

Avid Wigan Rugby League supporter

On 15th October 2016 suddenly at his home, Steven aged 55 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted and much loved husband and best friend of Kerry, loving dad of Emily, cherished son of Sheila and the late Bill, dear brother of Julie, Peter, Susan, David and Martyn, a respected brother-in-law, and treasured uncle and good friend to many.

After leaving school, Steven served in the army in the Royal Signals bomb disposal unit for 13 years prior to working for Patient Transport Services with North West Ambulance Service where he worked for 27 years.  Steven loved his work and was very proud of the job that he carried out.  Steven called a spade a spade and always knew what he wanted but would do anything for anyone. He was a particularly doting dad who loved to spoil his daughter, and especially enjoyed family celebrations and get togethers.  In his spare time Steven enjoyed watching Wigan Rugby League matches and attending Blackburn Rovers games.  He also enjoyed fishing and looking after Kerry's horses. 

 Donations in memory of Steven on behalf of British Heart Foundation

Kathleen Patricia Riley

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Monday
24 October 2016

The Funeral Service will take place at Accrington Crematorium

Kathleen Patricia Riley (Pat)

Lover of the outdoors

On 15th October 2016 peacefully at Springhill nursing home with her family by her side, Pat aged 82 years, formerly of Rhydding Street, Oswaldtwistle.  The devoted wife of the late Jack, much loved mum of Carole and Scott, dear mother-in-law of Philip, cherished grandma of Lisa, Molly and Jake. 

Before retiring and becoming a volunteer at Oxfam in Blackburn, Pat worked as a shorthand typist at Daisy Dairy and Accrington Brickworks.  She was a member of Rhyddings Methodist Church and served as a church warden for three years.  Pat was a great lover of the outdoors.  She travelled world wide but mainly in Europe and later enjoyed weekends away with the Accrington Ramblers.  Her other hobbies included knitting and doing crosswords.


Donations in memory of Pat on behalf of Alzheimers Research UK


Margaret Slipper

Funeral Service

10:45am, Monday
24 October 2016

Margaret's Funeral Service will take place in St John's Church, Accrington followed by Interment at Accrington Cemetery

Margaret Slipper

A life long member of St John's Church

On 13th October 2016 peacfully in a private care home, Margaret aged 93 years of Accrington.  The dealrly beloved wife of the late Jack, much loved mum of David and Caroll, Ian and Rhian, loving grandma of Andrew, Nichola, Vicky and John and great grandma of Ella, Sam and William.

Margaret was born in Accrington and spent most of her working life as Company Secretary at the Pioneer works in Accrington, where her late husband Jack also worked.  Margaret was a homebird and always enjoyed visits from her family and friends.  A doting Grandma and Great Grandma, she was the chief family babysitter. A practical and resilient lady, Margaret always called a spade a spade. She enjoyed gardening and sitting out in the sunshine. She enjoyed reading romance novels and was a great cook too and made the best cheese and onion pie in the world. Margaret had been a life long member of St John's Church in Accrington and a former Treasurer and Secretary of The Mothers' Union. 

Donations in memory of Margaret on behalf of Cancer Research UK.

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