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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"

Mary Patricia Royle (Marie)

Funeral Service

11:40am, Friday
21 October 2016

Marie's funeral will take place at Accrington Crematorium followed by a memorial service at St Mary's RC Church, Langho

Mary Patricia Royle (Marie)

Devoted wife and loving mother


On 11th October 2016 peacefully at Clitheroe Hospital with her famly by her side, Marie aged 81 years of Whalley and formerly of Manchester.  The devoted wife of Cyril and much loved mother of Judith and Richard, dear mother-in-law of Tamzin, cherished grandmother of Rebecca, Hannah, Isaac and Evie and also dear sister, aunty, friend and neighbour.




 Donations In memory of Marie on behalf of Ribblesdale Ward c/o Funeral Director


Zelma O'Reilly

Funeral Service

11:40am, Tuesday
18 October 2016

The service to celebrate and give thanks for Zelma's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium

Zelma O'Reilly

A truly devoted family lady

On 9th October 2016 peacefully surrounded by her loving family in hospital Zelma aged 80 years formerly of Rishton and Nelson. The devoted wife of the late Arthur, loving and much loved mum of Si, Neil, Lorraine, Ann and Zelma, dear mother-in-law of Sandra, Mick, John and Stewart, cherished grandma of Michael, Joanne, Daniel, Rebecca, Rachel, Francesca, Cheyenne, Tom, Molly and Scarlett, great-grandma of Harrison, Ashton, Carter, Charlie, Isla and Jason and a dear sister, auntie and friend. 
Zelma started her woking life in the Mills and later became a Landlady along with her husband at Victoria WMC, Bacup, The Royal Oak in Mytholmroyd and then The Swan Hotel, Accrington before taking early retirement and moving to Rishton. Zelma loved getting away to her static caravan in Gisburn ever weekend with her family and always looked forward to holidays abroad for some rest and relaxation. She travelled several times to Australia to visit her brother and family and enjoyed many Mediterranean cruises, in later years she enjoyed coach holidays with her friends. A truly devoted family lady who always looked forward to the family getting together every Sunday and always ensured Christmas was a magical time celebrating with all the family. Zelma loved to settle in her favourite chair and watch the soaps on TV or listen to one of her talking books. 
‘A true family legend who will be greatly missed’.
Donations in memory of Zelma to The Stroke Association
Irene Joinson

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Friday
14 October 2016

Irene's funeral service will take place at St Mary's RC Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by Accrington Crematorium

Irene Joinson

Active member of St Mary's RC Church

On 4th October 2016 suddenly in hospital, Irene aged 69 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The dearly beloved wife of Raymond, loving mum of Pauline, Grant, Caroline and Simon, much loved sister of Ellen, Brian, Krysia and Yvonne, also a loved mother-in-law, sister-in-law and devoted granny and great granny, and loving aunt to many.

Irene began her nursing career in Scotland before moving to Accrington in 1970 when she became full-time mum and housewife and later worked as childminder and part-time cleaner at Planet Kitchens, eventually being promoted to work in the office in an accounts position, and later worked at Simon Jersey as a VDU operator before taking her retirement.  A selfless lady who devoted her spare time to St Mary's RC Church where she ran the piety stall.  Irene could often been found knitting away whilst enjoying her favourtie television programmes - Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Jeremy Kyle.

Donations in memory of Irene on behalf of Alzheimer's UK and Diabetes UK.

April Hartney

Funeral Service

10:00am, Friday
14 October 2016

April's funeral will take place at St Mary Magdalene Church followed by committal at Accrington crematorium

April Hartney

Devoted family lady

Peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on 2nd October 2016, April aged 42 years of Accrington. The devoted and much loved wife of Gary, loving mum and best friend of Tamsin and her partner Daniel, daughter of George and Pauline Bowen of Colne, and sister to Andrew Bowen.

April moved to Accrington in 1997 where she worked for several years as a care worker in the local community, a job that that she enjoyed and which reflected her caring personality.  April loved most of all spending time with her close family and, as she was a great lover of nature and the outdoors, she enjoyed camping holidays with the family and walking her border collie, Mollie.  She was also a bit of a party animal and liked to go to concerts with her family and enjoyed many a night out in Manchester partying til the early hours.


Donations in memory of April on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

Patricia Gainford

Funeral Service

11:00am, Wednesday
12 October 2016

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

Patricia Gainford (Pat)

Proud mum and grandma

Peacefully in East Lancashire Hospice on 30th September 2016, Pat aged 57 years of Church.  The much loved mum of Antony, Christopher, Thomas and Sara, cherished Grandma of Kira, Kaiden, Kaleb, dear sister of Carol and sister-in-law of Frank and dear friend to Dianne.
Born and raised in Rochdale, Pat later moved to Heywood with her family before settling in Church with her children.  She enjoyed trips to the coast and always looked forward to her annual family holiday in Blackpool and always travelled self catering so she could enjoy a variety of nightlife.  Pat’s working life was spent in the cotton mills and later as a warden for the social services.  She took early retirement in 2000 to care for her youngest child.  A devoted family lady who always looked forward to family visits.  Pat could often be found sat back enjoying a smoke and a tipple with her best friend Dianne putting the world to rights.  Pat will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Donations on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice or MacMillan Cancer Support

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