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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"

Frances Davies

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Tuesday
11 October 2016

Fran's funeral service will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by interment at Dill Hall Cemetery

Frances Maud Davies (Fran)

Cherished nanna

On 3rd October peacefully in hospital surrounded by her loving family, Fran aged 64 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted mum of John, Wane, Andrew, Leanne and the late Lisa, dear sister of Carol, Kathleen and Graham and the late David, dear sister-in-law of Maxine and also cherished nanna of Harvey, Alfie, Astile and Michaela, and a good friend to Mary.

Fran loved family life and loved nothing more than getting together for family celebrations.  She especially loved being nanna and always spoiled her grand children at every opportunity.  Fran loved holidays in Blackpool ideally with her family and only recently spent a lovely weekend at the Norbreck Castle even enjoying a couple of drinks.  A former factory worker and later care assistant, Fran enjoyed relaxing at home watching her favourite soaps and never missed an episode.

Donations in memory of Fran on behalf of Cancer Research UK


Gail Sunderland

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Friday
07 October 2016

The funeral service will take place at the Chapel of Rest, Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors BB5 5DY followed by a interment at Dill Hall Cemetery

Gail Ruth Sunderland

Loving wife and mum

On 27th September 2016 suddenly at the family home Gail aged 56 years of Accrington.  The much loved wife of David and mum of Pierce, Reece, Frazer, Lewis and Freya and a good friend to many.

Gail and David met whilst Gail was working as a senior psychiatric nurse at Gisburn Hospital.  Gail later went on to do voluntary work for the Samaritans.  Gail enjoyed spending time with her very close family and recently threw a 70th birthday party for David which the whole family thoroughly enjoyed.  Gail was always immaculately presented and loved to get her hair done every week. She also loved flowers, her favourite flower being a tiger lily.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Donations in memory of Gail to the Samaritans

Winifred Brunton

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Thursday
06 October 2016

Winnie's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley road, Accrington, BB5 6HA.

Winifred Adelaide Clara Brunton (Winnie)

Devoted carer and loving family lady

On 28th September 2016 in hospital Winnie aged 74 years of Clayton-le-Moors, formerly of Edinburgh.  The devoted wife of George, much loved mum of Jennifer, Deryck and Stephanie, cherished nana of Megan, Callum, George, Ellie, Harvey, Maya, Idris, little nana of Grace and Freya, dear sister of Edith.

Winnie was a naturally caring and hard working lady who was always happy to help anybody with anything.  Winnie worked as a nurse on the children's ward at Edinburgh Children's Hospital, later as an inspector at Whisky Barn, and moved to Clayton-le-Moors in 1989 where she worked as a deputy matron before retiring due to ill health. Winnie was particularly family orientated.  She was very proud nana who loved spending time with her grand children and attending family gatherings and would always put on a new year's day party. Born in Edinburgh, the youngest of 8 daughters, she always kept in close contact even spending her holidays visiting family members.  In her spare time she also enjoyed a game of bingo with her friend.

Donations are being recieved via the family

Phillip James McLester

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Tuesday
27 September 2016

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

Phillip James McLester

Proud Granddad

Peacefully in hospital on 14th September 2016 Phillip aged 68 years of Oswaldtwistle and formerly of Accrington. The much loved dad of Andrew and Alan, father-in-law of Carolyn and Rebecca, cherished granddad of Beth, Dom, Kara, Kayleigh, Jacob and Caiden and a dear brother to Richard and Donald
A well known face in the Accrington area Phillip loved to socialise and could often be found chatting away with his many friends in the local pubs. He loved gardening and enjoyed getting on the bowling green for a game of crown green Bowls with his team mates. Phillip spent his working life at British Aerospace before taking early retirement. A proud granddad who will be sadly missed. 
Ronald James Mills

Funeral Service

10:30am, Friday
23 September 2016

Funeral Service of Thanksgiving will take place in St Luke's Church, Blackburn followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium

Ronald James Mills

Loving man who devoted his time to others

On Monday 12th September 2016 peacefully at Pendle Community Hospital Ron aged 84 years. The loving and devoted husband of Marjorie, much loved dad of Caroline, Patricia, John and the late Stephen and a treasured granddad and great-granddad.

Ron completed his National Service and was based in Germany. Retuning to civilian life, he started work for Royal Mail working for many years as a postman both in Blackburn and Croydon. Ron became a well known and respected figure in his working community. He loved holidays and always looked forward to his trip to Whitby with his family for some rest and relaxation and in later life he enjoyed many trips abroad with family members. Ron was a kind man and loved to give his time to others. He helped many children over the years by welcoming them in to his family fold through fostering with the Church of England Children’s Society. One of life's givers, Ron also gave his spare time to making poppy’s for the Royal British Legion. 
‘Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him.’
Donations in memory of Ron on behalf of Friends of Pendle Community Hospital
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