Latest Obituaries & Donations in Memory
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"
Funeral Service10:00am, Wednesday
21 September 2016
Brian's Funeral Service will take place at St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church, Rishton followed by Committal at Pleasington Crematorium.
Local well know farmer
Funeral Service11:45am, Tuesday
13 September 2016
Harry's Funeral Service will take place in St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church, Rishton Followed by a private family committal
Active member of Rishton Parish Church
On 4th September 2016 peacefully at Northwood Nursing Home Harry aged 91 years of Rishton. The dearly loved husband of Mavis, loving dad of Adele and Andrew, dear father-in-law of Stephen and Maria, cherished grandpa of Laura, Thomas, Hayden and Tilly and treasured brother of Marion and Jack.
Harry was a former education officer for Ribble Valley and Hyndburn .He enjoyed his work and made many good friends with whom he remained in contact with following his retirement. He was an active member of St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Rishton, serving on the PCC and was a sidesman for many years. He also served as a school governor. Harry had also been a former member of St Michael’s Church, Blackburn in his younger years. He met his wife Mavis at a dance at King Georges Hall and they enjoyed a wonderful and happy fifty-two years of marriage together, celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a family party at the Gibbon Bridge Hotel. Family holidays were spent around the UK and later Harry and Mavis travelled abroad for their holidays, enjoying many cruises and they always looked forward to some rest and relaxation in their favourite country Cyprus. Harry was always smartly dressed and could often be seen pottering about the house and garden carrying out his odd jobs fully dressed in his shirt and tie. He was a proud dad & grandpa and adored the family visits. Harry will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends and will be remembered for his life of dedication and commitment to the things he loved.
Funeral Service11:20am, 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.
Funeral Service11:40am, Thursday
08 September 2016
A Funeral Ceremony to celebrate Jackie's life will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA
Well known local lady
Funeral Service12:15pm, 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.