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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.
Andrew Mark Hill

Funeral Service

10:20am, Friday
26 August 2016

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

Andrew Mark Hill

Music Lover

On 20th August 2016 peacfully in hospital, Andy aged 38 years of Accrington. Much loved son of Kath and Malcolm, Dad of Natalie and Josh, loving brother of Warren, Dave and the late Chris, loving partner of Cara and dear to her children Kyran, Ellis, Darcy and Kamie, also a loved uncle and cousin.

Andy was a paint sprayer and was also an avid Burnley Football fan.  A great cook, he made the best curries and enjoyed watching cookery programs on TV.  He enjoyed watchng horror films too.  Andy had a great sense of humour and a great love of music and fishing. He adored his pet Budgie Percy and he loved dogs too.

Donations in Memory of Andrew on behalf of The British Heart Foundation

Shirley Parrington

Funeral Service

01:30pm, Thursday
25 August 2016

Funeral Service will take place at Pleasington Crematorium, Blackburn

Shirley Parrington

Loving Grandma and keen gardener

Suddenly in hospital, surrounded by her loving family on 15th August 2016, Shirley aged 74 years of Knuzden. The much loved and devoted partner of Les, loving mum of Karl, Mark and Neil, also a dear mother-in-law, cherished grandma and great-grandma.

Shirley spent her working life as a machinist at Mullards and ROF, she enjoyed her work and had many good friends.  Shirley loved gardening and could often be found in her garden wich she kept immaculate and it would bloom with an array of colours throughout the summer.  She loved going shopping and going on holidays to Greece, especially Zante, with her partner Les of twenty years.  Shirley was a devoted grandma and great-grandma.

Donations in Memory of Shirley on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice 

Mark Anthony Ashton

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Tuesday
23 August 2016

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

Mark Anthony Ashton

Lancashire County pool player

On 12th August 2016 peacefully in the loving care of East Lancashire Hospice surrounded by his loving family Mark aged 53 years of Accrington. The loving dad of Charlotte and Dominic, dear son of Peter and Ann, cherished grandad of Harley, dear brother of Paul and his wife Wendy, treasured uncle of Danica and James, Mark also leaves many good friends.

Mark spent his working life as a machinist in engineering working for many companies in the local area, including Meltech. A keen pool player, Mark played for Lancashire County and also many local pub teams in the area. He also loved all other sports and enjoyed spending many happy hours by the water fishing.
A very proud grandad, Mark loved nothing more than spending time with his family and always treated his grandson Harley. Mark enjoyed many holidays around Europe, relaxing the sunshine. 

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