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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"

Bryan Coop

Funeral Service

11:30am, Friday
28 July 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Bryan's life will take place at St. James Church, Altham led by Rev'd Toby Webber, followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Bryan Frank Coop

Devoted dad and grandad

Suddenly, on 17th July 2017, Bryan, aged 83 years of Rishton and formerly of Old Engine Cottage, Altham.  The devoted husband of the late Gillian, loving Dad of Lesley and Tamzin, dear Father-in-law of Peter and Richard, cherished Grandad of Lindsay, Matthew, Rebecca and Hannah, dear friend of Rose, and also a good friend to many.

Bryan worked as an engineer, serving his time at Bullough's of Accrington, later working for English Electric, and then for many years at Allspeeds in Clayton which took him through to his retirement.  He loved his family home of over 40 years, at Old Engine Cottage in Altham, where the door would always be open to welcome the constant stream of visitors. Bryan and his wife Gillian loved to keep horses and had many over the years.  He enjoyed renovating the cottage, and looked forward to his holidays to visit family and to relax and unwind in the sunshine.  He spent many hours restoring old vehicles in his self-built garage which even had a log burner fitted to keep him warm as he worked during the winter months.  A former Chairman of the Governors at Altham School and also at Altham Parish Council, Bryan was a devoted family man who always looked forward to spending time with his much adored family.

Family flowers only and donations, if desired, in memory of Bryan on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice.

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Roy Topham

Funeral Service

02:00pm, Thursday
27 July 2017

A service will take place at Rishton Methodist Church on Thursday, July 27, at 2pm followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium.

Roy Topham

1930 - 2017

At his home on Monday 10th July, Roy aged 87 years of Accrington, formally of Rishton was a much loved father, grandfather and great grandfather. Roy will be sadly missed by all his family and  friends.  He is reposing in the Chapel of Rest at  Bank House. 

Family flowers only please and donations if desired in memory of Roy may be made by the link below or made payable to Rishton Methodist Church, c/o L. Champ Funeral Service, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, BB5 5DY. Enquiries Tel. 01254 390731.

 

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Reginald James Warden

Funeral Service

01:20pm, Friday
21 July 2017

The service to celebrate Reg's life will be held at Southport Crematorium, Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Southport PR8 5JQ led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ.

Reginald James Warden

Devoted family man

On 17th July 2017 peacefully in hospital Reg aged 90 years of Garstang.  The dearly loved husband of Barbara, much loved father of Geoffrey and Beverley, and cherished grandpa to Kate and Edward.

Reg served as a mechanical engineer in the Army and then went into management in the motor trade and this took him and Barbara to Africa and the Middle East.  He had a wonderful and extraordinary life and always worked hard to get things done.  Together he and Barbara loved travelling on business and on their holidays.  Socialising was a big part of their lives and they held and went to the greatest parties enjoying the company of their friends. Reg was an avid reader of  the Daily Telegraph which he read cover to cover.  He also enjoyed a good political debate with Geoffrey and Beverley (although they didn't always agree!) and he could tell wonderful stories.  Having travelled extensively he and Barbara then settled back in England and Reg thoroughly enjoyed spending as much time as he could with Kate and Edward and he was delighted to play a large part in their lives. He truly was a devoted family man with a kind and generous heart.

Donations may be made in memory of Reg on behalf of Alzheimer's Society.

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May Rawcliffe

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Wednesday
19 July 2017

May's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ

May Rawcliffe

Excellent baker and cook

Peacefully at her home on 11th July 2017, May aged 85 years of Rishton.  The devoted wife of the late Tom, loving mother of David and Stephen, mother-in-law of the late Janet, cherished grandma of Emily and Kathryn, dear sister of Doreen and sister-in-law of Albert.

In her younger years, May worked in a bakery, before becoming a housewife and bringing up her two sons.  May travelled worldwide and the family lived in both Holland and Brazil for a period of time due to Tom's work.  In her spare time, May enjoyed gardening and painting pottery and even trained at night school to teach pottery painting.  She also enjoyed her visits to Prime Time Luncheon club.  May was an excellent baker and cook and loved to treat her house visitors to biscuits and cakes.  She was also a devoted grandma who always looked forward to family visits.

Family flowers only and donations, if desired, in memory of May on behalf of Cancer Reasearch UK

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James Brooks

Funeral Service

11:00am, Monday
10 July 2017

James' funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

James Brooks

Former Power Station Worker

On 2nd July 2017 peacefully in his sleep, James aged 89 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted husband of the late Joan, dad of David and Michael, father-in-law of Janette, grandad of Michael Jnr and Victoria.

James worked at Huncoat Power Station prior to retiring when it closed down.  James lived a good life.  He enjoyed his holidays both in the UK and worldwide and had a particular soft spot for Scotland.  He loved to travel with his late wife Joan and later on his own.  James was an avid reader of both crime and fiction.  He also enjoyed being a grandfather.

No flowers by special request.  Donations, if desired, in memory of James on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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