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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"

Bernard Burke

Funeral Service

11:00am, Friday
25 August 2017

Bernard's graveside funeral service will take place at Dill Hall Cemetery, Clayton-le-Moors led by Civil Celebrant, Lianna Champ.

Bernard Burke

Lover of nature

On 14th August 2017, Bernard aged 70 years died peacefully at his home in Oswaldtwistle.  A much loved brother of Sheila and Stuart, loved uncle of Leesa and Lindsey, a dear cousin of Josie and a dear friend to many.

Bernard worked as a welder for Millercare, Escalator and Elevator in Accrington and then worked as a school caretaker at several schools.  Bernard was an avid birdwatcher and loved all type of birds.  He had every bird and animal book going and loved anything to do with nature.  He spent many happy hours at the Local Nature Reserve in Oswaldtwistle and even worked as a volunteer there.  No matter where he was, he always had a pair of binoculars to hand.  He also enjoyed watching nature programmes on TV and war documentaries.  Bernard also liked to smoke and enjoyed a drink in the pubs in Oswaldtwistle.  He was also a well-known face in Trickys on Thwaites Road.  Despite suffering with ill-health for the last ten years, Bernard remained a very charming, popular and kind-hearted person who loved to keep up-to-date with his nieces.

Donations may be made in memory of Bernard on behalf of RSPB or Macmillan Cancer Support

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Audrey Duckworth

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Thursday
24 August 2017

Audrey's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant, Lianna Champ

Audrey Duckworth

Former Winstanley Babe

On 12th August 2017 peacefully in hospital, Audrey aged 93 years of Huncoat.  Much loved mum of Maurice and daughter-in-law Janet, loving grandma of Sarah and Scott, great grandma of Matthew, Alfie & Tilly.

Audrey moved to Huncoat when she married her husband Jack in 1946 and Huncoat Methodist Church was a big part of her life.  She was fascinated with dancing and the stage and at the age of 12 Audrey joined the Winstanley Babes and supported theatre shows around the country.  She started work at the age of 16 at the Co-op in Westend, Oswaldtwistle before moving to her friend's grocery shop in Huncoat and then in early 1970s she joined Joseph Lucas Ltd in Burnley as an admin assistant, where she worked for several years until her reitrement.  Audrey produced many amateur shows for churches all around Lancashire.  She had a wonderful joie de vivre and was popular lady who was always smiling, always happy and always a pleasure to be with.

Donations may be made in memory of Audrey to Derian House Children's Hospice.

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Alan Barnes

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Thursday
24 August 2017

Alan's funeral service will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors BB5 5HT followed by private family burial.

Alan Barnes

Truly devoted and loyal husband and friend

On 10th August 2017 peacefully at his home, Alan aged 80 years of Cowden, Great Harwood.  The devoted and much loved husband of Katherine, dear brother of Norman and Jean, brother-in-law of John, Bobby, Jean, and Maria,  true loyal and devoted friend of Michael and a well known and respected friend of many.

 

Donations may be made in memory of Alan on behalf of North West Air Ambulance or Cancer Research UK

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(Mary) Joyce Robinson

Funeral Service

10:00am, Wednesday
23 August 2017

The requiem mass will be celebrated at Our Lady and St Huberts R.C. Church, Gt. Harwood followed by interment at St Mary's churchyard, Osbaldeston.

(Mary) Joyce Robinson

Devoted family lady and teacher

On Thursday August 17th 2017, Joyce died peacefully at the Royal Blackburn Hospital with her loving family by her side, fortified by the rites of the Holy Mother Church.  Joyce, formerly of Great Harwood, aged 89 years, the dearly beloved wife of the late John and much loved and loving mother of Judith, Paul and Michael, loved mother-in-law of Anthony, Lorraine and Kay, treasured grandma of Catherine, Claire, Sophie and Joanne, loving great grandma of Jensan and Leo. 

Joyce is reposing in the Chapel of Rest.

Family flowers only please.  Donations if so desired in memory of Joyce to Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust

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Joan Standring

Funeral Service

02:15pm, Tuesday
22 August 2017

The service to celebrate Joan's life will be held at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn, BB2 5LE

Joan Standring (formerly Whittaker)

A lady who loved life

On 9th August 2017 peacefully in hospital, Joan aged 85 years, formerly of Eachill Gardens, Rishton.  The devoted wife of the late Harry and the late Barrie, loving mum of Susan and step mother of Pamela, dear mother-in-law of Peter, a cherished grandma and great grandma.

Joan worked for many years in Quality Control at Oxo, Great Harwood.  In her spare time she enjoyed doing handy crafts at home.  Joan loved meeting up with friends for a catch up and a good natter.  In her younger years, she enjoyed holidays in the UK taking in the sights and in later life she enjoyed holidays abroad where she could relax in the sushine.  Above all, Joan loved all children, especially her grandchildren and always looked forward to family visits.

Donations may be made in memory of Joan on behalf of Derian House Children's Hospice.

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