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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"

Thomas Meyrick Knight

Funeral Service

01:30pm, Friday
24 March 2017

Tom's funeral service will be held at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Thomas Meyrick Knight

Keen cricket fan

On 12th March 2017, Tom aged 85 years of Great Harwood and formerly of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted and much loved husband of Joan and loving dad of Peter and his late son Christopher.

Tom was a Lithographer at Broadleys all his working life right up until his retirement.  In his younger years he was a keen sportsman who enjoyed playing cricket, football and bowles.  He was a former member of the Grange Bowling club and a keen player, and he kept up-to-date with cricket all his life.  Tom enjoyed his holidays abroad, especially Cyprus and he even travelled to Barbados to watch the cricket.  He also enjoyed daily trips to the coast with his two Westies, Katie and Gemma, where he could let them have a run on the beach.  Tom was also a member of All Saints Church where he was formerly a sidesman.

Flowers welcome.

Marcia Bogart

Funeral Service

12:20pm, Wednesday
22 March 2017

The service to celebrate Marcia's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Rev'd Toby R Webber

Marcia Bogart

Proud nanna

On 14th March 2017 peacefully in hospital Marcia aged 80 years of Clayton-le-Moors and formerly of Poulton-le-Fylde and Rochdale, the much loved and loving mum of Lisa, Carolyn and David, dear mother-in-law of Peter, Annette and George, cherished nanna, great-nanna and great-great-nanna.

Marcia worked as a seamstress all her working life and enjoyed making anything and everything from clothes to toys.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bingo and watching quiz programmes.  Marcia was a very knowledgable lady who always kept herself up-to-date with current affairs.  She enjoyed her first trip abroad to the Costa del Sol just 3 years ago with her daughter and son-in law.  Marcia was a very proud nanna who enjoyed having her family around her.

No flowers by request.  Donations may be made in memory of Marcia to a charity of your own choice. 


Michael Ivens

Funeral Service

11:30am, Tuesday
21 March 2017

Michael's Funeral Service will be held at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium led by Rev'd Toby R Webber

Michael David Ivens

A True Gentleman

On 9th March 2017 peacefully in the Hospice with his loving family by his side, Michael aged 64 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The dearly beloved husband of Lynne, much loved dad of Nicola and Carley, dear father-in-law of Paul, loving grandad of Joshua, Caelen and Oliver, also a much loved brother of Alan and Christine and a dear brother-in-law and uncle.

Michael was a time served City & Guilds toolmaker at Town Bent Engineering for 42 years in a job that he loved.  He was hard working and meticulous with a keen eye for detail as well as having a great work ethic never missing a day's work.  He even drove to work once with a broken leg.  Lynne and Michael did everything together and right from being married Michael would even help out with the cooking and cleaning around the house.  Michael also doted on the girls, Nicola and Carley.  In his spare time Michael enjoyed clay pigeon shooting, sea fishing in Blackpool and Arnside with his brother Alan and his friend David and most recently he belonged to a model airplane flying club. He also loved his shed where he would spend many hours building his planes. Michael was a true gentleman.

Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Michael on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

Robert Farrow

Funeral Service

11:40am, Thursday
16 March 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Bob's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Robert Farrow

Much loved family man

On 3rd March 2017 peacefully following a short illness in hospital, Bob aged 94 years formerly of Church.  The devoted husband of the late Vera, much loved dad of Colin and Barbara, dear father-in-law of Sue and the late John.  Cherished grandad of Steven, Jill, Lois and Jonathan and great-grandad of William, Anna, Harriet, Hermione and Scarlett.

Bob served in the Northumberland Hassars during World War II and continued to serve following the war. He later worked as an aircraft fitter for English Electric.  Bob enjoyed doing DIY, he could turn his hand to any job.  He also loved going on walks in the local area.  Bob could often be found relaxing either water colour painting or playing a game of bowls.  He was a life member of the grange bowling club where Vera was too a member. Bob enjoyed his holidays abroad, often travelling to Europe where he liked to relax in the sunshine watching the world go by.

Donations in memory of Bob on behalf of Hope House c/o Champ Funeral Services (Cheques payable to Hope House)

David Nockels

Funeral Service

11:00am, Tuesday
14 March 2017

The service and cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium

David Nockels

Avid United fan

On 28th February 2017 peacefully at his home in Accrington, David aged 62 years. The dear husband of Carol, much loved Dad of Stuart, Kelly and Kieran and loving grandad of Tess, Ashley, Scott, Aurun, Chloe, Regen and Carter. 

David spent 4 years with the Royal Air Force as a steward. Upon leaving the RAF David had several jobs but worked mainly as a butcher. David loved sport and was a huge Manchester United fan. He also loved rugby and he played darts too. He liked to watch snooker and the athletics on TV. David and Carol moved from Manchester to Accrington in 2001 to be nearer to their children and grandchidlren. David was always singing and dancing and played his music constantly. He loved all artisits but Bowie was his best. He also enjoyed doing crosswords. The family have requested no mourning clothes and please wear football shirts if possible but only Man U and Man City.

Donations in memory of David may be given to Carol please

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