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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"

Vincent Rigby 'Vinny' (1)

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Wednesday
02 August 2017

Vinny's Funeral Service will take place with a Celebration of his life at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Vincent Rigby 'Vinny'

Former landlord of Volunteer Arms, Clayton-le-Moors

Peacefully at his home on 21st July 2017, Vinny aged 78 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and much love husband of the late Norma, loving dad of Joanne, Lee and Danielle, cherished grandad of Jonathan, Lukas and Joseph, dear brother of Ted, Sheila and the late Bill and Rita, Vinny was also a good friend to all who knew him.

Vinny was a haulage driver throughout his life and ran his own comapny H & R Direct Deliveries, he was also the former Landlord of the Volunteer Arms in Clayton and became a well known face in the community throughout his seven years in the pub. A motorsport and boxing enthusiast Vinny loved to settle in his local pub with a pint and his mates to watch the latest race or fight. He always looked forward to his holidays and in younger years these were spent with his family in France and later he enjoyed trips to Austrailia to visit his sister and spent many happy times in Spain with family firends. A devoted and proud grandad who always looked forward to spending time with his grandsons.

Donations in memory of Vinny on behalf of British Heart Foundation


Corrie Stewart

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Friday
28 July 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Corrie's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Rev'd Chris Kraviec

Corrie Stewart

A caring, selfless lady

Peacefully on 18th July 2017 at Townfield, Great Harwood, Corrie, aged 85 years, formerly of Accrington.  The devoted wife of the late Alan, loving mum of Elaine and Jacqui, dear mother-in-law of David and Jim, cherished grandma of Stewart and Charlie, great grandma of Theodore, and dear sister of John and his wife Ann.

Corrie was very proud to work as a Home Help for Lancashire County Council for over 30 years right up until her retirement.  She loved her work and went above and beyond for all her clients.  She was a selfless lady who always put others first.  Corrie had a passion for knitting and enjoyed knitting teddies for overseas children through a church charity.  She was an avid reader and showed a particular interest in reading about history.  Corrie loved family and getting together and created fantastic memories when she travelled to both Paris and Venice with her daughters.

Donations, if desired, in memory of Corrie on behalf of Bowel Cancer Research UK.

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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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