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Obituary listings and death notices in remembrance

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"

Hannah Hacking

Funeral Service

11:40am, Thursday
08 June 2017

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

Hannah Hacking (Anne)

Home loving lady with a big heart

On 22nd May 2017 peacefully in Moorhead Rest Home, Accrington, Hannah aged 91 years, formerly of Whalley.  The devoted and much loved wife of the late Ronnie "Re-united", and much loved auntie of Jean and family.

Hannah worked at Stanhill Mill all her working life and worked her way up to running the office where she was hardworking and popular.  She retired at the same time as Ronnie and together they travelled the world, visiting Canada seven times.  She adored Canada.  Hannah was totally devoted to Ronnie and loved pottering about at home.  As long as she was with Ronnie she was happy.  He spoilt her and she loved it.  They enjoyed gardening together and Hannah read her Accrington Observer each week cover to cover. She enjoyed watching Mash re-runs on TV.  Hannah will be remembered for being a little lady with a big heart.

Donations in memory of Hannah on behalf of the Salvation Army & North West Air Ambulance

James Marvin Hoskin

Funeral Service

09:40am, Thursday
08 June 2017

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

Marvin Hoskin

Lover of American Classic Cars

Peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family on 1st June 2017, Marvin aged 75 years.  The devoted and loving dad of Michelle, Marvin and Ashley, dear father-in-law of Alan and Sarah, cherished grandad of Laura, Yvonne, John-Marvin, Alan-Ashley, Victoria, Benjamin, Charlotte and Jake, great-grandad of Henry, Arthur, Harley-James, Dexter, Harry and Joey, dear brother of Marilyn and special friend to Jai.

Marvin worked at and ran the scrapyard "Altham Autowreckers" for over 20 years.  He was an avid fisherman and a massive football fan and lifelong supporter of Burnley Football Club.  He loved his American Classic Cars and even owned his own 1977 Lincoln Continental.  He spent hours keeping it polished and immaculate.  It was his pride and joy.  Marvin also enjoyed his holidays to Thailand and America to car shows.  Marvin was always there for his family whenever they needed him and he was always happy to help them out.  Marvin also had a best friend in his son Marvin's beloved companion dog, Spot the Jack Russell.

Donations in memory of Marvin on behalf of Parkinson's UK

Geoffrey Dixon

Funeral Service

10:30am, Tuesday
06 June 2017

Geoff's funeral will be held at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium

Geoffrey Dixon

Former Enfield Cricket Club Chairman

On 26th May 2017 peacefully in hospital, Geoff aged 75 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The dearly beloved husband of Eileen, greatly loved dad of Ian and Ruth, dear father-in-law of Simon and Julie, much missed grandad of Thomas, Ashleigh, Jonathon and Olivia.

Geoff was a Local Government Officer at Hyndburn Borough Council.  He was a very efficient person who liked things to be done properly.  Geoff was also a member of Enfield Cricket Club for 60 years.  He originally started by playing cricket for Enfield and then became Chairman for 20 years. He was also a keen Rovers fan.  Geoff enjoyed his holidays, especially to the Greek Islands where he loved the sunshine and enjoyed meeting with Greek people, and he created many happy memories there.  He was always smiling and laid back.  In his spare time, he enjoyed walking in the countryside and reading murder mystery novels.

Donations in memory of Geoff on behalf of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Derek Drummond

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Friday
02 June 2017

The service to celebrate Derek's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ

Derek Drummond

Bird lover

Peacefully in Hope House Nursing Home, Derek aged 86 years.  Husband of the late Doreen, loving Dad of Ian and Graeme, father-in-law of Ruth & Kathryn, grandad of Vickie, Leanne, Nicola, Claire, Matthew, great grandad of Joshua, Jacob, Ava-Rose, Holly, Isaac, Lilly and brother Craig (last surviving of seven).

Derek spent his working life in sales for Alexander Sloane furniture company. He was hard working and efficient and trained the managers at new branches. He married the love of his life and they enjoyed 60 years of marriage.  Derek was a devoted dad to his sons and adored being a grandad and great grandad. He was an avid reader of westerns or war stories and would laugh along at the top of his voice to Last of the Summer Wine.  It gave him so much pleasure to feed the birds in his garden and Derek had more bird feeders than you can count and enjoyed every type of breed, especially his favourite little robin.

Donations in memory of Derek on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK

David Goodwin

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Friday
26 May 2017

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

David Goodwin (Dave)

Steam engine enthusiast

On 16th May 2017 peacefully in hospital with his girls by his side, Dave aged 80 years of Clayton-le-Moors and formerly of Rishton.  The devoted dad of Linda and Helen, dear father-in-law of John and Gary, cherished grandad of Dan, and respected companion to the late Dot.

David ran Goodwin's hardware shop in Rishton where he became a well-known local face.  David enjoyed model engineering and was also Treasurer of Eddisford Bridge Model Railway.  He built the model diesel engine for the track and had a passion for all steam engines.  He aways enjoyed days out visiting family members and two years ago particularly enjoyed a holiday to Poland taking in the local culture and sights.  David loved cats and in his younger years always took in the local strays.

Donations if desired to a charity of own choice


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