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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"

Harold Norman

Funeral Service

10:45am, Friday
05 May 2017

The service to celebrate Harold's life will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Harold Norman

Lover of steam engines


On 24th April 2017 at his home, Harold aged 89 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted husband of the late May (Mamie), loving dad of Harold Peter, dear father-in-law of Linda, cherished grandad of Rebekah, Jonathan, Peter and Clair and a much loved great-grandad and friend to many.


Harold and his late wife May enjoyed a long and happy 65 years of marriage. Harold owned his own business where he ran a hardware stall on Blackburn and Burnley markets for many years.  Through his work, he became a well known and friendly face.  Prior to that, Harold worked as a steam engine driver, hence his great love of steam engines.  Harold enjoyed holidays together with May all over Europe where he enjoyed local cultures and sightseeing.  A devoted family man, he always made time in his life for his family.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Harold on behalf of All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors

Moira Hardie

Funeral Service

02:20pm, Thursday
04 May 2017

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

Moira Hardie (Mo Julie)

Life loving lady

On 25th April 2017 peacefully surrounded by her loving family and partner, Moira aged 55 years of Accrington.  The loving partner of John-Anthony, much loved mum of Angela, Catherine, Jodie and Christopher, dear mother-in-law of Marty and Danielle, cherished nanna of Asif, Reece, Alesha, Sophie, Callie, Caelym, Annabelle and bump, the late Olivia, a dear sister of Andrew and Sharon and their families, and a good friend to many.

Moira was a life loving lady who enjoyed being with her friends and always had a huge smile for everyone she came into contact with. Moira was also a big animal lover and she had many pets over the years including cats, dogs and rabbits.  Her close companion was Nanuk, her dog.  In her spare time, Moira liked to knit clothes for her family.  She was a well-known local lady who called a spade a spade - a real salt of the earth lady.


Donations in memory of Moira on behalf of MacMillan Cancer Support or East Lancashire Hospice

Daniel Coan

Funeral Service

10:15am, Wednesday
03 May 2017

Danny's funeral service will be held at St John's RC Church, Padiham followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Daniel Alexander Coan (Danny)

Devoted family man

At his home on 20th April 2017, Danny aged 43 years of Padiham and formerly of Worsley.  The devoted and much loved husband of Danielle, loving dad of James and Amelia, cherished son of Frank and Dorothy, dear brother of Martin and his wife Anna and a treasured uncle and friend to many.

Danny worked as a chef from leaving college and his work took him worldwide throughout various ski resorts.  Following his marriage to Danielle, he became a self employed property maintainence provider.  Danny was a family man who loved the outdoors and particularly walking.  He also enjoyed holidays to Spain and more recently to the family caravan in Harrogate.  All his life was devoted to his family and he will be sadly missed.

Family flowers only please and Donations in memory of Danny on behalf of Pendleside Hospice

Stephen George Brown

Funeral Service

01:45pm, Tuesday
02 May 2017

The service to celebrate Stephen's life will take place at Hope Church, Watson Street, Oswaldtwistle BB5 3HH followed by private committal

Stephen George Brown

Devoted husband, dad, son and brother

On 18th April 2017 suddenly in hospital, Stephen aged 57 years of Great Harwood, formerly of Blackburn.  Loving husband of Gail, devoted dad of Abigail, much loved son of June and Keith, loved brother of Deborah and Michael, a loving son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, respected colleague and a dear friend to many.  

Stephen spent a successful career in Manufacturing, specialising in Quality Management. Throughout his career he held several senior leadership roles, most recently as a Director at Air Filtration Solutions Ltd and Medical Filtration Solutions Ltd, both being companies that he'd helped to start.  He played football, cricket, crown green bowling and later golf.  He had a great sense of humour .  He threw himself into life and thoroughly enjoyed the company of others.  Growing up he attended the Church of the Saviour, Blackburn, working his way up from the boys brigade to leader of the youth group.  He was a loving, generous and caring husband and father and his family was the most important thing in the world.  One of his strongest characterisitics was his happiness and his integrity. He loved travelling and also had an insatiable thirst for knowledge.  He will be remembered for his ready smile and happy personality.

Donations are being recieved to raise funds for a defibrillator (PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO CATHERINE GAIL BROWN) c/o Champ Funeral Services

David Gardner

Funeral Service

01:45pm, Friday
28 April 2017

David's funeral will take place at St Peter and St Paul's Church, Rishton followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium

David Gardner (Dave)

Much loved and devoted husband

On 12th April 2017 suddenly in hospital, David aged 66 years of Rishton.  He leaves his much loved and devoted wife Joan and all her family.  

David was a HGV driver for Crown Paints for many years as well as various other haulage companies and he then went on to work as a wide / heavy load escort.  He was an amazing showman and spent a lot of his spare time breeding and showing shire horses and judging at shows.  David shared this hobby with his wife Joan and together they also made many friends throughout the country.  They also loved spending time in Devon and Cornwall, and especially enjoyed family time together.

Please wear something bright to celebrate David's life.

Family flowers only by request and Donations in memory of David on behalf of the British Heart Foundation

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