Obituaries & Donations

Obituary
Notices

Our obituary notices are continuously updated with details of services, remembrances and preference for flowers and donations.

Judith Catterall

Peacefully with her husband at her side, on 11th January, 2023 Judith, aged 74 of Great Harwood. The devoted and much loved wife of John, special and adored auntie of…

Stephen Foley

At home with his wife by his side on 7th January 2023, Stephen aged 61 years of Rishton and formerly of Oswaldtwistle. The devoted and much loved husband and soulmate…

Margaret Brierley – nee Cunliffe

Margaret died peacefully at home on 3 January, 2023 aged 101 years.Beloved wife of the late Bob, much loved mother to Anthony and John, mother-in-law to Gail and Liz, gran…

Sidney Boyer ‘Sid’

Peacefully in hospital on 6th January 2023, Sid aged 82 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and much loved husband of Yvonne, loving dad of Mark and Stephen, dear father-in-law…

Peter Samuel Dean

16/06/1937 – 29/12/22 Peter, of Higham, Burnley passed away peacefully at Hope House Care Home with his family by his side. A beloved husband to the late Frances, much loved dad…

Geoffrey Rawcliffe (Geoff)

On the 3rd of January 2023, Geoff Rawcliffe of Lyndon Court, Great Harwood, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after a short illness. The beloved husband of…

Neville Holden ‘Nev’

Peacefully at East Lancashire Hospice on 29th December 2022, Neville aged 63 years of Rishton. The devoted and much loved husband of Christina, loving brother of Deborah, the late Jack…

Mildred Winterbottom

On 1st January, 2023 peacefully in hospital, Mildred, aged 95 years of Mellor. The dearly beloved wife of the late Harold, much loved mum of Paul, Steven, Mark, Susan and…

Leonard Pilkington

Leonard passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on the 26th December 2022, aged 88 years. Loving husband of Betty, dearly loved dad of Mark and…

David Townsend – Dodgy Dave

On 27th December, 2022 suddenly but peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his loving family, David, aged 77 years of Accrington and formerly of Arthur Street, Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly beloved husband…

Penelope Yvonne Cartwright (Penny)

Penny passed away peacefully on the 19th December 2022, aged 63 years. Loving mum, mother in law, grandma and friend to many. Penny faced many challenges throughout her life, including…

Raymond Bowler

Raymond passed away peacefully at his home on 22nd December 2022 aged 80 years and of Burnley, formerly of Blackburn and Rossendale. The much loved pops of Paul and the…

Charles John Purvin ‘Charlie’

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family on 20th December 2022, Charlie aged 95 years of Clayton-le-Moors and born in Melton Mowbray. The devoted husband of the late Edna, loving dad…

Val Scott

On 19th December, 2022 suddenly at her home, Val, aged 75 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly loved and loving partner of Peter, much loved mum of Sam and Dan, dear…

Sheila Lonsdale

Peacefully in hospital with her family at her side on 18th December 2022, Sheila aged 84 years of Blackburn. The devoted wife of the late Dennis, loving mum of Carole…

Maureen Dorothy Edith Harrison

Peacefully at her home, with her husband at her side on 15th December 2022, Maureen, aged 77 of Whalley, formerly of Great Harwood. The devoted and much loved wife of…

Brenda Christine Dickinson

On 18th December 2022 peacefully in a private care home, Brenda, aged 75 years of Rishton. The dearly loved and loving wife of Richard, much loved mum of Mandy, Mark,…

Margaret Taylor

Margaret passed away peacefully on the 13th December 2022 at the Royal Blackburn Hospital with family by her side, aged 79 years. Devoted partner to Paul, dearly loved mum to…

Robert Knagg ‘Bob’

Bob passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on 5th December 2022 aged 92 years of Colne. The loving dad of Margaret, Brenda, Ian, the late…

Carol Ann Baker

Suddenly in hospital on 8th December 2022 Carol aged 73 years of Accrington. Mother of Victoria and Sharon, a proud grandma, dear sister of Colin and Linda and a loved…

Lucy Kathryn Wilkinson

On 28th November 2022 suddenly, Lucy, aged 31 years of Ramgreave, Blackburn. The beloved daughter of Kathryn and Kevin, beloved granddaughter of Marion, beloved sister of Tom and Charlotte, also…

Margaret Anne Briars

Peacefully in hospital on 2nd December 2022, Margaret aged 61 years of Simonstone. The adored and much loved daughter of Brenda and the late Geoff, loving partner of Neil, loved…

Michele Croasdale ‘Shellie’

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family in hospital on 30th November 2022 aged 56 years of Altham. The devoted and much-loved wife of Paul, adored and loving mum…

May Whitham

Died peacefully in a nursing home with her family at her bedside on 29 Nov 22, aged 91 years, formerly of Accrington. The devoted wife of the late Basil, loving…

Rebecca Davis (Beckie)

Beckie passed away suddenly at home on the 9th November 2022, aged 38 years. Much loved partner of James, darling mummy of Blake Bluebell, dearly loved daughter of Irene, cherished…

Robert Slynn ‘Bob’

Bob passed away peacefully with his grandchildren by his side at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on 19th November 2022 aged 90 years and of Great Harwood. The devoted husband of…

Kathleen Foster ‘Kath’

Passed away peacefully at the Woodlands on 23rd November 2022 aged 96 years of Kingsway, Church. The devoted wife of the late Roy, loving mother of Barbara and Pam, dear…

Patricia Carol Williamson (Pat)

Pat passed away suddenly on the 22nd November 2022 at Chorley Hospital with her Granddaughter, Jade, by her side, aged 76 years. Loving wife of Fred, devoted mum of David…

Colin James Fletcher

Peacefully passed away at East Lancashire Hospice on Friday 18th November, 2022. Colin aged 61 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and loved partner of Carole, adored and loving dad…

Geoff Thomas Nowell

Suddenly at his home in Lytham St Annes on the 6th November 2022, Geoff aged 43 years formerly of Accrington. The loving dad of Stan and Tommy, adored son of…

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