Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019
Service and Cremation will take place at Burnley Crematorium
Robert Butlin Blakeborough ‘Bob’
Suddenly but peacefully at his home on 14th November 2019 Bob aged 75 years of Read. The devoted and much loved husband of Carole, loving dad of Amanda and her husband Iain, loved step-dad of Carl and his wife Louise and Angela and her husband Richard, cherished granddad Robyn, Rohan, Chloe, Hannah, Charlie and Jack.
Bob spent his working life as a Amusement Machine Oporater running his own company, R Blakeborough & Co Ltd and later Bee Line Amusements , he was well know from his work and his business covered Lanacshire, Yorkshire and the south. Bob’s main passion in life was his football and he had been a director of Burnley Football Club for eighteen years from 1986. He was also Chairman of BAPTO (British Association of Pool Table Operators) . Bob was an avid traveller and always looked forward to getting away on holiday and had travelled all over the world, both on safari and cruise ships.
Most of all Bob was a family man who doted on his family and he will be sadly missed by many.
Family flowers only by request donations may be made in memory of Bob on behalf of Pendleside Hospice or Age UK