Funeral Service

Time: 3.00pm

Date: Tuesday 20th October 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions a private family funeral ceremony will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those who can not attend. Please visit and login using the following username and password. Username: Teno8744 Password: 564776

Linda Belle Southcott

Peacefully on 11th October 2020, Linda aged 76 years of Oswaldtwistle. Dearly loved wife of Granville, devoted and loved mum of Paul and Jill dear mother in law to Jude and the late Barry, cherished granny to Laura, Autumn, Claire,  Alex and Ben, dear great-granny to Lana, Elodie, Archie, Aston and Oliver and a dear sister to Ray and Reggie.

Linda worked at Barrow print works in Whalley for many years and was a well respected member of the working team making many friends along the way. Linda was a devoted family lady and always looked forward to getting the family together, she was a doting granny and loved all her grandchildren dearly. She enjoyed days out shopping and meeting friends for a coffee and holidays were always looked forward to especially to her favourite destination of Rome and visits to The Vatican City. Linda loved her garden and loved to get out to do a spot of gardening always under the supervision of Granville.

A special thank you from Linda goes to the wonderful team at Hope House and the Macmillan and District Nurses.

Linda will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Donations are being received in memory of Linda on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. To make a donation please click the ‘Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.


Please feel free to leave a message for Linda’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Linda Belle Southcott


Claire Southcott

It’s getting harder each day granny to accept that you’re no longer here. I wish I could turn back time and change everything. I love and miss you so much Granny, sleep tight my angel xxx



Fond memories of my best friend and all the happy times we shared together. Goodnight, God bless rest in peace Linda. x


Jodi Livesey (Care Assistant Hope House)

Linda will be missed so much by myself and all the staff at hope house care home. Linda was a lovely lady and a joy to have around, we first met when her husband came to the care home and she visited on a daily basis and we all became very fond of Linda. She was always smiling and a happy lady. My thoughts are with all the family at this very difficult time and I will continue to support you all as much as i can. Sending all my love thoughts and prayers to you all may she rest in peace from Jodi Livesey, care assistant at hope house care home.


Cathy Yates (Registered Home Manager Hope House)

Linda, you became part of our Hope House family, with us every day you became part of the furniture, such a kind , lovely, funny lady taking every day as it comes, never a cross word to say always so positive and upbeat, it breaks my heart(all our hearts at Hope House) to have lost you, you will be for ever in our hearts and I promise you will will love your John the same! It was a pleasure to have met you and have nursed you until the end, gone but never forgotten xx



I was truly saddened to hear about your passing Linda, it was a pleasure to have met you! My thoughts are with your whole family at this time. Rest in peace xxx


Lorraine & Michael Cauchi

Thinking of you all wish I could be there tc


Royce Williams

So sorry you have gone Auntie Linda, thank you for the great Childhood memories, the plates of Brussel sprouts, the birthday party, the holiday to the Isle of Wight. God bless and sweet dreams. “Up tree you” xxx


Reggie Dutton

Dearest sister our hearts ache with the thought of not seeing you again in this life you will be sadly missed by all who knew you 🙂 R.I.P. our dear Linda xxxxx


Alison Auernigg

What a pleasure for me meeting such a kind thoughtful upbeat lady. We chatted when we were both visiting at Hope House, when visits resumes will miss seeing Linda. My thoughts are with all her family at this sad time especially John x


Linda Belle Stockton

From little Linda Belle to big Linda Belle, Night Night God Bless. Xx B


Reg Jean and family xxx

We will sadly miss our Linda and our love goes out to Granville and all the family, may she R.I.P.xxxxxx.


Dawn Southcott

I will always remember Auntie Lynda as a kind, warm and friendly lady who was always smiling. So sad you have passed away x


Suzanne Tomlinson

 Thinking of you all at this sad time


Michael & Ornette

From another ‘Middle One’ – Your time to fly away has come. Soar high, shine bright dear. You’re free now. We will miss you.


Ray Stockton

To my naughty little sister, rest safe in the arms of Jesus.


Rachel Woodhouse

I only had the pleasure of knowing you Linda for the last couple of years of your life, but it felt like I had known you for a lifetime.. A true, genuine, caring, kind lady, who lit up every room that you walked into.. Your family meant the world to you, as you did to them. A beautiful soul inside and out, who will be sadly missed. I will always remember your smile, I will always remember your hugs, and I will always remember your kindness to me and my family. Rest In Peace ❤️


Chris Williams

Just remembering lots of happy times we spent with you on the Easter day trips and parties when we were younger. Thank you for being such a wonderful family friend.


Judith Southcott

Thank you for the loveliest memories, the little mini getaways and the kindness and warmth you showed in welcoming Ben and I into your family. We love you and will truly miss you xx


Alex, Holly, and Oliver Whalley

Rest in Peace Granny. You made such an impact on so many people with your smiles and hugs. You were there for our ups and downs, and I will never forgot the childhood you provided me with. Oliver will never get to know you properly, but I’ll make sure he knows everything about you. You live Fairies and Angels so much that you flew high and became one yourself. I will forever love and miss you, lots of love and may you rest in peace, always. xxxx


Louise Stockton

To my great auntie Linda you was a very strong lady! We are all going to miss you so much. R.I.P sleep tight angel xxx


Helen Pearson and Neil Eastwood

Linda you will be so missed by your family,memories of growing up ,and coming to your house and you coming To ours on Thursday nights. I was one of your BridesMaids ,when you married Granville,You looked so young and pretty ,and you still looked beautiful and pretty ,you are going to be so missed ,rest easy Linda till we meet again xxxx Love Helen, Neil and all our family xxX


Sharon and Paul Smith

So sorry for your loss, we are thinking of you all. xx


Roberta Mulkerrin

Such a beautiful lady inside and out, we will miss your lovely smile Linda, rest in peace now, love Paul, Bobbie and Boys xxx


Stephanie McGowan (neice)

On June 6th 44 an angel did send, a special young lady to be family and friend Born to Bessie and George who named her well. Their second of three children our Linda Bell She loved her big sister Jean Raymonde, and her younger brother Reggie to whom she was fond She grew to be lovely and bright as button. Everyone who met her loved Linda Dutton. Then in her mid teens came the love of her life John Granville Southcott, he made her his wife Their marriage was happy and gave Linda such joy Then along came Paul her special little boy. As a loving mother life got sweeter still, When along came her lovely little girl Jill Blessed with neices and nephews too many to name. She loved them all so and they loved her the same. Linda’s family was yet to grow bigger still, Thanks to Sandra and Paul and Barry and Jill They blessed her with three granddaughters Laura Autumn and Claire then grandson Alex yet it doesn’t end there. Changes for Paul then bring Juidith his wife and so grandson Ben into Linda’s life. Aston,Lana, Archie, Elodie Oliver we know, are her cherished greatgrand kids that she loved to watch grow This legacy of Linda’s is great to see the love that she shared with her family. She also loved her friends too both the old and the new We should honour her life with the things that we do Cause she may not be here to hug or to kiss, Her smile her kidness we all sure will miss. We must live as she did with happiness and love so that we will be with her one day up above. Belle Southcott.


Jackie & Chris Allt

We said goodbye today to Auntie Linda. The sun shone as heaven gained a very special angel. We will miss your smiling face. Love and hugs xx


Yvonne and Jimmy (Australia)

Our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. May Linda rest in peace.



Linda was a truly lovely lady and a pleasure to know and care for she be truly missed x