Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Wednesday 12th June 2024

Service Details:
A service of Thanksgiving will take place at St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church, Rishton. Followed by a private family committal.

Lorraine Wallace

Peacefully at her home surrounded by her Ioving family on 3rd June 2024. Lorraine aged 73 years of Rishton. The devoted and much-loved wife of Trevor, loving and precious mother of Rachel, Emma, Louise and Abigail, dear mother -in-law of Robin, Spencer, Jonathan and Ryan, cherished grandmother to William, Charlie, Harry, Nancy, Rupert, Herbie, Cuthbert, Egbert, Hattie, Dilly and Doris. A dear sister of Pat and Michael, treasured sister-in-law of Tony, Susan, Michael and Lynda and a loved auntie, relative and friend to many.

Lorraine was well-known within the local community and her working life began at Broadloom carpets before moving on to Rishton Paper shop. She then started at Tesco, Blackburn, where she worked for over 25 years, she always had a beaming smile to welcome her customers who she loved to chat away to. Lorraine lived for her four daughters and loved nothing more than girly days out: shopping for bargains, enjoying lunches out and singing along at memorable shows. Lorraine enjoyed holidays with her family, from happy times camping and caravanning with Tony and Susan and in more recent years coach trips in the UK with her husband Trevor, where she met many more friends along the way. Lorraine loved spending time in her garden tending her flowers, chatting away and sharing cuttings and cakes with her best friend and neighbour Irene.

Over the past 25 years alongside her close friends Lorraine dedicated her time to fundraising for the Christie Hospital. From bag-packing to summer fayres and craft projects galore Lorraine and her close friends raised over a staggering quarter of a million pounds sharing lots of laughs and happy memories.

Over the past 4 years Lorraine showed bravery and strength as she fought her own battle with cancer. She received the best possible care from all the staff at the Christie Hospital.
Lorraine will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Family flowers only please. Donations are being gratefully received in Lorraine’s memory on behalf of The Christie, Manchester. To donate please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors

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

    Linda clayton

    Please pass on my condolences on the passing of Lorraine ,she was a lovely lady and always full of joy. She fought a long and hard battle but will now be at rest.

    Jean Dilworth

    You have touched so many lives and will be missed.

    Lisa stinson

    So sad to hear about Lorraine she was a lovely woman sending love to her family rip Lorraine x


    If you ever had the privilege of knowing Lorraine or spending time in her company, you would know what a beacon of light and joy that she was. She embodied everything that you would want in a person; kind, caring, warm, funny, witty, loving. Her presence brought warmth, kindness and laughter and she enriched the lives of all who knew her. Her unwavering spirit, grace, determination, courage and strength was an inspiration. Lorraine was a true symbol of resilience. I feel honoured to have spent some lovely, special times with Lorraine and her beautiful family, who welcomed me as one of their own.  “There are some who bring a light so great to the world, it will always remain”.   You will be greatly missed, Lorraine.   With deepest sympathies to you all and thinking of you all at this difficult time.  Sherryl, Kris and Reeva xxx


    Lorraine was a wonderful woman and will be sadly missed. Thinking of you all. Take care

    Michelle, Mark and George Hodson

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.  Treasure your precious memories  x

    Peter & Victoria Hornby

    Thinking of you all, sending love to Emma, Spencer, Harry & Nancy xx

    Annie Cartmell

    So very sorry for you all, she was such a lovely lady, really glad I got the pleasure to meet her and to know her. Sending lots of love

    Dom and Emma

    Thinking of you all at this sad time, sending you all our love xx

    Lyndsey Garnham

    I will miss you Lorraine and Hermitage Street will not be the same without you. I’m so grateful to have known you all my life and to have grown up alongside your amazing family. I have so many wonderful memories to cherish and thank you for being part of my life and always there on on our special occasions.  But mostly I thank you for being the best friend to my mum and always being there for her. To Trevor, Rachel, Emma, Louise, Abigail and all the family I send my deepest condolences and lots of love xxxx

    Mark & Gretta

    Sending you all love at this sad time.

    Jeffrey and Eileen Eve

    Our most sincere condolences to you all , much love for Lorraine .


    Lorraine was my little sister, for 73 years we were there for each other to deal with whatever life would throw at us. I could call on her at any time & I always got the same reaction, her face would light up & she’d shout ‘it’s our Mike’ I always felt welcomed & cherished, although her initial remark was usually followed by ‘are your feet clean’. I am so proud of how Lorraine dealt with the last four years, she tolerated the brutal treatment without complaint or any self pity. She fought so hard to keep going as long as she could for her beloved family.  They say you can gauge love by the pain you feel when you lose someone, well my pain is excruciating & unbearable, I will miss her so very much.   I was blessed to have her as my sister, sleep peacefully Lorraine, our Mike.

    Sinead, Al, Macy and Lenny xx

    : Sending our thoughts to Trevor, Abs, Lou, Rachel, Emma and all the rest of the family xx

    Kath & Leo

    Lorraine it has been an honour and pleasure to have you for a friend and neighbour,  you will be missed so much with your lovely smile and caring way, RIP

    Pat Robinson

    In memory of my sister Lorraine a truly remarkable lady . With love and the utmost respect.  Pat and Michael Robinson

    Amy Longmore

    Such a kind hearted caring beautiful person . I feel honoured to have known such a beautiful soul

    Michaela Allen-Thompson

    Deepest condolences to all the family on the sad loss of a beautiful lady inside and out x

    Pat Robinson

    Lorraine my sister had the most lovely ways, she was kind, loving, selfless, amusing, proud.  She was so strong and dignified through the most punishing treatment to stay well and remain with her beloved family, in the end it got too much for her.  She was cherished and cared for and her family were with her which must have been a great comfort. She lives on through our memories.  RIP Lorraine

    Russell, Julie, Charlie and Millie Coy

    Lorraine was more like an Auntie than a neighbour. The kindest most beutiful person that anyone could ever meet. We are absolutely devastated to be out of the country at this sad time. Our love and best wishes go out to Trevor, Rachael, Emma, Louise and Abigail and all of the family. Mums garden won’t ever feel the same but we will always remember. xxx

    Irene and Geoff Smale

    We are so sorry to hear about Lorraine, and send our love and many condolences to all of her family. She was a lovely lady with always a beautiful smile.. R.I.P.

    Sally Robinson

    My Aunty Lorraine was such a kind and lovely person.When I was growing up my brother and I would enjoy our visits to Rishton to stay with little Granny M. Aunty Lorraine was so welcoming and generous. We always enjoyed our time with her and our lovely cousins. She was the most fantastic Mum, devoted to her family. Aunty Lorraine had been amazingly positive, brave and strong throughout her illness. A real inspiration. The love she had for family was incredible. Their love for her ,totally devoted. So many happy and special memories for you all to cherish. Much love to you all. Sally xxx

    Sue and Phil

    Some people make the world a brighter place . She was an amazing lady, kind and courageous. Her light will continue to shine bright in her beautiful daughters and grandchildren. Sending our love and condolences