Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Friday 24th July 2020

Service Details:
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Alexander Montgomery (Alex)

Suddenly and unexpectedly on 5th July 2020, Alex aged 71 years of Accrington. The devoted husband of the late Joyce, loving dad of David, dear brother of Jean, loved brother-in-law of John, Rita, Eileen, Sheila and Stephen and a respected uncle, relative and friend to many.

Born in Greenock, Scotland in 1948 Alex always remained proud of his scottish roots. He joined the Navy in 1963 and served for his country until 1975. Following his years in service, Alex moved to Lancashire and began working at Ward Knowles in Oswaldtwistle. It was here that he met the love of his life Joyce, whom he later married and they enjoyed a wonderfully happy marriage. Alex was also the most doting dad to his son, David. Alex later worked at McBrides, for over fifteen years, before taking early retirement. He was a well known local face and character and could often be found chatting away with his many friends at Burnley Road Bowling Club and The Abbey Pub. He loved shopping and always looked forward to getting to the market to buy his latest gadgets. At home, Alex loved to settle in front of the TV to catch up with his favourite show ‘Taggart’ and he also enjoyed spending time in the garden tending his strawberry and tomato plants.

He will be sadly missed by all those that knew him.

Donations can be made in memory of Alex on behalf of BLESMA. (Military Charity For Limbless Veterans)  by clicking the blue button link at the bottom of this page.



Please feel free to leave a message for Alex’s online memorial book.

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MESSAGES for the family of Alexander Montgomery (Alex)

Fionna McIlroy

What a lovely man, quite the character..A true gentleman… Alex will be sadly missed by all his many friends and family… thinking of you Monty at this very sad and difficult time for u all…xx


John & Janet Moorhouse & family

Very shocked and saddened to hear of Alex’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all.


Margaret & Tony Rusden & Family

Sad sad news, such a lovely kind person. Our thoughts are with you all, stay strong David.


Ken and Angela Hoyle

So sorry to hear of Alex’s passing. He will be missed. Thinking of you at this sad time Monty.


William McInnes and family

Will miss a great friend and our lads pub nights .Your with Joyce now together again.


Marie and Stefan and family

So sad your gone Alex we are going to miss you.


Julie & Lee Fowley

So sorry to read about Alex he was a lovely man, you’re now with Joyce.


Paul Healey

 Alex was a very special friend and will leave a big hole in my heart – life will not be the same without him.


John and Liz Carlton

A lovely kind man who will be missed by many. God Bless.


Nicola Lynch

A truly wonderful, lovely man. It was a pleasure to have known Alex and the only person who I would ever sing Patsy Cline ‘Crazy’ specially for. Lots of Love to Monty & family at this sad time. xx


Tony and Barbara Guest

We were very saddened to hear of Alex’s passing.One of life’s true characters.Such a kind and generous gentleman.Our thoughts go out to you David, at this sad time.



Alex brought a smile to my face everytime he called in the shop. A true gentleman with a heart of gold ❤️ Sending lots of love to David, Rita and Family xxx