Date: Friday 5th July 2019
The service to celebrate Barbara's life will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA.
Barbara Jean Handley
On 23rd June 2019 peacefully in hospital, Barbara aged 70 years of Clayton le Moors. The dearly loved wife of Alan, much loved and devoted mum of Gillian and Gemma, dear mother in law of Mark and Fraser, doting nanna of Honey, Harry, Lily, Ben and Jess, loving sister of Pat and brother in law Ray and dear auntie of Lisa and family.
Barbara began her working life in advertising at the Lancashire Evening Telegraph before moving into accounts at Berg Manufacturers and then to CW Advertising where she worked her way up to Financial Controller and worked for 24 years up until her retirement.
Barbara loved her holidays and travelled all over the world. From May – September, Barbara and Alan would base themselves in the Loire Valley and would travel to various destinations from there. Always smiling and positive, Barbara was a happy person who liked to share her happiness with others and she was the greatest of fun. She loved swimming and being near water and couldn’t resist paddling. Always on the go, she was fond of a spontaneous day out and loved her visits to Essex to see Gemma. Barbara was devoted to her family and will be dearly missed.
Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the British Lung Foundation and East Lancashire Hospice.