Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Wednesday 24th May 2023

Service Details:
A service to give thanks for Brenda and her life will be held in the garden of their home, Cemetery House, Dill Hall Lane, Church after which Brenda will be laid to rest in the cemetery. At the request of the family, please dress in colour to reflect Brenda's vibrant personality.

Brenda McNamara

On 2nd May 2023 peacefully in hospital surrounded by her loving family, Brenda, Aged 82 years of Cemetery House, Dill Hall Lane, Church. The dearly loved and loving wife of Maurice, much loved mum of Andrew and Lorraine, very dear mother in law of Sharon and Marcus, devoted grandma of Jacob, Lewis, Jack and Alex, loving sister of Margaret, Vera, Freda, Susan and Alan. Also a loving sister in law and auntie. Much loved by all her family and friends.

Brenda began her working life in the wages department at English Electric and then moved to Rists Wires. She then took a position at Homebase in Accrington, starting in the office and then moving onto the shop floor where Brenda was in her element meeting the customers and helping them with their purchases. Maurice also worked with Brenda part time and between them they  were well known and liked by all. Brenda threw her self wholeheartedly into all aspects of her work and thoroughly enjoyed the staff Christmas parties РChristmas was always a special time of year for Brenda and she was often the life and soul of the party. She had a natural connection with people and was always smiling, spreading her happiness over everyone. Brenda had also been an Akela for 1st Baxenden Cub Scouts. She loved all animals, particularly cats and dogs and enjoyed reading a good romance novel. Brenda and Maurice adored their family home in Dill Hall Cemetery and together spent many happy hours making their garden a beautiful array of colour for all to enjoy throughout the summer months. In her last months, Brenda received special care from Hope House Care Home and the Royal Blackburn Hospital. Brenda leaves a wonderful legacy of love and happiness in the hearts of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Donations are being gratefully received in memory of Brenda on behalf of  Dementia UK. To donate, please click the blue donate button at the foot of this page.

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Jaqui Houlker

We are so sorry to hear your news about Brenda. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. The Houlker & Cairns families.

Frank Ashcroft

Brenda McNamara: was a real true friend who always greated me in the mornings with a hug. And started her dusting in the lighting department. I’m truly sorry for your loss. My brenda rest in peace xxxxx


So sorry to hear about the loss of Brenda I worked with her & Maurice at homebase lovely couple thinking of all the family at this sad time x

Dave Mac

Such sad news, my thoughts are with you.