Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Friday 15th January 2021

Service Details:
Due to Current restrictions a private family funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium on Friday 15th January at 11.00am. The service will be live streamed for all those that are unable to attend. To login please go to and enter the following username and password. Username: Soka5750 Password: 853505

Brett Ian O’Loughlin

Clayton born and bred gentle giant Brett aged 57 years suddenly passed away in hospital on the 30th December 2020.

He was a devoted and loving dad to Lauren and Alex, cherished grandad of Ava and husband to Nicola.

After leaving school Brett worked in numerous jobs, enjoyed being a builder but his passion for aircraft and electronics led him to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the RAF aged 22. He served for twenty three years working his way up to a sergeant, enjoyed every minute. He was proud to be a soldier and even prouder to be called a veteran.

Brett met many people before during and after his service and has made many good friends, ones that have remained with him throughout his life.

Brett and his family moved around and set up home wherever he was stationed. Following his service Brett worked at BAE systems until he took early retirement.

A massive sports fan especially Rugby and Football, Brett loved to watch the matches from the comfort of his home with a beer of course. He also loved to watch his son train and play rugby and was his biggest fan. He was a life long Burnley FC supporter and had the most impressive collection of signed programs and tops. Most of all though Brett was a doting father and the most proud grandad of Ava.

Donations can be made in memory of Brett on behalf of Royal British Legion and Help For Heroes. To make a donation please click the ‘Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of the page.


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

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MESSAGES for the family of Brett Ian O’Loughlin


Kimberley Hague

I’m actually lost for words but here goes. My husband Simon introduced me to Brett 33 years ago, Simon and Brett where best mates, we had some right laughs, he was funny with a very dry sense of humour, we hit it off from day one, Brett was our best man at our wedding in 1993, I was so proud of him when he came in his RAF uniform, at rehearsals Brett did the loudest fart ever (the vicars face was a picture) Brett just said sorry vicar just a bit of church humour ???? I can’t write every funny moment down I’d be writing for days, every time we travelled from Newark to see family we always popped to Brett’s for a brew and a good natter, Brett used to send me photos and video’s of his grandchild Ava every week, I’m going to miss that and also miss you Brett. Rest in peace big lad. Love Kim♥️ xxx


Ian & Christine (Chrissy) Pilkington

Our sincere condolences to you all. So sad we can’t be at the funeral to say goodbye to our wonderful friend Brett. Always in our thoughts & prayers love you lots our Giant man, with a giant heart & personality night  night sweetheart.


Beverley Kemp

Such a gentleman in every way.


Si Hague

Gonna miss visiting you mate when I’m up in Clayton. Best mates in life and when we meet again we carry that on in the afterlife, rest in peace buddy.


The Houlker Family

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. With love from us all, Andy, Jaqui & Matt XXX


Yvonne and Stephen Procter

So very sorry to hear of the sad passing of Brett. We all grew up together and used to hang out. Always thought he was a top guy. Fly high, big fella xx


Mark Shorrock

I was in the same class as Brett at Moorhead High School from 1975-80. I didn’t see him after that so my memories are crystal clear of a big lad from 11-16 years old. Brilliant times with fond memories, how very sad. RIP Brett.