Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Friday 12th March 2021

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions a private funeral will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those that are unable to attend. To login to the service please visit and enter the following username and password: Website Username wolu7770 Password 139053

Brian Christopher Prince ‘Bri’

Brian Christopher Prince died suddenly at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on the 27th February 2021. ​Devoted and loving husband to Leigh , loving son, proud father, brother, uncle and god father also a cherished friend to so many. Although he didn’t have enough time on this earth, Bri was proud of his children and their accomplishments. His early life was spent in Boston USA and when he returned had planned many more visits to his beloved American family. Bri grew up in in his treasured hometown of Sunny Donny (Doncaster) where he spent his childhood and will be remembered by his childhood friends for his happy yet mischievous disposition. ​​In early adulthood Bri (Pigeon) found the job of his dreams – few men are fortunate enough to experience the peace and beauty of the wide open space of our great country side and he took the greatest pleasure in being a linesman. Through this Bri gained not only some truly valued work friendships but, as he called them, his work family right until he passed. ​​The happiest times of his life were spent with his loving wife exploring the world, travelling with friends and making so many memories. Making so many great friends by living life to the full, indulging his love of walking, having festival families, making feasts in the kitchen, singing and being the life and soul of the party. ​​Carry the party on Bri we all love you xxx

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in memory of Brian on behalf of Wildlife Trust via the donate button below.


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

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MESSAGES for the family of Brian Christopher Prince ‘Bri’


Ste Raith and family

So sorry to see a loved friend go so soon you really where the funniest and happiest guy I knew, thoughts are with all your family and wife. One of life’s proper geezers love you bud ????


Christopher Prince

Beyond belief that Brian is gone at such an early age. The times we did spend together were such good memories for myself and the family


Sarah Goode

Thinking of you & sending all my love. Xxx



The measure of a man….. Not how did he die? But how did he live? Not what did he gain? But what at did he give? These are the things that measures the worth of a man as a man, regardless of birth. His strength for his family, his love for his wife. These are the things that measure a life. Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer? To bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the words of his obituary say? But- How many will miss him now he’s passed away? These are the things that measure the worth of a man as a man, regardless of birth. Sleep tight Brian the man the myth and the legend ever more. My thoughts are with Leigh and your family ????



This is beautiful Leigh x I am so, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are you. Sending you all the love in the world x



I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this. Bri was one of the funniest, kindest, caring men I’ve ever met. Your husband was truly an incredible man. My thoughts are with you all at this awful time. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss.


Nikki Taylor

Leigh your husband sounded like a wonderful man xx sending my deepest condolences to you and all of his treasured family and friends xx fly high and continue to party xx


Andrea Glass (sister)

No matter where you are brother we will always be “ The Three Musketeers” Fly high Bri, I Love You ????


Aunty Katey and uncle John

Brian was a lovely lovely genuine fella on the many times we met him and his beautiful soulmate Leigh he was always laughing (I can still see that cheeky smile of his) you were both so in love it shone out of you we never thought we would be going to your funeral at such a young age please watch over our Leigh and beside her every day and give her the strength to get through this. Brian you will be sadly missed by a lot of people rest easy in the arms of your mum. Forever Young xx


Janet Ragen

So sorry to all the family for this sad news of Brian. Leigh I cannot think how much your hurting the day i saw you on your wedding you both looked amazing thank you for letting us be apart of it god bless you Brian gone to soon Leigh thinking of you love beautiful couple xx ???? ????


Lisa Hack

My deepest condolences go out to Leigh and all Brian’s loved ones. Such a huge shock. Words can’t describe how much your passing as shocked and touched the hearts of do many people. I will try and support my good friend Leigh as much as possible. RIP to a genuine, lovely guy . So so sad ????


Pete Eborall

RIP BRI mate you will be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of spending time with you, you were a true gent my friend and you had good bants mate???? ????. Till we meet again my friend ???? ????


Jay Kate and Jenson

BRI was a super star always made us smile true gent and would always go the extra mile to make his beautiful wife Leigh as happy as he possibly could we’re all gunna miss you so much!! Il make sure Jenson knows all about you when he grows up and if he can be anything like his uncle Bri il be a very proud dad!! Love you and miss you big man rest in peace!! X


Gordon & Tracey Mitchell

Rest in peace.



Top lovely funny man salt of the earth I’m honoured I had the pleasure of knowing him and lively wife Leigh my thoughts are with Leigh Jackie and his family and friends taken to soon and will be by everyone who knew him sleep peacefully Bri heartbreaking xx



Prince ‘Bri’: iv known Bri 5 years while being at babcocks and genuinely he is and will be remembered as the happy go lucky lad. I’ve read so many times in this very sad time he is much loved has he loved his wife Leigh with every thing he had. He always spoke about how much he loved his life and always had a good story to tell. All I can say now Bri is fly high matey you’re going to be missed by all especially Leigh and your family, but also your family within cleggys gang. RIP mate.


Sarah Bates

Sending love at such a sad time, Bri will be truly missed such a genuinely wonderful guy, all my love xxxx


The Beattie’s – Pam, Dominic, Ben, Francesca, Katy and Aisling

We are so sorry for your loss. Brian was always such a joy to be around whenever the family got to spend time together. Always with a smile on his face and a good joke lined up. Hope you can take solace in the outpouring of support for Brian, which truly shows how many lives he touched. X


Dad and Fiona

Our thoughts are always with you at this very sad time. Brian was a wonderful man and was taken far too early. The time he had he lived to the full with his beautiful family. Hope the memories will bring you comfort. He will be sadly missed and we will always remember him fondly.


Liam Briercliffe

You may be gone but you are a legend / diamond one top bloke and a pleasure to have known you rest in peace you will never be forgotten buddy.


Lee Fitzakerley

Truly a great guy inside and out, rest in piece mate. Thoughts are with u all at this sad time.