Date: Thursday 25th November 2021
Brian's funeral service will he held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA. Reception afterwards at Great Harwood Cricket Club, Cliffe Park, Great Harwood BB6 7PQ
Following a brief illness Brian was admitted to Blackburn Royal Hospital on 12th November and sadly died on 14th November 2021. Brian, aged 88 years of Great Harwood, was a devoted, loving husband to Maureen, loving brother to his sister Margaret and loving father to Darran and Peter (recently deceased).
Brian grew up on St Hubert’s Rd and also went to school at St Hubert’s. Brian undertook his national service as an electrician in the RAF – 21 Flight – D Squadron in 1955 and then spent his whole life as an electrician working throughout Lancashire. In later years Peter joined him in the family business and Brian continued working well into his 70s having built a loyal and grateful customer base with many becoming good friends . Brian was a lovely gentle man with great wit and impeccable manners and always greeted people with a smile on his face. He loved his sport, especially football, following Blackburn Rovers all his life with both his sons by his side, he also loved cricket especially following Rishton for many years. He loved spending time in his garden and was especially proud of his roses and flower beds and would regularly stop to chat with friends and passers-by at his home on Cliffe Lane where he lived for over 40years. Brian enjoyed trips to the Lake District and further afield but was also equally happy at home and in some of his favourite places throughout the Ribble Valley with family and friends. He was a private, warm, humorous and highly regarded friend to so many people.
He will be sorely missed by all those that knew him and will never be forgotten.
Family flowers only please,
MESSAGES for the family of Brian Lawless
Jim & Vivien Oldcorn
Together with our son Ryan we send our sincere condolences. Ryan of course was employed by Bryan & he was eternally grateful for the experience & electrical knowledge he accumulated. He was also fond of Maureen & the hospitality he enjoyed at their home. This has been the most difficult of years for the family * we share your sorrow. The world has lost a good man.
You will be sadly missed Brian, we had a great bond and I will miss our chats, loving thoughts to Maureen and Darran x
Great guy best wishes x
So sad to have lost my wonderful neighbour of 45 years. Brian fastidiously and busily worked around his home and garden – his source of pride of course. May he now rest in peace.