Funeral Service

Time: 10.00am

Date: Wednesday 25th October 2023

Service Details:
A service will be held in St. Mary's Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by burial at Lee Lane Cemetery, Great Harwood.

Brian Robinson

On 13th October 2023, peacefully at his home, Brian, aged 74 years of Rishton. The adored and loving husband of Gillian, much loved dad of Steven and Andrew, cherished step-dad of Carla and Lee and loving grandad of Keegan, Gracie, Christian and Matthew, Daisy and Annie.

Brian trained as a woodworker and took an apprenticeship at the Co-op in Clayton-le-Moors in joinery and undertaking. After 3 years, Brian then worked at Enfield Paints before moving to Mullards. He also worked at Bowker Bros and then spent 20 years at Castle Cement, before his final job at Boxes, Gt Harwood.  A football enthusiast in his younger years, Brian played for Clayton Park Rangers, a fast winger, he flew down the right wing like lightning. Bowling was a great passion of Brian’s and he played at Mercer Park, the Con Club and Rushton Street Teams, winning the most trophies and he was often seen bowling in the pouring rain in his waterproofs, such was his passion. Brian also played darts for the Royal Oak and later, Clitheroe. He also loved fishing, gardening and all things nature. Also, we mustn’t forget his beloved Blackburn Rovers – Brian was a true blue through and through and loved attending the matches.  In 1985, Brian met his soulmate in Gillian, and following an 11 year courtship, they enjoyed 26 wonderful years of marriage. Brian was known for his exceptional sense of humour, warmth, love, gentleness and kindness in all aspects of his life. He leaves a Brian shaped hole in the hearts of those who love him.

Donations in lieu of flowers are gratefully being received on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To donate, please click the blue button link at the foot of this page.

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

    Andrew Robinson

    Always in my thoughts and heart. Thank you Dad for so many happy memories and the joy you brought on your visits up north. All your grand children loved you to bits and will cherish the time spent with them. We all just wished you lived nearer and had seen you much more often. All my love and I am now sure you are resting in peace with Grandma and Grandad xxxx

    Irene and Geoff Smale

    We are dreadfully sorry to learn of  Brian’s passing. We send our sincere condolences and love.

    Lester Mynard

    Sorry for your loss RIP Brian my friend x

    John Waterston

    My acquaintance with Brian was from crown green bowling , I found him to be a very competitive an accomplished bowler but additionally a highly regarded team player with a wonderful sense of humour. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    Stephen & Julie Anderton

    Our thoughts go out to you.

    Mike (michael) Gerrard

    RIP to an old classmate