Date: Tuesday 27th April 2021
Due to current restrictions a private funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those unable to attend. To login to the service please visit www.obitus.com and enter the following login details: Username: bida5074 Password: 244674
Peacefully at his home on 16th April 2021, Brian aged 83 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and loved husband of Josie, loving dad of Steven, Mandy and Barbie, dear father-in-law of John, Elliot and Julie, cherished grandad of Arran, Amy, Roberta and Fenella.
Brian spent his working life for over forty seven years at English Electric / GEC, Clayton, working his way through the ranks to Engineering Inspector. He was always a popular member of his working team and with his kind and generous nature, Brian made many friends along the way.
He was a life long member of Enfield Cricket Club and spent many happy hours supporting his team and socialising with his friends. Brian was a regular contact at Radio Lancashire and would ring in often with his opinion on local matters. In his younger years Brian loved to spend time away in Cornwall with his beloved wife Josie and family. Always young at heart, he loved life and made the most of each day. Brian and Josie shared a wonderful 61 years of marriage together and last year they celebrated their Diamond Wedding anniversary with a special cake and a card from HM The Queen.
Brian will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
Brian’s Funeral Cortege will pass Enfield Cricket Club at 1.25pm on Tuesday 27th April for anyone wishing to pay their respects.
Family flowers only please, donations are being received in memory of Brian on behalf of British Heart Foundation. To make a donation, please click the ‘Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.
Please feel free to leave a message for Brian’s online memorial book by completing the form below.
MESSAGES for the family of Carol Debono
Dear Barbie and family, my thoughts are with you all. Sending love as you farewell your much loved Dad. He will always be with you looking down with a smile xxx
I always remember Brian for his sense of humour accompanied by a twinkle in his eye and know he will be sorely missed by each and everyone of you. Honking of you all and sending lots of love.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Mandy and John. Although I have never met Mr. Wright, The daughter he and his lovely wife created has become a family to me. I really truly am so grateful for Mandy. You brought her up well, she is one of the kindest most loving, talented, genuine, optimistic woman I know. Her friendship and love has been the biggest gift. I wish your family well, I send my love and prayers. Respectfully, Monique.
John Malcolm Scott
I was an apprentice working at G E C and at one point thrown in at the deep end Brian took me under his wing and showed me the ropes for which I was very grateful and this started a friendship that lasted through his working life most of the time on night shift we always had a good laugh God bless you.
A true gentlemen and a good friend to the Jackson Family. He will be sadly missed, but our memories live on x
Ally, Sid, Tyler, Kier, Mason and Flynn
All our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. He was a lovely man with a great personality, he will be fondly missed.
So sad for your loss Josie and family. RIP BRIAN.
Fiona, Kim & Ellie
Sending our love to you all, we were very fond of Brian, he had a big smile and a big heart. He was loved beyond words and will be deeply missed but be forever in your hearts, sleep tight Brian 💙
Kath & Jim Hartley
So sad for you Josie & your lovely family. Cricket at Enfield won’t be quite the same. We shall miss him dearly.
Will remember Brian fondly….always had a great wit and a cheeky grin! Sending you all my deepest sympathy and lots of hugs.xx
Bob & Pat Searle
Brian was my best and lifelong friend after meeting on out first day at senior school over 70 years ago. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have known him.