Funeral Service

Time: 3.00pm

Date: Thursday 11th February 2021

Service Details:
A private family funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The funeral cortege will pause outside the Cross Axes Pub, Great Harwood at 2.35pm for all those wishing to line the street in memory of Carol. For all those unable to attend, the service will be live streamed please use the login details below. Website: Username Huji4700 Password 173224

Carol Aspin

Carol Aspin 1944 – 2021

On Friday 29th January 2021, Carol aged 76 of Great Harwood (formerly of Accrington) peacefully passed away at home, with her loving husband and two daughters by her side.

Carol was the dearly loved wife of Mervyn for 58 years.  Mum to Lynn and Maxine, Mother-in-law to Graham and Andrew.  Sister to John and the late Ronnie.  Nanna to Lee, Steven and the late Matthew, Nikki and Jenni.  Great Nan to Kayleigh, Lucy, Ally, Bella, Lona and Luca, and cherished Auntie and friend to many.

Carol was born in Accrington and she started her working life at Warburton’s Cotton Mill in 1959 at the age of 15.  She met Mervyn in 1960 and they married in March 1962.  Lynn was born the following February and Maxine was born twelve years later.

Mervyn and Carol took over the Cross Axes Pub in 1976 where they spent twenty-two happy years working together.  Carol was known for her caring ways, amazing culinary skills and her wonderful sense of humour.

After leaving the Cross Axes in 1998, Carol continued to work with Mervyn when he got a job as a bus driver for LCC day care.  She worked right by his side as a passenger assistant for the next fifteen years.

Carol retired through ill health in 2014 but continued to bake her amazing cakes she was famous for!  She was surrounded by her close, loving family right to the end.


Family flowers only please, donations if desired in memory of Carol are being gratefully received on behalf of The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society via the donate button below.

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Carol Aspin

Marilyn Pendergrast

Such a wonderful lady. A pleasure to know you .R.I.P Carol xxxx

Derek Morton

So sorry for your loss, keep strong, Arrod will never forget you Carol x


Peter and Karen Kemp

So sad to hear this, RIP Carol, thoughts and prayers to Merv, Lynne and Maxine xxx


Peter and Sandra

Condolences to Carol’s family she will be sadly missed RIP lovely lady xx


Lisa Thompson (Pickering)

Condolences to the family, fond memories of a lovely lady.


Carol and Arielle

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Over the years we got to know Carol more and more, she was one funny, classy lady and will be missed always. All our love. Xx


Maria Payne

Carol was lovely. I’m gutted for you all xxx


Kelly & John Poole

An amazing woman who will fondly be remembered by many. RIP beautiful lady xxxx


Christine Seddon

You will be sadly missed we had some great times in the pub with you and Mervyn, Ste and me rest in peace love.


Jaki Guthrie

What a wonderful and caring lady. Had so many great nights in the cross axes. She was like a mum to everyone. She will be sadly missed. My love and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Xxxx


Alan Birch

Sending all my love and deepest condolences to Merv and all the family. I had the absolute pleasure of working for Carol and Merv in the early 90’s. Rest in peace Carol.


Stephen Halliwell and Janice Mackenzie

To Mervyn and family so sorry to hear about your loss Carol will be deeply missed she was a lovely person and friend thinking of you all at this sad time XX


Tracey Fletcher

Sending much love. I remember carol fondly and spent many happy days in my youth at the Cross Axes at a sing a long. Carol had a real warmth and love for everyone. She will be sadly missed xxx sleep well xxx


Sue Guest

Sending all my love to the family. I have fond memories that I will carry with me forever.


Cathy Womack

God bless Carol, from all the Holden family x


Karen White

So sorry for your loss. Carol was a wonderful woman, so kind to everyone. My heartfelt sympathy to you all xx


Frances Barnes

Thinking of you all at this sad time.


John and Pam Janeczko

This is such a sad time for your family Mervyn. The memories you made with Carole will hopefully sustain you through this terrible time. RIP beautiful Carole. ♥️♥️♥️♥️


Marian and John Molineux

So sorry for your loss, such a lovely lady will be greatly missed condolences to Mervyn and family at this sad time RIP Carol thinking of all Marian and


Angela Rawcliffe

So glad to have such wonderful times with Carol, so sad it was not long enough. Sending you comfort at this heartbreaking time.


Jill and Pauline (Robinson)

So sorry for your loss stay strong and cherish the memories xx


Douglas & Lesley Walton

So sorry for your loss, she was a lovely lady, will be sadly missed by many. R.I.P. Carol.


Marie Birtwistle

Sorry to hear of Carol’s passing, she was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace now xx


Trish Hill

Sending our deepest condolences to the whole family. Ronnie would have been heartbroken at the passing of his much loved sister. Rest in Peace Carol.



Rest in peace Carol. Lovely lady ♥️


John & Denise Kelly

Simply the best ❤️


Anne and Gerry

Carol was a lovely lady both inside and out. Keep strong our prayers are with you all.


Jack Chambers

So sorry to hear this sad news. A really great woman. Thoughts are with you Marvin. Keep strong. RIP Carol.


Marilyn Pendergrast

Beautiful lady inside and out. R.I.P Carol. Condolences to all the family ????


Craig Forshaw

So many memories of this wonderful lady and Mervyn of course. Working in the axed all those years ago. My deepest sympathies to all of the family. What a lady. What an icon.