Funeral Service

Time: 11.30am

Date: Monday 16th December 2019

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be Celebrated at St Mary's RC Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Cathleen Thom

Of your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Cathleen Thom who passed away peacefully in hospital with her daughter by her side on 1st December 2019 fortified by the rites of Holy Mother Church aged 91 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted wife of the late Alan, much loved and loving mother of Laraine, dear mother-in-law of Philip, cherished grandma of Catherine, Ema and Christopher, great-grandma of Mikey and Sophie and dear sister of Annie.

Cathleen was Clayton born and bred and always remained devoted to her home town. Her working life began aged just fourteen at Moorfield colliery as a trainee cook and from there she worked at various places in the kitchens. She was an amazing cook and wherever she worked she was always a popular member of the working team. She was a staunch member of the Labour party from the age of seventeen, working hard for the party and giving much of her spare time to them. Cathleen became councillor, county councillor and Mayor for the borough and later was made Alderman of the borough. Throughout her life Cathleen has helped many people becoming a well respected pillar of the community.

At home Cathleen loved to read and could often be found enjoying her latest book, she enjoyed jigsaws and trips to the theatre with family and friends and she learnt to swim in her seventies. Cathleen always looked forward to getting away on holiday to her favourite destination Ireland with her sister and friend.

Donations are being received in memory of Cathleen on behalf of Nightsafe