Funeral Service

Time: 1.15pm

Date: Tuesday 29th November 2022

Service Details:
Colin's funeral service will be held at St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Colin James Fletcher

Peacefully passed away at East Lancashire Hospice on Friday 18th November, 2022. Colin aged 61 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and loved partner of Carole, adored and loving dad of Kelly, Katie and Emma, step dad of Sammy and Nikita, father-in-law of Paul and David, cherished grandad of Rosie, Amelia and Harry. Colin was also a dear friend of Graham and Lynn as well as to many others.
Avid dancer Colin was a member of the Northern Soul music and dance movement. He was the most talented dancer and loved nothing more than gathering with his friends for a weekend of dancing, chatting and of course a pint or two of his favourite Guinness. It was through his love of the dance floor that he met the love of his life Carole with whom he shared the most special years of his life. Colin spent his working life as a self employed joiner following the completion of his apprenticeship. He loved his work and could turn his hand to any task and he was always on hand to help out any of his friends. At home, Colin loved to tinker and would happily spend hours trying to fix things. He loved technology and would watch YouTube videos to learn the working of any device. He also enjoyed motorbikes. He was a great character, Colin was happy in his own company and loved to escape the hustle of daily life and go off to enjoy a spot of fishing. He was the most doting dad to his girls and loved nothing more than spending time making special memories with them and he was a proud grandad to his  grandchildren. Colin had a twinkle in his eye and a smile that would light up the room when he entered and if you was ever feeling a little down, Colin would be the one to pick you back up with his amazing sense of humour and ever giving personality.
He will be greatly missed but fondly remembered by all who knew him. 
Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Colin on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors. 

Please feel free to leave a message for Colin’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Anita & Stephanie

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Carole and all of Colin’s family for your loss. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Our hope is that you find a measure of comfort in treasuring those beautiful memories. Sending you all love and strength as you traverse through your grief in the coming days and weeks xx

Mark O’Brien Michelle and family.

Such a sad loss. Colin was a lovely man and will be greatly missed by many. It was a pleasure to have known you. RIP buddy.


Such sad news. I’ve known Colin all my life here in Gt Harwood and fondly remember him dancing at Mercer Hall disco. Always a character. Rest in peace.

Graham Hoyle

Fantastic memories in our teens camping out at war memorial in gt harwood realy sorry to hear of Colin’s passing love to you all and memories past.


Gone but not forgotten may he dance amongst the clouds shine bright Colin xx


So sorry about Colin my heart goes out to Gail and all his girls at this sad time xxx r i paradise x

Tracey Fletcher

Colin was a much loved Cousin and will be truly missed by all of us. He was smart, cheeky and funny with time for everyone. Love you Colin and bless you all in this sad time xxx

Rod & Adele

Always a smile never a frown, Colin will be surely missed. One of the good guys out there. Condolences to Carole and all the Fletcher family on your sad loss. R.I.P.Colin

Adie & Tony Regan

We only met Colin a few times but what a lovely, warm, genuine guy. Our thoughts & prayers are with Carole & all Colin’s family & friends. R.I P. ???????? Colin James Fletcher:

Deborah Ann Corney

Sending sincere Condolences to Carole and all the family xx????❤

Mike & Barbara

Dear Carole and family, we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Colin, such tragic news. Colin was such a lovely person and a true gentleman. Always smiling and always so very positive. He will be sadly missed on the Northern Soul scene by so many people. Our thoughts are with Carole and family at this very difficult time. Mike & Barbara.


Colin was such a lovely person. Last saw him at a northern soul do in Clitheroe.

Jayne Fletcher

Sending love to you all a beautiful tribute to Colin xx

Peter Galloway

Thinking of you during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

Tina and Steve Bullen


Zoe & Richard Taylforth & girls

We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Colin. He was a good neighbour, always happy to help & teach us about computers many years ago. Sending much love to his family from our family who are now in Australia, love especially to Emma x

Pam Seed

Im so very sorry to hear of Colins passing. I knew him from being born and brought up in Great Harwood. Rest in peace Colin. My sincere condolances to your family.

Julie Nield-McKie

I remember the times we used to go to Mercer Hall disco on a Friday night, where you could be found in the middle of the dancefloor dancing your heart away surrounded by envious onlookers. I also remember seeing your van around – helping hands, I think it was called, and also the time you had ‘Lucky Nudges’ in Great Hardwood with Uncle Jim. Rest in peace Colin you have gone way too early but will always be remembered.

Rahuel Massey

Thinking of you all through this difficult time.

Mark Isles

Sending my heartfelt condolences to Carol & all Colins family & friends a very sad loss to the soul community sorry for your loss of a lovely fella RIP Colin ???? Mark Isles in Blackpool

Lynn Smith

Our Best Friend and will miss you forever Colin ????????????????

Martyn brothers

Only known cin dor just over 2.5yrs but in that time we became good friends. A kind loving man, great sense of humour and a great dancer who actually taught me how to dance to soul music in the flat he shared with carole. Rip brother you will missed so much by so many. ????

Carol and Andy Townsend

James Fletcher: He’ll be dancing with the Angels now , our thoughts to all of his family xxx

Stuart Ainswort

Although I only knew Colin for a few years in the surrounding of the northern soul scene at various locations during those years, he was a great guy always had time to say hello and a conversation. He will be sadly missed with everyone who knew him


Rip Colin known him years xxx

Paula and Andy Brown

So so sorry! Hold on to your memories xxx