Funeral Service

Time: 11.40

Date: Monday 14th September 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions, a private family funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those that cannot attend. To log on please see the following details: Username: Sezu5828 Password: 037714

Colin Slater

Peacefully in hospital on 29th August 2020, Colin aged 83 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and much loved husband of Gladys, loving dad of Justin, dear-brother-in-law of Tom and Joe, brother to the late Lily and the late Nellie, also a dear and beloved uncle and friend to many.

Colin was a devoted family man who loved being in the company of his nearest and dearest. He spent his working life as a lorry driver for A.M Bracewell Transport for fifty two years. Colin loved his work and always looked forward to getting out on the open road, he made many friends throughout his years at Bracewell’s.
At home Colin loved to spend time in his garden and at his allotment tending to his perfectly growing fruit and vegetables which all the family would look forward to at harvest time. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed walking in the open air with his beloved companion dog. His Garden shed was a favourite place of Colin’s and he could often be found there making sure everything was in its place.

Colin was a true gentleman who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Colin on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society. 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 Colin’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Colin Slater


Linda Pritchard

Very sorry to hear about Colin.He was a lovely man who whenever you saw him always had a smile on his face.Thinking of his wife Gladys & his son Justin at this sad time.xx


Geoff and Maureen Boughton

To Gladys and Justin. Sorry to hear about Colin. He was a wonderful man always smiling and chatty. Take care of yourselves.


Julia & Steve Brown

Fondest memories, forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace uncle Colin.


Dawn Dunn

We are all thinking of you Gladys and Justin at this sad time, Colin was a lovely man and we all had many a laugh with him at The Pough, and will be missed in The Dunn Clan, love from Stuart, Dawn, Matthew and Charleigh xxxx



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Clare, Chris, Sophie and Billie

Dear Auntie Gladys and Justin, We a thinking of you at this sad time, I have many fond memories of Uncle Colin when we came back to England to visit you all. I especially remember uncle Colin always teasing me when i was little and pretending to wash my mouth out with soap and he couldn’t stop laughing. Sending you both all our love and big hugs..


Robin Bracewell

The Bracewell family would like to pay tribute to Colin’s long serving & loyal commitment to our family’s haulage business. Over 60 years working with 3 generations; always cheerful and enthusiastic in his attitude – something that will never happen again. Happily, we were able to see him enjoy his well deserved retirement & channel the same enthusiasm into his family and allotment.


Kathryn Dwyer

Fondest memories of a dear man who always had a smile and great company .


John Cowell

A lovely fellah.


Peter & Shirley Myerscough

Fond memories of a lovely gentleman & neighbour. If you bump led into Colin he always knew a bit of gossip! Thinking about Gladys & Justin at this sad & difficult time ????