Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Thursday 15th June 2023

Service Details:
Colin's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, accrington BB5 6HA

Colin Thomas

‘Ducking and Diving, Bobbing and Weaving’

Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on 2nd June 2023, Colin aged 79 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The loving husband of Joan, loved dad of Nigel, Dean, Melanie, Donna, Colin, Kelly, David, Vincent, Robert and the late Nicola and the late Ian, an adored grandad and great-grandad, dear brother of Veronica, Tony, Michael, Libby, Marion and a dear relative and friend to many.

Born in Stockton-on-Tees Colin grew up in the town of Staithes and made the move to Lancashire in mid 70’s. He spent most of his working life as a welder fabricator working in various places before taking his retirement from his position as a landscape gardener for a private house in the Springhill area and in his own words Colin was ‘A Jack of all trades and master of none’. He was the most devoted family man and loved each and every member of his family and loved nothing more than gathering them all together. He loved camping especially at Saltburn, Morecambe and Burnley, Colin loved the countryside and always looked forward to a ride out to enjoy a delicious meal. He had the most amazing sense of humour and could talk about anything to anyone. He was a well known local character who will be missed by many.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in Colin’s memory on behalf of Cancer Research UK. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

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Caroline (caz)

I was so sorry and saddened to hear about Colin, and send all his family and friends my deepest condolences. He certainly was a character and I found him very gentle and kind. Love to you all at this sad time.

Carole Ann Leslie

Deep condolences to all the family.Colin was a great friend to my sister Margaret and me  in our teenage years, and would come to our farm with his Staithes friends.Rest in Peace now Dearest Colin.

Donna Solessi

Love you pop may you forever shine bright, reunited with your precious children and your grandson Simon… Forever remembered your loving daughter Donna xxx


Dear Dad, you were amazing. You have left a hole in our hearts but have givrn us a treasure trove of wonderful memories. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten ????