Funeral Service

Time: 1.15pm

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Service Details:
Dave's funeral service will be held at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium. All are welcome following, the service to celebrate Dave's life the way he would want, at The Forts Arms, Clayton-le-Moors

David Andrew Hargreaves ‘Dave’

Suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on 15th April 2024, Dave aged 59 years of Collingwood, Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and much loved husband of Gillian, loved dad of Danielle and Leighton, dear father-in-law of Michael and Amy and ‘the best grandad in the world’ to Gracie Mae, Mitchel, Leo and Charlie, adored son of Brenda and the late Ray and his wife Barbara, dear brother of Steven, Karen, Nigel and Keith and a respected uncle to far too many to mention and a relative and  good friend to all who knew him.

‘Dave The Rave’ was the life and soul of the party, he loved to share a Carling or ten at his Garage Bar and garden, where the party would go on into the early hours. Dave had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. He loved people and was so proud of all of his family. Sports mad, Dave was an avid supporter of Burnley FC. He also enjoyed darts, snooker and was a former member of the pool team at the Forts Arms, where he and Gillian shared many good times, with lots of fun and laughter. Latterly, Dave enjoyed a pint at The Grey Horse, Accrington. Dave was a true grafter and with his love of talking, and his gift of the gab, he was a natural in the furniture sales world in which he worked. Becoming a grandad was truly the icing on the cake for Dave and he adored each of his grandchildren. They brought out the inner child in him. Gracie Mae, the apple of his eye was the girl that stole his heart. Dave loved to listen to Mitchel DJ and watch Leo sing and dance to Michael Jackson. Dave was also a regular on the sideline at Charlie’s football matches, being his Number One Fan.

Flowers are welcome, or if preferred, donations can be made to Dementia UK in Dave’s memory. 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 Dave’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    Amie, Ian and kids

    Rest in paradise Dave. You were a lovely man and taken far too soon. You will be missed by many. You were always up for a laugh and was always very warm and welcoming to me, Ian and the kids. Sending love to all your family. Gone but never forgotten ❤️

    Kevin & Jane Singleton

    He was a lovely lad who we have known since he was at school. He never changed. Funny and kind. Thinking of you all Gillian, Danielle and Leighton and families. Still can’t believe he’s gone. Jane & Kevin xx

    Mark Farren

    Rest in peace Dave, great person.

    Michelle Curry

    Rest in peace Uncle Dave…love to Auntie Gill , Danielle and Leighton xx

    Julie Allan

    So sorry Gillian and family. Sorry for your loss RIP Dave xx

    Rachael Owen

    Dave you were one of a kind. They always say the best go first and this is absolutely true. Never forget the good times we had when we were younger. You will be truely missed Dave. Rest in peace xx

    Rosalind Whittam

    R.I.P Dave  fly high my old friend gone to soon  love to Gillian Danielle Leighton  and all the grandchildren and family top funny man sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing you xxx

    Amy  Cregg

    Thankyou for everything you did for Leo and Leighton and me. You have left a very big hole in everyone’s hearts. You will be missed very much.. we love you our Dave the Rave.

    Rachel Hargreaves

    Love you so much will miss you David so much I have some of my best memories with you sleep well rest easy 😢🥺


    Uncle Dave, an amazing caring one in a million, you’ll be forever missed. I will look after gill, Dan, Leighton and the kids for you! ❤️

    Jacqui Bowker

    Sending all our love to you at this very sad time , our thoughts and prayers are with you all xx. Gary and Jacqui xx

    Tina Bishop

    So shocked and saddened at the news of Dave’s passing, he was definitely the life and soul of the party and always enjoyed his company in the Greyhorse. Dave will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him, sincerest condolences to Gillian, Leighton, Danielle and all family, lots of love and strength to all at this time from Tina and all at the Greyhorse xxxx

    Sam & Kevin

    You will be greatly missed David 💙 your all in my thoughts love too you all ❤️ x x

    Jamie Lonsdale

    Thinking of you all at this sad time it was definitely pleasure to see Dave all time with Jordan and talk to him what a shame R.I.P

    Lee Culshaw

    RIP Dave your going to be missed pal.

    Macey and Calvin

    Rest in peace , thinking of you all ❤️

    Yvonne Haworth

    Thinking of you Gill at this sad time in my thoughts xxx

    Stan & Edina Thomas

    Dave was a great guy, thinking of you all at this sad time ❤️

    Danielle Hargreaves

    I love you so much Dad ❤️

    Kath Thomas

    Sending love, thoughts and prayers to all the family. Will never forget the hose pipe prank at Sam’s party where we all got soaked! Fun times to remember with the Silverdale and Collingwood crew. Party hard and keep everyone under your watchful eye Dave xx

    Ann Anwar & Family

    Rest in peace Dave, sending all our love to Gillian, Danielle, Leighton and all your wonderful grandchildren, Missed by all.

    Magda Karol & Bruno

    So sorry Gillian and Family, sorry for your lost. RIP Dave

    Allyson Short formerly Pilkington

    My heart goes out to Daves wife and family I Used to go to junior school with David and we was speaking in yhe grey horse at xmas reminiscing about school days. So shocked to hear such sad news. Rip lovely man x

    Jess, Phil & Kids

    Thinking of you and your family Danielle, and sending all our love at such a hard and sad time. We are always here for you all. xxx