Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Thursday 14th April 2022

Service Details:
Doreen's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. Doreen's family have asked for those attending her funeral to wear a touch of pink to honour Doreen's love of the colour pink. The funeral service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. To login please visit and enter the following login details. Username: rese5171 Password: 121828

Doreen Bradshaw

In hospital on the 31st March 2022, Doreen aged 83 years of Great Harwood formally of Clayton-Le-Moors.

The devoted wife of the late Joe, much loved mum of Beverley and Mark, dear mother-in-law of Tom and Gillian, cherished grandma of Gary, Rebecca, Honey and Harry, great grandma of Callum, Landon, Sienna and Stella, sister of the late Margaret also a dear relative and friend to many.

Doreen married Joe in 1958 where they started life together on Victor Street, Clayton-le-Moors. Doreen loved dancing at the Ritz with Joe and socialising at Green Howarth Golf Club with Joe’s sisters Renee and Gladys and their husbands Fred and Noel.

Doreen spent part of her working life in factories but really came into her own when she started home help in later life, she was devoted to this work as she was naturally caring and loved to give her time to those who needed her.

Doreen had a love of animals especially her dogs Pepper and Jip and her 5 cats.

Doreen also had a love for the countryside she enjoyed going for drives out through the Ribble Valley embracing all that nature had to offer followed by meals out.

Holidays were very much looked forward to visiting Capri was Doreen’s best holiday and many happy memories were made at pontins with her family.

Doreen took great pride in her appearance and everything had to be just so, she loved her clothes, Lippy and nail varnish, she was also very house proud and loved to go shopping for new home furnishings.

Doreen was a devoted and loving wife, mum, grandma, great grandma, mother-in-law, relative and friend to many, she will be sorely missed by her family and all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Doreen are being gratefully received on behalf of Haywill Animal Rescue & Therapy Centre or Cancer Research UK via the donate button below

Please feel free to leave a message for Doreen’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Doreen Bradshaw


Maureen and Joseph Arnfield

Our deepest sympathies Bev and Mark such a smiling happy person to have known may she rest in eternal peace xxx


Julie Holden

Sorry to hear of the passing of Doreen. I work at Gt Harwood Tesco and used to serve Joe and Doreen regularly. Lovely couple. I went to school with their daughter Beverley. She’s reunited with Joe. Sending condolences to family and friends.


John Julie Susan partners and family

An inspiration of kindness heart always in the right place someone who was always there to listen to you a truly wonderful auntie to have known and pleasure being around RIP together with your beloved husband Joe from us all our heartfelt sympathy and sadness at this time.


Hazel & Michael Balban

RIP lovely lady. So many happy memories of my childhood, holidays with you & your family that I will treasure forever. At rest now with Joe xx.


Julie Dyer

I only really knew Doreen through Mark and Gill’s beautiful family! Always a proud lovely lady! A tragic loss, my love and thoughts are with you????


Fraser, Gemma, Lily, Ben & Jess

We were so very sad to hear that Doreen had left us and our hopes & prayers go out to all the family. Doreen was always so friendly and happy whenever we saw her and she was never anything but kind to us. We’ll all miss her but take some comfort that she’s now reunited with Her beloved Joe. God speed lovely lady xxxxx


Jean & Ken Anderton

Beverley, Mark and family, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mum she was a gem kind thoughtful and a very proud lady (loved her pink lippy) God bless he are thoughts are with you all at this sad time xx


Peter & Teresa Lynch & Family

Doreen is reunited with her beloved Joe & they will be showing everyone how to really dance. Rest in peace Doreen xx