Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Friday 27th May 2022

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

Dorothy Karwat

Peacefully in the loving care of the Woodlands Care Home on 13th May 2022, Dorothy aged 98 years of Great Harwood, the devoted wife of the late John, much loved mum of Peter, Paul and Adele, dear mother-in-law of Maggie, Bev and David, cherished grandma of Louise, Joanne, Nicola and Stephanie, great grandma of Charlie, Amelia, Alfie, Heidi, Roman and Alannah, dear sister of the late Kathleen, much loved family member and friend to many.

Born and raised in Great Harwood, Dorothy was a well known and respected lady within the local community. Following her school years Dorothy began her working life in the local mills of Great Harwood, she later worked at the Oxo factory where she made many good friends leading up to her retirement. Dorothy loved the outdoors and could often be seen marching over Whalley Nab or out and about with her beloved dog in tow, she loved all animals. She enjoyed going on holiday and spent many wonderful times away both with her late husband John and her many friends. Most of all Dorothy was a much loved family lady who will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Everyone is invited to join the family following the funeral service for a celebration of Dorothy’s life at Great Harwood Cricket Club, please feel free to make your way there if you are not able to visit the Crematorium.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Dorothy on behalf of Dementia 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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Messages for the family of Dorothy Karwat


Lynn Lowe

Dorothy was a lovely lady, always had time to stop and have a chat there is another bright star in the sky now. RIP Dorothy.


Margaret Garner

I used to work with Dorothy at the OXO many years ago and she was a very lovely person R. I. P condolences to all the family????????


Elaine and family Ribble Avenue

A lovely kind lady we have lots of fond memories of when we were neighbours condolences to you all.


Ken and Jean Taylor

Aunt Dorothy was very much loved. She had a lovely cheerful and kind personality.


Sam, Annie, Hooch, Graham, Julia, Claire & families

Absolute legend Auntie Dorothy, Thank you for all the many lovely memories, sleep tight xxx