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Dorothy Westhead

Peacefully on 27th May 2020 Dorothy Aged 75 years.

Dearly loved sister to Barbara and the late Irene also a loving lady to family and friends.

Dorothy was born in Clayton Le Moors and attended All Saint’s C of E Primary School before moving onto Accrington High School for Girls.

Her working life took her to employment with William Birtwistle Allied Mills and then Blackburn College as a laboratory Assistant before retiring an Academic Registrar.


Dorothy was well educated and had a passion for learning she attended numerous universities and gained  many professional degrees.

Dorothy loved her holidays and was a well travelled, she loved spending her time at her caravan in the lakes with her friend’s.


Dorothy made many lifelong friends along the way she will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.


If anyone would like to make a donation in memory of Dorothy these are being gratefully received in behalf of Leeds Care c/o Champ Funeral Services.



Please feel free to send a message for the family of Dorothy Westhead, they may wish to read them out at the service.

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MESSAGES for the family of Dorothy Westhead,


Hilary and Robin Holliday
Dorothy came to our caravan site about 40 years ago, and has been a good friend all that time. Fly free Dorothy, in that big caravan site in the sky. Hilary and Robin


David Joyce

Dorothy was a long standing friend and colleague at Blackburn College. Always fully supportive even when she didn’t agree with some of my decisions..l will always remember Dorothy’s support at one of our lowest points following the loss of our daughter, she was so very helpful and understanding..God bless her.


Steven & Gaynor

Dorothy will be sadly missed everybody that had the pleasure of knowing her. Barker knot farm just won’t be the same for us without Dorothy being there, even when Dorothy left early for home on the Sunday mornings, we both felt lonely with her gone….. even if we hadn’t had the chance for a chat that weekend. You will always be remembered, and I’m sure we will all be reminiscing over the lovely times many people had in your company. All our love goodnight godless


Louise Andre

I first met Dorothy on 1st September 1999 on my first day as a casual temp at Blackburn College and after a few short months Dorothy made it possible for me to gain permanent employment within her team. Dorothy was the ‘best boss’ I ever had as she gave me the confidence to succeed in my role. She was loved and respected by all of us in her team as she was kind and fair which made us want to work hard for her. As well as the hard work she also made work life fun with the many Jacob joins in the office at birthdays and Christmas and even allowed us longer lunch breaks whenever Debenhams had a blue cross sale. My favourite memories were of Friday afternoons when her and Janet used to retreat to her office for a few hours and then reappear slightly tipsy and say ‘what are you lot still doing here – have you not got any homes to go to’. Whenever I think of Dorothy it is always with fondness and a smile on my face. What a lovely lady who will be missed by those whose lives she touched. I’m so sorry for your loss of a beautiful sister and caring friend.


Andrew, Sue, James, Nathan and Esme. Your beloved Barker Knott Farm

Dorothy has played such a huge role in our family since moving to Barker Knott 16 years ago. She has watched our boys grow up and supported them wiht love and kindness along the way. We will remember Dorothy with eternal love and fondness. I hope your now at peace under Esme’s rainbows.


Allan and Anita Pugh and Family

Dorothy was a great party organizer so there are lots of happy times to remember her by. It will be strange not to wave and chat as we pass her ‘Van but there will always be the memory of her smile whenever we think of her, Our grandchildren always looked forward to seeing Dorothy, as she always made a fuss of them.


Johnny and Lynne

We knew Dorothy for over 20 years at Barker Knott Farm and have fond memories of her hosting Summer parties and watching the Red Arrows flyby. She was a kind and generous little soul, always smiling and never complaining. She was so kind to Alexander our son and so wise and loving when we lost our son David. We’ll never forget you Dorothy. They broke the mould when they made you.


Councillor Diane Fielding

I met Dorothy due to her wanting help with an issue on her area. From my first meeting with Dorothy she extended her hand of friendship and warmth which was greatly appreciated as I had just become the ward councillor. We communicated off and on over the last 5 years. Such a lovely lady and she will be missed.


Ian and Diane Smith

We had the pleasure of knowing Dorothy for many many many years. A very independent, loving friend and neighbour. We will miss her very much.


Pauline and Roland Holt

Thank you for all the happy times of yesteryear. We still have wonderful memories of our exploits together both on and off the badminton court. You will be sorely missed. Love always. xx


Mr Ken & Mrs Val Gibson
We have such lovely memories of Dorothy she was such a lovely person and we will never forget the lovely times we had at Barker Knott Farm, she will be sadly missed


Dianne Barnard

Dorothy will be greatly missed by so many as she was a loyal, caring, supportive and unique lady. I feel privileged to have had her as my line manager and will always be grateful for the opportunities she gave me and the never ending support. Emma and myself will remember you always with fondness and gratitude.God bless you Dorothy