Funeral Service



Service Details:
A private family funeral Mass will be held in St. Mary's Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Edith Alice Wilkinson

On 3rd August 2020 peacefully in a private care home ‘Fortified By The Rites Of Holy Mother Church’, Edith, aged 93 years, formerly of Huncoat and Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly beloved wife of the late Arthur, ‘Re-united’, also the dear mum of David, Kevin and Peter, dear mother in law of Janet and Barbara, cherished and loving nana of Philip, Nicola, Shane, Phillip and Kirsty, loving nana Edie of Cameron, Olivia, Melissa, Phoebe, Chloe and Dylan and a loving auntie.

Edith began her nursing career as a children’s nurse and became a sister at Accrington Victoria Hospital. Dedicated and caring, Edith had also been one of the very first female ambulance drivers. A life-long member of St Mary’s Church, Edith sang in the choir and also cleaned the church. She later became a dinner lady at the school. She was a lovely lady who lived by her Christian values and was a shining example to all.  When Edith became a committee member of the Hyndburn Comets Majorettes, she threw herself wholeheartedly into this role. She became the First Aider and was firmly in charge of whitening the pumps. Her washing line was indeed a sight to behold with red shoe laces at one end and all white pumps hanging out to dry. Edith loved to be surrounded with children and she gave them her time, patience and care. She had also been a foster parent too. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her heart of gold.

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MESSAGES for the family of Edith Alice Wilkinson


Sonia Halenko

Good Night God Bless Auntie Edith – lots of happy memories when you visited us at our old house, always lots of laughter and little glasses of my dad’s home made wine. X


Ivy Murray St Mary’s Church

Deepest sympathy on the loss Edith.


Laura Hodge (Care worker at Andrews Court )

I’m so sorry for your loss it was a pleasure to look after Edith ans it was a pleasure to meet her family as well especially Nicola I know how much your nana meant to you and how much you meant to her, her little face would light up the room when we mentioned you to her.


Cynthia Threlfall
Sincere condolence on the loss of a beautiful soul RIP Edith


Elizabeth Cheesbrough

One of the ‘old-timers’ from St Mary’s. A lovely lady, may she rest in peace.