Funeral Service

Time: 1.30pm

Date: Tuesday 26th April 2022

Service Details:
The service will be held in St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood. Eddie will then be laid to rest in the family plot at Great Harwood Cemetery. Re-united with his beloved wife Valerie.

Edward Sharples – Eddie

On 9th April, 2022 peacefully in hospital with his loving family by his side, Eddie, aged 80 years of Great Harwood, formerly of Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly loved and devoted husband of the late Valerie, much loved and loving dad of Carol, Edward and Paul, dear father in law of Russell, Tracy and Natasha, loving grandad of Carl, Mark, Catherine, Charlotte, Sara-Jane and Reece, also a loving great grandad and dearly loved brother  brother in law and uncle.

Following his National Service, Eddie continued to serve with the RAF based in Libya, North Africa for 8 years. He then had several jobs during his working life and was a caretaker at Western County Primary School before his retirement. He and Valerie adored their sunshine holidays throughout Europe with Venice being one of their favourite destinations. Eddie loved attending the Rovers matches with his son Edward and later watching the matches on TV. His main passion though, was horse racing and Eddie loved a flutter. He spent many a happy day at the races. A great Rock ‘n’ Roll dancer in his younger years, Eddie had also been a Karaoke king – usually singing his own lyrics which added to the fun. He had a super sense of humour and was first and foremost a truly loving and devoted family man.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Eddie are being gratefully received on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society.  To make a donation, please click on the blue donate button at the bottom of  this page.

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

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Messages for the family of Edward Sharples – Eddie


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Deepest condolences


Andrea Healy

Uncle Eddie was another of life’s true gentleman. I will always remember his lovely smile and jolly nature. You’ll be missed down here but Auntie Val will be delighted that you’re with her again. Xxx


Ffion Williams

Deepest condolences. You were such a beautiful soul. Xxx


Rose Pilkington

Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to all the family for the family.



Thankyou for the beautiful messages they mean a lot x


Helen Heaton

I teach at Great Harwood Primary where Eddie was the caretaker. He was a really lovely man. Sending heartfelt condolences to all his family.


Lorraine Sharples

Eddie was a true gentleman and he lived you all so very much. I have fond memories especially when I had the honour of helping to support him and his beautiful Val. Re United in paradise x


Graham & Sharon Perr

Fly high mr sharples x