Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Tuesday 22nd February 2022

Service Details:
Ellen's funeral will take place at All Saints Church, Clayton le Moors prior to committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Ellen Parkins

Peacefully on the 8th February 2022 at Royal Blackburn Hospital with her son and his partner by her side, Ellen aged 91 years of Clayton-le-Moors. Devoted mum to Philip, much loved sister and sister-in-law to Lewis and Una, cherished aunty to Angela.

Ellen was born in Church to parents George and Rebecca Parkins and moved to Clayton-le-Moors at the age of 13 where she lived for the rest of her life. On leaving school at 14 she went to work in a mill in Great Harwood walking there and back every day. Once old enough Ellen got a second job working behind the bar at The Derby in Accrington. She worked hard to enable herself to buy her own home and travel the world including her beloved Italy especially Venice that she used to talk of lots. 

When her son Philip was born in 1969 Ellen stopped working but only briefly. When he was younger she cleaned at the middle club then once Philip went to school she got a full time job at Hyndburn Borough Council where she remained until her retirement aged 70. 

After retirement Ellen then returned to her love of travel with memorable trips to Portugal and all around the UK accompanied by her many friends. 

Ellen will be sadly missed by all who knew her, she was a friend to all.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in memory of Ellen on behalf of RNLI via the donate button below.


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MESSAGES for the family of Ellen Parkins


Gill Harris

I’m so sorry to hear that Ellen has passed away. Deepest sympathy to Phil, and the rest of the family, She was a lovely lady who will be sadly missed.



Ellen what a wonderful lady you was I used to love our little chats inside the pharmacy and out on the street I will miss you may you rest in peace goodnight and godbless Maxine. Xx