Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Thursday 3rd December 2020

Service Details:
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Frederick William Pirie (Fred)

Peacefully in the loving care of the Woodlands on 24th November 2020, Fred aged 86 years of Accrington. The devoted husband of the late Joan, much loved dad of Steven, Ian and the late Philip and cherished grandad of Dawn and Simon.

Former Accrington Stanley player, Fred made the move to Accrington in 1954 when he was scouted from his home town of Perth, Scotland. The rest of his working life was spent as a manual worker working in local factories including Mullards and Pressparts, Blackburn from where he retired.
In his spare time Fred enjoyed fishing and walking, and each weekend he enjoyed a trip to the bookies to have a flutter on the horses. He was truly devoted to his beloved wife Joan and they did everything together. Fred and Joan enjoyed many happy holidays both around the UK and abroad, travelling as far as America. He was a fan of Neil Diamond and had been to see him live on several occasions.


Donations are being received in memory of Fred on behalf of Dementia UK. To make a donation please click the ‘Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.


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

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MESSAGES for the family of Frederick William Pirie (Fred)


Nicola Matthews

So sorry Steven and Ian for the loss of your dad, he is at peace with Joan xx I knew Freddie before he went into woodlands I miss him for his cheekiness. I enjoyed looking after him at his home.


Sue Canavan

RIP Freddie always in my thoughts – love always Sue and Family x


Alison Molloy

It has been an absolute pleasure to care for Fred whilst he resided at The Woodlands HFOP. His smile lit up every room he was in, such an infectious one. Fred will forever hold a place in my Heart. RIP Fred, fly high, and watch over your Family and Friends, FOREVER X



Fred was the most wonderful caring man and I throughly enjoyed taking care of him at woodlands, he was absolute pleasure to be around and we will miss dearly.


Diana Clitheroe

Fred my darling gentleman, it was a complete pleasure to have the privilege to get to know you and help care for you at Woodlands. You have left a very large hole in all our hearts. Rest peacefully now sweetheart. Gone but never forgotten x Heartfelt sympathy to his loving family x


Kaye Edwards

Such a true gentleman. I had the pleasure of looking after Fred for the past 12 months. He will hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts are with all family, friends and people who knew him. R.I.P. Fred, gone but never forgotten.


Michelle, Andrew and Katie x

So sad to learn of your Dad passing. He brightened up our lives on a daily basis and will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.