Funeral Service

Time: 12.00 noon

Date: Thursday 2nd May 2024

Service Details:
A celebration of Gary's life will be held at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn BB2 5LE

Gary Edward Blackshaw

Peacefully at The Royal Preston Hospital on 11th April 2024, Gary aged 67 years of Buckshaw Village and formerly of Blackburn. The devoted and much loved husband of Christine, loving dad of James and Samantha, cherished grandad of Ralphie, Franklin, Max and Zac, dear brother of Christopher and a dearly loved relative and friend to many.

A larger than life character, In his younger years Gary had a passion for motors, enjoyed car rallying and was also an avid motorbike fan who looked forward to trips to the Isle of Man, attending the TT races. Following his school years, Gary trained as a mechanic before moving in to car sales and latterly property development. Gary could talk to anyone, from any background, as he had a great sense of humour and a generous and trusting personality. Gary enjoyed family holidays at the caravan in the lakes, where he would spend most weekends on his speedboat out on the water with his wife, kids and many friends. Gary always supported his family and was on hand to offer advice, and help his loved ones strive toward their goals and dreams. He loved spending time with his four grandsons who brought so much joy and purpose to his life in his later years.

Family flowers only please. Donations are being gratefully received in memory of Gary on behalf of The Stroke Association.  To make a donation please click the ‘ Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

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

    Jeanette and Peter

    So sorry to hear such news, we had many happy times and will always remember Gary with a smile.

    Paul Metcalfe

    Hoping you all remember the good times and find peace in coming together to mark Gary’s passing

    Daniel and Leanne

    Wishing you all peace at this difficult time x

    Jeanne Reyner-Hanson

    Thinking of you Chris and family at this sad time . Lovely memories of happy days and Gary the gentle giant . All our love to you all Jeanne and Nick X

    Bill and Sheila Ainsworth

    We send our sincere heart felt condolences to you all.

    Dianne and Mark

    Remembering Gary with love, Thinking of you all at this difficult time.