Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Friday 4th August 2023

Service Details:
Gayle's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Gayle Aspden

Suddenly whilst on holiday on 19th July 2023, Gayle aged 73 years of Accrington. The much loved and devoted wife of Keith, adored mum of Amanda and Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Heath, loved grandma of Bethany, Maisie and George, dear sister of Jill, Keith, Karen, Tina, Paul, Julie, Tracy, Darren, Gary and the late Elaine and also a dearly loved auntie, relative and friend to many .

Gayle spent her working life at Accrington Victoria Hospital as a domestic assistant working her way up to supervisor, she was well loved by her working team and made many good friends over the years. She was full of life and had the most amazing bubbly and outgoing personality, Gayle had a smile that would light up the room when she entered and more love to share than most. Gayle adored the sunshine and each year she would look forward to spending the winter months in the warm climate of Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, her second home, where she had many friends and often would be joined by other family members sharing happy times and many happy memories were created. Gayle was the most doting mum and grandma and always enjoyed family time and she would spoil the grandchildren at any given chance. She was an amazing singer and loved nothing more than having a turn on the karaoke and could often be heard singing her favourite tune ‘Only You’. It was through her love of Karaoke that she met the love of her life and soulmate Keith who she shared almost thirty wonderful years with. Gayle always took great pride in her appearance, always dressed to impress and had an outfit for every occasion, she had more clothes than you could imagine, she was always shopping and she was on first name terms with the local delivery man.

Gayle was loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Flowers are welcome or donations can be made in Gayle’s memory on behalf of British Heart Foundation. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ at the bottom of this page.

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Gayle, may your beautiful soul rest in eternal peace.Thank you for giving my dad the best years of his life. Thank you for being his soul mate his best friend and for helping him through the tough times. I will be forever grateful for your kindness and your compassion. Rest in peace, good night good bless x Dad, Amanda Stephen and family i express my deepest sympathy to you all sending you lots of love and strength I know Gayle will live on in you all xxx


Although we didn’t see you often you were always in my heart and loved you dearly. So sad that you’re gone so suddenly. Love you will miss you sooo much. My deepest love to you always.

Kathy Scammell

Rest in peace Gayle such a lovely human being You will be sadly missed ❤️

Julie and Jan

You’re in our thoughts and prayers everyday and that’s how it will always be for you may be up in Heaven now but you’ll always be with me/us we will miss and love you always and forever ❤️

Dzieni and Billy

So sad to hear of you Gayle. You were such a lovely person. We had some great times in Lanzarote from going out for meals to Karaoke.Gayle Lanzarote won’t be the same without you.R.I.P Beautiful Gayle.lots of love Zen Billy .????????????

Michelle Boothman

R.I.P Gayle x You were such a lovely person x Thinking of you and your family at this sad time xxx


Thinking of you at this sad time. I’ve lost my best friend Gayle ov 48 years fly High Gayle. I will miss you very much.

Janice Moughton

So sorry to hear such sad news. R.I.P. Gayle. Sending much love to all the

Little Jan

No farewell words were spoken, there was no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and only God knows why. May you rest in peace Aunty Gayle xxxx

Tracy and Tracy Scammell

Loved yesterday, love you still, love you tomorrow always will, rest in eternal peace big sister xx

Yvonne Arbuthnot

Gayle was a beautiful soul and the world will be missing a funny, vivacious human being now. I have many precious memories from my childhood of Gayle, sneaking into her bedroom with Karen, to play 45’s on her old Dansette record player, PJ Proby springs to mind, when I think of her. Sleep well and rest now Gayle, let your star shine as bright in the heavens as it did on earth xx

Tanya Kerr

I have many good memories of Gayle’s kindness and good humour. You were always so warm and welcoming to me when me and your sister Julie would visit you many a laugh we shared. Bright funny and beautiful this is how I will remember you. God bless

Elaine and Phil

A sad day for us all that such a lovely person has been taken from us, a sincerely true friend whom we had lots of fun, laughs and good times with. You will be sadly missed Gayle, but all who knew you in Costa Teguise Lanzarote, Fly High Gayle, R.I.P. xxxxx Elaine and Phil. Thinking of Keith and all the family at this sad time Xx.

Guy Richmond

Just to say you will always be in my heart sadly missed Love cousin Guy Richmond xxx


Rest in peace my big Sister we will all miss you so much, such a lovely caring person to everyone .xx ???? ????xx