Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Monday 17th July 2023

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St Wulstan's RC Church, Great Harwood followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Harry Stephenson

Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on 24th June 2023, Harry aged 93 years of Rishton. The devoted husband of the late Bridie, loving and loved dad of Gary, Tracy and the late Michael, dear father in law of Jill and the late John, cherished grandad of Joe, Megan, Kyra, Annie, Alex and the late baby John, great grandad of Isla and Elsie, dear brother of Joan and also a loved relative and friend to many.

Following his school years Harry signed up to the Royal Navy serving with the Fleet Air Arm, he always remained proud of his service and often reminisced of his time with his comrades. He then embarked on a life in sales working his way up to sales manager at Dexion and with his outgoing personality and gift of the gab he was a natural at his work and respected by all his colleagues and it had been said that Harry had the ability to charm the birds form the trees. He was a life long Blackburn Rovers supporter and always looked forward to getting to Ewood Park to support his team, a tradition that he kept up with until recently. Harry was an active member of the local conservative party and a regular face at Rishton conservative club where he could often be found catching up with his many friends. He had a wonderful voice and loved to sing and in his later years Harry enjoyed attending East Lancashire Hospice to join in with the choir and he also enjoyed painting classes. Most of all Harry was a devoted family man who always looked forward to seeing his children and grandchildren who he was always proud of.

Family flowers only please, donations are being received in Harry’s memory on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral home.

Please feel free to leave a message for Harry’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Barrie, Nichola, Elle and Hannah Haworth

We will remember Uncle Harry with giant smiles on ours faces. He was a true gentleman and always liked to hear stories about how our family were getting on. Barrie had many a conversation about their joint passion for Blackburn Rovers. We loved seeing his photo on the East Lancs Hospice website and we know he will have made lots of friends there because he had a cracking personality. Uncle Harry is now reunited with Auntie Bridie so we are sure he will be happy back in her arms. Sleep tight x

Liz Swan

I feel very privileged to have met such a charismatic, content gentleman who embraced life and was blessed with a lovely family. Always full of stories from his days in the navy and the happy times he spent with Bridie, I looked forward to visiting him and listening whilst we painted. Those sparkly eyes and warm smile will remain a fond memory. God Bless you Harry. Love and prayers to all the family xxx