Funeral Service

Time: 9.40am

Date: Friday 28th August 2020

Service Details:
A private family funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The funeral will be live steamed for all those who cannot attend. To watch the service, please follow the details below: Website: Username Qiju2934 Password 237055

Irene Woodward

Peacefully on 18th August 2020 at East Lancashire Hospice Irene aged 88 years.

Loving wife of Ken, dearly loved mum of Christine and the late Gary, cherished grandma of Sarah and Tony, dear sister of Dennis and sister in law to Dorothy also a loyal friend to many.

Irene started her working life at Courtaulds where she met the love of her life ken. She later moved on to agency work within Businesses which enabled her to travel around. Irene retired from her final position as a sales assistant at Holts Jewellers in Blackburn where she worked for close friend’s.

In her spare time Irene loved to keep fit and had a strict fitness regime which consisted of Walking, Swimming, Yoga and the Gym she was a member of the OXO Ramblers where she made many friend’s. Irene also loved her holidays in the sunshine and relaxing on cruises.

She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received on behalf on The East Lancashire Hospice via the donate button below.

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

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MESSAGES for Irene Woodward


Audrey Dean

I knew Irene from being teenagers at All Saints school some 75 years ago. We had remained close friends ever since and enjoyed many holidays together especially in later years..Irene will be deeply missed by all of us. We enjoyed


Barbara Lee

With love and fond memories, rest in peace Irene.



Very happy memories of Irene, very dear friend of my mum Alice Gilmartin. Sincere condolences to all the family.


Janet Noble

Auntie will be sadly missed live to you all at this sad time. Janet and Steve.


John and Gillian Cookson

We were so saddened to hear the news about Irene. She was a lovely lady and a good neighbour to for us for many years. We shall miss her and our chats in the garden.


David and Tracey Russell

Thinking of you all at this sad time


Brian and Alice Birtwistle

Dear Ken Christine and Family members of Irene. Our friendship spans many years, and we miss seeing you as we are in New Zealand. Our thoughts will be with you We shall treasure our memories of Irene Irene with you as we say goodbye to Irene here. use we are in New Zealand Z Though we cannot be with you to say our Goodbye to Irene, she and you will be in our thoughts.


Dennis and Dorothy Noble Of Ampthill Bedfordshire (Brother and Sister in law)

There are so many happy memories, we have, involving Irene, that it is not possible to write about them all, in this message. These range from Dennis’s childhood, his teenage years and during our adult married life when we lived in Clayton-Le-Moors, Essex and Bedfordshire. Due to the corona virus restrictions we are unable to attend the funeral service in person. However, we shall be watching it on the streaming service being provided, so will be with you all, in spirit A verse from 1 Peter 5-10 may be of some comfort to all of you. And the God of all grace, who called you to eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and standfast. AmenMessage for the family of Irene Woodward: