Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Monday 14th February 2022

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium

Janet Lavinia Cottam

On 15th January, 2022 peacefully in a private care home, Janet aged 70 years of Accrington. The much loved and loving wife of Peter, devoted mum of Adam, Scott and Sally. Also a dear mother in law of Viola and Emma, loved daughter of Mildred and the late Albert and a loved sister, sister in law, auntie and dear friend to many.

Janet spent her working life in nursing and spent several years at the Esme Unit at Accrington Victoria Hospital. Janet loved looking after others and always put them first. Janet was full of compassion and selflessness. She was also an amazing homemaker and made the tastiest stews and also loved knitting and making clothes. She was very creative and gifted with her hands. She thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and each year loved their walking holiday in the Lake District. The Rock’n’Roll era was her absolute favourite – the music touched her soul and she was a super jiver. Janet also enjoyed reading a good crime or romance novel. Her home and family were the centre of her world and every moment spent with them was kept firmly in her heart.

Donations in memory of Janet are being gratefully received on behalf of Action for Dementia via the blue donate button at the bottom of this page

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Janet Lavinia Cottam


Simon Creasey

Deepest condolences to Sally, Peter and Family on your loss. Xx


Nicole Worthington

Sincere condolences to you all, a much loved lady taken, may your hearts be filled with love of all the good times. She was a family person and always helped others, may I thank Janet, Peter and the Cottam family for making me welcome into their home. Thinking of you all. May Janet rest in peace with a heart filled with love xx


Gail Rostron

I will always remember Janet fondly she is a lovely was a privilege to have known her God bless you sending all my love.


Lynn and David Lowe

Thinking of all the family and we send our sincere condolences at the loss of Janet May she RIP.


Ines Perry

So sorry to hear about your Mum Sally. She was an amazing and beautiful woman. No words can Express how you must be feeling. Keep strong and think ofall the good times you had and treasure them in your heart. Sending you all big hugs and lots of Love. XXXXX