Funeral Service

Time: 12.20pm

Date: Monday 8th November 2021

Service Details:
Janet's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium.

Janet Townsend

Janet Townsend passed away peacefully on 25th October 2021 at the Royal Blackburn Hospital from a respiratory illness, aged 64. She leaves behind her three sons, Marc, Leon and Gareth, along with her four grandchildren, Bea, Poppy, Lennon and Olivia. 
Janet was the youngest of 7 children and grew up in Accrington, attending the Holy Family school and she was a keen sportswoman in her younger years, representing Lancashire for swimming and Accrington for netball.
Despite her battles during her time, Janet led a fulfilled life and was kind to everyone that she met along the way. Janet was married to Graham and they had many happy years together, bringing up their three sons. In later life, her friendship with Marilyn helped her through and gave her a new focus on enjoying life through their countless holidays. Janet loved her football and held a season ticket at Accrington Stanley and Janet would watch every televised game of football possible, with Liverpool being her sporting heroes. No flowers please by request. Donations can be made in memory of Janet to the RSPCA via the donate button below.

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 Townsend



Auntie Janet was a kind hearted lady who lived for her family. She adored her boys and grandchildren and she will live on through them and their memories of her. Sending Marc, Leon and Gareth all our love at this difficult time. Natasha and Jack x



Deepest Sympathy! Always remember the good times.



May you sleep peacefully Janet. You were truly an amazing lady and you will always be in my heart .. ❤.. sending love to you all xxxxx


Louise Martin
I met Janet, Marc, Leon & Gareth along life’s path and found Janet to be the kindest lady with huge love for her boys. She was a remarkable lady with great strength. I am thinking of Gareth, Leon & Marc and I am so sorry for your loss. Your mum was a legend. With much love to you all xxx


Bethanie McBlain

My auntie Janet was one in a million. She always believed in me and told me every time I saw her or on the phone how proud she was of me. She will never be forgotten and will live on in our hearts. My love goes out to Marc, Leon and Gaz and the rest of family. Love to you all x