Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Wednesday 1st September 2021

Service Details:
John's funeral will be held at Accrington Crematorium on Wednesday 1st September. The service will also be live streamed for those unable to attend. To login to the service please visit and enter the following username and password. Username: taza7560 Password: 316216

John Barnes ‘JB’

Peacefully in hospital on 17th August 2021, John aged 78 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and loved husband of Margaret, loving dad of Helen, dear father-in-law of Phillip, cherished grandad of Ellamae and Robyn, dear brother of Sylvia, Steven and the late Dorothy and step father to Jacqueline and her family.

Born and bred farmer, John was the eldest of four children raised on the family farm in Haslingden. Following in his fathers footsteps John moved to his own farm in Great Harwood where he became a well known, respected familiar face in the farming world. He was also known throughout the Hyndburn area for his work with his milk round delivering fresh milk daily to many families for many years. In his spare time John loved to watch cricket and in his younger years he always looked forward to playing a match and was a member of Haslingden Cricket Club, John also enjoyed football and shared much banter with his family.  John enjoyed his annual pilgrimage to the Isle of Man to attend the ’TT’ with his mates, which were always fun times with much laughter shared and John had the most amazing sense of humour. Most of all John was a devoted family man and the most proud dad and grandad who always looked forward to spending time with his nearest and dearest and will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Family flowers only please, donations are being received in John’s memory on behalf of British Heart Foundation. To make a donation, please click the ‘Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.


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MESSAGES for the family of John Barnes ‘JB’


Rebecca Caulfield

Rest easy JB. Will never forget the laughs you gave Helen and me as kids. Thanks for the memories, the laughs and the milkshakes. You will be forever missed. Rest easy John. All our love Becky caufy and the girls xx


Paul Macari

Rip Jon always had time for chat when I saw you in the leisure hour club rip my friend.


Chanel Barton

Rest in peace thinking of you all and sending lots of love xxx


Jane Foks

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. I will always remember John with great memories. Such a good guy who could always make you laugh. RIP John ????????????


Brian Clough

A truly nice bloke always helped other were needed will be sadly missed RIP you old bugger.


Linda Pritchard & Stephen Tomlinson

To Margret & her family. Very sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was a lovely man. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Love from Linda & Ste.x


Julie Crawshaw

Always remembered with laughter and fondness.


Ian Meller

So sorry for your loss. Thanks for for lifetime of memories JB.



Always great company, will be missed.


Keith and Carol Armer

Thinking of you at this sad time. John was a good friend to us and to the GH Agricultural Society and will be greatly missed. RIP John.


David Walter

Rest in Peace John, I’m terribly saddened to hear of your passing. I will miss our chats and your fantastic sense of humour.