Funeral Service

Time: 9.40am

Date: Tuesday 4th October 2022

Service Details:
John's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 5DY

John Bates

Peacefully at East Lancashire Hospice on 27th September, 2022 with his wife and sister by his side. John aged 63 years of Baxenden. The devoted and much loved husband of Judith, loved brother of Karen and his late twin sister Janet and her children, uncle of Ryan, Gemma and Charlotte and step-dad to Nicola, Lloyd and Lance, grandad of Finley, Marnie, Joshua, Ffion and Jordan.

John was a lover of all animals throughout his life and in his younger years spent many happy hours working on farms before he began his career in civil engineering. He was a popular and well known face in the Baxenden community and a regular face in the local pubs including the Dog & Partridge, The Alma and The Bay Horse. His love for animals was a passion shared with his wife Judith and together they lovingly ran their small holding in Baxenden where, over the years they have kept cows, sheep, horses and poultry and the family home was always shared with their beloved companions, dogs and cats.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of John on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To make a donation please click the ‘Blue Button’ at the bottom of this page.

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Ian Bates

We are so sorry hear of the great loss of John. We are thinking of you all at this sad time.