John Poland

Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Service Details:
John's funeral service will be held at St Peter's and St Paul's Church, Rishton, BB1 4BZ. The committal will then be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA at 11.40am.

John Poland

On 8th November 2023, peacefully at hospital aged 80. A loving husband to Maureen, dear brother to Sharon, and a cherished dad to Liz, Cheree, Mick and Craig and partners Bev, Pete, Emma and Sylvina. A proud grandad and great-grandad to Sam, Kylie, Steven, Chelsea, Jackson, Anthony, Jacob, Wilf, Ted and Valentino.

John was retired but spent a lot of his working life at British Steel, away from work, John had a passion for greyhounds and greyhound racing a love that brought him great excitement and camaraderie. He also enjoyed the thrill of horse racing, the exploration of antiques fairs, and the quiet satisfaction of perusing car boot sales.

John was the salt of the earth, a man whose kindness, humility, and genuine nature endeared him to everyone he met.

His memory will live on in the stories, laughter, and shared moments that defined his life. Let us remember him with gratitude for the love he gave, and may he rest in peace, surrounded by the love that he so freely gave throughout his remarkable journey.

Donations are being gratefully received in lieu of flowers, on behalf of Cancer Research UK. To donate, please click the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.

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

    Sarah and Kevyn

    Thoughts are with you all at this sad time.John always had a smile and a wave. A neighbour who will be sadly missed RIP xx

    Angela Thwaytes

    To the most amazing uncle you will be greatly missed by family and friends love you uncle John xxx


    Dad you were one in a million, you always had a smile for me, and you always asked (in your own way) about Scotland. You were such a big presence in your house, it will never feel the same again. We all as a family will look after Mum for you. RIP Dad, love always xx


    RIP Grandad ♥️ love you always x


    Miss you everyday, in my heart forever x rest now Dad


    Gone but never forgotten Dad x


    Love you Grandad x until we meet again x


    Dad…you were amazing and so loved, we will meet again. Miss you greatly love as always Liz xxx💞


    John you were my loving soul mate i will miss you, until we meet again. Your loving wife xxx


    Thank you for the laughs, thank you for the life lessons, thank you for everything you did for me, thank you for being my dad x il never forget you mate x

    Liz & Bev

    Merry Christmas dad…miss you xx


    Dad…it’s been a very sad time since you left…but now mum is with you I know you will both be together again were you both belong, side by side forever in the heaven’s as you were on earth…God only knows how much my heart is broken and how deeply you are missed.


    Dad miss you everyday and my heart is still broken, Mum is with you now as you are obviously true soul mates who need to be together, my heart is now shattered and I feel will never mend, I will love you both forever ❤️ till we meet again xx


    4 months has passed since we said our final farewell to you dad. Still missing you and your always in my thoughts. Rest in peace x