Funeral Service

Time: 11.30am

Date: Wednesday 5th May 2021

Service Details:
John's funeral service and Interment will take place at Great Harwood Cemetery.

John Sanderson (Sandy)

Peacefully in hospital on 22nd April 2021, John aged 74 years of Rishton. The much loved dad of Mark, Tina, Nicky, Jonathan and Michael, a cherished grandad, dear brother and a well respected relative and friend to many.

John spent his working life as a self employed plasterer, known to most as Sandy. He was young at heart and always one of the boys. Sandy loved to be out socialising and could often be found enjoying a drink whilst catching up with his many friends at the Working Mens Club. He loved a flutter on the horses and was a very popular and well known local face in Rishton.

He will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.


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

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MESSAGES for the family of John Sanderson (Sandy)


Malcolm Rawcliffe of Tottleworth

Good friend when we’re teenagers, enjoying life and chasing girls.


Jane Douglas

Deepest condolences to Tina and all the family x


Michelle Hacking

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this the saddest of times, fly high sandy xxx


Margaret Stinson

A very dear friend to my late husband he was best man at our wedding and godfather to our eldest son so many happy memories RIP.



Thinking of you all, a well known character of Rishton. Keep him safe in your hearts.


Karen Mckay

I love you and I miss you so much my heart is broken x