Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Service Details:
Kath's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Kath Faraday née Kennedy

Suddenly at her home on 10th June 2024, Kath aged 66 years of Rishton, Mum of Claire, Ben and Jenny, grandma of Dan, Darcey and Sebastian, sister of Jean, auntie of Rachel and Gary and a relative and friend to many.

A well known face in the local community, Kath was the most devoted and hardworking GP Receptionist working at the Weavers Practice, Great Harwood and former practice manager at The High Street Surgery, Rishton where she was loved by her fellow colleagues and the patients visiting the surgery. She was super organised and had the office running like clockwork and at home she was the most house proud lady and her home was always immaculate. Kath always looked forward to visits from her grandchildren and she enjoyed going out to lunch with her friends and she always looked forward to a spot of shopping. At home Kath loved nothing more than settling down to watch her favourite soap, Coronation Street, she also enjoyed films and her go to movie was Pretty Woman and she loved listening to Motown music.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in Kath’s memory on behalf of MIND. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the funeral directors.

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


    Jeanette Parkes

    I was so sad to read of Kaths passing. I am a patient at The Weavers Practice and she was always lovely with me. Her approach on the phone or at the Practice was just what patients needed. Sending my condolences to the family.

    Susan Gugalko

    Such sad news to hear about Kath, she was a lovely person and always so helpful, my husband always said to Kath when he rang the weavers for anything looks like I’ve got the captain of the ship and she always said give over and then laugh, she was a special and caring lady and we will miss her.Thinking of all Kaths family at this very very sad time.

    Nina Wilkinson

    Such sad news, Kath was a lovely lady.


    Sleep peacefully in the arms of the Angels Kath. My love and prayers are with you Ben, Jennie and Claire X


    You are now at peace Kath but will never be forgotten. Claire, Ben and Jenny my heart goes out to you all. Very tragic and very sad. Xx

    Rachel Bonnick

    I hope you’ve found peace Auntie Kath x


    condolences to all the family . I worked with Kath and she was so personable ,professional, and helpful but overall just a lovely lady inside and out. so sad .. will miss our waves xxx

    Andy and Julie Bartley

    Such a sad loss and such a shock. Having known Kath for many, many years as a friend and later a colleague. Kath was a joy to be with and such a kind and thoughtful lady. She will be missed by so many people, sending Love and thoughts to her family at this very sad time . Rest peacefully Kath love Andy and Julie

    Christine Heywood

    Sending Heartfelt condolences to all the family X X

    Pauline Wood

    Kath & I were really good friends during our days at Accrington College and spent many a night around Rishton or at The Cavendish. We would often ‘bump into each other and have a good catch up. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and send my condolences to all her family. God Bless Kath x

    Maria Payne

    Katherine 2 years older than me but knew her from going round Rishton in my younger years rip Katherine xxx

    Dorothy Gould (nee Blackley)

    Such a shock to hear this news. I knew Kath and her sister Jean from primary school at St Charles Rishton. Kath was a lovely and caring.

    Lynn mccann

    So sorry for your loss. Lovely lady.  X

    Eileen Roberts

    Knew Cath working at the Weavers  Practice in GT Harwood such a lovely lady with  a lovely smile and would do anything to help you

    Lynn McGinty

    Condolences to all the family, such sad news. Kath was a lovely person. I have some very happy memories of our youth when we both left school and started work and going out. Thanks for those year’s  Kath, you will be  sadly  missed. God bless.

    Anne Wilson (nee O’Connor

    So shocked and sad.!! love to all her family known her for many years was her Sister Jean’s  best friend x R.I.P. lovely, funny girl xx Fly high xxx

    Elizabeth Hind

    So sorry for your loss Jen and family. I didn’t know your mum,but you always mentioned her and you both shared some very special times on holiday together. Memories you can treasure forever. Sending loads of hugs,love and prayers.😇❤🙏 her.


    Kath, I miss you so much already.  My thoughts and prayers are with you on your journey.  To Claire, Ben Jenny and families, to Jean and family, you are also in our prayers.  Hope you find eternal rest with Auntie M.  Sleep well! 🙏❤️

    Mandy and Nick

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time. As many have commented, Kath was a lovely lady and had a warm, caring personality. May she rest in peace.


    To Clare Jenny and Ben., I am so sorry for your loss. To Jean my sincere condolences. I hope Kathleen is at peace 🙏

    Jenny Faraday

    I love you Mum

    Karen Green

    Lovely to work with in reception at The Weavers Practice in Rishton. Very sorry to hear of Kath’s passing. Condolences to the family. Rest easy Kath.

    Carol Dewhurst

    Hope you’re at peace x

    Helen Gilmour

    My thoughts are with the family at this sad time, rest in peace my friend kath x