Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Thursday 11th May 2023

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Kenneth Eddleston – Ken

On 21st April 2023, peacefully at his home, Ken, aged 88 years of Great Harwood. The devoted and beloved husband of Pat, much loved and loving dad of Paul and Louise and loving grandad of Phoebe and Matthew.

Ken began his working life at Shaw Motors in Great Harwood where he completed his apprenticeship as a car mechanic. He served his 2 years National Service with The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and returned to Shaw’s. Ken then joined Leavers Motors, Blackburn where he became the foreman. Living at New Moss Farm in Oswaldtwistle, Ken ¬†was able to convert one of the shippons into a garage and set up as a self employed mechanic. He later bought the filling station next door, knocked it down and built a great unit in the site and New Moss Garage Car Repairs was firmly on the map. Ken loved his work and had earned himself an excellent reputation. He had always loved engines and in his younger years loved motorbikes and trial biking, winning the Army Nationals during his time of service. In retirement, he could indulge his love of woodworking. Gifted with an engineers eye for precision and design, Ken made beautiful items of furniture for his family and he could turn his hand to anything He enjoyed watching football and followed Blackburn Rovers and had also been a seasoned fisherman for many years. First and foremost Ken was a devoted family man and he and Pat had been a perfect match. Everything Ken did was for the comfort and love of his family. He will be remembered for being a loving and devoted family man.

Donations in Memory of Ken are gratefully being received, in lieu of flowers, on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice. To donate, please click the blue donate button at the foot of this page.

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

Conrad Henderson

Sorry for your loss Paul & Louise.

Terry Erangey

To Paul, Louise, Phoebe and Matthew just to say we are thinking of you all with love at this sad time x It has been an honour and a privilege to have known Ken for the last fifty years,and he will be remembered with fondest memories. Sending all our love Terry,Sharon and family xx