Funeral Service


Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Service Details:
A private family funeral service will be held at St Mary's RC Church, Clayton Le Moors followed by interment at Dill Hall Cemetery

Margaret Mary Howson nee Lord

On 18th November 2020 peacefully after a long illness patiently Bourne at Haslingden Hall Care Home formally of Lancaster Drive, Clayton Le Moors with her devoted much loved daughter Catherine by her side Margaret aged 81 years.

The dearly loved wife of the late John, much loved and sadly missed mum of Catherine, Neil and Linda, dear mother in law of Alan, Judith and Paul, a loving grandma of Mark, Laney, Lee, Erin, Nicky, Georgia, Rachael and Michael also a devoted great grandma of Travis and Ari, much loved doggy mummy to Benji, cherished sister to Bernard and the late Michael, Joseph and John and their partners Christine, Mary, Connie and Moira and a loyal friend to many.

Margaret started her working life as a shop assistant at Annie Charles, before moving onto employment with the co-op and Brooke Bond OXO on the evening shift where she made many friends and her closest friend Edna, she worked around her growing family and also enjoyed her role as a welfare assistant before retiring from the job she found most rewarding taking her much loved children to and from school.

Margaret lived for her family and loved time spent with them and her Yorkshire terrier dogs, she loved to explore with her husband visiting Germany, Belgium and Denmark.

Margaret was always very well presented and smart she loved her clothes and shopping trips with her daughter Linda. Margaret loved attending St Mary’s Church and in later life when she could no longer attend enjoyed her visits from Father Tansey her much loved parish priest of St Mary’s RC Church.

Margaret was supported in later life with care from Townfield House and Haslingden Hall Care Home her family give special thanks to Ana, Anne, Denise, Chris, Caroline and Dawn.

Family flowers only please, if you would like to make a donation in memory of Margaret these are being gratefully received on behalf of Animal Trust, Blackburn

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Margaret Mary Howson nee Lord


Bernadette Owen

Dear Linda, Catherine and family. Your mum was a lovely lady. May she rest in peace. Sending love and prayers to you all. Xx


Marlene Jones

Rest in peace Mary from Marlene St Mary’s


Lisa Bentley

I met your lovely mother a few times and it was obvious that Margaret was a wonderful, kind hearted, devoted mother. Her welcome and warm presence will always be remembered. I can not begin to imagine how much your hearts are breaking at the moment. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in eternal peace Margaret.