Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Thursday 27th July 2023

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium. Please feel free to wear claret and blue to reflect Mark's love of Burnley Football Club.

Mark De-Maine ( Axy )

On 15th July, 2023 peacefully in hospital, Mark, aged 56 years of Accrington. The dearly loved son of Eileen and Michael, loved stepson of Jennifer, much loved dad of Rebecca and Natasha, loving grandad of twins Benjamin and Isobel, Ellie and Jack. Stepdad of Emma and Hayley, also a dear nephew of Judy, Paul & Dianne, dear cousin of Maxine & Gary and Natalie and Liam. Also a much loved family member and friend.

Mark served his apprenticeship as a Painter & Decorator with George Riley, also attending Burnley College. He then worked for Ross Lee Construction before becoming self employed. He had an excellent eye for detail and worked to a high standard. Mark had an absolute passion for all things sport and in his younger years played cricket with Shane Warne for Accrington. A claim to fame was beating Viv Richard at pool 4 – 1 at Accrington Cricket Club. A talented all round sportsman, Mark also played football for Accrington Combination during the winter months. He was a lifelong, avid fan of Burnley FC. His daughters have inherited Mark’s love of sports, especially football and his love of Burnley FC. Mark had a wicked sense of humour. He enjoyed reading his daily newspaper and The Racing Times and loved playing the odds. He was known for his love of Spaghetti Bolognese and always had a giant pot on the go. Mark was much loved by his family and friends and will be remembered with a smile. Special thanks are extended to the staff and consultants on Ward B18 & C14 at The Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Donations are gratefully being received in lieu for flowers, on behalf of MacMillan and on behalf of PDSA via the blue donate button below.

Please feel free to leave a message for Mark’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]
Mandy Gallagher
Night God Bless Mark, thanks for always making me laugh at school,and for being a good friend.Sleep Tight my old mate UTC XXX
John Aspinall
Will never are days together playing in football in the school football team. God bless.
So sorry for your loss he will be sadly missed utc. x
Sam and Stephen Cronshaw
Thinking of you all at this sad time. Axy was a top bloke who will be missed by many. Fly high fellow Claret.
Tracey Flood
What a great guy. You will be sadly missed. RIP Axy. Forever a Claret. Love Martin and Tracey Flood ❤
Danny Flood
RIP mate I’ll never forget our chats about playing football together at school from all them years ago and both of us scoring in a cup final to win use the cup, got to admit though your goal was better. You’re guna b sadly missed sleep tight ????????????
Michael and Diane Hey
You will be sadly missed on the Turf, we will have a vodka and coke in the Oxford for RIP Axy UTC X
Sharon and Joe Flood
Sending our condolences to all the family,R.I.P Axy xx
Holly Mercer
My thoughts are with your family Axey. You was a big part of life growing up and we have lots of fond and funny memories to cherish of you. Heaven has gained yet another good man. Sending all my love to the family xx
Lisa and Mark Entwistle
So sorry to hear this sad news. Mark was lovely xxx
Martin Pratt
So sorry on Mark’s passing. I travelled all over with him watching the Clarets years ago. Particularly remember going down to Torquay in the play offs with him. We watched the cricket World Cup at my house together at four in the morning once. Happy times. RIP Axy. Gone but not forgotten. Thanks for the memories.
Marvin McVicker
Very sad for your loss. I have great memories of Mark as he was one of an amazing group of friends who always supported us at the Cemetery Pub (now Whitakers) May he rest in peace.
Paul Croasdale (Crowy)
So sad to hear of your loss, Axy “Youll always be a Claret” RIP
Katie and John Hart
We are so shocked and saddened to hear the very sad news of Axy we have known him for many years and always had a good laugh with him he will be sadly missed . (Axy)
Mandie Taylor
RIP Axy, fond memories at the New Era. Lovely lad.
Accy Clarets
Sincere condolences from all Accy Clarets
Keith, Karen and Charlotte Britland
Good night, God bless, Axy. Rest in peace and thinking of your family at this sad and difficult time x
Phil and Andrea Chesko
We were both very sad to hear about Axy. He will be sadly missed. R.I.P. Axy. UTC.
Chris Lovell
So sorry to hear of Axy’s passing. Great days at school and playing football and watching him play cricket for Accy .rest in peace pal.
Andrew Mitchell (Macky)
Really sad to hear, Axy always had a smile.
Peter, Trish, Stacey and Annalise
The Axe will be missed by ALL, the life and soul on the bus going to God`s back garden, UTC, AXY. This is really sad news, and sorry to all the family for your loss. Axy was a great guy and we had a lot of laughs & banter at our house with him, used to drive him insane when our Springer used to run off with one of his gloves, rags etc when he put them down on the chair., then couldn’t find them.He will be greatly missed, lots of good memories to cherish. Night Axy, Love Peter, Trish, Stacey and Annalise. Never forgotten. xxxxxx
Julie Davies (was Whittaker)
So sad hearing the news of Marks passing, knew him from spending time in the Grey horse many years ago with my late Husband, I’m sure Mick will be ready for a pint and a catch up!….God bless you, and Rest in peace
Trevor Davis
So sorry to hear about marks death I worked with him for many years at Ross Lee. A good lad. As we were only lads I only heard of marks passing today as I live in France. I’m so sorry we have lost a gud en sleep well axi. Up the clarets !!!!????family of Mark De-Maine ( Axy ):
RIP Axy.. such sad new, heart goes out to everyone at this sad time.. utc x