Funeral Service

Time: 9.45am

Date: Friday 23rd December 2022

Service Details:
The service will be held in St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium

Maureen Dorothy Edith Harrison

Peacefully at her home, with her husband at her side on 15th December 2022, Maureen, aged 77 of Whalley, formerly of Great Harwood. The devoted and much loved wife of David, adored and loving mum of Janet and Jonathan, dear mother-in-law of Gez and Rachel, cherished nana of Hannah, dear sister of Michael and Marian and a loved relative and friend to many.

Maureen was such a caring and considerate person who spent her life giving to others. She was a life long respected member of St Bartholomew’s Church in Great Harwood, serving as a pastoral visitor and branch leader of the Mother’s Union. Family and friends were the centre of Maureen’s world and she loved nothing more than spending time with those she loved and cared for, sharing many wonderful times enjoying meals out and holidays. Over the years Maureen enjoyed travelling, including visits to South Africa, New Zealand and America, but her favourite destination was France.

She spent her working life in education, initially as a primary school teacher at St Peter’s Primary School in Accrington, then Hippings Methodist Primary School in Oswaldtwistle and St Bartholomew’s Primary School in Great Harwood. Later Maureen became a Senior Lecturer and course leader in education at St Martin’s College, Lancaster, training teachers. Maureen will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all her family and friends.

Family flowers only please, donations may be made in memory of Maureen on behalf of MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association). To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to Champ Funeral Services. A donation box will also be available in Church.


Please feel free to leave a message for Maureen’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Janet Semple

Maureen was suck a kind caring person and I will always remember her friendship in the years we spent at Lincoln Training College. My thoughts are with David and her family.

Chris, Tanya, Elsie and Sam Parker

Thinking of you all and in very fond memory of a gentle, kind and caring Auntie.

Mike and Jeanne

In loving memory of a very dear cousin who will always have a special place in our hearts

Margaret and John Mallalieu

In loving memory of a special friend, who will be in our hearts forever. Margaret and John

Carol White

Take comfort from the fact that your memories of Maureen will be with you for ever and ever. God bless you all.

Brian and Mary Potts

Condolences to all the family – Maureen will be sadly missed

Simon Parker

We were so sorry to hear that auntie Maureen had so sadly passed away and just wanted to reach out to you all and let you know that you are in our thoughts and we are sending much love from across the miles. We really wish we could be there to give everyone a huge hug, but please know that we are thinking about you, and praying for you right now. I know from mum that the last couple of years have been extremely tough, but am certain that auntie Maureen is now at peace and suffering no more. We look forward to being able to visit and deliver on those hugs in the summer of 2023 – take care all of you, all our love coming your way right now. Simon, Michi, Emily and Hana xxxx

Carol Isherwood

With my deepest love and sympathy on the loss of your lovely Mum and wife x

David Midwinter

I worked with Maureen at St Martin’s College / University of Cumbria for many years. She was a great colleague. She was always smiling and was such a kind and caring person. Her love for the students was evident and she inspired many student teachers. Her influence will have benefited hundreds, maybe thousands of children over the years and that is a great legacy.

Ian and Jennifer

Lots of very happy memories of time spent with Maureen, our most sincere condolences to you all.

Phil & Judith Smith

Sorry to hear about your loss – we hope you feel surrounded by love.

Joyce Miller

Maureen will be fondly missed by many such a caring lady.

Kay and Geoff

Maureen was such a wonderful person in every way and will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She bore this devastating disease with quiet dignity.. :God Bless ????????

Elizabeth (Liz) Bott

I will always remember Maureen with love and affection. She was a warm, caring, and kind person and the best of colleagues.