Funeral Service

Time: 1.15pm

Date: Wednesday 9th March 2022

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

Michael ‘Mike’ Boast

Passed away peacefully at Pendleside Hospice on 26th February 2022 aged 75 years and of Accrington. The devoted and much-loved husband of Tricia, beloved dad of Chris, dear father-in-law of Katie, cherished Grandad of Isaac and Aaron, dear brother of Joan and Keith and a well-respected relative and very good friend to many.

Following his school years Mike served his time as an apprentice Heating engineer with J T Livesey. He then began working at Brooke bond Oxo as a maintenance engineer for many years until its closure in 1990. During his time at Oxo, Mike made many good and loyal friends and was always a well-respected member of his working team. He then set up as a self-employed plumber, he always enjoyed his work and carried it out to his highest standards. 

In his younger years Mike loved to be outdoors and over time he has trekked the many paths, hills and fells of the Lake District. Mike was also a former member of the Accrington Lions Club, where he gave much of his time helping with their charitable work. Later he became an avid golfer. Mike always looked forward to spending time on the course with his son and his many friends. He was a current member of Green Howarth Golf club and former member of Baxenden, Accrington and Great Harwood Clubs respectively.  He was the most devoted husband to his wife of 52 years, Tricia, who he met whilst on holiday in the Isle of Man. Together they shared a wonderful and happy life enjoying many holidays abroad, cruises and weekends away. Their favourite destinations were Portugal, Lanzarote and Spain where they loved to spend time relaxing in the sunshine, accompanied by friends and family. 

Mike was the most devoted and loving Dad and Grandad to his ‘boys’.


Family flowers only please, donations are being received in memory of Mike on behalf of Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue and Macmillan Cancer Support. 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 Mike’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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 MESSAGES for the family of Michael ‘Mike’ Boast


Dave Walkden

A wonderful, popular friend who will never be forgotten.


Sue, Steve and Harris

Will always be remembered for his wicked sense of humour. We’re going to miss him loads xxx


Mick and Leigh

Thinking of you all, on the loss of a wonderful man xxx


Gary Jones-Boast

Rest in peace Michael, much love to all the family at this very sad time x


Stephen Bentley

Condolences to Tricia, Joan, Keith and Christopher and family. Michael was more than my cousin, he was like another brother to me and Peter when we were kids. I always loved him dearly and know his passing will leave a big hole that can never be replaced. God bless you, Michael.


Brian and Valerie Weatherburn

Mike was a lovely guy, we have so many Happy memories particularly when he and Tricia and Ann and Harold, Maureen and Jeff visited us in Lanzarote. He will be sadly missed. All our love xxxx


Dorothy Pattinson and family

A real gem, Mike was a lovely man a privilege to know.


Steve and Leanne

All our love and thoughts from New Zealand, Mike was always such a joy and a pleasure to spend time with. We always looked forward to catching up.


Steve and Leanne

All our love and thoughts from New Zealand, Mike was always such a joy and a pleasure to spend time with. We always looked forward to catching up.


Jim & Sandra Bolton

A gentleman and true friend. Will miss him so much but will never be forgotten. We send our love and support to Tricia and the whole family now and always.


Gary, Claire, Neve and Declan

Remembering a lovely man with a great sense of humour. Mike will be missed by many people. Sending love to you all.


June Blakeley

Russell and l will miss our dear Friend Mike, he made us all laugh, we have so mean memories of Holidays and party’s, he’s a true friend to all and a prankster.We will always have a peg ready for you Mike. God bless you love you loads June and Russell xxxx


Graham Rachel Georgina Lister

Sending all our love Graham Rachel & Georgina xxxxx


Alan & Mary Kennedy

We have so many happy party and holiday memories together,, he was a true ray of sunshine everywhere he went , so much fun with plenty of leg pulling. We will miss him so much a true friend and gentleman.


Ian and Pauline

It’s so hard to put into words what we would like to say. We have known the family since Chris was born. We have so many great memories of You all. Miss him loads. Xx