Funeral Service

Time: 11.30am

Date: Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Service Details:
A private family funeral service will be held at St James' Church Altham followed by Committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Mildred Bertwistle

Peacefully in the loving care of Ashmeade Care Home on 20th January 2021, Mildred aged 89 years of Simonstone. The dearly loved wife of the late Gordon, loving mum of Sue and Cath, very dear mother-in-law of David and the late Philip, devoted grandma of Philip, Andrew and Emma and great-grandma of Charlie.

Born in Clayton-le-Moors, Mildred spent her working life as a devoted teacher working in several local schools in Accrington, Padiham and Clitheroe, she loved her work and always had the children’s full attention with her amazing story telling abilities. She was a doting grandma to her grandchildren and loved to spoil them at any given chance. She was a wonderful baker and the family always looked forward to her baked treats and her homemade blackcurrant pie was a firm favourite. Mildred also enjoyed reading, knitting and she was a keen genealogist. A committed Christian, Mildred attended All Saints in her younger years and then St Leonard’s, Padiham, in her later years she has been a regular attendee at St James’ Church, Altham.

Family flowers only by request. Donations are being received in Mildred’s memory on behalf of The Children’s Society. To make a donation please click ‘Make A Donation’ at the bottom of this page.

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Mildred Bertwistle


Judith, Michael and family

In loving memory of a dear Auntie. May you rest in peace.



In loving memory of Mildred, my godmother.


Elsie Ashworth

In loving memory of a very good and life long friend. We first met on our first day at Accrington High School and have remained friends ever since. Mildred will be much missed, Sending love to all her family.