Funeral Service

Time: 2.00pm

Date: Friday 20th January 2023

Service Details:
The service will be held in St. James Church, Altham followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium

Mildred Winterbottom

On 1st January, 2023 peacefully in hospital, Mildred, aged 95 years of Mellor. The dearly beloved wife of the late Harold, much loved mum of Paul, Steven, Mark, Susan and Adam, much loved mother in law of Gary & Ibby, loving nan of Becky, Matthew, Nicola, Michelle, Michael, Amy, Ella and Chris and great nan of Oliver, Pippa, Poppy and Giacomo.

Mildred was born in Altham and began her working life at Chenille Products and then Blackburn Town Hall before becoming a busy housewife on the family farm with their 5 children and supporting Harold on his milk round. There was always cooking to be done and housework to be carried out and Mildred had the energy of ten men and was always on the go. She was a lovely mum and the children could share everything with her and there was always lots of love in the household. Mildred’s life was very much centred around her family and times shared were always precious. She was a real people person and enjoyed being in company and always enjoyed her shopping trips and drives out to the coast with her lovely friends. Being a nan and great nan was wonderful for Mildred and she loved spending time with them and keeping up to date with all that was happening in their lives. Mildred enjoyed watching the soaps on TV and also Question Time and she loved to watch Susan and Gary in their various theatrical productions. She also enjoyed her Thursday shopping with Susan. As her health declined, HomeCare (Mellor) carers looked after Mildred at home. Mildred was then┬átaken in to the loving care of Haydock House where she settled beautifully and the staff were wonderful. Mildred was much loved and will be sadly missed.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in memory of Mildred on behalf of ┬áThe British Heart Foundation and Alzheimer’s Society. To make a donation, please click on the blue button link at the foot of this page.

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Laura and Alan Blomeley

With very fond memories of Mrs Winterbottom, spending time on the farm with Sue, her daughter, also my best friend. She welcomed me into her home as if I was one of her family – what wonderful childhood memories! I will truly miss her and know she will be sadly missed by all of her family and everyone who knew her. I will never forget her. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Laura, Alan and family XX

The Slinger Family

It was an honour to know such a lovely lady. Her family will miss her so much. Much love from Lorna, Robert, Amy and Kate xxxx

The Fry Family

With fond memories of a legend loved seeing Mildred’s face light up with with her lovely smile love and hugs to all the family from Tony Sue and Katie xxxxxxx


An amazing beautiful lady, I will miss mrs m, 11am on Mondays will never be the same. She was funny, great sense of humour and loved hearing my stories. Absolutely brilliant she was. My cute little mrs M is gone but never will I forget her. Sending lots of love xxxx

Mr & Mrs P Rowe

Sending all our love at this sad time you are all in our thoughts.

The Wright Family

We send you our heartfelt condolences at the loss of your mum. It was always delightful to meet up with Mrs Winterbottom, as she was known to us, over the many years we have known her. We particularly remember with fondness her 90th birthday where we all gathered in the garden to celebrate. We remember the happiness and pride she showed in having her loving family around her. Take comfort in all the times you were able to spend with your very special Mum and Nan. Thinking of you all at this time xx.

Maureen Jonathan & Lucy

Many happy memories Mildred. Rest in Peace.