Funeral Service

Time: 3.00pm

Date: Friday 30th April 2021

Service Details:
A private funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. For those who are unable to attend the service will be live streamed using the following login details, the service will be available for 28 days. Username zuxe4189 Password 011446. Nicola will be passing through Great Harwood on her final journey, if you would like to pay your respects you are welcome to line the street at the Town Gate in Great Harwood at 2.30pm

Nicola Jane Blackburn nee Kimberley

Nicola peacefully passed away on the 19th April 2021 at the Royal Blackburn Hospital with her two mums by her side aged 49 years.

Nicola was the dearly loved daughter of Susan and the late Derek, cherished mum to Rachel, Rebecca, Alex and Andrew, much loved step daughter to Pam, loving sister to Lisa, sister in law to Julian, half sister to Mark, Luke and James, auntie to Chauntelle and Dominic and former partner of the children’s father Paul. Nicola was also dearly loved by all the Kimberley family who met up frequently, she was a loyal and dear friend to many.

Nicola was born at home on the 7th July 1971 in Eldwick West Yorkshire, she enjoyed her younger years out in the field’s taking in all that nature had to offer with her older sister Lisa. Together they had a pony named Patch and Nicola would spend a lot of time with the Calves, Sheep, Piglets and the fluffy Chicks. Nicola loved their Yorkshire terrier, Penny. Together with Lisa they would dress her in clothes and wheel her around in a pram, many happy times were spent on the farm.

In 1983, Nicola moved in with her father Derek and step mum, Pam. Nicola became a half sister to Mark, Luke and James and more happy memories were made.

When Nicola grew up, she met Paul and was blessed to become a proud mum to two sets of twins, Rachel and Rebecca and then 20 months later, Alex and Andrew. Nicola’s fondest memories were spending time with her children in the garden of their family home, she was a wonderful mother.

Nicola loved to socialise with her many good friends around the Town Gate Bars in Great Harwood, back home she spent quality time with her family and much loved dogs, jaz and storm. Jaz in particular was always by Nicola’s side.

Nicola enjoyed the time she spent working as a Volunteer for the Hyndburn Project in the baby shop in Accrington. Nicola eventually became the shop manager, she took great pride in what she did and helped so many people.

From a young age, Nicola had a vibrant, loving personality and loved to do anything that matched her free-spirit character, she will be remembered for this.

Nicola will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Nicola are being gratefully received on behalf of the R.S.P.C.A via the donate button below.

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Nicola Jane Blackburn nee Kimberley


Jaki Guthrie

RIP my heart goes out to you all. What a sad loss taken to early, alway happy and always with a smile your will be sadly missed.


Janine Kemp

Nicola was a friend to me when we was young we mated together with her cousin ann marie nicola was always a joy to be around although as wegot older we lost touch although when we saw each other we used to chat r.i.p Nicola.


Ivy and Keith

I’m so sorry to ear you have gone rest in peace you be missed.


Martine Hindle

Thoughts are with you all at this sad time, she was a lovely, friendly and bubbly lady she will be missed by many x


Margaret Garner

So sorry for your loss resting in peace no more pain ???? She’s with the angels ????


Margaret O’Shea

Hi I only knew Nicola for a few months we met doing a couple of course at waterside. We had a great laugh and usually went for a drink afterwards. Turned out we knew same people and Ime and my partner knew Joe. Sorry for your loss she always made me laugh. We d planned to meet up for drinks after everything. When we was in the white orchid many people thought we were sisters cos had same type of hair. I was upset to hear about her. Take care just have good memories X


Maria Macari

I’m so shocked and by the passing of your wonderful mum nicola she truly was a pleasure to know always a smile always an hello rip beautiful lady because you truly will be missed by so many all my prayers thoughts are with your beautiful children good night God bless beautiful angel.


Deborah Gudgeon nee Redfern.

So sorry For the loss of Nicola. I’ve had many a happy night out with Nicola as teenagers we used to have such laughs. I’m certain she will be sadly missed thinking about you all x


Ann Marie Kimberley

Have some amazing memories of our childhoods together, l will miss you so much, Rest in Peace ❤ xxxx


Gaenor Bridges

Good night God Bless Nicola it’s hard to believe you won’t be around sleep tight sweety and watch over your babies x



We will all miss you so much Nicola. You were always so much fun and your laugh and smile was so wonderful. You will be so missed at our Kimbo get togethers . Fly high our special angel. xx


Donna Booth

So saddened to hear of Nicolas passing at such a young age. Sending my heartfelt love to all of her family. X



When I wake in the early hours and I shed a tear or two for you I remember our times growing up and the friendship we had. We have seen each other through the good bad and ugly. My biggest memory is how amazing you where as a mother such a natural at being organised and seeing to their every need and how proud you where of them. I hope you are at peace now Nicola because all I ever wanted for you was to be happy and content. Goodnight and God bless till we meet again.


Maria Payne

I’ve known Nicola years she lived at the back of me .when. The kids was very young with Paul I’ve had nights out as wellvey to h nic and her famil she was a loving caring mum god bless nic xx


Janet & Darren Harwood

RIP Nicola.


Sharon Garratty was Boardman

My heart goes out to Nicola’s family, I was so shocked and saddened to hear that she had passed xx I used to be at school with Nicola and then later on we worked together at boxes where she met Paul x we had many laughs together she was such a happy and positive person to be around x Rip Nicola xx


Jackie Mayor

I’m so sorry to hear of the sad news about Nicola I lived at James avenue where Nicola lived. I remember her bringing her twin girls home from hospital and having her twin boys she was a brilliant mum. One thing I will always remember about her was her beautiful infectious smile. RIP Nicola. So sorry for all her family and my sincere condolences to you all. Xx



Rip beautiful lady ???? ???? ????


Lynn Woods

We will all miss you Nicola. What a shock to hear of your passing. You were a big personality and lots of fun and the Kimbo get togethers will not be the same without you. Rest in peace. X



I have known Nicola for 33years and we have been through everything together. We have had so fun together I will never forget a few years ago us both dancing to gold and lots off 80s songs, drinking what became our favourite drink jack and daniels, and my daughter shouting at us to get to bed has it was early hours in the morning, so funny Nicola saying I can’t get down your stairs help, suddenly she says oh I know Karen let’s go down on our bums like kids, we had many nights like this and I will miss you terribly xxx


Marie Hartley

I was so sad to hear the news of Nicolas passing she used to walk past my house with her twin girls Rebecca and Rachel they were born not long after my own daughter and then surprise when the girls were just over one she told me she was expecting again with another set of twins Alex and Andrew. What a great mum you were and a lovely lady always smiling rest in peace Nicola and I’m sending all my thoughts and deepest sympathies to all your family.


Luke and Amy

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. Dad will wait with open arms. Love you sis x


Mira Rojkan

My deepest condolences to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult of times. May Nicola always rest in peace, yet live forever in the hearts of so many.


Dawn Balmbra

My heart is breaking for you all at this sad time. Such a beautiful person Nicola will leave a great void in our lives. I have fond memories of Nicola when staying at the farm that I will cherish for ever. RIP sweet Angel xx


Lynne Johnstone

I have just heard the sad news of Nicola. Me and Nicola was in hospital together I had my son jack and Nicola had her twin girls . R.I.P Nicola love Lynne sleep tight xxx