Funeral Service

Time: 12.30pm

Date: Friday 12th July

Service Details:
The service will be held in St Peter's and St Paul's Church Rishton followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium Burnley Road Accrington BB5 6HA.

Norma Louise Baker

On 24th June 2024, suddenly, Norma aged 79 years of Rishton. The dearly beloved wife of the late Bill, much loved and loving mum of the late Andrea, devoted and dearly loved grandma of Matthew & Alana, Katie & Andy, and cherished great grandma of Chloe, Ciaran, Frazier and Spencer. Norma will be sadly missed by her loving family and friends.

Norma was a beloved and well-known figure at the Weavers Practice, where she dedicated many years of her working life as a devoted Practice Manager, forging numerous friendships along the way. Norma loved shopping and enjoyed frequent trips to Ossie Mills, where she sought out the sparkliest clothes, always looking stunning at the Ladies’ evenings at the Masonic Hall or while supporting her late husband Bill as he sang at various venues. In her life, Norma was the most devoted family lady and Norma’s greatest joy was her family, to whom she was a the most wonderful mum and grandma. The cherished memories of happy trips to the caravan in Llandudno, shopping adventures, and Saturday morning breakfasts in Accrington will always be treasured. Despite her small stature, Norma possessed incredible strength and was the respected matriarch of her family. She was a strong and definite character, loved and admired by all. At home, she was an avid reader with an extensive collection of books and magazines. She enjoyed watching “Call The Midwife” and everything stopped for  Strictly.  Her love for long phone conversations with friends and family highlighted her warm and caring nature. Each working day, Matthew, Frazier, and Spencer would promptly pick Norma up at 4:00pm. Norma had always wanted to work until the age of 80, such was her love for her job and people. Her life was a testament to the power of love, and she instilled in her family the belief that anything done with love would last. Norma – remembered with love today and always.

Please feel free to wear something bright to reflect Norma’ s bright personality.

Donations are being gratefully received in lieu of flowers, in memory of Norma on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice.  To make a donation please click the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.

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


    Judith Spencer

    In memory of a special lady. A true friend. I will remember our long phone calls over many years. Our trust in one another. Our deepest respected love for each other. Rest in peace my dear colleague and friend. God Bless xxh other.

    Andrew lancaster

    Thoughts with you all

    Christine Moore

    Sincere condolences to the family for the loss of Norma.

    Karen Green

    I was very sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. She will be happily reunited with Bill and Andrea. She will be much missed in the surgery. Always remembered as The Cabins Practice Manager.

    Liz & Bev

    Rest in Peace Norma, you will be missed greatly….Thinking of you and all your Family xx

    Matthew Lancaster

    Your at peace now, in no more pain you fought every day now is your time to rest and go and look after my mum and grandad. Our leader and inspiration we will love you forever. NNGB xx

    Andrew guild

    Things are not the same without you here I miss our little chats we had


    So sorry to hear that my dear friend has gone. So glad we had our little chat. Rest in peace dear friend

    Alana Lancaster

    Thank you for everything you were the strongest kindest & best grandma to us all.

    Iona Mifsud

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time, RIP Norma 🪽

    Susan brown

    Lovely lady was a joy speaking to her whenever I was down in rishton with family.

    Andrew Lancaster
    Rest in peace Norma you was a star with my family and me always in my mind sleep
    Graham Avison
    RIP Norma -we always laughed as it was Lankys grandma whenever we spoke ❤️
    Christine Wild
    R.I. P. Norma., You will be sadly missed
    Sarah scott
    A wonderful lady who always had time for everyone she met. Rest in peace Norma x
    Lynn mccann
    Thinking about all the family and friends. R.I.P Norma  x
    Lynn Hek
    Sincere Condolences
    Jenny Faraday
    Goodnight Norma, please look after my mum x
    Tracy (from Weavers)
    Sending love and condolences to all of Norma’s family. She will be sadly missed,