Funeral Service

Time: 10.30am

Date: Tuesday 20th October 2020

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions a family Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Mary's Church, Langho followed by a private cremation at Accrington Crematorium. Norman's service will be live-streamed via our Facebook page - Champ Funeral Services on Tuesday 20th October at 10.30am.

Norman John Walsh

On 6th October 2020 suddenly at his home, Norman aged 59 years of Balderstone. The dearly loved husband of Teresa, much loved dad of Elizabeth and Paddy, dear father-in-law of Peter and Pearce, much loved and devoted grandad of Ciaran and Fionn, loved brother of Mary, dear brother in law of Peter and loving uncle of Richard, Michael and Jamie.

Norman worked for many years in the family textile business at Witton Mill in Blackburn. He then started his own businesses in renewable energy making peoples’ homes warmer with insulation and heating systems. More recently, Norman set up business in the Orkney Islands where he built a new home for the family to visit. 

Norman enjoyed reading, fishing and travelling the world. He loved nothing more than spending time with all his family, especially his two young grandsons. He was a kind, cheerful, generous and charismatic person whose ambition, imagination and optimism knew no bounds. 

Norman will be hugely missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him. 

Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Norman are being gratefully received on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research and North West Ambulance Service via the blue button at the bottom of this page. 

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Norman John Walsh


Gemma, Heath, Amelia and Isaak

All our love, so devastated for your loss xx


Alan and Patricia Southworth

Our condolence to Theresa and all the family of Norman. So sad. Norman was a true friend and work colleague . God bless .


Barney Cowin and Brian McRobert

I was deeply saddened to hear about Norman. Brian and I worked with Norman for nine years and in that time he grew to be a close friend. He was a kind, gentle and cheerful man, and he touched not just Brian and I but also our families who also grow to know him. We worked very closely with Norman with all the fantastic work that he did through Firefly, and when Norman and his colleagues were kind enough to take us round the island the warmth of all his customers and colleagues towards him was plain to see and is a testament to his character. He will be missed a great deal, and my heart goes out to his family and friends who must be feeling his loss all the more keenly.


Stephanie and Robert Johnson

Norman was always so jovial and great fun to be with. A true gentleman and always kind and genuinely interest in everyone he spent time with. So sad you have been taken so soon.


Maggie and Bev xxx

Such a sad sudden loss for you all. Teresa, Liz, Paddy, Mary and the rest of Norman’s family, our prayers are with you. Norman was a loving, characterful and good man. He will be missedNorman John Walsh:Maggie and Bev xxx


Ellen and Juris

Such a tragic loss although we only knew Norman a short time he had a big impact on us. He was a true gentle man, fun to be with and always upbeat. Our love and sympathy to Teresa and the family.


Christine Smith

So sorry and sad for you all, I hope all your happy memories stay with you forever. RIP Norman xx



I still can’t believe it. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family.He has been taken too soon.


Ann McRoberts

Norman was a wonderful friend and employer and I will miss him dearly. The hole he has left in all our lives will take a lifetime to heal. So sorry for your loss Teresa and family. He was taken from you much too early.


Sharon Caldwell

Deeply saddened to hear this news. My love to Teresa and Normans family. x


Neely & Ian 

We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Norman. He was such a gentleman and he will be so many. We remember how proud he was at the wedding of Paddy & Pearce. He was so very proud and took the time to speak to every guest. He had a smile on his face all day. Ian remembers Norman with great fondness and had some good laughs and conversations with him at Paddy’s stag do. We are thinking of you all at this extremely sad time and wish you peace, comfort & the courage to face the days ahead. Norman will never be forgotten and will hold a special place in our memories and our heart. Neely & Ian x


Sharon and Clive

Norman’s kind soul and giving spirit will remain in our memories. Norman was full of love for Teresa, Liz, Paddy, the grand children and his whole family.


Lorraine & Rognvald Baillie and family

We feel privileged to have gotten to know Norman he was such a warm, kind, caring man with an infectious personality. He will always be remembered fondly our love and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Xx


James Quinlan

We are both so devastated for you all on Norman’s passing, taken far too soon but leaving a lifetime of wonderful memories. Much love to Teresa, Liz & Paddy, Pete, Pea & the boys xxxxx James & Dean


Mary and Stuart

Such a lovely man. Norman was kind, generous and very proud of all his family. A very gentle and considerate person who will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.


Ian Brewis

Norman was, truly a lovely man and dear friend who will be sorely missed but lovingly remembered with our warmest of smiles and biggest hugs, as he would have wanted. My heart felt sympathies to Terresa, Mary and all the family who loved him so. Ian


Rachel Sunderland

So sorry to hear this sad news. Lovely memories, rest in peace X X


Andrew Wilkinson

A late message of sadness on hearing this news. Norman and I were great friends in our early years at Giggleswick school. We enjoyed fishing with his dad in Scotland during the summer holidays even though it was a long journey in his Lamborghini. My sincere condolences to all the family and I’m sure Norman will support everyone as best he can with his non-physical freedoms.



Happy memories of a lovely friend and true gentleman. The angels gained a diamond. X