Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Thursday 26th January 2023

Service Details:
A service to give thanks for Pam and her life will be held at Mytton Fold Farm, Langho BB6 8AB Followed by a private committal.

Pamela Shaw

On 8th January, 2023 peacefully at her home, Pam aged 77 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The dearly beloved and loving wife of John, adored by her lovely cat Blossom, also a loved sister in law and beloved aunt and a cherished friend to many.

In her working life, Pam trained as a cookery teacher and taught at QEGS and Accrington College. She also spent time working as a lab technician. Her lifelong passion was walking with her soulmate John and they enjoyed the most amazing adventures together travelling to great destinations. Pam adored the freedom of being able to roam and be in nature. Pam also adored horses and was a member of the ‘Galloping Grannies’ which is a group who have arrangements with various stables so they can ride the horses, which Pam absolutely loved. She was an avid reader, particularly equestrian and walking books. Pam was also a great cook and her Christmas trifle was legendary. She was the greatest cat lover in the world and her home was always filled with cat adornments everywhere. Pam shared the most wonderful connection with her cat Blossom whom she loved dearly. The most lovely and unique character, once seen never forgotten. Pam leaves a footprint of loving kindness in us all.

Family flowers only please. Donations are being gratefully received in memory of Pam on behalf of HAPPA. To make a donation please click the blue donate button at the foot of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Pam’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]


So very saddened to hear about the loss of such a wonderful lady, I grew up knowing Pam and John as they were good friends of my mum. She was the kindest, funniest and bubbliest person I’ve ever known and my heart goes out to you John ❤️ She truly was a wonderful electric thunderstorm of a lady and I’ll always remember you and your infectious laugh. Rest in peace lovely lady xxxx

Norma Roe

In loving memory of Pam who was a wonderful friend and a giggle to cheer you up. Thinking of John and the family xx

Penny Taylor

I worked with John in the mid to late 1970’s and as a result, met Pam. Anyone who knew her knows what a fun loving, kind and caring person she was. There was never a dull moment when she was around and it was a pleasure for me and my family to have had the privilege of knowing her. RIP lovely lady, and bless you John

Allan Tripyear

Only knew you for 4 years but you were a good neighbour. So sadly missed.

Judy & John Halstead

Pam was a fun person to know, always had a positive outlook and will be missed by many people particularly her neighbours who all thought the world of her. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to John

John & Irene Pye and family

Pam was such a fabulous person in so many ways and will be missed by us all. She is now a diamond in the sky as she was on earth and will always be in our hearts. Thank you Pam for your caring support over the years. RIP

Anne & Peter Peak

Both of us knew Pamela & John from Accrington High School and Peter having worked with both of them at Accrington College. Pamela was a lovely person, full of fun and living life to the full. Her tales of wonderful long distance walks with John and horse riding with the Galloping Grannies. She was a wonderful organiser and arranged some lovey school reunions. Thank you Pamela. A full and well lived reunions of

Jean kay

Pam helped every year at our Open Garden weekend at Great Mitton Hall. We shared a passion for horses, and this year one of the chosen charities will be H A P P A in memory of Pam, we will really miss her enthusiasm and sense of humour.Jean and Ken Kay.

Barbara, cousin

So sad about Pam. She and and I grew up together when we were very small..


We as a WI, will miss Pam very much, she was a founder member, she was a happy sole, full of joyful stories. She gave as a very informative talk about card drivers over taking horses, which we all took to heart, she adored horses. She always put herself forward if there Xmas z task that needed doing at the WI, she will be greatly missed at the federation quiz next month. Deepest sympathy to John and family, may she rest in peace. Xx

Brian Walker

Dear Pam, little did I know, when I met Alison, that I would also have you as the best sister-in-law I could have wished for. I shall always cherish your exuberance, your kindness and your generosity.

Andrea and Mel (Leaver) and families

Pam was a truly lovely lady, with an infectiously naughty laugh and a fantastic sense of humour. Pam also had a very caring and calm nature, always a good friend and there for people in their time of need. We will never forget the love and support you gave to our mum particularly in the last 18 months of her life… a friendly ear to listen and the calming effects of Reiki therapy that you provided, helped more than you ever knew. Goodnight and God Bless Pam xx

Pam & Graham Walmsley & family

Pam was a lovely lady. Always had a smile and a tale to tell. She will be missed by everyone in the neighbourhood. RIP Pam. Sending love to John xx

John Burnett and Val

A very sad loss Pam was a life long friend from junior school and a very bright spark: .Never failed to make you laugh with her tales iwas very proud to be a groom at Pam and Johns wedding Stay strong Johntales

Carole Dawson

I remember so well our meetings at Stopford Court when Pam worked for Anchor housing she was a breath of fresh air and was sadly missed when she left cannot attend her funeral as we are away but our thoughts are with you and she will always be remembered

Steve and Annette Nicholson

Always a pleasure to meet Pam when out walking, conversation was never dull but full of humour and laughter. very true to say will never be forgotten. love to John and keep on walking. X

Sue Mick and Monty dog neighbours

So sad John: thinking about you at this time

Jacqui , Jude, Rita and John from Optical Direct

So very sorry for your loss , Pam was a lovely lady xx