Funeral Service

Time: 11.40

Date: Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Service Details:
A private family funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The funeral will be live steamed for all those who cannot attend. To watch the service, please follow the details below: Website: Username: Tibi4290 Password: 163387

Patricia Margaret Barnes (Pattie)

Peacefully in hospital following a short illness on 8th July 2020, Pattie aged 73 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted and adored wife of Jim, loving mum of Mark, Karen and Sarah, dear mother-in-law of Sarah, Paul and Mark, cherished grandma of Steven, Thomas, Jacob, Lewis and Liam, great-grandma of Robyn, dear sister of Peter and his wife Kathleen.

Pattie spent her younger years working as a window dresser at Littlewood’s store in Blackburn and later worked at H J Wilson’s. She met the love of her life Jim in 1966 and they were married in 1967 and have shared a wonderful and happy fifty three years of marriage. She was the most devoted wife to Jim and during his service in the army she accompanied him with their children to wherever he was posted, this included a spell of living in Germany. Following their return to the UK the couple set up home in Clayton le Moors and Pattie started working at Bonmarché as the manageress and then moved to Gene Sutcliffe’s, where she became a well known and loved face.

Most of all Pattie was a loving family lady who doted on her children and grandchildren, she always looked forward to getting away on holiday and has travelled around the globe over the years. Pattie would do anything for anyone, she gave her time to charity helping as a volunteer and serving on the Accrington Branch RNLI committee for over twenty five years.

Pattie will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew her.


Donations can be made in memory of Pattie on behalf of RNLI and Cancer Research UK, to make a donation please click the ‘Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.


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

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MESSAGES for the family of Patricia Margaret Barnes (Pattie)


Arthur & Mary Bingham

So Sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless. Love Mary & Arthur.


Sandra Holden

What a terrible shock. She was such a lovely and kind lady who always stopped to have a chat when she saw me in the garden and asking how I was. I will miss her greatly and my thoughts and prayers are with her husband and family at this very sad time.


Hyndburn and Ribble Valley RNLI

Pattie will be sadly missed by all the members of Hyndburn and Ribble Valley RNLI committee. She was very supportive of all our fund.


Victoria Smith (Sarah’s friend)

So sorry to hear this sad news., such a lovely glamorous lady with a contagious laugh.Heartbroken for Jim and all the family, thinking of you all at this sad time x


Gene Sutcliffe (Mallorca) and my daughter Caroline

So very sad. Pattie was a beautiful lady in every sense, it was my pleasure to have worked with her for so many years and I will treasure the time we spent together at work always. Someone who has truly touched us will always remain close, through the joy of memories and the beauty of love.


Pat and Leo

Our hearts go out to Jim and family at Pattie’s passing. We will miss her stopping for a chat as she walked by our garden.


Robert, Pat and family

In loving memory of Pat, a glamorous lady, always full of fun. You will be greatly missed. Robert, Pat and family.


Jean Haythornthwaite

Pattie was such a lovely lady …we worked together for Gene Sutcliffe…in Accrington……What a shock to hear about her death….A beautiful lady inside and out ….Fly with the angels Pattie and May you rest in peace…..



Such a shock to hear about Pattie’s sudden death. She was a such a kind and lovely Lady.I had the pleasure of working with her at Gene Sutcliffe’s. Accrington. My thoughts go out to Jim & family. God Bless you Pattie.


Norm Smith

Dear Jim and family sharing your sadness at the passing of Pat. She will always share a special place in our hearts. Love Norm Jean and family xx


David and Gillian Barnes

Remember the happy family times which Pat loved so much. A special kind lady, sending love to all the family at this sad time.