Funeral Service

Time: 10.45am

Date: Tuesday 7th May 2024

Service Details:
Paul's funeral service will be held at St Mary Magdalen's church Accrington followed by committal at Accrington crematorium.

Paul Higgin

On 11th April 2024 all of a sudden at his home in Lytham, aged 58 years. The much loved partner of Simone, dearly loved son of the late Connie and the late Harry and a dear friend to many. Born in Blackburn, brought up in Accrington by his adoptive parents he deeply loved and respected.

Paul began his working life at the age of 16 at Emerson & Renwick engineering company starting as an apprentice on the shop floor working his way through the ranks into management with an ever changing title from Health & Safety manager to Quality manager to IT and the latest Facilitating manager! Paul was for many many years a volunteer for the Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team leading difficult and extensive searches but also organising and running many and often yearly recurring fund raising events for the charity. Paul was an amazingly knowledgeable tour guide not only for E&R’s foreign customers but also for Simone’s family and friends. He was an expert in giving whistlestop tours of the Lakes, the Yorkshire Dales but also tours of the big cities London and Manchester. Through his parents he developed his love for the theatre and he encouraged others and especially the younger generation to go and experience life theatre. He enjoyed all drama and musicals but his all time favourite was Les Misérables.

Family flowers only donations can made to the Rossendale and Pendle mountain Rescue.  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 Paul’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    Robert Westwell

    I have known Paul since 1981 and was one of the nicest people I have known. He is sadly missed

    Toni Astley Ex Labourer at Emerson Renwick

    Paul was decent nice guy was one of my Managers for 14yrs so sad and sorry for his loss RIP Paul

    Steve and Jane Hartley-Oliver.

    Paul was a lovely friend, genuine and honest.  He will be missed.  Xxx

    Keith Bradshaw

    I met Paul in 1976 when we went to secondary school together and we became close friends. I spent many a good time with Paul and his parents and he got on very well with my parents even going on holiday with us. We had some adventures together like learning to rock climb in the quarry near my house and spending quite a few weekends climbing and walking in the Lake District and the Yorkshire dales. Paul was my best man when I got married in 1995. I moved to Wales shortly after that and to my regret we lost touch. RIP Paul you will be sadly missed.

    Joanne, Bernie and Mo (assured cleaning services)

    RIP Paul.  It was a pleasure knowing you xxxx