Funeral Service

Time: 10.30am

Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022

Service Details:
The service will be held in St. Peter's Church, Salesbury followed by interment in the Churchyard.

Peter How

On 1st October, 2022 peacefully in East Lancashire Hospice, Peter, aged 83 years of Osbaldeston and Pennine Service Station. The much loved and loving dad of Graham and daughter in law Kate and also dear companion of Irene. Peter was well known and much loved by all who knew him.

Peter was born in Newark and his family then moved to Preston. With his love of cars, Peter trained as a motor mechanic and then became a tanker driver for Esso. He always dreamed of having his own petrol station and was fortunate to have the opportunity to rent the petrol station at the Five Barred Gate in Blackburn. In the early 70’s, Peter acquired the Pennine Service Station in Osbaldeston, which he ran for 50 years. He absolutely loved his work and had an amazing capacity to get the job done. Committed to 7 days a week, he also carried out car repairs and refurbished and exported Land Rovers. He loved the footfall through the door and customers couldn’t help but become friends. Peter was thrilled when Graham then joined him in the business, also sharing his dad’s love of all things ‘vehicle’, having introduced Graham to motocross as a youngster and supporting Graham at racing events each weekend all over the country. Father and son shared a deep and special bond. Peter had a warm smile and lovely sense of humour, not forgetting that twinkle in his eye. Out of work, he indulged his love of classic cars and collected and maintained them to exacting standards. You could see your reflection in the paintwork after he had finished polishing a bonnet. He and Irene travelled all over to Classic Car Shows where Peter would often win a trophy. Peter loved his routine and was a true homebird and on those rare occasions he did take a holiday, he usually went to Peenemunde in Germany with his friend Arnold, Peter always had a keen interest in all things military. For many years Peter and Irene shared a love of walking throughout Lancashire and Yorkshire. This continued into Peter’s retirement when he was accompanied by his adored Border Collie Bob.. Peter will be remembered for his warm and kind nature, his wisdom and gentle humour. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

In recognition of the exceptional care that Peter was provided with, donations are being received in memory of Peter on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice.. To make a donation, please click on the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.

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Katie (Holden)

I was so so sorry to hear about Peter. I enjoyed working at Pennines and getting a lift back down the lane with him and Bob after a shift. I used to like it when I’d spot his red van pulling up on the forecourt. He was a very special person and will be really missed. Sending my condolences and thoughts to Graham and Kate xx