Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Thursday 22nd July 2021

Service Details:
The funeral Mass will be held in Our Lady and St Hubert’s Church, Great Harwood BB6 7BT, followed by a Cremation at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington, BB5 6HA. Reception afterwards at Great Harwood Cricket Club, Cliffe Park, Great Harwood BB6 7PQ

Peter James Lawless

Suddenly in Preston Royal Hospital on the 30th June 2021, with his loving family by his side, Pete aged 45 of Great Harwood passed away from injuries sustained from a fall the previous day. The devoted son of Maureen and Brian and brother Darran. Pete went to school at St Hubert’s and St Augustine’s and then spent his working life as an electrician with his father, working throughout Lancashire and, at times abroad for the Ministry of Defence. Pete was a gentle giant with a big heart and always with a smile on his face. He loved his sport, especially football, following Blackburn Rovers all his life, and also loved cricket –  playing, coaching and supporting his local team Great Harwood Cricket Club. He loved the outdoors and travelled to destinations throughout the world especially enjoying skiing trips with his brother and many friends from throughout East Lancs. Pete  was also equally happy in some of his favourite places throughout the Ribble Valley with family and friends. He was a warm, humorous and highly regarded friend to so many people.

He will be sorely missed by all those that knew him and will never be forgotten.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Pete will be gratefully received on behalf of Great Harwood Cricket Club and INSPIRE East Lancashire. To donate, please click the blue button link at the bottom of this page.

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Peter James Lawless


Mark Whitney

Peter has gone from our sight, but never from our hearts ♥️.



I can not believe you have gone! I will treasure our special memories and time together forever. You taught me how to believe in myself and that I could do anything If I put my mind to it! At times we made a brilliant team and helped each other best we could. I will miss your big smile and cuddly bear hugs ❤️. Fly high beautiful Peter, I hope your at rest now xx ❤️ ???? ????



All My Love.


Jeanette Williams-Denton

I’ve known Pete since I was a kid, we always used to play together. I’d knock on your door numerous times asking if Pete was playing out. It’s so hard to think I’ll never see him again. I remember cutting his hair a few months ago and he helped me with my garden. I can’t imagine what you are all going through as I can’t even get him out of my head. My love and thoughts to you all and anything you need, I’m always here xxx


Melissa Coultas Jones

Sending love to all the family. So sad to hear this. Lots of love Melissa.


Gill Harris

I’m so shocked and sorry to hear of the tragic death of Peter. My heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences to you all.


Ryan Oldcorn

Extremely sad over here in Bangkok and my thoughts and prayers are with you Brian and Maureen.


Eddie Whittle

So sorry to hear of Pete’s sad passing. Working at the dog and otter in the late 90s I got to know Pete well and always made time to chat and whilst not close friends he’d always make a fuss and buy a pint when I saw him out and about. Harwood has lost a true gent and legend. Love to you all x


Warren Gregson

Still shocked big man, just can’t believe it. It’s been many years since we had a good catch up but I will never forget our time growing up, the crack at school and those first holidays abroad were some of the best times. You will be sorely missed pal, until we meet again, RIP Pete, miss you mate xx


Mick Shanley

So sad, I had some good times with Pete. Rest in peace.


Pat and Andrea Duxbury

We were so very sorry to hear of Peter’s untimely death. He was a lovely guy and we know he will be very much missed. With deepest sympathy, Pat and Andrea.


Russ Taylor

Some great memories growing up at School..Top lad gone too soon. Rip Pete.


Richard & Zoe Taylforth

We are very sad to hear the terrible news of Peters passing. Peter was our good friend during our teens, we have nothing but fond memories of times spent with him. We have been reminiscing about our school days which has brought a smile & laughter to us. We saw Peter the last time we visited the UK (we now live in Western Australia) we gave him a hug, had a drink & had a good chat with him. He will be fondly remembered & sadly missed. Regards to you all xx



So sad to hear about Peter, he was a regular at the dog and otter when I worked there. Such a lovely man and always had a smile on his face. So sad and shocked to hear about whats happened to him. Sending lots of love to his family ❤


Tracey Hindle (Talbot)

I will miss you big smile and bear hugs my long time best mate from 5 year of age! You always had my back and gave me so many happy memories Peter, you where a diamond with the biggest heart ever. I will forever treasure our time together fly high you now have your wings. Your will always be in my heart forever have the best party in heaven mate see you soon love you always miss Talbot xxxxxx


Mark Cotton

I can’t believe you are gone big man. I always remember the laughs we had at college & the nights out back in the 90s. We sat together the season Blackburn won the league & Tenerife 94 what a holiday. I’ll never forget those times or you. Rest easy big man, big love Cotty.


Jackie Brady

So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you all.