Funeral Service

Time: 11.15am

Date: Monday 31st January 2022

Service Details:
Peter's funeral service will be held at St Peter & St Paul's Parish Church, Rishton followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Peter Joseph Seed Clarke

Suddenly at his home on 3rd January 2022, Peter aged 85 years of Rishton. The devoted husband of Barbara, much loved and loving dad of Joanne and Stephen, dear father-in-law of John and Jane, cherished grandad of Rebecca, Imogen, Charlotte and Harry, dear brother of Paul and well respected relative and good friend to many.

Life long resident of Rishton, Peter was a well known and loved face in the local community and an active member of St Peter & St Paul’s Church. Following his school years, Peter served his time as an apprentice at English Electric before enrolling with the RAF to complete his National Service as a telephonist. Following his service, Peter spent his life in steel sales. Taking over from his Dad, Peter then worked for many years at K. Steels & Supplies until his retirement He loved music, especially live jazz bands and loved nothing more than stepping out on to the dance floor with his beloved wife and best friend Barbara. He loved his holidays and in younger years these were spent camping with the family, enjoying trips to North Wales, Cornwall and Devon and in later years, enjoyed many trips around the globe visiting Canada, America, the Caribbean and many European countries. Peter and Barbara were also members of the Telecom Twinning Club and enjoyed many exchange holidays with other telephonists from France and Germany. Latterly Peter & Barbara organised these exchange holidays for the England group. Peter loved to socialise and was a regular face in the local pubs and clubs where he loved to meet up with friends for a chat and a pint. Peter loved dogs and over the years he has given a loving home to many family pets including Hercules, Yogi and Ben. Most of all he was a loyal and loving family man who always looked forward to spending time with his nearest and dearest.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Peter on behalf of Alzheimer’s Research UK & North West Air Ambulance. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to Champ Funeral Services.

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MESSAGES for the family of Peter Joseph Seed Clarke


Gordon and Elaine Schofield

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of our much loved friend Peter. We have many precious memories of special times together. Much love to you All from Gordon, Elaine, Jacqueline, Andrew and family.


Pamela Fletcher

I was very shocked to read this as I saw Peter and his wife regularly as I work in the Coop where they shopped and always spoke when I saw him. Thinking of the family, thoughts are with you. May he rest in peace.


Linda & Michael Bond

Very sorry to hear this news. I just found out today January 25. Our condolences to the family.


Deryn Mather

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love to you all. My Dad and Mum, Ray and Jean spent many happy times together.