Funeral Service

Time: 12 Noon

Date: Tuesday 7th February 2023

Service Details:
Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Alban's RC Church, Blackburn followed by a private interment.

Peter Wells

On the 18th of January, 2023, suddenly in hospital, Peter, aged 65 years, of Wrea Green, formerly of Blackburn and Great Harwood. The devoted fiancé of Anne, beloved son of Margaret and the late Ken, loved brother of Stephen and Sandra, also a dear Brother-in-law, Uncle, and loyal friend of many.

From 18 years of age, Peter trained as a Court Clerk at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court.  His increasing proficiency and diplomacy in the rôle won the respect of the Bench. He gained his Magisterial Diploma, and then qualified as a Barrister.  He was progressive in his approach, with an excellent work ethos.  He could see a problem from all sides and advised with authority.  He became the Deputy Justices’ Clerk for Blackburn, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley.  At 53 years of age, he became Clerk to the Justices for all the Magistrates’ Courts in Cumbria, until his early retirement in 2012.  In his youth Peter enjoyed sport, and played football and cricket. He loved watching sports, particularly Fylde rugby and football clubs, and was an avid Burnley FC supporter.  Peter and Anne were involved with the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Charity for ten years, looking after children from Chernobyl in their home during the summer holidays. They loved their time with family and friends, relishing entertaining friends at get-togethers and parties at their home.  Holidays were enjoyed in the UK, Ireland and abroad, including city breaks.  Peter loved listening to music, going to concerts and reading a good crime thriller.  Peter was popular, respected and was well liked, and was known for his excellent sense of humour.  He was a gentle man who will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Donations are gratefully being received in memory of Peter on behalf of The Stroke Association. To donate, please click the blue donate button at the foot of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Peter’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Diane Chiappi

I met Peter on only a few occasions when I was a magistrate. I found him to be a gentle, kind, lovely man who was supportive of colleagues and would help if required. He was a lovely, lovely man. Love and condolences to his family. X

Enza Geldard (Chiappi)

I’m sad to have heard of Peter’s passing today. He was Deputy Clerk to the Justices when I started work as a young trainee legal adviser. I have fond memories of Peter. What a good guy, and I had a lot of respect for him. Sending my sincere condolences to Anne and Peter’s family.

Gemma Clark

You were a lovely man Pete and you will be greatly missed by us all. I will treasure the memories I have of you. Rest easy. X

Miche Eagle

Dearest Pete a much loved friend of both Ken and I. We’ll miss you coming to stay with us every year. We had such lovely times and made some wonderful memories with you and Annie over the years. Of course we’ll look after Annie for you and continue the tradition with her. God Bless you and keep you safe until we meet again. Much Love as always xxxx

Ken Eagle

Pete your were a dear friend.You will be sadly missed. May you be enjoying to life Heaven.and may there be red red wine. Miss you xx

Jamie Reilly

I’ll miss you saying ‘young man’ in your funny voice every time I saw you Pete – thank you for always being such a fun, kind and caring person x

Ian & Trish

Rest in peace our wonderful friend x

Jean & Andy Bain

Pete you will be much missed, and we find it hard to believe you are gone

G Holden

It was a pleasure to have known you love Ged and Lindsay xxt

Ian Tattersall

Dear Peter, thinking of you always and the holidays and good times we had in France and Wales, and the many conversations we shared in the Butcher Brigg. You will be greatly missed. Ian and family.