Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Thursday 23rd February 2023

Service Details:
Richard's funeral will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Richard Cottar (Tiny)

Richard passed away peacefully on the 12th March 2023 at the Royal Preston Hospital, aged 81 years.

Loving Partner to Maggie, devoted dad to Kim, dear father-in-law to Matt, cherished grandad to Aidan, brother to Annie, Margaret, Danny, Colin and Bobby and a loyal friend to many.

Richard spent most of his working life as a joiner, he thoroughly loved working with wood from fixing things to making garden furniture and then in later life making wooden models. In the 70’s Richard became a well known face in Accrington when he worked as a doorman at the pop club, he was referred to as a gentle giant who would do anything for anyone. Richard had a large circle of friends, he loved to natter and would talk to anyone. Most of all Richard was a loving family man who had time and patience for everyone. He will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Richard are being gratefully received on behalf of Diabetes UK via the donate button below.

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


Malcolm Peters (Junior)

To Maggie and Kim, who just a tiny baby when you all visited Australia during the 1980’s, my deepest sympathies on the passing of your much loved husband and father and my uncle Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time from the other side of the world.

Ann Dick

My dear brother will miss you and our weekly chats your loving sister and family Annie Mal Robert Margaret and Jason RIP my dear brother d Jason

Margaret Turner

My Dear brother, I will miss our chats but know you are at peace and in no more pain all our love Margaret, Nigel, Ian and Fi, Mat, Molly, Joshua, Lily and Tyson your loving family.