Funeral Service

Time: 1.15pm

Date: Friday 11th November 2022

Service Details:
Robert's funeral service will be held at St James' Church Altham followed by Committal at Burnley Crematorium.

Robert Barnes

Peacefully at home in Altham on the 22nd October, 2022 with his loving wife Jo, by his side, Robert, aged 69 years. A loving brother to Edmund, Judith and John Peter, loved ‘pops’ to David, Kerry and Richard, a cherished uncle and great uncle and a loved and valued friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Born into a farming family who lived in Haslingden, the family moved to Clayton-le-Moors before their final move to Altham, where Robert lived for the rest of his life. He was well known in Clayton-le-Moors and Altham, having been the local milkman for many years and had also been a stalwart of St James Church, Altham where he had served as a church warden for over 20 years. Robert’s passion was gardening but together with Jo ,they loved their many wonderful holidays, especially their trips to Australia.

Robert will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in memory of Robert on behalf of St James’ Church, Altham or Cancer Research. To make a donation, please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page or send to the Funeral Directors.

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


In spite our over 40 years difference, you were by far one my closest cousins. May you rest in peace cousin. You will be missed


Grateful thanks to Robert for being the best Uncle xx

Vivienne Hawkins

We were saddened to learn of Robert’s death. One of the kindest people I have known. He will certainly be much missed. I am sorry that I can’t be with you at his funeral. Lots of love Vivienne

Peter & Shirley Myerscough

We remember Robert with great affection & will treasure our memories of him always RIP our best, best man & lifelong friend ????

Jackie Rowbotham (Gribbins)

RIP Robert. We had some good away days watching Rovers. X

Lauren Coyne

Robert will always hold a very special place in our hearts. For the short time we knew him, he has had a massive impact on us and to hear him say he is proud of me is something I will never forget. I hope he knows how much he means to us. Love you always Robert, sweet dreams. Xxx

Dawn Coulter

I’ll always have fond memories of Roberto.I don’t know why but whenever I hear Stevie Wonder’s music it always makes me think of Robert. Rest in peace now. Always in my thoughts and prayers.Xx

Denise and Mike

Rest in peace Robert, all your struggles are now over. Thank you for your humour, advice and encouragement for gardening. Your expertise and eye for all floral work in decorating the church and much more. We will do our best to keep the Dahlias blooming in memory of you. Love Denise and Mike.