Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Monday 29th January 2024

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Robert Murray ‘Bob’

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Robert Murray, affectionately known as Bob, who left us on 9th January 2024, peacefully at his home. Bob was a devoted partner to Elaine and a loving father to his children, Jodie and Jake. He was also a cherished grandfather to William and Elizabeth. Bob leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and enduring family bonds.

Born and raised in Burnley, Bob was the proud brother of Susan and Michelle. From a young age, Bob’s mischievous spirit was evident, accompanied by his passion for football. As a child, he reveled in the sport, laying the foundation for his later allegiance to Burnley and Chelsea, with a special affinity for the latter, given their exceptional performance.

Bob’s journey with his beloved Elaine began 44 years ago when they first met at New Inns on a night out. Their love story blossomed, creating a strong foundation for a lifetime of shared adventures. Together, they explored the beauty of the UK, from the scenic landscapes of Scotland and Wales to the tranquility of Cornwall. Their special haven was a static caravan at Clitheroe, and the cherished memories of caravanning holidays with their children remain etched in the family’s heart.

A skilled builder and joiner, Bob worked side by side with his son Jake, who recently took over the reins of his father’s business. Bob’s craftsmanship was not just about building structures; it was about building lasting connections and a sense of pride in his family. He was immensely proud of Jodie and Jake, and their close-knit relationship was a testament to the love and respect they shared.

Bob had a deep appreciation for the simple joys of life. He loved country music, the thrill of car racing, and the seaside, reminiscent of when he frequently visited family in Fleetwood . His heart of gold, coupled with a great sense of humour, made him a beloved figure in the lives of those who knew him.

In addition to his human companions, Bob’s heart belonged to his faithful companion, Stan the Bulldog, who may have crossed the rainbow bridge but will forever be remembered as a loyal friend.

Bob’s departure leaves a void that can only be filled with the cherished memories of a life well-lived. He will be remembered for his love, laughter, and the indelible mark he left on the hearts of those fortunate enough to share in his journey.

May he rest in peace, surrounded by the echoes of the love he shared and the memories that will endure for generations to come.

Donations in lieu of flowers are gratefully being received in memory of Bob on behalf of North West Ambulance.  To make a donation, please click the blue donate button at the foot of this page.

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

    Mandy Ludlam

    Bobby you will always be in my heart, love from your little sister Mandy


    My thoughts  are  with  Elaine  Jodie and Jake at this sad time I know he will  be  missed he was a lovely person and I will  always  be proud  to  say  he was my brother

    Anne Leyland

    Bob was a great man, he worked at my house several times over the years and he became a good friend  . Bob will be sadly missed

    Haley Barker

    To Elaine, Jodie, Jake, my mother Michelle, and Auntie Susan; I send my condolences to you all during this difficult time. Losing Bobby has undoubtedly brought immense pain and sadness, but I believe that he will always be with you, guiding you through life. Bobby has become an angel watching over you from heaven, providing love, comfort, and protection from above.

    Amber BH

    What a beautiful obituary. You’re all in my thoughts, and love to you all xx Amber .

    Susan Kostilek

    My thought’s are with you Elaine, Jodie and Jake. You have lost a truly wonderful partner and dad. I have lost the best brother anyone could have. Love to you all. Susan

    Lynne and Bernard

    A lovely man/friend who we were privileged to know. RIP Bob.