Funeral Service

Time: 3.00pm

Date: Tuesday 16th March 2021

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions a private funeral will be held at Accrington Crematorium. The service will be live streamed for all those that are unable to attend. To login to the service please visit and enter the following username and password: Username: bumu3831 Password: 342650

Robert Whelan ‘Rob’

Suddenly on 26th February 2021, Rob aged 38 years old of Accrington. The devoted and loved son of Adele and the late Robert, loving brother of Ian, Wayne and Stephanie, cherished uncle to Charlotte, Skye, Lacie-Mai, Stacey, Connor and Harley , a special friend to Dawn, and much loved nephew.

Rob worked as a brickie for many different firms at various building sites. He was a well known and loved local guy who was best known for his cheeky and outgoing personality. He was at his happiest when surrounded by his family and friends and back in the day he always looked forward to gathering the family for one of his legendary BBQ’s or his famous potato pie, he was an amazing cook and loved to entertain and he always ensured food and drink was in endless supply.  In his younger years Rob enjoyed playing football for local teams and was always known for being the best goal keeper . He was a loyal son, brother and uncle who will be forever missed.

Donations are being received in memory of Robert on behalf of MIND – Lancashire. To make a donation please click the ‘ Make a Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.

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

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MESSAGES for the family of Robert Whelan ‘Rob’


Nikkk Taylor

I knew Rob at school and then when we left we ended up in the same friend circle for a good few years, we partied together and had some serious sessions x you were a very kind lad and very loyal, I’m so sorry you had to leave early xx there will be a few of your old muckers waiting for you xx sleep tight and fly high xx forever young.


Elaine & Derek Watson

Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time RIP Rob. xxx



My thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time.


Katie howard

I’m so sorry for your loss, Rob was definitely one of a kind he was an amazing person and always was able to put a smile on anyone’s face! I have lots of memories with rob from when I was younger I considered him as an uncle as you will always be my family! Sending all my love!


Trevor Nolan

Thinking of you all. He was always a good lad to everyone. Sadly missed. Hope you all find peace


Elizabeth Whelan

If you’re in a dark place, look for my face. If it’s too much to bear, turn and I’ll be there. If only darkness is in sight, look for me, I’ll be your light .If pain is so bad it cuts to the bone, seek me out you are not alone.


Becky Wolfenden

Sleep tight beautiful. I’ll miss u n will never forget u. Forever in my heart beautiful.


Nicola Calvert

Thinking of you all at this incredibly sad time. My heart goes out to all the family. Rob was such a lovely lad and always had a smile on his face h and he will be sorely missed x


Zoe Shorrock

I am so so sorry for your loss he was a brilliant guy n yes he did do a good BBQ he was a brilliant and supportive friend and I’m going to miss him loads gone but never forgotten xxxxxxxx


Nikki Hastie

Sending my love to all family your in my thoughts.. Your at peace now ???? Rest easy Rob xx


Lee Passco

Rob was a brilliant lad he used to come and play football on mount Carmel when he was younger and was always the youngest and always wanted to go in goal I gave him his first goalkeeping gloves which I will never forget he was so chuffed , I’m so sorry for your loss and rob will Ben truly missed loved him to bits , love from lee passco x


Linda Blakeman

Me god bless you Rob rest in peace and God bless your mum and family. Love from Linda Lucy and robyn. Xxx



Thoughts are with all of thee family! May you rest in peace Rob ????


Frank, Oliver, Tracey, Robert and Jordan.

Thinking of you all at this sad time. He was always outgoing and friendly. RIP Robert Michael Whelan.


Gwen Furness

My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Rob you brought a smile and made me laugh when ever I saw you. Rest in peace xx



Rip Rob gone but never forgotten thoughts go out to the family x


Leigha Birkett

Wow it really does feel mad sat here writing this never thought it would happen we’ve been though some stuff we all have layla Rose is gunna miss her daddy rob but I really am just not getting to the point rest in peace you’ll always be in our thoughts you loved my mum and she loved you just stay put off trouble up there????❤