Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Monday 28th June 2021

Service Details:
Due to current restrictions an invitation only funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium. People are welcome to stand outside the crematorium to pay their respects and the service will be live streamed for those unable to attend. To login to the service please visit and enter the following username and password: Username: wora9654 Password: 880487

Ronald Philip Mitton

On 14th June in hospital, Ronnie aged 67 years of Rishton. The devoted and much loved husband of Elizabeth, loving dad of Graham and the late Philip, cherished grandad of Thomas and Eva, dear brother-in-law of Susan and Charles, father-in-law of Julie and a respected relative and friend to many.

Ronnie spent his working life in the motor trade working his way up to service manager for Renault where he worked for over thirty years. Ronnie thrived on his work and always gave it his all. In his spare time Ronnie enjoyed fishing, snooker and Northern Soul and together with his wife Elizabeth they have travelled all over the UK and abroad attending events. A life long Burnley Football Club supporter and season ticket holder, Ronnie always looked forward to attending match days to cheer on his team, often accompanied by family and friends. For Ronnie holidays were often doubled up with fishing trips and he loved nothing more than a trip to Ireland and Holland for a spot of fishing. He had the most amazing memory and was renowned for his ability to remember his customers cars and number plates. Ronnie had a keen eye for details and was a master of DIY, always ensuring his home was kept in tip top condition.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Ronnie on behalf of MNDA & Dementia UK. 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 Ronnie’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Ronald Philip Mitton


Bill and Melanie 

We are so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. He was absolutely great.


Mick and Anne

So, so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers go to you and your family Elizabeth.


Sue and GP Merli

You will be missed x


Stewart and Ian Hendersons (Blackburn)Ltd

Both me and Ian are very sorry to hear about the sad death of our loyal and most respected employee. Ronnie was a character, he loved his job and was a people person. We have laughed and sadly nearly cried about some of the Burnley performances over the years. He will surely be missed by every body who new him locally especially in the motor trade. God bless Ronnie and thank you for sharing part of your working life with us.


Marg & Mick Wilkinson

R.I.P Ronnie, you’ll be sadly missed.


Ann and Geoff

Sending you all our sincere condolences. Ronnie’s life has ended far too soon but now he’s at peace


Trevor Brown

Lost my best fishing mate great times in Ireland..thoughts and prayers to Elizabeth and Graham.


Nick Murray

Sending all our love and deepest condolences from the Murray family. RIP Ronnie.


DONNA , BO, ANDY , JILL, BOB and SARAH . (Bird trap soulies)

Such a HUGE loss on the soul scene, he will be truly missed, such a character!!! We miss and love you Ronnie, as the words to one famous song go … ‘It’ll NEVER be over for me ‘ RIP Ronnie.


Susan and Steve wade

You were our best man and you always be the BEST MAN rip.


John and Shirley Fowke

Remembering our happy times spent together. John and Shirley.