Funeral Service

Time: 11.15am

Date: Monday 13th November 2023

Service Details:
Roy's funeral service will be held at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn BB2 5LE

Roy MacFarlane

Suddenly at his home on 22nd October 2023, Roy aged 56 years of Blackburn. The devoted husband of Amanda, loved dad of Ross, grandad of Poppy and Laurie, dear brother of Neil and the late Stuart and a much loved and respected relative and friend to many.

A dedicated HGV driver who leaves behind a legacy of hard work and a passion for the open road. He inherited his love for the wheel from his father and it was in his genes. For the last 17 months Roy moved to Eccles Van Lines at unit 7 working as operations manager. Wherever Roy worked he was always highly respected and made many good friends along the way.

Roy was larger than life, with a charisma that endeared him to everyone he met. His warm and unique personality filled the room when he entered and he had a wide circle of friends who cherished his company. When he wasn’t on the road or at work, Roy could be found indulging in his love for fishing and tinkering in his garage. His double garage was a haven of organised chaos, and he had more spanners than the leading tool store.

Roy had a remarkable talent for turning his hand to any task, making him the go-to person for help and advice and he had a tool for every application and on the rare occasion he didn’t, he would be off to buy his latest piece of equipment. In his leisure time, he enjoyed unforgettable holidays, basking in the warm sunshine of destinations such as Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Cuba. Everyday was an adventure for Roy and he had an ability to make friends wherever he went like a magnet people where just drawn to him.

In the hearts of those who knew him, Roy’s memory will forever be cherished as a man of many talents, a lover of the open road, and a true friend to all. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Family flowers only please, donations are being gratefully received in Roy’s memory on behalf of The British Heart Foundation and Help For Heroes. 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 Roy’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

    Michelle Philpott

    Dearest Amanda and family, sending you much love and deepest condolences to you all xx

    Deb & Bob Eccles

    Bob has known Roy for over 15 years, in that time he has become a very loyal friend and a trusted work colleague. His larger than life personality will be sadly missed by all. I have known Amanda and Roy for 12 years plus… It was Roy’s idea Bob and I get together ( even though we had known each other well and lived very close for 20 years before) To us this was one of Roy’s better ideas. His main one of course was asking Amanda to marry him – for that Mr Mac , it’s a 10/ 10. Anyway Mr Mac sleep well our lovely friend. Till we meet again sending all our support to Amanda to keep strong and our loving thoughts tou you both. xxx

    Janet Eastwood (nee Coyle)

    Sincere condolences to Roy’s family. Childhood & School friend ❤️ xx

    Debby & Jim

    We only met Roy a couple of months ago while holidaying in Scotland in our RV. We parked next to Roy and Amanda for a couple.of days.  What a lovely funny witty gentleman Roy was a real character.  We hoped to meet up with Roy and Amanda in the future. We were totally shocked to hear of his passing.  Heaven has gained a good one there.  May you rest in peace Roy.

    Frances and John Schofield

    Roy was a kind and thoughtful neighbour who always wore a smile and had a tale to tell. We will miss his jovial personality and seeing his next creative project. We send our sincere condolences to Amanda and his family.

    Wayne wood and Ann Nicklin

    You will be sadly missed chunky, but you got me to do something I don’t like doing, I’ve had to open my wallet to buy a suit, enjoy the rest buddy.

    Si Doyle

    All my love and sympathy x x

    Glyn Jones

    Sorry for your loss Amanda & Family, very sad to hear. Deepest condolences from the Jones Family.

    Dan Harris

    So sorry for you loss Amanda, my thoughts and condolences with you and the whole family.

    Rich Budgen

    Sorry for your loss Amanda and family. Heartfelt condolences..

    John Campbell (Capita)

    Amanda and Family – Thinking of you and sending our heartfelt condolences from the Campbell Family and the Capita Change Management Team.

    Dean Howe

    I’m so sorry to hear what has happened, my most sincere condolences to you Amanda and to your family and loved ones.

    Azhar & Sammy

    Sorry for your loss Amanda and Family, very sad to hear. Deepest condolences from the All the team at Colne Tyre Centre & Tyreoo

    Graeme and Evie Stringer

    Amanda and Family. We are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. XX

    Nicky David

    Dearest Amanda and family, There are no words to even write that will heal your broken heart, only sending our love and deepest Condolences to you and all the family xxx


    Sincere condolences to all Roy’s family I met Roy around 35yrs ago and have fond memories of him such a genuine funny guy RIP Roy

    Gary & Deborah O’Sullivan

    Devastated is not a strong enough word for the way we all feel. Missing the phone calls. Even the made to work ones. After 30 yrs of being mates there’s now a BiG hole that will never be filled. Save me a seat at the bar Roy for when we next meet. Sweet dreams Rest easy. 😢

    Nicola, Lauren and Daniel Sherratt

    Thinking of you Mandy. Sleep well Roy. Lots of love Xxx