Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Monday 8th February 2021

Service Details:
Due to current restriction a private funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Samantha Diane Dunstan (Sammy)

Suddenly and unexpectedly at her home on 28th January 2021, Sammy aged 31 years of Accrington.
The dearly loved daughter of Andy and Diane, cherished granddaughter to grandma Alwyn and Grandma Pat and a much loved relative and friend to many.

Donations can be made in memory of Sammy on behalf of Alder Hey Children’s Charity. To make a donation please click ‘Make A Donation’ at the bottom of this page.



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

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MESSAGES for the family of Samantha Diane Dunstan (Sammy)


Christine Murray

Sincere Condolences Andy and Diane. You’re in my thoughts. Sending much love. Rest in peace Sammy xxx



Will never forget the days we had when we where young all those laughs , such a shame you were taken away from us to early ???? fly high my angel and I am so sorry for your loss. Our Sammy D is still a one in a million forever in my heart love you girl much love to uncle Andrew, Aunty Dianne and to rest off the family love you all R.I.P Sammy D taken to soon but never forgotten xx


Grandma Pat

Keep on colouring the flowers and the stars Sammy, we will look at them remember you and smile.


Aunty Jill Uncle Duncan Wayne Cathy & Matt

The brightest star in the sky is our ‘Sammy D’ looking down at you to tell you both to look after yourselves, you have given me more love and care that could go around the world a trillion times x love you both x


Michelle Aspin

RIP Sammy. We will all miss you at the centre. Condolences to your family. x



RIP Sammy, Every time Ii watch friends or eat a pepperoni pizza i will think of you, you beautiful lady. Dance high with the angels. Sending my sincere condolences to your family.


Finglas Family

Cherish the memories of Sammy her lovely smile her love for you. A sorrow too deep for words, she will live forever in everyones hearts who had the great pleasure of knowing her.


Sarah Towers

Loved our discussions about how you thought pepperoni pizza was the best, but i thought tuna and onion was. So I hope you are enjoying the pepperoni pizzas in heaven. Will miss your smiley face at the centre. Sleep tight sweetheart x


Andrew & Cath Mitchell

In our thoughts more than words can express.


Ian Stephenson

So sorry for your loss. Your family our in our thoughts.



My thoughts are with you uncle Andrew and Auntie Diane, SammyD. You absolute angel, you made my bad days so much brighter, I’m so lucky to be able to call you my cousin. I’ll never forget the times we spent colouring or playing in Grandmas garden. You were the brightest part of my darkest days. Now you will be the brightest star on my darkest nights. You always made everyone so proud and you would light up a room with one smile. Rest in peace Sammy, I loved you then, I love you now and I’ll love you for eternity. Xxxxxxxxx



So so sorry to hear about Sammy she will be miss greatly by everyone Sammy was loved by everybody fly hight keep the night sky sparkling for us all xxxx



All my love to aunty Diane and uncle Andy, we will miss our Sam forever but she will always be alive in our thoughts and hearts we love you, rest in peace x


Elaine Whelan CSW Hyndburn Day Service

I would just like to say what an absolute pleasure it has been knowing Sammy, she was the kindest friendliest person you could ever wish to meet, if ever I came into work feeling down I could always count on Sammy to lift me up, she had the biggest smile always on her face and the most infectious laugh, Sammy I’ll miss going cycling with you on a Wednesday and also looking forward to lunch at many different places afterwards, going to miss you so much lots of love xx


Barry and Christine Keightley

To all of Sammy’s family we send you our heartfelt condolences at this sad time. Sammy was a lovely lady without a bad bone in her body.


Yvonne Heap

Sammy I will always remember you coming to the centre for line dancing and your beautiful smile that lit up our day, your love for your family was true, heavenly awards await you.


Billy and Debi Hamilton

So sorry for your loss we are thinking off you both.


Bill, Kath, Kimmy, Simon and Amy Smith

Softly, Softly into the arms of the angels who will look after our Sammy. Fond memories of growing up with Sammy. Sending all our love to Diane, Andrew and family.


Terry and Sharon Erangey

Dear Andy and Diane we are thinking of you both at this very sad time .at the loss of your beautiful daughter Sammy x Sending all our love love xxx


Karen Parkinson and Mark Palmer

Thinking of you both at this very sad time. Fly high amongst the angels Sammy xxx


Linda Heywood and family

We are all very sorry to hear such sad news, Sammy was a beautiful girl and will be sadly missed, fly high Angel forever in our hearts.



Beautiful Sammy I will miss your lovely smile always kind to everyone I was proud to be your key worker at the centre, so sorry for your loss there’s nothing compared to losing a child as I lost my son at 21 xxx


Adrienne, Gail, Harry, Brent, Sam and Sophie

A treasured Life so Short Lived, will Live in Our Hearts Forever.


Ros and Chas

Loved Sammy from the first I saw , she was all love herself and greatly loved and cherished by her family.


Aunty Carol, Uncle Brian and Scott

You gave Sammy so much love, time and hugs. Hold on tight to those precious memories. Take care and remember we are all here for you. Sammy D we’ve all been blessed to have have you in our family. You’ll forever be in our thoughts and hearts. Colour us a beautiful picture of heaven for when we meet again. Love you always XX XX


Jo Aspin

Thinking of our Sammy D is like thinking of a rainbow! The ray of sunshine and the colours!! When I think of our Sam I think of love… The love she brought and that everyone who ever met her gave, you couldn’t not love sam!! In itself that is a great testament to the love and strength that she has always known – be proud Andy and Diane, as we should be proud to have been part of her life.. All of our love and cuddles from jo and our family xxx R.I.P our little Sammy D xxx



You spent your life lighting up the darkest rooms beautiful. Now it’s your time to light up our darkest nights. Fly high angel. You’ll forever be on our hearts xxxxx


Val Dallison

RIP Sammy. We shall miss your smiling face on the bus. It was a pleasure to know you. Gone too soon. Val and Nick.



Chilling out doing yoga together. Singing and dancing together like no one was watching or listening. Helping out in the garden or while doing some art work. Colouring in, talking about our favourite episode of Friends and laughing so hard we had tears rolling down our faces. Giving the biggest hugs. You will be missed. RIP Sammy. Condolences to your loved ones.



Distance made it difficult to keep in touch but the love between cousins flows strong and deep leaving us with memories to treasure and keep .xxxx my thoughts are with you uncle Andrew and auntie Diane xxx love always xxx


Coralie Martin

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words just what I would like to say, but always know you’re thought of in a very special way. Through the distance in between us, keep us miles apart. There’ll always be place, for you in my heart ❤️. Love Coralie, Bruce, Dakota-Patricia & Jack xxx



Thinking of my brother and his wife at this sad time.


Jo and Geoff Read

Sammy was a beautiful girl. Always smiling and she gave out so much love. A reflection of all the love that surrounded her from her dear mum, dad, Grandmas and all those she came into contact with. Sincere sympathies to the whole family on such a deep loss. X


Jenna Cox

Dear Sammy with your lovely smile. You will be so missed. Loving thoughts to Diane and Andy and all the family from Jenna.



Ahh Sammy, how many times did we laugh because I tried to convince you that yoghurts and chocolate mini-rolls were dangerous for Northerners so they should be given to Cockneys to look after……but you never fell for it and would laugh out loud and say “Oh do leave off Tony” or “Leave it out Tony!” with that huge smile of yours. Rest in peace Sammy, I’ll miss you lots and always think of you when I see the colour purple x


Tracey and Dave Moore

Condolences to Diane and Andy Samantha was such a lovely girl . Loved seeing her when she lived next door to us . We will miss her so much xx sending luv and hugs xxxx Rest in peace Sammy D xx gone to soon XXX


Helen Hindle and Philip Bolton

I miss seeing your lovely face and your caring. I really enjoyed playing with you in the school playground. Fly high sweetie.????


Jackie Boothman

Diane, so very sorry to hear about Sammy. All the good ones go early. Take care.