Funeral Service

Time: 10.00am

Date: Friday 16th April 2021

Service Details:
Sheila will leave home on Friday 16th April at 9.30am, passing by St. Charles Church and school before her Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s in Langho at 10am, followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium at 11.40am. The committal will be live streamed please use the login details below. Website Username vami7457 Password 351924

Sheila Margaret Cookson

Sheila died at home on Easter Sunday, April 4th, aged 89.  Loving wife of the late Allan and beloved mum of Valerie, the late Judith, Alan, Peter, Linda and Kathryn, and a much loved mother-in-law to Anthony, Sarah, Lesley, Iain and Mick. She was a cherished grandma to Anthony, Natasha, Siobhán, Lindsay, Tamara, Michaela, Niamh, Alex, Matthew, Greg, Gabrielle, Joel, Harry and Joseph, and great grandma to Matias, Eva, Sylvia, Mia, Jack and Gabriel. Loving sister of Bill and Joyce.

Sheila lived all her life in Rishton and was school secretary at St. Charles before enjoying a full and happy retirement with Allan.  She remained active and well at home and spent Easter Saturday baking, enjoying visits from her family and sunning herself in the Turrets with her dear friend Marion.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Sheila are being gratefully received on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice via the donate button below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Sheila Margaret Cookson


Katie, Adam, Teddy and Lila Catterall

Sending all our love to Sheila’s family and friends at this incredibly sad time. Rest peacefully, Sheila. With much love, The Catterall Family xxxx


Emma G

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sheila was a lovely women xxx


Janet Jones

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Loving memories of my Auntie x


Alan Gilmartin

My condolences to all the family at this sad time.


Keith & Sheelagh

Our loving thoughts & prayers are with you all today ,Remembering Sheila for the wonderful lady who touched so many lives.


Steve Mack and Diana Robinson

Rest in Peace.


Denis McNamara

Sheila’s love, gentleness and ever welcoming smile are my lasting memories of a wonderful woman.



Our love, thoughts and prayers are with all the family today. Sheila was a very special lady who brightened up every room she was in. Her warm smile and kind nature will live on in all our memories. Sheila is at peace now together with her beloved husband Allan.



Todo el amor y cariño a esta gran pérdida de la Abuelita Cookson.


Dianne and Emma Barnard and Shaun Clark

Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time. Sheila was a kind and loving lady to everyone she knew and we will hold dear our many fond memories of her.


Anthony McNamara

My mother-in-law who reminded me of my mum. They shared the same name, the same Catholic faith and the same love and care for their big families. A much loved part of my life for over four decades.