Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Monday 28th March 2022

Service Details:
The service will be held in St. Mary's Church, Mellor followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium.

Sylvia Cottriall

On 15th March 2022, peacefully in hospital with her loving family by her side, Sylvia, aged 77 years of Mellor Brook formerly of Stretford, Manchester.  The dearly beloved wife of the late Nick and loving partner of the late John, much loved and loving mum of David, dear step-mum of Karen, Nick and Jason, also a dear mother in law of Simon and a loving grandma.

Sylvia began her working life as a secretary and, following the loss of her husband Nick, she studied accountancy and worked as the accountant at Bodycoat Int in Manchester, later taking early retirement. She met John and they shared a wonderful relationship and moved to Lostock Hall where they set up their own shop – Costcare. They sold everything in the shop and Sylvia loved the twelve years spent there. Following retirement, Sylvia enjoyed cruises but her real passion was Africa. For her 50th she trained with her son David to climb Kilimanjaro. Sylvia made it to Base Camp but an infection stopped her reaching the summit. She was also a breast cancer survivor and ran the Race for Life three times with her step-daughter Karen and Bella the dog. Sylvia lived a happy life and enjoyed reading a good crime novel and loved music – she was a ‘rock chick’. She will be remembered in her family, for being a wonderful example of living your best life.

Family flowers only please, donations are being received in memory of Sylvia on behalf of NARA The Breathing Charity. To make a donation, please click the blue button at the bottom of this page.

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MESSAGES for the family of Sylvia Cottriall


John Cottriall

Brother to the late husband Nick brother in law to Sylvia, auntie to Sharon and Stephen and sister in law to Lynne, very fond memories, re United, God bless you.


Sharon Cottriall

Auntie Sylvia was a lovely person. Have lots of memories as a child with Sylvia, David at their home in Longford Park, especially on Boxing Day every year. Sylvia loved a party and always came, however far it was, to attend. You will be missed Sylvia, RIP and I hope your reunited with Uncle Nick. Condolences to all the family especially David.xx


K with and Cathy todd

Happy memories of Sylvia, Nick and David in our younger days.


Tina Taylor

David, thinking of you and all the family. Love James & Tina x