Funeral Service

Time: 10:20am

Date: Friday 04 May 2018

Service Details:
Tom's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Rev'd Geoff Hays.

Thomas Riding “Tom”

Doting grandad

Peacefully in hospital on 26th April 2018, Tom aged 87 years of formerly of Rishton. The devoted husband of the late Dorothy, loving father of Malcolm and Nigel, dear father-in-law of Ann and Sue, cherished grandfather of Adam, Luke, Hannah and Leah, great grandfather of Sam, dear brother of Betty and brother-in-law of Ronnie.

Tom’s first job was working for Whalley Council. He then worked for the Gas Board in Blackburn and later as a Personnel Officer at Padiham Power Station before taking early retirement at the age of 55 years. He was a former member of Rishton Methodist Church and was always involved with Sunday School and Youth Club. Tom loved his country sports, in particular fishing and shooting and also enjoyed holidays with his wife to Spain and Croatia and even visited South Africa to see family. Tom was a very proud grandad who doted on his grandchildren.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Tom to Macmillan Cancer Support