Funeral Service

Time: 2.20pm

Date: Friday 20th October 2023

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium.

Vanessa Jane McFarlane

On 6th October 2023, peacefully in hospital, following a short illness Vanessa, aged 45 years, much loved and loving mum of Abbie, Scott and Poppy, devoted nanny of Mason, Rosie and Kaden, much loved daughter of Diane and Andrew, loving sister of Rebecca, Rory, Alex, Emily and Laura and  a loving sister in law, auntie and a good friend to many.

She was then blessed with beautiful grandchildren Mason, Rosie and Kaden and was so proud to become a Nanny, they brought her so much happiness and joy.

Vanessa had uncles and aunties she adored – auntie Jean, Jane, uncle John, Neil, Stuart and Peter. Cousins – Shane, Zoe and Mark.

Vanessa worked in retail for many years at M&S, Brand Interiors and Oswaldtwistle Mills. Her most recent role was working at Travel Assist making her way up from driving and taking people for hospital appointment trips etc. Picking children up from school and dropping them off safely at home. She had her regular customers, who thought the absolute world of her. She would go out of her way to help in any way she could. She then started working in the office at Travel Assist and became HR which she absolutely loved, and was a great asset to the company. Vanessa used to take Scott and Poppy to football practice and games and was extremely proud of both of them.

When she was relaxing, she enjoyed a bud or two. Spending time with her mum Diane, daughter Abbie, sister Rebecca having a cheese board, lots of fun and laughs. Going out with her dad Andrew and Rory, spending quality time and making memories.

No words can express what an absolutely amazing beautiful daughter, mum, nanny and auntie Vanessa was. We all loved her to the moon and back. Shine bright like a diamond and fly high until we meet again. Love you lots and lots, sleep tight sweetheart.

Donations in lieu of flowers, are being gratefully received in memory of Vanessa on behalf of The East Lancashire Hospice. To donate, please click on the blue donate button at the foot of this page.

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

    Joanne Ormerod
    God bless you Vanessa.  🙏 I know you will be so sadly missed by everyone.  Xx
    Abbie Taylor
    Rest in peace my beautiful angel🦋
    Linda Henderson
    So very sorry for your loss thinking of you all sending love god bless Vanessa RIP xx
    Diane Clark
    Shine bright my beautiful and amazing daughter. Love you to the moon and back always xxx💕💕💕
    Julie & Michael MacRae
    Deepest condolences to all the family, god bless Vanessa ❤️❤️
    Gillian McFarlane
    Rest in peace beautiful Angel
    Emily Spencer
    Rest in peace 🦋 love & miss you lots sis xxx
    Rebecca
    Sleep well sis ❤️ your gonna be missed so much, see you on the otherside xxx
    Rose Moore
    Another Star Shines Brightly in the sky, RIP Vanessa xx
    Laura Spencer
    Rest in peace sis 💜xxx
    Sue,Paul,Danny & Matt Preston
    Truly devastating xx 💔 Rest in peace Vanessa x heaven has gain an angel  x
    Marlene & Bill Taylor
    Rest in peace Vanessa x 💔❤️
    Alan Lord
    We had so many laughs together, what a wonderful person you are and will live in my heart forever .R.I.P Vanessa. God Bless the Mcfarlane. family xx
    Helen and Thomas McQuade
    Uncle Andrew I am so sorry to hear of Vanessa,s passing. My heart is broken for you. Our thought are with you. May Vanessa rest in peace until we meet again. Sending a big hug and strength to you all. xxx
    Wendy & Frank Wilkinson
    Sending love to you all. ❤️RIP Vanessa 🦋
    Stewart McFarlane
    Words cannot express how heartbroken I am feeling, such a short life for a beautiful caring soul. We will miss all you. x 💔 x Rest in peace Vanessa x 💔 x
    Tom Holden
    Rest in peace Vanessa. The office will never quite be the same again, you will be very sadly missed Xx
    Vicki and Brody
    Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. God bless 🩷
    Paul Duval
    Fly high Vanessa.
    David Hughes aka Bob
    Am sorry for your loss Rip Vanessa
    Daz W
    So sorry for your loss 🙏 only met Vanessa a couple of times in the office at T Assist and she was really nice,.. Easy to chat to and a laugh, Condolences xxx
    Valerie & Jim Coulthard
    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts are with you all. Rest in peace Vanessa.
    David & Pauline Moore
    Rest in peace 💔
    Amanda Bowkley
    Thinking of you all, she will be missed.
    Amanda Bowkley
    Thinking of you all, she will be missed so much, always remembered. Such a good friend ❤️xx
    Valerie Gorman
    Sending you me condolences and love. Sorry for your loss.
    Laura Robinson
    Our deepest condolences to all the family. RIP Vanessa  God bless you.