Date: Wednesday 19th October 2022
The service will be held in St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood followed by interment at Lee Lane Cemetery.
Wilfred Walker – Wilf
On 24th September 2022, peacefully but suddenly in hospital, Wilf, aged 74 years of Rishton. The cherished and loving husband of Jean, treasured dad of Neil, Lee and daughter in law Lisa, also a dearly loved grandad and friend.
Wilf had been a butcher for most of his working life, starting on Accrington Market and working also at Slingers. He also spent a time working at Hollands Pies and a stint on groundworks for Hyndburn Borough Council. In his younger years, Wilf also spent a time working as a doorman in Accrington. He returned to working life as a butcher and retired from Pet’s Choice in Blackburn. Wilf then became a full time carer to his wife Jean. Wilf and Jean were indeed the perfect pair and you rarely saw one without the other. Wilf was a devoted family man and enjoyed their holidays at the Elgin in Blackpool. Wilf loved the music of the 60’s and 70’s and loved to watch the old movies, especially war films and westerns. He loved Jean’s cooking and also enjoyed his full English at Tesco in the mornings. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was a lovely, gentle man. Home was his happy place and he and Jean adored all their many dogs. Wilf and Jean renewed their Wedding Vows in June last year and celebrated with a big family party at the Calf’s Head in Worston. A wonderful day of happy memories and family love. Wilf will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all his loving family and friends.
In recognition of the love that Wilf had for dogs, donations are being gratefully received in his memory on behalf Dogs Trust. To make a donation, please click on the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.
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Sorry to hear of wilfs passing. Sending condolences to Jean and family. I’ll miss our banter in Tesco. RIP Wilf.