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Obituary listings and death notices in remembrance

Please see below our continuously updated list of obituaries in memory of cherished loved ones and information with regards to donations in their memory.  "Ever in our thoughts"

Iris Mary Henderson

Funeral Service

12:00pm, Friday
29 September 2017

The service to celebrate Iris's life will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Iris Mary Henderson

Devoted family lady and proud nana.

Peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on 19th September 2017, Iris aged 93 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The devoted wife of the late Bob, loving mum of Linda and cherished nana of Michelle.

Iris worked as a weaver and later for a mail order company.  She also served with the Land Army following World War 11 and this took her to Egypt, Holland and Africa.  In her sparetime, she was a budding seamstress and enjoyed making clothes and curtains for all the family.  She also enjoyed her holidays to the Isle of Wight and her trips to Spain with her beloved husband and grandaughter.  At home she enjoyed relaxing in her chair watching TV sipping a martini and lemonade.  Iris was a private lady who was devoted to her family and she was a very proud nana.



Flowers welcome.

Joseph Green

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Thursday
28 September 2017

The service to celebrate Joseph's life will take place at St Wulstan's RC Church followed by interment at Great Harwood Cemetery. Please wear bright colours to celebrate Joseph's life.

Joseph Green

Much loved family man

Peacefully at his home on 19th September 2017 Fortified by the Rites of the Holy Mother Church, Joseph aged 79 years of Great Harwood.  The devoted and much loved husband of Pearl, loving dad of Paul and Nicola, dear father-in-law of Christine, Lee and Sue, cherished and much loved grandad of Matthew-Joseph, Abigail, Alexandra, and much loved uncle and good friend to many.

Joseph was born in Sabden and in later life he trained at the village shop in Sabden with Peggy and Harold Norcross to be a confectioner and baker.  He then went on to work at Kenyon's bakery in Blackburn for over 20 years, and for Holland Pies for over 25 years, before taking early retirement at the age of 58.  Joseph was a former member of Baxenden Golf club and also a volunteer for the Samaritans for 17 years.  He was a giving man who always put others first and selflessly gave his time to help many people over the years.  Joseph lived for his grandchildren and days out together with his wife Pearl were very important to Joseph. He was always on hand to help and he very much enjoyed looking after his grandchildren as they grew up into their teenage years and they have been inspired by him.

Donations may be made in meomory of Joseph on behalf of Cancer Research UK.

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Edward Slater

Funeral Service

11:15am, Monday
25 September 2017

Edwards funeral service will take place at St Wulstan's RC Church, Great Harwood followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Edward Slater

Devoted and proud grandad

Peacefully on 14th September 2017 at Hope House, Edward aged 89 years, formerly of Great Harwood and Rishton.  The devoted husband of the late Marjorie, loving dad of John, Michael, Kathryn and Deborah, a dear father-in-law, much loved and adored grandad and great grandad, and a much loved brother and brother-in-law.

Edward trained as a plumber after leaving school and later worked at G.E.C. where he thoroughly enjoyed his work as an aircraft inspector right up until his retirement.   Edward loved to go ballroom dancing with his wife Marjorie and together they would travel to Blackpool to dance in the Tower Ballroom.  He was also passionate about his football and was a lifelong Rovers fan and former season ticket holder.  Edward was a down to earth character who liked the simple things in life, and especially enjoyed walking his dogs.  He was also a devoted and proud grandad who loved all his grandchildren and loved to spend time with them.

Flowers welcome or Donations to Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary

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Michael Ormerod

Funeral Service

11:30am, Friday
22 September 2017

Michael's funeral service will be held at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn BB2 5LE

Michael James Ormerod

Much loved son and brother

Peacefully at his home on 12th September 2017, Michael aged 50 years of Accrington.  The much loved son of Margaret, dearly loved brother of Beverley and cherished uncle of Dominic and also a dear nephew of Daniel, Derrick, Jimmy and Mick.

In times of darkness, love sees…
In times of silence, love hears...
In times of doubt, love hopes…
In times of sorrow, love heals...
And in all times, love remembers.
May time soften your pain
Until all that remains 
Is the warmth of the memories
And the love. 
David Francis Ellson

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Thursday
21 September 2017

Funeral Service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA followed by refreshments and shared memories at Sydney Street WMC, Sydney Street, Accrington BB5 6EG

David Francis Ellson

Well known and much loved Northern Soul Fanatic

On 12th September 2017 David, of Accrington, passed away peacefully in Addison Court Nursing Home. The dear son of the late Francis and Delys, much loved brother of Joseph, Yvonne, Renette and Kevin, a much loved brother in law of Andrew and a loving uncle of John, Paul, Shaun and Simone and great uncle to Baby Tyson. 
A well known face in the Northern Soul scene, David could often be found enjoying the sounds of Northern Soul with his friends on the dance floor, he was known for his impressive record collection and his extensive knowledge of music. David grew up in the Spring Hill area of Accrington and later worked at Platt’s as an engineer and also worked at TML where he made many friends over the years. David enjoyed a pint and could often be found in his local taking part in the quiz or watching his beloved Manchester United and he even appeared on the TV quiz show 'Battle of the Brains'.

‘A true gent that will be missed by all his family & Friends’

David's Funeral Cortege will assemble at 25 Mansion Street South, Accrington BB5 6SH at 2.30pm before travelling to Accrington Crematorium. 

Family flowers only by request with donations in memory of David on behalf of Cancer Research
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