Latest Obituaries & Donations in Memory
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"
Funeral Service12:00pm, 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.
Funeral Service01:00pm, 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.
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.
Funeral Service11:15am, Monday
25 September 2017
Edwards funeral service will take place at St Wulstan's RC Church, Great Harwood followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium
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
Funeral Service11:30am, 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.
Funeral Service03:00pm, 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