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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"

Glenda Walker

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Tuesday
05 December 2017

Glenda's funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA.

Glenda Walker

Happiest in Cala Bona

Peacefully at Birchall Care Home on 22nd November 2017, Glenda aged 73 years, formerly of Knuzden.  The devoted and much loved wife of Jim, loving mum of Deborah and Lindsey, dear mother-in-law of Jack and Paul, cherished grandma of Kieran, Callum, Teela and Reece.

Glenda worked in Care all throughout her working life.  Glenda enjoyed socialising with friends and family and enjoyed catching up with friends for a good natter and a drink at Intack and Knuzden Conservative W.M.C.  Holidays were spent relaxing in the sunshine and her favourite place to go was Cala Bona, Majorca, where she visited for the last time with Jim in May this year.  She loved clothes shopping and could spend hours looking around the shops.  She loved flowers and her garden, which she always kept immaculate.

Flowers welcome


Funeral Service

01:40pm, Monday
04 December 2017

Zander's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA.

Alexander John Bennison

Music Lover

On 19th November 2017 suddenly, Zander aged 46 years of Great Harwood.  Much loved son of Marilyn and Jack, much loved brother of Jacqueline and Donna, also a dear brother-in-law and uncle.

Zander was a clever man who enjoyed learning at school and particularly excelled in physics.  In his working life, he began as a tool cutter and later worked for Callender Aeroparts.  He was very hard working.  Zander liked to keep himself to himself yet had many friends in his younger years.  He was a deep thinker who liked working things out for himself.  He enjoyed music and spent many happy hours listening to it.

Family flowers only please and donations if desired to M.I.N.D.

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Joseph Clayton

Funeral Service

01:40pm, Friday
01 December 2017

Joseph's funeral will take place at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ.

Joseph Clayton

Former Lecturer of Accrington & Rossendale College and District Commissioner for the Scouts

Peacefully in hospital on 17th November 2017 Joseph aged 85 years of Church, fomerly of Gt. Harwood.  The devoted husband of the late Irene, much loved dad of Neil and Martin, dear brother of John, Molly and brother-in-law of Jean and Ken, and a much loved and respected relative and friend.

Joseph started work as a motor vehicle mechanic at Greyhound garage and Robinson's coaches.  He later became a motor vehicle lecturer at Accrington & Rossendale College where he worked for over 30 years prior to his retirement.  Joseph also had 50 years of service with the Scouts and became District Commissioner.  He was still actively involved with them and a highly respected member.  He was a long serving member of the Masons too.  Joseph was an avid motorcyclist who still had his own Ducati Monster and still enjoyed getting out for a blast on the open road.  He also enjoyed getting out and walking with his friends and fellow members of the Rossendale Ramblers.  Joseph was the perfect role model who always believed in serving society.  He gave a lot of time to charity and always put others first.  He was a very proud and independant gentleman.

Family flowers only.


Brenda Harwood

Funeral Service

01:30pm, Monday
27 November 2017

Bren's funeral service will take place at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn BB2 5LE led by Civil Celebrant Lianna Champ.

Brenda Harwood née Renshaw (Bren)

Former Blackburn Rovers Fan

Peacefully at her home with her husband at her side, Brenda aged 73 years of Blackburn.  The devoted and much loved wife of Chris, loving mummy of Andy, dear mother-in-law of Suzanne, cherished grandma of Ben, Emma, Mike and Laura, dear sister of Pat and her family, and cousin to Kevin and Linda.

Bren worked in the mills from leaving school.  She enjoyed her work and made many good friends there.  She was born in Blackburn and lived there all her life.  She met her husband Chris in 1959 at Canterbury Street Barracks and together they enjoyed a long and happy marriage.  Bren enjoyed her holidays in Europe where she liked to walk and take in new scenery and cultures.  Bren was a member of Audley W.M.C and was also a massive Blackburn Rovers Fan.  She was a former season ticket holder and attended both home and away matches with her son Andy and daughter-in-law Suzanne.  Bren loved her family and always looked after them.  She will be sadly missed.

Flowers are welcome as Bren loved all flowers.

Hazel Whittaker

Funeral Service

11:00am, Friday
24 November 2017

Hazel's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Hazel Whittaker

Devoted family lady

Peacefully in hospital on 14th November 2017, Hazel aged 83 years of Clayton-le-Moors.  The devoted wife of the late Jack Whittaker, loving mum of Julie, Nicholas and Alison, dear mother-in-law of Keith and Runjuan, cherished grandma of Rachel, Amy, Thomas, Katie, Declan, Siobhan, Nadia, and much loved great grandma.

Hazel was a housewife and spent her life looking after her family.  She was always there for them no matter what. She also worked as a volunteer at Oxfam and Heart Research shops.  In her spare time, she loved gardening and always kept her garden immaculate and full of colour.  She also loved caravanning and used to own her own caravan.  Hazel enjoyed many a holiday in the caravan all over the UK.  She was a lady with old-fashioned values who lived an honest life.  She would talk to anyone and always enjoyed a good natter.

Donations may be made in memory of Hazel to Dementia UK.

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