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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"

Yvonne Leslie Sutcliffe

Funeral Service

11:00am, Friday
02 March 2018

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

Yvonne Leslie Sutcliffe

Loving family lady

Peacefully on 20th February 2018 Yvonne, aged 71 years, of Clayton-le-Moors and formerly of Clitheroe.  The devoted and much loved wife of John, loving mum of Jason, cherished nana of Joel, Andrew and Hannah, dear sister to Max, Nick and Tobi, and relative and friend to many.

Yvonne was self-employed and worked in sales throughout her working life.  In her younger years she was very active and enjoyed pot-holing, horses and wildlife.  More recently, she was an avid scrabble player and attended various scrabble clubs and loved to play. She also loved her holidays both with family and with friends.  Yvonne had a fantastic social life with a great circle of friends and she was also a true family lady and a proud nana who will be dearly missed.

Family flowers only please and donations in memory of Yvonne to Rosemere Cancer Trust and East Lancashire Hospice.

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Peter Anthony Cooper

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Tuesday
27 February 2018

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

Peter Anthony Cooper

Proud family man

Peacefully on 21st February 2018, Peter aged 84 years, formerly of Blackpool. The much loved dad of Clare, Richard and Katie, a cherished grandad, and eldest brother of Brian and Colin.  Peter also leaves behind Pat.

Peter studied to become a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1972 and worked as a Chartered Accountant for various firms throughout the north west and also worked in Milan for a couple of years. Peter throroughly enjoyed his work. Peter was an avid fisherman and spent many hours in Scotland fly fishing and he was partial to a flutter on the horses. He also enjoyed meeting up with friends to play bridge and enjoy a glass of dry white wine. Peter was a proud family man who loved family visits and adored his grandchildren.  

Donations may be made in memory of Peter on behalf of Age UK.

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John Jefferson

Funeral Service

12:20pm, Tuesday
27 February 2018

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

John Jefferson (Jack)

Former art teacher

On 14th February 2018 peacefully at his home, Jack aged 73 years, former art teacher at St Wilfred's School, Blackburn.  Much loved and inspiring Dad of Jane, loving partner of Carmen, much loved Grandad Jack of Hal and Max, much loved by Carmen's family - Maria, Phil, Sarah, Georgina and Christian.

Jack was an art teacher at St Wilfred's School in Blackburn for over 40 years.  He loved and was passionate about his job.  He was a compelling artist and a unique and animated teacher who would make detailed sets and props and forever patient, could see patterns, shapes and colours in everything.  He could see art in everything and even decorated "Sam, the Stick" and gave it a personality. His love of art was such that he was often saying "all nature is but art unknown to thee".  Jack also enjoyed reading and watching films especially science fiction and fantasy.  Jack was a wonderful Grandad who would often be silly and he made beautiful gifts for Jane and the children such as advent boxes.

Donations may be made in memory of Jack on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

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Lilian Thompson (1)

Funeral Service

02:15pm, Wednesday
21 February 2018

Lilian's funeral will take place at Pleasington Crematorium, Tower Road, Blackburn BB2 5LE

Lilian Thompson

Loving family lady

On 5th February 2018 at the Woodlands HFE, Lilian aged 94 years, formerly of Oswaldtwistle.  The devoted partner of the late Ronnie, dear sister of Margaret, the late John and the late Frank, a treasured auntie and much loved relative and friend to many.

Lilian worked as a shop assitant for many years at Mercers in Blackburn.  In her younger years, she enjoyed dancing and reading as well as days out.  She loved her family and spent lots of time with them.

 

Leonard Wilkins

Funeral Service

01:00pm, Tuesday
20 February 2018

Leonard's funeral service will take place at Mitton Hall Hotel, Mitton Road, Clitheroe BB7 9PQ followed by a private committal

Leonard Wilkins

Popular and wonderful gentleman

Peacefully on 8th February 2018 in East Lancashire Hospice, Leonard aged 58 years of Rishton. The devoted and much loved husband of Lynn, loving dad of Daniel and the late John, dearly loved son of John and Brenda, a loved brother of Kathy, Tracy and Vicky.  Also a much loved son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and a dear friend to many.

Leonard was a devoted family man and friend. Full of wise counsel, he was always ready to help anyone. He was both fair and refreshingly honest. Leonard worked for 40 years for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council where he began his career as an apprentice joiner. Leonard's excellent work ethos saw him promoted to supervisor and then Lenny became a Building Operations Manager. Ever an avid football fan, in his younger years, Leonard played football for Fleetwood and other teams on the Fylde coast. He also played for Great Harwood. Competitive on the pitch, he would do anything to win. Well known and popular, he was liked and respected wherever he went. He loved music and watching TV, especially talent and singing competitions and also all the soaps. First and foremost, Leonard was a devoted and loving family man.  Please wear colourful clothing.

Donations may be made in memory of Leonard to East Lancashire Hospice.

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