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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"

Susan Thorpe

Funeral Service

01:40pm, Friday
01 June 2018

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

Susan Thorpe

Devoted family lady and proud grandma

Peacefully surrounded by her loving family on the 18th May 2018, Susan aged 66 years of Baxenden.  The devoted and much loved wife of John, loving mum of Amanda and Jonathan, dear mother-in-law of Paul and Catherine, cherished grandma of Jamie and Hollie.

Susan worked at Joseph Arnolds on the housewifes' evening shift and at Wardleworths Bookshop for over 15 years, a job which she really enjoyed and where she made many good friends.  She also enjoyed her work at Asda where she worked for 15 years up until her retirement. A real dog lover, Susan always had pet dogs and could often be seen out walking with her beloved four legged companions.  She also loved her holidays to Greece where she would relax in the sunshine.  Above all, Susan was devoted to her family. She was a very proud grandma who loved to spend time with her two grandchildren and spoil them at every opportunity.

Family flowers only and donations in memory of Susan on behalf of Parkinson's UK.

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Julie Hopkinson

Funeral Service

12:30pm, Thursday
31 May 2018

Julie's funeral service will take place at St Peter & St Paul's Church, Rishton followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium

Julie Hopkinson

Lover of amateur dramatics

Peacefully at East Lancashire Hospice on 23rd May 2018 surrounded by her loving family, Julie aged 68 years of Rishton.  A dearly loved and devoted aunt and great-aunt, sister and a true and loyal friend to many.

Julie lived and breathed for her amateur dramatics and she was was a member of Blackburn Arts Society for many years.  She was well known locally and throughout the north-west for her acting.  Julie was the life and soul of the party with her fantastic sense of humour and her ability to talk to anyone about anything.  She had friends and family all over the world,  Julie was devoted to her family and was a most loyal friend to all who knew her.  

Family flowers only please and donations in memory of Julie on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice

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Martin McKenzie Ringland

Funeral Service

03:00pm, Tuesday
29 May 2018

Martin's funeral service will be held at Burnley Crematorium, Accrington Road, Burnley, BB11 5QD led by civil celebrant, Lianna Champ.

Martin McKenzie Ringland

Proud and loving dad

Suddenly on 14th May 2018 Martin aged 47 years of Burnley and formerly of Drummore, Scotland.  The much loved dad of Connor and Maddison, partner and friend to Lyndsey and brother to Janice, Alistair and Yvonne.

Martin worked as a site supervisor for RCCN and loved his job role and made many good friends.  He enjoyed fishing and could spend many happy hours relaxing on or by the water.  A computer whizz, Martin could build his own computer from start to finish and was the go to person with IT problems within the family and with his friends.  Most of all Martin was a truly amazing dad to his son Connor and the best daddy in the world to his little princess Maddison.  He loved to spend time with them enjoying days out and enjoyed family days out to Safari Zoo and Blackpool last week.  Martin was amazingly proud of his son's academic achievements and glowed with pride when he got his place at Aberystwyth University.  A proud Scotsman who always remained loyal to his football team Celtic and always kept up to date with the Grand Prix.

Martin will be truly missed by all his family and friends

Family flowers only please.

Neil Joseph King

Funeral Service

11:00am, Tuesday
29 May 2018

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

Neil Joseph King

Loving family man

Peacefully in hospital on 16th May 2018 with his wife by his side, Neil aged 81 years of Accrington. The much loved husband of Norma, loving dad of Terry, Ian and Susan, dear father-in-law of Shane and Anne, cherished grandad of Ryan, Danny, Sasha, Gavin, Daniel, James, Thomas, Hannah and Alex, also a much loved great-grandad.

In his younger years, Neil was a regular soldier in the Lancashire Fusiliers serving in Germany and Cyprus.  Following in his father's footsteps, Neil worked in the meat trade working for Slingers when he moved to Accrington. Later he started up as a window cleaner, purchasing his own round in Accrington. Through his work Neil bacame a well known face. Neil was a former amateur boxer and qualified as an ABA boxing coach, running the police boxing gym at Haslingden for 20 years. He gave a lot of his time to his club. He was a fitness fanatic, always out walking and never sitting still. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them.

Family flowers only please and donations in memory of Neil to Cancer Research UK.

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James Garvey

Funeral Service

10:45am, Monday
21 May 2018

The service to celebrate Jamie's life will be held at Our Lady & St Hubert's Church, 5 Cross Street, Gt Harwood BB6 7BT followed by interment in Gt Harwood Cemetery

James Patrick David Garvey 'Jamie'

Much loved husband and son

On Sunday 6th May 2108, suddenly at his home, Jamie aged 39 years of Clayton-le-Moors and formerly of Gt Harwood.  Much loved husband of Jane, dearly loved son of Linda and the late David, stepson of Jack, brother of Sarah, a much loved step-father and step-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and a dear friend to many.

Jamie was born in 1979 the dearly loved son of Linda and the late David and brother of Sarah.  He attended St Augustine's School and made friends there that he kept in touch with all his life.  He met his wife Jane whilst volunteering with a local private ambulance service and they were happily married for 15 years.  Both Jamie and Jane spent many holidays visiting caravan parks throughout the country.  They were both very keen Accrington Stanley fans attending both home and away matches.  Jamie was well-known as a great conversationalist and loved nothing better than giving his analysis of the latest Stanley match, in his own unique style.  If Stanley lost, it was always the referees fault!
Jamie will be sadly missed by his family and friends.


Flowers are welcome.  Please wear bright colours or football shirts.
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