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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"

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
Gerald Law (Bob)

Funeral Service

02:00pm, Wednesday
20 September 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Bob's life will be held at St John The Baptist Church, Baxenden followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Gerald (Bob) Law

Former Baker

Peacefully in hospital with his loving wife by his side on 9th September 2017, Bob aged 91 years of Baxenden, formerly of Intack.  The devoted husband of Dorothy and also the late Marion, step-dad of Carolyn, and brother-in-law of Audrey.

Bob worked as a baker throughout his working life. He ran his own bakers for many years and later worked for Warburtons. In his spare time Bob enjoyed ballroom dancing, walking and gardening.  He always kept his garden immaculate and blooming with colour.  Bob enjoyed his holidays, especially to Sweden to visit friends, and he loved to drive out to the Ribble Valley and dine out with Dorothy.  Bob was also a lifelong supporter of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Family flowers only please and Donations in memory of Bob on behalf of R.N.L.I.

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Sandra Higgins

Funeral Service

12:20pm, Thursday
07 September 2017

The funeral service to celebrate Sandra's life will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant, Lianna Champ

Sandra Demaine nee Hope

Beautiful Glamour Puss

On 1st September 2017, Sandra aged 73 years of Read, formerly of Las Vegas. The cherished and adored mum of Jill and Louise, loved mother-in-law of Mark and Tony, special nana of Bradley, Taylor, Demaine and Bowie, loved sister of Valerie and Jeffrey and also a loved sister-in-law and auntie.

Sandra had an infectious zest for living and lived each day to its full.  She was a beautiful lady inside and out.  She worked at the Dunkenhalgh as head waitress for many years and then at the Walton Arms. Sandra then became a nanny in New York and lived a film star lifestyle and for the last 23 years she lived in Las Vegas. She loved beauty and fashion and cut a very striking figure with her blonde hair and red lipstick.  She was very avant garde in her style. She loved her holidays and Hawaii was her most adored destination. Sandra will be sorely missed.

Donations may be made in memory of Sandra on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Sharon Clough

Funeral Service

11:00am, Wednesday
06 September 2017

Sharon's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington, BB5 6HA led by Civil Celebrant, Lianna Champ.

Sharon Clough

Life loving family lady

On 25th August 2017 peacefully in the Hospice surrounded by her loving family, Sharon aged 52 years of Great Harwood.  The dearly loved wife of Neville, loving mum of Rachel, mother-in-law of Matthew, dear daughter of Ron and the late Rose, daughter-in-law of Pat and Stephen, cherished sister of Debbie and the late Jackie, dear sister-in-law and auntie and friend to many.

Sharon worked as the Community Manager at the Autistic Society in Great Harwood and Whalley and her work took her all over the country.  She was devoted to her work and gave it her all.  She made many good friends through her work and was loved and highly respected.  Sharon enjoyed her holidays abroad.  Riding the roller coasters at the theme parks and visiting the casinos in Vegas were particular favourites.  She also loved to unwind and relax in the sunshine with a good book in her hand.  Sharon loved to dance and always enjoyed getting the family together for a party.

No flowers by special request.  Donations may be made in memory of Sharon on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice.

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