Tributes have been left to remember loved ones in Hyndburn who have recently passed away.
Announcing the death of a family member has been a time-honoured tradition for family and loved ones.
We have gathered the messages posted this week in one place.
To see the full list of death notices, in memoriams, and birthday memoriams, then please visit the Accrington section in Funeral Notices online.
You can search by names, date range, and filter by time or alphabetically.
Here is a list of those who have appeared over the last week. Our thoughts go out to all friends, family and loved ones.
You can leave your tributes in the comments below.
Peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 1, with her family by her side, Alice Ward nee Cunliffe, aged 89.
Dearly loved mum of Michael, Martin and Louise, dear mother-in-law, and devoted grandma.
The funeral service and cremation will take place on Thursday, February 17 at Accrington Crematorium at 11am.
Donations can be sent directly to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, East Lancashire Hospice, or Cancer Research.
Funeral director: Wolstenholme Funeral Service, Accrington.
On Monday, January 31, peacefully at East Lancs Hospice, surrounded by his family, Henry, aged 90, of Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors.
Henry was a painter and decorator.
Loving husband to the late Eileen, loving father to Sally, Linda, Steven, and Kevin, much loved grandad, great-grandad, and father-in-law, and a good friend to many, he also leaves nieces and nephews, brother and sister Sam and Ann, and close friend Ruth.
Henry loved socialising, photography, gardening, computers, and sports.
The funeral will be held at Accrington Crematorium Chapel at 10.20am on Tuesday, February 15, followed by burial at Dill Hall Lane Cemetery at 11am. Family flowers only; donations to East Lancs Hospice.
Funeral director: Great Harwood Funeral Service.
Mrs Mary Patricia Ellis, of Woodside Road, Huncoat, passed away at Burnley General Hospital on Thursday, January 27, aged 83.
Mary was a state registered nurse, where she practised as a sister at Accrington Victoria Hospital, on Ward 6, for some time.
Previous to that, she had worked as a district nursing sister attached to Peel House Medical Centre, Accrington.
Mary loved shopping, gardening, cooking, and caring for her grandchildren.
Mary was the wife of the late Brian Ellis. She was mother to Beverly, Bronwyn, and Michael, mother-in-law to Dave and Frits, grandmother to Ryan, Jordan, Sebastian, and Conor, dear sister to Wendy; also a great-grandmother to Oscar.
The funeral was held on Wednesday, February 9 at Accrington Crematorium, followed by burial at Accrington Cemetery, led by Philip Norris.
Donations if desired to North West Air Ambulance Charity c/o funeral director Hyndburn Funeral Services, Accrington.
On Sunday, January 30, in Royal Blackburn Hospital, Lilian Rawstron, aged 82, of Howarth Avenue, Church, Accrington.
Lilian began her working life in the mills as a weaver, before finishing her working life as a florist.
She was an avid reader and a keen knitter.
Lilian was a much loved husband of Bernard, a loving mum to Derek, Sandra and Keith, a devoted grandma of Kayleigh, Jessica, Samantha, Connor and Rhys, and also a sadly missed sister of Joan.
A service to celebrate Lilian’s life will be led by Mrs Janice Ramsbottom, at Accrington Crematorium, on Tuesday, February 15, at 11.40am.
Family flowers only please; donations if so desired to The Christie Charity c/o funeral director Oswaldtwistle Funeral Services.
Carol Dawson, nee O’Brien, of Merlin Court, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 6, with her loving family by her side.
Carol worked at Rist Wires from a young age until she was 29 when she tragically suffered a brain haemorrhage which left her unable to work again.
However, she was determined to not let this illness affect her as she was a full-time mum to her sons Jason and David, while managing to enjoy an active social life.
She fought back from her illness to become a much-loved member of the local community and always had a smile for everybody she met.
Carol was an avid traveller and loved her holidays abroad. Her favourite place was Sidari in Corfu (or Kung Fu as she liked to call it), but she also particularly loved Spain, Greece, Mexico and the Canary Islands.
Back home, she loved the outdoors and being by the seaside, especially walking along the beach at Lytham St Annes, where she spent many happy hours with her family.
She was a very popular member of the Oswaldtwistle community and greeted everyone with a smile, a big hug for her friends, and a kind word, and was a dedicated member of her local branch of the Royal British Legion where she helped sell poppies for more than 25 years.
Carol was always the life and soul of the party, she loved to sing and dance and was well known to belt out the Tina Turner classic ‘You’re Simply the Best’, of whom she was a big fan.
But she was happiest when surrounded by her friends and family, particularly her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild, and she loved to spoil them rotten.
Carol will be very sadly missed by all her loving family and her friends.
She sadly leaves behind her husband Norman, sons Jason and David, daughters-in-law Lindsey and Vanessa, grandchildren Sophie, Cameron, Grace, Hollie and Nate, and great-granddaughter Scarlett.
Her funeral service will be held at 12.45pm, on Thursday, February 17, at Immanuel Parish Church, Oswaldtwistle, prior to committal at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please, but donations for the Accrington Branch of the Royal British Legion and may be made by phone, by post, or by envelope drop off at the funeral home (Accrington or Oswaldtwistle).
Funeral director: Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, Oswaldtwistle.
Mr Brian Sandiford of Pinehurst, Hill Street, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully at home, on Tuesday, February 8, aged 84.
In his younger years he started work as a weaver at Highams Mill.
He then started driving HGVs for J&G Rothwell, before then working for a time at Gilbraiths.
He then took the plunge and started up his own coach and haulage business, which is still operating today.
A dearly loved husband of the late Bessie, a much loved father of Colin and Julie, a dear father-in-law of Ivor, a treasured grandad of Ben, Emmalee and Eloise and great-grandad of Bella.
He will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends. His funeral service will take place at 12.20pm, on Friday, February 18, at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please, but donations are being gratefully received in memory of Brian for the Only Foals & Horses Sanctuary and can be made by phone, by post, or by envelope drop off at the funeral home.
Funeral director: Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, Oswaldtwistle.
On Wednesday, February 2, Tom Whitworth passed away peacefully at home, aged 96.
Beloved husband of Cynthia, dad to Barbara and Gordan, father-in-law to Stephen, and grandad to Andrew and Matthew.
Tom was a retired joiner, previously at Tomlinson & Boys of Rawtenstall, and latterly of Powell brothers of Accrington, retiring at the age of 67.
He was a loyal organist at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he and Cynthia were married in 1960.
He also played at Haslingden Baptist Church and Haslingden United Reformed Church until their closure.
Tom then became a member of Haslingden Methodist Church, where he was well respected, loved, and appreciated.
Tom was an associate member of the British Institute of Engineering Technology, appointed in 1951. He was offered a job but stayed to look after his father after his mother’s death.
He was also a member of the league of the Good Samaritans in the 1970s.
Tom’s funeral will take place on Wednesday, February 23, with a private committal at Accrington Crematorium, followed by a service at 11.45am at Haslingden Methodist Church, where all are welcome.
Family flowers only with donations, if desired, to Haslingden Methodist Church c/o funeral director Caroline Holden-Dewhurst for Johnson, Durning & Woods, Haslingden.
Suddenly at home on Wednesday, February 2, Alan, aged 71, of Clayton-le-Moors.
Dearly loved partner of the late Allan, much loved brother of Dennis and Carole, dear brother-in-law to Gaynya and Andrew, loving uncle, cousin and friend to Many. Alan will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Alan’s funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium on Thursday, February 17 at 1pm.
Family flowers only please; donations in memory of Alan are being gratefully received on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice c/o champfunerals.com/obituaries
Funeral director: Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors.
On Thursday, January 20, Mr Antony Francis Little, of Accrington, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, just after his 59th birthday, at Royal Blackburn Hospital.
Born in Stirling, Scotland, Tony moved to Accrington with his family in 1965. He attended St Anne’s Primary School, then The Holy Family to see out the rest of his school days.
He then went on to Naval College, but after a short spell in both the Navy and the Merchant Navy, he realised it wasn’t for him.
He eventually settled in Accrington, working as a mental health nurse at a Blackburn Hospital for a while, before he found the love of his life – long distance bus driving.
This took him all over Europe. Driving and vehicles were his passion, and he ended his working life driving local buses for Transdev.
Unfortunately ill health meant he had to take early retirement. He was an avid football fan, Celtic for his Scottish heritage, and, of course, Accrington Stanley, where he was a season ticket holder.
Tony and his two brothers served as altar boys at St Joseph’s, Accrington for a number of years, under the guidance of Father Henderson.
Tony, the much loved son of Charlie and Phyllis Little, dad to Maxine and Antony, and grandad to Charlie, Isabella, and Sadie-Rose. He also leaves behind his son-in-law Jordan, his brothers and sister, Charles, Sean, and Maureen, and his nieces and nephews, Dominique, Katie, Luca, and Daniel.
His Requiem Mass was held at St Joseph’s RC Church, Belgarth Road, on Thursday, February 10, led by Fr Francis Wadsworth, followed by cremation at Accrington Cemetery.
Family flowers are welcome, but we welcome donations to Play4Uz2 c/o funeral director.
We, as a family, would like to thank all family and friends for their support throughout this sad time.
Also, many thanks to Hyndburn Funeral Services and Ward C18B at RBH for taking such special care of all of us.
And Townfield Care Agency for the attentive care they provided throughout Tony’s illness.
Funeral director: Hyndburn Funeral Services, Accrington.
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