Obituaries

James (Jim) Dewhurst

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Mr James Dewhurst, known to many as “Grandad” and of Dowry Street, Accrington died suddenly in the early hours on Thursday, April 11, 2013, aged 77 years. He worked for Sterling Stubbins Paper Mill before retiring due to ill health and more recently spent his time gardening for Help the Aged.  Jim greatly enjoyed going… Read more »

Bessie Leeming

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Mrs Bessie Leeming of Kirk House, Church, Accrington died peacefully in the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, aged 89 years. Bessie worked as a weaver after leaving school. She then spent time at home raising her four children.  She then returned to work at Mullards in Blackburn until her retirement.  She greatly enjoyed… Read more »

Clare Doreen Maud

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Miss Clare Doreen Maud of Springhill Care Home, Accrington and formerly of Blackburn Road, West End, Oswaldtwistle died peacefully in the Blackburn Hospital on Monday, March 25, aged 83 years. Doreen was a primary school teacher throughout her working life and taught at several local schools in the area.  She was also a keen volunteer… Read more »

Julie Lomax

Posted by Sarah Barton.

On Saturday, March 16, 2013 suddenly in the Royal Blackburn Hospital and of Accrington, Julie aged 35 years. The dearly loved daughter of May and John. A loving and precious mum of Taylor, a devoted sister to Kerry, John and Paul also a much loved Auntie. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27,… Read more »