Evonne Taylforth (Harwood)

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Evonne Harwood (2)Evonne sadly passed away suddenly on Saturday 22nd April 2017, aged 55 years.

Throughout her life Evonne lived and breathed Accrington.  She has had a variety of careers during her working life including as a café worker, a market stall holder, a caterer, a florist but she is without a doubt best known for having her shop, her beloved Pink Magpie Vintage Emporium on Warner Street along with her partner Guy.

Evonne both created and took part in fabulous events and shined as a member of Hyndburn’s Chamber of Trade, she was also a member of the Hyndburn Town Team and also helped on the Mayor & Mayoress’s Charity Committee.

In her spare time Evonne loved crafting, flower arranging, recycling & upcycling furniture and music.  She was also an accomplished pianist, guitarist and singer.  Over the years she has enjoyed holidays in Spain, Paris, Belgium and also visited America several times, she also liked walking especially at Snowdonia and the Lake District.

Evonne sadly leaves behind her much loved partner Guy, her dear ex-husband Paul, her dearly loved children Sarah and John, her treasured grandchildren, Chloe, Reece and Ashley and her cherished great grandchild Holly Mae, her dear brother Graham and also Stella her niece.

Evonne was a true “one-off” and will be deeply missed by all her loving family and friends.

Her funeral service will take place at 10.00am on Thursday 4th May 2017 at St James’s Parish Church, Accrington, prior to interment at Accrington Cemetery.

Friends and colleagues are welcome to gather on Warner Street at 9.30am to fall in behind the funeral cortege as it makes its way down Warner Street through town and to St James’ church.

Anyone wishing to make a donation for Evonne’s funeral please make it using the following link https://www.gofundme.com/evonne-harwood-funeral

Family flowers only please but donations are welcomed in memory for Evonne for the East Lancashire Hospice.  Further enquires please to Paul & Sarah Barton at Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR.  Tel: 01254 390542.

14 Responses to “Evonne Taylforth (Harwood)”

  1. Gary Martin

    One in a million.
    You made your mark in this world and will be missed by many. Me included.
    One last big hug.
    Rest in peace. x

    • sandra lee

      really gonna be missed xx nite markets fun we had dickensian nite too xx always in my heart love sandra and faimly x

  2. Lesley Chamberlain

    Truly Accrington’s very own wonder woman
    Your boundless energy and enthusiasm ignited our town
    in the Dickensian Nights Evening markets and the blockbuster sea side event
    you will be fondly remembered always as the other half of Accrington’s dynamic duo
    An ideas person who’s energy knew no bounds
    A heart of gold a wonderful friend a beautiful lady to the very end
    Good night sleep tight a final hug ( and I bet your still making your fabulous rugs) xxx

  3. Sharon Varley

    We have known each other for years…..you , me and Guy.
    Always an individual, I am proud to say You were my friend,
    I stand in awe of the legacy that you helped create, your enthusiasm and determination to see things through.
    Going to miss you, but your legacy will carry on and shine bright in all the people you touched.
    Sleep tight love……God has gained a true angel x

  4. jane harrison ( nee -buckley)

    me and evonne shared an event in our lives at 15 we lost our mums i will never forget that tap on my arm when walking home down hollins lane ” jane ive been meaning to talk to you how do you cope with every morning waking up with out your mum ” evonne said …me ” i dont cope i just live each hour each day and my love of soul music gets me throught” i knew of her love for guy it never left her . when travelling back to accrington from nantwich on my own and being disabled now i felt safe i could go to warner st see evonne and book a taxi and know she would sort me out…. we both had a love of the other side shall i say i told her of the spiritualist church which i hope gave her peace and comfort …she went last saturday before she passed so i hope my travel guide about heaven is a 5 star golden stay in the arms of her mum who i know will be a big catch up love ya sweetheart …may i send love and healing to evonnes families and guy shes with you x.

  5. Margaret and Dave Taylor

    My heartfelt condolences. Evonne was an outstanding women who as has left us too soon.
    May your heart and soul find comfort in your family and friends.
    Margaret and Dave

  6. Cath Gaskill

    RIP Evonnne. Thank you for making Accrington a town to be proud off. You will be missed. Xxx

  7. kathy welshman

    You where truly one in a million Evonne, a caring neigbour to my mum and a supported friend to me God bless you Evonne for all you did here now rest in peace you beautiful lady xx

  8. Michelle Melia

    What a legacy you have left in your wake Evonne, so many ways have you touched so many people’s lives. Not many of us “normal folk” could possibly do that. Eccentric and wacky through and through, that was definitely you! Goodnight my love from your “hotdog” cousin. Xxx

  9. Melanie Storey

    It’s not the end of the legend called Evonne,
    Your kindness and selfless dedication
    Inspire and mean so much.
    You will always be remembered
    With love and gratitude

  10. Mark scoot 6

    You were and still are a guiding light to me and many others.You ignite the passion and determination to put the area on the map.In spirit you are always around and speaking with you the other week leaves a great memory for me and to help in creating the dream into a reality.

  11. Amanda Graham

    You truly was 1 in a million and a friendship developed through chalk paint and our love of vintage shabby chic , we even shared the same birthday. The other day I found your thank you note you wrote to me when I bought the bureau off you in your first shop. I will miss our Facebook messaging chats , a very spiritual lady and a true earth angel, you’ve gained your wings ( no doubt they’ll have been chalk painted and Cath Kidston decupauged by now) shine bright like the diamond you are !
    Lots of love
    Mandy xxx


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