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Obituaries
Margaret Baldwin

Margaret Baldwin

Margaret Baldwin of Fern Avenue, Oswaldtwistle died peacefully on Saturday 10th April, aged 95 years. During her life Margaret worked as a Police Officer in the Police Force, as an Office Manager for Boythorpe Crop Stores, as well as owning a Greengrocers for many years too. In her spare time and during her retirement she… Continue Reading

Margaret Crane

Margaret Crane

Margaret Crane of Woodland Drive, Clayton-Le-Moors died peacefully at home, with her loving family by her side on Tuesday 30th March, aged 85 years. During her life Margaret worked for the Royal Ordinance Factory at Darwen/Blackburn as well as on Highams Flower Stall in Blackburn. In her spare time and during her retirement she enjoyed… Continue Reading

Christine Wilson

Christine Wilson

Christine Wilson of Lancaster Avenue, Accrington passed away in hospital on Thursday 18th March 2021, aged 58 years. During her life Christine worked as a carer at Mapleford Nursing Home for over 20 years.  In her spare time she loved doing puzzle books, going on holidays abroad to Cyprus and Benidorm and also for weekends… Continue Reading

John Francis

John Francis

John Francis of Accrington, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Saturday 13th March 2021, aged 87 years. John started his working life completing his National Service in the Army, he then worked at Ewbank and later Burco, finishing up at the Shopfitters in the accounts department as a wages… Continue Reading

Rachel McClure

Rachel McClure

Rachel McClure of Lyndhurst Avenue, Knuzden passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in hospital, with her loving family by her side, after a short battle with cancer, very bravely fought on Thursday 18th February, aged 48 years. After leaving school Rachel attended Blackburn College and worked part time at B&Q before working at Jones Florist as… Continue Reading

Dennis Guilfoyle

Dennis Guilfoyle

Dennis Guilfoyle of Glebe Street, Great Harwood, sadly passed away on Sunday 14th February in hospital, aged 85 years. During his working life Dennis worked at the Noel Escort Pickle Factory, as well as RHZ Crisps.  In his spare time he greatly enjoyed playing pool and was the Chairman of the Hyndburn Independent Pool League,… Continue Reading

Lee Derbyshire

Lee Derbyshire

Lee Derbyshire of Spinning Mill Close, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly in hospital on Tuesday 9th February 2021, aged 47 years. During his life Lee worked for various companies including ATS as a tyre fitter for 15 years and also for Senator in Altham as an assembler. Lee was a devoted family man and… Continue Reading

Jeffrey Sumner

Jeffrey Sumner

Mr Jeffrey Sumner of Colne Road, Kelbrook and formerly of Kingsway, Accrington passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2nd, aged 55. After attending Accrington and Rossendale College, where he studied catering, he went on to become an accomplished chef. Jeffrey was an extremely hard worker, and he worked at many places around the country as… Continue Reading

Fred Tootle

Fred Tootle

Fred Tootle of Warwick Street, Church, Accrington, passed away peacefully in hospital on Tuesday 2nd February 2021, aged 79 years. During his working life Fred had a variety of jobs including working at the Brickyard in Huncoat, in The Ordinance Company of the Army, as a window cleaner in London and also as a Bin… Continue Reading

Neil Haworth

Neil Haworth

Neil Haworth formerly of Glenmore Close, passed away peacefully in hospital on Thursday 28th January 2021, aged 82 years. At the age of 18, Neil did his National Service.  He then worked for various companies including Allspeeds, Dick Bearings, Cobble & Plant Saco Lowell and then finally for Cherry Tree Machine Company before taking his… Continue Reading

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