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Edna Briggs

Edna Briggs

Edna Briggs passed away peacefully in hospital on Wednesday 22nd July, aged 73 years. During her life Edna had various jobs, firstly starting as a weaver with her mother, she then progressed to sewing but she was probably most familiar when working in her local pubs, in particular The Plough and The Spinning Jenny. She… Continue Reading

Margaret (Marguerite) Kennedy

Margaret (Marguerite) Kennedy

Margaret (Marguerite) Kennedy of Quebec Road, Blackburn passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th July 2020 aged 93 years. A beloved wife of the late Thomas Kennedy, she leaves behind her much loved daughters Fiona and Jane and also her treasured grandchildren Bibi, Simon, Henry and Thomas. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Sacred… Continue Reading

Brian & Doris Howarth

Brian & Doris Howarth

Brian & Doris will be very sadly missed by all their family, their fellow Royal British Legion pals, their Girlguiding Friends, work colleagues, neighbours and all those whose knew them. A joint funeral service for immediate family and invited guests only, will take place at 10.00am, on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at St James Church, Accrington, followed… Continue Reading

Doris Howarth

Doris Howarth

Doris Howarth, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Tuesday 9th June 2020, aged 83 years. In her early years Doris worked as a probationary WPC before working as a Radio Electronic Spot Welder, she then became a full-time housewife for her beloved husband Brian. She devoted her life as a Guider for Girlguiding,… Continue Reading

Brian Howarth

Brian Howarth

Brian Howarth, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Tuesday 9th June 2020, aged 87 years. Upon leaving school Brian became an apprentice Plasterer and Tiler for a local firm until he was called up for military service, where he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. Upon leaving the Army, Brian worked for many… Continue Reading

Julie Mason

Julie Mason

Julie Mason of Aspen Fold, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice on Saturday 27th June 2020, aged 67 years. During her life Julie worked for TML Ltd, and then later for Barn Fold Cottage Care Home. In her spare time she loved to watch TV especially Coronation St and also listening to… Continue Reading

James Verdun Rock

James Verdun Rock

Died peacefully at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, on 17th June 2020, aged 83 years. The dearly loved brother of Pat and brother-in-law Tony. He is very sadly missed by his nephews, nieces, family and friends. A private family funeral service will be held, due to the current restrictions. Further enquires please to Paul Barton at… Continue Reading

Roger Metcalfe

Roger Metcalfe

Roger Metcalfe of Merlin Court, Oswaldtwistle, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Wednesday 10th June 2020, aged 60 years. During his life Roger has worked as a Joiner, a Taxi Driver, but is best known from his time working as a Pub Landlord. Over the years he has run the Mort Arms in Tyldesley, The… Continue Reading

Colin Keen

Colin Keen

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 9th June, in hospital. Colin was born and raised in Warrington, and was a devoted husband of the late Jacqueline and a loving step father to Tracy. A fun and caring Grinds of Alicia, Olivia, Laura and Lewis along with Great Grinds of Ora Rose. When the girls were small… Continue Reading

Eileen Tipling

Eileen Tipling

Eileen Tipling, passed away peacefully on Friday 5th June 2020, aged 95 years. After leaving school Eileen worked in a bakery, she then joined the WRENS and worked as a cook, which included preparing food for a Rear Admiral. She also worked at Rishy Crisps in Great Harwood on the twilight shift then as a… Continue Reading

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