Obituaries

Linda Merrick

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Linda Merrick of Miller Close, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Thursday 16th May 2019, aged 65 years. In her younger years Linda attended Rhyddings High School and during her life has worked at sewing factories as well as various nursing homes.  In her spare time she enjoyed caravanning, bingo and music and was also a… Read more »

Kenneth Steele

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Kenneth Steele of Back Lane, Baxenden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday 4th May 2019, aged 89 years. In his early years Kenneth attended St John’s C of E School in Baxenden and started off his working life as a maintenance engineer at Highams and later worked as a sewing machine mechanic at Karrimor…. Read more »

Roy Thistlethwaite

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Roy Thistlethwaite of Hood Street, Accrington, passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday 3rd May 2019, aged 63 years. During his life Roy mainly worked as a heating plumber, he also loved tinkering, building, fixing and mending things as well as doing the odd bit of joinery. Roy was the dearly loved son of Violet,… Read more »

Jean Furlong

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Peacefully passed away in Springfield Care Home, Blackburn on Tuesday 7th May, aged 81 years. A former pupil of Rhyddings School, Oswaldtwistle and former employee of British Aerospace. Jean lived in Penwortham, Preston for the majority of her adulthood, prior to moving in later life to Mellor, Blackburn, to be closer to her daughter and… Read more »