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Keith Ashworth

Keith Ashworth

Keith Ashworth of Conway Drive, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Monday 30th November 2020, aged 65 years. After leaving school in 1971 he began as an engineering apprentice at Platts in Accrington, working in the tool room.  He then moved to Henry Livesey’s in Blackburn and eventually ran… Continue Reading

Peter Alker

Peter Alker

The funeral service of the late Peter Alker will be held on Tuesday 1st December, at 3.30pm at Pleasington Crematorium for immediate family and close friends only, due to the current restrictions. For those who sadly are not able to attend, you may view the funeral service via live webcast at Obitus.com, by entering the… Continue Reading

Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan of Dill Hall Lane, Church, passed away peacefully on Monday 16th November 2020, aged 77 years. After leaving school Brian attended Art College before working at Burco Dean, as a metal spinner for 45 years. In his spare time Brian loved walking, especially in the Lake District and the Kirby Lonsdale area, with… Continue Reading

John Lingard

John Lingard

In Loving Memory of John Lingard, a much loved son, father and brother. who passed  away peacefully on 6th November  2020, aged 44 years A private funeral service will be held for immediate family and close friends, due to the current restrictions, however donations are still being gratefully received in memory of John for Maundy… Continue Reading

Doreen Wilding

Doreen Wilding

Doreen Wilding of Hippings Vale, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday 30th October 2020, aged 79 years. She started out in the working world as a weaver and worked at Prestage for over 20 years until retiring due to a decline in her health. When at home she enjoyed watching TV, she also… Continue Reading

Madeline Hatch

Madeline Hatch

Madeline Hatch of Blackburn, passed away peacefully in hospital on Wednesday 28th October, aged 97 years. A beloved wife of the late Joseph, a much loved mother of Barbara, Brenda, Bernard, Sandra and Gillian, a very dear mother in law, also a treasured grandma, great grandma and auntie. Madeline will be very sadly missed by… Continue Reading

Henry Norman Rhodes

Henry Norman Rhodes

Henry Norman Rhodes of Plantation Road, Accrington, passed away suddenly peacefully on Sunday 1st November 2020, aged 86 years. During his working life Henry worked as a projectionist engineer, as a foreman at Pollard Bearings and also as a joiner at Blackburn Corporation. In his spare time and during his retirement Henry enjoyed meeting up… Continue Reading

Paul Taylforth

Paul Taylforth

Paul Taylforth of Foxfields Close, Oswaldtwistle, passed away at home unexpectedly but peacefully on Saturday 24th October 2020, aged 63 years. During his life Paul was a hard worker and put his own career on hold to become his mother’s full time carer when she became poorly with Multiple Sclerosis, he then later also cared… Continue Reading

Barbara Stansfield

Barbara Stansfield

Barbara Stansfield, formerly of Lyndhurst Avenue, Knuzden, passed away peacefully in Highfield Hall, Haslingden on Saturday 24th October, aged 79 years. After leaving school Barbara worked in the Royal Ordinance Factory at Blackburn and was in charge of the computer room known as the “Main Frame”.  She also worked at Morris & Jones, Paige Shops… Continue Reading

Elsie Hallworth

Elsie Hallworth

Elsie Hallworth passed away peacefully in hospital on Wednesday 14th October, aged 76 years. After leaving school Elsie worked on Accrington Market, after marrying her husband Clifford, she took on the role as a full time house wife and home maker. In her spare time she devoted most of it to local voluntary and community… Continue Reading

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