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Brian Wolfenden

Brian Wolfenden

Brian Wolfenden, of Rishton and formerly of Newchurch Rd, Higher Clough Fold, Rossendale, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Friday 28th August 2020, aged 77 years. For the most part of his life Brian worked as a Wagon Driver for Rossendale Borough Council up until taking his retirement after 27 years. In his… Continue Reading

Margaret Niemeyer (Nee Hindle)

Margaret Niemeyer (Nee Hindle)

Margaret Niemeyer of Cooper Close, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday 29th August 2020, aged 71 years. Throughout her life Margaret was a hard worker and has worked for various companies over the years including the Royal Ordinance Factory in Blackburn, Rist Wires and also Hollin Bank House… Continue Reading

Jean Dwyer

Jean Dwyer

Jean Dwyer of Tennyson Ave, Oswaldtwistle, passed away suddenly but peacefully on Tuesday 25th August 2020, aged 80 years. During her life Jean worked firstly at the local mill and then for Bythe’s as a kitchen assistant, she then later went to work as a cleaner at Stoneyhurst College, the Golden Cross Pub and also… Continue Reading

Joseph Beardmore

Joseph Beardmore

Joe Beardmore of Clayton-Le-Moors, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 12th August 2020, aged 84 years. The dearly loving husband of Joyce, a much loved father of Peter and Christopher, father in law to Paula and a dear brother of Alan and his wife Linda. A celebration of life service will be held for… Continue Reading

John (Jack) Haworth

John (Jack) Haworth

JOHN (JACK) HAWORTH on 1st of August 2020, unexpectedly passed away peacefully – far too soon at the age of 80. Beloved husband of the late Valerie, dearly adored Dad of Lesley, much loved Granddad to Jason and Amy, and a fun-loving Great Granddad to Mia – Jack was also a fantastic Brother-in-law to Joyce… Continue Reading

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

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