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Linda Hayes

Linda Hayes

Linda Hayes of Hartley Street, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in hospital on Sunday 10th May 2020, aged 61 years. During her life Linda worked as a care assistant and care worker and in her spare time enjoyed socialising, shopping and keeping fit. She sadly leaves behind her much loved children John, Mark and Carrie and… Continue Reading

Keith Houldsworth

Keith Houldsworth

Keith Houldsworth passed away peacefully at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on Friday 1st May 2020. A dear husband of Teresa and loving father of Karen, Susan and Marc, a dear father in law of Damien, Anthony and Jane, a much loved grandad of Rebekah, Ben, Dominic, Declan, Esme and Sam, a dear brother of Alwyne,… Continue Reading

Lian Amy Louise Cowburn

Lian Amy Louise Cowburn

Lian Amy Louise Cowburn, of Arncliffe Avenue, Accrington, passed away peacefully on Friday 24th April 2020, aged 39 years. She started her school life at St Paul’s C of E Primary School, before moving up to Rhyddings High School, she then went on to further education at Huddersfield, where she got a textile degree, before… Continue Reading

Lynsey Ann Hunt

Lynsey Ann Hunt

Lynsey Hunt sadly passed away at home in New Lane, Oswaldtwistle, on Sunday, 5th April aged 43. On leaving Rhyddings High School, Lynsey gained a degree in Early Childhood Studies at Ipswich University. After working for a short spell as a Nursery Nurse, she attended Manchester University and gained her degree in Nursing Studies. She… Continue Reading

Patricia Dorothy Smith

Patricia Dorothy Smith

Patricia Smith of Trinity Street, Oswaldtwistle, passed away, unexpectedly but peacefully on Tuesday 14th April 2020, aged 79 years. During her working life Pat worked for various companies including as a Packer at Risdon, as well as Cookson & Clegg as a Machinist. In her spare time and during her retirement, she enjoyed swimming, reading… Continue Reading

Sheila Pilling (nee Smith)

Sheila Pilling (nee Smith)

Sheila Pilling of Trawden Close, Accrington passed away peacefully on Sunday 19th April 2020, aged 82 years. Sheila was a familiar face around town, as for many years she had a stall on Accrington Market. In her spare time and during her retirement she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and also… Continue Reading

Lena Pounder

Lena Pounder

Lena Pounder of Alice Street, Oswaldtwistle passed away peacefully on Wednesday 15th April 2020, aged 93 years. Throughout her life Lena was a hard worker and worked at Howard and Bullough’s in Accrington as well as Gem Press in Oswaldtwistle. Her hobbies included listening to music, watching TV, including several sports and in her younger… Continue Reading

Lily Murray

Lily Murray

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 14th April 2020 in hospital after a short illness. Beloved wife of the late James Murray, she leaves behind her much loved sons Colin and Ian, her dear daughter in law Fiona and her treasured grandchildren Robert, Brad and Leanne. She will be very sadly missed by all her family… Continue Reading

Diana McLoughlin

Diana McLoughlin

Diana McLoughlin, of Belfield Road, Accrington, passed away peacefully on Saturday 11th April 2020, aged 78 years. During her life Diana worked at the Addison Court Care Home in Accrington and in her spare time and during her retirement she enjoyed knitting, reading and going away on holiday, as well as socialising, especially by helping… Continue Reading

Councillor Tony Dobson

Councillor Tony Dobson

Tony Dobson of Oswaldtwistle, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Tuesday 31st March 2020, aged 53 years. Even in his early years at school Tony had a head for business, as he would sell items he had bought from Argos, by adding a couple of quid on to sell to his school friends… Continue Reading

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