Obituaries

John (Jack) Heyes

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Jack Heyes of Oswaldtwistle, passed away suddenly in hospital after a short illness on Sunday 16th June 2019, aged 92 years. In 1941, Jack left school and started work at Howard & Bullough’s as a tool fitter and draughtsman, he also worked for a number of other local engineering companies throughout his life including JT… Read more »

Peter Metcalfe

Posted by Sarah Barton.

Peter Silvester Metcalfe of Howarth Avenue, Church, passed away suddenly at home on Thursday 13th June 2019, aged 70 years. For most of his working life he was well known in the local area, working as a gardener for over twenty years. He was known affectionately as ‘Pete the Gardener’ In his spare time and… Read more »

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

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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 »