Obituaries
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Marjorie Williams

Marjorie Williams, formerly of Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully on Sunday 28th April 2019, aged 84 years. During her childhood Marjorie attended school at St Joseph’s in Blackburn and throughout her life has worked for various companies including the Baines Cotton Mill, Mullards, Home Help (LCC) and also Igloo frozen Foods. She loved dancing… Continue Reading

Shirley Burton

Shirley Margaret Rose Burton, passed away peacefully in hospital on Friday 26th April 2019, aged 67 years. In her younger years Shirley attended Woodnook School, followed by Ascoe’s, University, Gesham and Rist Wires.  She is probably best known though for her days of running pubs which included the Lang’s Arms, the Britannia and also the… Continue Reading

Irene Barnes

Irene Barnes of Durham Drive, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in hospital on Saturday 27th April 2019, aged 88 years. During her life Irene worked at Mullards for 35 years and for many years was a loyal and dedicated committee member of the Arthritis Society as well as a member of Rhyddings Methodist Church.  In recognition… Continue Reading

Pat Cooper

Pat Cooper of South View, Great Harwood, passed away peacefully on Thursday 25th April 2019, aged 78 years. During her life Pat worked as a freelance interviewer for Ipsos Mori and later for Homestart where she supported mothers with young children. In her spare time and during her retirement Pat loved traveling and has visited… Continue Reading

Kathleen Parr

Kathleen Parr of Hornby Street, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in hospital on Saturday 27th April 2019, aged 78 years. In her youth Kathleen attended Rhyddings High School before training and working as an auxiliary nurse for 28 years at both Blackburn Royal and Accrington Victoria Hospital.  She was also a member of St John’s Ambulance.… Continue Reading

Matthew Gay

Matthew Gay of Marsden Street, Accrington, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday 17th April 2019, aged 47 years. In his younger years Matthew was an ex Royal Marine for approx. 7 years, then later undertook a career as a metal worker. In his spare time, he took pleasure in walking his dog and socialising… Continue Reading

Roy (Ron) Cowperthwaite

Roy Cowperthwaite, better known as Ron and of Lion Street, Church, passed away in hospital on Tuesday 23rd April 2019, aged 83 years. A dearly loved husband of the late Ivy, a much loved father of Kim, a dear father in law of Pauline and brother in law of Ken, a loving uncle of Carol,… Continue Reading

John Roberts

John Roberts of Maudsley Street, Accrington, passed away at home on Wednesday 10th April 2019, aged 61 years. During his working life John was a building contractor and over the years worked for many different firms. In his spare time he enjoyed socialising and going for a drink in local pubs and clubs, in particular… Continue Reading

Martyn Bednarczuk

Martyn Bednarczuk sadly passed away on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 in hospital, aged 97 years. A dearly loved husband of the late Rose, an adored father of Jean, Martyn and Elaine, a loving father in law of Frank, Martin and Janice, a dearly loved grandfather of Amanda, Carl, Clive, Victoria, Amber and Tamzin, a treasured… Continue Reading

Stephen Parkinson

Stephen Parkinson of Great Harwood, passed away peacefully in Old Gates Nursing Home on Friday 15th March 2019, aged 69 years. Throughout his working life Stephen was an engineer and worked for various companies over the years. In his spare time he liked to follow different types of sports, as well as going fishing, but… Continue Reading

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