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DR David Goodall was born on Au­gust 6, 1939, in Liver­pool.

He was the el­dest of three sons born into a work­ing class fam­ily liv­ing in the dock­lands of Liver­pool.

David har­boured am­bi­tions of be­com­ing a doc­tor and a mis­sion­ary from a very young age and his ded­i­ca­tion to his stud­ies, en­cour­aged by his mother, led him to study medicine at Liver­pool Univer­sity.

David then worked as a ju­nior doc­tor around the hos­pi­tals of Liver­pool.

Once he had fin­ished his ini­tial train­ing in 1967, David, his young wife Jac­qui and their two-yearold son Paul left Liver­pool for ru­ral In­dia to work for the Methodist Mis­sion­ary So­ci­ety. For the next 13 years, David was the Med­i­cal Su­per­in­ten­dent in charge of a hos­pi­tal in Sarenga, West Ben­gal State, In­dia which ser­viced a huge pop­u­la­tion in a 50-mile ra­dius.

The de­mands on him were sig­nif­i­cant and chal­leng­ing but his ex­pe­ri­ences left a deep bond with the place and he con­tin­ued to play a role there un­til his re­cent pass­ing.

David re­turned to Liver­pool in 1980 with his three sons and daugh­ter and prac­tised as a se­nior reg­is­trar in the city be­fore mov­ing to Queens Park Hos­pi­tal and the Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal as a con­sul­tant ob­ste­tri­cian and gy­nae­col­o­gist in 1986.

David and his fam­ily set­tled in Great Har­wood and be­came ac­tive mem­bers of the Methodist church in the town.

David re­tired from work­ing for the NHS in 2004, but in his time as a con­sul­tant con­tin­ued to in­volve him­self in In­dia, mak­ing sev­eral trips with med­i­cal aid.

He had also de­vel­oped a work­ing re­la­tion­ship with the Trop­i­cal School of Medicine in Liver­pool.

With all the knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence he had gained upon re­tire­ment he trav­elled to a num­ber of de­vel­op­ing coun­tries in his later years as­sist­ing with train­ing pro­grammes, par­tic­u­larly to Bangladesh.

Right up un­til his death he con­tin­ued to help run a col­poscopy clinic two days a week at Chor­ley Hos­pi­tal.

David leaves a wife Jac­qui, four chil­dren Paul, Mark, Neil and Shona and 12 grand­chil­dren.

His fu­neral will be held at Trin­ity Methodist Church at 1.45pm on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6. A pri­vate cre­ma­tion will take place af­ter the fu­neral.

The fam­ily in­tend to hon­our David’s life by rais­ing money for the hos­pi­tal in Sarenga. Fam­ily flow­ers only by re­quest.

Do­na­tions may be made to KSN Sarenga Mis­sion Hos­pi­tal or cheques made payable to Paul Goodall c/o L Champ Fu­neral Ser­vices, Bank House, Whal­ley Road, Clay­ton-le-Moors. JACQUELINE Swindlehurst, of Bishop Street, Ac­cring­ton, died peace­fully at Ad­di­son Court Nurs­ing Home whilst sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1, aged 71.

Jackie, as she was known, grew up and at­tended pri­mary school in St Just in Corn­wall be­fore the fam­ily moved to the Isles of Scilly. Here she re­mained and worked as a hair­dresser un­til she met her hus­band An­thony and moved with him to Ac­cring­ton in 1965.

She was a hard worker and had a var­ied ca­reer she worked for Marks & Spencer in Ac­cring­ton, for AML Leisure which took her all over Lan­cashire and most re­cently at Gala Bingo be­fore she re­tired.

In her spare time Jackie en­joyed play­ing darts and domi­noes, she also loved do­ing cross­words, jigsaw puz­zles and more re­cently play­ing com­puter games.

Jackie sadly leaves her dearly loved hus­band An­thony, her much-loved daugh­ters Sarah and An­drea and her trea­sured grand­daugh­ter Rhi­anne.

She will be very sadly missed by all her lov­ing fam­ily and friends.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life ser­vice will be held at 10.20am on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, but do­na­tions are wel­come in mem­ory of Jackie for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port c/o Bar­ton & Hall­worth Fu­neral Ser­vice, The Old Fox­hill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.


MRS Sheila Ha­worth, of Belfield Road, died on Mon­day, Septem­ber 25, aged 70.

She worked in a mill in her younger years, then to Lib­ber­ton Prin­ters in Church, then Cali­gen Foam as a ma­chine op­er­a­tor un­til early re­tire­ment.

Sheila loved be­ing in the gar­den, knit­ting and had a love for dogs and so­cial­is­ing with friends. She also en­joyed go­ing into town to shop and meet friends.

She leaves daugh­ters Amanda, Lor­raine, Tracey and Lisa, grand­chil­dren Re­becca, Jamie, Nathan, Daniel, Liam, Antony, Rachel and John, and sons-in-law Tony and Lyn­don.

The fu­neral ser­vice fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion, con­ducted by David Ire­land, will be held on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9 at 11am, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fam­ily flow­ers only with do­na­tions to RSPCA and Dogs Trust.

Fu­neral direc­tor: Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MRS Joyce Mary Tormey, of Tarn Av­enue, Clay­tonle-Moors, died on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27, aged 77.

Af­ter leav­ing school she was a wages clerk for a num­ber of years. She then went on to open her own hair­dressers shop.

She en­joyed hol­i­day abroad and cruises all over the world. She lived in Spain for over 20 years. She also en­joyed read­ing and play­ing bridge.

Wife of the late Brian, she leaves her lov­ing daugh­ter Paula, son-in­law Alan, and she was a much-loved nanna to Mad­die.

Re­quiem Mass will be held at St Mary’s Clay­tonle-Moors on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 12 at 10.30am fol­lowed by burial at Dill Hall Ceme­tery. Flow­ers wel­come. Fu­neral direc­tor: Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MR Al­bert Houlker, of Fern­lea Drive, Clay­ton-leMoors, died on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30, aged 81.

On leav­ing school at 15, he trained as an elec­tri­cian, work­ing for lo­cal firms Dents and then Lionel Robin­son.

He then tried his hand at sell­ing in­sur­ance for Refuge As­sur­ance for a short pe­riod.

Fi­nally, he worked as an am­bu­lance man for Lan­cashire Am­bu­lance Ser­vice for over 20 years re­tir­ing in 1992.

He was a ded­i­cated, lov­ing fam­ily man who en­joyed tin­ker­ing and fix­ing things around the house and gar­den, tak­ing long walks with the fam­ily dog on the canals and later dog sit­ting du­ties.

He also en­joyed hol­i­days in the car­a­van and abroad and was an avid lis­tener to tra­di­tional jazz mu­sic.

He was the lov­ing hus­band of Eileen, fa­ther of An­drew, fa­ther-in-law of Julie, grandad of Toni and Zoe, and great­grandad to Caitlin, Con­nor and Lau­ren.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 6 at 2.20pm at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fam­ily flow­ers only with do­na­tions to ei­ther Lan­cashire Air Am­bu­lance or Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion via the fu­neral direc­tor Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral and Memo­rial Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.


JACQUELINE Cocker, of Bridge­field Close, Rish­ton, died un­ex­pect­edly on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, aged 53.

In her younger years Jackie, as she was known, at­tended St John’s pri­mary school, fol­lowed by Nor­den High School.

Dur­ing her life she worked for Pri­est­ley’s Footwear in Great Har­wood, the Co-op in Clay­ton-le-Moors and also as a cook at Belvedere Care Home.

In her spare time she loved go­ing away in her car­a­van to Black­pool, es­pe­cially with her fam­ily. She liked her hol­i­days in Greece and also spread her wings a lit­tle fur­ther by tak­ing a trip over to Aus­tralia.

She also loved to watch her lo­cal team Burn­ley play.

With­out a doubt though Jackie’s life was de­voted to her fam­ily, and most of her time was spent with her mum, dad, chil­dren and grand­chil­dren.

She was a dearly loved daugh­ter of Ter­ence and Mar­garet Cocker, a much-loved and trea­sured mum of Leanne, Gemma, Ni­cola and Ter­ence, a cher­ished grandma of Ethan, Elle-Mae, Blake, Jack­Daniel, Amelia, Harri and the late Abi­gail-Rose and also a dear sis­ter to John, Phillip, Diane, Lyn­don and the late David.

Her fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 11 at 12noon at St Hu­bert’s Church, Great Har­wood, prior to in­ter­ment in Great Har­wood Ceme­tery.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, but do­na­tions are wel­come in mem­ory of Jackie for the Neona­tal Unit (NICU) at Burn­ley c/o Bar­ton & Hall­worth Fu­neral Ser­vice, The Old Fox­hill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.

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