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.