Accrington Observer - - OBITUARIES -

MR Lee An­thony Holt, of Ac­cring­ton, passed away at Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25, aged 32.

Lee worked for many years for Kays Traf­fic Man­age­ment as a road marker.

He was a mem­ber of Bold Street Work­ing Mens Club and loved a pint with his friends in the Broad­way and Ca­nine WMC.

Lee also loved fish­ing oc­ca­sion­ally.

Lee’s main love of his life was spend­ing qual­ity time with his two girls.

He was the de­voted son of Mar­i­lyn and Kevin, much loved brother of Laura and her part­ner Dave, trea­sured dad of Ale­cia and Kiera Leigh, loved part­ner of Kate and a de­voted un­cle of Darci and Ava.

Lee was a much loved nephew to many aun­ties, un­cles and cousins, and was a lov­ing grand­son to Mary.

A fu­neral ser­vice in cel­e­bra­tion of Lee’s life will be held at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, on Tues­day, Novem­ber 14, at 3pm, con­ducted by David Ire­land.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, do­na­tions in mem­ory of Lee may be given on­line to: gofundme/lee holt or c/o fu­neral di­rec­tor.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Va­lerie Roland, Hill­side Fu­neral Di­rec­tors, 318 Burn­ley Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MR Wil­liam Sloan died peace­fully on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30, in Hope House, aged 91.

Bill, as he was known, of Clay­ton-le-Moors, was the lov­ing son of the late Agnes and Ge­orge, loved brother of the late Mar­garet, Ge­orge, Jim, Win­nie and Hilda.

He was also a dearly loved un­cle of Chris­tine, Gra­ham and Linda, and the late San­dra.

Bill served with the Gor­don High­landers and saw ac­tive ser­vice in Tripoli. He was a very proud and up­right gen­tle­man.

Bill worked at All­speeds in en­gi­neer­ing and then be­came a carer to his mum and his sis­ter. Bill loved walk­ing and en­joyed the coun­try­side and spend­ing time in the park.

He also en­joyed gar­den­ing and plant­ing his tubs and pots, and he liked to do jig­saws.

He loved a bet on the horses and a drink at the Cas­tle and Old Eng­land where he would put the world to rights.

Bill was very in­de­pen­dent with a good sense of hu­mour.

He was a very kind­hearted gen­tle­man with lots of car­ing qual­i­ties and his fam­ily were very im­por­tant to him.

Bill’s fu­neral ser­vice took place at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium on Tues­day, Novem­ber 7.

Do­na­tions may be made in mem­ory of Bill on be­half of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion via www. champ­fu­ner­als.com/ obit­u­ar­ies

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Champ Fu­neral Ser­vices, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clay­ton-le-Moors. CHRIS­TINE Cun­liffe died peace­fully in Clitheroe Hos­pi­tal on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30, aged 72.

Chris­tine, of Rish­ton and for­merly of Ac­cring­ton, was the de­voted wife of the late Stu­art, she had dear cousins in Neville, Ian and Pe­ter.

She also leaves her dear com­pan­ion Tony and many good friends.

Chris­tine worked in of­fice jobs all her life. She was a mem­ber of Trin­ity Com­mu­nity Church (for­merly Christ Church) and she was also a mem­ber of the Hyn­d­burn Singers and many other choirs.

Chris­tine had a wide cir­cle of friends and kept her­self busy with am­a­teur dra­mat­ics in both Ac­cring­ton and Oswaldtwistle.

She en­joyed per­form­ing in mu­si­cals and loved the stage. She loved to give her time to oth­ers and al­ways sup­ported char­i­ties.

Chris­tine was a dog lover, she al­ways kept dogs es­pe­cially Westies.

Chris­tine’s fu­neral ser­vice was due to take place at Trin­ity Com­mu­nity Church, Ac­cring­ton on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 9, at 1.15pm, fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at Dill Hall Ceme­tery. Fam­ily flow­ers only please with do­na­tions in mem­ory of Chris­tine on be­half of Marie Curie via www. champ­fu­ner­als.com/ obit­u­ar­ies

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Champ Fu­neral Ser­vices, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clay­ton-le-Moors.


MAR­GARET Wil­son, of Ac­cring­ton, died on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27, at Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, aged 82.

Mar­garet was a weaver be­fore re­tire­ment and en­joyed bingo and so­cial­is­ing in her spare time.

She also loved to spend time with her grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

She leaves daugh­ters Mag­gie, Chris­tine and Lynne, sons Pe­ter and Terry.

She was sis­ter to Dorothy and Nan to all her grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

Her fu­neral will take place on Fri­day, Novem­ber 10, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium at 2.20pm, con­ducted by the min­is­ter Ken Howles.

Flow­ers wel­come in lieu of do­na­tions.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Kirby and Hughes Fu­neral Ser­vice, Black­burn Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MR Stephen Ware­ing passed away peace­fully at the Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, after a short ill­ness, on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 30, aged 90.

Stephen lived the ma­jor­ity of his life in Baxenden and was for­merly a church war­den as St John’s Baxenden.

His pro­fes­sional life for over 50 years was with EJ Ri­ley Snooker, where he was highly re­garded and an ex­pert in the field of as­sess­ing snooker ta­bles for world tour­na­ments.

Tak­ing re­tire­ment nearly 30 years ago, he spent his leisure time col­lect­ing and cat­a­logu­ing stamps, which was his pas­sion.

He leaves be­hind his daugh­ter Michelle, grand­sons Alex, Daniel and Wil­liam, his broth­ers Keith and Ge­off, his neph­ews Christo­pher and Gary and niece Me­lanie.

Stephen’s fu­neral ser­vice will take place at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, Burn­ley Road, Ac­cring­ton on Tues­day, Novem­ber 21 at 11am.

Do­na­tions may be made in mem­ory of Stephen on be­half of De­men­tia UK via www.champ­fu­ner­als. com/obit­u­ar­ies

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Champ Fu­neral Ser­vices, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clay­ton-le-Moors, Ac­cring­ton.


MRS Mar­garet Trainor, of Wood­lands Home for the el­derly, died on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 1, aged 83.

She was a paint sprayer at Lup­ton Broth­ers, Foun­tain Street, Ac­cring­ton.

Mar­garet loved spend­ing time with fam­ily, es­pe­cially her grand­chil­dren Jack and El­lie.

The fam­ily would like to thank the staff at Wood­lands, who not only looked after their mum, but also looked after Paula dur­ing mum’s ill­ness.

Wife to the late Sa­muel Trainor, mother to the late Sharon, she leaves her daugh­ter Paula, grand­chil­dren Jack and El­lie, sis­ter Lila and brother Sa­muel.

Her fu­neral ser­vice will take place on Fri­day, Novem­ber 17, at 1.40pm, at Ac­cring­ton Ceme­tery Chapel, of­fi­ci­ated by the Rev­erend Philip Nor­ris, fol­lowed by burial at Dill Hall Ceme­tery at 2.20pm.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please but do­na­tions are re­quested to the Alzheimer So­ci­ety c/o fu­neral di­rec­tor.

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


MRS Doreen Bar­rett, of In­tack, Oswaldtwistle, died on Fri­day, Novem­ber 3, at Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, aged 88.

She worked in the print­ing room and shop at Stein­ers in Ac­cring­ton as well as at Rists Wires.

She also worked as an es­cort for hear­ing im­paired chil­dren, tak­ing them to and from Lr Dar­wen pri­mary School.

Doreen was the cap­tain of Steiner’s net­ball team.

Her gar­den was her pride and joy and she en­joyed tour­ing in her car­a­van, es­pe­cially to Scot­land.

In her spare time she at­tended draw­ing and paint­ing classes at Oswaldtwistle Town Hall and Great Har­wood.

She loved her dog, she had three over the years, and three cats.

Wife to the late John Bar­rett and sis­ter to the late Jack and Eve­lyn, she leaves sis­ter-in-law Doris and nieces and neph­ews.

Doreen was a good friend and neigh­bour to many.

Her fu­neral will be held on Fri­day, Novem­ber 10, at 1pm, at Ac­cring­ton Ceme­tery, con­ducted by the Rev­erend Cap­tain martin Joss, fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, do­na­tions are re­quested to the Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Oswaldtwistle Fu­neral Ser­vices, 235 Union Road.


MR Stan­ley Shaw, of Dill Hall Lane, Church, passed away peace­fully on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29 at East Lancs Hos­pice, aged 72.

Stan, as he was known, was born and bred in Black­burn and was one of 11 chil­dren. A keen sports­man, as a teenager he played foot­ball and cricket and was an ex­cel­lent swim­mer. On leav­ing school, he worked in a shop in Black­burn called Sey­mour Meads and then spent three years in the Cold­stream Guards, later re­turn­ing to work for the Coop. He be­came re­lief man­ager of sev­eral branches. After his mar­riage to his late wife Mar­ion, he set­tled in Ac­cring­ton and worked for a few years at Howard and Bul­loughs, lat­terly as a fore­man. How­ever, Stan will be best re­mem­bered as land­lord of the Pick­ups Arms for many years and later on, the Bridge Inn at Church. He was a keen sup­porter of Black­burn Rovers and was player/ man­ager of Springhill Foot­ball Club for a time. Stan loved cricket and En­field Cricket Club was very close to his heart. He served on the com­mit­tee and was grounds­man for over ten years. He loved his hol­i­days abroad, es­pe­cially Por­tu­gal, which he vis­ited reg­u­larly. Stan was a very so­cia­ble and car­ing man and a loyal friend to many.

He will be sadly missed by all his fam­ily and friends.

Lov­ing hus­band of his late wife Mar­ion and dearly loved best friend and soul­mate of Beryl, Stan leaves his beloved daugh­ter Julie, son Mark, son-in-law Philip and sis­ter-in-law Eileen. He also leaves his dear broth­ers and sis­ters and fam­i­lies, trea­sured grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren Kirsty, Martin, Ben, Sa­man­tha, Am­ber, Wil­liam and Danielle, Lo­gan and Chloe. He was also the loved and re­spected best pal of Shaun, Ed­die, Gail, Chantelle, Mick and Macau­lay and a lov­ing un­cle and great-un­cle.

His fu­neral ser­vice was held on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 8 at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium. Do­na­tions if de­sired to East Lancs Hos­pice or En­field Cricket Club c/o Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Ac­cring­ton.


MR Al­fred Arthur Wil­liam (Bill) Hake, of Wors­ley Court, Oswaldtwistle, died on Fri­day, Novem­ber 3, at Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, aged 86.

He was in the RAF and worked for Ken­nings Tyres.

He was a mem­ber of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion and RAFA. In his spare time he liked his mod­els, jig­saws and paint­ing.

He leaves his wife Janet Hake, daugh­ters Carol, Dawn and Sarah, son-in-law Paul and fu­ture son-in-law David.

He also leaves his grand­chil­dren Steven, An­drea, Charlene, Christo­pher and the late David.

The fu­neral will take place on Tues­day, Novem­ber 14, at 10.20am, at Ac­cring­ton Cemetary, of­fi­ci­ated by the Rev­erend Cap­tain martin Joss, fol­lowed by burial at 11am.

Fam­ily flow­ers only, do­na­tions are re­quested to the Bri­tish Heart Foun­da­tion.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Oswaldtwistle Fu­neral Ser­vices.


MR David Rushton, of Manor Place, Church, died on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 2, aged 70.

David was born in Queens Park Hos­pi­tal in Black­burn. His child­hood was spent liv­ing in Oswaldtwistle with his par­ents Bill and Eu­nice Rushton and sis­ter Kath­leen, and also their grandma. They later moved to Black­burn Road, West End. He at­tended West End Pri­mary School.

He left school at 15 to work at Spencer and Beat­tie on St Paul’s Street in Oswaldtwistle in the chrome plat­ing plant. They made weight train­ing equip­ment.

Dave then changed his job, go­ing to Ster­ling Dog Foods. He was em­ployed on the mix­ings and peo­ple called him Dog Bis­cuit Dave. He was em­ployed there for about seven years, later go­ing into the Rem­ploy Fac­tory in Burn­ley. He was em­ployed as a ma­chine op­er­a­tor in card­board car­ton pro­duc­tion. He stayed there un­til he was 64, he had his 25 years ser­vice award two years ear­lier.

He then took early re­tire­ment.

David’s in­ter­ests were pho­tog­ra­phy, quizzes, books, TV and mu­sic.

He liked go­ing to so­cial events at Church Kirk Church, he was a for­mer mem­ber of the Pioneer Club and later Clay­ton Con­ser­va­tive Club.

He liked to go to the Thorn Inn at Church and en­joyed birth­days and fundrais­ing events laid on there, he made many friends. He en­joyed meet­ing new peo­ple.

David leaves a lov­ing wife Re­nee, dear­est sis­ter Kath­leen, and a great brother-in-law Stu­art, niece Louise and hus­band David and their fam­ily Olivia and Wil­liam, and niece El­iz­a­beth and hus­band Paul, and fam­ily Leon and Luca, and nephew Matthew and wife Me­lanie, and fam­ily Alanna, Kenzo, Te­ola and Myson. At least David is not suf­fer­ing any­more, he is at peace.

His fu­neral will be held on Tues­day, Novem­ber 14 at 1.40pm at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion. Fam­ily flow­ers only with do­na­tions re­quested for Macmil­lan or Can­cer Re­search.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Ac­cring­ton.

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