LEE HOLT CHRISTINE CUNLIFFE
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.