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MRS Hilda Brown, of Brae­side Res­i­den­tial Home, Stan­hill Lane, Oswaldtwistle, died on Wed­nes­day, March 25 aged 96.

She was a re­tired so­cial worker and farmer’s wife.

Her in­ter­ests in­cluded mod­ern se­quence danc­ing and car­a­van­ning.

Wife of the late Richard, mother of Tony, David, and the late Brenda. She also leaves eight grand­chil­dren and seven great grand­chil­dren.

The fu­neral was due to take place on Thurs­day, April 5 at 11.30am at Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices’ chapel of rest, fol­lowed by a Burial at St MR Wil­liam Arthur Sims, known as Ed­wyn, died peace­fully in hos­pi­tal on Sun­day, March 25 aged 81.

Beloved hus­band of Mar­garet, much loved dad of Pe­ter and Sarah and a lov­ing fa­ther-in-law and gran­dad.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be held in All Saints Church, Clay­ton-leMoors at 10.15 am prior to com­mit­tal at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium at 11.40am. on Fri­day, April 13. Fam­ily flow­ers only please, but do­na­tions if de­sired may be made to Save the Chil­dren Fund c/o Co-op Funer­al­care, 10-14 Minc­ing Lane, Black­burn BB2 2EB. MISS Kath­leen Cowgill, of Spring Hill care home, Ac­cring­ton, died on Mon­day, March 26 aged 74.

Kath­leen was a nurse all her work­ing life. In her early ca­reer she worked in Aus­tralia, Lon­don, Liver­pool and Manch­ester.

Later in life she worked at Brae­side, Oswaldtwistle, where she re­tired from.

Kath­leen liked to knit and knit­ted many gifts for friends over the years. She loved an­i­mals and had dogs in her early life and most re­cently a budgie. She re­ally en­joyed the time she went to Aus­tralia to visit her brother Glynn.

Daugh­ter of the late Fran­cis and Emily, sis­ter of the late Frank and Lil­ian and lov­ing sis­ter of Glynn. She also leaves nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

The fu­neral will take place on Fri­day, April, 6 at 3pm at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium of­fi­ci­ated by Canon Michael Rat­cliffe.

Flow­ers wel­come. Do­na­tions are re­quested for the East Lan­cashire Hos­pice.

Fu­neral di­rec­tors: Pe­ter Re­gan, Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.


MRS Lil­ian Maud Liggins, of Clay­ton-le-Moors, died peace­fully in hos­pi­tal on Wed­nes­day, March 28 aged 91.

Lil­ian worked in the mills prior to get­ting mar­ried and hav­ing her fam­ily.

Fam­ily was ev­ery­thing to Lil­ian and she had es­pe­cially fond mem­o­ries of fam­ily hol­i­days to Black­pool and hol­i­days to Benidorm where she would en­joy the sun­shine with her sis­ters.

She was very close to her sis­ters - Au­drey, Pat and the late Joyce and her sis­ter-in-law May.

To­gether they spent many happy hours at the Hare and Hounds.

She was also very close to her late brothers Hu­bert and Jim and she loved noth­ing more than to spend lots of time with her grand­chil­dren.

Lil­ian en­joyed danc­ing with Thomas and she also en­joyed mu­sic and a good TV drama as well as a spot of knit­ting.

The dearly loved wife of the late Thomas, much loved mum of David, Steven, Chris­tine and Martin, also a dear mother-in-law, lov­ing grandma, great grandma and great-great grandma.

Lil­ian’s fu­neral ser­vice will take place at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium Chapel on Thurs­day, April 12 at 11am fol­lowed by in­ter­ment in the ceme­tery at 11.30am. Do­na­tions may be made in mem­ory of Lil­ian on be­half of De­men­tia UK via www. champ­fu­ner­als.com/ obit­u­ar­ies.

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


MRS Nora Cor­mack, of Moor­house Av­enue, Ac­cring­ton, died on Satur­day, March 24 aged 84.

She was a newsagent/ re­tail pro­pri­etor.

Nora en­joyed her fam­ily and car­a­van­ning.

Nora leaves be­hind her hus­band John, daugh­ters Cath and Tri­cia and ex­tended fam­ily Dun­can, Paul, Nick, Katie, Har­ri­son and Maxwell.

The fu­neral will take place on Fri­day, April 6, at 10.15am St Anne’s RC Church, Cob­ham Road Ac­cring­ton, fol­lowed by a cre­ma­tion at 11.40am at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium of­fi­ci­ated by Fa­ther Stamp.

Fam­ily flow­ers only, with do­na­tions re­quested for the North West Air Am­bu­lance.

Fu­neral di­rec­tors: Pe­ter Re­gan, Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vices, Queens Road Ac­cring­ton.

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