MRS Annette Grimshaw, of Lonsdale Street, Accrington died on Saturday, June 16 at Royal Blackburn Hospital aged 67.
She was retired. Annette was a member of Accrington Bikers Club. Her interests included motorbikes and family.
She leaves son John Thomas Grimshaw, daughter Karen Marie Chivers, son-in-law Stephen Chivers and grandson Jamie John Chivers.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, July 4 at Accrington Crematorium chapel at 10.20am followed by a burial at Accrington Cemetery at 11am officiated by Ken Howes.
Flowers welcome. Funeral director: Wolstenholme Funeral Service.
MR Robert Worden, of St John’s Street, Great Harwood, died suddenly in hospital following a road traffic accident on Tuesday, June 5, aged 53.
Robert attended Peel Park Primary School and then Hollins Secondary School in Accrington before setting out into the world of work.
Robert began work as an apprentice sewing machine mechanic at Highams in Accrington before moving on to a driving position at Swegmark.
Robert then worked for the Customs and Excise/ HMRC from 1987 in the Accrington, Bolton and Blackburn offices. Robert had taken redundancy from this position just a week prior to his death and had planned to spend more time with family, continue his home improvements whilst also increasing his cycling miles for both pleasure and charity events.
Robert loved his animals and took any animal in to care for it. He loved his two dogs dearly, Frank the Dachshund and Meg the mongrel.
Robert the beloved husband of the late Jackie, leaves his daughters Emily Rose and Lily Grace along with his parents Brenda and Brian and sister Sandy with all their families.
His funeral will be held at St Bartholomew’s Chuch, Great Harwood on Friday, July 6 at 10am, burial service to continue at Great Harwood cemetery at 11.30am.
Family flowers only with donations to the Dachshund Rescue, Dementia UK and Diabetes UK c/o Birtwistle and Rishton Funeral Service, Great Harwood.
MISS Angela Rowley, of Sandy Brook House, Sandy Lane, Lower Darwen, died on Tuesday, June 19 aged 81.
Angela was a laundry worker.
In her younger days she enjoyed running, swimming and netball. She enjoyed listening to music, especially Elvis and Roy Orbison.
Beloved daughter of the late Bridget and Jack Bowley, she was a much loved sister of John and Oliver and of the late Margaret and Sarah.
Angela was also a fun loving aunty and greataunty.
The funeral will take place on Friday, June 29 at 9.40am at Accrington Crematorium, officiated by Father McLaughlin.
Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Alzheimers Society.
Funeral director: Regan Regan, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington.
MR Russell Simon Walkden, of Rydall Mount, Belthorn, passed away in the East Lancashire Hospice on Tuesday, June 19, aged 50.
Russell grew up in Oswaldtwistle on James Street and Paddock Street, but has lived in Belthorn for the past 14 years. In his early years of working Russell worked for the Associated Dairies in Accrington before moving on to Millercare in Oswaldtwistle for a time and then finally at WEC Group at Guide.
Russell loved nothing better than spending his time with his family especially watching his son Elliot play cricket and football. He loved walking the family dog Noah who adored him, he also liked building lego and playing snooker. Russell loved socialising and took time out to meet up with his friends for a pint after work, starting in the early years in The Foxhill, and in more recent years the King Eddy, The Willows and The Dog Inn.
He took pleasure in going away on holiday in the UK including Whitby (where he loved the fish and chips) and Padstow in Cornwall as well as dining out and eating nice food. He was a family man with many, many friends.
Russell sadly leaves behind his devoted and dearly loved wife Victoria, his much loved son and best friend Elliot, he was also a treasured son of Kath and Tony, a dear brother of Anthony and Gary and a cherished uncle of Kelly, Oliver and Téa.
A celebration of life service was due to be held on Friday, June 29 at 1.40pm at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please, but donations are welcome in memory of Russell for the East Lancashire Hospice c/o Barton and Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.
AUDREY Scholes, of Accrington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 23 aged 90.
Audrey attended the Accrington Girls School between 1939 and 1943. She later worked for Joseph Arnolds for 10 years. She was devoted to her family and also her cats.
In her younger years she liked gardening.
Audrey will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends.
A much loved mum of Caroline, Judith, Denise and Keith.
A treasured grandma to nine grandchildren and also a cherished great grandma to 17 great grandchildren.
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, July 9 at 3pm at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please, donations are welcome and may be sent in memory of Audrey for Friends of the Cats, c/o Barton and Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill. 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.
MRS Janet Hake, of Worsley Court, Oswaldtwistle, died on Saturday, June 23 aged 85.
She was a cleaner at Myrtyl House for two years and at William Hill for one year.
Janet enjoyed knitting and going on holiday to Great Yarmouth.
She enjoyed watching the soaps on television.
She leaves daughters Dawn and Carol, granddaughters Andrea and Charlene, grandson Steven. She was a great nan of 14.
The funeral will take place on Thursday, July 5 at 11am at Accrington Crematorium officiated by Reverend Martin Joss.
Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the East Lancashire Hospital.
Funeral director: Oswaldtwistle Funeral Services.
MR Malcolm Braysford, of Lower Antley Street, Accrington, died at home on Friday, June 22 aged 62.
Malc was a ‘plasterer extraordinaire’ who worked for many companies and as a self-employed, self-made man.
He last worked for Twin Valley Homes from 2005 until his retirement in 2016. He was well respected and admired by all he worked with and for.
In his youth he ran football teams and a Kung Fu martial arts school where he helped many young kids develop their skills as footballers and martial artists as well as young adults.
He loved music, football, especially Luton Town and Accrington Stanley.
He loved his dogs and was best friends to Midge, Murphy, Ketchup and Henry and enjoyed walks round Foxhill and Cockers with his fourlegged friends. He also liked betting on weekends. He loved his family and doting on his granddaughters Mackenzie and Mya. He always had a daft status for his many Facebook friends.
He leaves Maureen, his wife of 42 years, sons Greg and Thom, granddaughters Mackenzie and Mya.
Brother-in-law to Christine, Bob, Stephen, Katherine, Susan and Les. He was a friend to many.
The funeral will take place on Monday, July 9 at Accrington Crematorium with a service at 11am prior to a cremation officiated by Mr Ken Howles.
Family flowers only, with donations to Diabetes UK c/o Kirby and Hughes Funeral Services, 228 Blackburn Road, Accrington.
MRS Bernie Thomas (nee Byrne) of Hornby Street, Oswaldtwistle died on Sunday, June 24 aged 60.
She was a vocational coach in health and social care. She previously worked as a district nurse.
Her hobbies and interests included gardening, cooking, socialising, travel, music and theatre.
Wife of Adrian, mother of James and Marcus, grandmother of Oakley, mother-in-law of Danielle and Eve, sister of Angela, sister-in-law of Tom, best friend of Denise and will be sadly missed by all family and friends. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, July 3 at 1.40pm at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only, donations are requested for Macmillan.
Funeral director: Peter Regan, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington.
MR Wasyl Halenko, of Baxenden, died suddenly and peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, June 24 aged 91.
Wasyl was born and brought up in the historic village of Roshniv, Ivano-Frankivsk, in western Ukraine. Following the Second World War, Wasyl came to the UK in 1945.
He started working in the farming industry in Swoffham and later moved to Manchester working as a coal miner.
It was at a dance in Manchester where cupid fired his arrow and he met his sweetheart and wife to be Beryl.
He then came to live in Accrington and started work at Hapton Valley Colliery.
Following a back injury Wasyl and Beryl took over the Silver Fish Chippy in Baxenden which he ran for over 15 years and became well-known locally.
Away from work, Wasyl spent many a happy hour with his dogs, in his garden and in his allotment. He was well-known for his ability to grow magnificent fruit and vegetables. He also kept hens, Muscovy ducks and geese on the allotment. Wasyl incubated and hatched many different breeds of poultry and water fowl from people who travelled far and wide requiring this service
Wasyl was also a successful fisherman and would often take his family to the Lakes or seaside for a spot of fishing and would then enjoy the delicious catch for supper.
An excellent carpenter and craftsman, Wasyl could turn his hand to anything. He was known to be a perfectionist and always gave attention to detail. He made the most beautiful dovecotes.
Wasyl was a proud family man, devoted to all his family, who will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
The devoted husband of the late Beryl, loving dad of Andrea and Michael, dear father-inlaw of Andrew and Claudia, cherished grandpa of Toby and Jenny, Apryl and Andy, and Lawrence and Rory, great-grandpa of Dylan, Harvey, Archie, Zara, Heath and Little Apryl and also a much respected relative and friend.
Wasyl’s funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please by request and donations in memory of Wasyl on behalf of North West Air Ambulance via www.champfunerals.com/obituaries. Enquiries to: Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington.
MRS Vera Kemp, of Nuttall Street Mews, Accrington, died at home on Sunday, June 24 aged 80.
She worked as a cotton mill weaver.
Vera loved her cats and liked going to the pub and to Ossy Mills. She leaves her daughters Lara Moss and Yvonne Brindle, great grandchildren and grandchildren.
Special thanks to the Golden Girls, Laura, Michelle, Margaret, Nursey and Lisa.
The funeral will take place on Monday, July 9 at Accrington Crematorium at 1.40pm, officiated by Angela Riding.
Flowers welcome. Funeral director: Oswaldtwistle Funeral Service.
GLENYS Parke, formerly of Church and Oswaldtwistle, died peacefully in her sleep on June 26, at Moorhead Residential Home, aged 90.
She was the devoted and much loved wife of the late Eric, loving mum of Stephen, dear mother-in-law of Jean, cherished granny of Rachel and Gary and great-granny of Callum and Ava.
Glenys started her working life at Broad Oak Printers.
Following her marriage to Eric she became a full-time housewife and mum and spent her time looking after her son Stephen.
Glenys enjoyed her holidays and her favourite destinations were Majorca and Switzerland.
She loved to socialise with friends at Oswaldtwistle Conservative Club where she would enjoy a glass of whiskey and a cigarette and she loved to get dressed up all glamorous too and enjoy a good night out at a ball.
Glenys had a wide circle of friends through Eric’s work and together they later ran the Sunnyside General Store at Great Harwood where she enjoyed to chat away to the customers.
The service to celebrate Glenys’ life will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington.
Family flowers only please with donations in memory of Glenys on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice via www.champfunerals.com/obituaries.
Funeral director: Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington.