MARY BAR­LOW

Rossendale Free Press - - Memory Lane -

MISS Mary Bar­low, of Hasling­den Hall, Hasling­den, died on Wed­nes­day, March 21, at Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, aged 81.

She leaves four neph­ews and their fam­i­lies.

Mary worked as a can­teen as­sis­tant with Por­ritt and Spencer, Sun­ny­bank Mill, Helmshore and P & S Tex­tile, Broad­way.

A mem­ber of St Thomas Church, Helmshore.

The fu­neral took place on Wed­nes­day, March 28, with a ser­vice at the Pleas­ant Street Chapel of Rest, fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at Hasling­den Cemetery, of­fi­ci­ated by Rev David Steven­son.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Josephine Durn­ing for John­son, Durn­ing and Woods Fu­neral Ser­vice, Hasling­den.

STE­WART CROMP­TON

MR Ste­wart Cromp­ton, of Old Row, Rawten­stall, passed away peace­fully, sur­rounded by his fam­ily, on Wed­nes­day, March 21, aged 83.

Ste­wart was a mule spin­ner, he worked at the CPA in Love­clough and at Con­fer­ence House in Craw­shaw­booth with his wife Su­san un­til they re­tired.

He en­joyed wood crafts and made minia­ture clogs, vin­tage toys, anatomatas, minia­ture stone houses and cot­tages. Th­ese were ex­hib­ited at Whitaker Park.

Ste­wart en­joyed so­cial­is­ing and lis­ten­ing to coun­try and western, and he was a mem­ber of Spring Ter­race Club.

Hus­band of the late Su­san, he was fa­ther of Andrew, Elaine and Gil­lian, and also leaves sons-in-law Peter and Andy, grand­chil­dren Stuart and Daniel and great-grandaugh­ter Alice, sis­ter Brenda and brother Harry in Aus­tralia.

Prayers at the chapel of rest will take place on Fri­day, April 6, at 10.40am, fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion at Burn­ley Cre­ma­to­rium at 11.20am.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, do­na­tions are re­quested to Men­cap and Only Foals and Horses.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Dawn Win­field for Fred Hamer Fu­neral Ser­vices.

SU­SAN WALSH

MISS Su­san Vis­to­ria Walsh, of Spring­wood Street, Rams­bot­tom, died on Mon­day, March 19, aged 48.

Su­san was a sup­port worker and leaves her chil­dren Daniel and El­lie.

The fu­neral was due to take place on Thurs­day, March 29, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, con­ducted by David Ire­land.

Do­na­tions are re­quested for Bury Can­cer Sup­port.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Booth and Wol­sten­holme.

KEN MAKIN

MR Ken­neth Makin, of Wy­col­lar Close, Ac­cring­ton, died peace­fully at his daugh­ter’s house in Craw­shaw­booth on Satur­day, March 24, aged 85.

He was the lov­ing hus­band of the late Doreen, lov­ing fa­ther of Julie and Elaine, and the very proud grand­fa­ther of To­mas and Grace.

He has been a great friend to Jeremy, Mike and Neil.

Ken left school at 14, and worked first at Ac­cring­ton Brick­works and in the Co-op.

Af­ter his Na­tional Ser­vice in the Army, he had a ca­reer in the cot­ton in­dus­try and was a Tex­tile Man­ager at Highams, lat­terly Hilden Man­u­fac­tur­ing.

Ken and Doreen were mar­ried for al­most 50 years.

They ap­pre­ci­ated mu­sic of all kinds, from Gil­bert and Sul­li­van to AC/DC, and had many en­joy­able times to­gether, in­clud­ing trips to the USA, when Julie lived there.

Ken greatly en­joyed holidays to the Scottish is­lands with Elaine and his grand­chil­dren, and all the other times spent with his fam­ily.

He en­joyed walk­ing, read­ing, and cross­word puz­zles, and knew much about Vic­to­rian his­tory and the First World War.

He is re­mem­bered by many for his great hu­mour, in­clud­ing by the friends he re­cently made at the day ther­apy ses­sions run by Rossendale Hospice.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Thurs­day, April 5, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium at 3pm.

Fam­ily flow­ers only with do­na­tions to Rossendale Hospice.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Peter Re­gan for Hyn­d­burn Fu­neral Ser­vice, Queens Road, Ac­cring­ton.

MEYRICK LEESON

MR Meyrick Leeson, of Long­field Nurs­ing home, for­merly of Rossendale, passed away af­ter a long ill­ness on Sun­day, March 25, in the Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, aged 80.

Meyrick was born in Craw­shaw­booth and lived in Rossendale un­til 2016.

When he left Alder Grange School, Meyrick worked sev­eral years for Ir­well Vale Wa­ter board as a joiner, then at David White­heads un­til it closed.

Af­ter a pe­riod as a green­gro­cer, he went to Smith and Neph­ews, where due to an in­dus­trial ac­ci­dent he had to re­tire early in 1993.

Meyrick loved to spend time gar­den­ing, kept pet dogs which he showed off at many shows, in­clud­ing Crufts, all over the UK and oc­ca­sion­ally be­ing a judge.

Meyrick also went fish­ing with his friends to var­i­ous club lodges around Bury.

He was a com­mit­ted mem­ber and Trus­tee for many years at Water­foot Work­ing Men’s Club, life mem­ber of Water­foot So­cial Club and Clough­fold Con­ser­va­tive Club.

Hus­band of Joan, he was fa­ther of Alis­tair and brother of the late Myra and Fred (who passed in the 1980s). He also leaves nephew Andrew and his wife Julie, great-neph­ews Kris, Jack and Liam, nieces Gems and Sarah and many cousins.

The fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Wed­nes­day, April 4, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium at 10.20am, con­ducted by min­is­ter David Ire­land.

Fam­ily flow­ers only with do­na­tions to Alzheimer’s Re­search.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Dawn Win­field for Fred Hamer Fu­neral Ser­vices.

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