Rossendale Free Press - - Memory Lane -

MRS Marian Davidson, of Richard Street, Weir, died at home on Fri­day, May 18, aged 77.

She was a well known sight walk­ing up and down Burn­ley Road from Bacup to Weir.

Marian cared for oth­ers in her small com­mu­nity and will be greatly missed.

She also en­joyed go­ing on hol­i­days with Rachelle, her grand­daugh­ter.

Wife of the late Paul Davidson, she leaves daugh­ters Diane and Joanne and beloved grand­chil­dren Rachelle, Si­mone, Harry and Tris­tan.

A funeral ser­vice, con­ducted by Pas­tor Tony Hill, was held on Tues­day, June 5 at Burn­ley Cre­ma­to­rium fol­lowed by MRS Irene Alice Win­dle, of High­field Hall Nurs­ing Home, Hasling­den, died on Sun­day, May 27, aged 83, at High­field Hall Nurs­ing Home.

Irene was the lo­cal milk lady for 29 years un­til re­tire­ment.

She en­joyed knit­ting, em­broi­dery, look­ing af­ter her eight grand­chil­dren and en­joyed hol­i­days and go­ing away in their car­a­van.

She was a mem­ber of the Moth­ers’ Union.

Irene was one of five chil­dren, with two broth­ers and two sis­ters.

All the fam­ily would like to thank all the staff for their care and com­pas­sion they gave to Irene dur­ing her short stay with them at High­field Hall, Hasling­den.

She leaves her hus­band Ian Win­dle, who she was mar­ried to for 60 years, daugh­ter Denise and her hus­band John, son David and his wife Karen, daugh­ter Sharon and her hus­band David, eight grand­chil­dren and one great-grand­son.

The funeral will take place on Tues­day, June 12, con­ducted by the Rev­erend Richard Booth, at Lumb Bap­tist Church at 12.30pm, fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion at Burn­ley at 1.40pm.

Do­na­tions are re­quested to the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety.

Funeral di­rec­tor: Dawn Win­field at Fred Hamer.


DOROTHY Whitbread, of New­big­ging Av­enue, Water­foot, died on Satur­day, May 26, aged 93, at Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal, af­ter a very short illness.

She leaves son John and daugh­ter-in-law Mary and many fam­ily and friends.

The funeral will take place on Tues­day, June 19, con­ducted by the Rev Penny King, at Burn­ley Cre­ma­to­rium, at 2.20pm.

Do­na­tions can be made in lieu of flow­ers.

Funeral di­rec­tor: Dawn Win­field for Fred Hamer Funeral Ser­vice.


DOREEN Tolworthy, of Cherry Tree Lodge and for­merly of Broad­way Cres­cent, Hasling­den, died at Cherry Tree Lodge on Sun­day, June 3, aged 86.

She was a cylin­der binder at the Co-op­er­a­tive, start­ing work at 14 in 1945 and re­tir­ing from the Co-op in 1986.

She en­joyed car­a­van­ning hol­i­days abroad vis­it­ing many coun­tries in Europe.

She leaves her hus­band Roy.

Pray­ers at the Chapel of Rest, of­fi­ci­ated by the Rev Chris Casey, will be held at 12.50pm, on Thurs­day, June 14.

This will be fol­lowed by ser­vice and cre­ma­tion at Burn­ley Cre­ma­to­rium at 1.40pm.

Do­na­tions to Bleakholt An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary.

Funeral di­rec­tor: Dawn Win­field for Fred Hamer Funeral Ser­vice.


MRS Olwyn Eatough, of Lin­coln Place, Hasling­den, passed away sud­denly at the Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal on Tues­day, May 29, aged 69.

She was the only daugh­ter of the late John and Nel­lie Bar­low of Hasling­den, and the dearly loved hus­band of the late Roy.

Olwyn was the cher­ished mum of Justin and Dar­rel, dear moth­erin-law to El­ida and Martina; loving grandma to Saskia, Sophia, Joseph and Noah; and a close friend to Shirley.

On leav­ing school Olwyn trained as a short­hand typ­ist and worked at Hasling­den Slip­per Works, and later at the Clock Garage in Ac­cring­ton.

Af­ter mar­ry­ing, Olwyn and Roy moved to live in Bar­row where they raised Justin and Dar­rel.

A few years later, the fam­ily moved to Read and Roy took over a newsagent busi­ness in Ilk­ley, with Olwyn help­ing in any way she could.

Olwyn and Roy later moved back to her child­hood home in Lin­coln Place, Hasling­den.

It was here she be­came a carer for her age­ing mum and her own hus­band Roy, who in later life had come to need Olwyn’s full-time care which she gave pa­tiently and with un­con­di­tional love un­til his pass­ing in March last year.

Through­out her life Olwyn took a great in­ter­est in cloth­ing and fash­ion and had a love for quirky or­na­ments.

The funeral ser­vice, led by Fa­ther David Stephen­son, will be held at St James’ Parish Church, Hasling­den, at 10am on Fri­day, June 8, fol­lowed by in­ter­ment at Hasling­den Ceme­tery.

Funeral di­rec­tor: Josephine Durn­ing for John­son, Durn­ing and Woods Funeral Ser­vices, 8 Pleas­ant Street, Hasling­den.

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