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MONA Martin, of Clarence House, West Bay, Dorset, and for­merly of Cat­low Hall Street, Oswaldtwistle, passed away peace­fully on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28, at the age of 92.

Over the years Mona worked for var­i­ous com­pa­nies in­clud­ing McFar­lanes in Oswaldtwistle, Lup­tons in Ac­cring­ton, and also for many happy years as a can­teen man­ager­ess at Mastabar Min­ing Equip­ment in Church.

Dur­ing her re­tire­ment Mona vol­un­teered at Shel­ter in Ac­cring­ton and also for Age Con­cern in Oswaldtwistle.

She also at­tended St Paul’s Church in Oswaldtwistle. In her spare time she loved gar­den­ing, read­ing, and in her youth ball­room danc­ing.

She was the much loved mother of Ron­nie and Mar­garet and Lesley, a dearly loved grand­mother of Faith, Marie, Michelle, Kathy, Shane, Martin, Matthew, Peter and An­drew and also a beloved great­grand­mother.

Her fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 3pm on Tues­day, Novem­ber 6, at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please.

How­ever, do­na­tions are wel­come in mem­ory of Mona for In­be­twee­n­ears c/o fu­neral di­rec­tor Bar­ton and Hall­worth Fu­neral Ser­vice, The Old Fox­hill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. MARY Brown passed away peace­fully at Hope House on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27, aged 98.

She was the lov­ing wife of the late Her­bert, much-loved mum of Michael and Marie and a lov­ing grandma and great-grandma.

Mary will be sadly missed by all her fam­ily and friends.

Repos­ing at the Chapel of Rest, Minc­ing Lane.

A 1pm ser­vice and com­mit­tal will be held at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7. Fam­ily flow­ers only please, with do­na­tions, if de­sired, to the Air Am­bu­lance.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Co-op Funer­al­care, 10-14 Minc­ing Lane, Black­burn. JEAN Jack­son, of Grafton Av­enue, Bax­en­den, Ac­cring­ton, died on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, aged 86.

She was a weaver, ma­chin­ist and seam­stress and was a mem­ber of the pre­vi­ous group P.A.T.H.

Jean was the wife of the late James Jack­son to whom she was mar­ried for 64 years, and mother of the late Janette.

She leaves her son Ian, daugh­ters Julie and Lianne, sons-in-law Michael and Roy, daugh­ter-in-law Kath­leen, grand­daugh­ter, Me­lanie, and hus­band, Paul, and great-grand­daugh­ters Lola, Jane and Lucy Jo.

The fu­neral ser­vice, con­ducted by the Rev Tom Don­aghey, will be held on Mon­day, Novem­ber 5, at 11am at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium, and af­ter at Peel Park, Turkey Street, Ac­cring­ton.

Fam­ily flow­ers only, with do­na­tions to Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

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


AILSA Al­wyn Hay­dock, of Park Cres­cent, Ac­cring­ton, passed away peace­fully in the Royal Black­burn Hos­pi­tal on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28, at the age of 85.

In her younger days, Ailsa at­tended Ac­cring­ton Girls Gram­mar School.

In the late 50s/early 60s, she worked at the Ac­cring­ton Plan­ning Of­fice, later taught at Ac­cring­ton Col­lege, and then moved on to teach­ing short­hand, typ­ing and busi­ness stud­ies at Holy Fam­ily/ Mount Carmel High School.

In her spare time and dur­ing her re­tire­ment she at­tended Union Road Com­mu­nity Church and also Mel­bourne Street Chris­tian In­sti­tute. She was ac­tive in the lo­cal Labour party and also for the Bul­lough Park Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ailsa also en­joyed gar­den­ing, cre­ative writ­ing, pol­i­tics and an oc­ca­sional gam­ble.

She was the dearly loved wife of the late Alan, a much-loved mother of Mark and Neil, a trea­sured grandma of Char­lie and Jamie, and a dear mother-in-law of Julie.

Ailsa will be very sadly missed by all who knew her. Her fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 1pm on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 7, at Union Road Com­mu­nity Church prior to com­mit­tal at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, with do­na­tions wel­come in mem­ory of Ailsa for Chris­tians Against Poverty c/o fu­neral di­rec­tor Bar­ton and Hall­worth Fu­neral Ser­vice, The Old Fox­hill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle.

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