JEAN Cornthwaite nee Smith, of Wooley Lane, Baxenden, Accrington, died on Thursday, December 27, aged 70.
Jean started work aged 15 years at Boots the chemist in Haslingden, a job she really enjoyed.
After some time she felt the need to broaden her horizons and took an office job at Cordingley & Sons Car Dealers in Haslingden. Whilst working there she met her husband-to-be Gordon and they were later married in 1967.
She also did voluntary work at the Citizen Advice Bureau in Haslingden for seven years before taking a part time job as a welfare advice officer at Age Concern in Accrington. She took early retirement at 51 years of age to look after her grandchildren.
Jean loved tending her garden. She was an animal lover, particularly cats and gave many strays a good home.
Along with her husband Gordon, she enjoyed many cruises to the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. She also enjoyed days out to Blackpool and St Annes. She liked watching the ‘soaps’ on TV, especially Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
Jean leaves her husband Gordon, sons Stephen and David and their wives Linda and Natalie.
She also leaves her grandchildren Ella, Tabitha, Lydia, Ben and Ed and her brother Brian and sister-in-law Sheila.
The funeral will take place on Monday, January 7, at 1.45pm at St John’s CE, Baxenden, followed by a cremation at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington, officiated by Rev Tom Donaghey.
Family flowers only please. Donations requested for Macmillan Cancer Support or East Lancs Hospice c/o funeral director Peter Regan, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington.
MARY DOREEN BIRTWISTLE
AT her home surrounded by her loving family, Doreen, aged 72, of Clayton-le-Moors.
The much loved mum of Beverley, Robert and Nicholas, cherished and adored grandma of Josh, Orion, Evie, Josh, Chelsea and Charlotte, devoted sister of April, Ruth, Bill and Elizabeth.
Doreen worked as a supply teacher in many schools and later worked for Hyndburn Borough Council.
She was also a former landlady and off-licence owner.
Doreen was a very house proud lady who loved her home and always kept her garden beautiful. She was also an avid reader who loved to settle in her chair in front of the fire with a good book or a crossword or sudoku puzzle.
A devoted family lady, Doreen was always there for her family no matter what.
Doreen’s funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington on Friday, January 4 at 3pm.
Flowers are welcome or donations in memory of Doreen to East Lancashire Hospice via funeral director Champ Funeral Services, Bank House, Whalley Road, Clayton-leMoors, Accrington.
MR Arthur Heaton, of Kings Road, Accrington, died on Friday, December 21, in hospital, aged 74.
Arthur liked a game of snooker and socialising as well as having a bet on the horses. He was a devoted family man who loved to spend time with all his children and grandchildren.
Beloved husband of the late Ann Heaton, he was cherished dad of Julie and Wendy and the adored grandad of Connor and Chloe and greatgrandaughter Orla, also a dear father-in-law of David, dear brother-inlaw of John, and a dear uncle.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, January 9, officiated by Father Stamp, at Accrington Crematorium at 11am.
Family flowers only please, donations are requested for Cancer Research UK c/o funeral director Kirby and Hughes Funeral Service.
MRS Evelyn Whittle nee Heys, of White Ash Brook Nursing Home, Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle, died on Saturday, December 22, aged 71.
When Evelyn left school she went to work in a local Cotton Mill in the sewing room.
She then worked for a number of years at Rists Wires and Cables, before becoming a Senior Carer at Sparthfield Nursing Home, then Moorhead Rest Home, until she retired.
Evelyn enjoyed holidays abroad to Malta and Bulgaria and also to Devon and Cornwall and the Norfolk Broads.
She was a very jolly and outgoing person who enjoyed socialising, dancing and music including Daniel O’Donnell whom she went to see.
Wife of the late Roy, she leaves her daughter Wendy, and son Clive. She was mother-in-law to Lee and Angie, much loved nan to Scott, Tyrone and Nicole, dear sister of Doreen and the late Raymond and daughter of the late Joe and Evelyn Heys.
The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 8 at 1pm at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only with donations to Alzheimer’s Society.
Funeral director: Peter Regan, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington
MR Kenneth Anthony Cooper, of Baxenden, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at home on Monday, December 24, age 68.
Throughout his life Tony, as he was known, has always been a hard worker and would do anything for anybody.
He has held various careers during his life including as an electrician for WH Smiths in the late 1960s/early 1970s, and at Clayton Goodfellows until 1977.
He then worked at JM Pears Ltd, a family printing business, from 1977 until 1995, and then went into his own family business Coopertrains up until retiring in 2017.
Tony was a familiar face around Hyndburn but also further afield, especially when performing as the lead singer of The Soundcasters.
He regularly supported local charity events, festivals and carnivals.
In his spare time he was a Blackburn Rovers season ticket holder, a member of the HRCA (Hornby Railways Collectors Association), a volunteer at the Accrington Heritage Centre in the Arndale Centre and also served on the Carnival committee for the Accrington Lions.
He loved socialising, trains and football but most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
A dearly loved husband of the late Marilyn, he was a much loved dad of Simon and Darren, a dear brother of Phil, a dear father-in-law of Jackie and a treasured grandad of Shannon and Alicia. He was also a dear friend and colleague to many.
He will be very sadly missed by all his loving family and friends.
His funeral service will be held at 10.45am on Monday, January 14, at St John’s Church, Baxenden, followed by a private family committal at Accrington Crematorium.
Family flowers only please but donations are welcomed in memory of Tony for Marie Curie.
Further enquiries please to Sarah Barton at Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, Oswaldtwistle.