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JEAN Winifred Hollingsworth, of Carl­ton Street, Bacup passed away on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29, aged 80.

She was a shop pro­pri­etor at The Wool Shop in Bacup, and was known as ‘Jean from The Wool Shop’.

She en­joyed knit­ting, walk­ing and trav­el­ling and was also fond of cricket and ten­nis. She kept dogs and cats as pets.

She was a Sun­day School teacher and a mem­ber of Bacup Sorop­tomists and sec­re­tary of RNLI Bacup.

She was also a mem­ber of Rossendale Blind and Par­tially sighted, Rossendale Ram­blers, Trin­ity Bap­tist Church choir and Bacup Cricket Club.

Wife of Harry, she has sis­ter Rita and brother Peter, chil­dren David, Paul and Lynn, grand­chil­dren Marie, Michael, Matthew, Me­gan, Ben, Rayanne, and Ryan, and great­grand­chil­dren Ethan and Grace.

A fu­neral ser­vice ad­min­is­tered by David Bar­tram will take place at 12.30pm on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, at Trin­ity Bap­tist Church, Bacup, fol­lowed by a cre­ma­tion at Burn­ley Cre­ma­to­rium at 1.40pm.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, how­ever do­na­tions, if de­sired, to Alzheimer’s Re­search.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Dawn Win­field at Fred Hamer Fu­neral Ser­vices.


ELSIE May Schofield, of Old Gates Nurs­ing Home, Black­burn and formerly of Hill­side Road, Hasling­den, died on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29, aged 88.

Orig­i­nally from Brad­ford, Elsie moved to Rawten­stall as a young girl.

Elsie, wife of the late Jim, who she mar­ried in 1952, had eight chil­dren; Paul, Les­lie, Christo­pher, (the late) Shirley, Freda, Gail, Louise and David. She also leaves grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren.

She worked at the Globe in Water­foot as a Clicker be­fore be­com­ing an Aux­il­iary Nurse at Rossendale Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

The fu­neral will take place on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, with pray­ers at the Pleas­ant Street Chapel of Rest, led by the Rev­erend Stephen Brown at 2.45pm, be­fore the ser­vice at Burn­ley Cre­ma­to­rium at 3.40pm.

Fam­ily flow­ers only, with do­na­tions on the day in mem­ory of Elsie, if de­sired, for Bleakholt An­i­mal Sanc­tu­ary.

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


MRS Mary Black (née Tay­lor), of Chel­ston Drive, Helmshore, died peace­fully at Clitheroe Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29, aged 90.

Prior to re­tire­ment Mary held a num­ber of ad­min­is­tra­tive and man­age­rial roles with Rossendale Gen­eral Hospi­tal and Lan­cashire County Coun­cil. A life­long mem­ber of St Mary’s Church in Hasling­den, Mary’s pas­sion was work­ing with el­derly and lonely peo­ple in need of as­sis­tance. For leisure Mary and Bernard loved cruise hol­i­days.

Lov­ing wife of the late Bernard Black, Mary leaves her two sons, Phillip and Stephen, her daugh­ter-in-law Carol, two grand­daugh­ters Lau­ren and Kirsten, as well as many friends.

The fu­neral will take place at 10am on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, with a Re­quiem Mass, con­ducted by Fa­ther John Broadley, at St Mary’s Ro­man Catholic Church, Hasling­den fol­lowed by an in­ter­ment at Hasling­den Ceme­tery.

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


MR Ja­son David Askew, of Alder Av­enue, Rawten­stall, died at home on Fri­day, Novem­ber 23, aged 46.

He was a self-em­ployed glaz­ier and builder.

He was an avid rugby fan and former player for Rossendale Rugby Club. He en­joyed me­tal de­tect­ing, coin col­lect­ing, gar­den­ing and house­build­ing and de­sign.

He leaves wife Diana, son and daugh­ter Jas­mine and Mar­ley, to­gether with mum and step-fa­ther Mar­garet and Jim and sis­ters Adele and Jes­sica.

A fu­neral ser­vice will take place at 12.10pm on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 11, at St Anne’s Church, Ed­ge­side, ad­min­is­tered by Rev. Rod Be­van, fol­lowed by com­mit­tal at Burn­ley Cre­ma­to­rium at 1.40pm.

Fam­ily flow­ers only please, how­ever do­na­tions, if de­sired, re­quested to CRUSE Lan­cashire.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: Gra­ham Holt, Knight and Boys, 300 Newchurch Road, Stack­steads, Bacup.


ANNE Reader, of Lytham St Annes and formerly of Bacup, passed away peace­fully at home on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21, aged 66 after a long ill­ness.

Anne was born in Bacup and spent most of her life there up un­til her move some years ago with her hus­band John to St Annes to be closer to her fa­ther-in-law Jack.

Dur­ing her time in Bacup she worked in the slip­per in­dus­try, in lo­cal care homes and for a time ran the Hare and Hounds in Stack­steads with John. Whilst in St Annes she spent time at Booth’s su­per­mar­ket be­fore re­tir­ing.

Anne en­joyed her TV, time spent with fam­ily and loved noth­ing bet­ter than hit­ting the dance floor at the many fam­ily func­tions she at­tended over the years.

Anne leaves her beloved hus­band John, sons Paul and David and their wives Vicky and Ruth. She will be deeply missed by all of her lov­ing fam­ily and friends, par­tic­u­larly her grand­chil­dren, great­grand­child, broth­ers and many nieces and neph­ews from around the world.

A ser­vice will take place at 10.30am on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10, at Lytham Cre­ma­to­rium, Lytham St Annes, FY8 4AB, fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion.

Do­na­tions in lieu of flow­ers would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated for the Bri­tish Hedge­hog Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety. For de­tails of how to do­nate please con­tact Anne’s son David at djr­[email protected]­mail. com or al­ter­na­tively there will be a col­lec­tion box at the Cre­ma­to­rium.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: J and A Porter Fu­neral Di­rec­tors, Lytham St Annes.


SADLY Mar­garet passed away on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, aged 81, sur­rounded by her fam­ily.

Lov­ing mum, grandma and great-grandma, she will be sadly missed by all her fam­ily and friends.

Join us for a cel­e­bra­tion of mum’s life on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, at Rawten­stall Ma­sonic Hall at 11.30am, fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion at 1pm at Ac­cring­ton Cre­ma­to­rium.

It was Mar­garet’s wish for fam­ily flow­ers only please, how­ever do­na­tions if de­sired to Rossendale Hos­pice in lieu of flow­ers.

All en­quiries to Holt and Son Fu­neral Di­rec­tors, Water­foot.


MRS Robertina Ford, of Black­thorn Cres­cent, Bacup passed away peace­fully in the Royal Black­burn Hospi­tal on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1, sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily, aged 64.

Robertina en­joyed paint­ing and art­work and was a keen gar­dener. She also en­joyed so­cial­is­ing with her many friends.

Part­ner of the late Jack Rostron who died seven years ago, she leaves son Alis­tair, daugh­ter Carol, to­gether with grand­chil­dren, broth­ers Bobby and Gary, sis­ters Carol, Joy and Anne, neph­ews, nieces and many friends in Bacup.

A ser­vice will be held at 1.30pm on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12, at the Chapel of Rest fol­lowed by cre­ma­tion at Burn­ley at 2.20pm con­ducted by Mr Peter Cox.

Fu­neral di­rec­tor: An­thony John­son Fu­neral Ser­vices Ltd, Bacup.

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