Hyndburn funeral and death notices for special people we'll never forget

Tributes have been left to remember loved ones in Hyndburn who have recently passed away.

Announcing the death of a family member has been a time-honoured tradition for family and loved ones. We have gathered the messages posted this week in one place.

To see the full list of death notices, in memoriams, and birthday memoriams, then please visit the Accrington section in Funeral Notices online. You can search by names, date range, and filter by time or alphabetically.


Here is a list of those who have appeared over the last week. Our thoughts go out to all friends, family and loved ones.

You can leave your tributes in the comments below.

Marjorie Crossley

Marjorie passed away peacefully at Altham Care Home on Thursday, May 2, aged 90 years.

She was wife of the late Keith Crossley and a very dear friend of Vince. Sister to Peter and the late Jack, sister-in-law to Kathleen and the late Eileen, and aunt to Stephen, Paul, Elaine and Michael.

Marjorie in her younger days was a member of St Andrew’s Brownies and Guides and was ‘Brown Owl’ for some years.

She and Keith enjoyed dancing and holidays and for some years owned their own touring caravan.

In later years she became a member and served on the committee of Friends in Unison.

A celebration of her life will be held at Accrington Crematorium on Tuesday, May 28 at 10.20am.

Family flowers only, but donations to the Alzheimer’s Society are welcome.

George Maxwell Wade

George Maxwell Wade (‘Max’ to his friends and family) sadly passed away on Sunday, May 5, aged 87.

He is predeceased by his parents Winifred and William (Billy), his brother Gerald and his beautiful wife Ann sadly passed away in 1996.

He is survived by his loving daughter Nicola, her husband Jason and their children Abigail and Brooke, his eldest daughter Jacqueline and her daughter Abigail, his stepdaughters Helen, Diana and Sara along with their families.

Max and Ann met in Zambia and lived there for many years before returning to England in 1990. They were very happily married for over 25 years.

Max was born in Accrington in 1936 and attended the local boys grammar school before going on to become a mechanical engineer.

He first worked for Rolls Royce before moving to Zambia to work as an engineer on the copper mines. He went on to become chief superintendent.

Max loved nothing more than spending time on the golf course and at the 19th hole. He loved spending time with family and friends and will be missed by all those who had the honour of knowing and loving him.

A celebration of his life will be held at Accrington Crematorium on Tuesday, May 21 at 11.40am.

Family flowers only please. Donations can be made to East Lancs Hospice.

Funeral Directors: Wolstenholme Funeral Directors, Willows Lane, Accrington, BB5 0RT, 01254 232604.

Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner passed away peacefully at Barnfold Cottage Residential Home, Oswaldtwistle, on Thursday, May 2, aged 90 years.

The devoted wife of the late Terry, beloved mum of Linda and Elaine and son-in-law Paul.

Much loved grandma of Daniel, Rowan, Craig, and Francesca. Dearest great-grandma of Alfie, Lana, Leo, and Jude.

A service and cremation took place at Accrington Crematorium on Friday, May 17.

Family flowers only please. Donations may be made in memory of Kathleen to Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.

Enq. Hyndburn Funeral Services.

Delia Sinkinson

Delia Sinkinson, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, aged 78 years.

During her life Delia was a ladies hair stylist at Stirling Martel (Mr Teasy Weasy) on Blackburn Road in Accrington before setting up her own hairdressing business in Read, which was very successful.

In her spare time she greatly enjoyed the outdoors and was a big nature lover, she was also a member of a caving club and owned and cared for several dogs.

Delia sadly leaves behind her son Michael, daughter-in-law Sharon and her grandchildren Holly and Lewis.

Also, a dear sister of Barry, sister in law of Kath and mother of the late Marcia.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who helped to support Delia, including her family, friends, neighbours, ambulance staff, medical staff and her specialist care workers.

Her funeral service will be held at 12.20pm, on Tuesday, May 28, at Accrington Crematorium.

Family flowers only please but donations are welcome in memory of Delia for Alcohol Change UK and may be sent c/o Barton of Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR. Tel: 01254 390542.

Jean Lord

Jean Lord passed away peacefully in hospital after a short illness, surrounded by her family on May 7.

Devoted wife of the late Derek, loving mum of Donna, Daniel and the late Jacci, dear mother-in-law of Matt and Michelle, much loved grandma of Sam, Robbie and the late Ben also a dearly loved auntie and friend to many.

A well known former secretary at All Saints’ Primary School who was appreciated by fellow colleagues and pupils.

Jean was a highly respected figure in the local community, being a devout parishioner of All Saints’ Church, volunteering her time to help with church activities. She loved to keep fit and regularly attended her daughter Donna’s keep fit classes at Clayton Baptist Church.

Jean was an active member of Great Harwood Creative Writers, U3A and the Women’s Institute.

She was also a regular face at Great Harwood Golf Club where she was former Lady Captain.

Jean and Derek were well known figures in the motorcycle trials community, Jean with the family supported Derek whilst he competed in events around the country.

They spent many family holidays at the Scottish Six Day Trials and on the Isle of Man watching the TT Racing, in later years they enjoyed relaxing whilst on cruises.

Most of all, Jean was a loving and doting family lady who adored spending time with her nearest and dearest, she will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Jean’s funeral service will be held at All Saints Church Clayton Le Moors at 11am on Tuesday, May 21, followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium.

Family flowers only please. Donation are being gratefully received in Jean’s memory on behalf of North West Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK.

To make a donation please visit champfunerals.com/obituaries or send to Champ Funeral Services.

Jean Teresa Gavin

Jean Teresa Gavin, of Oswaldtwistle, passed away peacefully in hospital on May 7, aged 91 years.

The much-loved mum of Paul, Michael, Jane and Sean, dear mother-in-law of Tracy, Michael and Angela, cherished nanny-bob of Sabrina, Michaela, Kayleigh, Aidan, Patrick, Nathan and Caitlin, great little nan of Betsy, Frankie and Alice and also a loved relative and friend to many.

Former English teacher at Holy Family and Saint Augustines school, Jean was devoted to her work and had a special way of connecting with her pupils passing on her vast knowledge and love of literature, creative writing and poetry.

Jean was also a very proud self published author of three books.

She was a free spirit who knew her own mind and always did things her own way, a keen animal lover Jean gave a loving home to many cats an dogs over the years and she leaves behind her beloved companion Charlie and cat, Rocky.

Jean was a keen gardener and always ensured her garden bloomed in full colour throughout the summer months.

She was a keen tennis fan and loved to keep up to date with tournaments from the comfort of her home and she even had a cardboard cut out of Rafael Nadal, gifted to her by her granddaughter.

An avid reader, Jean loved to read her latest novels and loved nothing more than watching one of her favourite musicals and could often be found enjoying one of her perfectly hand rolled cigarettes. Most of all Jean was the most doting family lady who loved to spend time with those closest to her and always looked forward to visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

No black clothing by special request, please wear something bright to reflect jeans personality.

Jean’s funeral service will take place at Accrington Crematorium on Thursday, May 23 at 2.20pm.

All enquiries to Champ Funeral Services. T: 01254 390731 E: info@champfunerals.com

Family flowers only please. Donation are being gratefully received in Jean’s memory on behalf of East Lancashire RSPCA.

To make a donation please visit www.champfunerals.com/obituaries or send to the funeral directors.

Michael John Daly

Michael of Oswaldtwistle passed away peacefully aged 84 years, on Tuesday, May 7.

Loving husband of June, brother to Maureen, David and Andrew, father and grandfather and a friend to many.

Michael is a former Royal Marine. June would like to add a special thank you to Michael’s sister Maureen and brother David.

The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, May 22 at Accrington Crematorium at 1pm.

Family flowers only please and donation if desired to a charity of your choice.

Funeral directors: Wolstenholme Funeral Directors, Willows lane, Accrington, BB5 0rt, 01254 232604.

Margaret Dean

Margaret passed away aged 95 years on Sunday, May 5.

Daughter of the late Lilian Alice and Herbert Holden, Margaret was the wife of the late Harry.

She was the much-loved grandma of the late Adam and mother-in-law to the late Dan.

Margaret leaves daughter Janet, granddaughter Fleur, and will be sadly missed.

She dedicated her life to her family and was a good friend to many.

Margaret liked nothing better than family holidays and gatherings and visits from her nieces and nephews.

She was loved and respected by all who knew her and her passing marks the end of an era.

Funeral directors: Wolstenholme Funeral Directors, Willows Lane, Accrington, BB5 0RT