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.

Alice Chapman

After a very short illness, on Wednesday, June 5, Alice, aged 96 years formerly of Robert Street, Accrington passed away at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Alice was the much- loved wife of the late Frank, mum of Bruce and the late Paul, mother-in-law of Karen, sister of the late Maurice, auntie of Sandra and dear friend to Dorothy.

Alice loved dancing and this is how she met Frank who she later married in 1950.

She owned and ran a painter and decorator supply shop and enjoyed many holidays in the caravan with their family.

She also enjoyed crafting and regular meetings with the Huncoat Ladies along with days out with Dorothy.

Her funeral will take place at Accrington Crematorium on Wednesday, June 26 at 3pm.

Donations in memory of Alice may be made to The MS Society c/o Hyndburn Funeral Services.

Stuart Edward Anderson

Stuart Anderson, aged 85, of Fern Avenue, Oswaldtwistle, brother of Tony, Jon and the late Joy passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 8, with his beloved wife Marilyn by his side and surrounded by his family.

During his life Stuart worked for Bird’s Eye Frozen Foods and played an active role in The Accrington Round Table and 41 club.

He was also a member of Clitheroe Golf Club for many years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and holidaying in Lanzarote.

Stuart sadly leaves his beloved wife Marilyn and much loved children Mark and Louise.

A dear Grandad to Lydia, Sam and Zac.

A dear Great Grandad to Noelia, Autumn, River and bump.

He was also a dear father-in-law to Debbie and Max.He will also be sadly missed by Graeme and Lizzie.

Stuart’s funeral will take place on Thursday, June 27 at Accrington Crematorium at 11.40am.

Family flowers only please.

If desired, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or East Lancashire Hospice,

c/o Hyndburn Funeral Services, Accrington.

May Parkinson (nee Thompson)

Margaret May Parkington, formerly of Lister Street, Accrington, peacefully passed away at Vine House Care Home, Oswaldtwistle on Friday, May 31, aged 95.

May was the beloved wife of the late Hubert Parkington, much-loved mother of Marilyn, Andrew and Colin, mother-in-law to Ian, Christine and Hilary.

May was a precious grandma to Sarah, Andrew, Catherine, Matthew and Simon, also great grandma to Max, Oliver, Louie and Wilf, also a much loved aunt and dear friend to many.

May was raised in Great Harwood with her parents and brother Jack, before moving to Accrington in 1939.

May had worked various jobs throughout her life, retiring in 1994 from rossendale-college>Accrington and Rossendale College where she was a cleaner for 20 years.

With her late husband and family members, May enjoyed many holidays throughout the British Isles, and also enjoyed lovely holidays with her dear cousin Joyce and her husband Brian, at their home in Sidmouth, Devon.

Before suffering a stroke in 2008, May enjoyed many pastimes.

Her passion was singing, especially with family members on holidays and nights out and she also enjoyed being a member of both The Hyndburn Singers and The Red Rose Singers for many years.

May also loved flower arranging, which she took up in her forties, achieving City and Guilds in floristry and was a member of Accrington Flower Club, arranging many floral displays in local shows and festivals.

May was also a dedicated parishioner at St. Joseph’s RC Church, Accrington, until her stroke, but was very grateful for Fr. Stamp’s visits to her at home.

May’s speech was unfortunately affected after her stroke, so life became very different for her, but she still managed to keep her sense of humour and live independently with the help of her family and dear friend and good neighbour Anne, until last year.

She became a member of the Stroke 4 Fun Group and Stroke Choir and loved all her friends she met there, enjoying being out and about with them on various activities.

May’s family would like to especially thank Julie, Michelle and the team and also other residents at Vine House Care Home for their love and care of May, also for their kind support of her family.

Special thanks to Dr. A. Bhat, the district nurses, the breast care nursing service and Fr. O’Brien for his visits to May whilst she was at Vine House.

The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at 3pm at Accrington Crematorium, officiated by Fr. S. Stamp.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of May are to the Stroke Association.

C/o, Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington. BB5 6DR. Tel. 01254 233133

Florence “Flo” May Williams

Flo passed away peacefully in hospital on June 7, aged 93 years.

Beloved wife of the late Johnny.

Forever loving mum of Roy, Beryl, Dawn and Viv.

Precious Nan to Scott, Olivia, Kristian and Autumn.

Loved Nanny Flo to Great Grandchildren, Tyler, Oscar, Felicity, Mason and Hallie.

And the loved Melissa and Tom.

Loving mother-in-law to Barbara and the late Les.

Also Craig – special and loved by ‘Florrie’.

Devoted sister to Jean and Billy and late sisters Maggie, Aggie and Doris.

Sister-in-law to George and Cathy and lovely nieces and nephews.

Much loved lifelong friend of Lily and very special friend of Sylvia.

Thank you to all the loving, caring staff at Pennine View.

Flo was born in Liverpool and had a very happy childhood with many memorable tales to tell, including being evacuated to Wales during the war.

Later Flo met her husband-to-be on Seaforth shore.

After their marriage they set up home in Accrington as Johnny had taken a job there.

Flo will be missed more than she would ever know.

Funeral Service Friday, June 28 2024 at 1pm at Accrington Crematorium.

Family Flowers only please.

Donations are very welcome for British Heart Foundation or Sense or through Hyndburn Funeral Services.

Audrey Baker (Nee Catlow)

Sadly, in her 88th year Audrey passed away at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on June 7.

She leaves Gordon, her devoted husband of 66 years.

She was a much-loved mum to Susan, the late Elaine and son in law Craig.

She was a cherished grandma to Kelly, Samantha, David, Emily, Zoe, Sofie and great grandma to Matthew, Curtis, Ted, Phoebe, Theo, Elaina, Tilly, and the late Ellis.

She was the sister to the late Kenneth, Vera and Marion.

She had various jobs throughout her lifetime, starting as a bookkeeper and prior to retiring as a clerical officer at the Inland Revenue.

She loved her family and adored spending time with them, enjoying family holidays and days out. She enjoyed afternoon tea and particularly enjoyed a variety of desserts.

She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten, always in our hearts.

There will be a celebration of her life at Accrington crematorium on Friday, June 28 at 11am.

Family flowers only please, with optional donations to any charity.

Theresa Kay

On June 12, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, Theresa aged 85 years of Oswaldtwistle.

Dearly beloved Mum of Peter and Debbie, dear Mother in law of Tracy and Liam, dearly loved Grandma of Michaela, Jade and Courtney, much loved great Grandma of Lacey, Matilda and Jensen, dear Sister of Cath, Joan, Betty and the late Mary, John, Jim, Walter and Peter.

Born in Manchester, as Theresa Melia, she was evacuated with her family to Accrington in 1939, shortly after she was born.

She spent her younger years working as a seamstress whilst bringing up her children, Peter and Deb and enjoying time with her granddaughters.

Grandma (as she was known to everyone who met her) spent her happiest years doing crosswords and drinking coffee in Accrington cafes during the day, where she met Robert.

Her evenings were spent with a glass of Rose, doing jigsaws and puzzlers, watching her favourite shows and dining with the family.

Grandma loved her food, but loved Rock & Roll and dancing more.

She was the life and soul of every party, dancing the night away at each and every one, never leaving until they played her favourite tune - Rock Around the Clock.

Every Paddy’s Do included Grandma dancing all night long with family, only stopping for the slow songs.

These nights were always accompanied by silly hats and accessories for the perfect night.

Grandma loved her fashion, always wearing a lovely outfit with little heels and a sparkly broach, having a matching scarf and handbag for each outfit.

Grandma’s funeral will be a celebration of her life, so the family ask that you wear your favourite outfit, colour or something you love, to remember her by.

Funeral Service time: 10.20am. Date: Thursday, June 27 2024. Service Details: Theresa’s funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium chapel followed by Interment at Dill Hall Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations are being gratefully received in Theresa’s memory on behalf of Derian House.

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

Glenise Bellam

After a long illness, Mrs Glenise Bellam sadly passed away peacefully at her home in New Lane, Oswaldtwistle, on Wednesday, June 5, aged 79.

She was the wife of the late Stuart Bellam, and later partner of Ian.

Glenise had two daughters, Rachel and Lisa, along with many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Originally from Oldham she moved to Oswaldtwistle after she married in the 1960s but still stayed in contact with her school friends who she had known for over 65 years.

A very friendly person, she soon became established in Oswaldtwistle, and was a member of the local NSPCC fundraising committee.

She enjoyed family holidays abroad but equally enjoyed touring caravan holidays in the UK in Devon and Cornwall.

As the MS from which she had suffered for many years gradually worsened she did manage one last holiday abroad to Lake Garda.

She was a kind and generous person who was adored by all her grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

A funeral service will be held in Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle, on Monday, June 24 at 1pm, followed by committal at Accrington Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the MS Society, c/o Hyndburn Funeral Service.

Jean Gaffney

Jean Gaffney, of Lonsdale Street, Accrington, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, aged 82 years.

During her life Jean worked for several companies over the years including Rishy Crisps, Ewbank, Rist Wires, Noel Escorts (Pickle Factory) and Golden Graphics.

In her spare time and during her retirement she enjoyed reading, watching TV, listening to music as well as socialising and going to local pubs and clubs including Spring Hill Club, The Printers Arms and the Tinker and Budget.

She also adored her pets, with her dogs and cats always being a big part of her life.

A dearly loved wife of the late Jimmy, a much loved mother of Terry and the late Brian and Julie.

Also a dear mother in law of Vicky, a treasured grandma of Rachael, Natalie, Ryan, Lisa, Kaye and Alwyn, a dear sister of David and a loving companion of Pixie the cat.

Jean will be very sadly missed by all her family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 12.20pm, on Wednesday, June 26 2024, at Accrington Crematorium Chapel.

Family flowers only please, further enquires please to Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR. Tel: 01254 390542.

Eileen Prior (Nee Greenwood Twig)

Eileen Prior of Mallard Place, Oswaldtwistle, died peacefully on Friday, June 14, aged 73 years.

Before retiring Eileen was the owner of a butty shop and had also previously worked in the hospitality industry in cafes and bars in Accrington and Blackburn, with her being a familiar face at The Picnic Basket and The Cavendish.

Eileen loved her music, in particular Boom radio.

She loved spending days out with her son Scott and sister Jean, especially in St Anne’ and Lytham.

She sadly leaves behind her dearly loved son Scott, her much lover sister Jean, her dear nieces Janine and Lisa, nephews Lee and Chris and brother in laws Olly and Paul.

Eileen will be fondly remembered and very sadly missed by all her family and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:20pm, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Accrington Crematorium Chapel.

Family flowers only please, donations are being welcomed in memory of Eileen for The Only Foals And Horse Sanctuary c/o Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR.