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.

David Andrew Hargreaves (Dave)

David Andrew Hargreaves ‘Dave’, of Collingwood, Clayton-le-Moors, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home on April 15, aged 59 years.

The devoted and much loved husband of Gillian, loved dad of Danielle and Leighton, dear father-in-law of Michael and Amy and ‘the best grandad in the world’ to Gracie Mae, Mitchel, Leo and Charlie, adored son of Brenda and the late Ray and his wife Barbara, dear brother of Steven, Karen, Nigel and Keith and a respected uncle to far too many to mention and a relative and good friend to all who knew him.

‘Dave The Rave’ was the life and soul of the party, he loved to share a Carling or ten at his Garage Bar and garden, where the party would go on into the early hours.

Dave had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.

He loved people and was so proud of all of his family. Sports mad, Dave was an avid supporter of Burnley FC. He also enjoyed darts, snooker and was a former member of the pool team at the Forts Arms, where he and Gillian shared many good times, with lots of fun and laughter.

Latterly, Dave enjoyed a pint at The Grey Horse, Accrington.

Dave was a true grafter and with his love of talking, and his gift of the gab, he was a natural in the furniture sales world in which he worked.

Becoming a grandad was truly the icing on the cake for Dave and he adored each of his grandchildren.

They brought out the inner child in him. Gracie Mae, the apple of his eye was the girl that stole his heart.

Dave loved to listen to Mitchel DJ and watch Leo sing and dance to Michael Jackson. Dave was also a regular on the sideline at Charlie’s football matches, being his Number One Fan.

Dave’s funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 1.15pm at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium. All enquiries to Champ Funeral Services.

Flowers are welcome, or if preferred, donations can be made to Dementia UK in Dave’s memory.
To make a donation please visit www.champfunerals.com/obituaries where you can also leave a message for his online memorial book.

Albert West

Albert West of Queens Drive, Oswaldtwistle, died peacefully in hospital on Saturday, April 20, aged 90 years.

During his life Albert worked as a car mechanic for Dunsley Motors in Kinver and also Blackberry Lane Garage in Halesowen. In his spare time and during his retirement he enjoyed gardening, doing DIY and also watching the football.

Albert sadly leaves behind his dearly loved sons Martin and Ian, his dear daughter in laws Elaine and Vicki and also his much-loved grandchildren Amber and Tamzin.

His funeral service will be held at 1pm on Friday, May 10, at Accrington Crematorium.

Family flowers only please, donations are welcome in memory of Albert for Marie Curie c/o Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR. Tel: 01254 390542.

Marie Jarrett

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Jarrett on April 25.

Marie died peacefully at Royal Blackburn hospital.

She leaves behind her beloved husband Bernard, her two sons Craig and Adam, her daughter Tracy, son in law Darrell, daughter in law Suzanne, her grandchildren Aimee, Ethan, Oliver and Mia and sister Jean.

Born in 1945 to Albert and Elsie Demain, Marie was also the sister of the deceased Bob and Edna.

She attended Paddock house grammar school where she was a keen netball player.

Marie went on to be a prominent figure within the community and owned the newsagents on Plantation Street.

She went on to work in and run various newsagents around Accrington.

She was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church and attended weekly mass at St Anne’s church.

Marie loved her family and enjoyed spending time seeing her children and grandchildren.

A requiem mass to celebrate Marie’s life will take place at St Anne’s church on Thursday, May 16 at 10.15am followed by a short service at Accrington crematorium at 11.40am.

Family flowers only but donations to St Anne’s church in memory of Marie are welcome.

All further enquiries to Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queen’s Road, Accrington.

James Pilling (Jim)

James Pilling (Jim) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23 aged 88 years.

The dearly loved husband of the late Margaret, a much loved father of Sarah and Joanne and brother to Harry.

He was a treasured Grandpa of Emma, James, Jessica and George and a special Great-Gramps to Lucas, Emelia and Harry.

Jim will be sadly missed by his loving family, friends and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium on Friday, May 31 at 11.40am followed by a celebration of life afterwards, venue TBC.

Family flowers only please or if so desired, donations may be made in memory of Jim to The Alzheimer’s Society and Pendleside Hospice, c/o Hyndburn Funeral Services, Accrington.

David Taylor

David Taylor of Peel Park Close, Accrington, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, aged 63 years.

From the age of twelve David started to earn his own money working with family in a second-hand shop.

He then became a tyre fitter and almost took the opportunity to go to America to become part of a team working with race cars.

He then moved around a few jobs and eventually settled at Hyndburn Borough Council, following university and becoming a pest controller.

David’s main hobby was sport, he loved golf, either watching or playing, as well as fishing, playing doubles at badminton and never said no to playing pool or snooker.

He also greatly enjoyed going camping with the boys and his family holidays.

David also liked going for a cheeky drink on a Wednesday, barbecues in the back garden and being surrounded by his close family and friends, as long as a pint was involved.

He sadly leaves behind his beloved wife Margaret, his much loved four children Sonia, Ryan, Jack and Lee, his treasured eight grandchildren Nat, Melissa, Phoebe, Paige, Olivia, Keegan, Harvey and Aron, also a dear brother of Deborah, Julie, Brian and the late Gayle, and his brother from another mother Ian.

David will be sadly missed by all his family and many close friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10.30am on Tuesday, May 7, at Accrington Crematorium.

Flowers or donations are welcome, with donations being collected in memory of David for the British Heart Foundation c/o Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136-8 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. BB5 3DR.