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

Kathleen Whiteley and Betty Fielding
-Credit: (Image: Family pictures)


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

Kathleen Whiteley

Kathleen Whiteley, formerly of Buttermere Drive, Oswaldtwistle, sadly passed away at the Royal Blackburn Hospital on June 18, aged 86.

Growing up at the top of Lodge Street and Water Street, she attended Peel Park School and Cambridge Street Methodists, while preferring to play cricket with the local boys and later supporting Stanley when they played around the corner. She went on to Accrington High School, but left as soon as she was able in order to earn money to help support her mother and grandmother.

Kathleen met her husband Jim through amateur dramatics and they married in 1959, they had two sons in the following years. Kathleen and Jim worked long hours together building Jim’s shoe repairing business in Whalley Road, Accrington and later their shoe shop opposite the Town Hall in Oswaldtwistle. Jim passed away in 2004.

Kathleen went on to work as a bookkeeper for a number of small local businesses, as well as for her sons’ IT consultancy practices. She liked to support the local community, most recently by handling bookings for the Community Centre on Harvey Street, Oswaldtwistle.

She also enjoyed walking and participating in a local book group. Bouts of ill-health brought a halt to much of this activity, particularly after two hip operations she underwent last year.

Independent and proud to the end, but now unable to get out and about, she spent her last few months being looked after firstly at home and then in a care home, much to her annoyance. Thanks are due to her carers and the team at Pendle Brook Care Home in Oswaldtwistle for their care, support and forbearance during that time.

Kathleen leaves sons Alan and David, son-in-law Andrew and many dear neighbours and friends, all of whom miss her. Kathleen’s funeral will be held at Accrington Crematorium on Wednesday, July 10 at 3pm.

Dress comfortably. Family flowers only please, donations are very welcome to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Betty Fielding (Nee Morphet)

Betty passed away peacefully with loved ones around her on June 23, aged 84 years.

She leaves behind her dearly beloved children, daughter Tracey and son Craig, and four beautiful treasured grandchildren, Jaden, Tianna, Ashlny and Rory. She was a sister to Joan, John and the late Margaret and Anne.

Betty will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Betty spent her working life at Whitbread Brewery in Blackburn and on retirement enjoyed watching television and playing bowls in Oswaldtwistle.

Her funeral will take place at Accrington Crematorium on Friday, July 12 at 11am. Family flowers only please; if desired, donations in Betty’s memory to Cancer Research UK c/o Hyndburn Funeral Services.

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