Francis EdwardBRINDLEMr Francis Edward Brindle, of Plantation Road, Accrington, died at home on Monday, July 13, aged 99. Francis was a Second World War army veteran, worked at Hyndburn Council as a transport manager/driver, Taskers, Albert Harrisons as a driver, and at Hapton Colliery aged 14-18 then again after the war. He was a valued member of Armed Forces breakfast clubs in Colne and Haslingden, a lifelong member of the British Legion, former chairman of East Lancs El Alamein Reunion Association, former president and committee member of Dyers and Finishers Working Men’s Club, and a Burnley supporter. He was a proud and gracious man who loved his family. He was father of three children Catherine, Susan and Derek, and four grandchildren Andrew, Miriam, Eve and Thomas. A service was held at 11am on Monday, July 27, at Accrington Crematorium, led by Sarah Flanagan, Civil Celebrant. Donations if desired to Colne Veterans Breakfast Club or RAFV Breakfast Club. Funeral director: Kirby and Hughes Funeral Service, Accrington.
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