Mr William Allonby, of Maudsley Street, Accrington, died peacefully with his loving daughter Angela and loving step-daughter Janet at his side at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Wednesday, December 2, aged 84.
Bill, as he was known, was born in Askam-in-Furness in Cumbria, the son of the late Annie and Victor. At the age of 14 he began his working life on a local farm, following this he worked with a travelling fairground.
During his army career he was a dog handler with the military police, he worked on the trawlers from Fleetwood before moving to Accrington in 1954 and worked at Accrington Brick Yard.
He then became a plasterer working for various construction firms and was also self employed.
Bill enjoyed regular holidays in Majorca with his wife Edith. He enjoyed socialising with family and friends and enjoyed music, especially country and western.
He leaves his dearly loved wife Edith, his much loved sons David, Robert and Gerrard, his much loved daughter Angela, his much loved stepdaughters Janet and Pat, and stepsons Bob and Vic.
He also leaves his brothers Gordon and Thomas and was brother to the late Jim, Alfred, Edith, Gladys, Herbert, Leslie and his half brother Victor (Billy).
He also leaves his beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and many friends.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 15 at 11.40am. The service will take place at Accrington Crematorium chapel followed by interment at Burnley Road cemetery.
Flowers and/or donations to Neo Natal at Burnley c/o funeral director Hyndburn Funeral Services, Queens Road, Accrington.