The Remembrance Book - Page 1

Remembering those who sadly lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic.

This online book of remembrance is here to not only help us reflect on our loss, but to celebrate and be thankful for those we have loved and the good they have brought to our lives.

If you would like to leave a message for a loved one, you can do so using our online message of condolence form.

It's open to people of all faiths or none.

A beautiful book of remembrance is also available at Wigan Crematorium - find out more about memorial and remembrance options.



1937 - 2020

Bertha Simpkin

In memory of a wonderful wife, mum, grandma, great-grandma, mother-in-law and friend. We love and miss you more than words can say. You have left a hole in our lives that can never be filled. Rest in peace xxxxxx



1933 - 2020

Rose Hough

A dearly loved Wife, Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma. Forever in our hearts. God Bless xxx



1933 - 2020

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In Loving Memory of a dear Sister-in-law and Auntie. Forever in Our Hearts. Rest in Peace Rose. Love From Kathleen, Trevor & Family



1933 - 2020

Rose Hough 2

To my late Auntie Rose, I close my eyes as I wipe a tear, I just keep wishing you were still here, I will hold all the memories deep in my heart, through these memories we will never part. Gone but never forgotten. Love always, Louise xxx



1933 - 2020

Celia Dean

Celia, You are the love of my life. A beautiful and loving Wife and Mother, who dearly loved her Daughter, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. We will miss you forever. All our love. Eddie and family 

Anthony E.


1940 - 2020

Anthony Edward Collier

Dad, you are missed so much every single day, life will never be the same without you. I have so much love for you and want you know you were the best Dad in the world. It breaks my heart that I couldn't be there to hold your hand at the end. RIP you lovely lovely Man xx



1935 - 2021

Alan Baldwin

Remembering a much loved man who was a perfect husband and a great dad. You will be solely missed by your loving wife Joan and your children Alison and Michael. RIP you will always be remembered x



1955 - 2020

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Miss you everyday mum. I hope you are having a ball wherever you are. Love from us all.



1930 - 2020

FRM1808926 William Ross

Remembering a loving and much loved dad, grandad and greatgranddad. We all miss you and your smile so much. Our hearts are broken.



1974 - 2020

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In memory of my lovely friend Jo, taken too soon by COVID. Jo was bright, bubbly, vivacious, kind, thoughtful, funny, caring and she loved her family so much. She had her own challenges to deal with but she never complained and got on with life and enjoyed it to the full. Shine bright as the star that you are Jo x




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Our Dad, Grandad, Husband And friend to many. Sleep tight 



1952 - 2020

Michael Hoggarth

Dearly loved husband of the late Susan, devoted Dad and Grandad and loved partner to Lesley. Taken away too soon but peacefully in ICU at Wigan, just before Christmas. Still loved and cherished. It doesn't feel right with you gone when you used to say you had 20-30 years left in you. But you're always in our hearts and minds xx



1958 - 2020

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In memory of Bob who passed away from Covid-19 in 2020. He will be missed by his 2 sons Chris and Tom, his stepchildren and all his friends. Reunited with his wife who also died of Covid-19 two months earlier. May they both RIP.



1950 - 2020

FRM1806933 Michael

Dad, we love and miss you, you will never be forgotten. He will live on in me and my two sisters and in his two grandchildren, with great memories of his life, and it's important to remember those times when sad about his death. We will meet again I am sure. I hope he is fishing somewhere nice with a Guinness in hand. Love and miss you Dad. Elaine misses you everyday x



1951 - 2020

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I miss you every day and always will - my world doesn't feel the same without you. I still need you xx



1954 - 2021

FRM1806709 Susan

Susan you left your family too soon and everyone misses you so much. Stephen, your beloved husband, is heartbroken but we are looking after him. May you rest in peace my beautiful sister-in-law.



1963 - 2020

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I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort. Steve, I miss you so much. You loved so deeply and fiercely and even if you disagreed with someone or didn't like them, you never excluded people. I miss you, Steve. I love you.



1949 - 2020

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Cliff you went away so suddenly we did not say goodbye but brothers can never be parted, precious memories never die love and miss you



1958 - 2020

FRM1756489 Gibbons

You may be gone from our sight but you are never gone from our hearts. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. My wonderful Husband and awesome Dad Taken far too soon.



1951 - 2020


Loving memories of our Len a true Leyther, a kind caring man who had the ability to make everyone he met smile. He filled our world with so much love and Laughter, we were blessed as a family to have had him in our lives, our world is a much sadder place without him. Goodnight God bless, love and miss you always Carol, Graham, Colleen and James xxxxx



1931 - 2020

FRM1742223 - Joan Ruffley

The beloved wife of the late John and a much loved Mum, Grandma and Great-Grandma. She was a light in the lives of everyone who knew her. She was devoted to her family, her friends and her faith. We are filled with sadness that we couldn’t be with her but take comfort that she knew how loved she was. We were so lucky to have her and miss her terribly.



1938 - 2020


We are all missing you so much. We wish we could have been there holding your hand to the very end. You will always be in our hearts and memories everyday, every Christmas, every birthday. 7 great grandchildren- you had such a happy life. You made such a big impact on everybody’s lives! Rest in peace. We miss you, love all the family x



1960 - 2020


I can’t believe you’ve gone, this is so hard for me to comprehend. I miss you so much. Your loving wife

Robert H.


1930 - 2020


The best Dad and Grandad in the world. 

Graham D.


1962 - 2020


Graham was a giant of a man with a smile that could light up any room. He was a much loved brother, dad, grandad and friend to many. His memory will always live on through his children an grandchildren an we will always have thanks for the memory's we have and will cherish forever.. Till we meet again.. RIP Graham love always an forever xxx 



1942 - 2020


Jack A babe was born, his name was Jack, and smothered love made up the lack, of Farley’s Rusk in short supply, bread pobs sufficed as cheap meal try. His rugby, his football, his holidays enjoy, just needed the support his family deploy, say goodbye your pain, say goodbye dark thought, say hello lost family, say hello Heaven sought. - George Melling Th’Owd Chap

Graham D.


1962 - 2020


In loving memory of Graham David Fleming. Beloved Dad, Grandad and Brother. 7th November 1962 - 14th April 2020 Taken too soon loved and missed everyday.

Graham D.


1962 - 2020


Graham was a giant of a man he was loving caring and funny and always put his family before himself he was the best dad grandad brother and friend we all loved him so much he will always be in our hearts and thoughts until we meet again graham R.I.P

Gordon I. 


1965 - 2020


Taken too soon, we will always miss you brother and will never forget you as long as we live, All we have now are photos and memories hope wherever you are its paradise Good night god bless 

Gordon I.


1965 - 2020


Our darling brother. How are we supposed to go on without you in our lives anymore? A link is missing in our family chain and there is a large hole in our hearts that cannot be filled. You were taken too soon from us because of this horrible virus. I hope you found peace and are with our mum and dad. Good night God Bless Gordon. xx



1946 - 2020


My beloved Husband Mick Soulmate and best friend went to Wigan ICU on 28/03/2020 by ambulance we never saw him again or spoke to him ICU did everything possible for him. He was a quite gentle family man Dad to Mark and Michelle, Father in law to Cheryl and Daren, Granddad to Carrieanne, Courtney and Cathryn, He was always smiling love you always Mick R.I.P XX

Shaun B.


1965 - 2020


Our Dad, Shaun Brendan Brady, was only 55 when he contracted coronavirus. He battled for 42 days on ICU, ventilated and sedated, before succumbing to the virus on 16 May 2020. He was a linesman and football coach in Wigan all his adult life and worked at Heinz for 34 years. He leaves behind two daughters, Hannah and Tasha.

Ernest M.


1936 - 2020


Goodbye dearest dad. I will never forget you and will live by what you taught me. You leave a massive hole in our lives and you are missed every day. Thank you for everything you did over the years. You were a good man. Xxxx

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