TOM GATER Tom, formerly of Blackburn Road Rishton, aged 75 passed away peacefully at Royal Blackburn Hospital on Sunday 27th October. He was surrounded by all his family. The dearly beloved husband of the late Margaret, a much loved father of Michael and Andrew, treasured grandad of Joseph and Niamh and loving brother of Ann, Mary and Philomena.Tom will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. A mass will be celebrated at St. Charles R.C church in Rishton on Friday 15th November at 10am followed by cremation at Accrington Crematorium. Family flowers only or if so desired donations can be made to CARITAS Adoption Services C/O Rishton Funeral Services, 16 High St, Rishton, BB1 4LA. Tel 01254 889461.