Death Notices & Obituaries

William Edward Buckley (O.b.e)

WILLIAM EDWARD BUCKLEY (O.B.E) Passed away peacefully on 8th October 2020 after a long battle with failing health. Bill aged 93 years the beloved husband of Ivy, much loved father of David, Carole, Kathryn and Andrew, dear father in law, wonderful Grandad to Emma, Chris, Amy and Tim. Great Grandfather to Macy, Ella, Zak, Thomas, Lucy and George, Brother to Audrey, Uncle, Great Uncle and friend to so many. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. With grateful thanks in particular to the staff at Hazeldene Care Home, who looked after him with kindness and dignity. The funeral service will be at St Peter's Church, Salesbury on 23rd October 2020 at 10am followed by a short service at the crematorium. Due to current Covid restrictions only invited guests would be able to attend, but the main service from church will be live-streamed. All enquiries to, Talbot Funeral Service, 341 Whalley New Road, Blackburn, BB1 9SR Donations in memory of Bill can be made to Hazeldene Care Home at



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  • __newsquest__Julie Buckleysays...

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    My lovely father in law, you are now at peace and out of pain. I know you are a stickler for detail, so won’t be happy that the Telegraph has not recognised that OBE should be in capitals to show that you were awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to Education. We were promised that this would be changed. We will make sure that happens! You are and always will be missed by all the family and your friends and colleagues. We are all so proud of you , and I am so happy you allowed me to call you Dad. Rest in peace now x
  • __newsquest__Sarah Marshsays...

    So sorry to hear the sad news of Bill’s passing. I remember both Ivy and Bill with much fondness and happy memories of growing up in Salesbury. My parents (Bill and Audrey Clarkson) were great friends with them and spent many an evening chatting and laughing. My mum and Ivy were such good friends. Sending love to you all at this sad time from Sarah Clarkson x
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