Tribute to woman who died after collision

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The family of a woman who died following a collision in Burnley have paid tribute to her.

Monica Burrow was involved in a road traffic accident on Glen View Road, on Thursday December 13th. 


She was admitted to the Royal Preston Hospital but sadly died of her injuries the following day surrounded by her family.


She was 92 years old and had lived in Burnley all her life. She attended St Johns R.C. School, Ivy Street, Burnley.  She learnt to play the piano accordion at 11 years old and went on to join the “The Premier Accordion Band” and worked in Stuttards Music Stall in Burnley Market Hall.  She later joined a dance band and met her husband, John a policeman, at Barley Village Hall.  They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary in June this year.


She then ran a number of her father’s ironmonger’s shops before opening her own on Brougham Street which she ran until retirement.


She leaves her loving husband, John, her three children, Richard, Julia and Angela; sadly her youngest son, Christopher, died of Motor Neurone Disease 13 years ago. She also leaves seven grandchildren and four great grand-children.


She loved crown green bowling and was often seen at Towneley and Greenhill Bowling Clubs. She still had a love of dancing and socialising right to the end and would be the first on the floor when “Dancing Queen” was played. She was a keen traveller and especially liked cruising and visiting her daughter, Angela, in France and America.


She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.


Monica’s family would like to send special thanks to the attending Paramedics and the Police, the medical student passing by who assisted at the scene and the Accident and Emergency Staff at the Hospital.


Alderson & Horan will be arranging the funeral, family flowers only and any donations to Pendleside Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Association.


Sergeant Lee Harris of Lancashire’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the lady and her family at this time.

“If you witnessed the collision and haven’t already spoken to us, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call us on 101 quoting log number 1358 of 13th December.




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