In Celebration of

Lynn Shepherd

01 October 1952 -  07 November 2017

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Lynn Shepherd who passed away peacefully on 7 November 2017


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Andrew Shepherd (Son)

Written on 15 November 2017 from Accrington

Dear Mum,
I am going to miss you so much, you where always there for me, a friend who was there, to talk to when i felt down, or uncertain of where to go or what to do. A steady voice of reason and love always spoken in kindness always seeking to guide me to a better way, Now as i walk this path alone I will miss you.
Right to the end we used to sit together and chat watching your silly game shows where you knew most of the answers and i knew just a few :-) I'm going to miss those times mum, and the laughs, and the arguments, the serious discussions, about our faith, Politics, relationships and the world we live in.
Now you are with our friend, The Lord Jesus,
Rest well Mum,
Miss you,

Margaret Rawcliffe (Friend from long ago)

Written on 15 November 2017 from Blackburn ex Great Harwood

Lynn knew me as my previous married name of Hughes and during a particular traumatic time in my life was there for me. Her words of encouragement together with actions, love and prayers will not be forgotten. Safe in the arms of Jesus now and always. Xxx

Julie Hilton (Sister)

Written on 15 November 2017 from Birkenshaw, West Yorkshire

Dear Lynn,
My sadness is eased in the knowledge that you are no longer in pain and you are with your Lord Jesus. I will miss your sense of humour always with your bellowing laugh, which attracted the attention from those around. You have always been there with advice and support whenever it was needed. Whatever you had you would always be willing to share without hesitation. I will miss you always, rest peacefully big sis.
Love you
Julie xxx

Sarah forrest (Friend)

Written on 15 November 2017 from Great Harwood

Hi Lynn,
Glad I saw you in recent times when you came shopping at work. It reminded me of your amazing big hearted laugh and happy, jolly manner as before that all my memories of you are from when I was younger! And wow there are so many of them to chose from! Haha were do I start!, well there is all the tea's I came for, the trips to church, the times I'd come after school whilst my mum and dad were at work. Most of all though, my biggest memory is of the time we all went on a trip to London! Every time I ever think of London or see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben or 'the big metal lions' on tv etc, I remember us lot being there and I smile every time and always will, it is my best memory, even though me and Rachel were getting rather mad at our annoying big brothers Lee and Andrew doing what big brothers do best! Pfft!! Haha...this isn't goodbye Lynn it's an 'I'll see you again'. Lots of love sarah xxxx

Peter Canty (Friend)

Written on 16 November 2017 from Simonstone

Heart felt condolences to Andrew and Rachel.
Lynn’s time in Peru are some of my strongest memories. The encouragement lynn’s service to the Lord brought to the support group, was immense, and it was a joy to witness the impact Lynn made to the people of Peru she met, helped and encouraged in the Lord.the two photos of that time give the flavour of the time and place and the people she was with. Lynn will be sorely missed, not only by those of us here but those in Peru too.
‘To him who is able to do far more abundantly than we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be Glory and in the Church and Jesus Christ throughout all generations, forever and ever’.


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