Barbara McIlroy dies

Last updated : 12 February 2002 By Tony Scholes

Her untimely death was sudden although she had been ill for some eighteen months. It doesn't seem too long since I saw them both in town together and it is just two years since she proudly took her place next to Jimmy at his tribute dinner at Turf Moor.

The funeral takes place on Friday and there are family flowers only. Donations though can, if desired, be sent to Pendleside Hospice.

Besides Jimmy she leaves a son Paul, a daughter Anne and three grandchildren. The thoughts of everyone at Clarets Mad are with them all at this very sad time.