Obituary: Ann Partington (nee Mills)

Date published: 02 January 2018

Mrs Ann Partington, of Carpenters Way, Rochdale was born in Oldham to the Thorpe family on 12 July 1946.

Ann died on 21 December 2017 at Fairfield hospital surrounded by her family, aged 71.

Previously known as Mills, Ann resided in Oldham, Middleton, Rochdale and Todmorden but also in Melbourne, Australia (1969-1971).

A beloved wife, sister, friend, mum of three and nan of many, Ann adored caring for and laughing with her family and friends.

Ann loved travel, her work, her garden and also her animals, and is sadly missed by dogs Pippa and Susie.

Whilst resident in Todmorden between 1987 – 1997, Ann nurtured the elderly gelding Rock, and later young mare Flicka who bore a foal named Jackson.

An entrepreneur, Ann co-directed A & B Fashions with husband Barry between 1985 and 1997.

Business allowed Ann to indulge her creative talents, which were also recognized around 2002 at the Oldham College with City & Guilds qualifications in Art and Cooking.

Ann’s later career in nursing homes in Oldham, as an Auxiliary Nurse and later as Head Cook, appealed to her nurturing spirit.

A keen gardener, Ann until recently kept an allotment off Frederick Street, Oldham.

This was her personal sanctuary, as was her plot at Freshfield Caravan Park, between the late 1990s - 2014.

Ann’s funeral service will be held at Rochdale Crematorium on Thursday 4 January 2018 at 11:50am.

Floral tributes welcome as Ann loved flowers, please direct your tributes and queries to Bridgefold Independent Funeral Directors. Tel: 01706 639941.

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