Obituaries

Christopher Gerald Atherton

On 1st December 2017, suddenly in hospital.  Chris aged 60 years.  Beloved husband of Angela also a dearly loved dad and grandad. Chris will be missed by all his family and friends.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 12th December at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Leonard George Sharples (Len)

On 29th November 2017, peacefully in hospital. Len aged 77 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret, much loved dad of Andrew, dear father-in-law of Karen, dearly loved grandad of Alice and Emma also dear brother of Stuart and his partner Lynn. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 8th December at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The PSP Association (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Thomas Biddulph

On 23rd November 2017, peacefully at St James’ House, Darwen. Tom aged 84 years. Much loved dad of Nigel, Christopher and Caroline, dear father-in-law of David, dearly loved grandad of Holly also a dear friend to many. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 8th December at 10.45 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

 

Robert Wright (Bob)

On 23rd November 2017, peacefully at Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Blackburn. Bob aged 77 years. Beloved husband of Jean, much loved dad of John and Linda, dear father-in-law of John and Tina also dearly loved grandad of Dylan, Bethany and Rebecca. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 6th December at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Prostate Cancer UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Martin Harry Gooden

On 25th November 2017, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Martin aged 73 years. Very much loved husband of Kath, dearly loved dad of Melanie, dear father-in-law of Paul, treasured grandad of Noah and Nellie also a dear brother. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Blackburn on Monday, 4th December at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by interment at Pleasington Cemetery. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

 

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