All posts by Tricia Dabrowski

Joan Otley

 (nee Barry)

On Monday, 6th January 2020, peacefully in St. Catherine’s Hospice, Preston, with her family by her side. Joan, aged 92 years. The beloved wife of the late John, much loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Barbara, David and Dorothy, Brian and Denise, Carol and John, Susan and Lorraine, Beverley and Alf, Paul and Nicky, Pauline and Mark. A proud nan to sixteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren, a loving sister to Olwyn, Jeanette and the late Peter also a much loved sister-in-law, auntie, cousin and a good friend to many. Joan will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Reposing in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest. A service will be held at St. James Church, Over Darwen, on Wednesday, 15th January at 1.45pm, followed by cremation at Pleasington Crematorium. No flowers please, but donations will be kindly received in memory of Joan to St. Catherine’s Hospice. (Please consider Gift Aid). c/o Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen, BB3 3HA. Tel: 01254 873290

Robert Taylor (Bob)

On 5th January 2020, peacefully in hospital.  Bob aged 95 years.  Beloved husband of the late Kathleen, much loved dad of Robert, Janet and Michael, dearly loved grandad of Matthew, John, Catherine, Andrew, Nicola, Luke and Ruby also a treasured great-grandad.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 14th January at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Derwent Hall. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Edna Whalley

On 4th January 2020, peacefully at Sandy Brook House, Lower Darwen and formerly of Sandon Street, Darwen.  Edna aged 91 years. A much loved auntie and sister.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 13th January at 3.45 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for North West Air Ambulance. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Hilary Anne Brooke

On 22nd December 2019, Hilary aged 82 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 10th January at 11.30 a.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. tel 01254 873290

Margaret Mary Hawthornthwaite

(nee Hall)

On 26th December 2019, peacefully at Moorland View Care Home, Darwen.  Margaret aged 93 years.  Beloved wife of the late Ronnie, much loved mum of Jacqueline and the late Stephen, treasured grandma of Ben and Vicki also a dear sister of Theresa.  R.I.P.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 9th January at 2.15 p.m.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Mabel Dyson

(nee Singleton)

On 21st December 2019, peacefully in hospital. Mabel aged 97 years.  Beloved wife of the late Derek, much loved mum of Christine, dearly loved grandma of Victoria and Christian, cherished great-grandma of Edward and Sebastian.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 9th January at 12.15 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The East Lancashire Hospice. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Gregory Douglas Haworth

On 23rd December 2019, at home.  Greg aged 45 years.  Beloved son of Marjorie and James, much loved partner of Valerie, special friend of Luke and Cody also a dear nephew and cousin.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 9th January at 10 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either Moggies Cat Rescue or Cancer Research UK. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Patricia Ashworth

On Christmas Eve 2019, peacefully in hospital.  Pat aged 87 years.  Beloved wife of the late Arnold, much loved mum of David and Lynne, dearly loved grandma of David, Lauren, Martyn and Steven also a treasured great-grandma and auntie. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 8th January at 2.15 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for North West Air Ambulance.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Joan Agnes Shuttleworth

On 22nd December 2019, in hospital. Agnes aged 77 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 8th January at 10.45 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290