All posts by Tricia Dabrowski

Roy Peter Davies

On 20th July 2021, in hospital. Roy aged 73 years. Beloved husband of Hazel. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 5th August at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Cemetery. No flowers please by request, 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

Eric Thomas Underwood

On 22nd July 2021, in hospital.  Eric, aged 71 years.  Beloved husband of Margaret also a much loved dad, grandad and brother.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 3rd August at 3 p.m.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the upkeep of St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Edna Paynter

nee Grogan


On 20th July 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Edna, aged 95 years.  Beloved wife of the late Leslie, much loved mum of Denise and Howard, dear mother-in-law of Geoff and Heather also a dearly loved grandma, great-grandma and auntie.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 3rd August at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Derian House Children’s Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Vera May Smith

On 14th July 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Vera, aged 97 years.  Beloved wife of the late John, much loved mum of Steven and Pauline, dear mother-in-law of Ronwen and David also a dearly loved granny of Rhian.  A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 27th July at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  No flowers please by request, 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

Raymond Almond

On 10th July 2021, suddenly at home.  Raymond aged 62 years.  Beloved brother of Steven.
You gave no one a last farewell,
Nor even said goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 26th July at 12 noon, will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Ivy Taylor

On 9th July 2021, Peacefully in Haydock Nursing Home, Blackburn. Ivy aged 88 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 23rd July at 3 p.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Frederick Norman Roberts

On 9th July 2021, in Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Fred aged 88 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 23rd July at 11 a.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Family flowers only please, 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

Derek Walmsley

On 7th July 2021, suddenly at his home. Derek aged 66 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd July at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The British Heart Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Dorothy Cordall

nee Foey

On 8th July 2021, peacefully and formerly of Heywood. Dorothy, aged 85 years. Beloved wife of Allan, much loved mother of Alison, dear mother-in-law of Paul also a dearly loved grandma of Emily and Harriet. A service in Central United Reformed Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 21st July at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Animal Trust. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Marjorie Martin

(nee Robertshaw)
On 7th July 2021, in hospital.  Marjorie, aged 86 years.  Dear partner of Bryan also a dearly loved auntie.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 16th July at 12.15 p.m.  The service will be webcast, so please contact the Funeral Director for further information.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either Dementia UK or Cancer Research U.K.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290