Category Archives: Obituaries

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Margaret May Dwyer

(neé Sullivan)

On 16th February 2021, peacefully at Springfield Cottage, after a long illness. Margaret aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy, much loved mum of Karen and Lisa, mother-in-law of Len and Stephen, proud grandma of Kerry, and Thomas, great-grandma of Saffron, Evelyn and Ethan, treasured companion of Gail, dear sister of Teresa, Barbara and the late Mary, Anne and Adeline also a special auntie, sister-in-law and friend of many. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 26th February at 2.30 p.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Due to the current restrictions, attendance at the church and Crematorium is strictly by invitation only. However, anyone wishing to pay their respects can socially distance outside church, as this would be most welcome. Everyone is invited to wear a splash of bright colour. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Brian Charnock

On 13th February 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Brian aged 57 years.  Much loved son of Brian and the late Jean, dear brother of Paul, Gary and David, brother-in-law of Gillian also a dear uncle and great-uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 25th February.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either Cancer Research UK or The Stroke Association.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Maurice William Riley

On 11th February 2021, peacefully in hospital. Maurice aged 83 years. Beloved husband of Mildred, much loved dad of Ian and Helen, dear father-in-law of Heather and Ian also a treasured grandad, great-grandad, brother and uncle. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 22nd February at 11.45 a.m. will be followed by a private family committal at Accrington Crematorium. (Please note that the service is strictly by invitation only, but you may contact the Funeral Director for webcast details about the church service). Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Peter’s PCC or MDS UK. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Barry James Thomas

On 8th February 2021, peacefully at his home.  Barry aged 66 years.  Beloved husband of Anne, much loved dad of Sarah, dear brother-in-law of Rick, grandad of Kirsty, Richard, Reese and Kane also son-in-law of Mavis.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 17th February at 12 noon.  Due to the current restrictions, the attendance at the crematorium is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director for the webcast details.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Ronald Entwistle (Ronnie)

On 3rd February 2021, in hospital.  Ronnie aged 79 years.  Beloved husband of Barbara, much loved dad of Julie and Susan, dear father-in-law of Alan, dearly loved grandad of Bethany, Katie, George and Harry, treasured great-grandad of Mason James, Alfie and Skylar also a dear brother and friend to many.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th February at 11 a.m.  Due to the current situation, attendance at the crematorium is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director for the wecast details. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for COPD.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Stephen Rushforth

On 31st January 2021, at home. Stephen aged 61 years. Beloved husband of Anita. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 12th February at 11 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Labrador Rescue, Chorley. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Julie Anne Muldoon

(Big Doony)

On 31st January 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Julie aged 55 years.  Much loved daughter of Michael and Christine, dearly loved sister of Paul and Andrea also a very special auntie of Tilly, Christie, Theo, Cierra and Kyra.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 12th February at 1 p.m.  Due to the current situation the Funeral is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director for the webcast details.  Family flowers only please but if desired donations may be sent for The John Bury Trust. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

James Collinge (Jim)

On 31st January 2021, in hospital, after a short illness.  Jim aged 79 years.  Beloved husband of Margery, much loved dad of Sue, Dave and Janet, dear father-in-law of Mark, Caroline and Paul, dearly loved grandad of James, Harry and Fergus, treasured great-grandad of Mia, dear twin brother of John and the late David also brother-in-law of Marilyn and Jackie.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 11th February at 1 p.m.  Due to the current situation, please note that attending the funeral is strictly by invitation only.  Please contact the Funeral Director  with regards to watching the service via webcast.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for a charity of your choice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290