Obituaries

Sarah Pauline Welch

(née Cartwright)

Headteacher of Sacred Heart R/C Primary School, Accrington

On 9th January 2021, unexpectedly, but peacefully at her home. Sarah aged 46 years. Beloved mum of Jonathan and Rachel, dearly loved daughter of Pamela Theresa and the late John Hans, dear sister of Joanna, Sophie, John-Paul, Jess, Paddy and Sean also a much loved granddaughter of Alan and the late Margarete and auntie of Dominic, Fin, Bridget, Libby and Pippa. 

R.I.P. 

Requiem Mass in St Alban’s Church, Blackburn on Wednesday, 27th January at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Clitheroe Cemetery. Please contact the Funeral Director for live streaming information. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Stephen Skidmore

Joyce Hindle

On 3rd January 2021, in hospital. Joyce aged 65 years. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 20th January at 2 p.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Dorothy Mary Godwin

(nee Cooper)
On 5th January 2021, peacefully in hospital.  Dorothy aged 84 years.  Beloved wife of the late Max, much loved mum of Wayne, Jim and Maxine, dear mother-in-law of Helen and Karen, cherished nan of Kirsty, Hannah, Jessica, Gemma, Adam and Courtney also a treasured great-nan and much loved aunt to everyone in America, Australia and the UK, very dear sister of Melvyn, Margaret, Kevin and Lilian also a good friend to many.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th January at 12 noon  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

Avril Mainon

On 27th December 2020, peacefully in The East Lancashire Hospice. Avril aged 60 years. Beloved partner of Mark. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 18th January at 10 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the RSPCA. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290