Obituaries

Pauline Holding

On 2nd January 2019, suddenly, but peacefully at home.  Pauline aged 83 years.  Beloved wife of the late Frank, much loved mum of Jannette and Tina, dear mother-in-law of Nick and Keith, dearly loved grandma of Joanne, Gillian and Wendy also treasured nana of Liam, Elise and Holly.  A service will take place in Highfield Congregational Church, Darwen on Thursday, 17th January at 12 noon.  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

George McClelland

On 5th January 2019, peacefully at home and surrounded by his loving family.  George aged 76 years.  Beloved partner of Maureen, much loved husband of the late Irene, dearly loved dad of Lynn, Sue and Sandra, dear father-in-law of Matt, John and Neil also a treasured grandad, great-grandad and uncle also George will be sadly missed by Angela, Diane and their families.    A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 14th January 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 the East Lancashire Hospice.   c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Abigail Mary Ann Cross

On 26th December 2018, peacefully at Queens Lodge Care Home, Blackburn. Mary aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Requiem Mass in St Alban’s Church, Blackburn on Friday, 11th January at 1.30.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Gary Myerscough

On 26th December 2018, in hospital. Gary aged 50 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 11th January at 11.30 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

John Ewart Whalley (Jackie)

On 29th December 2018, peacefully in hospital.  Jackie aged 83 years.  Dear brother of Clive, Renee, Jean and Bill also a dear brother-in-law and uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 9th January at 2.15 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290