Elsie Nicholson

On 12th February 2024, peacefully in hospital. Elsie, aged 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Vic. A service in Spring Vale Methodist Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 28th February at 10.30 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington Crematorium. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for The East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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Bernadette Mary Pearson (Bernice)

On 15th February 2024, peacefully at Moorland View Care Home, Darwen. Bernice, aged 89 years.  Beloved wife of the late David, much loved mum of Jacky and Chris, dear mother-in-law of Ian and Bernie, dearly loved grandma of Jack, Darrel and Lewis, also treasured great-grandma of Ruben.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 27th February at 11.15 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society.  c/o Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Joyce Grime

On 13th February 2024, peacefully at High Brake House Care Home, Clitheroe. Joyce, aged 94 years. Beloved wife of the late Harry. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 26th Febraury at 12 noon. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the RNLI. c/o Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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Caroline Lowery

On 8th February 2024, in hospital. Caroline, aged 70 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd February at 10.30 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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Margaret Talbot 

On 5th February 2024, at home. Margaret, aged 86 years. Much loved mum of Adrian and Alison, dearly loved grandma of Charlie, dear sister of David also a dear auntie. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 21st Febrtuary at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The British Heart Foundation. c/o Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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Robert Stephen Shields (Steve)

On 29th January 2024, at The Christie Hospital, Manchester. Steve, aged 74 years. Beloved husband of Diane and a much loved father of Sarah. A service at St Anne’s Church, Turton on Friday, 16th February at 11 a.m. followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either The Christie NHS Foundation Trust or Macmillan Nurses. c/o Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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David Norman

On 16th January 2024, peacefully in hospital.  David, aged 75 years.  Beloved husband of Susan, much loved dad of Lynne, Stephen and Elizabeth, dear father-in-law of Harry and Subi also a dear brother of Valerie.  A service in St Bartholomew’s Church, Blackburn on Thursday, 15th February at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. (No black please by request). Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either The British Heart Foundation or Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary.  c/o Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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Gladys Wiggans

On 3rd February 2024, at home.  Gladys, aged 92 years.  Beloved wife of the late James, much loved mother of Jim, Bill and Edward, dear mother-in-law of Eleanor, Marilyn and Susan also a devoted grandma and great-grandma.  A service in Pickup Bank Chapel on Wednesday, 14th February at 12 noon, will be followed by interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for Derian House Children’s Hospice.  c/o Edwin Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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