Obituaries

Joan Otley

 (nee Barry)

On Monday, 6th January 2020, peacefully in St. Catherine’s Hospice, Preston, with her family by her side. Joan, aged 92 years. The beloved wife of the late John, much loved and treasured mother and mother-in-law of Michael and Barbara, David and Dorothy, Brian and Denise, Carol and John, Susan and Lorraine, Beverley and Alf, Paul and Nicky, Pauline and Mark. A proud nan to sixteen grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren, a loving sister to Olwyn, Jeanette and the late Peter also a much loved sister-in-law, auntie, cousin and a good friend to many. Joan will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Reposing in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest. A service will be held at St. James Church, Over Darwen, on Wednesday, 15th January at 1.45pm, followed by cremation at Pleasington Crematorium. No flowers please, but donations will be kindly received in memory of Joan to St. Catherine’s Hospice. (Please consider Gift Aid). c/o Ainsworth Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen, BB3 3HA. Tel: 01254 873290

Robert Taylor (Bob)

On 5th January 2020, peacefully in hospital.  Bob aged 95 years.  Beloved husband of the late Kathleen, much loved dad of Robert, Janet and Michael, dearly loved grandad of Matthew, John, Catherine, Andrew, Nicola, Luke and Ruby also a treasured great-grandad.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 14th January at 10.45 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Derwent Hall. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Edna Whalley

On 4th January 2020, peacefully at Sandy Brook House, Lower Darwen and formerly of Sandon Street, Darwen.  Edna aged 91 years. A much loved auntie and sister.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 13th January at 3.45 p.m.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for North West Air Ambulance. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Alan Edgar Bingham

Hilary Anne Brooke

On 22nd December 2019, Hilary aged 82 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 10th January at 11.30 a.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. tel 01254 873290