Obituaries

Frank Wade Harrop

On 20th October 2018, suddenly in hospital. Frank aged 79 years. Beloved husband of Joan, much loved dad of John, Elaine, Gwen and the late Shaun, dearly loved grandad of Matthew, Daniel, Nicholas, Robbie, Michael, Leah, Mikaela and Ashleigh, treasured great-grandad of Scarlett, dear brother of Renee and the late Joyce also a dear uncle. Frank will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 2nd November at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Cardiac Catheter Laboratory (Cath Lab), Royal Blackburn Hospital. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

James Buck

On 15th October 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  James aged 76 years.  Beloved son of the late Jack and Nancy also a very much loved brother and uncle.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 24th October at 12.15 p.m.  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

Margaret Whittle

On 17th October 2018, in hospital.  Margaret aged 84 years. Graveside service at Darwen Eastern Cemetery on Tuesday, 23rd October at 3 p.m.  No flowers please by request, 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

Brian William Wilkinson

On 13th October 2018, in hospital.  Brian aged 63 years.  Beloved husband of Catherine. Funeral service at Pleasington crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd October at 1.30 p.m.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent  for Dogs Trust. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Richard Thomas Briggs

On 8th October 2018, peacefully at home.  Richard aged 94 years.  Beloved husband of Jennie, much loved father of Janet and Alwyn, dear father-in-law of John also a dearly loved grandad of Matthew and Rachel.  A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 19th October at 12.30 p.m. will be followed by a private cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen or the East Lancashire Hospice at Home.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290