Obituaries

May Ryden

On 20th May 2020, peacefully in St James’ House, Darwen. May aged 87 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 28th May at 12 noon. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Kevin Morris

On 16th May 2020, at home. Kevin aged 76 years.  Beloved husband of Shirley, much loved dad of Beverley and Alison, dear father-in-law of Sean and Tony, dearly loved grandad of Braden, Cian, Leo and Robin also dear brother of Rita, Wayne, Linda and the late Michael. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th May at 11 a.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Little Hearts Matter.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Christine Lilian Porter

On 9th May 2020, in hospital. Christine aged 65 years. A beloved wife, mum and nanny. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 22nd May at 2.30 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Darwen Foodbank.  ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Francis Brown (Frank)

On 14th May 2020, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Frank aged 78 years. Beloved husband of Patricia, dearly loved dad of Angela and Debbie, dear father-in-law of Paul, much loved grandad of Andrew, treasured great-grandad of Ashleigh also a dear brother. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 22nd May at 12 noon. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. ℅ Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Annie Blackburn

On 30th April 2020, peacefully in Birch Hall Care Home, Darwen. Anne aged 98 years. Beloved wife of the late Jack. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 21st May at 12 noon. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290