Obituaries

Michael Coffey

On 27th December 2020, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. Michael aged 76 years. Beloved husband of the late Joan also a much loved dad and grandad. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 13th January at 11.45 a.m. will be followed by committal at Pleasington Crematorium. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Brian Lloyd

Passed away peacefully at Haslingden Hall Care Home on Thursday, 31st December 2020. Brian aged 89 years, devoted husband of Audrey, much loved dad of Bernard, Andrew and Philip, dear father-in-law of Debbie and Cressy also a cherished grandad and great-grandad.  Due to the current circumstances a private family service will be held at St Mary’s Church, Langho on Wednesday, 13th January 2021, followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Elaine Catherine Smith

(nee Welch)
On Friday, 25th December 2020 at The Royal Blackburn Hospital, with her family by her side.  Elaine aged 59 years.  Beloved and loved wife of Craig, devoted mum of Amy and Jessica, dear mother-in-law of Daniel and Calum also a wonderful friend to many.  

Elaine will be deeply missed and long remembered by her family and friends.
The funeral service, by invitation only due to current restrictions, will be held at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th January at 10 a.m.  This will be streamed via webcast.  Please contact the Funeral Director for further details.  Family flowers only please, but donations may be sent to Elaine’s favourite charity, The East Lancashire Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Tracey Jane Coucill

On 25th December 2020, in hospital. Tracey aged 46 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 12th January at 1 p.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Peter Murphy

On 27th December 2020, in hospital. Peter aged 84 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 12th January at 3.30 p.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

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