Obituaries

Anthony John Martin

On 11th December 2018, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice.  Anthony aged 79 years.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th December at 12.15 p.m.  No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for either Macmillan Cancer Support or the East Lancashire Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Dennis George Overton

On 5th December 2018, in hospital.  Dennis aged 90 years.  A much loved husband, father and grandfather.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 17th December at 12.15 p.m.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Walter Cooper

On 25th November 2018, suddenly, but peacefully at home.  Walter aged 91years.  Beloved husband of the late Doreen, dearly loved dad of the late Phillip also dear uncle of David, Jennifer and family.  A Requiem Eucharist  in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 7th December at 11.30a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for St Cuthbert’s & St Stephen’s PCC.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Betty Aspden

nee Scott

formerly Connell

On 20th November 2018, peacefully at Thorncliffe Care Home, Darwen. Betty aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Bobby and Derek, much loved mum of David, Steven and Linda, dear mother-in-law of Pat, Tracey and Craig, dearly loved grandma of Louise, Andrew, Deborah, Scott, Jade, Alana and Matthew, treasured great-grandma of Thomas, dear sister of Barbara, Anna and the late Jenny and Jim also a dear auntie. Funeral Service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 27th November at 11.30 a.m. 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

Irene Townsend

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, 11th November 2018 in the Royal Blackburn Hospital. Irene aged 88 years, the much loved wife of the late Clifford, loving mum of Susan, Clive, Diane and Sarah also a loving grandma, great-grandma, aunty and loved by many. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 26th November at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington Crematorium. 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