Obituaries

Maureen Elizabeth Furlong

(nee Carr)

On 22nd February 2016, peacefully in hospital. Maureen aged 80 years. Beloved wife of the late Michael, much loved mum of Jacqueline and David, dearly loved gran of Michael and Nathan, dear sister of Tom and Colin also will be sadly missed by Chloe, Matthew and Sophie.  R.I.P. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 3rd March at 10.45 a.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

Annie Leadley

(nee Shorrock)

On 18th February 2016, peacefully with her loving family by her side at Moorland View, Darwen. Annie aged 96 years. Beloved wife of the late Robert, much loved mum of Joanne and the late John, dearly loved and loving grandma of Holly, dear mother-in-law of Andy, dear friend of Dennis (the dog) also a dear aunt. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 29th February at 1.30 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Joseph Clarke

On 12th February 2016, peacefully with his loving family by his side. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Joe aged 90 years. Beloved husband of the late Rita, much loved father of Angela and Judith, dear father-in-law of Paul and Nurettin, dearly loved grandad of Ian, Sami and Selim also a dear brother of Margaret and the late Gilbert. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 1st March at 1 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Betsy Wilson (Betty)

(nee Walsh)

On 6th February 2016, peacefully in hospital. Betty aged 91 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Robert also a dear auntie and sister-in-law. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th February at 3.45 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Edwin Alfred John Sheppard (Eddie)

On 1st February 2016, peacefully at home. Eddie aged 73 years. Beloved husband of the late Janet, much loved dad of Tina, Sue, Steven and Carol, dear father in law of Steve and Andy also dearly loved grandad of Sam, Matt, Luke, Jack, Andrew and Lee. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday 10th February at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only please but if desired donations may be sent for Cancer Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290