Obituaries

Kenneth Darbyshire

On 27th March 2015, Ken aged 86 years.  Beloved husband of Kathleen also a much loved father.  A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 1st April at 2.30 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  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

Joseph Barry Robinson

Barry Robinson

On 6th April 2015, peacefully in hospital. Barry aged 65 years. Much loved dad of Michael, dearly loved grandad of Georgia, dear brother of Dorothy and the late Colin also a dear brother-in-law and uncle. A service in St Mary’s Mission Church, Grimehills on Tuesday, 14th April at 12 noon, will be followed by interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden. 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

Elsie Eastham

(nee Gettins)

On 30th March 2015, peacefully in Northwood Nursing Home, Blackburn. Elsie aged 83 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Jeff, much loved mother of Jeff, Graham, Stephen and Mark, dear mother-in-law of Rosemary, Debbie, Heather and Sue also a loving grandma, great-grandma and dear sister of Beryl, Eileen, Betty, Ronnie, Bill and the late Margaret and John also a dear sister-in-law. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 10th April at 1.30 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either the Alzheimer’s Society or Cancer Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

David Waring

On 1st April 2015, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice. David aged 63 years. Beloved husband of Linda, much loved dad of Susan, Karen, Peter and Lynne, dear father-in-law of Patrick and Fiona also a cherished grandad. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 10th April at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. 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

Judith Thomson

On 25th March 2015, peacefully in hospital. Judith aged 61 years. Beloved wife of James, much loved mother of Andrew, Karl, Gareth, Stacey and Damian also a dearly loved grandma, sister and auntie. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 2nd April at 2.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the British Lung Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290