Obituaries

Lance Thurston Cox

On 23rd August 2016, suddenly in hospital. Lance aged 60 years. Much loved husband of Ann, dearly loved dad of Peter, Chris, Simon and the late Lance, treasured grandad of Paige, Regan, Ashton, Max and Jorja, dear brother of Michael, uncle of Vicky, father-in-law of Joanne and Sarah also Jonathan, Ryan, Luke and Noah. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 1st September at 3.45 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Margaret Alice Bates

(nee Wood)

On 23rd August 2016, peacefully in hospital. Margaret aged 76 years. Beloved wife of the late Terry, much loved mum of Richard, Paula and Andrew, dear mother-in-law of Eddie and Jeanette, adored nanna of Kirsten, Bethany, Lewis, Kurt, Terry, Connor, Kyle, Leon, Zoe, Simon and Jessica also a dear auntie and friend of many especially to Edi Wild. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 1st September at 10.45 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

 

James Michael Walsh

On 22nd August 2016, Michael aged 74 years. Beloved husband of Ina also a dearly loved dad. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 31st August at 12.15 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

Jean O’Neill

(nee Gilmore)

On 20th August 2016, peacefully at Acorn House, Blackburn and of Peregrine Drive, Darwen. Jean aged 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Terence, much loved mum of Raymond, Terence, Janet and Alison, dear mother-in-law of Alison, Lynne, John and the late Craig also a dearly loved grandma, great-grandma and auntie. A friend to many. A service at Pickup Bank Chapel on Tuesday, 30th August at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for the Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

John Battersby

On 17th August 2016, peacefully at Crawshaw Hall, Crawshawbooth, John aged 83 years. Beloved husband of Catherine also a much loved father and father-in-law.  A service in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 26th August at 11 a.m. prior to cremation at Pleasington. 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