Obituaries

Father John Herbert Dugdale

On 5th May 2015, suddenly. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Father John aged 70 years. A much loved brother, uncle, great uncle and friend to many. R.I.P. A Reception into St Joseph’s Church, Audley for Mass will take place on Thursday, 14th May at 7pm. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Audley on Friday, 15th May at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at Pleasington Priory Churchyard. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be made to John’s Seminary to train priest’s in Goma, Congo. (Cheques payable to Holy Family Rome). c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Patrick Colin Rosney

On 7th May 2015, peacefully in hospital. Colin aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Rita, much loved dad of Linda and Christine, dear father-in-law of Dave and Jimmy, devoted grandad of Lauren and Sam also dearly loved brother of Roy and Bernice and a dear brother-in-law and uncle. A service in Pickup Bank Old Chapel on Thursday, 14th May at 10 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Prostate Cancer UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Edna Walmsley

On 3rd May 2015, suddenly after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and despite the love and care afforded to her by Holly Bank Care Home, Arnside, Cumbria. Edna aged 88 years, formerly of Hoddlesden. The much loved wife of the late Harold Walmsley, loving and much loved mother of Peter and Jennifer, dear mother-in-law of Brian and Vicky, special grandma of Leah, Nicola, Rachel and Tim also a great grandma and great great grandma. Service and committal at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th May at 12.15 p.m. 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

Mary Patricia Alister

On 22nd April 2015, peacefully at Magdalene House, Blackburn.  Pat aged 75 years.  Beloved wife of the late Brian. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 30th April at 10.45 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Agnes Taylor

On 26th April 2015, peacefully. Agnes aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Harry, much loved mum of Martin and Sue, dear mother-in-law of Linda and Bill also a dearly loved grandma and great-grandma. A service in Pickup Old Bank Chapel on Thursday, 30th April at 1 p.m. will be followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Pickup Bank Old Chapel. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290