Obituaries

Joyce Bilton

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Joyce on 12th April 2015, peacefully at home. Beloved wife of the late Eric, much loved mum of Jacqueline and Sheila also a dear mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium, Blackburn on Friday, 24th April at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either the Alzheimer’s Society or Parkinson’s UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

William Sumner

On 1st April 2015, peacefully in Springhill Care Home, Accrington.  Bill aged 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Maureen also dearly loved dad of Anthony and Phillip and a treasured grandad.  R.I.P.  Requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart & St Edward, Darwen on Monday, 13th April at 10 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for CAFOD.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

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