Obituaries

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

David Jones

(Welsh Dave)

On 20th August 2016, in hospital. David, aged 63 years. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 31st August at 3 p.m. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Hilda Brindle

On 10th August 2016, peacefully at home. Hilda aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Harry, much loved mother of Linda and Grahame, dear mother-in-law of John also dearly loved nana of Samantha and Matthew. A service in St James’ Church, Over Darwen on Wednesday, 24th August at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Helen Gore

On 15th August 2016, peacefully at home. Helen aged 100 years. Beloved wife of the late Arthur, much loved mum of Norman and Marjorie, dearly loved mum-in-law of Betty also a treasured grandma, great-grandma and aunt. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 23rd August 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

Margaret McCrae

On 9th August 2016, peacefully at home. Margaret aged 79 years. Beloved wife of Ian, much loved mum of Andrew and Peter, dearly loved nana of Daniel, Joseph and Rachel, dear sister of Beatrice and Graham also a dear sister- in-law of Colin and Anne, Jean and the late Keith. A service in St Jude’s Church, Blackburn on Thursday, 18th August at 12.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. No flowers please by request, 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