Obituaries

Sydney Cowan

Syd passed away peacefully on 6th June 2015, after a short illness, aged 64 years. Son of Les, husband of loving wife Jacqui, father of Michala and Noel, stepfather to Jennifer also treasured grandad of Lauren, Luke and Leo. “A character in life gone, but never forgotten” All our love always. The funeral service will be held Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 16th June at 2.15pm. Enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Eileen Duxbury

On 23rd May 2015, peacefully in hospital. Eileen aged 94 years. Beloved wife of the late Roy, much loved mother of Christine and the late Barbara, dear mother-in-law of Allan and Peter, dearly loved grandma of Jill, Emma, Warren and David also treasured great grandma of Chelsea, Amber, Eva, Reuben, Dylan, Jacob, Lowri and Edith. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 15th June at 10.45 a.m. 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

Brian Anderson

On 22nd May 2015, in hospital.  Brian aged 80 years. A graveside service will take place on the Blossom Section, Pleasington Cemetery on Wednesday, 3rd June at 11 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Stella Ashworth

On 11th May 2015, at Acorn House, Blackburn.  Stella aged 90 years.  A service in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest, Church Bank Street, Darwen on Friday, 22nd May at 10 a.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

John Pickup Barnett

On 22nd May 2015, in The Hollies, Clayton-le-Moors. John aged 73 years. Beloved husband of Rita also a much loved dad of John. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday 15th June at 1.30 p.m. 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