Obituaries

Mavis Lealand Hetherington

(nee Turner)

On 14th October 2015, peacefully at Thorncliffe Nursing Home, Darwen. Mavis aged 86 years. Dear wife of the late John, step-mum of John and Jean also cousin of Eric and family. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 22nd October at 11.30 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Judith Ivy Atkinson

On 12th October 2015, peacefully at Birch Hall Care Home, Darwen. Judith aged 75 years. Loving wife of Alf also a much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 19th October at 12.15 p.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

Florence Birmingham

(nee Holden)

On 7th October 2015, peacefully in hospital. Florence aged 95 years. Dearly loved wife of the late John, much loved mum of Sheila and John, dear mother-in-law of Jim and Montserrat, cherished grandma of Nicola and Catherine, loving granny of Finley and Neve, much loved sister of the late Betty also a dear friend to many and all at Pembroke Court. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 15th October at 11.15 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Overdale Crematorium (East Chapel). 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

David Mills Knowles

On 30th September 2015, in hospital. David ged 71 years.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Monday, 12th October at 2 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Birch Hall Care Home.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Derek Kavanagh

On 7th October 2015, peacefully in the East Lancashire Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. Derek aged 55 years. Devoted husband of Julie, much loved dad of Caroline and Kirk, cherished grandad of Leighton and Evie, dear father-in-law of Lisa, dearly loved brother of Eamon, Ann and the late Betty, dear brother-in-law of Barry, Brian, Janet, Chris, Janet, Paul and the late Desley also a dear uncle. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 14th October at 12.15 p.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