Obituaries

Nellie Bentley

On 13th August 2015, peacefully in hospital. Nellie aged 91 years. Beloved wife of the late Norman, much loved mum of John also dearly loved grandma of Joanne, Sam and Brad. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 21st August at 11.30 a.m. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Derwent Hall. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Joseph Harrison (Joe)

On 6th August 2015, peacefully at home and surrounded by his loving family. Joe aged 89 years. Beloved husband of Lily, much loved dad of Lily, Terry and Dorothy, dear father-in-law of Susan, Alan and the late Raymond also a dearly loved grandad and great-grandad. R.I.P. A service in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 14th August at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. 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

James Taylor (Jim)

On 25th July 2015, peacefully in France. Jim aged 73 years. Beloved husband of Christine, devoted dad and best friend of Richard and a good friend to many. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Tuesday, 11th August at 11 a.m. will be followed by interment at St Paul’s Churchyard, Hoddlesden. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for either the R.N.L.I. or North West Air Ambulance. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

 

 

Joyce Houghton

On July 21st 2015, peacefully in hospital, Joyce, aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Harold, much loved sister of Alan and Hilda, also dear sister in law of Mildred and a dear aunt. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Edward, Darwen on Tuesday 4th August at 10 am will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. No flowers please by request but if desired donations may be sent for the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Edward c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290.

Thomas McIver (Tom)

On 21st July 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Tom aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Anne, loving and caring dad of Paul and Lisa, Anthony and Sue, Erica and Damian, Marie and Chris, Simone and Craig and Dominic and Ruth, much adored and treasured grandad of Nathaniel, Elliott, Darcie, Alisha, Jessica, Harrison, Elena, Megan, Thomas, Evie and Fergus.

Gentle Jesus up above,

Please give Grandad all our love.

Beloved brother of Winnie and the late Gerald, cherished brother-in-law of Ronnie, Jackie, Mary and Bert also a dear uncle, great-uncle and friend to many. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 3rd August at 11 a.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

A special smile,

A special face,

A special warmth,

We can never replace.