Obituaries

Rita Bury

On 28th February 2016, peacefully in hospital. Rita aged 88 years. Much loved mum of Pat, Pam, Vinny, Alan, Stephen and the late Eric also a dear mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 9th March at 10.45 a.m. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

David Aldcroft

On 25th February 2016, suddenly, David aged 69 years. Beloved husband of Susan, much loved dad of Terry and Ken, dear father-in-law of Philippa and Lisa, dearly loved grandad of Emma, Amy, Aiden, Jason and Niall also dear brother of Ethel and Robert. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 9th March at 12.45 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the British Heart Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

George Hardman

On 26th February 2016, suddenly in hospital. George aged 79 years. Much loved dad of Derek, Paul and Peter, dear father-in-law of Annette and Shirley also much loved grandad of Amy, Jessica and Emma.

George was former landlord of the Borough & Engineers in Darwen

Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 8th March at 12.15 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Brian Chappell

On 25th February 2016, suddenly at home. Brian aged 71 years. Beloved husband of Marlene, much loved dad of Michael and Susan, dear father-in-law of Linda and Darren also a dearly loved grandad of Joshua. A service in Blackburn Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Fecitt Brow on Monday, 7th March 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 the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Jean Dugdale

(nee Robinson)

On 22nd February 2016, peacefully at home. Jean aged 93 years. Beloved wife of Arthur, much loved mum of Robin, dear mother-in-law of Megan, dearly loved grandma of Mark also a treasured great-grandma of Isabella and Georgia. A service in St Cuthbert’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 4th March at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by interment at Pleasington Cemetery. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for St Cuthbert’s Church. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290