Obituaries

Francis Hudson

On 18th January 2016, peacefully in hospital. Frank aged 74 years. Beloved husband of Joyce, much loved dad of Wendy and Andrew, dear father-in-law of Andrew and Dianne, dearly loved grandad of Jacob, Isaac, Chloe and Sam also a dear brother and uncle. Funeral service at Overdale Crematorium (West Chapel) on Thursday, 28th January 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

Clifford Gordon Callister

On 20th January 2016, peacefully in hospital. Cliff aged 84 years. Beloved husband of the late Vera, much loved dad of seven daughters also a dear grandad and great-grandad. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th January at 3.45 p.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

Susan Anne Swindells

nee Parkinson

On 13th January 2016, peacefully in hospital, with her family by her side. Susan aged 67 years. Beloved wife of Neil, much loved mum of Nick and Laura also dearly loved sister of Jimmy, Janet and the late Chris. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 26th January at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Stroke Association. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Ian Colin Ainsworth

On 13th January 2016, peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family. Ian aged 71 years. Beloved husband of Kathleen, much loved dad of Andrew, dearly loved brother of Maurice also dear brother-in-law of Reneé. A service in Trinity United Reformed Church, Sandy Lane, Lower Darwen on Monday, 25th January 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 either Cancer Research UK or the Critical Care Unit, Royal Blackburn Hospital. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Brian Stanley Eccles

On 14th January 2016, peacefully in hospital. Brian aged 79 years. Beloved husband of the late Florence, much loved dad of Neil, Ian and Catherine, dear father-in-law of Maggie and Christine also a dearly loved grandpa of Oliver, Saffron, George and Harry. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 22nd January at 1.30 p.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290