Obituaries

Frank Holding

On 13th March 2015, peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family. Frank aged 84 years. Beloved husband of Pauline, much loved dad of Jannette and Tina, dear father-in-law of Nick and Keith, dearly loved grandad of Joanne, Gillian and Wendy also treasured great-grandad of Liam and Elise. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 20th March at 3 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the British Lung Foundation. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Jean Frances Gent

On 16th March 2015, peacefully at home. Jean aged 60 years. Beloved wife of Colin, much loved mum of Craig, Jamie, Elisa and Gerard, dearly loved grandma of Caitlin, Denon and Alexandra also a much loved daughter and sister. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 23rd March at 2.15 p.m. 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

Keith John McDonald

On 12th March 2015, suddenly, Keith aged 63 years. A beloved son, husband, father and grandfather. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 19th March at 1 p.m. will be followed by a private family cremation. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Hoddlesden Millennium Green. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Doreen Jarrett

On 11th March 2015, peacefully in hospital. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Doreen the beloved wife of the late Francis, much loved mum of Mark, dear mother-in-law of Julie, dearly loved grandma of Nick and Kate also treasured great-grandma of Elsie, Arthur and Grayson. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Monday, 23rd March 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 Cancer Research UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

James Nicholson

James (Jimmy) Nicholson

On 3rd February 2015, peacefully in hospital. Fortified by the Rites of Holy Mother Church. Jimmy aged 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Bridget, much loved dad of Kathleen, dearly loved grandad of James, much loved uncle of Siobhan and Kerry also a dear great-uncle, brother and brother-in-law. R.I.P. Requiem Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Darwen on Friday, 13th February at 10 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for the Resuscitation Unit, Royal Blackburn Hospital. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290