Obituaries

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

Doreen Turnbull

On 12th January 2016, peacefully at home. Doreen aged 82 years. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy, much loved mum of Denise, Anne and the late Ken, dear mother-in-law of Lee and Tony, treasured grandma of Mark, Kyle, Liam, Tanya and Lauren. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Tuesday, 19th January at 3 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

Ellen Smalley

(nee Binns)

On 11th January 2016, peacefully at Birch Hall Care Home, Darwen. Nellie aged 89 years. Beloved wife of the late George Yates Smalley, much loved mother of Georgina, dear mother-in-law of Barry, dearly loved nan of Kerry and Ricky also a treasured great-nan of Evan, Evie, Millie and Honor. A service in Ainsworth’s Chapel of Rest, Darwen on Tuesday, 19th January 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