Obituaries

Doris Pye

(nee Aspden)

We announce with great sadness on Wednesday, 29th January 2020, Doris passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Queens Lodge Nursing Home, Blackburn aged 85 years. Wife of the late Joe, dearly loved mum of Gary, Martyn, Julie and Stephen, dear mother-in- law of Eileen, treasured nan of Daniel, Lucy, Oliver, Liam, Harry and Alex also a dear sister and auntie. A service in Spring Vale Methodist Church, Darwen on Friday, 7th February at 1.45 p.m. will be followed by interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

William Gordon Thrush

On 22nd January 2020, in hospital and surrounded by his close family. William aged 92 years. Beloved husband of Margery, much loved father of Phillip, Neil and Gillian, dear father-in-law of Jayne, Wendy and Stephen also a dearly loved grandpa, great-grandpa and brother. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Friday, 7th February at 11.30 a.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

Joan Hilda Child

On 28th January 2020, peacefully at home. Joan aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 6th February at 3 p.m. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for Dementia UK. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Pauline Bennett

On 27th January 2020, in hospital. Pauline aged 75 years. Beloved wife of Harold. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 5th February at 3.45 p.m. Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest or if preferred donations may be sent for a charity of your choice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Stanley Dawson

On 20th January 2020, in hospital. Stanley aged 95 years. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 3rd February 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