Obituaries

Edna Walmsley

On 3rd May 2015, suddenly after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and despite the love and care afforded to her by Holly Bank Care Home, Arnside, Cumbria. Edna aged 88 years, formerly of Hoddlesden. The much loved wife of the late Harold Walmsley, loving and much loved mother of Peter and Jennifer, dear mother-in-law of Brian and Vicky, special grandma of Leah, Nicola, Rachel and Tim also a great grandma and great great grandma. Service and committal at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 13th May at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Mary Patricia Alister

On 22nd April 2015, peacefully at Magdalene House, Blackburn.  Pat aged 75 years.  Beloved wife of the late Brian. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Thursday, 30th April at 10.45 a.m. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Agnes Taylor

On 26th April 2015, peacefully. Agnes aged 87 years. Beloved wife of the late Harry, much loved mum of Martin and Sue, dear mother-in-law of Linda and Bill also a dearly loved grandma and great-grandma. A service in Pickup Old Bank Chapel on Thursday, 30th April at 1 p.m. will be followed by interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for Pickup Bank Old Chapel. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

William Atkinson

On Friday, 24th April 2015, peacefully at home, after a long illness bravely fought. Bill aged 73 years. Beloved husband of the late Marion, much loved dad of Laura and John also a dear grandad, uncle and brother-in-law. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Wednesday, 6th May at 12.15 p.m. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations in memory of Bill may be sent for the East Lancashire Hospice. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290

Connie Hunt

nee Crewdson

On 22nd April 2015, peacefully at Old Gates Nursing Home, Blackburn after a long illness. Connie aged 87 years. Beloved wife of Dennis, much loved mum of Christine and Denise, dear mother-in-law of David and Paul also a dearly loved grandma of 5 and treasured great-grandma of 10. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Wednesday, 29th April at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington. No flowers please by request, but if desired donations may be sent for the Alzheimer’s Society. c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen. BB3 3HA. Tel 01254 873290