Obituaries

Elizabeth McKenna (Betty)

On 4th May 2019, in hospital. Betty aged 68 years. Beloved wife of the late Hugh, also a much loved mum, nana & sister. A service in St Peter’s Church, Darwen on Thursday, 16th May at 1 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

Patricia Norah Shorrock (Trish)

On 26th April 2019, suddenly at home.  Trish aged 70 years.  Beloved wife of John, much loved mum of Angela, Andrew and Anthony, treasured nan of Holly, Danielle and Luke also a dear sister of Kathleen, Margaret and their families.  A service in St James’ Church, Over Darwen on Tuesday, 14th May at 11 a.m. will be followed by cremation at Pleasington.  Flowers will be received at the Chapel of Rest, or if preferred donations may be sent for Derian House Children’s Hospice.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Valerie Towers

On 21st April 2019, suddenly at home.  Val aged 72 years.  Much loved mum of Becky and Ben also a treasured grandma of Sofia.  Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 13th May at 3 p.m.  Please wear something blue. Flowers and enquiries to Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290

Derek Dyson

On 24th April 2019, peacefully at Moorland View Care Home, Darwen. Derek aged 93 years. A much loved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Funeral service at Pleasington Crematorium on Monday, 13th May at 12.15 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

David Holden

On 20th April 2019, peacefully at home.  David aged 68 years.  Beloved husband of Anne, much loved dad of Derek and Ian, dear father-in-law of Sarah, treasured grandad of Anya and Jack, dearly loved brother of John, brother-in-law of Shirley, Donald & Tony also a dear uncle.  A service in St Barnabas’ Church, Darwen on Friday, 10th May at 1.30 p.m. will be followed by a private interment at Darwen Eastern Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, but if desired donations may be sent for The Chemotherapy Unit, Royal Blackburn Hospital.  c/o Ainsworth’s Funeral Service, Church Bank Street, Darwen.  BB3 3HA.  Tel 01254 873290